Philadelphia Phillies (51-51, second in NL East) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (38-64, fifth in NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Vince Velasquez (3-5, 5.54 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 84 strikeouts) Pirates: Wil Crowe (2-5, 5.89 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 62 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pirates +117, Phillies -135; over / under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Rhys Hoskins and the Phillies face the Pirates on Friday.
The Pirates are 21-29 in their home seat. Pittsburgh Hitters have posted a team on base percentage of 0.304 this season, led by Bryan Reynolds with a 0.383 mark.
The Phillies are 20-30. Philadelphia has a collective .240 this season, led by Jean Segura with an average of .306.
TOP PERFORMER: Reynolds leads the Pirates with 112 hits and has 57 RBIs.
Segura leads the Phillies with 90 hits and has 33 RBIs.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Pirates: 2-8, .241 batting average, 6.59 ERA, exceeded by 30 runs
Phillies: 4-6, .240 batting average, 5.53 ERA, topped by 15 runs
INJURIES: Pirates: Jose Soriano: (elbow), Sam Howard: (oblique), Chase De Jong: (knee), Blake Cederlind: (elbow), Trevor Cahill: (calf), Steven Brault: (lat), Ka’ai Tom: (back), Colin Moran: (wrist), Erik Gonzalez: (side).
Phillies: JoJo Romero: (elbow), Spencer Howard: (finger), Bailey Falter: (Covid-19), Zach Eflin: (knee), Seranthony Dominguez: (elbow), Sam Coonrod: (forearm), Roman Quinn: ( Achilles), Matt Joyce: (back), Travis Jankowski: (covid-19), Adam Haseley: (covid-19).
The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and Sportradar data.