Pirates vs Rockies Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/10

Pirates vs Rockies Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/10

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Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Colorado Rockies are set to face off in the final game of their three-game series on May 10, 2023, at PNC Park. The series is currently tied 1-1, and both teams will be looking to come out on top in the final game. In this article, we will provide an extensive review of both teams, including pitching analysis, hitting analysis, and injuries.

 

Pitching Analysis

The starting pitcher for the Rockies will be Antonio Senzatela, who has been impressive in his limited appearances this season. In his only start, Senzatela pitched five innings, giving up only one run on three hits while striking out three batters. Senzatela has a career ERA of 4.27 and has been a solid pitcher for the Rockies over the years.

On the other hand, the Pirates will be starting Rich Hill, who has had a mixed start to the season. Hill has a 3-3 record with a 4.54 ERA, and in his last start against the Chicago Cubs, he gave up three runs on six hits over six innings. Hill has a career ERA of 3.83 and has been a reliable starter in the past.

 

Hitting Analysis

The Rockies have been a decent hitting team this season, with a team batting average of .255. Their hitting has been led by C.J. Cron, who has six home runs and 17 RBIs, and Elias Diaz, who is batting .333 with three home runs and 18 RBIs. However, the Rockies have struggled on the road this season, with a record of 8-13.

The Pirates have been a better hitting team this season, with a team batting average of .247. Bryan Reynolds has been the standout performer for the Pirates, with a .296 batting average, five home runs, and 23 RBIs. Colin Moran has also been solid, with five home runs and 16 RBIs. The Pirates have been solid at home this season, with a record of 10-8.

 

Injuries

Both teams are relatively healthy heading into this game, with no injured players to report.

 

Prediction

Based on our analysis, we believe that the Rockies will win this game against the Pirates. Senzatela has been solid in his appearances this season and should be able to keep the Pirates' hitting lineup in check. On the other hand, Hill has been inconsistent, and the Rockies' hitters should be able to take advantage of this. While the Pirates have been better at home this season, the Rockies have a better overall record against the spread. Therefore, we recommend taking the Rockies +1.5 in this game.

 

Pick: Rockies +1.5

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