Tim Adleman (0-0, 3.00 ERA) and Tyler Cravy (0-0, 3.18 ERA) start in the second of a four-game series between the Cincinnati Reds (12-17) and the Milwaukee Brewers (11-17) at the Great American Ball Park. The Reds won the last game 9-5, and Cincinnati leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 6 and can be seen on FSWI and FSOH.
Adleman pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out six and walking two in a 6-5 win over the Pirates. Jay Bruce (.245, 12 Rs, 5 HRs, 21 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and three RBIs. Cravy went 1.0 inning, surrendering one run and striking out two in a 10-5 win over the Twins in his last outing. Chris Carter (.274, 18 Rs, 10 HRs, 22 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds for Cincinnati and Milwaukee are Reds -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
The Reds have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
The Reds and Brewers both hold losing records against teams in the NL Central. The Reds sit at 6-11 in these matchups and the Brewers have a 2-7 record.
The Reds are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Brewers have a 1-4 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
It looks like the Reds have a slight leg up on the Brewers, as the Reds have won their last two games while the Brewers have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 8-4. The Brewers have a 9-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 17th, Cincinnati is in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 116 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top 10 with 124.
Ranking 27th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 69 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 107.
The Reds are 9-8 when they hit at least one home run. The Brewers perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with an 8-7 record.