Pittsburgh Pirates vs Kansas City Royals

PIRATES VS ROYALS

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Today’s matchup is between the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-32) and the Kansas City Royals (25-26). The Pirates have won 2 of their last 5 games & the Royals have won 2 of their last 5 games.

The Pirates are starting Chad Kuhl (LHP), on the mound who is 0-1 on the season pitching a 6.32 ERA, 8.10 FIP, .396 wOBA, K% of 18.4%, BB% of 21.1%, 88.5 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.79 WHIP in 15.2 innings pitched.

The Royals are starting Mike Minor (LHP), who is 3-2 on the season with a 4.83 ERA, 4.07 FIP, .308 wOBA, K% of 26.8%, BB% of 9.2%, 88.4 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.24 WHIP in 54.0 innings pitched.

The Pirates are 13th in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Royals are 21st.

On the hitting side, the Pirates have a .290 wOBA and a .301 OBP. The Royals have a .297 wOBA and a .300 OBP. The Pirates have 36 HRs this season while the Royals have 46 HRs.

At the rate Chad Kuhl is pitching if he keeps it up he won't be in the majors for long. Mike Minor isn't a great pitcher but any means but definitely better than Kuhl. The Pirates have the better relieving team while the Royals have more power when hitting. That said I like the Royals to win.

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games.
  • Pittsburgh are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games.
  • Pittsburgh are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Kansas City.
  • Kansas City are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
  • Kansas City are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games against an opponent in the National League.

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