Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 7/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
PNC Park is the site where Tyler Anderson and the Pittsburgh Pirates (29-51, 5th in NL Central) will take on the Milwaukee Brewers (49-33, 1st in NL Central) on Sunday.
As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are scoring 4.4 runs/g, which has them sitting at 16th in the league. They have a total of 357 runs and hold an OBP of .309. The Brewers have hit 117 doubles as a squad and have knocked 98 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 341 runs batted in in addition to 587 base knocks this season, while their batting average is sitting at .219. Milwaukee is slugging .378 and have struck out 798 times, while drawing a walk on 310 occasions.
The Brewers are sitting with a team ERA of 3.57 for the season (8th in the league), and they have rung up 846 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 289 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.79 as a unit for the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.93 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.18. Brewers pitchers have surrendered 90 long balls and also 322 runs in total (7th in baseball).
Brewers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 50 times as well as having 100 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 42 holds over the course of the season (10th in baseball). The Brewers bullpen have a save percentage of 63.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 80 save situations. They have earned 24 saves for the season and have not converted 14 out of their 38 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 62 runners on the season with 38.7% of them ended up scoring. The Brewers have dispatched 262 relievers to the mound on the year.
The Milwaukee Brewers have 2,202 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 666 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which puts them in 13th in the majors, and have 493 double plays. The Brewers have converted 71.1% of baseballs in play into outs in their 6,606 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 6th in the majors.
Peralta has taken the mound for 279 innings and has earned 380 K's during his career. Peralta (23-10 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.48 and he has gone up against 1,165 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.89 (121 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.155. He has conceded 197 base hits (6.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 126 free passes.
The Pirates hold a team slugging percentage of .352 and they earn 3.49 runs per outing (30th in baseball). They have put up 120 two-baggers, while walking 243 times as well as scoring 279 runs. Pittsburgh has accounted for 60 long balls on the campaign to go along with 263 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 658 occasions (26th in baseball) and have 603 hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accumulated an OBP of .299 as well as a team batting average of .228 on the campaign.
The Pirates are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.339 with a FIP of 4.46 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.29 (646 strikeouts against 282 free passes). They are sitting at 18th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 641. They have allowed 95 homers and they relinquish 5.00 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 383 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.73 (362 earned runs yielded).
With 48 save situations, the Pirates have tallied 31 holds and 4 blown saves. Pittsburgh has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 15 save opportunities and they have recorded 11 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 59 times in high leverage situations and also on 66 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 28.7% of 108 inherited base runners. They rank 4th in baseball holding a save rate of 73.3%, and they have sent 275 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
In their 6,204 innings on the field, the Pirates are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (13th in baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 61 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in MLB). The Pirates have racked up 713 assists, 42 errors and are sitting with 2,068 putouts this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Anderson has surrendered 546 base hits while he has accumulated 480 punch outs in 542 innings pitched. Anderson (25-35 career mark) is the owner of a 4.67 ERA while allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 281 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.323 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.81 and he has faced 2,301 hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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