St Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins 8/13/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/12/2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:10 PM on FSMW, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
St Louis Cardinals - Masterson, J (1-1) vs. Miami Marlins - Eovaldi, N (6-6)
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Justin Masterson (1-1) will be making his third start for the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night when they take on Nathan Eovaldi (6-6) and the Miami Marlins.
Big right-hander Justin Masterson was only able to make it through two innings against the Baltimore Orioles last Friday and ended up taking the loss. He gave up five earned runs on seven base hits in that game while walking three batters and striking out two. He now has a very high 5.94 ERA on the season, but he has been able to strike out 99 hitters in 106 innings.
Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has four hits in four plate appearances against Masterson with two doubles and three RBI. None of the Marlins have been able to hit a home run off of the right-hander yet.
Nathan Eovaldi had one of his best starts of the year last week against the Cincinnati Reds on the road and came away with his sixth win of the season. He pitched eight scoreless innings in that game and struck out six batters while walking just one. His ERA dipped down to 3.99 with that win and he has only walked 1.8 batters per nine innings this year.
Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has just one hit in six at-bats against Eovaldi with two walks and one strikeout. Matt Carpenter is 2-for-6 against him with a double, a triple and an RBI.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 51-59-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is -0.1
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 64-45-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
08/08/14 P Jason Motte Back 15-day DL (8/1)
07/10/14 C Yadier Molina Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/06/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (6/24), out for season
06/23/14 P Michael Wacha Shoulder 60-day DL (6/21)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
08/07/14 P Dan Jennings Concussion 7-day DL (8/7)
08/01/14 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (7/30)
07/18/14 P Kevin Gregg Elbow 15-day DL (7/14)
07/05/14 2B Derek Dietrich Wrist 15-day DL (7/2)
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
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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