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08 July, 2023

At Chase Field on Saturday, the Arizona Diamondbacks (50-38) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-47). Mitch Keller and Drey Jameson are the pitchers taking the mound.

With a .391 slugging percentage, Pittsburgh has been called out on strikes 744 times while walking 305 times. In addition to 691 base hits this season, they have 352 RBIs, for a club batting average of.241. Together, the Pirates have recorded 157 doubles and have hit 80 home runs. They have 370 runs scored and a .318 on-base percentage. The Pittsburgh Pirates are 22nd in the league in run production as a team, averaging 4.3 runs per game.

The Pirates’ staff has struck out 725 hitters this season, and their team’s earned run average for the year is 4.42, ranking 21st in baseball. Pitchers for the Pirates have allowed 413 runs overall and 90 long balls, which ranks 21st in MLB. Their team FIP for the season is 4.28 and they have walked 308 opposing hitters. Pittsburgh has surrendered 375 earned runs along with 750 base hits (8.8 per nine innings). They have a 2.35 K/BB ratio and a 1.39 team WHIP for their pitching staff.

Pitchers in the Pirates bullpen have faced the plate 81 times while runners are on base, in addition to 77 high leverage situations. The relievers have 36 holds on the board for the year, which ranks 27th in MLB. With a 68.8% save percentage, the Pirates bullpen entered the game in 70 different save situations. Over the course of the season, they have made 22 saves and have missed 10 of 32 chances to make saves. In 128 baserunners that the bullpen pitchers have inherited this season, 35.2% of them have resulted in runs for their side. 268 relievers have been sent to the hill by the Pirates this season.

Over the course of the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been responsible for 2,291 putouts, 723 assists, and 50 errors. They are currently ranked 23rd in MLB for fielding percentage (.984) and have turned 71 double plays. In their 6,873 innings, the Pirates have turned 68.1% of balls in play into outs, ranking 22nd in professional baseball.

During his pro baseball career, Keller has pitched in 439 frames and currently has 436 strikeouts. His WHIP is 1.461 and his ERA is 4.63 (226 earned runs allowed). With 172 free passes, he has 470 hits allowed (9.6 hits per nine innings). In his time in the major leagues, Keller, who has a record of 21–33, has faced 1,929 hitters and has a FIP of 3.90.

Arizona has hit 102 home runs and driven in 417 runs so far this season. They have walked 286 times, struck out 437 times, and recorded 168 two-baggers. This season, the Arizona Diamondbacks had a batting average of.259 and an on-base percentage of.326. The Diamondbacks are sixth in baseball with 4.97 runs scored per game and a team SLG% of.430. They have 773 hits and have been hit 682 times, ranking 27th in MLB.

The Diamondbacks have a staff WHIP of 1.337 and a FIP of 4.34 this season. They have 749 total hits allowed as a staff, which ranks them 21st in the league. This season, the Arizona pitching staff has given up 413 runs and has an earned run average of 4.42 (384 earned runs given up). They have an 8.40 K/BB ratio (730 strikeouts against 297 walks). They rank 19th in MLB in terms of runs allowed per nine innings and have surrendered 102 home runs.

In 38 save opportunities, Arizona had relief pitchers take the mound, and 23 of those saves were successful. They have sent 281 relievers onto the field this season and are ranked 18th in baseball with a save percentage of 60.5%. Their bullpen pitchers have entered the game 85 times with runners on base and 81 times in high leverage situations. Out of the 132 inherited base runners, Arizona’s relievers have scored 31.1% of them. The Diamondbacks now have 88 save opportunities, with 49 holds and 15 missed saves.

The Diamondbacks have a defensive efficiency of 69.5% in 7,041 innings played, ranking them 12th in baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ fielding percentage of.990 places them first in baseball and they have turned 71 double plays. The Diamondbacks have 2,347 putouts and 769 assists this season, along with 30 errors.

In 62 innings pitched so far in his career, Jameson has struck out 59 times while giving up 55 hits. He has a WHIP of 1.274, a FIP of 4.0, and has given up 17 extra base hits. In his pro baseball career, he has faced 258 hitters and has a K/BB ratio of 2.46. Jameson (6-1 career record) allows 8.0 hits per nine innings while sporting a 2.47 earned run average.

Take Pittsburgh

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