Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies 9/13/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/12/2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
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Saturday night, Brad Hand (3-6-1, 4.45 ERA) takes the mound for the Miami Marlins as they face Kyle Kendrick (8 -12, 4.83 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies. It will be the 14th start and 30th appearance for Hand and the 30th start for Kendrick.
Brad Hand was masterful his last time out and he got the victory for his efforts. Hand threw 6 shutout innings and allowed 5 hits without walking a single batter and striking out 3. The win was Hand’s 1st since late July. He will bring a 3 -4 record in his last 10 appearances into this start. In 2013, Hand started 2 games and made 5 relief appearances as he compiled a 1 - 1 record with a 3.05 ERA.
Hand was 1 - 0 with a 2.45 ERA in a start and a relief appearance against the Phillies last season. This season, he is without a decision in a start and a relief appearance against Philadelphia.
Kyle Kendrick took the loss in his last start, ending his 3 game win streak. Kendrick went 7 innings but allowed 5 runs on 9 hits (including a home run) as he walked 2 and struck out 8. The start was disappointing considering that Kendrick had been pitching well in his last few starts. He is 4 -3 in his last 10 outings. Last season, Kendrick posted a record of 10 – 13 with a 4.70 ERA in 30 starts.
In 2013, Kendrick was a perfect 2 – 0 with a 2.25 ERA in 2 starts against the Marlins. But this season, he is just 0 -1 in 3 starts against Miami.
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 Philadelphia
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