Saturday, August 8, 2009

Matchup for G110 - Brewers @ Astros

Mike Hampton
Hampton pitched his best game since July 6 his last time out in the lone win against the Giants that series. What will he do? So far in 2009, he has followed up a quality start with another quality start three out of the six times.

Last three starts:

7/24 vNYM5.28/47:48/8101/64
7/29 @CHI48/91:46/1379/46
8/3 vSF68/1 (2 tot)6:214/5103/65

There's some hope here in that last start. His 12 swinging strikes were the highest since his second start of the season at Pittsburgh. His 29 non-contact strikes were the highest since June 30 at San Diego. He won both of those games.

2009 vs Milwaukee: 0-0 (2 starts), 5.40 ERA/1.70 WHIP, 10IP, 8K:6BB
Career vs Milwaukee: 4-2, 3.16 ERA/1.38 WHIP, 85.1IP, 87K:62BB
2009 @ Minute Maid: 4-3 (10 starts), 4.66 ERA/1.59 WHIP, 56IP, 39K:22BB

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: .307/.386/.462, 43K:39BB
vs Lefties: .250/.282/.438, 28K:5BB

When swinging at the first pitch (56): .362/.347/.723, 9XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (217): .286/.316/.438, 47K:8BB
After First-Pitch Balls (187): .282/.419/.396, 24K:36BB

RISP: 33x102, .324/.398/.520, 21K:16BB
Runners on: 54x169, .320/.403/.521, 35K:27BB
2OwRISP: 20x51, .392/.475/.647, 8K:8BB

Manny Parra

Manny Parra will be taking the mount, and he hasn't taken a loss since coming back from a short spell in Nashville on July 9, a streak of three wins and two no decisions.

Last three appearances:

7/24 vATL510/43:39/12106/63
7/29 vWAS69/57:59/11113/73
8/3 @LA88/44:116/11102/65

vs. HOU (2009): 0-1, 1.80 ERA/1.60 WHIP, 5IP, 5H/1ER, 4K:3BB
vs. HOU (career): 3-3, 4.88 ERA/1.88 WHIP, 31.1IP, 42H/17ER, 23K:17BB
@ Minute Maid (car): 1-2, 6.91 ERA/2.16 WHIP, 24H/11ER, 10K:7BB

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: .301/.378/.479, 62K:38BB
vs Lefties: .287/.394/.379, 20K:16BB

When swinging at the first pitch (48): .370/.362/.413, 2XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (209): .318/.349/.490, 57K:10BB
After First-Pitch Balls (199): .250/.421/.428, 25K:44BB

RISP: 28x105, .267/.378/.438, 22K:19BB
Runners on: 55x189, .291/.379/.455, 40K:27BB
2OwRISP: 11x50, .220/.361/.340, 12K:11BB