The Cincinnati Reds host the Detroit Tigers tonight in Major League Baseball action. The game is scheduled for a 7:10 p.m. start time and it will be televised live in both markets. Currently the odds for the game have the Reds favored to pick up the win at home.
Both Cincinnati and Detroit have been disappointments this season. Both clubs should have had big seasons in 2015 but both find themselves under .500 with bloated contracts and the need to vastly improve heading into next year.
Cincinnati has been pitching youngsters for a good portion of their season, they've dealt with injuries in the rotation and traded some guys away. It should help them moving forward as all these youngsters are getting Major League time, but taking their lumps is going to happen.
Tonight Keyvius Sampson throws for the Reds. He's 2-2 on the season with a 4.43 ERA in four starts. His home splits aren't great, though, as Sampson has an ERA of 6.75 in just over nine innings of work. Opponents are hitting .293 against him in Cincinnati in the limited time as well. No one on Detroit has faced him in their career.
The Tigers are sending Buck Farmer to the mound. He's 0-2 with an 8.39 ERA on the season in three starts plus five relief appearances. Farmer, the youngster, has under 23 innings of work this year and is getting crushed on the road this season. Opponents are clubbing an average of .362 against him when he's outside of Comerica Park as he's allowed 21 earned runs in 22 innings. The Reds could beat him up pretty bad tonight.
Detroit comes in having lost three in a row, the Reds have dropped nine straight. Somebody has to win, right?
Free Pick: Reds
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