Miami Marlins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 6/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (29-22) at Miami Marlins (27-25)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
J Niese (5-2) (4.42) vs. Adam Conley (3-3) (4.15)
The Line: Miami Marlins -105 / Pittsburgh Pirates -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, Root-Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to leave south Florida and the Miami Marlins with a win on Wednesday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing well but they are finding it tough to make up ground on the Cubs in the NL Central because Chicago is playing lights out. The Pirates fell at Miami 3-1 with a late rally coming up short. Buccos starter Gerrit Cole took the loss with all three runs plated on nine hits and a pair of BB over 6.1 frames. Pittsburgh was held to five hits and two bases on balls but scored just once when the bases were loaded in the 9th on Gregory Polanco’s sacrifice fly that scored Matt Joyce. Left hander Jon Niese faces the Marlins Wednesday for the first time as a member of the Pirates. Niese has been at the top of his game the last three times out with four runs plated over 19 innings.
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The Miami Marlins aren’t too far back in the National League East race but they can not afford losing streaks. The Marlins had dropped three of four before knocking off visiting Pittsburgh 3-1 behind great work on the mound and a few clutch hits. Miami starter Jose Fernandez was his usual stingy self with three hits allowed through seven shutout innings before AJ Ramos loaded the bases in the 9th to make the fans squirm. The Fish totaled ten hits and walked twice with Justin Bour and Christian Yelich driving in runs during a three run 7th. Adam Coley toes the rubber against the visiting Pirates for the first time in his career. Conley comes off of a 4-2 loss at Atlanta with two runs scored on eight hits in 4.1 frames.
The over is 6-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 8 overall and is 6-2 in their last 8 on grass while the Pirates are 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and Pittsburgh are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings. I am not the biggest Niese fan but the numbers say he has a slight edge…