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Wednesday 9/16/2020Line$ LineOU LineScore
+1.5  +100

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PITTSBURGH (14 - 33) at CINCINNATI (24 - 26)
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Wednesday, 9/16/2020 6:40 PM
Board OpeningLatest
957PITTSBURGH+220Ov 9,+105+210Ov 8.5,-105
958CINCINNATI-240Un 9,-125-230Un 8.5,-115
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games14-33-11.325-203.70.2200.2820.3490.6305.40.2480.3370.4450.782
Road Games6-19-915-103.10.2010.2630.3290.5915.40.2610.3510.4720.822
vs Right-handed Starters13-24-3.818-173.30.2160.2720.3370.6105.10.2410.3320.4430.775
Past 7 Games0-7-73-32.00.1920.2540.3220.5776.60.2770.3790.4880.867
Grass Games14-33-11.325-203.70.2200.2820.3490.6305.40.2480.3370.4450.782
Night Games6-24-1517-123.70.2150.2760.3490.6255.80.2510.3410.4590.800
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games3.70.2200.282471538339596420.3491651314111428926424219
Road Games3.10.2010.26325791159214240.329746622461401114178
Righty Starters3.30.2160.272371183256465290.337116913281121318343511
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games4.521.405199.3118100177241032238-125455.6%
Road Games4.121.40791.74942851244983-63260%

CINCINNATI - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games24-26-10.222-274.00.2120.3030.4040.7074.30.2210.3050.3830.688
Home Games11-12-6.414-94.70.2260.3180.4580.7775.10.2280.3050.4380.743
vs Right-handed Starters18-22-11.118-213.90.2060.2970.4020.6994.30.2160.3040.3790.684
Past 7 Games5-2+2.73-35.00.2330.3260.4190.7453.90.2300.3280.3800.708
Grass Games24-26-10.222-274.00.2120.3030.4040.7074.30.2210.3050.3830.688
Night Games18-19-6.118-184.30.2050.2950.4060.7004.50.2190.3020.3800.682
CINCINNATI - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games4.00.2120.303501524323613750.4041941994322430646232823
Home Games4.70.2260.31823705159271450.4581069619991401912118
Righty Starters3.90.2060.297401207249451630.4021501563641823332181619
CINCINNATI - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games4.831.345158.39485129288419410-68657.1%
Home Games5.001.35984.751477119441105-43350%
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/2/2020MUSGROVE(R)CHICAGO CUBSHENDRICKS(R)2-8L+1609.5 unO8731080
9/3/2020BRUBAKER(R)CHICAGO CUBSMILLS(R)6-2W+1559.5 evU10821091
9/4/2020BRAULT(L)CINCINNATICASTILLO(R)2-4L+1756.5 unU871771
9/4/2020PONCE(R)@ CINCINNATIBAUER(R)4-3W1856 ovO630431
9/5/2020WILLIAMS(R)CINCINNATIDESCLAFANI(R)2-6L+1159.5 unU7111642
9/6/2020KUHL(R)CINCINNATIANTONE(R)3-2W+1409 ovU980372
9/8/2020MUSGROVE(R)CHI WHITE SOXCEASE(R)5-4W+1209.5 unU10611071
9/9/2020BRUBAKER(R)CHI WHITE SOXDUNNING(R)1-8L+1409 unP4911162
9/11/2020BRAULT(L)@ KANSAS CITYBUBIC(L)3-4L1258.5 ovU780780
9/12/2020WILLIAMS(R)@ KANSAS CITYHERNANDEZ(L)4-7L1109 ovO83113100
9/13/2020KUHL(R)@ KANSAS CITYKELLER(R)0-11L1258.5 ovO55112100
9/14/2020PONCE(R)@ CINCINNATIBAUER(R)1-3L2256 unU450551
9/14/2020KELLER(R)@ CINCINNATIDESCLAFANI(R)4-9L1357.5 unO871550
9/15/2020MUSGROVE(R)@ CINCINNATILORENZEN(R)1-4L1259 ovU570640
9/18/2020KUHL(R)@ ST LOUIS  
9/19/2020 ST LOUIS  
9/20/2020 ST LOUIS  
9/21/2020 CHICAGO CUBS  
9/22/2020 CHICAGO CUBS  
9/23/2020 CHICAGO CUBS  

