Lots of talk is always made of a team that carries momentum into the playoffs. Pitchers usually have the biggest impact on a game, so I was curious to see what the recent trends have been with both team's pitchers. Here's what I pulled for each scheduled starting pitcher in their last 28 days (via BR):
Hudson hasn't faired so well lately, but his home splits are good so it works out for ATL that he's pitching game 3 at home. I didn't realize that Sanchez has better road splits, so that works in favor of the Giants.
For game one, Lowe's splits in favor of the Giants (small sample size, etc.):
- Night time game
- On the road
- Demuth as umpire
- 6+ days rest
And Lowe's splits not in favor of the Giants:
- Lowe's ERA this year at AT&T Park
Any way I slice it, runs seem like they'll be tough to come by for either team. Looks like more torture is on the horizon, I just hope we're on the right side of it.