Cincinnati Reds at Miami Marlins 8/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/1/2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:10 PM on FSOH, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Cincinnati Reds - Bailey, H (8-5) vs. Miami Marlins - Eovaldi, N (5-6)
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On Saturday night, Homer Bailey (8-5) will attempt to win his first game since late-June when the Cincinnati Reds go up against Nathan Eovaldi (5-6) and the Miami Marlins.
On Monday, Homer Bailey pitched eight strong innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but he has to settle for the no decision in a game the Diamondbacks ended up winning 2-1. Bailey allowed just one run on five hits in that outing while walking one and striking out three. His ERA is now down to 4.03 on the year and he has struck out 111 batters in 131.2 innings.
Marlins first baseman has a .308 batting average against Bailey in 39 at-bats with two doubles, two home runs and three RBI. Third baseman Casey McGehee is 7-for-20 against him with two doubles and four RBI.
Nathan Eovaldi had a rough start against the Washington Nationals on Monday, but he came away with a no decision rather than a loss. He pitched 5.1 innings in that start and allowed five runs on six hits while walking two and striking out three. Eovaldi is striking out fewer batters than he did in 2013 and he is giving up more hits.
Reds outfielder Skip Schumaker has one hit in three at-bats against Eovaldi with a double and no strikeouts. None of the other Marlins' hitters have gone up against the right-hander yet.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 46-58-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.1
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 59-41-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
07/10/14 2B Brandon Phillips Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/08/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 15-day DL (7/1)
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
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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