Saturday, April 10, 2010

Who We Got - G5: Astros v. Phillies

Yep, still looking for that first win. And home run. And stolen base.

Who We Got

Philadelphia: 3-1, T-1st
On the Road: 3-1
Runs Scored/Runs Against: 32/11

Houston: 0-4, 6th place, 3GB
At home: 0-4
Runs Scored/Runs Against: 6/26

Starting Pitchers

Jamie Moyer: 0-0, 0.00 ERA
Felipe Paulino: 0-0, 0.00 ERA

Why the Astros Will Win

I'm running out of things for this part. Because Felipe Paulino has a defined role, and some motivation. Did you think that Paulino would have a chance to get the Astros' first win? I didn't.

Or because Paulino pitched against Philly last season on October 1, and threw 5IP, 6H/1ER, 5K:3BB.

Or because the law of averages says the Astros have to win at some point. Right...?

Why the Astros Will Lose

Because in 85 career plate appearances against Jamie Moyer, current Astros have hit him to the tune of .195/.241/.416. But this is good news for Hunter Pence, who is 3x6 with 2HR and 0K:2BB against Moyer.

Because the Phillies' offense is on a tear. They rank first in walks, batting average, OBP, slugging, runs, and hits.

Because the Astros' team ERA is 6.25, which somehow isn't worst in the NL. And this, with the last one is not a good combination.

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