Miami Marlins at Houston Astros 7/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/26/2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:10 PM on FSFL, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Miami Marlins - Turner, J (3-6) vs. Houston Astros - Oberholtzer, B (2-7)
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23-year-old Jacob Turner will be on the mound for the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon when they take on Brett Oberholtzer and the Houston Astros.
Jacob Turner pitched pretty well against the Atlanta Braves last Tuesday and was able to come away with his third win of the year. He went five innings in that start and allowed just two runs on four hits while walking two batters and striking out four. He is currently 3-6 on the year with a very high 6.03 ERA and he has given up 11.8 hits per nine innings.
This will be the first time that any of the Astros will get to face Turner. So far this season, right-handed hitters are batting .343 against Turner, while left-handed hitters have a .283 batting average against him.
Last Tuesday, Brett Oberholtzer pitched well enough to get the win against the Oakland Athletics, but he had to settle for the no decision in a game the Astros ended up winning 3-2. He went seven innings in that outing and gave up just two runs on six base hits while striking out no one and walking two. On the year, Oberholtzer is 2-7, but he has only received 2.59 runs per nine innings from his offense in his starts.
Marlins veteran Jeff Baker is hitless in his three at-bats against Oberholtzer with one strikeout. The only other Marlin who has faced Oberholtzer is Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who is 0-for-2 against him with a walk.
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 Miami
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