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

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May 29, 2024 6:12 AM
The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to face off against the Detroit Tigers in a makeup game on Wednesday, May 29th, 2024, at 4:10 PM at Comerica Park. The Tigers, who hold a 13-14 home record, look to bounce back in this doubleheader matchup, while the Pirates aim to capitalize on their 13-14 road record. The series is currently tied 1-1, setting the stage for an exciting showdown in Detroit.
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Pirates vs Tigers starting pitchers

  • Paul Skenes 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 face the Detroit Tigers, eyes are definitely on Paul Skenes, the pitcher who has been nothing short of impressive this season. With an ERA of just 2.25 and a WHIP at 1.00, his command on the mound could play a pivotal role in stifling the Tigers' hitters. Then there's Bryan Reynolds, the left fielder whose performance at the plate has been quite the highlight, already racking up 28 RBIs. Given his consistency, we might see him drive in a couple more runs in this game. Also, keep an eye on Oneil Cruz; his blend of power and speed adds an unpredictable element that might just tip the scales in favor of the Pirates.

Turning our attention to the Detroit Tigers, Riley Greene seems poised to continue his powerful display, leading his team with 9 home runs so far. His ability to change the game with one swing makes him a critical factor against the Pirates' pitching. Kerry Carpenter, another notable mention with 29 RBIs, is expected to continue his steady contribution, potentially exploiting any mistakes made by the Pirates' pitchers. Also, the versatile Javier Baez, known for his flair on both offense and defense, will likely create opportunities and drive in crucial runs, putting pressure on the Pirates' defense.

As we look toward the outcome of this matchup, the Tigers might appear to have a slight edge at home, capitalizing on their familiarity with Comerica Park. However, with the Pirates bringing a strong game, particularly through their pitcher Paul Skenes and the consistent bat of Bryan Reynolds, the scales might just tip in their favor. Assuming Reynolds and Cruz live up to their potential at the plate and Skenes maintains his mound prowess, the Pirates are projected to secure a narrow victory in what promises to be a closely contested game.

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 4:10 PM
Temperature 71°
Chance of Rain 21%

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