Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds 7/4/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/3/2014
Friday, July 4, 7:10 PM on FSWI, FSOH
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Milwaukee Brewers - Lohse, K (9-2) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Simon, A (10-3)
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Nine-game winner Kyle Lohse will be on the mound for the Milwaukee Brewers when they face big right-hander Alfredo Simon and the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Veteran Kyle Lohse pitched a solid game against the Colorado Rockies last Friday, but he ended up having to settle for the no decision in a game the Brewers ended up winning 3-2. He pitched seven strong innings in that game and allowed just one run on seven hits while striking out four and walking two. Lohse has a 9-2 record through 17 starts for the Brewers and he has only walked 22 batters in 114 innings.
Reds All-Star firs baseman Joey Votto has 10 hits in 30 at-bats against Lohse with three doubles, a home run and two RBI. Ryan Ludwick is just 4-for-31 against him with eight strikeouts.
Alfredo Simon continued his impressive first half by pitching seven good innings against the San Francisco Giants last Saturday, but he had to settle for the no decision. He made it through seven innings in that start and allowed just one run on three hits while striking out four and walking one. Simon has a 10-3 record with a 2.81 ERA on the year and he has only walked 24 batters in 102.2 innings.
Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is 2-for-6 against Simon in his career with both of those hits being solo home runs.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 45-37-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.4
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 38-42-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
07/01/14 LF Khris Davis Shoulder questionable
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 15-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks