New York Yankees vs Pittsburgh Pirates 3-18-22

New York Yankees vs Pittsburgh Pirates 3/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Yankees vs Pittsburgh Pirates 3/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The New York Yankees will battle the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opening salvo of the Spring Training Tournament at LECOM Park in Bradenton on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 1:05 PM ET.

 

New York concluded their last season’s tour with an overall record of 92-70 while losing the Wild Card match versus the Boston Red Sox at 6-2 on October 5, 2021. The Yankees occupied 3rd place at 92-70 in the American League East Division with a .568 team percentage and a 46-35 record away from home last season.

 

New York wasted 5 innings with zero runs scored while allowing Boston to gain 3 and gave up another 3 runs in 6th & 7th innings on the way to their 2-6 loss last season.

 

Designated Hitter Giancarlo Stanton led the Yanks with one run on 3 hits and an RBI while Starting Pitcher Gerrit Cole played for 2.0 innings with three earned runs on four base hits while awarding 2 bases on ball but struck out three batters in the loss.

 

Center Fielder Estevan Florial recorded 0.300 BA with 2 RBIs and an on-base percentage of 0.440 in leading New York while Right Fielder Aaron Judge earned a total of 39 home runs with a batting average of 0.287 and 98 RBIs.

 

The NY Yankees posted an average of 4.4 runs scored per outing, 7.8 hits per match, and 1.4 home runs per contest. The Yankees gained a batting average of 0.237 and an on-base percentage of 0.322 as a team.

 

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New York Yankees vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 3/18/2022

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates concluded last season with a 3-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on October 3 and an overall record of 61-101 last 2021 season. The Pirates dropped to last in the National League Central Division with an overall record of 61-101 and a team percentage of .377 while winning only 24 of their last 81 games played last year.

 

Pittsburgh struggled in stopping Cincinnati with a 1-5 run in the first five innings while taking the last 2 runs scored in the final inning but still lost the match at 3-6.

 

Shortstop Oneil Cruz led the Pirates with one run scored on one hit and gained 2 RBIs while Starting Pitcher Mitch Keller made one earned run on three hits while granting one base on balls and struck out three batters in pitching for 3.0 innings.

 

Pitcher Connor Overton led Pittsburgh in batting average at 1.00 with 2 RBIs and an on-base percentage at 1.00 while Center Fielder Bryan Reynolds acquired a total of 24 home runs in leading the Pirates and posted a batting average of 0.302 with 90 RBIs.

 

Pittsburgh marked an average of 3.8 runs scored, 7.8 hits, and 0.8 home runs per game while gaining a batting average of 0.236 and an on-base percentage of 0.309.           

 

New York Yankees vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this contest is New York. The Yankees are the stronger team in this match-up with an average of 4.4 runs scored per game while the Pirates have 3.8 with a slight advantage in batting average at 0.237 to 0.236.

 

New York also led in gaining home runs per match with 1.4 to 0.8. Prediction: The New York Yankees will win at 5-1. 

 

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New York Yankees vs Pittsburgh Pirates 3/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:05 PM ET

 

Location: LECOM Park in Bradenton, FL

 

Date: Friday, March 18, 2022

 

TV: MLB TV

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: New York Yankees -154

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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