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Phillies-Giants NLCS Game 4 breakdown

Posted on: October 20, 2010 5:46 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2010 5:49 pm
 
Both managers are playing with their lineups, as Charlie Manuel sits Raul Ibanez and Bruce Bochy brings Pablo Sandoval back for Game 4.

Philadelphia Phillies

Postseason stats: Hitting /Pitching

1. Shane Victorino , CF
overall: .259/.327/.429, 34 SB
on road: .267/.327/.417 in 288 AB
against LHP: .321/.381/.539
vs. SF: .320/.370/.440, 3 2B in 25 AB

2. Chase Utley , 2B

overall: .275/.387/.445, 38 XBH

on road: .240/.350/.385 in 208 AB 

against LHP: .294/.422/.581

vs. SF: .227/.370/.273 in 22 AB



3. Placido Polanco , 3B

overall: .298/.339/.386

on road: .306/.351/.387 in 248 AB 

Ryan Howard against LHP: .280/.324/.344

vs. SF: .231/.286/.231 in 26 AB

4. Ryan Howard (pictured), 1B

overall: .276/.353/.505, 31 HR, 108 RBI

on road: .266/.348/.491, 15 HR in 267 AB 

against LHP: .264/.333/.492

vs. SF: .364/.462/.727 in 11 AB



5. Jayson Werth , RF

overall: .296/.388/.532, 27 HR

on road: .270/.375/.463, 9 HR in 270 AB 

against LHP: .287/.402/.479

vs. SF: .227/.320/.409 in 22 AB



6. Jimmy Rollins , SS

overall: .243/.320/.374, 41 RBI in 350 AB

on road: .221/.311/.349 in 172 AB 

against LHP: .297/.368/.405

vs. SF: .357/.357/.714 in 14 AB, 6 RBI



7. Ben Francisco, LF
overall: .268/.327/.441, 6 HR in 179 AB
on road: .273/.308/.464 in 69 AB

against LHP: .284/.344/.557, 6 HR in 88 AB

vs. SF: .167/.167/.167 in 6 AB



8. Carlos Ruiz , C

overall: .302/.400/.447 in 371 AB

on road: .330/.419/.489 in 176 AB 

against LHP: .327/.431/.509

vs. SF: .188/.350/.388 in 16 AB

9. Joe Blanton, RHP
overall: 9-6, 175 2/3 IP, 4.82 ERA
on road: 4-4, 80 2/3 IP, 5.47 ERA
vs. SF: 1-0, 2.84 ERA in 1 GS, 7 Ks, 0 BB, 2 HR in 6 1/3 IP

X-factor to win: Chase Utley needs to return to his usual self. The Phillies second baseman not only had two errors in the last game, but he also has just one hit in the series.

Player to watch: Ben Francisco is in for the struggling Raul Ibanez in left. All six of Francisco's homers in 2010 have come off of left-handers. In his career, his numbers have been more balanced between RHP and LHP, but he's hitting lefties much better this season.

San Francisco Giants

Postseason stats: Hitting /Pitching

1. Edgar Renteria , SS
overall: .276/.332/.374 in 243 AB

at home: ..274/.317/.389 in 113 AB
against RHP: .272/.324/.347 in 173 AB
vs. PHI: .538/.571/.538 in 13 AB, 3 GP

2. Freddy Sanchez , 2B 

overall: .292/.342/.397 in 431 AB

at home: .333/.394/.419 in 186 AB

against RHP: .276/.327/.362 in 323 AB

vs. PHI: .500/.500/.500 in 2 AB

3. Aubrey Huff , 1B 

overall: .290/.385/.506, 26 HR in 569 AB

at home: .264/.361/.471, 12 HR in 280 AB

Pablo Sandoval against RHP: .287/.388/.506, 19 HR in 407 AB

vs. PHI: .150/.150/.300 in 20 AB

4. Buster Posey , C

overall: .305/.357/.505 in 406 AB

at home: .258/.304/.419 in 189 AB

against RHP: .304/.353/.479, 12 HR in 309 AB

vs. PHI: .417/.417/.583 in 12 AB

5. Pat Burrell , LF
overall*: .266/.364/.509 in 289 AB

at home: .284/.363/.539 in 160 AB

against RHP: .264/.356/.500, 17 HR in 284 AB

vs. PHI: .182/.250/.727, 2 HR in 11 AB

6. Cody Ross, RF
 
overall: .269/.322/.413 in 452 AB

at home**: .291/.293/.418 in 58 AB

against RHP: .229/.285/.372 in 266 AB

vs. PHI: .146/.205/.146 in 41 AB

7. Pablo Sandoval (pictured), 3B
overall: .268/.323/.409 in 563 AB
at home: .330/.382/.520 in 279 AB
vs. RHP: .282/.336/.443, 28 2B in 422 AB
vs. PHI: .320/.346/.520, 1 HR in 25 AB

8. Aaron Rowand, CF
overall: .230/.281/.378 in 331 AB
at home: .242/.294/.382 in 157 AB
against RHP: .237/.276/.373, 7 HR in 236 AB
vs. PHI: .000/.000/.000 in 4 AB

9. Madison Bumgarner, LHP
overall: 7-6, 111 IP, 3.00 ERA, 4.03 xFIP
at home: 1-3, 45 IP, 4.60 ERA
vs. PHI: N/A

* Does not include TB statistics
**Ross was acquired by the Giants on August 21. Home numbers reflect games played in AT&T Park, even if a visitor.  

X-factor to win: Bumgarner has to be more the road version of himself than his home version. Only one of his seven victories have come at AT&T Park and his ERA at home is 4.60 opposed to 1.91 on the road. Batters are hitting .303 at home against Bumgarner and .250 on the road.

Keep an eye on: Kung-Fu Panda himself, Pablo Sandoval, is back in the lineup for the first time since Game 2 of the NLDS.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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