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Texas Rangers, 31-45, 4th, 17½ GB, 13½ GB in WC

SP: Willie Eyre (28, RHP, 2-3, 3.00)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (2-3)             36    34  15  12  11  25  4    3.00      
 2006 (1-0)             59.1  75  36  35  22  26  8    5.31      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS                                              inf      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-20   Road:   13-25   ExtrInn: 1-5 
 vsRHP:  22-32   vsLHP:   9-13   1-Run:   8-9 
 vsEast: 10-15   vsCntrl: 4-8    vsWest:  6-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 76 Mon, Jun 25  @DET  W   8-3       31-45  4th 17.5 gb
 75 Sun, Jun 24   HOU  L   9-12(10)  30-45  4th 18.5 gb
 74 Sat, Jun 23   HOU  W   7-2       30-44  4th 17.5 gb
 73 Fri, Jun 22   HOU  W  11-3       29-44  4th 17.5 gb
 72 Thu, Jun 21   CHC  W   6-5       28-44  4th 17.5 gb
 71 Wed, Jun 20   CHC  W   7-3       27-44  4th 18.0 gb
 70 Tue, Jun 19   CHC  L   4-5       26-44  4th 18.0 gb
 69 Sun, Jun 17  @CIN  W  11-4       26-43  4th 17.5 gb
 68 Sat, Jun 16  @CIN  L   4-8       25-43  4th 17.5 gb
 67 Fri, Jun 15  @CIN  W   7-6       25-42  4th 16.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:13-17
Detroit Tigers, 45-30, 1st, 1 up

SP: Nate Robertson (29, LHP, 4-6, 5.07)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (4-6)             65.2  85  39  37  24  34  9    5.07      
 2006 (13-13)          208.2 206  98  89  67 137 29    3.84      
 2005 (7-16)           196.2 202 113  98  65 122 28    4.48      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-5  32.1  57  28  28  15  14  7    7.79   33 
 2007-06-05    TEX   L   0     4   6   6   2   0  1      30   16 
 2007-05-30    TBD   L   5.1   9   4   4   3   3  2      89   34 
 2007-05-25    CLE   L   5.2  10   5   5   3   2  3     101   28 
 2007-05-19    STL   W   5     6   2   2   4   3  0     100   46 
 2007-05-14    BOS   L   5    11   3   3   0   3  0     115   36 
 2007-05-09    SEA   L   4.2  10   6   6   0   0  1      76   20 
 2007-05-02    BAL   W   6.2   7   2   2   3   3  0     107   52 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TEX      2-2  27.2  27  16  13   7  14  3    4.23   50 
 2007-06-05    TEX   L   0     4   6   6   2   0  1      30   16 
 2006-08-19    TEX   L   8     2   3   1   2   3  1     106   71 
 2006-04-06    TEX   W   5.1   8   3   3   0   4  1      78   44 
 2005-06-02    TEX  ND   6.1   7   4   3   2   4  0     106   47 
 2005-05-09    TEX   W   8     6   0   0   1   3  0     104   72 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-15   Road:   27-15   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  29-24   vsLHP:  16-6    1-Run:  14-10
 vsEast: 10-9    vsCntrl:14-12   vsWest:  7-5  IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 75 Mon, Jun 25   TEX  L   3-8       45-30  1st  1.0 up
 74 Sun, Jun 24  @ATL  W   5-0       45-29  1st  2.0 up
 73 Sat, Jun 23  @ATL  W   2-1       44-29  1st  1.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Jun 25, 2007 TEX  8 @DET  3    W:Kameron Loe (4-6), L: Jeremy Bonderman (8-1), S: none
Thu, Jun 07, 2007 DET 11 @TEX  4    W:Mike Maroth (4-2), L: Kameron Loe (1-6), S: none
Wed, Jun 06, 2007 DET 10 @TEX  0    W:Justin Verlander (6-2), L: Kevin Millwood (2-5), S: none
Tue, Jun 05, 2007 TEX  7  DET  4    W:Willie Eyre (2-2), L: Nate Robertson (4-6), S: Eric Gagne (5)

Wed, Sep 13, 2006 TEX 11 @DET  3    W:Kevin Millwood (15-10), L: Justin Verlander (16-8), S: none
Tue, Sep 12, 2006 DET  3  TEX  2    W:Fernando Rodney (7-3), L: Ron Mahay (1-3), S: none
Sun, Aug 20, 2006 TEX  7 @DET  6    W:Joaquin Benoit (1-1), L: Jason Grilli (1-2), S: Akinori Otsuka (26)
Sat, Aug 19, 2006 TEX  3 @DET  1    W:Robinson Tejeda (2-3), L: Nate Robertson (11-9), S: Akinori Otsuka (25)
Fri, Aug 18, 2006 TEX  2 @DET  1    W:Kevin Millwood (12-8), L: Zach Miner (7-4), S: Akinori Otsuka (24)
Thu, Aug 17, 2006 DET  4  TEX  2    W:Kenny Rogers (12-6), L: Edinson Volquez (1-2), S: Todd Jones (34)
Season Series: 2007 - Tied 2-2; 2006 - Tied 5-5; 2005 - DET won 4-2; All-Time - DET leads 319-272

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  6.05

CIN  4.59

WSN  3.84

RA/G

SDP  3.40

CLE  4.63

TBD  6.04

BA

M. Ordonez  .379

J. Rollins  .284

D. Navarro  .187

OBP

B. Bonds  .498

A. Gonzalez  .354

J. Kendall  .250

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .707

R. Klesko  .453

J. Kendall  .254

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.140

A. Boone  .811

J. Kendall  .504

ERA

D. Haren  1.78

J. Moyer  4.13

V. Padilla  6.69

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.89

J. Blanton  6.13

A. Cook  2.86

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Texas Rangers Batters (5.24 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.75 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Byrd G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 112/84 .379/.420/.515/.935 1.190/.849 .849 100/.983 0/2 3/1
27.Catalanotto* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 6/.533 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 153/147 .200/.289/.400/.689 .200/.705 .407 67/.681 2/0 6/0
14.Diaz G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 7/.762 ··· ··· ··· 93/50 .256/.269/.589/.858 .890/.831 1.184 41/.808 0/0 9/1
25.Hairston G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 2/.000 4/.833 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 93/45 .256/.315/.415/.730 .742/.716 .691 41/.864 2/1 3/2
5.Kinsler G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 300/225 .244/.337/.457/.794 1.073/.700 .741 104/.812 11/0 14/14
15.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 238/181 .240/.303/.359/.662 .763/.630 .771 78/.722 3/2 5/6
7.Lofton* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 13/.697 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 275/227 .290/.372/.416/.788 .615/.823 .648 93/.869 16/4 5/2
2.Melhuse# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 50/42 .318/.388/.432/.820 1.500/.672 .799 24/1.026 0/0 1/0
30.Metcalf G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 32/16 .222/.300/.407/.707 .698/.715 .879 28/.709 0/0 1/0
21.Sosa G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 20/.867 ··· ··· ··· 271/207 .246/.306/.464/.770 1.068/.684 .881 89/.651 0/0 13/0
12.Vazquez* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 107/78 .242/.318/.411/.729 .449/.825 .896 74/.499 1/0 4/3
6.Wilkerson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 6/.733 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 163/130 .220/.307/.440/.747 1.128/.654 .777 61/.619 2/1 8/3
10.Young G/S/vP ··· 4/1.750 1/2.000 10/2.075 5/1.400 ··· 6/1.167 1/.000 338/257 .295/.343/.410/.753 .713/.765 .694 116/.905 6/2 4/10
IP 65.2 18.2 3.2 34.1 29.2 16.0 28.1 19.2 TOTAL .259/.327/.433/.760 .830/.736 .731 47/15 98/63
ERA-K/9 5.07/4.7 3.38/11.1 7.36/7.3 5.50/6.6 5.46/4.8 3.94/10.1 5.40/8.0 4.12/5.9 4.42/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Laird (31-20-7)
 Melhuse (7-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 296/.316 83/.246 15/.286 155/.304 136/.289 80/.250 132/.259 81/.227 .269  Lofton
 Byrd
 Wilkerson
 Hairston
 Catalanotto
 Sosa
 Laird
 Diaz
0/61/0/4
11/7/15/3
21/1/11/2
15/16/2/2
26/0/0/2
0/0/16/1
1/0/0/0
2/0/18/0
OPS .851 .743 .833 .821 .746 .713 .807 .645 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 68/.761 29/.667 6/.334 47/.892 79/.857 33/.482 55/.843 41/.351 .742
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 228/.876 54/.783 9/1.194 108/.789 57/.589 47/.885 77/.783 40/.956 .783
