Dan Straily (0-1, 3.38 ERA) and Jake Peavy (1-2, 8.61 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds (10-17) and the San Francisco Giants (15-13) at the Great American Ball Park. The Giants won the last game 3-1, and San Francisco leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 12:35 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 4 and can be seen on CSBA.
Straily pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out five and walking three in a 4-1 defeat to the Pirates. Peavy went 2.0 innings, surrendering six runs, striking out three and walking five in a 13-1 defeat to the Mets in his last outing. Hunter Pence (.290, 18 Rs, 5 HRs, 23 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
The odds for Cincinnati and San Francisco are Reds -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 9 as of now.
The Giants have the edge in the season series, 2-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF
When leading after seven innings, San Francisco is 5-4, while Cincinnati is 5-8.
The Giants are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Reds have a 4-12 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Reds are 2-13. The Giants have a 3-12 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 26th in home runs, Cincinnati has hit 21 this season. San Francisco ranks 13th with 28 home runs.
Ranking 27th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.41 per game. San Francisco ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 9.21.
Ranking 28th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.662). San Francisco ranks in the top 10 at eighth with an OPS of .781.
The Giants are 6-11 when they allow at least one home run. The Reds perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with an 8-16 record.