Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds Game 2- 5/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (14-14) at Chicago White Sox (10-15)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
J Marquis (3-1) (5.22) vs. C Rodon (0-0) (2.84)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +117 / Cincinnati Reds -135 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, FS-Ohio
The Cincinnati Reds battle the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in interleague action.
The Cincinnati Reds have yet to go on a hot streak and need to do so to keep the Cardinals from getting to far ahead in the American League Central. The hot streak is on hold for a day after the Reds fell to the Pirates 7-2 on Thursday night. Starter Anthony DeSclafani struggled through five innings with three runs plated on seven hits and four free passes to absorb the loss. The pen let this one get out of hand with Kevin Gregg allowing three 7th inning runs to break open what was a one run contest. The Reds did have several chances to score with nine hits and a pair of walks but could muster just a solo homer from Todd Frazier and a double play RBI by Joey Votto. Veteran Jason Marquis opposes the White Sox Friday in an interleague match up. Marquis is shooting for his third consecutive win after beating Atlanta and Milwaukee with a combined five runs allowed on 12 hits over 14.1 frames.
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The Chicago White Sox are in need of some momentum to climb back in to the American League Central picture. Winning games would do that but their modest two game streak came to an end in a 4-1 to visiting Detroit on Thursday afternoon. Jose Quintana gave up a pair of runs on four hits and two BB through five innings while whiffing eight which was a losing effort when Dan Jennings allowed two more runs. The White Sox managed five hits and walked twice with Avail Garcia singling in Melky Cabrera with their lone run. Carlos Rodon gets his first career start against Cincinnati. Rodon has appeared in relief three times where he is 0-0 with a 2.84 ERA.
The under is 9-3 in Cincinnati’s last 12 Saturday games and are 16-38 in their last 54 road games. The under is 7-1-1 in Chicago’s last 9 home games while the White Sox are 2-6 in their last 8 overall and are 2-6 in their last 8 games on grass. Rain postponed the opener so it’s Marquis versus the rookie for now and I’ll go with Rodon…