Pittsburgh Pirates (36-58) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (28-68)
July 21, 2021 3:40 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -130 / Pittsburgh Pirates +110; Over/Under: 9
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The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to rebound from an 11-6 loss at the hands of the D-Backs on Tuesday. Gregory Polanco and John Nogowski each had a two-run home run while Ben Gamel and Ke’Bryan Hayes each had an RBI as well to cap off Pittsburgh’s scoring as a team in the loss. Adam Frazier and Michael Perez each had a pair of hits with Perez adding a pair of double while Bryan Reynolds, Tyler Anderson and Phillip Evans each had a bast hit to cap off the Pirates offense with Evans adding a double to the cause. Anderson allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out six over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Austin Davis took the loss in relief to fall to 0-1 on the year. Max Kranick will start here and is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season. This will be Kranick’s first career start against Arizona.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to build on another impressive offensive showing like the one from Tuesday’s matchup. Josh VanMeter had three hits with a triple and a double and three RBIs while Josh Reddick and Nick Ahmed each had two RBIs. Daulton Varsho, David Peralta, Christian Walker and Eduardo Escobar each had RBIs as well to finish off Arizona’s scoring as a team in the win, with Escobar and Walker each chipping in a double. Josh Rojas added a base hit as well to complete the offensive output for the D-Backs in the win. Taylor Widener gave up five runs on eight hits with eight strikeouts over 4.2 innings of work in the start, not factoring in the decision. J.B. Bukauskas got the win to improve to 2-2 on the year. Madison Bumgarner will start here and is 4.6 with a 5.35 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. in his career, Bumgarner is 3-5 with a 3.14 ERA and 54 strikeouts against Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh is 22-61 in their last 83 road games and 17-46 in their last 63 game three matchups while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games. Arizona is 1-10 in their last 11 Wednesday games and 10-46 in their last 56 games overall while the over is 12-1 in their last 13 game three matchups.
I get that you’re getting a staff ace like Madison Bumgarner on the mound for Arizona, but he is still in my bad books and I’m not sure he still really has it anymore. On the other hand, Pittsburgh’s struggling to score, but the runs have come in bunches so far between these two so why not once more? Look for the offensive onslaught to continue to another over here.