Miami Marlins at New York Mets 7/12/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/11/2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 4:10 PM on FSFL, WPIX
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Miami Marlins - Koehler, T (6-7) vs. New York Mets - Matsuzaka, D (3-3)
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On Saturday afternoon, Tom Koehler will attempt to bounce back from his worst outing of the year when he and the Miami Marlins take on veteran starter Daisuke Matsuzaka and the New York Mets.
On Monday, Tom Koehler pitched just three innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks and ended up taking his seventh loss of the season. He gave up seven earned runs on eight hits in that start while walking two batters and striking out two. Koehler now has a 6-7 record on the year with a 3.98 ERA, but he has given up just 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Mets third baseman David Wright has six hits in 17 at-bats versus Koehler with three doubles and four RBI. First baseman Lucas Duda has just two hits against him in 14 at-bats with two strikeouts.
Daisuke Matsuzaka had his best start of 2014 on Monday when he defeated the Atlanta Braves at home. He pitched seven scoreless innings in that outing and gave up just six hits while walking two and striking out three. In 65 innings both as a starter and out of the bullpen, Matsuzaka has only given up 46 hits and has struck out 57 batters.
All-Star Giancarlo Stanton has three hits in 10 at-bats against Matsuzaka and is the only Marlin who has hit a home run off of the right-hander. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is 5-for-7 against him with three doubles and two RBI.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 51-34-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is 0
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 40-40-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is 0.1
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)
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
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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