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Starter Report: Tony Cingrani vs Ryan Vogelsong

After taking the opener of the series against the Giants, the Cincinnati Reds will send left hander Tony Cingrani to the mound to try and make it two in a row over San Francisco who will counter with right hander Ryan Vogelsong.

Reds starter: LHP Tony Cingrani

2014 Season Stats
2 5 4.01 49.1 8 25 46

Scouting Report

Pitch Velocity Usage
Fastball 92 MPH 73%
Change Up 87 MPH 14%
Slider 80 MPH 13%

Tony Cingrani continues to throw a ton of fastballs while mixing in the same amount of sliders and change ups. He has thrown a fastball 70% or more in seven of his nine starts. His control has been spotty this year as his walk rate is up significantly and his strikeout rate is also down significantly. It’s a big start for Cingrani, as Mat Latos is on the verge of returning and the lefty could be looking at a move to the bullpen or even Triple-A.

Giants Starter: RHP Ryan Vogelsong

2014 Season Stats
3 2 3.45 62.2 6 22 51

Scouting Report

Pitch Velocity Usage
Fastball 91 MPH 48%
Change Up 84 MPH 14%
Curveball 77 MPH 20%
Cutter 88 MPH 17%

Vogelsong mixes his four pitches very well. He throws his fastball/cutter 65% of the time and works in both his change up and curveball quite a bit, giving hitters plenty of things to look for. Recently he has actually thrown a lower rate of fastballs and mixed in a higher rate of cutters. His fastball has been above-average this season. The curveball has been above-average as well, but the cutter and change up have both been below-average pitches. Vogelsong, while not having a high walk rate, isn’t a control artist either, so the team can be patient with him and try to attack the change up or cutter when he makes a mistake with it.

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