Arizona Diamondbacks at Miami Marlins 8/15/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/14/2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
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Friday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Trevor Cahill (2 - 8, 4.86 ERA) will square off against the Miami Marlins and Brad Hand (2 -4 -1, 4.65 ERA). Cahill makes his 10th start and 25th appearance as Hand makes his 11th start and 25th appearance.
Trevor Cahill turned in a decent performance in his last start and he was rewarded with the victory. In the win, Cahill surrendered 3 runs and 4 hits in 7 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 7. Cahill is making his 2nd appearance with the Diamondbacks this season after spending time at Triple-A Reno. His last 2 starts have given the Diamondbacks some hope that he could earn a spot on the big league team next season. Last season, Cahill was 8 – 10 with a 3.99 ERA in 25 starts and a relief appearance.
In 2013, Cahill was 1 – 0 with a 1.00 ERA in 2 starts against the Marlins. The Marlins are batting .236 against Cahill with 13 hits and 4 RBIS in 55 at-bats.
Brad Hand took the loss in his last outing after getting tuned up in just 4.2 innings of work. Hand allowed 7 runs on 5 hits (including 2 home runs) as he walked 3 and struck out 2. Hand is 0 -2 in his last 3 starts and has allowed 12 runs in those 3 outings. Last season, Hand was 1 – 1 with a 3.05 ERA in 2 starts and 5 relief appearances.
Hand didn’t face the Diamondbacks last season but he has seen action against them this season. He didn’t get the decision in his only start against Arizona earlier this season despite holding them to a run on 8 hits in 6 innings.
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 65-46-8 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
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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