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Game Preview: PIT @ STL, 2:15pm, Sunday, April 27, 2014 @Busch Stadium III

Pirates, 10-15, 10-15 4th, 8½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Edinson Volquez (30, RHP, 1-1, 1.93)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (1-1) 28.0 21 7 6 5 16 1 1.93
2013 (9-12) 170.1 193 114 108 77 142 19 5.71
2012 (11-11) 182.2 160 88 84 105 174 14 4.14
Last 7 GS 1-2 43.0 34 14 12 12 31 4 2.51 58
2014-04-22 CIN L 7.0 5 2 2 1 3 0 100 61
2014-04-17 MIL W 7.0 8 2 2 1 3 0 77 55
2014-04-12 @MIL ND 6.1 4 2 1 2 4 1 93 61
2014-04-06 STL ND 5.2 3 1 1 1 4 0 81 62
2013-09-26 @SFG ND 5.0 4 2 2 3 4 0 74 52
2013-09-20 @SDP L 6.1 5 2 1 4 6 1 111 59
2013-09-15 SFG ND 5.2 5 3 3 0 7 2 88 54
Last 5 v.STL 2-2 28.0 24 15 14 13 17 0 4.50 49
2014-04-06 STL ND 5.2 3 1 1 1 4 0 81 62
2013-07-20 @STL W 5.0 4 3 3 1 1 0 107 47
2013-05-21 STL L 6.0 8 5 5 1 5 0 87 40
2012-09-11 STL W 5.1 4 3 2 6 6 0 108 50
2012-05-22 @STL L 6.0 5 3 3 4 1 0 108 47
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-8    Road:    4-7    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   8-14   vsLHP:   2-1    1-Run:   7-6 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl:10-15   vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 25 Sat, Apr 26  @STL  W   6-1       10-15  4th  8.5 gb
 24 Fri, Apr 25  @STL  L   0-1        9-15  4th  8.5 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 24   CIN  L   1-2        9-14  4th  7.5 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 23   CIN  L   2-5        9-13  4th  7.0 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 22   CIN  L   1-4        9-12  4th  6.0 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 21   CIN  W   6-5        9-11  3rd  6.0 gb
 19 Sun, Apr 20   MIL  L   2-3 (14)   8-11  4th  6.0 gb
 18 Sat, Apr 19   MIL  L   7-8        8-10  3rd  5.0 gb
 17 Fri, Apr 18   MIL  L   3-5        8-9   3rd  4.0 gb
 16 Thu, Apr 17   MIL  W  11-2        8-8   3rd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:10-15
Cardinals, 13-12, 13-12 2nd, 5½ GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Adam Wainwright (32, RHP, 4-1, 1.46)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (4-1) 37.0 21 6 6 9 35 1 1.46
2013 (19-9) 241.2 223 83 79 35 219 15 2.94
2012 (14-13) 198.2 196 96 87 52 184 15 3.94
Last 7 GS 6-1 49.1 30 9 9 10 45 2 1.64 68
2014-04-22 @NYM W 7.0 4 0 0 0 3 0 79 72
2014-04-17 @WSN W 9.0 2 0 0 3 8 0 110 88
2014-04-12 CHC W 7.0 7 4 4 0 8 1 101 55
2014-04-06 @PIT L 7.0 5 2 2 2 7 0 100 64
2014-03-31 @CIN W 7.0 3 0 0 4 9 0 105 76
2013-09-28 CHC W 5.1 2 0 0 1 5 0 72 68
2013-09-23 WSN W 7.0 7 3 3 0 5 1 112 56
Last 5 v.PIT 1-2 33.0 31 16 16 9 34 5 4.36 55
2014-04-06 @PIT L 7.0 5 2 2 2 7 0 100 64
2013-09-07 PIT W 7.0 2 0 0 2 8 0 100 79
2013-08-13 PIT ND 7.0 5 3 3 3 6 2 122 58
2013-07-31 @PIT ND 7.0 8 4 4 1 6 1 108 50
2012-06-29 PIT L 5.0 11 7 7 1 7 2 100 23
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-3    Road:    8-9    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  11-8    vsLHP:   2-4    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast:  3-5    vsCntrl:10-7    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 25 Sat, Apr 26   PIT  L   1-6       13-12  2nd  5.5 gb
 24 Fri, Apr 25   PIT  W   1-0       13-11  2nd  4.5 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 24  @NYM  L   1-4       12-11  2nd  4.5 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 23  @NYM  L   2-3       12-10  2nd  4.0 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 22  @NYM  W   3-0       12-9   2nd  3.0 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 21  @NYM  L   0-2       11-9   2nd  4.0 gb
 19 Sun, Apr 20  @WSN  L   2-3       11-8   2nd  3.0 gb
 18 Sat, Apr 19  @WSN  W   4-3       11-7   2nd  2.0 gb
 17 Fri, Apr 18  @WSN  L   1-3       10-7   2nd  2.0 gb
 16 Thu, Apr 17  @WSN  W   8-0       10-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:13-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 PIT  6 @STL  1        W:Stolmy Pimentel (2-0), L: Tyler Lyons (0-2), S: none
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 STL  1  PIT  0        W:Shelby Miller (2-2), L: Gerrit Cole (2-2), S: Trevor Rosenthal (7)
Sun, Apr 06, 2014 PIT  2  STL  1        W:Tony Watson (1-0), L: Adam Wainwright (1-1), S: Jason Grilli (1)
Sat, Apr 05, 2014 STL  6 @PIT  1        W:Joe Kelly (1-0), L: Francisco Liriano (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 04, 2014 PIT 12  STL  2        W:Gerrit Cole (1-0), L: Shelby Miller (0-1), 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
Season Series: 2014 - PIT over 3-2; 2013 - PIT won 10-9; 2012 - PIT won 8-7; All-Time - PIT leads 1224-1161

