Thursday, September 6, 2012

Playoff Preview - G2: Corpus at Frisco

Tough loss for the Hooks last night, but they don't have much time to dwell on it - Game 2 is tonight at 7:00pm Central.

Corpus starter: Rob Rasmussen

Rasmussen came to the Astros in the Carlos Lee trade on July 4 (which we maintain was the greatest July 4 since 1776). In 11 appearances (10 starts), Rasmussen has posted a 4.80 ERA/1.40 WHIP, with 44K:18BB in 54.1IP (.319 BABIP). Of course, he did jump up a league, having pitched the first half in High-A Jupiter for the Marlins. FanGraphs puts his FIP at a 4.07.

Rasmussen's last outing came on September 2, throwing an inning of relief, allowing 2H/2ER, 2K:1BB, 1HR. He has faced Frisco three times (once on the road, on August 29), totaling 14.1IP, with 18H/12ER, 10K:4BB.

Frisco starter: Wilfredo Boscan

2012 has been Boscan's first full season at Frisco, getting five starts at the end of the 2011 season (6.95 ERA/1.73 WHIP in 22IP). But he's been much more solid in 2012 as a 22-year old - with 34 appearances, but starting the last nine games of the season.

Overall, Boscan is 7-5 with a 3.75 ERA/1.22 WHIP (.298 BABIP), with 89K:28BB in 98.1IP. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his last five starts, and those starts, has thrown 29IP, 24H/7ER, 29K:5BB. His last outing came on August 31 against Corpus, at home, where he threw 6.1IP, 2H/1ER, 7K:2BB.

Note: Greg Rajan tweeted that Adam Bailey had to have an emergency appendectomy (because they're never really planned events), and Jonathan Villar has been activated to take his roster spot.