Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 6/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Nationals (27-48) will try to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (29-43) at Nationals Park on Tuesday. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jose Quintana and Patrick Corbin.
The Pirates have earned 92 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 73 baseballs out of the park. Pittsburgh owns a slugging percentage of .364 and have struck out 662 times, while taking a walk on 213 occasions. As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are putting up 3.7 runs per game, which is 28th in baseball. They have amassed 245 RBI's and 517 hits so far this season, and their batting average is .220. They have 263 runs while holding a team OBP of .288.
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Pirates pitchers have conceded 78 home runs in addition to 362 total runs (25th in MLB). They have walked 264 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.32 as a squad on the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.19 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.40. The Pirates have compiled a team earned run average of 4.56 on the year (25th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 578 hitters.
Pirates pitchers have come into the game with runners on 71 times as well as having 70 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 31 holds on the season (24th in the league). The Pirates relievers have a save rate of 55.6% and has come into the game in 61 save situations. They have accumulated 15 saves on the season and have blown 12 of 27 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 110 base runners over the course of the season with 35.5% of them ended up scoring. The Pirates have dispatched 226 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have amassed 1,893 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 648 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding rate is at .980 which ranks 29th in MLB, and have a total of 56 double plays. The Pirates have turned 68.4% of baseballs in play into outs in their 5,679 innings, which has them sitting 26th in baseball.
Quintana has thrown 1,628 innings and is sitting with 1,456 strikeouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.83 (692 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.286. He has surrendered 1,613 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 480 free passes. Quintana (84-84 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.69 while he has gone up against 6,837 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Washington Nationals are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .319 as well as a batting average of .252 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 542 occasions (28th in baseball) and have accounted for 635 hits. Washington has compiled 59 home runs so far this season as well as 289 runs batted in. The Nationals hold a slugging percentage of .379 and they average 4.03 runs per game (25th in the league). They have hit 123 two-baggers, while walking 232 times and notching 302 runs.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.488 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.83 as a squad this season. They sit at 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 697. The Washington pitching staff have given up 413 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 5.16 (376 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.05 (573 strikeouts against 279 walks). They have conceded 102 home runs and they give up 5.67 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Washington has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 18 save chances and they have walked away with 12 saves. They are currently ranked 13th in the league holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 276 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 50 times in high leverage situations and also on 76 occasions with base runners. Washington bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.8% out of 125 inherited runners. Sitting with 47 save situations, the Nationals have amassed 29 holds in addition to 6 blown saves.
In their 5,904 innings on the diamond, the Nationals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.6% (29th in the majors). The Washington Nationals have turned 53 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (27th in the majors). The Nationals have accrued 675 assists, 51 errors and have a total of 1,968 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his MLB career, Corbin has surrendered 1,494 base knocks while earning 1,401 strikeouts in 1,458 innings. He has given up 683 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.331 and a FIP of 3.9. His K/BB ratio is 3.13 and he has faced 6,234 hitters in his MLB career. Corbin (84-94 career mark) has a 4.21 earned run average while conceding 9.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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