Daily Notes for Saturday: Peavy enjoys home cooking
Is there any point in starting opposing hitters against Jake Peavy when he is at home? Even though he is only 5-4 at home, check out these numbers for Peavy in Petco Park: 1.54 ERA, .192 opponents' average, two home runs allowed and a 0.91 WHIP. The Rockies have scored just five runs in San Diego covering 28 innings over this season and last and haven't homered against him in Petco since April 9, 2006. I wouldn't bench Matt Holliday or Willy Taveras (.346 on-base percentage against Peavy), but I don't think I'd feel bad benching anyone else here.
|1:05 p.m.||John Parrish||L||1-0||4.05||1.39|| |
|3:55 p.m.||Daniel Cabrera||R||8-8||5.24||1.55|| |
|3:55 p.m.||Jarrod Washburn||L||5-14||4.93||1.47|| |
|3:55 p.m.||Brett Myers||R||7-10||4.49||1.40|| |
|7:05 p.m.||Mark Buehrle||L||11-10||3.86||1.32|| |
|7:05 p.m.||Brandon Duckworth||R||1-0||5.40||2.20|| |
|7:05 p.m.||Jeff Suppan||R||9-7||4.58||1.50|| |
|7:05 p.m.||Braden Looper||R||12-10||3.94||1.29|| |
|7:10 p.m.||Jo-Jo Reyes||L||3-10||5.34||1.59|| |
|7:10 p.m.||Mike Pelfrey||R||13-8||3.70||1.36|| |
|7:10 p.m.||Kevin Correia||R||3-7||5.11||1.59|| |
|8:10 p.m.||Chad Billingsley||R||12-10||3.15||1.30|| |
|9:05 p.m.||Francisco Liriano||L||4-3||3.83||1.50|| |
|9:05 p.m.||Scott Feldman||R||5-5||5.01||1.44|| |
|10:05 p.m.||Ubaldo Jimenez||R||9-11||3.95||1.48|| |
All times are ET.
Brian Barton, OF, Cardinals (oblique)
Ramon Castro, C, Mets (quadriceps)
J.D. Drew, OF, Red Sox (back)
Scott Hairston, OF, Padres (thumb)
Austin Kearns, OF, Nationals (foot)
Renyel Pinto, RP, Marlins (hamstring)
Rick Ankiel, OF, Cardinals (abdominal)
Daniel Cabrera, SP, Orioles (forearm)
Sean Casey, 1B, Red Sox (neck)
Ray Durham, 2B, Brewers (shoulder)
Mark Ellis, 2B, A's (shoulder)
Brian Fuentes, RP, Rockies (bereavement)
Carlos Guillen, 1B/3B/SS, Tigers (back)
Howie Kendrick, 2B, Angels (hamstring)
Casey Kotchman, 1B, Braves (bereavement)
Dioner Navarro, C, Rays (hamstring)
Hitters: David Ortiz (.356 BA) and Jason Varitek (.400 BA) have handled Mark Buehrle in their career. ... Carlos Pena is 6-for-16 with three home runs in his career versus Daniel Cabrera. ... Load up on Royals hitters as Kenny Rogers carries a 1-3 record with a 6.55 ERA versus Kansas City in four games this season. Jose Guillen has three home runs in 22 at-bats and Billy Butler hits .400 against Rogers. ... Albert Pujols has three home runs in 12 at-bats against the Astros' Brian Moehler. ... Prince Fielder is just 1-for-12 against Paul Maholm. Mike Cameron, on the other hand, is 9-for-12 (.750 BA) with two home runs. ... Brian McCann has three home runs and two doubles in just 17 at-bats against the Nationals' Jason Bergmann, but both Jeff Francoeur and Kelly Johnson are hitting below .100 in their careers against him.
Hitters: With J.D. Drew hitting the DL, Coco Crisp's playing time in Boston is assured for the near future. Crisp is 13-for-34 with two home runs versus the White Sox's Mark Buehrle. ... Austin Kearns' injury happened just in time for Elijah Dukes to return from the DL and take his place in the Nationals' outfield. Dukes has an impressive six home runs and 10 stolen bases in just 186 at-bats. Go a little deeper overall for your Nationals as Jo-Jo Reyes catches them. He had arguably his worst outing of the season against Washington on July 20, when he allowed six earned runs in 2 1/3 innings. ... Mets catcher Brian Schneider gets the start against right-handers, and actually has a respectable .276 average and .752 OPS versus righties this season. ... Start your Indians, as they have an impressive .833 team OPS since Aug. 1. Lefty/righty doesn't make too much difference to most of the hitters like Ben Francisco, Franklin Gutierrez or Shin-Soo Choo, so they'll be fine against Jarrod Washburn. ... Adam LaRoche is 8-for-18 (.444) against the Brewers' Jeff Suppan, with two home runs to boot. ... Bill Hall annihilates Paul Maholm. In 20 at-bats, Hall has 13 hits, three doubles, two home runs and a .650 average against the lefty. ... Hank Blalock might enjoy the meeting with Jered Weaver. He is 5-for-14 (.357) with a home run versus Weaver.
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Watch your Mets and Marlins as their contest in Miami could be affected by a 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. ... A slight warning for games in Boston (White Sox-Red Sox), New York (Blue Jays-Yankees) and Washington (Braves-Nationals), although the showers in New York are forecast for after the game. ... Weatherproof contests to be played in Tampa Bay (Orioles-Rays), Houston (Cardinals-Astros) and Arizona (Dodgers-Diamondbacks).
Sean Allen is a fantasy baseball and hockey analyst for ESPN.com. You can e-mail him here.
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