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San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates  7/14/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates  7/14/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

A Friday night MLB game between the San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates will occur at picturesque PNC Park. In the final NL Wild Card position battle, the Giants (49-41) lead Philadelphia by a half-game and are four games over.500 on the road. In a 1-0 home victory against Colorado on Sunday, San Francisco SP Logan Webb (8-7) pitched all nine innings and struck out ten hitters.

The Giants’ total of 151 doubles and 106 home runs is impressive. With a slugging percentage of.407, San Francisco, has been called out on strikes 846 times while walking 303 times. The San Francisco Giants are scoring 4.6 runs per game as a team, which places them 10th in Major League Baseball. This season, they have contributed 407 RBIs and 757 base hits with a 0.248 batting average. They have a collective OBP of 0.323 and have scored 416 runs.

The Giants’ staff has faced 790 hitters this season and has a collective earned run average of 3.90, ranking them 10th in the league. Giants pitchers have allowed 385 runs overall and 93 home runs, which ranks 12th in the league. Their team FIP for the year is 3.88, and they have walked 239 hitters. San Francisco has given up 347 earned runs and 767 hits (8.6 per nine innings). Their pitching staff’s collective WHIP is 1.26, and they have a 3.31 K/BB ratio.

The Giants’ right-hander Ross Stripling, 33 (0-2, 6.37 ERA), will start this game on the mound. Stripling has a poor 1.46 WHIP after 41 innings of work in which he has given up 11 home runs and struck out 34 opponents.

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates  7/14/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost seven of their most recent ten games, which has caused them to slip 8.5 games behind in the fight for the NL Central Division. On Sunday, Pittsburgh defeated Arizona 4-2 on the road to end a four-game losing run. For the Pirates (41-49), DH Ji-Man Choi hit a two-run home run, while five relievers pitched six scoreless innings in total.

With 885 assists, 64 mistakes, and 2,405 putouts so far, Pittsburgh has had a successful start. They now rank 30th in professional baseball for fielding percentage (.981) and have turned 86 double plays. In their 7,215 innings, the Giants have turned 67.7% of balls in play into outs, placing them 26th in professional baseball.

Throughout his MLB career, Stripling has pitched for 713 innings and struck out 656 batters. During his stint in the major leagues, Stripling (38-40 career win-loss record) has faced 2,963 batters and has a 4.05 FIP. His career WHIP is 1.210, with a 3.93 earned run average (311 earned runs allowed). He has received 170 free passes and has given up 693 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings).

The Pirates rank 22nd in MLB with a slugging percentage of.386 and an outing average of 4.21 runs. They have 312 walks and 379 runs scored, including 161 two-baggers. Pittsburgh has had 361 runs batted this season, along with 81 long balls. They now have 707 base hits and are sitting with 776 strikeouts, which ranks them 17th in the league. The Pittsburgh Pirates now have a team batting average of.238 and an on-base percentage of.315 for the season.

With one of baseball’s most excellent curveballs, veteran left-hander Rich Hill (7-9, 4.78 ERA) continues to strike out major league batters. In his previous 25 + innings of work, Hill has allowed 21 runs (18 earned runs), and the Pirates have lost four of his last five starts.

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates are the MLB Prediction for this game. Although third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes will be out for ten days with lower back discomfort because of the Pirates, Pittsburgh is still the only team in the area with home-field advantage and crowd support on Friday. The Pirates gathered momentum after recently sweeping the San Diego Padres in a series. Milwaukee finished the season with a 27th OPS and 26th runs scored, while Pittsburgh had a 25th OPS and 25th runs scored after 81 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to triumph 5-3.

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET

Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date: Friday, July 14, 2023

TV: Apple TV+

MLB Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco Giants -130

MLB Totals: 9.0


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