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Series Preview: Seattle Mariners @ Anaheim Angels

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Seattle: 35-53
Anaheim: 47-44

MARINERS Δ Ms ANGELS EDGE
HITTING (wOBA)
-95.6 (29th) -10.6 -26.2 (25th) Anaheim
FIELDING (UZR) 16.4 (8th) 0.0 -26.2 (27th) Seattle
ROTATION (tRA)
7.1 (14th) 1.9 -11.2 (21st) Seattle
BULLPEN (tRA)
-25.8 (29th) -2.5 -1.5 (T-17th) Anaheim
OVERALL(RAA)
-97.9 (26th) -11.2 -65.1 (24th) ANAHEIM






 

Baseball's back, baby! Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Who's excited? You excited? Get excited. Get even more excited. Get unreasonably and uncomfortably excited! It's baseball time. Yeah!

Thu Jul 15, 19:05: Doug Fister vs. Joel Pineiro

Fri Jul 16, 19:05: Felix Hernandez vs. Jered Weaver

Sat Jul 17, 18:05:Ryan Rowland-Smith* vs. Joe Saunders*

Sun Jul 18, 12:35: Jason Vargas* vs. Ervin Santana

When I drafted this out last night, the Angels' starter tonight was unknown and I wrote a long and very funny paragraph on the starter being Not John Lackey that referenced the Lackey YouTube video. It was seriously hilarious, but you'll just have to trust me because now the probable pitchers has been updated. This whole paragraph is pretty unnecessary but since I can no longer use the paragraphs that I had written, this paragraph stands in memorial to those fallen and now useless words.

I wonder if the Angels tweaked their rotation so that Felix would be facing Jered Weaver. It feels like those two face each other frequently. Since the two teams play 19 or so games per year against each other and Weaver and Felix are each at the top of their team's rotations, it would not surprise if my feeling were correct. I don't like it when they pitch in the same game though. Or, more aptly, I do not like that Jered Weaver got legitimately good. Stop striking people out, Jered. Be more respectful and follow your elder brother's example.

I wonder if Doug Fister looks at Joel Pineiro and thinks "yeah, maybe I can get a $30 million contract with my stuff. Also, I look way studlier than he does."

 

Doug Fister Felix Hernandez Ryan Rowland-Smith Jason Vargas
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 58% 88 20 65 60
Change 19% 81 40 80 65
Curve 9% 75 55 25 75
Sinker 8% 88 25 50 55
Slider 6% 83 30 80 45
Overall -- -- 20 70 65
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 69% 94 75 60 75
Curve 13% 83 65 45 70
Change 9% 88 75 75 80
Slider 9% 87 75 70 75
Overall -- -- 75 60 75
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 39% 88 45 65 35
Sinker 20% 88 25 55 30
Change 18% 80 50 50 35
Curve 17% 72 30 75 70
Slider 5% 79 45 75 35
Overall -- -- 30 60 35
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 44% 87 50 30 30
Sinker 24% 86 30 60 30
Change 23% 80 80 70 30
Slider 6% 83 20 45 40
Overall -- -- 55 50 25

Joel Pineiro Jered Weaver Joe Saunders Ervin Santana
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 51% 89 45 80 80
Slider 15% 85 35 50 65
Sinker 13% 89 35 60 80
Curve 11% 77 35 50 45
Change 10% 84 45 70 60
Overall -- -- 35 75 80
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 46% 90 70 40 20
Change 16% 80 80 80 45
Slider 15% 79 40 30 30
Sinker 13% 89 65 55 20
Curve 10% 72 60 80 25
Overall -- -- 75 65 20
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 51% 91 50 45 60
Change 19% 82 50 50 45
Curve 14% 76 30 25 30
Sinker 13% 89 30 60 65
Overall -- -- 35 35 60
Pitch % Sp K BB GB
Fastball 57% 94 45 60 45
Slider 35% 83 75 65 25
Change 7% 85 35 55 45
Overall -- -- 70 65 30