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Game Preview: KCR @ CHW, 8:11pm, Monday, August 20, 2007 @U.S. Cellular Field

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Kansas City Royals, 55-68, 4th, 13 GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Gil Meche (28, RHP, 7-11, 3.90)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (7-11)           163.2 170  80  71  47 116 18    3.90      
 2006 (11-8)           186.2 183 106  93  84 156 24    4.48      
 2005 (10-8)           143.1 153  92  81  72  83 18    5.09      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-5  41.2  47  24  23  11  28  5    4.97   47 
 2007-08-15    TEX   L   6.1   5   3   2   3   4  0     105   54 
 2007-08-10    TOR   L   5     7   2   2   0   5  0     101   50 
 2007-08-05    NYY   L   4     6   6   6   5   2  1      91   23 
 2007-07-30    MIN   L   7     7   2   2   1   6  0      98   60 
 2007-07-25    NYY   L   7.1   9   5   5   1   1  2     120   40 
 2007-07-20    DET   W   7     5   2   2   0   5  1     119   64 
 2007-07-14    CLE   W   5     8   4   4   1   5  1     100   39 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHW      2-0  29    26  16  15  12  19  3    4.66   49 
 2007-04-23    CHW  ND   7     8   3   3   0   3  1     111   52 
 2006-09-22    CHW  ND   4.1   6   6   5   3   4  1      92   30 
 2006-05-03    CHW  ND   6     3   3   3   4   1  0      96   51 
 2005-04-17    CHW   W   6.2   5   3   3   2   4  1      99   54 
 2003-08-03    CHW   W   5     4   1   1   3   7  0     116   59 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-34   Road:   27-34   ExtrInn: 5-7 
 vsRHP:  41-48   vsLHP:  14-20   1-Run:  16-15
 vsEast: 11-22   vsCntrl:16-24   vsWest: 18-14 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Sun, Aug 19  @OAK  L   1-6       55-68  4th 13.0 gb
122 Sat, Aug 18  @OAK  W   7-3       55-67  4th 13.0 gb
121 Fri, Aug 17  @OAK  W   9-2       54-67  4th 13.0 gb
120 Thu, Aug 16  @TEX  W   6-2       53-67  5th 13.5 gb
119 Wed, Aug 15  @TEX  L   3-4       52-67  5th 13.5 gb
118 Tue, Aug 14  @TEX  L   3-5       52-66  5th 13.5 gb
117 Mon, Aug 13   TOR  W   6-2       52-65  5th 12.5 gb
116 Sun, Aug 12   TOR  L   1-4       51-65  5th 13.5 gb
115 Sat, Aug 11   TOR  W   4-1       51-64  5th 13.0 gb
114 Fri, Aug 10   TOR  L   1-2       50-64  5th 14.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Chicago White Sox, 54-69, 5th, 14 GB, 16 GB in WC

SP: Mark Buehrle (28, LHP, 9-8, 3.36)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (9-8)            163.1 165  65  61  34  94 18    3.36      
 2006 (12-13)          204   247 124 113  48  98 36    4.99      
 2005 (16-8)           236.2 240  99  82  40 149 20    3.12      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-4  47.2  60  23  22  12  24  5    4.15   48 
 2007-08-15    OAK   L   7     7   3   3   3   4  1     112   52 
 2007-08-09    CLE   L   4     8   7   6   2   2  1      89   20 
 2007-08-03    DET   W   8     7   3   3   2   3  0     105   57 
 2007-07-28    TOR   W   8     8   0   0   1   6  0     107   71 
 2007-07-23    DET   L   6.1  14   7   7   2   5  1     111   20 
 2007-07-18    CLE   W   6.1  10   1   1   1   3  0     109   51 
 2007-07-13    BAL   L   8     6   2   2   1   1  2     101   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      3-0  31    31  14  14   9  20  5    4.06   52 
 2007-05-12    KCR  ND   6     7   4   4   3   7  1     114   46 
 2007-04-23    KCR   W   7     5   3   3   1   4  1     103   58 
 2006-09-02    KCR   W   6     9   3   3   1   3  0      93   44 
 2006-08-17    KCR   W   6     6   2   2   3   3  2      91   52 
 2006-08-01    KCR  ND   6     4   2   2   1   3  1      93   58 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-32   Road:   28-37   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  41-45   vsLHP:  13-24   1-Run:  11-19
 vsEast: 16-19   vsCntrl:24-20   vsWest: 10-16 IL: 4-14

