Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies Prediction 3/10

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies Prediction 3/10

The Pittsburgh Pirates will face off against the Philadelphia Phillies in a Spring Training game on March 10, 2023. This game will take place at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater, Florida, and will feature two teams with different early-season records.

The Phillies have had a solid start to the year, going 6-6, with a 5-2 record at home. Meanwhile, the Pirates have struggled, posting a 3-8 record, including an 0-4 record on the road. The Phillies are the clear favorites for this game, but anything can happen in baseball.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching:

The Pirates have struggled on the mound early in the spring season, with a team ERA of 5.00. However, their young starters have shown promise, with Carmen Mlodzinski recording one win and a 0.00 ERA in his lone start. Mitch Keller leads the team with nine strikeouts, but he has also given up six earned runs in his two starts.

Hitting:

Offensively, the Pirates have been led by Carlos Santana, who has hit one home run and driven in two runs while batting .214. Rodolfo Castro has also provided some pop, with five RBIs and a home run to his name. However, the team as a whole has struggled at the plate, with a team batting average of .204.

Injury Report:

The Pirates have a number of players currently on the injury report, including Jarlin Garcia, Termarr Johnson, and Robert Stephenson. Max Kranick is on the 60-day IL, while Ke'Bryan Hayes is day-to-day.

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitching:

The Phillies have been solid on the mound early in the spring season, with a team ERA of 6.75. Aaron Nola leads the team with two wins and a 1.80 ERA, while Andrew Vasquez has yet to allow a run in his two appearances. The bullpen has been a weak spot for the team, with a combined ERA of 8.31.

Hitting:

Offensively, the Phillies have been led by Alec Bohm, who has hit three home runs and driven in six runs while batting .350. Jake Cave has also been impressive, with six RBIs and a .412 batting average. As a team, the Phillies are hitting .247 and have hit 18 home runs in their 12 games.

Injury Report:

The Phillies have a few players on the injury report, including Hans Crouse, Bryce Harper, and Andrew Painter. Harper is the most significant name on the list, as he is currently listed as day-to-day.

Prediction:

The Phillies have the clear edge in this matchup, with a better record and a stronger overall team. The Pirates have struggled both on the mound and at the plate, and they will likely have a tough time scoring runs against a solid Phillies pitching staff.

The Phillies offense should also be able to get to the Pirates pitchers, who have been inconsistent early in the season. Look for Bohm and Cave to lead the way for the Phillies, while Nola should continue his strong start to the year on the mound.

Pick: Philadelphia Phillies

Final Score: Phillies 6, Pirates 2

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