1 NEW YORK YANKEES (10-6) VS. PITTSBURGH PIRATES (7-9) APRIL 22, 2017 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA --- GAME #17/HOME #8 RHP MICHAEL PINEDA (2-1, 3.44 ERA) vs. RHP JAMESON TAILLON (1-0, 0.90 ERA) THE PIRATES...began this six-game homestand with a 6-3 win over the Yankees last night...returned home Wednesday night from a seven-game road trip to Boston (0-1), Chicago (3-0) and St. Louis (0-3)...Began the season in Boston and dropped two straight before being rained out on 4/6...Swept the Braves in a three-game series in Pittsburgh before being swept three games by the Reds prior to their recently-completed seven-game trip...had a 8-8 record after 16 games last season (9-8 after 17). BUCS WHEN... ON THE BUMP: RHP Jameson Taillon is making his fourth start of the season today...he has been charged with just two earned runs in his first three starts this season (20.0) and out-dueled Jon Lester last Sunday in Chicago to earn his first win of the 2017 campaign...as a rookie in 2016, Taillon produced the second-lowest ERA (3.38) among National League rookie starters; trailing only Milwaukee s Junior Guerra (2.81)...Jameson has pitched at least 6.0 innings in 15 of his 21 career starts with the Pirates and has recorded a 1.84 ERA (98.0ip/20er) in those games. CASHING IN AT PNC: In his 12 career starts at PNC Park, Jameson Taillon has produced a 2.88 ERA (72.0ip/23er) and a 0.99 WHIP...He has limited the oppostion to a.186 batting average in his last eight home starts while allowing two runs or fewer in seven of those eight starts (50.0ip/12er ERA). NUMBER CHANGE: Beginning today, José Osuna will wear uniform #36...He wore #64 in spring training this year and for the first three games of his Major League career. TRIPLE YOUR PLEASURE: José Osuna tripled off CC Sabathia for his first Major League hit Friday night...it marked the first time since 6/24/11 that a Pittsburgh player produced a three-bagger for his first big league hit; Chase d Arnaud tripled off Boston lefty Jon Lester for his first Major League hit in Pittsburgh s 3-1 victory at PNC Park that day. CLIMBING THE CHARTS: With 410 career appearances in a Pirates uniform, Tony Watson has tied righthander Dave Giusti for seventh place on the club s all-time list...among lefties, Watson ranks second behind Wilbur Cooper, who pitched in 469 games for the Bucs between Elroy Face tops the chart with 802 appearances. WANNA BE STARTING SOMETHING: In their last eight games, Pittsburgh starting pitchers have posted a 2.57 ERA (49.0ip/14er) while pitching six innings on six occasions and into the seventh inning three times...overall this season, the Pirates starters have produced a 3.34 ERA (91.2ip/34er), ranking sixth in the Majors and second among National League staffs behind the New York Mets (3.19). LEANING TOWARD THE LEFT: Last night s game against New York southpaw CC Sabathia began a stretch that has the Pirates scheduled to face a left-handed starter four times on this six-game homestand...the Bucs are 2-4 this season in games against lefty starters and are hitting.194 (31-for-160) overall against LHP in David Freese has gone 5-for-13 (.385) with a homer against lefthanders this season and Andrew McCutchen has gone 6-for-19 (.316) with a homer. BUCS/YANKS: This series marks just the second season in which the Bronx Bombers have played at PNC Park...In 2008, the two clubs split two games here on June before being rained out on June 26...The Yankees returned to Pittsburgh for a make-up game on 7/10/08 with the Pirates winning a 4-2 decision. INTERLEAGUE ACTION: The Bucs are 1-3 against the American League this year, having lost three games to the Red Sox in Boston prior to beating the Yankees Friday night...the Pirates went 9-11 during interleague play in 2016, posting a 3-7 record at PNC Park...Since the start of the 2013 season, Pittsburgh s (.583) record in interleague play is the second-best among National League teams behind the Cubs (.588) mark. AROUND GOES FRAZIER: In his first 10 starts this season, Adam Frazier has started at six different positions; left field, designated hitter, second base, third base, shortstop and right field...frazier has reached base safely in eight of his 10 starts overall and has gone 8-for-26 (.308) in six games as the leadoff batter this season. WADE PUTTING UP LEBLANCS: Bucco lefty Wade LeBlanc has made three straight scoreless appearances (4.0ip) and has been charged with just one earned run in his last 9.1 innings of work...in 13 games since being acquired by the Pirates last September, LeBlanc has posted a 2.08 ERA (21.2ip/5er) while holding opponents to a.162 batting average (12-for-74). 4 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER: The Pirates are 7-0 when scoring four or more runs and 0-9 when being held to three or less...in 2016 the Buccos went when plating four runs or more and when scoring three or fewer. A LEADER IN HIS FIELD: Since the start of the 2010 season, Andrew McCutchen leads all Major League outfielders in hits (1190)...Baltimore s Adam Jones ranks second with McCutchen s 237 doubles in that time are also the most among all big league outfielders, with Atlanta s Nick Markakis ranking second with 232. CLOSING TIME: Tony Watson has converted all five of his save chances this season and has gone 20-for-23 in save opportunities since taking over the closer role last year on 8/2...Since the start of the 2012 season, Watson has made the most appearances among any relief pitcher in the National League (367) and the second-most in the Major Leagues behind Cleveland righthander Bryan Shaw (371). ON THIS DATE IN PIRATES HISTORY April 22, 2001: Jason Kendall gave the Bucs their first walkoff win at PNC Park with a two-run homer off Chicago s Jeff Fassero in the 10th inning. The Cubs took a 3-2 lead in the top of the 10th thanks to a leadoff homer by Gary Matthews. But in the home half of the inning, Kevin Young delivered a pinch-hit single and Kendall followed with a two-run blast to give the Bucs the win. Last five games Last ten games Leading after Tied after Trailing after Leading after Tied after Trailing after Leading after Tied after Trailing after Scoring first Opp. score first Scoring Scoring less than Outhitting Opp Being out-hit Hits are equal Comeback wins...5 Wins in final AB... 1 Walkoff Wins... 1 Losses in final AB...2 Walkoff Losses... 1 Extra Inning Games Playing errorless Homered homers Series (W-L-T) Series Sweeps...2 Swept in a Series...3 Interleague Before the break After the break Starter goes 6.0ip Starter goes less than 6.0ip UP-COMING GAMES AND PROBABLE PITCHERS Sunday vs. New York (AL) 1:35 LHP Jordan Montgomery (1-0, 4.22 ERA) vs. RHP Ivan Nova (1-2, 2.25 ERA) ROOT Monday vs. Chicago (NL) 7:05 LHP Brett Anderson (1-0, 4.40 ERA) vs. RHP Chad Kuhl (1-1, 2.60 ERA) ROOT Tuesday vs. Chicago (NL) 7:05 RHP Kyle Hendricks (1-1, 6.19 ERA) vs. RHP Gerrit Cole (1-2, 4.70 ERA) ROOT Wednesday vs. Chicago (NL) 7:05 LHP Jon Lester (0-0, 2.66 ERA) vs. RHP Tyler Glasnow (0-1, 7.94 ERA) ROOT Thursday OFF DAY/TRAVEL DAY TO MIAMI
2 50 - RHP JAMESON TAILLON (PRONOUNCED TIE-own) YEAR W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER BB SO M.L. CAREER vs. NEW YORK (AL): Taillon has never faced the Yankees...Has gone 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA (21.0ip/3er) in three career starts during interleague play...opposed Chris Sale and pitched 7.0 scoreless innings in a no-decision this season on 4/3 at Boston...Struck out six batters and gave up one run in 6.0ip while winning an 8-1 decision over Wade Miley at Safeco Field on 6/29/16...Also allowed two runs in 8.0 innings and lost a 3-1 decision vs. Houston on 8/22/16 at PNC Park. 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 4/5 at Boston ND L 4/11 vs. Cincinnati ND L 4/16 at Chicago W W APRIL (1-0, 0.90 ERA) SPRING TRAINING 2/26 at Orioles ND L 3/5 at Yankees ND L 3/15 vs. Orioles ND W 3/20 at Rays ND W 3/31 at Blue Jays (Mtl) ND T SPRING (0-0, 3.52 ERA) In addition to his official Grapefruit League starts listed above, Taillon threw 94 pitches in 6.0 innings of a minor league game against the Yankees at Pirate City on 3/26 and threw 50 pitches in a 3.0-inning simulated game at LECOM Park on 3/10. CAREER BATTING:.083 (3-for-36) 0 2B 0 3B 0 HR 2 RBI 4 SACS 2017 BATTING:.000 (0-for-4) 0 2B 0 3B 0 HR 0 RBI 0 SACS Snapped an 0-for-18 start to his career with a single off Jeff Samardzija at AT&T Park on 8/16/16 CATCHERS THROWING CS/ATT % PICKOFFS PB ERA Cervelli 1/14 7% 0 1 (118.1ip/47er) 3.57 Stewart 1/2 50% 0 0 (24.0ip/9er) 3.38 CAUGHT STEALINGS BY PITCHERS...0 PITCHER PICKOFFS... 1 SB OFF PITCHERS... 1 NO THROWS... 2 OTHERS (double steals)... 1 TOMORROW S STARTER IVAN NOVA: The 30-year-old righthander will be making his fourth start of the season tomorrow... Tossed a complete game in his last start (78 pitches), but suffered a 2-1 loss to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium Monday night (8.0ip/5h/2r/2er/0bb/3so)...Also suffered a loss to the Reds at PNC Park on 4/12 (6.0ip/4r/3er) and was the starter and winner in the Pirates Home Opener on 4/7 (6.0ip/1r/0er) over the Braves...Has had more complete games (four) than walks (three) in his 14 starts with the Pirates...Went 5-2 with a 3.06 ERA in 11 starts with the Pirates last year after being acquired from the Yankees on 8/1 (re-signed as a free agent on 12/27)...Walked just three batters in 64.2ip with the Pirates and ranked fifth among MLB pitchers with a 1.56 BB/9.0ip ratio in vs. NEW YORK (AL): Nova has never faced the Yankees, a team he pitched with for seven seasons and compiled a record with in 13s (118 starts) between 2010 and TEAM BATTING Most runs, game, Pirates...8, Most runs, game, Opponents...9, 4/12 vs. CIN Most runs, inning, Pirates... 5, (7th) Most runs, inning, Opponents...5, (5th) Most hits, game, Pirates...11, 3 times, last on Most hits, game, Opponents...15, 4/12 vs. CIN Most hits, inning, Pirates... 4, 4 times, last on 4/21 vs. NYY (1st) Most consec. hits, inning...3, 3 times, 4/21 vs. NYY (1st), (6th) & (1st) Most consec. hits, game...3, 4/21 vs. NYY, & Most hits, inning, Opponents... 6 (5th), Fewest hits, game, Pirates...4, 4/10 vs. CIN Fewest hits, game, Opponents... 4, Most doubles, game... 4, Most triples, game...1, 4/21 vs. NYY, & Most home runs, game, Pirates...4, Most home runs, game, Opponents... 3, 4/9 vs. ATL Most consecutive games, home run... 2, 4/19-21, 4/15-16 & 4/12-13 Most consec. games, HR, Opponents...3, 4/9-11 Most extra-base hits...5, Most consecutive games, extra-base hit...8, 4/12-19 Most stolen bases, game, Pirates... 2, & 4/11 vs. CIN Most stolen bases, game, Opponents...5, 4/10 vs. CIN Most left on base...13, 4/7 vs. ATL Most left on base (extra innings)... INDIVIDUAL BATTING Most hits, game...4, Polanco (4/8 vs. ATL) Most consecutive hits...5, Marte (4/9-10) Most runs, game.....2, 9 times, last by Mercer (4/21 vs. NYY) Most 2bs, game...2, Freese Most 3bs, game... 1, McCutchen & Frazier Most HR, game.... 1, 13 times, last by Bell & Mercer (4/21 vs. NYY) Most extra-base hits... 2, Frazier & Freese Most total bases....7, Frazier & Marte (4/9 vs. ATL) Most RBI, game...3, Frazier Most SB, game... 1, 9 times, last by Harrison Most walks, game... 3, Freese Consec. games, home run... 2, Bell (4/19-21) Longest hitting streak....9 games, McCutchen (4/10-18) Grand slams None Inside-the-park home runs...none Leadoff home runs...1, Mercer (4/21 vs. NYY) Walkoff home runs , Marte (4/9 vs. ATL) 2017 HIGHS & LOWS TEAM PITCHING Most strikeouts, game, Pirates... 