Cincinnati Reds at Miami Marlins 8/3/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/2/2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1:10 PM on FSOH, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Cincinnati Reds - Leake, M (8-9) vs. Miami Marlins - Turner, J (4-6)
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Sunday afternoon, the Cincinnati Reds will send Mike Leake (8 - 9, 3.53 ERA) to the hill as they face Jacob Turner (4 - 6, 5.69 ERA) and the Miami Marlins. Leake makes his 23rd start as Turner makes his 12th start and 20th appearance.
Mike Leake notched another win his last time out after holding the opposition scoreless in 7.2 innings. Leake allowed only 5 hits without issuing a single walk. He struck out 8 batters in one of his better starts of the season. Prior to the shutout, Leake allowed 4 runs in each of his 3 previous starts. Last season, Leake posted a record of 14 - 7 with a 3.37 ERA in 31 starts.
In 2013, Leake beat the Marlins in his only start against them after hurling 6.2 innings of shutout ball. But the Marlins are batting .316 against Leake with 25 hits, a homer and 7 RBIs in 79 at-bats.
Jacob Turner got his 2nd straight victory in his last start after allowing just a run (on a solo homer) and 6 hits in 5.2 innings of work. He walked 2 while striking out 4. Turner has looked both good and bad in his starts and it's hard to tell which pitcher will take the mound. Last season, he was just 3 - 8 with a 3.74 ERA in 20 starts.
In 2013, Turner didn't face the Reds and he has only seen 7 of Cincinnati's hitters before. Those 7 Reds are batting just .158 against Turner with 3 hits in 19 at-bats.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 46-59-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.1
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 59-42-7 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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