Cardinals at Marlins - 6/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (45-24) at Miami Marlins (30-41)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
C Martinez (7-3) (2.80) vs. J Urena (1-3) (4.17)
The Line: Miami Marlins / St. Louis Cardinals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 24 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Cardinals have lost three straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 80 hits and 40 RBI while Matt Carpenter and Kolten Wong have combined for 63 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have lost five of their last eight road games. Carlos Martinez gets the ball, and he’s 7-3 with a 2.80 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. This will be Martinez’s first career game against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Marlins have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Marlins have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 104 hits and 17 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria have combined for 92 RBI. The Miami Marlins have won five of their last six home games. Jose Urena takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.18 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Urena’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 games following an off day and 5-1 in Martinezs last 6 starts. The Marlins are 7-1 in their last 8 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Cardinals are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Miami and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Martinez is one of my favorite young pitchers in the big leagues, and he's been lights out almost all season. Until the Marlins play consistent ball, St. Louis has to be the play.