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A.J. Burnett Vs. Tommy Hunter: By the Numbers

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19:  A.J. Burnett #34 of the New York Yankees reacts against the Texas Rangers in Game Four of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 19, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IOctober 19, 2010

Like it or not, A.J. Burnett is starting tonight for the Yankees. At least he’s going up against the Rangers 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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