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Sun, Aug 19  @SEA  L   5-11      54-69  5th 14.0 gb
122 Sat, Aug 18  @SEA  L   5-7       54-68  5th 14.0 gb
121 Fri, Aug 17  @SEA  L   4-5       54-67  4th 13.0 gb
120 Thu, Aug 16  @OAK  L   5-8 (10)  54-66  4th 12.5 gb
119 Wed, Aug 15  @OAK  L   2-3       54-65  4th 11.5 gb
118 Tue, Aug 14  @OAK  L   3-4       54-64  4th 11.5 gb
117 Sun, Aug 12   SEA  L   0-6       54-63  4th 11.0 gb
116 Sat, Aug 11   SEA  L   6-7       54-62  4th 10.5 gb
115 Fri, Aug 10   SEA  W   5-3       54-61  4th 10.5 gb
114 Thu, Aug  9   CLE  L   5-7       53-61  4th 11.5 gb
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 01, 2007 CHW  3 @KCR  1    W:Jon Garland (6-5), L: John Thomson (1-1), S: Bobby Jenks (22)
Sat, Jun 30, 2007 CHW  3 @KCR  1 (10)   W:Ryan Bukvich (1-0), L: Octavio Dotel (0-1), S: Bobby Jenks (21)
Fri, Jun 29, 2007 KCR  8  CHW  1    W:Brian Bannister (5-4), L: Jose Contreras (5-9), S: Zack Greinke (1)
Sun, May 13, 2007 KCR 11 @CHW  1    W:Jorge de la Rosa (4-3), L: Javier Vazquez (2-2), S: none
Sat, May 12, 2007 CHW  5  KCR  4 (10)   W:Mike MacDougal (1-0), L: Brandon Duckworth (0-3), S: none
Fri, May 11, 2007 CHW  2  KCR  1    W:Jon Garland (2-2), L: Odalis Perez (2-4), S: Bobby Jenks (12)
Tue, Apr 24, 2007 CHW  9 @KCR  7    W:Boone Logan (1-0), L: Joakim Soria (1-1), S: Bobby Jenks (8)
Mon, Apr 23, 2007 CHW  7 @KCR  4    W:Mark Buehrle (2-0), L: Jimmy Gobble (0-1), S: Bobby Jenks (7)

Sun, Sep 03, 2006 KCR  7  CHW  3    W:Mark Redman (9-8), L: Freddy Garcia (13-9), S: none
Sat, Sep 02, 2006 CHW  5 @KCR  3    W:Mark Buehrle (12-11), L: Odalis Perez (5-7), S: Bobby Jenks (39)
Season Series: 2007 - CHW leads 6-2; 2006 - CHW won 11-8; 2005 - CHW won 13-5; All-Time - CHW leads 298-264

