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The (24-33) Miami Marlins of the National League East Division will be in the “KEYSTONE STATE” for the first of a four-game series.
Miami plays the (26-32) Pittsburgh Pirates of the NL Central in 2017 Major League Baseball action.
The teams will play at PNC Park where the Three Rivers meet in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The First pitch is at 7:05 PM EST. On Thursday. June 8, 2017.
The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Miami Marlins were playing their baseball of the season, until the series in Chicago vs. The Cubs. Miami misses their former “ACE” Jose Fernandez, but others are beginning to step up their play.
Pittsburgh underachieved in the 2016 season, and it’s more of the same this year. The Pirates may blow up their roster if progress in not made.
The Opening Betting Line has the Miami Marlins as a +125 Road Underdog. The Betting Odds Total is Eight, And A Half Runs For Thursday’s matchup.
The 2017 Miami Marlins have won seven of their last ten but are on a two-game losing streak.
Miami is fourth in the division, thirteen games out of first place. The Marlins are 10-17 on the road this season and just 1-7 vs. The NL Central.
The highlight of 2017 took place on June 3rd when pitcher Edinson Volquez no-hit Arizona in a 3-0 home win.
Volquez takes the mound Thursday with a 2-7 record and has a 3.79 earned run average.
Left Fielder Marcell Ozuna leads the offense with a .324 batting average, a .389 on-base percentage with seventy-one hits.
First Baseman Justin Bour has a team-best sixteen home runs and forty RBI’S.
Starting Pitcher Dan Straily has a rotation best 3.59 ERA, four victories with sixty-nine strikeouts.
Reliever A.J. Ramos tops the bullpen with eight game saves.
Bovada. Lv, list the Miami Marlins at +5,000 to win the 2017 National League East Division Title.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 2-2 on their road trip. Pittsburgh plays at Baltimore on Wednesday in the finale of a two-game interleague set.
Pittsburgh is last in the NL Central; the right news is they are just four and a half games out of first-place.
The “BUCS” have a winning record at home as well against National League opponents.
Third Baseman Josh Harrison leads the batting order in three of five broad categories. Star Center Fielder Andrew McCutchen has a team-high twenty-nine RBI’S to his credit.
Starting Pitchers Ivan Nova and Gerrit Cole is the leaders on the staff. Pittsburgh is home for ten games and will hit the road on Monday. June 19th for seven games beginning in Milwaukee.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are listed at +3,300 to win the 2017 Major League Baseball National League Central Division Title.
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