Blue Jays-Pirates: How to Watch, Stream & Bet Peacocks' 'Sunday Leadoff'


September 3, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates are set to conclude their three-game weekend series Sunday afternoon, which will be broadcast only on Peacock TV. Entering action on Saturday, the Blue Jays trail the top wild card position in the American League by two games while still occupying the third spot. 

Ever since the Blue Jays inserted Ross Stripling into their rotation, he’s pitched well and has earned a start every fifth day. The right-hander will take the mound on Sunday for Toronto and owns a 6-4 record, paired with a 2.94 ERA and 86 strikeouts. 

The Pirates are expected to counter with righty JT Brubaker in this matchup. Brubaker is 3-11 with a 4.39 ERA and 132 punchouts on the campaign. 

When and Where is Blue Jays-Pirates?

Blue Jays: 71-59 | Pirates: 49-82
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022, | First Pitch: 12:05 p.m. ET
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Stadium: PNC Park

How to Watch Blue Jays-Pirates?

TV: Peacock | Live Stream: Peacock TV App
Announcers: Jason Benetti, Bob Walk, and Kevin Barker

You can watch the game by launching the Peacock app or by using the link to see if it’s available in your region

How to Bet Blue Jays-Pirates

Moneyline: Blue Jays/Pirates | Run Line -1.5: Blue Jays/Pirates | Total: TBD

In addition to traditional bets like the moneyline, run line, and game total, several more bets are offered at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Check back later for more information on bets to target in this game once the lines have been released. 

Will the Blue Jays String Together Wins vs. Lowly Pirates?

It’s been somewhat of a struggle for the Blue Jays this season due to their high expectations, and even though they sit in a playoff spot, there’s been more expected of them. Their pitching and batting order haven’t been able to get in sync, but their starter in Striping has been a bright spot in their rotation, while it won’t surprise anyone if the team can feast on the Pirates right-hander. 

Blue Jays Projected Lineup:

CF George Springer

DH Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 

LF Teoscar Hernandez

C Alejandro Kirk

SS Bo Bichette

3B Matt Chapman

1B Cavan Biggio

2B Santiago Espinal 

RF Jackie Bradley Jr. 

Starting Pitcher: Ross Stripling

Can the Pirates Play Spoiler in this Sunday Afternoon Tilt?

The Pirates sit last in the NL Central and haven’t played very good baseball of late, owning a record of just 2-8 over their last ten. Their -205 run differential is the second worst in baseball, and they’ve been more focused on giving their young talent more playing time to see what they have to build towards in the future. 

Pirates Projected Lineup:

SS Oneil Cruz

2B Rodolfo Castro

CF Bryan Reynolds

RF Jack Suwinski 

3B Ke’Bryan Hayes

DH Calvin Mitchell

1B Michael Chavis

LF Tucupita Marcano

C Tyler Heineman

Starting Pitcher: JT Brubaker

Thumbnail photo via Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

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