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- 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.
The Pirates five-game win streak was snapped by the Cardinals as they pounded on the Pirates in a 9-2 loss at PNC Park.
Brian Burres –who was 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in his last three starts– was pulled after allowing four runs through 2.1 innings.
“He didn’t have much,” manager John Russell said. “When they start taking good swings off of him, that’s when you know he’s not really on. When he’s on, teams don’t swing the bat very well off of him. He had a couple hitters where he looked like he was getting it back, and he just couldn’t maintain it.”
Pujols hit two home runs in the game, the first coming off of Burres in the third inning after walking Schumaker on four straight balls.
“I got the head out, and it was good enough to go out of the park,” Pujols said. “It was a pretty good pitch, and I was able to stay inside the ball.”
Burres missed badly and quickly gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead.
“Farther in,” Burres said where he tried to locate the ball. “With him, you need to especially get your pitches to where they need to be. Obviously, I needed to execute that pitch a little better, and I didn’t.”
The pitching continued to spiral after Burres was knocked out early. Chan Ho Park, Sean Gallagher and Wil Ledezma all allowed at least one run in their innings of work.
“If you pitch well, you give yourself a chance,” Russell said. “You get down, it’s tough to scrape back. With a team like St. Louis … it’s tough to keep them at bay.”
The Pirates must win their final three games against the Astros starting Friday in order to finish the season .500 at home.