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Game Preview: STL @ PIT, 3:00pm, Monday, October 7, 2013 @PNC Park

Cardinals, 97-65, 1-2 in postseason

SP: (2013, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
Last 7 GS
Has never faced PIT as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   55-28   Road:   43-39   ExtrInn: 6-6 
 vsRHP:  79-43   vsLHP:  19-24   1-Run:  20-16
 vsEast: 23-10   vsCntrl:47-32   vsWest: 18-15 IL:10-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  3 Sun, Oct  6  @PIT  L   3-5         -               
  2 Fri, Oct  4   PIT  L   1-7         -               
  1 Thu, Oct  3   PIT  W   9-1         -               
162 Sun, Sep 29   CHC  W   4-0       97-65  1st  3.0 up
161 Sat, Sep 28   CHC  W   6-2       96-65  1st  3.0 up
160 Fri, Sep 27   CHC  W   7-0       95-65  1st  3.0 up
159 Wed, Sep 25   WSN  W   4-1       94-65  1st  3.0 up
158 Tue, Sep 24   WSN  W   2-0       93-65  1st  2.0 up
157 Mon, Sep 23   WSN  W   4-3       92-65  1st  2.0 up
156 Sun, Sep 22  @MIL  L   4-6       91-65  1st  2.0 up

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-11
Pirates, 94-68, 3-1 in postseason

SP: Charlie Morton (29, RHP, 7-4, 3.26)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 RegS (7-4) 116.0 113 51 42 36 85 6 3.26
2012 RegS (2-6) 50.1 62 30 26 11 25 5 4.65
2011 RegS (10-10) 171.2 186 82 73 77 110 6 3.83
Last 7 GS 2-1 39.2 32 15 13 18 30 1 2.95 55
2013-09-28 @CIN ND 4.1 5 3 3 5 3 0 92 39
2013-09-23 @CHC ND 7.0 3 0 0 1 5 0 89 75
2013-09-18 SDP ND 8.0 2 1 1 3 9 0 99 80
2013-09-13 CHC ND 5.0 4 3 3 2 5 1 93 50
2013-09-08 @STL L 1.2 6 5 5 2 0 0 46 21
2013-09-02 @MIL W 7.0 7 2 1 2 6 0 93 61
2013-08-28 MIL W 6.2 5 1 0 3 2 0 90 61
Last 5 v.STL 0-4 23.0 35 20 18 10 19 1 7.04 38
2013-09-08 @STL L 1.2 6 5 5 2 0 0 46 21
2013-08-13 @STL ND 6.0 7 2 2 2 3 0 99 51
2013-08-01 STL L 6.0 10 5 5 1 5 0 104 36
2012-05-01 @STL L 4.1 8 6 5 2 5 1 95 28
2012-04-20 STL L 5.0 4 2 1 3 6 0 93 56
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   52-31   Road:   45-38   ExtrInn: 9-9 
 vsRHP:  79-56   vsLHP:  18-13   1-Run:  29-23
 vsEast: 20-14   vsCntrl:48-32   vsWest: 14-18 IL:15-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  4 Sun, Oct  6   STL  W   5-3         -               
  3 Fri, Oct  4  @STL  W   7-1         -               
  2 Thu, Oct  3  @STL  L   1-9         -               
  1 Tue, Oct  1   CIN  W   6-2         -               
162 Sun, Sep 29  @CIN  W   4-2       94-68  2nd  3.0 gb
161 Sat, Sep 28  @CIN  W   8-3       93-68  2nd  3.0 gb
160 Fri, Sep 27  @CIN  W   4-1       92-68  2nd  3.0 gb
159 Wed, Sep 25  @CHC  L   2-4       91-68  2nd  3.0 gb
158 Tue, Sep 24  @CHC  W   8-2       91-67  2nd  2.0 gb
157 Mon, Sep 23  @CHC  W   2-1       90-67  2nd  2.0 gb

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Oct 06, 2013 PIT  5  STL  3        W:Mark Melancon , L: Carlos Martinez , S: Jason Grilli 
Fri, Oct 04, 2013 PIT  7 @STL  1        W:Gerrit Cole , L: Lance Lynn , S: none
Thu, Oct 03, 2013 STL  9  PIT  1        W:Adam Wainwright , L: A.J. Burnett , S: none
Sun, Sep 08, 2013 STL  9  PIT  2        W:Michael Wacha (3-0), L: Charlie Morton (7-4), S: none
Sat, Sep 07, 2013 STL  5  PIT  0        W:Adam Wainwright (16-9), L: Jeff Locke (9-5), S: none
Fri, Sep 06, 2013 STL 12  PIT  8        W:Joe Kelly (8-3), L: A.J. Burnett (7-10), S: Edward Mujica (36)
Sun, Sep 01, 2013 STL  7 @PIT  2        W:Joe Kelly (7-3), L: Kris Johnson (0-2), S: none
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 PIT  7  STL  1        W:A.J. Burnett (7-9), L: Lance Lynn (13-9), S: none
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 PIT  5  STL  0        W:Francisco Liriano (15-6), L: Shelby Miller (12-9), S: none
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 STL  6  PIT  5 (12)   W:Kevin Siegrist (1-1), L: Bryan Morris (5-6), S: none

