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Today’s Starting Lineups: Pit @ StL (08.19.12)

Game Time: 1:15 pm central

Local Television: Fox Sports Midwest

Local Radio: KMOX (AM 1120)

Location: Busch Stadium

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 66-54 – Differential: +18 (Rank: 16th) – Streak: L1 – 6.5 GB, 0.5 WCGA

Tabata LF – first game since July 1

Harrison 2B – 1 hit in his last 18 AB (.056 BA)

McCutchen CF – 2 for 5 (.400 BA / .500 OBP) with 2 doubles career vs. Garcia

Sanchez 1B – 0 for 6 career vs. Garcia

Snider RF – since being traded from Tor to Pit: 18 games and .319 BA / .377 OBP (.248 BA / .306 OBP in 242 games with Tor)

McKenry C – 2 for 16 (.125 BA) over his last 7 games

Alvarez 3B – 5 for 11 (.455 BA) with 2 doubles and 1 HR over his last 3 games

Barmes SS – on pace for career-lows in BA (.219), OBP (.244) and SLG (.386) – min. 30 games

Karstens P – 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K in last start at Busch Stadium (7-3 Pit win on June 30, 2012)

 

St. Louis Cardinals 65-55 – Differential: +109 (Rank: 1st) – Streak: W1 – 7.5 GB, 1.0 WCGB

Jay CF – 6 for 16 (.375 BA / .412 OBP) with 2 doubles career vs. Karstens; currently on 17-game on-base streak (career-high 18-game on-base streak earlier this season)

Craig 1B – currently on career-high 8-game hitting streak

Holliday LF – 5 for 13 (.385 BA / .429 OBP) with 2 doubles career vs. Karstens

Beltran RF – 2 for 11 (.182 BA / .455 SLG) with 1 HR career vs. Karstens

Freese 3B – 2 for 11 (.182 BA / .182 OBP) with 1 double career vs. Karstens

Molina C – 3 for 8 (.375 BA / .444 OBP) with 1 double career vs. Karstens

Schumaker 2B – 5 for 15 (.333 BA / .444 OBP) career vs. Karstens

Furcal SS – 1 for 8 (.125 BA / .125 SLG) career vs. Karstens

Garcia P – 1.08 ERA and 14 K in 16.2 career IP vs. Pit

 

Notes:

-Differential = Run Differential

-Run differential rank among all 30 MLB teams and as of the beginning of MLB games today

-Games behind (GB) & games ahead (GA) for each team as of the beginning of MLB games today

 

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