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MLB : ATS Matchup
Saturday 8/2/2014Line$ LineOU LineScore
PITTSBURGH  WORLEY )
 
ARIZONA  ANDERSON )
-1.5  +120

+1.5  -140
-125

+115

8ov
 
8
Final
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PITTSBURGH (58 - 51) at ARIZONA (48 - 62)
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Saturday, 8/2/2014 8:10 PM
VANCE WORLEY (R) vs. CHASE ANDERSON (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
909PITTSBURGH-115Ov 8.5,-120-125Ov 8.5,+100
910ARIZONA+105Un 8.5,+100+115Un 8.5,-120
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games58-51+3.649-534.20.2560.3254.20.2530.314
Road Games24-30-5.125-283.90.2400.3074.30.2570.319
vs Right-handed Starters46-42+2.142-404.30.2580.3274.10.2520.315
Past 7 Games4-3+14-34.90.2560.3304.60.2700.322
Grass Games56-50+247-524.20.2570.3264.20.2520.315
Night Games42-29+11.338-294.90.2690.3414.30.2620.321
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.20.2560.32510937339572841000.0344137884876827106769684
Road Games3.90.2400.307541843443140630.032071774593639143375138
Righty Starters4.30.2580.327883018778239840.033603106976567192627763
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.341.267336.31321253093311728526-14321666.7%
Road Games3.791.314142.3626013517521299-917965.4%

ARIZONA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games48-62-12.951-544.00.2550.3034.70.2660.322
Home Games22-32-13.826-254.20.2660.3144.90.2670.314
vs Right-handed Starters38-47-9.740-403.90.2500.2954.70.2640.321
Past 7 Games4-3+1.74-34.30.2370.2824.40.2570.325
Grass Games48-62-12.951-544.00.2550.3034.70.2660.322
Night Games32-43-9.639-324.30.2610.3094.90.2720.325
ARIZONA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2550.3031103807970313900.024142647965575394779656
Home Games4.20.2660.314541838488170450.022161293832936345394033
Righty Starters3.90.2500.295852945737236650.023101896294356769577047
ARIZONA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.771.307343.71621443143313536616-16301468.2%
Home Games4.501.345168938417019561888-12101050%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/19/2014MORTON(R)COLORADOANDERSON(L)3-2W-1607.5 unU8100721
7/20/2014LOCKE(L)COLORADOMATZEK(L)5-3W-1708 unP12110852
7/21/2014VOLQUEZ(R)LA DODGERSRYU(L)2-5L-1157.5 unU65012110
7/22/2014WORLEY(R)LA DODGERSBECKETT(R)12-7W-1158 unO1282990
7/23/2014LIRIANO(L)LA DODGERSHAREN(R)6-1W-1557.5 unU940560
7/25/2014MORTON(R)@ COLORADOANDERSON(L)1-8L-11510 ovU5901040
7/26/2014LOCKE(L)@ COLORADOMATZEK(L)1-8L-11510.5 unU4511481
7/27/2014VOLQUEZ(R)@ COLORADOMORALES(L)7-5W-11510.5 unO161211080
7/28/2014WORLEY(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOBUMGARNER(L)5-0W1456.5 unU740422
7/29/2014LIRIANO(L)@ SAN FRANCISCOHUDSON(R)3-1W1056.5 unU760650
7/30/2014MORTON(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOLINCECUM(R)5-7L1057 evO65112111
7/31/2014LOCKE(L)@ ARIZONACOLLMENTER(R)4-7L-1308.5 unO8711070
8/1/2014VOLQUEZ(R)@ ARIZONANUNO(L)9-4W-1209 unO1391870
8/2/2014WORLEY(R)@ ARIZONAANDERSON(R) 
8/3/2014LIRIANO(L)@ ARIZONACAHILL(R) 
8/5/2014MORTON(R)MIAMIHAND(L) 
8/6/2014LOCKE(L)MIAMIKOEHLER(R) 
8/7/2014VOLQUEZ(R)MIAMICOSART(R) 
8/8/2014WORLEY(R)SAN DIEGOSTULTS(L) 
8/9/2014 SAN DIEGO  

