St. Louis Cardinals @ San Francisco Giants
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Probable Starters: Adam Wainwright vs. Barry Zito
The Cardinals dropped an ugly one last night — including two errors, and a .083 BA with RISP — against the always nasty Tim Lincecum. Tonight is a 12-6 dreamers delight, as Adam Wainwright and Barry Zito, two of the nastiest hook-throwers in the game will take the hill.
Breaking down Zito:
2010 Pitch types (Velocity/wRAA/Frequency) – Fastball (86 mph/3.6/53%) Slider (80 mph/0.2/13%) Curveball (73 mph/2.8/18%) Changeup (75 mph/0.4/16%)
As you can see from the data above, Zito is having success getting ahead with his fastball, putting him into position to use his secondary plus pitch, his curveball, as a way to get batters out with contact. The homer happy Cardinals will probably have to find another way to produce runs tonight, as Zito hasn’t given up one long-ball in his first three starts of 2010. Let’s take a look at some specific match-up’s of note…
Who’s hot against Zito?
Albert Pujols: 5-10, .500, 2 HR, 5 BB.
Felipe Lopez: 5-15, .333, 1 HR, 1 BB
Who’s cold against Zito?
Matt Holliday: 4-22, .182, 2 HR, 5 K
… Enjoy the game