Miami Marlins at New York Mets 9/17/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/16/2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Citi Field in Queens
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Wednesday night, the Miami Marlins will take the field behind Henderson Alvarez (10 - 6, 2.81 ERA) as they square off against the New York Mets and Dillon Gee (7 - 7, 3.80 ERA). Alvarez makes his 28th start as Gee makes his 21st.
Henderson Alvarez didn't get the decision in his last start despite a fine outing. Alvarez gave up just a run on 7 hits through 7 innings as he struck out 4 without issuing a single walk. He didn't seem to show any effects of the oblique strain that kept him out of his previously scheduled start. Alvarez has had just a few bad starts in recent weeks as he compiled a 5 -3 record in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Alvarez posted a record of 5 - 6 with a 3.59 ERA in 17 starts.
Alvarez was a perfect 2 - 0 with an ERA of 1.26 in 2 starts against the Mets last season. In 5 starts against the Mets this season, he is 2 - 1.
Dillon Gee wasn't great his last time out but he came away with the win. In just 5.1 innings of work, Gee gave up 3 runs on 9 hits (including a home run). He walked 2 and struck out 4 while throwing 108 pitches. The high pitch count and lack of control over his last few starts has cost Gee dearly as he has posted a 3 - 5 record in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Gee finished the year with a 12 - 11 record and a 3.62 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Gee was 1 - 0 with a 2.92 ERA in 2 starts against the Marlins. In his only other start earlier this season against Miami, he beat them after holding the Marlins scoreless over 8 innings.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 78-60-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.1
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 67-66-18 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
09/12/14 RF Giancarlo Stanton Facial out indefinitely
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
New York Mets
09/10/14 3B David Wright Shoulder out for season
08/28/14 P Victor Black Neck 15-day DL (8/24)
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 New York
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