Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 7/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/23/2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:10 PM on FSFL, SPSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Miami Marlins - Alvarez, H (6-5) vs. Atlanta Braves - Harang, A (9-6)
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Thursday night, Henderson Alvarez will toe the rubber for the Miami Marlins as they take on Aaron Harang and the Atlanta Braves. It will be the 21 st starts of the season for both pitchers.
Henderson Alvarez took the loss in his last outing and that lowered his record to 6 - 5 with a 2.64 ERA. It was a short night for Alvarez after he was hit in the shin by a batted ball. Prior to leaving, Alvarez had given up 2 runs on 3 hits in 2.2 innings. He struck to 2 without giving up any walks. But the injury wasn't serious and he shouldn't have any problem making this start. Alvarez has already bettered his results from 2013 when he went 5 - 6 with a 3.59 ERA in 17 starts.
Last season, Alvarez was 0 - 2 with a 6.86 ERA in 4 starts against the Braves. This season, he pitched to a no-decision against Atlanta after allowing 4 runs and 8 hits (including 2 homers) in 6 innings.
Aaron Harang didn't get the decision in his last outing and that held his record at 9 - 6 with a 3.36 ERA. Harang missed the decision despite pitching 6 innings of shutout ball and allowing only 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4. Prior to that start, Harang had won 4 straight. He has already posted better numbers this season than he did last season when he went 5 -12 with a 5.40 ERA in 26 starts for the Seattle Mariners and the New York Mets.
In 2013, Harang didn't face the Marlins but he has 3 starts against them this season. He is 0 - 1 in those 3 starts.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 56-36-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.3
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 40-55-4 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
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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