Series Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates (4-2, 1-2A, 1GB) vs. Detroit Tigers (3-1, 1-1H, .5GB)

tigers vs piratesThe Tigers play a 4-game home and home vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates with both teams coming off a loss in the last appearance.  This year we’ve changed up the series previews and would like to hear of other interesting facts/stats that you’d like to see included.  We’re currently using 2015 stats to populate some of the graphs, which will change over to 2016 once a strong enough data set if available.

Series @ Comerica Park
4/11 1:10p – Jon Niese (0-0, 7.20 ERA) vs. Justin Verlander (0-0, 4.50 ERA)
4/12 1:10p – Juan Nicasio (1-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. Anibal Sanchez (1-0, 3.60 ERA)

Comerica Park (2)

@ PNC Park
4/13 7:05p – Francisco Liriano (1-0, 2.45 ERA) vs. Shane Greene (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
4/14 12:35p – Gerrit Cole (0-1, 5.79 ERA) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

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Pirates Pitcher In focus: Gerrit Cole (RHP)
Season: 0-1, 5.79 ERA, 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1.714 WHIP (last appearance at Cin where he lost)

Throws (2015 avg. velocity): 4-Seam Fastball, 2-Seam Fastball, Slider, Curve, Changeup

Cole, Gerrit 2015 pitch type

Pirates Hitter In focus: Andrew McCutchen (RHB)
Season: .318 avg, 4 R, 7 H, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 5 BB, 2 K, .873 OPS

Vs. Verlander (career): .200 avg, 20 PA, 3 H, 2 2B, 2  RBI, 4 BB, 3 K, .683 OPS
Vs. Sanchez: .250 avg, 19 PA, 4 H, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 7 K, .513 OPS
Vs. Greene: .000 avg, 3 PA
Vs. Zimmermann: .333 avg, 6 PA, 2 H, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 1.667 OPS
McCutchen hit chart 2015.pngMcCutchen Spray Chart 2015.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tigers Pitcher In Focus: Justin Verlander (RHP)
Season: 0-0, 4.50 ERA, 6 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 HR, 2 BB, 5 K, 0.833 WHIP

Throws: Fastball, Slider, Curve, Changeup
Verlander, Justin 2015 pitch type

Tigers Hitter In focus: Ian Kinsler (RHB)
Season: .421 avg, 5 R, 8 H, 1 2B,  1 HR, 5 RBI 1 BB, 2 K, 1.082 OPS

Vs. Niese: 1.000 avg, 3 PA, 1 H, 2 BB, 2.000 OPS
Vs. Nicasio: N/A
Vs. Liriano: .174 avg, 27 PA, 4 H, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 BB, 4 K, .688 OPS
Vs. Cole: .100 avg, 10 PA, 1 H, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 K, .300 OPS

kinsler 2015 hit chartkinsler 2015 batted ball chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Series: 3 @ Houston Astros

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