Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds 7/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/29/2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:35 PM on FSAZ
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Arizona Diamondbacks - Miley, W (6-7) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Simon, A (12-5)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Arizona Diamondbacks will give the ball to Wade Miley (6 - 7, 4.34 ERA) as they take on the Cincinnati Reds and Alfredo Simon (12 - 5, 2.86). Miley makes his 23rd start as Simon makes his 21st.
Wade Miley took the loss his last time out after getting touched up for 6 runs and 8 hits in just 5 innings of work. He issued 3 walks while striking out 6. The loss halted a 3 game win streak for Miley as he gave up more runs in one start (6) than he did in the previous 3 starts (4). Miley seems on pace to equal his output from 2013 when he posted a record of 10 - 10 with a 3.55 ERA in 33 starts.
Last season, Miley pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Reds. This season, Miley took the loss against Cincinnati after giving up 4 runs (on 4 solo home runs) and 8 hits in 6 innings.
Alfredo Simon took his 2nd straight loss in his last start. In the defeat, Simon allowed 3 runs and 9 hits in just 4.1 innings of work. He walked 2 while striking out 3. Although Simon has lost 2 straight, he is still 6 - 2 in his last 10 starts. And those 2 losses could have been attributed to a lack of run support. Last season, Simon was 6 - 4 with a save and an ERA of 2.87 in 63 relief appearances.
In 2013, Simon pitched just 3.1 innings in 2 relief appearances against the Diamondbacks. He only allowed a walk while striking out 2. The Diamondbacks are batting .254 against Simon with 15 hits and 6 RBIs in 59 at-bats.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 48-52-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 45-56-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
07/27/14 2B Aaron Hill Hand questionable
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)
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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