Dan Straily (4-6, 4.07 ERA) and Archie Bradley (3-5, 4.37 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds (36-59) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (40-55) at the Great American Ball Park. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday, Jul. 22 and can be seen on FSAZ and FSOH.
Straily pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering zero runs, striking out four and walking one in a 1-0 win over the Brewers. Jay Bruce (.263, 51 Rs, 19 HRs, 66 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 Wednesday with one run. Bradley went 6.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out three and walking three in a 2-1 win over the Dodgers in his most recent start. Paul Goldschmidt (.294, 56 Rs, 16 HRs, 62 RBIs, 13 SBs) went 1 for 3 Wednesday.
The Reds are a slight -115 favorite with a total of 9.5 runs.
Pick - Cin
For the 12th time this season, the Diamondbacks registered at least two errors in a game.
The Reds are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Diamondbacks have a 3-6 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they are outhit, the Reds are 8-46. The Diamondbacks have an 8-38 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling in the bottom half of the league based on total home runs this season, Cincinnati ranks 18th with 104 homers and Arizona is 17th with 108.
Cincinnati and Arizona both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Cincinnati sits at 26th with 253 this season and Arizona ranks 24th with 261.
The Reds are 28-33 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 32-32 when they hit at least one homer.