5/27/08: Astros vs Cards: Round 1 At Busch

I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing Memorial Day. The players had their first day off in 20 days, and seems they needed it.

I can’t believe that we’re almost 1/3 of the way through the season – seems it has been longer.

So here, for your viewing pleasure, are a few comparisons of Astros hitters using Lee Sinins’ RCAA (runs created above average, which is an OPS-like stat which doesn’t take into account stolen bases or moving runners over) and Win Shares (courtesy of Hardball Times):

Here are the NL leaders in RCAA (in case yall curious)

1 — Lance Berkman …………………….. 45
2 — Chipper Jones ……………………….. 35
3 — Albert Pujols …………………………. 30
4 — Ryan Ludwick ……………………….. 27
5 — Dan Uggla ……………………………… 26
6 — Nate McLouth ……………………….. 23
T7 – Rafael Furcal ………………………… 21
T7 – Chase Utley ………………………….. 21
T9 – Pat Burrell ……………………………. 19
T9 – Jason Bay ……………………………… 19

Now, here are the figures for the Astros (RCAA, then WS – and WS are divided between every single player who has played even 1 game on the ML team – total team WS = 81, including pitchers: 57 including only those players listed.

Conclusion? Lance Berkman is freaking awesome.)

Lance Berkman ………….. 45 – 15
Miguel Tejada ………………. 8 – 10
Carlos Lee …………………….. 2 – 6
Kaz Matsui ……………………. 1 – 6
Ty Wigginton ………………… 1 – 0
Darin Erstad …………………. 0 – 4
Hunter Pence ……………….. 0 – 8
Jose Cruz, Jr ……………….. -4 – 0
Mark Loretta ………………. -6 – 2
Geoff Blum ………………….. -6 – 1
Brad Ausmus ………………. -9 – 1
J.R. Towles …………………. -9 – 2
Michael Bourn …………… -12 – 2

OK
Here is the schedule:

Tuesday: Shawn Chacon vs Braden Looper
- Chacon this year: 1-0 in 10 GS (7 QS) -61.1 IP: 58H, 10 HR, 28 BB, 40 K: 4.11 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, .254 BAA
- vs St. Louis: 0-0 in 5 GS + 7 relief: 39 IP: 3.69 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, .266 BAA

- Braden Looper this year: 6-3 in 10 GS(4 QS): 58 IP – 67 H, 6 HR, 15 BB, 26 K: 4.34 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, .293 BAA
- lifetime vs Hou: 7-3 in 6 GS + 30 in relief

Wednesday: Wandy Rodriguez vs Adam Wainwright
- Wandy is just coming off the DL, says he feels fine and threw 6 innings at AA, 4 hits, 1 run. He was pitching great before he injured one of his groin muscles 4/19.
- vs St. Louis: 1-4 in 6 GS + 1 in relief: 36 IP: 5.25 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, .254 BAA

- Adam Wainwright is this year’s ace – one of the few pitchers who have been obtained from Atlanta who has actually turned out to be good: 4-2 in 10 GS(7 QS): 70.2 IP – 63 H, 7 HR, 16 BB, 46 K: 3.06 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, .239 BAA
- vs Hou: 3-0 in 4 GS + 6 in relief: 37.1 IP – 2.41 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, .212 BAA

Thursday: Roy Oswalt vs Kyle Lohse
- Roy: 4-4 in 11 GS(6 QS) 69 IP: 85H, 15 HR, 18 BB, 53 K: 5.61 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, .302 BAA
- vs St. Louis: 9-5 in 23 GS – 157 IP: 156 H, 12 HR, 31 BB, 122 K: 2.85 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, .259 BAA

- Kyle Lohse this year: 4-2 in 11 GS(5 QS):63 IP – 68 H, 2 HR, 16 BB, 32 K: 4.26 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, .279 BAA
- earlier this year vs Houston – 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 R/6 IP

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2 Responses to “5/27/08: Astros vs Cards: Round 1 At Busch”

  1. Travis says:

    The big Puma stalks from stadium to stadium, ravaging opposing pitching and mangling baseballs…

  2. Jastro says:

    And Pence keeps on punching hits….Great that Chacon gave those Cards no free-passes!

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