jimmy Posts:329 Followers:6
On 08/16/2013 10:58 AM in Cappers

Free Pick on Pittsburgh Pirates

Arizona vs. Pittsburgh, 08/16/2013 19:05
Money Line: -148 Pittsburgh

The Pirates have a .260 batting average over their past seven games which is substantially better than their overall numbers this season. The biggest problem they have run into lately, is the fact that those extra hits are not translating into additional runs. They have a 71-49 overall record, making them one of the best teams in the National League, so I expect to see them start turning those additional hits into more runs than they have been.

Arizona has performed poorly on the rod this year, sitting five games below .500, and picking up a win with Brandon McCarthy getting the start has proved difficult all season. McCarthy has a 6.43 ERA in his last three starts and the Diamondbacks are 0-3 in those games. Gerrit Cole has a 3.96 ERA this season so the advantage on the mound is heavily in favor of the Pirates today.

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