Series Preview: Pirates vs. Astros

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Probable Starters

Friday, August 13th – 8:05 PM: RHP Ross Ohlendorf vs. RHP Brett Myers
Saturday, August 14th – 7:05 PM: LHP Paul Maholm vs. RHP Bud Norris
Sunday, August 15th – 2:05 PM: RHP Jeff Karstens vs. LHP J.A. Happ

 

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

HOUSTON ASTROS

Record: 39-75 Record: 48-65
Pythag: 36-78 Pythag: 45-68
RS: 396 RS: 438
RA: 617 RA: 551
Offense PIT MLB Rank
Offense HOU MLB Rank
wOBA 0.299 28 wOBA 0.296 29
BB% 7.8% 24 BB% 7.3% 28
K% 22.0% 23 K% 18.1% 4
ISO 0.125 26 ISO 0.115 29
Starting Pitching PIT MLB Rank
Starting Pitching HOU MLB Rank
FIP 5.06 30 FIP 3.82 4
xFIP 4.85 29 xFIP 4.07 5
K/9 5.28 30 K/9 7.63 3
BB/9 3.19 16 BB/9 3.39 23
HR/9 1.34 29 HR/9 0.83 7
GB% 43.1% 18 GB% 45.0% 9
Bullpen PIT MLB Rank
Bullpen HOU MLB Rank
FIP 4.24 21 FIP 4.19 19
xFIP 4.27 13 xFIP 4.40 21
K/9 8.07 8 K/9 6.67 25
BB/9 4.07 22 BB/9 3.28 6
HR/9 0.99 22 HR/9 0.98 21
GB% 44.7% 12 GB% 44.3% 15
Defense PIT MLB Rank
Defense HOU MLB Rank
UZR -27.8 26 UZR -28.3 28
UZR/150 -6.0 25 UZR/150 -6.5 27
DRS -48 29 DRS -9 22

Top Players

Top Players

Offense PA wOBA
Offense PA wOBA
Andrew McCutchen 446 0.346 Jeff Keppinger 446 0.334
Neil Walker 262 0.343 Hunter Pence 454 0.333
Starting Rotation IP FIP
Starting Rotation IP FIP
Paul Maholm 134.0 4.41 Wandy Rodriguez 135.2 3.68
Ross Ohlendorf 93.2 4.65 Brett Myers 157.0 3.67
Bullpen IP FIP
Bullpen IP FIP
Evan Meek 63.1 3.19 Wilton Lopez 47.0 2.45
Joel Hanrahan 49.1 2.99 Brandon Lyon 53.0 3.56
Defense Pos UZR
Defense Pos UZR
Ronny Cedeno SS +6.1 Michael Bourn CF +6.4
Jose Tabata OF +2.5 Chris Johnson 3B -1.4

 

Stats courtesy of FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference. Current as of 8/12/2010

 

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