Texas Rangers at Miami Marlins 8/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/18/2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Marlins Park in Miami
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Texas Rangers starter Miles Mikolas (1-5) will go for his first win in nearly a month on Tuesday night when he take son Jarred Cosart (1-1) and the Miami Marlins.
Big right-hander Miles Mikolas had his worst start of the season last week against the Tampa Bay Rays and suffered his fifth loss of the year. He allowed a season-high 10 earned runs in six innings of work that day while walking two batters and striking out three. Through eight starts, Mikolas has a 7.71 ERA for the Rangers and has given up 153 hits in 44.1 innings.
Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is 1-for-1 against Mikolas in his career with a solo home run. Reed Johnson and Garrett Jones are the only other two Marlins who have faced Mikolas and are both 0-for-1 against him.
Jarred Cosart made his second start for the Marlins last Tuesday and ended up beating the St. Louis Cardinals at home. He pitched seven scoreless innings in that game and allowed three hits while walking one and striking out three. Cosart now has a 4.27 ERA after that win and he has only given up seven home runs in 128.2 innings on the mound.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has four hits in his six plate appearances against Cosart with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI. Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is just 1-for-6 against him with five strikeouts.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 56-60-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -1.1
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 67-49-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
08/13/14 P Yu Darvish Elbow 15-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 LF Jake Smolinski Foot 15-day DL (7/22)
06/11/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (6/11)
06/10/14 1B Mitch Moreland Ankle 15-day DL (6/8)
06/04/14 P Alexi Ogando Elbow 60-day DL (6/3)
06/04/14 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (5/14), out for season
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 60-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 60-day DL (4/23); out for season
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
08/07/14 P Dan Jennings Concussion 7-day DL (8/7)
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), out for season
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 Texas
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