Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/31/14
Cincinnati Reds (23-29) at Arizona Diamondbacks (23-33)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Chase Field)
Johnny Cueto (R) (4-4) (1.829) vs. Brandon McCarthy (R) (1-6) (4.873)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +105 / Cincinnati Reds -115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, Ohio
The Cincinnati Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks collide in game three at Chase Field.
Cincinnati has yet to get hot and everytime they win a few and pick up some momentum they give it back. The offense has yet to get going as well which has compounded the problems. The Reds finally broke through with the bats in a 6-4 decision over Arizona Friday night. Mike Leake was given four early runs to work with and didn't waste them with three earned runs allowed on six hits over six frames. Cincy pounded out eleven hits with David Mesoraco slamming a pair of long balls and driving in five. Cincinnati turns to ace Johnny Cueto to pick up a win versus the Diamondbacks. Cueto comes in off a 4-3 road loss to the Dodgers with one of the for runs scored over 6.1 frames being earned.
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The Diamondbacks are still trying to right the ship from a poor start and might not get the job done. That's a big problem but the biggest issue is San Francisco has built a sizeable lead on them might have ended their season before it has even started. The Diamondbacks took another step in the wrong direction in Friday's defeat with Bronson Arroyo taking the loss with five runs plated on nine hits through seven innings. The Snakes posted seven hits and a base on balls with four players knocking in runs and three scoring. Brandon McCarthy looks to quiet the bats of visiting Cincinnati in game two of their series. McCarthy struggled last time out in a 7-5 victory over San Diego with five runs scored on nine hits in 6.2 innings.
McCarthy has generally been throwing the ball well but when Cueto gets the ball at low odds he is always worth a look in my view...