Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Wednesday in Cincinnati as they continue their series. The Reds are -120 favorites over the Dodgers.
The Cincinnati Reds can’t seem to get the bats going as they dropped another home game on Tuesday. Billy Hamilton and Devin Mesoraco each had two hits and Joey Votto had a hit as the Reds scored one run on nine hits. Starting pitcher Mike Leake allowed nine hits and five runs while striking out seven over 5.1 innings to take the loss. For Wednesday’s game the Reds start Johnny Cueto who has lost three of his last four starts. For the season Cueto has allowed 54 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 97 over 96 innings for a 5-5 record and a 1.97 ERA.
The Los Angeles Dodges continue to try and close the gap in NL West and they closed it a little more on Tuesday beating the Reds, Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier, and Justin Turner each had two hits as the Dodgers scored six runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Josh Beckett allowed two hits and struck out seven over 6.0 innings to get the win. For Sunday’s gam the Dodgers start Hyun-Jin Ryu who has won his last four starts. For the season Ryu has allowed 67 hits and 22 earned runs while striking out 53 over 64.1 innings for a 7-2 record and a 3.08 ERA.
Cincinnati is 2-8 against a team with a winning record, 1-4 against a left-handed starter, and 2-6 in Cueto’s last eight starts against a team with a winning record. Los Angeles is 5-1 in their last six road games, 5-11 as a road underdog, and 8-1 in Ryu’s last nine starts. Cincinnati is 1-6 in Cueto’s last seven starts against Los Angles.
I look for the Reds to salvage a win here behind Cueto who has good numbers except in his record.
Cincinnati Reds -120 Los Angeles Dodgers