Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 9/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+160) Philadelphia (-222)
Adonis Medina and the Philadelphia Phillies (80-74, 2nd in NL East) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (57-96, 5th in NL Central) at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday. The Pirates open this contest at +160 while the Phillies are priced at -222. The total is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Max Kranick and Adonis Medina.
The Pirates have accounted for 230 doubles as a squad and have smacked 120 balls out of the stadium. Pittsburgh is slugging .363 and have been rung up 1,253 times, while drawing a walk on 495 occasions. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are putting up 3.7 runs per game, which puts them at 30th in baseball. They have accrued 536 RBI's as well as 1,186 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average is .235. They are sitting with 572 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .307.
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The Pirates are sitting with a team ERA of 5.10 on the season (28th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,239 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 569 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.72 as a squad this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.18 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.43. Pirates pitchers have allowed 200 long balls in addition to 785 total runs (26th in baseball).
The Pirates relievers have recorded a save rate of 51.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 117 save situations. The relievers have inherited 189 runners on the campaign and 34.4% of those players ended up scoring. Pirates bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 114 times in addition to having 125 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 543 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have recorded 69 holds this season (22nd in the league). They have accumulated 23 saves on the campaign and have blown 22 of 45 save chances.
The Pirates have turned 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,856 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 23rd in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned 3,952 putouts this season, in addition to 1,302 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .987 which is 4th in baseball, and have accumulated 1,073 double plays.
Kranick has pitched in 29 innings and has accumulated 25 K's in his career. His ERA is 7.28 (24 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.753. He has allowed 38 base hits (11.5 hits per nine innings) with 14 free passes. Kranick (1-3 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.61 while he has faced 142 hitters in the major leagues.
The Phillies have a slugging percentage of .413 and they average 4.64 runs per game (10th in the league). They have recorded 254 doubles, while taking a walk 543 times and earning 715 runs. Philadelphia has compiled 190 long balls this season to go along with 681 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,325 occasions (16th in the league) and have recorded 1,238 base knocks. The Philadelphia Phillies have earned a team OBP of .320 and a batting average of .242 so far this year.
The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.294 with a FIP of 4.18 as a unit this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.94 (1,412 strikeouts against 480 free passes). They are currently ranked 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,269. They have conceded 195 HR's and they surrender 4.78 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Philadelphia pitching staff have surrendered 717 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.44 (666 earned runs given up).
With 146 save situations, the Phillies have accrued 70 holds in addition to 34 blown saves. Philadelphia has had relievers enter the game in 70 save chances and they have come away with 36 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 165 times in high leverage situations in addition to 140 occasions with base runners. Philadelphia bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 40.8% of 218 inherited base runners. They rank 26th in the league holding a save rate of 51.4%, and they have sent 502 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 132 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (21st in professional baseball). The Phillies have racked up 1,364 assists, 90 errors and have earned a total of 4,055 putouts for the year. Out of their 12,165 innings played, the Phillies have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (26th in baseball).
So far in his career, Medina has surrendered 9 hits while he has accumulated 7 strikeouts in 9 innings pitched. Medina (0-1 record in his career) has a 2.79 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 3 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.552 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.17 and he has faced 44 opposing hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-222)
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