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S. Marte
J. Harrison
S. Rodriguez
J. Tabata
C. Hart
A. McCutchen
S. Marte
G. Polanco
J. Harrison
S. Rodriguez
J. Tabata
C. Hart
J. Harrison
J. Ho Kang
S. Rodriguez
P. Alvarez
J. Ho Kang
J. Mercer
S. Rodriguez
Rotation
1. G. Cole
2. A. Burnett
3. F. Liriano
4. J. Locke
5. C. Morton
N. Walker
J. Ho Kang
J. Harrison
S. Rodriguez
P. Alvarez
C. Hart
S. Rodriguez

DL
A. Lambo
J. Sellers
J. Sellers
A. Lambo
B. Cumpton
F. Cervelli
C. Stewart
  Bullpen
M. Melancon (CL)
T. Watson
J. Hughes
A. Caminero
A. Bastardo
R. Scahill
V. Worley
W. Boscan
Last Updated: 05/26/2015
 
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Last Five Games
5/27 vs. MIA
J. HarrisonRF
J. MercerSS
A. McCutchenCF
S. MarteLF
J. Ho Kang3B
N. Walker2B
S. Rodriguez1B
C. StewartC
G. ColeP
 
5/26 vs. MIA
J. HarrisonRF
N. Walker2B
A. McCutchenCF
S. MarteLF
J. Ho Kang3B
P. Alvarez1B
F. CervelliC
J. MercerSS
J. LockeP
 
5/25 vs. MIA
J. Harrison3B
G. PolancoRF
A. McCutchenCF
S. MarteLF
N. Walker2B
P. Alvarez1B
F. CervelliC
J. MercerSS
C. MortonP
 
5/24 vs. NYM
J. Harrison2B
J. TabataRF
A. McCutchenCF
S. MarteLF
J. Ho Kang3B
S. Rodriguez1B
F. CervelliC
J. MercerSS
F. LirianoP
 
5/23 vs. NYM
J. Harrison3B
N. Walker2B
A. McCutchenCF
S. MarteLF
J. Ho KangSS
P. Alvarez1B
G. PolancoRF
F. CervelliC
A. BurnettP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
J. Harrison3B.266417
G. PolancoRF.247213
A. McCutchenCF.272729
N. Walker2B.263316
S. MarteLF.2791033
P. Alvarez1B.239923
F. CervelliC.320113
J. MercerSS.18909
 
Notes
  • 28 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 7 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
3 Game(s)
G. PolancoRF
N. Walker2B
A. McCutchenCF
S. MarteLF
J. Ho KangSS
P. Alvarez1B
J. Harrison3B
F. CervelliC
2 Game(s)
J. Harrison3B
G. PolancoRF
A. McCutchenCF
N. Walker2B
S. MarteLF
P. Alvarez1B
J. MercerSS
C. StewartC
2 Game(s)
J. Harrison3B
G. PolancoRF
A. McCutchenCF
N. Walker2B
S. MarteLF
P. Alvarez1B
F. CervelliC
J. Ho KangSS
1 Game(s)
J. Harrison3B
S. Rodriguez1B
A. McCutchenCF
S. MarteLF
C. HartRF
F. CervelliC
N. Walker2B
J. MercerSS
1 Game(s)
G. PolancoRF
J. Harrison3B
A. McCutchenCF
N. Walker2B
S. MarteLF
P. Alvarez1B
F. CervelliC
J. MercerSS

 
 

Jung Ho Kang, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
34.308113173
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 18, 3B - 16
News
Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang connected off pitcher Ian Kennedy in the first inning for his third home run of the season during Thursday's 11-5 win over the Padres.

Ho Kang finished the game 1 for 5 with three RBI. Ho Kang has hit safely in his last 10 games. During that time, he is 15 for 41 with eight RBI and he has raised his average from .270 to .308.

