San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 22, 2024

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May 22, 2024 6:18 AM
On Wednesday, May 22, 2024, the San Francisco Giants will face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, looking to even the series after dropping the opener. The Giants, struggling on the road with an 8-16 record, will aim to reverse their fortunes against the Pirates, who hold a slight edge with a 10-12 home record.
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Giants vs Pirates starting pitchers

  • Jared Jones for Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Blake Snell for San Francisco Giants

Giants vs Pirates statistics

Stat Giants Pirates
Hits 395 (12th) 367 (21st)
Batting Average .247 (8th) .226 (27th)
Runs Batted In 187 (18th) 171 (27th)
Runs 197 (19th) 180 (Tied-27th)
Home Runs 42 (22nd) 45 (Tied-18th)
Walks 147 (Tied-19th) 172 (Tied-5th)
Stolen Bases 16 (30th) 26 (Tied-18th)
Strikeouts 378 (19th) 451 (4th)
Pitches 6913 (17th) 7312 (4th)

Pittsburgh Pirates recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/21/24 vs San Francisco Giants W 7-6 F/10
5/19/24 @ Chicago Cubs W 3-2
5/18/24 @ Chicago Cubs L 1-0
5/17/24 @ Chicago Cubs W 9-3
5/16/24 @ Chicago Cubs W 5-4

San Francisco Giants recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/21/24 @ Pittsburgh Pirates L 7-6 F/10
5/19/24 vs Colorado Rockies W 4-1
5/18/24 vs Colorado Rockies W 14-4
5/17/24 vs Colorado Rockies W 10-5
5/15/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers W 4-1

Giants vs Pirates predictions

As the San Francisco Giants take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, I'm expecting a big game from Thairo Estrada, who's been on a tear lately. I think he'll come out swinging, collecting at least two hits and driving in a run or two. Patrick Bailey will also be a key contributor, reaching base multiple times and scoring a run. And don't count out Matt Chapman, who's due for a big game; I predict he'll go deep and collect two RBIs.

On the other side, the Pirates will be relying on their star players to come out on top. Oneil Cruz is bound to have a big game, potentially hitting a home run and collecting two RBIs. Connor Joe will also be a threat, reaching base multiple times and scoring a run. And with Jared Jones on the mound, I think the Pirates' pitching will be solid, with Jones going at least six innings and striking out around seven Giants.

Based on these projections, I think the Pirates will come out on top in a close game, winning 5-4. The Pirates' offense has been heating up lately, and with Jones on the mound, I think they'll be able to contain the Giants' bats just enough to eke out a win. The Giants will put up a fight, but in the end, the Pirates' momentum will carry them to victory.

Pittsburgh Pirates injuries

  • Yasmani Grandal (C): Day-To-Day
  • Bubba Chandler (DH): Day-To-Day
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes (3B): 10-Day-IL
  • Cristofer Melendez (SP): Out
  • Enmanuel Terrero (OF): Day-To-Day

San Francisco Giants injuries

  • Nick Ahmed (SS): 10-Day-IL
  • Rayner Arias (CF): Out
  • Vaun Brown (OF): Day-To-Day
  • Will Bednar (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Trevor Mcdonald (SP): Day-To-Day

Giants vs Pirates game info

Venue PNC Park
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
First pitch Wed 6:40 PM
Temperature 78°
Chance of Rain 0%

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