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Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Pitching Match Up 4/9/14


This afternoon in St. Louis the Cincinnati Reds will take on the St. Louis Cardinals in a battle of National League Central teams. Mike Leake will take the mound for the Reds and will be opposed by Cardinals second year starter Shelby Miller.

Reds Starter: RHP Mike Leake

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
0 1 5.40 6.2 2 3 3
2013 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
14 7 3.37 192.1 21 48 122

Scouting Report

Pitch  Velocity  Usage
Fastball 91 MPH 48%
Change Up 84 MPH 20%
Cutter 89 MPH 10%
Slider 81 MPH 2%
Curveball 80 MPH 20%

Mike Leake works often from his fastball and cutter combination. In his first start he barely threw his slider, relying on his curveball and change up as his secondary pitches. He struggled with his control some during the game against the Mets his last time out.

Cardinals Starter: RHP Shelby Miller

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
0 1 8.44 5.1 3 3 2
2013 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
15 9 3.06 173.1 20 57 169

Scouting Report

Pitch  Velocity  Usage
Fastball 94 MPH 70%
Change Up 86 MPH 7%
Cutter 88 MPH 8%
Curveball 79 MPH 14%

Miller worked with his fastball and cutter nearly 80% of the time in his first start of the year and that fits with the pattern he established in 2013 as well. He will mix in an above-average curveball as his main secondary offering while sprinkling in a below-average change up at times. He struggled to throw strikes in his first start of 2014 and gave up three home runs.

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