Thursday, June 14, 2007

Special Friday night Subway Series commentary

I will be at the first game of the Yankee Stadium portion of the 2007 Subway Series. Here is a quick rundown of the Rocket's last two starts against the Mets (both while with the Astros):

In his career vs. the Mets, he has very pedestrian #'s:

10 games, 3-5 record, 63.2 innings, 66 hits, 5.09 ERA, 9 HRA, 63 Ks, 15 BBs.

However, when he went to the NL with the Astros, he was lights out against the Mets. Lets take a look in reverse chronological order:
The date was April 13, 2005.

Here is the game log:

April 13, 2005

Rocket struck out 9 and walked 1. He struck out Reyes twice, Beltran once and David Wright three times. Of course, all of these guys are better now. The Astros ended up losing that game 1-0 as Kaz Ishii traded zeros with the Rocket.

Previously in 2004 he also did well...

For example, check out

May 16, 2004

Struck out 10, walked 1 in 7 2-hit innings. Again he got no run support and his team lost in extras.

Unfortunately, none of the current Mets were victims that day, but it seems Rocket kicks it up a notch against the Mets (since he left the Bronx).

Obviously we are dealing with a miniscule sample size, and this is most likely meaningless data. However, it is something fun to rub in the faces of Mets fans and get them all riled up about.

One thing I know, it should be fun at the Stadium tomorrow night!
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