Braves Vs. Giants: Game Two Batter Vs. Pitcher

Holy crap, Matt Cain doesn't even look at the plate when he pitches!

Raise your hand if you think it gets easier now? No one should have their hand up. Matt Cain, tonight's starter for the Giants, is just as tough of a nut to crack as Tim Lincecum is. Perhaps our only hope is that the bad umpiring call will go against them tonight instead of against us (because you know there will be at least one bad umpiring call at a critical point in the game).

The Braves have not faced Matt Cain that much, and when they have it has not been with much success, but we did manage to beat him a couple of months ago in Atlanta. Here are the head to head stats:

Braves vs. Matt Cain PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Derrek Lee 16 15 4 1 0 1 1 1 3 .267 .313 .533 .846
Nate McLouth 15 14 3 2 0 0 4 0 2 .214 .200 .357 .557
Brian McCann 14 12 3 2 0 0 3 2 1 .250 .357 .417 .774
Troy Glaus 10 10 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .100 .100 .100 .200
Alex Gonzalez 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .100 .000 .100
Rick Ankiel 9 8 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 .250 .333 .500 .833
Omar Infante 9 9 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .222 .222 .222 .444
Melky Cabrera 3 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Jason Heyward 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
David Ross 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Eric Hinske 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 n/a 1.000 n/a n/a
Total 100 89 17 8 0 1 14 8 21 .191 .263 .315 .577

Not much success there for Atlanta, but very limited action.

The Giants have seen Tommy Hanson even less, and Tommy has done well against them in the past -- striking out a batter per inning -- though much of that was last year. Their stats are after the jump...

Giants vs. Tommy Hanson PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Cody Ross 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .222 .000 .222
Pablo Sandoval 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Aubrey Huff 6 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 .250 .500 .250 .750
Juan Uribe 6 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .500 .667
Aaron Rowand 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250
Pat Burrell 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.500
Travis Ishikawa 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333
Buster Posey 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Edgar Renteria 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667
Freddy Sanchez 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Nate Schierholtz 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Andres Torres 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Total 55 46 6 1 1 0 3 6 17 .130 .255 .196 .450

Not very much success at all, except for Pat The Bat, and all of this is taking into account extremely small sample sizes.

So there you have it, not much familiarity with either pitcher for these lineups, though most of the guys have faced each other at least once before. Should be another nail biter of a game.

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