On Saturday evening, Game 3 of their series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates will take place at PNC Park.
The Philadelphia Phillies have won four of their last five games and have a record of 53-47 this year. The first two games of this series were won by Philadelphia, 8-7 and 4-2. This season, the pitching staff for Philadelphia had a 3.80 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and a.237 opponents’ batting average. With a.247 batting average and a.311 on-base percentage, the Phillies offence has scored 466 runs. For the Phillies this year, Kyle Schwarber is batting.204 with 32 home runs and 65 RBIs. Ranger Suarez, who has hurled 89 innings this year and has a record of 7-5 with a 3.84 ERA and 1.39 WHIP, is anticipated to start for Philadelphia.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have dropped five straight games and are 40-60 on the year. Pittsburgh dropped both games of their mini-series against the Cubs prior to dropping Games 1 and 2 of this series. With a 4.63 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and a.263 opponents’ batting average, Pittsburgh’s pitching staff is performing poorly. This year, the Pirates’ offence has generated 360 runs while hitting for a.220 average and a.288 on-base percentage. For the Pirates this year, Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting.248 with five home runs and 29 RBI. Mitch Keller, who has tossed 95 innings this season and has a record of 3-7, 4.55 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 95 innings pitched, is predicted to start for Pittsburgh.
Philadelphia has won all five of its away games and six of its previous eight Saturday contests. In Philadelphia’s previous 11 away games, the under is 8-3. In their last six home games and their last seven contests versus the NL East, Pittsburgh is 1-6. In Pittsburgh’s last six series game threes, the over is 5-1. In their last seven head-to-head encounters, Philadelphia is 6-1.
Pittsburgh has had recent difficulties and enters this game with a five-game losing streak. Mitch Keller, who has tossed 19 innings and given up just four earned runs, will try to lead Pittsburgh back to victory. For the Phillies, Ranger Suarez has pitched 10 innings and given up no earned runs.
Free Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates