Game 88 (Cincinnati v Seattle)

Today is a b-e-a-u-tiful day for Reds baseball in Cincinnati, as they play the rubber match today against the Mariners. Today’s starters are Joe Saunders and Bronson Arroyo. Saunders is a familiar face for the Reds, as he was a former Diamondback, his last 4 starts have not been good with a 6.04 ERA and 1.88 WHIP, his R/9 is high at 7.66, BB/9 at 4.84, K/9 at 6.04 and HR/9 is at 1.61 . Arroyo, has not faced the Mariners a lot, he has only faced the Mariners 3 times in the last 9 years, dating back to his Red Sox Days. The good thing for Arroyo is that his ERA is at 1.71 and the WHIP is .95, and the numbers for BB/9 is at 1.29 and K/9 is at  9.43.

Prediction:

Joe Saunders: 5 1/3 IP, 7 H, 2B, HR, 5 R, 4 BB & 2 SO

Bronson Arroyo: 6 IP, 9 H, HR, 3 R, BB & 3 SO

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