Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 29, 2024

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May 29, 2024 6:10 AM
The Pittsburgh Pirates travel to Comerica Park on Wednesday, May 29th, to take on the Detroit Tigers in a matinee matchup. The series is tied 1-1 coming into this doubleheader, with both teams looking to gain an edge. The Tigers, sitting at 26-27 overall and 13-14 at home, face off against the Pirates, who are 25-29 overall and 13-14 on the road.
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Pirates vs Tigers starting pitchers

  • Tarik Skubal for Detroit Tigers
  • Jared Jones for Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates vs Tigers statistics

Stat Pirates Tigers
Hits 419 (Tied-21st) 421 (20th)
Batting Average .228 (25th) .236 (18th)
Runs Batted In 205 (Tied-22nd) 215 (Tied-18th)
Runs 214 (Tied-23rd) 225 (19th)
Home Runs 50 (21st) 46 (Tied-25th)
Walks 190 (7th) 163 (Tied-21st)
Stolen Bases 29 (Tied-22nd) 22 (29th)
Strikeouts 514 (5th) 462 (14th)
Pitches 8230 (6th) 7797 (23rd)

Detroit Tigers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/26/24 vs Toronto Blue Jays W 14-11
5/25/24 vs Toronto Blue Jays W 2-1
5/24/24 vs Toronto Blue Jays W 6-2
5/23/24 vs Toronto Blue Jays L 9-1
5/22/24 @ Kansas City Royals L 8-3

Pittsburgh Pirates recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/26/24 vs Atlanta Braves L 8-1
5/25/24 vs Atlanta Braves W 4-1
5/24/24 vs Atlanta Braves W 11-5
5/23/24 vs San Francisco Giants L 7-6
5/22/24 vs San Francisco Giants L 9-5 F/10

Pirates vs Tigers predictions

As the Pittsburgh Pirates gear up to take on the DetroitTigers at Comerica Park, it's hard not to get excited about what we might see from some of their key players. Keep an eye on Ke'Bryan Hayes, who has been hitting the ball with remarkable precision. Based on his current performance, I'd expect him to get a couple of hits and play a crucial role in rallying the Pirates. Then there's Oneil Cruz, whose combination of power and speed makes him a threat anytime he's at bat or on the bases. Judging by his recent form, Cruz might very well contribute with a crucial RBI or maybe even dazzle us with a home run.

On the flip side, the Detroit Tigers have some aces up their sleeves too. Riley Greene has been swinging a hot bat and his ability to drive in runs could very well be a game-changer in this upcoming matchup. Expect Greene to potentially rack up some hits and play a pivotal role in Detroit's scoring efforts. Then there's Tarik Skubal, the Tigers’ ace on the mound, whose impressive ERA speaks volumes. Given his knack for strikeouts, Skubal will likely keep the Pirates' batters on their toes, limiting their scoring opportunities with precision pitches.

Given the strong pitching prospects for the Tigers and with Skubal leading the charge, Detroit appears to have the slight edge in this matchup. However, with baseball, anything can happen, especially in such evenly matched games. The Pirates have shown resilience and could surprise us, but as it stands, I'd lean towards a Tigers' victory, primarily due to their more consistent offensive plays and Skubal's dominant form on the mound. It's shaping up to be an exciting game, and while it might be close, Detroit seems poised to come out on top in this encounter.

Detroit Tigers injuries

  • Eddys Leonard (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Ryan Kreidler (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Luis Santana (3B): Day-To-Day
  • Daniel Cabrera (RF): Out
  • Shelby Miller (RP): 15-Day-IL

Pittsburgh Pirates injuries

  • Bubba Chandler (DH): Day-To-Day
  • Cristofer Melendez (SP): Out
  • Enmanuel Terrero (OF): Day-To-Day
  • Joey Bart (C): 10-Day-IL
  • Martin Perez (SP): 15-Day-IL

Pirates vs Tigers game info

Venue Comerica Park
Location Detroit, Michigan
First pitch Wed 12:40 PM
Temperature 67°
Chance of Rain 7%

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