Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/28/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (45-59) at Cincinnati Reds (52-51)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Chase Anderson (R) (6-4) (3.580) vs. Homer Bailey (R) (8-5) (4.221)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -131 / Arizona Diamondbacks +121 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds hope to right the ship when the Arizona Diamondbacks come to town on Monday.
The Diamondbacks haven't been playing poorly although it's too late to make a difference in the National League West standings. The Snakes are in the position to give some new faces a look going forward and possibly wreck the playoff plans of a few contenders as well. Vidal Nuno is one of those faces after coming over from the Yankees but his pitching wasn't enough in a 4-2 loss at Philadelphia on Sunday. Nuno was charged with all four runs over 6.2 frames that dropped his record to 0-2 with Arizona. The offense mustered six hits with Paul Goldschmidt and Nick Ahmed driving in runs. The Diamondbacks turn to Chase Anderson on the bump in game number one of their series at Great American Ball Park. Anderson has gone 6-4 on the season with 3.58 ERA in eleven outings.
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Cincinnati appeared to be on their way to making some noise in the National League Central but things have been going south instead. The offense has gone in to a shell the last few weeks with defeats in nine of eleven following a 4-2 loss to visiting Washington on Sunday. Mat Latos threw well enough to win with three runs scored on three hits and four free passes through six innings to fall to 2-3. The Cincinnati offense produced seven hits and one walk Devin Mesoraco going 2-4 with a pair of RBI's with both coming in the 9th when the score was 4-0. Cincinnati looks to right hander Homer Bailey to the Reds in the win column. Bailey has thrown the ball well with an 8-5 record although his 4.22 ERA is a bit high in 20 starts covering nearly 124 innings.
Arizona is already out of the postseason conversation and Cincinnati is probably going down that path very soon. No advantage here for me to exploit except Arizona is plus money...