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 2014 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 2013 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2014 season. Player Stats for the 2013 season. We will switch to 2014 stats on May 1st.

Pirates Batters (3.84 RS/G) vs. Cardinals Pitchers (3.12 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 50.Wainwright
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
67.Fornataro
G/S/vB
61.Maness
G/S/vB
44.Martinez
G/S/vB
41.Neshek
G/S/vB
26.Rosenthal
G/S/vB
46.Siegrist*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Alvarez* G/S/vP 24/.673 8/.500 ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 4/.000 614/467 .233/.296/.473/.770 .537/.842 .838 103/.675 2/0 36/27
12.Barmes G/S/vP 25/1.009 3/.666 ··· 4/1.167 ··· 2/.000 6/.400 2/.000 330/273 .211/.249/.309/.558 .529/.565 .571 28/.368 0/0 5/13
15.Davis* G/S/vP 12/.833 3/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 377/303 .205/.326/.334/.661 .406/.727 .607 58/.720 4/0 9/9
5.Harrison G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 95/53 .250/.290/.409/.699 .981/.466 .744 23/.609 2/0 3/1
6.Marte G/S/vP 11/.586 1/.000 ··· 5/.666 2/.500 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 566/463 .280/.343/.441/.784 1.053/.724 .787 113/.635 41/15 12/7
22.McCutchen G/S/vP 34/1.183 ··· ··· 7/.629 2/no AB 3/.666 7/.453 2/.000 674/553 .317/.404/.508/.911 1.130/.864 .859 116/.944 27/10 21/6
10.Mercer G/S/vP 3/2.334 ··· 1/.000 5/.250 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 365/276 .285/.336/.435/.772 1.152/.654 .898 70/.422 3/2 8/15
17.Sanchez G/S/vP 8/.125 1/3.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/1.667 320/194 .254/.361/.402/.762 .987/.619 .770 44/.785 1/0 7/3
26.Sanchez G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/49 .233/.288/.400/.688 .765/.655 .724 22/.682 0/0 2/0
23.Snider* G/S/vP 1/.000 6/.334 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 285/260 .215/.281/.333/.614 .291/.644 .488 72/.675 2/3 5/1
19.Stewart G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 340/237 .211/.293/.272/.566 .503/.591 .537 15/.533 4/0 4/2
31.Tabata G/S/vP 20/.929 ··· 1/2.000 4/1.250 2/2.500 2/1.000 3/1.667 1/.000 341/269 .282/.342/.429/.771 .742/.778 .717 62/.612 3/1 6/0
18.Walker# G/S/vP 25/.964 3/.666 1/.000 7/.286 2/.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 551/457 .251/.339/.418/.757 .518/.805 .669 108/.744 1/2 16/7
IP 241.2 35.1 62.0 28.1 40.1 75.1 39.2 TOTAL .225/.300/.359/.658 .699/.651 .652 .658 14/3 28/17
ERA-K/9 2.94/8.2 2.29/7.1 /0.0 2.32/5.1 5.08/7.6 3.35/6.5 2.63/12.9 0.45/11.3 2.88/8.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Sanchez (5-1-2)
 Stewart (37-17-12)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 956/.248 141/.208 / 249/.281 124/.282 177/.252 311/.223 152/.128 .218  McCutchen
 Marte
 Snider
 Harrison
 Tabata
0/155/0/11
124/13/0/6
5/0/79/5
1/0/14/2
40/0/50/0
OPS .636 .537 .725 .704 .738 .608 .432 .619
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 476/.631 99/.492 / 79/.726 51/.764 60/.922 137/.586 79/.388 .676
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 480/.639 42/.635 / 170/.724 73/.661 117/.644 174/.626 73/.479 .577
Home 463/.568 71/.548 / 130/.700 79/.758 82/.602 165/.559 79/.429
Last 28d days 137/.465 24/.258 14/.368 47/.784 56/.625 39/.481 49/.617 40/.553
HR/SB/CS 15/3/3 0/1/0 // 4/2/0 1/1/1 6/2/1 4/0/2 1/0/1 15/8/6
Usage ····X··· o··X··o· o·oX·o·· X··X··X· ·Xo···XX ·o·o·oo· ·X··X··X ·oo·o·oo

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2014 season. Player Stats for the 2013 season. We will switch to 2014 stats on May 1st.

