Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
The Miami Marlins and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Sunday in game three of their series. The Marlins are -170 favorites over the Diamondbacks with an over/under run total set at 7.
The Miami Marlins appeared to be headed towards another loss on Saturday but they were able to rally to get the win and end their six game losing streak. Hanley Ramirez had one hit and drove in one run, Logan Morrison hit a solo home run, and Jose Reyes had a hit and drove in a run as the Marlins scored three runs on 10 hits. On the mound Anibal Sanchez allowed three hits and two earned runs while striking out 14 over seven innings but didn’t factor in the decision as it was Steve Cishek who got his second win of the year. For Sunday’s game Florida starts Josh Johnson who hasn’t won yet this season but looks to be coming back into form. For the season Johnson has allowed 31 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 17 in 23.1 innings of work for a 4.63 ERA.
The Arizona Diamondbacks looked to be cruising to a win on Saturday but there is a reason the whole nine innings are played and they were given a reminder of that. Gerardo Parra had a hit, an RBI, and scored a run, Willie Bloomquist had a hit and scored a run, and Miguel Montero had a hit as the Diamondbacks scored two runs on three hits. On the mound Ian Kennedy allowed seven hits and a run while striking out five over 6.1 innings of work to not factor in the decision as David Hernandez blew the save and Brad Ziegler took the loss. For Sunday’s game Arizona starts Wade Miley who makes his second start of the year while working mostly out of the bullpen earlier in the year. For the season Miley has allowed nine hits and three runs while striking out nine over 14.2 innings of work for a 1.84 ERA.
Miami is 5-1 in their last six home games, 1-6 in their last seven games overall, and 30-11 in Johnson’s last 41 home starts. Arizona is 3-8 in their last 11 games overall, 2-9 in their last 11 games as a road underdog, and 6-1 in Miley’s last seven starts. Arizona is 4-1 in their last five games in Miami.
The line in this game is absurd as while I like Johnson, he hasn’t pitched well enough and Miami hasn’t played well enough to merit this price and the Diamondbacks have a very good chance at a big price.
Arizona Diamondbacks +150 Miami Marlins