Pittsburgh vs Arizona Wed, May 15
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Greinke does his job against an actually surging Pirates team but this one may be close. Look for a low scoring affair.60%
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Greinke owns this lineup who have batted .162 in 99 ABs against him. He actually shut them down completely over 7 strong in late April and while Archer is due for a quality start, his road ERA is above 6.00. I go with the hot hand in Greinke - I haven't been bullish on this Bucs lineup all season but I could see Archer pitching his A game today. I like the Under as well.
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Arizona Diamondbacks (78% consensus). The Arizona Diamondbacks may want to exercise caution Wednesday when facing the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates and first baseman Josh Bell in the rubber match of a three-game series. Bell blasted two home runs and extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games in Tuesdays 6-2 victory as the Pirates snapped a nine-game losing streak against the Diamondbacks... http://bit.ly/2GhFnNX
Betting Prediction for Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks on May 15, 2019, 3:40 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Arizona will WIN and the Total will Push .
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Bucs Dugout: Archer Lit Up In Return, Pirates Drop Series In Arizona
Walks haunted Archer (1-3) throughout his 3.2 innings. He walked three of his first four batters faced, all of whom scored in the first.
Archer then got into a groove of retiring 10 straight batters, but a two out walk to pitcher Zack Greinke sparked another four run inning for the DBacks. Eduardo Escobar eventually chased him with a two run shot to right field.
Archer finished his afternoon with only four hits on his ledger, but he was on the hook for seven runs- six earned- and four walks. He struck out five and allowed a home run.
AZ Snake Pit: Arizona Diamondbacks 11, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Today was my first game back at Chase Field since Opening Day, so the full recap will be up after I survive the trek up the I-17. I typically try to attend one game per home stand, but I decided to avoid the New York Yankees crowd a few weeks ago.
Chris Archer made his first start today since April 26th for the Pittsburgh Pirates returning from the 10 day injured list. His command was horrendous in the top of the first walking three of the first four batters he faced to load the bases with one out.
azcentral.com: Josh Bell powers Pirates past Luke Weaver, Diamondbacks
By the Associated Press
Josh Bell homered twice and Joe Musgrove allowed one hit through seven strong innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Tuesday night.
Phoenix native Cole Tucker hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to cap off the victory. The 22-year-old rookie gleefully circled the bases with a big smile on his face in front of a large gathering of family and friends, and received a hearty welcome from his teammates in the dugout.
The Pirates snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Diamondbacks that dated to last season.
azcentral.com: Diamondbacks shut down again in loss to Josh Bell, Pirates
The pitch was supposed to be up in the zone, a two-strike fastball that Diamondbacks right-hander Luke Weaver was hoping Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Josh Bell would chase. But it did not go where Weaver had intended, and what Bell did to it in the sixth inning was still fresh on Weaver's mind late Tuesday night.
"It's going to haunt me a little bit," Weaver said.
Bell's two-run blast into the right-field bleachers helped the Pirates secure a 6-2 victory over the Diamondbacks. It also left a bad taste for Weaver on a night that was shaping up to be a positive outing.
Fansided: Pittsburgh Pirates Snap Losing Streak Against The Arizona Diamondbacks
There are few things in sports more satisfying than revenge. The Pittsburgh Pirates entered their current three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks looking for some revenge after the D-Backs swept a four-game series in Pittsburgh last month. As I wrote about after last night's loss, some times, you need to wait to get your revenge. For the Pirates, their revenge began on Tuesday night.
Tuesday night, the Pirates earned a 6-2 victory over the Diamondbacks. This victory makes the Pirates 4-2 on their current 11 game road trip and 21-18 overall. Additionally, the Pirates are now 5-3 through the first 8 games of a vital 13 games in 13 days stretch.
AZ Snake Pit: Dbacks 2, Pirates 6: Pitching bad, offense worse
Luke Weaver started for the Diamondbacks tonight. He didn't have his best outing ever, but overall made it work. In the first inning, he gave up a one out double to Starling Marte, but got a couple of strike outs from Gregory Polanco and Josh Bell to leave Bad Marte at second. In the second, he got into a bit more trouble. He gave up singles to Colin Moran and Melk Cabrera to get things started. He recorded a couple of outs thanks to an Elias Diaz infield fly and a strike out of Cole Tucker, but then walked Pirates starter Joe Musgrove to load the bases.
azcentral.com: Diamondbacks 'get back to basics' offensively in timely clobbering of Pirates
After rolling through the season's first month or so, the Diamondbacks' offense hit an inexplicably ugly stretch over the past week. It wasn't just that they couldn't come up with key hits, they also couldn't score in situations in which a hit wasn't even required.
Seeking a solution, the Diamondbacks coaching staff turned to one of baseball's most tried-and-true maneuvers. They changed things up. And then they watched as their hitters went out and clobbered the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 9-3 victory at Chase Field on Monday that snapped a three-game losing streak.
Rather than going through their usual pregame routine - swings in the indoor batting cages, followed by hitting on the field during batting practice - the Diamondbacks instead focused primarily on situational drills in both settings.