Posts Tagged ‘Matt Harrison’

AL Starting Rotations

September 29, 2011

The Postseason is upon us and in a season when offensive production was down through out the league the age old adage “Pitching wins Championships” should ring even true in 2011. All four American League Playoff teams boast formidable projected four man rotations. The Detroit Tigers have the best one two punch with presumable AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander (24-5, 2.40 ERA) and Doug Fister who is 8-1 with a 1.80 ERA since joining the Tigers at the trade-deadline. Check out Detroit’s projected playoff starting rotation.

DET: ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

The Defending AL Champion, Texas Rangers, have a fantastic starting trio of C.J. Wilson (16-7, 2.94 ERA), Derek Holland (16-5, 3.95 ERA) and Matt Harrison (14-9, 3.39 ERA). Check out the numbers for the projected Rangers starting pitchers.

TEX: ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

The “miracle” Rays have two pitchers, James Shields and Jeremy Hellickson, with sub 3.00 ERAs. Check out how Tampa Bay’s potential postseason starting staff have performed this season.

TB: ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

The New York Yankees finished with the best record in the American League but besides staff Ace, C.C. Sabathia (19-8, 3.00 ERA), the Bronx Bombers have some serious issues with their potential post-season starters. Ivan Nova (16-4, 3.70 ERA) has had a great rookie campaign but can the Yanks trust such an inexperienced arm in big pressure games? With Phil Hughes out with a back injured, can the pinstripes really in good faith give the ball to A.J. Burentt (11-11, 5.15 ERA). Check out how the four potential New York starters have performed in 2011.

NYY: ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

With such great pitchers except some excellent pitchers duels this postseason in the American League.

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Keys to the Game: Red Sox Vs Rangers, August 24, 2011

August 24, 2011

After Scoring 11 Runs last night in their 11-5 victory, the Red Sox will get one of their biggest bats back off of the DL tonight. Boston’s DH David Ortiz (.300 Batting Average and 24 Home Runs) is in the lineup tonight for the first time in 10 days.  Compare Ortiz’s production this season with Ranger’s DH Ian Kinsler.

RBIs (Blue) & Home Runs (Orange)

Ortiz and the rest of the high powered Red Sox offense will face Ranger’s Lefty Matt Harrison (10-8, 3.23 ERA), who has been dominant in his last six starts in Arlington going 4-0, with a 2.16 ERA and a phenomenal Strikeout to Walk ratio of 10.66.

ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

Josh Beckett (10-5, 2.46 ERA) gets the call for the Red Sox tonight.  Beckett has struggled against Texas in his career going 2-2 with a 5.53 ERA and allowing six Home Runs in seven starts.

ERs Allowed (Blue), HRs Allowed (Orange) & Strikeouts (Green)

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