|PITTSBURGH ( GLASNOW )|
MILWAUKEE ( ANDERSON )
|907||PITTSBURGH||+150||Ov 8.5,-120||+150||Ov 8.5,-120|
|908||MILWAUKEE||-160||Un 8.5,+100||-160||Un 8.5,+100|
|vs Right-handed Starters||52-55||-2.1||40-61||4.2||0.250||0.313||0.389||0.703||4.3||0.260||0.315||0.416||0.731|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-4.4||1-6||2.1||0.220||0.276||0.323||0.599||4.1||0.207||0.293||0.352||0.645|
|vs Right-handed Starters||60-55||+11.3||45-63||4.3||0.244||0.311||0.419||0.730||4.2||0.248||0.319||0.393||0.712|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.1||2-5||4.1||0.198||0.301||0.318||0.619||4.0||0.239||0.303||0.370||0.672|
|8/30/2017||NOVA(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||QUINTANA(L)||3-17||L||185||9 un||O||6||5||2||20||6||0|
|9/4/2017||KUHL(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||12-0||W||+170||8.5 un||O||16||7||0||7||8||0|
|9/5/2017||BRAULT(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||4-3||W||+150||8.5 un||U||8||4||0||8||8||1|
|9/6/2017||COLE(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||QUINTANA(L)||0-1||L||+115||7.5 ov||U||6||6||0||3||6||1|
|9/7/2017||TAILLON(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||LESTER(L)||2-8||L||+125||7.5 un||O||8||11||0||13||7||0|
|9/8/2017||WILLIAMS(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WEAVER(R)||1-4||L||170||7.5 un||U||9||7||0||5||5||0|
|9/9/2017||KUHL(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)||3-4||L||175||8 un||U||7||8||1||4||5||1|
|9/10/2017||NOVA(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||0-7||L||145||8.5 un||U||6||5||1||8||5||0|
|9/11/2017||BRAULT(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||WOODRUFF(R)||7-0||W||155||9 ev||U||9||6||0||3||4||1|
|9/12/2017||COLE(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||SUTER(L)||2-5||L||110||8.5 ov||U||6||7||1||8||6||0|
|9/13/2017||GLASNOW(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||ANDERSON(R)|| |
|9/15/2017||KUHL(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)|| |
|9/16/2017||NOVA(R)||@ CINCINNATI||ROMANO(R)|| |
|9/17/2017||COLE(R)||@ CINCINNATI||STEPHENSON(R)|| |
|9/20/2017|| ||MILWAUKEE|| || |
|8/30/2017||ANDERSON(R)||ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)||6-5||W||+110||9 ev||O||10||5||0||5||3||3|
|9/4/2017||ANDERSON(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)||4-5||L||-140||10 ov||U||9||3||1||8||6||0|
|9/5/2017||DAVIES(R)||@ CINCINNATI||STEPHENSON(R)||3-9||L||-130||9.5 ev||O||5||9||1||11||6||0|
|9/6/2017||GARZA(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CASTILLO(R)||1-7||L||125||9.5 un||U||4||3||1||10||6||0|
|9/8/2017||NELSON(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||LACKEY(R)||2-0||W||115||7.5 ov||U||4||5||0||5||8||0|
|9/9/2017||ANDERSON(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||MONTGOMERY(L)||15-2||W||145||8 un||O||12||7||0||6||6||1|
|9/10/2017||DAVIES(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||3-1||W||145||8 un||U||7||8||0||8||7||2|
|9/15/2017||DAVIES(R)||@ MIAMI||CONLEY(L)|| |
|9/16/2017||WOODRUFF(R)||@ MIAMI||DESPAIGNE(R)|| |
|9/17/2017||SUTER(L)||@ MIAMI||PETERS(L)|| |
|9/18/2017||ANDERSON(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||BRAULT(L)|| |
|9/19/2017||GARZA(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||GLASNOW(R)|| |
|9/20/2017|| ||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|PITTSBURGH: 2016: 78-83, third place
Manager: Clint Hurdle (seventh season)
Who's new? RHP Daniel Hudson, IF Phil Gosselin
Who's gone? IF Sean Rodriguez, OF Matt Joyce, SP Jeff Locke, SP Ryan Vogelsong, RP Neftali Feliz, C Eric Fryer
