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Diamondbacks vs Rockies, Opening Day Simulated

We are still a couple of weeks away from the beginning of the baseball season.  For baseball enthusiasts it is like a child counting down the days for the excitement and thrill of Christmas morning.  Now that the opening day starters for the Rockies and their opening day opponent the Diamondbacks are pretty much set in stone, I can run a preliminary simulation of the first game.  Of course the real game is played on the field, so think of these results as chum thrown into the fish tank of baseball fans, hungry for some real box scores.  In case you are not familiar with my baseball simulator, it takes into account such things as defense, home field advantage, base running, splits, pitchers getting tired, height of the infield grass, placement of pebbles in the infield, a proprietary set of hitter and pitcher projections and a few other things I am forgetting.

Lineups

Player Pos   Player Pos
Stephen Drew SS   Dexter Fowler CF
Justin Upton RF   Seth Smith RF
Kelly Johnson 2B   Carlos Gonzalez LF
Chris Young CF   Troy Tulowitzki SS
Miguel Montero C   Todd Helton 1B
Xavier Nady LF   Ian Stewart 3B
Melvin Mora 3B   Jose Lopez 2B
Juan Miranda 1B   Chris Iannetta C
Ian Kennedy P   Ubaldo Jimenez P



... And now the results!

Away Home     Favorite Win/Prob
ARI COL Ian Kennedy Ubaldo Jimenez COL 71.79%



It looks like the Rockies will be big favorites to win their opening day game against the Diamondbacks. This is not a big surprise as the Rockies are the stronger of the two teams, the starting pitching matchup is clearly not even and the game is being played in Denver. Besides Putz, the Diamondbacks bullpen gets hammered.

Here is the hitter(s) boxscores

Name AB Hits H1 H2 H3 HR RBI BB SO wOBA
Stephen Drew 4.337 1.207 0.722 0.309 0.095 0.081 0.347 0.435 1.07 0.346
Justin Upton 4.196 1.176 0.771 0.266 0.017 0.123 0.433 0.392 1.401 0.343
Kelly Johnson 4.117 1.109 0.65 0.303 0.047 0.109 0.454 0.45 1.208 0.344
Chris Young 4.046 1.011 0.61 0.267 0.018 0.116 0.497 0.374 1.237 0.318
Miguel Montero 3.962 1.052 0.667 0.287 0.02 0.077 0.45 0.4 1.105 0.327
Xavier Nady 3.924 1.069 0.704 0.248 0.006 0.111 0.48 0.284 1.123 0.326
Melvin Mora 3.818 1.123 0.748 0.268 0.023 0.084 0.439 0.277 0.874 0.343
Juan Miranda 3.79 1.148 0.791 0.261 0.014 0.082 0.447 0.235 0.647 0.344
Ian Kennedy 3.755 0.427 0.346 0.068 0.003 0.01 0.144 0.143 2.15 0.134
 
Dexter Fowler 4.312 1.429 0.835 0.357 0.129 0.107 0.472 0.469 0.93 0.406
Seth Smith 4.195 1.373 0.772 0.345 0.044 0.212 0.679 0.501 0.884 0.419
Carlos Gonzalez 4.188 1.551 0.859 0.343 0.088 0.261 0.866 0.44 0.985 0.467
Troy Tulowitzki 4.114 1.437 0.806 0.361 0.057 0.213 0.855 0.357 0.767 0.433
Todd Helton 3.812 1.367 0.835 0.35 0.027 0.155 0.754 0.605 0.733 0.445
Ian Stewart 3.864 1.235 0.698 0.326 0.037 0.175 0.76 0.436 0.907 0.406
Jose Lopez 3.946 1.269 0.819 0.317 0.02 0.113 0.634 0.197 0.554 0.368
Chris Iannetta 3.656 1.099 0.685 0.279 0.016 0.119 0.563 0.382 0.775 0.37
Ubaldo Jimenez 3.784 0.593 0.474 0.098 0.006 0.015 0.216 0.162 1.694 0.178



And the pitchers boxscore

Name IP SO BB Hits HR PC FIP
Ubaldo Jimenez 6.201 7.387 2.245 6.195 0.435 102.776 2.816
Huston Street 0.411 0.507 0.076 0.399 0.036 6.429 2.416
Matt Belisle 0.39 0.442 0.062 0.404 0.039 6.07 2.718
Rafael Betancourt 0.728 1.073 0.135 0.674 0.102 11.565 2.634
Matt Lindstrom 0.38 0.361 0.128 0.441 0.045 6.3 3.857
Matt Reynolds 0.77 0.781 0.254 0.917 0.104 12.898 3.918
Matt Daley 0.253 0.261 0.088 0.287 0.032 4.219 3.834
Franklin Morales 0.004 0.004 0.002 0.005 0.001 0.068 4.607
 
Ian Kennedy 5.214 5.088 2.034 7.062 0.839 91.367 4.51
J.J. Putz 0.326 0.411 0.099 0.351 0.03 5.424 2.796
Juan Gutierrez 0.425 0.407 0.158 0.57 0.076 7.372 4.722
David Hernandez 0.724 0.716 0.354 0.976 0.138 13.056 5.172
Esmerling Vasquez 0.476 0.484 0.312 0.61 0.07 8.909 5.058
Aaron Heilman 0.813 0.742 0.368 1.132 0.145 14.522 5.049
Joe Paterson 0.449 0.368 0.217 0.629 0.069 8.032 4.999
Mike Hampton 0.017 0.013 0.007 0.024 0.002 0.303 4.634

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