Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/13/14
San Diego Padres (18-21) at Cincinnati Reds (17-19)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Andrew Cashner (R) (2-5) (2.861) vs. Mike Leake (R) (2-3) (3.397)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -125 / San Diego Padres +115 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego, Ohio
The San Diego Padres head to Great American Ball Park to begin a weekday series with the Cincinnati Reds.
San Diego has been criticized for a lack of consistent scoring which has obviously affected the win/loss column but support wasn't an issue over the weekend with the Padres winning three straight verus visiting Miami by a 24-8 count. The Padres defeated the Fish 5-4 Sunday behind great starting pitching from Robbie Erlin who tossed six scoreless frames while the bullpen combo of Dale Thayer and Joaquin Benoit gave back two runs apiece. Will Venable led a ten hit attack with a solo homer while Chris Denorfia singled twice and drove in two. Andrew Cashner opens the series on the mound with Cincinnati on Tuesday. Cashner has some very solid numbers with a 2.86 ERA but his offense has struggled to support him with zero runs in three games.
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Cincinnati is still not hitting the ball many expect and that has squandered some pretty good pitching which in turn has made winning difficult. The Reds took two of three from the heavy hitting Rockies over the weekend with a 4-1 decion on Sunday in the series rubber match. The offense didn't crush the ball but didn't need to with Homer Bailey bringing his 'A' game with a solo homer given up over 7.1 innings of work while Aroldis Chapman recorded his first save as he struck out the side. The offense consisted of six hits with Todd Frazier cracking his 7th homer while Skip Schumaker drove in a pair. Cincinnati turns to Mike Leake on Tuesday as the right hander looks to end a two game losing streak. The Reds are only 2-5 in Leake's seven starts despite his 3.40 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 50.1 innings.
Neither team has won nuch with the respective hurlers which means there are other issues as well. I guess I trust the Reds more here then the Padres so I'll back them...