San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 5/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Anthony DeSclafani and the San Francisco Giants (22-14, 1st in NL West) go to PNC Park on Thursday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-20, 5th in NL Central).
As a team, the San Francisco Giants are knocking in 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 14th in MLB. They are sitting with 158 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .315. The Giants have earned 52 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 47 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 151 runs batted in in addition to 259 hits on the season, and their team batting average sits at .226. San Francisco owns a slugging percentage of .402 and have struck out 338 times, while taking a walk on 142 occasions.
The Giants have an ERA of 3.34 for the season (6th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 307 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.82 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.14. Giants pitchers have surrendered 35 long balls and 127 runs in total (6th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 109 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.77 as a team on the campaign.
Giants bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 26 times as well as having 49 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 28 holds on the year (1st in the league). The Giants relief pitchers have a save percentage of 60.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 51 save situations. They have 14 saves this season and have blown 9 of their 23 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 37 runners for the season with 43.2% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Giants have dispatched 121 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Giants have converted 70.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,796 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 11th in professional baseball. The San Francisco Giants have earned a total of 932 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 347 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 17th in the majors, and they have turned 256 double plays.
DeSclafani has thrown 697 innings and has accumulated 618 K's during his MLB career. DeSclafani (39-40 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.19 and he has gone up against 2,938 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.18 (324 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.273. He has allowed 693 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) with 195 free passes.
Pittsburgh is sitting with 24 HRs on the season to go along with 117 runs batted in. They have put up 60 doubles, while walking 119 times and putting up 124 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accumulated an OBP of .307 as well as a batting average of .226 for the season. The Pirates hold a team SLG% of .350 and they score 3.54 runs per contest (28th in MLB). They have been rung up on 296 occasions (20th in the league) and have tallied 261 base hits.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 162 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.47 (149 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 36 homers and they surrender 4.86 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.267 and have a FIP of 4.06 as a pitching staff on the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.49 (289 strikeouts against 116 walks). They are currently ranked 14th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 264.
Sitting with 29 save situations, the Pirates have 20 holds in addition to 1 blown save. Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 7 save chances and they have converted 6 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 24 times in high leverage situations and also on 26 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relievers have an inherited score rate of 30.2% of 43 inherited base runners. They are ranked 4th in MLB with a save percentage of 85.7%, and they have dispatched 120 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 30 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (21st in MLB). The Pirates have accrued 331 assists, 24 errors and have a tally of 900 putouts on the campaign. In 2,700 innings on the diamond, the Pirates hold a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (16th in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Crowe has conceded 26 base hits while tallying 20 K's in 24 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 18 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.792 and a FIP of 7.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.18 and he has faced 113 batters so far in his MLB career. Crowe (0-3 career mark) has earned a 6.75 ERA and has conceded 9.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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