Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers 7/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/22/2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 2:10 PM on FSOH
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cincinnati Reds - Leake, M (7-8) vs. Milwaukee Brewers - Lohse, K (10-4)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Cincinnati Reds and Mike Leake will square off against the Milwaukee Brewers and Kyle Lohse. Both pitchers will be making their 21 st starts of the season.
Mike Leake took the lost his last time out and that lowered his record to 7 - 8 with a 3.63 ERA. In the loss, Leake gave up 4 runs on 8 hits (including a homer) in 7 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 5. Leake has been up and down this season and has an outside chance of matching his win total from 2013 when he went 14 - 7 with a 3.37 ERA in 31 starts.
Last season, Leake was 1 -0 with a 4.05 ERA in 2 starts against the Brewers. This season, Leake is 1 -1 in his two previous starts against Milwaukee.
Kyle Lohse boosted his record to 10 - 4 with a 3.16 ERA after getting the victory in his last start. In that outing, Lohse surrendered just a run on 10 hits in 7 innings of work. He didn't issue any walks while striking out 3. It was another solid effort from Lohse in a season where he has given the Brewers some good outings. He is already in line to improve on his results from 2013 when he went 11 - 10 with a 3.35 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Lohse was 2 -1 with a 1.88 ERA in 4 starts against the Reds. This season, he is 0 -1 in 2 starts against Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 45-50-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.2
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 53-43-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Milwaukee Brewers 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)
03/28/14 3B Jack Hannahan Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
07/18/14 3B Jeff Bianchi Elbow 15-day DL
07/10/14 P Wei-Chung Wang Shoulder 15-day DL (7/9)
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 15-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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