May 4, 2007

Pre-Game Notes - On Their Mound


PITTSBURGH PIRATES (13-14) vs. MILWAUKEE BREWERS (18-10)
MAY 4, 2007 AT MILLER PARK --- GAME #28, ROAD #15
LHP PAUL MAHOLM (1-3, 5.28 ERA) vs. RHP CLAUDIO VARGAS (2-0, 3.68 ERA)
8:05 EDT FSNP


RHP CLAUDIO VARGAS (2-0, 3.68):
CAREER:
Is 34-32 with a 4.87 ERA in 129 appearances, including 91 starts (554.1ip, 300er).....this is his fifth season in the Major Leagues and his first season with the Brewers.

CAREER AT MILLER PARK:
Is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in 4 appearances, including 3 starts (20ip, 4er).

2007 AT MILLER PARK:
Is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 2 appearances, including 1 start (8ip, 4er).

CAREER ON THE ROAD:
Is 20-14 with a 4.19 ERA in 65 appearances, including 47 starts (283.2ip, 132er).....went 7-5 with a 4.12 ERA in 15 starts last season on the road (87.1ip, 40er).

2007 ON THE ROAD:
Is 1-0 with a 3.21 ERA in 3 starts (14ip, 5er).

CAREER vs. PIRATES:
Is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in 6 appearances, including 5 starts (35ip, 7er).

2007 vs. PIRATES:
Won a 7-3 decision in his only start on 4/18 at Miller Park (6ip, 5h, 2r, 1er, 2bb, 11k, 1hr).....recorded a career high for strikeouts in that outing.

CAREER AT THE PLATE:
Is a .075 career hitter (11-146).....has 3 extra-base hits, all doubles last season.....has walked 3 times and has 44 strikeouts.

2007 AT THE PLATE:
Is batting .143 (1-7).....has not walked and has 3 strikeouts.....does not have a sacrifice bunt this season.

VARGAS AT A GLANCE: Is making his sixth appearance (fifth start) of the season.....Vargas last started on 4/29 at Houston and earned a 3-1 win (5ip, 4h, 0r, 0er, 5bb, 5k).....he made his first appearance of the season on 4/6 vs. Chicago-NL in relief (2ip, 3er).....has made 4 starts since then, posting a 2.70 ERA (20ip, 6er).....Vargas was acquired from Arizona, along with C Johnny Estrada and RHP Greg Aquino, in exchange for LHP Doug Davis, LHP Dana Eveland and OF Dave Krynzel on 11/25/06.....he went 12-10 with a 4.83 ERA in 31 games (30 starts) for the Diamondbacks last season as he set career highs in nearly every category, including wins, starts, innings pitched (167.2) and strikeouts (123).

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