Cincinnati Reds at San Diego Padres 7/1/2014 Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/30/2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 10:10 PM on FSOH, FSSD
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
Cincinnati Reds - Leake, M (6-6) vs. San Diego Padres - Kennedy, I (5-9)
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On Tuesday night, 26-year-old starter Mike Leake will be going for his fourth consecutive win when he and the Cincinnati Reds face Ian Kennedy and the San Diego Padres.
Right-hander Mike Leake had his best start of the season on Thursday when he was able to beat the San Francisco Giants on the road. He pitched eight strong innings in that game and allowed just one run on four hits while walking one and striking out a season-high 12 batters. Leake now has an even 6-6 record and he has only walked 23 batters in 108.1 innings.
Padres outfielder Seth Smith has three hits in six at-bats against Leake in his career with a double and no strikeouts. Will Venable is just 2-for-12 against him with three strikeouts.
Last week, veteran Ian Kennedy lost for the ninth time on the season when he was beaten by the San Francisco Giants on the road. He gave up four runs on nine hits in 6.1 innings of work while striking out eight and walking one. Kennedy has a 5-9 record so far this year, but a lot of that has to do with him getting just 2.43 runs per nine innings from his offense.
Reds outfielder Skip Schumaker has a .391 batting average against Kennedy in 23 at-bats, while Ryan Ludwick has just three hits in 16 at-bats against him with eight strikeouts.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 37-41-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.3
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 25-53-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
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)
San Diego Padres
06/26/14 P Andrew Cashner Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/19/14 1B Yonder Alonso Wrist 15-day DL (6/17)
06/15/14 P Nick Vincent Shoulder 15-day DL (6/12)
06/14/14 P Troy Patton Shoulder 15-day DL (6/14)
06/06/14 2B Jedd Gyorko Foot 15-day DL (6/4)
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (5/18)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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