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Game Preview: PIT @ ATL, 7:35pm, Friday, April 27, 2012 @Turner Field

Pirates, 8-10, 8-10 4th, 3½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: A.J. Burnett (35, RHP, 1-0, 0.00)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-0) 7.0 3 0 0 2 7 0 0.00
2011 (11-11) 190.1 190 115 109 83 173 31 5.15
2010 (10-15) 186.2 204 118 109 78 145 25 5.26
Last 7 GS 3-1 41.0 42 23 23 15 48 8 5.05 51
2012-04-21 STL W 7.0 3 0 0 2 7 0 76 76
2011-09-25 BOS W 7.2 5 2 2 2 6 2 105 65
2011-09-19 MIN ND 4.0 9 4 4 1 8 2 85 35
2011-09-13 @SEA W 6.0 4 2 2 2 11 0 103 65
2011-09-07 BAL ND 6.0 7 4 4 4 7 1 108 45
2011-09-01 @BOS ND 5.1 5 2 2 2 4 1 96 52
2011-08-26 @BAL L 5.0 9 9 9 2 5 2 116 16
Last 5 v.ATL 1-3 31.0 29 13 11 14 38 3 3.19 57
2008-06-29 ATL W 7.0 4 0 0 4 11 0 119 76
2006-06-22 @ATL ND 6.0 4 2 1 1 7 0 91 64
2005-09-25 @ATL L 6.0 6 5 4 4 8 1 119 46
2005-06-21 @ATL L 6.0 6 3 3 3 4 0 105 49
2005-05-04 @ATL L 6.0 9 3 3 2 8 2 96 48
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-4    Road:    3-6    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   6-6    vsLHP:   2-4    1-Run:   5-5 
 vsEast:  2-1    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest:  5-7  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 18 Wed, Apr 25   COL  W   5-1        8-10  4th  3.5 gb
 17 Wed, Apr 25   COL  L   1-2        7-10  4th  3.5 gb
 16 Tue, Apr 24   COL  W   5-4        7-9   4th  3.0 gb
 15 Sun, Apr 22   STL  L   1-5        6-9   4th  4.5 gb
 14 Sat, Apr 21   STL  W   2-0        6-8   3rd  3.5 gb
 13 Fri, Apr 20   STL  L   1-4        5-8   4th  4.5 gb
 12 Wed, Apr 18  @ARI  W   2-1        5-7   3rd  4.0 gb
 11 Tue, Apr 17  @ARI  W   5-4        4-7   3rd  4.0 gb
 10 Mon, Apr 16  @ARI  L   1-5        3-7   5th  4.0 gb
  9 Sun, Apr 15  @SFG  W   4-1        3-6   5th  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 8-10   Last 30: 8-10
Braves, 12-7, 12-7 2nd, 2 GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Tommy Hanson (25, RHP, 2-2, 3.38)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-2) 24.0 20 10 9 9 23 2 3.38
2011 (11-7) 130.0 106 55 52 46 142 17 3.60
2010 (10-11) 202.2 182 86 75 56 173 14 3.33
Last 7 GS 2-4 39.1 41 23 22 17 41 8 5.03 49
2012-04-21 @ARI W 7.0 5 2 2 1 7 1 104 65
2012-04-16 NYM L 7.0 5 5 4 2 4 1 105 51
2012-04-10 @HOU W 5.0 6 2 2 3 8 0 101 52
2012-04-05 @NYM L 5.0 4 1 1 3 4 0 83 56
2011-08-06 @NYM L 3.1 8 7 7 2 5 4 81 19
2011-07-31 FLA L 6.0 6 3 3 4 7 1 108 51
2011-07-26 PIT ND 6.0 7 3 3 2 6 1 103 50
Last 5 v.PIT 0-1 12.0 11 6 5 4 10 2 3.75 53
2011-07-26 PIT ND 6.0 7 3 3 2 6 1 103 50
2010-09-06 @PIT L 6.0 4 3 2 2 4 1 92 56
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-1    Road:    7-6    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   6-3    vsLHP:   6-4    1-Run:   3-1 
 vsEast:  2-4    vsCntrl: 5-1    vsWest:  5-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 19 Wed, Apr 25  @LAD  W   4-2       12-7   2nd  2.5 gb
 18 Tue, Apr 24  @LAD  W   4-3       11-7   2nd  2.5 gb
 17 Mon, Apr 23  @LAD  L   2-7       10-7   2nd  2.5 gb
 16 Sun, Apr 22  @ARI  L   4-6       10-6   2nd  2.0 gb
 15 Sat, Apr 21  @ARI  W   3-2       10-5   2nd  1.5 gb
 14 Fri, Apr 20  @ARI  W   9-1        9-5   2nd  1.5 gb
 13 Thu, Apr 19  @ARI  W  10-2        8-5   2nd  1.5 gb
 12 Wed, Apr 18   NYM  W  14-6        7-5   2nd  2.5 gb
 11 Tue, Apr 17   NYM  W   9-3        6-5   3rd  2.5 gb
 10 Mon, Apr 16   NYM  L   1-6        5-5   3rd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-7    Last 30:12-7 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 PIT  5 @ATL  2        W:Kevin Correia (12-8), L: Derek Lowe (6-9), S: Joel Hanrahan (30)
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 ATL  2  PIT  1 (10)   W:Scott Linebrink (4-2), L: Chris Leroux (1-1), S: none
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 ATL  4  PIT  3 (19)   W:Scott Proctor (2-3), L: Daniel McCutchen (3-2), S: none
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 PIT  3 @ATL  1        W:James McDonald (7-4), L: Tim Hudson (9-7), S: Joel Hanrahan (29)
Wed, May 25, 2011 ATL  4 @PIT  2 (11)   W:George Sherrill (1-0), L: Jeff Karstens (3-3), S: Craig Kimbrel (14)
Tue, May 24, 2011 ATL  2 @PIT  0        W:Jair Jurrjens (6-1), L: Charlie Morton (5-2), S: Craig Kimbrel (13)
Wed, Sep 08, 2010 ATL  9 @PIT  3        W:Derek Lowe (12-12), L: Zach Duke (7-13), S: none
Tue, Sep 07, 2010 PIT  5  ATL  0        W:James McDonald (3-5), L: Tim Hudson (15-7), S: none
Mon, Sep 06, 2010 PIT  3  ATL  1        W:Brian Burres (3-3), L: Tommy Hanson (9-11), S: Joel Hanrahan (4)
Sun, May 30, 2010 ATL  5  PIT  2        W:Takashi Saito (1-2), L: Joel Hanrahan (1-1), S: Billy Wagner (7)
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - ATL won 4-2; 2010 - ATL won 6-3; All-Time - PIT leads 1082-1008

