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Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Pitching Match Up 4/8/14


In a rematch from the third game of the season, Homer Bailey and Lance Lynn will square off for the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals tonight. Homer Bailey struggled in the first meeting and Lance Lynn did just enough to keep his team in the game where the ultimately pulled out the win.

Reds Starter: RHP Homer Bailey

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
0 1 8.31 4.1 1 3 3
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 73%
Split Finger 87 MPH 2%
Slider 88 MPH 11%
Curveball 81 MPH 14%

Homer Bailey works off of his fastball that works in the mid 90′s. In the first game of the season he relied on his fastball early and often and ditched the split finger for the most part. He struggled to throw strikes in the game, though that isn’t normally an issue for him.

Cardinals Starter: RHP Lance Lynn

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
1 0 5.40 5.0 2 1 7
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 94 MPH 88%
Change Up 87 MPH 2%
Curveball 81 MPH 3%
Cutter 87 MPH 7%

Lance Lynn relies heavily on his fastball, and in his first start he relied on it almost exclusively. His change up and curveball were barely thrown and his cutter was mixed in sparingly. While he always is heavily fastball reliant, look for more offspeed stuff this time around. His control was better than usual in the first game as well.

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