Miami Marlins at St Louis Cardinals 7/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/5/2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014, 2:15 PM on FSFL, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Miami Marlins - Alvarez, H (5-3) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Gonzales, M (0-1)
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The impressive right-hander Henderson Alvarez will take the mound for the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon and will be facing rookie Marco Gonzales and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Henderson Alvarez pitched well enough to get the win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, but instead he took the no decision in a game the Marlins ended up winning 5-4. Alvarez pitched seven innings in that game and gave up just two earned runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out three. Through 17 starts, Alvarez is 5-3 with an excellent 2.33 ERA and he has only given up four home runs on 108 innings.
Cardinals outfielder Peter Bourjos has two hits in his six at-bats against Alvarez with no RBI and two strikeouts. Veteran Jhonny Peralta is 0-for-6 against the right-hander with two strikeouts.
On Tuesday, Marco Gonzales had a rough start against the San Francisco Giants on the road and ended up suffering his first Major League loss. He went 4.1 innings in that start and gave up five runs on seven hits while striking out two batters and walking four. Through two starts this season, Gonzales is now 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA and he has given up 14 hits in 9.1 innings.
The Marlins will be going up against Gonzales for the first time on Sunday. They can expect to see his 90 mph fastball about 65 percent of the time, and he'll also mix in a curveball and a changeup.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 48-31-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is 0
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 33-47-6 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)
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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