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

NYY  5.90

BAL  4.65

WSN  3.88

RA/G

SDP  3.87

WSN  4.67

TBD  6.02

BA

M. Ordonez  .351

A. Phillips  .291

R. Langerhans  .153

OBP

B. Bonds  .493

R. Klesko  .362

J. Hairston  .253

SLG

R. Braun  .663

B. Phillips  .467

N. Punto  .264

OPS

B. Bonds  1.084

W. Betemit  .827

R. Langerhans  .535

ERA

C. Young  1.93

C. Wang  4.10

A. Eaton  6.36

K/9IP

E. Bedard  11.02

G. Meche  6.38

S. Trachsel  2.97

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Kansas City Royals Batters (4.58 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (5.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 56.Buehrle*
G/S/vB
63.Bukvich
G/S/vB
52.Contreras
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
57.Logan*
G/S/vB
47.MacDougal
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
62.Wassermann
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
35.Brown G/S/vP 33/1.165 1/.000 21/.549 7/.286 2/.000 6/1.467 4/.250 ··· 310/188 .226/.281/.325/.606 .748/.515 .596 53/.598 9/1 5/5
14.Buck G/S/vP 36/.604 ··· 19/.276 7/.857 ··· 2/1.000 3/.333 ··· 310/243 .234/.319/.476/.795 .945/.755 .955 66/.523 0/0 16/8
21.Butler G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/1.167 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 228/162 .304/.364/.435/.799 .918/.752 .876 99/.698 0/0 4/1
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 38/.489 ··· 33/.617 5/.600 3/1.000 2/.000 5/.900 ··· 552/391 .271/.356/.388/.744 .690/.767 .714 107/.716 6/4 6/3
2.Gathright* G/S/vP ··· ··· 15/.666 1/.000 3/1.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 143/125 .363/.419/.411/.830 1.063/.797 1.070 56/.934 7/4 0/1
3.German G/S/vP 14/.812 ··· 8/.661 3/.666 1/2.000 2/.500 2/.000 ··· 330/199 .276/.369/.385/.754 .792/.730 .611 50/.619 8/5 3/8
11.Gload* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 230/195 .300/.322/.475/.796 .857/.785 .812 85/.994 2/1 5/2
7.Gordon* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/2.000 3/.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 465/348 .245/.317/.403/.720 .712/.723 .687 98/.870 12/3 11/10
15.Grudzielanek G/S/vP 28/.642 ··· 14/1.500 3/.667 2/.500 2/.000 4/2.250 ··· 356/241 .306/.346/.447/.793 .775/.802 .825 82/.853 1/2 5/6
6.LaRue G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 3/2.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 155/110 .147/.229/.287/.516 .757/.418 .391 26/.302 1/0 4/3
1.Pena G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 433/327 .265/.283/.350/.634 .606/.643 .459 82/.475 4/5 1/20
26.Smith* G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.533 ··· ··· 1/4.000 1/2.000 ··· 94/83 .216/.266/.386/.652 .282/.700 .785 26/.933 0/0 4/1
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 30/1.000 ··· 27/.742 5/.000 5/.200 2/2.500 8/1.339 ··· 511/362 .284/.351/.407/.758 .735/.767 .671 102/.694 11/4 6/4
IP 163.1 30.0 135.1 52.1 38.2 30.0 39.2 13.1 TOTAL .264/.325/.395/.720 .743/.711 .692 61/31 82/78
ERA-K/9 3.36/5.2 2.70/4.8 6.18/5.4 2.92/8.1 4.42/5.8 5.40/8.4 5.45/8.2 3.38/5.4 4.87/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (32-7-3)
 LaRue (21-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 668/.266 130/.241 626/.306 198/.194 168/.285 142/.265 179/.282 52/.196 .277  Teahen
 Brown
 DeJesus
 German
 Gload
 Gathright
 Butler
0/4/113/13
67/0/9/6
0/121/0/4
5/0/0/2
7/0/0/1
36/5/0/1
6/0/0/0
OPS .721 .744 .824 .497 .759 .780 .825 .530 .781
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 136/.883 43/.640 329/.947 80/.559 77/.573 35/.921 75/.892 11/1.602 .808
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 532/.680 87/.792 297/.690 118/.455 91/.909 107/.735 104/.776 41/.278 .763
