Miami Marlins at Arizona Diamondbacks 7/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/8/2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 3:40 PM on FSFL, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Miami Marlins - Eovaldi, N (5-4) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Collmenter, J (7-5)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Miami Marlins will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks and Josh Collmenter. It will be Eovaldi's 19th start and Collmenter's 16th start and 21st appearance.
Nathan Eovaldi took the loss his last time out and that lowered his record to 5 - 4 with a 3.75 ERA. In that outing, Eovaldi gave up 3 runs and 6 hits in 6 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 2. It wasn't that bad a start for Eovaldi but he did need 105 pitches to get through 6 innings. Eovaldi has already improved on his numbers from last season when he started only 18 games and compiled a record of 4 - 6 with a 3.39 ERA.
In 2013, Eovaldi didn't get the decision in his only start against the Diamondbacks after going 6 innings and allowing 2 runs on 3 hits (including a home run). He has held the D-Backs to a .222 average with 12 hits, a homer and 3 RBIs in 54 at-bats.
Josh Collmenter saw his record fall to 7 - 5 with a 3.98 ERA after losing his last start. In the loss, Collmenter gave up 5 runs and 11 hits in 6 innings as he walked a batter and struck out 3. Prior to the loss, Collmenter had won his last 3 starts and allowed just 2 runs in the process. Last season, Collmenter worked exclusively from the bullpen as he compiled a 5 - 5 record with a 3.13 ERA in 49 relief appearances.
In 2013, Collmenter pitched 7 innings in 2 relief appearances against the Marlins. He has held the Marlins to a .133 average with just 4 hits, a homer and an RBI in 30 at-bats.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 50-32-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is 0
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 41-45-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.8
Injuries to Watch
07/05/14 2B Derek Dietrich Wrist 15-day DL (7/2)
07/03/14 P A.J. Ramos Shoulder 15-day DL (6/27)
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
06/29/14 SS Chris Owings Shoulder 15-day DL (6/28)
06/25/14 C Jordan Pacheco Shoulder 15-day DL (6/25)
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16)
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9)
06/03/14 SS Cliff Pennington Thumb 15-day DL (6/2)
06/01/14 CF A.J. Pollock Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
04/23/14 LF Mark Trumbo Foot 15-day DL (4/22)
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
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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