For Wednesday were going to take a look at the Pirates and Marlins. The first game in their series was a dreadful six to seven innings to watch. Neither team could advance base runners and featured multiple double plays.

The game flipped when Pittsburgh’s bullpen entered the game with two on and one out in the top of the eighth. Pittsburgh’s bullpen has been shaky all year and Miami took advantage of it. Two runs were walked in, along with a sac fly, single, and a double by Christian Yelich. Suddenly the Marlins had scored five runs and led 6-2.

I’m going to ignore that half inning tonight and focus on what these two teams have struggled with over the last week to week and a half. Hitting. Miami struggled in their series against the Reds, and Pittsburgh had an up and down series against the Diamondbacks.

Tom Koehler has had a couple of decent outings after an atrocious few starts in the early part of July.

Until Miami can break out and show they can put up runs multiple innings, unders should be a safe trend when they have a solid ace on the mound.

Take it tonight, as Locke and Koehler should prevent their respective bullpens from entering before the 7th.


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