Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5-11-22

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/11/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/11/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Los Angeles Dodgers (20-8) will be hitting against the Pittsburgh Pirates (12-17) in the finale of the NL Inter-Division three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 12:35 PM ET.


Los Angeles comes into this final installment of a series against Pittsburgh on Wednesday after splitting the first two installments. The Dodgers lost game 1 but managed to get back after a nice 11-1 victory on Tuesday.


Los Angeles took the lead at 20-8 in the National League West Division with a .714 team percentage and 2 games ahead of second-place after gaining 146 runs while losing 66 for a +80 run difference on the year.


3B Justin Turner scored 2 runs on 4 hits with 4 RBIs in leading the Dodgers in winning game 2 while SP Tony Gonsolin allowed only one hit with 4 walks but ran up 5 batters in 5.0 innings versus the Pirates.     


As a unit, the LA Dodgers averaged 5.0 runs per outing ranked 1st in pro baseball, and tallied 121 runs batted in with 207 base knocks for the season.


The team has been struck out 215 times but also awarded a free base on 111 instances and made a total of 135 runs. Their OBP sits at .322 and averages .235 at the plate.


The Dodgers will give the ball to SP Ryan Pepiot to start game 3 of 3 duels against the Pirates on Wednesday. The right-handed thrower will make his debut start on Wednesday after posting a 2-0 record in MiLB and acquiring a 2.05 ERA with 1.14 WHIP in 26.1 innings pitched in the minors.


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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 5/11/2022


The Pittsburgh Pirates will be facing the Dodgers in the closing game of a series after losing the 2nd game at 1-11 on Tuesday. The Pirates split the first two contests after winning the series opener at 5-1 on Monday.


Pittsburgh is in 3rd place at 12-17 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage at .414 and 7 contests behind first place after collecting 108 runs but surrendered 159 for a run difference of -51 on the year.


In their recent loss, 2B Michael Chavis earned the only run scored on one hit in 1 at-bat for the Pirates. Pitcher Bryse Wilson finished 2.2 innings after relinquishing 8 hits, 6 earned runs, and 1 BB while striking out 4 LA batters in the loss.     


The Pittsburgh Pirates recorded a batting average of .241 and marked an OBP at .305 with a slugging percentage of .367 over the course of the season. As a team, Pittsburgh drove the ball out of the park on 22 occasions while hitting 107 runs with 98 RBIs.


The Pirates recorded an average of 3.82 runs per match that ranked 21st in MLB with 40 doubles and took 87 bases on balls. They have been struck out 253 times ranked 10th in the league and accumulated a total of 224 hits this season.


Southpaw Dillon Peters will take his post on the rubber to start the series finale versus the Dodgers on Wednesday. Peters is 3-1 with 2.16 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP while giving away 3 hits and 9 free bases but fanned out 13 hitters in pitching for 16.2 innings in his career starts this season.     


Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this contest is Los Angeles. The Dodgers are the stronger team here with momentum after winning seven of their last eight. LA nailed a team ERA of 2.19 and a WHIP at 0.96 while Pittsburgh has a 4.68 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. Prediction: The Los Angeles Dodgers will win 5-4.   


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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/11/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 12:35 PM ET


Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA  


Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022


TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles Dodgers           


MLB Totals: 8.5


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