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 2012 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 2011 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

Pirates Batters (2.28 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (4.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Hanson
G/S/vB
32.Durbin
G/S/vB
53.Gearrin
G/S/vB
61.Hernandez
G/S/vB
46.Kimbrel
G/S/vB
50.Martinez
G/S/vB
54.Medlen
G/S/vB
34.O'Flaherty*
G/S/vB
39.Venters*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Alvarez* G/S/vP 6/.833 ··· ··· 6/.733 1/.000 3/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 262/219 .191/.272/.289/.561 .545/.565 .616 46/.618 1/0 4/14
26.Barajas G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 ··· 3/.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 337/236 .230/.287/.430/.717 .818/.674 .862 43/.334 0/0 16/2
12.Barmes G/S/vP 9/.472 6/.167 1/no AB 17/.544 ··· ··· 7/1.381 6/.750 3/.000 495/363 .244/.312/.386/.698 .649/.715 .732 61/.560 3/1 12/12
5.Harrison G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 204/141 .272/.281/.374/.656 .593/.685 .641 18/.489 4/1 1/8
46.Jones* G/S/vP 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 12/1.318 ··· ··· 6/.167 5/.400 1/no AB 478/406 .243/.321/.433/.753 .460/.808 .723 38/.910 6/3 16/4
22.McCutchen G/S/vP 6/.333 2/.000 ··· 13/.962 1/.000 2/.000 7/1.596 5/.650 1/no AB 678/511 .259/.364/.456/.820 .945/.779 .867 75/.773 23/10 23/7
14.McGehee G/S/vP 12/.697 2/.000 1/2.000 10/.700 3/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 600/464 .223/.280/.346/.626 .413/.689 .548 47/.713 0/3 13/20
55.McKenry G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· ··· 3/1.167 1/2.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 201/149 .222/.276/.322/.598 .498/.629 .597 21/.958 0/1 2/5
2.McLouth* G/S/vP ··· 7/1.238 ··· 26/.492 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 321/220 .228/.344/.333/.677 .531/.743 .610 23/.604 4/2 4/2
36.Navarro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/35 .250/.303/.350/.653 .704/.605 .516 18/.355 0/0 1/2
7.Presley* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/1.417 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 231/161 .298/.339/.465/.804 .599/.893 .806 71/.677 9/3 4/1
31.Tabata G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 10/1.475 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 382/292 .266/.349/.362/.711 .819/.679 .584 59/.460 16/7 4/2
18.Walker# G/S/vP 6/1.833 ··· ··· 12/.555 1/.000 2/.000 3/2.500 3/1.000 1/.000 662/480 .273/.334/.408/.742 .672/.773 .759 63/.498 9/6 12/6
IP 130.0 68.1 18.1 175.1 77.0 77.2 2.1 73.2 88.0 TOTAL .221/.269/.325/.594 .611/.587 .541 .594 11/9 11/11
ERA-K/9 3.60/9.8 5.53/7.8 7.85/12.3 4.47/5.1 2.10/14.8 3.36/6.7 0.00/7.8 0.98/8.2 1.84/9.8 3.87/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (60-20-3)
 McKenry (39-13-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 540/.219 318/.306 85/.243 751/.291 306/.178 308/.197 8/.125 301/.221 357/.176 .276  McCutchen
 Tabata
 Jones
 Presley
 Navarro
 McLouth
0/156/0/9
77/2/15/4
0/0/90/2
49/5/0/2
3/0/0/0
26/56/3/0
OPS .680 .872 .722 .772 .499 .586 .250 .572 .508 .731
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 249/.783 143/.835 35/1.157 353/.791 147/.442 135/.618 4/.000 93/.512 92/.402 .697
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 291/.593 175/.900 50/.427 398/.754 159/.549 173/.561 4/.500 208/.599 265/.545 .758
Home 270/.632 162/.802 45/.692 384/.714 181/.498 163/.455 5/.400 147/.502 175/.496
Last 28d days 100/.640 32/1.204 / 51/.824 35/.550 31/.887 37/.554 30/.881 33/.527
HR/SB/CS 17/30/3 12/6/3 0/3/0 16/9/9 3/1/3 8/0/0 0/0/0 2/5/2 2/2/2 16/14/5
Usage ·····X·· ·o·oo·o· ···X···· ·oX··oX· ····X··· ··o····· ·oX····· ·o···o·X

