San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins - 4/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (5-9) at San Francisco Giants (7-10)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
J Cosart (0-0) (6.09) vs. J Samardzija (1-1) (3.72)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -152 / Miami Marlins +142 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
AT&T Park and the San Francisco Giants welcome the Miami Marlins to town on Friday.
The Miami Marlins have dug themselves a hole in the early going and you have to wonder if they can dig themselves out. The Marlins did pull off a huge upset on Thursday by beating the mighty Nationals and Max Scherzer 5-1 so maybe momentum is on their side. Starter Tom Koehler threw one of his best games in recent memory with a two hitter over five innings with four relievers not allowing a base runner. The Marlins mustered nine hits and a trio of BB with Marcell Ozuna smacking a three run homer while Ichiro Suzuki went 2-3 with a pair of runs. The Marlins are hoping Jarred Cosart gets his first win when he opposes the San Francisco Giants in the series opener. Cosart did not receive a decision in a 6-5 defeat to the Braves with five runs plated (four earned) on four hits and five BB in 5.2 frames.
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We keep saying it’s too early to push the panic button for many teams that are surprisingly struggling but the way the San Francisco Giants are playing should make their fans uncomfortable. The Giants fell to the rival Diamondbacks 6-2 on Thursday as their offense generated very little. That gave starter Johnny Cueto very little wiggle room and the three runs he allowed over seven frames was a losing performance while the three 9th inning runs surrendered by Cory Gearrin was just too much for the offense to deal with.The Giants were held to three hits and walked six times with Hunter Pence driving in a run while Denard Span and Cueto scored. Jeff Samardzija makes his 4th start as a member of the San Francisco Giants on Friday. Sanardzija threw the ball well in a 3-1 loss to the Dodgers with all three runs allowed on six hits and three walks over six innings.
The Marlins are 4-9 in their last 13 Friday games and the over is 11-3-1 in San Francisco’s last 15 games. I’m not sure what to expect here and I caution against a big bet on San Francisco just because they are due to turn things around even though I do lean their way…