Tonight, the Mets (44-49) look to actually win a series against the worst team in baseball, the Nationals (27-66).Â In their way will be (RHP) Craig Stammen.Â Here’s the skinny on Stammen (2-5, 4.46 ERA, 1.21 WHIP)…
Full Name: Â Craig N. Stammen
Born: Â March 9,1984 Â inÂ Coldwater, Ohio
Height: Â 6-3Â Â Weight: Â 200Â Â Bats: Â RightÂ Â Throws: Â Right
High School: Â -
College: Â University of Dayton
Drafted: Â Selected by Washington NationalsÂ in 12th Round (354th overall) of 2005 amateur entry draft (June-Reg)Â Â
Â Per MLB.com,
Stammen posted his third straight quality start on Friday against the Cubs, but he absorbed the loss. A couple of mistakes did in the rookie right-hander. With two on and two out in the second inning, he allowed Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano to belt a two-run double down the right-field line. An inning later, again with two outs, he threw a sinker that didn’t sink to Aramis Ramirez, who deposited it into the bleachers for a solo home run. Stammen got through six innings, giving up those three runs while striking out two.
Previous 2 Outings –
July 11 – Stammen went the distance to earn the complete game Win in a 13-2 Nationals win against the Astros.Â He yielded only 2 earned runs.
July 6 – Stammen took the tough loss (1-0) in a game against the Rockies where he pitched 7 inningsÂ and only gave up 1 earned run.
***The Mets last faced Stammen on June 7th where they won 7-0.Â Stammen got touched for 5 earned runs in 5 innings pitched.Â He walked 2 and struck out 2.
The Mets also faced Stammen on May 26th as they won 6-1.Â Stammen again also lasted 5 innings and gave up 3 earned runs.Â He again walked 2 and struck out 2.
Stammen started off the year with the AAA Syracuse Chiefs, going 4-2 with a 1.80 ERA (through 20 May 2009). He was called up to the major leagues on May 20, 2009. He had his first major league start May 21 versus the Pittsburgh Pirates and pitched 6.1 innings with no decision. His first major league win was June 18 versus the New York Yankees. Stammen pitched 6.1 innings and allowed no runs. On July 11, 2009, he pitched his first Major League complete game against the Houston Astros, allowing only 2 runs on 9 hits.
Scouting Report according to Sportsnet.ca –
Assets – Is pretty good at minimizing the damage when he gets into trouble on the mound. Can either start or relieve.
Flaws – Serves up too many fat pitches to hit, which leads to problems for his team. Relies too much on his defense.
For Stammen’s PitchFX see below –
Per thebaseballcube –
Control: Walks compared to batters faced.
k-Rating: Strikeouts compared to batters faced.
Efficiency: Similar to WHIP, a higher rating for pitchers allowing less baserunners per inning pitched.
The ratings are based on formulas that sum a player’s entire career based on available statistics in our database, including minor league and college data. These scouting scores are to be used as indicators of a player’s strength. A career minor leaguer might have a speed rating of 100 though this does not insinuate that he is a better runner than a major leaguer with a speed rating of 90. Though it does indicate that a player was an excellent base-stealer in the minors, we do not know how he would have fared in the majors.