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September 21, 2007

Tonight's Aces Match-Up

I'll be at the game tonight to see Worm Killer Wang and Doc Halladay face-off against each other. This made me want to look at some numbers on both of them:

Roy Halladay
ERA this month, to date: 3.42 (3.82 Overall on Season)
Road ERA this season: 4.59 (compared to 3.12 at Home)
ERA vs. Yankees this season: 3.21 (1.29 at Yankee Stadium)
Road IP/GS = 7.14

Last time faced the Yankees at Yankee Stadium: July 17, 2007
Game Score = 66

Chien-Ming Wang
ERA this month, to date: 4.05 (3.82 Overall on Season)
Home ERA this season: 2.85 (compared to 5.05 on Road)
ERA vs. Blue Jays this season: 9.90 (27.000 when not at Yankee Stadium)
Home IP/GS = 6.95

Last time faced Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium: July 19, 2007
Game Score = 55

When you look it all over, it would not shock me to see this game end up being tied at three as it enters the eighth inning. Looks like this evening could come down to the bullpens. Since both teams have pretty good back ends of the pen, could we be seeing extra innings tonight?

I better start turbo loading the caffeine now...

Posted by Steve Lombardi at September 21, 2007 09:55 AM


I just checked, and saw this is only the 2nd time that Halladay and Wang have faced each other. The first was on 8/8/07 – where the Jays pounded the Yanks, 15-4.

These two have come close to facing each other three other times: They missed by one day on 4/29-30/2005 and they missed by 2 days on 7/20-22/2006 and on 7/17-19/2007.

Maybe the Yankees can return the favor of 8/8/07 tonight and then these two will each have one blow-out win to their credit in the two HTH match-ups here?

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 21, 2007 11:40 AM

I'll be at the game in the bleachers. I would like to buy you a drink if you are going to be around before the game. chrisxs at gmail

Posted by: ChrisXS [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 21, 2007 12:17 PM

Thanks Chris - I'm not 100% sure on when I'm getting there.

But, if someone wants to meet up and say hello, let's try this...

Around 6 pm, I'll try to hang out around "the bat." If you want to try, stop by the bat and holler out "Hey, Steve!"

If I hear someone saying that, I'll come by and say hello.

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 21, 2007 12:39 PM