Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Pirates

Albert Pujols - UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Probable Starters

Monday, August 23rd – 7:05 PM: RHP Kyle Lohse vs. RHP Ross Ohlendorf
Tuesday, August 24th – 7:05 PM: RHP Adam Wainwright vs. LHP Paul Maholm
Wednesday, August 25th – 7:05 PM: RHP Jake Westbrook vs. RHP Jeff Karstens

 

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Record: 40-83 Record: 66-54
Pythag:37-86 Pythag: 70-50
RS: 415 RS: 548
RA: 658 RA: 456

 

Offense PIT MLB Rank
Offense STL MLB Rank
wOBA 0.295 28 wOBA 0.327 13
BB% 7.6% 25 BB% 8.8% 12
K% 22.5% 26 K% 18.8% 7
ISO 0.123 26 ISO 0.147 13

 

Starting Pitching PIT MLB Rank
Starting Pitching STL MLB Rank
FIP 4.97 30 FIP 3.77 4
xFIP 4.20 29 xFIP 3.86 1
K/9 5.35 28 K/9 6.88 14
BB/9 3.16 17 BB/9 2.78 6
HR/9 1.30 29 HR/9 0.82 7
GB% 42.8% 20 GB% 51.1% 2

 

Bullpen PIT MLB Rank
Bullpen STL MLB Rank
FIP 4.21 19 FIP 4.18 18
xFIP 4.27 16 xFIP 4.38 21
K/9 8.07 10 K/9 6.42 27
BB/9 4.05 22 BB/9 3.21 5
HR/9 0.98 21 HR/9 0.89 17
GB% 44.3% 13 GB% 47.6% 3

 

Defense PIT MLB Rank
Defense STL MLB Rank
UZR -34.1 28 UZR -2.5 16
UZR/150 -5.8 27 UZR/150 -1.0 15
DRS -46 29 DRS +44 9

 

Top Players

Top Players

Offense PA wOBA
Offense PA wOBA
Andrew McCutchen 485 0.357 Albert Pujols 528 0.418
Neil Walker 298 0.336 Matt Holliday 502 0.386
Starting Rotation IP FIP
Starting Rotation IP FIP
James McDonald 22.2 2.75 Adam Wainwright 183.1 2.85
Ross Ohlendorf 108.1 4.44 Jaime Garcia 132.1 3.47
Bullpen IP FIP
Bullpen IP FIP
Evan Meek 64.2 3.36 Kyle McClellan 57.2 3.57
Joel Hanrahan 52.1 2.89 Ryan Franklin 49.1 3.58
Defense Pos UZR
Defense Pos UZR
Ronny Cedeno SS +3.2 Brendan Ryan SS +9
Jose Tabata OF +5.4 Matt Holliday LF +7.1

 

Stats courtesy of FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference. Current as of 8/22/2010

 

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