In the second of a three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds (15-27) and the Seattle Mariners (24-17) at the Great American Ball Park, John Lamb (0-1, 5.79 ERA) and Felix Hernandez (3-3, 2.47 ERA) get the ball. The Reds lost the last game 8-3, extending a five-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 21 and will air on FSOH and RTNW.
In his last start, Lamb pitched 4.0 innings, allowing seven runs, striking out one and walking two in a 15-6 loss to the Indians. Adam Duvall (.273, 16 Rs, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4. The Mariners were also unsuccessful the last time Hernandez pitched. He tossed 7.1 innings, allowing three runs, striking out nine and walking two in a 3-0 loss to the Angels. Nelson Cruz (.279, 21 Rs, 9 HRs, 28 RBIs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The Mariners are a -170 favorite and the total is 8.5.
Pick - SEA
When leading after seven innings, Seattle is 12-7, while Cincinnati is 7-14.
The Mariners are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded nine strikeouts. The Reds have a record of 4-15 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they are outhit, the Reds are 4-21. The Mariners have a 4-14 record when opponents outhit them.
Cincinnati ranks in the top half of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 45 this season. Seattle ranks in the top five at second with 57.
Ranking 27th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 101 this season. Seattle ranks in the top 10 with 140.
The Reds are 12-15 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Mariners are 21-11 when they hit at least one homer.