Joshua Palacios brings a two-game homer streak into the Pittsburgh Pirates' (72-81) game versus the Cincinnati Reds (79-75) at 6:40 PM ET on Friday, at Great American Ball Park.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Reds will send Andrew Abbott (8-5) to the mound, while Andre Jackson (1-3) will get the nod for the Pirates.

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Reds vs. Pirates Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, September 22, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSOH
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Venue: Great American Ball Park
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Abbott - CIN (8-5, 3.68 ERA) vs Jackson - PIT (1-3, 5.40 ERA)

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Reds Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Andrew Abbott

  • The Reds will hand the ball to Abbott (8-5) for his 20th start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed six hits in 3 2/3 innings against the New York Mets.
  • The 24-year-old has pitched in 19 games this season with a 3.68 ERA and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .231.
  • He has earned a quality start nine times in 19 starts this season.
  • Abbott has 13 starts of five or more innings this season in 19 chances. He averages 5.4 innings per outing.
  • He has five appearances with no earned runs allowed in 19 chances this season.

Andrew Abbott vs. Pirates

  • The Pirates are batting .237 this season, 27th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .391 (24th in the league) with 151 home runs.
  • The Pirates have gone 4-for-21 with a double, a home run and two RBI in 5 2/3 innings this season against the left-hander.

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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Andre Jackson

  • Jackson (1-3) takes the mound first for the Pirates in his sixth start of the season. He's put together a 5.40 ERA in 55 2/3 innings pitched, with 49 strikeouts.
  • His last time out was out of the bullpen on Sunday when the righty tossed 4 1/3 innings against the New York Yankees, surrendering two earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 5.40, with 8 strikeouts per nine innings in 16 games this season. Opponents have a .233 batting average against him.
  • So far this season, Jackson has not recorded a quality start.
  • Jackson has pitched five or more innings in a game two times this year heading into this outing.
  • He has made five appearances this season in which he did not give up an earned run.

Andre Jackson vs. Reds

  • He will face a Reds offense that ranks 11th in the league with 720 total runs scored while batting .247 as a unit. His opponent has a collective .410 slugging percentage (17th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 178 home runs (16th in the league).
  • Jackson has pitched 3 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits while striking out five against the Reds this season.

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