Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies 9/12/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/11/2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
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Friday night, the Miami Marlins will give the ball to Henderson Alvarez (10 – 6, 2.88 ERA) as they square off against the Philadelphia Phillies and Cole Hamels (8 -7, 2.56 ERA). Both pitchers will be making their 27th starts of the season.
Henderson Alvarez had a rough go of it in his last outing. He got the no-decision despite allowing 4 runs and 3 hits (including a homer) in just 2.1 innings. The bad start could have been due to an oblique injury but he is expected to take his turn against the Phillies. Health has been an issue for Alvarez this season but he has pitched well. He is 5 -3 in his last 10 outings. Last season, Alvarez posted a record of 5 - 6 with a 3.59 ERA in 17 starts.
In 2013, Alvarez lost his only start against the Phillies despite allowing just 2 runs and 5 hits in 7 innings. In 4 starts against Philadelphia this season, Alvarez is 1 – 0.
Cole Hamels took the loss in his last outing after surrendering 3 runs on 7 hits (including 2 homers) through 6.1 innings. He walked 3 batters while striking out 7. After a horrible start to the year, Hamels has rebounded. He is 5 -2 in his last 10 trips to the mound. In 2013, Hamels finished the year with an 8 - 14 record and a 3.60 ERA in 33 starts.
Last season, Hamels was 1 - 2 with a 2.18 ERA in 5 starts against Miami. This season, he is 0 – 1 against the Marlins in 3 starts.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 76-57-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.1
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 75-59-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
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
09/11/14 SS Jimmy Rollins Hamstring out indefinitely
09/10/14 LF Domonic Brown Shoulder questionable
09/05/14 P Mario Hollands Shoulder 60-day DL (9/4)
08/01/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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