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MLB : ATS Matchup
Thursday 4/19/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
PITTSBURGH  TAILLON )
 
PHILADELPHIA  ARRIETA )
-1.5  +130

+1.5  -150
-115

+105

7ev
 
0
Final
7

PITTSBURGH (12 - 6) at PHILADELPHIA (10 - 7)
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Thursday, 4/19/2018 7:05 PM
JAMESON TAILLON (R) vs. JAKE ARRIETA (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
951PITTSBURGH+105Ov 7.5,+100-110Ov 7,-125
952PHILADELPHIA-115Un 7.5,-120+100Un 7,+105
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games12-6+5.811-65.50.2650.3330.4310.7644.30.2460.3120.3760.687
Road Games7-2+5.86-35.70.2640.3210.4440.7655.00.2670.3220.4060.728
vs Right-handed Starters10-4+6.27-65.30.2650.3350.4170.7523.60.2190.2950.3260.621
Past 7 Games4-3+0.83-34.00.2370.3010.3900.6923.00.2280.2810.3450.626
Grass Games12-6+5.811-65.50.2650.3330.4310.7644.30.2460.3120.3760.687
Night Games4-6-3.46-34.40.2360.2990.3770.6765.30.2830.3470.4310.778
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.50.2650.33318615163336190.43194631249113166197
Road Games5.70.2640.321932285152130.44448277255310582
Righty Starters5.30.2650.33514480127256120.417705192693135155
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games5.521.44958.7363659626502-26275%
Road Games6.751.53330.7232335312262-14180%

PHILADELPHIA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games10-7+2.28-85.20.2260.3250.3680.6934.00.2390.3010.3330.634
Home Games5-1+3.23-37.30.2520.3520.4750.8272.70.2020.2570.2610.518
vs Right-handed Starters6-7-2.15-73.60.2060.3000.3100.6104.50.2420.3110.3390.650
Past 7 Games5-2+3.23-44.90.2220.3270.3290.6573.10.2370.2850.3080.593
Grass Games7-7-1.36-74.80.2180.3220.3650.6874.20.2400.3040.3360.640
Night Games8-4+3.95-65.20.2360.3280.3870.7143.80.2440.3020.3130.615
PHILADELPHIA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.20.2260.32517570129281170.3688683168121151316159
Home Games7.30.2520.352620251101110.4754431544381455
Righty Starters3.60.2060.300134328921080.31045581348891212124
PHILADELPHIA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.581.24460.3282447528576-33350%
Home Games1.740.96820.7441307242-12166.7%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/5/2018BRAULT(L)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)5-2W-1458 unU990571
4/6/2018WILLIAMS(R)CINCINNATICASTILLO(R)14-3W+1108 evO157113101
4/7/2018KUHL(R)CINCINNATIROMANO(R)4-7L-1307.5 ovO8501191
4/8/2018TAILLON(R)CINCINNATIMAHLE(R)5-0W-1507.5 ovU1160130
4/10/2018NOVA(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSCHATWOOD(R)8-5W1409 evO12611070
4/11/2018BRAULT(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSLESTER(L)5-13L1708.5 evO8501670
4/12/2018WILLIAMS(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSHENDRICKS(R)6-1W1808.5 ovU9110771
4/13/2018KUHL(R)@ MIAMIPETERS(L)2-7L-1408 ovO5411470
4/14/2018TAILLON(R)@ MIAMIRICHARDS(R)1-0W-1707.5 ovU550690
4/15/2018NOVA(R)@ MIAMIURENA(R)7-3W-1458.5 unO1381760
4/16/2018BRAULT(L)COLORADOMARQUEZ(R)2-6L-1258 unP430731
4/17/2018WILLIAMS(R)COLORADOBETTIS(R)0-2L-1408 unU550560
4/18/2018KUHL(R)COLORADOFREELAND(L)10-2W-1207.5 evO1370790
4/19/2018TAILLON(R)@ PHILADELPHIAARRIETA(R) 
4/20/2018NOVA(R)@ PHILADELPHIALIVELY(R) 
4/21/2018BRAULT(L)@ PHILADELPHIANOLA(R) 
4/22/2018WILLIAMS(R)@ PHILADELPHIAPIVETTA(R) 
4/24/2018KUHL(R)DETROITBOYD(L) 
4/25/2018 DETROIT  
4/26/2018 DETROIT  

