Marlins vs. Pirates - 8/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (75-48) at Miami Marlins (50-75)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
J Locke (6-8) (4.56) vs. Kendry Flores (1-2) (4.98)
The Line: Miami Marlins +143 / Pittsburgh Pirates -153 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins play game three Wednesday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Pirates have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight. The Pirates have won nine of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 131 hits and 81 RBI while Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco have combined for 100 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won five of their last eight road games. Jeff Locke gets the ball, and he’s 6-8 with a 4.56 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. Locke is 2-2 with a 3.08 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Marlins have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more in six of their last 10 games. The Marlins have won eight of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 156 hits and 35 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado have combined for 87 RBI. The Miami Marlins have split their last eight home games. Chris Narveson takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Narveson is 4-0 with a 2.97 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 24-9 in their last 33 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in Lockes last 8 starts as a favorite. The Marlins are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 25-51 in their last 76 Wednesday games. The Pirates are 4-0 in Lockes last 4 starts vs. Marlins.
The Pirates aren't going to lose often to one of the worst teams in baseball, and they know they have to keep chipping away to have a shot at a division title. Locke should be able to silence Miami and get the Bucs back in the win column.