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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Miami Marlins 9/9/14 MLB Pick and Odds

Miami Marlins (69-72) at Milwaukee Brewers (74-69)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)

Tom Koehler (R) (9-9) (3.743) vs. Matt Garza (R) (7-8) (3.874)

The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -147 / Miami Marlins +137 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida, FS-Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Miami Marlins face off on Tuesday at Miller Park for game two of their series.

The Milwaukee brewers led the NL Central for the bulk of the season but after losing to Miami on Monday they are 1.5 games back for the final Wildcard spot in the National League. Jonathan Lucroy and Scooter Gennett each had two hits and Carlos Gomez had a hit as the Brewers scored four runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo allowed nine hits and six runs while striking out one over 3.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 8-9 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Brewers start matt Garza who took the loss in his last start as he returned from the DL. For the season Garza has allowed 130 hits and 64 earned runs while striking out 107 over 148.2 innings for a 7-8 record and a 3.87 ERA.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Miami Marlins 9/9/14 MLB Pick and Odds

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The Miami marlins fought all season for a post season spot and while they aren’t going to make it we saw the same fight in their win in Milwaukee on Monday. Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, and Garrett Jones each hit home runs as the Marlins scored six runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Brad Penny allowed four hits and two runs while striking out just one over 6.0 innings to get the win to go to 2-1 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Marlins start Tom Koehler who has no decisions in his last three starts. For the season Koehler has allowed 150 hits and 70 earned runs while striking out 136 over 168.1 innings for a 9-9 record and a 3.74 ERA.

Milwaukee is 2-7 in their last nine home games, 3-15 in their last 18 games, and 7-3 in Garza’s last 10 home starts. Miami is 2-4 in their last six road games, 1-6 in game two of a series, and 0-4 in Koehler’s last four starts as an underdog. Miami is 8-21 in their last 29 meetings with Milwaukee.

On the surface Garza is usually a decent choice but the Brewers are playing poorly enough to take the Marlins in this spot and not think twice about it.

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Miami Marlins +137

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