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59 Joe Musgrove SP

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July 19, 2019 09:28 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Start moved to Saturday
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Musgrove will start Saturday's game against Philadelphia.

Trevor Williams was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday due to flu-like symptoms, so Musgrove will move up a day. The right-hander will aim to bounce back after surrendering five runs over 4.2 innings during his last start against the Cardinals on Monday.

July 16, 2019 01:16 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Falls to 6-8
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Musgrove (6-8) took the loss against the Cardinals on Monday, giving up five runs (four earned) on five hits over 4.2 innings, striking out seven and walking three as the Pirates fell 7-0.

Musgrove looked like he was on his way to a solid final line, but he gave up a two-run homer to Tyler O'Neill in the fifth inning before walking the next batter and getting the hook. He struggled with his efficiency, as he wound up throwing 104 pitches in his 4.2 frames. Musgrove had been pitching much better lately after struggling for much of May and June, but his numbers overall in 2019 are pedestrian, as he's sporting a 4.31 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP through 104.1 innings. He lines up to take on the Phillies in his next start at home on Sunday.

July 8, 2019 06:56 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Two homers lead to no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts across six innings during a no-decision against the Brewers on Sunday.

The right-hander really only made two mistakes, but both cost him a chance at the win. Musgrove allowed two homers to Jesus Aguilar, which accounted for all three of the runs the Brewers scored against him. The second homer tied the game in the seventh, and Musgrove departed immediately afterward. He's still pitching well going into the All-Star break, though, having yielded just four runs in his last 22 frames (1.64 ERA). Musgrove is 6-7 with a 4.13 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 78 strikeouts in 93.2 innings this season.

July 3, 2019 03:36 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Takes no-decision because of rain
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Musgrove allowed zero runs on one hit with no walks and four strikeouts across three innings during a no-decision against the Cubs on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old was cruising through three frames, but then the rain came at PNC Pack. The delay prevented Musgrove from returning to the mound for a chance at the win, but he did improve the rest of his numbers with three strong innings. Musgrove is 6-7 with a 4.13 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 78 strikeouts in 93.2 innings this season. Assuming he doesn't move up in the rotation because he only threw 34 pitches, Musgrove will pitch one more time before the All-Star break Sunday at home against the Brewers.

June 29, 2019 12:40 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Picks up second straight win
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Musgrove (6-7) picked up the win against the Astros on Thursday, scattering nine hits over six scoreless innings while striking out five and walking none as the Pirates cruised to a 10-0 victory.

It's been an erratic season for the right-hander, but that's now back-to-back solid starts, as Musgrove has given up just one earned run with a 13:0 K:BB over his last 13 innings to bring his ERA down to 4.27. He'll look to keep it rolling in his next start, which will see him take on the Cubs in a Tuesday home matchup.

June 22, 2019 03:16 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Strikes out eight in win
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Musgrove (5-7) allowed one run on five hits with eight strikeouts and no walks across seven innings to earn a victory against the Padres on Friday.

This was the 26-year-old's best outing in more than a month. He's really struggled lately, but Musgrove had everything working Friday. The only blemish on his record was a solo homer from Manny Machado. Musgrove has a 4.57 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 84.2 innings this season. He will look to build upon this outing in Houston on Thursday.

June 13, 2019 04:16 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Yields six runs in loss
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Musgrove (4-7) allowed six runs on nine hits with three strikeouts and two walks across four-plus innings while taking a loss against the Braves on Thursday.

Through the first four innings, Musgrove worked around five hits to yield just one run, but the wheels came off in the fifth. Musgrove allowed a walk to start the frame and then four straight hits before the Pirates yanked him. Musgrove didn't record an out in the fifth, and the runner he left stranded also scored. Musgrove had a strong April, but since then, he owns a 7.59 ERA in his last nine starts. Overall, he is 4-7 with a 4.87 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 61 strikeouts in 77.2 innings. He will look to get back on track at home against the Tigers on Wednesday.

June 11, 2019 12:08 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Will start Thursday
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Musgrove will start Thursday's game against the Braves after being ejected from Monday's contest in the first inning. He gave up no runs on a hit and struck out one over 0.2 innings.

Tempers flared in Monday's matchup after Musgrove nicked Josh Donaldson's jersey with a pitch, and both players were ejected after the benches cleared. Musgrove fired just 18 pitches prior to getting tossed, so he'll be ready to toe the rubber again Thursday.

