Happy "Fade Jordan Lyles Day" to all that observe.
The Cincinnati Reds rise up the NL Central standings continues in Kansas City on Tuesday as the surging Reds take on the floundering Royals on Tuesday night with KC set to start lowly right hander Jordan Lyles.
Can the Reds offense that has rallied around No. 1 prospect Elly De La Cruz continue it's success at the plate?
Here are the odds for Tuesday's matchup:
Reds vs. Royals odds, run line and total
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As Peter Dewey laid out over on FanSided, no pitcher has generated less success than Lyles.
"Kansas City Royals starter Jordan Lyles has made 13 starts in 2023, and the Royals are 0-13 in those games. Lyles himself has earned the loss in 10 of his 13 starts, just an awful, awful start to a season."
Lyles has an ERA of 6.84 this season, wallowing more than two home runs per nine innings and the rest of the Royals aren't much better. Kansas City is hitting .215 as a team since the start of June while the Reds are posting a .252 batting average, headlined by the youth movement around De La Cruz in the middle of the order.
The Reds have scored 55 runs in 12 games this month, the sixth highest mark in the bigs, while the Royals are futile at the plate, scoring only 26 runs in 10 games.
Stick to the script and fade Lyles on Tuesday, again.
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