On Tuesday night in Baltimore, the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles will the second game of their three-game set. Cincinnati has surged to the top of NL Central standings after an astounding 12-game winning streak which ended over the weekend; their matchup will pit lefty Andrew Abbott (3-0, 1.14 ERA) against Tyler Wells’ (6-3, 3.22 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM EST.
The Baltimore Orioles continue their solid performance in the American League this season without much fanfare, while teams like the Rays and Rangers experience their own hot streaks. Meanwhile, Baltimore has won most series they play and holds onto second place. Thanks to Tampa’s poor play, Baltimore is closer to being at the top of their division than they ever have been; taking two out of three from the Mariners over the weekend before splitting a pair with the Rays before rolling to a 10-3 win against the Reds on Monday led by Austin Hayes who had two hits and three RBI.
The Cincinnati Reds have defied the odds this season by playing winning baseball with an emerging core of players. Recently they reeled off 12 consecutive wins to jump ahead in the NL Central Division. Unfortunately this past weekend they were stopped short by Atlanta Braves losing two out of three games at home; on Monday night in Baltimore however, they suffered their third consecutive loss to the Orioles with Spencer Steer leading them with three hits, one being a home run! Andrew Abbot has been their one effective pitcher and he goes tonight for the Reds in a game they need to win.
Abbott will have to navigate an Orioles lineup that prefers working the count and playing small ball, such as moving runners over and stealing bases – currently 7th in sacrifice hits and 10th in stolen bases. Recently he faced one of his toughest outings against Colorado while still picking up a win; even with 12 wins out of 14 games played this year and a negative 15 run differential. The Reds are a young talented team, but injuries have decimated the pitching staff. I actually like the Reds behind Abbott in a upset on Tuesday night.
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