Brewers Small Underdogs at Cincinnati in Thursday MLB

Milwaukee Brewers (+1.02) at Cincinnati Reds (-1.1, 9 O/U )

Right-hander Alfredo Simon is the scheduled starter for the Cincinnati Reds. He has a 0-4 record in 2016 with a 12.00 ERA. The Reds have to be concerned that the innings-eater they signed during Spring Training has yet to exceed five innings this season. On Saturday in Pittsburgh, Simon needed 98 pitches to get through four, walking four in a 5-1 loss. The Reds are 0-4 in games started by him.

His opponent on the mound will be right-hander Chase Anderson. Anderson has a 5.55 ERA with a 1.89 WHIP, and is 1-3 on the season. After winning his first two starts without allowing an earned run, Anderson has been knocked around in three straight losses. He’s allowed 15 earned runs on 28 hits, including six home runs, in those games. The Brewers are 2-3 in games started by him, and have gone over 100% of those games. . The Milwaukee Brewers are 10-17 on the year, with an over/under record of 17-11-0. Cincinnati is 10-17 this year, and 15-10-2 on totals. Temperatures are expected to be around 61° at game time tonight. Humidity will be at 48%.

Simon: 35 years old right-hander, 6’6” 265 pounds.
Throws: fastball (92.3 mph, 61%), cutter (12%) curve (7%)

Milwaukee Brewers Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 4.46 (11)
Home Runs: 27 (16)
Batting average: 0.243 (17)
On-base percentage: 0.324 (11)
Slugging percentage: 0.403 (14)
Stolen bases: 17 (8)
Last seven games: 4 (.833 OPS)
Last 14 games: 12 (.761 OPS)
Last 28 games: 11 (.732 OPS)
Versus Righties: 11 (.743 OPS)
Versus lefties: 18 (.691 OPS)
Home: 4 (.813 OPS)
Away: 29 (.585 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 5 (.903 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 4 (.749 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 15 (.793 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 6 (.798 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 13 (.775 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 11 (.743 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 15 (.708 OPS)
First five innings: 12 (.729 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 17 (.663 OPS)

Anderson: 28 years old right-hander, 6’1” 200 pounds.
Throws: fastball (90.6 mph, 46%), cutter (13%) curve (17%) change up (24%)

Cincinnati Reds Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 3.7 (22)
Home Runs: 21 (28)
Batting average: 0.231 (27)
On-base percentage: 0.288 (30)
Slugging percentage: 0.372 (27)
Stolen bases: 20 (4)
Last seven games: 28 (.554 OPS)
Last 14 games: 29 (.589 OPS)
Last 28 games: 26 (.663 OPS)
Versus Righties: 25 (.648 OPS)
Versus lefties: 17 (.693 OPS)
Home: 19 (.679 OPS)
Away: 26 (.638 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 22 (.658 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 27 (.518 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 17 (.768 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 20 (.686 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 13 (.775 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 28 (.601 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 6 (.773 OPS)
First five innings: 25 (.641 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 27 (.577 OPS)