San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, last game of the series, the Padres have the opportunity to win this game and win the series, despite losing the first game at home, the team managed to claim and win the second 4-3. The Pirates gave the surprise in the first game 3-6, but they have never tended the advantage on the road.
San Diego Padres: We want to win the series.
The first game was not as expected as many thought, the Pirates scored a run in the first inning, and then 3 runs in the third inning. In the fourth inning the Pirates came back to score another run and they stayed with 6 runs for the rest of the game, the Padres scored 2 in the eighth and 1 in the bottom of the ninth. The second game was another story, it was a bit more even but the team managed to win 4-3 scoring in the second, third and fifth inning.
Tyson Ross will be the key player tonight to try to beat the Pirates, Ross is with 5-5, 3.32 ERA and 1,189 WHIP. Last year Ross was with Texas, finished the season 3-3, but he is back in San Diego and it is expected that this is a good season for him. The Padres are scoring 3.72 runs at home, but they still allow more than they can score up to 4.47 runs on average for visitors.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Today everything is decided, we need to win.
18-22 on the road for the Pirates, the team has recovered in the last 10 games, of those last ten games are 5-5, a few acceptable numbers compared to the performance they have had in the season on the road. The Pirates score runs but they just can not win.
Jameson Taillon is a pitcher similar to Tyson Ross, they share a similar record, although Taillon is a bit younger and with only 3 years of experience in the league. Currently Taillon have 5 wins and 6 losses, 3.96 ERA, 1,218 WHIP. Taillon on the road is 4-4, the last 2 games Diamondbacks and Mets were victories for Taillon.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 01/7/2018 is: Take the Under 7.5 (Totals)
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