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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves, at PNC Park, August 20, 2014 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Start Time:
7:05et (local)
Venue:
PNC Park
Tickets:
Series:
Game #3 of a 3-game series
Average Temp:
79° (based on last ten years)
Braves
Manager:
Game #:
127
On This Date:
63-62
Pirates
Manager:
Game #:
127
On This Date:
71-60
Season Series
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 ATL  7 @PIT  3     
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 ATL 11 @PIT  3     

Wed, Aug 20, 2014 ATL    @PIT  7:05pm
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 PIT    @ATL  7:10pm
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 PIT    @ATL  7:10pm
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 PIT    @ATL  7:10pm
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 PIT    @ATL  7:10pm

                         All times ET
66-60, 2nd, 6 GB, 2½ GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-28   Road:   29-32   ExtrInn: 5-10
 vsRHP:  51-50   vsLHP:  15-10   1-Run:  21-19
 vsEast: 30-22   vsCntrl:17-7    vsWest: 12-21 IL: 7-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Tue, Aug 19  @PIT  W  11-3       66-60  2nd  6.0 gb
125 Mon, Aug 18  @PIT  W   7-3       65-60  2nd  6.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17   OAK  W   4-3       64-60  2nd  6.0 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16   OAK  W   4-3       63-60  2nd  6.0 gb
122 Fri, Aug 15   OAK  W   7-2       62-60  2nd  6.0 gb
121 Thu, Aug 14   LAD  L   4-6       61-60  2nd  6.0 gb
120 Wed, Aug 13   LAD  W   3-2       61-59  2nd  5.0 gb
119 Tue, Aug 12   LAD  L   2-4       60-59  2nd  5.0 gb
118 Mon, Aug 11   LAD  L   2-6       60-58  2nd  4.0 gb
117 Sun, Aug 10   WSN  W   3-1       60-57  2nd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
64-62, 3rd, 7 GB, 4½ GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-26   Road:   25-36   ExtrInn: 7-6 
 vsRHP:  50-50   vsLHP:  14-12   1-Run:  24-22
 vsEast: 14-11   vsCntrl:22-30   vsWest: 20-12 IL: 8-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Tue, Aug 19   ATL  L   3-11      64-62  3rd  7.0 gb
125 Mon, Aug 18   ATL  L   3-7       64-61  3rd  6.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17  @WSN  L   5-6 (11)  64-60  3rd  5.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16  @WSN  L   3-4       64-59  3rd  4.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 15  @WSN  L   4-5       64-58  3rd  3.5 gb
121 Thu, Aug 14  @DET  L   2-5       64-57  3rd  2.5 gb
120 Wed, Aug 13  @DET  L   4-8       64-56  2nd  1.5 gb
119 Tue, Aug 12   DET  W   4-2       64-55  2nd  1.5 gb
118 Mon, Aug 11   DET  W  11-6       63-55  2nd  2.5 gb
117 Sun, Aug 10   SDP  L   2-8       62-55  3rd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 ATL 11 @PIT  3        W:Aaron Harang (10-7), L: Francisco Liriano (3-10), S: none
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 ATL  7 @PIT  3        W:Ervin Santana (13-6), L: Vance Worley (5-3), S: none

Wed, Jun 05, 2013 ATL  5  PIT  0        W:Julio Teheran (4-2), L: Wandy Rodriguez (6-4), S: none
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 ATL  5  PIT  4 (10)   W:Anthony Varvaro (3-0), L: Mark Melancon (1-1), S: none
Mon, Jun 03, 2013 ATL  7  PIT  2        W:Kris Medlen (2-6), L: A.J. Burnett (3-6), S: none
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 PIT  4  ATL  2        W:Justin Wilson (1-0), L: Kris Medlen (1-2), S: Jason Grilli (7)
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 PIT  3  ATL  1        W:James McDonald (2-2), L: Paul Maholm (3-1), S: Jason Grilli (6)
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 PIT  6  ATL  0        W:Wandy Rodriguez (2-0), L: Tim Hudson (2-1), S: none
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 ATL  6 @PIT  4        W:Anthony Varvaro (1-0), L: Jared Hughes (1-1), S: Craig Kimbrel (7)
Wed, Oct 03, 2012 ATL  4 @PIT  0        W:Luis Avilan (1-0), L: A.J. Burnett (16-10), S: none
Season Series: 2014 - ATL over 2-0; 2013 - ATL won 4-3; 2012 - PIT won 4-3; All-Time - PIT leads 1089-1017

SP: Alex Wood (23, LHP, 9-9, 3.07)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (9-9) 123.0 115 46 42 36 120 13 3.07
2013 (3-3) 77.2 76 29 27 27 77 3 3.13
Last 7 GS 3-2 42.2 40 18 14 16 44 4 2.95 56
2014-08-15 OAK W 6.0 4 2 2 3 1 1 96 54
2014-08-10 WSN W 7.1 5 1 1 3 12 1 124 73
2014-08-05 @SEA L 6.0 5 4 1 4 5 0 104 53
2014-07-30 @LAD ND 7.0 6 1 1 2 8 1 114 67
2014-07-25 SDP L 5.0 12 5 4 1 4 0 97 28
2014-07-20 PHI W 6.0 3 1 1 0 8 1 95 70
2014-07-11 @CHC ND 5.1 5 4 4 3 6 0 93 45
Has never faced PIT as starter.

