How to Watch Blue Jays vs. Pirates: Live Stream or on TV
The Toronto Blue Jays (20-14), led by Vladimir Guerrero Jr., visit Bryan Reynolds and the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-14) on Sunday at 1:35 PM ET.
Keep reading to find out how to watch the Toronto-Pittsburgh matchup in the article below.
When is Blue Jays vs. Pirates and when does it start?
This matchup between the Blue Jays and Pirates is set to start on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Expect to see the opening pitch at 1:35 PM ET.
Where to watch Blue Jays vs. Pirates
The Blue Jays and Pirates will hit the field at PNC Park for this matchup on May 7, and if you want to see the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on SportsNet PT.
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Blue Jays vs. Pirates Game Preview
Yesterday, the Blue Jays picked up an 8-2 win over the Pirates, with Jose Berrios (6.1 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 7 K) earning the win for the Blue Jays. Brandon Belt finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI to lead the offensive showing. Johan Oviedo (5.0 IP, 6 R, 10 H, 3 K) was credited with the loss for the Pirates.
Blue Jays Stats, Odds & Insights
The Blue Jays have won 60% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (15-10).
Toronto averages 1.1 home runs per game to rank 14th in baseball with 37 total home runs .
The Blue Jays’ .411 slugging percentage is 13th in baseball.
Toronto has a 4.15 team ERA that ranks 13th among all MLB pitching staffs.
The Blue Jays have the 11th-ranked WHIP in MLB (1.254).
Pirates Stats, Odds & Insights
The Pirates have been underdogs in 26 games this season and won 13 (50%) of those contests.
Pittsburgh has hit 36 homers this season, which ranks 17th in the majors.
Fueled by 115 extra-base hits, the Pirates rank 11th in MLB with a .424 slugging percentage this season.
Pittsburgh pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.75 ERA this year, 10th-best in baseball.
Pirates pitchers have a 1.346 WHIP this season, 19th in the majors.
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Blue Jays Starter Recent Performance: Yusei Kikuchi
|at Red Sox||May. 2||4.1||9||5||5||2||0|
|vs. White Sox||Apr. 26||5.2||4||0||0||8||1|
|at Yankees||Apr. 21||6.0||4||1||1||3||2|
|vs. Rays||Apr. 15||6.0||4||1||1||9||1|
|at Angels||Apr. 9||4.1||9||6||6||6||1|
Pirates Starter Recent Performance: Roansy Contreras
|at Rays||May. 2||5.1||6||4||4||3||4|
|vs. Dodgers||Apr. 26||6.0||2||0||0||5||2|
|vs. Reds||Apr. 20||6.2||5||1||1||8||2|
|at Cardinals||Apr. 15||6.0||6||2||2||6||3|
|vs. Astros||Apr. 10||3.1||9||7||7||3||4|
Blue Jays Key Players to Watch
Yusei Kikuchi (4-0) takes the mound for the Blue Jays in his seventh start of the season. He’s put together a 4.02 ERA in 31 1/3 innings pitched, with 30 strikeouts.
The left-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox, when he threw 4 1/3 innings, allowing five earned runs while giving up nine hits.
The 31-year-old has an ERA of 4.02, with 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season. Opposing hitters have a .273 batting average against him.
Guerrero is batting .318 this season with a team-high seven home runs.
Bo Bichette leads Toronto in home runs with seven and runs batted in with 22.
Matt Chapman is batting .352 to lead Toronto, while adding five homers and 21 runs batted in this season.
Pirates Key Players to Watch
Roansy Contreras (3-2) will take to the mound for the Pirates and make his seventh start of the season.
The right-hander gave up four earned runs and allowed six hits in 5 1/3 innings pitched against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old has pitched to a 4.09 ERA this season with 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 4.4 walks per nine across six games.
Reynolds paces the Pirates in runs batted in (23) and has racked up a team-best batting average of .320.
Carlos Santana is hitting .261 with 11 doubles, two home runs and 15 walks.
Andrew McCutchen has five doubles, six home runs and 17 walks while batting .238.
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