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Pittsburgh Pirates

Stadium: PNC Park | Manager: Clint Hurdle
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Pirates.23278233.95
NL Central Division5th1st1st5th
National League 12th4th1st11th
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S. Marte
J. Tabata
T. Snider
A. McCutchen
J. Tabata
S. Marte
T. Snider
J. Tabata
J. Harrison
P. Alvarez
J. Harrison
J. Mercer
C. Barmes
J. Harrison
Rotation
1. F. Liriano
2. G. Cole
3. W. Rodriguez
4. C. Morton
5. E. Volquez
6. J. Locke
N. Walker
J. Mercer
J. Harrison
T. Ishikawa
G. Sanchez

DL
None
R. Martin
T. Sanchez
C. Stewart
  Bullpen
J. Grilli (CL)
M. Melancon
T. Watson
J. Wilson
B. Morris
S. Pimentel
J. Gomez
Last Updated: 04/01/2014
 
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Last Five Games
4/19 vs. MIL
S. MarteLF
R. MartinC
A. McCutchenCF
P. Alvarez3B
J. TabataRF
I. Davis1B
N. Walker2B
C. BarmesSS
W. RodriguezP
 
4/18 vs. MIL
S. MarteLF
R. MartinC
A. McCutchenCF
P. Alvarez3B
N. Walker2B
G. Sanchez1B
J. TabataRF
J. MercerSS
C. MortonP
 
4/17 vs. MIL
S. MarteLF
R. MartinC
A. McCutchenCF
P. Alvarez3B
N. Walker2B
G. Sanchez1B
T. SniderRF
J. MercerSS
E. VolquezP
 
4/16 vs. CIN
J. TabataLF
T. SniderRF
A. McCutchenCF
P. Alvarez3B
G. Sanchez1B
N. Walker2B
T. SanchezC
J. MercerSS
F. LirianoP
 
4/15 vs. CIN
S. MarteLF
T. SniderRF
A. McCutchenCF
P. Alvarez3B
R. MartinC
N. Walker2B
G. Sanchez1B
J. MercerSS
G. ColeP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
S. MarteLF.27413
T. SniderRF.23638
A. McCutchenCF.265110
P. Alvarez3B.162613
R. MartinC.283211
N. Walker2B.229510
T. Ishikawa1B.20613
J. MercerSS.21302
 
Notes
  • 9 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 3 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
S. MarteLF
T. SniderRF
A. McCutchenCF
P. Alvarez3B
R. MartinC
N. Walker2B
G. Sanchez1B
C. BarmesSS
1 Game(s)
S. MarteLF
R. MartinC
A. McCutchenCF
P. Alvarez3B
J. TabataRF
I. Davis1B
N. Walker2B
C. BarmesSS
1 Game(s)
S. MarteLF
R. MartinC
A. McCutchenCF
P. Alvarez3B
N. Walker2B
G. Sanchez1B
T. SniderRF
J. MercerSS
1 Game(s)
S. MarteLF
R. MartinC
A. McCutchenCF
P. Alvarez3B
N. Walker2B
G. Sanchez1B
J. TabataRF
J. MercerSS
1 Game(s)
S. MarteLF
J. TabataRF
A. McCutchenCF
P. Alvarez3B
N. Walker2B
T. SanchezC
T. Ishikawa1B
J. MercerSS

 
 
 

Clint Barmes, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
6.2503020
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, SS - 5
Jeanmar Gomez, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
008.16.4808
 
Jose Tabata, #31
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
17.2504030
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 12
News
Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata returned to the starting lineup Friday.

Tabata missed Wednesday's game due to concussion-like symptoms. While he didn't start Thursday, he was used off the bench during the game. Tabata will play right field and hit seventh Friday.

Travis Ishikawa, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
15.2062130
 
News
The Pirates have designated first baseman Travis Ishikawa to make room on their roster for Ike Davis.

The 30-year-old Ishikawa has slumped after a strong start. He has just three hits in his last 17 at-bats.

Jason Grilli, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
017.03.8646
 
News
Pirates closer Jason Grilli blew a save for a second straight day Sunday against the Brewers. Though, he didn't take the loss Sunday like he did Saturday.

Grilli entered Sunday's game in the top of the ninth with Pittsburgh leading 2-1. But Ryan Braun tied the game two batters into the ninth with a solo home run. Grilli bounced back to retire the next two batters, which included a strikeout of Jonathan Lucroy, but the damage was done.

Milwaukee would win 3-2 in 14 innings.

Tony Sanchez, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
6.3330040
 
Position Breakdown
C - 5
News
The Pirates have activated Chris Stewart off the disabled list and optioned fellow catcher Tony Sanchez back to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Stewart has missed the entire regular season after undergoing knee surgery in March.

Justin Wilson, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
005.23.1805
 
Russell Martin, #55
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.28382110
 
Position Breakdown
C - 13
Pedro Alvarez, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.162126132
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 18
News
Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez hit his sixth home run of the season Thurday against the Brewers.

Alvarez managed to find himself on base four times during the game. He singled in the bottom of the fourth, and walked in both the sixth and seventh inning. In the bottom of the eighth, he clubbed a three-run home run off a 93 mph fastball from Wei-Chung Wang.

Alvarez finished the game 2 for 3, with one run scored and three RBI.

Edinson Volquez, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1021.01.71413
 
News
Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez continued his strong start to the season Thursday, and finally picked up his first win as he took down the Brewers, 11-2.

Volquez seemed destined for another no-decision, exiting the game after seven strong innings with the score tied 2-2. Fortunately, the Pirates offense came alive in the next earning, granting him the win.

