Miami Marlins (28-25) at Atlanta Braves (31-22)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Truist Park)
Jose Urena (0-2) (6.00) vs. Bryse Wilson (0-0) (7.04)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -184 / Miami Marlins +169 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves meet Tuesday in MLB action from SunTrust Park.
This will be the second matchup in a four-game set between the Marlins and Braves this week. In the series opener on Monday, we had seven runs scored in the first inning alone. When the dust settled Atlanta had eked out a 5-4 victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Marlins jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the top of the first, but then coughed up four runs in the bottom and never got the lead back. Jesus Aguilar was one of the top hitters for Miami there, with two hits, one run and one RBI. Starting pitcher Trevor Rogers went 4.0 innings with eight hits, five earned runs and six strikeouts with two walks.
In the Tuesday starting pitcher role, Miami will go with Jose Urena. Over three starts this season, Urena is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 15.0 innings total. In his MLB career, Urena is 32-45 with a 4.60 ERA and 401 strikeouts in 588.2 innings.
Over on the Braves’ side, starting pitcher Huascar Ynoa started out shaky Monday but ended up doing okay on 3.0 innings, three earned, five hits and one walk. Ozzie Albies posted two hits, one RBI and one run to lead the offense.
In the Monday starting pitcher role, the Braves will send out Bryse Wilson. In four games (no starts) without a decision this year, Wilson has a 7.04 ERA with six strikeouts in 7.2 innings. Over his MLB career, Wilson is 2-1 with a 7.01 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 34.2 innings. Cole Hamels was going to be the starter here, but he’s done for the season due to shoulder fatigue.
The Marlins are 4-1 in their last five Tuesday games and 4-11 in their last 15 games versus a left-handed starter. Miami is 10-28 in their last 38 during game two of a series and the under is 5-0 in their last five Tuesday games.
Meanwhile, the Braves are 45-18 in their last 63 games as a home favorite and 74-32 in their last 106 games as a favorite. Atlanta is 3-7 in their last 10 Tuesday games and 1-4 in their last five during game two of a series.
Pick: I’m going with the Braves here, but it’s close. Urena went five innings with three runs in a no-decision versus Atlanta back on September 7, and had a good start versus the Red Sox his last time up. In that one, Urena went 5.1 innings with two earned runs. As for the Hamels situation, it’s a pretty bad draw for Atlanta, and they’ll have some patching up to do in the rotation. Still, I think the Braves have enough talent to cover it in this one.