San Diego Padres (59-65) vs. Cincinnati Reds (58-66)
MLB: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:10 PM PT (Great American Ball Park)
Money Line: Reds -155 / Padres +145 -- Over/Under: 8.5
Free MLB Pick San Diego Padres vs Cincinnati Reds
The San Diego Padres won the first game of the series against the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2 and extend their win streak to 3. Today the Padres will start RHP Cal Quantrill (6-3, 3.23 ERA) against the Reds RHP Sonny Gray (8-6, 2.98 ERA).
Reds SP Trevor Bauer gave up 3 runs --only 2 earned -- and despite the 11 Ks, he still came up with the loss. The Padres bullpen went 4 scoreless innings (closer Kirby Yates gave up one run before earning yet another save). Machado earned an RBI and catcher Mejia hit a solo shot in the 4th. Although three Reds hitters had 2 hit performances, the Reds struggled to make the most of their opportunities.
Cal Quantrill is becoming a dynamic part of the increasingly solid San Diego pitching staff. In his last 7 starts, Qunatrill has gone 4-1 with a 1.86 ERA, striking out 29 in 38 IP and a 0.88 WHIP. In the last 30 days, Qunatrill ranks 7th in the MLB in ERA (1.59), 5th in WHIP (0.83) and 3rd in OPP OPS (.494). He's been an ace this last month.
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