Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Series Preview

Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Series Preview

Sam Frohman
2 years ago
3 min read
Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer in the dugout following the loss to the Colorado Rockies

The Cincinnati Reds will travel to Milwaukee on Tuesday night to face the Brewers at 7:40 p.m.

The Milwaukee Brewers find themselves in sole possession of first place with a record of 15-8. They are two games ahead of the second-place St. Louis Cardinals. They have been on a hot streak as of late and are 7-3 in their last ten.

The Reds, on the other hand, have had a season to forget, and it's only the start of May. They are 3-19 and already 11.5 games back from the Brewers in the first place. They are 1-9 in their last ten and have shown no signs of turning things around any time soon.

Let's take a look at a matchup between two ball clubs at opposite ends of the spectrum.


The official odds for the complete series are not out yet, but you could expect that the Brewers will be 1.5 run favorites nightly against the Reds, a territory that has become quite familiar for the Reds against any other team.

They have only been favored in a handful of games which has been warranted for their atrocious play as of late.

Pitching Matchup

Vladimir Guiterrez is expected to take the mound for the Reds, who will face Brandon Woodruff from the Brewers. Guiterrez has not started off the season well, going 0-4 in his first four starts posting a 7.41 ERA.

He has more walks than strikeouts (15 to 11) on the season. His last outing, he went only four innings giving up five hits, six runs, and six walks.

Woodruff has played much better in terms of his record, but that is heavily due to the fact that the Brewers' offense is a strong point for the team.

He is 2-1 on his first four starts with an ERA of 5.30 and 19 strikeouts. Woodruff was handed a no decision in his effort last time out, where he went four innings, giving up four runs on seven hits.

Reds Injury Update

As if the Reds' fortune wasn't already bad enough, young star Jonathan India was placed on the injured list for the second time this season. This time, he was put on the 10-day IL list with a right hamstring strain.

The 2021 Rookie of the Year started off strong but has cooled off and has not hit a home run this season. He had 21 at the end of last season.


As expected, I will be betting against the Reds once again if the line is -1.5 in favor of the Brewers. I have been betting this daily and have lost very few times, and nothing about the Reds' play makes me think this will change anytime soon.

As an avid Reds fan, it pains me to bet against the team that I love, but the team that is taking the field has no business competing with other MLB teams.

Phil Castellini, the Reds owner, will not be spared this time by Reds fans, and I expect there to be major changes to the Reds front office now and at the end of the season.

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