Series Preview: Pirates vs. Brewers

July 11, 2010- Milwaukee, WI. Miller Park..Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun  and Prince Fielder  hug after Braun hit a solo home run off of Prates starter Brad Lincoln in the bottom of the 4th inning..Milwaukee Brewers won over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5, sweeping the pirates in a three game series at Miller Park..Mike McGinnis / CSM.

Ryan Braun celebrates a home run off Brad Lincoln on July 11 - Mike McGinnis/CSM/ZumaPress

Probable Starters

Friday, August 27th – 8:10 PM: RHP James McDonald vs. LHP Chris Narveson
Saturday, August 28th – 7:10 PM: LHP Zach Duke vs. LHP Manny Parra
Sunday, August 29th – 2:10 PM: RHP Charlie Morton vs. RHP Dave Bush

 

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

Record: 43-84 Record: 59-68
Pythag: 39-88 Pythag: 56-71
RS: 428 RS: 597
RA: 674 RA: 678

 

Offense PIT MLB Rank
Offense MIL MLB Rank
wOBA 0.295 28 wOBA 0.338 4
BB% 7.6% 25 BB% 8.7% 13
K% 22.5% 26 K% 21.9% 23
ISO 0.125 26 ISO 0.169 4

 

Starting Pitching PIT MLB Rank
Starting Pitching MIL MLB Rank
FIP 4.93 30 FIP 4.62 27
xFIP 4.81 29 xFIP 4.48 24
K/9 5.38 28 K/9 7.34 6
BB/9 3.15 15 BB/9 3.77 30
HR/9 1.27 29 HR/9 1.24 28
GB% 43.0% 17 GB% 41.3% 24

 

Bullpen PIT MLB Rank
Bullpen MIL MLB Rank
FIP 4.26 19 FIP 3.97 14
xFIP 4.33 19 xFIP 4.14 8
K/9 7.90 13 K/9 8.51 6
BB/9 4.06 24 BB/9 3.73 15
HR/9 0.99 24 HR/9 0.96 21
GB% 44.4% 13 GB% 41.6% 27

 

Defense PIT MLB Rank
Defense MIL MLB Rank
UZR -34.1 28 UZR -23.6 25
UZR/150 -5.8 27 UZR/150 -4.5 22
DRS -55 29 DRS -33 28

 

Top Players

Top Players

Offense PA wOBA
Offense PA wOBA
Andrew McCutchen 502 0.350 Prince Fielder 559 0.388
Jose Tabata 290 0.343 Corey Hart 454 0.375
Starting Rotation IP FIP
Starting Rotation IP FIP
James McDonald 22.2 2.75 Yovani Gallardo 142.2 2.99
Paul Maholm 153.0 4.49 Chris Narveson 123.1 4.63
Bullpen IP FIP
Bullpen IP FIP
Evan Meek 67.2 3.40 John Axford 44.1 2.38
Joel Hanrahan 55.2 2.85 Zach Braddock 26.0 2.76
Defense Pos UZR
Defense Pos UZR
Ronny Cedeno SS +3.2 Alcides Escobar SS +1.4
Jose Tabata OF +5.4 Carlos Gomez OF +2.1

 

Stats courtesy of FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference. Current as of 8/26/2010

 

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