Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 7/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/22/2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7:10 PM on FSFL, SPSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Miami Marlins - Eovaldi, N (5-5) vs. Atlanta Braves - Santana, E (8-6)
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Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will attempt to win his first game since June 23 when he and the Miami Marlins face Ervin Santana and the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.
Last Friday, Nathan Eovaldi had his worst outing of the season when he was beaten by the San Francisco Giants in Miami. In four innings of work, he gave up a season-high eight earned runs on nine hits while striking out five batters and walking one. Eovaldi is now 5-5 on the year with a 4.08 ERA and he has given up 9.5 hits per nine innings.
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has struggled against Eovaldi in his career, going 3-for-23 against him with two walks and two strikeouts. Outfielder Jason Heyward is 10-for-22 against the right-hander with two doubles, a triple and two RBI.
In his first start of the second half, Ervin Santana pitched six innings against the Philadelphia Phillies and picked up his eighth win of the year. He allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits in that start while walking three batters and striking out just one. In 18 starts, Santana is 8-6 for the Braves with a 4.03 ERA and he has only given up nine home runs in 116 innings.
Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich has three hits in his nine at-bats against Santana with a triple and a strikeout, while catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is just 3-for-14 against him with a home run and three strikeouts.
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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