So remember from May 8-14 when the Astros won five out of six to pull within two games of .500? Yeah, they've gone ahead and followed that up with winning two of their last nine to fall seven games below .500 - worst of the season so far (and it could get worse).
Lucky for us, Roy pitches tonight against the Reds. Unlucky for Roy, the Astros can't score any runs for him. Against the Reds this season, Roy has allowed 1ER in 13IP - and has two no decisions...
Roy comes in at 1-2 on the season with a 4.47 ERA. Good news though - since the shortened game at Atlanta, Roy has had 20+ non-contact strikes in each game.
Last three starts:
I did some looking, and last year Roy induced more fly balls than ground balls in 13 of his 32 starts. So far this season, Roy has had more FBs than GBs in five of his ten starts, including each of his last four.
Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 32x118, .271/.326/.500, 20K:9BB
vs Lefties: 29x99, .293/.333/.455, 22K:6BB
When swinging at the first pitch (32): .433/.433/.833, 6XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (126): .244/.272/.361, 26K:4BB
After First-Pitch Balls (79): .279/.380/.529, 16K:11BB
RISP: 7x37, .189/.279/.297, 9K:5BB
Bases Empty: 40x128, .313/.358/.484, 26K:8BB
Runners on: 21x89, .236/.289/.472, 16K:7BB
2OwRISP: 2x16, .125/.222/.125, 5K:2BB
Roy hasn't pitched through seven innings a lot this season, and that might have something to do with his 6th innings. Check it out:
17x39, .436/.488/.897, 8XBH (5HR)
How are these Reds doing against Roy this season?
Designated Hitter Micah Owings takes the mound for the Reds today, and is one inconsistent due lately (though, to be fair, who ain't?).
Last three appearances:
That May 16 was the 16 inning game against the Padres. Wouldn't you know it, the Reds didn't score any runs in those 5.2IP Owings provided in relief, and the one run he gave up was the walk-off jack.
Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 18x94, .191/.276/.340, 18K:9BB
vs Lefties: 27x75, .360/.432/.507, 9K:11BB
When swinging at the first pitch (23): .273/.304/.409, 1XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (94): .270/.298/.449, 22K:3BB
After First-Pitch Balls (76): .259/.421/.362, 5K:17BB
RISP: 11x38, .289/.356/.342, 7K:4BB
Runners on: 21x69, .304/.390/.391, 12K:10BB
2OwRISP: 3x16, .188/.316/.250, 4K:3BB