ALCS 2010: Andy Pettitte vs. Cliff Lee by the Numbers

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IOctober 18, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 07:  Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins during game two of the ALDS on October 7, 2010 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Yankees are up against Cliff Lee tonight, and everyone seems to have counted them out.

Despite that fact, the Yankees have Andy Pettitte on the mound with the potential to make tonight’s game an instant Yankees classic.

Let’s take a look at this matchup by the numbers:

2010 Numbers
Lee: 28 G, 12-9 record, 212.1 IP, 3.18 ERA, 1.00 WHIP.
Pettitte: 21 G, 11-3 record, 129 IP, 3.28 ERA, 1.27 WHIP.

2010 numbers vs. respective teams
Lee vs. Yankees: 3 G, 2-0 record, 23.1 IP, 3.09 ERA, 0.94 WHIP.
Pettitte vs. Texas: 1 G, 1-0 record, 8 IP, 2.25 ERA, 0.88 WHIP.

Career numbers vs. respective teams
Lee vs. Yankees: 12 G, 6-4 record, 75.1 IP, 4.42 ERA, 1.35 WHIP.
Pettitte vs. Texas: 23 G, 11-9 record, 146 IP, 5.24 ERA, 1.57 WHIP.

2010 home/road splits
Lee on road: 15 G, 7-6 record, 112.1 IP, 3.53 ERA, 1.10 WHIP.
Pettitte at home: 12 G, 7-3 record, 69.1 IP, 3.89 ERA, 1.31 WHIP.

Career playoff numbers
Lee: 7 G, 6-0 record, 56.1 IP, 1.44 ERA, 0.78 WHIP.
Pettitte: 41 G, 19-9 record, 256 IP, 3.87 ERA, 1.32 WHIP.

Key matchups vs. Lee
Derek Jeter: 15-for-36 (.417), 4 2B, 1 3B, 5 BB, 3 K, 1.071 OPS.
Marcus Thames: 7-for-36 (.194), 2 2B, 3 HR, 0 BB, 15 K, .694 OPS.
Mark Teixeira: 10-for-30 (.333), 5 2B, 1 HR, 2 BB, 3 K, .994 OPS.
Robinson Cano: 6-for-28 (.214), 1 2B, 1 BB, 3 K, .491 OPS.
Nick Swisher: 8-for-25 (.320), 2 2B, 2 HR, 4 BB, 6 K, 1.059 OPS.

Key matchups vs. Pettitte
Ian Kinsler: 3-for-14 (.214), 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, .552 OPS.
Nelson Cruz: 1-for-11 (.091), 4 BB, 2 K, .424 OPS.
David Murphy: 4-for-11 (.364), 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 K, 1.144 OPS.
Josh Hamilton: 3-for-10 (.300), 1 HR, 0 BB, 2 K, .900 OPS.
Jeff Francoeur: 5-for-8 (.625), 1 2B, 1 HR, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.750 OPS.

 

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