San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds
The Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres meet for game two of their series at Great American Ballpark. The Reds are -180 favorites over the Padres with an over/under run total set at 8.5.
The Cincinnati Reds returned home on a 10 game winning streak and they were quickly reminded that all streaks end as they fell to the Padres on Monday. Drew Stubbs and Jay Bruce hit home runs and Scott Rolen added a hit as the Reds scored five runs on seven hits. On the mound it was a disaster for MIke Leake as he allowed five hits and five runs while lasting just 1.2 innings to fall to 4-7 on the year. For Tuesday’s game Cincinnati starts Homer Bailey who has won his last four decisions. For the season Bailey has allowed 127 hits and 50 earned runs while striking out 95 over 127.1 innings of work for a 3.53 ERA.
The San Diego Padres don’t have a very good record this year but they showed once again on Monday that they aren’t a very bad team. Carlos Quentin hit a home run, Yonder Alonso had four hits, and Will Venable drive in four runs as the Padres scored 11 runs on 11 hits. On the mound Edinson Volquez made the most of his return to Cincinnati as he allowed six hits and five earned runs while striking out five to go to 7-7 on the year. For Tuesday’s game San Diego starts Jason Marquis who has won his last three starts. For the season Marquis has allowed 65 hits and 24 earned runs while striking out 56 over 62 innings of work for a 3.48 ERA.
Cincinnati is 4-1 in their last five home games, 20-7 in their last 27 games overall, and 5-0 in Bailey’s last five starts. San Diego is 6-13 in their last 19 game two of a series, 18-44 in their last 62 games against a team with a winning record, and 4-1 in Marquis last five starts. San Diego is 4-8 in the last 12 meetings of these two.
The Padres got the best of it on Monday but look for the Reds to turn the tables here and get the win.
Cincinnati Reds -180 San Diego Padres