Pittsburgh Pirates (@2.05) vs San Francisco Giants (@1.75)

Our Prediction:

San Francisco Giants will win

Pittsburgh Pirates – San Francisco Giants Match Prediction | 10-09-2019 21:45

Adam Frazier took to the bench due to a muscular contraction, while Starling Marte and Erik Gonzalez are not sure of their next game after the collision. Lyles will be replaced and his presence for the next game is not known. Pittsburgh Pirates improved overall and Jordan Lyles is holding a record of 2-0 this season. Francisco Cervelli knocked four runs for his team on a two-run double, while Pablo Reyes and JB Shuck contributed RBI singles.

San Francisco Giants are holding a batting average of .206 and opponent hitters are averaging at .228. San Francisco will be sending Dereck Rodriguez to the mound on Sunday, the left-handed pitcher is 2-2 this season with an ERA of 3.63, 18 Ks and 4 BBs. Steven Duggar has taken the lead for his team in batting and is averaging at .241 along with 20 hits. Kevin Pillar is leading in home runs with four and RBIs with 13.

Jung Ho Kang swatted his fourth home run, helping to lead the Pirates to victory over the Giants on a rainy afternoon in Pittsburgh on Saturday. He struck out in each of his two other plate appearances on the afternoon. For the year, he's now slashing .154/.228/.365 with three long balls and seven RBI. Kang opened the scoring in the contest with his solo shot off of Derek Holland in the fourth inning.

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Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .227 with an OBP of .338. San Francisco has walked 422 times this year and they have struck out on 1,243 occasions. They have had 926 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. As a team, they are batting .240, good for 27th in the league. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .450. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 615 runs this season. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .287. He has 106 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 467 AB's. The Giants as a unit have 1,177 base hits, including 272 doubles and 155 homers. He has collected 140 hits in 538 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He maintains a slugging percentage of .392 with an OPS+ of 94. The Giants hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball.

He has a great matchup against a terrible San Francisco offense today, so run prevention wont be an issue for Pittsburgh. I expect todays game to be fast-paced and low-scoring. Chris Archer is in excellent form, striking batters out at 34.3% clip and generating swings-and-misses at a 13.8% clip, which would be the highest of his career if the season ended today. Meanwhile, Dereck Rodriguez doesnt strike out batters but he has excellent control and generates a lot of ground balls.

Misc.: Bumgarners last seven outings have been up and down with an ERA around 4 and four quality starts in that span. Louis Cardinals. Last outing: Allowed six earned runs in a no-decision along with nine hits against the St. Bumgarner is 9-8 with a 3.81 ERA and a 179/37 K-BB ratio in 30 starts. This season vs. Pirates: 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in one start.

Pittsburgh is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams in San Francisco. San Francisco is 18-6 in Bumgarners last 24 starts, 9-0 in Bumgarners last 9 home starts and 1-6 in their last 7 home games while the under is 10-3-2 in their last 15 series opening matchups. Pittsburgh is 4-12 in their last 16 games against a left-handed starter and 4-1 in Williams last 5 starts while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games overall.

Francisco Cervelli delivered a two-run double and scored a run in Fridays 4-1 victory over the Giants. Cervelli went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts the rest of the evening and still holds a weak .167/.231/233 batting line overall. While the Pirates tacked on two more runs in the frame, it was all Jordan Lyles and the Pirates bullpen needed. Cervelli entered Fridays action in an 0-for-24 funk, but he busted out by plating two runs against Madison Bumgarner in the first inning.

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Last outing: Williams yielded just two earned runs, walked a batter, and struck out six in a no-decision versus the Miami Marlins. His last three starts have seen the Williams of last year return. Williams is 7-6 with a 5.16 ERA and a 96/34 K-BB ratio in 22 starts. Giants: This is his first start against the Giants this year. He has a 2.37 ERA and much better pitching ratios which seem to indicate his injured list stint was needed. This seasonvs.

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Fortunately, I settled for a push because neither team scored again until the Giants pushed across a measly run in the top of the eighth, but I wont make a similar mistake today. Ill play the entire game this time around. Derek Holland isnt dominant but hes effective and Jameson Taillon should be fine against a San Francisco lineup that is one of the worst in baseball. I took the under in the first five innings of this matchup last night and was burned right away when Madison Bumgarner surrendered four runs in the first inning.

Both teams are playing good inform pitchers that should not allow a lot the runs from coming and we should see an the game stay under. away team are 2 wins and 3 losses in their last 5 games. Today we have baseball MLB USA highest league in the country between San franicsico giants hosting Pittsburgh Pirates. Head to head we have seen that 5 games are under and 0 games are over. Here I think we will see less then 8 runs scored in the game. Home team are 3 wins and 2 loss in their last 5 games.

Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Pirates will win and cover the run line 5-3. San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. Out of the last 10 games in Pittsburgh, San Francisco has won 7. However, Pittsburgh has been playing well off-late as they won each of the last 5 games at home and 7 of the last 8 against right-handed starters. The MLB pick for this match is Pittsburgh Pirates -149. Out of the last 11 starts of Rodriguez, San Francisco Giants have lost 9 and 24 of the last 31 on the road.