PHILADELPHIA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/5/2018PIVETTA(R)MIAMISMITH(L)5-0W-1508.5 unU6101441
4/7/2018VELASQUEZ(R)MIAMIPETERS(L)20-1W-1658 ovO2051550
4/8/2018ARRIETA(R)MIAMIRICHARDS(R)3-6L-1808 ovO761750
4/9/2018LIVELY(R)CINCINNATIREED(L)6-5W-1259 ovO6501191
4/10/2018NOLA(R)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)6-1W-1807.5 ovU640341
4/11/2018PIVETTA(R)CINCINNATICASTILLO(R)4-3W-1207.5 ovU6811181
4/13/2018VELASQUEZ(R)@ TAMPA BAYFARIA(R)2-1W-1058 evU772460
4/14/2018ARRIETA(R)@ TAMPA BAYARCHER(R)9-4W1207 ovO1360851
4/15/2018LIVELY(R)@ TAMPA BAYYARBROUGH(L)10-4W1308 ovO86211111
4/16/2018NOLA(R)@ ATLANTATEHERAN(R)1-2L-1308 evU6100420
4/17/2018PIVETTA(R)@ ATLANTAFOLTYNEWICZ(R)5-1W1008.5 unU8918120
4/18/2018VELASQUEZ(R)@ ATLANTAMCCARTHY(R)3-7L1058.5 ovO6501151
4/19/2018ARRIETA(R)PITTSBURGHTAILLON(R) 
4/20/2018LIVELY(R)PITTSBURGHNOVA(R) 
4/21/2018NOLA(R)PITTSBURGHBRAULT(L) 
4/22/2018PIVETTA(R)PITTSBURGHWILLIAMS(R) 
4/24/2018VELASQUEZ(R)ARIZONARAY(L) 
4/25/2018 ARIZONA  
4/26/2018 ARIZONA  
KEY GAME INFORMATION
PITTSBURGH: 2017 75-87, fourth place
MANAGER Clint Hurdle (seventh season)
ADDITIONS: OF Corey Dickerson, LHP Kyle Crick, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Michael Feliz, 3B Colin Moran
SUBTRACTIONS: CF Andrew McCutchen, RHP Gerrit Cole, RHP Daniel Hudson, C Chris Stewart, 1B John Jaso, RHP Joaquin Benoit
OUTLOOK: General Manager Neal Huntington insists the Pirates are not rebuilding, but it certainly looks that way after they flipped franchise cornerstones McCutchen and Cole for less expensive and less proven talent. The Pirates did nothing in free agency, though they were able to grab Dickerson -- an All-Star for Tampa Bay last season -- in February. Dickerson's arrival gives Pittsburgh some stability in the outfield, but the Pirates still have some serious power issues outside of Bell, who finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting. Pittsburgh finished 29th in the majors in home runs in 2017, and while McCutchen and Dickerson's numbers are comparable, the rest of the lineup isn't exactly imposing. If Marte can put his suspension-marred 2017 behind him, if Polanco and his hamstrings can stay healthy, if Moran proves he can do more than spell Freese at third, and if Taillon, Kuhl and Williams all improve, Pittsburgh could be competitive. That's a lot of "ifs," probably a few too many.
PHILADELPHIA: 2017 66-96, fifth place
MANAGER Gabe Kapler (first season)
ADDITIONS: RHP Jake Arrieta, 1B Carlos Santana, RHP Pat Neshek, RHP Tommy Hunter
SUBTRACTIONS: Manager Pete Mackanin, SS Freddy Galvis, INF Andres Blanco, OF Daniel Nava, OF Hyun Soo Kim, RHP Clay Buchholz, 1B Tommy Joseph
OUTLOOK: The decision to sign Arrieta signals the rebuild is over. The Phillies added Santana, Neshek and Hunter to a talented young roster in hopes of being competitive. A month into spring training, they added Arrieta because management thinks it's time to contend. The lineup has the potential to be dynamic if the young hitters continue to emerge and Santana does what he did in Cleveland. The bullpen should be formidable with Hunter-Neshek-Neris at the back end. If Arrieta regains his old form, Nola lives up to his promise and a couple of other starters take steps forward, the Phillies cannot only end their five-year run of losing seasons but maybe even make a surprise push for a postseason berth.
PREVIEW
Pirates brace for familiar face in Phillies' Arrieta
 

The Pittsburgh Pirates will see a familiar face Thursday night in Philadelphia.

Jake Arrieta, making his third start with the Phillies, will be on the mound against the Pirates, the team he's faced the most during his major league career.

Right-hander Jameson Taillon will start for Pittsburgh as the cross-state foes start a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park.

In Arrieta's 20 starts against the Pirates -- most of which came when he was with the Chicago Cubs -- he is 10-6 with a 3.18 ERA. His most notable outing against the Pirates came in the 2015 National League Wild Card game when he struck out 11 in a shutout that ended Pittsburgh's season. The 32-year-old righty was 1-3 with a 4.07 ERA against the Pirates in 2017.

With his new team, Arrieta (1-0, 3.38 ERA) fared better in his second start than his debut. He went 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks with one strikeout against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

"He was an absolute animal out there today," Gabe Kapler told MLB.com of Arrieta after his last start. "Awesome job."

Taillon (2-0, 0.89 ERA), meanwhile, has been one of the best pitchers in baseball through the season's first three weeks. He has given up two earned runs this season, and they both came in his 2018 debut when he struck out nine batters over 5 1/3 innings against the Twins.

Taillon, 26, threw a complete-game, one-hit shutout against the Cincinnati Reds in his second start. He followed that up with six scoreless innings against the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

"I felt good and I grinded through six. It took everything tonight to get through it," Taillon told MLB.com after his last start in which he allowed four hits and three walks. "That definitely wasn't my best stuff or my best executed game, but (catcher Francisco Cervelli) stuck with me throughout the night."

Two of Taillon's 46 career major league starts have come against the Phillies. He's 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in those outings.

The Pirates went 5-2 against the Phillies in 2017. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in their divisions last season, but have gotten off to better starts in 2018.

At 12-6, the Pirates enter the series as the first-place team in the NL Central. The Pirates were 10-2 winners over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday and their 5.5 runs per-game average is the best mark in the National League.

The Phillies, despite losing a series against the Braves this week, are 10-7. And they're returning for a 10-game homestand at Citizens Bank Park, where they are 5-1 this season.

"We're going home stronger than when we left on this road trip," Kapler told reporters Wednesday after the Phillies capped a 4-2 swing through Tampa and Atlanta. "It's not an easy thing to do in baseball, and I'm proud of our guys for doing that."

Pittsburgh's Starling Marte went 0-for-4 on Wednesday, snapping a five-game hitting streak in which he went 9-for-18.


Last Updated: 5/27/2018 8:06:05 PM EST


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