The Cincinnati Reds open a three-game series on the road Friday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Cincinnati is 54-80 following its 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Aristides Aquino hit a pair of home runs for the Reds. In 84 career at-bats versus Chicago, Aquino has hit 12 home runs. Cincinnati is fourth in the National League Central, 25 ½ games behind the first place St Louis Cardinals. Don’t fret when you bet we have you covered with our best free MLB predictions.
Shortstop Kyle Farmer is batting .262 to lead Cincinnati and has team highs in RBIs with 62, hits with 112 and on-base percentage at .326. Jonathan India and Farmer are the leaders in home runs nine each. On Friday, the Cincinnati Reds will send Nick Lodolo to the mound. The left-hander is 3-5 with a 3.95 ERA, 91 Ks and 30 BBs.
Milwaukee dropped to 71-65 following its 8-4 loss on the road Wednesday to the Colorado Rockies. Milwaukee has lost two straight and five of the last seven. The Brewers are second in the National League Central Central, 9 ½ games behind the first place St Louis Cardinals. Milwaukee is fourth in the race for one of three NL wild card spots, four games behind San Diego.
Left fielder Christian Yelich is batting .260 to lead Milwaukee and has team highs in hits with 125 and on-base percentage at .360. First baseman Rowdy Tellez is the leader in home runs with 28 while shortstop Willy Adames is the leader in RBIs with 79. On Friday, the Milwaukee Brewers will send Jason Alexander to the mound. The right-hander is 2-2 with a 5.03 ERA, 37 Ks and 26 BBs.