Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Sizing Up the Halo's

Playoff Time, wahoooo. Lets take a look at how the Halo's pitchers have fared against the Red Sox in their careers.

John Lackey vs.
Manny Ramirez - .435/.581/1.087 (31 PAs)
David Ortiz - .385/.467/.808 (30 PAs)
J.D. Drew - .455/.500/.727 (12 PAs)
Overall ERA against Boston - 6.27

Kelvim Escobar vs.
Jason Varitek - .333/.500/.333 (28 PAs)
Coco Crisp - .357/.471/.500 (17 PAs)
Julio Lugo - .571/.600/1.000 (10 PAs)
Overall ERA against Boston - 4.64

Jered Weaver vs.
Kevin Youkilis - .333/.385/.583 (13 PAs)
David Ortiz - .500/.583/1.100 (12 PAs)
Julio Lugo - .500/.500/1.000 (8 PAs)
Overall ERA against Boston- 4.70

What jumps out at me the most is Lackey. He is going to pitch twice, and is expected to be the ace. Looking at his numbers, I'd be scared if i was an Angels fan. He has got rocked by the Sox. Manny has owned Lackey, so I'm anticipating a great series by him. Escobar has had some success against the Red Sox, but is dealing with injury. I think the Angels would be happy if he can give them 6 innings and 3 runs. The Sox haven't seen Weaver much so I can't say what i expect. If experience is a factor, I'd take Schilling over Weaver 9 times out of 10 in Game 3.

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