San Francisco Giants (32-32) at Miami Marlins (23-42)
|Date & Time||Monday June 11, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Miami Marlins +155 / San Francisco Giants -165 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The San Francisco Giants and the Miami Marlins square off in game one of their three game set from Marlins Park in MLB action on Monday.
The San Francisco Giants will look to build some more steam after winning their series with the Nationals, taking the series finale by a final score of 2-0 on Sunday. Brandon Crawford accounted for four of the five Giant hits, going 4 for 4 with a two run home run and a pair of doubles, while Austin Jackson added a base hit of his own to round out San Francisco’s offense in the victory. Derek Holland got the win to improve to 4-6 this season after throwing five shutout innings, giving up just three hits while striking out four. Hunter Strickland closed out the 9th for his 13th save of the season. Madison Bumgarner will start game one and is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 3 strikeouts this season. In his career, Bumgarner is 2-3 with a 4.73 ERA and 40 strikeouts against Miami.
The Miami Marlins will look to rebound after dropping the rubber match of their three game set with San Diego on Sunday, losing the series finale by a final score of 3-1. JT Riddle had a single and an RBI, while Miguel Rojas added a base hit of his own as Miami mustered up just two base hits as a team, with the rest of the squad batting 0 for 23 with eight strikeouts. Jose Arena took the loss to fall to 1-8 this season after giving up all three runs on six hits while striking out five over six innings of work. Wei-Yin Chen will start game one and is 1-3 with a 5.86 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. In his career, Chen is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 2 strikeouts against San Francisco.
San Francisco is 4-1 in Bumgarner’s last 5 starts against the NL East and 7-2 in their last 9 games overall while the under is 3-0-1 in Bumgarner’s last 4 starts overall. Miami is 1-8 in their last 9 games against the NL West and 4-12 in their last 16 games overall while the under is 4-0 in Chen’s last 4 home starts. San Francisco is 2-5 in Bumgarner’s last 7 starts against Miami.
MadBum has had his struggles against the Fish, and was alright in his season debut. However, all season, no matter what the juice, fading Miami has usually done well for the bankroll. Miami is easily top two of the worst teams in the NL, if not the worst. The Giants are playing well right now, and Bumgarner should be able to use this as a game to get back on track so I’ll lay the juice with San Francisco here.