Miami Marlins at Cincinnati Reds 8/8/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/7/2014
Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:10 PM on FSFL, FSOH
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Miami Marlins - Eovaldi, N (5-6) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Leake, M (9-9)
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On Friday night, Nathan Eovaldi (5-6) will try to win his first game since late June when he and the Miami Marlins face right-hander Mike Leake (9-9) and the Cincinnati Reds.
Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi gave up just one run in seven innings of work against the Cincinnati Reds last Saturday, but he ended up with a no decision in a game the Marlins ended up winning 2-1. He allowed just two hits in that outing and walked two while striking out six. He now has a 4.22 ERA on the year and he has only walked 1.9 batters per nine innings.
Skip Schumaker and Ramon Santiago are the only Reds who have been able to get hits off of Eovaldi in their careers. In 26 combined at-bats, the Reds have gotten just three hits off of him.
Mike Leake was able to pick up his second consecutive win on Sunday when he defeated the Miami Marlins on the road. He pitched six innings in that outing and allowed just one run on three hits while walking four batters and striking out five. Through 23 starts, Leake has a 3.46 ERA and he has only walked 33 batters in 153.2 innings on the mound.
Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones has 13 hits in 42 at-bats versus Leake with three doubles, a home run and six RBI. Veteran Reed Johnson is just 1-for-6 against him with no walks and two strikeouts.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 61-43-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 49-60-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
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
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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