Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves Game 2 - 8/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (48-71) at Atlanta Braves (64-51)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 13, 2018 at 7:35 pm (SunTrust Park)
Trevor Richards vs. Mike Foltynewicz
The Line: Atlanta Braves / Miami Marlins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSSE
The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves meet Monday in game two of a MLB doubleheader at SunTrust Park.
The Miami Marlins could use a feel good victory here after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Marlins have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Miami Marlins have lost 12 of their last 13 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 129 hits and 42 RBI while Brian Anderson and Derek Dietrich have combined for 239 hits and 91 RBI. Trevor Richards gets the ball, and he is 3-7 with a 3.98 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. This will be Richards’ first career game against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Braves have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Atlanta Braves have won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads the Braves with 147 hits and 76 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies have combined for 273 hits and 131 RBI. Mike Foltynewicz gets the ball, and he is 9-7 with a 2.98 ERA and 145 strikeouts this season. Foltynewicz is 4-1 with a 3.71 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 4-0 in their last 4 second games of a double-header, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-7 in their last 8 vs. National League East. The Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 Monday games, 5-11 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Foltynewiczs last 5 home starts. The Marlins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Atlanta, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the Braves are 7-1 in Foltynewiczs last 8 starts vs. Marlins.
Picking the Miami Marlins in their current form probably isn't the best idea, as this club can't put runs together and have won just two games in the last three weeks. The Atlanta Braves have found their offensive mojo recently and have simply owned the Marlins in recent meetings. This is a series the Braves can use to create some seperation from the rest of the NL East, and I don't expect them to let up. The Marlins are probably fade material for the rest of the season given the way they've played all second half.