Pre-game Notes: Sept 12 Pirates vs Reds
Brian Burres 3-3, 5.75 ERA
Johnny Cueto 12-5, 3.45 ERA
Burres is coming off a great start which kept him in the starting rotation. Through six innings he allowed just one run on five hits, walked none and struck out three against the AL East leading Braves.
Cueto is 9-2 with a 2.88 ERA lifetime against the Pirates. He got the loss his last start against the Rockies. Cueto pitched six innings giving up three runs (all scored in the first inning) off seven hits, walked two and struck out five.
Presley 9 *Making his first major league start
Bowker 3 **Making his first start for the Pirates at 1B
News and Notes:
- Neil Walker extended his hit streak to 17 games in the 8th inning of Saturday’s game against the Reds. He hit a two RBI single off of a 100 mph heater by Chapman.
- Jose Tabata picked up his 100th hit in the 1st inning, making it the first time the Pirates have had two rookies with more than 100 hits since Tony Womack ad Jose Guillen.
- Joey Votto’s home run in the 10th inning was his first ever career walk-off homer. The Reds picked up their 81st win, breaking the 9 consecutive losing seasons.