11, & Most strikeouts, game, Pirates (extra innings)... Most strikeouts, game, Opponents...12, 4/10 vs. CIN Most strikeouts, game, Opponents (extra innings)... Most walks, game, Pirates... 6, 4/10 vs. CIN & 4/8 vs. ATL Most walks, game, Pirates (extra innings)... 6, (12 inn) Most walks, game, Opponents... 6, INDIVIDUAL PITCHING Most strikeouts, game...8, Cole Longest winning streak... Longest losing streak...2 games, Nova (4/12-17) & Nicasio (4/11-13) Fewest hits, complete game... 5, Nova Most walks, game...6, Kuhl (4/8 vs. ATL) Most IP, game, starter...8.0, Nova Most IP, game, reliever , LeBlanc (4/10 vs. CIN) Most consec. scoreless IP...8.0, Taillon, twice (4/11-16 & 4/5-11) Most consecutive saves... 5, Watson (4/7-21) TEAM MISCELLANEOUS Longest winning streak... 3 games (4/14-16 & 4/7-9) Longest losing streak...4 games (4/10-13) Longest game, innings... 12, Longest game, time... 3:53, (12 inn) Longest game, time, 9 innings... 3:25, Shortest game, time... 2:14, Largest margin of victory... 5 runs, (6-1) Largest margin of defeat...7 runs, 4/12 vs. CIN (2-9) Largest come from behind victory... 4 runs, Largest come from behind loss... 2 runs, Largest crowd, home...36,484, 4/7 vs. ATL Smallest crowd, home...11,027, 4/11 vs. CIN Largest crowd, road... 41,814, Smallest crowd, road... 32,400, Most errors, game, Pirates...3, 4/21 vs. NYY Most errors, game, Opponents... 2, 5 times, last on Consecutive innings w/out an error... 19, 4/19-21 & 4/3-7 Most double plays turned...4, 4/8 vs. ATL Rain delays, home (total time)... 1 (1 hour, 4 minutes) Rain delays, road (total time) none
3 JOSH BELL N Has homered in back-to-back games...his home run Friday was his first career extra base hit off a LHP. HOMESTAND: 1-3 (.333) 1 HR 2 RBI N Connected off Michael Wacha for his first home run of the season Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium. SERIES 1-3 (.333) 1 HR 2 RBI N Has hit safely in five straight games (6-for-18,.333) after going hitless in four consecutive games (12 at bats). LAST 3: 3-11 (.273) 2 HR 3 RBI 5 games N Has started 13 of the first 16 games at first base...is one of three rookies on offense (also Hanson and Osuna). FRANCISCO CERVELLI N Went hitless in four at bats Friday night against the Yankees in his first game against his former team. HOMESTAND: 0-4 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Has hit safely in 6 of his last 7 starts (7-for-28) and has reached base safely in 12 of his 13 starts this season. SERIES 0-4 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Leads all Major League catchers with a.366 on-base percentage since the start of the 2014 season. LAST 3: 1-9 (.111) 0 HR 0 RBI N Connected off Jake Arrieta for his second home run of the season last Saturday (hit lone HR in 2016 on 9/22). 0-for-5 ADAM FRAZIER N Played final three innings in right field Friday (0-for-1)...Has reached base safely in eight of his 10 starts. HOMESTAND: 0-1 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Has made starts at six different positions this season (LF, DH, 3B, 2B, SS, RF). SERIES 0-1 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Has gone 8-for-26 (.308) in six games as leadoff batter...holds career average of.394 (13-for-33) vs. LHP. LAST 3: 1-10 (.100) 0 HR 0 RBI N Started Sunday s game at Wrigley Field in left field and went 3-for-4 with a double and a three-run homer. Last HR: 4/21/17 vs. NYY First HR: 7/9/16 vs. CHI (Adam Warren) Last HR: 4/17/17 at CHI First HR: 6/24/09 at ATL (Kris Medlen) Multi-Hit Games: 3 Last HR: 4/16/17 at CHI First HR: 7/24/16 vs. PHI (Edubray Ramos) DAVID FREESE N Ranked fifth among N.L. players with a.382 