San Francisco Giants (33-33) at Miami Marlins (24-42)
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 12, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Miami Marlins +115 / San Francisco Giants -125 --- Over/Under: 8
The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins meet Tuesday in MLB action at Marlins Park.
The San Francisco Giants look for a bounce back performance after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Giants have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than two runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 75 hits and 31 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria have combined for 123 hits and 63 RBI. Chris Stratton gets the ball, and he is 7-3 with a 4.63 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. This will be Stratton’s first career game against the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Marlins have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Miami Marlins have won four of their last five games when scoring more than one run. Brian Anderson leads the Marlins with 77 hits and 32 RBI while Starlin Castro and Derek Dietrich have combined for 134 hits and 49 RBI. Trevor Richards gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 5.02 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. This will be Richards’ first career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in Strattons last 5 road starts and 5-0 in Strattons last 5 starts. The Marlins are 6-2 in their last 8 Tuesday games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-8 in their last 9 vs. National League West. The Giants are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Miami, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Stratton has been better as of late, allowing six runs in his last 15 innings, and the Giants have won five straight games in which he has pitched. Richards has been hit hard much of this season, allowing 29 hits and 17 runs in 28.2 innings of work and has walked 14 batters. You're getting a good pirce simply to fade the Marlins here. The Giants also can't afford to give games away against lesser clubs when they're playing in such a tough and close division. I like the Giants to bounce back here.