Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/16/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (52-69) at Miami Marlins (60-61)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Wade Miley (L) (7-8) (4.605) vs. Henderson Alvarez (R) (8-5) (2.484)
The Line: Miami Marlins -140 / Arizona Diamondbacks +130 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks continue their series in South Florida on Saturday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are out of the National League West race and have been for some time now but you can see the Snakes are still competing hard and trying to win. The effort was there in a 3-2 decision over the Miami Marlins Friday with Trevor Cahill picking up the win both runs allowed over six innings pitched. The power game played a huge role with Aaron Hill slamming a two run homer while Cliff Pennington went solo. Wade Miley gets Saturday's start against the Miami Marlins for the first time in 2014. Miley has thrown the ball a little better then his numbers with a few blowups leading to a 7-8 record and 4.78 ERA.
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The Miami Marlins are still in the running for the National League East crown although that seems to be a long shot at best unless the Washington Nationals go south in a hurry. The playoff hopes took a shot in Friday's defeat with a poor first inning by Brad Hand costing the Fish. Hand lasted seven frames but a pair of homers in the first was the deciding factor. The offense responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first with Giancarlo Stanton and Garrett Jones delivering RBI's but nothing the rest of the way. Henderson Alvarez looks to continue his hot pitching when he takes the hill versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. Alvarez has had a strong 2014 thus far with an 8-5 mark with a 2.48 ERA over 22 outings.
Miley has been sneaky good at times but Alvarez has been more consistent so if both teams get good pitching I think the Miami Marlins offense will be the deciding factor...