Adam Morgan (1-0, 3.94 ERA) and Dan Straily (1-1, 3.47 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies (22-15) and the Cincinnati Reds (14-22) at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won the last game 4-3, and Philadelphia leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 15 and can be seen on CSPh and FSOH.
Morgan pitched 7.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering one run, striking out four and walking one in a 3-2 win over the Braves. Odubel Herrera (.336, 23 Rs, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, 6 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. Straily went 6.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out four and walking three in a 3-2 win over the Pirates in his most recent start. Adam Duvall (.267, 13 Rs, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Reds, going 2 for 4 yesterday with two RBIs.
The odds for Philadelphia and Cincinnati are Phillies -110, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 8 as of now.
The Reds lead the season series, 3-2.
Predictions: SU Winner - CIN
The Reds lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Phillies are 14-3. The Reds are 7-7 in close games this season.
The Phillies are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 11 strikeouts. The Reds have a record of 0-6 when they are struck out that many times or more.
It looks like the Phillies have a slight leg up on the Reds, as the Phillies have won their last three games while the Reds have lost their last three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 9-4. The Phillies have a 13-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 28th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 122 this season. Cincinnati ranks in the bottom half at 20th with 144.
Ranking 30th, Cincinnati is at the bottom of the league in walks, notching 83 this season. Philadelphia ranks near the bottom at 27th with 92.
When the Phillies hit at least one home run, they are 16-8. When the Reds hit at least one homer, they have an 11-11 record.