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Game Preview: MIN @ CLE, 1:05pm, Sunday, July 29, 2007 @Jacobs Field

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Minnesota Twins, 52-51, 3rd, 8 GB, 7½ GB in WC

SP: Matt Garza (23, RHP, 1-2, 1.33)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (1-2)             20.1  17   5   3   7  13  1    1.33      
 2006 (3-6)             50    62  33  32  23  38  6    5.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  36.2  39  19  17  19  29  4    4.17   48 
 2007-07-22    LAA   L   5.1   7   4   3   3   3  1     106   40 
 2007-07-17    DET   L   7     3   1   0   1   3  0      97   71 
 2007-07-06    CHW   W   6     5   0   0   3   6  0      92   65 
 2006-09-30    CHW   L   2.2   8   4   4   2   3  0      67   27 
 2006-09-24    BAL   W   5.2   6   3   3   3   4  3     100   46 
 2006-09-19    BOS   W   5.2   5   3   3   3   4  0      93   48 
 2006-09-08    DET  ND   4.1   5   4   4   4   6  0      91   39 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CLE      0-1   5     5   3   3   2   5  0    5.40   48 
 2006-08-17    CLE   L   5     5   3   3   2   5  0     102   48 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-24   Road:   24-27   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  39-35   vsLHP:  13-16   1-Run:  15-14
 vsEast: 13-17   vsCntrl:15-21   vsWest: 13-6  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
103 Sat, Jul 28  @CLE  W   3-2       52-51  3rd  8.0 gb
102 Fri, Jul 27  @CLE  L   4-10      51-51  3rd  9.0 gb
101 Wed, Jul 25  @TOR  L   1-13      51-50  3rd  9.5 gb
100 Tue, Jul 24  @TOR  L   0-7       51-49  3rd  8.5 gb
 99 Mon, Jul 23  @TOR  L   4-6       51-48  3rd  9.0 gb
 98 Sun, Jul 22   LAA  L   2-7       51-47  3rd  8.0 gb
 97 Sat, Jul 21   LAA  W   5-2       51-46  3rd  8.0 gb
 96 Fri, Jul 20   LAA  W   7-5       50-46  3rd  8.0 gb
 95 Thu, Jul 19   DET  L   3-4 (10)  49-46  3rd  9.0 gb
 94 Wed, Jul 18   DET  L   2-3       49-45  3rd  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Cleveland Indians, 60-44, 2nd, ½ GB, 3 up in WC

