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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Pitching Match Up 4/30/14


The two pitchers in this game matched up 11 days ago, with the Cincinnatin Reds falling to the Cubs on that day, 8-4. The Reds will send LHP Tony Cingrani back to the mound against the Cubs RHP Edwin Jackson. In the last match up neither starter made it through six innings and the bullpens allowed seven combined runs.

Reds Starter: LHP Tony Cingrani

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
2 2 2.86 28.1 2 15 30
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 92 MPH 73%
Change Up 86 MPH 13%
Slider 79 MPH 14%

Tony Cingrani has kept runs off of the board for the most part this season, but he has struggled to find consistency at times. His walk rate is high this season, though he walked just two batters the last time out in his second best start of the season. As always, Cingrani relies heavily on his fastball, while mixing in his change up and slider at about an even rate. He struggled against the Cubs when he faced them on the 19th, throwing just five innings while walking more batters than he struck out and giving up three runs.

Cubs Starter: RHP Edwin Jackson

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
1 2 5.02 28.2 0 15 23
2013 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
8 18 4.98 175.1 16 59 135

Scouting Report

Pitch Velocity Usage
Fastball 94 MPH 62%
Cutter 93 MPH 4%
Curveball 79 MPH 8%
Slider 86 MPH 23%
Change Up 88 MPH 2%

Edwin Jackson had one of his best starts of the year against the Reds on the 19th with 5.2 innings and two earned runs with two walks and five strikeouts. Jackson relies on his fastball and slider combo a majority of the time, throwing the two pitches 90% the last time he faced the Reds. Control was an issue earlier in the season, but the walk rate has lowered itself over the past two games.

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