ARIZONA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/19/2014MILEY(L)CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L)9-3W-1458 evO12701072
7/20/2014COLLMENTER(R)CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA(R)3-2W-1107.5 unU660650
7/21/2014NUNO(L)DETROITVERLANDER(R)3-4L+1209 unU870960
7/22/2014ANDERSON(R)DETROITPORCELLO(R)5-4W+1058.5 ovO6301090
7/23/2014CAHILL(R)DETROITSANCHEZ(R)5-11L+1308.5 unO13611360
7/25/2014MILEY(L)@ PHILADELPHIAKENDRICK(R)5-9L-1258 unO11821280
7/26/2014COLLMENTER(R)@ PHILADELPHIALEE(L)10-6W1407.5 unO1610017141
7/27/2014NUNO(L)@ PHILADELPHIAHERNANDEZ(R)2-4L-1209 unU632440
7/28/2014ANDERSON(R)@ CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)2-1W1307.5 unU870690
7/29/2014CAHILL(R)@ CINCINNATILEAKE(R)0-3L1207 evU580732
7/30/2014MILEY(L)@ CINCINNATISIMON(R)5-4W-1107 unO87011100
7/31/2014COLLMENTER(R)PITTSBURGHLOCKE(L)7-4W+1208.5 unO1070871
8/1/2014NUNO(L)PITTSBURGHVOLQUEZ(R)4-9L+1109 unO8701391
8/2/2014ANDERSON(R)PITTSBURGHWORLEY(R) 
8/3/2014CAHILL(R)PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
8/5/2014MILEY(L)KANSAS CITYDUFFY(L) 
8/6/2014COLLMENTER(R)KANSAS CITYVENTURA(R) 
8/7/2014NUNO(L)KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R) 
8/8/2014ANDERSON(R)COLORADOMATZEK(L) 
8/9/2014 COLORADO  
KEY GAME INFORMATION
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (PITTSBURGH-ARIZONA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Pirates-Diamondbacks Preview* ==============================

By BRETT HUSTON STATS Editor

Pittsburgh (58-51) at Arizona (48-62), 8:10 p.m. EDT

Gerrit Cole is set to return from the disabled list soon, which means someone will be heading out of the Pittsburgh Pirates' rotation.

If he keeps pitching like he did earlier this week, it won't be Vance Worley.

With his starting spot hardly guaranteed, Worley looks to build on his complete-game gem Saturday night against an Arizona Diamondbacks team that may be missing star slugger Paul Goldschmidt.

Worley (4-1, 2.54 ERA) stepped into Pittsburgh's rotation when Francisco Liriano and Cole hit the DL, and he's surpassed all reasonable expectations by posting a 2.27 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in seven starts.

Cole was supposed to make his final rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday but was scratched and will instead throw a bullpen session, possibly delaying a return that was expected to happen late next week.

Regardless, Worley seems to have little interest in losing his starting job. The right-hander went the distance in Monday's 5-0 victory at San Francisco, allowing four hits and needing just 100 pitches.

Suddenly, his 7.21 ERA and 1-5 record in 10 starts with Minnesota in 2013 seem like distant memories.

"He had to fight back. He had to make some adjustments," manager Clint Hurdle said. "He's been focused. He's been prepared. He's not doing anything he hasn't done before. His confidence is playing. The command is what's showing up."

Worley gave up three runs and four hits over seven innings, striking out a season-high six, in a 10-2 home loss to Arizona (48-62) on July 3.

Perhaps the most likely candidate to move to the bullpen upon Cole's return is Edinson Volquez, who failed to complete six innings for a third straight start Friday and allowed four runs. The Pirates (58-51) trailed 4-1 with just three hits through seven innings, but scored three runs in the eighth and five in the ninth to win 9-4.

"It's just what we do," said Josh Harrison, who doubled and tripled and is 11 for 27 with four homers in his last six games. "We know we're not done 'til the last out."

There was more drama after the final out Friday. Goldschmidt, who didn't start for just the second time this season, was hit in the left hand by an Ernesto Frieri fastball while pinch-hitting in the ninth.

Manager Kirk Gibson wasn't happy, and Diamondbacks first base coach Dave McKay appeared to confront Pirates catcher Russell Martin after the game, leading to a brief altercation between the clubs.

X-rays on Goldschmidt's hand were inconclusive, leaving his status for Saturday in doubt, but he seemed unfazed by Frieri's pitch.

"Guys have to try and get outs. What do you want them to do? Just throw it down the middle?" he said. "They pitch inside as a team. We do it too. We want our pitchers to be able to pitch inside."

Arizona will hand the ball to Chase Anderson (6-4, 3.34), who had the shortest start of his rookie season in a 5-1 loss at Pittsburgh on July 2. The right-hander was pulled after 3 2-3 innings, getting charged with three runs on eight hits and three walks.

Since then, Anderson has been excellent. He's put up a 1.89 ERA in three starts and struck out 21 in 19 innings, holding Cincinnati to a run and three hits over seven in Arizona's 2-1, 15-inning win Monday.

"I've been feeling pretty good out there," Anderson told MLB's official website. "My fastball command's been really good lately. Last couple starts, I've been able to throw that inside, outside, kind of establish that early in the game, which gets me deeper into games."


Last Updated: 11/25/2014 9:23:45 PM EST


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