Hampton's last start:
5IP, 4H, 3ER, 4BB, 5K; 92 pitches/53 for strikes (57.6%)
Hampton pitched okay against the Cardinals last week in a 5-3 loss. He threw 92 pitches in 5 innings, which is far too many, so we'll see if he's able to make that adjustment. Next start for Hampton we'll take a look at his trends, it's just hard to get a read on a guy who hasn't pitched in a while, and one start isn't enough to do that.
Kind of the same thing with Ross Ohlendorf, who is 26, spent time between the rotation and the bullpen, but did pitch in four games, with two starts, against the Astros. I really hope Keppinger gets a start, because in 138 ABs in 2008, lefties were posting a .370/.443/.623 line against him.
Last start (Thursday at St Louis):
6IP, 7H, 2ER, 1K:1BB, 1L
|vs. HOU||4G, 0-2||9.00 ERA/2.27 WHIP||1 HR||7K:4BB|
|June 14 A||H||1.0IP||2H/1ER||0K:0BB|
|June 15 A||N/A||1IP||0H/0ER||1K:1BB|
|Sept 9 A||L||4IP||9H/6ER||3K:1BB|
|Sept 21 H||L||5IP||10H/4ER||3K:4BB|