Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 9/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Friday, September 2, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Pirates (49-81) will try to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays (70-59) at PNC Park on Friday. The expected starting pitchers will be Alek Manoah and Tyler Beede.
As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are scoring 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in MLB. They have earned a total of 600 runs while holding a team OBP of .324. The Blue Jays have accounted for 244 doubles as a team and have hit 158 balls out of the park. They have recorded 587 runs batted in and 1,146 hits this year, and their average at the plate sits at .260. Toronto is slugging .426 and have been called out on strikes 990 times, while drawing a walk on 388 occasions.
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The Blue Jays hold a team earned run average of 3.92 this year (16th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,116 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.26 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.25. Blue Jays pitchers have surrendered 152 home runs and also 551 total runs (16th in the league). They have walked 342 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.95 as a unit over the course of the season.
Blue Jays pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 128 times in addition to having 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 69 holds so far this year (15th in MLB). The Blue Jays relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 63.6% and has come into the game in 127 save situations. They have tallied 35 saves for the year and have blown 20 of 55 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 192 runners for the season with 25.5% of them earned a run for their team. The Blue Jays have sent 466 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Blue Jays have converted 68.9% of balls in play into outs in their 10,350 innings, ranking them 22nd in professional baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have 3,450 putouts this year, as well as 1,090 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which has them sitting 15th in pro baseball, and have 103 double plays.
Manoah has taken the hill for 267 innings and has earned 274 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Manoah (21-9 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.58 while going up against 1,090 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 2.86 (85 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.036. He has surrendered 198 hits (6.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 79 free passes.
The Pirates hold a team SLG% of .361 and they average 3.56 runs per contest (28th in MLB). They have hit 172 doubles, while getting a free base 372 times and scoring 463 runs. Pittsburgh has compiled 128 home runs so far this season as well as 434 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,205 occasions (3rd in baseball) and are sitting with 940 hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for an OBP of .287 in addition to a batting average of .220 for the season.
The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.431 and have a FIP of 4.28 as a unit so far this season. They rank 27th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,171. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 664 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.69 (594 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.17 (996 strikeouts vs 459 free passes). They have given up 134 homers and they give up 5.25 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league).
Pittsburgh has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 49 save chances and they have tallied 27 saves. They rank 28th in baseball holding a save percentage of 55.1%, and they have sent 407 relievers to the mound so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 133 times in high leverage situations in addition to 127 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 37.5% out of 192 inherited runners. With 110 save situations, the Pirates have 58 holds and also 22 blown saves.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 127 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in professional baseball). The Pirates have 1,224 assists, 95 errors and have a total of 3,417 putouts this year. Out of their 10,251 innings on the diamond, the Pirates are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 67.3% (29th in pro baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Beede has surrendered 197 base knocks while accumulating 161 strikeouts in 181 frames. He has surrendered 106 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.536 and having a FIP of 4.9. His K/BB ratio is 1.99 and he has faced 824 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Beede (6-15 mark in his career) has earned a 5.27 ERA and has given up 9.8 hits per 9 innings.
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Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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