Pirates Vs. Reds: Kevin Correia Starts For Pittsburgh In First Game Of Series Against Cincinnati

DENVER, CO - APRIL 29: Starting pitcher Kevin Correia #29 of the Pittsburgh Pirates delivers against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 29, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Correia earned the win as the Pirates defeated the Rockies 3-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Pirates start a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Can they hit past Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto?

The Pittsburgh Pirates got some help from their pitching staff on Thursday when Erik Bedard struck out 11 batters in five innings in Pittsburgh's 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirates hope that momentum carries over to Friday night as they start a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds.

The Pirates send Kevin Correia to the mound to start Friday at PNC Park. In his last start on April 29, Correia was roughed up for three runs and five walks in four and a-third innings against the Atlanta Braves. Correia hopes to recapture his for from his first four starts where he struck out nine batters in 22.1 innings.

The Pirates bats hope to stay hot, but they have a stiff challenge against Cincinnati starting pitcher Johnny Cueto. Cueto is 3-0 with a 1.39 ERA. His last start was a seven inning gem, only allowing five hits while shutting out the Houston Astros on April 28. Cueto has not lost a game since August 6 of last season.

Correia will have to contend with Joey Votto, who hits very well at PNC Park, a .362 hitter with three home runs and 26 RBIs at the Pirates' home stadium.

The game is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch with television coverage provided by Root Sports. Radio coverage will be provided by 93.7 KDKA-FM.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.