 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/2/2020MAHLE(R)ST LOUISOVIEDO(R)4-3W-14510 unU480660
9/4/2020CASTILLO(R)@ PITTSBURGHBRAULT(L)4-2W-1856.5 unU771871
9/4/2020BAUER(R)PITTSBURGHPONCE(R)3-4L-2006 ovO431630
9/5/2020DESCLAFANI(R)@ PITTSBURGHWILLIAMS(R)6-2W-1259.5 unU6427111
9/6/2020ANTONE(R)@ PITTSBURGHKUHL(R)2-3L-1509 ovU372980
9/8/2020MAHLE(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSMILLS(R)0-3L-1057.5 ovU580430
9/9/2020BAUER(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSDARVISH(R)3-0W1406.5 unU431341
9/10/2020GRAY(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSALZOLAY(R)5-8L-1307 ovO97013112
9/11/2020CASTILLO(R)@ ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)3-1W-1107.5 ovU850230
9/12/2020ANTONE(R)@ ST LOUISHUDSON(R)1-7L1158 ovP350980
9/13/2020MAHLE(R)@ ST LOUISMARTINEZ(R)10-5W-1058 ovO1390890
9/14/2020BAUER(R)PITTSBURGHPONCE(R)3-1W-2506 unU551450
9/14/2020DESCLAFANI(R)PITTSBURGHKELLER(R)9-4W-1457.5 unO550871
9/15/2020LORENZEN(R)PITTSBURGHMUSGROVE(R)4-1W-1359 ovU640570
9/18/2020 CHI WHITE SOX  
9/19/2020 CHI WHITE SOX  
9/20/2020 CHI WHITE SOX  
9/21/2020 MILWAUKEE  
9/22/2020 MILWAUKEE  
9/23/2020 MILWAUKEE  
Reds aim for playoffs as Pirates look ahead to 2021

The Cincinnati Reds, who will go for a four-game series sweep of the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, can feel their momentum building as they make a charge at a spot in the postseason.

The Reds (24-26) have won four straight and, at the very least, are enjoying the ride.

"It feels so good to be playing meaningful games, because if anybody were to throw a uniform on and play any sport, be competitive in anything, it feels so much better to feel like you have a shot, to feel like the games are meaningful, to feel like you're playing in front of people that care," Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto said. "It feels great."

The Reds have been dominant in a few areas in this series with Pittsburgh, sweeping a doubleheader Monday and then winning 4-1 Tuesday.

They have outscored the Pirates 16-6 and have struck out 34 Pittsburgh batters.

"I think our team understands, clearly understands what we're playing for right now," Cincinnati manager David Bell said.

Pittsburgh (14-33) clearly understands what it has at stake, too, and that is primarily setting the stage for 2021. Jobs are at stake, and that is especially true with the rotation.

There seems to be a glut of options there for next year, with Jameson Taillon set to return from Tommy John surgery and young pitchers pushing for spots, including rookies Cody Ponce and J.T. Brubaker, along with second-year starter Mitch Keller, who missed much of this year because of injury. Throw in a couple veterans who have struggled this season and it's a cramped group.

"We've just got to get better," Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said. "I'm not so much worried about numbers or how many we have for how many spots. We've just got to get better as a pitching group. The more competition we have, the more talent we have as part of that competition, the better chance we have to keep getting better."

Brubaker (1-1, 5.34 ERA) is scheduled to start against Cincinnati right-hander Luis Castillo (2-5, 3.44) Wednesday, and Brubaker would seem to need to bounce back from his most recent outing.

Last Wednesday in a loss against the Chicago White Sox, he gave up seven runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings, with five strikeouts and two walks.

That left his ERA over his six starts at 6.39.

"I'm still learning," Brubaker said. "I'm just trying to take it one start and one outing at a time, just get better each time."

Brubaker will be facing Cincinnati for the first time as he makes his seventh big league start, and ninth appearance.

Usually, Castillo practically lives by the strikeout, averaging 11.4 per nine innings, which would seem to be ideal for this series. But he had far fewer than that his last time out.

Friday he pitched a nine-inning complete game, a two-hitter in a 3-1 win at St. Louis. He struck out six.

"Attacking the hitters," Castillo said of his first career complete game. "When you attack the hitters, you can set the game. ... That's what really worked."

That game gave Castillo wins in consecutive starts after he did not get a win over his first seven starts. The first of those two wins in a row came Sept. 4, a 4-2 win against the Pirates when he gave up two runs and seven hits in six innings, with eight strikeouts and two walks.

Against Pittsburgh, Castillo is 3-3 with a 3.00 ERA in nine career starts.

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 2/27/2021 12:01:29 PM EST

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