Texas Rangers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5-23-2023

Texas Rangers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Texas Rangers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


This Tuesday’s MLB action will begin with a collision between the Texas Rangers and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2 of a lnter-League three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Texas dropped to 29-18 overall after losing the series opener to Pittsburgh at 4-6 with a road record at 13-10 but stayed on top of the AL West with 1.5 games ahead of Houston in the second place and posted a +106 run-difference throughout the campaign.


The Rangers ended a three-game winning streak with a 4-6 road loss to the Pirates last time out. Last night, Third Baseman Josh Jung finished a two-run blast in the ninth frame but failed to lift Texas to its fourth straight win.  


The Texas Rangers will send right-hander Nathan Eovaldi to the pitcher’s mound to start the second series installment on Tuesday evening.


The thirty-three-year-old right-handed thrower is 5-2 on the season with a strong ERA of 2.83, a solid WHlP at 0.99, and retired a total of 61 batters while relinquishing 50 hits, ten free walks, and three homers in pitching for 60.1 innings in his starts.


In his last appearance on the mound for the Rangers, righty Eovaldi gave up three earned runs but struck out five hitters with 1.00 WHlP in 7.0 lP in a 5-6 home loss to Atlanta on May 17, 2023.  


The Rangers earned 94 two-baggers as a team and knocked 63 balls out of the stadium. Texas is slugging .456 and has been called out on strikes 414 times while taking a walk on 157 occasions.


The Texas Rangers earn 6.5 runs per game, which is 1st in the league. They accumulated 287 RBIs and 434 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is .272.


They have 297 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .342.


The totals went OVER in 7 of Texas’ last eight outings, while the Rangers are 11-5 SU in their last 16 matches.


The Texas Rangers are 1-4 straight up in their last five contests played versus Pittsburgh, and the Rangers are 7-3 SU in their last ten road games.


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Texas Rangers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 5/23/2023


After a few weeks of cooling off, the Pittsburgh Pirates are trying to get back on the winning track when staying home to host the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.


Pittsburgh fell to 25-22 overall, 12-11 at home play after losing two of the last four home outings, and placed second in the NL Central, trailing a 0.5 game deficit to Milwaukee in the first place with a run-difference of +19.


The Pirates lost to the Diamondbacks in a three-game series after losing the last two installments but managed to get back following a 6-4 home triumph over the Rangers last time out.


On Monday night, SS Tucapita Marcano marked his first career grand slam by lifting Pittsburgh to a 6-1 lead after seven action frames. All-Star OF Bryan Reynolds chipped in a one-run score on two hits in the winning effort. 


The Pittsburgh Pirates management will give the ball to left-handed starter Rich Hill to start the second series round on Tuesday evening.


The forty-three-year-old southpaw thrower is 4-3 on the year with an excellent 3.80 ERA, a strong 1.35 WHlP, and 43 strikeouts, yielding 49 hits, 15 bases on balls, and eight home runs in finishing 47.1 frames of action.


Last time out, lefty Hill gave up just one hit and struck out seven batters in an 8-0 road win over the Detroit Tigers.


The Pirates have a team slugging % of .397, earning 4.41 runs per contest (15th in MLB). They have notched 89 doubles while taking a walk 172 times and putting up 203 runs.


Pittsburgh has 42 long balls this year to go along with 193 RBIs. They have been rung up on 388 instances (22nd in MLB) and have 369 hits.


The Pittsburgh Pirates have compiled a team OBP of .323 and a team batting average of .243 for the year.  


The totals went OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last five contests, while the Pirates are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games played.


The totals went OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last five outings against Texas, while the Pirates are 3-7 in their last ten home matches.


Texas Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this contest is Texas -155. The Rangers will dominate this match-up at home with a 16-8 record versus the host team of the Pirates with a 12-11 home record.


After finishing 47 games played, Texas ranked 2nd in OPS, 1st in runs scored, while Pittsburgh ranked 15th in OPS and 16th in runs scored for the season. The prediction: Texas Rangers will win 4-2. 


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Texas Rangers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM ET


Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Texas Rangers -155


MLB Totals: 8.0


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