Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds 4-1-2023

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds 4/1/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds 4/1/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates will be at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, to take on the Cincinnati Reds in game 2 of a three-game series on Saturday.


The Pirates enter this match-up looking for their second straight win following a 5-4 victory in the opening match of the regular season, Thursday.


Pittsburgh took a 4-2 lead after the fourth innings but allowed Cincinnati to tie the score at 4-all in the fifth frame. The Pirates managed to land their fifth run in the eighth inning and won the match at 5-4 with a total of 6 hits.


RP Rob Zastryzny earned the victory for Pittsburgh with 0 earned runs, 1 K, and no free bases granted in 1.1 innings pitched in the win.  


In winning over the Reds, 1B Ji’hwan Bae of the Pirates gave himself a great match in batting an average of .333 in 3 at-bats while scoring two runs on two hits in the top of the 4th and 8th innings.


Pitcher Mitch Keller started his season’s debut match by playing for four innings while gaining an ERA of 7.71 and a WHIP of 2.14.


There’s no pressure on improving his stats because this is a 162-game season and there’s ample time to cover up.     


The Pittsburgh Pirates were eliminated in the 2022 regular season with a 62-100 overall standing, a .383 win percentage, and placed fourth in the NL Central with 31 games behind St. Louis in first place.


The Pirates marked a 34-47 home record and a 28-53 when playing away from home while accumulating 591 runs but losing 817 for a run difference of -226 last season.     


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions 4/1/2023


The Cincinnati Reds come into this Saturday’s game to bounce back from their first loss of the season in the opener on Thursday.


The Reds took the lead in the opening frame after Tyler Stephenson brought home Johnathan Indian in the 1st inning which put Cincinnati on the scoreboard first at 1-0.


However, the situation was cut short after the Reds allowed four runs in the 4th innings as Cincinnati pitcher Hunter Greene completely tore down on the mound.


The Cincinnati Reds enter the 2023 regular season as one of the worst teams in the MLB after they were eliminated from the NL Central standings.


However, it is expected that this season will give the Reds a break and it will be interesting to watch how Cincinnati will react to the recent loss in the opening game against Pittsburgh.


Last season, the Cincinnati Reds tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates in fourth place in the NL Central with a 62-100 overall record, a .383 win percentage, and 31 games behind the Cardinals in first place.


The Reds are 33-48 when playing at home and have a 29-52 road record while compiling a total of 648 runs scored but conceding 815 for a run difference of -167 last 2022 season. 


Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds. The MLB Pick for this contest is Pittsburgh +120. The Pirates gained momentum after they started the regular season with a win over the Reds on Thursday.


Pittsburgh comes strong in this one with better hitters and a pitching staff capable of controlling Cincinnati’s batters.


Vodolo will be starting for the Reds but with the Pirates’ furious batters, he will not last four innings in this one. The prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates will win 6-2. 


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds 4/1/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET


Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio


Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023                              




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh Pirates +120      


MLB Totals: 8.5


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