Miami Marlins (18-18) at Atlanta Braves (24-17)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Truist Park)
Sixto Sanchez (1-1) (2.37) vs. Kyle Wright (0-3) (7.20)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -125 / Miami Marlins +105 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves meet in an NL East division matchup from Truist Park on Tuesday night.
The Miami Marlins will look to build off of a 5-4 extra innings win over Atlanta last time out. Miguel Rojas went 4 for 5 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs while Jon Berti, Starling Marte and Jesus Aguilar each had an RBI to round out the scoring for the Marlins in the winning effort. Matt Joyce and Corey Dickerson each had a base hit as well to cap off the offense as a team in the winning effort for Miami. Jose Urena allowed three runs on four hits while striking out a pair over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Brandon Kintzler got the win to improve to 2-3 on the year while Nick Vincent closed the last inning for the Fish in the victory. Sixto Sanchez will start here and is 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Sanchez’s first career start against Atlanta.
The Atlanta Braves will look to rebound after their loss to the Marlins on Monday. Freddie Freeman had a double and two RBIs while Adam Duvall added a solo home run and Ender Inciarte chipped in a triple with an RBI to finish off the scoring for Atlanta in the win. Dansby Swanson and Adeiny Hechavarria each had two hits with a double while Travis d’Arnaud added a base hit as well in the victory for Atlanta. Ian Anderson allowed one run on two hits while striking out four over three innings of work, not factoring in the decision. A.J. Minter got the loss in relief to fall to 1-1 on the year. Kyle Wright will start here for the Braves and is 0-3 with a 7.20 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. In his career, Wright is 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA and 5 strikeouts against Miami.
Miami is 5-1 in their last 6 games within the division and 11-23 in their last 34 games following a win while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games overall. Atlanta is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall and 5-2 in their last 7 games following a loss while the over is 4-0-2 in their last 6 games within the division. The under is 9-0-2 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams in Atlanta.
I get why the over is worth a look as Wright’s been terrible as far as what we’ve seen from him this season has said, but I’m sure he turns it around at some point and against a Marlins team that’s not the hardest hitting team in the majors, this could be a good spot for that turnaround to happen. Sanchez has also pitched really well for Miami, allowing just five runs in 19 innings this year, so I’ll side with the under as my free pick for this game but my stronger play is on the side and I have that available as a premium play that you can find here.