Miami Marlins at Houston Astros 7/26/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/25/2014
July 26, 2014, 7:10 PM on FSFL, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Miami Marlins - Koehler, T (6-7) vs. Houston Astros - Cosart, J (9-6)
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Saturday evening, the Miami Marlins will put the ball in the hands of Tom Koehler as they do battle against the Houston Astros and Jarred Cosart. It will be the 21st start for Koehler and the 20th for Cosart.
Tom Koehler didn't get the decision in his last outing and that froze his record at 6 - 7 with a 3.85 ERA. Koehler had a decent showing in his last start, allowing only a run on 5 hits through 6.2 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 7. Koehler starts aren't that bad but there have been times where he hasn't gotten the run support that he would have liked. In 2013, Koehler was just 5 - 10 with a 4.41 ERA in 23 starts and 6 relief appearances.
Last season, Koehler didn't face the Astros and he has only faced one hitter on their roster before. Dexter Fowler is 0 for 7 against Koehler.
Jarred Cosart didn't factor into the decision in his last start at that left his record at 9 - 6 with a 4.23 ERA. In that outing, Cosart surrendered 4 runs and 7 hits in 5 innings. He walked 4 and struck out 4. Cosart is 5 - 1 in his last 7 starts and seems like he could add more wins to those stats in the 2 nd half of the season. In his rookie campaign in 2013, Cosart was 1 - 1 with an ERA of 1.95 in 10 starts.
Last season, Cosart didn't face the Marlins and has opposed only one of the Miami hitters in the past. Miami's Jarrod Saltalamacchia is 2 for 2 with a double against the young righty.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 57-37-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.3
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 48-51-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -1
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
07/23/14 RF George Springer Knee 15-day DL (7/20)
07/12/14 P Collin McHugh Finger 15-day DL (7/7)
07/08/14 RF Alex Presley Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
07/01/14 CF Dexter Fowler Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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