New York Yankees vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 7/5/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Pirates (32-47) will try to defeat the New York Yankees (58-22) at PNC Park on Tuesday. The pitchers taking the mound are Jameson Taillon and Jose Quintana.
New York has a slugging rate of .432 and have struck out 661 times, while being walked on 305 occasions. They have recorded 381 RBI's and 626 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate sits at .238. The Yankees have accounted for 104 doubles as a unit and have knocked 133 baseballs out of the stadium. They have racked up 403 runs scored while having a team OBP of .321. As a team, the New York Yankees are scoring 5.0 runs per outing, which has them at 2nd in the league.
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The Yankees have compiled a team ERA of 2.90 on the year (2nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 730 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.49 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.07. Yankees pitchers have given up 70 home runs and 241 runs (1st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 209 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.35 as a unit for the year.
The Yankees bullpen have recorded a save rate of 73.7% and stepped onto the hill in 92 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 111 runners on the year and 30.6% of those players earned a run for their team. Yankees bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 80 times and also have had 92 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 242 relievers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen have a total of 51 holds for the season (8th in the league). They have tallied 28 saves for the year and have blown 10 of their 38 save chances.
The Yankees have converted 72.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,474 innings, which has them sitting at 2nd in pro baseball. The New York Yankees have notched a total of 2,158 putouts thus far, in addition to 743 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .988 which ranks 5th in the majors, and have earned 49 double plays.
Taillon (46-31 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.70 while going up against 2,899 batters in the majors. He has conceded 680 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 172 free passes. His ERA is 3.76 (290 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.227. Taillon has taken the mound for 694 frames and has earned 628 strikeouts during his career.
Pittsburgh has accumulated 86 long balls so far this year as well as 272 RBIs. They have put up 102 doubles, while taking a walk 237 times as well as putting up 291 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accumulated a team OBP of .290 and a batting average of .221 for the year. The Pirates hold a team slugging % of .372 and they score 3.68 runs per game (28th in MLB). They have been rung up on 726 instances (3rd in the league) and have a total of 571 base hits.
The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.426 in addition to having a FIP of 4.40 as a staff for the year. They are currently ranked 27th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 694. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have surrendered 407 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.73 (364 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.12 (622 strikeouts vs 293 walks). They have allowed 88 homers and they relinquish 5.29 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league).
Sitting with 69 save situations, the Pirates have recorded 35 holds and also 13 blown saves. Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 31 save opportunities and they have come away with 18 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 77 times in high leverage situations in addition to 76 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 35.3% out of their 119 inherited base runners. They sit at 26th in the league holding a save percentage of 58.1%, and they have sent 247 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this season.
In 6,228 innings on the diamond, the Pirates have a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (28th in pro baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 66 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in professional baseball). The Pirates have accrued 715 assists, 57 errors and have earned 2,076 putouts so far this year.
During his career, Quintana has allowed 1,617 hits while he has totaled 1,462 K's in 1,634 innings pitched. Quintana (84-84 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.82 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 693 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.285 and having a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 3.03 and he has faced 6,862 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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