#44 / Pitcher / Houston Astros
Aug 29, 1977
|2009 - Roy Oswalt||4-4||17||17||2||0||0||0||105.1||107||47||47||13||30||83||4.02||1.30|
#51 / Pitcher / San Francisco Giants
Sep 10, 1963
|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.