On Friday, the Pittsburgh Pirates (5-7) will go to Wrigley Field in Chicago to play the Chicago Cubs (6-4). (6-6). There are more points for Pittsburgh than for Chicago in this game. Pittsburgh has +135 points, and Chicago has -155 points.
The Pirates have hit 14 two-baggers and eight balls out of the park. There have been 110 times when Pittsburgh has been hit by a pitch, but they have also walked 37 times. It takes the Pittsburgh Pirates about 3.8 runs per game to win a game, which is 19th in MLB. Their batting average is.244. They have 97 hits and 41 runs this season, with 41 runs scored. They’ve scored 45 runs and have a.307 on-base percentage, which means they’re getting on base a lot.
The Pirates bullpen has come into the game with runners on base 10 times and in high-stress situations 5 times. It was only one time this season that relief pitchers were able to get on base (30th in baseball). The relief pitchers for the Pirates have a 100% save rate and have pitched in four save situations. This year, they’ve made two saves and lost none of their two chances. On the season, the bullpen pitchers have given up 13 runners, and 23.1 percent of those runners have scored. Since the start of the season, the Pirates have used 37 relievers to start and finish games.
At some point this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates had 309 putouts. They also had 99 assists. Because they field well, they are 12th in professional baseball with a fielding percentage of.988. They have made 8 double plays, which is 12th. Seventh in the league: The Pirates have made 72.6 percent of balls in play into outs in their 927 innings on the field so far, which ranks them seventh in the league.
In each game, the Cubs hit.427 and score 4.58 runs (10th in baseball). They’ve hit 26 doubles and walked 44 times, and they’ve scored 55 runs in the process, too. This season, Chicago has 11 home runs and 51 runs scored. They’ve been walked 92 times (tied for 23rd place in the league) and have 101 hits. With a.347 on-base percentage, the Chicago Cubs are at the top of the league this season.
It has an ERA of 4.59, which means that Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 53 runs this season (52 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 12 home runs and 4.68 runs per nine innings so far this season (24th in the league). There is a WHIP of 3.90 for the Cubs’ pitchers this season, and they have a FIP of 3.73. They’ve got a 2.49 strikeout-to-walk rate (102 strikeouts against 41 walks). They are 23rd in MLB as a pitching staff because they have allowed 99 hits so far in the season.
Seven times during the game, relievers have been used to make saves, and they’ve made five. This season, they have a save percentage of 71.4 percent, which is 15th in the league. They have sent 40 relievers to the mound so far this year. Relievers have come into the game 15 times when it’s important and 15 times when there are runners on base. Out of 25 inherited runners, relief pitchers from Chicago have a 32.0 percent chance of getting them to score. With 16 chances to save, the Cubs have 6 holds and 2 saves that didn’t work.
This is how they did on the field in 918 innings: The Cubs were very good at defence, with a defensive efficiency of 67%. (26th in pro baseball). Double plays are a big part of the Chicago Cubs’ game. They have 13 and a fielding percentage of 1.000. (8th in baseball). As a team, the Cubs have 103 assists and 4 mistakes this season. They have also made 306 putouts.
Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+135)