Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 5/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Jeff Hoffman and the Cincinnati Reds (15-16, 4th in NL Central) are headed to PNC Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (14-19, 5th in NL Central).
As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are knocking in 5.1 runs/g, which has them at 3rd in baseball. They have notched a total of 157 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .319. The Reds have recorded 50 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 44 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 147 RBI's as well as 254 base knocks this season, while their batting average sits at .242. Cincinnati has a slugging percentage of .424 and have been rung up 294 times, while taking a walk on 101 occasions.
The Reds are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.81 on the year (27th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 300 hitters. They have walked 133 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.46 as a team this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.26 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.34. Reds pitchers have relinquished 41 home runs and also 161 runs in total (22nd in MLB).
The Reds have dispatched 110 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 52 base runners so far this season with 44.2% of those players crossed the plate. They have accumulated 5 saves on the season and have blown 7 of their 12 save opportunities. The Reds relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 41.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 22 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 10 holds so far this year (26th in MLB). Reds relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 36 times and also have had 33 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cincinnati Reds have accumulated 831 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 282 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which ranks 17th in the majors, and have earned 191 double plays. The Reds have converted 70.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,493 innings, which has them sitting 16th in the majors.
Hoffman (12-18 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 5.51 while he has gone up against 1,166 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 293 base knocks (10.2 hits per 9 innings) with 120 free passes. His ERA is 6.19 (177 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.605. Hoffman has taken the ball for 257 innings and has accumulated 220 K's in his career.
Pittsburgh has accumulated 22 HRs this year as well as 110 RBIs. They have 55 two-baggers, while taking a walk 109 times and scoring 116 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have an on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a team batting average of .228 over the course of the season. The Pirates have a SLG% of .346 and they average 3.52 runs per contest (28th in the league). They have struck out on 277 occasions (24th in MLB) and have accounted for 248 base hits.
The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.241 and have a FIP of 4.00 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.52 (275 strikeouts against 109 walks). They have a ranking of 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 241. They have surrendered 33 long balls and they allow 4.66 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have conceded 146 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.24 (133 earned runs surrendered).
Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 7 save opportunities and they have earned 6 saves. They are ranked 4th in baseball with a save rate of 85.7%, and they have sent 113 relievers to the hill for the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 24 times in high leverage situations and on 25 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.5% out of 40 inherited runners. Sitting with 26 save situations, the Pirates have compiled 17 holds and 1 blown save.
Out of their 2,538 innings on the diamond, the Pirates have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (13th in the majors). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 27 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (25th in the majors). The Pirates have recorded 307 assists, 24 errors and have earned a total of 846 putouts over the course of the season.
In his pro baseball career, Brubaker has conceded 77 hits and he has 85 K's in 79 innings. He has allowed 36 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.280 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.40 and he has faced 343 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Brubaker (3-5 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.07 ERA while allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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