Jimmy Nelson (4-3, 2.92 ERA) and Brandon Finnegan (1-3, 3.97 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers (22-27) and the Cincinnati Reds (16-33) at Miller Park. The Reds won the last game 7-6, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 2:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 29 and can be seen on FSWI and FSOH.
Nelson pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one run, striking out eight and walking three in a 2-1 win over the Braves. Finnegan went 8.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out two and walking four in a 1-0 defeat to the Dodgers in his last outing. Adam Duvall (.265, 21 Rs, 11 HRs, 26 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Reds, going 2 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and four RBIs.
The odds for Milwaukee and Cincinnati are Brewers -150, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 9 as of now.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
The Reds currently sit below .500 against the NL Central Division at 9-15, and the Brewers have a 7-10 record.
When leading after seven innings, Milwaukee is 8-10, while Cincinnati is 8-15.
The Reds managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Brewers who are heading in with an 8-6 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 11-5. The Brewers have a 19-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 23rd in runs, Cincinnati has earned 191 this season. Milwaukee ranks 14th with 210 runs.
Ranking 29th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 110 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at second with 204.
When the Brewers hit at least one home run, they are 16-12. When the Reds hit at least one homer, they have a 13-18 record.