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Game Preview: PIT @ LAD, 10:10pm, Thursday, April 29, 2010 @Dodger Stadium

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Pirates, 9-12, 9-124th, 5 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Brian Burres (29, LHP, 0-1, 9.31)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-1) 9.2 14 10 10 7 6 1 9.31
2009 (0-2) 6.1 12 12 10 5 4 0 14.21
2008 (7-10) 129.2 165 90 87 50 63 17 6.04
Last 7 GS 0-6 29.0 49 36 33 13 14 3 10.24 30
2010-04-12 @SFG L 4.0 8 6 6 2 2 0 82 22
2009-04-30 @KCR L 2.0 5 6 4 1 2 0 54 27
2009-04-25 @CHW L 4.1 7 6 6 4 2 0 80 23
2008-09-20 @NYY ND 7.0 3 0 0 0 2 0 91 73
2008-08-31 @TBR L 5.0 9 7 7 4 4 0 105 21
2008-08-26 CHW L 5.0 10 6 5 1 1 1 102 25
2008-07-25 LAA L 1.2 7 5 5 1 1 2 51 21
Has never faced LAD as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-4    Road:    4-8    ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:   6-8    vsLHP:   3-4    1-Run:   5-1 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 5-7    vsWest:  4-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Wed, Apr 28  @MIL  W   6-5 (14)   9-12  4th  5.0 gb
 20 Tue, Apr 27  @MIL  W   7-3        8-12  6th  5.0 gb
 19 Mon, Apr 26  @MIL  L   3-17       7-12  6th  5.0 gb
 18 Sun, Apr 25  @HOU  L   3-10       7-11  6th  4.0 gb
 17 Sat, Apr 24  @HOU  L   2-5        7-10  4th  3.0 gb
 16 Fri, Apr 23  @HOU  L   3-4        7-9   3rd  3.0 gb
 15 Thu, Apr 22   MIL  L   0-20       7-8   3rd  3.0 gb
 14 Wed, Apr 21   MIL  L   0-8        7-7   2nd  2.5 gb
 13 Tue, Apr 20   MIL  L   1-8        7-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 18   CIN  W   5-3        7-5   2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30: 9-12
Dodgers, 8-13, 8-135th, 5 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Clayton Kershaw (22, LHP, 1-0, 3.13)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-0) 23.0 20 8 8 18 26 2 3.13
2009 (8-8) 171.0 119 55 53 91 185 7 2.79
2008 (5-5) 107.2 109 51 51 52 100 11 4.26
Last 7 GS 1-1 39.0 31 12 11 25 43 2 2.54 57
2010-04-24 @WSN ND 6.0 8 2 2 3 6 0 109 51
2010-04-18 SFG ND 7.0 4 1 1 4 9 1 114 70
2010-04-13 ARI W 5.1 3 2 2 5 7 0 110 56
2010-04-07 @PIT ND 4.2 5 3 3 6 4 1 109 40
2009-10-03 COL ND 6.0 3 0 0 3 10 0 104 73
2009-09-27 @PIT ND 4.0 4 2 2 1 4 0 77 49
2009-09-04 SDP L 6.0 4 2 1 3 3 0 106 58
Last 5 v.PIT 0-0 13.2 11 6 6 9 13 1 3.95 50
2010-04-07 @PIT ND 4.2 5 3 3 6 4 1 109 40
2009-09-27 @PIT ND 4.0 4 2 2 1 4 0 77 49
2008-09-18 @PIT ND 5.0 2 1 1 2 5 0 86 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-2    Road:    4-11   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:   6-9    vsLHP:   2-4    1-Run:   3-4 
 vsEast:  2-7    vsCntrl: 2-4    vsWest:  4-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Wed, Apr 28  @NYM  L   3-7        8-13  5th  5.0 gb
 20 Tue, Apr 27  @NYM  L   5-10       8-12  5th  4.0 gb
 19 Tue, Apr 27  @NYM  L   0-4        8-11  5th  4.0 gb
 18 Sun, Apr 25  @WSN  L   0-1        8-10  4th  3.0 gb
 17 Sat, Apr 24  @WSN  W   4-3 (13)   8-9   4th  3.0 gb
 16 Fri, Apr 23  @WSN  L   1-5        7-9   4th  3.0 gb
 15 Thu, Apr 22  @CIN  L   5-8        7-8   4th  2.0 gb
 14 Wed, Apr 21  @CIN  W  14-6        7-7   3rd  1.5 gb
 13 Tue, Apr 20  @CIN  L   9-11       6-7   4th  1.5 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 18   SFG  W   2-1        6-6   2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30: 8-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Apr 08, 2010 LAD 10 @PIT  2        W:Chad Billingsley (1-0), L: Paul Maholm (0-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 07, 2010 PIT  4  LAD  3 (10)   W:Brendan Donnelly (1-0), L: Ramon Ortiz (0-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 05, 2010 PIT 11  LAD  5        W:Zach Duke (1-0), L: Vicente Padilla (0-1), S: none

