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Game Preview: DET @ ATL, 3:55pm, Saturday, June 23, 2007 @Turner Field

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Detroit Tigers, 43-29, 1st, 1 up

SP: Justin Verlander (24, RHP, 8-2, 2.90)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (8-2)             90    72  32  29  32  74  7    2.90      
 2006 (17-9)           186   187  78  75  60 124 21    3.63      
 2005 (0-2)             11.1  15   9   9   5   7  1    7.15      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  48.2  34  16  16  16  45  5    2.96   62 
 2007-06-17    PHI   W   6     7   3   3   2   6  0      98   50 
 2007-06-12    MIL   W   9     0   0   0   4  12  0     112   95 
 2007-06-06    TEX   W   7     5   0   0   2   6  0     105   71 
 2007-05-31    CLE   L   5     8   7   7   3   6  2     107   26 
 2007-05-26    CLE  ND   6     3   2   2   4   5  1     105   59 
 2007-05-20    STL   W   8     5   2   2   1   3  1     109   66 
 2007-05-15    BOS   W   7.2   6   2   2   0   7  1     120   66 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ATL    Has never faced ATL.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-14   Road:   25-15   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  28-23   vsLHP:  15-6    1-Run:  13-10
 vsEast: 10-9    vsCntrl:14-12   vsWest:  7-4  IL:12-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 72 Fri, Jun 22  @ATL  W   5-0       43-29  1st  1.0 up
 71 Wed, Jun 20  @WSN  W   8-4       42-29  1st    Tied
 70 Tue, Jun 19  @WSN  W  15-1       41-29  1st    Tied
 69 Mon, Jun 18  @WSN  W   9-8       40-29  2nd  1.0 gb
 68 Sun, Jun 17  @PHI  W   7-4       39-29  2nd  1.0 gb
 67 Sat, Jun 16  @PHI  L   3-6       38-29  2nd  1.0 gb
 66 Fri, Jun 15  @PHI  W  12-8       38-28  2nd  1.0 gb
 65 Thu, Jun 14   MIL  L   5-6       37-28  2nd  2.0 gb
 64 Wed, Jun 13   MIL  L   2-3       37-27  2nd  1.0 gb
 63 Tue, Jun 12   MIL  W   4-0       37-26  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Atlanta Braves, 38-36, 3rd, 2½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Kyle Davies (23, RHP, 3-6, 5.65)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (3-6)             71.2  77  51  45  34  45 10    5.65      
 2006 (3-7)             63.1  90  60  59  33  51 14    8.38      
 2005 (7-6)             87.2  98  51  48  49  62  8    4.93      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-5  38    43  31  25  14  21  5    5.92   42 
 2007-06-17    CLE   L   5.1   6   5   3   3   3  0      97   40 
 2007-06-12    MIN   L   3.2   6   5   5   2   2  0      85   29 
 2007-06-06    FLA   L   5     6   5   5   2   6  1      85   39 
 2007-06-01    CHC   W   7     6   1   1   1   2  1     107   62 
 2007-05-27    PHI   L   4.1   8   8   8   2   2  2      73   15 
 2007-05-22    NYM   W   8     6   1   1   2   3  0     109   67 
 2007-05-16    WSN   L   4.2   5   6   2   2   3  1      72   39 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-19   Road:   19-17   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  24-17   vsLHP:  14-19   1-Run:   9-7 
 vsEast: 18-18   vsCntrl: 9-6    vsWest:  7-3  IL: 4-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 74 Fri, Jun 22   DET  L   0-5       38-36  3rd  2.5 gb
 73 Wed, Jun 20   BOS  L   0-11      38-35  2nd  1.5 gb
 72 Tue, Jun 19   BOS  L   0-4       38-34  2nd  1.5 gb
 71 Mon, Jun 18   BOS  W   9-4       38-33  2nd  1.5 gb
 70 Sun, Jun 17  @CLE  L   2-5       37-33  2nd  1.5 gb
 69 Sat, Jun 16  @CLE  W   6-2       37-32  2nd  1.5 gb
 68 Fri, Jun 15  @CLE  W   5-4       36-32  2nd  2.5 gb
 67 Thu, Jun 14  @MIN  L   2-3       35-32  3rd  2.5 gb
 66 Wed, Jun 13  @MIN  L   0-6       35-31  2nd  2.0 gb
 65 Tue, Jun 12  @MIN  L   3-7       35-30  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 22, 2007 DET  5 @ATL  0    W:Kenny Rogers (1-0), L: John Smoltz (8-4), S: none

