A group of fish from South Beach travel to the shores of Lake Michigan as the Miami Marlins open a three game series versus the Chicago Cubs in the Windy City tonight. First pitch at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field is scheduled for 8:05ET.
Its a homecoming of sorts for Miami manager Ozzie Guillen. He spent eight years on the south side of the city as skipper of the Chicago White Sox. Never at a lack for words, Guillen has already promised to tell certain members of the Chicago media what he thinks of them and their opinion of his departure for Florida. He was never a big fan of Wrigley Field either. Start your MLB Betting action on Marlins vs. Cubs game
But the game will go on and in it you will find an underachieving Marlins unit and a suddenly resurgent group of Cubbies, albeit, too late to avoid a probable house cleaning of veteran talent before the July 31 trade deadline.
The Marlins played Washington last night in Miami and emerged victorious behind ex Cub Carlos Zambrano 5-3. It’s a shame that “Big Z” will miss pitching against his ex teammates during this set of games. The win earned Miami a 2-2 split in the series versus the Nationals.
The Marlins (43-46) have had their ups and downs through these 89 games and find themselves in fourth place of the NL East, trailing the Mets by 3 games for third. They are 5-5 in their last 10 and 19-22 on the road.
As previously mentioned, Chicago (36-52) has finally begun to play well after a horrible start to the season. They are 12-4 in their last 16 and have won 7 of the past 10. Unfortunately for them, due to their early struggles, they are all but out of contention for a playoff spot, behind first place Cincinnati by 13.5 games in the NL Central. They’re a decent 22-20 at Wrigley. Check the MLB Odds for Marlins vs. Cubs game.
Tonight’s pitchers are righthander Anibel Sanchez (4-6, 4.12 ERA) for the visitors and southpaw Travis Wood (4-3, 3.05 ERA) for the Cubs. Miami is a road favorite at -$110, while Chicago is even money. The over/under is 9 ½ runs, but check out the sbgglobal.eu odds if anything changes before tonight’s game.
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