Raisel Iglesias (3-4, 4.21 ERA) and the Cincinnati Reds (51-70) meet Chase Anderson (5-5, 4.51 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (61-61) in the last of a four-game series at the Great American Ball Park. The Reds lost the last game 11-7, extending an eight-game losing streak. Arizona can finish out the series sweep with a win in this game. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 23 and will air on FSOH and FSAZ.
In his last start, Iglesias pitched 7.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out three and walking one in a 3-1 loss to the Royals. Todd Frazier (.263, 67 Rs, 29 HRs, 74 RBIs, 11 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 3 for 4 with two runs and one RBI. The Diamondbacks were unsuccessful to the Pirates 9-8 the last time Anderson pitched. He went 4.2 innings, allowing five runs (two unearned), striking out five and walking two. Paul Goldschmidt (.331, 78 Rs, 24 HRs, 93 RBIs, 20 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Diamondbacks, going 4 for 5 yesterday with three runs, two home runs, four RBIs, and one stolen base.
Cincinnati is a -132 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is eight runs. When playing as the favorite, the Reds have a 27-21 record and overall money line at -1,731. They have struggled as the favorite over their last 10 games, going 0-1. The Reds rank fifth in the NL in hits at home with 8.9 per game. They have been a terror on the base paths, leading all of baseball with 111 steals.
Across the field, the Diamondbacks have a record of 35-38 when they are the underdog and are +284 overall with the money line. They sport the top-ranked offense in the NL, averaging 4.5 runs per game. The top hitting team in the NL are the Diamondbacks, who average 9.3 hits per game. Arizona is a terror on the base paths, ranking second in the MLB with 109 stolen bases.
The Diamondbacks have gotten the best of the Reds in head-to-head matchups this season, going 5-1. The Reds will take on a right-hander (Anderson) in this game and have a 39-52 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. Taking the hill against the Diamondbacks will be the right-hander Iglesias. They sport a 46-44 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - Cin, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, Arizona is 23-18, while Cincinnati is 18-27.
The Diamondbacks are coming into this meeting after a high-scoring game where they scored an impressive 11 runs. The Reds have a 0-6 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
When they are outhit, the Reds are 8-49. The Diamondbacks have a 12-40 record when opponents outhit them.
Arizona ranks in the bottom half of the league at 18th when it comes to home runs, hitting 111 this season. Cincinnati ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 129.
Ranking first in hits, Arizona has earned 9.29 per game this season. Cincinnati ranks eighth with 8.56 hits.
Ranking 14th, Cincinnati is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.714). Arizona ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .739.
The Diamondbacks are 30-50 when they allow at least one home run. The Reds perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 22-54 record.