Arizona Diamondbacks at Miami Marlins 8/16/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/15/2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014 2014
Marlins Park in Miami
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Left-hander Wade Miley (7-8) will attempt to pick up his first August win in three tries when he and the Arizona Diamondbacks face Henderson Alvarez (8-5) and the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
Wade Miley had a decent start against the Colorado Rockies at home on Sunday and ended up with a no decision. He went six innings in that game and gave up three runs on five base hits while walking two batters and striking out eight. He now has a 4.61 ERA on the season and he has struck out 144 batters in 156.1 innings.
Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna Is 1-for-3 against Miley in his career with a double and two RBI. None of the Marlins have faced the left-hander more than three times.
Henderson Alvarez last pitched for the Marlins back on July 29, when he was able to defeat the Washington Nationals at home. He pitched seven shutout innings in that start and gave up just three hits while walking four and striking out four. He currently owns a 2.48 ERA and he has only given up eight home runs in 137.2 innings of work.
Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo is hitless against Alvarez in nine at-bats with no walks and two strikeouts. Jordan Pacheco is 2-for-2 against the right-hander with one RBI, while Cliff Pennington is just 1-for-6 against him with no walks and one strikeout.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 54-60-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 65-47-8 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
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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