Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds Odds & Pick: August 31st 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer IAugust 31, 2010

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds
Pick: Over 9 Runs -110 odds
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At 7:10 pm, our complimentary selection is on the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds ‘over’ the total. Two righthanders, one who has been struggling on the mound lately, and the other who has been struggling with his injury and rehab, will face off tonight in Cincinnati. Brewers righthander Yovani Gallardo looked like an early candidate for possible Cy Young consideration, but those thoughts are long gone. After a complete game shutout including 12 strikeouts on June 24 put Gallardo at 7-3 with a 2.36 ERA, the hard-thrower has gone 4-3 and his ERA has ballooned by about 1.2 runs up to 3.50 heading into this game. For Reds righthander Aaron Harang, the story is a bit different, as Harang has been on the 15-day DL since July 6 with back spasms and this will be his first start back, but if his Minor League rehab is any indication, it may take Harang a while before he gets back into form. The Reds are willing to take a chance and put Harang out there tonight, because if they are able to hang on and make it to the post-season, they will want Harang’s experience on the mound. They have enough offensive firepower to win the game even if Harang is rusty tonight as Cincy has scored 28 runs in their last four games heading into Monday’s series opener. Take the ‘over.’ As always, good luck…Al McMordie.