Nick Pivetta – PHI – RHP (39%) vs SD
Season Stats (19 GS) 5 W, 4.63 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 112 K/ 29 BB in 95 IP
In his sophomore season, Pivetta has boosted his K rate, lessened his BB rate and shown a ton of potential. Right now he is the victim of some bad luck, with a little bit of a high BABIP, and ERA indicators suggest he is more deserving of a mid 3s ERA than mid 4. He has a tun of swing and miss potential, so there is a high ceiling and room for growth, as he is only 25 years old. He benefits from a favorable matchup against San Diego and should have a great K rate with solid ratios and a good chance at the W.
(The Padres rank 27th in the league with a .231 AVG and 30th in the league with a .641 OPS on the road this season. They also rank 27th in the league with a .233 AVG and 30th in the league with a .655 OPS vs RHP).
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Nick Kingham – PIT – RHP (18%) @ CIN
Season Stats (9 GS) 4 W, 4.26 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 51 K/ 12 BB in 50 IP
Kingham has been traveling up and back from the minors all season long, and this time he hopes to stay in the rotation long term. He has shown flashes of brilliance, such as his very first game where he went 7 innings with 9 Ks. While he hasn’t gotten back to that kind of success yet, there is reason to be hopeful. He has solid command of two fastballs, has been getting a ton of swings and misses with his slider, and has (in a smaller sample size) had success with his changeup. His ERA indicators show he is more deserving of a high 3s ERA, so he should provide solid ratios, good Ks and a decent chance at the W.
(The Reds rank 12th in the league with a .252 AVG and 10th in the league with a .746 OPS at home this season. They also rank 3rd in the league with a .257 AVG and 12th in the league with a .738 OPS vs RHP).
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Jake Odorizzi – MIN – RHP (45%) @ KC
Season Stats (20 GS) 4 W, 4.54 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 105 K/ 45 BB in 101 IP
While Odorizzi can be a bit of a flight risk with below average control and reliance on fly balls, he has done a good job getting strikeouts this season, with over one an inning. He does have the benefit of facing the Royals in Kauffman Park, a weak team with a large outfield, which should limit the home run damage he can sustain. He isn’t likely to be a good source for ratios, but he does have a solid shot for the win with good strikeouts in this matchup.
(The Royals rank 20th in the league with a .243 AVG and 27th in the league with a .673 OPS at home this season. They also rank 23rd in the league with a .239 AVG and 28th in the league with a .667 OPS vs RHP).
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