Reds at Tigers Prediction - MLB Picks 9/13/23

Detroit Tigers (66-78) vs Cincinnati Reds (75-71)

Game Info: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Comerica Park)

Eduardo Rodriguez (11-7) (3.18) vs Connor Phillips (0-0) (9.64)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers -133 / Cincinnati Reds +113 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Tigers will host the Cincinnati Reds for game two of their interleague series this Wednesday from Comerica Park. Cincinnati took game one in extras, 6-5. 

Reds Preview & Projected Starter

Cincinnati moved to 75-71 after defeating Detroit. The Reds use timely hitting to take game one in extras, and they’ll look to take control of the series Wednesday. 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. 

Connor Phillips (0-0, 9.64 ERA, 7 Ks) will make the start for Cincinnati. The rookie righty naturally found trouble against Seattle in his MLB debut last week, allowing five runs thru 4.2 innings pitched. The Houston native did manage to strike out seven, and this will mark his first taste of road action in the majors.  

Reds Player Trends & Props

Spencer Steer has recorded a hit in seven of the last ten games, and he leads the team in hits (140), home runs (20), with 78 RBI. 

Jonathan India has plated runs in both games since returning for a lengthy DL stint, and he’s posting splits of .252/15/53. 

TJ Friedl has also produced a run in the last two games, and he’s posting splits of .271/13/53.


Tigers Preview & Projected Starter

Detroit moved to 66-78 after losing to Cincinnati. The Tigers let the Reds steal game one, and they’ll attempt to respond here on Wednesday. The Detroit offense is scoring 3.04 runs per game, while batting .230, with a .300 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.41 ERA, with a 1.26 WHIP. 

Eduardo Rodriguez (11-7, 3.18 ERA, 127 Ks) will take the mound for Detroit. The veteran lefty came through in the Bronx with a quality start against the Yankees to earn his second straight win. ERod remains one of the more consistent arms in baseball, and has opened September with a pair of victories, while pitching five QSs in his seven outings since the beginning of August. Rodriguez gives the Tigers the best chance to win whenever he goes, and he’s posted a 4-3 record, with a 3.23 ERA thru nine spots in the Motor City.

Tigers Player Trends & Props

Spencer Torkelson has recorded a hit in eight of the last nine games, and he leads Detroit in hits (125), home runs (27), and RBI (78). 

Kerry Carpenter has multiple hits in five of the previous nine games, and he’s second on team in both homers (20) and runs batted in (59), while batting .294.

Matt Vierling has collected a bit in nine of his last ten appearances, and he’s batting .269 for the season.

Corey’s Free Pick

Good things generally happen when Eduardo Rodriguez gets the ball for Detroit, and I like them bouncing back here in game two. After letting last night slip away, the scrappy Tigers should be able to provide ERod with the proper run support here, and the veteran lefty will likely come through on his end at home. The Over has a chance to clear again, but let’s back Detroit for this interleague battle.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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