Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/6/14
New York Mets (67-74) at Cincinnati Reds (66-75)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Dillon Gee (R) (6-6) (3.811) vs. Johnny Cueto (R) (16-8) (2.261)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -164 / New York Mets +154 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, FSN-OH
The New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds play game two on Saturday afternoon.
The New York Mets have won three straight and have pulled within seven games of a .500 record. The Mets offense has picked up the pace, scoring four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Mets have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Lucas Duda has a four-game hitting streak and Curtis Granderson is coming off a four-RBI game. The New York Mets have an ERA of 3.59, which is 13th in the majors. Dillon Gee gets the ball, and he’s 6-6 with a 3.81 ERA and has 78 strikeouts in 113.1 innings. Gee is 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA in two career starts against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds have lost six of their last seven games and are nine games below .500. The Reds pitching staff has allowed five or more runs in four straight games. The Reds have an ERA of 3.57, which is 11th in the majors, and they’ve lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Todd Frazier has homered twice in his last six games and Jay Bruce has hit in seven of his last nine games. Starting is Johnny Cueto, who is 16-8 with a 2.26 ERA and has 205 strikeouts in 207 innings. Cueto is 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA in nine career starts against the Mets.
The Mets are 1-4 in Gees last 5 starts during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Gees last 4 starts with 5 days of rest. The Reds are 5-0 in Cuetos last 5 starts during game 2 of a series and 12-4 in Cuetos last 16 starts overall.
Tough to pick against the Reds with Cueto on the mound. After all, the Reds have to get back on track eventually, right?