The Cincinnati Reds will be looking to avoid being swept this afternoon as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in the finale of their 3-game series. Cincinnati will be sending Luis Cessa to the mound to try and stop the losing. The Pirates will be countering with Bryse Wilson as they go for the sweep. First pitch is scheduled for 12:35pm ET if the weather cooperates.
Here’s the lineup for this afternoon’s series finale:
|TJ Friedl – LF||Oneil Cruz – SS|
|Spencer Steer – 3B||Bryan Reynolds – DH|
|Kyle Farmer – DH||Miguel Andujar – LF|
|Jake Fraley – RF||Ben Gamel – 1B|
|Stuart Fairchild – CF||Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B|
|Alejo Lopez – 2B||Cal Mitchell – RF|
|Matt Reynolds – 1B||Kevin Newman – 2B|
|Jose Barrero – SS||Jose Godoy – C|
|Chuckie Robinson – C||Ji Hwan Bae – CF|
|Luis Cessa – SP||Bryse Wilson – SP|
|Links: Luis Cessa’s Stats | Bryse Wilson’s Stats
Since transitioning to the rotation, Luis Cessa has pitched a little better than he did when he was a reliever. His ERA as a starter is 4.64 through eight starts and his walk rate (as well as his strikeout rate) is down a little bit.
Against lefties this year he’s pitched well, limiting their power against him. Right-handed hitters have been a bit of a different story. They make a little more contact, but the contact they make is a lot better as they are slugging 106 points higher than lefties are.
Both righties and lefties are picking up plenty of hits against Wilson this season. Lefties, though, are also walking at a much higher clip the righties (though still not walking much) and hitting for significantly more power. Lefties are putting up MVP-ish numbers against him, while righties have merely been good against him this season.
When and Where
- Game time: 12:35pm ET
- Where: PNC Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv, MLB Network
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 56°, cloudy, 20% chance of rain
News and Notes
In case you missed it
No concussion symptoms for Michael Siani. He hit his head on the ground on his attempted diving catch in the eighth inning, which is why he left the game.
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) September 28, 2022
Justin Dunn’s rehab start
Last night saw Justin Dunn take the mound in Georgia with the Triple-A Louisville Bats on a rehab start. He threw 3.0 hitless innings with no runs allowed, walked two batters, and he struck out four. Louisville’s season ends this afternoon, so Dunn will not be making another appearance for them.
12 years ago today. A night that I will never forget. Reds end drought of 15 consecutive years without reaching the playoffs. At times during the mid-2000s, it felt like it would never happen….but when it does, there is nothing like it.
I can't wait for more nights like this. pic.twitter.com/moKIeDdtyo
— Nick Kirby (@Nicholaspkirby) September 28, 2022