Series Preview: Pirates vs. Braves

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves

October 1, 2012 7:05 pm
October 2, 2012 7:05 pm
October 3, 2012 12:35 pm


PNC Park

Probable Pitchers
Jeff Locke (0-3, 6.35 ERA) vs. Paul Maholm (4-4, 3.65 ERA)
Kevin Correia (11-11, 4.33 ERA) vs. Tommy Hanson (13-9, 4.38 ERA)
A.J. Burnett (16-9, 3.43 ERA) vs. Tim Hudson (16-7, 3.62 ERA)

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Series Preview: Pirates vs. Cubs

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs

September 7th, 2012 7:05 pm
September 8th, 2012 7:05 pm
September 9th, 2012 7:05 pm


PNC Park

Probable Pitchers
A.J. Burnett (15-5, 3.63 ERA) vs. Travis Wood (4-11, 4.64 ERA)
James McDonald (12-7, 3.90 ERA) vs. Jeff Samardzija (8-13, 3.91 ERA)
Jeff Locke (0-1, 4.82 ERA) vs. Chris Rusin (0-2, 9.00 ERA)

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Series Preview: Pirates vs. Brewers

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers

August 31, 2012 8:10 pm
September 1, 2012 7:10 pm
September 2, 2012 2:10 pm


Miller Park

Probable Pitchers
Jeff Karstens (5-3, 3.47 ERA) vs. Mark Rogers (2-1, 4.28 ERA)
A.J. Burnett (15-5, 3.67 ERA) vs. Marco Estrada (2-5, 4.02 ERA)
James McDonald (12-6, 3.57 ERA) vs. Yovani Gallardo (14-8, 3.52 ERA)

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Series Preview: Pirates vs. Cardinals

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

August 27, 2012 7:05 pm
August 28, 2012 7:05 pm
August 29, 2012 7:05 pm


PNC Park

Probable Pitchers
A.J. Burnett (15-4, 3.63 ERA) vs. Kyle Lohse (13-2, 2.61 ERA)
James McDonald (11-6, 3.73 ERA) vs. Jake Westbrook (13-9, 3.67 ERA)
Wandy Rodriguez (1-4, 4.86 ERA) vs. Joe Kelly (4-5, 3.26 ERA)

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Series Preview: Pirates vs. Cardinals

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

August 17, 2012 8:15 pm
August 18, 2012 4:05 pm
August 19, 2012 2:15 pm


Busch Stadium

Probable Pitchers
James McDonald (10-5, 3.77 ERA) vs. Jake Westbrook (12-8, 3.62 ERA)
Erik Bedard (7-12, 4.56 ERA) vs. Lance Lynn (13-5, 3.65 ERA)
Jeff Karstens (4-3, 3.91 ERA) vs. Jaime Garcia (3-4, 4.48 ERA)

Series Notes
Pirates (65-53)… Cardinals (64-54)… The Cards are one game behind the Bucs, which makes this a very important series… James McDonald before the All-Star break: 2.37 ERA; after the All-Star break: 8.71 ERA… Jake Westbrook is 1-2 with a 4.74 ERA in three starts against the Pirates this season… Erik Bedard hasn’t done well away from home; he has a 6.75 ERA on the road… Lance Lynn has a 6.55 ERA in his last four starts… Jeff Karstens has gone seven-plus innings in five of his last eight starts… Jaime Garcia makes his first start since missing more than two months with left shoulder impingement… Lance Berkman is on the 15 day DL and could return in September… Yadier Molina is day-to-day with lower back stiffness… Pittsburgh and St. Louis are the only National League teams to have four players with 60+ RBI – Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker, and Garrett Jones for the Pirates/Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday, David Freese, and Allen Craig for the Cardinals.

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