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Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets Pitching Match Up 4/5/14

This afternoon Johnny Cueto will take the mound for the Cincinnati Reds and be opposed by fellow right hander Dillon Gee of the New York Mets in the second game of the series between the two clubs. Here are the quick scouting reports on each pitcher.

Reds starting pitcher: RHP Johnny Cueto

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
0 1 1.29 7.0 1 1 8
2013 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
5 2 2.82 60.2 7 18 51

Scouting Report

Pitch Velocity Usage
Fastball 93 MPH 47%
Cutter 89 MPH 19%
Slider 84 MPH 14%
Change Up 84 MPH 19%
Curveball 76 MPH 1%

Johnny Cueto works off of his fastball and cutter as he mixes in his slider and change up. About once a game he will fire a curveball up there as well. He can throw strikes, generates a good amount of groundballs and will work all four quadrants of the strikezone.

Mets starting pitcher: RHP Dillon Gee

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
0 0 5.40 6.2 1 2 5
2013 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
12 11 3.62 199.0 24 47 142

Scouting Report

Pitch Velocity Usage
Fastball 90 MPH 54%
Change Up 84 MPH 19%
Slider 82 MPH 17%
Curveball 75 MPH 10%

Dillon Gee mixes in a four and two-seam fastball, throwing each about the same and totally 54% of his pitches. In 2013 his curveball was easily his best pitch, a well above-average offering. He didn’t use it as much as his below-average offerings, the slider and his fastball. The change up has been a slightly above-average pitch in his career. He can eat some innings and has been a slight flyball pitcher.

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