@ Houston Astros
Saturday, Apr 25, 2009, 6:05 PM CDT
Minute Maid Park
Jeff Suppan vs Mike Hampton
Mostly cloudy,rain. Game time temperature around 80.
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#37 / Pitcher / Milwaukee Brewers
Jan 02, 1975
|2009 - Jeff Suppan||1-2||3||3||0||0||0||0||13.2||16||13||13||2||8||6||8.56||1.76|
#11 / Pitcher / Houston Astros
Sep 09, 1972
|2009 - Mike Hampton||1-1||3||3||0||0||0||0||17.1||16||6||6||0||6||18||3.12||1.27|
Last night was a total bummer of a game for the Astros. Gallardo was spectacular, but tonight we get to square off against a spectacularly struggling Suppan. At only 13.2 IP through three starts so far, the Astros might get the opportunity square off against not only a struggling Suppan, but overly extend the Brewers' bull pen heading into the Sunday.
Milwaukee Brewers @ Houston Astros
04/25/09 6:05 PM CDT
|Milwaukee Brewers||Houston Astros|
|Rickie Weeks - 2B||Kazuo Matsui - 2B|
|Corey Hart - RF||Michael Bourn - CF|
|Ryan Braun - LF||Lance Berkman - 1B|
|Prince Fielder - 1B||Carlos Lee - LF|
|Mike Cameron - CF||Miguel Tejada - SS|
|J.J. Hardy - SS||Hunter Pence - RF|
|Bill Hall - 3B||Geoff Blum - 3B|
|Jason Kendall - C||Ivan Rodriguez - C|
|Jeff Suppan - P||Mike Hampton - P|
If Lance would find it in himself to stop his struggles at the plate then perhaps he could capitalize on his previous ownership of Suppan: .438/.538/.844 (a 1.382 OPS) against. The other good thing to note about Suppan is that in his 39 PA against, Berkman has only K-ed twice, so a repeat performance of last night is truly improbable.
As good as Berkman has been against Suppan, Geoff Blum has been even better: .542/.560/.958 (a 1.518 OPS).