The Reds Home Run Game is Coming Alive
The Cincinnati Reds are going yard more often in each of their last four games. The worst team in MLB used their home run game to get a win last night over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Three-run home runs were key in their victory and could help them in game two of this series. But can they continue the hitting clinic they’ve started over their last four games?
Brewers Pitching Needs to Give Offense A Chance
The Milwaukee Brewers walked into what should have been an easy win in Cincinnati, however, pitching would allow ten runs against a team who’s the worst in most MLB stats currently. Between starting pitching and the bullpen, the Cincinnati Reds had three home runs for the night, with two homers being three-run shots.
Freddy Peralta (1-1 5.09 ERA) starts for the Brewers, going five innings and allowing three runs against the Reds in their last meeting. He’ll need to lower the runs total and increase the innings pitched to help the Brewers.
While the Brewers bats got them back in last night’s game, pitching gave the game away to the Reds. Bullpen pitchers Hoby Milner and Jandel Gustave struggled against the Reds at times, allowing four runs but recording four strikeouts over two innings.
Can Lightning Strike Twice for the Reds
The Cincinnati Reds are coming into this game without some key players who are on the injured list. Infielders Joey Votto and Mike Moustakas are out for tonight’s game.
Colin Moran, who’s filling in for Votto, is on a home run tear in his last two games. He has three home runs in his last two games, however, he has just three hits in those same two games, meaning he’s playing all-or-nothing ball each plate appearance.
If the Reds want to have lightning strike twice, they need a better performance from their starting pitcher. Hunter Greene (1-4 8.71 ERA) lasted 2.2 innings and allowed eight runs in his last start against the Brewers. A repeat of that outing will end the Reds’ hopes of winning tonight.
Brewers vs Reds Head-to-Head
The Milwaukee Brewers hold a 3-1 lead against the Cincinnati Reds for the 2022 season. While the Reds had problems winning games at home against the Brewers in 2021, they showed last night they will defend their home yard.
The Reds haven’t had a winning year against the Brewers since the shortened 2020 MLB season. In that season, the Reds went 6-4 against the Brewers.
Brewers vs Reds Game Information
- Game: Brewers (19-11) vs Reds (6-23)
- Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH
- Day/Time: Tuesday, May 10th, 6:40 p.m. ET
- Brewers vs Reds Live Stream: MLB.tv
Brewers vs Reds Betting Lines
Brewers vs Reds Prediction
Las Vegas odds have the Milwaukee Brewers as 1½ run favorites. While the Brewers didn’t appear like a first-place team last night, they have a chance to change that tonight. Hunter Greene gives them a favorable matchup for their offense.
They were able to knock the Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher around their last meeting. With Greene already having a bad year, his issues were a problem before the Brewers added runs to his ERA. Look for the Brewers to attack Greene out of the box like last game.
The Reds’ good night against the Brewers happened with them scoring seven of their ten runs via home runs. Look for the Brewers to end that tonight. That’s why when betting online and making your MLB picks and parlays, you should take the Brewers -1½ at -120.