Milwaukee Brewers (47-33) at Cincinnati Reds (34-47)
|Date & Time||Friday June 29, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +103 / Milwaukee Brewers -113 --- Over/Under: 9.5
The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds meet Friday in MLB action at Great American Ball Park.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Brewers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than two runs. Lorenzo Cain leads the Brewers with 77 hits and 26 RBI while Christian Yelich and Jesus Aguilar have combined for 142 hits and 88 RBI. Chase Anderson gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 4.37 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 3-1 with a 3.19 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds look for a victory after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Reds have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 straight games. The Cincinnati Reds have won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring more than two runs. Scooter Gennett leads the Reds with 98 hits and 53 RBI while Jose Peraza and Joey Votto have combined for 168 hits and 65 RBI. Sal Romano gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 5.40 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Romano is 0-4 with a 6.27 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 6-1 in their last 7 Friday games, 18-8 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Andersons last 5 starts. The Reds are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 5-2 in Romanos last 7 home starts and 4-1 in Romanos last 5 starts. The Brewers are 1-4 in Andersons last 5 starts vs. Reds, 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and the Reds are 0-4 in Romanos last 4 starts vs. Brewers.
The Cincinnati Reds have had a great month of June where they've hit as underdogs left and right, but it's only a matter of time before that comes to an end. The Reds are who they are, and that's a below-average team that you can't trust much against playoff contenders. Neither of these pitchers have been so hot this season, but Anderson has been much better on the road than at home this season, which includes a 3.12 ERA and an allowed batting average of .192. Romano has allowed four or more runs in six of his last eight starts. Give me the Brewers and the cheap price.