Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Guardians 5-18-22

Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Guardians 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Guardians 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Cincinnati Reds (10-26) are on the road to collide with the Cleveland Guardians (16-18) in the MLB Interleague two-game series installment at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 6:10 PM ET.

 

Cincinnati took the first installment of a short two-game set versus Cleveland at 5-4 on Tuesday. The Reds just finished a four-game duel against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 2-2 standing.

 

Cincinnati fell to 5th place at 10-26 in the National League Central Division with a .278 team percentage and 12.5 contests behind first place after accumulating 146 runs but gave up 210 for a -64 run difference on the season.

 

RF Tyler Naquin led the offense for the Reds with two runs scored on two hits with an RBI while Connor Overtone finished 7.2 innings after allowing just 3 hits, 2 earned runs, and one BB with two strikeouts in the winning effort.

 

3B Brandon Drury led Cincinnati with a batting average of .250 while adding a team-high 7 home runs and 22 runs batted in.

 

LF Tommy Pham holds a team-high 28 hits and an on-base percentage of .355 for the Reds. Right-handed Pitcher Tyler Mahle will be climbing up the hill to start for Cincinnati in the second installment of a quick two-game series against Cleveland on Wednesday.

 

He owned a 2-4 record with 5.89 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 40 strikeouts while allowing 36 hits, 3 home runs, and 18 walks in pitching for 36.2 innings in his career starts this season.

 

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Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Guardians Predictions 5/18/2022

 

The Cleveland Guardians come into this match-up facing the Cincinnati Reds after losing the first part of a short series at 4-5 on Tuesday.

 

Cleveland is in 3rd place at 16-18 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage of .471 and 3.5 contests behind first place after gaining 161 runs while losing 157 for a run difference of +4 in the regular season.

 

1B Owen Miller completed one run on one hit with 2 runs batted in leading the offense for the Guardians while Zach Plesac gave up 6 hits, 2 earned runs, and 2 free bases with 3 Ks in pitching for 6.0 innings.

 

Third Baseman Jose Ramirez led the offense for Cleveland after knocking 8 balls over the perimeter and recorded 33 runs batted in, and 36 hits, with an on-base percentage of .386. First Baseman Owen Miller averages .298 at the plate in putting power on the offense of the Guardians.

 

The Cleveland Guardians will give a nod to right-hander Cal Quantrill to take on the mound and start the closing match of a quick two-game set against the Reds on Wednesday.

 

The right-handed thrower marked a 1-2 record with 3.93 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and wrung up 20 hitters in 34.1 innings pitched in the major league. He yielded 29 hits, 2 homers, and 15 walks in his career starts in pro baseball this season.         

 

Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Guardians. The MLB Pick for this contest is Cincinnati +100. The Reds have the momentum in this match-up while the Guardians got the edge with home-field advantage on Wednesday night.

 

However, Cincinnati starter Tyler Mahle (2-4, 5.89 ERA) was solid in his last two starts after relinquishing a combined 4 runs on 6 hits through 11 innings leading his team in two victories. Prediction: The Cincinnati Reds will win 6-4.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 6:10 PM ET

 

Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH

 

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

 

TV: BSOH

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati Reds +100    

                    

MLB Totals: 7.5   

 

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