Home 185/.813 32/.750 6/1.867 78/1.098 57/.684 47/.782 76/.900 36/.575 .784
Last 28d days 33/1.438 48/.875 15/.833 52/.692 43/.957 36/.583 38/1.002 20/.472
HR/SB/CS 9/2/1 1/0/1 1/0/0 3/0/1 1/1/0 1/1/0 5/5/1 1/1/0 80/34/13
Usage ··o··X·· X··o··oo ···X·X·X ··X··o·X X·····oX ··o··X·· ···o···o
Detroit Tigers Batters (6.05 RS/G) vs. Texas Rangers Pitchers (5.76 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Eyre
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
51.Eyre
G/S/vB
39.Feldman
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
38.Gagne
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
40.Otsuka
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 12/.650 2/.500 6/.533 1/.000 252/211 .289/.353/.377/.730 .844/.709 .718 80/.911 1/0 1/1
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 3/no AB 1/.000 3/no AB 2/3.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 319/258 .292/.345/.557/.902 .450/1.009 .850 107/.922 8/0 9/3
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 3/.000 20/.800 3/.000 2/.500 1/.000 3/.000 8/1.375 5/.400 1/.000 274/211 .324/.391/.578/.969 1.200/.919 .970 71/1.077 5/4 12/12
20.Infante G/S/vP ··· 7/1.262 ··· ··· 2/.500 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 102/56 .316/.343/.367/.710 .757/.672 .820 53/.685 3/0 0/1
15.Inge G/S/vP 3/.000 9/1.319 3/.000 3/.333 3/.666 2/.000 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 274/210 .259/.356/.453/.809 1.018/.746 .874 82/1.060 4/1 11/7
27.Monroe G/S/vP 5/2.600 12/.523 5/2.600 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 3/.333 2/2.000 ··· 259/195 .235/.286/.420/.706 1.009/.605 .617 78/.661 0/2 9/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 5/.650 16/.938 5/.650 3/1.334 1/no AB 1/.000 5/.400 3/.000 ··· 320/243 .379/.453/.643/1.096 1.177/1.071 1.137 108/1.054 2/0 13/1
8.Perez# G/S/vP 2/2.000 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 18/.841 ··· 4/1.334 1/2.000 67/45 .183/.234/.283/.517 .736/.409 .425 37/.451 0/0 1/2
14.Polanco G/S/vP 4/.500 2/.000 4/.500 3/.666 1/.000 11/.819 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 315/236 .329/.376/.412/.788 .702/.816 .879 112/.780 2/1 1/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 71/61 .277/.324/.369/.693 .844/.668 .626 22/.899 0/0 0/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 4/1.417 10/.900 4/1.417 ··· 4/.500 5/.800 5/.650 2/.000 ··· 265/188 .285/.298/.446/.744 .806/.719 .773 92/.854 0/2 7/3
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 3/1.334 13/.322 3/1.334 2/.500 3/.666 7/1.771 4/1.833 3/.000 4/.250 329/255 .291/.395/.527/.922 1.008/.898 .932 109/1.100 8/4 17/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 2/1.500 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 112/60 .238/.286/.457/.743 .887/.614 .751 46/.748 1/1 6/1
IP 36.0 38.1 36.0 25.2 29.0 21.0 24.1 29.2 36.0 TOTAL .293/.354/.476/.830 .883/.813 .845 34/15 87/43
ERA-K/9 3.00/6.2 3.76/9.2 3.00/6.2 6.66/4.6 4.03/5.9 1.29/8.1 2.59/7.4 1.82/6.7 2.75/8.2 5.33/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (6-4-3)
 Rodriguez (28-9-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 150/.252 165/.272 150/.252 125/.304 128/.241 81/.153 102/.193 118/.194 151/.197 .283  Granderson
 Monroe
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Thames
 Infante
0/73/0/6
67/0/0/4
0/0/69/3
7/0/6/1
8/0/7/0
0/12/5/0
OPS .713 .766 .713 .865 .701 .469 .664 .498 .603 .812
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 64/.676 67/.617 64/.676 46/.724 60/.807 39/.319 44/.572 57/.368 59/.320 .841
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 86/.738 98/.869 86/.738 79/.943 68/.612 42/.610 58/.735 61/.616 92/.788 .790
Road 59/.787 74/.838 59/.787 72/1.121 63/.581 32/.393 34/.713 54/.556 70/.497 .841
Last 28d days 55/.789 55/.753 55/.789 25/.869 54/.725 43/.487 27/.392 39/.325 48/.637
HR/SB/CS 4/0/1 4/1/1 4/0/1 2/2/1 2/4/0 1/0/0 2/0/1 0/3/1 3/0/0 89/40/24
Usage ·o··X··· ·o·X··X· ·o··X··· ········ X·Xo·X·· ·Xo·X··· ·X··o·X· o·o·o··· ·Xo··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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