Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 5/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Jon Gray and the Colorado Rockies (19-30, 4th in NL West) head to PNC Park on Friday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (18-30, 5th in NL Central).
Colorado is slugging .395 and have been called out on strikes 431 times, while taking a walk on 145 occasions. They have 208 runs batted in as well as 387 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is at .240. The Rockies have hit 78 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 49 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 222 runs while holding a team OBP of .304. As a team, the Colorado Rockies are compiling 4.5 runs per game, which puts them at 14th in baseball.
The Rockies have compiled a team earned run average of 4.79 so far this season (25th in the league), and their staff has rung up 374 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.00 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.45. Rockies pitchers have allowed 58 home runs and 252 total runs (27th in baseball). They have walked 187 batters and their FIP is 4.61 as a team this season.
The Rockies relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 46.7% and has come into the game in 26 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 79 base runners on the campaign with 41.8% of them crossed the plate. Rockies relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 49 times as well as having 50 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rockies have dispatched 162 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have a total of 11 holds so far this season (30th in MLB). They have recorded 7 saves for the season and have blown 8 of their 15 save opportunities.
The Colorado Rockies have a total of 1,264 putouts for the season, as well as 461 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .980 which is 28th in pro baseball, and they have turned 330 double plays. The Rockies have transformed 68.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,792 innings, which ranks them 26th in MLB.
Gray has pitched in 738 innings and has earned 740 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.50 (369 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.328. He has surrendered 736 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 244 free passes. Gray (49-41 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 3.86 and he has gone up against 3,153 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Pirates hold a slugging percentage of .341 and they are recording 3.34 runs per contest (30th in baseball). They have put up 75 two-baggers, while taking a walk 147 times as well as putting up 157 runs. Pittsburgh has tallied 30 HRs on the year to go along with 148 RBIs. They have been rung up on 406 occasions (22nd in baseball) and have earned 359 base hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have recorded a team OBP of .302 and a team batting average of .229 on the season.
The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.337 in addition to having a FIP of 4.45 as a team so far this season. They rank 17th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 382. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have yielded 236 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.89 (221 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.49 (403 strikeouts against 162 free passes). They have given up 61 HR's and they concede 5.22 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball).
With 29 save situations, the Pirates have recorded 20 holds and 1 blown save. Pittsburgh has had relievers take the mound in 7 save opportunities and they have converted 6 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 40 times in high leverage situations and also on 37 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.3% out of their 58 inherited runners. They sit at 3rd in MLB holding a save percentage of 85.7%, and they have dispatched 165 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
In 3,663 innings played, the Pirates have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (14th in the majors). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 39 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (13th in professional baseball). The Pirates have racked up 426 assists, 27 errors and have 1,221 putouts for the year.
Keller (4-12 career record) is the owner of a 6.37 earned run average and has allowed 10.7 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.20 and he has faced 494 hitters thus far in his career. He has allowed 76 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.705 and having a FIP of 4.5. During his MLB career, Keller has allowed 128 base hits and he has 121 K's in 107 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado
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