Reds are going to face the Pirates this weekend:
Friday: Cueto vs. Jeff Karstens
Saturaday: Owings vs. Paul Maholm
Sunday: Harang vs. Ian Snell
Pirates projected lineup:
Nyjer Morgan Lf
Freddy Sanchez 2B
Nate McLouth CF
Ryan Doumit C
Adam LaRoche 1B
Brandon Ross RF
Ramon Vazquez 3rd
Jack Wilson SS
Pitching matchups favor the Reds on Friday and Sunday, Saturday will be really tough. Maholm is tough on the Reds, and really underrated overall.
As for the lineup, well, it doesn't look too good. But, Jack Wilson always seems to kill the Reds, you add him in with McLouth, Doumit and Sanchez, and it may not be a cakewalk.
Anyway, my predictions:
Reds win 2 of 3, if they beat Maholm on Sat. they will sweep
What do you guys think?