Atlanta Braves (34-29) at Miami Marlins (23-38)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 1:10 PM (Marlins Park)
Line and Odds: Atlanta (-1.5) — Over/Under: 7.5
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The Miami Marlins host the Atlanta Braves to finish off their three game series Sunday afternoon in an NL East rivalry match up.
The Miami Marlins were stood up and sat down all Saturday in their second loss of the series as the Marlins only got four hits in the outing, and only two of which came against Teheran. On a positive note, the Marlins did get a great outing from Trevor Richards, the RHP went seven innings and allowed only one run on two hits. Sadly, the performance wasn’t matched at the plate and Richards fell to 3-6 on the season. At the plate, the Marlins benched Harold Ramirez due to his recent 0/16 drought at the plate. However, when given the opportunity to pinch hit he was able to end the drought, and will look to revamp back to his over .300 batting average he currently is at on the season.
RHP Pablo Lopez gets the nod for the final game of the series, coming into the game he currently holds a 4-5 record and a 4.52 ERA. Lopez has been quite inconsistent since May, where he has had six starts, the first start of may he allowed zero runs, in the second he allowed ten, then another zero run game, then he allowed four runs in 3.2 innings. However, in his last two starts Lopez has give up only one run in a total of 12 innings pitched. The 23 year old will look to continue the great play of his last two games and help the Marlins avoid getting swept.
Despite their two wins to kick off the series, the Braves have yet to make up any ground on the division leading Philadelphia Phillies. However, wins are wins and there is still plenty of time for the Braves to make their way to the top of the standings. Especially with the addition of LHP Dallas Keuchel, a great piece to add to the rotation assuming he’s still to the same caliber. The lone run of the game came on a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning by catcher, Tyler Flowers, bringing in Austin Riley to put the Braves up 1-0, which would be enough to hold off the Marlins. Teheran has continued to dominate and could be a key piece for the Braves season success if he continues to play at a high level as the season goes on. However, the focus currently needs to be on Sunday afternoon where the Braves need to produce better at the plate if they expect to win.
Taking the mound for the Braves will be LHP Max Fried who comes into the game with a 7-3 record and 3.68 ERA. Fried had been pitching extremely well over the course of the season prior to his last two outings, but now has hit some bumps in the road that the 25 year old will look to get over. In his latest outing, Fried gave up a season high five runs in just four innings pitched against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fried’s recent struggles are concerning, but the Braves and anyone else truly would be foolish to be ready to dismiss his success this season, but he has a chance to prove himself and bounce back as the Braves will rely on him to lead them to the sweep.
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5-5 in last ten games.
3-4-3 O/U/E record in past 10 games.
0-7-4 O/U/E record in Lopez starts.
5-5 in last ten games.
1-3-6 O/U/E record in past 10 games.
3-1-8 O/U/E record in Fried starts.
Free MLB Prediction Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins
In a game of young pitchers and both teams coming off of a bad night at the plate, expect enough production to put the score over 7.5, give me the over.
PICK: Over 7.5