If Homer Bailey keeps pitching like he has for the past month, he should drop his ERA under 5.00 for the season, which would make him the 4th starter with 15 or more starts on the Reds this year to do that. Not a big feat, but a feat nonetheless.
Despite his seasonal numbers, Kevin Hart has handled the Reds pretty well this year. He has a 3.27 ERA in 2 prior starts, striking out 8 while walking 4 and allowing 11 hits in 11 innings pitched. As you'd expect, his only win this season in the big leagues came against the Reds.
The Pirates have lost 21 of their last 24 games. The Reds have won 19 of their last 29. Those are both trends that I'd like to see continue for at least 2 more games.