The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to face off against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Bettors can wager on the game's total with odds posted at even money (+100) for over 7.5 runs and -120 for under 7.5. At home, the Phils are 6-1 and have outscored opposing clubs by 35 runs. They've gained 4.7 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 2.5 units ATS.
Francesco Cervelli recorded the only hit off Arrieta - and one of two for the Pirates in the game - with an infield single in the second. In his 19.0 innings and 2-1 record this season, Brault has a 4.74 ERA with 11 Ks and nine BBs. Furthermore, Trevor Williams has conceded two or fewer runs in all four of his starts, and he has only allowed one run in his two road starts this season. He kept on attacking after the Phils lit up Jameson Taillon for five runs in the second inning. He has a 4.74 ERA with a 1.37 WHIP.
He had his 14th career double-digit strikeout game and walked two, combining with two relievers on a two-hitter.
"I think they all have challenged themselves individually not so much to hit home runs b ut to cover pitches in areas they can do damage, and to look a little bit more up, out over the plate", Hurdle told the Post-Gazette.
Over his last two starts, Arrieta has taken his own game to another level.
Maintaining a slash line of.250/.289/.317 across 128 plate appearances, Marte seemed to take a step back when hitting righties on the road previous year (compared to his total season line of.275/.333/.379). WISR pre-game will be 3:40pm.
With his new team, Arrieta (1-0, 3.38 ERA) fared better in his second start than his debut. The bullpen has a 3.44 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.
After Taillon got back-to-back strikeouts, he had a 3-2 count on Cesar Hernandez and was one pitch away from escaping disaster. Hoskins is hitting.310/.474/.586 with three home runs, 15 RBIs and 13 runs scored, and Hernandez's line is.299/.434/.433 with 20 hits, eight RBIs, 15 runs and five stolen bases.
The Pirates have gained 5.0 units and are 8-7 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. "Mistakes happen, and I don't know whether it's pitchers trying too hard, but it just seems like a lot of mistakes happen with two strikes". The 25-year old first baseman has picked up where he left off last season, now hitting.253 with one home run and 13 RBI's.
The over has hit in three of Philadelphia's last seven games. However, they have lost four of his last five starts overall.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on.
The Pirates have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The 32-year-old tossed seven scoreless innings of one-hit ball while striking out 10.