New York Mets at Miami Marlins Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 6/20/2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 2:10 PM on WPIX, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
New York Mets - deGrom, J (0-4) vs. Miami Marlins - Koehler, T (5-5)
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On Saturday afternoon, Jacob deGrom will be making his eighth start of the season for the New York Mets and will be hoping to win his first game when he faces off against Tom Koehler and the Miami Marlins.
Jacob deGrom lost his second straight start and his fourth loss overall on Monday when he was beaten by the St. Louis Cardinals on the road. He went just 4.1 innings in that game and allowed a season-high six earned runs on 112 hits while only striking out two and waking two. He is now 0-4, but at least some of the blame goes to the Mets' offense, which has only given him 2.38 runs of run support this season.
All of the Marlins will be going up against deGrom for the first time on Saturday.
Right-hander Tom Koehler didn't pitch particularly well against the Chicago Cubs in his last start, but he took the no decision rather than the loss in that outing. He went six innings and allowed four runs on five hits while walking no one and striking out five. Koehler has a .384 ERA so far this season and he has only given up 70 hits in 84.1 innings.
Veteran Daniel Murphy has five hits in 16 at-bats against Koehler in his career with a home run, two RBI and just one strikeout. Outfielder Chris Young also has hit a home run off of him, but that is is only hit in his five at-bats against him.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 30-31-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is -0.2
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 41-24-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is 0.2
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
06/18/14 RF Giancarlo Stanton Wrist questionable
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
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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