Miami Marlins at St Louis Cardinals 7/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/4/2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 2:15 PM on FSFL, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Miami Marlins - Heaney, A (0-3) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Miller, S (7-7)
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Saturday afternoon, the Miami Marlins and Andrew Heaney will face the St. Louis Cardinals and Shelby Miller. Heaney makes his 4th start as Miller makes his 18th.
Andrew Heaney saw his record fall to 0 - 3 with an ERA of 5.29 after taking the loss his last time out. In that start, Heaney surrendered 4 runs on 8 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings. He didn't issue any walks as he struck out 4. Since getting called up from Triple-A New Orleans, Heaney has struggled mightily. He doesn't look anything like the pitcher that was 3 - 0 with a 2.74 ERA in 4 starts for New Orleans.
Heaney has never faced the Cardinals and a good scouting report might not be enough for him. He will need to try to replicate the good things he did in the Minors to have any shot against the Cardinals.
Shelby Miller evened his record to 7 - 7 with a 4.10 ERA after taking the loss in his last start. In that outing, Miller gave up 6 runs and 7 hits (including a homer) in 5 innings. He walked 3 while striking out 4. Miller had been experiencing some back soreness and that could have contributed to the bad outing. Last season, Miller posted a record of 15 - 9 with a 3.06 ERA in 31 starts.
In 2013, Miller didn't face the Marlins and he has only opposed one of Miami's hitters in the past. But Garrett Jones is red hot against Miller with a .700 average (7 for 10), 2 home runs and 5 RBIs.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 47-31-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is 0
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 32-47-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
07/03/14 P A.J. Ramos Shoulder 15-day DL (6/27)
07/03/14 P Tom Koehler Personal out indefinitely
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)
05/13/14 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)
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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