Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres - 6/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (27-28) at Cincinnati Reds (23-29)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
O Despaigne (3-3) (4.56) vs. M Lorenzen (1-1) (3.06)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -105 / San Diego Padres -105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Ohio, FS-San Diego
The San Diego Padres go for back to back road wins at the expense of the Cincinnati Reds.
The San Diego Padres are looking to make the National League West a three team race and are doing their part after Friday’s 6-2 victory at Cincinnati gave the team wins in eight of eleven. Everything clicked for the Padres with starter Tyson Ross allowing both runs on five hits and three BB over five frames to get the win while four relievers held the Reds at bay. SD posted nine hits and walked three times with Will Venable, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks smacking long balls. Andrew Cashner is scheduled to oppose Cincinnati in game two of their series at Great American Ball Park. Cashner struggled the last trip to the mound with six runs plated on eleven hits in 4.2 frames of a 7-0 loss to the Mets.
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The Cincinnati Reds are having trouble stringing the wins together and that’s not good news in the National League Central. The Reds had an opportunity to log back to back victories but neither their arms or bats were able to do much in the series opener against the visiting Padres. Starter Jon Moscot was charged with four runs on four hits and a trio of free passes including a pair of homers through five frames. The offense totaled six hits and walked four times with Joey Votto driving in both runs while Tucker Barnhart and Billy Hamilton scored. Rookie Michael Lorenzen gets the call to the mound to face San Diego for the first time. Lorenzen comes off a dominant 8-2 win versus Washington with both runs scored on one hit and four BB in 6.1 innings.
The over is 7-0-1 in San Diego’s last 8 overall and is 7-0-1 in their last 8 on grass while the Padres are 3-8 in their last 11 games as an underdog. The over is 7-2-1 in Cincinnati’s last 10 home games while the Reds are 5-12 in their last 17 overall and 5-12 in their last 17 games on grass. The under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The Reds are a very scary bet in my view but I’ll throw this out there…