Marlins vs. Diamondbacks - 5/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (15-21) at Miami Marlins (16-22)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
J Hellickson (1-3) (5.92) vs. J Cosart (1-3) (4.08)
The Line: Miami Marlins -132 / Arizona Diamondbacks +122 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-FL, FSN-AZ
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have scored eight runs in their last three games and five of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have lost four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 45 hits and 32 RBI while Mark Trumbo and Ender Inciarte have combined for 33 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split their last six games on the road. Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 5.92 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Hellickson is 0-0 with a 5.59 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look for a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Marlins have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Marlins have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 63 hits and 14 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria have combined for 55 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost five straight games on their home field. Jarred Cosart takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.08 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Cosart’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 17-37 in their last 54 vs. National League East and 0-4 in Hellicksons last 4 starts. The Marlins are 15-7 in their last 22 Tuesday games and 2-7 in Cosarts last 9 starts. The Diamondbacks are 2-4 in the last 6 meetings in Miami.
The Marlins know they need to get back on track if they're going to sneak back in the playoff race. While the head coaching change is questionable, the Diamondbacks aren't world beaters.