Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 5/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
PNC Park is the venue where JT Brubaker and the Pittsburgh Pirates (18-30, 5th in NL Central) will take on the Colorado Rockies (19-30, 4th in NL West) on Saturday.
Colorado has a slugging % of .395 and have been called out on strikes 431 times, while drawing a walk on 145 occasions. They have accrued 208 runs batted in as well as 387 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .240. The Rockies have recorded 78 doubles as a squad and have hit 49 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 222 runs scored while having a team OBP of .304. As a squad, the Colorado Rockies are notching 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 14th in the league.
The Rockies hold a team ERA of 4.79 this season (25th in the league), and their staff has struck out 374 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.00 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.45. Rockies pitchers have given up 58 long balls and 252 total runs (27th in baseball). They have walked 187 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.61 as a team on the campaign.
The Rockies relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 46.7% and has entered the game in 26 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 79 base runners so far this year and 41.8% of them earned a run for their team. Rockies relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 49 times and also have had 50 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rockies have dispatched 162 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have earned 11 holds this season (30th in the league). They have earned 7 saves on the campaign and have blown 8 of their 15 chances to get a save.
The Rockies have converted 68.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,792 innings on the field, which has them sitting 26th in MLB. The Colorado Rockies have accumulated 1,264 putouts thus far, as well as 461 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .980 which is 28th in MLB, and have a total of 330 double plays.
Gomber (10-7 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.93 while he has gone up against 676 hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 141 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) with 69 walks. His earned run average is 4.00 (70 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.335. Gomber has taken the hill for 157 innings and has totaled 149 strikeouts during his MLB career.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have an OBP of .302 in addition to a team batting average of .229 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 406 instances (22nd in the league) and have notched a total of 359 base hits. Pittsburgh has hit 30 HRs for the season to go along with 148 runs batted in. The Pirates have a team slugging percentage of .341 and they average 3.34 runs per outing (30th in the league). They have 75 two-baggers, while walking 147 times and recording 157 runs.
The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.337 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.45 as a staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.49 (403 strikeouts against 162 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 382. They have yielded 61 dingers and they concede 5.22 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have relinquished 236 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.89 (221 earned runs allowed).
With 29 save situations, the Pirates have 20 holds in addition to 1 blown save. Pittsburgh has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 7 save opportunities and they have converted 6 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 40 times in high leverage situations and on 37 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.3% of 58 inherited base runners. They rank 3rd in baseball with a save percentage of 85.7%, and they have dispatched 165 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 39 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (13th in baseball). The Pirates have recorded 426 assists, 27 errors and have 1,221 putouts this year. Out of their 3,663 innings on the diamond, the Pirates have a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (14th in MLB).
Thus far in his career, Brubaker has conceded 97 hits while earning 99 punch outs in 96 innings pitched. Brubaker (4-7 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.56 earned run average and has given up 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 49 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.303 and having a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.41 and he has faced 418 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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