San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins
|Date & Time||Thursday May 30, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)|
Miami Marlins / San Francisco Giants -- O/U:
The San Francisco Giants and the Miami Marlins meet in the finale of their three game set in MLB action from Marlins Park on Thursday.
The San Francisco Giants will look to salvage a win and avoid the sweep after dropping game two on Wednesday by a 4-2 score. Brandon Belt had a home run and two RBIs while Buster Posey and Steven Duggar each added a double. Pablo Sandoval, Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford each had base hits as well to round out San Fran’s offense as the Giants cranked out just six hits as a team in the loss. Madison Bumgarner took the loss, falling to 3-5 on the year after allowing two runs on six hits while striking out four over six innings of work. Tyler Beede will start game three and is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Beede's first career start against Miami
The Miami Marlins will look to complete the sweep after their victory in game two on Wednesday. Starlin Castro had a triple and an RBI while Neil Walker, Garrett Cooper and Harold Ramirez each added RBIs as well to round out Miami’s scoring with Walker adding a double. Jorge Alfaro went 4 for 4 with a double while Austin Dean, Brian Anderson, Miguel Rojas and Curtis Granderson each had base hits as well in the victory. Pablo Lopez gave up one run on four hits while striking out five over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Nick Anderson got the win to improve to 2-2 on the year while Sergio Romo closed out the 9th for his 11th save of the campaign. Sandy Alcantara will start game three and is 2-5 with a 4.50 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Alcantara’s first career start against San Francisco.
San Francisco is 1-6 in their last 7 games against the NL East and 26-53 in their last 79 games overall while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 road games. Miami is 2-6 in Alcantara’s last 8 starts and 4-0 in their last 4 home games while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against a left-handed starter. San Francisco is 4-10 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams and just 1-5 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Miami.
Alcantara has been touched up quite a bit this season, and Beede has an inflated ERA in his own right, so the over could be worth a look once it comes out. However, the difference between the two sides for me is that Miami is actually winning games right now while the Giants keep on losing, with their skid hitting seven games after Wednesday’s loss. I just don’t see the Giants turning things around any time soon so while it seems crazy, I’ll take the Marlins to pull off their third sweep in two weeks with a win on Thursday.