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Cliff Lee vs. San Francisco Giants: Career Stats and More…

We all know that Cliff Lee has the ability to go out and absolutely shut down even the most powerful of offenses in any given start. Lee, who enters Game 1 of the World Series with a career postseason record of 7-0 and a 1.26 ERA, is having one of the greatest postseasons of all-time. Tonight he will face the San Francisco Giants for the first this time in 2010, and it is important to note Lee’s career numbers against the National League Champions:

3-0, 1.13 ERA, CG, 24 IP, 13 H, 3 ER, HR, 21 K, 4 BB, 0.71 WHIP, .159 BAA, .194 BAbip

Lee’s career numbers pitching at AT&T Park in San Francisco are equally impressive:

2-0, 1.13 ERA, CG, 16 IP, 9 H, ER, HR, 10 K, 3 BB, 0.75 WHIP, 1.74 BAbip

Only time will tell if Lee’s track record against the Giants will carry over into tonight’s Game 1 start. Because his previous success against the Giants is based on a relatively small sample, here is an in-depth look at how the current Giants’ hitters have fared against Lee over the course of their careers:

– Uribe: .297(11-37), 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI — .866 OPS
– Rowand: .280(7-25), 4 2B, HR, 2 RBI — .939 OPS
– Huff: .263(5-19), 3B, 2 RBI — .632 OPS
– Renteria: .235(4-17), 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI — .807 OPS
– Burrell: .250(1-4) — .500 OPS
– Sandoval: 0-4
– F. Sanchez: 0-2, RBI
– Ross: .500(1-2), HR, 4 RBI — 2.500 OPS

Naturally, Uribe and Rowand have had the most at bats against the veteran southpaw due to their time on the Chicago White Sox while Lee was a member of the Cleveland Indians. We should see both of them in the starting lineup tonight; Uribe will likely start at 3B again while Rowand should get the nod in CF over the left-handed hitting Andres Torres.

1 Comment

  1. poknows says:

    Oh well, it is what it is…Giants knocks Texas off a Cliff!