Miami Marlins at Cincinnati Reds 8/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/9/2014
Sunday, August 10th, 1:10 PM
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Miami Marlins - Hand, B (2-3) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Cueto, J (13-6)
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Sunday afternoon, the Miami Marlins will send Brad Hand (2 -3 -1) to the mound to take on the Cincinnati Reds and Johnny Cueto (13 - 6, 2.04 ERA). It will be the 10th start and 24th appearance for Hand and the 25th start for Cueto.
Brad Hand had a decent start his last time out but he still didn't get the decision. Hand allowed 2 runs on 6 hits through 6.1 innings of work as he walked a batter and struck out 4. Hand is 2 - 2 in his last 6 outings and he hasn't allowed more than 3 runs in any of those starts. In 2013, Hand started just 2 games and appeared in 5 more en route to a 1 - 1 record and a 3.05 ERA.
Hand has never faced the Cincinnati Reds and will need every scrap of info that the scouting report can offer if he wants to pick up a victory.
Johnny Cueto notched another victory in his last start after going the distance for the 4th time this season. In the win, Cueto allowed 2 runs on 5 hits as he fanned 6 and gave up 2 walks. When Cueto takes the mound, the Reds almost always have a chance to win. He hasn't lost a game in over a month and is 7 - 1 in his last 10 outings. In 2013, Cueto was 5 -2 with an ERA of 2.82 in 11 starts.
Last season, Cueto didn't face the Marlins but he has started against them this season. In that outing just a few weeks ago, Cueto got the win behind a 7 inning, 1 run and 4 hit effort.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 63-43-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.3
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 50-61-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
08/07/14 P Dan Jennings Head out indefinitely
08/06/14 P Jarred Cosart Oblique questionable
08/01/14 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (7/30)
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
08/07/14 P Logan Ondrusek Shoulder 15-day DL (7/13)
07/10/14 2B Brandon Phillips Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/08/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 15-day DL (7/1)
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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