A.J. Burnett vs. Tommy Hunter By The Numbers

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