15* National League GAME OF THE WEEK on Miami Marlins -131
Atlanta vs. Miami,
06/07/2012 19:10 EDT,
Score: 8 - 2
Money Line: -131 Miami
After losing the first two games of this series to the Atlanta Braves, the Miami Marlins are certainly hungry for a victory in Game 3 tonight to salvage this series. I believe they get that victory behind underrated left-hander Mark Buehrle.
Buehrle has proven to be an excellent addition to their rotation in the offseason. The left-hander is 5-5 with a 3.53 ERA and 1.189 WHIP in 11 starts this season, including 3-1 with a 3.37 ERA and 1.154 WHIP in five home starts.
Mike Minor has been one of the worst starters in the big leagues this year. Minor is 2-4 with a 6.98 ERA and 1.466 WHIP in 10 starts, 1-2 with a 7.27 ERA and 1.558 WHIP in six road starts, and 0-2 with an 8.04 ERA and 1.659 WHIP In his last three starts.
Minor has never beaten Miami, going 0-1 with a 7.65 ERA and 1.699 WHIP in four career starts. He gave up 6 earned runs over 4 2/3 innings of a 4-8 loss to the Marlins on May 16th. Buehrle has never lost to Atlanta, going 3-0 with a 4.05 ERA and 1.250 WHIP in three career starts. Take the Marlins Thursday.