Marlins vs. Pirates - 5/31/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (29-21) at Miami Marlins (26-25)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Hiram Bithorn Stadium)
G Cole (5-3) (2.53) vs. J Fernandez (7-2) (2.82)
The Line: Miami Marlins -128 / Pittsburgh Pirates +118 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins play game two of their series Tuesday night on ESPN.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Pirates have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has been really clicking recently, and they’ve won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 62 hits, Gregory Polanco has 35 RBI and Andrew McCutchen has nine home runs. Gerrit Cole gets the nod, and he’s 5-3 with a 2.53 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Cole is 2-1 with a 3.42 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Marlins have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Miami Marlins have an ERA of 3.95 and have lost four straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Marcell Ozuna leads Miami with 65 hits, Christian Yelich has 20 RBI and Justin Bour has nine home runs. Jose Fernandez takes the hill, and he’s 7-2 with a 2.82 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Fernandez is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 41-18 in their last 59 vs. National League East and 40-16 in Coles last 56 starts. The Marlins are 3-7 in their last 10 Tuesday games and 25-2 in Fernandezs last 27 home starts. The Pirates are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
Any time you see Fernandez and the game is being played in Miami, you pick the Marlins. Fernandez has lost just one career game in Marlins Park and always gives his team a shot to win. Miami and the cheap price is the play here.