Pirates (56-38) at Reds (54-42)
4:05 PM–Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
The Bucs continue their series in Cincy with a 4:05 FOX game this afternoon. It’s hardly a national telecast - here’s the map - plus the obnoxious Reds announcer Thom Brennaman will be on the call.
A.J. Burnett (4-6, 3.06) vs. Mat Latos (8-3, 3.53)
Burnett’s first two starts back from injury weren’t all that good, but he looked mostly like himself and got back in to his strikeout groove last time out, whiffing eight Mets. He’ll look to go six innings for the first time since his DL stint, especially after a short start from Liriano yesterday.
Latos has been strong this season but the Pirates have won all three times they’ve faced him. Twice they came back against the bullpen, but last time they knocked him around in the first inning to hand Latos his first loss of the year (although he dominated after that rough first inning). Since that loss, Latos has not been pitching nearly as well.
Bucs vs. Latos
Reds vs. AJ