San Francisco Giants (8-5) at Miami Marlins (6-7)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 6:10 pm (loanDepot park)
Aaron Sanchez (0-1) (2.70) vs. Sandy Alcantara (0-1) (2.45)
The Line: Miami Marlins -130 / San Francisco Giants +110 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The San Francisco Giants and the Miami Marlins meet in MLB action from Marlins Park on Saturday.
The San Francisco Giants will look to rebound after ending up on the wrong end of a 4-1 decision at the hands of the Marlins on Friday. Evan Longoria pretty much leads the Giants across the board at the plate, with team-best averages of .317 batting with a .391 OBP as well as 13 hits while also smacking 4 home runs and 9 RBIs. Brandon Crawford has 3 home runs and 8 RBIs with a pair of doubles while Mike Yastrzemski has a pair of doubles, a triple and 2 homers with 3 RBIs but also a team-high 17 strikeouts this season. Donovan Solano has also chipped in 12 hits for the Giants this season. Aaron Sanchez will get the start here and is 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 7 strikeouts this season. This will be Sanchez’s second career start against Miami.
The Miami Marlins will look to pick up another W after Friday’s victory over San Francisco. Jesus Aguilar leads the Fish with a .333 batting average and a .426 OBP while Adam Duvall has made quite the impact for his new club, leading the Marlins with 4 home runs and 10 RBIs already this season. Starling Marte has a team-high 16 hits with 2 home runs and 7 RBIs while Miguel Rojas has a team-high 5 doubles and Corey Dickerson has 4 doubles for the Marlins already this season. Sandy Alcantara will start here and is 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. In his career, Alcantara is 0-1 with a 1.32 ERA and 10 strikeouts against San Francisco.
San Francisco is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a right-handed starter and 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 Saturday games. Miami is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 2-7 in their last 9 games against the NL West while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that could be made for both teams here, as the Giants have had their fair share of early success so far this season and the Marlins have their ace on the bump in Alcantara which is always potential for a victory in itself. With that said, I think Aaron Sanchez comes to battle on Saturday, and I think Alcantara brings his usual nasty ace=type stuff and we see a good, old-fashioned pitcher’s duel here. Give me the under.