interleague average in 2016; has gone 6-for-13 (.462) this season. HOMESTAND: 2-4 (.500) 0 HR 2 RBI N Has reached base safely in 14 of his 15 games...is htting.385 (5-for-13) against left-handed pitchers. SERIES 2-4 (.500) 0 HR 2 RBI N Has made 12 starts at third base and one at first base (4/16)...Also made one start as the DH in Boston on 4/13. LAST 3: 5-12 (.417) 0 HR 2 RBI 3 games N Went 2-for-3 with a HR while batting cleanup on 4/12; hit.316 (18-for-57) in 16 games from 4th spot in Multi-Hit Games: 5 Multi-RBI Games: 3 Last HR: 4/12/17 vs. CIN First HR: 9/29/09 at CIN (Ramon Ramirez) PHIL GOSSELIN N Grounded into a fielder s choice while pinch hitting in the ninth inning Tuesday in St. Louis. HOMESTAND: 0-0 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Made his second start at second base Sunday afternoon in Chicago and went hitless in two at bats. SERIES 0-0 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Snapped his 0-for-9 start to the season with a single as a pinch hitter last Saturday afternoon in Chicago. LAST 3: 0-3 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Spent 2016 season with Arizona and led all Major League players in pinch-hits (20). Last HR: 8/7/16 vs. MIL First HR: 8/15/14 vs. OAK (Jesse Chavez) ALEN HANSON N Struck out in pinch hitting appearance in the eighth inning Friday night against the Yankees. HOMESTAND: 0-1 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Pinch-ran in the eighth inning Sunday in Chicago and came around to score his third run of the season. SERIES 0-1 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Made his first start of the season last Saturday at second base and went 1-for-4 with a SB and a run scored. LAST 3: 0-1 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI 0-for-2 N Struck out as a PH on 4/13 vs. Reds...Pinch-ran in 9th inning on 4/9 and played final frame at second base. Last HR: No M.L. Home Runs First HR: No M.L. Home Runs JOSH HARRISON N Went 2-for-4 and scored a run Friday night...went 1-for-4 as the leadoff batter Wednesday afternoon in St. Louis. HOMESTAND: 2-4 (.500) 0 HR 0 RBI N Has reached base safely in 13 of his first 14 starts (10 at second base, 3 at third base and 1 in left field). SERIES 2-4 (.500) 0 HR 0 RBI N Was hit by a pitch four consecutive times Sunday-Monday; leads Majors with six HBP this season. LAST 3: 4-12 (.333) 0 HR 0 RBI 3 games N Connected off Chicago lefty Brian Duensing for his first home run of the season last Saturday afternoon. Multi-Hit Games: 3 Last HR: 4/15/17 at CHI First HR: 8/23/11 vs. MIL (Marco Estrada) JOHN JASO N Went hitless in two at bats off the bench Friday night while playing the last three innings at first base. HOMESTAND: 0-2 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Made his first career start (fourth appearance) in right field on Wednesday and went 2-for-3 with a walk. SERIES 0-2 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Snapped his 0-for-18 start to the season with a single in his second at bat Wednesday afternoon in St. Louis. LAST 3: 2-5 (.400) 0 HR 0 RBI 0-for-2 N Has made two starts at first base (4/8 and 4/14) and one in right field (Wednesday in St. Louis). Last HR: 10/2/16 at STL First HR: 4/24/10 vs. TOR (Ricky Romero) ANDREW McCUTCHEN N Went 1-for-4 Friday night and has now hit safely in 10 of his last 1s (13-for-43,.302). HOMESTAND: 1-4 (.250) 0 HR 0 RBI N Is hitting.333 (9-for-27) at PNC Park...Homered twice on the recently-completed seven-game road trip. SERIES 1-4 (.250) 0 HR 0 RBI N Has started the last three games in center field after starting each of the first 13 games in right field. LAST 3: 3-11 (.273) 0 HR 0 RBI N His 177 career homers rank 4th on Pirates all-time list behind Stargell (475), Kiner (301) and Clemente (240). Multi-Hit Games: 4 Multi-RBI Games: 