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Cincinnati Reds (9-24, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (13-19, third in the NL Central)

Pittsburgh; Saturday, 6:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Luis Castillo (0-0, 5.79 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, five strikeouts); Pirates: Zach Thompson (1-3, 7.08 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, 19 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Reds -115, Pirates -104; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Cincinnati Reds will try to extend a three-game win streak with a victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh has a 13-19 record overall and a 7-10 record in home games. The Pirates have an 11-4 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Cincinnati has a 5-9 record at home and a 9-24 record overall. The Reds are 3-5 in games when they hit two or more home runs.

The teams play Saturday for the sixth time this season. The Reds lead the season series 4-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Daniel Vogelbach leads the Pirates with five home runs while slugging .464. Ben Gamel is 17-for-40 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.

Tyler Naquin ranks sixth on the Reds with a .263 batting average, and has 10 doubles, a triple, two home runs, six walks and 19 RBI. Tyler Stephenson is 14-for-33 with two home runs and 13 RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 4-6, .239 batting average, 4.66 ERA, outscored by 18 runs

Reds: 6-4, .265 batting average, 6.55 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs

INJURIES: Pirates: Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Marisnick: 10-Day IL (thumb), Kevin Newman: 10-Day IL (groin), Greg Allen: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Reds: Lucas Sims: 15-Day IL (lower back), Nick Senzel: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Joey Votto: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Jonathan India: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Fraley: 10-Day IL (knee), Nick Lodolo: 10-Day IL (back), Justin Wilson: 10-Day IL (elbow), Daniel Duarte: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Garcia: 10-Day IL (hand), Mike Minor: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Max Schrock: 60-Day IL (calf), Donovan Solano: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Justin Dunn: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tejay Antone: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)


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Adam Wainwright owns the Pirates, might be willing to spend money on team

Adam Wainwright has had some recent success against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and this stat proves just that.

The St. Louis Cardinals began their three game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, May 20. While it was hyped up as the debut game of Nolan Gorman in a Cardinals uniform, there was history made by veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright.

Against the Pirates, Wainwright pitched seven innings, where he surrendered just one earned run on four hits in the Cardinals’ 5-3 victory. The one earned run he gave up was on a solo homer hit by Michael Chavis.

With that Wainwright’s scoreless innings streak against the Pirate ended at 38 innings. That is the longest streak against a single opponent since Roger Clemens threw 40 consecutive scoreless innings against the Seattle Mariners from 1987-90, per ESPN Stats and Info.

Adam Wainwright threw 38 consecutive scoreless innings against the Pirates, the longest streak by a pitcher vs a single opponent since Roger Clemens had a 40-inning stretch against the Mariners from 1987-90.

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 21, 2022

Cardinals: Adam Wainwright’s now owns the Pirates, not Bob Nutting

All good things must eventually come to an end. But, the important thing is that the Cardinals picked up a victory against their rivals.

If only this were true, however, for the Pirates’ sake. Nutting is one of the worst owners in all of sports, and routinely fails to put money in his big-league product. Attendance in Pittsburgh is brutal despite having one of the best ballparks in America.

Wainwright’s net worth isn’t near what Nutting’s is, but my money would be on him spending more.

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