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Monday, Sept. 12,  the Pittsburgh Pirates (51-89)  head on the road to face the Cincinnati Reds (56-82) at Great American Ball Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m.

The Pirates just wrapped up a three-game series against the National League Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals in which they lost two out of three games. The Pirates have lost eight out of their last 10 games overall.

The Reds have split their last 10 contests. The Reds lost their most recent series against the Milwaukee Brewers, dropping two of three.

The game will be aired on AT&T Sportsnet PIT and can be heard on 93.7 The Fan

Starters

Starting Monday night for the Pirates will be the enigmatic Bryse Wilson (2-8, 6.11 ERA). At times, Wilson will look like a middle-of-the-rotation arm, and then other times, he will look like he doesn’t belong in professional baseball. In his last outing, Wilson pitched six innings of relief against the New York Mets last Wednesday and gave up four earned runs on seven hits.

Starting for the Reds will be left-hander Mike Minor (4-10, 5.70 ERA). Despite giving up 10 hits during his last start last Wednesday, Minor gave up only one earned run in 5.2 innings pitched. Minor indeed was rewarded with the win in a 7-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Betting Odds

The Reds open up as -143 favorites, with the Pirates listed as +120 underdogs on the moneyline. The Reds’ runline of -1.5 stands at -+142, whereas the Pirates’ +1.5 is -175. The O/U is 9.

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

Who’s Hot: In his last seven games (25 at-bats), Jack Suwinski has been on a tear. He is batting .320/.370/.560, with two home runs and three RBIs.

Who’s Not: Although Duane Underwood Jr. pitched a fairly clean inning Sunday, he has been pretty bad recently. In September, Underwood has given up four earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched.

Tidbits:

  • Oneil Cruz’s seven-game hitting streak ended on Sunday afternoon. Cruz struck out twice but managed to be productive with an RBI in the third inning with a fielder’s choice.
  • Mitch Keller has now gone 15 straight innings of shutout ball. Keller has surpassed Jose Quintana’s 14 straight innings as the longest Pirates’ streak in 2022.
  • Suwinski surpassed Cruz with his 16th home run of the season for the Pirates’ lead in rookie homers this season. Suwinski is second in the NL to the Atlanta Braves’ Michael Harris II, who has 18.

Links

Pittsburgh Pirates Takeaways: Keller Was Efficient; Pirates Can’t Close Games Out (+)

Perrotto: At Least For a Night, Pirates’ Young Hitters Provide Hope (+)

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