Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 9/24/14
Milwaukee Brewers (80-77) at Cincinnati Reds (73-84)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Kyle Lohse (R) (12-8) (3.448) vs. Daniel Corcino (R) (0-1) (3.175)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +133 / Milwaukee Brewers -143 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, FSOH
The Cincinnati Reds look to add to the Milwaukee Brewers misery as the NL Central rivals meet for game two of their three game series at Great American Ballpark.
The Milwaukee Brewers lost 3-1 on Tuesday night as starting pitcher Matt Fiers gave up two home runs in the first inning and the Brewer bats failed to solve Johnny Cueto. The Brewers had just four hits in the loss as Carlos Gomez had two hits including a solo home run and stole his 34th base and Aramis Ramirez had two hits, but Ryan Braun went 0-4 with two strikeouts while also killing a rally hitting into a double play in the seventh inning. The Brewers started the season as the hottest team in baseball but will finish it as one of the most disappointing stories all season with their second half collapse.
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The Brewers will send Kyle Lohse to the mound on Wednesday as they attempt to at least save some face while coming up short in the postseason race. Lohse enters this contest with a WHIP of 1.19 and ERA of 3.71 while posting a record of 12-9. The veteran righty Lohse has struggled away from home with a 4.47 ERA across 18 starts while conceding 12 home runs. Lohse has performed well against the Reds though in four starts this year with an ERA of 2.92 over 24.2 innings.
The Cincinnati Reds are left to play spoiler to close out the year but they enjoyed that role fully on Tuesday night effectively putting the nail in the Brewers coffin. Reds starter Johnny Cueto continued his stellar season with eight innings of work allowing just one run on four hits to pick up his 19th win and flamethrower Aroldis Chapman earned his 34th save. The Reds offense had six total hits as Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco hit back-to-back jacks in the first inning and Todd Frazier, Brayan Pena and Zack Cozart each had doubles as well.
The Reds will start rookie righty Daniel Corcino on Wednesday who is making just his fifth appearance and third start. Corcino enters this game with a WHIP of 1.05 and ERA of 4.40 while striking out 13 batters over his first 14.1 innings of work. Corcino faced the Brewers on September 12th and allowed two runs on two hits over six innings to not factor in the decision.
The Reds are playing for fun with none of the mental baggage that the Brewers are carrying around so I will take my chances on the plus money here.