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|Monday, September 26th, 2022: Porter Belts 3 HR Against Atlanta!|
Ben Porter of the Pittsburgh Pirates had a lot to celebrate in today's 10-7 win over the Atlanta Braves. Three times he celebrated by pounding the ball out of Three Rivers Stadium.
He kiddingly told reporters after the game, "Hopefully, I can continue to close my eyes and swing as hard as I can. It worked well today."
The powerful Pittsburgh right fielder tagged 3 hits in 5 at-bats, drove in 4 runs, and scored 3 times in his three-home-run outburst.
Porter added, "Seriously, I just try to swing early and often to give myself a chance. I let the pitcher supply all the power, I just try to figure out how to get the bat on the ball."
"We talked about changing our strategy for the third one...and then he hit another homer," the Atlanta manager said. "We just couldn't get him out."
B. Porter hit a two-run home run off J. Sánchez in the 3rd, hit a solo-shot off J. Sánchez in the 5th, struck out in the 6th, hit a solo-shot off T. Kahnle in the 8th and flied out in the 9th.
This season Porter is swinging the bat at a .299 rate with 164 hits in 548 at-bats. To date he has hit 46 home runs, scored 91 runs and driven in 129.
|Sunday, August 14th, 2022: Prieto Pitches Gem against Pittsburgh|
Bartolo Prieto was dynamite today and just blew Pittsburgh away in the 3-0 victory. The Oakland Athletics starter had everything working as he hurled a 2-hit shutout over the Pirates, recording 5 strikeouts and 1 walk.
"He was pure nasty out there today. I don't think any team in the would've had a chance against what he was bringing," said the Pittsburgh skipper during his postgame press conference.
So far this season Prieto has compiled a 5-11 record with a 4.74 ERA.
|Thursday, August 4th, 2022: Indians Hurler Brown Tames Pittsburgh|
Kevin Brown of the Cleveland Indians mixed his pitches well and fashioned a 8-0 shutout today. The 28-year-old hurler shut down the Pittsburgh offense, holding them to 2 hits. He struck out 9 while walking 0.
This season Brown has a 7-10 record with a 5.33 ERA.
|Record overall||88-74, .543 PCT|
|Position in Division||3rd, 23.0 GB|
|Record at home||49-32, .605 PCT|
|Record on the road||39-42, .481 PCT|
|Record in X-inning games||5-3, .625 PCT|
|Record in one-run games||20-17, .541 PCT|
|Record versus LHP||27-23, .540 PCT|
|Record versus RHP||61-51, .545 PCT|
|Record last 10 games||7-3, .700 PCT|
|Record in April||14-10, .583 PCT|
|Record in May||18-10, .643 PCT|
|Record in June||13-14, .481 PCT|
|Record in July||14-13, .519 PCT|
|Record in August||12-16, .429 PCT|
|Record in September||15-11, .577 PCT|
|Record in October||2-0, 1.000 PCT|
|Team Batting Stats & Rankings|
|Batting Average||.285 - 8th in NL|
|On-Base Percentage||.349 - 11th in NL|
|Slugging Percentage||.483 - 4th in NL|
|On-Base + Slugging||.832 - 8th in NL|
|Runs Scored||997 - 6th in NL|
|Hits||1638 - 8th in NL|
|Extra-Base Hits||602 - 4th in NL|
|Home Runs||245 - 5th in NL|
|Bases-On-Balls||506 - 11th in NL|
|Strikeouts||882 - 5th in NL|
|Stolen Bases||162 - 6th in NL|
|Team Pitching Stats & Rankings|
|Earned Run Average ||5.22 - 3rd in NL|
|Starters' ERA||5.08 - 4th in NL|
|Bullpen ERA||5.51 - 3rd in NL|
|Runs allowed||907 - 3rd in NL|
|Hits allowed||1600 - 3rd in NL|
|Opponents AVG||.281 - 5th in NL|
|BABIP||.315 - 9th in NL|
|Home Runs allowed||220 - 4th in NL|
|Bases-On-Balls||592 - 5th in NL|
|Strikeouts||1091 - 2nd in NL|