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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants Prediction,
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and Odds - 9-11-2019

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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#959 Pittsburgh
Pirates 8.5
#960 San Francisco
Giants -135

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 9:45pm

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Game Stats

Pittsburgh Pirates
D. AGRAZAL

63 - 82

4
W's
4
L's
5.11
ERA
1.47
WHIP

San Francisco Giants
L. WEBB

70 - 75

1
W's
1
L's
6.5
ERA
1.78
WHIP

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Two teams that both aren’t going anywhere in the National League West will continue their series here as the San Francisco Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates. We’ll have a pair of rookies on the mound here as Dario Agrazal gets the start for Pittsburgh while Logan Webb takes the hill for San Francisco. Oddsmakers have this game as virtually even.

Pirates Have Chaos In Locker Room

The Pirates have been having a weird season. They were getting extremely lucky during the early portion of the year, and if you read my previews, then you know I was consistently banging the table saying they were going to collapse. That’s exactly what happened, as they’ve been one of the worst teams in the league the past few months. Their atrocious run differential was always going to catch up with them, and it finally has. Since the All-Star break, they’ve gone just 19-36. Clint Hurdle is on the hot seat, and things seem to be decaying in the locker room as the season has gotten worse and worse.

It finally reached a tipping point Tuesday when it was announced that Pittsburgh pitcher Kyle Crick would have to undergo season-ending surgery after getting into a fight with a teammate in the clubhouse. That’s when you know things have officially gone off the rails, and it looks like Hurdle has lost the locker room, which certainly won’t help his case to save his job. In the midst of all the chaos, they’ll turn to rookie Dario Agrazal on the mound here. The young righty from Panama has mostly struggled this season, entering with a 4.94 ERA. In his most recent start he gave up five earned runs in just 4 and 1/3 innings, and in four August outings, he had a 6.35 ERA.

Last Games For Bochy

The San Francisco Giants aren’t making the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean their season has been an abject failure. The Giants are in the midst of a longterm rebuild and weren’t supposed to be competitive in 2019. Many observers picked them to finish in last place in the division, but they’ve been surprisingly competent and haven’t looked like the doormat that many were expecting. They enter this one at a respectable 70-75 and are 4-3 over their last seven games. They aren’t making a playoff push but these games are still incredibly meaningful for the Giants, as it’s the final stretch for some franchise icons.

Bruce Bochy is managing his last games and will head into retirement in the offseason, and legendary starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner is set to be a free agent. These are the last games for Bochy at the helm, so I don’t think you have to worry about the team’s motivation here like you might with some other non-playoff contenders. As they look to finish strong, they’ll give the ball to rookie Logan Webb here. Webb has not surprisingly been up and down in his first four big-league starts. He had a 3.52 ERA through his first three, but then got hit hard in his most recent one. That was a tough road start against the Cardinals, and he’ll now have a much easier lineup at home.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

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Getting the Giants at home at nearly even is great value. They’re the much better team overall, and are playing at home with a lot more motivation since this is one of Bruce Bochy’s final homestands as manager. I’ve been low on this Pirates team all year long, and I’m going to keep selling them here. The Giants have quietly been having a pretty respectable season, and Webb was great in his one start at home this year, only giving up a single run.

Prediction: Giants -105

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I also like the over a lot in this spot. We’ve got two rookies on the mound here, which is often a recipe for a lot of runs to be scored. Neither Webb nor Agrazal has looked good recently, and I expect both to struggle. In his most recent start, Webb got rocked for seven earned runs, while Agrazal has been awful over his past handful of appearances.

Prediction: Over

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