Reds host the Padres following Bauer’s strong performance
Cincinnati; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Reds -164; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Trevor Bauer. Bauer threw seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits with 11 strikeouts against San Diego.
The Reds are 35-31 on their home turf. The Cincinnati pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.17. Sonny Gray leads the team with a 2.92 ERA.
The Padres are 30-32 on the road. San Diego has slugged .430 this season. Hunter Renfroe leads the team with a mark of .536. The Padres won the last meeting 3-2. Luis Perdomo earned his second victory and Francisco Mejia went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for San Diego. Trevor Bauer registered his 10th loss for Cincinnati.
Renfroe leads the Padres with 31 home runs and is batting .235. Eric Hosmer is 15-for-41 with four doubles, a home run and four RBIs over the last 10 games for San Diego.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 3-7, .282 batting average, 5.59 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Padres: 6-4, .257 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Padres Injuries: Adam Warren: (forearm), Robert Stock: (bicep), Garrett Richards: (elbow), Jacob Nix: (elbow), Adrian Morejon: (shoulder), Aaron Loup: (elbow), Brett Kennedy: (shoulder), Carl Edwards Jr.: (shoulder), Miguel Diaz: (knee), Jose Castillo: (finger), Franchy Cordero: (quad), Fernando Tatis Jr.: (back), Ian Kinsler: (neck).