Already leading the series 2-0, the Yankees (76-73, 37-37 away) are sending Carlos Rodón to the mound to take on the Pirates (69-80, 37-40 home) and Colin Selby in game three of this series. See who I like to come out on top in this interleague matchup between the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh.
NEW YORK YANKEES VS PITTSBURGH PIRATES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at PNC Park at 1:35 ET on Sunday, September 17th.
WHY BET THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES:
- Against the runline, the Pirates have gone 6-4 in their ten games at home.
- In their ten most recent games as the favorite, the Yankees have gone just 4-6 against the runline.
- The Pirates are 2-0 in Colin Selby’s last two starts.
CAN THE NEW YORK YANKEES PULL OUT A WIN AS ROAD FAVORITES?
The Yankees will be looking for their 4th straight win in today’s game and have an overall record of 76-73. At home, New York has put together a record of 39-36 while going 37-37 on the road. Currently, they are in 4th place in the AL East.
Carlos Rodón has a 3-5 record and 6.14 ERA as he takes the mound tonight. On the road, he’s 2-2 with an ERA of 5.78, while at home his mark is 1-3 with an ERA of 8.25. His WHIP is 1.42, and opponents are batting .235 against him with a slugging percentage of .475.
Carlos Rodón earned a victory in his most recent outing, as the Yankees bested the Red Sox 4-1. The left-hander yielded one run on four hits over six innings of work.
Across their last five games, the Yankees’ offense is 6th in batting average, leading to an average of 5 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 21st ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .702 on 207 (7th). On average, they have struckout 8 times per game compard to 3.5 walks.
Gleyber Torres enters the game boasting a .272 batting average and .463 slugging percentage for the season. In the Yankees’ last ten games, he has been their most prolific hitter, tallying a .262 average.
WILL THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
This season, the Pirates have an overall series record of 17-25-5 and are currently 4th in the NL Central. Pittsburgh’s overall record is 69-80, which includes their current two game losing streak. On the road, the Pirates are 32-40 and 37-40 at home.
Pittsburgh’s Colin Selby has had a rocky start to the 2023 season, with an overall record of 2-1 and an ERA of 8.20. On the road, Selby’s ERA is 22.78, while at home it drops to 8.44. His WHIP stands at 1.66 and he has allowed opposing teams to hit .260 against him with a slugging percentage of .429.
Colin Selby had a rough outing in his most recent appearance, going just one inning and surrendering no runs as the Pirates fell 7-5 to the Yankees.
Over their last ten games, the Pirates are ranked 13th in the league in scoring at 4.1 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4.2 per contest puts them 22nd in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, Pittsburgh is 16th, with an OBP currently sitting at .313. The team’s collective batting average is .237 (22nd).
Bryan Reynolds has been a consistent force in the Pirates’ lineup this season, boasting a .272 batting average and .474 slugging percentage. In the team’s last ten games, Reynolds has been particularly impressive, leading Pittsburgh in hits with a .354 average.