Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 9/29/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Friday, September 29, 2023
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
The Miami Marlins (82-76) are hitting the road to PNC Park on Friday where they will try to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (74-84). The pitchers taking the mound will be Enmanuel De Jesus and Osvaldo Bido.
As a unit, the Miami Marlins are scoring 4.2 runs per outing, which puts them at 26th in the league. They have accumulated 649 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .316. The Marlins have hit 250 two-baggers as a team and have hit 163 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 617 RBI's as well as 1,375 base knocks for the season, and their batting average sits at .259. Miami has a slugging rate of .407 and have been called out on strikes 1,237 times, while drawing a walk on 410 occasions.
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The Marlins hold a team earned run average of 4.24 so far this year (16th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,427 batters. Marlins pitchers have given up 186 home runs in addition to 700 runs in total (15th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 496 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.17 as a team so far this season. Miami has conceded 1,291 hits (8.4 per 9 innings) as well as 652 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.88 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.29.
The Marlins have dispatched 522 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 224 base runners on the campaign and 29.0% of those runners crossed the plate. They have recorded 40 saves on the campaign and have blown 29 of 69 save opportunities. The Marlins relief pitchers have a save rate of 58.0% and has come into the game in 158 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 88 holds for the year (10th in MLB). Marlins relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 155 times as well as having 198 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Miami Marlins have earned 4,153 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,365 assists and 93 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which ranks 24th in MLB, and they have twisted 141 double plays. The Marlins have transformed 68.5% of balls in play into outs out of 12,459 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 21st in pro baseball.
De Jesus (0-0 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.95 and he has gone up against 18 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 2 base hits (4.2 hits per nine innings) with 2 free passes. His earned run average is 6.23 (3 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.923. De Jesus has taken the ball for 4 innings and has earned 3 strikeouts during his career.
The Pirates hold a slugging percentage of .393 and they score 4.29 runs per game (21st in the league). They have notched 275 two-baggers, while getting a free base 540 times and earning 674 runs. Pittsburgh has a total of 159 long balls so far this season to go along with 649 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,409 occasions (10th in the league) and have earned 1,246 hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .314 as well as a team batting average of .238 so far this season.
The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.387 and have a FIP of 4.42 as a team so far this year. They rank 20th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,340. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 770 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.62 (711 earned runs conceded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 8.60 (1,320 strikeouts vs 583 walks). They have given up 174 HR's and they surrender 5.00 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league).
Pittsburgh bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.2% out of their 226 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 163 times in high leverage situations in addition to 153 occasions with runners on base. With 152 save situations, the Pirates have accrued 83 holds and 20 blown saves. They are currently ranked 5th in the league with a save percentage of 69.2%, and they have dispatched 509 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Pittsburgh has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 65 save opportunities and they have converted 45 saves.
In their 12,474 innings on the diamond, the Pirates have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.6% (19th in pro baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 129 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (20th in professional baseball). The Pirates have recorded 1,356 assists, 87 errors and are sitting with 4,158 putouts for the year.
Bido (2-5 career record) has earned a 6.36 ERA while allowing 10.0 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.20 and he has gone up against 221 hitters so far in his career. He has conceded a total of 33 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.543 and having a FIP of 4.3. During his MLB career, Bido has surrendered 52 hits while accumulating 44 punch outs in 46 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
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