Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Picks and Predictions June 18th 2024

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Tue, Jun 18, 18:40 pm.
Pittsburgh Pirates
ML: 100
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Cincinnati Reds
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Pirates Aim for Back- to- Back Wins Over Reds

On Tuesday, in the second game of their series, the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Cincinnati Reds, hoping to build on their recent success. Following a strong 4-1 triumph on Monday, the Privateers are going for the gold back wins against their division rivals.

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David Bednar’s Return to Form

Pirates closer David Bednar earned his 15th save of the season by retiring the Reds in order in the ninth inning on Monday. Bednar, a two- time All- Star, has bounced back from a rough start to the season, where he’d an11.70 ERA through April. Since also, he has converted 14 consecutive save openings.

” The guys have been sticking with me and having confidence in me, and it means a lot,” Bednar said.” I love these guys, and it’s been a lot of fun.”

Pittsburgh’s success in late innings can be attributed to their reliable trio of Aroldis Chapman, Colin Holderman, and Bednar, who all pitched scoreless innings in Monday’s win. The Pirates are 28- 4 when leading after seven innings, pressing the effectiveness of their bullpen.

Pirates’ Recent Performance

Versatility and consistency have been in plain view by the Privateers, who have won three of their last four games. Left protector Bryan Reynolds had two copies and a RBI in the series nature, loosening up his hitting streak to 15 games, the longest powerful streak in the majors. Reynolds is hitting.349 (22-for-63) with two grand slams, nine RBIs, and nine runs during this streak.

Reds’ Struggles and Positives

On the other hand, the Reds have lost three straight games and five of their last seven. Despite the loss, Reds manager David Bell was encouraged by his team’s approach at the plate. Shortstop Elly De La Cruz led the Reds with three hits and stole his major- league- leading 37th base.

” Our at- bats throughout the game, we were suitable to hit some balls really hard,” Bell said.” We have just got to continue with our process, continue to hit the ball hard, and we’ll be in good shape.”

Pitching Matchup Lodolovs. Falter

  • Nick Lodolo (Reds) The 26-year-old left-hander is looking for his fifth win in a row with a record of 7-2 and a 2.93 earned run average. In his last beginning, Lodolo permitted two runs north of six innings, tossing a season-high 102 contributes a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Gatekeepers. Lodolo has a 1-1 record and a3.97 Period in two vocation begins against the wanderers. Andrew McCutchen has a.111 normal against Lodolo, with one grand slam in nine at-bats.
  • Bailey Falter, lefty for the Pirates, is 27 years old and has a 3.86 ERA and a record of 3-4. Falter has struggled recently, giving up eight runs and 16 hits in eight innings in his last two starts. In his previous send off, he surrendered three sudden spikes in demand for eight accomplishments in four innings against theSt. Louis Cardinals. Falter has a career record of 0-1, with a 7.79 period, against the Reds in five games (three thresholds). In just six at-bats, Spencer Steer has hit.667 and hit a home run against Falter.

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Injury Concerns

The Reds are covering center fielder TJ Friedl, who exited Monday’s game with right hamstring tightness after making a diving catch. Friedl is auspicious about his condition, stating,” I did testing on my hamstring, and it’s full strength. Full range of motion. It was just tight. All effects considered, I suppose it’s really encouraging.”

Outlook for the Series

As the Pirates and Reds continue their series, both teams will calculate on crucial performances from their pitchers and blockbuster. The Pirates will look to capitalize on their bullpen strength and the hot club of Bryan Reynolds, while the Reds hope for another strong spin from Nick Lodolo and a continued obnoxious push from Elly De La Cruz.

Conclusion

The Pittsburgh Privateers and Cincinnati Reds are set for one more instigative matchup as they fight for triumph in the second round of their series. The Reds want to end their losing streak with strong pitching and improved hitting, while the Pirates want to extend their winning streak with contributions from their dependable bullpen and in-form hitters. As these rivals in the NL Central square off, fans can anticipate a fierce contest.

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Pittsburgh Pirates
+1.5
-165
100
O 8
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Cincinnati Reds
-1.5
140
-120
U 8
-105
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