Raisel Iglesias (1-1, 5.11 ERA) and Tyson Ross (2-5, 3.76 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds (23-29) and the San Diego Padres (27-28) at the Great American Ball Park. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 5 and can be seen on FSN-SD and FSN-OH.
Iglesias pitched 5.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering five runs and striking out eight in an 8-5 defeat to the Nationals. Todd Frazier (.270, 34 Rs, 16 HRs, 32 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI. Against the Reds, Ross is 3-0 with a 0.72 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 24 strikeouts. Justin Upton (.300, 35 Rs, 12 HRs, 37 RBIs, 11 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Padres, going 2 for 3 Wednesday with two runs and one stolen base.
San Diego is a narrow -106 favorite over Cincinnati. The Over/Under (O/U) is sitting at eight runs for this matchup. The Reds have recorded an overall money line of -843 and have shown a weak performance as an underdog this season with a record of 10-19. Cincinnati leads the MLB in steals, swiping 54 bases.
As for their opponent, in contrast to a worrisome overall money line (-130), San Diego has an impressive 16-9 record when playing as the favorite. Offensively, they average 4.3 runs per game, which is good for fifth in the NL.
The Reds have a 16-22 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Ross takes the mound. Iglesias (RHP) will be on the hill against the Padres, who have a 19-23 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - CIN, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, San Diego is 16-12, while Cincinnati is 8-12.
The Reds are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Padres have a 13-20 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 4-23. The Reds have a 6-20 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 21st in home runs, San Diego has hit 43 this season. Cincinnati ranks sixth with 59 home runs.
Ranking 12th, Cincinnati is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.08 per game. San Diego ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 8.51.
Ranking 26th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.676). Cincinnati ranks in the top half at 15th with an OPS of .707.
When the Padres allow at least one home run, they are 15-21. When the Reds allow one or more homers, they have a 12-22 record.