Mon, Sep 28, 2009 PIT 11  LAD  1        W:Zach Duke (11-15), L: Hiroki Kuroda (8-7), S: none
Sun, Sep 27, 2009 PIT  6  LAD  5        W:Matt Capps (4-8), L: Jonathan Broxton (7-2), S: none
Sat, Sep 26, 2009 LAD  8 @PIT  4        W:George Sherrill (1-1), L: Denny Bautista (1-1), S: none
Fri, Sep 25, 2009 PIT  3  LAD  1        W:Donald Veal (1-0), L: Jon Garland (11-12), S: Matt Capps (26)
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 LAD  3  PIT  1        W:Hiroki Kuroda (7-6), L: Kevin Hart (4-7), S: Jonathan Broxton (35)
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 LAD  5  PIT  4 (13)   W:Ronald Belisario (4-3), L: Phil Dumatrait (0-1), S: none
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 LAD  6  PIT  2        W:Jon Garland (10-11), L: Daniel McCutchen (0-2), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - PIT leads 2-1; 2009 - LAD won 4-3; 2008 - LAD won 5-2; All-Time - LAD leads 1107-983

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2010 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed

MLB Best, Middle, Worst

For the 2009 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.65

DET  4.56

SDP  3.94

RA/G

LAD  3.77

NYM  4.67

BAL  5.41

BA

J. Mauer  .365

Y. Torrealba  .291

A. Miles  .185

OBP

J. Mauer  .444

W. Harris  .364

A. Miles  .224

SLG

A. Pujols  .658

J. Thome  .481

A. Miles  .242

OPS

A. Pujols  1.101

B. McCann  .834

A. Miles  .466

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.16

J. Niemann  3.94

L. Hernandez  5.44

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.43

J. Cueto  6.94

J. Lannan  3.88

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2010 season. Player Stats for the 2009 season. We will switch to 2010 stats on May 1st.

Pirates Batters (3.71 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (5.95 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Kershaw*
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
37.Haeger
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
G/S/vB
73.Link
G/S/vB
31.McDonald
G/S/vB
68.Monasterios
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
67.Troncoso
G/S/vB
47.Wade
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Cedeno G/S/vP 4/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 ··· 5/.600 1/2.000 1/.000 376/280 .208/.256/.337/.593 .548/.609 .561 74/.590 5/2 10/10
19.Church* G/S/vP 5/.600 3/2.667 ··· 4/1.750 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 2/1.500 2/1.000 1/.000 399/306 .273/.338/.384/.722 .609/.755 .810 34/.730 6/2 4/2
6.Clement* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· / /// / 66/.662 / /
2.Crosby G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.250 1/5.000 1/.000 272/146 .223/.295/.357/.652 .794/.525 .623 29/.805 2/1 6/8
41.Doumit# G/S/vP 3/.666 7/.286 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 2/.000 3/2.334 2/1.000 ··· 304/219 .250/.299/.414/.714 .686/.725 .705 75/.828 4/0 10/6
3.Iwamura* G/S/vP 3/.667 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 8/.250 2/.000 ··· 260/183 .290/.355/.390/.745 .942/.660 .771 92/.632 9/1 1/6
35.Jaramillo# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 224/191 .252/.309/.364/.673 .510/.701 .598 17/.706 1/0 3/4
46.Jones* G/S/vP 5/1.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 1/.000 5/.200 2/.000 ··· 358/251 .293/.372/.567/.938 .698/1.046 .856 94/.746 10/2 21/1
15.LaRoche G/S/vP 7/.619 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/3.333 1/.000 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 590/444 .258/.330/.401/.731 .855/.690 .680 57/.976 3/1 12/14
22.McCutchen G/S/vP 5/1.200 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 3/1.667 3/.666 ··· 493/378 .286/.365/.471/.836 .921/.811 .757 97/.810 22/5 12/2
85.Milledge G/S/vP 9/.730 5/.400 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 265/204 .279/.323/.373/.696 .820/.660 .635 85/.565 7/4 4/0
51.Pearce G/S/vP 2/1.500 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 186/123 .206/.296/.370/.665 .867/.562 .591 / 1/0 4/2
58.Raynor G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 11/.473 / /
5.Vazquez* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 239/200 .230/.335/.279/.614 .726/.592 .542 / 1/0 1/2
24.Young# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 388/262 .266/.326/.381/.707 .621/.749 .714 40/.636 2/0 7/6
IP 171.0 76.0 19.0 30.0 63.0 69.0 82.2 27.2 TOTAL .240/.316/.372/.688 .675/.694 .695 .688 19/3 21/19
ERA-K/9 2.79/9.7 2.61/13.5 3.32/7.1 3.00/9.6 /0.0 4.00/7.7 /0.0 1.70/8.0 2.72/6.0 5.53/5.8 5.11/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Doumit (44-20-2)
 Jaramillo (36-14-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 701/.200 300/.165 79/.188 124/.198 / 280/.254 / 282/.209 357/.268 121/.257 .268  McCutchen
 Milledge
 Church
 Jones
 Young
 Crosby
 Cedeno
 Lopez
 Doumit
 Pearce
0/108/0/10
56/5/0/6
0/23/86/6
15/0/39/4
4/0/26/1
0/0/1/0
7/0/0/0
0/0/1/0
0/0/1/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .588 .479 .659 .599 .725 .588 .675 .735 .790
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 154/.489 148/.414 29/.542 40/.524 / 116/.590 / 86/.342 157/.751 52/.716 .835
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 547/.616 152/.541 50/.722 84/.634 / 164/.815 / 196/.696 200/.616 69/.749 .760
Home 363/.549 158/.247 59/.511 47/.604 / 145/.688 / 146/.556 174/.762 73/.644
Last 28d days 106/.767 25/.327 97/.857 6/1.100 13/.938 / 45/.703 43/.986 51/.583 /
HR/SB/CS 7/6/7 4/7/1 4/3/0 2/2/0 // 6/4/2 // 4/5/0 3/5/2 3/1/0 21/15/3
Usage ····X··· ····X··· ·X···X·· ····o·o· ·X······ ·X··X··X ·X··o·oX ·X·Xo·o·

