Jon Moscot (0-3, 7.13 ERA) and Tanner Roark (4-4, 2.70 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds (21-35) and the Washington Nationals (33-23) at the Great American Ball Park. The Reds won the last game 6-3, and Cincinnati leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 5 and can be seen on MAS2 and FSOH.
Moscot pitched 2.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering seven runs and striking out one in a 17-4 defeat to the Rockies. Jay Bruce (.279, 32 Rs, 12 HRs, 37 RBIs, 2 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and one RBI. Roark went 7.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out four and walking two in a 4-3 win over the Phillies in his most recent start.
The odds for Cincinnati and Washington are Nationals -185, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
The Reds have the edge in the season series, 2-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - WAS
For the fourth time this season, the Nationals registered at least two errors in a game.
The Reds are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded three strikeouts. The Nationals have a record of 3-2 when opponents' pitchers have three strikeouts or less.
It looks like the Reds have a slight leg up on the Nationals, as the Reds have won their last four games while the Nationals have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 16-6. The Nationals have a 26-6 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 17th in runs, Washington has earned 238 this season. Cincinnati ranks 14th with 241 runs.
Ranking 28th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 130 this season. Washington ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 197.
When the Reds hit at least one home run, they are 18-20. When the Nationals hit at least one homer, they have a 26-12 record.