Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5-16-22

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates (15-19) will be in collision with the Chicago Cubs (13-20) in the NL Central Division three-game competition at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Monday at 7:40 PM ET. Pittsburgh split a four-game series versus Cincinnati.

 

The Pirates lost the first two outings but won the last two installments including a 1-0 shutout win on Sunday. Pittsburgh is in 3rd place at 15-19 in the National League Central Division with a .441 team percentage and 6.5 games behind first-place after collecting 119 runs but wasted 175 for a -56 run difference on the season.

 

SS Rodolfo Castro earned the lone run scored in a 1-0 shutout triumph and took a free walk for the Pirates. Pitcher José Quintana finished 7.0 innings of work with 3 hits and one walk allowed but wrung up 5 hitters for the Reds in the win.

 

1B Daniel Vogelbach averages .260 at the plate and led Pittsburgh in home runs with 6 while adding 6 RBIs, 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting .301 and slugging .381 with an OBP of .398, and LF Ben Gamel contributed a team-high 15 RBIs with 3 long balls while averaging .290 at the plate for the Pirates.

 

Left-handed Dillon Peters will be heading to the hill to start for Pittsburgh in the series opener against the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.

 

The southpaw starter marked a 3-1 record with a nice 1.83 ERA, a 0.71 WHIP, and fanned out 15 batters while giving away 5 hits and 9 walks through 19.2 innings pitched in his career starts in MLB.

 

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 5/16/2022

 

The Chicago Cubs will be joining division rival the Pittsburgh Pirates in a three-game battle on Monday after winning a series versus Arizona. The Cubs won the last two matches versus the D-Backs including a 3-2 triumph on Sunday.

 

Chicago took 4th place at 13-20 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .394 and 8 contests behind first place after gaining 130 runs while losing 141 for a run difference of -11 on the year.

 

3B Patrick Wisdom scored two runs on two hits with one RBI for the Cubs while starter Justin Steele pitched for 6.0 innings with 3 hits, one earned run, and 2 BBs conceded but struck out 10 Arizona batters.

 

3B Patrick Wisdom led Chicago in runs batted in with 17 and knocked 6 balls out of the stadium while averaging .224 at the plate.

 

Catcher Wilson Contreras recorded a team-high .277 batting average, a .397 OBP, and a slugging percentage of .475 for the Cubs. SP Wade Miley will be climbing up the hill to start for Chicago in the opening of a series against Pittsburgh on Monday night.

 

The left-handed thrower marked a 0-0 record with 9.00 ERA, 3.33 WHIP, and a strikeout while yielding 5 hits and 5 free bases in 3.0 innings of work in his career starts in pro baseball.             

 

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this contest is Pittsburgh +140. The Pirates will be sending a better starter on the mound in southpaw Dillon Peters with 1.83 ERA while the Cubs have Wade Miley with 9.00 ERA and was rocked by the Padres conceding 3 runs on 5 hits in just 3.0 innings pitched.

 

Pittsburgh is 6-9 on the road while Chicago lost 11 games at home. Prediction: The Pittsburgh Pirates will win 5-4.   

 

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:40 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

 

Date: Monday, May 16, 2022

 

TV: Marquee Sports, ATPT

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh Pirates +140              

  

MLB Totals: 8.5  

 

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