MLB Daily Double – Thursday, August 8

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Our streak of correctly predicting the MLB Daily Double continues into Thursday. We have now correctly predicted 9 ball games in a row. We look to keep it going tonight and offer our viewers two more enticing picks in a night where there are few MLB games to pick from. Nonetheless, we are confident in our analysis. To stay up to date on all our MLB Daily Double predictions check out our Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves (August 8 – 19:10 EST)

Expected Pitchers: Elieser Hernandez (1-4, ERA: 5.66) vs Dallas Keuchel (3-4, ERA: 3.86)

At this point in the MLB season, it is quite clear that these teams are on the opposite ends of the National League standings. The Braves are second only to the Dodgers in the NL, while the Marlins sit dead last. When a team is as dreadful as the Marlins, there is no need to discuss form. The only valid statistic worth knowing is their overall record of 42-71 (0.372). The Braves have dominated the head to head matchup this season, winning 12 of the 16 meetings between the teams. Keuchel kept Miami to only two runs in 7 innings during the lone meeting he started this season. Furthermore he is 2-1 and has a dazzling 1.86 ERA in three career starts against the Marlins. The Braves are a great ball club, all of their major stats regarding offence and defence rank in the top 10 of the MLB. Meanwhile, the Marlins cannot seem to catch a break. It seems to be struggle after struggle for this team and that trend looks like it will continue tonight as they host the Braves.


San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies (August 8 – 21:45 EST)

Expected Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner (6-7, ERA: 3.86) vs Aaron Nola (10-2, ERA: 3.60)

This one looks to be a competitive matchup between two teams with similar records. However, one of these teams looks to be trending downward. For starters, the Giants have not been great at home. They boast a record of 1-4 in their last 5 home games. This is a concern, especially if we factor in the Phillies’ excellent road record of 6-4 in their last 10. These teams have only played each other on three occasions this year. The Phillies took 2 out of the possible 3 in convincing fashion. The Phillies are looking to pick up the pace and solidify a playoff spot. As of now, they are two games back of the first wild card spot. Look for them to have a strong outing tonight. Nola is looking to remain hot as he pitched another dominant outing last Saturday. He ended the evening by striking out 10 over 7 innings in a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. On the other hand, Bumgarner has been struggling as of late. In his last appearance on the mound, he allowed five runs on eight hits over 5 innings. Ultimately, we can look forward to Nola remaining in great form and stealing this game for the Phillies.