Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Matchup for G8 - Houston @ Pittsburgh

So what about Hampton? Can he get the Astros off the schneid and back in to the win column for the first time in a week? Unless he goes 4x4 with 2HR, it'll be tough.

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.

Ross Ohlendorf

Last start (Thursday at St Louis):
6IP, 7H, 2ER, 1K:1BB, 1L

2008 splits:

vs. HOU4G, 0-29.00 ERA/2.27 WHIP1 HR7K:4BB

June 14 AH1.0IP2H/1ER0K:0BB
June 15 AN/A1IP0H/0ER1K:1BB
Sept 9 AL4IP9H/6ER3K:1BB
Sept 21 HL5IP10H/4ER3K:4BB