Cardinals Batters (3.28 RS/G) vs. Pirates Pitchers (3.88 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Volquez
G/S/vB
30.Gomez
G/S/vB
48.Hughes
G/S/vB
35.Melancon
G/S/vB
29.Morris
G/S/vB
38.Pimentel
G/S/vB
44.Watson*
G/S/vB
37.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Adams* G/S/vP 7/.286 4/.500 2/.000 2/.000 3/.333 3/.666 2/.000 1/.000 319/267 .284/.335/.503/.839 .654/.876 .870 94/.802 0/1 17/2
8.Bourjos G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 196/153 .274/.333/.377/.710 .608/.740 .739 54/.506 6/0 3/1
13.Carpenter* G/S/vP 10/.956 10/1.000 6/.833 3/.000 4/.250 2/.500 8/.250 7/.286 717/495 .318/.392/.481/.873 .820/.897 .972 110/.688 3/3 11/12
21.Craig G/S/vP 10/1.000 7/.821 5/.400 3/2.333 4/.250 1/.000 7/.000 4/.000 563/431 .315/.373/.457/.830 .779/.845 .834 99/.461 2/0 13/1
48.Cruz G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 129/95 .203/.240/.293/.533 .235/.643 .466 14/1.000 0/0 1/1
33.Descalso* G/S/vP 12/.817 1/.000 6/1.600 8/.286 1/.000 ··· 7/.858 1/.000 358/292 .238/.290/.366/.656 .529/.684 .597 30/.358 6/3 5/14
3.Ellis G/S/vP 26/.923 3/1.334 2/.000 5/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 480/336 .270/.323/.351/.674 .743/.644 .748 25/.340 4/1 6/6
7.Holliday G/S/vP 24/1.099 8/.900 8/1.125 5/.400 7/1.000 3/1.000 8/.625 6/1.167 602/458 .300/.389/.490/.879 .799/.903 .978 103/.751 6/1 22/1
19.Jay* G/S/vP 15/.667 7/.762 7/1.143 2/1.000 6/1.666 1/.000 10/1.000 7/.286 628/491 .276/.351/.370/.721 .620/.749 .732 60/.771 10/5 7/1
4.Molina G/S/vP 25/.461 4/.000 8/.500 4/.750 5/1.400 3/.000 6/.334 1/.000 541/426 .319/.359/.477/.836 .883/.823 .813 91/.891 3/2 12/4
27.Peralta G/S/vP 3/.333 15/.700 1/3.000 2/2.000 1/2.000 2/.500 4/.250 1/3.000 448/312 .303/.358/.457/.815 .964/.750 .940 90/.654 3/3 11/4
43.Robinson G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 4/.833 2/no AB 171/77 .250/.345/.319/.664 .598/.746 .639 23/.317 5/1 2/3
16.Wong* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 62/55 .153/.194/.169/.363 .000/.410 .237 76/.544 3/0 0/0
IP 170.1 80.2 32.0 71.0 65.0 9.1 71.2 73.2 TOTAL .240/.308/.342/.650 .510/.692 .719 .650 9/4 12/20
ERA-K/9 5.71/7.5 3.35/5.9 4.78/6.5 1.39/8.9 3.46/5.1 1.93/8.7 2.39/6.8 2.08/7.2 3.51/7.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 777/.282 333/.223 148/.291 279/.223 270/.243 38/.171 280/.198 295/.192 .247  Jay
 Bourjos
 Holliday
 Carpenter
 Craig
 Peralta
 Robinson
0/152/0/4
0/53/0/2
136/0/0/2
0/0/2/1
25/0/22/1
3/0/0/0
26/27/34/0
OPS .804 .617 .786 .511 .705 .411 .544 .543 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 394/.836 146/.621 60/.967 125/.357 119/.745 14/.214 107/.483 95/.501 .702
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 383/.771 187/.614 88/.664 154/.638 151/.674 24/.530 173/.582 200/.563 .702
Road 388/.832 180/.566 92/.756 132/.620 134/.797 26/.481 129/.577 131/.529
Last 28d days 109/.535 54/1.065 10/.522 44/.404 41/.626 49/.588 44/.538 43/.741
HR/SB/CS 19/24/2 6/7/2 2/4/2 1/3/0 8/1/2 0/1/0 5/3/1 4/7/3 26/24/8
Usage ····X··· ···o··X· X····X·· o·o···oo ·X·X···X X···X··· o·X·o·oX X··X·XX·

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.