Miami Marlins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 4/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (9-3) at Miami Marlins (3-9)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Chad Kuhl (1-0) (5.06) vs. Dillon Peters (1-1) (9.34)
The Line: Miami Marlins +119 / Pittsburgh Pirates -129 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins meet Friday in MLB action at Marlins Park.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for another victory to build on their surprising 9-3 record. The Pirates have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in each of their last seven games. The Pittsburgh Pirates are 8-2 this season when scoring more than three runs. Josh Harrison leads the Pirates with 15 hits and five RBI while Josh Bell and Corey Dickerson have combined for 28 hits and 16 RBI. Chad Kuhl gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 5.06 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Kuhl is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins are getting desperate for a victory to rebound from a 3-9 record. The Marlins have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their first 12 games. The Miami Marlins are 0-9 this season when allowing more than three runs and 3-0 when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Derek Dietrich leads the Marlins with 16 hits and four RBI while Starlin Castro and Brian Anderson have combined for 27 hits and 14 RBI. Dillon Peters gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 9.35 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Peters’ first carer game against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series, 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 1-6 in Kuhls last 7 road starts. The Marlins are 14-6 in their last 20 Friday games, 0-5 in their last 5 games following an off day and 1-7 in their last 8 overall. The Pirates are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings.
Peters is coming off a game in which he was rocked for nine runs and nine hits in 2.2 innings of work against the Phillies. Kuhl hasn't been great this season, but he was much better in his last start and has icnreased his strikeout percentage so far this season. You do have to question just how long the Pirates can continue this winning stretch, but we know for sure that the Marlins are the worst team in baseball and don't have much value despite getting plus money in nearly every game. Rest advantage for the fish or not, the Pirates and the cheap price has to be the play. The Marlins aren't showing any signs of improvement game to game.