Braves vs. Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers – August 7
The Pittsburgh Pirates (50-61) begin a four-game series against the Atlanta Braves (70-39) on Monday at PNC Park. First pitch is at 7:05 PM.
The Braves will give the ball to Spencer Strider (12-3, 3.68 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 13 on the season, and the Pirates will turn to Osvaldo Bido (2-2, 5.18 ERA).
Braves vs. Pirates Pitcher Matchup and Game Info
When: Monday, August 7, 2023 at 7:05 PM ET
Where: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
How to Watch on TV: SportsNet PT
Probable Pitchers: Strider – ATL (12-3, 3.68 ERA) vs Bido – PIT (2-2, 5.18 ERA)
Braves vs. Pirates Odds
Braves to win: -300
Spread: Braves -1.5
Total: 9 runs
Braves vs. Pirates Pitcher Performance
Braves Probable Starting Pitcher: Spencer Strider
Strider (12-3 with a 3.68 ERA and 208 strikeouts in 129 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Braves, his 23rd of the season.
The right-hander’s last time out came on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up five hits.
In 22 games this season, the 24-year-old has an ERA of 3.68, with 14.4 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .213 against him.
Strider is looking for his third straight quality start.
Strider is looking for his 10th straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.9 innings per appearance on the hill.
In four of his 22 total appearances this season he has not allowed an earned run.
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Pirates Probable Starting Pitcher: Osvaldo Bido
The Pirates’ Bido (2-2) will make his eighth start of the season.
The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw three innings against the Detroit Tigers, giving up four earned runs while allowing three hits.
The 27-year-old has pitched in nine games this season with an ERA of 5.18, a 2.21 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.515.
He has earned a quality start one time in seven starts this season.
Bido has two starts of five or more innings this season in seven chances. He averages 3.7 innings per outing.
He has finished two appearances without allowing an earned run in nine chances this season.
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