Cincinnati Reds (21-38) at San Diego Padres (26-34)
|Date & Time||Sunday June 3, 2018, 6:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres -119 / Cincinnati Reds +109 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Cincinnati Reds could use a win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Reds have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Cincinnati Reds have lost 11 of their last 15 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Scooter Gennett leads the Reds with 73 hits and 39 RBI while Jose Peraza and Joey Votto have combined for 120 hits and 39 RBI. Luis Castillo gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 5.49 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. This will be Castillo’s second career game against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres look for another victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 18 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in four of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have won nine straight games when scoring more than two runs. Jose Pirela leads the Padres with 63 hits and 18 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Freddy Galvis have combined for 110 hits and 42 RBI. Tyson Ross gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.29 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Ross is 4-0 with a 1.20 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 28-59 in their last 87 Sunday games, 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Castillos last 5 starts. The Padres are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 22-54 in their last 76 Sunday games and 4-0 in Ross' last 4 starts. The Reds are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in San Diego, 4-2 in the last 6 meetings and the Padres are 4-0 in Ross' last 4 starts vs. Reds.
The San Diego Padres are finding ways to finish games they lost earlier in the season and have won nine straight when the offense shows any signs of life. They now throw out Ross, a pitcher who has been very good this season, which includes allowing just a .216 batting average and averaging a strikeout per inning. Castillo is giving up a .269 batting average this season and has allowed three or more runs in six of his last 10 starts. You have to like the San Diego Padres and the cheap price at home.