The match between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers is about to be underway. Warm yourself up by having a quick look at our preview and prediction!
On this Saturday afternoon, 4:05 PM EDT August 8, 2020 – the match between two big teams Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers will be held! The Pittsburgh Pirates will make a visit to the home field Comerica Park of the Detroit Tigers. As this match is the first second of a three-game series, both teams want to get the victory in order to take the advantage.
So, which team will come out to be the winner? Have you made the guess yet? If not yet, then you can refer to our preview and prediction below!
Standing at the third place in the AL Central Division, surely the Detroit Tigers will fight for a ticket to the Playoffs. After two failures against Cincinnati Reds (4:3) on August 1 and (4:0) on August 2, the whole team has met up and discussed. As a result, they have made it to get a win against the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday (17:13). And on this Saturday, with the advantage of playing on the home field, they aim to beat Pittsburgh one more time.
On the other hand, Pittsburgh Pirates will need to win multiple games in order to get out of the bottom position of the NL Central Division. As the team has lost 4 out of 5 recent matches, it will have to make a lot of changes in the squad. After being beaten by the Tigers (17:13), will they come back with a revenge today?
The Detroit Tigers are having the best preparation
In the previous season, the Detroit Tigers has only successfully played 47 games. So the fans seem to not expect much about the performance of the team in this 2020 league. However, after the first 10 matches of this season, the record of the Detroit Tigers is not so bad. In detail, they have made a 5-5 record from the beginning of the league till now.
Before this Saturday match starts, the Detroit Tigers have received some good news from their lineup. The star outfielder Jacoby Jones is on his best form at the moment, as he has a .379 Batting Average (BA) over 9 matches coming along with 3 successful home runs and 9 RBIs. Hopefully, this big man will still be able to keep up the good work today.
In spite of the fact that the whole Tigers team does not own many key piece players to dominate this league, the third position on the AL Division with a 5-5 record is still an acceptable result. Therefore, they will have the highest spirit to fight back their rival at the August 8, 2020 game. Of course, anything can happen in sport, especially baseball. Probably, the team will make a surprise by getting a spot into the playoffs this season?
What will be the future for the Pittsburgh Pirates?
As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates are still a weak team this year. The team has nearly no chance to contend for the playoffs ticket this season. In the last year, they only won 69 matches. And after turning to the new league, the team even falls down harder. At the moment, they are lying at the bottom of the National League. That is such a miss for the Pirates because, in the early 2010s, they were still a powerful threat at the playoffs of the MLB.
The bad result of the Pittsburgh Pirates is understandable because there is nearly no star in their squad. A good name that we can tell is the Phillip Evens – the third baseman of the Pirates. In detail, this man has the highest Batting Average in the team with .300 BA. Besides Phillip, the team may also put its trust in the contribution of DH Colin Moran. This player is playing quite well in his role with five successful home runs from the league start till now.
However, the Pittsburgh Pirates can not bet all on these two players. If they want to defeat the Detroit Tigers this afternoon, the whole team has to coordinate smoothly. Otherwise, they may begin a new losing streak.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers prediction
The Pittsburgh Pirates will have to get through many difficulties in order to defeat the Detroit Tigers this afternoon. Overall, the Tigers have more advantages than their rival. They have good players who are ready to fight. They have the advantage of playing on their home field – Comerica Park. Well! We will put our bet on the Tigers today!
But do not forget that anything can happen. Under the high pressure of the Playoffs ticket, the Tigers team may make some mistakes which leads to failure. On the other hand, the Pirates are trying their best to get out of the bottom place. So with enough preparation and some luck, the Pittsburgh Pirates may still bring the victory to their home.
Now is the conclusion of our today preview! The Detroit Tigers have just defeated the Pirates yesterday. And they are aiming to do this one more time on their home field.
On the other side, the Pittsburgh Pirates will have to make a lot of changes in both strategy and lineup if they want to beat their opponent. Otherwise, they will be able to “protect” their bottom position on the NL Division.
Overall, we make our bet for the Tigers team. This team still has more advantages than the other one. In our opinion, they get about 90% to win this Saturday match.
That is all of our today preview. Many thanks for reading and see you again at our next posts!