Sept 15, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Tony Cingrani (52) throws during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Pitching Match Up 4/7/14

Tony Cingrani will take the mound for the Reds against the Cardinals in their home opener on Monday afternoon. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

In a rematch of the second game of the season, left hander Tony Cingrani of the Cincinnati Reds will match up against the St. Louis Cardinals right haner Michael Wacha. Cingrani fired seven shutout innings with nine strikeouts for the Reds. Wacha nearly matched him with 6.2 shutout innings and seven strikeouts. The Reds would go on to win the game 1-0.

Reds Starter: LHP Tony Cingrani

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
0 0 0.00 7.0 0 2 9
2013 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
7 4 2.92 104.2 14 43 120

Scouting Report

Pitch Velocity Usage
Fastball 93 MPH 81%
Change Up 87 MPH 7%
Slider 81 MPH 12%
Curveball N/A 0%

In his first start of the year Tony Cingrani did what the left hander has done since he arrived in the big leagues: pounded the fastball and challenged hitters with it. So far they haven’t been able to do much with it. The lefty only used his fastball, change up and slider in the game, neglecting to use his curveball that he began to shy away from as the 2013 season went on in favor of more and more sliders.

Cardinals Starter: RHP Michael Wacha

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
0 0 0.00 6.2 0 1 7
2013 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
4 1 2.78 64.2 5 19 65

Scouting Report

Pitch Velocity Usage
Fastball 95 MPH 60%
Cutter 90 MPH 3%
Change Up 88 MPH 23%
Curveball 76 MPH 14%

Wacha leaned on his fastball, cutter and change up in the first outing against the Reds while simply showing a cutter a few times. His fastball and cutter both showed a bit more velocity than he averaged in the 2013 season. He shows good control and he misses bats. Expect another pitching duel between these two.

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