June 6, 2019 10:32 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Delivers eight strong innings
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Musgrove (4-6) allowed three runs on five hits and a walk across eight innings to earn the win against the Braves on Wednesday. He struck out six.

Musgrove was given the chance for a complete game, but he was pulled after giving up back-to-back home runs to start the ninth inning. The 26-year-old has a 4.44 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 57:20 K:BB over 73 innings and lines up to face the Braves again on Monday.

May 31, 2019 09:48 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Falls victim to long ball
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Musgrove (3-6) allowed five runs on 11 hits and two walks while taking the loss Thursday against the Brewers. He struck out six.

Musgrove fell victim to the long ball in this one, as five of the runs on his ledger came via the home run. He wasn't particularly good aside from the long balls and was perhaps lucky not to concede more. Musgrove has hardly resembled the dependable pitcher he was in the early part of the season, allowing five earned runs or more in four of his last six outings. His once-respectable ERA is up to 4.57 ahead of his next scheduled start against Atlanta.

May 26, 2019 08:44 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Yields six runs
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Musgrove (3-5) allowed six runs on 10 hits with one strikeout and no walks across five innings to take the loss against the Dodgers on Saturday.

His hot-and-cold season continues. Musgrove has allowed more than five runs in three of his starts this year while he hasn't yielded a single run in three other outings. He has permitted only two home runs and 17 walks over 59 innings, and opponents are hitting just .229 against him, but he pitches to contact, which has gotten him into trouble. Because of poor defense, Musgrove has allowed seven unearned runs in 15 appearances. Overall, he is 3-5 with a 4.27 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 59 innings this year. He is scheduled to face the Brewers on Thursday.

May 20, 2019 01:28 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Struggles during seventh inning
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Musgrove (3-4) allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits with four strikeouts and a walk across 6.1 innings to earn the win against the Padres on Sunday.

The right-hander threw six scoreless frames, which extended his scoreless streak to 13 innings. But then in the seventh, Musgrove allowed three hits, including a home run, and committed an error. While that ruined most of his great work, he did still earn the victory. Musgrove is 3-4 with a 3.67 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 44 strikeouts in 54 innings this season. He will pitch again versus the Dodgers on Saturday.

May 15, 2019 06:48 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Pitches seven scoreless frames
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Musgrove (2-4) tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just one hit with three walks and five strikeouts to earn a victory against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old made it through seven innings on just 75 pitches, but in a somewhat surprising move with a three-run lead and an afternoon game Wednesday, manager Clint Hurdle turned to his bullpen for the eighth. Owners still have to love this start after Musgrove yielded 13 earned runs in his previous 5.2 innings. He is now 2-4 with a 3.59 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 47.2 innings this season. He is scheduled to start again at the Padres on Sunday.

May 13, 2019 12:16 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: GM looking for improvement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Neal Huntington didn't indicate Musgrove was suffering a health issue when asked during his Sunday radio show on 93.7 The Fan.

"We haven't made some plays behind him ... he feels like he's ready to get back on track and be Joe Musgrove again his next time out," Huntington said. Musgrove underwent offseason hernia surgery but got off to a tremendous April start with Pittsburgh. He's surrendered 13 earned runs in 5.2 innings over his last two starts and walked a career-high five batters May 9.

May 10, 2019 12:36 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Implodes in loss
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Musgrove (1-4) lasted only three innings and took the loss against the Cardinals on Thursday, giving up eight runs on six hits and five walks while striking out three.

The big righty had nothing working in this one, as his pitches got knocked around the park when he managed to get them across the plate. The five walks were easily a season high -- he had not given up more than two in any of his previous appearances. After beginning the season with five consecutive quality starts, Musgrove has now been shelled in his last two outings to the tune of 13 earned runs in 5.2 innings. He'll try to turn things around in his next scheduled start Tuesday in Arizona.

May 4, 2019 12:36 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Suffers rough loss
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Musgrove (1-3) allowed seven runs (five earned) on six hits with one strikeout and two walks across just 2.2 innings during a loss to the Athletics on Friday.

Friday was just one of those nights for Musgrove and the Pirates. Athletics veteran catcher Josh Phegley, who had 15 RBI last year, crushed Musgrove and Pirates pitching, knocking in eight runs. Musgrove struggled against multiple hitters, though, and the Pirates defense made matters worse, committing two errors early to get the ball rolling for the Oakland offense. It was a horrific start that dropped Musgrove to 1-3 this year, but he still has a 2.63 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in 37.2 innings. Musgrove will look to get back on track on the road against the Cardinals next Thursday.

April 28, 2019 12:32 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Stuck with tough-luck loss
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Musgrove (1-2) allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five over 6.2 innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

After outdueling Clayton Kershaw through six innings, Musgrove wasn't quite as sharp in the seventh, and the defense behind him let him down. In fact, it seems likely Major League Baseball will change Austin Barnes' single in the seventh inning to an error on shortstop Cole Tucker upon review. Either way, it was another encouraging outing from Musgrove, who is missing more bats early on despite a dip in velocity. The right-hander lines up for a home start against Oakland next weekend.

April 23, 2019 11:32 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Settles for no-decision
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Musgrove allowed three runs on five hits, struck out five and walked two across six innings in a no-decision during a 12-4 loss against the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Believe it or not, Musgrove was in line for the win even after his two stranded runners scored following his departure, but the Pirates bullpen blew yet another lead -- this one in dramatic fashion, giving up nine runs in the sixth and seventh. Musgrove has put together an excellent start to the season, but he is just 1-1 through four starts. He also has a 1.59 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, .180 batting average against and 26 strikeouts in 28.1 innings. His next start will be against the Dodgers on the road Saturday.

April 17, 2019 02:00 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Fires seven quality innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove allowed two runs on six hits and one walk across seven innings in Tuesday's extra-inning win over the Tigers. He had six strikeouts and did not factor in the decision.

The two earned runs were the first earned runs Musgrove has given up this season, though that hardly tarnishes his strong performance Tuesday. The 26-year-old has a dominant 0.81 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 21:4 K:BB through 22.1 innings and next lines up to take the mound Monday against the Diamondbacks.

April 12, 2019 12:32 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Loses on unearned run
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Musgrove (1-1) allowed two runs (none earned) on four hits while striking out six and walking two across 6.1 innings during a loss to the Cubs on Thursday.

Infield defense has been a huge issue for the Pirates early this season, and it came to light again in the seventh. Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez came together on a popup down the left-field line during the inning, and neither made the catch despite the ball hitting a glove. The Cubs capitalized, scoring two runs in the frame, which were the only two runs of the game. Still, Musgrove has been magnificent, having yet to give up an earned run this year. He is 1-1 with a 0.00 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 15.1 innings. His next scheduled start is against the Tigers.

Situational Stats
vs LHB 46.000 4.890733
vs RHB 58.100 3.8601957
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
2016HOU44 4.0611100000 62.0592828931655
2017HOU78 4.7738150024 109.111759581842898
2018PIT69 4.0619190000 115.1113565212823100
2019PIT68 4.3120190000 104.110258501162690
Total 2329 4.3388630024 391.0391201188502193343
Batting Stats
2016HOU11000000000 --- --- ---
2017HOU38500000100 .000 .000 .000
2018PIT2031250001200 .161 .194 .161
2019PIT2930340121300 .188 .133 .133
Total 9866590122600 .162 .152 .136
Fielding Stats
2017HOUP381537152112 .973
2018PITP191938152212 .974
2019PITP201932181310 .969
Total  8863125586436 .976
More Pitching Stats
2016HOU06756 1.2700000 .250256 11.3 .4530
2017HOU111896 1.3422104 .277462 12.3 .4722
2018PIT3126116 1.1321105 .253486 11.2 .3890
2019PIT1111105 1.1021301 .252440 11.6 .4300
Total 5422373 1.20645010 .2591644 11.6 .4332
Postseason Pitching Stats
2017HOU10 8.10700000 6.26663013
Total 10 8.10700000 6.26663013
Minor League Pitching Stats
2011R-Gcl Blue Jays01 4.7187000 21.017121116416
2011R-Bluefield Blue Jays10 0.0010000 3.02000012
2012R-Greeneville Astros01 7.0040000 9.0147700410
2012R-Bluefield Blue Jays00 1.1321000 8.05110109
2013R-Gcl Astros13 4.41113000 32.243221612430
2014ASX-Tri-City Valleycats71 2.811513000 77.0642524421067
2015AFX-Quad Cities River Ba41 0.7053000 25.2224201123
2015AFA-Lancaster Jethawks40 2.4064000 30.0289822143
2015AA-Corpus Christi Hooks40 2.2087001 45.035131170633
2016AAA-Fresno Grizzlies53 3.811010000 59.060262581757
2016AA-Corpus Christi Hooks21 0.3464000 26.1192110330
2017AAA-Fresno Grizzlies10 0.0011000 7.01000027
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El Cajon, CA
Pittsburgh Pirates

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