San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants (23-14, 1st in NL West) go to PNC Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-22, 5th in NL Central).
The Giants have accounted for 52 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 48 balls out of the park. San Francisco owns a slugging percentage of .402 and have been called out on strikes 349 times, while taking a walk on 146 occasions. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are notching 4.4 runs per outing, which puts them at 14th in MLB. They have amassed 153 RBI's as well as 267 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is .226. They have racked up 161 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .315.
The Giants are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.28 on the year (6th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 314 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.85 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.13. Giants pitchers have given up 36 home runs and also 128 runs in total (5th in the league). They have walked 110 batters and their FIP is 3.75 as a team over the course of the season.
The Giants bullpen have recorded a save rate of 62.5% and has entered the game in 55 save situations. The relievers have inherited 37 runners for the season with 43.2% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Giants relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 26 times in addition to having 50 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 125 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have recorded 31 holds so far this season (1st in baseball). They have accumulated 15 saves so far this season and have blown 9 of their 24 chances to save the game.
The Giants have transformed 73.5% of balls in play into outs in their 2,922 innings on the field, which has them sitting 2nd in pro baseball. The San Francisco Giants have amassed 974 putouts so far this season, as well as 346 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .992 which has them sitting 1st in baseball, and they have twisted 203 double plays.
Cueto has pitched in 1,942 innings and has racked up 1,632 K's during his career. Cueto (130-91 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.83 and he has faced 8,056 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.41 (737 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.196. He has conceded 1,762 base knocks (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 561 walks.
Pittsburgh is sitting with 25 home runs for the year to go along with 119 runs batted in. They have 61 doubles, while walking 122 times and recording 126 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with an on-base percentage of .301 as well as a team batting average of .223 for the season. The Pirates have a team slugging percentage of .343 and they average 3.41 runs per game (30th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 317 occasions (20th in baseball) and have a total of 273 base hits.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have surrendered 170 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.40 (156 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 38 HR's and they concede 4.80 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.273 and have a FIP of 4.04 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.50 (307 strikeouts vs 123 free passes). They are currently ranked 15th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 283.
Pittsburgh has had relief pitchers take the mound in 7 save chances and they have come away with 6 saves. They are ranked 5th in the league holding a save rate of 85.7%, and they have dispatched 129 relief pitchers onto the field for the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 29 times in high leverage situations in addition to 30 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.1% out of their 48 inherited runners. With 29 save situations, the Pirates have earned 20 holds in addition to 1 blown save.
Out of their 2,871 innings on the field, the Pirates are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (17th in pro baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have twisted 32 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .981 (24th in pro baseball). The Pirates have recorded 357 assists, 26 errors and have accounted for 957 putouts so far this year.
Anderson (25-30 career mark) has a 4.52 ERA and has given up 8.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.76 and he has gone up against 2,107 batters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 250 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.315 and having a FIP of 4.3. During his MLB career, Anderson has allowed 494 base hits and he has 445 strikeouts in 498 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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