SP: C.C. Sabathia (26, LHP, 13-5, 3.70)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (13-5)           153.1 163  69  63  21 134 17    3.70      
 2006 (12-11)          192.2 182  83  69  44 172 17    3.22      
 2005 (15-10)          196.2 185  92  88  62 161 19    4.03      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-3  46    55  27  25   5  38  6    4.89   49 
 2007-07-24    BOS   L   7     5   1   1   0   7  0     106   70 
 2007-07-19    TEX   W   6     9   4   3   1   2  1      98   41 
 2007-07-14    KCR   L   7    11   6   6   2   6  1     113   35 
 2007-07-05    DET   L   4    10   7   7   1   3  3      87   16 
 2007-06-30    TBD   W   7     6   3   2   0   8  0     100   63 
 2007-06-25    OAK   W   9     9   2   2   0   8  0     111   69 
 2007-06-20    PHI   W   6     5   4   4   1   4  1     104   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      2-3  35.2  40  18  11   6  27  2    2.78   54 
 2007-05-16    MIN   W   8     5   1   1   1   5  0     105   72 
 2006-09-16    MIN   L   7    10   3   3   1   3  1     115   47 
 2006-07-21    MIN   L   3.2   6   8   3   4   4  0      90   27 
 2006-07-15    MIN   L   8    13   6   4   0   7  1     115   43 
 2006-05-24    MIN   W   9     6   0   0   0   8  0     102   83 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-19   Road:   24-25   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  42-28   vsLHP:  18-16   1-Run:  20-15
 vsEast: 16-14   vsCntrl:22-13   vsWest: 13-8  IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
104 Sat, Jul 28   MIN  L   2-3       60-44  2nd  0.5 gb
103 Fri, Jul 27   MIN  W  10-4       60-43  2nd  0.5 gb
102 Thu, Jul 26   BOS  L   9-14      59-43  2nd  1.5 gb
101 Wed, Jul 25   BOS  W   1-0       59-42  2nd  1.5 gb
100 Tue, Jul 24   BOS  L   0-1       58-42  2nd  1.5 gb
 99 Mon, Jul 23   BOS  L   2-6       58-41  2nd  2.0 gb
 98 Sun, Jul 22  @TEX  W   8-3       58-40  2nd  1.0 gb
 97 Sat, Jul 21  @TEX  L   5-8       57-40  2nd  2.0 gb
 96 Fri, Jul 20  @TEX  W   3-2       57-39  2nd  1.0 gb
 95 Thu, Jul 19  @TEX  W   7-5       56-39  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jul 28, 2007 MIN  3 @CLE  2    W:Pat Neshek (6-1), L: Joe Borowski (2-4), S: Joe Nathan (21)
Fri, Jul 27, 2007 CLE 10  MIN  4    W:Paul Byrd (9-4), L: Boof Bonser (5-7), S: none
Thu, May 17, 2007 CLE  2  MIN  0    W:Fausto Carmona (5-1), L: Johan Santana (4-4), S: none
Wed, May 16, 2007 CLE  7  MIN  1    W:C.C. Sabathia (6-1), L: Carlos Silva (2-4), S: none
Tue, May 15, 2007 CLE 15  MIN  7    W:Paul Byrd (3-1), L: Ramon Ortiz (3-4), S: none
Tue, Apr 24, 2007 CLE  5 @MIN  3    W:Fausto Carmona (1-1), L: Johan Santana (3-2), S: Joe Borowski (8)
Mon, Apr 23, 2007 CLE  7 @MIN  3 (12)   W:Roberto Hernandez (2-1), L: Jesse Crain (0-1), S: none

Sun, Sep 17, 2006 MIN  6 @CLE  1    W:Scott Baker (5-8), L: Paul Byrd (9-8), S: Matt Guerrier (1)
Sat, Sep 16, 2006 MIN  4 @CLE  1    W:Carlos Silva (10-13), L: C.C. Sabathia (11-10), S: Joe Nathan (33)
Fri, Sep 15, 2006 CLE  5  MIN  4 (10)   W:Fernando Cabrera (3-2), L: Pat Neshek (4-2), S: none
Season Series: 2007 - CLE leads 6-1; 2006 - MIN won 11-8; 2005 - CLE won 10-9; All-Time - CLE leads 1039-901

