Jon Moscot (0-2, 4.02 ERA) and Jeff Samardzija (3-1, 3.86 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds (10-16) and the San Francisco Giants (14-13) at the Great American Ball Park. The Giants won the last game 9-6, and San Francisco leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 3 and can be seen on CSBA and FSOH.
Moscot pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering three, striking out two and walking four in a 5-2 defeat to the Mets. Jay Bruce (.256, 10 Rs, 4 HRs, 18 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI. Samardzija went 5.2 innings, surrendering five runs, striking out seven and walking two in a 13-9 win over the Padres in his most recent start. Brandon Belt (.310, 15 Rs, 3 HRs, 19 RBIs) has been successful at the plate, going 3 for 4 yesterday with two runs and one RBI.
The odds for Cincinnati and San Francisco are Giants -155, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 8.5 as of now.
The Giants have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF
Cincinnati has won 38% (5-8) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Francisco has won 56% (5-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Giants are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Reds have a 4-11 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 7-4. The Giants have an 11-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th in runs, Cincinnati has earned 99 this season. San Francisco ranks third with 139 runs.
Ranking 28th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 63 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at third with 109.
The Reds are 7-7 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Giants are 9-8 when they hit at least one homer.