Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5-20-2023

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Arizona Diamondbacks are back in Pennsylvania to play the second installment of a three-game series on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday afternoon at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.


Arizona dropped to 25-20 overall, 11-10 when playing away from home after splitting the last four contests, and placed second in the NL West with 3.5 games behind the LA Dodgers in the first place.


The Diamondbacks won a three-game series over the Athletics at 2-1 but lost the opening game of a road series to the Pirates at 3-13 on Friday.


Last night, Starting Pitcher Zac Gallen (6-2, 2.95 ERA) took the loss for Arizona with five earned runs and four free bases but struck out two batters in 3.2 innings pitched in the match.   


Left Fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. batted an average of .310 while adding a team-high 45 hits and on-base percentage at .373 in leading the D-Backs, while First Baseman Christian Walker led Arizona in 11 home runs and 31 runs batted in.


On Saturday, the Arizona Diamondbacks will nod to right-hander Brandon Pfaadt to start game 2 of a three-game series facing Pittsburgh.


The right-handed starter is 0-1 on the season with 8.59 ERA, 1.57 WHlP, and fanned out 11 batters while giving away 17 hits, six free walks, and seven homers in 14.2 innings pitched.


The Arizona Diamondbacks are 5-2 SU in their last seven outings, and the Diamondbacks are 13-7 straight up in their previous 20 matches played versus Pittsburgh.


The totals went OVER in 9 of Arizona’s last 12 road games, while the Diamondbacks are 2-5 SU in their last seven contests when playing on the road against the Pirates.


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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 5/20/2023


The Pittsburgh Pirates will continue a homestand looking for their third straight victory when hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks in game 2 of a series on Saturday.


Pittsburgh improved to 24-20 overall and 11-9 at home but tied with Milwaukee in the first place after winning two consecutive games.


The Pirates are coming into this competition after winning three of the last four contests played, including the opening game of a series versus the D-Backs on Friday.


Last night, Pittsburgh exploded in the fourth frame with seven runs scored on the way to their 13-3 home win with 17 hits and one error committed in the victory.


Left Fielder Bryan Reynolds averages .296 at the plate with a team-high 23 RBIs and 47 hits in leading the Pirates this season.


Designated Hitter Andrew McCutcheon led in home runs with seven, while Right Fielder Connor Joe chipped in a team-high on-base percentage of .358.


The Pittsburgh Pirates will counter with righty Mitch Keller to start the mid-game of a series on Saturday.


The right-handed thrower is 5-1 on the year with an ERA of 2.38, a WHlP of 1.02, and 69 strikeouts, yielding 44 hits, 14 free bases, and four homers in 56.2 innings.    


The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4-12 SU in their last 16 contests, while the totals went OVER in 4 of the Pirates’ last five games against Arizona. Pittsburgh is 2-5 


straight up in their last seven home matches, and the Pirates are 5-2 SU in their last seven outings when playing at home versus the Diamondbacks.


Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this contest is Pittsburgh -110.


The Pirates had issues winning games over the past two weeks but are coming strong in a series resulting in two victories out of three against the Detroit Tigers last game out.


Mitch Keller started vital for Pittsburgh at 5-1 with an ERA of 2.38. The righty starter made two straight solid starts conceding zero runs on eight hits through 16.0 frames leading to a couple of shutout wins for the Pirates.


The prediction:the Pittsburgh Pirates will win 5-2.


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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET


Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023


TV: Sportsnet PlT, ATPT


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh Pirates -110


MLB Totals: 9.5


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