Arizona Diamondbacks at Miami Marlins 8/14/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/13/2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:10 PM on FSAZ, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Arizona Diamondbacks - Anderson, C (7-4) vs. Miami Marlins - Alvarez, H (8-5)
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Thursday night, Chase Anderson (7 – 4, 3.06 ERA) gets the call for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they take on Henderson Alvarez (8 – 5, 2.48 ERA) and the Miami Marlins. Anderson makes his 15th start as Alvarez makes his 23rd.
Chase Anderson picked up the victory in his last start behind a 6 inning effort where he allowed a run (on a solo home run) and 4 hits while walking a batter and striking out 6. Anderson hadn’t factored into the decision in his previous 3 starts despite allowing just 4 runs in those starts. After cooling down from a quick start, Anderson might be perking up for the final stretch of the season. Prior to getting the call in May, Anderson was 4 – 2 with a 0.69 ERA in 6 starts at Double-A.
Anderson had a start against the Marlins a little over a month ago and he got the win after holding Miami to a run on 7 hits in 6 innings of work.
Henderson Alvarez will make his return from the 15 Day Disabled List to make this start following inflammation in his right shoulder. His last start was in late July and he got his 2nd straight victory in that one after holding the opposition scoreless over 7 innings. Alvarez allowed just 3 hits and 4 walks while striking out 4. In his last 10 starts, Alvarez is 5 - 2. Last season, Alvarez posted a record of 5 – 6 with a 3.59 ERA in 17 starts.
Alvarez didn’t face Arizona last season and he has only seen 5 of the Diamondbacks before. Arizona’s Cody Ross is 3 for 10 against Alvarez with 2 doubles.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 54-58-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 65-45-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
08/02/14 1B Paul Goldschmidt Hand 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
07/23/14 LF Cody Ross Calf 15-day DL (7/22)
06/29/14 SS Chris Owings Shoulder 15-day DL (6/28)
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9), has retired
06/01/14 CF A.J. Pollock Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 60-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
08/07/14 P Dan Jennings Concussion 7-day DL (8/7)
07/18/14 P Kevin Gregg Elbow 15-day DL (7/14)
07/05/14 2B Derek Dietrich Wrist 15-day DL (7/2)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20)
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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