Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/1/2014
Monday, June 2, 6:10 PM on SUN, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Tampa Bay Rays - Cobb, A (1-2) vs. Miami Marlins - Wolf, R (0-1)
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In the opening game of their series on Monday night, the Tampa Bay Rays will start Alex Cobb while the Miami Marlins will be sending 37-year-old Randy Wolf to the mound to face him.
Right-hander Alex Cobb lost his second game of the year last Friday when he gave up a season-high six earned runs against the Toronto Blue Jays. He went five innings in that start and allowed nine hits while striking out nine and walking one. His ERA ballooned up from 1.40 to 2.93 in that loss, but he has only given up three home runs in 30.2 innings this season and he's struck out 27 batters.
Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has already faced Cobb 14 times in his career, but he has just two hits against him with five strikeouts. Power hitter Giancarlo Stanton is 0-for-3 against him with two strikeouts.
Veteran lefty Randy Wolf made his first start of 2014 last week against the Milwaukee Brewers and ended up losing after going five innings and giving up four earned runs against them. He allowed nine hits in that start and walked one while striking out three. He now has a 4.50 ERA through 10 innings of work.
Rays first baseman James Loney has three hits in 10 at-bats against Wolf with a double and two RBI. Yunel Escobar is just 2-for-11 against him in his career.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 29-22-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.5
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 31-17-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
05/28/14 C Ryan Hanigan Hamstring 15-day DL (5/27)
05/26/14 LF Brandon Guyer Thumb 15-day DL (5/25)
05/15/14 2B Ben Zobrist Thumb 15-day DL (5/14)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 15-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 15-day DL (5/26)
05/28/14 P Henderson Alvarez Elbow questionable for next start
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
03/28/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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