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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Zambrano hoping to build off of last start

Victor Zambrano should have one goal in mind when he takes the mound for today's game. Innings. The majority of the mets bullpen pitched two innings last night, and the only un-worked reliever was Darren Oliver. Zambrano needs to give at least seven innings today, and hopefully the Mets offense can build a big enough lead to get to the Braves depleted bullpen. Therefore, Oliver can pitch the last two innings. That would be in a perfect world, but our world isn't exactly perfect.
Notes:
1) In eight career starts against Atlanta Victor Zambrano has an unsuccesful 5.01 era.
2) Adam LaRoche has the most success of any Brave against Zambrano. LaRoche is 5-12 with a double and a home run against Zambrano.
3) Andruw Jonez has the most at bats against Zambrano of any Brave, however he only has modest success against Zambrano. In 13 at bats Jones has three hits, two of which were home runs.
4) Leadoff hitter, Marcus Giles, is 3-10 in his career against Zambrano.
5) Ryan Langerhans has also been succesful against Zambrano, in nine at bats he has four hits.
6) The Met offense, individually, has been pretty good against Hudson in their careers, and none more than Carlos Delgado. In 36 at bats versus Hudson Delgado has five homers with 11 hits, good for a .306 average.
7) Carlos Beltran also enjoys great success against Hudson. Also in 36 at bats Beltran has 13 hits, good for a .361 average. Beltran has not faced Hudson yet this season.
8) Jose Reyes and David Wright struggle the most against Hudson. In 18 Reyes at bats he has merely four hits, a .222 average. Wright has 14 at bats against Hudson, and has only three hits.
9) Cliff Floyd will look to build off his home run last night, and versing Hudson today will give him a good opportunity. Floyd is 4-11 career against Hudson.
10) Earlier this season Hudson threw a complete game against the Mets, allowing merely three hits an a run.

Score Prediction:
Braves 5 Mets 10
WP- Victor Zambrano
LP- Tim Hudson

Game Play Prediction:
1) Darren Oliver will pitch today.
2) The Mets will use three pitchers.
3) Cliff Floyd will have a real breakout game.
4) Wright will have two hits.
5) The game will be considered an all around good game.

1 Comments:

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5/23/2006 5:40 AM

 

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