MLB Division Series Game 5 Scouting Reports

The first Division Series game five kicks off on Thursday night:

Detroit at Yankees- Ivan Nova vs Doug Fister

-          Even though he is far from a strikeout pitcher, Nova has to get ahead in the count: 1-1 count is vital, .172 average with no home runs on 1-2 count, compared to a .413 average with 2 HR on 2-1.

-          Derek Jeter- since July 4, batting .331

-          Doug Fister does not give up walks (ranks 6th in MLB with 1.5 BB/9) or home runs (ranks 5th with 0.47 HR/9)

-          Love the catcher situation for Tigers, Avila has the highest OPS .896 of all catchers, and Victor Martinez bats .340 as a DH compared to .284 as a catcher.

 

Now onto Friday night:

Arizona at Milwaukee- Ian Kennedy vs Yovani Gallardo

-          Kennedy is best when the heat is on .140 average, just one home run with runners in scoring position.

-          Ryan Roberts 11 home runs came in innings 1-3, just 1 in innings 7-9

-          Corey Hart bats .370 when ahead in the count compared to .214 when behind

-          Gallardo: April to August .246 average against on off-speed pitches // September: .158 average against

St. Louis at Philadelphia- Chris Carpenter vs Roy Halladay

-          Pujols- keep the pitches outside .262 average, .360 slugging on outside pitches this season

-          Carpenter should keep them in the game, he has a 2.39 ERA this season in games with 0-2 run support, compared to 5.70 when he gets 6+ runs.

-          Raul Ibanez is a .274 hitter with 15 home runs at home compared to .210 with 5 home runs on the road

-          Halladay can be beat on the first pitch- .331 average against 13 extra base hits

 

3 Comments

With the W-SERIES here! Go Rangers!!! Texas all the way baby!
Before the game check out this SILLY video on youtube. A spoof of Moneyball and the Rise of the Apes (funny) titled MONKEYBALL , it makes fun of MLB and the super stars that play the game.

Click the youtube link:
: http://youtu.be/KKqcx9T9mL0

Enjoy.
Rangers in 5.

Can’t wait for the game tonght! Go Rangers!!! Texas all the way baby!

Before the game you might like to check out this silly video on youtube. A spoof of Moneyball and the Rise of the Planet of the Apes (funny) titled MONKEYBALL , it makes fun of MLB and the super stars that play the game. Apes play baseball!

Click the youtube link:

Anyway, Enjoy. I will.
Rangers in 5.

How did the Rangers get here. No coaching, no bullpen, one real starter and some of the dumbest players I have seen. Cruz misplaced two balls and lost two games. Almost all batters take the first pitch and start out behind. They swing at everything while the cards make the dumb rangers come in.

No way for Tx to win. Just too dumb.

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