Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pirates Game 14 Preview - vs. St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates - 7:05 p.m.
Shelby Miller (2-0, 1.46) vs. A.J. Burnett (0-2, 3.71)

Season Series (St. Louis leads 1-0)
April 15 - St. Louis 10, Pittsburgh 6


Pirates (6-7)
1. Marte 7
2. Snider 9
3. McCutchen 8
4. Jones 3
5. Walker 4
6. Alvarez 5
7. Martin 2
8. Barmes 6
9. Burnett 1

Cardinals (8-5)
1. Jay 8
2. Carpenter 4
3. Holliday 7
4. Beltran 9
5. Molina 2
6. Adams 3
7. Freese 5
8. Descalso 6
9. Miller 1


-Shelby Miller is in his second year and is coming off a win over the Brewers where he went seven innings, struck out eight and gave up only one hit in a 2-0 Cardinals win. His WHIP this season is only 0.73 so the Pirates hitters are going to have to be on their 'A' game.

-Burnett was able to go six innings in his last outing but will be looked on to give the pen a break in this early season. In his last outing, a win over the Reds, he went six innings and gave up three earned runs while striking out eight hitters and giving up six hits.

-Matt Adams gets the start at first base for St. Louis. Adams is a product of the Pittsburgh area as he is from Philipsburg and attented Slippery Rock. Pretty cool for him.

-Starling Marte leads the NL in hits (20) and multi hit games (eight).

-The game will be carried on MLB Network since the Penguins are being televised on ROOT. Here is some information from the Pirates:

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