Regular and Postseason
Season Series: 2013 - PIT over 12-10; 2012 - PIT won 8-7; 2011 - STL won 9-7; All-Time - PIT leads 1223-1160

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 2013 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

Batter vs. Pitcher Include Regular and Postseason Totals, All Others Just Regular Season

Cardinals Batters (4.83 RS/G) vs. Pirates Pitchers (3.56 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 50.Morton
G/S/vB
30.Gomez
G/S/vB
39.Grilli
G/S/vB
32.Mazzaro
G/S/vB
35.Melancon
G/S/vB
29.Morris
G/S/vB
44.Watson*
G/S/vB
37.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Adams* G/S/vP 1/.000 5/1.100 3/1.667 7/1.071 2/.000 4/.250 2/1.000 ··· 319/267 .284/.335/.503/.839 .654/.876 .806 93/.984 0/1 17/2
3.Beltran# G/S/vP 22/.967 8/1.042 7/.429 8/1.000 10/1.278 3/.666 6/.500 3/.000 600/429 .296/.339/.491/.830 .729/.871 .826 96/.648 2/1 24/5
13.Carpenter* G/S/vP 12/1.045 10/.675 4/.500 5/.450 2/.000 5/.200 9/.222 6/.334 717/495 .318/.392/.481/.873 .820/.897 .775 114/.968 3/3 11/12
56.Chambers* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 29/24 .154/.241/.192/.434 .000/.530 .417 14/.368 0/1 0/1
48.Cruz G/S/vP 6/.666 1/3.000 2/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 129/95 .203/.240/.293/.533 .235/.643 .626 24/.417 0/0 1/1
33.Descalso* G/S/vP 14/.286 3/.000 4/.250 13/.231 6/.400 1/.000 8/.750 ··· 358/292 .238/.290/.366/.656 .529/.684 .702 69/.628 6/3 5/14
23.Freese G/S/vP 19/.839 7/1.262 2/.000 7/.143 5/.800 3/.333 4/1.417 3/.000 521/385 .262/.340/.381/.721 .811/.689 .792 80/.791 1/2 9/11
7.Holliday G/S/vP 26/.826 8/.900 7/.000 14/1.404 6/.334 7/1.285 8/.625 5/1.400 602/458 .300/.389/.490/.879 .799/.903 .790 90/1.179 6/1 22/1
19.Jay* G/S/vP 21/1.204 8/.833 8/.500 7/1.417 2/1.000 6/1.666 12/.833 7/.286 628/491 .276/.351/.370/.721 .620/.749 .711 97/.774 10/5 7/1
38.Kozma G/S/vP 6/.833 6/.000 2/.500 5/.800 3/.000 3/.000 3/.666 5/.000 448/305 .217/.275/.273/.548 .536/.554 .594 38/.685 3/1 1/9
4.Molina G/S/vP 19/1.053 5/.600 9/.472 9/.444 5/1.000 3/1.666 5/.400 1/.000 541/426 .319/.359/.477/.836 .883/.823 .855 87/.783 3/2 12/4
43.Robinson G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 5/.650 1/no AB 171/77 .250/.345/.319/.664 .598/.746 .686 42/.390 5/1 2/3
16.Wong* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 62/55 .153/.194/.169/.363 .000/.410 .451 25/.330 3/0 0/0
IP 116.0 80.2 50.0 73.2 71.0 65.0 71.2 73.2 TOTAL .269/.332/.401/.733 .672/.755 .728 .753 45/22 125/75
ERA-K/9 3.26/6.6 3.35/5.9 2.70/13.3 2.81/5.6 1.39/8.9 3.46/5.1 2.39/6.8 2.08/7.2 3.27/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cruz (12-6-2)
 Molina (26-20-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 493/.261 333/.223 202/.214 304/.246 279/.223 270/.243 280/.198 295/.192 .238  Beltran
 Jay
 Holliday
 Carpenter
 Kozma
 Robinson
 Chambers
0/0/137/4
0/152/0/4
136/0/0/2
0/0/2/1
1/0/0/0
26/27/34/0
11/0/6/0
OPS .683 .617 .595 .628 .511 .705 .544 .543 .650
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 229/.848 146/.621 96/.707 132/.616 125/.357 119/.745 107/.483 95/.501 .661
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 264/.550 187/.614 106/.496 172/.637 154/.638 151/.674 173/.582 200/.563 .643
Home 223/.632 153/.678 106/.462 157/.541 147/.416 136/.612 151/.515 164/.554
Last 28d days 111/.622 38/.851 34/.928 32/.710 43/.698 33/.990 22/.318 22/.431
HR/SB/CS 6/11/6 6/7/2 4/1/0 3/0/2 1/3/0 8/1/2 5/3/1 4/7/3 101/95/43
Usage ········ ···X···X o·X··o·· ···o···· o·o····· ···o···· o·X··X·· ········
Pirates Batters (3.91 RS/G) vs. Cardinals Pitchers (3.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Axford
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
58.Kelly
