Reds at Phillies - 6/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (22-27) at Philadelphia Phillies (19-33)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
M Leake (2-4) (4.66) vs. S O'Sullivan (1-4) (4.81)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies / Cincinnati Reds --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-OH, CSN-PHI
The Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Reds have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Reds have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Todd Frazier leads Cincy with 52 hits and 31 RBI while Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips have combined for 45 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have lost seven straight road games. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he’s 3-4 with a 3.03 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 1-4 with a 5.52 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies look to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Phillies have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Phillies have lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Ben Revere leads Philly with 51 hits and 15 RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 46 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have won five of their last eight home games. Sean O'Sullivan takes the hill, and he’s 1-4 with a 4.81 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be O'Sullivan’s second career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 11-26 in their last 37 during game 1 of a series and 21-9 in Cuetos last 30 starts. The Phillies are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League Central and 1-5 in O'Sullivans last 6 starts. The Reds are 7-22 in the last 29 meetings in Philadelphia and 11-23 in the last 34 meetings overall.
The Phillies can't score, and one of the better pitchers in the game should keep that up. I like the Reds to strike first blood in this series.