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Houston Astros at San Francisco Giants, Jul 5, 2009 3:05 PM CDT

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Fri 07/03 0 - 13 loss
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LP: Russ Ortiz ( - )
0 - 9 loss

Houston Astros
@ San Francisco Giants

Sunday, Jul 5, 2009, 3:05 PM CDT
AT&T Park

Roy Oswalt vs Randy Johnson

Sunny. Game time temperature around .

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Roy Oswalt

#44 / Pitcher / Houston Astros

6-0

190

R

R

Aug 29, 1977



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Roy Oswalt 4-4 17 17 2 0 0 0 105.1 107 47 47 13 30 83 4.02 1.30


Randy Johnson

#51 / Pitcher / San Francisco Giants

6-10

225

R

L

Sep 10, 1963



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Randy Johnson 8-5 16 16 0 0 0 0 88.0 85 47 46 15 31 78 4.70 1.32


The Big Unit's numbers are difficult to sort through this season. He brings a rather gaudy ERA for someone as heralded as himself, but his advanced stats are kind of all over the place in terms of evaluating how good he's actually been: 3.77 xFIP 5.01 tRA 4.39 tRA*. I guess you can just got a head and decide which of those stats you trust the most and use that as your evaluation. The Wizard was a wizard his last time out against the Padres and his advanced stats speak to the strong season that he is having: 4.02 xFIP4.10 tRA 4.32 tRA*.

At some point, one has to assume that the Astros will be able to put a crooked number up on the score board in this series, but after being bull dozed 22-0 in the last seventeen innings of baseball, I can't bring myself to assume anything.

Hopefully the rest of your Fourth of July weekend has gone better than the Astros has. If not, I am really, really sorry.

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