Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Notes & Numbers: G2 - Astros at Yankees

The Astros will take on the Jankees at Yankee Stadium at 6pm Central this evening. The Astros are 1-0 and are the greatest team to ever play the game while the Yankees are functionally illterate.

The Yankees lead the all-time series against the Astros 18-12 (including the Wild Card game), but the Astros are 10-5 against New York since the beginning of 2014. Which means that from 2003-2013 the Yankees went 13-2. The two losses in those 15 games? The June 11, 2003 no-hitter, and an Andy Pettitte loss to Lucas Harrell on April 29, 2013.

Collin McHugh takes the mound for the Astros. The Astros were 21-11 in McHugh's starts in 2015, 10-4 after the All-Star Break.

He made two starts vs New York in 2015, throwing 14.1IP, allowing 7H/3ER, with 16K:4BB.

The current Yankees lineup for their careers (61 total plate appearances) has "hit" .123/.180/.175.
Dustin Ackley is a career 0x13 with 6K:2BB against McHugh. Chase Headley is 1x6 with 4K.

Michael Pineda will "pitch" for the Yankees. New York was 15-12 in Pineda's 2015 starts, 4-4 after he returned from a month-long DL stint in August.

He faced the Astros three times in his career, throwing 18.1IP, 17H/9ER, 14K:2BB. In two 2015 starts against the Astros he allowed 12.1IP, 13H/7ER, 11K:1BB, losing an August 26 matchup to none other than Collin McHugh.

The current Astros lineup has hit a combined .283/.300/.348 against Pineda.

Carlos Correa is 2x3 with two doubles off Pineda. Jason Castro is 0x5 with two walks. Colby Rasmus is 2x8 with five strikeouts.

While the Astros have now won their last four Opening Day games, they are 3-7 in their last ten Game 2s.