|PITTSBURGH ( KELLER )|
SAN DIEGO ( LAMET )
|913||PITTSBURGH||+200||Ov 8,+100||+200||Ov 7.5,-120|
|914||SAN DIEGO||-220||Un 8,-120||-220||Un 7.5,+100|
|vs Left-handed Starters||1-4||-1.8||3-1||3.2||0.200||0.271||0.303||0.574||7.2||0.304||0.391||0.476||0.867|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.4||3-4||3.1||0.221||0.299||0.314||0.613||5.1||0.233||0.309||0.386||0.695|
|vs Right-handed Starters||13-11||-3||10-14||3.9||0.234||0.314||0.360||0.674||3.7||0.202||0.273||0.345||0.618|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+1.9||4-3||4.7||0.232||0.306||0.352||0.658||3.7||0.187||0.281||0.335||0.616|
|4/21/2021||ANDERSON(L)||@ DETROIT||FULMER(R)||3-2||W||120||6 ov||U||7||7||0||3||3||0|
|4/21/2021||YAJURE(R)||@ DETROIT||TURNBULL(R)||2-5||L||110||8 ov||U||3||3||0||7||2||0|
|4/22/2021||KELLER(R)||@ DETROIT||URENA(R)||4-2||W||105||8.5 un||U||9||6||0||9||7||0|
|4/23/2021||BRUBAKER(R)||@ MINNESOTA||HAPP(L)||0-2||L||145||8 un||U||1||4||0||5||2||0|
|4/24/2021||CAHILL(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PINEDA(R)||6-2||W||190||8 un||P||7||5||1||3||4||2|
|4/25/2021||CROWE(R)||@ MINNESOTA||SHOEMAKER(R)||6-2||W||175||8.5 ov||U||12||6||0||7||7||0|
|4/27/2021||ANDERSON(L)||KANSAS CITY||JUNIS(R)||2-1||W||-115||7.5 ov||U||8||6||0||4||5||0|
|4/28/2021||KELLER(R)||KANSAS CITY||MINOR(L)||6-9||L||+110||8 ov||O||8||9||1||12||9||1|
|4/30/2021||BRUBAKER(R)||ST LOUIS||GANT(R)||3-7||L||-115||7.5 ov||O||4||8||1||10||6||1|
|5/1/2021||CAHILL(R)||ST LOUIS||FLAHERTY(R)||5-12||L||+140||7.5 un||O||9||6||2||15||8||0|
|5/2/2021||CROWE(R)||ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)||0-3||L||+120||8.5 ov||U||5||6||1||4||7||0|
|5/3/2021||ANDERSON(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||DIAZ(R)||0-2||L||165||8 ov||U||4||7||1||3||4||1|
|5/4/2021||KELLER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||WEATHERS(L)|| |
|5/5/2021||BRUBAKER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||DARVISH(R)|| |
|5/7/2021||CAHILL(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||DAVIES(R)|| |
|5/8/2021||CROWE(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WILLIAMS(R)|| |
|5/9/2021||ANDERSON(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)|| |
|4/22/2021||WEATHERS(L)||@ LA DODGERS||BUEHLER(R)||3-2||W||155||7.5 ov||U||7||3||0||6||8||0|
|4/23/2021||DARVISH(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||6-1||W||135||6.5 ov||O||8||4||0||4||6||2|
|4/24/2021||SNELL(L)||@ LA DODGERS||BAUER(R)||4-5||L||135||7 un||O||8||7||2||12||10||1|
|4/25/2021||MUSGROVE(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAY(R)||8-7||W||115||7.5 un||O||11||11||1||10||18||1|
|4/27/2021||PADDACK(R)||@ ARIZONA||KELLY(R)||1-5||L||-145||9 ov||U||4||5||1||7||2||0|
|4/28/2021||WEATHERS(L)||@ ARIZONA||SMITH(R)||12-3||W||-145||9 ov||O||15||6||1||7||5||2|
|4/30/2021||DARVISH(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||WEBB(R)||3-2||W||-190||7.5 un||U||7||8||1||5||8||1|
|5/1/2021||SNELL(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||DESCLAFANI(R)||6-2||W||-170||7 ov||O||6||3||1||5||6||0|
|5/2/2021||MUSGROVE(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||GAUSMAN(R)||1-7||L||-180||6.5 un||O||8||8||1||5||5||0|
|5/7/2021||SNELL(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||DESCLAFANI(R)|| |
|5/8/2021||MUSGROVE(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||GAUSMAN(R)|| |
|5/9/2021||LAMET(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||SANCHEZ(R)|| |
|5/10/2021||WEATHERS(L)||@ COLORADO||SENZATELA(R)|| |
|5/11/2021||()||@ COLORADO||()|| |
|PITTSBURGH: He's Here: INF Todd Frazier, RHP Trevor Cahill, RHP David Bednar, RHP Wil Crowe, RHP Sean Poppen, RHP Miguel Yajure, C Michael Perez, INF Wilmer Difo, LHP Chasen Shreve, C Tony Wolters, OF Brian Goodwin, OF Dustin Fowler.
He's Outta Here: RHP Jameson Taillon, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Trevor Williams, 1B Josh Bell, RHP Keone Kela, INF/OF Jose Osuna, LHP Derek Holland, LHP Nik Turley, RHP Dovydas Neverauskas, RHP Nick Burdi.
