Game 33, Yankees at Mariners
Andy Pettitte (two ts twice) v Horacio Ramirez. 1:05 FSN.
The Yankees run the same lineup out twice, the M’s sub Burke in for Johjima.
Courtesy of Fangraphs, which I’ve been playing around with since Dave proved a particularly interesting point yesterday:
Pettitte: 5.65 K/9 3.98 BB/9 0.42 HR/9 16.5% line drives
HoRam: 3.46 K/9 4.85 BB/9 .69 HR/9 22.4% line drives
Team offenses, by rank:
AVG: Yankees 3rd, Mariners 12th
OBP: Yankees 3rd, Mariners 23rd
SLG: Yankees 11th, Mariners 14th
So a really good offense, particularly adept at hitting for average and drawing walks, faces a pitcher who gives up a lot of walks and pitches to contact, as they say in the broadcasts.
Meanwhile, an impatient team with decent contact hitters who have some power but can’t draw walks face a groundball pitcher who doesn’t give up home runs.