Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Matchup for G63 - Astros @ Rangers

So the Astros are going to be running spot-starters in 40% of their rotation for the next little while, what with Paulino's bad hammy and Hampton taking his assigned seat on the Meat Wagon through the rest of interleague play. How will the Astros respond? Hard to say. But the September call-ups could begin in July if the next two weeks go poorly.

Russ Ortiz

Ortiz earned this start due to his last start against the Cubs, in which he threw 5.1IP, 3H/0ER, 5K:3BB. Incredibly, the 16 outs he recorded are the most of the season so far. Pitch count is still high, 92 pitches for 17ABs - 5+ per, on average.

Starting vs Relieving:


Matt Harrison

Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison is getting his first start - and appearance - since May 25.

Last three starts:

5/14 vSEA95/27:010/15102/67
5/20 @DET59/53:27/1294/55
5/25 vNYY511/72:110/1396/61

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 58x167, .347/.402/.545, 19K:14BB
vs Lefties: 10x54, .185/.214/.296, 10K:2BB

When swinging at the first pitch (28): .286/.286/.500, 5XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (108): .272/.306/.408, 15K:4BB
After First-Pitch Balls (104): .356/.433/.567, 14K:12BB

RISP: 16x56, .286/.339/.482, 7K:5BB
Runners on: 32x107, .299/.333/.486, 16K:6BB
2OwRISP: 4x23, .174/.208/.348, 4K:1BB

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