7.09.2005
 
Baseball Daily
  • Chipper Jones will begin a rehab assignment in Class A on Wednesday.

  • Yadier Molina's finger injury won't keep him out long.

  • Derrek Lee thinks he'll play today.

  • Mark Loretta will begin his rehab assignment in AAA on Thursday. He's still planning on returning to the Padres on July 19th.

  • Ryan Wagner's struggles described.

  • Barry Zito:
    Lefty Barry Zito, whose start was pushed back a day from Friday to Saturday, said he needed the extra day because he felt some unusual pain in his ribcage after throwing a season-high 124 pitches last Sunday. Zito on Friday stressed that he's now pain-free.
  • Ivan Rodriguez took BP on Friday and he could return before the All-Star Break.

  • Since Brad Penny won't pitch until after the break, he could make a relief appearance today or tomorrow.

  • Jeff Weaver career at day:
    25-27, 397.1, 5.21, 1.50, .296

  • Roy Oswalt at home this season:
    8-1, 67.1, 2.00, 0.89, .198
    At day this season:
    5-1, 44.2, 1.41, 1.03, .218
    Career at home:
    41-13, 450.0, 2.56, 1.02, .221

  • John Patterson on the road this season:
    0-2, 21.1, 5.91, 1.50, .298
    In one career start at Citizens Bank:
    0-1, 4.0, 11.25, 1.50, .294
    Patterson has given up 1 HR in 61.1 innings at home this year and 5 HR in just 21.1 innings on the road.
    Citizens Bank Park is giving up an average of 1.704 homeruns per game this season, tops in the majors.

  • Corey Lidle has struggled at home this year:
    3-3, 39.1, 5.95, 1.60, .320 and 4 unearned runs.
    Lide has made 11 of his 17 starts this year during the day: 4-5, 71.0, 3.80, 1.15, .251

  • Matt Morris is 6-0 on the road this year, but his away ERA/WHIP/BAA splits are identical to his home numbers.
    In four daytime starts this season:
    3-0, 25.2, 2.10, 1.13, .237
    Edgardo Alfonzo, who's been on the DL since mid-June is 7 for 16 against Morris.

  • The Giants are just 5-12 in games started by Kirk Rueter this season.
    Rueter is 10-4 lifetime against STL with a 3.33 ERA.

  • Ben Sheets career at Turner Field:
    2-2, 27.0, 5.67, 1.56, .301
    BvsP:
    A. Jones- 9/19 (.474) 2HR
    C. Jones- (on DL) 7/17 (.412) 2HR
    Jordan- 5/9
    Furcal 1/13
    Giles- 5/14 (.357)

  • Dave Williams at home this season:
    1-4, 7.34, 1.76, .336
    In those six home starts, he's given up 2 runs twice, four runs twice, five runs once, and eight runs once. Williams says he doesn't have an expanation for his poor home record.

  • Brian Lawrence career at Coors:
    4-1, 38.0, 4.50, 1.61, .322

  • Jason Jennings this season vs SD:
    0-1, 10.0, 9.00, 1.90, .282
    BvsP:
    Burroughs- 13/32 (.406)
    Giles- 9/28 (.321) 2HR
    Greene- 6/30 (.300) 2HR
    Hernandez- 4/12 HR
    Klesko- 13/34 (.382) 5 HR
    Roberts- 5/12 HR

  • Wade Miller on the road this season:
    0-2, 25.2, 6.31, 1.75, .295
    Career at day:
    22-12, 287.0, 3.01, 1.22, .227

  • Bruce Chen career at Camden:
    5-1, 63.0, 2.86, 1.10, .214

  • Jason Johnson on the road this season:
    2-6, 45.2, 6.70, 1.55, .333<
    Career indoors:
    7-11, 116.2, 6.33, 1.64, .316
    And at the Trop:
    2-6, 51.1, 7.54, .162, .321

  • Hideo Nomo at home this season:
    4-1, 43.0, 3.56, 1.21, .233

  • Brad Radke career at Kaufman:
    4-0, 39.2, 3.18, 1.18, .245
    And this year vs KC:
    2-0, 14.0, 3.21, 1.14, .259

  • Barry Zito since the beginning of May:
    5-4, 85.0, 3.18, 1.18
    He's using a slider this year and it seems to be working for him.
    Career at Comiskey:
    3-0, 26.2, 3.38, 1.16, .242

  • Mark Buerhle at home this year:
    7-0, 72.0, 1.75, 0.88, .222
    BvsP:
    Byrnes- 11/24
    Chavez- 11/37 (.297) HR
    Corsby- 2/9
    Ginter- 3/6
    Kendall- 3/6
    Kielty- 15/38 (.395) 2HR
    Kotsay- 5/12
    Swisher- 3/7

7.08.2005
 
Baseball Daily
  • I feel a second half slide coming for the Nationals. Just look at this story. It's got trouble written over it. And how long can their bullpen really hold this thing together? Washington has scored the fewest number of runs in the majors. Last. Dead last.

  • There still isn't much talk about Toronto's chances in the AL East, but after finishing last in 2004 (behind even TB), the Blue Jays are still just one game behind the Yankees, and 4.5 out of first place. John Brattain of the HardBall Times has their midseason report card up. Their pitching is clearly leading the way.

  • Look at Aaron Gleeman's write up from yesterday about Johan Santana. It's the best I've seen yet. Basically, it says don't expect Johan to make history again this summer. But don't expect him to suck either.

  • Ivan Rodriguez missed last night's game with a finger injury that could keep him out through the all-star break.

  • Armando Benitez is still improving, but his return date of Sept 1 hasn't changed, even though there are indications that he could be back sooner.

  • Cubs' GM Jim Hendry, on Corey Patterson's demotion:
    "I think it's better that he can clear his head and spend a lot of time working on the stuff he and [hitting coach Gene Clines] have been trying over the last four days, and hopefully it'll click," Hendry said. "For his own good, and our good long-term, it seems like the right thing to do."
  • Robinson Tejada is just 1-1 in 13 games this season, but in five starts his numbers are strong:
    26.2, 1.01, 1.09
    Even though that WHIP is low, he's walked 15 and given up 14 hits in those 26.2 innings as a starter.
    The Phillies host Ryan Drese and the Nats tonight.
    Citizen's Bank Park was where Drese gave up 5 runs in 2.2, the game that sealed his release by the Rangers.

  • Brad Halsey gave up 29 runs in 26.1 innings in June. Only 23 were earned, but opponents hit .378 off him last month. Halsey faced San Francisco twice, Cleveland, KC, and Philadelphia in those games. The DBacks host the Reds tonight.

  • Mark Mulder also had a rough month of June. He gave up 21 runs (all earned) in 26.1 innings and opponents hit .339 against the lefty. Perhaps more concerning is that Mulder has given up two or more homeruns in 5 of his last 7 starts.
    Pitching in Oakland, however, Mulder has some experience at Pac Bell:
    2-2, 26.0, 3.12, 1.15, .264
    Also, Bonds was 7/14 with 3HR against Mulder.

  • The Cardinals will bringing with them tonight their 13-1 record in series openers when following a loss.

  • Cliff Lee career vs NYY:
    0-1, 7.2, 10.57, 2.09, .344
    Lee is 7-1 on the road this year.

  • Chien-Ming Wang at home this season:
    3-1, 39.1, 3.43, 1.12, .228

  • Scott Kazmir at home this season:
    1-2, 46.1, 2.91, 1.49, .270

  • Bronson Arroyo career vs BAL:
    0-2, 17.2, 7.64, 1.58, .301
    He's only pitched 3.0 of those innings at Camden, and his recent history shows that his numbers are better away from Fenway.

  • Sidney Ponson this year:
    In 7 wins: 50.1, 2.50, 1.31
    In 6 losses: 30.2, 10.56, 2.15
    In 4 ND's: 21.1, 6.75, 1.87
    Ponson has also given up a large number of unearned runs this season (7 in 102.1 innings).

