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The Battledome: Pirates v Reds – Probable Starters

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Game 1 – Friday, September 27 @ 7:10 PM (TV: FSO; Radio: WLW)

Pirates – A.J. Burnett
2013: 9-11, 3.39 ERA, 1.235 WHIP
v CIN: 6-6, 3.93 ERA, 1.340 WHIP
@ GABP: 2-2, 3.20 ERA, 1.342 WHIP
last 7: 4-3, 4.06 ERA, 1.173 WHIP

Last time the Reds saw Burnett, he pitched himself a pretty good ballgame (7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 12 SO). The Buccos won that game 4-2 and the only real blemish on Burnett’s line was that he allowed single runs in the first two innings.

Oh, and Burnett’s opponent in that game?

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Reds – Homer Bailey
2013: 11-11, 3.40 ERA, 1.113 WHIP
v PIT: 8-4, 2.69 ERA, 1.113 WHIP
@ GABP: 23-21, 4.71 ERA, 1.391 WHIP
last 7: 4-1, 2.06 ERA, 0.917 WHIP

So Bailey has a bit of a whammy over the Pirates. Just didn’t work out that way the last time. And let’s throw this into the mix. Go back 364 days. It was Bailey’s no-no against these Buccos. Cross your fingers that history repeats tonight.

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Topics: Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates

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  • Moveguy

    Great call on Aroyo pitching his best game ever… LOL

    • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

      You honestly don’t know the difference between “a chance” and actually calling your shot? Joe Strauss was right when he tweeted that STL schools lack accreditation.

      • Moveguy

        Your insulting my education with your great closing paragraph? News flash, you only needed to win 2 of 3 of this series in order to have a home game, not all 3 as you claimed.