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Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres - 6/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres (33-43) at Cincinnati Reds (28-47)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Luis Perdomo (2-2) (9.00) vs. A DeSclafani (1-0) (2.30)

The Line: Cincinnati Reds -133 / San Diego Padres +123 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds


Over at Great American Ball Park on Sunday, the San Diego Padres and the Cincinnati Reds will be wrapping up their weekend series.

This will be the fourth and final game of the set. In Thursday’s opener, the Reds took a 7-4 win. Cincinnati won Friday as well 13-4. On Saturday, the Padres got a little revenge with a 3-0 victory.

Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres - 6/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Padres will be going with right-hander Luis Perdomo in Sunday’s game. Over 19 appearances (four starts) and a 2-2 record this year, Perdomo has put up a 9.00 ERA with a 2.11 WHIP in 47 innings. On Tuesday in a no-decision against the Orioles, Perdomo put up six runs on seven hits in five innings.

The Padres have a few standout hitters in their order. Wil Myers has 83 hits with 49 runs, 17 homers and 50 RBI. Jon Jay has put up 80 hits with 35 runs and 23 RBI. Jay has been fighting off a wrist/forearm injury this week. Matt Kemp has bashed 16 homers with 53 RBI, 80 hits and 38 runs.

RHP Anthony DeSclafani will be taking the hill for the Reds on Sunday. In his three starts and 1-0 record this year, DeSclafani has managed a 2.30 ERA with a 1.66 WHIP in 15.2 innings. In a win over the Rangers on Tuesday, DeSclafani managed two runs on five hits in seven innings.

At the plate, we’ve got several notable Reds hitters. Jay Bruce has put up 73 hits with 43 runs, 16 homers and 57 RBI. Zack Cozart has 69 hits with 11 homers, 31 RBI and 41 runs. Brandon Phillips is sitting on 69 hits with 35 runs, six homers and 29 RBI. Bruce, Cozart and Phillips combined for just two hits on Saturday.

The Padres are 1-7 in their last eight game fours of a series, and 17-37 in their last 54 Sunday games. San Diego is also 6-11 in their last 17 road games and 6-1 in their last six overall.
As for the Reds, they’re 15-36 in their last 51 Sunday games, and 5-16 in their last 21 game fours of a series. Cincinnati is also 4-9 in DeSclafani’s last 13 starts, and 0-6 in DeSclafani’s last six Sunday starts.

I’m not quite sure what to make of DeSclafani just yet, but I think he’s got the goods to get past this Padres team in the finale. I’ll take the Reds here.

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