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  5.83

CHC  4.67

WSN  3.83

RA/G

SDP  3.74

CLE  4.75

TBD  6.37

BA

M. Ordonez  .354

M. Cuddyer  .289

R. Langerhans  .158

OBP

B. Bonds  .496

J. Morneau  .362

D. Navarro  .249

SLG

R. Braun  .668

L. Gonzalez  .456

D. Navarro  .265

OPS

B. Bonds  1.063

F. Thomas  .817

D. Navarro  .514

ERA

C. Young  1.82

J. Washburn  4.05

E. Santana  6.22

K/9IP

E. Bedard  11.12

B. Arroyo  6.33

A. Cook  3.12

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Minnesota Twins Batters (4.72 RS/G) vs. Cleveland Indians Pitchers (4.75 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Sabathia*
G/S/vB
63.Betancourt
G/S/vB
47.Borowski
G/S/vB
56.Cabrera
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
40.Mastny
G/S/vB
49.Mujica
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
61.Stanford*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Bartlett G/S/vP 18/1.036 9/.250 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· 359/268 .257/.329/.328/.657 .725/.634 .593 99/.602 19/1 3/19
32.Buscher* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/8 .250/.250/.250/.500 /.500 .500 8/.500 0/0 0/1
1.Castillo# G/S/vP 16/.563 4/.833 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· ··· 384/289 .304/.356/.352/.708 .692/.721 .718 91/.795 9/4 0/3
27.Cirillo G/S/vP 14/.702 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 167/106 .267/.335/.390/.725 .848/.657 .760 37/.793 2/0 2/3
20.Ford G/S/vP 36/.621 10/1.300 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 112/73 .225/.295/.333/.628 .745/.568 .616 24/.303 2/0 2/0
48.Hunter G/S/vP 57/1.001 12/.697 2/1.500 3/2.334 ··· 3/1.667 1/2.000 2/.000 6/1.133 400/294 .294/.338/.542/.880 .995/.836 .823 84/.804 11/5 21/1
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 2/.000 4/.500 2/1.000 3/1.666 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 309/255 .245/.299/.408/.707 .700/.707 .716 76/.766 3/0 9/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 12/.817 5/1.100 ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 4/.833 ··· 313/211 .305/.395/.450/.845 .671/.931 1.014 97/.841 6/1 5/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 27/.577 10/.650 1/.000 3/2.334 ··· 3/.000 2/1.500 4/.000 ··· 423/285 .295/.362/.577/.939 .712/1.052 .955 98/1.055 1/0 28/3
8.Punto# G/S/vP 25/.596 6/.733 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 371/254 .215/.306/.280/.586 .526/.621 .654 79/.610 13/5 1/7
55.Redmond G/S/vP 19/1.150 5/1.000 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 216/159 .279/.324/.343/.667 .848/.604 .621 22/.465 0/0 1/0
38.Rodriguez# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 112/86 .190/.270/.270/.540 .361/.594 .524 18/.804 1/0 2/3
12.Tyner* G/S/vP 6/1.000 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 186/160 .279/.324/.349/.673 .398/.718 .637 44/.676 6/2 1/1
24.White G/S/vP 30/1.034 7/1.286 5/.400 2/2.500 ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 25/21 .182/.280/.227/.507 .250/.549 .594 14/.594 0/0 0/0
IP 153.1 47.0 40.2 33.2 7.1 41.1 7.2 32.0 26.1 TOTAL .268/.333/.400/.733 .714/.741 .734 80/19 85/53
ERA-K/9 3.70/7.9 1.15/7.7 5.09/8.2 5.61/10.4 2.45/13.6 4.79/8.9 10.57/7.0 1.97/10.1 4.78/5.5 4.49/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (12-16-2)
 Redmond (16-10-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 628/.274 168/.172 179/.293 157/.286 31/.222 190/.270 36/.333 128/.182 118/.296 .274  Hunter
 Kubel
 Ford
 Tyner
 White
0/98/0/3
66/0/0/2
30/11/3/1
16/8/14/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .724 .442 .727 .916 .730 .783 .937 .533 .717 .752
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 130/.688 67/.532 88/.682 67/1.184 13/.585 69/.709 15/.795 50/.292 32/1.062 .757
