Miami Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/3/2014
Wednesday, May 4, 6:10 PM on SUN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Miami Marlins - Koehler, T (4-5) vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Price, D (4-4)
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Tom Koehler will be trying to end his two-game losing streak on Wednesday night when he and the Miami Marlins take on left-hander David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tom Koehler lost his fifth game of the season last Friday when he was beaten by the Atlanta Braves at home. He went seven innings in that start and allowed three runs on seven hits while walking four and striking out five. He has a 4-5 record on the season now, but he does have a 3.18 ERA and he's given up just 54 hits in 68 innings.
Matthew Joyce has faced Koehler four times in his career and he has a double and a strikeout. Shortstop Yunel Escobar is the only player on the Rays who has an RBI against the young righty.
Last Friday, David Price pitched well enough against the Boston Red Sox to pick up the victory, but he didn't get much run support and ended up having to settle for a no decision. He pitched seven strong innings in that game and allowed just two runs on six hits while striking out six and walking one. His 4.27 ERA is about a run higher than his career ERA, but his 3.24 WHIP suggest that he has been a bit unlucky this year.
Catcher Jeff Mathis has gone up against Price more than any of his Marlin teammates. He is 4-for-17 against him with a double, a home run and six strikeouts.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 32-20-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is 0.3
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 29-26-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
06/01/14 C Jarrod Saltalamacchia Concussion 7-day DL (6/1)
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 15-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
03/28/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 60-day DL (3/21)
Tampa Bay Rays
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 15-day DL (5/31)
05/28/14 C Ryan Hanigan Hamstring 15-day DL (5/27)
05/26/14 LF Brandon Guyer Thumb 15-day DL (5/25)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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