Diamondbacks at Marlins - 5/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (15-20) at Miami Marlins (16-22)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
R De La Rosa (4-2) (4.50) vs. D Haren (4-2) (3.70)
The Line: Miami Marlins -144 / Arizona Diamondbacks +134 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-FL, FSN-AZ
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Diamondbacks have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 44 hits and 32 RBI while Mark Trumbo and Chris Owings have combined for 29 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost six of their last eight games on the road. Rubby De La Rosa gets the nod, and he’s 4-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. This will be De La Rosa’s second career game against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Marlins have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Marlins have lost eight of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Dee Gordon leads Miami with 63 hits and 14 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria have combined for 55 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost four straight games on their home field. Dan Haren takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.70 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Haren is 6-2 with a 3.42 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 17-36 in their last 53 vs. National League East. The Marlins are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Harens last 7 starts. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Miami.
The Marlins just fired Mike Redmond, so it's tough to predict how they'll respond here. I'm taking the over, as both teams are allowin runs left and right as of late.