Scott Richmond May Benefit From Chavez

matthias kosterContributor IJune 30, 2009

CLEVELAND - APRIL 10:  Scott Richmond #48 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the second inning April 10, 2009 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rod Barajas has been given the day off, could this be a good thing for Scott Richmond in tonight's start vs the Tampa Rays?

This is just a minor stat with a small sample but Richmond has a 5.00 K/BB ratio (15 vs 3) when Raul Chavez is catching. When Barajas is behind the plate his ratio is 2.47. 

I'll be interested in seeing whether or not this trend continues as Richmond faces off in a pitchers dual against Matt Garza.