Miami Marlins at St Louis Cardinals 7/4/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/3/2014
Friday, July 4, 7:15 PM on FSFL, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Miami Marlins - Eovaldi, N (5-3) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Lynn, L (8-6)
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Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will be making his 18th start of the year for the Miami Marlins when they face eight-game winner Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
Last Saturday, right-hander Nathan Eovaldi pitched seven innings against the Oakland Athletics and ended up coming away with a no decision in a game the Marlins won 7-6. He gave up five earned runs in that start and walked three hitters while striking out three. Eovaldi has only given up eight home runs in 106.2 innings of work this season and he has struck out 79 batters.
Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay has two hits in his five at-bats against Eovaldi with one strikeout. None of the Cardinals have been able to hit a home run off of the right-hander yet.
Lance Lynn had one of his worst starts of the season last Saturday when he was defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road. He pitched just two innings in that game and allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits while walking two batters and striking out two. Despite that loss, Lynn has been very good for the Cardinals this year, going 8-6 through 17 starts with a 3.38 ERA.
Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is the only player on the Marlins who has hit a home run off of Lynn, but he is just 1-for-7 overall against him with five strikeouts. First baseman Garrett Jones is 7-for-21 against the right-hander with a double and five walks.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 47-30-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is 0
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 32-46-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
06/25/14 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Tricep 15-day DL (6/21)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20)
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
05/24/14 P Brad Hand Ankle 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
St Louis Cardinals
06/26/14 2B Kolten Wong Shoulder out indefinitely
06/25/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 15-day DL (6/24)
06/23/14 P Michael Wacha Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 60-day DL (4/17)
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis
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