New York Mets at Miami Marlins 9/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/1/2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Marlins Park in Miami
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Tuesday night, Jonathon Niese (7 - 10, 3.48 ERA) will take the mound for the New York Mets as they face Brad Penny (1 - 0, 5.40 ERA) and the Miami Marlins. Niese makes his 26th start as Penny makes his 3rd start and 5th appearance.
Jonathon Niese dropped his 2nd straight game the last time out. In the loss, Niese gave up 3 runs and 9 hits in 7.1 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 5. Niese has allowed 8 runs and 17 hits in his last 2 starts. The losses have outpaced the victories in recent weeks and Niese is just 3 - 6 in his last 10 outings. In 2013, Niese started 24 games and compiled an 8 - 8 record with a 3.71 ERA.
Last season, Niese was 1 - 0 with a 2.84 ERA in 3 starts against the Marlins. This season, he is 1 - 0 in 2 starts against Miami.
Brad Penny had a very short appearance in his last outing. In an inning of relief, Penny faced just 4 batters and allowed just a walk. Penny has made 2 starts and 2 relief appearances since getting the call up in early August. He was 2 -4 with a 3.05 ERA in 7 starts at Triple-A and AA. Penny is in his second stint with the Marlins after beginning his career in 2000 with the then-Florida Marlins. Since then, he has pitched for the Dodgers, Red Sox, Giants (twice), Cardinals, Tigers, Royals and in Japan.
Penny didn't pitch anywhere in 2013 but he has seen 6 of the current Mets before. David Wright is 12 for 20 against Penny with 4 homers and 10 RBIs.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 61-61-15 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is -0.1
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 71-55-9 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
07/18/14 P Kevin Gregg Elbow 60-day DL (7/14)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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