The pitching matchup for the second game of the series features Gerrit Cole for the Pirates and Mike Leake for the Reds. You can read the details in the series preview. Cole is an elite prospect and probably the best pitcher on the Pirates’ staff.
Temperature forecast for game time is 37º and mostly cloudy. Gotta love April baseball.
Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.