Miami Marlins at New York Mets 7/11/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/10/2014
Friday, July 11, 2014, 7:10 PM on FSFL, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Miami Marlins - Alvarez, H (6-3) vs. New York Mets - Wheeler, Z (4-8)
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Friday night, Henderson Alvarez gets the ball for the Miami Marlins as they face Zack Wheeler and the New York Mets. Both pitchers will be making their 19 th trips to the mound.
Henderson Alvarez improved his record to 6 - 3 with a 2.27 ERA after getting the win in his last start. In that outing, Alvarez allowed just a run (on a solo homer) and 5 hits in 7 innings of work as he walked a batter and struck out 3. Whether he gets the win or not, Alvarez has put the Marlins in position to win every time he takes the mound as of late. He has already earned more wins this season than he did in 2013 when he went 5 - 6 with a 3.59 ERA in 17 starts.
Last season, Alvarez was 2 - 0 with a 1.26 ERA in 2 starts against the Mets. This season, Alvarez is 2 - 0 in his 2 starts against New York.
Zack Wheeler got the win in his last start and that took his record to 4 - 8 with an ERA of 4.07. In the victory, Wheeler gave up just a run (on a solo homer) on 6 hits in 6.1 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 4. Wheeler has turned in some decent outings but he has lacked run support from his offense. In his rookie season in 2013, Wheeler went 7 - 5 with a 3.42 ERA in 17 starts.
Last season, Wheeler pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Marlins after allowing 2 runs and 3 hits in 7 innings. This season, Wheeler has started 2 games against Miami and has a win and a no-decision.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 51-33-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is 0
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 40-39-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is 0
Injuries to Watch
07/05/14 2B Derek Dietrich Wrist 15-day DL (7/2)
07/03/14 P A.J. Ramos Shoulder 15-day DL (6/27)
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
New York Mets
07/06/14 P Jon Niese Back 15-day DL (7/5)
06/25/14 C Taylor Teagarden Hamstring 15-day DL (6/22)
05/14/14 P Dillon Gee Side 15-day DL (5/11)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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