Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Indians 8/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/4/2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:05 PM on FSOH, STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Cincinnati Reds - Cueto, J (12-6) vs. Cleveland Indians - Tomlin, J (5-7)
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Tuesday night, the Cincinnati Reds will give the ball to Johnny Cueto (12 - 6, 2.05 ERA) as they square off against the Cleveland Indians and Josh Tomlin (5 - 7, 4.47 ERA). Cueto makes his 24th start as Tomlin makes his 15th start and 16th appearance.
In his last outing, Johnny Cueto got the victory after giving up just a run (on a solo homer) and 4 hits in 7 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 9. It was yet another quality start from the right-hander and it produced his 4th victory in 5 starts. Cueto hasn't lost a game since the beginning of July and is 7 - 1 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Cueto started just 11 games en route to a 5 - 2 record with a 2.82 ERA.
In 2013, Cueto didn't face the Indians but he has seen many of the Cleveland hitters before. As a team, the Tribe is batting .333 against Cueto with 24 hits, a homer and 9 RBIs in 72 at-bats.
Josh Tomlin didn't get the decision in his last outing and he was fortunate not to. He gave up 4 runs on 7 hits (including 2 home runs) in just 5.1 innings. Tomlin struck out 5 without issuing any walks. The road back from Tommy John surgery in 2012 hasn't been easy for Tomlin and his record shows it. He hasn't had a victory in over a month and he has given up 4 or more runs in each of his last 4 starts. Last season, he pitched just 2 innings of relief.
Tomlin has seen many of the Reds before and he has struggled against them. Cincinnati is batting .305 with 18 hits, 3 homers and 8 RBIs in59 at-bats.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 46-60-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.1
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 56-51-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
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)
08/03/14 LF Chris Dickerson Knee questionable
08/03/14 C Yan Gomes Neck questionable
07/06/14 CF Michael Bourn Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 60-day DL (6/12)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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