Miami Marlins vs. Kansas City Royals - 8/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (64-60) at Miami Marlins (65-59)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
D Gee (5-6) (4.52) vs. J Fernandez (12-7) (3.05)
The Line: Miami Marlins -245 / Kansas City Royals +225 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSKC
Coming up on Wednesday in MLB activity, we’ve got another installment of the Kansas City Royals and Miami Marlins series from Marlins Park.
This will be game two of the set. In Tuesday’s opener, Kansas City eked out a razor-close 1-0 victory.
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Pitching for the Royals on Wednesday will be RHP Dillon Gee. In his 25 games (10 starts) and 5-6 record this year, Gee owns a 4.52 ERA with a 1.52 WHIP in 93.2 innings. Gee bagged a win his last time out against the Twins, going seven innings with one earned and five hits.
The Royals have several key bats up top in their order. Eric Hosmer has hit 131 times with 61 runs, 17 homers and 73 RBI. Alcides Escobar has hit 131 times with 44 runs and 35 RBI. Lorenzo Cain sits on 109 hits with 50 runs and 52 RBI.
Over on the Marlins’ side, we’ll be getting another look at right-hander Jose Fernandez on Wednesday. In his 23 starts and 12-7 record so far, Fernandez has a 3.05 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP in 141.2 innings. Fernandez took a loss to the Reds his last time up, going four innings with seven hits and five earned.
Miami has some enviable hitters as well. Martin Prado has hit 151 times with 58 runs and 59 RBI. Christian Yelich holds 140 hits with 65 runs and 72 RBI. Marcel Ozuna has hit 127 times with 63 runs, 22 homers and 64 RBI.
The Royals are 1-5 in Gee’s last six starts, and 1-5 in Gee’s last six starts on grass. Kansas City is also 2-4 in their last six against the Nationals League East and 5-1 in their last six game twos of a series.
As for the Marlins, they’re 2-5 in their last seven game twos of a series, and 30-5 in Fernandez’s last 35 home starts. Miami is also 0-4 in Fernandez’s last four starts, and 21-8 in Fernandez’s last 29 starts versus a team with a winning record.
With Fernandez on the mound, I have to give the edge to Miami here. I’ll take the Marlins.