San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds - 9/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (61-83) at San Francisco Giants (76-69)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
M Lorenzen (4-8) (5.45) vs. J Peavy (6-6) (4.15)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -162 / Cincinnati Reds +152 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Ohio, CSN-Bay
The San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Wednesday at A&T Park for game two of their MLB series.
The San Francisco Giants rallied several times on Tuesday but in the end they came up short as the game went to extra innings. Buster Posey and Jarrett parker each hit home runs and Matt Duffy had three hits as the Giants scored eight runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher Christopher Heston allowed three hits and three runs while striking out eight over 5.0 innings to not get a decision as Sergio Romo took the loss. For Wednesday’s game the Giants start Jake Peavy who has allowed 81 hits and 40 earned runs while striking out 60 over 86.2 innings for a 6-6 record and a 4.15 ERA.
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The Cincinnati Reds never packed it in on Tuesday as they beat the Giants in San Francisco. Todd Frazier hit a home run, Brandon Phillips had three hits, and Ivan DeJesus had two hits as the Reds scored nine runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher John Lamb allowed six hits and three runs while striking out three over 4.0 innings to not get a decision as Aroldis Chapman got the win and Jose Rafael Diaz earned the save. For Wednesday’s game the Reds start Michael Lorenzen who has allowed 121 hits and 64 earned runs while striking out 77 over 1-5.2 innings for a 4-8 record and a 5.45 ERA.
San Francisco is 4-1 in their last five games, 23-10 against a team with a losing record, and 8-3 in Peavy’s last 11 starts. Cincinnati is 35-72 in their last 107 road games, 10-21 in their last 31 games, and 1-4 in Lorenzen’s last five road starts. Cincinnati is 1-4 in their last five games in San Francisco.
I look for the Giants to bounce back here and beat the Reds easily.