  • Jon Garland at home this year:
    7-1, 59.1, 2.73, 0.91, .201
    His lone home loss came on 06.26.05 against the Cubs (0-2).

  • Kirk Saarloos on the road this season:
    2-2, 38.1, 2.35, 1.04, .232

  • Roy Halladay, who's always had a weak spot for giving up homeruns, career at Arlington:
    7G, 6GS, 2-2, 38.1, 7.28, 1.46, .277, 6HR

  • Jamie Moyer career at Edison:
    8-4, 92.2, 6.22, 1.61, .311

  • Jarrod Washburn this season:
    HOME: 1-2, 33.0, 4.91, 1.58, .331
    AWAY: 4-1, 73.0, 2.22, 1.33, .269

7.07.2005
 
Baseball Daily
  • The Florida Marlins threw a perfect game last night. After J.J. Hardy singled in the Brewers' fourth run in the third inning, A.J. Burnett struck out Tomo Ohka. Burnett ended up getting all 10 of the remaining batters he faced, 8 by strikeout, before leaving after six innings of work. Jim Mecir, Guillermo Mota, Todd Jones, and Valerio de los Santos all relieved Burnett. Combined, those four pitched six perfect innings, retiring all 18 batters they faced. If you add that to the 10 in a row that Burnett got before he left, you get 28 straight batters retired. 27 is a perfect game.
    That's just as good in my book. Congrats.

  • The Braves expect Tim Hudson and Mike Hampton back after the break.

  • I think it would be a really great thing to watch Ichiro in the homerun derby. I hope he does it.

  • Hey look at that, Mike Sweeney is hurt again. This one doesn't look too serious though.

  • Josh Beckett's oblique injury will force him to miss his next scheduled start on Sunday.

  • Lou Piniella, on why he changed his mind about using starters as relievers:
    "I've got some young kids in the rotation that I thought about," Piniella said of changing his mind. "We're trying to develop a ball club as well as win baseball games here, so we just decided to stay the conventional way and that's it.

    "It sounds intriguing. It may work, or it may not work, but we'll let somebody else try it first."
  • The Boston Globe reports that Eddie Guardado has Boston on his list of teams not to be traded to.

  • I missed this stat yesterday, but Baseball Musings has it today. I knew that Ted Lilly had been pitching well over the last month, but these numbers are impressive:
    After a very rough start, Ted Lilly is starting to throw like the power lefty he is. With his seven shutout innings against the Atletics tonight, Lilly pitched well in four of his last five starts. Over that time he's posted a 2.03 ERA, striking out 26 in 31 innings and allowing just 2 home runs. He had given up 12 in his previous 12 starts.
    I did pick the Blue Jays to win last night, in part because of Lilly and in part because teams usually show travel fatigue after the first game of a road trip. And wouldn't you know it, someone wrote about just that.

  • Kris Benson this season:
    HOME: 3-2, 44.1, 2.84, 1.02, .215
    AWAY: 3-1, 30.0, 5.10, 1.47, .279
    In those 7 home starts, Benson has given up just one homerun.
    In 5 starts on the road, he's surrendered eight.
    So RFK should be a good place for him to bring those road numbers down.

  • Tony Armas at home this season:
    3-0, 28.2, 2.83, 1.33, .213
    He's also coming off his first road victory of the season.

  • Victor Santos career at day:
    2-11, 120.2, 6.64, 1.67, .290
    He only has 1 career inning of work against Florida.

  • Brian Moehler at home this year:
    0-4, 53.1, 2.53, 1.18, .250

  • Mark Prior has better career stats on the road than he does at home;
    and better stats at day than he does at night.
    This afternoon, he and the Cubs will play at Turner Field.

  • Horacio Ramirez will face Prior today.
    In Ramirez's last start, I noted he had some awful day numbers.
    He responded by giving up 6ER in 4.2 innings against the Phillies.
    His career numbers at day are now:
    4-5, 64.0, 7.03, 1.66, .308
    And this year:
    0-3, 17.1, 12.46, 2.31, .385
    He is, however, 9-3 with a 3.59 ERA lifetime at home.

