Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies 9/14/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/12/2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
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Sunday afternoon, the Miami Marlins will give the ball to Tom Koehler (9 - 9, 3.74 ERA) as they square off against the Philadelphia Phillies and David Buchanan (6 -7, 3.90 ERA). Koehler makes his 30th start as Buchanan makes his 18th.
Tom Koehler got his 4th straight no-decision in his last start. Through 5 innings of work, Koehler surrendered 2 runs on 6 hits while walking 3 and striking out 3. Koehler has given the Marlins some decent innings in recent weeks although he hasn't always been rewarded for his efforts. Koehler will bring a 3 -2 record in his last 10 starts to this one. Last season, Koehler went 5 -10 with a 4.41 ERA in 23 starts and 6 relief appearances.
In 2013, Koehler went 0 -1 with a 9.00 ERA in a start and a relief appearance against the Phillies. This season, he is 1 -0 in 2 starts against Philadelphia.
David Buchanan pitched to his 4th straight no-decision in his last outing. Buchanan pitched 6 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits as he walked 3 and struck out 5. Buchanan has handled Major League hitters about as well as a rookie pitcher can be expected to. But it hasn't been pretty in recent weeks. He is just 2 -4 in his last 10 outings. This season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Buchanan posted a record of 6 - 2 with a 3.95 ERA in 12 starts.
Buchanan got the win in his only start against the Marlins earlier this season after holding Miami to 2 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings of work.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 76-58-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.1
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 75-60-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.4
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
09/11/14 SS Jimmy Rollins Hamstring out indefinitely
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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