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 498/.733 101/.382 91/.773 90/.733 18/.807 121/.822 21/1.031 78/.682 86/.598 .749
Home 407/.658 76/.460 87/.630 99/.826 28/.815 93/.849 16/.521 84/.496 83/.783 .737
Last 28d days 110/.931 42/.411 43/.525 28/1.339 31/.730 47/.778 10/1.725 37/.446 37/.760
HR/SB/CS 17/5/7 2/1/2 3/5/2 7/4/3 1/0/1 4/3/2 1/1/0 4/1/1 1/1/0 103/62/26
Usage ····X··· ····X·X· X··X···· ··o····· ·XX··Xo· ··X··X·X ········ oo····X· ··X··X··
Cleveland Indians Batters (5.29 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.56 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Garza
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
17.Neshek
G/S/vB
44.Ortiz
G/S/vB
37.Reyes*
G/S/vB
39.Rincon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Barfield G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 8/.804 1/.000 2/.000 384/280 .253/.280/.331/.611 .534/.640 .597 83/.538 12/3 2/11
1.Blake G/S/vP ··· 9/.472 10/.422 2/.000 12/.834 10/1.025 23/.919 447/310 .267/.348/.458/.806 .838/.792 .689 107/.779 2/4 14/10
25.Garko G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 325/219 .313/.382/.517/.899 .928/.885 .923 76/1.180 0/1 13/5
38.Gutierrez G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 117/61 .299/.339/.533/.872 .968/.780 1.060 54/.909 5/0 7/1
48.Hafner* G/S/vP 3/1.167 7/1.571 9/.347 1/.000 9/.730 14/.900 10/.800 444/276 .258/.387/.444/.831 .863/.812 .806 105/.761 1/1 17/0
7.Lofton* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 18/.771 3/.000 9/.888 369/289 .307/.381/.440/.821 .569/.889 .869 80/.833 21/4 7/3
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 3/.000 6/.533 7/.714 ··· 5/.733 15/.424 12/.350 416/258 .311/.380/.529/.909 .917/.904 .885 98/.848 0/0 17/3
8.Michaels G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 2/.000 3/.000 3/2.000 5/.400 4/1.500 214/101 .272/.324/.415/.739 .818/.655 .759 47/.443 1/3 6/0
33.Nixon* G/S/vP 3/.333 3/1.167 2/.000 ··· 28/.385 5/.200 5/.400 300/247 .251/.343/.344/.687 .566/.713 .677 55/.772 0/0 3/2
2.Peralta G/S/vP ··· 9/.347 8/.393 3/.333 2/2.500 1/.000 17/.782 427/310 .279/.352/.456/.808 .848/.793 .979 96/.756 3/2 16/15
15.Rouse* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 76/65 .119/.200/.134/.334 .000/.395 .327 19/.336 1/1 0/3
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 115/87 .294/.360/.500/.860 1.237/.751 .923 34/.276 0/0 4/1
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 3/.000 9/1.556 12/.091 4/.500 6/1.500 7/.286 10/.347 486/323 .275/.385/.467/.852 .758/.900 .909 112/.785 27/6 18/2
IP 20.1 60.1 46.0 50.0 83.2 24.0 36.2 TOTAL .270/.347/.436/.783 .798/.777 .809 54/25 125/65
ERA-K/9 1.33/5.8 1.79/6.4 1.96/9.6 1.98/10.8 5.27/4.1 4.13/6.8 5.89/8.1 4.25/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (45-19-3)
 Shoppach (17-7-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 82/.227 232/.188 183/.235 191/.144 367/.299 112/.315 174/.298 .265  Lofton
 Michaels
 Nixon
 Blake
 Sizemore
 Gutierrez
1/80/0/5
54/1/19/3
0/0/73/3
0/0/7/2
0/103/0/1
7/5/39/0
OPS .600 .522 .581 .475 .804 .822 .872 .748
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 41/.859 94/.565 86/.644 78/.446 174/.821 66/.652 84/.989 .776
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 41/.350 138/.493 97/.527 113/.492 193/.790 46/1.063 90/.764 .726
Road 31/.644 103/.476 73/.582 89/.637 201/.897 51/.940 87/.898 .795
Last 28d days 82/.600 46/.587 38/.356 45/.634 45/.845 28/.729 44/1.033
HR/SB/CS 1/0/2 3/3/2 1/2/0 5/1/1 11/7/2 1/1/3 7/1/1 120/36/26
Usage ······X· ·o·oo·X· o··X···o o···X··o ·X·o·Xo· ···o··o· ·X·o·oX·

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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