Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Pirates visit Rays to start 3-game series

Pitching Prospects: No Starting Name

fanduel sportsbook Line: Rays -209, Pirates +176; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Tampa Bay Rays host the Pittsburgh Pirates to begin a three-game series.

Tampa Bay has a 37–32 record overall and a 22–15 record in home games. Ray holds a 22-5 record in games when he scored at least five runs.

12-20 at Pittsburgh Road Games and 29-40 overall. The Pirates are 10th in the NL with 67 total home runs, an average of one per game.

Friday is the first match of this season between the two teams.

Top Performer: Yandy Diaz has seven doubles and three home runs for Ray. Ji-Man Choi is 10-for-27 with doubles and home runs in the last 10 matches.

Brian Reynolds leads the Pirates with 23 extra base hits (eight doubles, three triples and 12 home runs). Jack Suwinsky is 7-for-30 in the last 10 games with a double, three home runs and three RBIs.

Last 10 games: Rays: 3-7, .228 batting average, 2.33 ERA, outscore by one run

Pirates: 5-5, .200 batting average, 4.85 ERA, outscore by two runs

Injuries: Rays: Manuel Margot: 60-day IL (knee), Kevin Kirmeyer: 10-day IL (hip), Drew Rasmussen: 15-day IL (hamstring), Andrew Kittredge: 60-day IL (elbow), Mike Zunino : 10-day IL (shoulder), JP Fairison: 15-day IL (shoulder), Wander Franco: 10-day IL (quadricep), JT Chargois: 60-day IL (oblique), Brandon Lowe: 10-day IL ( back), Luis Patino: 60-day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-day IL (latitude), Tyler Glasnow: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-day IL (elbow), vulva Chirinos: 60-day IL (elbow)

Pirates: Jake Marisnick: 60-Day IL (thumb), Zach Thompson: 15-Day IL (Forearm), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo: 10-Day IL (Back), Dillon Peters: 15-Day IL (Back), Tukupita Marcano: 10-day IL (Covid-19), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-day IL (wrist), Duane Underwood Jr.: 15-day IL (Covid-19), Josh Vanmeter: 10-day IL (finger), Ben Gemmel : 10-day IL (hamstring), Kevin Newman: 60-day IL (groin), Roberto Perez: 60-day IL (hamstring), Greg Allen: 60-day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-day IL ( Elbow), Nick Mears: 60-day IL (elbow)

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