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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds, 8-10-2018 - Expert Prediction
Anthony DeSclanfani and the Cincinnati Reds will clash with Clay Buchholz and the Arizona Diamondbacks in the series opener Friday night in Cincinnati.
Game 1 of a 3-game set versus the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Reds will take place at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Friday night beginning at 7:10 pm EST. The Diamondbacks owns a slim division lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West and continues to occupy first place while the Reds are in last place within their respective NL Central. In their last outing, the Reds would lose a 3-game road set versus the Mets on 8-8-2018 by dropping the finale by an 8-0 score to where New York would cash in on the money line as huge favorites (-210) while the over was the play with total runs being set at 7 for the game. Jacob DeGrom (6-7) would finally pick up a win in this contest as he pitched 6 innings while only allowing 4 hits with 10 strikeouts with an ERA of 1.77 for the game while Robert Stevenson (0-1) would get his first start for the home team yet only lasted 4 innings while surrendering 3 runs on 3 hits with 4 punch outs with an ERA of 6.75. The Mets obtained 8 hits throughout the game with Brandon Nimmo and Austin Jackson each going 3-5 with 3 RBI?s apiece while Amed Rosario went 1-4 with an RBI in the win. Jose Peraza and Scooter Gennett each went 1-4 in the loss for the Reds, their 7th in 9 games. The Diamondbacks continue to gain momentum as they would pick up a 6-0 home win over the Phillies to win a 3-game set on 8-8-2018 to where they would cash in on the money line (-200) while the under was the result in this outing due to total runs being set at 7.5 for the game. Patrick Corbin (9-4) was stellar in pitching 7.1 innings while giving up no runs on only 4 hits with an ERA of 3.15. On the other hand, Vince Velasquez (8-9) suffered the loss for the Phillies as he lasted 4 innings while giving up 4 runs on 6 hits for an ERA of 3.98 for the game. With 13 hits for the night, David Peralta was the man, once again, as he would go 4-5 with 2 RBI?s while Eduardo Escobar went 1-3 with 3 RBI?s in the victory. Jon Jay was 2-5 while Paul Goldsmidt was 1-4 for Arizona. Philadelphia could only hash out 4 hits during the contest with Cesar Hernandez going 2-3 in the loss. The win was the D?backs? 4th win in 5 games.
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