Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 7/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/21/2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 7:10 PM on FSFL, SPSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Miami Marlins - Turner, J (2-6) vs. Atlanta Braves - Minor, M (3-5)
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Tuesday night, the Miami Marlins will give the ball to Jacob Turner as they take on the Atlanta Braves and Mike Minor. Turner makes his 10th start and 18th appearance as Minor makes his 15th start.
Jacob Turner didn't factor into the decision in his last outing and that held his record at 2 -6 with a 6.22 ERA. The last time out, Turner allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 3 innings of work as he walked a batter and struck out 4. Turner hasn't had a victory since early June and it looks like that streak might continue unless he can figure out what isn't working for him. Last season, Turner was 3 - 8 with a 3.74 ERA in 20 starts.
In 2013, Turner was 1 - 1 with a 4.08 ERA in 3 starts against the Braves. This year he has a loss against Atlanta after allowing 5 runs and 7 hits in 5 innings.
Mike Minor got the win in his last start and that took his record to 3 - 5 with a 4.86 ERA. In the victory, Minor allowed 6 runs and 11 hits in 6 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 5. It wasn't the best of outings for Minor but a strong offense bailed him out. The win was the first for Minor since the middle of May. Last season, Minor posted a record of 13 - 9 with an ERA of 3.21 in 32 starts.
In 2013, Minor didn't face the Marlins but he has seen the lineup before. Minor would be wise to pitch around Giancarlo Stanton because Stanton is batting .263 with 4 homers and 6 RBIs when facing the lefty.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 56-35-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.3
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 40-54-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
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
07/01/14 C Evan Gattis Back 15-day DL (6/29)
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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