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SCOTT SAUERBECK #47

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Current Average Full name: Scott William Sauerbeck
Born: 11/09/71
Birthplace: Cincinnati,OH
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Position: P
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
College: Miami, OH
MLB Debut: 04/05/99
6.48
Career Average
3.71
  W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HBP BB SO
YTD 0 1 6.48 26 0 0 0 0 16.2 17 14 12 1 4 18 18

2002 Highlights:
Spent his fourth straight full season with Pittsburgh...Established club record for most appearances by a left-handed pitcher (previous mark of 76 was held by Rod Scurry in 1982) ... Became the first Bucco pitcher to appear in 70 or more games in three consecutive years since Kent Tekulve (1982-84)...Led all National League lefthanders in appearances and tied for fifth overall among all N.L. relievers...Tallied the second-most strikeouts by a left-handed reliever in the N.L. (Houston's Billy Wagner had 88)...Held opponents to team-low .220 batting average and topped the relievers in strikeouts...Was scored upon in his second game on 4/3 at New York and then made nine straight scoreless outings (7.2ip) from 4/4 thru 4/28...Earned victory in relief on 4/28 vs. San Diego (game one)...Did not surrender a run in his first 16 appearances at PNC Park (16.0ip) thru 6/22...Made nine straight scoreless appearances from 5/24 thru 6/11 (8.1ip), holding opponents to a .111 (3-for-33) average during that stretch...Worked less than 1.0 inning in eight of his 12 appearances during the month of June...Left the game on 6/20 vs. Oakland with a strained right arch without throwing a pitch...Suffered his first loss on 7/26 at Houston, his first defeat since 5/24/01 (a stretch of 97 games). ... Surrendered just one home run in his first 53 games thru 8/1 (Todd Hollandsworth took him deep at Colorado on 5/1)...Did not allow a run in 10 straight appearances from 6/29 thru 7/16 (5.0ip)...Served up career home run #598 to Barry Bonds on 8/4, his first homer allowed since 5/1...Struck out four batters in 2.0 innings of work on 8/11 at San Francisco...Surrendered just three earned runs in 20 games on the road from 5/21 thru 9/13...Was charged with just six earned runs in 48 games from 5/24 thru 9/13 (37.2ip - 1.43 ERA) ... Gave up runs in consecutive outings for the second time on 9/14 & 9/15 at Philadelphia (also 5/19 at Houston & 5/22 at Chicago)...Factored in the decision in three straight appearances (win on 9/20 vs. Chicago, loss on 9/21 vs. Chicago, win on 9/24 vs. New York)...Established club record for most appearances by a lefty with his outing on 9/25 vs. New York ... Threw less than 1.0 inning in 50 percent of his appearances ... Issued more than one walk just once (two on 4/28 vs. San Diego)...Was not involved in a save situation and allowed 10 of his 49 inherited runners to score...Limited left-handed hitters to a .147 (14-for-95) average...Went hitless in his two plate appearances; grounded out on 5/14 vs. Arizona and struck out on 6/2 at St. Louis.

Personal:
Selected by New York (NL) in 1994 June free agent draft (23rd round)...Selected by Pittsburgh off New York's Norfolk roster (AAA) in Rule Five draft on 12/14/98... Married to Carly with two sons, Jackson (8/5/99) and Calvin (1/23/02)...Is a 1990 graduate of Northwest High School in Cincinnati, OH, where he played baseball, basketball and soccer...Also played four years of baseball at Miami (OH) University...Is the honorary spokesperson for "Beginning with Books" program.

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