Miami Marlins at New York Mets 7/13/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/12/2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 1:10 PM on FSFL, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Miami Marlins - Hand, B (0-1) vs. New York Mets - deGrom, J (2-5)
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Sunday afternoon, the Miami Marlins will give the ball to Brad Hand as they square off against the New York Mets and Jacob deGrom. It will be Hand's 5 th start and 19th appearance and deGrom's 12th start.
Brad Hand pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that held his record at 0 - 1 with a save and a 5.09 ERA. In that start, Hand allowed just a run on 8 hits through 6.1 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 2. Hand hasn't been that impressive in the 1st half of the season and it remains to be seen if he can turn it around in the 2nd half. Last season, Hand posted a record of 1 - 1 with a 3.05 ERA in 2 starts and 5 relief appearances.
In 2013, Hand was 0 - 1 with a 4.91 ERA in a start and a relief appearance against the Mets. This season, he has made 3 relief appearances against New York. In 3 innings of work, he has allowed 2 hits with no walks and 2 strikeouts.
Jacob deGrom improved his record to 2 - 5 with an ERA of 3.38 after getting the win in his last outing. In that start, deGrom pitched 7 shutout innings and allowed 7 hits without walking a batter and striking out 11. It was the 3rd time that deGrom had held the opposition scoreless and was definitely the best start of his young career.
The rookie right-hander has faced the Marlins once before this season and it was one of his shutout performances. He held the Marlins scoreless in 7 innings as he allowed 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 7 in the victory.
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 40-41-11 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)
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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