Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates (By: Mulder)
ACE Greinke will start on the mound for the Diamondbacks. Started the season shaky but still he has a 3.16 ERA with solid stuff: 9.00 K/9, 1.26 BB/9 (!).
As of late though he has been lights out. In the last 30 days he is 3-0: 1.34 ERA> 1.07 BB/9, 0.00 HR/9, 46.6 Gb%,
He is 9-4 against the Bucs in his career with a 4.17 ERA.
However, he faced them 3 weeks ago in Pittsburgh and he pitched 7 scoreless innings: 1 BB, 7 K.
For Pittsburgh Archer will start on the mound. The former Rays ACE is a big talent and i like his stuff but he 1-2 with a 4.33 ERA>4.00 BB/9, 9.67 K/9 . And he pitched even worse than that as he totally got rocked in his last 2 outings where he allowed 9 runs.
He did not pitch for more than two weeks due to an injury.
In his career against the Diamondbacks:
2013: 5.40 ERA> 1.80 WHIP in 1.2 innings pitched.
2016: 4.50 ERA> 1.33 WHIP in 6 innings pitched.
-Pirates are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings.
Hence backing the D-Backs.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates predictions
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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Mulder).