San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6-18-22

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The San Francisco Giants (36-27) will be stealing bases versus the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-38) in Game 1 of 3 of the NL Inter-Division at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 4:05 PM ET.

 

San Francisco looks for a back-to-back win over Pittsburgh after a 2-0 shutout victory on Friday. The Giants defeated the Royals in a three-game battle with a 2-1 standing last time out.

 

San Francisco is in 3rd place at 36-27 in the National League West Division with a .571 team percentage and 4 outings behind first place after gaining 306 runs while losing 264 for a +42 run difference for the season.

 

RF/LF Luis Gonzalez scored one run on one hit with a walk and one RBI in leading the Giants’ offense while Carlos Rodon took control of the mound with only 2 hits and 2 walks allowed but wrung up 8 batters in 8.0 innings pitched in the win.

 

LF Joc Pederson recorded 14 home runs, 34 RBIs, and a. 269 batting average in leading the offense for San Francisco while 2B Wilmer Florez contributed 34 RBIs, 7 long balls, and batting .239 this year. RF Mike Yastrzemski averages .270 at the plate with an on-base percentage of .379 and slugging .455 for the season.

 

The SF Giants will be appointing southpaw Alex Wood (4-5, 4.11 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 60 Ks) to take on the pitcher’s rubber to start game 2 of a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. The left-handed starter yielded 63 hits, 5 homers, and 10 walks in pitching for 61.1 innings in pro baseball this year.

 

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San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 6/18/2022

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to get back after losing the series opener versus San Francisco at 0-2 on Friday. The Pirates managed to prevent a series sweep against the St. Louis Cardinals after a 6-4 victory in the final match on Wednesday.

 

Pittsburgh took 3rd place at 25-38 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .397 and 10.5 contests behind first place after tallying 212 runs but giving away 315 for a run difference of -103 over the course of the campaign.

 

The Pirates ended up with only 2 hits but failed to land a single run in the loss while Zach Thompson lasted for 4.1 innings with 4 hits, 2 earned runs and yielded 5 free bases.

 

LF Bryan Reynolds sparked the offense for Pittsburgh with 11 home runs, 21 RBIs, and a batting average of .252 this year. 2B Michael Chavis added a team-high 22 RBIs with 6 dingers and a BA at .257 while 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes recorded a team-leading OBP at .354, a slugging percentage of .373, and averaging .272 at the plate.

 

Left-hander Jose Quintana (1-4, 3.53 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 50 Ks) will be climbing up the hill to start for the Giants in the 2nd installment of a series facing the Pirates on Saturday. He relinquished 58 hits, 20 free bases, and 5 homers in pitching for 58.2 innings in the majors this season.                       

            

San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this contest is San Francisco -182. After 63 games played, the Giants ranked 11th in OPS and 8th in runs scored while the Pirates ranked 28th in OPS and 29th in runs scored this season.

 

San Francisco will control this match on the road with a 17-13 record while Pittsburgh struggled at home after losing 18 of their last 31 outings. Prediction: The San Francisco Giants will win 5-3.    

 

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San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET

 

Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA

 

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022

 

TV: ATPT, AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco Giants -182        

                 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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