Monday, July 29
The Pirates use RHP Jordan Lyles against Reds RHP Sonny Gray at Great American Ball Park. The Bucs are skidding hard, winning just five of the past 21 games overall. They’re also 0-5 in the past five divisional games, 0-7 in the past seven following a loss and 0-5 vs. RHP. Lyles hasn’t offered a lot of resistance lately, either, as the Pirates are 0-8 over his past eight starts, while going 0-7 in his past seven inside the division and 0-4 in the past four road outings. Pittsburgh is also 1-6 in the past seven on the road vs. RHP.
The Reds have been trending upward lately with Gray on the bump. The Reds are 4-0 in Gray’s past four when working on six or more days of rest, 7-1 in his past eight starts against NL Central opponents, while going 5-1 in his past six at home and 9-3 in his past 12 starts overall. The under is 7-3-1 in the past 11 for Pittsburgh vs. RHP, while the under is 4-1 in Cincinnati’s past five at GABP, 31-14-1 in the past 46 overall and 25-12-1 in their past 38 vs. RHP. The under is also 4-1 in Gray’s past five starts, and 3-1-1 in his past five at home.
The Dodgers and Rockies renew acquaintances at Coors Field in Denver on Monday night when RHP Kenta Maeda and RHP Jon Gray lock horns. These teams split a four-game set in Denver from June 27-30, with the Dodgers outscoring the Rockies 34-31 in three games which hit the ‘over’. Overall this season, the Rockies have dropped eight of the first 10 meetings with the Dodgers. The Dodgers have won just three of Maeda’s past 10 road outings, and they’re 0-4 in the past four road stats against a losing team. For the Rockies, they have won five of Gray’s past six home outings, and they’re 4-1 in his past five against winnings teams and 5-2 in the past seven against NL West foes.
The under has cashed in each of Gray’s past seven home outings against the Dodgers, and 9-2 in his past 11 overall vs. L.A. The Rockies are 6-2 in Gray’s past eight home starts agaisnt the Dodgers, while the Dodgers are 5-2 in his past seven road starts aginst the Rockies. Los Angeles has won 21 of the past 29 against Colorado, and the Dodgers are 6-2 in their past eight visits to Coors Field. The under is 7-3-1 in the past 11 starts by Maeda against the Rox.
There are seven games on the MLB slate, and all venues have light and variable winds with next to zero percent chance of precipitation, so enjoy the weather-free day.