Kansas City Royals vs Cincinnati Reds 4-4-22

Kansas City Royals vs Cincinnati Reds 4/4/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Cincinnati Reds 4/4/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Kansas City Royals (8-6) are all geared up to face off with the Cincinnati Reds (8-7) in MLB Spring Training Cactus League at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 4:05 PM ET.

 

Kansas City heads to this spring training match-up versus the Cincinnati Reds with a 2-3 run in their last five and riding on a two-game losing streak against the San Diego Padres (2-4) and the Seattle Mariners (8-10) in that order.

 

The Royals are in 4th place at 8-6 in the Cactus League with a .571 team percentage and one game behind first-place while gaining 113 runs and losing 102 for a +11 run difference this spring training.

 

In their recent loss to the Mariners, Kansas City failed to score in the final inning of the match in chasing a one-run lead in the 8th frame. Pitcher Daniel Lynch allowed 7 hits, three earned runs, and a walk but struck out 2 batters in pitching for 4.2 innings of play.

 

Center Fielder Edward Olivares led the Royals’ batters with 3 home runs and 10 RBIs with a batting average of .538 while posting an on-base percentage of .567 and a slugging rate of 1.115.

 

On the mound, SP Daniel Lynch led Kansas with an ERA of 3.52 and 5 strikeouts while Pitcher Joel Payamps chipped in 7 strikeouts with a 9.64 ERA. As a squad, the Royals earned a batting average of .335, an OBP at .391, a slugging percentage of .575, and a team ERA of 6.39.

 

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Kansas City Royals vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions 4/4/2022

 

The Cincinnati Reds are preparing to face the KC Royals on Monday afternoon after winning their last two home defenses versus the San Diego Padres at 6-3 and the Arizona Diamondbacks at 15-4 over the weekend.

 

The Reds are in 6th place at 8-7 in the Cactus League with a team percentage at .533 and 1.5 contests behind first place while collecting 96 runs scored and wasting 71 for a run difference of +25 on the year. Cincinnati scored eight runs in the 2nd frame of their 15-run victory with 17 base hits over Arizona who scored only 4 runs in that contest.

 

First Baseman Joey Votto is 3-4 with a 3-run score, two home runs, and 2 RBIs while Pitcher Nick Lodolo lasted for 4.0 innings with 4 hits and 2 earned runs allowed but struck out 3 batters in leading the Reds in the win.

 

As a unit, Cincinnati achieved a batting average of .280, a slugging percentage of .457, an OBP at .348, and a team ERA of 4.02 this pre-season.

 

The leading batters for the Reds are Catcher Aramis Garcia with 5 home runs, 10 RBIs, and a batting average of .375 while Center Fielder Mark Timothy Hopkins contributed a BA, an OBP, and a slugging percentage at 1.000. In pitching, starter Tyler Mahle earned an ERA of 3.38 with 14 strikeouts in leading Cincinnati in two victories.  

 

Kansas City Royals vs. Cincinnati Reds. The MLB Pick for this contest is Kansas City. The Royals played better baseball this spring training and they will continue to swing their bats efficiently to grab their 9th victory on Monday afternoon.

 

Kansas will be sending RHP Brad Keller (1-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound to control the Reds’ batters. Prediction: The Kansas City Royals will win at 5-3.

 

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Kansas City Royals vs Cincinnati Reds 4/4/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET

 

Location: Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona

 

Date: Monday, April 4, 2022

 

TV: FOX Sports Ohio

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City Royals +105 (-1.5)     

   

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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