Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 10/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
PNC Park is the venue where Mitch Keller and the Pittsburgh Pirates (59-100, 5th in NL Central) will play the Cincinnati Reds (82-77, 3rd in NL Central) on Sunday.
As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are recording 4.9 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 9th in the league. They have accounted for 772 runs scored and hold an OBP of .328. The Reds have recorded 287 doubles as a unit and have knocked 218 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 742 runs batted in and 1,327 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average sits at .249. Cincinnati has a slugging percentage of .431 and have been called out on strikes 1,395 times, while drawing a walk on 543 occasions.
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Reds pitchers have allowed 204 home runs in addition to 740 runs in total (19th in the league). They have walked 605 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.35 as a unit for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.47 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.35. The Reds have a team ERA of 4.36 for the year (19th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,493 batters.
Reds bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 159 times in addition to having 185 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 73 holds on the campaign (19th in the league). The Reds bullpen have compiled a save rate of 61.2% and stepped onto the hill in 142 save situations. They have compiled 41 saves over the course of the season and have blown 26 of their 67 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 239 base runners so far this year and 37.2% of those runners ended up scoring. The Reds have dispatched 567 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Cincinnati Reds have earned a total of 4,228 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,393 assists and 90 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them sitting 19th in the majors, and they have turned 1,030 double plays. The Reds have converted 69.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 12,684 innings, which has them sitting at 20th in pro baseball.
Sanmartin has taken the mound for 5 innings and has accumulated 5 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 1.59 (1 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.059. He has given up 5 hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has 1 walks. Sanmartin (1-0 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 1.93 while he has faced 22 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Pirates hold a slugging % of .361 and they score 3.70 runs per contest (30th in the league). They have put up 236 two-baggers, while getting a free base 517 times as well as scoring 589 runs. Pittsburgh has hit 122 long balls on the year to go along with 551 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,297 occasions (25th in MLB) and have tallied 1,224 base hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned a team OBP of .307 in addition to a batting average of .234 on the season.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have surrendered 819 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 5.09 (775 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 209 long balls and they surrender 5.38 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball). The Pirates are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.440 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.74 as a team so far this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.15 (1,282 strikeouts vs 596 walks). They rank 26th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,375.
Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 47 save chances and they have tallied 24 saves. They rank 27th in the league with a save percentage of 51.1%, and they have sent 568 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 130 times in high leverage situations and on 117 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.7% of 196 inherited runners. Sitting with 124 save situations, the Pirates have accumulated 74 holds and also 23 blown saves.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 136 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in baseball). The Pirates have racked up 1,359 assists, 69 errors and have earned 4,108 putouts on the season. In 12,324 innings played, the Pirates hold a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (23rd in MLB).
Keller (7-17 career record) has earned a 6.08 ERA and has surrendered 11.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.07 and he has gone up against 771 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 113 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.739 and a FIP of 4.3. So far in his MLB career, Keller has conceded 209 hits while he has totaled 170 punch outs in 167 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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