Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/26/14
Cincinnati Reds (22-25) at Los Angeles Dodgers (26-24)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 26, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Johnny Cueto (R) (4-3) (1.862) vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) (4-2) (3.000)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -109 / Cincinnati Reds -101 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds head to the west coast to battle the Los Angeles Dodgers in Monday action.
Cincinnati has yet to get untracked and begin reeling off some wins because the offense hasn't found the stroke and a few key injuries have robbed them of production. The Reds dropped back to back contests to NL Central rival St Louis after a 4-0 defeat on Sunday with the bats struggling once again. Starter Mike Leake was a tough luck loser with a pair of runs scored on seven hits in six innings with Manny Parra charged with two runs in only 1/3 of a frame. The Cincinnati attack stalled on six hits and a single base on balls while striking out 13 times with Zack Cosart and Ryan Ludwick posting a pair of hits. Ace Johnny Cueto will be on the bump in game one of their series with the Dodgers. Cueto suffered through a rare off night in a 9-4 loss at Washington with eight runs plated (six earned) in 5.1 innings.
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Everytime the Dodgers win a game I am waiting for that inevitable hot streak to begin and I'm still waiting as they win a game or two tops. We'll see if Sunday's 6-0 decision at Philadelphia is the beginning of something after a dominating performance on the mound from a resurgent Josh Beckett. Beckett mowed down the Phillies for a complete game no hitter with three walks issued. The offense didn't waste the effort with an eleven hit attack that saw Justin Turner going solo with Adrian Gonzalez smacking three hits and knocking in two runs. Lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu toes the rubber in Monday's opener with Cincinnati. Ryu looks for consecutive wins after beating the Mets 4-3 with a pair of runs scored on nine hits in six innings.
I think both starters are capable of shutouts if at their best and the way runs are difficult to come by I am looking at the under but hate low totals...