Cincinnati Reds (20-37) at San Diego Padres (25-33)
|Date & Time||Friday June 1, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres +105 / Cincinnati Reds -115 --- Over/Under: 8
The Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres meet Friday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Cincinnati Reds could use a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Reds have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Cincinnati Reds have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Scooter Gennett leads the Reds with 71 hits and 38 RBI while Joey Votto and Jose Peraza have combined for 115 hits and 36 RBI. Tyler Mahle gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 4.76 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. This will be Mahle’s first career game against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 20 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in three of their last six games. The San Diego Padres have won eight straight games when scoring more than two runs. Jose Pirela leads the padres with 61 hits and 17 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Freddy Galvis have combined for 102 hits and 39 RBI. The San Diego Padres didn’t list a starting pitcher by the time this article was posted.
The Reds are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record, 3-8 in their last 11 Friday games and 2-7 in their last 9 games following an off day. The Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League Central, 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games. The Reds are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The San Diego Padres are finding ways to win games all of a sudden and have a great deal of confidence after beating up on the Miami Marlins. The Cincinnati Reds continue to find ways to lose and are now throwing out a pitcher in Mahle who has allowed four runs in each of his last three starts and is giving up a .270 batting average on the season. Heck, on the road, Mahle has an ERA of 4.91 and an allowed batting average of .308. I'll take the Padres to get another victory.