Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/11/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (19-19) at Pittsburgh Pirates (21-16)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
Andrew Suarez (1-1) (3.06) vs. Jameson Taillon (2-3) (4.42)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -160 / San Francisco Giants +150 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
Friday MLB features the Pittsburgh Pirates hosting the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park.
The San Francisco Giants visit PNC Park looking to bounce back from getting swept in Philadelphia after a 6-3 defeat on Thursday. San Francisco led 3-0 after two innings but everything went south from there with starter Ty Blach allowing five runs on seven hits over 4.1 frames to absorb the loss.
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The Giants mustered five hits and a base on balls with Alen Hanson smacking a two run bomb in the first while Gregor Polanco connected on his first long ball I n the opening frame.
San Francisco sends rookie Andrew Suarez to the bump for his 4th start of 2018 versus Pittsburgh. Suarez comes off his first career win by a 4-3 count at Atlanta with an unearned run allowed over 5.1 frames.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to keep the momentum going after knocking off the White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday. Pittsburgh starter Trevor Williams gave up four runs over five frames for a ND with Richard Rodriguez allowing an 8th inning run yet still picking up the win.
The Pirates totaled seven hits and a pair of bases on balls with Jordy Mercer and Gregory Polanco connecting on solo jacks. Colin Moran gave the Buccos a two run bomb while Elias Diaz doubled in a pair and scored.
Pittsburgh gives Friday’s starting assignment to Jameson Taillon in the series opener versus the Giants. Taillon comes off of a 5-3 loss (ND) at Milwaukee with a run scoring on six hits and two BB over five innings.
Under is 6-2 in San Francisco last 8 vs. National League Central and over is 10-4 in San Francisco last 14 overall and over is 10-4 in San Francisco last 14 on grass. Pittsburgh are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and are 4-1 in their last 5 overall. San Francisco are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Pittsburgh and are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Suarez is the unknown with virtually no experience so he might be more of a guess then anything to be honest…