Projected Lineup: 2B Adam Frazier (.230, 7 HRs, 23 RBIs), LF Bryan Reynolds (.189, 7, 19, 5 OF assists), 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes (.376, 5, 11 in 24 games), 1B Colin Moran (.247, 10, 23, 10 2Bs), RF Gregory Polanco (.153, 7, 22), C Jacob Stallings (.248, 3, 18), SS Kevin Newman (.224, 1, 10) or Erik Gonzalez (.227, 3, 20) or Cole Tucker (.220, 1, 8), CF Brian Goodwin (.215, 6, 22 with Reds and Angels) or Dustin Fowler (.224, 6, 23 with Oakland in 2018).
Rotation: RH Mitch Keller (1-1, 2.91 ERA in 5 starts), LH Steven Brault (1-3, 3.38), RH Chad Kuhl (2-3, 4.27), LH Tyler Anderson (4-3, 4.37 with Giants), JT Brubaker (1-3, 4.94) or Wil Crowe (0-1, 1.35 in 3 games with Washington).
Key Relievers: RH Richard Rodriguez (3-2, 2.70, 4/5 saves), RH Kyle Crick (0-1, 1.59), RH Michael Feliz (0-0, 32.40 in 3 games), LH Sam Howard (2-3, 3.86), RH Chris Stratton (2-1, 3.90), RH Duane Underwood (1-0, 7.36 with Cubs), RH Cody Ponce (1-1, 3.18), LH Chasen Shreve (1-0, 3.96 with Mets), RH Trevor Cahill (1-2, 3.24 with Giants).
Outlook: The Pirates are in the midst of a massive reset as general manager Ben Cherington enters his second season on the job. Gone are familiar faces like Taillon and Bell, among others, their departures via trade part of a plan dedicated to stockpiling prospects in the hope that enough pan out down the road to return Pittsburgh to contention. While the future looks (sorta) bright, the present figures to be bumpy. The Pirates finished with the worst record in the majors in 2020 and head into 2021 with a roster that has even less major league experience. Hayes was even better than advertised during his September call-up and finished sixth in NL Rookie of the Year voting. He and Keller are the linchpins whose individual development this season could be far more important than anything that happens in the win/loss column. Bounce-back seasons from Reynolds and Polanco (likely in his final months with the team) would help the offense, but even in a division that might be the worst in the NL if not the majors, expectations are really, really low. Fans will be allowed back at PNC Park this spring, but given the lack of buzz in general the Pirates may be hard-pressed to even fill those seats after the initial 'we're glad baseball is back' crowd gets its fix.
|SAN DIEGO: He's Here: RHP Yu Darvish, LHP Blake Snell, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Mark Melancon, 2B Kim Ha-seong, C Victor Caratini, RHP Keone Kela, INF/OF Brian O'Grady.
He's Outta Here: RHP Kirby Yates, INF Greg Garcia, C Jason Castro, RHP Garrett Richards, 1B Mitch Moreland, RHP Luis Perdomo.
Projected Lineup: CF Trent Grisham (.251, 10 HRs, 26 RBIs), SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (.277, 17, 45), 3B Manny Machado (.304, 16, 47), 1B Eric Hosmer (.287, 9, 36), LF Tommy Pham (.211, 3, 12 in 31 games), RF Wil Myers (.288, 15, 40), 2B Jake Cronenworth (.285, 4, 20), C Austin Nola (.273, 7, 28 with Seattle and San Diego) or Victor Caratini (.241, 1, 16 with Cubs).
Rotation: RH Yu Darvish (8-3, 2.01 ERA with Cubs), LH Blake Snell (4-2, 3.24 with Rays), RH Joe Musgrove (1-5, 3.86 with Pirates), RH Chris Paddack (4-5, 4.73), LH Adrian Morejon (2-2, 4.66).
Key Relievers: LH Drew Pomeranz (1-0, 1.45, 4 saves) RH Emilio Pag'n (0-1, 4.50, 2 saves), RH Mark Melancon (2-1, 2.78, 11 saves with Atlanta), RH Keone Kela (0-0, 4.50 in 3 games with Pittsburgh), RH Pierce Johnson (3-1, 2.70), RH Dan Altavilla (2-3, 5.75, 1 save with Seattle and San Diego), RH Craig Stammen (4-2, 5.63), RH Tim Hill (3-0, 4.50), RH Austin Adams (0-0, 4.50 in 3 games).
Outlook: This will be one of the most-anticipated seasons in San Diego history. Anchored by a star-studded infield featuring Tatis and Machado, the Padres ended a 13-year playoff drought and won a first-round series against St. Louis last season before being swept out of the Division Series by the rival Dodgers, who went on to win the World Series. The electrifying Tatis signed the longest contract in MLB history during spring training, a 14-year, $340 million deal. Tatis has hit full-blown superstar status on and off the field, including being selected as the cover athlete for the video game MLB The Show 21. The cover shows Tatis doing a bat flip after one of his two homers in Game 2 against the Cardinals. At 22, he's the youngest player chosen for the cover. After running out of starting pitching in the playoffs and then losing Mike Clevinger to Tommy John surgery, general manager A.J. Preller quickly rebuilt the rotation with a flurry of blockbuster trades after Christmas that landed Darvish, Snell and local product Musgrove. It doesn't appear Dinelson Lamet, who missed the playoffs with an arm injury, will be ready for the start of the season. He finished fourth in NL Cy Young Award voting. Last year's opening day starter, Paddack, is looking for a bounce-back season. Fans will be eager to see how Kim, a slugger from South Korea, fits into the mix at second base, where Cronenworth played well enough to tie for second in NL Rookie of the Year balloting. The Padres hadn't settled on a closer yet. Among the candidates were Pomeranz, Pag'n, Melancon and Kela. Pham was stabbed during an altercation in a strip club parking lot in mid-October and required 200 stitches. San Diego re-signed Jurickson Profar, who played five positions last season.
|Last Updated: 6/19/2021 5:41:59 PM EST|