Friday's MLB Picks of the Day: Pitching Gems & Big Studs

Joe Catalano

Friday, September 25, 2015 1:58 PM GMT

Thanks to Johnny Cueto's resilience, we had a profitable day yesterday and are on a bit of a run as the regular season is starting to come to a close. Stand by for our MLB Picks of the Day.

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Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins: Jose Fernandez To the Bank
Both of these teams have had terrible seasons, but the only difference is that the Marlins have been filled with injuries. They're without one of the best hitters and definitely strongest man in the game in Giancarlo Stanton and were with without ace, Jose Fernandez for most of the season and Dee Gordon for part of the season when Gordon was on a hot streak. The Atlanta Braves really have no excuses as they are a team that's rebuilding and this is as bad as the Braves have been in the last two decades.

 

Fernandez Is Back
That's all that you need to know in this game as Miami was a better team without him than Atlanta. Since Fernandez's return, he's picked up right where he left off as he's a perfect 5-0 with a 2.18 ERA.

In 30 innings at Marlins Stadium, Jose Fernandez possesses a 1.20 ERA. Atlanta has no chance against the MLB odds in this game, if table setters such as Dee Gordon can scratch out a few runs by getting on base and using his speed because Fernandez won't give up anything. As long as he keeps his pitch count to a minimum and the bullpen pitches an inning or two, Miami is destined to win this particular game. Although the Marlins are a bad team also, they have a bright future with Jose Fernandez and Giancarlo Stanton. As for the Braves, they're this is a testing period to see who is Major League level material.

MLB Pick: Marlins -200 at 5 Dimes 

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New York Mets vs. Cincinnati RedsTop Notch Pitching Staff
Mets fans have been waiting for a team like this because good pitching wins baseball games and the Mets have the deepest staff in the majors.

The Dodgers might have Greinke and Kershaw, but the Mets have more young arms and a better overall team. This is such a good pitching staff that Greg Maddux said that the Mets pitching staff is better than the Braves of the 90's. New York is destined to win a World Series. Will it be this season? Time will tell and Matt Harvey will need to stop the confusion.

 

Daniel Murphy
New York is coming off of a nice offensive outburst against Cincy in which Daniel Murphy, Yoenis Cespedes, and Lucas Duda, were all major factors. As long as these guys hit, they might very well be the best team in the Major Leagues.

He's not the best player on the team, but Daniel Murphy is the most professional and reliable Met. Murph has his average up to .282 with 13 HR and 69 RBI and this was after one of the worst starts in his career.

Daniel Murphy is 12 for his last 26 at bats with 3 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, and 6 RBI. The guy can do it all as he's the definition of a gamer that wears his heart on his sleeve. As long as Murphy hits, it's contagious. RIght now, Murphy is hitting well and with Noah Syndergaard taking the mound, New York should take care of business as our MLB pick, despite the Reds possessing one of the biggest studs in the game in Joey Votto. Pitching and momentum win out here.

MLB Pick: Mets -133 at 5 Dimes 3 UNIT PLAY

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