Originally written on 60ft6in  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Today’s pitching matchup at Citi Field, Adam Wainwright vs. Matt Harvey, is a duel between the two best pitchers in the National League according to the Factor12 (F12) Rating. F12 compares each MLB pitcher to the current statistical league average. (Here is a more detailed description of F12) Wainwright (33.001 F12, 1st) is having an incredible season for the Cardinals, having allowed only seven walks and two home runs in 96 innings pitched. His ERA stands at just 2.34, 6th best in the NL. The St. Louis ace comes at hitters with an impressive mix of pitches. He starts with a combination of low-90s 2-seam fastball and 89-90 mph cutter. The right-hander will primarily use the cutter to his glove side, pounding lefties inside. Wainwright’s signature pitch is his curveball, a weapon that I rate as one of the best single pitches in the game. It’s the pitch that famously ended the 2006 NLCS and seven years later it’s still Wainwright’s strikeout pitch. Adam also owns a tight mid-80s slide...
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