Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds 7/13/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/12/2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 1:10 PM on ROOT, FSOH
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Pittsburgh Pirates - Liriano, F (1-6) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Cueto, J (9-6)
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Sunday afternoon, Francisco Liriano takes the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates as they face the Cincinnati Reds and Johnny Cueto. Liriano makes his 15 th start as Cueto makes his 20th.
Francisco Liriano will come off the 15 Day DL to make this start after suffering an oblique injury. He brings a record of 1 - 6 with a 4.60 ERA into this one. In his last start over a month ago, Liriano didn't get the decision after pitching just 3 innings and allowing 2 runs on 3 hits (including a homer). He didn't issue any walks while striking out 4. He had a decent rehab start at Triple-A Indianapolis and should be ready for this one. Last season, Liriano had one of his best seasons as a professional as he went 16 - 8 with a 3.02 ERA in 26 starts.
In 2013, Liriano was 0 -3 with a 3.70 ERA in 4 starts against the Reds. This season, he pitched to a loss and a no-decision in back-to-back starts against Cincinnati.
Johnny Cueto got the win in his last start and that boosted his record to 9 - 6 with an ERA of 2.03. In the victory, Cueto surrendered 2 runs (on 2 solo homers) and 6 hits in 6.1 innings of work. He walked a batter while striking out 4. In his last 4 outings, Cueto is 3 - 1 and the loss wasn't really his fault as his offense was shutout. He has already improved on 2013's results when he went 5 -2 with a 2.82 ERA in 11 starts.
Last season, Cueto was 1 - 0 with a 0.73 ERA in 2 starts against the Pirates. This season he is 2 -0 with a no-decision in 3 starts against the Pirates with the 2 wins coming in back-to-back starts.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 41-45-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 41-48-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
07/11/14 LF Starling Marte Personal questionable
07/08/14 P Gerrit Cole Side 15-day DL (7/5)
07/06/14 SS Clint Barmes Groin 15-day DL (6/30)
07/10/14 2B Brandon Phillips Thumb out indefinitely
07/10/14 P Homer Bailey Knee questionable
07/08/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 15-day DL (7/1)
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
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