Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Matchup for G62 - Astros @ Rangers

The Silver Boot series resumes tonight in Arlington, picking up from the three games played at Houston last month...where the Astros were swept. That marks the first time the Astros have been swept by Texas since May 20-22, 2005 (the middle game of which was the 18-3 beatdown; tip of the cap to Ezequiel Astacio).


After three rough starts, Wandy managed to put something together his last time out against the Cubs. We'll see if Quintero or Pudge catches Wandy tonight - with Pudge's imminent record-breaking game on tap.

Last three starts:

5/30 @PIT4.29/56:35/11105/67
6/4 vCOL510/77:210/898/63
6/10 vCHC75/16:28/11116/70

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 64x238, .269/.323/.391, 59K:18BB
vs Lefties: 13x61, .213/.294/.328, 16K:7BB

When swinging at the first pitch (28): .357/.257/.429, 2XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (168): .245/.283/.316, 48K:7BB
After First-Pitch Balls (134): .250/.351/.448, 27K:18BB

RISP: 22x74, .297/.341/.392, 18K:5BB
Runners on: 39x122, .320/.370/.402, 25K:9BB
2OwRISP: 11x38, .289/.357/.368, 11K:3BB

Kevin Millwood

Millwood is enjoying one of those seasons that would pretty easily qualify as an "anomaly." This is his 4th season with the Rangers. He's posted ERAs of 4.52, 5.16, and 5.07. ERA this year? 2.72. It's not a contract year. Does it just take three seasons to figure out how to pitch in Arlington?

Last three starts:

5/31 vOAK65/25:29/10116/68
6/5 @BOS77/05:48/16117/70
6/11 vTOR7.25/01:014/13105/68

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 49x191, .257/.314/.372, 20K:14BB
vs Lefties: 36x161, .224/.290/.422, 29K:13BB

When swinging at the first pitch (42): .357/.357/.714, 7XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (186): .190/.220/.246, 33K:4BB
After First-Pitch Balls (155): .275/.387/.496, 16K:23BB

RISP: 16x80, .200/.264/.338, 8K:7BB
Runners on: 32x137, .234/.314/.365, 18K:15BB
2OwRISP: 5x40, .125/.222/.275, 4K:5BB


Spruce said...

There is one other factor that must be taken into account: I will be in attendance at tonight's game.

Here are the stats:
In Silver Boot Series games that I have been at in Arlington the Astros currently have a 1-3 record with a -26 point differential. That's right. I was at the 18-3 drubbing in '05 as well as the 16-8 beatdown last year.

So, if you have Rangers on your fantasy team, start em tonight and thank me later.

The Constable. said...

Take some pictures!

Aaron said...

Answer: No- no one figures out how to pitch in Arlington.

Millwood's ERA is probably still so low because it's just now getting hot in Arlington (and the heat always ends up affecting the Rangers starters)

And their Defense is much improved this year. And he's in a little better shape according Nolan Ryan which is allowing him to pitch more innings.

I'll be there tomorrow night.