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

Braves Batters (5.32 RS/G) vs. Pirates Pitchers (2.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
39.Grilli
G/S/vB
52.Hanrahan
G/S/vB
32.Lincoln
G/S/vB
47.Meek
G/S/vB
30.Resop
G/S/vB
44.Watson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 7/.143 3/1.334 2/1.000 3/.333 2/1.000 722/510 .294/.349/.386/.734 .645/.772 .759 86/.786 61/14 2/3
23.Diaz G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 268/125 .263/.302/.323/.625 .692/.550 .655 25/.810 5/2 0/2
25.Francisco* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/2.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 97/83 .258/.289/.452/.740 .286/.820 .621 31/.957 1/0 3/2
5.Freeman* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 635/431 .282/.346/.448/.795 .707/.837 .805 79/.823 4/4 21/6
22.Heyward* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 4/1.250 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 456/341 .227/.319/.389/.708 .577/.754 .682 74/.855 9/2 14/6
20.Hinske* G/S/vP 19/.921 4/1.417 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/no AB 264/228 .233/.311/.403/.713 .461/.754 .688 19/.551 0/1 10/0
10.Jones# G/S/vP 43/.956 11/.495 8/1.071 9/1.810 ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· 512/351 .275/.344/.470/.814 .750/.843 .915 42/.913 2/2 18/6
16.McCann* G/S/vP 12/.606 2/2.000 1/.000 9/.222 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 527/363 .270/.351/.466/.817 .794/.826 .877 67/.756 3/2 24/5
1.Pastornicky G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 52/.656 / /
14.Prado G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 9/.111 ··· 4/1.667 1/.000 1/.000 590/432 .260/.302/.385/.687 .673/.692 .742 80/.711 4/8 13/8
8.Ross G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 2/no AB 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 171/113 .263/.333/.428/.761 .613/.833 .819 13/1.448 0/1 6/3
26.Uggla G/S/vP 3/1.666 2/.500 3/.666 10/1.214 ··· 3/1.667 3/1.333 1/.000 672/488 .233/.311/.453/.764 .648/.808 .801 81/.762 1/3 36/15
2.Wilson G/S/vP 6/.666 22/1.217 5/.200 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 232/134 .243/.274/.285/.559 .557/.561 .540 27/.245 5/2 0/4
IP 190.1 48.2 32.2 68.2 47.2 20.2 69.2 41.0 TOTAL .261/.324/.422/.746 .734/.754 .851 .746 15/4 21/13
ERA-K/9 5.15/8.2 3.88/8.5 2.48/10.2 1.83/8.0 4.72/5.5 3.48/7.4 4.39/10.2 3.95/8.1 2.58/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 McCann (104-29-7)
 Ross (22-11-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 837/.260 200/.211 140/.200 274/.220 211/.286 100/.310 309/.269 174/.228 .224  Bourn
 Prado
 Heyward
 Diaz
 Hinske
0/156/0/6
100/0/0/6
0/0/122/4
18/0/54/3
33/0/16/2
OPS .802 .671 .601 .543 .773 .762 .756 .711 .624
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 440/.777 81/.527 52/.766 123/.528 94/.878 41/.699 117/.716 69/.708 .632
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 397/.831 119/.770 88/.508 151/.555 117/.689 59/.807 192/.775 105/.713 .617
Road 350/.866 95/.698 66/.703 106/.448 66/.787 54/.802 147/.634 83/.817
Last 28d days 25/.330 33/.620 27/.685 26/.558 17/.450 30/.679 36/.759 23/.494
HR/SB/CS 31/24/7 5/8/3 2/0/0 1/3/0 4/4/2 1/0/0 8/9/3 6/8/1 11/11/2
Usage ·····X·· ··o··o·· ··X··o·· ··X··X·· ·X······ ····X·o· ·o··o··· ·oo··o··

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.