Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Matchup for G83 - Pirates @ Astros

Rubber match today! The Astros fall to 4.5 back, and with the Reds win last night against Philadelphia, are back in 5th place.

Wandy Rodriguez

Wandy gets the ball today! In day games this season, Wandy is 3-2 with 36IP, 35H/10ER, 34K:13BB, .265/.333/.348 against.

Last three starts:

6/21 @MIN72/18:35/8114/78
6/26 vDET67/43:410/11106/59
7/2 @SD77/15:211/10108/70

Wandy has thrown 100+ pitches in each of his last five starts.

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 83x307, .270/.339/.427, 72K:31BB
vs Lefties: 16x79, .203/.276/.329, 23K:8BB

When swinging at the first pitch (40): .400/.400/.550, 4XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (217): .210/.252/.542, 63K:10BB
After First-Pitch Balls (176): .281/.400/.527, 32K:29BB

RISP: 26x92, .283/.340/.402, 23K:8BB
Runners on: 46x157, .293/.362/.389, 33K:16BB
2OwRISP: 13x47, .277/.358/.404, 14K:5BB

Charlie Morton

With his fifth start of the year, Charlie Morton will take the hill for the Pirates.

Last three starts:

6/20 @COL55/24:26/988/55
6/28 vKC57/33:05/1387/55
7/3 @FLA61/04:47/791/51

Morton's last start was easily his best of the year, holding the Marlins to one hit over six innings, getting 18 outs in 22 batters faced.

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 3x25, .120/.241/.120, 6K:4BB
vs Lefties: 11x37, .297/.333/.514, 5K:2BB

When swinging at the first pitch (3): .667/.667/1.667, 2XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (29): .222/.276/.333, 7K:2BB
After First-Pitch Balls (36): .188/.278/.250, 4K:4BB

RISP: 3x18, .167/.211/.222, 2K:1BB
Runners on: 6x28, .214/.267/.286, 2K:2BB
2OwRISP: 0x5, .000/.167/.000, 1K:1BB

The scariest split, in a limited sample size, is obviously the fact that righties have only managed to get a hit in 3 out of 25 ABs...

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