  • Derek Lowe has made one career start at Coors:
    1-0, 7.0, 4H, 0ER, 4BB, 3K

  • Joe Kennedy career at Coors:
    9-3, 125.0, 4.61, 1.62, .292

  • Some night game stats coming later...
  • UPDATE:
    Not really much here, but...
  • Kevin Millwood this season on the road:
    2-2, 42.1, 2.13, 1.18, .225
    Millwood is 0-2 lifetime versus the Yankees, but he's never pitched a regular season game at Yankee Stadium.

  • Daniel Cabrera at home this season:
    4-4, 56.0, 3.54, 1.23, .221
    In three career starts against BOS:
    0-2, 11.2, 11.57, 2.31, .340
    Two of those games were played at Fenway.
    So Cabrera's line adjusted to only include the one game at Camden:
    0-1, 1.1, 5H, 6ER, 3BB, 2K

  • Gustavo Chacin at home this season:
    2-3, 33.0, 4.36, 1.55, .313

  • Kyle Lohse is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA in his last two starts (14.0 innings).
  • Bartolo Colon is 7-1 on the road this year, but his home numbers, overall, are better:
    4-3, 59.1, 2.73, 1.15, .259

7.06.2005
 
Baseball Daily
  • ESPN's Phil Rogers goes into Todd Helton's not so dream season.
    Helton's skills have not gone away. He is a good bet to return with a vengeance in the second half of the season, making pitchers pay for his first-half misery. But it's a good thing he did not get the token call -- Mike Sweeney style -- to the All-Star Game. This year, he needs a break from the grind.
  • Jeff Kent is officially day to day with a left hamstring injury. And Cesar Izturis landed on the DL yesterday.

  • A left oblique injury, and not blister problems, forced Josh Beckett out from his start last night. He's being looked at again today.

  • Michael Barrett is slumping again. The Cubs catcher entered last night's game 4 for his last 46.

  • Brandon Lyon suffered a bit of a setback on Monday, as he felt a bit of discomfort when throwing in his bullpen session.

  • Jake Peavy woke up yesterday with a sore throat and his wife and older son both have strep throat. It's undecided yet if this will affect Peavy's status for tonight.

  • A day after Hideo Nomo gave up 8 runs in 4+ innings, Lou Pinella was still baffled about the difference between Nomo's road and home numbers this year.
    "I don't have an answer for it," Piniella said of the large difference in numbers. "If he were a young pitcher, he might not be used to a new ballpark, but a veteran pitcher ... I just don't have an answer."
    Hey Lou, how about this.

    But that's really not what I question, cause I'm all but certain the Rays aren't going to pay someone to read blogs.
    I question why now, Pinella is saying this:
    Piniella may not know the reason, but there is one thing he is sure of -- he will try to make sure to use the numbers to his advantage when determining his rotation.

    That means using Nomo at home as often as he can.

    "Every opportunity we get, we're going to try to do that," Piniella said.
    ...when just days before they purposely flipped Scott Kazmir and Nomo in the rotation; leaving Kazmir to finish the Twins series in the Metrodome and leaving Nomo to open the ChiSox series at Comiskey. That's puzzling.

  • Red Sox closer update:
    Francona said he is not sure who will serve as closer in Foulke's absence, but Mike Timlin is the top candidate.

    "This has sort of happened on the run," Francona said. "We want one of our main guys out there. If it's a tight game and we think we can win, we're going to use the guys we think can get outs. When you hear about bullpen by committee, you're open to failure because as a manager, there's not that concrete end in sight."
  • Meet the impressive Tiger rookie 1B Chris Shelton.

  • Via Baseball Musings, here's a profile on Morgan Ensberg that the Houston Chronicle put out.

  • Vicente Padilla career at PNC Park:
    0-2, 15.0, 5.40, 1.60, .283
    Padilla has still yet to pitch past the sixth inning this season.

