Johnny Cueto (3-4, 2.90 ERA) and Odsriamer Despaigne (3-3, 4.56 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds (23-31) and the San Diego Padres (29-28) at the Great American Ball Park. The Padres won the last game 9-7 and San Diego leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 7 and can be seen on FSN-SD and FSN-OH.
Cueto is 3-3 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 48 strikeouts against the Padres. Todd Frazier (.273, 35 Rs, 16 HRs, 35 RBIs, 6 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 5 with one run and three RBIs. Justin Upton (.301, 38 Rs, 12 HRs, 37 RBIs, 11 SBs) went 1 for 2 yesterday with two runs.
Cincinnati is a -170 favorite against San Diego and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Reds have an overall money line of -843 and a record as the favorite of 13-10. Cincinnati leads the MLB in steals, swiping 54 bases.
As for their opponent, San Diego is coming in with an overall money line of -30 and a disappointing record of 11-19 as the underdog. Offensively, they average 4.4 runs per game, which is good for third in the NL. The Padres are tough outs for opponents, ranking third in the NL with 9.2 hits per road game. San Diego is excellent at drawing walks with 3.0 per road game, ranking fifth in the NL.
The Padres have the edge in the season series, 2-0. The Reds have a 17-23 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Cashner takes the mound. Cueto (RHP) will be on the hill against the Padres, who have a 20-23 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - CIN, O/U - Over
Cincinnati has won 36% (8-14) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, San Diego has won 60% (18-12) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Reds managed to give up eight walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Padres who are coming in with a 1-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Padres have a slight leg up on the Reds, as the Padres have won their last four games while the Reds have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 15-8. The Padres have a 21-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 22nd in runs, Cincinnati has earned 214 this season. San Diego ranks fourth with 254 runs.
Ranking 21st, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 147 this season. Cincinnati ranks in the top five at fourth with 185.
The Reds are 19-16 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Padres are 20-8 when they hit at least one homer.