Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates (By: Mulder)
And for the last pick of the night we head to the desert.
Robbie Ray will start on the mound for the D-Backs. The leftie is 2-1 with a 3.30 ERA and pretty much pitching to his numbers: 11.34 K/9 altough a shaky 4.74 BB/9.
He is 1-0 at home with a 3.60 ERA, BUT with fantastic stuff: 15.30 K/9 (!), 1.80 BB/9.
Last season he posted a 2.77 ERA> 1.00 WHIP in 13 innings pitched.
Not a good matchup for the Pirates as the Bucs hit only a .262 wOBA versus lefties, ranked dead last indeed.
-Pirates are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a left-handed starter.
For the Pirates RHP Nick Kingham takes place on the mound. He is 1-0 with a 5.94 ERA and altough he pitched better than that with a 9.72 K/9, he has still shaky command: 4.86 BB/9.
He allowed 3 runs against Arizona at home this season in just 2.0 innings at work>13.50 ERA.
-Diamondbacls are 12-1 in the last 13 meetings.
If Ray can go deep enough, even that Arizona 'pen should not mess this up.
Hence backing the Diamondbacks.
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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates predictions
|Arizona Diamondbacks -1.0||Pinnacle||1.81||9||9-3 WON (+7.29 units)|
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Mulder).