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Cubs vs. Giants Pitcher/Batter Matchups

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Here’s a breakdown of the career numbers between Chicago and San Francisco pitchers and the opposing lineups.

MLB: NLDS-Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the Game 3 marathon is behind us, it is time to take a look at tonight’s Game 4 matchup between the Cubs and the Giants. Matt Moore takes the hill for San Francisco, and John Lackey is on the bump for Chicago. The Cubs hitters have very little experience against Moore (nine total plate appearances):

  • 3-5 (.600), 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 XBH (0 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR)

Dexter Fowler: 1-1, 1 BB, 1 SAC

David Ross: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 HR

Ben Zobrist: 1-2, 1 BB

John Lackey has made 3 career starts against the Giants and is 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA in 19 innings pitched (16 strikeouts, 3 walks). Current San Francisco players on the NLDS roster have limited experience against Lackey in their careers as well:

  • 12-71 (.169), 7 BB, 14 SO, 5 XBH (5 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR)

Brandon Belt: 0-3 (.000), 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 XBH

Gregor Blanco: 1-5 (.200), 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 XBH

Trevor Brown: 0-2 (.000), 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 XBH

Brandon Crawford: 0-2 (.000), 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 XBH

Johnny Cueto: 0-2 (.000), 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 XBH

Conor Gillaspie: 0-5 (.000), 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 XBH

Eduardo Nunez: 5-15 (.333), 3 BB, 3 SO, 4 XBH (4 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR)

Angel Pagan: 1-5 (.200), 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 XBH

Joe Panik: 1-8 (.125), 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 XBH

Hunter Pence: 1-5 (.200), 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 XBH (1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR)

Buster Posey: 1-5 (.200), 0 BB, 0 BB, 0 XBH

Jeff Samardzija: 0-2 (.000), 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 XBH

Denard Span: 2-12 (.167), 3 BB, 0 SO, 0 XBH


Both teams do have quite a bit of experience hitting against the rest of the starters and relievers on the opposing roster. Here is the break down of the numbers for the Cubs hitters versus the rest of the Giants pitching staff and Giants hitters versus the rest of the Cubs pitching staff:

Cubs Hitters vs. Giants Pitchers

Bullpen
  • Ty Blach: 2-11 (.182), 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 XBH
  • Santiago Casilla: 15-48 (.313), 4 BB, 14 SO, 5 XBH (3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR)
  • George Kontos: 8-42 (.190), 2 BB, 12 SO, 5 XBH (0 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR)
  • Derek Law: 0-13 (.000), 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 XBH
  • Javier Lopez: 10-50 (.200), 4 BB, 13 SO, 3 XBH (2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR)
  • Sergio Romo: 10-50 (.200), 5 BB, 14 SO, 4 XBH (1 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR)
  • Will Smith: 16-61 (.262), 10 BB, 28 SO, 8 XBH (5 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR)
  • Hunter Strickland: 5-23 (.217), 4 BB, 7 SO, 0 XBH

Totals vs. bullpen: 66-298 (.221), 30 BB, 94 SO, 25 XBH (11 2B, 2 3B, 12 HR)

Other Starters
  • Madison Bumgarner: 45-192 (.234), 11 BB, 53 SO, 11 XBH (6 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR)
  • Johnny Cueto: 32-184 (.174), 10 BB, 52 SO, 13 XBH (10 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR)
  • Jeff Samardzija: 38-139 (.273), 11 BB, 38 SO, 18 XBH (6 2B, 3 3B, 9 HR)

Totals vs. starters: 118-520 (.227), 35 BB, 144 SO, 43 XBH (22 2B, 5 3B, 16 HR)

Giants Hitters vs. Cubs Pitchers

Bullpen
  • Aroldis Chapman: 14-59 (.237), 6 BB, 22 SO, 5 XBH (4 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR)
  • Carl Edwards Jr: 1-10 (.100), 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 XBH
  • Justin Grimm: 8-29 (.276), 3 BB, 3 SO, 0 XBH
  • Mike Montgomery: 11-44 (.250), 6 BB, 3 SO, 5 XBH (4 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR)
  • Hector Rondon: 8-21 (.381), 3 BB, 5 SO, 3 XBH (2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR)
  • Pedro Strop: 5-22 (.227), 2 BB, 5 SO, 2 XBH (1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR)
  • Travis Wood: 24-118 (.203), 3 BB, 29 SO, 11 XBH (7 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR)

Totals vs. bullpen: 71-303 (.234), 23 BB, 69 SO, 26 XBH (18 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR)

Other Starters
  • Jake Arrieta: 28-137 (.204), 12 BB, 35 SO, 4 XBH (3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR)
  • Kyle Hendricks: 21-65 (.323), 4 BB, 10 SO, 10 XBH (7 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR)
  • Jon Lester: 30-152 (.197), 13 BB, 29 SO, 8 XBH (6 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR)

Totals vs. starters: 91-425 (.214), 36 BB, 88 SO, 27 XBH (21 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR)


Chicago Cubs hitting totals vs. San Francisco Giants pitching:

  • 184-818 (.225), 65 BB, 238 SO, 68 XBH (33 2B, 7 3B, 28 HR)

San Francisco Giants hitting totals vs. Chicago Cubs pitching:

  • 162-728 (.223), 59 BB, 157 SO, 53 XBH (39 2B, 5 3B, 9 HR)