Wandy got pulled on Sunday from the last game the Astros won, a 7-5 victory over the Braves, after only 86 pitches and five innings. So if any pitcher this time around is going to go 6-8 innings, it's going to be tonight. Wandy's been the ace of the staff, 2-2 with a 2.19 ERA, and his two wins have come when he pitches seven innings. He's 0-2 with two NDs when pitching six or fewer innings. Bizarre, huh?
Last three starts:
Wandy has been fairly efficient - throwing 3.97 pitches per batter - and has yet to give up a home run this season (which means now that I've said it, he'll look like '05 Lidge). But do you want to hear something disgusting? Both of Wandy's losses have come when the Astros have been shutout.
Let's do the splits!
Vs Righties: 25x97, .258/.342/.320, 21K:11BB
Vs Lefties: 2x28, .071/.188/.107, 9K:4BB
First-Pitch Ball: (53) 5x43, 10K:10BB, .116/.283/.163
First-Pitch Strike: (78) 16x68, 20K:5BB, .235/.303/.294
RISP: 5x31, .161/.206/.161, 8K:1BB
Runners on: 12x53, .226/.300/.245, 11K:4BB
2OwRISP: 3x17, .176/.222/.176, 7K:0BB
Here's the thing, Wandy is 1-2 vs the Padres with an 8.10 ERA, with 21H/15ER in his career, though he only faced them once last season:
Apr 2 @ SD: 5IP, 8H/4ER, 6K:1BB - got the ND in a 9-6 win.
Gaudin's contract was purchased by the Padres on Monday, April 27 after being released by the Cubs at the end of Spring Training. He started against the Rockies the next day. Though it seems like he's been around a while (he was once the youngest player in the American League), he is only 26 years old.
Last two starts:
Gaudin can get some groundballs, but he can also walk some guys, too: 7 in 10.2IP this season.
Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 5x20, .250/.375/.250, 8K:3BB
vs Lefties: 6x20, .300/.417/.400, 2K:4BB
After First-Pitch Strikes (22): .400/.455/.400, 4K:2BB
After First-Pitch Balls (23): .059/.304/.059, 6K:5BB
RISP: 3x11, .273/.273/.364, 3K:0BB
Runners on: 6x24, .250/.280/.333, 5K:1BB
2OwRISP: 1x5, .200/.200/.200, 1K:0BB