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Gameday Thread: Pirates (33-36) vs Orioles (34-33)

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Today's 
Starting Pitchers
GS
IP
ERA
WHIP
BAA
HR
BB
K
W-L
 Paul Maholm - LH
13
83.0
4.55
1.40
.339
11
22
55
4-5
  Daniel Cabrera - RH
14
91.0
4.35
1.33
.335
12
36
50
5-2

So, we all love the way Danny has pitched this year. Throwing strikes, letting his 2-seamer move, and 9 Quality Starts. But when you compare his numbers to Paul Maholm, a sub-.500 pitcher on a sub-.500 team, well, they look pretty darn similar to me. The BAA is almost identical, the K-BB ratio actually favors Maholm, and hitters are hitting at a better than .333 clip against both of them. The HR numbers are the same, while Maholm has a lot fewer walks and more strikeouts in 8 fewer IP.

So what does it mean for today? Not a damn thing. Danny goes back to being the good Danny we saw a month ago, and the O's sweep. Ya heard it here first.

Pittsburgh Baltimore
N. McLouth cf .293 B. Roberts 2b .287
F. Sanchez 2b .236 J. Payton lf .252
J. Bay lf .283 N. Markakis rf .287
R. Doumit dh .348 K. Millar dh .252
J. Michaels rf .309 A. Huff 3b .254
A. LaRoche 1b .218 A. Jones cf .257
J. Bautista 3b .253 O. Salazar 1b .333
J. Wilson ss .307 G. Quiroz c .203
R. Chavez c .278 F. Bynum ss .207

note to Z from duck: Sorry dude, didn't know you'd already started setting up a GDT.