Here’s a look at how the Yankees have done against tonight’s Astros starter, Dallas Keuchel, so far in 2015:
As a team, they batted .161/.175/.179/.354 in two games against Keuchel with a strikeout rate of 36.8% and a walk rate of just 1.8% (Yikes).
Here’s their spray chart:
Nine hits – eight singles and one double. The double came off an 87 mph cutter, six of the singles came off fastballs that ranged between 88 – 90 mph and the other two singles were off an 87 mph cutter and an 80 mph changeup.
Here’s their heat map against him:
As you can see, they can get to his stuff when he throws it over the plate because he doesn’t have traditionally overpowering stuff.
And as you will see below, Keuchel thrives on his sinker.
This chart breaks down each pitch in his arsenal by percentage used. The sinker is far and away, his most reliable and most thrown pitch.…