Total: 8.50 | -120.00 Under
After yesterday's offensive explosion, we're expecting much more of a "duel" here this afternoon.
The Reds' Luis Castillo is coming off a horrible Opening day outing, allowing eight-earned runs, which matches a career-high.
Those types of outings are few and far between for a pitcher of Castillo's caliber though, who has the track record and pedigree to immediately bounce-back here (is 3-1 with a 1.26 ERA in six career starts here vs. the Pirates.)
Pittsburgh has posted just eight runs during its four-game slide. The Pirates though will be feeling confident with Chad Kuhl on the hill, as he earned the Openig Day start this year, allowing one earned run over three innings.
Kuhl himself will also be feeling confident, as he's 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA in seven career starts vs. the Reds.
Look for these focused starters to be the main story line in tomorrow's summaries.
The play is the UNDER.
Good luck, NP