Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds (By: Mulder)

RHP Anthony DeSclafani will start on the mound for the Reds. The Rightie is 2-3 with a 4.70 ERA. However, he deserves worse altough he recorded a solid 9.40 K/9.

On the road he is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA but from that Cincinnati starting rotation he is their worst road starter as he has been lucky with his .298 BABIP.

He has a remarkable split:

Versus Righties: .364 SLG> .262 wOBA

Versus Lefties: .635 SLG> .414 wOBA

On the road lefties smash him even harder: .661 SLG>.440 wOBA

Francona always loves his LHB lineup but this year he takes the cake as Martin, Mike Freeman, Bauers, Nquin are all left handed while all-stars Lindor, Ramirez and Santana can all switch of course.

The Indians are starting with one of their big prospects in Plesac on the mound in. The Rightie is 1-1 with a 1.86 ERA. Pitched worse of course, but still very solid with a 6.52 K/9, 1.40 BB/9, 41.5 GB%.

And two of his 3 outings were against powerhouse oponnents: Yankees and the Red Sox.

In the Minors he has been also outstanding with a 1.41 ERA.

The Reds are 3-7 in their last 10 games and they scored just 2.7 runs per game in that stretch while the Tribe scored 4.5 rpg in that very same stretch.

-Indians are 18-4 in the last 22 meetings in Cleveland.

Hence backing the Tribe.

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Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Cleveland Indians ML Pinnacle 1.82 8 2-7 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Mulder).
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