Oakland Athletics at Miami Marlins 6/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 6/28/2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 1:10 PM on CSCA, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Oakland Athletics - Milone, T (5-3) vs. Miami Marlins - Heaney, A (0-2)
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Sunday afternoon, the Oakland Athletics will give the ball to Tommy Milone as they take on the Miami Marlins and Andrew Heaney. It will be Milone’s 15th start and Heaney’s 3rd.
Tommy Milone escaped with a no-decision in his last start and that left his record at 5- 3 with a 3.98 ERA. Milone was torched for 5 runs and 8 hits (including 2 homers) in just 5 innings of work. He walked a batter while striking out 3. Milone was 12 – 9 with a 4.14 ERA last season in 24 starts and 2 relief appearances.
In 2013, Milone didn’t face the Marlins and he has only opposed 4 of their hitters in the past. He’s allowed a hit apiece to Jeff Mathis and Giancarlo Stanton, who also has an RBI.
Andrew Heaney took his 2nd loss in as many starts and comes into this one with a 0 – 2 record and an ERA of 4.91. Heaney’s ERA jumped nearly 2 and a half runs after he allowed 5 runs on 4 hits (including a home run) in just 5 innings of work. He struck out 5 as he walked 2. Heaney’s 2nd start in the Majors was rough and he didn’t look like the pitcher that was 3 – 0 with an ERA of 2.74 in 4 starts for Triple-A New Orleans before getting summoned to Miami.
Without any experience against the A’s, Heaney will have to rely on the information in the scouting report and any help he can get from the rest of the pitching staff.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 39-35-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.7
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 44-29-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is 0
Injuries to Watch
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 15-day DL (6/23)
06/17/14 P Drew Pomeranz Hand 15-day DL (6/16)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Eric O'Flaherty Elbow 60-day DL (2/17)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
06/25/14 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Tricep 15-day DL (6/21)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20)
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 Oakland
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks