A favorable pitching matchup spells good things for the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night
July 26, 2022
Hunter Greene has struggled this season, creating an opportunity for Miami in Cincy
Marlins at Reds
Great American Ball Park – Cincinnati, OH
6:40 PM ET
SuperBook Line: Miami -114 | Cincinnati +104
A quick glance at the pitching matchups can often provide an easy path to take. Such is the case tonight in Cincinnati.
Fading Hunter Greene has been a winning strategy all season. There’s no reason to think anything will change when he takes on the Marlins at home.
The 22-year-old hurler is just 3-11 on the season, with a hefty 5.78 ERA. The Reds have dropped five of his last six starts. In the month of July, Greene has given up 11 runs on 15 hits, scattered across just 16.1 innings.
In other words, teams tend to light up the scoreboard when he’s on the mound. Miami is hoping to be the latest club to benefit from this matchup.
The Marlins need a jumpstart. In their last 10 games, they’re just 4-6, thanks in large part to a paltry .217 team batting average during that span.
Miami dropped the series opener on Monday night, falling 11-2. The Marlins scattered seven hits but failed to do much damage.
The one positive from the box score was the number of batters who got involved, however. Seven different Marlins had hits in the loss, a sign that perhaps things are starting to turn the corner.
They have the perfect opportunity to get back on track. If they can’t rack up some runs against Greene, it’ll be time to worry in Miami.
That won’t happen, however. They’ll get rolling tonight. That’s what happens when Hunter Greene takes the bump.
Richard DeMala’s pick: Miami M/L (-114)
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