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Game Preview: DET @ LAA, 3:55pm, Saturday, July 28, 2007 @Angel Stadium

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Detroit Tigers, 60-42, 1st, ½ up

SP: Andrew Miller (22, LHP, 5-3, 3.78)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. LAA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (5-3)             50    49  24  21  28  43  5    3.78      
 2006 (0-1)             10.1   8   9   7  10   6  0    6.10      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  38.2  40  20  17  22  36  4    3.96   49 
 2007-07-23    CHW  ND   4.2  10   5   5   5   7  1     111   26 
 2007-07-18    MIN   W   5     4   1   1   4   5  0      97   56 
 2007-07-12    SEA   L   5     6   3   2   2   6  0      98   49 
 2007-07-06    BOS   W   7     3   1   1   4   6  0     109   69 
 2007-06-30    MIN   L   5     6   6   5   2   4  1      98   35 
 2007-06-24    ATL   W   6     4   0   0   2   2  0      88   64 
 2007-06-16    PHI   L   6     7   4   3   3   6  2     108   47 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.LAA    Has never faced LAA.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-21   Road:   34-21   ExtrInn: 5-6 
 vsRHP:  38-34   vsLHP:  22-8    1-Run:  20-14
 vsEast: 13-9    vsCntrl:23-20   vsWest: 10-9  IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
102 Fri, Jul 27  @LAA  L   6-11      60-42  1st  0.5 up
101 Thu, Jul 26  @CHW  L   3-4       60-41  1st  1.5 up
100 Wed, Jul 25  @CHW  W  13-9       60-40  1st  1.5 up
 99 Tue, Jul 24  @CHW  L   7-8       59-40  1st  1.5 up
 98 Tue, Jul 24  @CHW  L   3-5       59-39  1st  1.5 up
 97 Mon, Jul 23  @CHW  W   9-6       59-38  1st  2.0 up
 96 Sun, Jul 22   KCR  L   2-5       58-38  1st  1.0 up
 95 Sat, Jul 21   KCR  W  10-8 (10)  58-37  1st  2.0 up
 94 Fri, Jul 20   KCR  L   2-10      57-37  1st  1.0 up
 93 Thu, Jul 19  @MIN  W   4-3 (10)  57-36  1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 59-42, 1st, 4 up

SP: Joe Saunders (26, LHP, 4-0, 2.89)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (4-0)             37.1  37  12  12  13  19  2    2.89      
 2006 (7-3)             70.2  71  42  37  29  51  6    4.71      
 2005 (0-0)              9.1  10   8   8   4   4  3    7.71      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-0  38    41  17  17  14  19  3    4.03   49 
 2007-07-22    MIN   W   7     6   2   2   1   5  0     103   61 
 2007-06-22    PIT  ND   6     7   4   4   0   3  1     100   45 
 2007-06-02    BAL   W   6     4   2   2   3   0  0      98   53 
 2007-04-20    SEA   W   6     7   0   0   2   1  0      92   57 
 2007-04-11    CLE   W   6.2   4   1   1   4   5  1     109   63 
 2007-04-05    OAK  ND   5.2   9   3   3   3   5  0     102   41 
 2006-09-30    OAK  ND   0.2   4   5   5   1   0  1      28   23 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      0-0   7.1   5   1   1   0   5  0    1.23   69 
 2006-09-02    DET  ND   7.1   5   1   1   0   5  0      97   69 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-16   Road:   26-26   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  45-30   vsLHP:  14-12   1-Run:  14-10
 vsEast: 12-9    vsCntrl:14-17   vsWest: 19-12 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
101 Fri, Jul 27   DET  W  11-6       59-42  1st  4.0 up
100 Wed, Jul 25   OAK  W   7-6       58-42  1st  3.5 up
 99 Tue, Jul 24   OAK  L   3-4       57-42  1st  2.5 up
 98 Mon, Jul 23   OAK  L   6-12      57-41  1st  2.0 up
 97 Sun, Jul 22  @MIN  W   7-2       57-40  1st  2.0 up
 96 Sat, Jul 21  @MIN  L   2-5       56-40  1st  1.0 up
 95 Fri, Jul 20  @MIN  L   5-7       56-39  1st  1.0 up
 94 Thu, Jul 19  @TBD  W   3-0       56-38  1st  2.0 up
 93 Wed, Jul 18  @TBD  L   2-7       55-38  1st  1.5 up
 92 Tue, Jul 17  @TBD  L   3-8       55-37  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 27, 2007 LAA 11  DET  6    W:Jered Weaver (7-5), L: Nate Robertson (6-8), S: none
Thu, May 24, 2007 DET 12  LAA  0    W:Jeremy Bonderman (3-0), L: Ervin Santana (3-6), S: none
Wed, May 23, 2007 DET  8  LAA  7    W:Chad Durbin (4-1), L: Bartolo Colon (5-1), S: Todd Jones (15)
Tue, May 22, 2007 LAA  6 @DET  3    W:John Lackey (7-3), L: Mike Maroth (3-1), S: Francisco Rodriguez (14)
Tue, Apr 24, 2007 LAA  9  DET  8 (10)   W:Dustin Moseley (2-0), L: Todd Jones (0-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 23, 2007 DET  9 @LAA  5    W:Jason Grilli (2-1), L: Jered Weaver (0-2), S: none

