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    The Arizona Diamondbacks (50-60) host the Pittsburgh Pirates (45-66) on Thursday at 3:40 PM ET. The Diamondbacks are favored on the moneyline (-187) against the underdog Pirates (+158). Arizona’s Merrill Kelly starts against Pittsburgh’s JT Brubaker.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Diamondbacks vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Thursday, August 11, 2022
    • Game Time: 3:40 PM ET
    • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
    • Stadium: Chase Field
    Diamondbacks vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Diamondbacks -187 8

    Diamondbacks Stats & Trends

    Diamondbacks Batting

    • The Diamondbacks are 14th in MLB play with 123 total home runs.
    • The Diamondbacks rank 26th in MLB with a .228 batting average.
    • The Diamondbacks are 23rd in the league with an on-base percentage of .306.
    • The Diamondbacks’ 8.3 strikeouts per game rank 13th in the league.
    • The Diamondbacks average 0.9 homers per home game this season (53 total at home).
    • The Diamondbacks have a .373 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 7.4 hits per game and is batting .232 at home this season.

    Diamondbacks Key Batters

    • Christian Walker has 81 hits, which is tops among Arizona hitters this season, while batting .211 with 42 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Walker’s batting average ranks 144th, his on-base percentage ranks 110th, and he is 45th in slugging.
    • Walker hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .471 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and five RBI.
    • Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with an OPS of .788. He has a slash line of .260/.345/.443 this season.
    • Marte is 68th in batting average, 47th in on-base percentage and 57th in slugging in the majors.
    • Marte enters this game looking to extend his six-game hit streak. During his last 10 outings he is batting .211 with two doubles, two walks and six RBI.
    • Daulton Varsho is batting .240 with a .430 slugging percentage and 52 RBI this year.
    • Josh Rojas has been key for Arizona with 77 hits, an OBP of .344 plus a slugging percentage of .401.
    • Rojas has safely hit in six games in a row. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .220 with three doubles, two walks and three RBI.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates have hit 110 homers this season, which ranks 18th in the league.
    • The Pirates have a team batting average of just .220 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.
    • The Pirates have an OBP of just .289 this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.
    • The Pirates rank just 28th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.3 whiffs per contest.
    • In 58 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 58 homers, an average of 1 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .357 in away games this season with 147 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 7.2 base hits per game and batting .217 on the road this season.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has accumulated a team-best OBP (.343), and leads the Pirates in hits (89).
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the majors, Reynolds is 73rd in batting average, 50th in on-base percentage and 51st in slugging percentage.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes paces his team with a .357 slugging percentage.
    • Hayes’ batting average ranks 92nd among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 89th, and he is 132nd in slugging.
    • Ben Gamel is hitting .243 with 16 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 32 walks.
    • Michael Chavis is batting .249 with 11 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 13 walks.

    Diamondbacks vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Kelly Brubaker
    22 GS 21
    10-5 W-L 2-10
    2.86 ERA 4.49
    132.1 IP 108.1
    39 BB 44
    109 SO 111

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