Game Thread

Reds at Pirates – August 7, 2016

Reds Pirates

The Cincinnati Reds (44-65) had their streak of six consecutive series wins snapped with a 5-3 loss last night. Today at 1:35, the Reds will try to avoid being swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates (55-53) at PNC Park.

Starting Pitchers

ColeStraily

Dan Straily’s surprisingly solid 2016 campaign has continued. In his last four starts, he has a 1.69 ERA with 21 strikeouts and just 6 walks in 26.2 IP. He has thrown six consecutive quality starts.

Gerrit Cole has been very good for the Pirates when he has stayed on the field. The problem for the Pirates is that he has battled injuries all season. His last three starts have been very good, as he has a 1.35 ERA with 17 K and 3 BB (one of those starts was a complete game, three-hit shutout against the Mariners). Cole has however struggled in his career against the Reds. He is 0-5 with a 5.30 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 7 career starts against the Reds.

Starting Lineups

You can find the lineups here.

Conclusion 

The Reds had a nice little streak going, but those pesky Pirates have put a stop to that. The Reds should try to avoid being swept today. That is never good. Go Reds!

85 thoughts on “Reds at Pirates – August 7, 2016

  1. Our 3 relievers were all on the bit and and overthrowing somewhat. But they made some nice pitches against some decent hitters along the way. Throwing 97 mph at the knees on the inside corner is a good pitch.

  2. I think that Cole also probably has some kind of psychological issue about pitching to the reds by now…

  3. I agree with you on the Buccos as George “Great” Grande would say. They just don’t seem to have that mojo this year. Not sure why Jaso is at first. You’d think they could do better.

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