Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Nolasco vs. Webb...Yikes

It's a good thing the Marlins eeked out the win last night, because tonight's pitching matchup is not a good one.

Ricky Nolasco will face reigning Cy Young winner Brandon Webb. Let's look at the stat comparison (avert your eyes if it's too much to handle):

Nolasco: 2-3, 5.18 ERA
Webb: 9-0, 2.56 ERA

There's also a bit of history here, as Webb will try to become the second pitcher since 1919 to start a season 10-0 (thanks for the info, Fish Stripes). This is a mismatch of epic proportions.

Now for the silver lining:

In their last 2 starts, here are the totals:

Nolasco: 1-0, 2.53 ERA
Webb: 2-0, 2.76 ERA

Of course, Webb also went many more innings and had big leads. Still, at least there's some cause for optimism.

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