Marlins vs. Padres - 8/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (50-53) at Miami Marlins (42-61)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)
J Shields (8-4) (3.77) vs. J Fernandez (4-0) (2.53)
The Line: Miami Marlins -157 / San Diego Padres +147 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, FSFL
The San Diego Padres look to sweep the Miami Marlins Sunday afternoon.
The San Diego Padres look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four straight games. The Padres have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Matt Kemp leads San Diego with 102 hits and 57 RBI while Justin Upton and Derek Norris have combined for 108 RBI. The San Diego Padres have won four straight road games. James Shields gets the ball, and he’s 8-4 with a 3.77 ERA and 148 strikeouts this season. Shields is 6-2 with a 3.45 ERA and 78 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Marlins have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Marlins have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 125 hits and 23 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado have combined for 66 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost four straight home games. Jose Fernandez takes the hill, and he’s 4-0 with a 2.53 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Fernandez is 2-1 with a 2.29 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 3-10 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 2-8 in Shields' last 10 starts. The Marlins are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 23-8 in Fernandezs last 31 starts. The Padres are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Fernandez is 15-0 in his career at Marlins Park. Do I really need to say anymore? I like the Marlins to get on track and prevent a sweep on their home field.