Pirates Seek to Halt Skid in Clash with Diamondbacks

by Andrew Wright
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Facing off against the Arizona Diamondbacks (52-38, topping the NL West), the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-49, occupying the fourth position in the NL Central) hope to arrest a four-game downturn.

The game is slated for 4:10 p.m. EDT on Sunday in Phoenix.

PROJECTED PITCHERS: The Pirates look to Carmen Mlodzinski (1-1, with an ERA of 2.61 and a WHIP of 1.07, eight strikeouts) to lead them on the mound. In contrast, the Diamondbacks will be putting their faith in Zach Davies (1-4, with an ERA of 6.52 and a WHIP of 1.57, 39 strikeouts).

Diamondbacks’ Carroll secured the winning run in the 10th, resulting in a 3-2 victory over the Pirates. Carroll rejoined the Arizona lineup after a brief absence due to shoulder discomfort. Despite Lindor’s homers and doubles enabling the Mets to triumph over the Diamondbacks 9-0 for their fifth consecutive win, the Diamondbacks’ All-Star Carroll injured his right arm in a swing against the Mets.

SUMMARY: The Pittsburgh Pirates are eager to halt their four-game skid with a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks, with a home record of 26-23 and an overall 52-38, have hitters with a combined .327 on-base percentage, ranking ninth-best in the majors.

The Pirates, with a dismal 18-28 road record and an overall 40-49, have an impressive 26-5 record when scoring five or more runs.

Sunday’s match marks the sixth encounter between the teams this season, with the Diamondbacks leading the season series 4-1.

TOP CONTRIBUTORS: Corbin Carroll is leading the Diamondbacks with 18 home runs and a .557 slugging percentage. Alek Thomas has scored two doubles, one home run, and two RBIs in the last ten games, with a 9-for-34 performance.

For the Pirates, Bryan Reynolds has secured 21 doubles, three triples, and nine home runs with a .265 batting average. Jack Suwinski performed 12-for-31 with three doubles and three home runs in the past 10 games.

RECENT PERFORMANCE: Diamondbacks: 4-6, with a .208 batting average and 3.90 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

Pirates: 3-7, with a .229 batting average and 5.54 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

INJURY REPORT: Diamondbacks are missing Drey Jameson, Merrill Kelly, Cole Sulser, Mark Melancon, and Corbin Martin due to various injuries.

The Pirates have players like Andrew McCutchen, Ji-Hwan Bae, Vince Velasquez, Jose Hernandez, Wil Crowe, Oneil Cruz, JT Brubaker, Jarlin Garcia, and Max Kranick on the injury list.

This report was produced by The Big Big News using technology provided by Data Skrive and data obtained from Sportradar.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Pirates vs Diamondbacks

Who are the Pittsburgh Pirates up against in their next game?

The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to play against the Arizona Diamondbacks in their next game.

What is the current standing of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks?

As of now, the Pittsburgh Pirates are fourth in the NL Central with a 40-49 record, while the Arizona Diamondbacks lead the NL West with a 52-38 record.

Who are the probable pitchers for the upcoming Pirates vs. Diamondbacks game?

The probable pitchers for the game are Carmen Mlodzinski for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Zach Davies for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What is the current season series standing between the Pirates and Diamondbacks?

Currently, the Diamondbacks lead the season series against the Pirates 4-1.

Who are some top performers from both teams?

Corbin Carroll and Alek Thomas have been top performers for the Diamondbacks, while Bryan Reynolds and Jack Suwinski have been key contributors for the Pirates.

How have both teams performed in their last 10 games?

In their last 10 games, the Diamondbacks have a 4-6 record, and the Pirates have a 3-7 record.

What are the injury concerns for both teams?

The Diamondbacks have several players on the injury list including Drey Jameson, Merrill Kelly, Cole Sulser, Mark Melancon, and Corbin Martin. Similarly, the Pirates have Andrew McCutchen, Ji-Hwan Bae, Vince Velasquez, Jose Hernandez, Wil Crowe, Oneil Cruz, JT Brubaker, Jarlin Garcia, and Max Kranick on their injury list.

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BaseballNerd42 July 9, 2023 - 1:58 pm

those injuries look brutal for both sides. next man up i guess, eh?

AZ_DbacksFan July 9, 2023 - 7:45 pm

Carroll’s back in the game after shoulder trouble, that’s great news! We need him for the win.

PiratePride777 July 10, 2023 - 3:50 am

This losing streak hurts, but I believe in my Bucs! Let’s turn this around, Pirates! We got this.

PitchPerfectFan July 10, 2023 - 6:08 am

Davies needs to step up with a lower ERA… his numbers ain’t lookin’ too good.

BigBaseballFan89 July 10, 2023 - 7:01 am

What a season for the Diamondbacks! who woulda thought? they’re on fire right now!

SportsGuru101 July 10, 2023 - 7:28 am

Carmen Mlodzinski is our silver lining right now. Hope he keeps up the good work on the mound.


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