Pittsburgh Pirates

San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The San Diego Padres and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Monday at Petco Park in game one of their series. The Padres are -115 favorites over the Pirates with an over/under run total set at 7. The San Diego Padres have played tough this season but in the even tougher NL West it hasn’t been good enough. The Padres are 14-15 at home this season, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are in fourth place in the NL West and 11 games behind the Giants. As a team the Padres are hitting .228 with Seth Smith hitting .309, Everth Cabrera hitting .247, and Will Venable hitting .211. The Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 3.25 with the starters at 3.77 and the bullpen at 2.30. For game one against the Pirates the Padres start Tim Stauffer who took the loss in his last start. For the Read More

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Wednesday at Wrigley Field in game two of their three game series. The Pirates are -125 favorites over the Cubs with an over/under run total set at 8. The Chicago Cubs are in yet another rebuilding year as they came up short against the Pirates on Tuesday. Starlin Castro had three hits including two home runs,, Emilio Bonifcio had three hits, and Anthony Rizzo had two hits as the Cubs scored six runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson allowed nine hits and six runs while striking out for over 4.2 innings to not factor in the decision as Pedro Strop took the loss. For Wednesday’s game the Cubs start Jason Hammel who earned a win in his first start this year. In his first outing Hammel allowed two hits and a run while striking out five over 6.2 Read More

Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Tuesday at PNC Park for the 2013 National League Wildcard Playoff. The Pirates are -122 favorites over the Reds with an over/under run total set at 6.5. The Cincinnati Reds struggled down the stretch and while they had a shot to win the N.L. Central, they ended up being the road team in the N.L. Wildcard. The Reds lost their last three games of the season, all to this same Pirates team, but they did have several wins in Pittsburgh this season. In their final series, Cincinnati simply struggled to score runs, something they will need to turn around in a hurry. The Reds were 4-6 in their last 10 games, losing their last five and they were 41-41 on the road this year. As a team, the Reds hit .249 with Joey Votto at .305, Shin-Soo Choo hit .285, Read More

Texas Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Texas Rangers and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off for an interleague series on Monday in Arlington. The Rangers are -170 favorites over the Pirates with an over/under run total set at 8. The Texas Rangers are now the chasers in the A.L. West as the season enters its’ final three weeks. The Rangers trail the Oakland A’s but it has been a back and forth battle which may not be decided until the final days of the season. As a team the Rangers are hitting .263 with Adrian Beltre hitting .319, A.J. Pierzynski hitting .281, and Ian Kinsler hitting .273. For Monday’s game the Rangers start Yu Darvish who is 12-7 with a 2.91 ERA for the season and 0-2 with a 4.82 ERA in his last three starts. The Pittsburgh Pirates looked to be in control of the N.L. Central but now they are in danger of dropping Read More

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Tuesday in St. Louis in game one of their series between the top two teams in the National League Central. The Cardinals are -180 favorites over the Pirates with an over/under run total set at 7.5 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have been slumping at one of the worst possible times and they look to turn it around as they play game one against the Pirates. The Cardinals are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 34-22 at home this season, and they are three games back in the NL Central. As a team the Cardinals are hitting .274 with Allen Craig hitting .319, Matt Carpenter hitting .308, and Carlos Beltran hitting .305. The Cardinals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.53 with the starters at 3.37 and the bullpen at 3.88. For game one against the Pirates the Cardinals Read More

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Wednesday in Pittsburgh in a battle of the top two teams in the NL Central. The Pirates are -108 favorites over the Cardinals with an over/under run total set at 7. The Pittsburgh Pirates have taken the first three games in their series with the Cardinals and in the process they have taken over the lead in the division. In game two on Tuesday Andrew McCutchen had two hits including a home run and Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer, and Gaby Sanchez had two hits each as the Pirates scored six runs on 11 hits. For Wednesday’s game the Pirates start Jeff Locke who has lost two of his last three decisions. For the season Locke has allowed 85 hits and 29 earned runs while striking out 88 over 121.2 innings for a 9-3 record and a 2.15 ERA. The Read More

Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Wednesday for game three of their series between post-season hopefuls. The Pirates are -130 favorites over the Pirates with an over/under run total set at 7. The Washington Nationals were picked by many to return to the post season but they have lost five games in a row and are sliding quickly down the standings. On Monday Wilson Ramos hit a home run and Bryce harper and Denard Span each had hits as the Nationals scored just one run on three hits. Starting pitcher Taylor Jordan allowed nine hits and five runs while striking out sour and lasting 7.2 innings but he took the loss to fall to 0-3 on the season. For Wednesday game the Nationals look to stop the bleeding as they start Stephen Strasburg who has three no decisions, a win, and a loss in his last Read More

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Oakland Athletics

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Oakland A’s face off on Wednesday in Pittsburgh for game three of their interleague series. The Pirates are -136 favorites over the A’s with an over/under run total set at 7. The Pittsburgh Pirates have kept the first two games of the series against the A’s close, but they haven’t been able to score more than a run in a game and it hasn’t been good enough. On Tuesday, Starling Marte, Jose Tabata, and Pedro Alvarez each had hits as the Pirates scored one run on three hits in all. Starting pitcher Gerit Cole allowed five hits and two runs, while striking out four over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 4-2 on the season. For Wednesday’s game, the Pirates start Francisco Liriano who has won his last three starts. For the season Liriano has allowed 59 hits and 17 earned runs, Read More

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off for day baseball on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The Pirates are -120 favorites over the Cubs with an over/under run total set at 7.5. The Chicago Cubs are going to make more news for their off the field moves over the next few weeks rather than anything they are doing on the field but this team is clearly looking ahead to the future. The Cubs are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 17-22 at home this season, and they are 15.5 games back in the NL Central. As a team the Cubs are hitting .244 with Dioner Navaro hitting .288, Nate Schierholtz hitting .282, and Wellington Castillo hitting .271. The Cubs opponents are hitting .242 with the Chicago pitching staff having an ERA of 3.94 with the starters at 3.78 and the bullpen at 4.30. For game one against the Read More

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates close out their series in Cincinnati as they meet on Thursday at Great American Ballpark. The Reds are -180 favorites over the Pirates with an over/under run total set at 8. The Reds are battling for position in the NL Central as they continue to chase the Cardinals but at the same time they are battling for wildcard positioning as well. On Wednesday the Reds beat the Pirates as Jay Bruce hit a home run and Shin-Soo Choo, Todd Frazier, and Ryan Hanigan each had two hits as the Reds scored two runs on 10 hits in all. On the mound starter Bronson Arroyo allowed six hits and a run while striking out three over 7.0 innings to not factor in the decision as many Parra got the win to go to 1-1 on the year. For Thursday’s series finale the Reds start Read More