2 Last HR: 4/15/17 at CHI First HR: 6/17/09 at MIN (Francisco Liriano) JORDY MERCER N Connected off CC Sabathia for his second career leadoff home run Friday night (also 6/18/16 off Jon Lester). HOMESTAND: 1-3 (.333) 1 HR 1 RBI N Has started 15 of the first 16 games at shortstop...his 402 starts at SS since 2014 are 3rd-most in the league. SERIES 1-3 (.333) 1 HR 1 RBI N Went 3-for-4 Tuesday night in St. Louis - his first three-hit game since last year on 7/27 at Seattle. LAST 3: 4-11 (.364) 1 HR 1 RBI N Has reached base safely in all seven games at PNC Park this season. Multi-Hit Games: 2 Last HR: 4/21/17 vs. NYY First HR: 8/8/12 vs. ARI (Josh Collmenter) JOSÉ OSUNA N Tripled off CC Sabathia for first Major League hit Friday night while making first career start in right field. HOMESTAND: 1-2 (.500) 0 HR 0 RBI N Was recalled Tuesday from Indianapolis, where he hit.250 (9-for-36) with five doubles and a RBI in 10 games. SERIES 1-2 (.500) 0 HR 0 RBI N Pinch-hit and played final inning at first base Wednesday...Made his Major League debut Tuesday night. LAST 3: 1-4 (.250) 0 HR 0 RBI N Hit.407 (22-for-54) with a team-leading five homers, 17 RBI and a OPS in 22 spring training games. Last HR: No M.L. Home Runs First HR: No M.L. Home Runs GREGORY POLANCO N Ranked seventh among National League players with a.347 average during interleague play last season. HOMESTAND: 0-2 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Is hitting.313 (12) in his last 10 games after going 1-for-14 in his first three contests. SERIES 0-2 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Has gone 1-for-10 in his last four games after missing the previous two contests with right groin discomfort. LAST 3: 0-9 (.000) 0 HR 1 RBI N Went 4-for-4 on 4/8 vs. Atlanta; his fourth career game with at least four hits (had five-hit game on 6/13/14). 0-for-9 Multi-Hit Games: 2 Last HR: 9/16/16 at CIN First HR: 6/13/14 at MIA (Mike Dunn) CHRIS STEWART N Made his third start of the season Wednesday afternoon in St. Louis and went hitless in two bats. HOMESTAND: 0-0 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Started behind the plate in Boston on 4/13 - his 400th big league game - and went 1-for-3 with a double. SERIES 0-0 (.000) 0 HR 0 RBI N Made his 2017 season debut as the starting catcher on 4/9 vs. Atlanta and went 1-for-3. LAST 3: 2-8 (.286) 0 HR 0 RBI N Hit his only home run in 2016 in his first game and first at bat of the season on 4/10 at Cincinnati. Last HR: 4/10/16 at CIN First HR: 8/9/11 vs. PIT (James McDonald)
4 ANTONIO BASTARDO BA AGAINST: INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 0/0 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 4/4 N Made his last appearance on 4/12 vs. Cincinnati; was charged with four runs in 0.2ip. N Has been scored upon in each of his first four appearances despite retiring the first batter he faced in each outing. N Gave up game-ending home run to Sandy Leon in the bottom of the 12th inning in Boston on 4/5 and suffered the loss. N Has a career 1.17 ERA (46.0ip/6er) when pitching 2.0 innings of relief or more in a game (23 times). DANIEL HUDSON N Worked a scoreless eighth inning Friday night against the Yankees for his third straight scoreless outing (3.0ip). BA AGAINST: N Retired all three batters he faced in the eighth inning Wednesday afternoon at St. Louis (1 K). INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 2/2 N Faced three batters in the 8th inning in Boston on 4/13; walked a batter and was charged with two runs (one earned) in 0.1ip. 