  • Mark Redman this year at home:
    3-3, 56.2, 2.86, 1.01, .229
    Career vs PHI:
    3-0, 20.2, 3.48, 1.26, .235

  • Tomo Ohka career at Pro Player:
    1-4, 47.1, 3.23, 1.29, .275

  • Jake Peavy career at Minute Maid:
    2-1, 17.0, 2.12, 1.18, .206

  • Andy Pettitte has turned around his record at home.
    Last year, Pettitte made eight starts at Minute Maid:
    2-4, 40.1, 5.80, 1.44, .273
    But through eight starts this season:
    3-3, 54.2, 2.80, 0.99, .224

  • Brad Penny career at Coors:
    1-1, 23.0, 4.70, 1.30, .274

  • Shawn Chacon will come off the DL to start for the Rockies.
    This season at home:
    1-1, 31.0, 4.35, 1.29, .256

  • Chris Carpenter career at Bank One:
    2-0, 11.0, 5.73, 1.45, .318
    Away from Busch Stadium, this season:
    6-0, 50.2, 1.78, 0.93, .194

  • Javier Vazquez at home this season:
    2-2, 40.1, 6.02, 1.44, .302
    But if you take out his first two starts of the year, where he gave up 12ER in 7.0 home innings, Javier's record at Bank One is:
    2-1, 33.3, 4.05, 1.20

  • Johan Santana in eight starts on the road this year:
    6-1, 55.0, 3.27, 0.98, .217
    Career vs ANA:
    1-2, 46.2, 3.86, 1.18, .222
    And at Edison Field:
    1-1, 16.1, 3.86, 1.10, .230
    BvsP:
    Mr. Anderson- 3/16
    Erstad- 6/22
    Figgins- 2/7
    Vlad- 1/9
    Kennedy- 2/11
    B Molina- 7/14

  • Jeremy Bonderman career at Jacobs:
    2-3, 30.0, 6.30, 1.60, .283
    And last year there:
    1-1, 12.1, 16H, 11ER, 4HR, 7BB, 15K
    Strange line...

  • C.C. Sabathia at home this year:
    1-2, 42.0, 5.57, 1.36, .262
    Career vs DET:
    8-3, 83.1, 4.32, 1.25, .244

  • Matt Clement career at Arlington:
    2-0, 11.2, 3.86, 1.63, .209

  • Chan Ho Park in 7 home starts this year:
    5-1, 41.2, 3.67, 1.46, .272

  • For anyone is espn fantasy baseball (or any league that counts games started instead of innings for pitchers), take note of what Lou is saying he's gonna try out. The Rays are considering using their bullpen to start games and then bringing in 'starters' to get them to (hopefully) Baez in the ninth. I like the idea, and not just because it's innovative but because it directly addresses a need. The Ray's offense seems to play up to a run or two below what their pitching is giving up on that particular day and the whole idea of a 'starting pitcher' came about before there were specialized bullpeners like L.O.O.G.Y.'s or closers. Anyhow, if you're in a fantasy league that uses starts instead of innings, Scott Kazmir, Casey Fossum, and Seth McClung might be worth a couple of non-start starts in the coming days.


7.05.2005
 
Baseball Daily
  • No kidding, this is the advice that John Smoltz gave Kyle Davies before last night's win:
    "He said my front leg was a little weak,'' Davies recalled Smoltz telling him, and added that he tried to finish his follow-through stronger on his landing leg this time. "That's why my balls have been up.''
  • The Twins will start rookie Scott Baker tonight on short rest. Baker will be making his major league debut and he'll be limited to no more than 80 pitches. In 15 starts at AAA, the RHP was 2-6 with a 3.18 ERA in 15 starts.

  • The Dodgers' bullpen has pitched 18 of the last 29 innings the team has played in over a span of their last three games. And tonight, they will start a pitcher coming off the DL (see below) in Coors Field.

  • With J.D. Drew out for what may be the rest of the season, DRays Bay writes that LA is a likely destination for Aubrey Huff:
    The Dodgers have the farm system to land some players if they so desired to. I would think Huff would be the type of player that would interest the Dodgers GM, who came from Oakland and knows what OBP is.
  • Curt Schilling's return date is in question after he pitched poorly in his rehab start last night.

