Pittsburgh Pirates (@2.05) vs San Francisco Giants (@1.75)
10-09-2019

Our Prediction:

San Francisco Giants will win

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

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.

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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Melky Cabrera is the leader in batting with an average of .340, while Josh Bell is leading in hits with 19 and RBIs with 13. Pittsburgh will be sending Chris Archer to the mound on Sunday, the right-handed pitcher is 1-0 this season with an ERA of 2.00, 24 Ks and 7 BBs. Pittsburgh Pirates are holding a batting average of .233 and opposing hitters are averaging at .201.

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.

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San Francisco Giants will be completing their three-game series on the road this Sunday against Pittsburgh Pirates. The Giants pitcher declined to 1-3 after their defeat. The Giants were defeated by the Pirates in their opening game with a final score of 4-1. Madison Bumgarner took the mound in the first inning and gave up four runs, but manage to allow just two hits in the next five innings.

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.

Over / Under Prediction: Total goals under 8.00 goals in full event at odds 1.90

The Pirates hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They have left 980 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. Pittsburgh has walked 387 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,082 times as a unit. He has 159 hits this season in 539 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .503 and an OPS+ of 118. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 681 runs this year. The Pirates have 1,330 hits, including 283 doubles and 156 home runs. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .574. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 114 men in 512 at bats. As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .267, good for 5th in the league. Starling Marte is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .342. Josh Bell is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game.

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.

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.

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I think that the Giants take a step in the right direction with a win on Monday, as anything else would be a huge blow to their playoff aspirations, and getting their ace on the mound is worth laying the juice on Monday night. Bumgarner might be the best guy for San Francisco to start this series as the Giants have won each of his last nine starts at home and MadBum himself has allowed two earned runs or less in seven of his last eight starts at home. The plus money with the Pirates is tempting given Williams success in his career against San Francisco. San Francisco is the only team of the two with a chance at the postseason, even if those hopes are slim. However, Williams has struggled mightily in the second half of the season, with an ERA just south of six.

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.

The Pirates have a 62-81 overall record this season. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 502 batters and struck out 1,264. He's allowed 13.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.7. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 545 base hits on the year. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73. They have allowed 210 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,326 base hits and 714 earned runs. He has 44 strikeouts over his 33 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. Starting pitcher Mitch Keller has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 8.18 and a WHIP of 1.88 this season. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 605 hitters and walked 256 batters. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings.