Series Preview: Pirates vs. Reds

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

June 5th, 2012 7:10 pm
June 6th, 2012 7:10 pm
June 7th, 2012 7:10 pm


Great American Ball Park

Probable Pitchers
A.J. Burnett (4-2, 3.60 ERA) vs. Homer Bailey (4-3, 3.73 ERA)
Brad Lincoln (3-0, 1.04 ERA) vs. Johnny Cueto (5-3, 2.54 ERA)
Kevin Correia (2-5, 4.19 ERA) vs. Mike Leake (2-5, 4.95 ERA)

Series Notes
Big series for the Pirates, as they roll into Cincinnati in second place, three games back of the Reds, with a record of 27-26… The Bucs and Redlegs squared off last week in Pittsburgh, and the Pirates took two out of three… A.J. Burnett pitched seven scoreless innings on Wednesday vs. Cincinnati… If you take away his 12-run outing in St. Louis, Burnett has an ERA of 1.52… Burnett is 3-0 with a 0.98 ERA in his last three starts… Homer Bailey pitched a complete game four-hitter vs. Pittsburgh on Tuesday… Bailey is 6-0 with a 1.79 ERA in his career against the Pirates… Brad Lincoln makes his second start of the season on Wednesday… Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto are a combined 5 for 7 vs. LincolnJohnny Cueto suffered the loss on Wednesday, despite throwing seven strong innings… Cueto is 11-4 with a 2.55 ERA lifetime vs. Pittsburgh… Kevin Correia picked up the win in Milwaukee on Friday… In the last three years, Correia is 3-0 with a 2.61 ERA at Great American Ball Park… Mike Leake is 2-0 with a 2.41 ERA in his last three outings… Leake is 1-3 with a 2.84 ERA in his career vs. Pittsburgh.

Go Bucs

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