Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 4/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (0-1) at Cincinnati Reds (1-0)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Aaron Nola (0-0) (0.00) vs. B Finnegan (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -125 / Philadelphia Phillies +115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN2, FS-Ohio
The Philadelphia Phillies continue their visit with the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.
The Philadelphia Phillies have finally turned things over to their younger players to begin rebuilding. The Phillies looked good until the bullpen coughed up five late runs in a 6-2 defeat at Cincinnati. A great outing by Jeremy Hellickson went for naught with an unearned run allowed over six frames as David Hernandez and James Russell allowed five runs in the 8th. The offense struggled as well with six hits and a BB that saw Freddy Galvis crack a two run homer in the second for a 2-1 lead that lasted until the 8th. Aaron Nola gets his first start of 2016 looking to build on a very successful rookie campaign. In 13 starts last season Nola compiled a 6-2 record with a 3.59 ERA but did serve up eleven homers.
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The Cincinnati Reds have gone all in with a young group of pitchers who need experience at the major league level. Cincinnati persevered in their season opener with great work on the mound combining with some late scoring to open the year at 1-0. Starter Raisel Iglesias was at the top of his game with both runs plated on six hits and seven strikeouts through six innings with four relievers putting up zeros. The bats logged six hits and walked three times with Joey Votto and Jay Bruce both going 1-4and driving in two runs apiece while Zack Cosart went 3-3 with a run knocked in and scored. Left hander Brandon Finnegan gets a shot at making the Cincinnati rotation when he toes the rubber on Wednesday versus Philadelphia. In 27 appearances Finnegan has only four starts under his belt.
The over is 6-1-1 in Philadelphia last 8 Wednesday games and Philadelphia are 29-64 in their last 93 road games while going 20-41 in their last 61 Wednesday games. The over is 7-1 in Cincinnati last 8 vs. National League East and the Reds are 7-23 in their last 30 home games while the over is 19-7 in their last 26 home games. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Cincinnati. I’m a Phillies fan and I think this is a chance to win and hopefully Nola tosses a complete game to avoid the pen…