Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Mets - 8/30/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (57-74) at Cincinnati Reds (56-76)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
R Montero (2-9) (5.53) vs. H Bailey (4-6) (7.99)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -135 / New York Mets +115 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Ohio, SNY
The New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds face off in game two of their three game set on Wednesday evening.
The New York Mets will try to bounce back after being demolished by a final score of 14-4 in game one on Tuesday. Asdrubal Cabrera and Dominic Smith did all of the scoring for the Mets, as each went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, with Cabrera adding a double to the cause in the loss. Jose Reyes, Brandon Nimmo, Wilmer Flores, Travis D’Arnaud, Amed Rosario and starting pitcher Chris Flexen all chipped in base hits for the Mets in the loss. Speaking of Flexen, he took the loss to fall to 3-3 this season after allowing seven runs on seven hits while walking and striking out four apiece in the loss. Rafael Montero will start game two and is 2-9 with a 5.64 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. In his career, Montero is 0-0 with a 6.23 ERA and 4 strikeouts against Cincinnati.
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The Cincinnati Reds will look to win the series with a game to spare after their beatdown of the Mets in game one on Tuesday. Scott Schebler led the charge, going 2 for 4 with a home run and five RBIs. Adam Duvall also went yard, going 1 for 5 with a homer and three RBIs. Billy Hamilton went 3 for 6 with a pair of doubles and an RBI, while Scooter Gennett and Eugenio Suarez also had multi-hit games with a double and an RBI. Tucker Barnhart and Joey Votto also added runs on the board while Zack Cozart went 2 for 5 at the dish in the win. Sal Romano got the win to improve to 4-5 this season after giving up three runs on six hits while walking a pair and striking out five over six innings of work. Homer Bailey will start game two and is 3-5 with a 7.99 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. In his career, Bailey is 1-2 with a 7.15 ERA and 18 strikeouts against the Mets.
New York is 4-11 in their last 15 games overall and 1-4 in Montero’s last 5 starts while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Cincinnati is 0-6 in Bailey’s last 6 home starts and 2-5 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 home games. The over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams in Cincinnati.
Is it Christmas in August? You wouldn’t know it with this matchup on Wednesday, as you have a pair of pitchers taking the mound who have the tendency to get lit up like a Christmas tree this whole season. Not to mention, each starter has a career ERA of at least six against the opposing team this season. This seems to me like a slam dunk for the over to cash in on Wednesday rather than picking a side in this stinkfest.