G/S/vB
61.Maness
G/S/vB
62.Martinez
G/S/vB
44.Mujica
G/S/vB
26.Rosenthal
G/S/vB
46.Siegrist*
G/S/vB
52.Wacha
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Alvarez* G/S/vP 14/.846 7/.572 19/.787 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 4/.000 6/.334 3/.000 614/467 .233/.296/.473/.770 .537/.842 .695 93/.742 2/0 36/27
12.Barmes G/S/vP 9/1.931 3/.666 13/.558 4/1.167 ··· 16/.800 6/.400 1/.000 ··· 330/273 .211/.249/.309/.558 .529/.565 .545 42/.421 0/0 5/13
14.Buck G/S/vP 3/.667 1/5.000 7/.286 2/1.000 1/no AB 5/1.400 1/.000 ··· 5/.650 431/323 .219/.285/.362/.648 .617/.658 .621 17/.353 2/1 15/4
2.Byrd G/S/vP 7/1.171 1/5.000 10/1.056 1/5.000 1/no AB 8/1.875 ··· 3/.000 6/.167 579/401 .291/.336/.511/.847 .959/.797 .727 87/.789 2/4 24/5
5.Harrison G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 5/1.200 3/1.667 ··· 3/1.333 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 95/53 .250/.290/.409/.699 .981/.466 .645 19/.616 2/0 3/1
46.Jones* G/S/vP 14/.539 1/.000 12/.614 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 4/.000 440/417 .233/.289/.419/.708 .317/.730 .667 30/.648 2/0 15/7
6.Marte G/S/vP 4/2.417 1/.000 9/.708 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 566/463 .280/.343/.441/.784 1.053/.724 .781 30/.741 41/15 12/7
55.Martin G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· 7/1.571 3/.833 1/.000 9/.347 6/1.500 6/.833 ··· 506/396 .226/.327/.377/.703 .610/.729 .641 62/.496 9/5 15/2
22.McCutchen G/S/vP 15/1.533 ··· 18/.889 5/.933 1/3.000 5/.200 8/.661 2/.000 4/.833 674/553 .317/.404/.508/.911 1.130/.864 .963 92/.935 27/10 21/6
10.Mercer G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 6/.533 4/.000 1/.000 4/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 3/1.000 365/276 .285/.336/.435/.772 1.152/.654 .649 47/1.093 3/2 8/15
66.Morneau* G/S/vP 4/.000 4/.000 9/.583 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 635/457 .259/.323/.411/.734 .525/.819 .797 80/.632 0/0 17/4
17.Sanchez G/S/vP 9/.958 1/3.000 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.250 1/.000 4/1.167 ··· 320/194 .254/.361/.402/.762 .987/.619 .752 22/.830 1/0 7/3
31.Tabata G/S/vP 7/.929 ··· 12/.833 4/.750 2/1.500 5/.400 3/1.667 ··· ··· 341/269 .282/.342/.429/.771 .742/.778 .823 70/.856 3/1 6/0
18.Walker# G/S/vP 13/.462 2/.000 14/.286 6/.334 ··· 6/.334 4/1.250 ··· 4/.000 551/457 .251/.339/.418/.757 .518/.805 .842 87/.732 1/2 16/7
IP 65.0 35.1 124.0 62.0 28.1 64.2 75.1 39.2 64.2 TOTAL .245/.313/.396/.709 .735/.702 .701 .709 94/42 161/106
ERA-K/9 4.02/9.0 2.29/7.1 2.69/5.7 2.32/5.1 5.08/7.6 2.78/6.4 2.63/12.9 0.45/11.3 2.78/9.0 3.43/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (39-16-6)
 Martin (53-36-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 289/.285 141/.208 532/.259 249/.281 124/.282 255/.245 311/.223 152/.128 260/.219 .249  McCutchen
 Byrd
 Marte
 Harrison
 Jones
 Tabata
 Martin
0/155/0/11
2/2/138/10
124/13/0/6
1/0/14/2
0/0/32/1
40/0/50/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .796 .537 .694 .725 .704 .674 .608 .432 .603 .680
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 131/.838 99/.492 235/.691 79/.726 51/.764 114/.659 137/.586 79/.388 127/.493 .696
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 158/.761 42/.635 297/.696 170/.724 73/.661 141/.687 174/.626 73/.479 133/.710 .667
Road 139/.845 70/.523 258/.662 119/.754 45/.611 126/.844 146/.664 73/.436 82/.814
Last 28d days 37/.704 18/.353 123/.666 30/.695 42/.600 34/1.513 46/.484 37/.500 100/.558
HR/SB/CS 10/3/2 0/1/0 10/2/1 4/2/0 1/1/1 9/2/2 4/0/2 1/0/1 5/1/0 112/39/26
Usage o·o····· ··o····o X······X o·o····· o··o···o ··o····· ···X···· o·X····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.