San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/18/2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 7:10 PM on CSBy, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
San Francisco Giants - Hudson, T (7-6) vs. Miami Marlins - Alvarez, H (6-4)
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson will attempt to win his first game since June 12 when he goes head to head against All-Star Henderson Alvarez and the Miami Marlins on Saturday.
Tim Hudson gave up six runs to the Oakland Athletics last week and ended up suffering his sixth loss of the season. He pitched 5.1 innings in that outing and gave up nine hits while walking three batters and striking out four. Hudson still has a 2.87 ERA on the year, but he is 1-4 with a 6.07 ERA over his last five starts.
Marlins veteran Garrett Jones has 14 at-bats versus Hudson and has six hits against him, including two doubles. Jeff Baker is 1-for-4 against Hudson, but he is the only player on the Marlins who has hit a home run off of the right-hander.
24-year-old Henderson Alvarez had his worst start of the year the last time he was on the mound when he was beaten by the New York Mets on the road. He allowed a season-high six earned runs in five innings of work that day while walking no one and striking out three. Despite that rough outing, Alvarez had a very good first half, going 6-4 with a very solid 2.63 ERA.
Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco has three hits in four at-bats against Alvarez in his career with a triple and three RBI.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 46-44-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.2
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 54-34-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
06/25/14 CF Angel Pagan Back 15-day DL (6/16)
07/05/14 2B Derek Dietrich Wrist 15-day DL (7/2)
07/03/14 P A.J. Ramos Shoulder 15-day DL (6/27)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20)
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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