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2010 season. Player Stats for the 2009 season. We will switch to 2010 stats on May 1st.

Dodgers Batters (5.29 RS/G) vs. Pirates Pitchers (7.38 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
45.Ascanio
G/S/vB
53.Donnelly
G/S/vB
29.Dotel
G/S/vB
52.Hanrahan
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
47.Meek
G/S/vB
Penn
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Ausmus G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 107/76 .295/.343/.368/.712 .655/.735 .588 4/.750 1/0 1/0
3.Belliard G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 4/.500 5/.000 1/2.000 1/3.000 ··· 3/2.334 287/207 .277/.325/.451/.776 .841/.751 .830 41/.879 3/0 10/6
23.Blake G/S/vP 4/.750 1/no AB 8/.310 12/.917 1/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 565/436 .280/.363/.468/.832 1.005/.783 .811 77/.906 3/4 18/10
14.Carroll G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 7/1.834 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 358/259 .276/.355/.340/.695 .691/.695 .601 38/.661 4/2 2/4
33.DeWitt* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 53/48 .204/.245/.388/.633 .600/.636 .556 61/.637 0/0 2/1
9.Ellis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/8 .100/.100/.100/.200 .000/.250 .286 15/.721 0/0 0/0
16.Ethier* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 2/no AB 4/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 685/498 .272/.361/.508/.869 .629/.960 1.013 78/.990 6/4 31/7
15.Furcal# G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.933 9/.444 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.500 3/1.167 680/518 .269/.335/.375/.711 .815/.679 .675 91/.798 12/6 9/20
60.Hu G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/5 .400/.333/.600/.933 /1.000 1.250 / 0/0 0/0
5.Johnson G/S/vP 5/.800 ··· 4/1.167 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 186/108 .255/.330/.412/.742 .903/.628 .818 40/.755 2/1 4/1
27.Kemp G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 5/.000 5/.000 1/2.000 3/1.000 2/1.500 667/513 .297/.352/.490/.842 1.045/.782 .791 100/.934 34/8 26/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 2/1.000 652/507 .281/.357/.399/.756 .779/.750 .640 93/.674 7/3 13/7
55.Martin G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 4/.250 2/.500 2/.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 588/462 .250/.352/.329/.680 .756/.660 .703 77/.836 11/6 7/7
75.Paul* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 16/11 .214/.313/.500/.813 .400/1.030 .286 11/.545 0/1 1/0
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 11/1.434 ··· 13/.763 8/.000 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· 3/.666 431/344 .290/.418/.531/.949 .893/.963 .898 52/1.159 0/1 19/4
IP 6.1 18.0 25.1 62.1 64.0 11.2 47.0 22.0 TOTAL .279/.351/.433/.784 .619/.838 .872 .784 18/8 21/22
ERA-K/9 14.21/5.7 4.00/10.0 1.78/8.9 3.32/10.8 4.78/10.1 9.26/3.8 3.45/8.0 7.77/11.0 7.17/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ausmus (14-6-2)
 Ellis (1-0-0)
 Martin (74-33-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 37/.375 86/.314 104/.239 268/.239 297/.282 64/.392 195/.209 120/.319 .301  Kemp
 Ethier
 Ramirez
 Johnson
 Carroll
 Blake
 Paul
0/158/7/14
0/0/158/6
101/0/0/3
10/42/7/3
4/0/6/0
2/0/0/0
0/1/3/0
OPS 1.022 .819 .662 .764 .780 1.080 .670 .927 .910
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 5/.400 28/1.354 49/.711 90/1.000 141/.795 26/1.110 84/.724 57/.998 1.014
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 32/1.130 58/.555 55/.618 178/.652 156/.766 38/1.059 111/.628 63/.863 .862
Road 37/1.022 36/.862 52/.571 132/.854 105/.765 27/.890 94/.787 43/.523
Last 28d days 51/1.110 / 43/.880 49/1.146 30/.887 35/.844 56/.499 16/1.534
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 1/3/1 1/2/0 7/14/5 3/6/3 1/1/0 2/4/2 3/4/1 31/21/1
Usage ·oX·o·X· X·X···X· ooo···X· ·o·oo·X· o·X··o·X ········

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.