Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds - 9/13/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (56-83) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (52-88)
Game Info: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 12:35 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Raynel Espinal/Luis Cessa vs Johan Oviedo/Luis Ortiz
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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play the Cincinnati Reds in a double header at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 52-88 this season and have lost four of their last six games. Pittsburgh won Game 1 of this series by a score of 6-3 on Monday night. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.67 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a .263 opponent batting average this season. The Pirates offense has scored 498 runs with a .222 batting average and a .288 on base percentage. Bryan Reynolds is batting .256 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh in Game 1 is Johan Oviedo, who is 2-2 with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP over 30 innings pitched this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh in Game is Luis Ortiz, who is making his first appearance of the year for the Pirates.
The Cincinnati Reds are 56-83 this season and have lost three games in a row. Prior to losing the first game of this series, Cincinnati lost two out of three games against Milwaukee. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 4.91 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average. The Reds offense has scored 597 runs with a .242 batting average and a .309 on base percentage this year. Kyle Farmer is batting .266 with 10 home runs and 64 RBI’s for the Reds this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati in Game 1 is Raynel Espinal, who is making his first appearance for the Reds this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati in Game 2 is Luis Cessa, who is 3-2 with a 4.97 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 54.1 innings pitched this season.
Pittsburgh used a five run fifth inning in Game 1 of this series to erase a 2-1 deficit and get the win. Pittsburgh is starting Johan Oviedo, who has been solid this year and Luis Ortiz, who hasn’t played for the Pirates this season. For the Reds, Raynel Espinal is making his season debut and Luis Cessa has allowed two runs or less in four straight starts, but does not last very long. I like Pittsburgh to win Game 1 behind a good outing from Oviedo and Cincinnati to win Game 2 behind Cessa.