San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/2/14
Cincinnati Reds (43-40) at San Diego Padres (37-47)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 3:40 pm (PETCO Park)
Johnny Cueto (R) (8-5) (1.882) vs. Tyson Ross (R) (6-8) (3.177)
The Line: San Diego Padres +116 / Cincinnati Reds -126 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Ohio, FS-San Diego
The San Diego Padres and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Wednesday at PETCO Park for game three of their series.
The San Diego Padres have had a tough season but they have had their way with the Cincinnati Reds this week winning again on Tuesday. Seth Smith had three hits including a home run, Carlos Quentin had two hits including a home run, and Yasmani Grandal and Alex Amarista each had two hits as the Padres scored eight runs on 16 hits. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy allowed seven hits and a run while striking out five over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 6-9 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Padres start Tyson Ross who has lost his last four decisions. For the season Ross has allowed 95 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 102 over 107.2 innings for a 6-8 record and a 3.18 ERA.
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The Cincinnati Reds struggles continued on Tuesday as they lost once again in San Diego. Devin Mesoraco had two hits including a home run and Billy Hamilton and Zack Cosart each had two hits as the Reds scored two runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Mike Leake allowed 11 hits and three runs while striking out four over 5.2 innings to take the loss and a fall to 6-7 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Reds start Johnny Cueto who has won his last three decisions. For the season Cueto has allowed 75 hits and 26 earned runs while striking out 122 over 124.1 innings for an 8-5 record and a 1.88 ERA.
San Diego is 6-2 following a win, 3-9 in in game three of a series, and 0-5 in Ross’ last five starts. Cincinnati is 6-3 against the NL West, 13-6 in their last 19 road games, and 39-14 in Cueto’s last 53 starts as a favorite. Cincinnati is 1-5 in their last six meetings against San Diego.
I am not seeing many runs here and my free pick is an easy one, the under. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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