Game 160 (Cincinnati v Pittsburgh)

Well, the Reds are done losing to bad teams, and that is what cost them a chance to win the Central. As for now, the Reds are focused on two things, home game for wildcard and beating the Pirates. Tonight’s pitching brings us back to 52 Fridays ago, where both Homer Bailey and A.J. Burnett pitched perfectly, except one of them ended up with a no-hitter. The one with the no-hitter ended up being Bailey, and he ended up getting a 2nd no-hitter for the first no-hitter of the 2013 season. Now this Friday night game is a bigger deal, the Reds and Pirates are trying to win 2 out of 3 to claim the home game for the wildcard. The Reds can do a huge favor by beating the Pirates so the Cardinals can claim their division for the first time in 2009. By the looks of who is better, the Reds (no bias) are performing well against the above .500 clubs and it shows when it is played at Great American Ballpark.

Now to the New York Mets grades.

STARTERS: Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake and Mat Latos

  • 15.2 IP, 15 H, 6 R (5 ER), 5 BB, 14 SO & 2 HR
  • 3.45 ERA & 1.28 WHIP
  • Per 9, H 8.62, BB 2.87, K 8.04, HR 1.15. K/BB is 2.80
  • GRADE: 73.76% (D)

BULLPEN: Alfredo Simón, Aroldis Chapman, J.J. Hoover, Logan Ondrusek, Manny Parra, Sam LeCure, Sean Marshall and Zach Duke

  •  12.1 IP, 5 H, 2 BB & 12 SO
  • 0.00 ERA & 0.57 WHIP
  • Per 9, H 3.65, 1.46 BB & 8.76 K. K/BB is 6.00.
  • GRADE: 96.85% (A)

Grade Sheet:

Starters:

  • St. Louis Cardinals (85.06) (B) (9-2/9-5)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (78.46) (C) (9-6/9-8)
  • Chicago Cubs (78.68) (C) (9-9/9-11)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (67.78) (D) (9/13-9/15)
  • Houston Astros (87.67) (B) (9-16/9-18)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (65.00) (D) (9-20/9-22)
  • New York Mets (73.76) (C) (9/23-9/25)
  • September Average (76.63) (C)

Bullpen:

  • St. Louis Cardinals (89) (B) (9-2/9-5)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (99.12) (A) (9-6/9-8)
  • Chicago Cubs (69.30) (D) (9-9/9-11)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (52.94) (F) (9/13-9/15)
  • Houston Astros (79.07) (C) (9/16-9/18)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (90.97) (A) (9/20-9/22)
  • New York Mets (96.85) (A) (9/23-9/25)
  • September Average (82.46) (B)

Now to compare the Burnett and Bailey numbers at Great American Ballpark. A.J. Burnett has only pitched once in Cincinnati in 2013 (7/20), while Homer Bailey has pitched twice (7/21, 6/20). In Burnett’s only start in Cincinnati, his one start was better than Bailey’s two starts, but in averages, Bailey has a better grade than Burnett. The number lines.

A.J. Burnett: 5.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R (2 ER), 2 BB & 8 SO. 3.12 ERA & 2.12 WHIP. Per 9, H 15.88, BB 3.18, K 12.71. K/BB is 4.00. GRADE: 70.59% (C).

Homer Bailey: 12.1 IP, 13 H, 5 ER, BB, 20 SO & 2 HR. 3.65 ERA & 1.14 WHIP. Per 9, H 9.49, BB 0.73, K 14.59, HR 1.46. K/BB is 20.00. GRADE: 73.42% (C). The average start would be 6-6.1 IP, 6-7 H, 2-3 ER, 0-1 BB, 10 SO & HR.

Game Preview (Pittsburgh at Cincinnati) September 27

Game 4

Prediction:

A.J. Burnett: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2B, 2 R, 2 BB & 6 SO

Homer Bailey: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2B, HR, 3 R, 3 BB& 6 SO

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