Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants
The Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco Giants meet for game two of their series at Great American Ballpark after going 13 innings on Friday Night. The Reds are -125 favorites over the Giants with an over/under run total set at 8.5.
The Cincinnati Reds got the win on Friday but with the race being what it is in the N.L. Central it was only good enough to keep pace with Milwaukee and St. Louis who also won. On Friday Fred Lewis had three hits and scored a run, Edgar Renteria had a hit that knocked in the winning run, and Jay Bruce had a hit, a RBI, and scored a run as Cincinnati converted 12 hits into just four runs. Starter Dontrelle Wills allowed six hits and two runs over six innings of work but Bill bray blew the save and eventually it was Jose Arredondo who got his second win of the year after pitching the 13th inning. For Saturday’s game Cincinnati starts Mike Leake who has lost his last two starts. For the season Leake has allowed 100 hits and 48 earned runs while striking out 76 in 107 innings of work.
After trailing early on Friday the San Francisco Giants battled their way back but were unable to get the win in the end. Pablo Sandoval had three hits and Aubrey Huff and Jeff Keppinger had two hits each as San Francisco had 10 hits which amounted to three runs. On the mound Ryan Vogelsong allowed seven hits and three runs over six innings to not factor in the decision as it was Brian Wilson who allowed two hits, a walk, and the game winning run as he took his third loss of the year. For Saturday’s game San Francisco starts Madison Bumgarner who has won his last two starts. For the season Bumgarner has allowed 132 hits and 50 earned runs while striking out 111 in 126.1 innings of work.
Cincinnati is 1-6 in their last seven games against a left handed starter, 1-4 in their last five home games, and 2-5 in Leake’s last seven starts. San Francisco is 5-0 in their last five game two of a series, 8-3 in their last 11 against a right handed starter, and 6-0 in Bumgarner’s last six starts.
We have two solid starters here on the mound and two lineups who are more adept at chipping away which makes for a fast moving low scoring game. Take the under 8.5 here.