Pittsburgh Pirates Pregame: vs Cincinnati Reds

By Troy Pfaff

The Pittsburgh Pirates (70-87) host the Cincinnati Reds (76-81) tonight at PNC Park in the team’s second-to-last home game of the season.

Game time is 7:05 PM.

Brad Lincoln (1-3, 4.85) will go for the Bucs. He’s coming off a terrible outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers in which he lasted just 1.2 innings while giving up eight hits and six earned runs on Sunday.

Twenty-four-year-old Travis Wood (6-5, 4.62) will pitch for Cincinnati. Wood hasn’t allowed a run in his last 11.2 IP, though only five of those innings came as a starter.

Here’s Pittsburgh’s lineup for tonight’s game:

1. Alex Presley, LF

2. Josh Harrison, 3B

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Derrek Lee, 1B

5. Neil Walker, 2B

6. Ryan Ludwick, RF

7. Jason Jaramillo, C

8. Ronny Cedeno, SS

9. Lincoln

The Pirates will host the Reds tomorrow at 1:35 PM in its last home game of the season, before traveling to Milwaukee for a season-ending three-game series with the NL Central champions.

With last night’s win, the Pittsburgh Pirates have won 70 games in a season for the first time since 2004. I slated them for exactly 71 before the season began.

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