The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds meet in the middle of the game.
The Pittsburgh Pirates wants look for a bounce back performance after dropping their season opener on Thursday to the Reds by a final score of 5-3. Jung-Ho Kang went for one with RBIs while Corey Dickerson added Pittsburgh in the losing effort. Josh Bell, Francisco Cervelli, and Erik Gonzalez each and every one of them hit Pittsburgh in a row. Jameson Taillon took the loss, falling to 0-1 after allowing four runs on six hits while striking out four over six innings of work. Trevor Williams wants start game two and what 14-10 with a 3.11 ERA and 126 strikeouts last season. In his career, Williams is 3-1
The Cincinnati Reds is looking to build a strong start to the season after picking up the win over Pittsburgh on Thursday. Derek Dietrich led the Reds with a pinch-hit three-run homer, while Jose Peraza went for a solo homer and Jose Iglesias went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles and RBI to round out the scoring for the Reds in the win. Tucker Barnhart chipped in a base hit as well in the victory. Luis Castillo went 5.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out eight, not factoring in the decision. Zach Duke got the win while David Hernandez picked up his 1st save of the season. Sonny Gray wants to make his team debut here and what 11-9 with a 4.90 ERA and 123 strikeouts for the Yankees last season. In his career, Gray is 0-1 with a 7.88 ERA and 7 strikeouts against Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh is 8-3 in their last 11 games against a right-handed starter and 6-1 in their last 7 games following a loss while the under is 36-13-2 in their last 51 Saturday games. Cincinnati is 2-7 in their last 9 games overall and 2-5 in their last 7 home games while under 9-2 in their last 11 division games. Pittsburgh is 4-1 in Williams' last 5 starts against Cincinnati.
Cincinnati is a solid starter in the majors. Yankees lineup behind him last season, and I'm not sure he's changing things in Cincinnati. Pittsburgh's lost some power, but Williams has shown a lot of recent success against the Reds, so I'll go back to Pittsburgh.