Sunday, May 3, 2009

G25 Preview: Astros v Braves


Matchup for Today:

Wandy Rodriguez (2-2 1.69)
vs.
JoJo Reyes (0-1 4.26)

The Astros (10-14) lefthanded #2 starter has produced a quality start in all five of his outings this year and has been dominant in the past three starts allowing 2 ER over 20 IP. Batters are struggling to make good contact with Magic Wandy's ridiculous curveball this season leading to a WHIP of 1.03.

Braves Batters Career v Magic

Hitter AVG AB HR RBI
Diaz, Matt - - - - .308 13 1 3
Escobar, Yunel - - - - .500 6 0 2
Francoeur, Jeff - - - - .286 7 1 2
Infante, Omar - - - - 1.000 1 0 0
Johnson, Kelly - - - - .333 3 0 0
Jones, Chipper - - - - .571 7 2 3
Kotchman, Casey - - - - .333 3 0 0
Norton, Greg - - - - .000 2 0 0
Prado, Martin - - - - .167 6 0 0
Ross, David - - - - .200 10 0 1

The Braves (11-12) will counter with JoJo Reyes who has an absolute cannon for a right arm. Bobby Cox has been quoted recently as saying that he has become a better pitcher while not trying to be a flamethrower. Reyes will be a difficult guy to face because he may throw in the 89-94 range all day, and then when he needs it, pull out a 97 mph fastball. Astros hitters wil be sitting on his fastball all day as he has only recently shown the ability to locate any of his pitches.



Astros Batters Career v. JoJo

Hitter AVG AB HR RBI
Berkman, Lance - - - - .125 8 1 2
Blum, Geoff - - - - - - - -
Bourn, Michael - - - - - - - -
Keppinger, Jeff - - - -.500 10 0 2
Lee, Carlos - - - - - .429 7 0 1
Matsui, Kazuo - - - - - - - -
Pence, Hunter - - - - .200 5 0 0
Rodriguez, Ivan - - - - - - - -
Tejada, Miguel - - - - .500 2 0 1
Towles, J.R. - - - - .000 2 0 0

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