Cubs @ Astros Game 2 Preview

Carlos Zambrano.

That is the extent of today’s preview. Seriously. It is all you really need to know.

Okay, okay. In keeping with our pitchers v. batters relative to this years head to heads we will give you a look inside the starters.

Carlos Zambrano vs. Batters, for 2008, Min. 0 PA’s, Sorted by PA DESC, Then by Name, vs. players for HOU
PI Click on the player name for a list of plate appearances between these players.
                    **PA**  AB  H  2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP G_miss YR_miss
+-----------------+-------+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+
 Geoff Blum            3     3   0  0  0  0   0   0   2  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0                
 Michael Bourn         3     3   1  0  0  0   0   0   0  .333  .333  .333  .666   0   0   0   0   0                
 Darin Erstad          3     3   1  0  0  0   1   0   2  .333  .333  .333  .666   0   0   0   0   0                
 Carlos Lee            3     3   1  0  0  0   0   0   0  .333  .333  .333  .666   0   0   0   0   0                
 Hunter Pence          3     3   1  1  0  0   0   0   0  .333  .333  .667 1.000   0   0   0   0   0                
 Miguel Tejada         3     3   1  0  0  1   1   0   0  .333  .333 1.333 1.666   0   0   0   0   0                
 J.R. Towles           3     3   0  0  0  0   0   0   2  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0                
 Brandon Backe         2     2   1  1  0  0   0   0   0  .500  .500 1.000 1.500   0   0   0   0   0                
+-----------------+-------+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+

Has not faced: Brad Ausmus, Lance Berkman, Mark Loretta, Kazuo Matsui, David Newhan, and Ty Wigginton & Has not faced pitchers: Dave Borkowski, Doug Brocail, Tim Byrdak, Geoff Geary, Brian Moehler, Roy Oswalt, Chad Paronto, Wandy Rodriguez, Chris Sampson, Jose Valverde, and Wesley Wright

Now for the Huston starting pitcher; Wannd Rodriguez…

Wandy Rodriguez vs. Batters, for 2008, Min. 0 PA’s, Sorted by PA DESC, Then by Name, vs. players for CHC
PI Click on the player name for a list of plate appearances between these players.
                    **PA**  AB  H  2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP G_miss YR_miss
+-----------------+-------+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+
  No data, perhaps the minimum PA's are too high?
+-----------------+-------+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+

Has not faced: Henry Blanco, Ronny Cedeno, Mark DeRosa, Jim Edmonds, Mike Fontenot, Kosuke Fukudome, Micah Hoffpauir, Reed Johnson, Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Geovany Soto, Ryan Theriot, and Daryle Ward & Has not faced pitchers: Neal Cotts, Ryan Dempster, Chad Gaudin, Rich Harden, Kevin Hart, Bobby Howry, Ted Lilly, Carlos Marmol, Jason Marquis, Sean Marshall, Kerry Wood, and Carlos Zambrano

 Now you see why there is no story? Nothing to see here? We have nothing to go off of except Zambrano’s dominance at Minute Made Park…The Cubs are 9-3 since 2001 in Zambranos starts.

Here are Zambrano, career numbers v. the Astros and Rodriguez career numbers v. the Cubs

Key stats – Cubs .794 OPS Astros .721 OPS

Cubs bats wake up in this one. Zambrano gets his 11th win. Cubs 6 – Astros 3

 