Thu, Jun 10, 2004 DET  7  ATL  4    W:Mike Maroth (5-3), L: Antonio Alfonseca (5-2), S: Ugueth Urbina (9)
Wed, Jun 09, 2004 DET  4  ATL  2    W:Craig Dingman (1-0), L: John Thomson (5-3), S: Ugueth Urbina (8)
Tue, Jun 08, 2004 ATL  4 @DET  3 (10)   W:Chris Reitsma (2-1), L: Danny Patterson (0-3), S: John Smoltz (9)
Thu, Jun 20, 2002 ATL  3  DET  2    W:Kerry Ligtenberg (1-3), L: Juan Acevedo (1-3), S: none
Wed, Jun 19, 2002 ATL  4  DET  1    W:Kevin Millwood (4-5), L: Mike Maroth (1-1), S: John Smoltz (22)
Tue, Jun 18, 2002 DET  6 @ATL  0    W:Jeff Weaver (5-8), L: Jason Marquis (5-4), S: none
Wed, Sep 03, 1997 DET 12 @ATL  4    W:Willie Blair (15-6), L: John Smoltz (13-11), S: none
Tue, Sep 02, 1997 ATL  5  DET  0    W:Denny Neagle (19-3), L: Greg Keagle (1-4), S: none
Mon, Sep 01, 1997 DET  4 @ATL  2    W:Brian Moehler (9-10), L: Greg Maddux (17-4), S: Todd Jones (26)
Season Series: 2007 - DET leads 1-0; 2006 -  0-0; 2005 -  0-0; All-Time - DET leads 6-4

