Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds - 5/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (15-32) at Milwaukee Brewers (21-26)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Miller Park)
A Simon (1-5) (10.15) vs. C Anderson (2-6) (5.33)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -150 / Cincinnati Reds +140 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, FSO
Saturday afternoon in MLB action from Miller Park, we’ve got another installment of the weekend series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers.
This will be game two of the set. On Friday, the Brewers scored four times in the fourth inning on the way to a 9-5 victory.
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For Saturday’s game, the Reds will be turning to right-hander Alfredo Simon. It’s been a tough year for Simon in his nine games (eight starts) and 1-5 record for a bloated 10.16 ERA and a 2.15 WHIP in 36.1 innings. On Sunday against the Mariners, Simon had another tough day with five runs on nine hits in five innings.
The top-heavy Reds batting order boasts a pretty solid group of hitters. Zach Cozart has 44 hits with 24 runs and 16 RBI. Jay Bruce has 41 hits with 24 runs and 29 RBI. Joey Votto is hitting just .206, but has 25 RBI and 21 runs to his credit. Votto snagged a solo home run on Friday.
The Brewers will be giving Saturday’s start to right-hander Chase Anderson. In his nine games and 2-6 record this year, Anderson has compiled a 5.33 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP in 49 innings. In Sunday’s loss to the Mets, Anderson gave up three runs on four hits in five innings.
You’ll recognize most of the names at the top of the Brewers’ order. Ryan Braun leads the way on 53 hits with 23 runs and 30 RBI. Jonathan Villar has 52 hits with 23 runs and 18 RBI. Villar went off on Friday for three hits, two runs and two RBI. Chris Carter has popped a team-high 13 homers with 26 runs and 31 RBI this year. Carter went 0-for-5 on Friday, though.
The Reds are 0-5 in their last five game twos of a series, and 0-4 in their last four Saturday games.
As for the Brewers, they’re 8-21 in their last 29 Saturday games and 1-6 in Anderson’s last seven starts.
I can’t rely on Simon for much of anything these days, so I’ll take the Brewers for a victory. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the over come in, either.