In the second of a three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds (22-36) and the St. Louis Cardinals (30-28) at the Great American Ball Park, Alfredo Simon (2-5, 8.94 ERA) and Jaime Garcia (4-5, 3.48 ERA) get the ball. The Reds won the last game 7-6, and Cincinnati leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 8 and will air on FSMW and FSOH.
In his most recent outing, Simon pitched 7.0 innings, allowing four runs, striking out six and walking three in an 11-4 victory over the Rockies. Adam Duvall (.270, 31 Rs, 17 HRs, 38 RBIs, 1 SB) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and three RBIs. The Cardinals were unsuccessful the last time Garcia pitched. He pitched well, going 5.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out three and walking three in a 3-1 loss to the Brewers. Matt Adams (.331, 17 Rs, 7 HRs, 28 RBIs) has been doing well offensively for the Cardinals, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
The St. Louis Cardinals are a very big -175 road favorite in this one with a total of 9.
Pick - Stl
The Reds are struggling at 10-16 in their division, while the Cardinals are 9-13.
For the 14th time this season, the Reds registered at least two errors in a game.
The Reds are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Cardinals have a 7-16 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Reds are 4-28. The Cardinals have a 5-24 record when opponents outhit them.
Cincinnati and St. Louis both rank in the top 10 of the league in home runs. Cincinnati sits at 10th with 73 home runs this season and St. Louis ranks sixth with 76.
Ranking 28th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 137 this season. St. Louis ranks in the top 10 with 194.
When the Reds hit at least one home run, they are 19-21. When the Cardinals hit at least one homer, they have a 24-16 record.