Sun, Sep 03, 2006 LAA  2 @DET  1    W:Kelvim Escobar (10-12), L: Wilfredo Ledezma (2-2), S: Francisco Rodriguez (38)
Sat, Sep 02, 2006 LAA  7 @DET  2 (10)   W:Francisco Rodriguez (2-2), L: Todd Jones (2-6), S: none
Fri, Sep 01, 2006 DET  9  LAA  0    W:Kenny Rogers (15-6), L: Ervin Santana (13-7), S: none
Thu, May 04, 2006 LAA  7 @DET  2    W:Kevin Gregg (2-0), L: Justin Verlander (3-3), S: none
Season Series: 2007 - Tied 3-3; 2006 - LAA won 5-3; 2005 - LAA won 6-4; All-Time - DET leads 294-267

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2007 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed

MLB Best, Middle, Worst

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

DET  5.86

TBD  4.68

WSN  3.83

RA/G

SDP  3.75

CLE  4.77

TBD  6.31

BA

M. Ordonez  .354

H. Matsui  .289

R. Langerhans  .156

OBP

B. Bonds  .499

A. Rios  .361

D. Navarro  .249

SLG

R. Braun  .665

B. McCann  .458

D. Navarro  .265

OPS

B. Bonds  1.073

R. Doumit  .817

D. Navarro  .514

ERA

C. Young  1.82

D. Davis  4.13

E. Santana  6.22

K/9IP

E. Bedard  11.12

B. Arroyo  6.33

A. Cook  3.12

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.86 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitchers (4.52 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Saunders*
G/S/vB
49.Bootcheck
G/S/vB
37.Jones
G/S/vB
58.Moseley
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
57.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
62.Shields
G/S/vB
33.Speier
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.500 ··· 2/.000 18/1.100 1/.000 2/.500 5/1.800 344/288 .296/.358/.389/.747 .763/.743 .743 84/.723 2/1 2/1
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 3/.666 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 3/2.667 5/.650 3/.666 2/5.000 437/346 .302/.354/.575/.929 .543/1.029 1.013 104/1.045 12/0 16/4
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 3/.666 5/3.267 ··· 1/.000 16/.388 7/.286 19/.743 5/.000 382/293 .314/.382/.530/.912 1.034/.887 .881 96/.789 7/6 14/19
24.Hessman G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 13/7 .333/.308/.583/.891 .666/1.119 .891 13/.891 0/0 1/0
20.Infante G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/no AB ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 3/.000 4/1.000 2/.000 143/82 .257/.289/.338/.627 .773/.521 .655 41/.413 4/1 2/4
15.Inge G/S/vP 2/.000 4/1.250 3/1.667 1/2.000 3/1.000 8/.375 8/1.375 6/.600 371/282 .248/.332/.406/.738 .918/.683 .730 89/.568 6/1 12/12
27.Monroe G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.333 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 7/.453 7/.453 4/.250 333/244 .219/.265/.389/.654 .920/.556 .706 62/.563 0/3 11/3
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 3/.666 3/1.667 3/1.167 ··· 12/.733 5/1.850 13/.862 8/.661 434/327 .354/.430/.574/1.004 1.244/.928 .992 101/.758 2/1 15/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· 3/1.333 ··· 1/.000 10/.522 3/2.000 3/.666 5/.000 409/301 .340/.382/.454/.836 .795/.852 .773 80/.952 3/2 5/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 105/92 .287/.333/.404/.737 .802/.728 .855 30/.967 0/0 0/3
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 28/13 .417/.481/.875/1.356 1.067/1.666 1.278 28/1.356 1/0 3/0
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 5/.400 8/.250 13/.408 8/.661 347/241 .284/.297/.434/.731 .745/.724 .720 74/.736 0/2 9/5
3.Sheffield G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 ··· 2/.000 11/.920 5/.900 10/.700 22/.391 435/333 .294/.402/.539/.941 .985/.928 .861 93/.980 17/4 23/0
IP 37.1 45.2 3.0 51.0 35.0 43.2 53.1 24.0 TOTAL .290/.350/.472/.822 .867/.806 .818 56/22 125/71
ERA-K/9 2.89/4.6 5.12/5.9 15.00/9.0 4.06/4.1 4.63/6.4 2.68/12.2 2.36/7.9 1.88/9.8 4.20/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (13-6-3)
 Rodriguez (35-12-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 155/.266 197/.260 17/.400 205/.261 158/.277 180/.210 208/.197 93/.146 .263  Granderson
 Monroe
