Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 4-24-22

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 4/24/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 4/24/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates (7-8) will be hitting long balls against the Chicago Cubs (7-8) in the Game 4 of 4 series of the NL Central Division competition at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at 2:20 PM ET.

 

Pittsburgh comes into this division match-up against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday after winning the first two installments at 4-3 & 4-2 but lost the 3rd match at a horrible 0-21 score on Saturday.

 

The Pirates dropped to 3rd place and tied with the Cubs at 7-8 in the National League Central Division with a .467 team percentage and 3 games behind first-place after accumulating 53 runs but wasted 82 for a -29 run difference on the season.

 

In the shutout loss, DH Daniel Vogelbach, CF/RF Anthony Alford, and 2B Cole Tucker drove one hit apiece while starter Zach Thompson struggled with 9 hits, 4 earned runs, and 2 free bases allowed while striking out one batter in pitching for 2.0 innings in the loss.

 

First Baseman Daniel Vogelbach led Pittsburgh with 3 home runs, 5 RBIs, and a BA at .311 while 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes marked a .333 BA, an OBP at .407, and a slugging percentage of .417 for the Pirates.

 

2nd Baseman Michael Chavis contributed a team-high 7 RBIs with 2 home runs and a batting average of .353. Right-handed JT Brubaker will get the ball for Pittsburgh and start the final match of the four-game series versus Chicago. Brubaker marked 0-2 with 7.30 ERA, a WHIP at 1.62, and 13 strikeouts in his career start this season.

 

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 4/24/2022

 

The Chicago Cubs lost the first two contests of a series versus the Pirates but the Cubs managed to get back with a convincing 21-0 shutout victory in the 3rd game on Saturday.

 

Chicago tied with Pittsburgh in 3rd place at 7-8 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage at .467 and 3 contests behind first place after collecting 81 runs while giving away 51 for a run difference of +20 on the year.

 

Catcher Willson Contreras nailed 3 runs on 3 base hits with a walk and 3 RBIs while 2B Jonathan Villar chipped in 3 runs on 2 base hits with a walk and 3 RBIs in leading the Cubs in the shutout win. Pitcher Kyle Hendricks made a spectacular start with only 2 hits allowed but struck out 2 batters in pitching for 7.0 innings in the victory.

 

Right Fielder Seiya Suzuki led Chicago batters with 4 home runs, 13 RBIs, and a batting average of .372 while posting an on-base percentage of .517 and a slugging rate of 72.1%. Left-handed Pitcher Justin Steele will take his post on the pitcher’s rubber to start the final installment of a series against the Pirates on Sunday.

 

The southpaw starter is 0 save with a 4.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and a total of 10 strikeouts in his career starts in the 2022 regular season.      

 

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this contest is Chicago -196. Left-handed Justin Steele (0, 4.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 10 K) will take control of the mound for the Cubs to even the series on Sunday.

 

Chicago gained momentum after a nice 21-0 shutout victory in game 3 on Saturday. Prediction: The Chicago Cubs will win to a score of 4-2.   

 

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 4/24/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:20 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

 

Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022

 

TV: Marquee Sports  

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Chicago Cubs -196           

      

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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