In the second of a three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies (21-15) and the Cincinnati Reds (14-21) at Citizens Bank Park, Aaron Nola (2-2, 3.13 ERA) and Tim Adleman (1-0, 2.45 ERA) take the mound. The Phillies won the last game 3-2, and Philadelphia leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 14 and will air on CSPh and FSOH.
In his last start, Nola pitched 6.0 innings, giving up three runs, striking out five and walking one in a 6-5 victory over the Marlins. The Reds were victorious over the Brewers 5-1 the last time Adleman pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out four and walking three. Adam Duvall (.258, 13 Rs, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well for the Reds, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run.
The odds are Philadelphia -150 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Reds are 3-1 against the Phillies this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - CIN
In their last game, the Reds lost by a margin of one run. The Phillies are 13-3 in one-run games. The Reds have a 7-6 record in close games.
The Phillies are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Reds have a 4-10 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
It looks like the Phillies have a slight leg up on the Reds, as the Phillies have won their last two games while the Reds have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 9-4. The Phillies have a 12-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 27th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 118 this season. Cincinnati ranks in the bottom half at 19th with 141.
Ranking 30th, Cincinnati is at the bottom of the league in walks, notching 80 this season. Philadelphia ranks near the bottom at 27th with 89.
The Phillies are 15-8 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Reds are 11-11 when they hit at least one homer.