Carlos Zambrano vs. Batters, for Career, Min. 0 PA’s, Sorted by PA DESC, Then by Name, vs. players for HOU
PI Click on the player name for a list of plate appearances between these players.
                    **PA**  AB  H  2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP G_miss YR_miss
+-----------------+-------+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+
 Lance Berkman        67    54   8  0  0  4   6  13  16  .148  .313  .370  .683   0   0   0   0   0                
 Carlos Lee           48    44  16  5  0  4  12   4   7  .364  .417  .750 1.167   0   0   0   0   1                
 Brad Ausmus          47    41   9  1  0  0   3   5  10  .220  .304  .244  .548   1   0   1   0   2                
 Geoff Blum           23    22   5  1  0  0   4   1   8  .227  .261  .273  .534   0   0   0   0   0                
 Mark Loretta         15    12   3  1  0  0   0   2   1  .250  .400  .333  .733   0   0   0   1   0                
 Roy Oswalt           11     9   1  0  0  0   0   0   1  .111  .111  .111  .222   2   0   0   0   0                
 Hunter Pence          9     9   2  1  0  0   0   0   3  .222  .222  .333  .555   0   0   0   0   0                
 Darin Erstad          7     6   2  0  0  0   2   1   3  .333  .429  .333  .762   0   0   0   0   0                
 Kazuo Matsui          7     7   1  0  0  0   0   0   3  .143  .143  .143  .286   0   0   0   0   0                
 David Newhan          4     2   0  0  0  0   0   2   1  .000  .500  .000  .500   0   0   0   0   0                
 Michael Bourn         3     3   1  0  0  0   0   0   0  .333  .333  .333  .666   0   0   0   0   0                
 Miguel Tejada         3     3   1  0  0  1   1   0   0  .333  .333 1.333 1.666   0   0   0   0   0                
 J.R. Towles           3     3   0  0  0  0   0   0   2  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0                
 Ty Wigginton          3     1   0  0  0  0   0   1   0  .000  .667  .000  .667   0   0   0   1   0                
 Brandon Backe         2     2   1  1  0  0   0   0   0  .500  .500 1.000 1.500   0   0   0   0   0                
 Dave Borkowski        1     1   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0                
+-----------------+-------+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+
 Total               253   219  50 10  0  9  28  29  55  .228  .324  .397  .721   3   0   1   2   3                

Has not faced pitchers: Doug Brocail, Tim Byrdak, Geoff Geary, Brian Moehler, Chad Paronto, Wandy Rodriguez, Chris Sampson, Jose Valverde, and Wesley Wright 

G_miss is the max number of games for which we don’t have data for this matchup
  (both players appeared in the game and may have faced each other).
  Retrosheet is missing about 200 games from 1956-1973.
Yr_miss is the number of seasons for which these two may have faced each other, but we don’t have data (pre-1956).


Wandy Rodriguez vs. Batters, for Career, Min. 0 PA's, Sorted by PA DESC, Then by Name, vs. players for CHC
PI Click on the player name for a list of plate appearances between these players.
                    **PA**  AB  H  2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP G_miss YR_miss
+-----------------+-------+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+
 Derrek Lee           22    16   7  2  0  2   7   5   2  .438  .545  .938 1.483   0   1   0   0   0                
 Aramis Ramirez       18    18   4  0  0  0   0   0   3  .222  .222  .222  .444   0   0   0   0   2                
 Mark DeRosa          11     8   1  1  0  0   0   3   2  .125  .364  .250  .614   0   0   0   0   0                
 Ryan Theriot         10    10   5  2  0  1   1   0   0  .500  .500 1.000 1.500   0   0   0   0   0                
 Jim Edmonds           8     7   1  0  0  0   2   1   1  .143  .250  .143  .393   0   0   0   0   0                
 Jason Marquis         8     6   4  0  0  1   3   0   0  .667  .714 1.167 1.881   1   0   0   1   0                
 Ronny Cedeno          7     7   0  0  0  0   0   0   2  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0                
 Henry Blanco          6     5   1  1  0  0   0   1   1  .200  .333  .400  .733   0   0   0   0   0                
 Mike Fontenot         3     3   0  0  0  0   0   0   1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0                
 Reed Johnson          3     3   0  0  0  0   0   0   1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0                
 Daryle Ward           3     3   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0                
 Ted Lilly             2     2   0  0  0  0   0   0   2  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0                
 Geovany Soto          2     2   1  0  0  0   1   0   1  .500  .500  .500 1.000   0   0   0   0   0                
 Sean Marshall         1     1   0  0  0  0   0   0   1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0                
 Kerry Wood            1     1   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0   0   0   0   0                
+-----------------+-------+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+-------+
 Total               105    92  24  6  0  4  14  10  17  .261  .337  .457  .794   1   1   0   1   2                

Has not faced: Kosuke Fukudome and Micah Hoffpauir & Has not faced pitchers: Neal Cotts, Ryan Dempster, Chad Gaudin, Rich Harden, Kevin Hart, Bobby Howry, Carlos Marmol, and Carlos Zambrano

 

 

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