  • Chris Capuano over the last two months:
    MAY: 3-2, 46.1, 1.94, 0.91, .186
    JUNE: 4-2, 34.2, 4.15, .159, .299

  • Josh Beckett, still struggling with blisters, at home this year:
    6-1, 55.2, 2.26, 0.97, .198

  • Pedro Martinez pitching at RFK tonight...
    Jose Guillen career off of Pedro:
    8/25, 2HR

  • Speaking of Guillen, look at his splits from this season:
    HOME: .271/.368/.349, 1HR, 14RBI
    ROAD: .337/.348/.692, 16HR, 33RBI
    This reminds me of something that Guillen said earlier in the year about RFK:
    "In my book, I think I went 4 for 4 today," he said. "I cannot hit any better than the way I hit those two balls."

    Guillen has only one homer at RFK Stadium, the park that has yielded just 24 homers -- fewest in the majors. He said he doesn't believe the distances -- 380 feet to the alleys and 410 to center -- are accurate.

    "To me, it's farther than that," Guillen said. "I know. I've got power."
  • Esteban Loiaza this season at home:
    3-1, 53.0, 2.55, 1.06, .222
    In seven career starts vs the Mets:
    1-2, 36.2, 6.38, 1.66, .315
    Carlos Beltran is 11/26 lifetime off Loiaza.

  • Jon Lieber is still really struggling, especially at Citizens Bank:
    HOME: 5-3, 48.2, 6.10, 1.54, .315
    ROAD: 3-5, 55.2, 4.37, 1.24, .261
    The Phillies are in Pittsburgh tonight.
    Lieber career at PNC:
    2-1, 19.0, 2.84, 1.11, .276

  • Kip Wells at home this year:
    3-2, 47.0, 2.87, 1.28, .227
    Career vs PHI:
    3-0, 19.2, 1.83, 1.07, .205

  • Greg Maddux has only faced the Braves once, since rejoining the Cubs in 2004:
    1-0, 6.0, 7H, 6ER, 2HR, 1BB, 4K
    Career at Turner:
    72-30, 900.0, 2.65, 1.08, .247
    And his last full season at Turner:
    9-7, 118.2, 3.41, 1.15, .267

  • Brandon Backe expects to start tonight even though he's still got some discomfort in his pitching elbow.

  • Odalis Perez comes off the DL to make a start at Coors.
    His career numbers there:
    3-4, 44.1, 6.90, 1.65, .342

  • Jeff Francis at home this season:
    5-1, 43.2, 3.50, 1.37, .272
    And he may have turned an important corner in his career on 06.30.05 when he shut the Cardinals out for six innings on the road.

  • Jeff Suppan career at Bank One:
    1-4, 31.2, 6.82, 1.58, .328

  • Noah Lowry at home this season:
    2-4, 56.0, 3.38, 1.23, .234

  • Rodrigo Lopez in 5 career starts at Yankee Stadium:
    3-1, 36.0, 3.50, 1.08, .231

  • Randy Johnson at home this season:
    5-2, 69.0, 3.65, 1.14, .241
    Johnson is pitching on three days' rest, and this article says that Unit has a 4-1 lifetime record and a 3.23 ERA when pitching on short rest.

  • Mike Maroth on the road this season:
    3-3, 45.1, 2.38, 1.10, .232
    Career at Jacobs Field:
    3-0, 27.1, 2.96, 1.24, .268

  • Jake Westbrook over the last two months:
    6-4, 76.1, 3.77, 1.15
    In two starts vs DEt this season, both of which came during his troubled month of April:
    0-2, 4.1, 15H, 17R, 16ER, 3HR, 4BB, 1K
    Last year vs DET:
    2-0, 29.0, 3.41, 0.90, .176

  • Tim Wakefield career at Arlington:
    3-9, 67.0, 5.51, 1.46, .265

  • Chris Young at home this year:
    5-2, 50.0, 2.88, 1.00, .219

  • Freddy Garcia at home this season:
    2-2, 45.2, 4.53, 1.45, .267

7.04.2005
 
Baseball Daily
  • The Dodgers lost J.D. Drew last night to a broken wrist. He'll be out six to eight weeks.

