Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds - 7/28/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (41-61) at Miami Marlins (47-53)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Sal Romano (2-2) (5.50) vs. () ()
The Line: Miami Marlins -125 / Cincinnati Reds +115 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSOH
The Cincinnati Reds and Miami Marlins meet Friday in MLB action at Marlins Park.
The Cincinnati Reds could use a win here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Reds have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 14 games. The Cincinnati Reds have lost 16 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Joey Votto leads the Reds with 107 hits and 69 RBI while Billy Hamilton and Adam Duvall have combined for 202 hits and 94 RBI. Sal Romano gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 5.50 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Romano’s second career game against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Marlins have scored 30 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Miami Marlins have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Marcell Ozuna leads the Marlins with 121 hits and 77 RBI while Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich have combined for 227 hits and 72 RBI. Vance Worley gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 6.37 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Worley is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 6-20 in their last 26 road games, 1-6 in their last 7 Friday games and 17-35 in their last 52 overall. The Marlins are 8-18 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series, 7-2 in their last 9 Friday games and 1-7 in their last 8 home games. The Reds are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Miami.
I'm not sure a pitching matchup matters in a game like this where this is a contest between two guys simply trying to earn a spot in the rotation next season. One thing we do know is that the Marlins offense is on fire right now, and that's good for a pitcher in Romano who just saw Miami last week. Look for the Marlins to keep swinging the bats and get the victory here.