Reds vs. Pirates - 8/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (60-42) at Cincinnati Reds (46-55)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
C Morton (6-4) (4.61) vs. Keyvius Sampson
The Line: Cincinnati Reds / Pittsburgh Pirates --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RTPT, FSOH
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds end a four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Pirates have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Pirates have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 107 hits and 66 RBI while Starling Marte and Neil Walker have combined for 95 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have split their last eight road games. Charlie Morton gets the nod, and he’s 6-4 with a 4.61 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Morton is 5-7 with a 4.34 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Reds have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Reds have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Joey Votto leads Cincy with 112 hits and 51 RBI while Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips have combined for 106 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have split their last eight home games. Keyvius Sampson takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Sampson’s second career game against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series and 9-4 in Mortons last 13 starts. The Reds are 0-6 in their last 6 during game 4 of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Pirates are 5-0 in Mortons last 5 road starts vs. Reds.
Morton has had great success pitching in Cincy, which includes winning his last five outings on the road against the Reds. Morton has also allowed three or less runs in six of his last 10 games. I like Pittsburgh here against somebody pitching in just his second MLB game.