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 9/6 N Pitched in a career-high 70 games with Arizona last season...was signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent on 12/19. WADE LeBLANC N Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings Tuesday in St. Louis, retiring six of the seven batters he faced in the seventh and eighth innings. BA AGAINST: N Retired all three Cubs batters he faced in the eighth inning Sunday and all three he faced in the seventh inning last Friday afternoon. INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 2/0 N Has been charged with one run in his last 9.1ip after being charged with three runs in 0.1ip in his season debut on 4/7 vs. Atlanta. 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 5/4 N Allowed one run in 5.1ip on 4/10; the second-longest relief outing of his career (tossed 6.1 innings of relief on 5/30/14). JUAN NICASIO N Recorded his first win of the season Friday night after tossing 1.1 scoreless innings in relief of starter Tyler Glasnow. BA AGAINST: N His strikeouts/per 9.0ip ratio over the last two seasons ranks seventh among National League right-handed relief pitchers. INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 3/2 N Suffered his two losses in back-to-back appearances on 4/11 vs. Cincinnati (1.0ip/1er) and 4/13 at Boston (0.2ip/1er). 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 7/4 N Struck out at least one batter in a club-record 33 straight games in relief last year between 7/2 and 9/25. FELIPE RIVERO N Has appeared in 11 of the first 16 games...worked a scoreless seventh inning Friday night against the Yankees. BA AGAINST: N Retired the two batters he faced in the seventh inning in Boston on 4/13 and stranded his one inherited runner. INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 2/1 N Allowed one run in 1.0 inning of work but earned his first win of the season in 10-inning walkoff victory on 4/9 vs. Atlanta. 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 11/7 N Has posted a 2.68 ERA (37.0ip/11er) and 48 strikeouts in 39 games since being acquired by Pirates last year on 7/30. TONY WATSON N Allowed a pair of hits but went on to record his fifth save of the season Friday night against the Yankees. BA AGAINST: N Has converted all five of his save chances this season and has gone 16-for-21 in save opportunities in his role as Pirates closer. INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 0/0 N His 410 appearances with the Pirates rank second all-time for a LHP, trailing only Wilbur Cooper (469 games between ). 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 7/4 N Has made the most appearances (367) among all National League relief pitchers since the start of the 2012 season. TREVOR WILLIAMS N Struck out two of the three batters he faced in the sixth inning last Saturday in Chicago and recorded his second big league victory. BA AGAINST: N Surrendered a three-run homer to Scooter Gennett and had three strikeouts while pitching 2.0 innings against Cincinnati on 4/11. INHERITED RUNNERS/SCORED: 0/0 N Made his season debut on 4/9 vs. Atlanta; struck out three of the seven batters he faced while pitching 2.0 scoreless innings. 1ST BAT FACED/RET: 3/1 N Made his Major League debut with the Pirates last year on 9/7 vs. St. Louis and picked up his first big league win in the process Disabled List (0 players, 0 appearances) On Date Off ^Games Player (injury) DL Eligible DL Missed * 60-day DL ^Team record in games missed 2017 Restricted List (2 players, 2 appearances) Player (injury) Date Placed Games Missed ^ Jung Ho Kang Starling Marte 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... 4/7/17 vs. ATL (Freese & Cervelli) The Pirates Hit a Grand (Mercer) The Pirates Hit an Inside-The-Park (McCutchen) The Pirates Hit a Leadoff HR...4/21/17 vs. NYY (Mercer) 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...7/9/16 vs. CHI (Bell) The Pirates Hit Three HR s in One (Walker, Marte & Alvarez) 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) Pirates vs. New York/Interleague CAREER vs. YANKEES CAREER INTERLEAGUE AVG AB H HR RBI AVG AB H HR RBI Bell Cervelli Frazier Freese Gosselin Hanson Harrison Jaso McCutchen Mercer Osuna Polanco Stewart W-L-S ERA G IP ER W-L-S ERA G IP ER Bastardo Cole Glasnow Hudson Kuhl LeBlanc Nicasio Nova Rivero Taillon Watson Williams Walkoff Wins 1. 4/9 vs. Atlanta...Marte HR in 10th 2017 Ejections
