By Landon Smith
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Baseball Preview 4/7/21
Pittsburgh Pirates Will Try to Get a Win When Meet Cincinnati Reds from Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio - MLB Baseball League Match Preview and Prediction Game on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
|Chad Kuhl PIT |
(W-0 / L-0 / 3.00-ERA)
|Luis Castillo CIN |
(W-0 / L-1 / 21.60-ERA)
The Reds have now posted 4 straight wins after their win on Tuesday. Wade Miley started for Cincinnati and pitched 6 scoreless innings while allowing just 2 hits with 6 strikeouts. The offense exploded by 14 points on 17 hits.
Tyler Naquin was 3-4 with 2 HRs and 7 RBIs in the game. Mike Moustakas was 2-3 from the floor with 2 runs scored. To start the season, the Reds have a batting average of .314 (second), .956 OPS (first), 10 HRs (second) and 46 runs scored (first).
The start of Cincinnati will be, with good reason, Luis Castillo. In his last start, he completed 3.1 innings, allowing 10 runs and 8 hits without strikeouts. Against the current Pirates lineup, he allowed a team batting average of .235, with 1 HR in 76 batting.
Pittsburgh is now 1-4 to start the season after its loss on Tuesday. They continued to fight home plate as they only had 5 hits in the game. Pittsburgh went 0-3 with runners in goal position and left 5 on base. Thanks to 5 games, the Pirates are hitting .196 and 13 total points scored, the worst two in the majors. Colin Moran leads the team with a .333 batting average, 2 HR and 3RBI.
The Pirates will send right-hander Chad Kuhl on Wednesday for his second start of the year. He only made three innings in his first start, pitching 3 innings allowing 1 point, with 3 steps and 2 strikeouts. Against the Reds, he allowed 4 home runs in 78 batting with a 0.258 batting average.
| WINNER: Pittsburgh Pirates @ +195|
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By Landon Smith, on 12:35p ET