• Yanks CC, A.J. & Andy Vs. Angels

    Posted by on October 13th, 2009 · Comments (2)

    How have CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte done, lately, when they’ve faced the Angels? Here are the stats:

    CC Sabathia

      Cnt Date       Tm   Opp GmReslt App,Dec    IP   H  R ER BB SO HR Pit ERA
    +----+-------------+---+----+-------+---------+----+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+
        1 2009-07-12 NYY @LAA L  4-5  GS-7  ,L   6.2  9  5  5  3  6  0 114 6.75
        2 2009-05-02 NYY  LAA L  4-8  GS-7  ,L   6.2  8  5  4  1  5  0 119 5.40
        3 2007-09-08 CLE @LAA W  6-1  CG 9  ,W   9    5  1  1  1  3  0 103 1.00
        4 2007-04-10 CLE  LAA W  7-6  GS-7  ,W   7   10  3  1  2  7  0 108 1.29
       

     

    A.J. Burnett

      Cnt Date       Tm   Opp GmReslt App,Dec    IP   H  R ER BB SO HR Pit ERA
    +----+-------------+---+----+-------+---------+----+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+
        1 2009-09-23 NYY @LAA W  3-2  GS-6  ,W   5.2  7  2  2  3 11  0 101 3.18
        2 2009-04-30 NYY  LAA W  7-4  GS-7       7    8  4  4  1  5  1 108 5.14
        3 2008-07-04 TOR @LAA L  2-8  GS-7  ,L   7   12  8  6  0  3  2 101 7.71
        4 2008-06-01 TOR @LAA L  3-4  GS-8       8    3  2  2  3  8  1 102 2.25
        5 2008-05-22 TOR  LAA W  4-3  GS-6  ,W   6    6  3  3  2  6  0  98 4.50
       

     

    Andy Pettitte

      Cnt Date       Tm   Opp GmReslt App,Dec    IP   H  R ER BB SO HR Pit  ERA
    +----+-------------+---+----+-------+---------+----+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+
        1 2009-09-21 NYY @LAA L  2-5  GS-6  ,L   6    5  3  3  2  3  0  91  4.50
        2 2009-07-11 NYY @LAA L  8-14 GS-5  ,L   4.1  7  6  6  2  1  1  83 12.46
        3 2009-05-01 NYY  LAA W 10-9  GS-6       5.2  9  5  5  4  2  0 111  7.94
        4 2008-09-10 NYY @LAA L  2-4  GS-5  ,L   4.2  9  4  3  1  5  0 100  5.79
        5 2008-08-10 NYY @LAA L  3-4  GS-8       7   10  3  3  2  3  0 101  3.86
        6 2008-07-31 NYY  LAA L  6-12 GS-6  ,L   5.1 11  9  9  3  4  2 110 15.19
        7 2007-08-22 NYY @LAA W  8-2  GS-7  ,W   7    5  1  1  2  6  1  95  1.29
        8 2007-07-06 NYY  LAA W 14-9  GS-5       5   10  8  8  1  5  0  88 14.40
       

    What do I see here? Sabathia last had success against the Angels in 2007. But, then again, he didn’t face them in 2008. If you can get A.J. Burnett to go six innings and allow three runs against the Angels, you should be happy with that – because, for the most part, over the last two years, that’s the best he’s done against them (give or take). And, the Angels use Andy Pettitte for batting practice – just look at all those hits he has allowed to them: 66 hits in 45 IP (since 2007).

    Sorry, wish I had better news here…

    Comments on Yanks CC, A.J. & Andy Vs. Angels

    1. MJ
      October 14th, 2009 | 8:22 am

      Regarding, Pettitte, I don’t find this surprising, given how the Yanks had not fared well against the Angels in the past. The only bummer for me is that if the series gets to Game 6 and Pettitte’s the starter, I might have to watch him get lit up, as I did when I attended Game 2 of the 2002 ALDS.

      The key is really Sabathia and good weather. If there are no postponements for Game 1 and Game 2 and Sabathia does his job, the Yanks can pitch him again in Game 4. If that happens, I like my chances that one of Andy or AJ can squeak out a Game 2/Game 3/Game 5 win.

    2. OldYanksFan
      October 14th, 2009 | 9:22 am

      My feeling is, as much as the PS is about pitching, our bats need to come alive. If the Halos can score 6 off of our guy, there’s no reason we can’t score 9. Being patient and getting into the Angels BP will be key. Also, it seems we relax for the first 6 innings and then decide to play. We need to score early and put pressure on the other team.

      We have the best O in the game. If we hit enough, the pitching becomes moot. Yeah, I hope our Big 3 come though, but our offense shouldn’t count on it.

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