Edinson Volquez, RHP (1-0, 1.69) @ Paul Maholm, LHP (0-1, 9.00)
LHP that allowed a GS in his first appearance, and struck out 9 in 5 innings. Doesn't look good for the Redlegs.
Bronson Arroyo, RHP (0-1, 5.91) @ Ian Snell, RHP (1-0, 3.75)
BA hasn't pitched well against the Pirates in the past, and Snell hasn't pitched well against the Reds in the pass. Hopefully the Reds can pull this one out.
Johnny Cueto, RHP (1-0, 2.03) @ Tom Gorzelanny, LHP (0-1, 10.80)
LHP that had control problems in his first two outings of the year. Hopefully he can continue with those issues against the Reds, but the Reds are known for being a slump buster for LHP on the rocks.
All in all, I don't like the match ups and I think the Reds go 1-2 for the weekend series, even though the phenomenas are pitching. Hopefully I am wrong.