Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Yankee Stadium is where the New York Yankees (88-58) will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (55-92) on Wednesday. The expected starting pitchers are Roansy Contreras and Luis Severino.
Pittsburgh has a slugging percentage of .363 and have been called out on strikes 1,382 times, while taking a walk on 412 occasions. They have amassed 492 RBI's in addition to 1,067 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is .221. The Pirates have recorded 192 doubles as a squad and have hit 148 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 523 runs and have an on-base percentage of .287. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are notching 3.6 runs per contest, which is 28th in baseball.
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Pirates pitchers have relinquished 149 home runs and 737 runs in total (26th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 531 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.29 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.11 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.43. The Pirates have an earned run average of 4.65 on the campaign (26th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,119 batters.
Pirates relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 138 times as well as having 148 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 64 holds for the season (23rd in the league). The Pirates relievers have recorded a save rate of 55.6% and has come into the game in 121 save situations. They have accumulated 30 saves on the campaign and have not converted 24 of their 54 save chances. The relievers have inherited 210 base runners on the season with 37.6% of those players ended up scoring. The Pirates have dispatched 454 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Pirates have turned 67.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 11,592 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 28th in professional baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have 3,864 putouts for the season, as well as 1,378 assists and 106 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .980 which puts them in 30th in baseball, and have earned 142 double plays.
Contreras has pitched in 86 innings and has earned 78 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Contreras (5-4 career mark) has a FIP of 4.13 and he has gone up against 369 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.13 (30 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.274. He has allowed 74 base hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 36 walks.
The Yankees have a SLG% of .426 and they are earning 4.99 runs per outing (2nd in the league). They have recorded 202 doubles, while walking 555 times as well as recording 728 runs. New York is sitting with 231 home runs so far this season to go along with 690 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,243 occasions (15th in the league) and have a total of 1,178 base knocks. The New York Yankees have accounted for an on-base percentage of .323 in addition to a team batting average of .240 so far this year.
The New York pitching staff have yielded 519 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.34 (487 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 143 home runs and they allow 3.56 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Yankees have a WHIP of 1.117 in addition to having a FIP of 3.55 as a pitching staff this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.38 (1,313 strikeouts vs 389 free passes). They are currently ranked 3rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,076.
With 137 save situations, the Yankees have earned 72 holds and also 18 blown saves. New York has had relievers step onto the hill in 61 save chances and they have earned 43 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 168 times in high leverage situations and on 161 occasions with runners on. New York relievers have an inherited score percentage of 29.5% of 224 inherited base runners. They sit at 7th in baseball with a save rate of 70.5%, and they have dispatched 457 bullpen pitchers onto the field this season.
The New York Yankees have gotten 91 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (8th in professional baseball). The Yankees have recorded 1,328 assists, 70 errors and have earned a total of 3,933 putouts so far this year. Out of their 11,799 innings played, the Yankees have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (3rd in pro baseball).
Severino (48-29 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.43 ERA while allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.93 and he has gone up against 2,549 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 237 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.133 and a FIP of 3.4. In his pro baseball career, Severino has allowed 529 base hits while he has tallied 692 K's in 622 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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