The Major League Baseball brings more action on Sunday afternoon as the San Diego Padres will battle with the Pittsburgh Pirates at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA in the final game of their four-game series. The Padres will give the nod to Jordan Lyles and the Pirates will counter with Trevor Williams
San Diego Padres Form
The San Deigo Padres are one of the teams that had a bad start to the season. It seems that their main problem is their offence as it is one of the worst in the league so far. However, they were very solid in the last two games as they scored a nice 3-2 win on Friday night and a surprising 6-2 win on Saturday against the Pirates. The Padres will enter Sunday’s game having won five of their last seven games, which will boost their morale for the next phase of the season. San Diego has averaged 3.71 runs per game and has allowed 4.29 runs per game on the road.
On the offensive side of the game, the Padres have some poor stats so far this season as they are placed on the 29th spot the league in scoring, putting up just 3.72 runs per game, while also being 29th in hitting at .228 and also 29th in homers with a total of 38 so far. On the mound, their form has been average as they are placed on the 15th spot in the league in ERA at 4.13, while also ranking 22nd in WHIP at 1.38 and 6th in K’s with 418.
Pittsburgh Pirates Form
The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped their pace as they lost the last two games against the Padres. These two defeats cost them the top spot in their division. It seems that they underestimated the Padres in the last two games and their home defeats came as a surprise to many. However, they have a chance to fix this and the Pirates will surely aim to get back to their winning ways.
The Pirates have averaged 5.36 runs per game and have allowed 3.5 runs per game here at home for the year.
On the offensive side of the game, Pittsburg has been in a good form this season as they are placed on the 5th spot in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 4.95 runs per game, while also being on the 7th spot in hitting at .260 and on the 15th place in homers with a total of 49 so far. On the mound, they have some average stats as they are sitting on the 13h spot in the league in ERA at 3.98, while also being placed on the 10th spot in WHIP at 1.29 and 17th in K’s with 364.
It seems that the Padres have turned the tides in the recent games. Their last two wins against the Pirates came as a surprise to many experts, but I expect that the Pirates will reorganize in this last game and show some better performance. They have a better offensive firepower and are very solid at home. Take the Pirates in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates today on 5/20/2018 is: Take the Pittsburgh Pirates -119 (money line bet)
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