Cincinnati Reds at St Louis Cardinals 9/21/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/20/2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Busch Stadium in St. Louis
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Big right-hander Alfredo Simon (14-10), who is 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA this month, will take the mound for the Cincinnati Reds when they take on Lance Lynn (15-9) and the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night.
Alfredo Simon pitched seven scoreless innings against the Chicago Cubs last week, but he finished with just a no decision after getting no runs from his offense. He allowed five hits in that start and walked one batter while striking out three. On the year, Simon has a 3.35 ERA and he as only given up 169 hits in 185.1 innings of work.
Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams seems to like facing Simon, going 3-for-7 against him with two doubles, a home run and three RBI. Outfielder Matt Holliday is 2-for-13 against him in his career with four walks and three strikeouts.
Last Tuesday, Lance Lynn pitched very well against the Milwaukee Brewers and ended up with a no decision. He gave up just one run in seven innings that day and struck out five batters while walking one. Lynn has only given up nine home runs in 191.2 innings to opposing hitters and he has a very solid 2.68 ERA.
Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has 12 hits in his 25 at-bats against Lynn with a double, two triples and two home runs. Todd Frazier only has three hits in 23 at-bats against him with three walks, two home runs and 12 strikeouts.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 67-81-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is -0.1
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis Cardinals are 69-79-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St. Louis Cardinals is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
09/12/14 P Mat Latos Elbow "?" next start
09/10/14 P Dylan Axelrod Oblique out indefinitely
08/18/14 P Homer Bailey Elbow 15-day DL (8/8), out for season
08/17/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 60-day DL (7/1)
08/07/14 P Logan Ondrusek Shoulder 15-day DL (7/13)
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
09/19/14 P Shelby Miller Ankle "?" for next start
08/26/14 RF Shane Robinson Shoulder 60-day DL (8/25); out for season
07/06/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (6/24), out for season
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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