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Oviedo and Abbott Clash in Exciting Pirates vs Reds Showdown

In a highly anticipated matchup, the Pittsburgh Pirates vs the Cincinnati Reds takes place at PNC Park. Both teams are looking to secure a victory and continue their pursuit of a playoff spot. Johan Oviedo takes the mound for the Pirates. Andrew Abbott leads the pitching staff for the Reds. Fans can expect a thrilling game filled with intense competition.

Oviedo and Abbott Clash in Exciting Pirates vs Reds Showdown

The Pirates, with a current record of 52-63, are eager to improve their standing in the National League Central. Led by their starting pitcher, Johan Oviedo, who holds a 6-11 record and a solid 4.18 ERA, the Pirates aim to gain momentum and build on their recent win. With their division standing at number four and an even split of five wins and five losses in their last 10 games, the Pirates will need to bring their A-game to secure a victory against the Reds.

On the other side of the field, the Cincinnati Reds, with a record of 60-57, are currently in second place in the National League Central. Andrew Abbott will be tasked with leading the Reds’ pitching rotation. Abbott has been impressive with a 6-3 record and an impressive 2.92 ERA. However, the Reds are coming off a two-game losing streak. They have struggled in their last 10 games, winning only two. They will be determined to turn things around and secure a crucial win against the Pirates.

The game is scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 11, at 7:05 PM Eastern Time. Baseball enthusiasts can catch all the action live on MLB Network. Make sure to tune in as the Pirates and Reds battle it out in what promises to be an exhilarating showdown.

Key Points to Watch Out for:

– The starting pitchers, Johan Oviedo for the Pirates and Andrew Abbott for the Reds, will play a pivotal role. Keep an eye on their command of the strike zone and their ability to keep opposing batters at bay.

– The Pirates’ offense will need to find ways to generate runs against Abbott, who has been impressive on the mound. Look for standout performances from key Pirates hitters as they strive to put runs on the board.

– Can the Reds bounce back from their recent struggles and regain their winning form? Keep an eye on their overall team performance and how they adapt to the Pirates’ pitching strategies.

– Injuries could potentially impact the outcome of the game. Stay updated on the status of players on both teams and see how the team lineups are affected by their absence.


Pittsburgh Pirates: RP Jarlín García (Arm, D60), SP Vince Velasquez (Elbow, D60), RP Max Kranick (Elbow, D60), SS Tucupita Marcano (Knee, D60), RP Dauri Moreta (Back, D15), SS Oneil Cruz (Ankle, D60), SP JT Brubaker (Elbow, D60), CF Ji Hwan Bae (Ankle, D10)

Cincinnati Reds: RP Tejay Antone (Elbow, D60), SP Justin Dunn (Shoulder, D60), RP Alex Young (Back, Day-to-Day), SP Connor Overton (Elbow, D60), C Curt Casali (Foot, D10), SP Nick Lodolo (Calf, D60), SP Hunter Greene (Hip, D60), RP Reiver Sanmartin (Elbow, D60), RP Vladimir Gutierrez (Elbow, D60), RF Jake Fraley (Toe, D10), SP Ben Lively (Pectoral, D15), 2B Jonathan India (Heel, D10)

Main photo credits:

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Players mentioned:

Johan Oviedo, Andrew Abbott, Jarlin Garcia, Vince Velasquez, Max Kranick, Tucupita Marcano, Dauri Moreta, Oneil Cruz, JT Brubaker, Ji Hwan Bae, Tejay Antone, Justin Dunn, Alex Young, Connor Overton, Curt Casali, Nick Lodolo, Hunter Greene, Reiver Sanmartin, Vladimir Gutierrez, Jake Fraley, Ben Lively, Jonathan India


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