Jared Hughes, #48
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1122.02.86021
 
Jose Tabata, #31
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
7.3332020
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 1
Vance Worley, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2343.03.98024
 
Gregory Polanco, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
44.2472521312
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 42
News
Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco connected off Padres starter Ian Kennedy for his second home run of the season during Thursday's 11-5 win over the Padres.

Polanco hit the solo home run in the second inning. He finished the game 2 for 5 with one RBI and one run scored. He is now hitting .247 on the season.

Prior to his performance Thursday, Polanco was hitting .333 with one RBI in his last five games.

Pedro Alvarez, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
44.239259230
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 42
News
Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez has worked on becoming more than just a hitter that likes to pull pitches this season

Wanting to change this, Alvarez has been working before games to break the habit of trying to pull pitches on the outside corner of the plate, according to MLB.com. 

"The approach has always been the same," Alvarez said. "I just think it's a combination of seeing pitches out there and being able to put good swings on them and executing the swing to the pitch."

In Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Marlins, Alvarez was able to record an RBI opposite-field single in the seventh inning during his team's rally to win. 

"The work he is doing before the game and in the cage is transferring to the game. That's the biggest part," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "Our guys have found a way to slow themselves down to a better pace, a much more workable pace, the last week or so. Pedro in particular."

Antonio Bastardo, #59
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0112.15.11013
 
Corey Hart, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
27.2112170
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 5, OF - 3
Andrew McCutchen, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
46.272277293
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 44
News
Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 5 at the plate to help lead the Pirates to an 11-5 victory over the Padres on Thursday.

McCutchen drove in two runs and scored two during the contest. Prior to his three-hit game Thursday, McCutchen was hitting .382 with three home runs and five RBI in his last nine games.

Charlie Morton, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
107.02.5703
 
News
Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton allowed two runs on eight hits in seven innings of work in his season debut for Pittsburgh on Monday. Morton added three strikeouts and no walks in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win over the Marlins on Monday.

Morton had just two blemishes on his day. In the first, after allowing a leadoff single to Dee Gordon, he stole second and later scored on a Giancarlo Stanton single. Then in the third, Stanton blasted a solo home run. 

"That was the best I've felt in a while," Morton said to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "My timing's better. My direction's a bit better. Everything's just better overall. I think my sinker was working pretty well. I kept it down a little bit and got a lot of ground balls."

Morton, now 1-0, begins his year with a 2.57 ERA. He will look to keep things rolling on Saturday against the Padres.

A.J. Burnett, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5164.21.812059
 
News
Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett won a fifth straight start Thursday at San Diego, improving to 5-1 with a 1.81 ERA through 10 starts.

Thursday was actually the first time all season the 38-year-old veteran allowed more than two runs in a start, but he's enjoyed a nice turnaround after totaling a career-worst 18 losses in 2014 with the Phillies.

"I'm throwing the same stuff I threw when I was here before, or even last year," Burnett said, per MLB.com. "People are saying I'm doing more because I'm executing more. The difference between the last couple of years and this year is that I'm executing more pitches than I'm not, that's the bottom line. I'm just sticking to the things I do."

Tony Watson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1126.01.38124
 
Francisco Liriano, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2453.23.862364
 
Jordy Mercer, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
38.1898091
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 37
News
Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has shown signs of emerging from a slump that had extended from the second week of the season, but he will not get a chance to give further proof Thursday night against the host Padres. He is out of the lineup.

Mercer ended his modest hit streak at three with an 0-for-3 performance Wednesday. He had played in four straight games and was on a 4-for-8 resurgence after sitting in six of his previous seven.

Brandon Cumpton, #28
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 60-day DL. Out for season (Updated - 5/16/15)
Andrew Lambo, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
20.0401000
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 8
Injuries
Foot - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 5/6/15)
Francisco Cervelli, #29
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
36.320141130
 
Position Breakdown
C - 34
News
Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli had three more hits during Thursday's 11-5 win over the Padres to raise his batting average to .320 on the season.

