SPORTS CHAT PLACE
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Miami Marlins meet in MLB action from LoanDepot Park on Monday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to build on back-to-back wins after an 8-6 win over Milwaukee in their last matchup. Ke’Bryan Hayes has 74 hits and 16 doubles with a .251 batting average as well as 26 RBIs while Daniel Vogelbach has 12 home runs and 32 RBIs. Ben Gamel also has 20 RBIs while Michael Chavis also has 30 RBIs this season. Reynolds also has a team-high 15 home runs with 32 RBIs of his own and Jack Suwinski also has 14 homers this season. Mitch Keller will start here and is 2-6 with a 5.21 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season.
The Miami Marlins will attempt to build on a 2-0 win over the Mets from Sunday’s series finale to earn the series split last time out. Jesus Sanchez has 53 hits along with 3 triples, 11 home runs, 30 RBIs and a .209 batting average. Jazz Chisholm Jr. has 10 doubles and 4 triples as well as 14 home runs and 45 RBIs as well this season. Jorge Soler has 13 doubles with 13 home runs of his own and Garrett Cooper has 81 hits, a .300 batting average and 20 doubles while Jesus Aguilar also has 73 hits of his own this season. Trevor Rogers will start here and is 4-7 with a 5.57 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season.
Pittsburgh is 7-16 in their last 23 series-opening games and 46-113 in their last 159 road games while the under is 6-1-1 in their last 8 road games against a team with a losing record. Miami is 11-1 in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record and 8-3 in their last 11 games overall while the under is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record.
I get why you’d want to back either side here, as the Pirates had a solid showing against Milwaukee and Miami held their own against the Mets. That being said, I’m not looking to back either starting hurler here as Keller and Rogers have both been questionable to put it nicely this season. Instead, I’m going to side with the over here as I think both teams get to the opposing starter and we have a game that finishes in double digits close to 11 or 12 runs.