Free Daily Lock Pick: NFL: Saints vs Panthers- September 18th – Max Confidence Comp
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The Pittsburgh Pirates (70-80, 75-75 RL, 80-65-5 O/U) and the Chicago Cubs (78-72, 75-75 RL, 73-73-4 O/U) begin a three-game divisional series on Tuesday evening. The Pirates will likely have Bailey Falter on the rubber. The Cubs will reply with Javier Assad. The Cubs lead the season series by a 9-1 mark
The Pirates will likely have Bailey Falter on the mound. Falter resumed his solid pitching last time out, holding the Nationals to just one run in six innings, and was credited with the victory. The veteran has been great, conceding just two runs in 13.2 innings pitched in September, and now has a 4.40 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP accompanied by a 2-8 record in 77.2 innings. Falter conceded six runs in 4.2 innings against the Cubs last month and has a disastrous 10.13 ERA in 15.1 career innings against the rivals.
Pittsburgh heads on the road after going 3-4 on a homestand. They won three of four against the Nationals but dropped two of three against the Yankees this past weekend. The pitching struggled, allowing 15 runs against the Yankees. The Pirates have shown progress this season and are 5-5 in their last ten games.
A little assist from the bag never hurt anybody ?? pic.twitter.com/t2a5xtrfyx
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) September 17, 2023
Ke’Bryan Hayes has not been able to break through against the Cubs pitching this season, posting just three RBIs and a .610 OPS. The 26-year-old third baseman has 59 RBIs accompanied by a respectable .756 OPS on the year. He is contributing, amassing four RBIs in his last five games, and has a strong .783 OPS this month.
Pittsburgh is scoring an average of 4.19 runs per game, ranking them 25th. The pitching staff has reported a 4.49 team ERA, placing them 20th.
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