Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs
Tip-off: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – 8:05 PM ET
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
- Cincinnati: Cingrani (2-0, 3.27 ERA)
- Chicago: Garza (1-0, 4.03 ERA)
Even when Johnny Cueto won’t be part of the rematch between Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs, online sports betting fans consider it might be equally exciting to see what happens when Matt Garza takes on the Reds at Wrigley Field.
The 29 year-old Garza took exception when Cueto threw a pitch over the head of David DeJesus with a four-run lead in the sixth inning May 26. Chicago’s manager Dale Sveum thought the high pitch, which drew a warning from plate umpire Bob Davidson, was a response to DeJesus taking his time to get in the batter’s box.
The Cubs went on to rally for a 5-4, 10-inning victory that snapped a six-game losing streak to Cincinnati (38-26).
Cueto, 27, would have been scheduled to start this MLB game, but he won’t get the opportunity to throw at anyone because he landed on the disabled list last week with a strained right shoulder. Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker suggested after the incident that the pair fight it out, though he now insists it’s “over.”
However, YouWager experts think Garza (1-0, 4.03 ERA) may be more interested in beating the Reds after allowing four runs over four innings in that outing. Garza’s 1-2 with a 4.55 ERA in five career starts versus Cincinnati.
Starting for the Reds will be Tony Cingrani (2-0, 3.27), who will be making his third start versus Chicago in 2013. The lefty allowed six runs and eight hits in 13 innings in the first two, not getting a decision either time.
Since going 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in his first three starts of the season, the Illinois native has a 5.40 ERA in the last three while allowing five home runs.