On Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Guardians meet at Progressive Field in an MLB matchup.
The Reds have a 9-26 overall record, but they have won three of their last four games versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates didn’t give up a hit on Sunday, but they still lost. The Reds have only scored one goal in each of their last two games, and their offensive has been spotty throughout the season. They also allow 5.87 runs per game, which is the lowest in the MLB.
The Guardians, on the other hand, have a 16-17 overall record and have dropped two of three games against the Minnesota Twins over the weekend. The Guardians have only scored four runs in their last two games. Cleveland’s top player, Jose Ramirez, has hit eight home runs and driven in 33 runs. In this game, the offensive will have to be strong.
Connor Overton takes the mound for the Reds, with a 1-0 record and a 1.59 ERA. He went 6.1 innings against the Pirates last time out, allowing three hits and zero runs.
Zach Plesac, who has a 1-3 record and a 4.68 ERA, takes the mound for the Guardians. He gave up five hits and four earned runs in 6.1 innings against the White Sox in his last appearance.
Cleveland has won four of its last five games at home. In their last five interleague games, the Reds are 0-5 overall. Plesac’s past five Tuesday starts have all gone over. The Reds have gone 4-0-1 in their previous five Tuesday games. Cleveland has gone 4-0 in its last four games after a day off.
Overton was impressive in the previous game, and the Guardians will struggle to score, as they did in the previous two games against the Twins. Plesac is coming off a game in which he allowed four runs, and the Reds are expected to score runs in this game.
Free Pick: Cleveland Guardians