Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 9 (8/9): MLB
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- Aug 9, 2022, 7:23:18 AM
Credit: photo by Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||9:40 p.m. EST|
|Pirates money line||+130|
|Pirates run line||+1.5 (-145)|
|Diamondbacks money line||-155|
|Diamondbacks run line||-1.5 (+125)|
|Over / under||9|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Road / home record||20-36||30-28|
|Last 10 record||4-6||4-6|
|Over / under record||46-56-7||48-55-5|
|Runs / game||3.63||4.25|
|Runs allowed / game||4.99||4.57|
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Arizona Diamondbacks will play the 2nd game of the series at the Chase Field on Tuesday. The Diamondbacks took the win 3-0 in the first game of the series. Gallen threw seven excellent innings, Ketel Marte had a crucial two-out, two-RBI single in the eighth and the Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Pirates get to this game with a 44-65 record and have lost 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 3.63 runs per game. They're batting for .221 AVG, 392 runs scored in 783 hits and 108 home runs, ranking #28 in offense in the league behind the Washington Nationals. Bryan Reynolds leads the team in home runs with 16, 35 RBI and batting for an average of .258.
Defensively they are allowing 4.99 runs per game and ranking #26 in the league. JT Brubaker leads the pitching staff with a 4.49 ERA, 111 strikeouts and 2 win with the Pirates.
Probable Pitcher: Zach Thompson (3-8, 5.15 ERA)
Thompson will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Pirates. Thompson allowed three earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five across 4.1 innings Thursday against the Brewers. He did not factor into the decision. He has not allowed any runs on 4 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts in 5 innings versus the Diamondbacks in his career. He has been credited with the win.
The Diamondbacks get here with a 49-59 record and have won 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.25 runs per game and they're batting for .227 AVG, 455 runs scored in 800 hits and 123 home runs, ranking #19 in offense in the league behind the Cincinnati Reds. Christian Walker leads with 26 home runs and 61 RBI and Ketel Marte is batting for .261 AVG.
Defensively they are allowing 4.57 runs per game and rank #23 in the league. Merrill Kelly leads the team with a 2.86 ERA and 109 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded.
Probable Pitcher: Tommy Henry (0-1, 7.20 ERA)
Henry will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Diamondbacks. The rookie southpaw will remain in the rotation after proving serviceable, if unspectacular in his MLB debut last Wednesday in Cleveland, where he tossed five innings and gave up four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three.
Pittsburgh are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Pittsburgh Pirates are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games against an opponent in the National League.
The Pirates couldn't do much against a great performance from Gallen and the Dbacks bullpen. For this game they'll send Zach Thompson to start the game who has struggled lately but dominated the Dbacks earlier this season. The Dbacks took advantage of Gallen's great start to beat the Pirates and they'll now send Tommy Henry to the mound who has only one start this season and was pounded by the Guardians but he will have a chance to bounce back against one of the worst offenses in the league. I can't trust the Pirates on the road as they have a terrible 20-36 record away from home so I expect Henry to have a better performance this time. Take the Dbacks.
PICK: Diamondbacks ML (-155)
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