San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins - 5/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (13-15) at San Francisco Giants (13-13)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
D Haren (3-1) (2.70) vs. T Hudson (1-2) (3.78)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -132 / Miami Marlins +122 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, FS-Florida
The Miami Marlins make the long trip to the west coast to open a series with the San Francisco Giants.
The Miami Marlins seemed to be heating up but dropping two of three to National League East favorite probably took the edge off their hot streak. The Fish were competitive to the end with a three run 8th and getting their first men on in the 9th but failed to score. Starter Tom Koehler was hit hard with five runs plated on seven hits including three homers over six frames with Sam Dyson coming on to give up two more. The Fish had their chances on 13 hits with Giancarlo Stanton slugging a three run homer in the 8th to revive his team but Miami would get no closer. Dan Haren opens the series on the mound at San Francisco on Thursday. Haren is coming off his best outing of 2015 in a 7-0 victory versus Philadelphia in which he tossed a four hitter over six innings.
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The San Francisco Giants seemed to have righted the ship from some early season struggles as they rode a five game winning streak in to the final game of their series with visiting San Diego Wednesday. The Giants hot streak came to an end with a thud in a 9-1 defeat where nothing went favorably. Starter Christopher Heston gave up five runs on eleven hits through five frames with Jean Machi allowing three more in 2/3 of an inning. That was too much for the offense to handle with just six hits and a walk to lean on. Norichika Aoki knocked in Matt Duffy with the only run while Duffy and Brandon Belt each went 2-3. Veteran Tim Hudson gets the starting nod against visiting Miami on Thursday. Hudson looked strong in a 5-4 victory against the Angels last time out with three runs plated on a pair of homers in eight frames.
Miami are 10-3 in their last 13 overall and are 10-3 in their last 13 games on grass while going 17-38 in their last 55 Thursday games. San Francisco are 7-1 in their last 8 Thursday games and are 28-11 in their last 39 home games. The over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. Both teams are playing about the same so I’ll side with the team that didn’t fly cross country…