  • Troy Glaus has been fighting with his knee for most of this season, and he aggravated it on Saturday to the point where he may miss some significant time.

  • Meet the members of the 2005 Futures Game.

  • Nick Johnson, who hadn't played in the Nats last six games, was finally placed on the DL yesterday.

  • The DRays recalled Joey Gathright. Look for him to get plenty of opportunities in center field now that Rocco and Sanchez are both out of the picture..

  • Ken Rosenthal speculates that the Braves may look to trade Furcal once Chipper Jones returns.

  • From what I saw of Zach Duke's big league debut, he'll be effective enough. But his throwing motion is too much like Joe Kennedy and Ted Lilly for me to get excited about him long-term. There's too many chances for 1) shoulder trouble 2) inconsistent mechanics for lefty starters who throw across their body like that. They are effective by deception just as much as they are effective by knowing how to pitch, and in the majors, deception isn't a viable long-term game plan.

  • RFK just might be the kind of place that Kaz Ishii may be able to pitch at. That stadium knows how to keep the ball in the park, so as long as Ishii can throw strikes, I'd expect a decent outing from him.
    Last year vs MON:
    2-0, 13.1, 2.70, 1.20, .265
    But in the Nats' last 10 games, they are hitting .315 against LHP.
    They're 9-1 over that stretch and are 29-10 at home this year.

  • John Patterson this season at home:
    3-0, 55.1, 2.11, 1.16, .210

  • Brian Lawrence career at Minute Maid Park:
    0-2, 13.0, 4.85, 1.62, .364
    And in five starts at day this season:
    0-2, 23.2, 8.37, 1.69, .330

  • Roy Oswalt career at home:
    40-13, 441.0, 2.59, 1.02, .222
    Career vs SD:
    4-1, 36.2, 2.70, 1.28, .255
    And this year at day:
    4-1, 35.2, 1.51, 1.09, .231

  • Corey Lidle this season on the road:
    4-3, 61.2, 2.92, 1.05, .226

  • Dave Williams this season:
    HOME: 1-3, 26.2, 5.74, 1.65, .321
    AWAY: 5-2, 51.2, 2.61, 1.12, .200

  • Matt Morris career at Bank One Park:
    2-0, 21.0, 2.57, 0.95, .234

  • He'll run into a suddenly hot Arizona team that is sending 8-4 Brandon Webb to the mound.
    Webb at home this season:
    3-2, 56.0, 2.73, 1.29, .263
    The DBacks just took two in a row from the Dodgers, after their manager laid into them about not letting their season slip away.
    In those two games, Arizona outscored the Dodgers 17-8, and they batted .324 in both games.
    The Cardinals, meanwhile, struggled to earn a series split from a Colorado team that had won just five road games all year before visiting St. Louis.
    The Cards are 20-7 in series openers this season, but just 6-6 when following a victory.

  • Kerry Wood career at Turner Field:
    3-0, 27.2, 1.63, 1.23, .202

  • Jeff Weaver in one career start at Coors:
    0-1, 4.0, 13H, 8R, 1HR, 1BB

  • Jason Johnson career vs CLE:
    0-2, 44.0, 6.14, 1.39, .272
    This year on the road:
    2-5, 42.1, 5.74, 1.42, .308
    The Tigers have a double header today in Cleveland.

  • Scott Elarton this season at home:
    3-0, 40.0, 3.83, 1.48, .294

  • Wade Miller career at Arlington:
    1-1, 18.1, 2.45, 1.58, .254

  • Carlos Silva away this season:
    2-1, 35.0, 2.31, 1.11, .286
    The surging Twins play in Anaheim tonight.

  • John Lackey career at home:
    21-13, 289.2, 3.42, 1.28, .254



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