Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants
The Miami Marlins and the San Francisco Giants meet on Saturday for game two of their series in Miami. The Marlins are -140 favorites over the Giants with an over/under run total set at 7.5.
The Miami Marlins continue to hang around in the National League East standings as they have been playing well for the past several weeks. On Saturday Giancarlo Stanton had two hits including a home run, Chris Coghlan hit a three run home run, and Omar Infante had two hits as the Marlins scored seven runs on seven hits for the night. On the mound Josh Johnson allowed nine hits and three earned runs while striking out three over five innings for a no decision as Dan Jennings got the win and Steve Cishek got his first save of the season. For Saturday’s game Miami goes with Mark Buehrle who has won his last three decisions. For the season Buehrle has allowed 58 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 31 over 61.2 innings of work for a 3.36 ERA.
The San Francisco Giants play has improved of late but their rally fell short on Friday as they fell to the Marlins. Melky Cabrera had two hits including a home run, Gregor Blanco had three hits, and Angel pagan had two hits as the Giants scored six runs and 14 hits for the game. On the mound Tim Lincecum allowed six hits and six runs while striking out five over 5.2 innings to take his fifth loss of the year. For Saturday’s game San Francisco starts Madison Bumgarner who has lost his last two decisions after a hot start. For the season Bumgarner has allowed 52 hits and 19 earned runs while striking out 40 over 60 innings of work for a 2.85 ERA.
Miami is 9-2 in their last 11 games against the A.L. West, 17-7 in their last 24 games overall, and 4-0 in Buehrle’s last four starts. San Francisco is 5-2 in their last seven road games, 9-4 in their last 13 games against a left handed starter, and 1-4 in Bumgarner’s last five starts as an underdog. San Francisco is 6-2 in their last eight games in Miami.
We have two teams playing solid baseball but it is just tough to go against the Marlins who have been on a roll.
Miami Marlins -140 San Francisco Giants