5 Game Total Home Date No. OPP. W/L Score Record Pos. GB/A Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save Attendance Attendance APRIL (7-9) 3 1 at Bos L T2-1.0 Porcello (1-0) Cole (0-1) Kimbrel (1) 36, at Bos L 0-3 (12) Kelly (1-0) Bastardo (0-1) 36,137 6 at Bos PPD - RAIN (rescheduled for April 13) 7 3 ATL W Nova (1-0) Foltynewicz (0-1) Watson (1) *36,484 36, ATL W Kuhl (1-0) Dickey (0-1) Watson (2) 31,756 68, ATL W 6-5 (10) Rivero (1-0) Ramirez (0-1) 22,713 90, CIN L Lorenzen (1-0) Glasnow (0-1) 28, , CIN L Storen (1-0) Nicasio (0-1) Iglesias (3) 11, , CIN L Garrett (2-0) Nova (1-1) 12, , at Bos L T4-3.5 Barnes (2-0) Nicasio (0-2) Kimbrel (3) 32, at Chi W Cole (1-0) Hendricks (1-1) Watson (3) 40, at Chi W Williams (1-0) Strop (0-1) Watson (4) 41, at Chi W T3-1.5 Taillon (1-0) Uehara (0-1) 39, at Stl L T3-2.0 Lynn (1-1) NOVA (1-2) Oh (1) 40, at Stl L Leake (1-1) Kuhl (1-1) Oh (2) 38, at Stl L T4-3.0 Wacha (2-1) Cole (1-2) Rosenthal (1) 40, NYY W Nicasio (1-2) Sabathia (2-1) Watson (5) 30, , NYY NYY CHI CHI CHI at Mia at Mia at Mia 1 25 at Cin 2 26 at Cin 3 27 at Cin 4 28 at Cin 5 29 MIL 6 30 MIL 7 31 MIL 8 32 at LA 9 33 at LA at LA at Ari at Ari at Ari at Ari WAS WAS WAS PHI PHI PHI at Atl at Atl at Atl at Atl NY NY NY ARI ARI ARI 2 55 at NY 3 56 at NY 4 57 at NY 6 58 at Bal 7 59 at Bal 8 60 MIA 9 61 MIA MIA MIA COL COL COL CHI CHI CHI at Mil at Mil at Mil at Mil at Stl at Stl at Stl TB TB TB SF 1 81 SF MAY (0-0) JUNE (0-0) JULY (0-0) 2017 PIRATES DAY BY DAY Game Total Home Date No. OPP. W/L Score Record Pos. GB/A Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save Attendance Attendance 2 82 at SF 3 83 at Phi 4 84 at Phi 5 85 at Phi 6 86 at Phi 7 87 at Chi 8 88 at Chi 9 89 at Chi ALL-STAR BREAK STL STL STL MIL MIL MIL MIL at Col at Col at Col at SF at SF at SF at SD at SD at SD CIN CIN CIN SD SD SD DET DET at Det at Det at Tor at Tor at Tor at Mil at Mil STL STL STL STL LA LA LA LA at Cin at Cin at Cin at Chi at Chi at Chi l 135 CIN CIN CIN CHI CHI CHI CHI at Stl at Stl at Stl at Mil at Mil at Mil at Cin at Cin at Cin MIL MIL MIL STL STL STL BAL BAL at Was at Was at Was at Was STARTS BY POSITIONS AND BATTING ORDER 1B - Bell (4-9), Jaso (2-0), Freese (1-0) 2B - Harrison (3-7), Gosselin (2-1), Frazier (1-1), Hanson (1-0) 3B - Freese (4-8), Harrison (2-1), Frazier (1-0) SS - Mercer (6-9), Frazier (1-0) LF - Polanco (5-6), Frazier (1-3), Harrison (1-0) CF - Marte (6-7), McCutchen (1-2) RF - McCutchen (6-7), Frazier (0-1), Jaso (0-1), Osuna (1-0) C - Cervelli (6-7), Stewart (1-2) DH - Frazier (0-1), Freese (0-1), Polanco (0-1) 1st - Frazier (3-3), Mercer (2-5), Harrison (1-1), Marte (1-0) 2nd - Marte (5-6), Bell (1-2), Harrison (1-1) 3rd - McCutchen (7-9) 4th - Polanco (5-7), Freese (2-2) 5th - Freese (3-7), Bell (2-1), Cervelli (1-1), Jaso (1-0) 6th - Cervelli (4-6), Harrison (1-1), Jaso (1-1), Bell (0-1), Mercer (1-0) 7th - Harrison (3-4), Bell (0-4), Gosselin (2-0), Cervelli (1-0), Mercer (0-1), Osuna (1-0) 8th - Mercer (3-3), Frazier (1-2), Stewart (1-1), Bell (1-1), Gosselin (0-1), Hanson (1-0), Harrison (0-1) 9th - Pitchers (7-6), Frazier (0-1), Mercer (0-1), Stewart (0-1) AUGUST (0-0) SEPTEMBER (0-0) OCTOBER (0-0) BOLD - COMPLETE GAME *home sellout (1) DATE TRANSACTION MOST RECENT TRANSACTIONS 4/17 Acquired Johnny Barbato (RHP) from New York (AL); optioned to Indianapolis. 4/18 José Osuna (OF/INF) recalled from Indianapolis...Starling Marte (OF) placed on Restricted List.