Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/3/14
Milwaukee Brewers (20-9) at Cincinnati Reds (13-15)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Yovani Gallardo (R) (2-0) (1.911) vs. Johnny Cueto (R) (2-2) (1.149)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -153 / Milwaukee Brewers +143 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Wisconsin, Ohio
The Milwaukee Brewers look for another win at Great American Ball Park versus the Cincinnati Reds.
NL Central Leader ended a two game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Cicinnati to open their series on a positive note. The offense hasn't been hitting nthe ball the past several games but didn't need to do much with starter Wily Peralta shutting down the Reds attack. Peralta tossed a three hit shutout over eight frames with seven strikeouts to improve to 4-1. Peralta took care of his own offense as well with a two run double in the 5th which was all he needed. Milwaukee sends red hot Yovani Gallardo to the mound who has opened the season six straight quality starts. Gallardo is 2-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 37.2 innings pitched.
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Cincinnati has yet to get their feet under them and begin stringing the wins together and Friday's defeat extended their losing streak to three. The Reds normally reliable offense has not been swinging the bat and scoring runs and the arms haven't been ble to win themselves. That trend continued in Friday's loss and it squandered a great performance by Mike Leake who allowed both runs on seven hits over eight innings of work. The bats were stuck in neutral on three hits and a pair of bases on balls and simply didn't threaten. Ace Johnny Cueto is scheduled to be on the mound against Central leading Milwaukee. Cueto has been one of the best hurlers in the game with a 2-0 mark and 0.77 ERA covering 47 innings.
Both pitchers have been dealing which says that runs could be at a premium. This is a low total offenses that have big potential. The big odds on the Brewers are probably worth a shot but I'll throw the under out there...