San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds
|Date & Time||Monday August 19, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Great American Ball Park
The Line: San Diego Padres +140 / Cincinnati Reds -161 -- Over/Under: 9
The San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds meet Monday in MLB action at Great American Ball Park.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 139 hits and 82 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 229 hits and 123 RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 6-8 with a 4.55 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Lauer is 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Reds have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Cincinnati Reds have lost five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 115 hits and 77 RBI while Jose Iglesias and Joey Votto have combined for 225 hits and 86 RBI. Trevor Bauer gets the ball, and he is 10-9 with a 4.12 ERA and 204 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 0-3 with a 6.28 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 3-10 in their last 13 during game 1 of a series, 3-10 in their last 13 games following a win and 5-2 in Lauers last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. The Reds are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games, 7-3 in their last 10 games following a loss and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Padres are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The over is 9-4-2 in Reds last 15 overall. The under is 6-2 in Lauers last 8 starts overall.
Lauer has allowed 37 hits and 18 earned runs in his last 29.1 innings, and he has a 6.20 ERA and .279 allowed batting average on the road. Bauer has allowed 18 hits and 13 runs in his 16 innings since coming over from the Cleveland Indians, and he's allowing a .225 batting average on the season. Bauer may not be as sharp as you'd like him to be since the trade, but he's still a quality pitcher who misses bats, so things should pick up at some point. Bauer also was good in his lone start at Great American Ball Park. Lauer has been bad on the road all year and the Padres lineup isn't scaring anybody in its current form and with Tatis out. The Reds should get a win behind their new ace.