Cincinnati Reds at St Louis Cardinals 8/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/18/2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Busch Stadium in St. Louis
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Alfredo Simon (12-8) will be looking to win his first game in over a month when he and the Cincinnati Reds take on veteran starter John Lackey (1-1) and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
Last week, Alfredo Simon pitched five pretty bad innings against the Colorado Rockies on the road and ended up taking the loss. He allowed seven runs (five earned) on 10 base hits that day while walking one batter and striking out two. Simon now has a 3.28 ERA and he has given up just 134 hits in 148 innings of work.
Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is 2-for-2 against Simon in his career and is the only player on his team who has hit a home run off of the right-hander. Outfielder Matt Holliday is just 1-for-8 against him with three walks and a strikeout.
Last Thursday against the San Diego Padres, John Lackey pitched seven good innings, but he only got a no decision out of that start. He allowed two runs on five hits in that game while walking three batters and striking out five. Lackey currently has a 3.91 ERA this season and he has only walked 37 batters in 156.1 innings on the mound.
Reds veteran Jack Hannahan is just 2-for-10 against Lackey in his career with a home run and two strikeouts. Outfielder Ryan Ludwick is 0-for-6 against the veteran with two walks and three strikeouts.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 55-65-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.2
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 54-63-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
08/18/14 P Homer Bailey Elbow 15-day DL (8/8)
08/17/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 60-day DL (7/1)
08/17/14 3B Todd Frazier Back questioanble
08/07/14 P Logan Ondrusek Shoulder 15-day DL (7/13)
07/10/14 2B Brandon Phillips Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
St Louis Cardinals
08/08/14 P Jason Motte Back 15-day DL (8/1)
07/10/14 C Yadier Molina Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/06/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (6/24), out for season
06/23/14 P Michael Wacha Shoulder 60-day DL (6/21)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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