Arizona Diamondbacks at Miami Marlins 8/17/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/16/2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Marlins Park in Miami
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Sunday afternoon, Josh Collmenter (8 - 6, 4.09 ERA) will take the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they face Tom Koehler (8 - 9, 3.86 ERA) and the Miami Marlins. Collmenter makes his 21st start and 26th appearance as Koehler makes his 25th start.
Josh Collmenter took his first loss in nearly a month in his last start. He pitched 6 innings and gave up 3 runs and 3 hits (including a home run) while walking 2 and striking out 6. Collmenter has alternated between allowing just a few runs and getting lit up in his last few outings but he owns a 4 - 3 record in his last 10 appearances. In 2013, Collmenter was 5 - 5 with a 3.13 ERA in 49 relief appearances.
Last season, Collmenter made just 2 appearances against the Marlins and pitched a total of 7 innings, allowing just a hit. A little over a month ago, Collmenter missed the getting the decision against Miami even as he held them to a run on 7 hits in 7 innings.
Tom Koehler ended his 2 game losing streak by picking up the win in his last outing. In that start, Koehler surrendered 3 runs and 8 hits (including a homer) in 5 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 5. Koehler is 3 - 3 in his last 10 outings but his record could have easily been better if he had caught a few breaks along the way. Last season, Koehler was 5 - 10 with a 4.41 ERA in 23 starts and 6 relief appearances.
In 2013, Koehler lost his only start against the Diamondbacks despite allowing just a run (on a solo homer) and 3 hits in 6 innings. Earlier this season, Koehler was lit up in his appearance against Arizona after giving up 7 runs and 8 hits (including a home run) in just 3 innings.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 55-60-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 66-47-8 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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