The NL Wild Card Game takes place tonight as the MLB 2013 postseason gears up to get underway. Tonight's game will feature a one game wild card match up between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates. It will be the first time in this Wild Card game that two teams from the same division will meet, and it should provide a tense game that could go either way.
The game between the Pirates and Reds will start at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched on the TBS network on TV. Alternatively the game can be watched online through live stream for free for MLB.tv subscribers via the link provided below.
Johnny Cueto will get the ball tonight against the Pirates, and he will be heading out to the mound to try and prove to everyone that he can be a big game match winner.
Cueto told MLB.com prior to the game: "I thought, 'Why are they going to use me on Sunday? This game isn't going to have any value for us.' I waited to see what happened. Then the pitching coach [Bryan Price] called me in after the game and when he told me I was going to be the starter for Tuesday, I really got happy. It was very exciting for me."
Cueto has only had 11 starts so far this entire year after he suffered three trips to the disabled list with a lay injury. But in those starts he has done well; going 5-2 with a 2.82 ERA and 51 strikeouts.
Two of his starts also came against Pittsburgh, and over those games he helped the Reds to a win and a no-decision. Over the 12.1 innings he pitched against the Pirates he only gave up one run and struck out nine.
The MLB 2013 NL Wild Card Game between the Reds and the Pirates will start at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.