Ryan Vogelsong (1-1, 4.12 ERA) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (23-19) go up against Jordan Lyles (1-1, 7.64 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (21-21) in the last of a three-game series at PNC Park. The Rockies won the last game 5-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 12:35 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 23 and will air on RTPT and RTRM.
In his most recent outing, Vogelsong pitched 1.2 innings, giving up three runs, striking out one and walking one in a 12-9 victory over the Braves. John Jaso (.312, 18 Rs, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs) continued his strong season Saturday, going 2 for 4. The Rockies were unsuccessful against the Dodgers 12-10 the last time Lyles pitched. He went 2.2 innings, allowing seven runs (two unearned) and walking five. Trevor Story (.285, 27 Rs, 12 HRs, 31 RBIs, 3 SBs) has been doing well, going 2 for 4 Saturday with one run.
The Rockies and Pirates are playing yesterday's postponed game, so no line is available this morning, but one will be later.
Pick - PIT
Pittsburgh recorded at least two errors for the sixth time this season.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Pirates are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Rockies have an 8-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Pirates are 3-12. The Rockies have a 4-14 record when opponents outhit them.
Pittsburgh ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 39 this season. Colorado ranks in the top half at 13th with 49.
Ranking 21st, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 124 this season. Pittsburgh ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 156.
The Pirates are 15-9 when they hit at least one home run. The Rockies perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 14-9 record.