Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5-9-2023

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Colorado Rockies will go against the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB action in PNC Park, PA, on Monday, May 8, 2023, at 6:35 PM ET.


Colorado defeated the Mets on Sunday afternoon to win six of their previous seven games heading into play on Monday.


The Rockies have a 14-21 record as of Monday and are currently last in the NL West, seven matches behind the Dodgers for the division’s top slot.


Brenton Doyle contributed three of Colorado’s 14 hits on Sunday (three runs, three RBI) to the team’s victory. The Rockies won the game with two RBIs from Randal Grichuk (his first), Kris Bryant (his fifth), and Doyle (his first).


Despite pitching 3.1 innings, giving up four runs on four hits, six walks, and three strikeouts, Ryan Feltner was not considered in the decision.


Brent Suter (1-0) won the victory in relief after pitching 1.2 innings, giving up one run on three hits while striking out three batters without issuing a walk.


In this game, Rockies pitcher Connor Seabold makes his ninth appearance and second start of the year. He enters the game with no record, 18.2 innings pitched, a 5.30 ERA, a 1.50 WHIP, three walks, and 14 strikeouts.


In his previous outing, a start against the Brewers at home on Thursday, Seabold was not taken into consideration for the decision.


He pitched five innings in a game the Rockies eventually won 9-6, giving up three runs on 7 hits, no walks, and one strikeout. 


  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Colorado’s last 7 matches.
  • The Colorado Rockies are 6-2 SU in their last 8 matches.
  • The Rockies are 0-5 SU in their last 5 matches against Pittsburgh.

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Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 5/9/2023


The Pittsburgh Pirates lost their sixth game in a row as the Blue Jays swept them at home over the weekend.


With a record of 20-15 entering Monday, the Pirates were just one game ahead of the Brewers in the race for first place in the division.


On Sunday, Pittsburgh lost the game after falling down in the first inning. Ke’Bryan Hayes (run) and Jason Delay both had two hits for the Pirates as they concluded the game on Sunday with eight total.


With runners in scoring position, Pittsburgh went 0 for 8 and Toronto scored five runs in the ninth inning to break the game wide open.


In five innings of work, Roansy Contreras (3-3) took the loss for the team. He gave up five runs on nine hits, three walks, and four strikeouts.


For his first major league start of the season, the Pirates reportedly called up Luis Ortiz from Triple-A Indianapolis of the International League.


He has a 2-1 record, a 2.23 ERA, a 0.959 WHIP, 11 walks, and 29 strikeouts across 32.1 innings pitched in the minor leagues this year. In this, Ortiz’s sixth big league start, he takes on the Rockies for the first time in his career. 


  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-7 SU in their last 8 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh’s last 15 games with Colorado.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 matches at home.

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB pick for this game is the Colorado Rockies. Colorado won six of its previous seven matches, while the Pirates lost seven straight games following their hot start.


You shouldn’t anticipate a lot of excellent pitching in this game because neither club has a terrific track record with their openers.


Here, Ortiz is making his season debut after being summoned to replace Vince Velasquez, who is out with elbow discomfort.


In their seven-game losing streak, the Pirates only scored nine runs, scoring no more than two runs in each of those contests. Colorado will win to a predicted score of 6-4.


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Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM ET


Location: PNC Park, PA


Date: Monday, May 8, 2023




MLB Odds: Colorado Rockies +148


MLB Totals: 9


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