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Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Seattle Mariners

day – Saturday, May 27, 2023

Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA

TV: Root Sports Northwest

Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+180) Seattle (-210)

The Seattle Mariners (26-24) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-24) on Saturday at T-Mobile Park. The money line on this match is Pirates at +180 and Mariners at -210. The betting sum is set at 7.

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As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 19th in baseball. They have a total of 212 runs scored and an OBP of .323. The Pirates hit 93 doubles as a team and hit 43 baseballs out of the park. They have added 202 RBI and 394 hits this year, with a .244 batting average. Pittsburgh has a .394 slugging percentage while walking 181 times and striking out 406 times.

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He has a K/BB ratio of 2.54 and his pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.30. The Pirates have allowed 45 home runs in addition to 199 runs overall (6th in the league). Pittsburgh gave up 397 hits (8.3 per 9 innings) and 181 earned runs. The Pirates have a 3.77 earned run average (7th in the league) this season and their pitching staff has 425 hits. Their pitching staff has walked 167 more batters than any other team, and their FIP comes in at 3.90 as a team this year.

The Pirates have sent 142 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Bullpen pitchers have inherited 52 base runners this year, with 21.2% of those hitting. They have saved 13 shots this season and failed to convert 6 out of 19 chances. The Pirates relief pitchers had a save percentage of 68.4% and entered the game in 45 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 25 catches so far this year (19th in MLB). The Pirates’ bullpen pitchers went to the mound 34 times with runners on the mound in addition to 37 appearances at peak capacity.

The Pirates have converted 68.8% of their 3,894 innings pitched, which ranks them 18th in baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates totaled 1,298 tackles this season, along with 394 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is .981, which ranks 28th in baseball, and they have a total of 42 double plays.

Contreras (8-9 career mark) owns a 4.40 FIP and has struck out 633 batters in the majors. He has 133 strikeouts (8.1 strikeouts per 9 innings) and 63 free passes. He has an earned run average of 3.95 (65 ER’s allowed) and a WHIP of 1.324. Contreras has thrown 148 frames and scored 125 K in his MLB career.

Seattle had 55 hits on the year and scored 216 runs. They recorded 82 doubles, walked 171 times and scored 225 runs. The Seattle Mariners have a team on-base percentage of .310 and a batting average of .229 this year. The Mariners have a team slugging percentage of .382 and average 4.50 runs per game (14th in the league). They were hit 478 times (4th in baseball) and had 383 wins.

The Mariners have a 1.147 team WHIP and a 3.19 career FIP so far this year. They had a K/BB ratio of 8.90 (444 strikeouts against 123 free passes). They finished 5th in the league with a total of 391 layoffs. Seattle’s pitching staff has allowed 191 runs on the year (172 earned runs allowed) while holding a 3.45 team ERA.

Seattle called on relief pitchers to enter the game with 22 save opportunities and 14 saves. They rank 14th in MLB with a 63.6% save percentage and have sent 172 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Their relievers struck out 57 times in a major and 46 times with runners on the mound. Seattle relievers have a 30.5% inherited hit rate out of 59 inherited runners. Sitting with 53 saves, the Mariners have 30 saves in addition to 8 blown saves.

In 4,038 innings pitched, the Mariners have a 70.0% (10th in baseball) defensive efficiency. The Seattle Mariners have turned 32 double plays and own a .991 fielding percentage (1st in baseball). The Mariners had 444 assists, 16 errors and accounted for 1,346 shots this season.

Castillo (51-57 mark in his career) has a 3.55 earned run average and has given up 7.6 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.16 and he has faced 3,791 batters in his MLB career. He allowed 361 ERs while carrying a 1.186 WHIP and owning a 3.6 FIP. In his career, Castillo has given up 769 base hits and has 1,003 strikeouts in 915 innings.

Who will win tonight’s MLB game with the spread or money line?

Guy Brown’s Pick: Take Seattle (-210)

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