Monday, August 10, 2009

Matchup for G112 - Astros @ Marlins

The Astros make their first trip to south Florida this week to face the hot/cold Florida Marlins. Who knows what to expect out of the Marlins in this game. Since the All-Star Break, they got swept at home by the Phillies, then swept the Padres. They won series against the Dodgers, Braves, and Cubs, and then got swept by the Nationals. And then they just finished a sweep of the Phillies. Whatever, they're 12-9 since the All-Star break, and are playing at home for the first time since August 2.

The Astros are 24-28 on the road, while the Marlins are 29-26 at home.

Brian Moehler
I just don't even pretend to know what to expect from Moehler. He's 7-7 with a 5.23 ERA, and has not won a game this season in which he has given up more than 3ER. Only once has he thrown a quality start and lost. But he does have six Disaster Starts, including two of his last three starts (though, to be fair, two of those Disaster Starts were pre-known injury Brian Moehler).

Last three starts:

7/26 vNYM4.28/52:211/1089/57
7/31 @StL6.27/25:111/1098/66
8/5 vSF69/6 (7 tot)5:17/1589/59

2009 road record: 5-1 (8 starts), 3.91 ERA/1.37 WHIP, 46IP, 31K:15BB
Career @ Whatever that Stadium is called: 5-11 (35 games/25 starts), 4.91 ERA/1.47 WHIP, 152IP, 91K:45BB

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: .361/.400/.619, 37K:16BB
vs Lefties: .230/.297/.387, 40K:20BB

When swinging at the first pitch (52): .429/.440/.776, 9XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (228): .279/.314/.465, 45K:10BB
After First-Pitch Balls (179): .271/.360/.458, 23K:21BB

RISP: 32x102, .314/.398/.500, 13K:15BB
Runners on: 55x183, .301/.368/.497, 28K:19BB
2OwRISP: 8x44, .182/.265/.295, 8K:5BB

Henricus VandenHurk

Rick - as he is known to teammates - VandenHurk, who, with LaTroy Hawkins, leads the league in random capitalizations (I know, he's Dutch. That's their national pastime). He'll take the hill for his 5th start of the season, and just his second at home. He's 1-1 with a 4.29 ERA, only joining the Marlins this season on July 20.

Last three appearances:

7/25 @LA55/13:37/892/55
7/30 vATL64/29:17/695/69
8/5 @WAS47/54:17/877/47

He has never faced Houston before.
@ Dolphin Stadium (car): 2-4, 6.00 ERA/1.75 WHIP, 66H/38ER, 69K:34BB

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: .219/.265/.500, 7K:1BB
vs Lefties: .286/.375/.633, 13K:6BB

When swinging at the first pitch (9): .667/.667/1.333, 4XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (39): .171/.256/.371, 12K:2BB
After First-Pitch Balls (42): .243/.333/.595, 8K:5BB

RISP: 5x21, .238/.333/.333, 3K:2BB
Runners on: 6x28, .214/.313/.357, 4K:3BB
2OwRISP: 1x10, .100/.250/.100, 1K:2BB