Pittsburgh Pirates at Cleveland Indians 9/27/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Pirates (19-40) at Cleveland Indians (34-25)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 3:10 pm (Progressive Field)
JT Brubaker (1-3) (4.46) vs. TBD
The Line: Cleveland Indians / Pittsburgh Pirates --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians meet Sunday in MLB action at Progressive Field.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Pirates have scored 18 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Pirates have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Adam Frazier leads the Pirates with 46 hits and 21 RBI while Josh Bell and Colin Moran have combined for 88 hits and 45 RBI. JT Brubaker gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 4.46 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Brubaker’s second career game against the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Indians have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Indians have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Indians with 65 hits and 20 RBI while Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor have combined for 123 hits and 73 RBI. The Cleveland Indians didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
Will update with trends once they're released.
JT Brubaker has allowed 11 earned runs and 23 hits in his last 22.1 innings, and he's allowing a .252 batting average and .319 on base percentage on the season. On th road this season through 15.1 innings, JT Brubaker has a 1.76 ERA and .214 allowed batting average with 17 strikeouts and five walks. The Pittsburgh Pirates have nothing to play for heading into this game, but they're playing with great effort and look like a team that wants to finish the season strong. The Cleveland Indians are hot too, but they haven't listed a starting pitcher for this contest.
Based on how Brubaker has been on the road this season, I'll take a shot by backing the Pirates on the road, especially when not knowing who is on the hill for the Pirates.