Miami Marlins at Milwaukee Brewers 9/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/8/2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Miller Park in Milwaukee
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On Tuesday night, Tom Koehler (9-9) will attempt to extend his undefeated streak to six games when he and the Miami Marlins go up against Matt Garza (7-8) and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Tom Koehler ended up with a no decision in his start against the New York Mets last week after pitching seven solid innings. He gave up two earned runs on five hits in that outing while striking out a season-high 10 batters and walking four. Koehler now has a 3.74 ERA on the season and he has only given up 150 hits in 168.1 innings.
Brewers outfielder Gerardo Parra has two hits in five at-bats against Koehler in his career with a solo home run and two strikeouts. Carlos Gomez is 2-for-4 against him with two doubles and an RBI.
In his last start, veteran Matt Garza could only make it through three innings against the Chicago Cubs on the road and ended up taking the loss. He pitched three innings and gave up a season-high six earned runs in that game while walking one batter and striking out three. Garza now has a 3.87 ERA on the year and he has only given up 11 home runs on 148.2 innings.
Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 5-for-13 against Garza with a double, a home run and two RBI. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is just 1-for-8 against him with no walks and three strikeouts.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 74-56-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.1
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 71-69-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0
Injuries to Watch
09/04/14 P Henderson Alvarez Oblique "?" next start
07/18/14 P Kevin Gregg Elbow 60-day DL (7/14)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
09/07/14 CF Carlos Gomez Wrist questionable
07/18/14 3B Jeff Bianchi Elbow 60-day DL (7/13)
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 60-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 60-day DL (5/2) out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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