Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins 9/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/22/2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Marlins Park in Miami
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Cole Hamels (9-7), who has a 1.71 ERA in four starts this month, will be on the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies when they go up against Henderson Alvarez (11-6) and the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Last Wednesday, lefty Cole Hamels gave up just one run in seven innings of work against the San Diego Padres and picked up his ninth win of the year. He allowed seven base hits in that game and struck out nine batters while walking one. Hamels has struck out 187 batters in 189.2 innings this season and he currently has a 2.47 ERA.
Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee is 7-for-20 against Hamels in his career with a double, a home run and two RBI. Outfielder Christian Yelich is hitless in 10 at-bats against him with three walks and four strikeouts.
Henderson Alvarez continued his impressive season last Wednesday when he defeated the New York Mets on the road. In that game, he gave up two runs in six innings on the mound and struck out four batters while walking two. Alvarez has a 2.28 ERA this year and he has only walked 32 batters in 172.1 innings.
Phillies veteran second baseman Chase Utley is 7-for-16 against Alvarez in his career with two doubles and two RBI. Outfielder Ben Revere has one hit in 13 at-bats against him with a walk and two strikeouts.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 80-65-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.4
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 81-63-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
09/16/14 P Jonathan Papelbon Suspension expected to miss 7 games
09/11/14 SS Jimmy Rollins Hamstring out indefinitely
09/05/14 P Mario Hollands Shoulder 60-day DL (9/4)
08/01/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
09/21/14 CF Marcell Ozuna Ankle injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs Philadelphia Phillies
09/12/14 RF Giancarlo Stanton Facial 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
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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