Volquez was charged with two runs on eight hits and a walk over seven innings of work. He struck out just three, but was efficient throughout the game, needing just 77 pitches to finish his seven innings of work.

Volquez has opened the season well, posting a 1.71 ERA in four appearances, three starts. He will look for his second win in his next start, scheduled for Tuesday against the Reds.  

Gaby Sanchez, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.2194350
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 153, DH - 1
Andrew McCutchen, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.26581103
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 18
News
Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen brought his season-opening power outage to an end Thursday, in an 11-2 win over the Brewers.

McCutchen's  homerless drought reached 15 games with the end of his last appearance, and he wasn't interested in letting it leak into a 16th game, as he took Yovani Gallardo deep in the bottom of the first for a 422-foot slam to center field. McCutchen drove in two runs on that swing, and added one more RBI on a fielder's choice later in the game, finishing 1 for 5 and extending his hitting streak to six games.

McCutchen has set the bar pretty high with his play in recent seasons, so his .262/.378/.410 line through 16 games is a disappointment so far. He has still driven in eight runs and score seven, with six extra-base hits in 61 at-bats. 

Charlie Morton, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0225.04.32717
 
News
Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton dropped his second decision in a row Friday, in a 5-3 loss to the Brewers.

Morton cruised to an early 2-0 lead after three innings of work, but ran into trouble soon after. The Brewers scored three runs in the fourth inning, and added one each in the fifth and sixth, both off the bat of Carlos Gomez.

Morton was charged with five earned runs on eight hits and a pair of walks in six innings, while striking out three batters. He is 0-2 with a 4.32 ERA heading into his fifth start, scheduled for Wednesday against Cincinnati. 

Tony Watson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
208.02.25010
 
Travis Snider, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
17.2366380
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 15
News
Pirates outfielder Travis Snider ended up with a cut under his right eye after getting punched by Martin Maldonado during a benches-clearing brawl during Sunday's game against the Brewers. Manager Clint Hurdle said Snider, who was ejected from the game, will be OK.
Wandy Rodriguez, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0220.07.65616
 
News
Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez threw just 66 pitches Saturday, giving up four earned runs on six hits and one walk in four innings while striking out three in his team's 8-7 loss to the Brewers.

Rodriguez didn't factor into the decision in the high-scoring game, and he's still looking to find his lost velocity as his fastball sat in the high 80s. He's posted a 7.65 ERA and 16:6 K:BB ratio in 20 innings. He is scheduled to take on the Reds at home Thursday.

Francisco Liriano, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0325.03.961028
 
Jordy Mercer, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
17.2135020
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 16
Injuries
Ankle - Questionable for April 21 vs. Cincinnati (Updated - 4/20/14)
News
Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer (ankle) came off the bench Sunday against the Brewers to make a pinch-hit appearance in a 14-inning loss. Mercer managed an infield single in his only at-bat in the 12th inning.
Stolmy Pimentel, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
107.01.2906
 
Neil Walker, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.229105101
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 18
Bryan Morris, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
209.02.0007
 
News
After making a slight change to his pitching mechanics this spring, Pirates reliever Bryan Morris is already seeing positive results to start the 2014 season, per MLB.com.

Morris is averaging 95.2 mph on his fastball, which is up from 94.1 mph last season. He also has added some sink to the pitch.

Morris' strikeout rate is also up, as he is striking out 7.0 batters per nine innings after striking out 5.1 batters per nine in 2013.

"Early in the spring, we made a slight adjustment with my mechanics and basically we simplified everything," Morris said. "When I simplify everything, everything kind of just started falling in line and that just made it easier for me on the mound. All I had to worry about was going out and throwing the ball in the zone and competing.

"I got a little better with my fastball command in spring training, and that allowed me to attack with my fastball and then use my other pitches later in the count."

Mark Melancon, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
019.02.0007
 
Jeff Locke, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Josh Harrison, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
12.2001120
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 1, OF - 1
Chris Stewart, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
000000
 
News
The Pirates have activated Chris Stewart off the disabled list and optioned fellow catcher Tony Sanchez back to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Stewart has missed the entire regular season after undergoing knee surgery in March.

Gerrit Cole, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2119.04.74716
 
News
Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole turned in a strong performance Sunday against the Brewers, but it was overshadowed by a brawl that erupted in the third inning.

After Carlos Gomez's two-out triple in the top of the third inning, Cole seemed to be unhappy with Gomez's actions at the plate and let him know about it by shouting at Gomez. Cole walked away before the brawl erupted, but fists started flying once the benches emptied. Gomez was ejected from the game, as well as Pirates outfielder Travis Snider, but Cole was allowed to continue despite his actions triggering the melee.

"I didn’t curse at him. I didn’t try to provoke a fight. I was frustrated and I let my emotions get the better of me," Cole said. "(I said) 'If you’re going to hit a home run, you can watch it. If you’re going to hit a fly ball to center field, don’t watch it.'"

Though, Cole didn't seem bothered by the stop in play. He tossed seven scoreless innings to begin his afternoon and didn't give up a run until Mark Reynolds tied the game at 1 with a leadoff homer in the eighth inning. Cole was in line for the win before Milwaukee tied the game at 2 in the bottom of the ninth.

Cole was charged with one run on six hits and one walk in eight innings, while striking out three. His next scheduled start is for Friday against the Cardinals. Cole earned a win in his first start of the season against St. Louis April 4, allowing two earned runs in seven innings.

Starling Marte, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.27413137
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 18