The Pittsburgh Pirates will head on the road to AT&T Park on Sunday afternoon for their series finale against the San Francisco Giants. The Pirates were in a poor run of three defeats but they bounced back with three straight victories including the one in the opener with the Giants. The Pirates are seven wins behind the N.L. Central leaders the Cubs and are still alive in the playoff race. On the other hand, the San Francisco Giants are in a similar situation as they are six wins behind the Arizona D-Backs and Los Angeles Dodgers, and they returned to winning ways after losing three in a row. The pitching matchup for Sunday’s tilt will give us Joe Musgrove for Pittsburgh Pirates against the San Francisco Giants’ Dereck Rodriguez. First pitch was set for 2:15 PM ET.
- Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 overall.
- Giants are 2-8 in their last 10 home games.
- Pirates are 12-3 in their last 15 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Pirates are 8-3 in their last 11 road games.
Dereck Rodriguez of the Giants is coming off a seven-inning, no-run, three-hit gem against the Astros and my trusty simulations reveal he will maintain his dominance Sunday against the Pirates and starter Joe Musgrove. According to the projections, San Francisco wins two-thirds of the time by an average of one run. Back the Giants at home.
Prediction: SAN FRANCISCO -115