Start Time: August 19 2018, 1:10 PM
The Cincinnati Reds have held the Giants to one run in each of the first two games of this series. The Reds on the other hand had no problem to reach San Francisco southpaw Madison Bumgarner for six runs (five earned) in Saturday’s 7-1 triumph, and I think they’ll give another Giants lefty a heard time here on Sunday.
Giants’ Andrew Suarez (4-8, 4.40 ERA) has posted a 6.19 ERA in three August starts and he lost to the Reds 6-3 on May 16, allowing four earned runs and eight hits in six innings. Reds are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Cincinnati righty Luis Castillo (6-10, 5.04 ERA) had surrender just up three earned runs in 17 2/3 innings through his past three starts before allowing five runs in 5 2/3 frames of a 9-2 loss to the Diamondbacks last Sunday. He’ll face the Giants for the first time, which usually is an advantage for the pitcher.
Reds are 4-1 in Castillo’s last 5 home starts. Giants are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings at Great American Ballpark.
Free pick on Cincinnati Reds.