Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays 6-25-22

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays 6/25/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays 6/25/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates (29-41) will slug it out against the Tampa Bay Rays (38-32) in Game 2 of 3 of the MLB Interleague at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 1:10 PM ET.


Pittsburgh will try to bounce back by facing Tampa Bay on Saturday after losing the series opener at 3-4 on Friday. The Pirates defeated the Cubs in a four-game set with a 3-1 standing last game out.


Pittsburgh is in 3rd place at 29-41 in the National League Central Division with a .414 team percentage and 9.5 games behind first-place after tallying 256 runs while wasting 352 for a -96 run difference throughout the season.


1B Michael Chavis and 3B Hoy Park led the offense for the Pirates with a one-run score on two hits and one RBI while Mitch Keller gave up 5 hits, 3 earned runs, and a walk with 5 strikeouts after pitching for 5.0 frames in the loss.


LF Bryan Reynolds hit 12 long balls with 23 RBIs and a .254 batting average for Pittsburgh while 2B Michael Chavis contributed a team-high 25 RBIs with 8 home runs and a batting average of .259 this year. 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes added a team-leading .264 BA, an on-base percentage of .340, and slugging .381 for the Pirates.


Right-hander JT Brubaker (1-7, 4.11 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 70 Ks) will be heading to the mound to start for Pittsburgh in game 2 versus Tampa Bay on Saturday. The righty thrower conceded 69 hits, 9 homers, and 31 free bases in 70.0 innings pitched this year.


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 6/25/2022


The Tampa Bay Rays won their first installment of a series at 4-3 on Friday. The Rays lost a series against the Yankees with a 1-2 standing last time out.


Tampa Bay fell to 4th place at 38-32 in the American League East Division with a team percentage of .543 and 13.5 contests behind first place after collecting 282 runs while yielding 266 for a run difference of +16 over the course of the campaign.


LF Luke Raley nailed one run scored on one hit with one RBI in leading the offense for the Rays while Jeffrey Springs pitched for 6.0 innings after giving away 7 hits and 3 earned runs with 9 strikeouts in the victory.


SS Isaac Paredes knocked 9 balls over the perimeter with 17 RBIs and a batting average of .211 for Tampa Bay while 1B Ji-Man Choi added a team-high 34 RBIs and 6 homers with a .286 BA this year.


1B Yandy Diaz averages .258 at the plate with a team-leading on-base percentage of .380 and slugging .335 for the season. Right-handed Pitcher Corey Kluber (3-4, 3.46 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 60 Ks) will be starting for the Rays in the second installment of a series against the Pirates on Saturday.


The righty thrower has given away 63 hits, 8 home runs, and 11 walks after pitching for 67.2 innings in the majors this season.      


Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB Pick for this contest is Tampa Bay -190. This will be a closed match between these two teams but the Rays have home-field advantage with a 23-15 record while the Pirates struggled on the road after losing 21 of their last 33 matches away from home. Prediction: The Tampa Bay Rays will win at 4-1.


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Tampa Bay Rays 6/25/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM ET


Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL


Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022


TV: MLBN, Bally Sports Sun, ESPN+        


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -190


MLB Totals: 7.5


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