Cubs Pirates Matchup

Cubs Pirates start next to the last series of the season.  Although mathematically Cubs have a chance, both teams are pretty much done for the season.

PIT Team Status

Tm W L BAT PITCH UR
PIT 63 81 -6.2 -76.0 -21.6 20190910
PIT 65 91 -28.6 -110.8 -23.3 20190924

Pirates went from -18 to -26 in the last two weeks which is very very bad.  Both BAT and PITCH tanked equally.

CHN PIT 09_24_7:05_PM

WAA Vegas TC Sim EV L S R
CHN 8 0.636 0.679 107 1.45 2.36 2.23
PIT -26 0.385 0.321 83 -1.70 -2.60 -1.56

Both Vegas and TC Sim have Cubs favored today.  Cubs up on WAA, Lineup, Starter, and Relief.

Starters WAA WinPct IP Tier
Kyle_Hendricks_CHN 4.54 0.619 171.0 2.36
Mitch_Keller_PIT -3.21 0.164 43.0 -2.60

Hopefully Hendricks finishes this season strong.

PIT Starters

Rank WAA Name_TeamID IP
XXXXX 0.23 Joe_Musgrove_PIT 164.3
XXXXX -0.84 Dario_Agrazal_PIT 67.3
XXXXX -1.30 Steven_Brault_PIT 108.3
-183- -1.64 James_Marvel_PIT 12.3
-048- -3.13 Trevor_Williams_PIT 138.7
-047- -3.21 Mitch_Keller_PIT 43.0
Total -9.89 0.417

This is a terrible starting rotation which is a significant reason why their team WAA is -26.

PIT Relief

Rank WAA Name_TeamID IP
XXXXX 1.66 Francisco_Liriano_PIT 67.0
XXXXX 1.36 Richard_Rodriguez_PIT 62.3
XXXXX 1.36 Keone_Kela_PIT 26.7
XXXXX 0.63 Michael_Feliz_PIT 55.3
XXXXX 0.50 Wei-Chung_Wang_PIT 31.0
XXXXX -0.10 Williams_Jerez_PIT 9.0
XXXXX -0.92 Yacksel_Rios_PIT 11.0
XXXXX -1.34 Clay_Holmes_PIT 48.7
-175- -1.68 Chris_Stratton_PIT 73.3
-168- -1.74 Yefry_Ramirez_PIT 23.3
-130- -1.93 Parker_Markel_PIT 19.3
-089- -2.42 Alex_McRae_PIT 24.7
-025- -3.63 Geoff_Hartlieb_PIT 35.0
Total -8.25 TIER=-1.56

At tier -1.56 this is a well below average relief squad.

PIT Lineup 09222019

Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos PA
XXXXX -1.18 Cole_Tucker_PIT SS 155
XXXXX 1.91 Bryan_Reynolds_PIT LF-RF-CF 536
-115- -1.91 Adam_Frazier_PIT 2B 578
XXXXX 0.65 Jose_Osuna_PIT 1B-RF-3B 255
XXXXX 0.00 Pablo_Reyes_PIT RF-LF 130
XXXXX -0.36 Kevin_Kramer_PIT BAT 34
XXXXX -1.05 Jacob_Stallings_PIT CR 187
-116- -2.08 Erik_Gonzalez_PIT SS-3B 129
XXXXX 0.00 Trevor_Williams_PIT none 0
Total -4.02 TIER=-1.70

And their lineup is under water which one should expect based on their seasonal BAT in team status.

That is all for now.  Playoff season coverage coming next.  Until then ….