|3.66 FIP||3.32 FIP|
Randy Wells scares the hell out of me. First of all, the only Cardinals he has faced are Skip, Ludwick, and Pujols -- 1 time each. Second, he doesn't walk anybody (1.83 BB/9 this season; 2.06 for his career). This year he's giving up 0.65 HR/9. He's thrown first pitch strikes 66.1% of the time this season -- thus the low FIP. He's a fastball, slider, changeup guy whose fastball averages just 89.6 mph. I would, therefore, classify him as a finesse pitcher which, as I pointed out Thursday, we are 15th in the NL in OPS w/ a whopping .726 this season. League average against finesse pitchers is .782. This guy may give us fits. For some reason I like our offense better against Zambrano than Wells so hopefully the wagonmaker gives a good one to get to the break.