Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets
The Miami Marlins and the New York Mets face off on Saturday in Miami for game two of their series. The Mets are -126 favorites over the Marlins with an over/under run total set at 7.5.
The Miami Marlins have the worst record in baseball but it got a little better on Friday as they beat the Mets in game one of their series. Marcell Ozuna had three hits and Chris Coghlan and Juan Pierre had hits as the Marlins scored five runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Jacob Turner allowed five hits and struck out three over 7.0 scoreless innings to get the win and go to 1-0 on the season. For Saturday’s game Miami starts Jose Fernandez who lasted just 3.1 innings in his last start. For the season Fernandez has allowed 44 hits and 22 earned runs while striking out 52 over 52.1 innings for a 2-3 record and a 3.78 ERA.
The New York Mets were coming off of a sweep of the Yankees but they took another step back losing to the Marlins on Friday. Daniel Murphy and Omar Quintanilla each had two hits and Lucas Duda had a hit as the Mets scored one run on seven hits. Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum had another disappointing outing allowing seven hits and four runs while striking out four over 6.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 0-6 on the year. For Saturday’s game the Mets start Colin McHugh who didn’t win in his four starts last year and he has seen just two appearances this season both coming out of the bullpen. For the season McHugh has allowed six hits and four runs while striking out two over 3.0 innings for a 12.00 ERA.
Miami is 18-35 in their last 53 home games, 8-21 in their last 29 game two of a series, and 8-19 in their last 27 home games against a right handed starter. New York is 5-1 in their last six games, 3-9 in their last 12 against the NL East, and 0-4 in McHugh’s last four starts. New York is 11-6 in the last 17 meetings of these two.
Neither of these teams are good and while it doesn’t seem probable for the Marlins to win two games in a row they have a good chance of making that happen here.
Miami Marlins +116 New York Mets