Breaking down the 5/27 Early MLB slate - Wednesday edition
Hey grinders, I am looking to make this a regular post. I will be breaking every aspect of the days slate. My goal for this blog is to tie up the whole slate into just one piece of writing.
This is early only. I will be posting another blog for the late 4 game slate!
Games and Pitching Matchups
Texas Rangers @ Cleveland Indians
RHP Colby Lewis @ RHP Carlos Carrasco
Colorado Rockies @ Cincinnati Reds
RHP Kyle Kendrick @ RHP Mike Leake
Miami Marlins @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Undecided @ RHP Gerrit Cole
Chicago White Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Jeff Samardjiza @ RHP Marco Estrada
Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees
RHP Chris Young @ RHP Michael Pineda
Boston Red Sox @ Minnesota Twins
RHP Rick Porcello @ RHP Phil Hughes
Philiadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets
RHP Sean O’Sullivan @ RHP Noah Syndergaard
Seattle Mariners @ Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Felix Hernandez @ RHP Chris Archer
San Francisco Giants @ Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Ryan Vogelsong @ Undecided
Detroit Tigers @ Oakland Athletics
RHP Alfredo Simon @ LHP Scott Kazmir
Houston Astros @ Baltimore Orioles
RHP Colin McHugh @ RHP Ubaldo Jimenez
Diving into Pitching Statistics
|Pitcher||Team||Woba vs R||Woba vs L||K/9||XFIP||HR/9|
|Colby Lewis||Texas Rangers||.235||.329||6.99||4.35||0.64|
|Carlos Carrasco||Cleveland Indians||.343||.274||10.58||2.68||0.73|
|Kyle Kendrick||Cleveland Rockies||.371||.397||5.06||4.98||1.86|
|Mike Leake||Cincinnati Reds||.240||.361||4.60||4.27||1.53|
|Gerrit Cole||Pittsburgh Pirates||.250||.270||9.95||2.63||0.32|
|Jeff Samardjiza||Chicago White Sox||.314||.324||7.23||3.84||1.03|
|Marco Estrada||Toronto Blue Jays||.347||.287||8.63||4.25||1.67|
|Chris Young||Kansas City Royals||.166||.204||5.97||5.04||0.26|
|Michael Pineda||New York Yankees||.319||.301||9.21||2.54||0.78|
|Rick Porcello||Boston Red Sox||.334||.343||7.85||4.07||1.47|
|Phil Hughes||Minnesota Twins||.382||.322||5.90||4.13||1.55|
|Sean O’Sullivan||Philadelphia Phillies||.264||.391||5.14||4.56||1.61|
|Noah Syndergaard||New York Mets||.287||.303||8.31||4.10||0.52|
|Felix Hernandez||Seattle Mariners||.276||.251||9.19||2.74||1.02|
|Chris Archer||Tampa Bay Rays||.264||.250||10.50||2.79||0.60|
|Ryan Vogelsong||San Francisco Giants||.266||.459||6.60||4.80||1.80|
|Alfredo Simon||Detroit Tigers||.224||.342||5.97||4.23||0.63|
|Scott Kazmir||Oakland Athletics||.309||.290||8.62||3.78||0.98|
|Collin McHugh||Houston Astros||.365||.272||7.34||3.64||0.94|
|Ubaldo Jimenez||Baltimore Orioles||.249||.279||8.46||3.13|
Pitcher Ballpark Shifts
I will list some pitchers that will going from his home park to an extreme park. I will list both beneficial and negative shifts for pitchers.
Kaufmann Stadium does a good job of keeping balls in the park, which is where Chris Young has been producing at. Today he will be in Yankee Stadium where the ball flys out of right field. I expect some yankees to get ahold of a few.
Porcello will be traveling from Fenway Park to the spacious park in Minnesota. Porcello just received a huge contract from the Red Sox and that money ist to be an average pitcher. I expect a good start from porcello and a good season.
Favorite 3 Pitchers
Gerrit Cole will be facing the Marlins with a lineup consisting of Dee gordon, Giancarlo Stanton, uhhhh… ummm…., ya exactly. Stanton is the one guy who really scares me. The reason im not worried about it is Stanton’s biggest weakness is a slider vs a righty. Cole has a great slider and I expect him to actually strikeout out Stanton a few times.
The Phillies are very bad vs righties, and Syndergaard is a very good young pitcher. Syndergaard has a good floor tommord and can see this being his first huge game of his career.
Jimenez will be pitching against the astros tommorow. They will inflate his strikeout rate and his homerun rate. I see Ubaldo giving up 1 or 2 HRs and stil striking out enough guys to have a good outing.
|Joey Votto||Kyle Kendrick||15||6||2||1|
|Jay Bruce||Kyle Kendrick||17||6||1||2|
|Brian Dozier||Rick Porcello||24||7||0||3|
|David Ortiz||Phil Hughes||29||10||3||2|
|Dustin Pedroia||Phil Hughes||35||11||3||3|
|Mike Napoli||Phil Hughes||15||6||0||2|
|A.J Pierzynski||Zack Greinke||52||21||3||3|
Top 3 Favorite Stacks
Mets will be able to tee off on Sean O’Sullivan today. Granderson, Duda, and Murphy are some of my favorite plays of the slate and I expect a very nice outing of the Mets today.
The brewers will face Ryan Vogelson in Miller Park. Vogelsong is AMAZING at giving up Home Runs. Its probably his best skill. The guys in the lineup like Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez, Khris Davis, Gerardo parra, Adam Lind are some of my favorite plays of the day.
Kyle Kendrick will pitch against the Reds tommorow. Kendrck is bad vs everyone, and the reds have players with speed, power and the combo of both. I have no problem with rostering any Reds batter in the top 7 of the lineup.
2 To Dong
Duda will be stepping up to the plate with Sean O’Sullivan attempting to get him out. I dont think that will fare well for O’Sullivan. Duda is my number 1 pick for a Home Run.
Jay Bruce is going to have a great chance for a homer today. Kendrick leaves plenty of pitches over the plate, and Bruce is a guy that can take advantage of that.
Stolen Base Predictor
I will choose 2 guys I think have a great oppurtunity at a stolen base.
Chris Young has trouble holding players on 1st and I expect Gardner to take advantage of that if he can get on 1st.
Hamilton will be hitting against Kyle Kendrick. if he can get on base, I fully expect him to easily steal 2nd. Once het gets on 2nd, I expect him to get knocked in.
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