Pre-Game Notes 9/28: Pirates vs Cardinals
- The Pirates have won two of their last three games and seven of their last 10.
- The Pirates have homered in eight of their last 12 games and have out-homered their opponent, 36-26, since August 18.
- In Chan Ho Park’s last 19 appearances (19.1 IP) he has been scored upon five times while posting a 2.33 ERA.
- Since the All-Star break, Jose Tabata, ranks second in the National League with hits (88) behind the Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez (93). Since Tabata’s Major League debut on June 9, he is tied with Cardinals’ Matt Holliday for second in the N.L. with hits (116).
- The Pirates are 2-22 in their past 24 road games. Their last win was on July 28th against Colorado.
- Baseball America put three Pirates prospects on it’s New York Penn League Top 20 list: RHP Zack Von Rosenberg (No. 6), LHP Colton Cain (10), and LHP Zack Dodson (17).
Brian Burres (3-4, 5.29 ERA)
RHP Jeff Suppan (2-7, 5.40 ERA)
Burres is making his 100th career appearence tonight. He lasted just 2.1 innings his last start against the Cardinals allowing four runs on six hits. Burres is 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA in his last four starts.
Suppan is 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA over his last three starts. He won his last start against the Pirates allowing one run on four hits through five innings, walking two and striking out two.