New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick-Odds-Predictions - 7/11/14
Miami Marlins (44-47) at New York Mets (42-49)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Henderson Alvarez (R) (6-3) (2.270) vs. Zack Wheeler (R) (4-8) (3.895)
The Line: New York Mets -105 / Miami Marlins -105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, SNY
The Miami Marlins head to the Big Apple to open the final series of the first half with the New York Mets.
The Marlins are the odd man out in the National League East but they have been falling further away from the top as the days go by. Inconsistency in most areas has been the enemy and whether they can overcome both Washington and Atlanta without it is a tall order. Miami gave a game away Wednesday in a 4-3 loss to Arizona with both the offense and late inning relief struggling. Nathan Eovaldi allowed a single run over seven innings with Steve Cishek allowing three runs in the bottom of the 10th without recording an out. Donovan Solano drove in two in the top of the 10th for a shortlived lead. The Marlins open the series on the mound at Citi Field with Henderson Alvarez on Friday. Alvarez is 6-3 with a 2.27 ERA over 18 outings wher the Fish have gone 13-5.
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The Mets have been up and down for most of 2014 and judging by their records I'd say they have been down more often then up. Entering the series finale' with visiting Atlanta the New Yorkers have won four in a row and that streak ended in a 3-1 defeat to the Braves on Thursday. The offense deserves most of the blamr but Bartolo Colon lost once again with all three runs scored on ten hits through eight innings pitched. The bats totaled five hits and five bases on balls with David Wright singling in the lone run. The Mets are scheduled to start Zack Wheeler in the first game of the series with the visiting Marlins. Wheeler has been outstanding the last two times out with a single run allowed in a pair of 6.1 inning stints.
When these teams meet the under has hit at a very high rate so I'm inclined to jump on that trend...