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Cincinnati Reds (31-29) at Atlanta Braves (35-25)
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 12:08 pm
At 12:10 pm, our selection is on the Atlanta Braves over the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds are in the playoffs. As strange as that sounds, it's true -- even if their 2020 post-season is a short-lived one. The first round is after all a best-of-three series and nobody would be surprised if the Braves move on in two games. But being here is still something for the Reds and their fans to be proud of. Game 1 features a couple of strikeout artists in RH Trevor Bauer (CIN) and LH Max Fried. The Braves would probably be smart to go with lefty starters in Games 1 and 2, if possible. The Reds simply could not hit southpaw pitching this season, batting a paltry .200 against them with a .291 OBP (worst in the NL). Only the Cubs' .196 BA vs. LHP kept Cincy out of the cellar in that category. And Fried isn't just any southpaw -- he's one of the best in the game. In 11 starts this season, the 26-year-old went 7-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 56 innings. The Braves are 16-2 (+14 games on the moneyline) in their last 18 immediately after scoring two runs or less in their previous game. Take Atlanta.