Miami Marlins (8-9) at San Francisco Giants (11-7)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 9:45 pm (Oracle Park)
Daniel Castano (0-0) (1.80) vs. Aaron Sanchez (0-1) (2.45)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -140 / Miami Marlins +130 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants meet Thursday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Miami Marlins look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Marlins have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Marlins are 6-3 this season when scoring four or more runs. Miguel Rojas leads the Marlins with 18 hits and six RBI while Starling Marte and Corey Dickerson have combined for 35 hits and 11 RBI. Daniel Castano gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA and zero strikeouts this season. This will be Castano’s second career game against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Giants have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Giants are 5-3 this season when scoring four or more runs. Evan Longoria leads the Giants with 16 hits and nine RBI while Donovan Solano and Buster Posey have combined for 28 hits and seven RBI. Aaron Sanchez gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series. The Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 9-4 in their last 13 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Marlins last 8 overall. The under is 12-4 in Giants last 16 overall. The Marlins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco.
This is a tough schedule spot for the Miami Marlins, who have to travel across the country with no day off in-between. However, the Marlins have been the more consistent team this season and they just took two of three from the Giants. That lone loss to the Giants was a 1-0 shutout loss. Aaron Sanchez has looked good through three starts for a pitcher who didn't pitch last season, but there's still value with the fish and the plus money.