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Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Pitching Match up 4/3/14

Early this afternoon when the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals play the final game of their three game series the home team will send out right hander Homer Bailey while the visiting club will be looking to Lance Lynn. Here are the quick scouting reports on each pitcher:

Reds Starter: RHP Homer Bailey

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0 0
2013 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
11 12 3.49 209.0 20 54 199

Scouting Report

Pitch  Velocity  Usage
Fastball 95 MPH 61%
Split Finger 87 MPH 11%
Slider 89 MPH 16%
Curveball 80 MPH 12%

Homer Bailey works off of his fastball that works in the mid 90’s. His secondary pitches are mixed in well, relying on his above-average slider most. His curveball is, excuse the pun, hit-or-miss depending on the day and the right hander brings a solid split finger to the table. A workhorse, he can go deep into games thanks to good control that helps him keep pitch counts under control.

Cardinals Starter: RHP Lance Lynn

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0 0
2013 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
15 10 3.97 201.2 14 76 198

Scouting Report

Pitch  Velocity  Usage
Fastball 93 MPH 74%
Change Up 85 MPH 4%
Curveball 80 MPH 11%
Cutter 87 MPH 11%

Lance Lynn relies heavily on his fastball, throwing it the 3rd most often in 2013 among qualified starting pitchers. Despite hitters knowing it is coming he has been quite successful with the pitch. That is a good thing because his change up, curveball and cutter have all rated out as below-average pitches according to Fangraphs value metrics. Lynn, like Bailey, is also a workhorse who can go deep into games.

Tags: Cincinnati Reds Homer Bailey

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