San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 7/16/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2023
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
The San Francisco Giants (49-41) are en route to PNC Park on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates (41-49). The expected starting pitchers will be Alex Wood and Osvaldo Bido.
The Giants have hit 151 doubles as a squad and have smacked 106 baseballs out of the stadium. San Francisco has a slugging percentage of .407 and have been called out on strikes 846 times, while taking a walk on 303 occasions. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are scoring 4.6 runs per outing, which puts them at 10th in the league. They have tallied 407 RBI's as well as 757 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate sits at .248. They have tallied 416 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .323.
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The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 3.90 on the season (10th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 790 batters. Giants pitchers have allowed 93 long balls and 385 runs in total (12th in MLB). They have walked 239 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.88 as a team on the year. San Francisco has conceded 767 base knocks (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 347 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.31 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26.
The Giants have sent 274 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 112 runners this year with 28.6% of them crossed home plate. They have 34 saves on the year and have not converted 9 of 43 chances to save the game. The Giants relievers have earned a save percentage of 79.1% and stepped onto the hill in 86 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 41 holds over the course of the season (23rd in MLB). Giants pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 77 times and also have had 86 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Giants have turned 67.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 7,215 innings, which ranks them 26th in professional baseball. The Seattle Mariners are sitting with 2,405 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 885 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .981 which is 30th in the majors, and have a total of 86 double plays.
Wood has taken the ball for 1,171 innings and has earned 1,115 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Wood (75-63 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.59 and he has faced 4,911 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.73 (485 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.237. He has surrendered 1,111 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 338 walks.
The Pirates have a SLG% of .386 and they average 4.21 runs per game (22nd in baseball). They have tallied 161 two-baggers, while walking 312 times as well as putting up 379 runs. Pittsburgh has compiled 81 home runs so far this season to go along with 361 RBIs. They have been rung up on 776 instances (17th in MLB) and have earned 707 base knocks. The Pittsburgh Pirates have recorded a team OBP of .315 in addition to a batting average of .238 so far this year.
The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.385 with a FIP of 4.30 as a squad this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 8.50 (743 strikeouts vs 323 free passes). They are sitting at 23rd in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 771. They have allowed 93 long balls and they surrender 4.84 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 425 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.37 (384 earned runs relinquished).
With 75 save situations, the Pirates have earned 39 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 34 save chances and they have tallied 23 saves. Their relievers have come in 84 times in high leverage situations and on 82 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.9% out of their 129 inherited runners. They rank 9th in MLB holding a save percentage of 67.6%, and they have dispatched 278 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year.
In their 7,110 innings played, the Pirates are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.2% (23rd in MLB). The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten 74 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (26th in professional baseball). The Pirates have racked up 750 assists, 55 errors and are sitting with 2,370 putouts on the campaign.
In his MLB career, Bido has allowed 25 hits while accumulating 22 strikeouts in 24 innings. Bido (1-1 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.44 ERA while giving up 9.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 12 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.438 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.20 and he has faced 113 hitters in his MLB career.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Francisco
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