Playing at PNC Park on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, the San Diego Padres will play the Pittsburgh Pirates in game two of a three-game set.
There have been four wins in a row for the San Diego Padres. On Friday night, the Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3. Two quick Buckos runs in the first inning gave the Buckos a 2-0 lead. In the third inning, a two-run blast was hit, erasing that lead with one swing of the bat. With two more runs in the sixth, the Padres won their 14th game this season. A great 8-3 record on the road for San Diego makes them 14-7 this season. In the last four games, the Pirates have lost. They are now four games under.500 on the season, with an 8-12 record. They are all in third place in the National League Central. The Padres are in second place in the National League West, and they are also in third place in the Central.
In order to play against the Pirates, the San Diego Padres are likely to send a left-handed pitcher to the mound. At the end of 23.1 innings this season, the pitcher is even with a 3.47 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. That means that this year, he has 24 strikeouts and eight walks. In 2022, his low WHIP will make it hard for the other team’s players to do much damage to him.
You can expect to see a right-hander on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates when they play the San Diego Padres next. First 15.1 innings: 0-2 with 6.46 earned run average and 1.63 earned run average (WHIP), 6.46 earned run average. This year, he has had a hard time walking. In only 15.1 innings, he has given up 11 walks. On Saturday, they’ll face a Padres lineup that is going to be very hot.
Choosing a team on the run line, I pick the Padres. They have been the best team recently and have the best pitcher, in my opinion. As a fan, I can’t back them again until they end their losing streak, especially because of how bad the bullpen has been recently.
Free Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates