The Diamondbacks took the first two games of the series as the Pirates could score only one run in the first 16 innings of the series. Tommy Henry was responsible for seven of those 16 innings. Henry was practically unhittable in his second career start.
"First career W" - Dbacks
Pitching in this one are Mitch Keller for the Pirates and Madison Bumgarner for the Diamondbacks.
Keller has been pitching far better than his 4.21 ERA would imply. He's allowed one run or less in five of his last 10 starts. Unfortunately, he also only has one win in his last 10 starts, as a direct result of playing for one of the worst teams in baseball.
Bumgarner was brought to Arizona to help the Diamondbacks compete in an extremely tough National League West. While he is doing his part, the rest of the team is lacking, and the organization is 10 games out of a playoff spot.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Match Details
Fixture: Pittsburgh Pirates @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time: Wednesday, August 10, 9:40 p.m. EDT
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
"Home for the weekend. Well, a long weekend." - Dbacks
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Odds
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Best Picks
Bumgarner's strikeout totals have been all over the place, ranging from 0 to 9 in his last 10 starts, but he's in for a refresh and is facing a top-three strikeout team. The Pirates average over nine Ks a game, so Bumgarner should have no problem notching six.
Madison Bumgarner Over 5.5 Ks (+110)
Everyone knows what a dominant pitcher Bumgarner is, but few know how strong Keller can be. Keller has made six straight starts without allowing a run in the first inning. This is the best and most underrated pitching matchup of the day.
No Runs in the First Inning (-120)
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction
While this game has zero significance to the 2022 MLB season, it'll still be a fun game to watch. Mitch Keller is at the beginning of what could be a phenomenal career, and Madison Bumgarner is rounding out a Hall of Fame career. This game will likely come down to the bullpen, as these starters will keep this game very close. An edge can't be given to either side, so bettors should count on the under.
Under 8 Runs (-104)
Poll : Who Will Win Today?