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Starter Report: RHP Dan Haren vs LHP Tony Cingrani


The Los Angeles Dodgers come to town Monday night to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds will send LHP Tony Cingrani to the mound and the Dodgers will counter with RHP Dan Haren.

Reds starter: LHP Tony Cingrani

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
2 6 4.09 55.0 10 28 53

Scouting Report

Pitch Velocity Usage
Fastball 93 MPH 74%
Change Up 87 MPH 13%
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 may be pitching for a spot in the rotation, as Mat Latos is making his last rehab start if things go well. He has struggled with the home run ball over his last five starts, giving up eight long balls in 27.2 innings. He has not had an above-average pitch this season as his fastball has been ever so slightly below-average, while the slider and change up have both been well below-average.

Dodgers Starter: RHP Dan Haren

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
5 4 3.50 74.2 10 12 52

Scouting Report

Pitch Velocity Usage
Fastball 88 MPH 38%
Splitter 82 MPH 14%
Curveball 78 MPH 7%
Cutter 85 MPH 41%

Dan Haren relies heavily on his fastball and cutter combo, using it 79% of the time. He will mix in a splitter and a curveball the other 20% of the time. His fastball is average, but his cutter is above-average. The curveball is slightly above-average, but the splitter is a well below-average pitch. While Haren doesn’t throw hard, with how often he does use the “hard stuff” for him, the Reds should be able to time the fastball/cutter knowing it’s coming four out of five pitches. When down in the count, they should look for the splitter and given how well opponents have hit it this season, hopefully the Reds can continue that trend.

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