Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies 4-18-2023

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies 4/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies 4/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates will go head-to-head with the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 8:40 PM EDT.


The Pirates’ staff struck out 131 players this season, and the team’s earned run average is 4.29, ranking them 15th in MLB. Pitchers for the Pirates gave up 18 home runs and 71 runs, which ranks 14th in the league.


They faced 63 hitters from the opposition and currently have a 4.49 team FIP. In addition to 141 base hits (8.9 per 9 innings), Pittsburgh gave up 68 earned runs.


They have a 2.08 K/BB ratio, and their pitching staff has a 1.43 WHIP. 52 relievers took the mound for the Pirates this season.


This season, the relievers faced 21 runners, and 19.0% of them reached home plate. They made 7 saves so far this year and missed two of their nine save opportunities.


The Pirates’ relievers have a save percentage of 77.8% and came on the mound in 22 situations where a save was needed. The relief pitchers’ campaign total of 12 holds ranks eighth in MLB.


There were runners on base when the Pirates’ bullpen pitchers entered the game 14 times, in addition to their 21 outings in high-leverage situations.


Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller started the game and finished with a no-decision after giving up three runs on seven hits over six innings.


The Pittsburgh bullpen did a great job, giving up only three hits and no runs over the next three innings. When Will Crowe came in to relieve, he gave up two runs on two hits after getting just two outs.


Pittsburgh’s offense was bad. They only had eight hits in 37 at-bats, and only one of them came with runners in scoring position.


This left nine people on base. Jack Suwinski, who had two hits in three at-bats and one run scored, was the offensive catalyst for Pittsburgh.


The Pittsburgh attack was paced by Canaan Smith-Njigba, Bryan Reynolds, and Austin Hedges, who each scored one run.


  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 6-2 SU in their previous 8 matches on the road. 
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of the team’s last 8 contests on the road against the Rockies. 
  • The total went OVER in 6 of the team’s previous 7 matches against an opponent in the National League West Division.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Predictions 4/18/2023


This season, the Rockies‘ pitching staff has a staff FIP of 4.86 and a team WHIP of 1.453. They allowed 135 hits as a team, which puts them 15th in baseball.


The Colorado pitching staff gave up 90 runs so far this season and has a team earned run average (ERA) of 4.99 (76 runs given up).


They received a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 8.40 (128 strikeouts and 64 free passes). They allowed 20 home runs and 5.91 runs per 9 innings, which ranks 26th in the league.


Out of 29 inherited base runners, Colorado’s relievers have an inherited scoring percentage of 48.3%. They used their bullpen relievers 15 times with base runners and 11 times in high leverage situations.


The Rockies have 8 save opportunities, 3 holds, and 1 failed save. They currently have 47 relievers on the field this season and are ranked ninth in MLB with a save percentage of 75.0%.


In 4 save opportunities, Colorado has used relievers to enter the game, and they managed to make 3 saves.


Starting for Colorado, Noah Davis allowed just three hits and no runs over the course of five innings, earning no decision.


The Colorado bullpen was better, though, allowing no runs on one hit during the game’s final seven outs before Dinelson Lamet entered in relief and gave up one run after recording just two outs and taking the loss.


Elias Diaz is Colorado’s offensive captain this year, leading the team with a.362 batting average and a team-best.423 on-base percentage. 


Kris Bryant leads the squad with eighteen hits in 15 games played this season, while CJ Cron leads the Colorado lineup with four home runs and eight RBIs.


  • The Colorado Rockies are 4-12 SU in their previous 16 contests at home. 
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of the Rockies’ last 8 meetings at home against the Pirates. 
  • The Colorado Rockies are 3-9 SU in their previous 12 games against an opponent in the NL.


Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies. The MLB pick for this game is the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although both clubs had a rough start, Colorado is particularly bad.


Additionally, the Rockies’ terrible pitcher will be out there and continue to have trouble. Expect Pittsburgh to exert sufficient effort on Tuesday to defeat a bad team on the road and improve their record.


The Pittsburgh Pirates will win by a predicted score of 8-5.


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MLB Starting Time: 8:40 PM (EDT)


Location: Coors Field 


Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023




MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +115


MLB Totals: 8.5


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