SP: Gerrit Cole (23, RHP, 7-4, 3.78)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (7-4) 85.2 83 37 36 29 78 8 3.78
2013 (10-7) 117.1 109 43 42 28 100 7 3.22
Last 7 GS 4-2 38.2 37 17 17 16 39 2 3.96 52
2014-07-04 PHI W 5.0 1 0 0 1 5 0 80 69
2014-06-28 NYM L 4.0 7 5 5 3 4 0 93 29
2014-06-03 @SDP W 5.2 4 1 1 2 6 0 100 61
2014-05-29 @LAD W 6.1 6 3 3 2 3 0 88 50
2014-05-24 WSN ND 6.0 5 2 2 3 7 1 112 58
2014-05-18 @NYY W 6.0 7 3 3 2 8 1 99 52
2014-05-13 @MIL L 5.2 7 3 3 3 6 0 105 46
Has never faced ATL as starter.
Braves Batters (3.82 RS/G) vs. Pirates Pitchers (4.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
53.Axford
G/S/vB
58.Cumpton
G/S/vB
30.Gomez
G/S/vB
48.Hughes
G/S/vB
35.Melancon
G/S/vB
44.Watson*
G/S/vB
37.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Bonifacio# G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 4/1.750 4/.500 4/1.250 4/.833 ··· 341/257 .275/.316/.358/.674 .985/.574 .580 70/.757 17/7 2/6
4.Doumit# G/S/vP ··· 8/.821 ··· 6/.533 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 128/106 .198/.234/.289/.524 .591/.509 .450 24/.382 1/0 3/1
5.Freeman* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 2/.500 1/2.000 2/.000 1/2.000 3/1.167 1/2.000 557/399 .296/.386/.491/.877 .820/.899 .890 109/.968 1/2 17/5
24.Gattis G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 2/5.000 2/.000 1/no AB 1/3.000 336/276 .277/.330/.516/.846 1.175/.772 .776 85/.736 0/0 19/5
15.Gosselin G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 35/12 .286/.286/.371/.657 .522/.917 .333 35/.657 1/1 1/2
22.Heyward* G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 5/.400 1/.000 524/394 .269/.351/.388/.739 .460/.834 .799 85/.795 14/4 10/1
23.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.000 5/.600 5/2.200 2/.000 3/.333 1/2.000 495/403 .274/.298/.382/.680 1.064/.596 .728 99/.679 3/0 9/4
11.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 8/.750 2/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 147/111 .226/.299/.286/.585 .581/.586 .558 26/.346 0/0 0/2
7.La Stella* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 287/226 .273/.351/.344/.695 .898/.640 .678 87/.636 2/1 1/5
14.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 140/112 .226/.294/.331/.625 .654/.616 .725 31/.725 1/0 3/7
19.Simmons G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 3/.333 3/1.667 3/.000 1/no AB 449/368 .252/.299/.345/.644 .729/.626 .631 60/.592 4/4 6/10
2.Upton G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 3/1.000 7/1.238 2/1.000 2/.500 498/378 .209/.279/.332/.611 .545/.628 .561 88/.562 18/7 9/7
8.Upton G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 4/1.167 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 503/396 .287/.363/.522/.884 1.108/.826 .733 105/.991 7/2 24/6
IP 85.2 46.1 64.2 56.2 52.0 51.1 58.2 48.1 TOTAL .247/.311/.374/.684 .738/.669 .672 .688 70/26 105/70
ERA-K/9 3.78/8.2 3.69/10.7 5.01/5.7 3.49/5.6 1.73/5.0 2.28/8.6 1.84/9.4 4.66/9.1 3.80/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Doumit (7-0-0)
 Gattis (40-12-4)
 Laird (25-10-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 365/.255 204/.206 286/.295 248/.299 206/.229 204/.207 233/.227 209/.232 .254  Heyward
 Upton
 Upton
 Bonifacio
 Doumit
0/0/119/8
0/115/0/7
116/0/0/4
2/52/1/1
6/0/8/0
OPS .728 .680 .738 .830 .611 .500 .617 .655 .710
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 180/.734 102/.672 121/.780 102/1.108 93/.595 95/.441 69/.567 72/.801 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 185/.721 102/.687 165/.707 146/.646 113/.624 109/.552 164/.637 137/.573 .705
Home 179/.702 97/.677 150/.658 138/.890 122/.663 116/.452 112/.541 120/.659
Last 28d days / 31/.758 37/.738 51/.951 38/.451 29/.607 41/.670 44/.593
