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Pittsburgh Pirates

Stadium: PNC Park | Manager: Clint Hurdle
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Last Game

Wed, August 27
PNC Park
TV: FSN Midwest
St. Louis Cardinals
Pittsburgh Pirates


W: J. Locke (6-3)
A. Wainwright (15-9)
M. Melancon (24)

Home Runs

STL - M. Holliday (13)  
- I. Davis (10)


Sat Aug 16
L 4 - 3at WAS
Sun Aug 17
L 6 - 5at WAS
Mon Aug 18
L 7 - 3ATL
Tue Aug 19
L 11 - 3ATL
Wed Aug 20
W 3 - 2ATL
Fri Aug 22
W 8 - 3at MIL
Sat Aug 23
W 10 - 2at MIL
Sun Aug 24
L 4 - 3at MIL
Mon Aug 25
L 3 - 2STL
Tue Aug 26
W 5 - 2STL
12:35 pm EDT
W 3 - 1STL
7:05 pm EDT
Fri Aug 29
MLB Network RegionalCIN
4:05 pm EDT
Sat Aug 30
FOX Sports 1CIN
1:35 pm EDT
Sun Aug 31
2:15 pm EDT
Mon Sep 1
at STL
8:15 pm EDT
Tue Sep 2
at STL
1:45 pm EDT
Wed Sep 3
at STL
2:20 pm EDT
Fri Sep 5
at CHC
4:05 pm EDT
Sat Sep 6
at CHC
2:20 pm EDT
Sun Sep 7
at CHC


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Fantasy Analysis | 1409181149
Russell Martin having impressive season
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

So you're the lucky owner who invested in Wilin Rosario and have driven yourself crazy trying to find an adequate replacement?

Let me ask you: Have you given a second thought to Russell Martin? Probably not. He's pretty much established his mediocrity over the last few years and is a not-so-impressive 68 percent owned.

Well, here's a revelation for you: Martin has averaged more Head-to-Head points per game this season than Buster Posey. Yes, really.

The reason I use average points per game is because he missed a month earlier this season with a strained hamstring. Since returning May 23, he's batting .305 with an incredible .431 on-base percentage and .860 OPS.

The plate discipline isn't so new to him. The batting average is. Plagued by inconsistency since his early days with the Dodgers, when he was shaping up to be an elite Fantasy catcher, he typically finishes with a batting average south of .250, but in three of the four months since his return, he has hit over .300.

Kind of makes 2008 seem not so long ago, doesn't it?

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Ike Davis goes (extremely) deep in defeat of Cardinals
by Marty Gitlin |

Pirates first baseman Ike Davis answered the following question Wednesday: What would he do for an encore?

Davis followed his heroics of Tuesday night, when he slammed a pinch-hit, three-run homer, by mashing another Wednesday afternoon to key a victory over St. Louis. The latest blast doinked off a speaker an estimated 447 feel away from home plate. His tater off Adam Wainwright was his 10th of the season.

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Mark Melancon shuts down Cardinals for another save
by Marty Gitlin |

Pirates closer Mark Melancon nailed down his second save in less than 24 hours Wednesday against St. Louis.

Melancon entered with a two-run lead in the ninth and promptly surrendered a single to Jhonny Peralta. But he retired the next three batters in order to secure his 24th save in 28 opportunities.

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Jeff Locke secures sixth win Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin |

Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke continued his strong run with perhaps his finest performance of the season Wednesday against visiting St. Louis.

Locke allowed only a home run to Matt Holliday in the second inning, otherwise pitching shutout ball over seven-plus. He yielded six hits with two walks and three strikeouts. He has allowed just three runs in his last 18 2/3 innings pitched.

He will attempt to maintain his momentum Tuesday against the same Cardinals.

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Hamstring injury forces Travis Snider out of Wednesday game
by Marty Gitlin |

The Pirates have announced that right fielder Travis Snider was removed from the Wednesday game with left hamstring discomfort. He will undergo treatment and be evaluated again Thursday.

Snider was taken out for a pinch-runner in the third inning after beating out a bunt single.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGAndrew McCutchen , CF.307
HRAndrew McCutchen , CF20
RBIAndrew McCutchen , CF70
OBPAndrew McCutchen , CF.403
SLGAndrew McCutchen , CF.539
RAndrew McCutchen , CF69
SBStarling Marte , LF25
WEdinson Volquez , SP11
ERAEdinson Volquez , SP3.56
WHIPCharlie Morton , SP1.27
KFrancisco Liriano , SP135
SVMark Melancon , RP23
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