Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 8/23/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
The Atlanta Braves (75-48) are traveling to PNC Park on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (47-74). The pitchers taking the mound will be Max Fried and JT Brubaker.
Atlanta has a slugging % of .445 and have been rung up 1,137 times, while drawing a walk on 356 occasions. They have tallied 572 runs batted in in addition to 1,056 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate sits at .252. The Braves have accumulated 230 two-baggers as a team and have hit 186 balls out of the park. They have earned 600 runs and have an on-base percentage of .316. As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are compiling 4.9 runs per game, which is 3rd in baseball.
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The Braves hold a team ERA of 3.58 so far this season (6th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,182 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.05 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.22. Braves pitchers have yielded 107 home runs and also 483 total runs (8th in MLB). They have walked 387 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.43 as a squad for the year.
The Braves have sent 386 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relievers have inherited 156 base runners on the season and 33.3% of them crossed the plate. They have accumulated 42 saves this season and have not converted 22 of their 64 chances to save the game. The Braves relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 65.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 141 save situations. The bullpen have earned 74 holds on the season (8th in the league). Braves pitchers have entered the game with players on base 108 times in addition to having 138 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Braves have converted 69.3% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,930 innings, which has them sitting at 20th in the majors. The Atlanta Braves have a tally of 3,310 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,062 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .987 which has them ranked 6th in baseball, and have a total of 86 double plays.
Fried has thrown 592 innings and has totaled 580 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.16 (208 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.187. He has surrendered 539 base knocks (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 164 walks. Fried (51-22 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.29 and he has faced 2,436 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have accumulated a team OBP of .290 in addition to a team batting average of .221 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,120 occasions (3rd in the league) and have notched a total of 882 base hits. Pittsburgh has knocked in 118 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 411 RBIs. The Pirates have a SLG% of .362 and they are scoring 3.64 runs per game (28th in the league). They have recorded 165 two-baggers, while walking 355 times as well as notching 440 runs.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 614 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.69 (553 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 126 home runs and they relinquish 5.20 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.429 in addition to having a FIP of 4.30 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.17 (919 strikeouts against 423 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 27th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,095.
With 106 save situations, the Pirates have recorded 56 holds and also 21 blown saves. Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 47 save opportunities and they have recorded 26 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 129 times in high leverage situations and on 121 occasions with runners on base. Pittsburgh relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.1% of 180 inherited runners. They sit at 27th in the league with a save rate of 55.3%, and they have dispatched 380 relievers onto the diamond this year.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten 120 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (30th in MLB). The Pirates have racked up 1,147 assists, 85 errors and have notched a total of 3,186 putouts on the season. In their 9,558 innings on the diamond, the Pirates have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.4% (29th in MLB).
So far in his pro baseball career, Brubaker has surrendered 297 hits while tallying 301 punch outs in 292 innings. Brubaker (9-26 career record) has earned a 4.81 earned run average while conceding 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 156 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.363 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.98 and he has gone up against 1,278 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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