Pittsburgh Pirates (@2.05) vs San Francisco Giants (@1.75)
10-09-2019

Our Prediction:

San Francisco Giants will win

Pittsburgh Pirates – San Francisco Giants Match Prediction | 10-09-2019 21:45

Francisco Cervelli delivered a two-run double and scored a run in Fridays 4-1 victory over the Giants. Cervelli went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts the rest of the evening and still holds a weak .167/.231/233 batting line overall. While the Pirates tacked on two more runs in the frame, it was all Jordan Lyles and the Pirates bullpen needed. Cervelli entered Fridays action in an 0-for-24 funk, but he busted out by plating two runs against Madison Bumgarner in the first inning.

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As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They have given up 206 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Teams are hitting .235 against the Giants bullpen. San Francisco as a staff has walked 447 hitters and struck out 1,196 batters. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 478 base hits on the year. San Francisco has a 69-74 overall mark this year. Their relievers have struck out 523 batters and walked 196 opposing hitters. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,243 base knocks and 634 earned runs this season. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61. Johnny Cueto is expected to make his season debut after undergoing Tommy John surgery last year.

His strikeout rate has been up so far and hes driven in just two runs with no homers. Both of his hits were singles. His run-scoring single in the eighth was the only offense of the game for San Francisco. Coming back from hip surgery, Posey has struggled so far with a .217/.299/.300 batting line over 18 games. Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Fridays loss to the Pirates. Still, given the state of the catcher position, patience should be the name of the game in fantasy leagues.

The Pirates have a 62-81 overall record this season. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 502 batters and struck out 1,264. He's allowed 13.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.7. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 545 base hits on the year. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73. They have allowed 210 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,326 base hits and 714 earned runs. He has 44 strikeouts over his 33 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. Starting pitcher Mitch Keller has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 8.18 and a WHIP of 1.88 this season. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 605 hitters and walked 256 batters. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings.

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He has a great matchup against a terrible San Francisco offense today, so run prevention wont be an issue for Pittsburgh. I expect todays game to be fast-paced and low-scoring. Chris Archer is in excellent form, striking batters out at 34.3% clip and generating swings-and-misses at a 13.8% clip, which would be the highest of his career if the season ended today. Meanwhile, Dereck Rodriguez doesnt strike out batters but he has excellent control and generates a lot of ground balls.

San Francisco Giants will be completing their three-game series on the road this Sunday against Pittsburgh Pirates. The Giants pitcher declined to 1-3 after their defeat. The Giants were defeated by the Pirates in their opening game with a final score of 4-1. Madison Bumgarner took the mound in the first inning and gave up four runs, but manage to allow just two hits in the next five innings.

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For the season, the Giants' leadoff hitter is slashing .244/.280/.407 with three homers, 11 RBI and one stolen base. Steven Duggar went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, driving in the Giants' lone run in Saturday's loss to the Pirates. Duggar got the Giants on the board with a run-scoring single off of Jameson Taillon in the fifth inning, pulling them even at 1-1.

I think that the Giants take a step in the right direction with a win on Monday, as anything else would be a huge blow to their playoff aspirations, and getting their ace on the mound is worth laying the juice on Monday night. Bumgarner might be the best guy for San Francisco to start this series as the Giants have won each of his last nine starts at home and MadBum himself has allowed two earned runs or less in seven of his last eight starts at home. The plus money with the Pirates is tempting given Williams success in his career against San Francisco. San Francisco is the only team of the two with a chance at the postseason, even if those hopes are slim. However, Williams has struggled mightily in the second half of the season, with an ERA just south of six.

Pittsburgh is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams in San Francisco. San Francisco is 18-6 in Bumgarners last 24 starts, 9-0 in Bumgarners last 9 home starts and 1-6 in their last 7 home games while the under is 10-3-2 in their last 15 series opening matchups. Pittsburgh is 4-12 in their last 16 games against a left-handed starter and 4-1 in Williams last 5 starts while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games overall.