Thursday, March 5, 2015

Matching up: NLDS Game 3

ST. LOUIS — Ah, yes, the matchup dissected and probed by just about everyone. Jaime Garcia. Cole Hamels. Two homegrown lefties. Game 3 of a tied series.

Matching up: NLDS Game 3

Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia was 13-7 with a 3.56 ERA in 2011. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia was 13-7 with a 3.56 ERA in 2011. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

ST. LOUIS — Ah, yes, the matchup dissected and probed by just about everyone. Jaime Garcia. Cole Hamels. Two homegrown lefties. Game 3 of a tied series.

Here are the batter-pitcher breakdowns...

GARCIA VS. PHILLIES

  PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Hunter Pence 15 15 3 1 1 1 2 0 3 .200 .200 .600 .800
Placido Polanco 13 11 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 .182 .231 .273 .503
Ryan Howard 12 12 2 0 0 1 1 0 6 .167 .167 .417 .583
Jimmy Rollins 11 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182
Shane Victorino 10 9 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .222 .300 .222 .522
Ben Francisco 9 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111 .111 .222
Chase Utley 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250
Carlos Ruiz 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .571 .000 .571
John Mayberry 6 6 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .667 1.167
Michael Martinez 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Raul Ibanez 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Wilson Valdez 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Brian Schneider 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000

Note that no Phillies player has had more than 15 at-bats against Garcia. Small sample sizes, etc.

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HAMELS VS. CARDINALS

  PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Lance Berkman 26 21 7 0 0 0 2 4 4 .333 .462 .333 .795
Albert Pujols 24 23 4 1 0 2 4 0 3 .174 .167 .478 .645
Rafael Furcal 23 23 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .174 .174 .217 .391
Ryan Theriot 22 21 7 2 0 1 2 1 4 .333 .364 .571 .935
Yadier Molina 20 18 4 2 0 0 3 1 3 .222 .250 .333 .583
Matt Holliday 10 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400
David Freese 7 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .429 .714
Allen Craig 6 6 2 1 0 1 2 0 2 .333 .333 1.000 1.333
Skip Schumaker 4 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jon Jay 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667
Nick Punto 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167

Berkman has decent success but all seven of his hits are singles. Pujols has a worse OBP than BA against Hamels. Given the matchup with Theriot, he'll probably be in the lineup again at second base over Schumaker.


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