Projected lineup: 2B Josh Harrison (.283, 4 HR, 59 RBI, 19 SB), 1B Josh Bell (.273, 3, 19), RF Andrew McCutchen (.256, 24, 79), CF Starling Marte (.311, 9, 46, 47 SB), LF Gregory Polanco (.258, 22, 86), 3B Jung-ho Kang (.255, 21, 62), C Francisco Cervelli (.264, 1, 33), SS Jordy Mercer (.256, 11, 59)
Rotation: RH Gerrit Cole (7-10, 3.88 ERA), RH Ivan Nova (12-8, 4.17 for Yankees and Pirates), RH Jameson Taillon (5-4, 3.38), RH Chad Kuhl (5-4, 4.20), RH Drew Hutchison (1-0, 5.25 with Blue Jays and Pirates) or Steven Brault (0-3, 4.86) or Trevor Williams (1-1, 7.82) or Tyler Glasnow (0-2, 4.24)
Key relievers: LH Tony Watson (2-5, 3.06, 15/20 SV), RH Daniel Hudson (3-2, 5.22 with Diamondbacks), LH Felipe Rivero (1-6, 4.09 for Nationals and Pirates), RH Juan Nicasio (10-7, 4.50), LH Antonio Bastardo (3-0, 4.52 with Mets and Pirates), RH Jared Hughes (1-1, 3.03), LH Wade LeBlanc (4-0, 3.77 with Mariners and Pirates)
Hot spots: Rotation and closer. Right-hander Glasnow, 23, is a consensus top-25 prospect who made his major league debut last year. The Pirates would love to see him seize the fifth starter's job in camp, but right-hander Hutchison offers a more experienced option if Glasnow isn't ready. Watson became the closer after Mark Melancon was traded to Washington last summer, but his sinker/slider/changeup mix isn't typical ninth-inning stuff. Keep an eye on Rivero, a 25-year-old lefty acquired in the Melancon trade. His fastball actually gained velocity as last season wore on, eventually touching triple digits. Rivero might begin the season as the set-up man but his ascension to the ninth inning seems inevitable.
Outlook: The Pirates made some interesting tweaks after missing the playoffs for the first time in four years. They made no major trades, signed only two major league free agents (pitchers Nova and Hudson) and revamped Hurdle's coaching staff. They also moved their outfielders around: McCutchen goes from center to right, Marte from left to center, and Polanco from right to left. McCutchen is coming off the worst season of his career. So is ace right-hander Cole. The path back to the playoffs begins with the two stars bouncing back. If the team's other homegrown talent ' Taillon, Glasnow, Bell and Polanco ' continue their evolution, Pittsburgh should return to the postseason in 2017.
|MILWAUKEE: 2016: 73-89, fourth place
Manager: Craig Counsell (third season)
Who's new? 1B Eric Thames, 3B Travis Shaw, C Jett Bandy, RHP Neftali Feliz, RHP Joba Chamberlain, LHP Tommy Milone
Who's gone? 1B Chris Carter, C Martin Maldonado, OF Rymer Liriano, RHP Tyler Thornburg, RHP Blaine Boyer, LHP Chris Capuano
Projected lineup: 2B Jonathan Villar (.285, 19 HR, 63 RBI, 62 SB), SS Orlando Arcia (.219, 4, 17), LF Ryan Braun (.305, 30, 91, 16), 1B Eric Thames (.317, 40, 118, 13 SBs in Korea), RF Domingo Santana (.256, 11, 32), 3B Travis Shaw (.242, 16, 71 with Red Sox), CF Keon Broxton (.242, 9, 19, 23 SB), C Jett Bandy (.234, 8, 25 with Angels)
Rotation: Junior Guerra (9-3, 2.81 ERA), Zach Davies (11-7, 3.97), Matt Garza (4-8, 4.51), Wily Peralta (7-11, 3.86), Jimmy Nelson (8-16, 4.62) or Chase Anderson (9-11, 4.39) or Tommy Milone (3-5, 5.71 with Twins)
Key relievers: RHP Neftali Feliz (4-2, 3.52 with Pirates), RHP Corey Knebel (1-4, 4.68), RHP Carlos Torres (3-3, 2.73), RHP Jhan Marinez (0-1, 3.22), RHP Joba Chamberlain (0-0, 2.25 with Indians), RHP Jacob Barnes (0-1, 2.70), RHP Tyler Cravy (0-1, 2.86)
Hot spot: Fifth starter. Guerra and Davies began last season in the minors, then emerged as pleasant surprises in an otherwise long season. Now the Brewers have seven candidates for five rotation jobs. Nelson, who's led the staff in innings the last two years, might be wary of his two minor league options if he struggles out of the gate.
