Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 7/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (40-56) at Cincinnati Reds (37-59)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Robbie Ray (5-8) (4.40) vs. Keyvius Sampson (0-1) (5.51)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +100 / Arizona Diamondbacks -110 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, FS-Ohio
The Arizona Diamondbacks continue their series with the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Saturday action.
The Arizona Diamondbacks probably had dreams of competing for the National League West but the arms and bats have not been able to get on the same page. Nothing wen favorably for the Diamondbacks Friday in a 6-2 loss at Cincinnati. Zona starter allowed three runs on five hits and five BB over five frame to drop to 3-6 while three relievers gave up a run apiece. The Snakes mustered five hits and walked four times with Jean Segura going deep while Welington Castillo knocked in Michael bourn. Arizona has scheduled Robbie Ray as the starter at Great American Ball Park on Saturday. Ray had been struggling until beating the Dodgers 6-5 behind seven scoreless innings.
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The Cincinnati Reds have struggled the entire season and have been thrust in to the role of spoiler for awhile now. The Reds weren’t exactly spoilers in Friday’s win against visiting Arizona but a win is a win and a welcome sight. Cinci starter Dan Strailey upped his record to 5-6 with both runs given up on five hits and three base on balls through six innings. Cincinnati logged eight hits and nine walks with Tucker Barnhart going solo while Joey Votto going deep and driving in three while scoring twice. Cincinnati goes with Keyvius Sampson on the bump who hasn’t started a game since last year. Sampson has seven relief appearances in 2016 where he has gone 0-1 with a 5.51 ERA.
Arizona are 4-15 in their last 19 overall and are 4-15 in their last 19 games on grass while the over is 11-4 in their last 15 overall. The over is 7-1 in Sampson’s last 8 starts on grass and is 7-1 in Sampson’s last 8 starts overall. The under is 54-23-6in the last 83 meetings. Ugly describes the pitching…