Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants 5-29-2023

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants 5/29/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants 5/29/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates will meet with the San Francisco Giants in MLB action in Oracle Park, CA, on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 5:05 PM ET. The Pirates mildly astounded the baseball world by dominating 20 of their first 28 games to begin the season.


Before Sunday’s game, the Pirates only went 6-17 since their strong start. Despite its recent problems, Pittsburgh is still in second place in the NL Central and is only one game behind Milwaukee for first place in the division.


Pittsburgh defeated Seattle 11-6 on Friday, but the Pirates fell to the Mariners 5-0 on Saturday. The Pittsburgh Pirates rank second in the NL Central.


Rich Hill, a starting left-handed pitcher, is slated to begin on Sunday. Hill made ten starts this year, going 4-4 with a 4.27 ERA. With a 1-3 record and 5.83 ERA at home but a 3-1 record and 2.31 ERA on the road, Hill exhibited some Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde characteristics.


On Monday, the Pirates will be hoping that Hill’s success on the road continues. With a 2-0 record and 2.76 ERA in starts versus the Giants at Oracle Park since 2016, Hill had extraordinary success on the road in San Francisco. With -6 runs saved, Hill’s defense ranks 20th in MLB. With a 3.51 team ERA, the Pirates’ bullpen is ranked ninth.


The relievers for the Pirates entered the game in 45 save situations and earned a save percentage of 68.4%. This year, the relief pitchers gave up 53 runners, and 20.8% of them scored. Thirty-five times throughout the game, relief pitchers for the Pirates came into the game with runners on base.


They also made 37 appearances in high-leverage situations. One hundred forty-eight relief pitchers took the mound for the Pirates this season. The relief relievers rank 22nd in the league with 25 holds this season. So far this season, they made 13 saves yet lost six of 19 opportunities to win the game.


  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-4 SU in their last five matches.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-6 SU in their previous seven games against San Francisco.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games on the road.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Predictions 5/29/2023


The Giants, who rank seventh in MLB with little more than 1.4 home runs per game, did not struggle with power like the Pirates have. With a team batting average of .245 and 4.55 runs scored per game, the Giants are in 16th place.


With victories in nine of their last 11 games, San Francisco was on the rise. The Giants defeated Milwaukee 5-0 on Thursday, 15-1 on Friday, and 3-1 on Saturday, giving them a three-game victory streak heading into Sunday.


The Giants are currently third in the NL West after their recent run, 4.5 games behind the Dodgers in first. The San Francisco Giants rank third in the NL West.


On Monday, Anthony DeSclafani, who has a record of 3-4 and an ERA of 3.43, will make his 11th start of the year. With a 1-2 record and 4.25 ERA in five starts at home, DeSclafani performed poorly compared to his 2.64 ERA on the road.


The Giants’ defense was a problem as they are 23rd with -12 runs saved. With a 4.57 ERA, the Giants’ bullpen is ranked 25th.


San Francisco had 25 chances to save a game, and they have 19 saves thanks to bullpen pitchers. They sent 157 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season, ranking second in MLB with a save percentage of 76.0%. Their relievers entered the game 54 times with the score tied or higher and 51 times with runners in scoring position.


A total of 79 inherited base runners were scored by San Francisco relievers or 29.1% of them. The Giants have 55 save opportunities and accumulated 28 holds in addition to 6 missed saves.


  • The San Francisco Giants are 10-3 SU in their last 13 matches.
  • The San Francisco Giants are 5-1 SU in their previous six games at home.
  • The San Francisco Giants are 4-1 SU in their last five games at home against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants. The MLB pick for this game is the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Giants are the more popular team, but the Pirates are a powerful road dog in this game.


Rich Hill, the starting pitcher for Pittsburgh, excelled at Oracle Park this year and in the past. With four starts versus the Pirates dating back to 2020, Anthony DeSclafani has an 8.62 ERA in his past four at home this season. 


The Giants’ home match on Monday will be more difficult because they just returned from a seven-game road trip in the Central Standard Time zone. According to covers.com, they are just 17-36 in their last 53 home matches following a road trip of seven days or more.


Even if the Pirates lose this game, expect them to at least hold off the Giants, who have a home run-line record of just 29-48 (37.7%) going back to last season. The Pittsburgh Pirates will win to a predicted score of 7-4.


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants 5/29/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 5:05 PM ET


Location: Oracle Park, CA


Date: Sunday, May 28, 2023


TV: NBC Sports Bay Area


MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +124


MLB Totals: 8.5


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