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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/24/14

Miami Marlins (38-38) at Philadelphia Phillies (34-41)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Andrew Heaney (L) (0-1) (1.500) vs. David Buchanan (R) (3-3) (4.953)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -108 / Miami Marlins -102 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins face off on Tuesday in Philadelphia for game two of their series.

The Philadelphia Phillies failed to score a run on Monday as they fell to the Marlins in game one of their series. Cody Ashe had three hits and Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard each had hits as the Phillies were shutout on six hits. Starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez allowed three hits and two runs while striking out six over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 3-6 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Phillies start David Buchanon who has won his last two starts. For the season Buchanon has allowed 38 hits and 20 earned runs while striking out 25 over 36.1 innings for a 3-3 record and a 4.95 ERA.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/24/14


The Miami Marlins continue to hang around in the NL East race and they held their ground on Monday getting the win over the Phillies. Derek Dietrich and Casey McGehee each had two hits and Giancarlo Stanton had a hit as the Marlins scored four runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Natan Eovaldi allowed six hits and struck out two over 6.1 scoreless innings to get the win and go to 5-3 for the season. For Tuesday’s game Miami starts Andrew Heaney who lost his first Major League start. In his only appearance Heaney allowed four hits and a run while striking gout three over 6.0 innings to take a 1-0 loss to the Mets.

Philadelphia is 7-2 in their last nine games as an underdog, 4-10 against the NL East, and 1-4 against a left-handed starter. Miami is 2-4 in their last six games, 3-8 against a team with a losing record, and 0-7 as a road favorite. Miami is 6-12 I the last 18 meetings of these two.

Heaney was impressive in his first outing but I am not sure that merits him being a road favorite here and my play is on the Phillies. 

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