Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 9/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Pirates (49-81) will go up against the Toronto Blue Jays (70-59) at PNC Park on Sunday. The pitchers expected to start will be Jose Berrios and JT Brubaker.
Toronto has a slugging % of .426 and have been called out on strikes 990 times, while being walked on 388 occasions. They have 587 runs batted in in addition to 1,146 hits on the campaign, while their team batting average is .260. The Blue Jays have recorded 244 doubles as a team and have smacked 158 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 600 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .324. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 4.7 runs per game, which is 7th in baseball.
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Blue Jays pitchers have allowed 152 home runs in addition to 551 runs (16th in the league). They have walked 342 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.95 as a squad for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.26 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.25. The Blue Jays have a team ERA of 3.92 so far this season (16th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,116 batters.
The Blue Jays bullpen have earned a save percentage of 63.6% and has entered the game in 127 save situations. The relievers have inherited 192 runners for the year and 25.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. Blue Jays relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 128 times as well as having 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The Blue Jays have sent 466 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen have a total of 69 holds this year (15th in baseball). They have tallied 35 saves on the year and have not converted 20 out of their 55 save chances.
The Blue Jays have turned 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,350 innings on the diamond, ranking them 22nd in baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for 3,450 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,090 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which puts them in 15th in the majors, and have a total of 103 double plays.
Berrios has taken the ball for 992 frames and has totaled 984 punch outs thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.22 (465 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.243. He has allowed 933 hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 300 free passes. Berrios (69-52 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.06 while he has gone up against 4,194 hitters in the major leagues.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have compiled an on-base percentage of .287 and a batting average of .220 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,205 instances (3rd in the league) and have notched a total of 940 base hits. Pittsburgh has a total of 128 HRs for the season as well as 434 RBIs. The Pirates have a slugging percentage of .361 and they are earning 3.56 runs per contest (28th in the league). They have hit 172 two-baggers, while walking 372 times as well as putting up 463 runs.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 664 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.69 (594 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 134 dingers and they allow 5.25 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Pirates are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.431 in addition to having a FIP of 4.28 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.17 (996 strikeouts against 459 bases on balls). They come in at 27th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,171.
Pittsburgh has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 49 save chances and they have converted 27 saves. They are currently ranked 28th in MLB with a save percentage of 55.1%, and they have sent 407 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 133 times in high leverage situations in addition to 127 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.5% out of 192 inherited runners. Sitting with 110 save situations, the Pirates have earned 58 holds in addition to 22 blown saves.
In 10,251 innings on the field, the Pirates have earned a efficiency on defense of 67.3% (29th in pro baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 127 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in pro baseball). The Pirates have 1,224 assists, 95 errors and have a total of 3,417 putouts on the campaign.
Brubaker (9-27 mark in his career) has earned a 4.88 earned run average while giving up 9.2 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.03 and he has gone up against 1,307 opposing batters during his career. He has given up 162 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.366 and a FIP of 4.4. During his pro baseball career, Brubaker has allowed 306 base hits while earning 309 punch outs in 298 innings.
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Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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