New York Mets at Miami Marlins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/21/2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:10 AM on WPIX, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
New York Mets - Niese, J (3-4) vs. Miami Marlins - DeSclafani, A (1-1)
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Sunday afternoon, the New York Mets will send Jonathon Niese to the hill to face the Miami Marlins and Anthony DeSclafani. It will be Niese’s 15th start and DeSclafani’s 4th.
Jonathon Niese saw his record fall to 3 – 4 with a 2.67 ERA after taking the loss in his last outing. In that start, Niese allowed 5 runs on 8 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings. He walked a batter while striking out 3. Niese is really delivering solid outings but the run support just isn’t there. There is still a chance for him to equal or surpass his results from 2013 when he posted an 8 – 8 record and a 3.71 ERA in 24 starts.
Last season, Niese was 1 – 0 with a 2.84 ERA in 3 starts against the Marlins. This season, he pitched to a no-decision against the Marlins despite pitching 7 scoreless innings and allowing just 5 hits and a walk while striking out 6.
Anthony DeSclafani pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that held his record at 1 – 1 with a 5.60 ERA. In that start, DeSclafani surrendered 4 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) as he walked a batter and struck out 5. DeSclafani hasn’t looked that bad since getting called up from the Minors where he was 4 – 5 this year with a 3.92 ERA in 12 starts.
The rookie right-hander will be facing the Mets for the first time and he will have to look to the rest of the pitching staff and the scouting report to come up with a game plan for New York.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 30-32-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is -0.2
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 41-25-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
06/02/14 CF Juan Lagares Ribs 15-day DL (6/1)
05/14/14 P Dillon Gee Side 15-day DL (5/11)
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
06/16/14 LF Christian Yelich Back 15-day DL (6/14)
06/15/14 P Nathan Eovaldi Personal out indefinitely
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-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
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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