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Pirates Daily: Oviedo-Ortiz Headlines Twinbill Against Reds



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Tuesday, Sept. 13,  the Pittsburgh Pirates (52-89) will play two against the Reds (56-83) in a day/night doubleheader at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The first pitch for game one is 12:35 p.m., and game two is set for 6:40 p.m.

The Pirates smacked three homers en route to a 6-1 victory over the Reds on Monday night.

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


Starting the first game for the Pirates will be Johan Oviedo (2-2, 3.90 ERA).

Oviedo has stumbled out of the gates as a Pirates starter. Since becoming a starter on Sept. 2, Oviedo has failed to pitch more than three innings in two starts. Oviedo’s last start last Wednesday against the New York Mets lasted only 1.2 innings and he gave up four earned runs and walked five.

Luis Ortiz will be making his major league debut for the Pirates as he starts the second game. Ortiz has been known to hit triple digits with his fastball and has a good swing-and-miss pitch with his slider. He had been pitching at Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Reds have yet to announce a starter for either game.

Betting Odds

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

Who’s Hot: It was nice to see Diego Castillo hit a two-run home run Monday, but it was even better to see him draw a walk and be productive in his first game back with the Pirates after being called up from Indianapolis . Castillo went 1 for 2 with two RBIs.

Who’s Not: Despite Rodolfo Castro hitting his eighth home run Monday, he has had a rough go of things in his last seven games, batting .179/.233/.500. Castro does, however, have three home runs and six RBIs in that span.


  • The next strikeout Oviedo records will be the 100th of his career. Oviedo has pitched 117 innings during his brief major league career.
  • Pirates prospect Quinn Priester has been named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week. Priester pitched seven scoreless innings during his last start for Double-A Altoona.
  • Pirates’ rookies have hit a total of 50 home runs this season. Only the Kansas City Royals with 64 have more from rookies.


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