San Francisco Giants (68-63) vs Cincinnati Reds (68-65)
Game Info: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 9:45 pm (Oracle Park)
Alex Cobb (6-5) (3.74) vs Brandon Williamson (4-3) (4.18)
Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -174 / Cincinnati Reds +156 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants will host the Cincinnati Reds for game two of their three-game set this Tuesday from Oracle Park on the MLB Network. San Francisco controlled game one to win by three, 4-1.
Reds Preview & Projected Starter
Cincinnati moved to 68-65 after falling to San Francisco. The Reds were held in check by the Giants’ pitching staff in game one, and they’ll look to get thing going on Tuesday. The Cincinnati offense is scoring 3.78 runs per game, while batting .257, with a .334 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.96 ERA, with a 1.46 WHIP.
Brandon Williamson (4-3, 4.18 ERA, 82 Ks) will get the call for Cincinnati. The rookie pitcher came through with a strong outing in the desert last week, striking out six thru six scoreless frames en route to a Reds win. Williamson has come along since the All-Star break, holding clubs to two runs or less in eight of the last ten games, and he’ll look to replicate his solid outing in his first matchup with San Francisco (6 IP, 2 ER) back in July.
Reds Player Trends & Props
• Spencer Steer has recorded a hit in six of the last eight games, and he leads the team in hits (127), home runs (18), with 71 RBI.
• Tyler Stephenson has produced a run in four of the previous seven games, and he’s posting splits of .247/10/44.
• Matt McClain homered in the game three win, and he leads Cincy in batting (.294), with 50 RBI.
• Elly De La Cruz has scored a run in six of the last nine games, and he’s batting .248, with 52 runs scored thru 70 games.
Giants Preview & Projected Starter
San Francisco comes in at 68-44 after defeating Cincinnati. The Giants used their classic formula of great pitching at home to take game one, and they’ll look to win a third straight here on Tuesday. The San Francisco offense is scoring 4.81 runs per game, while batting .250, with a .326 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.89 ERA, with a 1.29 WHIP.
Alex Cobb (6-5, 3.74 ERA, 91 Ks) will get the start for San Francisco. The twelfth-year righty was solid in Philly last week, holding the Phils to two runs thru five innings pitched. Cobb has taken a step back since earning his first All-Star nod, as he’s winless thru his past eight starts, and he’s allowed four runs or more in four of those. Cobb struggled against the Reds in Cincy last month (4.1 IP, 5 ER, L), and he’ll look for different results here at home.
Giants Player Trends & Props
• Wilmer Flores homered in the game two loss, and he leads SFG in batting (.296) and home runs (19), with 48 RBI.
• J.D Davis recorded hits in all three games against Atlanta, and he leads the team in hits (100), with fifteen home runs and 58 RBI.
• Lamonte Wade Jr. brings a five-game hit streak into this series, and he’s posting splits of .256/13/35.
Corey’s Free Pick
We saw strong pitching from both sides last night, but here for game two I like rolling with the hosts here. San Francisco will send a solid starter to the mound in Alex Cobb, who’s due a good outing himself after dealing with Philly and Atlanta on the road. The low magic number may in play here, but let’s roll with San Francisco to win at Oracle tonight.