Friday, July 24, 2009

Matchup for G96 - Mets @ Astros

New York Metropolitans in town this weekend, and what I'm looking most forward to is checking in with the NY tabloids after each game. Believe this, if the Astros sweep the Mets as they did the Cardinals, the New York Post might be the first periodical (The Onion, notwithstanding) to print the F-word. The Mets come in 44-50, 10 games behind the Phillies, and four games behind the Marlins for 3rd place in the NL East. They're 19-30 on the road, and after a 19-9 May, have gone 16-29 since June 1.

Mike Hampton
Mike Hampton takes the hill for the Astros tonight. In six June/July starts, Hampton is 2-3 with a 3.93 ERA, 21K:12BB. But it's been a rough couple of starts his last two times out, throwing a combined 9.1IP, 16H/9ER, 5K:3BB...

Last three starts:

7/6 vPIT73/13:312/798/57
7/11 vWAS3.29/51:112/670/44
7/18 @LA5.27/44:29/992/56

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 69x245, .282/.361/.420, 33K:30BB
vs Lefties: 24x91, .264/.289/.462, 24K:4BB

When swinging at the first pitch (46): .317/.310/.659, 8XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (177): .263/.291/.395, 36K:6BB
After First-Pitch Balls (158): .281/.408/.406, 21K:28BB

RISP: 24x81, .296/.381/.494, 15K:13BB
Runners on: 40x140, .286/.368/.479, 28K:20BB
2OwRISP: 15x39, .385/.467/.692, 5K:6BB

Johan Santana

"Hampy," as he is ridiculously called, faces a tough task one-time Astros prospect Johan Santana, 11-7 with a 2.92 ERA, and having allowed just 2ER in his last 21IP.

Last three starts:

7/5 @PHI73/23:28/12101/65
7/11 vCIN75/05:15/16114/77
7/18 @ATL75/05:212/10115/75

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 71x332, .214/.277/.316, 85K:29BB
vs Lefties: 37x139, .266/.320/.532, 32K:10BB

When swinging at the first pitch (48): .333/.333/.444, 5XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (287): .205/.252/.347, 85K:15BB
After First-Pitch Balls (183): .241/.339/.418, 32K:24BB

RISP: 18x101, .178/.248/.218, 23K:10BB
Runners on: 35x190, .184/.249/.274, 41K:16BB
2OwRISP: 8x46, .174/.296/.174, 9K:8BB

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