HR/SB/CS 8/20/2 6/6/0 2/5/2 6/6/4 3/4/6 2/0/1 5/4/1 2/6/1 111/93/39
Usage ·oo·o··· X·X··X·· ·X··X·X· ··oo··o· ··X····o ···Xo··o ·o·oo··X
Pirates Batters (4.20 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (3.70 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Wood*
G/S/vB
43.Avilan*
G/S/vB
48.Carpenter
G/S/vB
57.Hale
G/S/vB
46.Kimbrel
G/S/vB
51.Russell*
G/S/vB
38.Varvaro
G/S/vB
52.Walden
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Alvarez* G/S/vP 1/no AB 3/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 17/.782 2/.500 ··· 428/341 .230/.311/.386/.697 .504/.748 .707 45/.427 6/2 15/25
15.Davis* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 1/.000 3/.667 8/1.000 5/2.000 1/.000 ··· 352/320 .237/.352/.369/.722 .256/.772 .821 61/.801 0/4 8/7
5.Harrison G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 400/300 .305/.342/.484/.826 .803/.833 .769 112/.979 17/4 10/5
6.Marte G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 410/334 .274/.346/.431/.777 .776/.778 .797 62/1.143 23/8 8/3
55.Martin G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.500 5/.000 2/.500 4/1.000 342/263 .285/.408/.397/.805 .719/.826 .906 83/.821 3/4 6/2
22.McCutchen G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/1.000 ··· 3/.666 3/2.334 2/.000 1/.000 493/401 .308/.408/.531/.939 .860/.956 1.029 47/.601 17/1 17/5
10.Mercer G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 425/326 .263/.311/.381/.693 .831/.650 .685 85/.893 2/1 7/9
59.Morel G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 22/7 .143/.182/.190/.372 .343/.429 .333 20/.308 0/0 0/0
27.Nix G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 80/37 .137/.192/.178/.370 .276/.473 .377 37/.284 1/2 1/4
25.Polanco* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 275/191 .245/.313/.355/.668 .427/.776 .725 105/.640 12/4 6/2
17.Sanchez G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/.143 6/1.833 3/.666 2/1.000 229/111 .231/.297/.399/.696 .775/.613 .587 48/.670 2/0 6/3
23.Snider* G/S/vP 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 258/228 .272/.342/.444/.786 .898/.772 .901 74/.974 0/1 10/1
19.Stewart G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 125/97 .290/.374/.318/.692 1.136/.558 .745 22/1.019 0/1 0/3
18.Walker# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/no AB 4/.500 1/no AB 1/.000 9/.666 4/.250 2/.000 425/332 .276/.344/.457/.801 .639/.846 .835 56/.645 2/1 17/4
IP 123.0 31.1 45.2 71.2 50.0 41.0 47.0 39.1 TOTAL .257/.331/.394/.725 .667/.741 .752 .733 87/34 112/91
ERA-K/9 3.07/8.8 4.88/5.2 3.74/11.2 3.01/4.0 1.80/14.8 3.51/6.6 2.87/8.8 2.29/11.7 3.38/8.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martin (47-29-2)
 Stewart (28-7-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 508/.250 142/.298 198/.284 309/.260 200/.138 173/.211 193/.246 160/.191 .253  Snider
 Harrison
 Polanco
 Marte
 McCutchen
 Mercer
 Sanchez
 Nix
29/0/43/5
26/0/26/4
0/0/59/4
80/23/0/3
0/110/0/1
0/0/1/0
0/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .683 .778 .707 .671 .421 .619 .681 .544 .689
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 151/.666 80/.746 93/.630 144/.740 109/.428 84/.884 72/.545 79/.624 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 357/.690 62/.818 105/.774 165/.612 91/.412 89/.356 121/.760 81/.466 .663
Road 259/.682 71/.751 93/.860 145/.769 87/.498 78/.637 93/.890 59/.665
Last 28d days 137/.727 7/1.171 35/.318 46/.892 40/.403 50/.645 36/1.191 37/.452
HR/SB/CS 13/6/3 2/3/0 3/1/1 2/9/3 1/4/1 3/4/1 5/1/0 2/7/0 100/78/23
Usage ····X··· ·o···X·· ···oo·oo oo···X·X ··oX··X· ·Xo·oo·· ··X··o·· ···Xo·oo

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

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.