May 5, 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 JEFF SUPPAN (4-2, 2.55):

CAREER:
Is 110-103 with a 4.56 ERA in 323 appearances, including 307 starts (1907ip, 966er).....this is his 13th season in the Major Leagues and his first year with the Brewers.

CAREER AT MILLER PARK:
Is 7-1 with a 1.97 ERA in 10 starts (73ip, 16er).

2007 AT MILLER PARK:
Is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 3 starts (22ip, 6er).

CAREER ON THE ROAD:
Is 48-55 with a 4.80 ERA in 164 appearances, including 153 starts (940.1ip, 501er).....went 5-5 with a 5.36 ERA in 15 starts on the road last season (82.1ip, 49er).

2007 ON THE ROAD:
Is 2-1 with a 2.66 ERA in 3 starts (20.1ip, 6er).

CAREER vs. PIRATES:
Is 8-3 with a 3.94 ERA in 15 starts (96ip, 42er).

2007 vs. PIRATES:
Made his only start against the Pirates this season on 4/19 at Miller Park, winning a 7-5 decision (6ip, 6h, 3r, 3er, 1bb, 3k, 1hr, 1hbp).

CAREER AT THE PLATE:
Is a .188 (50-266) career hitter.....has 5 career extrabase hits, including 4 doubles and 1 home run.....his home run came on 9/10/05 vs. New York-NL off Steve Trachsel.....has drawn 14 walks and struck out 56 times.

2007 AT THE PLATE:
Is batting .067 (1-15).....has walked twice and has struck out 3 times.....does not have a sacrifice bunt this season.

SUPPAN AT A GLANCE:
Is making his seventh start of the season.....Suppan last started on 4/30 vs. St. Louis and earned a 7-1 win (9ip, 8h, 1r, 1er, 1bb, 5k).....it was the 16th complete game of his career and his first since 7/28/03 at St. Louis while pitching for the Pirates.....Suppan, who was named Brewers Pitcher of the Month for April, has won his last 4 starts, posting a 1.84 ERA (29.1ip, 6er).....he leads the staff with 5 quality starts this season, including each of his last 4 outings.....Suppan signed with the Brewers as a free agent on 12/24/06.....he is signed through the 2010 season with a club option for 2011.....he went 12-7 with a 4.12 ERA in 32 starts for the World Champion Cardinals last season, including 6-2 with a 2.39 ERA in 15 starts after the All-Star Break.....Suppan went 1-1 with a 2.49 ERA in 4 starts during the postseason, earning MVP in the NLCS vs. New York

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