Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates - 5/24/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates - 5/24/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates (17-24) vs Colorado Rockies (19-22)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 6:35 pm (PNC Park)

Kyle Freeland (1-4) (4.85) vs Roansy Contreras (1-0) (3.52)

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The Colorado Rockies will play the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2 of their series at PNC Park on Tuesday night.

The Colorado Rockies are 19-22 this season and have lost three of their last four games. Colorado lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 2-1 on Monday. The Colorado pitching staff has a 4.81 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and a .282 opponent batting average this season. The Rockies offense has scored 191 runs with a .262 batting average and a .326 on base percentage. C.J. Cron is batting .321 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI’s for the Rockies this season. The projected starter for Colorado is Kyle Freeland, who is 1-4 with a 4.85 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP over 42.2 innings pitched this season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 17-24 this season and have lost five of their last seven games. Prior to this series, Pittsburgh lost all three games in their series against the Cardinals. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.84 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a .245 opponent batting average. The Pirates offense has scored 135 runs with a .226 batting average and a .296 on base percentage this year. Ben Gamel is batting .270 with three home runs and 15 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Roansy Contreras, who is 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP over 7.2 innings pitched this season.

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The starting pitcher for the Pirates is up in the air, but it looks like it might be Roansy Contreras, who has not started a game this season and was solid out of the bullpen in early April. For the Rockies, Kyle Freeland is coming off of a quality start against the Giants, where he went 6 innings and gave up 3 runs. Prior to that start, Freeland allowed 6 runs over 4.2 innings against the Royals. As a team, Pittsburgh is at the bottom of the league when it comes to hitting and pitching, while the Rockies are a much better hitting team. The over is worth a look, depending what the number is, but I like the Rockies to bounce back and get the win here.

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