Game 91: Orioles vs. Indians

The Orioles continue to skid, dropping their last nine.  They take on the Indians tonight in the third game of this four game series.

Indians:

Batting Fielding fWAR
Michael Brantley .275/.333/.387 2 1.8
Asdrubal Cabrera .296/.348/.503 -4 3.6
Travis Hafner .327/.421/.524 0 1.7
Carlos Santana .230/.362/.426 -2 2.3
Lonnie Chisenhall .270/.308/.459 1 0.3
Orlando Cabrera .247/.281/.328 -7 -0.5
Austin Kearns .212/.301/.297 -2 -0.3
Lou Marson .241/.286/.319 4 0.6
Ezequiel Carrera .250/.250/.250 2 0.1

A good top half of the lineup for Cleveland that is very dangerous.  They’ve been good all year, especially Hafner and Cabrera.

Carlos Carrasco:

ERA FIP xFIP K/9 BB/9 GB% fWAR
4.28 3.84 3.74 6.0 2.5 50.3% 1.4

Carrasco comes into tonight’s game with an 8-6 record and OK numbers at best.  His walk count is good but his strikeout count is average.  He also has a good GB%.

Mixes up his pitches and all of his off-speed are his best whiff pitches. He could get that K/9 up if his fastball had a little more movement (especially that two-seamer) but he really doesn’t get much movement at all.


Orioles:

Batting Fielding fWAR
J.J. Hardy .275/.333/.490 -2 1.8
Nick Markakis .292/.342/.378 0 1.4
Adam Jones .284/.326/.464 -10 1.5
Matt Wieters .265/.324/.417 5 2.5
Derrek Lee .232/.289/.368 3 0.1
Mark Reynolds .221/.338/.480 -19 0.5
Felix Pie .219/.242/.273 -5 -1.3
Nolan Reimold .264/.357/.486 -1 0.4
Blake Davis .267/.389/.333 -1 0.1

Reimold is in the DH spot tonight.  A team that really cannot hit well and has been struggling for some time.

Alfredo Simon:

ERA FIP xFIP K/9 BB/9 GB% fWAR
4.85 3.73 4.26 6.2 3.5 42.0% 0.2

Simon is coming to start his second game of the season.  He’s 1-2 in eight appearances this year and he hasn’t been too effective.

Uses a good variation of pitches, though most are just hard (with good movement).  His fastball has a little more movement than his two-seamer (needs to work on that), which isn’t a good thing.


Stats: UZRWARERAFIPxFIPK/9 & BB/9GB%PitchFX