Wednesday, October 05, 2005

NLDS Game 1 preview

Tim Hudson will be kicking off the series for the Braves today against the Astros. Hudson has never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch, and has hit only 1 batter in the post season (Jacque Jones in the 2002 ALDS). Hudson has only hit one Astro in his career, Richard Hidalgo in 2002.
The Astros starting pitcher, Andy Pettitte, has fewer postseason hit batters (2) than any of the 5 pitchers who have faced over 700 batters in the postseason (Pettitte, Glavine, Maddux, Smoltz, Clemens). Among the 10 pitchers who have faced over 500 postseason batters, only Catfish Hunter (1), and Jim Palmer (2). Pettitte has faced 66 Braves batters in the postseason, and hit none of them.
Batters FacedBatters hit
Tom Glavine8427
John Smoltz8183
Greg Maddux7978
Andy Pettitte7922
Roger Clemens7536
Whitey Ford5943
Dave Stewart5394
Catfish Hunter5361
Orel Hershiser5336
Jim Palmer5182

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