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  6.17

COL  4.59

WSN  3.90

RA/G

SDP  3.42

ATL  4.66

TBD  6.13

BA

M. Ordonez  .383

T. Buck  .281

D. Navarro  .170

OBP

B. Bonds  .490

C. Crawford  .353

D. Navarro  .241

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .693

R. Weeks  .456

D. Navarro  .240

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.119

L. Overbay  .807

D. Navarro  .481

ERA

D. Haren  1.78

S. Kazmir  4.10

K. Wells  6.75

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.89

B. Arroyo  6.13

S. Trachsel  2.90

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Detroit Tigers Batters (6.17 RS/G) vs. Atlanta Braves Pitchers (4.66 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 26.Davies
G/S/vB
49.Ledezma*
G/S/vB
58.Moylan
G/S/vB
54.Paronto
G/S/vB
39.Soriano
G/S/vB
56.Villarreal
G/S/vB
28.Wickman
G/S/vB
33.Yates
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP 6/1.667 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 242/202 .282/.343/.368/.711 .866/.682 .724 79/.857 1/0 1/1
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 2/.500 ··· 307/247 .296/.349/.564/.913 .458/1.024 .978 107/.908 8/0 9/3
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.334 ··· 262/202 .318/.382/.564/.946 1.179/.896 .917 71/.847 5/4 11/12
20.Infante G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 98/55 .319/.347/.372/.719 .764/.685 .635 61/.694 3/0 0/1
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 5/.400 ··· 262/201 .254/.347/.446/.793 .990/.737 .744 82/.983 3/1 11/7
27.Monroe G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 255/191 .238/.286/.426/.712 1.009/.611 .779 88/.673 0/2 9/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· 5/2.400 ··· 7/.453 2/.000 1/.000 13/1.077 ··· 307/233 .383/.459/.659/1.118 1.200/1.093 1.091 108/1.071 1/0 13/1
8.Perez# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 4/.000 7/.286 ··· 67/45 .183/.234/.283/.517 .736/.409 .574 37/.451 0/0 1/2
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 3/.000 9/.777 ··· 301/225 .342/.383/.428/.811 .713/.846 .734 101/.857 2/1 1/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 71/61 .277/.324/.369/.693 .844/.668 .748 26/.917 0/0 0/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 2/.000 25/.612 ··· 253/178 .289/.300/.458/.758 .800/.740 .726 89/.878 0/2 7/3
3.Sheffield G/S/vP ··· 3/2.334 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 7/.953 ··· 316/245 .293/.399/.540/.939 1.026/.915 .919 110/1.221 7/4 17/0
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 110/60 .243/.291/.466/.757 .923/.614 .757 47/.905 1/1 6/1
IP 71.2 36.2 38.2 26.2 31.2 37.0 23.0 31.2 TOTAL .295/.355/.481/.836 .890/.819 .826 31/15 86/42
ERA-K/9 5.65/5.6 4.66/6.6 2.33/5.8 5.06/3.4 3.13/7.4 3.65/8.3 3.52/6.7 3.41/9.7 4.33/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (6-4-3)
 Rodriguez (26-9-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 321/.273 169/.271 150/.191 118/.317 117/.147 159/.244 106/.250 132/.191 .263  Granderson
 Ordonez
 Monroe
 Sheffield
 Thames
 Infante
0/70/0/6
0/0/66/3
66/0/0/3
5/0/6/1
8/0/7/0
0/11/5/0
OPS .816 .804 .596 .804 .517 .694 .680 .578 .748
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 146/.734 58/.867 61/.608 52/.955 64/.609 69/.807 54/.610 51/.927 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 175/.883 111/.768 89/.585 66/.692 53/.409 90/.611 52/.748 81/.366 .749
Home 155/.839 79/.806 79/.714 76/.718 51/.522 82/.558 40/.398 73/.624 .739
Last 28d days 117/.867 55/.681 68/.640 56/.564 38/.791 60/.489 37/.697 40/.708
HR/SB/CS 10/8/2 4/4/3 4/6/0 1/3/1 4/0/0 2/1/0 1/3/0 2/2/0 73/44/16
Usage ·····X·· o··X··X· o·o·o·o· o··oXX·· ··X···oX ··XX···· ····o··X ····X·oo
Atlanta Braves Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.82 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
34.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
36.De La Cruz
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
43.McBride*
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Diaz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 163/60 .338/.358/.455/.813 .857/.740 .834 57/.691 2/0 4/0
19.Escobar G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 73/38 .275/.315/.377/.692 .647/.733 .762 73/.692 0/1 1/4
7.Francoeur G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 312/200 .273/.321/.419/.740 .767/.724 .630 107/.556 1/1 8/3
22.Harris* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 135/117 .380/.440/.504/.944 .698/.977 1.008 68/1.013 9/3 1/1
2.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 311/191 .278/.379/.462/.841 .800/.868 .740 107/.773 5/4 8/6
25.Jones G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 8/.542 9/.904 ··· ··· ··· 307/196 .199/.296/.383/.679 .773/.629 .705 104/.569 3/0 11/1
10.Jones# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 7/.929 9/1.056 ··· ··· ··· 219/132 .323/.411/.603/1.014 .969/1.043 .901 33/.998 1/0 12/4
16.McCann* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 238/150 .255/.308/.403/.711 .594/.780 .631 81/.551 0/0 5/8
4.Orr* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 54/48 .192/.222/.212/.434 .167/.463 .269 26/.431 0/0 0/1
11.Renteria G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.333 11/.546 ··· 3/.666 ··· 302/186 .332/.392/.515/.907 .966/.870 .830 99/.954 5/1 10/6
18.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 75/40 .314/.360/.457/.817 .857/.771 .931 45/.822 0/0 2/2
20.Thorman* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 218/159 .237/.267/.430/.697 .470/.782 .604 89/.670 1/1 9/3
5.Woodward G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 94/36 .207/.231/.287/.518 .511/.528 .555 30/.620 1/0 1/3
IP 90.0 18.1 2.2 34.1 28.2 15.0 27.2 19.2 TOTAL .264/.328/.418/.746 .722/.762 .706 28/12 75/50
ERA-K/9 2.90/7.4 3.44/10.8 0.00/6.7 5.50/6.6 5.65/4.7 3.60/10.2 5.53/8.1 4.12/5.9 4.50/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 McCann (26-7-4)
 Saltalamacchia (14-5-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 377/.217 81/.239 9/.111 155/.304 132/.297 75/.237 130/.263 81/.227 .271  Francoeur
 Diaz
 Harris
 Jones
0/0/74/8
42/0/0/3
33/3/0/2
0/72/0/1
OPS .636 .721 .222 .821 .760 .705 .820 .645 .773
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 192/.702 28/.695 5/.400 47/.892 77/.881 30/.460 54/.859 41/.351 .757
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 185/.569 53/.736 4/.000 108/.789 55/.588 45/.879 76/.794 40/.956 .784
Road 194/.640 49/.701 9/.222 77/.538 75/.818 33/.613 54/.711 45/.701 .765
Last 28d days 139/.637 55/.796 9/.222 55/.847 44/1.103 40/.554 36/1.065 27/.671
HR/SB/CS 7/1/1 1/0/1 0/0/0 3/0/1 1/1/0 1/1/0 5/5/1 1/1/0 78/32/13
Usage ·····X·· ··X····X o··oo··· X·X·X··· ··o·Xo·o ···oXo·· ··X··X·o o···oo·X

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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