Home 345/.751 72/.866 270/.807 101/.506 90/.829 55/.673 85/.945 23/.310 .776
Last 28d days 147/.840 61/.599 104/1.050 35/.000 53/.741 30/.555 33/.941 45/.513
HR/SB/CS 18/2/3 4/1/0 16/18/5 2/4/0 5/5/1 2/4/0 4/0/1 0/1/0 140/69/17
Usage ····X··· ···X···X ··X····· ·······o ··oX·X·· ···X·o·· ···X···X ·Xo·o···
Chicago White Sox Batters (4.28 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 55.Meche
G/S/vB
49.Bale*
G/S/vB
47.Braun
G/S/vB
41.Gobble*
G/S/vB
23.Greinke
G/S/vB
57.Peralta
G/S/vB
54.Riske
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
8.Cintron# G/S/vP ··· 6/.667 ··· 4/.500 4/2.000 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 161/144 .217/.261/.270/.531 .686/.513 .470 27/.222 1/1 0/6
23.Dye G/S/vP 29/.590 1/no AB ··· 7/1.071 18/.862 11/.455 13/.693 ··· 439/314 .242/.305/.481/.786 .923/.733 .736 101/.994 2/1 24/2
17.Erstad* G/S/vP 38/.873 1/no AB 2/.500 ··· 4/.750 1/3.000 2/.500 2/1.000 257/184 .271/.328/.354/.682 .498/.752 .724 56/.778 7/2 2/2
27.Fields G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 269/184 .245/.298/.457/.755 1.120/.587 .845 106/.830 1/1 14/8
26.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 131/49 .223/.331/.313/.643 .598/.713 .783 30/.800 1/4 2/0
44.Hall G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· ··· 11/.728 3/1.667 2/1.500 5/.000 ··· 83/40 .235/.241/.272/.513 .644/.375 .401 26/.746 0/0 0/2
14.Konerko G/S/vP 23/1.014 ··· ··· 5/2.467 27/.569 10/.800 26/.699 2/.500 490/348 .267/.355/.496/.852 .895/.833 .839 86/.743 0/0 23/4
7.Owens* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 232/182 .243/.286/.294/.579 .541/.590 .552 102/.611 17/3 1/2
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 14/.445 ··· ··· 7/2.000 13/.802 9/.111 16/.760 2/1.000 399/301 .272/.319/.421/.740 .715/.749 .679 80/.949 0/1 12/2
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 6/.733 3/.000 ··· 8/.500 17/1.188 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 164/108 .253/.323/.356/.679 .791/.623 .607 88/.611 9/4 1/4
1.Richar* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 61/42 .184/.322/.306/.628 .690/.603 .440 61/.628 1/2 1/0
25.Thome* G/S/vP 21/.985 1/no AB ··· 4/.500 4/1.750 6/1.500 1/.000 ··· 395/264 .264/.413/.502/.914 .619/1.073 .944 95/.725 0/0 20/0
5.Uribe G/S/vP 10/1.078 ··· 1/.000 7/1.286 13/.891 5/.600 15/.414 2/1.500 411/290 .225/.278/.367/.646 .878/.548 .732 93/.782 1/5 13/14
IP 163.2 16.1 26.1 38.1 86.1 73.2 56.2 53.0 TOTAL .246/.319/.396/.715 .732/.707 .726 57/30 135/77
ERA-K/9 3.90/6.4 5.51/6.6 6.84/5.5 3.05/7.8 4.48/7.7 3.91/7.7 2.22/7.1 2.04/9.5 4.49/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hall (15-2-3)
 Pierzynski (52-15-11)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 690/.270 80/.371 119/.287 175/.305 365/.276 306/.267 234/.239 206/.176 .278  Dye
 Podsednik
 Gonzalez
 Owens
 Erstad
0/0/103/9
40/0/0/2
15/10/10/2
11/48/0/1
3/43/1/1
OPS .732 .902 .810 .861 .770 .765 .684 .483 .786
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 337/.733 30/.989 52/.931 95/.769 175/.773 115/.821 89/.536 76/.342 .775
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 353/.730 50/.847 67/.723 80/.970 190/.767 191/.732 145/.773 130/.567 .793
Road 335/.746 51/.879 62/.476 91/.950 155/.665 134/.868 114/.684 113/.483 .774
Last 28d days 130/.769 66/.939 58/.941 24/1.083 47/.465 61/.854 47/.633 35/.320
HR/SB/CS 18/2/3 1/0/0 3/1/0 4/1/0 8/4/1 8/8/0 5/2/1 2/0/0 126/53/17
Usage ····X··· ···X·o·X ···X···X ····o·o· ·o·o··X· ·o··o·X· ·X···X·· ·o·o··o·

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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