San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 5/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Alex Wood and the San Francisco Giants (23-14, 1st in NL West) head to PNC Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-22, 5th in NL Central).
The Giants have accumulated 52 doubles as a team and have hit 48 baseballs out of the park. San Francisco is slugging .402 and have been rung up 349 times, while drawing a walk on 146 occasions. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are knocking in 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 14th in MLB. They have accrued 153 RBI's as well as 267 hits so far this year, and their batting average sits at .226. They have earned 161 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .315.
The Giants are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.28 so far this year (6th in baseball), and they have struck out 314 hitters. They have walked 110 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.75 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.85 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.13. Giants pitchers have relinquished 36 home runs and also 128 total runs (5th in MLB).
The Giants have dispatched 125 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 37 runners for the year with 43.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have tallied 15 saves for the season and have missed out on 9 of their 24 save chances. The Giants relievers have earned a save percentage of 62.5% and has entered the game in 55 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 31 holds so far this season (1st in the league). Giants relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 26 times in addition to having 50 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Giants have converted 73.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,922 innings on the field, which has them ranked 2nd in baseball. The San Francisco Giants have 974 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 346 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .992 which has them sitting 1st in baseball, and have accumulated 203 double plays.
Wood has taken the hill for 881 innings and is sitting with 812 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.39 (332 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.218. He has surrendered 822 base knocks (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 252 free passes. Wood (57-44 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.49 while going up against 3,658 batters during his time in the majors.
The Pirates have a slugging percentage of .343 and they have an average of 3.41 runs per game (30th in MLB). They have put up 61 two-baggers, while taking a walk 122 times as well as notching 126 runs. Pittsburgh has accounted for 25 HRs on the campaign and 119 RBIs. They have been rung up on 317 occasions (20th in baseball) and have tallied 273 hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have recorded a team OBP of .301 and a team batting average of .223 this season.
The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.273 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.04 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.50 (307 strikeouts against 123 walks). They rank 15th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 283. They have surrendered 38 long balls and they yield 4.80 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 170 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.40 (156 earned runs relinquished).
Pittsburgh relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 27.1% out of their 48 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 29 times in high leverage situations and also on 30 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 29 save situations, the Pirates have accumulated 20 holds in addition to 1 blown save. They are ranked 5th in MLB with a save rate of 85.7%, and they have dispatched 129 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Pittsburgh has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 7 save chances and they have converted 6 saves.
Out of their 2,871 innings on the diamond, the Pirates are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (17th in MLB). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 32 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (24th in the majors). The Pirates have 357 assists, 26 errors and are sitting with 957 putouts for the year.
In his pro baseball career, Keller has given up 114 hits while accumulating 107 K's in 97 innings. Keller (4-10 win-loss mark in his career) has a 6.38 earned run average while conceding 10.5 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 69 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.695 and a FIP of 4.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.10 and he has gone up against 445 hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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