Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – May 13, 2022

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After last night’s shutout win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cincinnati Reds will be looking to grab their first 3-game winning streak of the season. Starters Tyler Mahle and Mitch Keller will see the same team as their last outing, although the two did not face each other in the same game. The first launch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. ET.

Starting lineups

Here are the line-ups for tonight’s NL Central contest:

Starting pitchers

Tyler Mahle

It’s been a tough season for Tyler Mahle, who currently has a 6.46 ERA. He sometimes struggled to keep left-handed hitters away as they walked 13 times against him while only hitting 14 times. So far he’s limited the power of his opponents, but he’s still been touched up for a bunch of runs. Mahle is coming off a solid start against Pittsburgh last time out, allowing two runs on a hit and three walks in 5.0 innings.

Splits

Split Pennsylvania H 2B 3B HOUR BB K AVERAGE OBP SLG
HRH 65 16 5 0 1 4 18 .262 .308 .393
LHH 74 15 2 2 1 13 14 .250 .378 .400

Location usage

4 seams Cutter Slide Separator
Bike 93.4 86.6 83.9 85.6
Use 49.9% 11.6% 13.4% 25.1%

Mitch Keller

The gaps this season for Mitch Keller are quite significant. Right-handed hitters have been much better against him, posting a .901 OPS while left-handers have been at .657 this season. He’s a borderline MVP caliber hitter compared to a bench bat. Keller pitched last week against the Reds and allowed five earned runs in 4.1 innings while allowing 10 runners and striking out just three.

Splits

Split Pennsylvania H 2B 3B HOUR BB K AVERAGE OBP SLG
HRH 59 16 3 0 3 6 13 .302 .373 .528
LHH 68 17 1 0 1 4 11 .270 .324 .333

Location usage

4 seams Slide Switch Curve
Bike 96.1 87.0 91.8 80.3
Use 58.5% 18.9% 10.7% 11.8%

When and where

  • Game time: 6:35 p.m. ET
  • Or: Cabin crew fleet
  • Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
  • Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
  • Provide: 76°, partly cloudy, 10% chance of rain

News and Notes

Vladimir Gutierrez at the bullpen

David Bell said Vladimir Gutierrez would move to the bullpen and Connor Overton would stay in the rotation. With days off on Monday and Thursday, the Reds don’t need to have five starters in the rotation until the Chicago Cubs’ series — nearly two weeks from today.

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