Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6-23-22

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Chicago Cubs (26-43) will be running through bases against the Pittsburgh Pirates (38-30) in the series installment finale of the NL Central Division at PNC Stadium in Pittsburgh on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 12:35 PM ET.

 

Chicago looks for a win in this match-up facing Pittsburgh on Thursday after losing two out of three matches played in a series.

 

The Cubs lost the first two outings at 1-12 & 1-7 but managed to stop the streak with a 14-5 victory on Wednesday. Chicago fell in 4th place at 26-43 in the National League Central Division with a .377 team percentage after gaining 291 runs but losing 369 for a -78 run difference for the year.

 

1B Alfonso Rivas earned a two-run score on two hits with five RBIs for the Cubs while Keegan Thompson lasted for 6.0 innings after giving away 4 hits, one earned run, and one walk with 7 strikeouts in defeat.

 

Third Baseman Patrick Wisdom led the offense of Chicago with 14 home runs, 36 RBIs, and a batting average of .227 this year while CF Ian Happ contributed a team-leading .291 batting average, an on-base percentage of .390, and slugging .480 for the Cubs this season.

 

The Chicago Cubs will be sending southpaw Justin Steele (2-5, 4.27 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 53 Ks) to the pitcher’s mound to start the finale of a series versus the Pirates on Thursday. The lefty gave up 58 hits, 3 long balls, and 29 walks in pitching for 59.0 innings in the majors this season.

 

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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 6/23/2022

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win in closing a series against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday after winning the first two contests at 12-1 & 7-1.

 

The Pirates failed to target a sweep after losing the third installment at 5-14 on Wednesday. Pittsburgh is in 3rd place at 28-40 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .412 and 10.5 contests behind first place after tallying 245 runs but surrendering 341 for a run difference of -96 this season.

 

2B/P Diego Castillo nailed two runs on one hit with one RBI for the Pirates while Jerad Eickhoff pitched for 4.1 frames with 10 hits, 10 earned runs, and one walk yielded but fanned out 4 hitters in the losing effort.  

 

RF Jack Suwinski puts the power in the offense of Pittsburgh after hitting 11 long balls, 19 runs batted in, and a .224 batting average this year while 1B Daniel Vogelbach pitched in a team-high 22 RBIs with no homers and batting .221 for the Pirates.

 

3B Ke’Bryan Hayes contributed a team-leading OBP at .342, a slugging percentage of .372, and averaged .265 at the plate.

 

Left-hander Jose Quintana (1-4, 3.66 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 55 Ks) will be climbing up the hill to start for the Pirates versus the Cubs in the final contest of a series on Thursday. Quintana conceded 63 hits, 7 home runs, and 22 free bases in pitching for 64.0 innings in MLB this year.        

 

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this contest is Pittsburgh +100. The Cubs will be outmanned after losing the services of 1B Frank Schwindel due to a low back strain.

 

Pittsburgh will dominate this match-up with a home-field advantage while Chicago struggled on the road with a 13-18 record for the year. Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates will win 5-3.  

 

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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 12:35 PM ET

 

Location: PNC Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA

 

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022

 

TV: ATPT, SNPT, ESPN+

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh Pirates +100               

           

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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