Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds 9/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/24/2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati
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Thursday afternoon, Yovani Gallardo (8 – 10, 3.46 ERA) gets the call for the Milwaukee Brewers as they face David Holmberg (1 -2, 5.25 ERA) and the Cincinnati Reds. Gallardo will be making his 32nd start as Holmberg makes his 5th start and 7th appearance.
Yovani Gallardo had a great start his last time out but failed to get the decision. Gallardo pitched 7 innings of shutout ball and allowed 5 hits and a walk while striking out 11. But the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead and Gallardo got a no-decision. Gallardo has struggled as of late and hasn’t had a victory since mid-August. He is just 3 -5 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Gallardo finished the year with a 12 -10 record and a 4.18 ERA in 31 starts.
Last season, Gallardo was 2 -1 with a 3.18 ERA in 5 starts against the Reds. This season, he is 0 – 2 against Cincinnati in 4 meetings including one less than 2 weeks ago.
David Holmberg pitched to a loss in his last start despite a fine effort from the young lefty. Holmberg allowed just 2 runs (on 2 solo homers) and 5 hits through 6 innings as he walked 3 and struck out 3. But his offense struggled to support him and he ended up with the defeat. Holmberg is on his 2nd stint with the Reds this season after going 2 – 6 with a 4.66 ERA in 18 starts at Triple-A Louisville. Last season, he pitched to a no-decision in one start for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Holmberg’s lone victory on the season came against the Brewers on September 13th. In that outing, Holmberg held Milwaukee to a run (on a solo home run) and 2 hits through 6 innings of work.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 74-80-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 69-82-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
07/18/14 3B Jeff Bianchi Elbow 60-day DL (7/13)
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 60-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 60-day DL (5/2) out for season
09/22/14 P Mat Latos Elbow out for season
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)
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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