Reds at Pirates 9/29/19 - MLB Picks and Predictions
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 73-87 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping a recent road game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-5. Michael Lorenzen received the starting nod for the Cincinnati Reds, and he had success as he went 2 scoreless innings while giving up no hits. Phillip Ervin had a solid game from the plate for the Cincinnati Reds as he contributed 2 RBIs.
The Cincinnati Reds are set to start Trevor Bauer (2-5, 6.39 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 69-91 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning a recent home game against the Cincinnati Reds, 6-5. Steven Brault received the starting nod for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he struggled as he gave up 4 earned runs in 5 innings. Kevin Newman had a big game from the plate for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he went 2 for 4 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to start Trevor Williams (7-8, 5.52 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. Trevor Williams had success in his 3 starts against the Cincinnati Reds during the 2019 season as he is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have dominated the Cincinnati Reds as of recent, especially when Trevor Williams is on the mound as they have won 6 consecutive meetings. The Cincinnati Reds have struggled to close out the season as they have dropped 7 of their last 10 games while the Pirates have won 4 straight. The Pirates have the slight pitching advantage in this matchup with Trevor Williams as he has been excellent against the Reds this season with a 2-0 record and a 1.50 ERA. The Pirates have received some solid hitting outputs from Bell, Newman, and Moran as of recent which I expect to continue in the final game of the season. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Pirates win 7-3.