On Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates meet at PNC Park in an MLB matchup.
The Tigers have dropped three straight games against the New York Yankees and have an overall record of 21-33. The Tigers only scored four runs total in three games against the Yankees, and their offence has been a problem all season. The Yankees are lowest in baseball with a 2.78 run per game average. Jeimer Candelario has been the team’s best hitter, with five home runs and 17 RBIs.
The Pirates, who have a 24-28 overall record but have won five of their previous six games, are on the other side of this contest. The Pirates only scored three runs in their last game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but their pitching staff was outstanding, and they won 3-0. The Pirates have a 28th-ranked offence and a 26th-ranked pitching staff.
Tarik Skubal, who has a 4-2 record and a 2.15 ERA, takes the mound for the Tigers. He pitched seven innings against the Twins last time out, allowing two hits and zero runs.
Jose Quintana, who has a 1-2 record and a 2.32 ERA, is on the mound. He gave up seven hits and two runs in 4.1 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers in his last appearance. Quintana’s excellent start adds a bit more trade value to the Pirates’ trade deadline package.
In their last six games, the Pirates have gone 5-1. Following an off day, the Pirates are 1-10 in their previous 11 games. Skubal’s last six starts have all gone under the total. Following a Quality Start in his previous appearance, Skubal is 4-0 in his last four starts.
Both Skubal and Quintana have been excellent this season, despite the fact that the Pirates and Tigers have two of baseball’s weakest offences.
Free Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates