1 CHICAGO CUBS (8-6) vs. PITTSBURGH PIRATES (7-8) APRIL 23, 2015 AT PNC PARK --- GAME #16, HOME #10 RHP KYLE HENDRICKS (0-0, 6.10 ERA) vs. LHP JEFF LOCKE (2-0, 1.93 ERA) THE PIRATES...snapped their two-game losing streak with last night s 4-3 victory...have won six of their last 10 games...produced a season-high 13 hits and scored a season-high 10 runs on 4/12 in Milwaukee...Were 7-8 after 15 games last season (8-8 after 16). LOCKE IT UP: LHP Jeff Locke tied his career high with 8.0 innings pitched in his last outing; a 6-2 victory over Kyle Lohse and the Brewers at PNC Park Saturday night...the Pirates have been victorious in each of Locke s first two starts and he currently ranks second among National League left-handed starters in ERA (1.93) behind New York s Jonathon Niese (1.50)...In his last 11 starts at PNC Park, Jeff BUCS WHEN... has posted a 2.77 ERA (74.2ip/23er). Last five games IT S ELEMENTARY FOR WATSON: Last night Tony Watson retired six of the seven batters he faced while earning his fifth Last ten games career Major League save...it was the third career 2.0-inning save for Watson (also 4/25/13 at Philadelphia and 6/20/13 at Cincinnati) and the first save by a Pittsburgh pitcher of 2.0 innings or more since Ryan Reid tossed 3.0 innings for his first Leading after big league save on 6/28/13 vs. Milwaukee. Tied after NEW THREADS: In honor of Military Appreciation Day today, the Pirates will wear their camouflage alternate jerseys to honor Trailing after the men and women who serve or served in the United States military...the Pirates will wear the new tops during each of the eight Thursday home dates scheduled for this season. Leading after CATCH THIS: Bucco catcher Chris Stewart made his first start of the season Sunday afternoon and went 1-for-4 with a tworun single against Milwaukee...In 23 games since last year s All-Star break, Stewart is hitting.368 (21-for-57) with eight RBI... Tied after He produced a.306 (26-for-85) batting average in his 26 games played during the afternoon last season. Trailing after HITTIN THE ROAD: Following the game today the Pirates embark on a 10-day, nine-game road trip to Arizona, Chicago and Leading after St. Louis (three game in each city with a day off in St. Louis next Thursday)...The Bucs went 2-2 at Chase Field last season, 7-2 at Wrigley Field and 2-8 at Busch Stadium...The Pirates are 2-4 on the road so far this season. Tied after THE OUTFIELD: Pittsburgh s outfielders have combined to hit eight home runs this season; tied with San Diego for the most Trailing after home runs among all National League teams...individually, Starling Marte leads all N.L. outfielders in homers (five) and is tied for second in RBI (San Diego s Matt Kemp leads with 14). Scoring first LEADING THE WAY: Josh Harrison produced his second leadoff home run of the season Tuesday night and the fourth Opp. score first of his career...the last Bucco player with more than two home runs leading off the first inning in one season was Andrew McCutchen, who hit four in Harrison is now tied for eighth on the club s all-time list for leadoff home runs, trailing Scoring Barry Bonds (20), Al Martin (10), McCutchen (8), Bob Bailey (7), Cal Abrams (5), Omar Moreno (5) and Bill Virdon (5). Scoring less than HIT CLUB: Coming into today s action, Andrew McCutchen is four hits shy of 1000 in his career...he would be the 33rd different player to collect at least 1000 hits - all coming with the Pirates...Johnny Ray is 32nd on the club s all-time hit list Outhitting Opp with Jack Wilson was the last player to pick up each of his first 1000 career hits in a Pittsburgh uniform, doing so in Being out-hit Corey Hart, who played a majority of his career with the Brewers, collected his 1000th career hit last Monday (4/13). Hits are equal TIME FOR SOME YARD WORK: Starling Marte has homered four times in his last six games and the Pirates have gone deep in a season-high six consecutive contests...with 16 home runs overall, Pittsburgh is tied for third among National League Comeback wins...3 teams in that department, trailing only Cincinnati (18) and Los Angeles (18). Wins in final AB CUTCH AND THE CUBS: Since the start of the 2013 season, Andrew McCutchen leads all Major League players with 49 hits against the Cubs...In that time, McCutchen is hitting.320 (49-for-153) with 24 walks and 21 RBI in 40 games. Walkoff Wins...0 IT ALL STARTS HERE: Pittsburgh s starting pitchers have posted a 2.09 ERA (60.1ip/14er) in the last 10 games...overall this Losses in final AB...4 season, the starting staff ranks second in the National League in strikeouts (87) and third in ERA (2.80). Extra Inning Games A STARling SHINING BRIGHTLY: In his last six games Starling Marte has gone 8-for-20 (.400) with four home runs and 10 RBI, which inlcuded a career-high five RBI Saturday night vs. Milwaukee...In addition, Marte is hitting.388 (19-for-49) in his Playing errorless last 13 games played against the Cubs, dating back to 4/10 of last season. Homered IF AT FIRST: In his 18 career games as a first baseman, Pedro Alvarez has hit seven home runs, which includes four in his first 14 games this season...only Joey Votto (6), Paul Goldschmidt and Adrian Gonzalez (5 each) have homered more times as 2+ homers a first baseman in As a team last year, the Bucs hit a total of 17 HRs from the first base position, led by Ike Davis (8). Series (W-L-T) RISPY BUSINESS: Josh Harrison has two hits in his first five at bats with runners in scoring position this season...jhay led Series Sweeps...1 the National League with a.372 average with runners in scoring position in Swept in a Series...1 HOMERS AT PNC: With 60 home runs hit at PNC Park, Andrew McCutchen trails the all-time leader, Jason Bay, by one... Garrett Jones ranks third with 51, one ahead of Pedro Alvarez (50), who has hit two here already this season. Interleague SELLERS ON REHAB: Infielder Justin Sellers, who began the season on the disabled list with left heel pain, is currently on Before the break a rehab assignment with High-A Bradenton. After the break ON THIS DATE IN PIRATES HISTORY Starter goes 6.0ip April 23, 2005: John Grabow picked up his first win of the season and Jose Mesa his sixth save as the Pirates won, Starter goes less than 6.0ip , on a chilly day in Chicago. Game time temperature was 36 degrees with a wind chill of 24 degrees. The Pirates scored twice in the ninth inning to win the game on a one-out homer by Jason Bay and a pinch-hit, run-scoring triple by Freddy Sanchez. UP-COMING GAMES AND PROBABLE PITCHERS Friday at Arizona 6:40 PDT RHP Gerrit Cole (2-0, 3.18 ERA) vs. RHP Josh Collmenter (1-2, 3.38 ERA) ROOT Saturday at Arizona 5:10 PDT RHP A.J. Burnett (0-1, 2.00 ERA) vs. RHP Rubby De La Rosa (2-1, 6.00 ERA) ROOT Sunday at Arizona 1:10 PDT LHP Francisco Liriano (0-1, 3.00 ERA) vs. RHP Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 4.58 ERA) ROOT Monday at Chicago 7:05 CDT RHP Vance Worley (2-1, 4.00 ERA) vs. RHP Jason Hammel (1-1, 5.19 ERA) ROOT Tuesday at Chicago 7:05 CDT LHP Jeff Locke vs. RHP Kyle Hendricks ROOT
2 4/10 at Milwaukee W W 4/18 vs. Milwaukee W W APRIL (2-0, 1.93 ERA) SPRING TRAINING 3/6 at Yankees W W 3/11 at Phillies (R) L L 3/17 vs. Astros L L 3/27 at Twins W W 4/3 at Phillies ND L SPRING (2-2, 6.27 ERA) In addition to his official Grapefruit League appearances listed above, Locke pitched in a minor league game against Phillies AAA affiliate on 3/22 at Pirate City (5.0ip/71 pitches). CAREER BATTING:.105 (12-for-114) 1 2B 0 3B 0 HR 1 RBI 8 SACS 2015 BATTING:.167 (1-for-6) 1 2B 0 3B 0 HR 1 RBI 0 SACS 49 - LHP JEFF LOCKE YEAR W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER BB SO M.L. CAREER vs. CHICAGO: 1-1 with a 3.81 ERA (28.1ip/12er) in five career starts...went 0-1 in one start in 2014; gave up three runs in 5.1ip and lost a 6-4 decision to Felix Doubront at PNC Park on 9/13...Made two starts in 2013; allowed one run in 7.0 innings while winning a 3-1 decision over Chris Rusin on 9/12 at PNC Park and walked a career-high seven batters and gave up just one hit in a no-decision on 6/9 at Wrigley Field. DATE/OPP W/L IP H R ER BB SO PITCHES ERA SCORE DATE/OPP W/L IP H R ER BB SO PITCHES ERA SCORE CATCHERS THROWING CS/ATT PICKOFFS PB ERA Cervelli 1/10 10% 0 0 (107.2ip/44er) 3.68 Sanchez 0/2 0% 0 0 (17.1ip/5er) 2.60 Stewart 0/ (9.0ip/1er) 1.00 CAUGHT STEALINGS BY PITCHERS...2 PITCHER PICKOFFS... 1 SB OFF PITCHERS... 0 NO THROWS... 3 OTHERS (double steals)... 0 TOMORROW S STARTER GERRIT COLE: The 24-year-old righthander will be making his fourth start of the season tomorrow night in Arizona when the Pirates begin a 10-day, nine-game road trip...his last start was 5-2 win (6.0ip/2r/1er) over Milwaukee s Matt Garza Sunday at PNC Park...Recorded his first win of the year in Pittsburgh s Home Opener on 4/13 after winning a 5-4 decision over Detroit s Anibal Sanchez...Received a no-decision in his first start on 4/8 at Cincinnati (5.0ip/5h/3r/3er/2bb/6so)...Has posted a 5-1 record and 3.83 ERA (49.1ip/21er) in his last eight starts on the road dating back to 5/18/14...Went 3-0 in three starts against teams from the National League West in vs. ARIZONA: 1-0 in one career start...won a 6-2 decision (6.0ip/2er) against Brandon McCarthy on 8/16/13 at PNC Park; held a 2-0 lead before the Diamondbacks scored their only two runs in the fourth inning...the Pirates pulled ahead for good with two runs in the fifth inning and two more in the eighth. TEAM BATTING Most runs, game, Pirates...10, Most runs, game, Opponents...9, 4/21 vs. CHI Most runs, inning, Pirates... 6, (9th) Most runs, inning, Opponents...3, 5 times, last on 4/21 vs. CHI (9th) Most hits, game, Pirates...13, Most hits, game, Opponents...14, 4/20 vs. CHI Most hits, inning, Pirates...5, (9th) Most consec. hits, inning...3, 6 times, last on 4/22 vs. CHI (2nd) Most consec. hits, game , 6 times, last on 4/22 vs. CHI Most hits, inning, Opponents...4, 4/13 vs. DET (9th) Fewest hits, game, Pirates...2, 4/15 vs. DET & Fewest hits, game, Opponents... 5, 4 times, last on 4/18 vs. MIL Most doubles, game...4, Most triples, game... Most home runs, game, Pirates...3, 4/13 vs. DET Most home runs, game, Opponents... 2, 4/21 vs. CHI & Most consecutive games, home run... 6, 4/17-22 Most consec. games, HR, Opponents... 3, 4/11-13 Most extra-base hits...6, Most consecutive games, extra-base hit... 6, 4/17-22 Most stolen bases, game, Pirates... 3, 4/17 vs. MIL Most stolen bases, game, Opponents...4, Most left on base...8, Most left on base (extra innings)...11, TEAM PITCHING Most strikeouts, game, Pirates... 14, 4/21 vs. CHI Most strikeouts, game, Pirates (extra innings)...14, Most strikeouts, game, Opponents...13, Most strikeouts, game, Opponents (extra innings)... Most walks, game, Pirates... 4, 4/17 vs. MIL, 4/14 vs. DET & Most walks, game, Pirates (extra innings)... Most walks, game, Opponents...5, 4/21 vs. CHI Most walks, game, Opponents (extra innings)...7, TEAM MISCELLANEOUS Longest winning streak...3 games (4/17-19) Longest losing streak...3 games (4/6-9) Longest game, innings...11, Longest game, time... 4:01, Longest game, time, 9 innings...3:18, 4/21 vs. CHI Shortest game, time, 9 innings... 2:26, Largest margin of victory... 8 runs, (10-2) Largest margin of defeat... 6 runs, (0-6) 2015 HIGHS & LOWS Largest come from behind victory... 1 run, 4/18 vs. MIL & 4/17 vs. MIL Largest come from behind loss...3 runs, 4/21 vs. CHI Largest crowd, home...39,933, 4/13 vs. DET Smallest crowd, home... 11,777, 4/20 vs. CHI Largest crowd, road...43,633, Smallest crowd, road...15,616, Most errors, game, Pirates...2, 3 times, last on 4/21 vs. CHI Most errors, game, Opponents... 2, 4/22 vs. CHI & 4/19 vs. MIL Consecutive innings w/out an error... 71, 4/10-18 Most double plays turned... 2, 4/20 vs. CHI & 4/19 vs. MIL Rain delays, home (total time)...1 (28 minutes) Rain delays, road (total time)... 3 (4 hours and 23 minutes) INDIVIDUAL BATTING Most hits, game... 3, Polanco (4/17 vs. MIL), Sanchez & Walker Most consecutive hits , Polanco (4/17-18) & Walker (4/9-10) Most runs, game....3, Marte (4/21 vs. CHI) Most 2bs, game... 2, Walker Most 3bs, game... Most HR, game... 1, last by Polanco (4/22 vs. CHI) Most extra-base hits...2, Walker Most total bases...6, Polanco (4/22 vs. CHI) Most RBI, game...5, Marte (4/18 vs. MIL) Most SB, game...1, 6 times, last by Polanco (4/20 vs. CHI) Most walks, game... 2, McCutchen (4/21 vs. CHI & 4/18 vs. MIL) & Mercer Consec. games, home run... 2, Marte (4/20-21 & 4/17-18) & Alvarez (4/9-10) Longest hitting streak...6 games, Cervelli (4/6-14) Grand slams... Inside-the-park home runs... Leadoff home runs... 2, Harrison (4/21 vs. CHI & 4/13 vs. DET) Pinch Hit home runs...1, Hart (4/13 vs. DET) Walkoff home runs... INDIVIDUAL PITCHING Most strikeouts, game...9, Liriano (4/21 vs. CHI) Longest winning streak..., Worley (4/17-22), Cole (4/13-19) & Locke (4/10-18) Longest losing streak... Fewest hits, complete game... Most walks, game...4, Worley (4/17 vs. MIL) Most IP, game, starter...8.0, Locke (4/18 vs. MIL) Most IP, game, reliever.2.0, Watson (4/22 vs. CHI) & Caminero (4/14 vs. DET) Most consec. scoreless IP...8.0, Liriano (4/6-15) Most consecutive saves... 2, Melancon (4/17-19)
3 PEDRO ALVAREZ N Has started 14 of the first 15 games at first base...went 1-for-3 with an RBI and run scored Wednesday night. HOMESTAND: 5-27 (.185) 2 HR 4 RBI N Homered for the fourth time Sunday...Has hit 10 home runs in March/April over the last two seasons. SERIES 1-8 (.125) 0 HR 1 RBI N Ranks fourth on the all-time home run list at PNC Park (50); one behind Garrett Jones (51), who ranks third. LAST 3: 1-8 (.125) 0 HR 1 RBI 1 game N His 88 HRs since the start of the 2012 season rank second to Giancarlo Stanton (101) in the National League. Multi-Hit Games: 2 Last HR: 4/19/15 vs. MIL First HR: 7/3/10 vs. PHI (Kyle Kendrick) FRANCISCO CERVELLI N HOMESTAND: 7-26 (.269) 0 HR 3 RBI N SERIES 3-10 (.300) 0 HR 3 RBI LAST 3: 3-10 (.300) 0 HR 3 RBI Is 3-for-7 with a double and three RBI in his last two games...doubled and knocked in a run on Wednesday. Went 2-for-3 with two RBI Tuesday night...has started 12 of the team s first 15 games of the season. N Has reached base safely in 10 of his 12 starts behind the plate, hitting safely in nine of the 12. N Picked up two RBI Tuesday - his first RBI since recording one in his second game on 4/8 at Cincinnati. Last HR: 8/13/14 at BAL First HR: 6/24/09 at ATL (Kris Medlen) JOSH HARRISON N Went hitless in four at bats last night...has hit each of the team s four leadoff homers since beginning of HOMESTAND: 8-37 (.216) 2 HR 3 RBI N Homered leading off the first inning Tuesday - his second leadoff homer of the year and fourth of his career. SERIES 1-13 (.077) 1 HR 1 RBI N Has reached base safely in 11 of his first 14 games - all coming from the leadoff spot of the lineup. LAST 3: 1-13 (.077) 1 HR 1 RBI N Signed a four-year contract extension on 4/8, which includes club options for 2019 and Last HR: 4/21/15 vs. CHI First HR: 8/23/11 vs. MIL (Marco Estrada) COREY HART N Made the start at first base Tuesday night vs. Chicago and went hitless in two at bats. HOMESTAND: 1-9 (.111) 1 HR 2 RBI N Collected his 1,000th career hit on 4/13 - a home run off Anibal Sanchez (his first career hit was also a HR). SERIES 0-3 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Has gone 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as a pinch hitter. LAST 3: 0-4 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Has made two starts in right field (4/11 and 4/14) and one at first base (4/20). Multi-Hit Games: 0 Last HR: 4/13/15 vs. DET First HR: 8/14/05 vs. CIN (Jason Standridge) JUNG HO KANG N Went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly Wednesday night...has collected each of his four RBI in the last two games. HOMESTAND: 3-11 (.273) 0 HR 4 RBI N Has started the last three games at shortstop...went 2-for-4 and had a three-run double Tuesday night. SERIES 3-9 (.333) 0 HR 4 RBI N Made start at third base on 4/12 at Milwaukee and singled off Kyle Lohse for first Major League hit. LAST 3: 3-9 (.333) 0 HR 4 RBI N Made his first big league start on 4/11 (shortstop) and went hitless in three at bats. Last HR: No M.L. Homers First HR: No M.L. Homers ANDREW LAMBO N Went hitless in two at bats Wednesday night...has gone 0-for-7 with two walks as a pinch hitter this season. HOMESTAND: 0-6 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Made his first career start (fourth overall appearance) in left field on 4/11 in Milwaukee. SERIES 0-4 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Played the final inning in right field on 4/14 vs. Detroit. LAST 3: 0-4 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI 0-for-12 N Was a member of Pittsburgh s Opening Day roster for the first time in his career. Multi-Hit Games: 0 Last HR: 9/28/13 at CIN First HR: 9/28/13 at CIN (Logan Ondrusek) STARLING MARTE N Went 1-for-1 Wednesday night before leaving the game with pain in his right hand after being hit by a pitch. HOMESTAND: 8-27 (.296) 4 HR 10 RBI N Is hitting.388 (19-for-49) in his last 13 games against the Cubs, dating back to 4/10 of last season. SERIES 4-8 (.500) 2 HR 3 RBI N Has gone 8-for-20 (.400) with four home runs and 10 RBI in his last six games. LAST 3: 4-8 (.500) 2 HR 3 RBI 3 games N Has gone 11-for-29 (.379) with five homers in nine night games; is hitless in 20 at bats in his five day games. Multi-RBI Games: 4 Last HR: 4/21/15 vs. CHI First HR: 7/26/12 at HOU (Dallas Keuchel) ANDREW McCUTCHEN HOMESTAND: 6-28 (.214) 0 HR 4 RBI SERIES 2-11 (.182) 0 HR 1 RBI LAST 3: 2-11 (.182) 0 HR 1 RBI N Has reached base safely in 12 of his first 14 games...is four hits shy of 1000 in his career. N Since the beginning of 2013, his 49 hits vs. the Cubs are the most by any player (Yadier Molina is second - 46). N Is hitless in his last two contests after going 2-for-4 with a double and RBI Monday night. N Is the all-time leader in RBI at PNC Park (243) and trails Jason Bay (61-60) for the lead in home runs. Multi-RBI Games: 2 Last HR: 4/12/15 at MIL First HR: 6/17/09 at MIN (Francisco Liriano) JORDY MERCER N Left Sunday s game after getting hit in the ribs by a Matt Garza fastball in the sixth inning. HOMESTAND: 2-17 (.118) 0 HR 0 RBI N Has a five-game hitting streak against the Cubs, going 9-for-22 (.409) with two homers and seven RBI. SERIES 0-0 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Has been charged with one error (9/8 at Philadelphia) in his last 39 games since 8/27 of last season. LAST 3: 1-9 (.111) 0 HR 0 RBI 0-for-6 N Has a career average of.351 from the second spot in the batting order;.400 (2-for-5) in one game this season. Last HR: 9/27/14 at CIN First HR: 8/8/12 vs. ARI (Josh Collmenter) GREGORY POLANCO HOMESTAND: 9-33 (.273) 1 HR 2 RBI SERIES 3-10 (.300) 1 HR 1 RBI LAST 3: 3-10 (.300) 1 HR 1 RBI 1 game N Went deep for the first time this season Wednesday night while recording his fourth multi-hit game of the year. N Has gone 8-for-21 (.381) with two doubles, a homer, two RBI and five runs scored in his last six contests. N Batted third for the first time in his big league career Friday night and went 3-for-4 with a run scored. N Made his first Major League appearance/start in left field on 4/14 vs. Detroit. Multi-Hit Games: 4 Last HR: 4/22/15 vs. CHI First HR: 6/13/14 at MIA (Mike Dunn) SEAN RODRIGUEZ N Pinch ran and remained in the game to play the final inning of the game Wednesday night vs. Chicago. HOMESTAND: 3-7 (.429) 0 HR 1 RBI N Made the start in right field Tuesday and went 1-for-4; also played the final three innings at first base. SERIES 1-4 (.250) 0 HR 0 RBI N Made his first start of the season Friday night (second base) and went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base. LAST 3: 1-4 (.250) 0 HR 0 RBI N Has made 10 appearances at first base, two in right field and one start at second base for the Bucs this year. Last HR: 9/28/14 at CLE First HR: 6/1/08 vs. TOR (A.J. Burnett) CHRIS STEWART N Went 2-for-4 with two RBI in his first start Sunday...Began season on the D.L. with a right hamstring strain. HOMESTAND: 1-5 (.200) 0 HR 2 RBI N Went 2-for-6 in two rehab games with Double-A Altoona and 4-for-12 in three games with Triple-A Indianapolis. SERIES 0-1 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Batted.385 (20-for-52) in 21 games with the Pirates after the All-Star break last season. LAST 3: 1-5 (.250) 0 HR 2 RBI 0-for-2 N Made 46 appearances (37 starts) at catcher with the Bucs in 2014 and hit.486 (17-for-35) against LHP. Last HR: 5/18/14 at NYY First HR: 8/24/13 at SF (Tim Lincecum) NEIL WALKER N Appeared in his 700th career game in the big leagues last night and went 1-for-4 at the plate. HOMESTAND: 7-30 (.233) 0 HR 0 RBI N Has hit safely in five straight games...has also hit safely in nine of his last 10 games against the Cubs. SERIES 3-12 (.250) 0 HR 0 RBI N Has started 14 of the first 15 games at second base...hit a three-run homer off Tyler Thornburg on 4/12. LAST 3: 3-12 (.250) 0 HR 0 RBI 5 games N His 24 HR since beginning of last year are tied with Minnesota's Brian Dozier for most among second basemen. Last HR: 4/12/15 at MIL First HR: 6/1/10 vs. CHI (Ted Lilly)
4 ANTONIO BASTARDO BA AGAINST: INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 2/1 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 5/3 ARQUIMEDES CAMINERO BA AGAINST: INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 5/0 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 8/7 N Surrendered two hits and a run Monday night vs. Chicago...Struck out two batters and gave up a run in 0.2ip Friday vs. Milwaukee. N Has been scored upon in back-to-back games (1.2ip/2er) after making three scoreless appearances (1.0ip). N Has worked less than 1.0 inning in three of his first five appearances. N Established career highs in appearances (67) and innings pitched (64.0) with the Phillies in N Struck out two of the three Chicago batters he faced while pitching 1.0 scoreless inning Wednesday night. N Has been scored upon in three of his last four contests...did not allow a run in his first four games. N Has appearared in eight games; eclipsing last year's total with the Marlins (six)...made a career-high 13 appearances in N Has recorded at least one strikeout in seven of his first eight appearances...tied career high (third time) with 2.0ip on 4/14 vs. Detroit. JARED HUGHES N Was charged with two runs on three hits while not retiring any of the four Chicago batters he faced Wednesday night. BA AGAINST: N Has appeared in five of the last seven games...has retired the first batter in eight of his first nine outings. INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 3/1 N Has been scored upon in each of his last two appearances after not allowing a run in his previous six appearances. 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 9/8 N Has pitched more than 1.0 inning twice this season; had a 2.19 ERA (24.2ip/6er) when tossing more than 1.0 inning in RADHAMES LIZ N Surrendered a home run to Starlin Castro and struck out two batters in 1.0ip Tuesday; his first game action since 4/12. BA AGAINST: N Pitched 1.0 scoreless inning on 4/12 at Milwaukee...Won his last Major League game on 9/14/08 while pitching with Baltimore. INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 0/0 N Was charged with the loss on 4/8; gave up a two-out single to Joey Votto in the 11th...Was his first big league game since 4/20/09. 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 3/2 N Spent 2014 season in Toronto organization...pitched three years ( ) with the LG Twins in Korea. MARK MELANCON N Gave up three hits and three runs while suffering a blown save to the Cubs Tuesday night. BA AGAINST: N Recorded his second save of the season Sunday afternoon...made each of his first four appearances in non-save situations. INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 1/0 N Threw just one pitch to earn his first save of the season Friday; entered 6-3 game with two outs and a runner on first base. 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 7/4 N His 51 saves with the Pirates rank ninth place in club history (Bill Landrum ranks eighth with 56). ROB SCAHILL N Stranded his inherited runner while working 0.1 scoreless inning Wednesday night...has allowed one unearned run in six appearances. BA AGAINST: N Gave up two hits while pitching a scoreless ninth inning Monday night vs. Chicago. INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 3/1 N Allowed his one inherited runner to score and surrendered one hit in 0.1ip on 4/14 vs. Detroit. 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 6/5 N Suffered loss on 4/9 in Cincinnati; was charged with an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth (entered game with 2-2 tie). TONY WATSON N Recorded first save of the season and fifth of his career Wednesday night with 2.0 scoreless innings of work vs. the Cubs. BA AGAINST: N Surrendered a solo homer to Welington Castillo Tuesday...Has appeared in 10 of the first 15 games; five of the last seven. INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 3/1 N Has given up three hits in his last nine appearances (10.0ip) since allowing three hits on Opening Day in Cincinnati on 4/6. 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 10/9 N Has not allowed a walk and has now gone 23.0 innings dating back to last year (9/5 at Chicago) since issuing his last free pass Disabled List (5 players, 5 appearances) On Date Off ^Games Player (injury) DL Eligible DL Missed Brandon Cumpton (R elbow surgery) 4/5 (retro to 3/27) 4/ Jaff Decker (L calf strain) 4/5 (retro to 3/30) 4/15 4/ Charlie Morton (R hip surgery) 4/5 4/ Justin Sellers (L heel pain) 4/5 (retro to 3/27) 4/ Chris Stewart (R hamstring strain) 4/5 (retro to 3/27) 4/12 4/ * 60-day DL ^Team record in games missed Runs By Inning 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th Xtra Total Bucs Opps THE LAST TIME... The Pirates Hit Back-to-Back HRs... (Mercer & McCutchen) The Pirates Hit a Grand Slam... 4/21/14 vs. CIN (Davis) The Pirates Hit an Inside-The-Park (McCutchen) The Pirates Hit a Leadoff HR...4/21/15 vs. CHI (Harrison) The Pirates Hit Back-to-Back HR s Leading Off Game... 9/20/13 vs. CIN (Tabata & Walker) The Pirates Hit a Leadoff Inside-The-Park HR... 4/20/12 vs. STL (Presley) The Pirates Hit a Pinch-Hit Grand Slam...5/21/13 vs. CHI (Snider) The Pirates Hit Three HR s in One Inning... 9/13/13 vs. CHI (Alvarez, Martin & Jones) The Pirates Hit Three Consecutive HR s in One Inning... 9/13/13 vs. CHI (Alvarez, Martin & Jones) The Pirates Hit Four HR s in One (Sanders-2, Kendall & Giles) The Pirates Hit Six Home Runs in a Game... The Pirates Hit Seven Home Runs in a (club record, done 3 times) 2015 Walkoff Wins Pirates vs. Cubs 2015 CAREER AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI Alvarez Cervelli Harrison Hart Kang Lambo Marte McCutchen Mercer Polanco Rodriguez Stewart Walker W-L-S ERA G IP ER W-L-S ERA G IP ER Bastardo Burnett Caminero Cole Hughes Liriano Liz Locke Melancon Scahill Watson Worley Ejections Date Player/Coach Reason (Umpire) 1. 4/14 Clint Hurdle Discussing balls and strikes (David Rackley)
5 Game Total Home Date No. OPP. W/L Score Record Pos. GB/A Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save Attendance Attendance APRIL (7-8) 6 1 at Cin L T3-1.0 Diaz (1-0) Watson (0-1) Chapman (1) 43, at Cin L 4-5 (11) Hoover (1-0) Liz (0-1) 30, at Cin L T4-3.0 Chapman (1-0) Scahill (0-1) 15, at Mil W Locke (1-0) Fiers (0-1) 27, at Mil L T4-3.0 Nelson (1-0) Worley (0-1) 41, at Mil W Sadler (1-0) Lohse (0-2) 39, DET W Cole (1-0) Sanchez (1-1) * 39,933 39, DET L Greene (2-0) Burnett (0-1) Soria (4) 31,755 71, DET L Simon (2-0) Liriano (0-1) Soria (5) 19,509 91, MIL W Worley (1-1) Nelson (1-1) Melancon (1) 25, , MIL W Locke (2-0) Lohse (0-3) 33, , MIL W Cole (2-0) Garza (1-2) Melancon (2) 28, , CHI L T3-3.0 Arrieta (2-1) Caminero (0-1) 11, , CHI L Jackson (1-0) Melancon (0-1) Rondon (3) 13, , CHI W Worley (2-1) Hammel (1-1) Watson (1) 15, , CHI at Ari at Ari at Ari at Chi at Chi at Chi 1 23 at Stl 2 24 at Stl 3 25 at Stl 5 26 CIN 6 27 CIN 7 28 CIN 8 29 STL 9 30 STL STL at Phi at Phi at Phi at Phi at Chi at Chi at Chi MIN MIN NY NY NY MIA MIA MIA at SD at SD at SD at SD 1 51 at SF 2 52 at SF 3 53 at SF 5 54 at Atl 6 55 at Atl 7 56 at Atl 8 57 MIL 9 58 MIL MIL PHI PHI PHI CWS CWS at CWS at CWS at Was at Was at Was CIN CIN CIN ATL ATL ATL at Det 1 77 at Det 2 78 at Det 3 79 CLE 4 80 CLE 5 81 CLE MAY (0-0) JUNE (0-0) JULY (0-0) 2015 PIRATES DAY BY DAY Game Total Home Date No. OPP. W/L Score Record Pos. GB/A Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save Attendance Attendance 6 82 SD 7 83 SD 8 84 SD 9 85 STL STL STL STL ALL-STAR BREAK at Mil at Mil at Mil at KC at KC at KC WAS WAS WAS WAS at Min at Min at Cin at Cin at Cin at Cin CHI CHI CHI LA LA LA at Stl at Stl at Stl at NY at NY at NY ARI ARI ARI SF SF SF SF at Mia at Mia at Mia at Mia COL COL COL at Mil at Mil at Mil at Stl at Stl at Stl at Cin at Cin at Cin MIL MIL MIL MIL CHI CHI CHI at LA at LA at LA at Col at Col at Col at Col at Chi at Chi at Chi STL STL STL CIN CIN CIN STARTS BY POSITIONS AND BATTING ORDER 1B - Alvarez (7-7), Hart (0-1) 2B - Walker (6-8), Rodriguez (1-0) 3B - Harrison (6-8), Kang (1-0) SS - Mercer (6-5), Kang (1-3) LF - Marte (7-6), Lambo (0-1), Polanco (0-1) CF - McCutchen (7-7), Marte (0-1) RF - Polanco (7-5), Hart (0-2), Rodriguez (0-1) C - Cervelli (5-7), Sanchez (1-1), Stewart (1-0) DH - 1st - Harrison (6-8), Polanco (1-0) 2nd - Polanco (5-6), Cervelli (1-1), Mercer (1-0), Walker (0-1) 3rd - McCutchen (6-7), Polanco (1-0), Walker (0-1) 4th - Walker (6-6), Marte (0-1), McCutchen (1-0), Hart (0-1) 5th - Marte (6-6), Alvarez (1-1), Hart (0-1) 6th - Alvarez (6-6), Hart (0-1), Marte (1-0), Kang (0-1) 7th - Cervelli (4-6), Mercer (2-1), Kang (1-0), Lambo (0-1) 8th - Mercer (3-4), Sanchez (1-1), Kang (1-2), Rodriguez (1-1), Stewart (1-0) 9th - Pitcher (7-8) AUGUST (0-0) SEPTEMBER (0-0) OCTOBER (0-0) BOLD - COMPLETE GAME *home sellout (1) MOST RECENT TRANSACTIONS 4/20 Justin Sellers (INF) began rehab assignment with Bradenton. 4/18 Jaff Decker (INF) recalled from rehab, reinstated from disabled list and optioned to Indianapolis. 4/17 Chris Stewart (C) recalled from rehab and reinstated from disabled list...tony Sanchez (C) optioned to Indianapolis. 4/13 Francisco Liriano (LHP) reinstated from Paternity List...Casey Sadler (RHP) optioned to Indianapolis. 4/11 Chris Stewart (C) rehab transferred to Indianapolis...Francisco Liriano (LHP) placed on Paternity List...Casey Sadler (RHP) recalled from Indianapolis. 4/9 Jaff Decker (OF) began rehab assignment with Indianapolis...Chris Stewart (C) began rehab assignment with Altoona. 4/5 Rob Scahill (RHP) recalled from Indianapolis...Brandon Cumpton (RHP) placed on 15-day D.L. (retro to 3/27)...Jaff Decker (OF) placed on 15-day D.L. (retro to 3/30). Charlie Morton (RHP) placed on 15-day D.L...Justin Sellers (INF) placed on 15-day D.L. (retro to 3/27)...Chris Stewart (C) placed on 15-day D.L. (retro to 3/27). Pedro Florimon (INF) designated for assignment...stolmy Pimentel (RHP) designated for assignment.