Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets - 8/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (55-50) at Miami Marlins (43-62)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
J Niese (5-9) (3.63) vs. B Hand (1-2) (5.12)
The Line: Miami Marlins +110 / New York Mets -120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, YES
The New York Mets hope to keep the wins rolling in at the expense of the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.
The New York Mets are in the running for the National League East lead and are putting the pressure on Washington. The Mets stayed hot with a 12-1 win at Miami on Monday for their 7th win in nine contests behind strong pitching and hitting. Bartolo Colon was at his best with the lone run scored over 8+ innings. Michael Conforto went deep and drove in three with three runs with Yoenis Cespedes driving in four with a pair of runs. Curtis Granderson knocked in two and scored twice as every starter reached base. Left hander Jon Niese takes the hill versus the Marlins for the second time this season. Niece did not get a decision in an 8-7 loss to the Padres with a run scored on six hits over six frames.
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The Miami Marlins lone goal is to avoid the National League East basement but they have been struggling. The Marlins struggles continued in Monday’s defeat where nothing went as planned. Starter Tom Koehler was charged with seven runs through 4.1 frames while Andre Rienzo and Chris Reed allowed a combined five runs. The Fish mustered seven hits with Christian Yelich swinging the big bat with three hits including a pair of doubles and a RBI with Ichiro Suzuki scoring. The Marlins are slated to start Bad Hand who last started in the first week of June. On the season Hand is 1-2 with a 5.12 ERA in three starts covering 51 innings of work.
The Mets are 40-12 in their last 52 games as a favorite and are 6-2 in their last 8 overall while New York are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass. The under is 7-2-1 in Miami’s last 10 Tuesday games and is 6-2 in their last 8 games as an underdog while the Marlins are 16-35 in their last 51 games as an underdog. The over is 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings and the under is 10-4-2 in the last 16 meetings in Miami. The Marlins won’t keep losing but I’ll take the team battling for first…