Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres
- Title : Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres
Pittsburgh has not played that well this season but the Pirates have won five of their last seven on the road. The Pirates also play well against San Diego winning eight of the last 10 against the Padres.
On the road Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates face the San Diego Andres in the middle game of a three-game set. After a 3-0 defeat to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers are now 12-15. The Cardinals swept Pittsburgh in a three-game set, and the Pirates have now lost four consecutive games. The Pirates are 4 12 games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central.
Pittsburgh's second baseman, Adam Frazier, is hitting.292 and leading the team with 31 hits. Phillip Evans and Colin Moran, both infielders, are tied for first with four home runs. Moran leads the team in RBIs (19) and on-base percentage (.381), while left fielder Bryan Reynolds leads the team in OBP (.381). Mitch Keller will take the mound for the Pirates on Tuesday. The right-hander has a 1-3 record, an 8.20 ERA, 19 strikeouts, and 13 walks in 13 innings pitched.
After a 7-1 defeat to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, San Diego's record fell to 16-13. The Padres' three-game winning streak was broken, but they have taken six of their last nine games overall. The Padres are 12 games behind the first-place San Francisco Giants and one game behind the second-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West.
Eric Hosmer leads San Diego with a.302 batting average, and the first baseman leads the team in RBIs (17), hits (32), and on-base percentage (.375). Fernando Tatis Jr., the shortstop, leads the team in home runs with eight. In its first 29 games, the Padres have struck 29 home runs. Ryan Weathers will take the mound for the Padres on Tuesday. The lefty is 1-0 with a 0.55 ERA, 16 strikeouts, and 6 walks in 16 innings pitched.
While Pittsburgh hasn't performed very well this season, the Pirates have taken five of their last seven road games. The Pirates have also had success against the Padres, capturing eight of their last ten games against them. San Diego has struggled against rivals from the National League Central, having lost five of their last six games against teams from that group. The Pittsburgh Pirates will prevail 5-4, according to the final score prediction.
|Prediction||Pittsburgh Pirates plus 1.5|
|Start Time||02:00 : 05-May-21|