During Thursday's contest, Cervelli went 3 for 5 with two runs scored. Over his last five games, Cervelli is 9 for 17 with four RBI and six runs scored.

Neil Walker, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
45.263223162
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 44
News
Pirates infielder Neil Walker hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the second inning of Tuesday night's 5-1 victory over the Marlins. 

Walker finished the game 1 of 4, with the home run being his third of the season. After going hitless in three games, Walker has now recorded hits in three of his past eight at-bats. Walker has 16 RBI this season. 

Following the game, Walker now holds a slash line of .259/.320/.395. 

Wilfredo Boscan, #69
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Mark Melancon, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0122.02.861211
 
News
It was just another day at the office for Pirates closer Mark Melancon on Wednesday. The reliever entered closed out the ninth inning of his team's 5-2 win over the Marlins and recorded his 12th save of the season.

Melancon threw 17 pitches in the ninth and allowed a single to Adeiny Hechavarria before closing out the side. He has not allowed a run in his last six appearances. 

Justin Sellers, #51
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
000000
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 12, SS - 19, 3B - 5
Injuries
Achilles - 60-day DL. On Triple-A rehab assignment (Updated - 5/19/15)
Sean Rodriguez, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
39.2716241
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 29, 2B - 3, OF - 11
News
The Pirates will start Sean Rodriguez at first base for the third time this season when they face the Marlins on Wednesday.

Rodriguez is hitting .264/.278/.396 with two home runs and four RBI in 53 at-bats this season. He will bat seventh in the lineup.

Rob Scahill, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1218.21.45017
 
Arquimedes Caminero, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0121.23.74024
 
Jeff Locke, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3251.24.702042
 
News
Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke didn't allow an earned run in Tuesday night's 5-1 victory over the Marlins. 

Though Locke walked four batters, he did strike out six and only gave up four hits through 5 2/3 innings. This was the first time during the 2015 season that Locke didn't allow a run during a start. 

The game tied a season-low for hits allowed but also set a season-high for walks allowed. It also extended Pittsburgh's winning streak to five games in a row. 

"I think everyone wants to keep this going as long as we can," Locke said, via MLB.com. "If we bump in and don't come out on top, then we've got another one the next day. I think the clubhouse right now is in a great place and everybody's doing a great job."

Locke now holds a 4.70 ERA this season. His next start is projected for Sunday against the Padres. 

Josh Harrison, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
43.266254173
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 6, 3B - 38, OF - 5
News
Pirates normal third baseman Josh Harrison will bat leadoff on Tuesday, but will be lined up in right field, the team announced. The move allows Jung Ho Kang to draw his eighth start at third base this season. The move pushes Gregory Polanco to the bench.

Harrison will make just his third start in the outfield this season, his second in right. Harrison is hitting .255 with 14 RBI in 161 at-bats this season. 

Chris Stewart, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.2652060
 
Position Breakdown
C - 14
Gerrit Cole, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
7264.02.111470
 
News
Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole had great stuff in his team's 5-2 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

Cole (7-2) tossed seven innings, struck out seven batter and allowed just two earned runs in the win.

"It's a big deal. Free passes tend to hurt you," Cole said to MLB.com. "For the most part, just attacking guys and staying down in the zone and forcing early contact keeps guys uncomfortable. It stops rallies."

Cole's two earned runs came on one-run home runs by Justin Bour and Christian Yelich. In 64 innings this season, Cole has allowed just 15 earned runs.

Starling Marte, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
46.2792510337
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 46
News
Pirates outfielder Starling Marte smacked his 10th home run of the season during Thursday's 11-5 win over the Padres.

Marte hit the two-run home run off Ian Kennedy in the third inning. Marte finished the game 1 for 3 with two RBI, two runs scored and one walk.

Prior to Thursday's contest, Marte was hitting .167 with one home run and four RBI in his last six games.