Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Matchup for G76 - Astros @ Padres

Well, the good thing is that the Astros' starting pitching has come around, as Hampton quieted some critics last night with a 6IP/1ER performance. Aside from a bad 7th inning from Sampson last night, the Astros' pitching has dominated this series. Of course that gets put to the test tonight as the Astros look to assure at least a split in the 4-game series with San Diego.

Brian Moehler

This will be the second time Moehler has faced the Padres this season, the first coming May 9 when he lowered his ERA by more than 5.5 points in a 7IP, 5H/1ER, 6K:1BB outing.

Last three starts:

6/14 @ARI66/32:24/1689/54
6/20 @MIN64/33:111/897/66
6/25 vKC55/13:210/892/56

Interesting note: Since Moehler's 123-pitch CG @PIT on May 29, he hasn't thrown more than 100 pitches in a start. Of course, he was on his way to a great outing last time out versus KC, but the errors led to an extra 20 pitches, and he was pulled after 92 pitches and five innings.

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 44x111, .396/.427/.703, 14K:5BB
vs Lefties: 35x140, .250/.312/.436, 23K:12BB

When swinging at the first pitch (38): .472/.486/.778, 7XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (130): .303/.341/.556, 24K:6BB
After First-Pitch Balls (106): .269/.343/.452, 13K:11BB

RISP: 23x71, .324/.380/.479, 9K:7BB
Runners on: 38x131, .325/.375/.521, 15K:9BB
2OwRISP: 6x28, .214/.267/.214, 6K:2BB

Walter Silva

Walter Silva will be making his fifth start of the year for the Padres tonight, after a gap from April 13 to June 20, seeing what Triple-A Portland was like in April and May.

Last two starts:

6/20 vOAK5.15/34:29/9107/65
6/26 @TEX2.17/81:44/967/36

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 10x28, .357/.457/.714, 2K:6BB
vs Lefties: 12x42, .286/.380/.429, 6K:7BB

When swinging at the first pitch (5): .750/.600/1.500, 2XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (41): .306/.390/.528, 6K:5BB
After First-Pitch Balls (39): .267/.410/.433, 2K:8BB

RISP: 8x23, .348/.370/.739, 2K:2BB
Runners on: 12x38, .316/.378/.579, 4K:5BB
2OwRISP: 3x8, .375/.375/.750, 0K:0BB

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