Found October 19, 2010 on Bronx Baseball Daily:


Like it or not, A.J. Burnett is starting tonight for the Yankees. At least he’s going up against Texas’ least impressive starter in Tommy Hunter. Here is a look at this matchup by the numbers:

2010 Numbers:
Hunter: 23 G, 13-4 record, 128 IP, 3.73 ERA, 1.24 WHIP.
Burnett: 33 G, 10-15 record, 186.2 IP, 5.26 ERA, 1.51 WHIP.

2010 numbers vs. respective teams:
Hunter vs. Yankees: 1 G, 0-0 record, 5 IP, 3.60 ERA, 1.80 WHIP.
Burnett vs. Rangers: 3 G, 1-0 record, 18 IP, 2.50 ERA, 1.28 WHIP.

Career numbers vs. respective teams:
Hunter vs. Yankees: 2 G, 0-1 record, 9.1 IP, 6.75 ERA, 1.82 WHIP.
Burnett vs. Rangers: 12 G, 4-3 record, 71.1 IP, 3.66 ERA, 1.22 WHIP.

2010 home/road splits:
Hunter on the road: 11 G, 6-4 record, 60.1 IP, 4.48 ERA, 1.34 WHIP.
Burnett at home: 14 G, 5-7 record, 80.1 IP, 4.59 ERA, 1.47 WHIP.

Career playoff numbers:
Hunter: 1 G, 0-1 record, 4 IP, 4.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP.
Burnett: 5 G, 1-1 record, 27.1 IP, 5.27 ERA, 1.39 WHIP.

Key matchups vs. Burnett:
David Murphy – 5-for-17 (.294), 1 HR, 4 BB, 4 K, .925 OPS.
Josh Hamilton – 4-for-16 (.250), 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 K, .931 OPS.
Elvis Andrus – 3-for-14 (.214), 2 BB, 4 K, .567 OPS.

Key matchups vs. Hunter:
Curtis Granderson – 4-for-6 (.667), 1 HR, 1.833 OPS.
Robinson Cano – 2-for-5 (.400), 1 2B, 1 K, 1.000 OPS.
Alex Rodriguez – 0-for-4 (.000), 1 BB, 3 K, .200 OPS.

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