Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds 7/28/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/27/2014
Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:10 PM on FSAZ, FSOH
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Arizona Diamondbacks - Anderson, C (6-4) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Bailey, H (8-5)
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Monday night, Chase Anderson gets the nod for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they face Homer Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds. It will be the 12th start for Anderson and the 21st for Bailey.
Chase Anderson pitched to a no-decision in his last start and that held his record at 6 - 4 with a 3.58 ERA. In that outing, Anderson allowed 2 runs and 5 hits in 6 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 5. In his last 6 starts, Anderson is just 1 - 4. Prior to getting called up, Anderson was 4 - 2 with an ERA of 0.69 in 6 starts for Arizona's Double-A affiliate.
Anderson has never faced the Reds and will need to rely on the advice of the rest of the pitching staff as well as the scouting report to put together a game plan for this start.
Homer Bailey pitched to his 2nd straight no-decision the last time he took the mound and that froze his record at 8 -5 with a 4.22 ERA. In that start, Bailey allowed 3 runs (on 3 solo home runs) and 4 hits in 6 innings of work as he walked 2 and struck out 3. The only bright spot was that he only allowed 4 hits and 3 of them were home runs. Bailey should be able to match his win total from 2013, when he went 11 - 12 with a 3.49 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Bailey didn't face the Diamondbacks and he has only opposed 7 of their hitters before. Arizona's Nick Evans is 2 for 3 against Bailey with a double and 2 RBIs.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 47-51-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 45-54-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
07/23/14 LF Cody Ross Calf 15-day DL (7/22)
06/29/14 SS Chris Owings Shoulder 15-day DL (6/28)
06/25/14 C Jordan Pacheco Shoulder 15-day DL (6/25)
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9)
06/03/14 SS Cliff Pennington Thumb 15-day DL (6/2)
06/01/14 CF A.J. Pollock Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 60-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
07/10/14 2B Brandon Phillips Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/08/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 15-day DL (7/1)
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
03/28/14 3B Jack Hannahan Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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