Outlook: No team was more active on the bases last season than the Brewers, whose 181 steals were the most by any team since 2009. Villar, Broxton and Hernan Perez were the primary thieves, and all return. The front office curiously chose not to bring back Carter after a 41-home run season. His replacement is Thames, who hasn't had a major league at-bat since 2012. Hitter-friendly Miller Park will do no favors to their pedestrian pitching staff, but the Brewers aren't expected to contend for at least another couple seasons. At least their offense will be entertaining in the meantime.
|Brewers' Anderson opposes Pirates on short rest|
MILWAUKEE -- Chase Anderson will start on short rest for the first time in his career Wednesday when he takes the mound for the Milwaukee Brewers in the finale of a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park.
Needing to replace Jimmy Nelson, who was originally slated to make the start but was instead lost for the season when he injured his right shoulder on Friday, Brewers manager Craig Counsell opted to go with Anderson, who threw only 67 pitches over five innings as Milwaukee routed the Cubs on Saturday.
"It was a spur-of-the-moment decision (to remove Anderson from his last start), with all the runs we scored," Counsell said about a game the Brewers won 15-2. "Just seeing how he responded, he feels good to go and is in position to do it."
Anderson got off to the best start of his career, going 6-2 with a 2.89 ERA through his first 16 outings. However, he strained a left oblique muscle in a June 28 start against the Cincinnati Reds and spent the next seven weeks on the disabled list.
He returned to the rotation Aug. 20 and has gone 3-1 with a 3.08 ERA in five starts since.
Counsell said he thinks that Anderson's lengthy absence, which cut down on his workload significantly, may be a blessing in disguise as the Brewers try to fill the void left by Nelson and still try to chase down a postseason berth.
"I think it'll be really good for us," said Anderson, who beat Pittsburgh once already this season and is 4-2 with a 3.38 ERA in nine career starts against the Pirates. "I'm looking forward to it. Last Saturday wasn't very much stress. They were pretty easy innings -- though you never want to say 'easy' against the Cubs. It was minimally stressful but physically, I felt good getting out of that outing with 60-some pitches in five innings. I think it's going to be a good thing."
The Pirates will send right-hander Tyler Glasnow (2-6, 7.45 ERA) to the mound for his 13th start of the season and second against the Brewers. He took the loss vs. Milwaukee after allowing four runs (three earned) in 6 1/3 innings on May 7.
Glasnow hasn't thrown a pitch in the big leagues since June 9, when he was tagged for seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits over four innings in a 12-7 loss to the Miami Marlins. He was later optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
"It's unplugging him from this vacuum, clearing the space," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said after Glasnow was sent down. "There's good stuff to pull, and I think he walks away with an honest evaluation of why he was sent down, which was, at the end of the day, performance."
Glasnow got back on track at Indianapolis, going 9-2 with a 1.93 ERA in 15 starts. He was brought back to Pittsburgh when rosters expanded Sept. 1.
"It was at the point where I went down and it was like nothing else, it's the worst it can get right now," Glasnow said. "I was up here, I didn't do very well, so it was the time to make a big change, and it was kind of like the perfect time for it. It clicked my first start in the minor leagues, and I carried it on through, so I'm just looking to do the same thing here.
"Just kind of a whole change of mechanics and switched everything up, and fastball (velocity) went up. I had two off-speed pitches, so it's a lot easier to pitch with three pitches than half of one. ... I'm excited to ... continue to do that and keep getting hitters out."
|Last Updated: 2/18/2018 4:28:12 AM EST|