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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miami Marlins – 9/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


2019-09-04 18:05:00 EDT

The Miami Marlins and the Pittsburgh Pirates will continue their MLB series on Wednesday.

In the Tuesday opener of this set, the Marlins eked out a comeback 5-4 victory in 10 innings.

For Wednesday’s game, the Marlins will send out Robert Dugger in the start. Across his 12.0 innings and 0-1 record this year, Dugger has a 4.50 ERA with 10 Ks and five walks.

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Miami posted two runs in the final pair of innings to come away with the win Tuesday. Both came courtesy of solo homers from Rojas and Cooper.

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Over on the Pirates’ side, they’re going with Trevor Williams in the Wednesday start. Over 119.2 innings and a 7-6 mark, Williams has a 5.26 ERA with 90 Ks and 33 BBs.

The Pirates were pretty futile from the plate Tuesday outside of Adam Frazier, who came away with three of the team’s four hits with a homer and three RBI.

The Marlins are 16-36 in their last 52 in game two of a series and 8-20 in their last 28 Wednesday games. The over is 8-2-1 in Miami’s last 11 in game two of a series and the under is 13-5-2 in their last 20 Wednesday games.

Meanwhile, the Pirates are 4-0 in their last four in game two of a series and 0-7 in their last seven Wednesday games. Pitt is 5-1 in Williams’ last six starts in game two of a series and 7-2 in his last nine Wednesday starts.

Dugger’s first start early last month didn’t go so well (six earned; 5.0 innings), but he came back with zero earned on three hits in 7.0 frames versus the Reds his last time up.

As for Williams, he has consecutive quality starts—and wins—following a bad stretch last month and is 4-2 in his last six. Still, if Dugger can come out solid here I like the Marlins’ chances at a victory.

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