New York Mets at Miami Marlins 9/1/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/31/2014
Monday, September 01, 2014
Marlins Park in Miami
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Monday afternoon, the New York Mets will take the field behind Zack Wheeler (9 – 9, 3.44 ERA) as they square off against the Miami marlins and Henderson Alvarez (10 – 6, 2.75 ERA). Wheeler will make his 28th start as Alvarez makes his 26th.
Zack Wheeler took his first loss in a while the last time out. In 7 innings of work, Wheeler allowed 3 runs and 4 hits (including a homer) while walking 3 and striking out 7. Before that loss, Wheeler hadn’t lost a game since late June. He is 6 - 1 in his last 10 starts. In his rookie campaign last season, Wheeler posted a record of 7 – 5 with a 3.42 ERA in 17 starts.
In 2013, Wheeler didn’t face the Marlins but he has seen them this season. In 4 starts against Miami, Wheeler is 2 -0.
Henderson Alvarez saw his 4 game win streak end with a loss in his last outing. In defeat, Alvarez gave up 5 runs on 8 hits (including 2 homers) in 6.1 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 3. Alvarez had been on a roll prior to this loss and despite the loss, is still 6 – 3 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Alvarez went 5 - 6 with a 3.59 ERA in 17 starts.
In 2013, Alvarez was 2 – 0 with a 1.26 ERA in 2 starts against the Mets. This season he is 2 -1 against the Mets in 4 starts.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 59-60-15 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is -0.1
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 71-53-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
08/29/14 2B Daniel Murphy Calf 15-day DL (8/25)
08/28/14 P Victor Black Neck 15-day DL (8/24)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
08/07/14 P Dan Jennings Concussion 15-day DL (8/22)
07/18/14 P Kevin Gregg Elbow 15-day DL (7/14)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
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
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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