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Infante
 Raburn
0/100/0/8
87/0/0/5
0/0/92/3
7/0/7/1
1/12/6/0
2/3/5/0
OPS .703 .743 1.138 .734 .741 .587 .583 .519 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 32/.445 86/.756 7/1.571 95/.703 65/1.110 87/.594 102/.645 45/.736 .760
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 123/.775 111/.732 10/.844 110/.760 93/.485 93/.581 106/.524 48/.313 .727
Home 101/.774 92/.663 / 94/.792 65/.724 94/.669 105/.639 59/.492 .702
Last 28d days 27/.539 49/1.139 / 42/1.105 52/.515 41/.635 45/.888 32/.567
HR/SB/CS 2/2/1 5/5/2 1/0/0 5/3/1 3/2/0 2/6/1 5/1/0 3/1/1 104/66/19
Usage ·····X·· ····X··· ········ ····XXo· o···X··X ··X····· X·XX··X· X·oX·o·X
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Batters (4.96 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.87 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Miller*
G/S/vB
34.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
41.Capellan
G/S/vB
52.Durbin
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
43.McBride*
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 ··· 12/.667 5/.000 12/.705 ··· 1/no AB 207/153 .302/.319/.452/.771 .756/.777 .747 75/.942 0/0 4/1
18.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/1.750 9/.873 9/.444 1/.000 5/.000 438/337 .308/.348/.410/.758 .843/.733 .699 89/.461 11/3 5/6
9.Figgins# G/S/vP ··· 3/1.666 ··· 2/.000 3/1.334 3/1.333 1/.000 2/1.000 317/241 .333/.386/.427/.813 .859/.798 .979 95/.885 26/6 1/12
27.Guerrero G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· 4/.500 8/.500 8/1.911 1/.000 2/1.000 421/325 .326/.409/.530/.939 .936/.940 1.077 86/.764 1/2 14/5
13.Haynes* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 29/27 .250/.276/.321/.597 .000/.642 .706 8/.250 1/1 0/0
6.Izturis# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 1/3.000 1/no AB 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 166/123 .263/.313/.368/.681 .901/.608 .722 62/.787 2/0 1/2
35.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 322/274 .297/.368/.483/.851 .626/.888 .950 72/.650 2/0 9/2
5.Mathis G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 21/17 .095/.095/.143/.238 .000/.294 .166 21/.238 0/0 0/0
24.Matthews# G/S/vP ··· 4/2.250 ··· 4/1.500 4/.250 5/.200 ··· 1/no AB 401/301 .273/.337/.421/.758 .639/.804 .877 83/.598 12/4 10/4
44.Napoli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 229/169 .253/.346/.459/.805 .805/.805 .835 22/1.109 5/2 9/7
39.Quinlan G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 133/46 .264/.323/.397/.720 .730/.698 .765 33/.544 3/2 3/2
77.Willits# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 333/241 .300/.399/.359/.758 .834/.727 .781 79/.530 19/5 0/2
3.Wood G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/11 .118/.118/.176/.294 .500/.182 .000 6/.500 0/0 0/1
IP 50.0 21.2 21.0 95.0 48.0 42.1 25.0 27.1 TOTAL .284/.341/.410/.751 .762/.747 .807 89/34 66/65
ERA-K/9 3.78/7.7 3.32/11.2 3.86/7.3 4.45/4.9 5.44/6.9 4.89/4.9 3.96/8.3 2.96/5.6 4.45/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mathis (5-1-2)
 Napoli (43-11-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 234/.247 96/.235 91/.235 412/.262 215/.271 188/.282 116/.237 112/.250 .267  Matthews
 Willits
 Guerrero
 Anderson
 Haynes
 Quinlan
0/93/0/5
55/10/17/4
0/0/79/4
38/0/0/3
5/5/4/1
12/0/6/0
OPS .735 .736 .678 .766 .761 .715 .682 .653 .762
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 51/.343 32/.781 25/.741 195/.750 65/.780 104/.760 49/.608 59/.497 .734
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 183/.844 64/.715 66/.655 217/.781 150/.753 84/.658 67/.736 53/.827 .780
Road 132/.776 57/.654 31/.490 268/.700 105/.558 98/.708 54/.549 60/.768 .752
Last 28d days 128/.776 6/.000 39/.669 51/.852 56/.557 43/.547 30/.740 30/.702
HR/SB/CS 5/9/0 2/0/1 3/3/0 15/5/1 4/0/1 1/1/0 2/1/0 1/1/0 109/48/18
Usage ····X··· ··X····· ·····X·X X··X··o· ··X·X·Xo ····o·o· o··oo·o· ·o·ooo··

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.

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