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Series preview: Pirates look to get revenge on Reds

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The Reds visit PNC this week for three.

Pittsburgh Pirates v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Cincinnati Reds (15-16) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (14-19), May 10-12, 2021

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Reds SB Nation Site: Red Reporter


After being swept by the Reds in early April, the Pirates look to exact revenge this week as their longtime rival comes to town.

Here’s a look at what we can expect this week:

Projected Starters

Monday, 6:35 p.m. EST

Tyler Mahle (1-1, 3.23 ERA) vs. Mitch Keller (2-3, 6.29 ERA)

Tuesday, 6:35 p.m. EST

Sonny Gray (0-2, 3.92 ERA) vs. JT Brubaker (2-2, 2.78 ERA)

Wednesday, 12:35 p.m. EST

Wade Miley (4-2, 2.00 ERA) vs. Trevor Cahill (1-4, 6.75 ERA)

*This is the second time this season the Pirates have faced a pitcher who threw a no-hitter in their last appearance (Joe Musgrove).

Projected Lineups

Reds

  1. Jesse Winker (LF)
  2. Nick Castellanos (RF)
  3. Joey Votto (1B)
  4. Mike Moustakas (3B)
  5. Eugenio Suarez (SS)
  6. Tyler Naquin (CF)
  7. Nick Senzel (2B)
  8. Tucker Barnhart (C)
  9. Starting Pitcher

Pirates

  1. Adam Frazier (2B)
  2. Kevin Newman (SS)
  3. Phillip Evans (RF)
  4. Jacob Stallings (C)
  5. Erik Gonzalez (3B)
  6. Wilmer Difo (CF)
  7. Todd Frazier (1B)
  8. Ka’ai Tom (LF)
  9. Starting Pitcher