Reds at Pirates 9/28/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions

By: Anthonoy-deleo |

Last Updated: 09/27/2019 at 8:48 PM ET

The Cincinnati Reds are set to visit PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a National League Central clash against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cincinnati Reds come into this matchup with a 73-86 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-3. Luis Castillo received the starting nod for the Cincinnati Reds, and he struggled as he gave up 5 earned runs in 5 innings. Jose Iglesias had a solid game from the plate for the Cincinnati Reds as he went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI.

The Cincinnati Reds are set to start Trevor Bauer (11-13, 4.48 ERA) who struggled in his latest start as he gave up 5 earned runs in 7 innings against the New York Mets. Trevor Bauer struggled in his 1 start against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 2019 season as he gave up 7 earned runs in 3 innings.

The Pittsburgh Pirates come into this matchup with a 68-91 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after closing their recent series against the Chicago Cubs with a win, 9-5. Joe Musgrove received the starting nod for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he had success as he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings. Pablo Reyes had a big game from the plate for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to start James Marvel (0-3, 10.22 ERA) who struggled in his latest start as he gave up 5 earned runs in 3.1 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. James Marvel has never recorded a start against the Cincinnati Reds as this will be his 4th career MLB start.

Both of these teams have struggled as of recent as the Cincinnati Reds have dropped 4 consecutive games while the Pirates have dropped 9 of their last 12. The Reds should have success in this game due to who the Pirates are throwing as James Marvel is 0-3 with a 10.22 ERA through 3 career starts. The Reds may be in 4th place of the NL Central, but this is a team to watch for in the coming years as they have a solid nucleus with Votto, Suarez, and Aquino. The Pirates have not had much success at home this season as they are 34-44, and I expect similar trends to follow here. Final Score Prediction, Cincinnati Reds win 8-5.

Download the Picks and Parlays Mobile App

Get A free VIP Pick Daily!