Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/21/2014
Tuesday, April 22, 7:10 PM on FSFL, SPSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Miami - Fernandez, J (2-1) vs. Atlanta - Wood, A (2-2)
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Tuesday night, the Miami Marlins and Jose Fernandez will take on the Atlanta Braves and Alex Wood. It will be the 5th start for both pitchers.
Jose Fernandez had a good start his last time out but he didn’t get the decision. In 7 innings of work, he gave up 3 runs on 4 hits (including a home run) without a single walk while striking out 10. It was a solid effort after losing his first game of the season in his 3rd start. Overall, Fernandez is 2 – 1 with an ERA of 2.66. Last season, Fernandez went 12 – 6 with an ERA of 2.19 in 28 starts during his rookie year.
In 2013, Fernandez went 1 – 1 with a 2.08 ERA in 2 starts against Atlanta. His biggest concern will be the Braves’ Freddie Freeman. Freeman is 3 of 6 with a homer and 2 RBIs against Fernandez.
Alex Wood took the loss in his last start despite a solid outing where he only surrendered a run on 8 hits with a walk and 7 strikeouts in 8 innings. But when your offense can’t score a run, you get the loss. This season, Wood is 2 – 2 with a 1.67 ERA. In his rookie season in 2013, Wood went 3 – 3 with a 3.13 ERA in 11 starts and 20 relief appearances.
Last season, Wood was 0 – 1 with a 5.56 ERA in 2 starts and 2 relief appearances against the Marlins. He gave up 7 runs on 13 hits in 11.1 innings of work. Miami’s Jeff Mathis has torched Wood with a career .750 average, 1 home run and 3 RBIs when facing the lefthander.
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 12-6-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami is +0.7
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 7-10-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta is +1.3
Injuries to Watch
04/09/14 P Jacob Turner Shoulder 15-day DL (4/4)
03/28/14 3B Ed Lucas Hand 15-day DL (3/28)
03/28/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (3/21)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL, 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, out for season
03/28/14 P Mike Minor Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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