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Texas Rangers, 32-45, 4th, 16 GB, 13 GB in WC

SP: Kevin Millwood (32, RHP, 4-6, 7.31)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (4-6)             60.1  88  53  49  23  46 13    7.31      
 2006 (16-12)          215   228 114 108  53 157 23    4.52      
 2005 (9-11)           192   182  72  61  52 146 20    2.86      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  32.1  53  36  32  10  28 10    8.91   34 
 2007-06-22    HOU   W   6     9   3   3   0   2  1     102   44 
 2007-06-17    CIN   W   6     6   4   4   2  10  2      99   52 
 2007-06-12    PIT   L   4.1   8   6   5   2   1  3      83   24 
 2007-06-06    DET   L   3.2   9   7   7   1   5  2      86   19 
 2007-06-01    SEA  ND   5    10   7   4   0   2  0      84   27 
 2007-05-14    LAA   L   1.2   3   4   4   3   0  1      45   30 
 2007-04-28    TOR  ND   5.2   8   5   5   2   8  1     107   39 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-2  28.2  34  18  16   7  26  3    5.02   47 
 2007-06-06    DET   L   3.2   9   7   7   1   5  2      86   19 
 2006-09-13    DET   W   7     7   3   3   2   6  0      98   55 
 2006-08-18    DET   W   7     3   1   1   0   4  1      97   71 
 2006-04-08    DET   L   6     8   5   4   0   5  0      95   43 
 2005-09-08    DET  ND   5     7   2   1   4   6  0     110   49 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-20   Road:   14-25   ExtrInn: 1-5 
 vsRHP:  22-32   vsLHP:  10-13   1-Run:   8-9 
 vsEast: 10-15   vsCntrl: 5-8    vsWest:  6-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 77 Tue, Jun 26  @DET  W   9-6       32-45  4th 16.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:14-16
Detroit Tigers, 45-31, 1st, ½ up

SP: Kenny Rogers (42, LHP, 1-0, 0.00)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (1-0)              6     2   0   0   0   5  0    0.00      
 2006 (17-8)           204   195  97  87  62  99 23    3.84      
 2005 (14-8)           195.1 205  86  75  53  87 15    3.46      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  44.2  41  14  12  11  17  2    2.42   56 
 2007-06-22    ATL   W   6     2   0   0   0   5  0      75   73 
 2006-09-28    TOR   L   3.2   8   7   5   1   2  0      70   22 
 2006-09-23    KCR   W   8     5   1   1   1   3  1      89   70 
 2006-09-18    CHW   W   6     4   0   0   4   2  0     101   62 
 2006-09-12    TEX  ND   7    10   2   2   2   2  1      95   49 
 2006-09-06    SEA  ND   7     8   4   4   1   1  0      93   45 
 2006-09-01    LAA   W   7     4   0   0   2   2  0     106   69 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TEX      1-2  30    41  17  15  13  13  4    4.50   42 
 2006-09-12    TEX  ND   7    10   2   2   2   2  1      95   49 
 2006-08-17    TEX   W   5     5   2   2   4   1  0      81   46 
 2006-04-09    TEX   L   5.1  12   5   5   1   5  0      99   28 
 2003-09-07    TEX  ND   5.2   7   4   2   3   4  1     104   44 
 2003-07-09    TEX   L   7     7   4   4   3   1  2      95   45 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-16   Road:   27-15   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  29-25   vsLHP:  16-6    1-Run:  14-10
 vsEast: 10-9    vsCntrl:14-12   vsWest:  7-6  IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 76 Tue, Jun 26   TEX  L   6-9       45-31  1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jun 26, 2007 TEX  9 @DET  6    W:Akinori Otsuka (2-1), L: Todd Jones (1-4), S: Eric Gagne (8)
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)
Season Series: 2007 - TEX leads 3-2; 2006 - Tied 5-5; 2005 - DET won 4-2; All-Time - DET leads 319-273

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

COL  4.60

WSN  3.77

RA/G

SDP  3.36

CHW  4.73

TBD  6.03

BA

M. Ordonez  .377

S. Hatteberg  .284

D. Navarro  .188

OBP

B. Bonds  .504

S. Spiezio  .358

D. Navarro  .252

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .694

G. Matthews  .452

A. Kennedy  .258

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.123

J. Willingham  .810

J. Kendall  .513

ERA

D. Haren  1.91

T. Glavine  4.12

V. Padilla  6.69

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.85

J. Blanton  6.13

A. Cook  2.86

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Texas Rangers Batters (5.29 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.80 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Rogers*
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
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Byrd G/S/vP 4/1.417 2/.000 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/4.000 ··· ··· 117/86 .380/.419/.528/.947 1.137/.878 .881 97/1.016 0/2 3/1
27.Catalanotto* G/S/vP 9/.762 4/.000 ··· ··· 6/.533 1/.000 ··· 153/147 .200/.289/.400/.689 .200/.705 .407 63/.694 2/0 6/0
14.Diaz G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.500 7/.762 ··· ··· 97/52 .269/.289/.602/.891 .918/.868 1.227 41/.975 0/0 9/1
25.Hairston G/S/vP 15/.486 1/no AB 1/5.000 2/.000 5/.650 1/.000 ··· 98/46 .244/.302/.395/.697 .697/.699 .638 46/.780 2/1 3/2
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 8/.804 1/.000 1/no AB 4/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 305/226 .240/.334/.450/.784 1.035/.696 .724 102/.822 11/0 14/14
15.Laird G/S/vP 11/1.454 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 243/183 .239/.300/.360/.660 .722/.641 .763 76/.782 3/2 5/6
7.Lofton* G/S/vP 50/.968 3/.333 ··· ··· 13/.697 3/.666 1/.000 275/227 .290/.372/.416/.788 .615/.823 .648 89/.871 16/4 5/2
2.Melhuse# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 50/42 .318/.388/.432/.820 1.500/.672 .799 20/1.141 0/0 1/0
30.Metcalf G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 36/17 .194/.265/.355/.620 .576/.667 .721 32/.612 0/0 1/0
21.Sosa G/S/vP 8/1.357 3/1.667 1/.000 2/.000 21/.929 ··· ··· 276/209 .254/.312/.476/.788 1.118/.689 .912 86/.756 0/0 13/0
12.Vazquez* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 5/.800 1/.000 1/.000 108/79 .250/.324/.417/.741 .449/.840 .918 72/.544 1/0 4/3
6.Wilkerson* G/S/vP 8/.375 1/5.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 6/.733 1/.000 ··· 167/131 .222/.311/.458/.769 1.184/.659 .826 65/.685 2/1 9/3
10.Young G/S/vP 16/1.625 5/1.350 1/2.000 10/2.075 6/1.500 ··· 1/.000 343/258 .296/.347/.409/.756 .719/.768 .702 113/.910 6/2 4/10
IP 6.0 19.2 4.2 35.0 30.1 16.0 20.0 TOTAL .260/.328/.434/.762 .827/.739 .737 47/15 99/63
ERA-K/9 0.00/7.5 3.66/11.4 5.79/7.7 5.91/6.4 6.23/4.8 3.94/10.1 4.05/5.8 4.45/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Laird (33-21-7)
 Melhuse (7-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 20/.105 90/.253 19/.294 159/.307 142/.302 80/.250 82/.224 .270  Lofton
 Byrd
 Wilkerson
 Hairston
 Catalanotto
 Sosa
 Laird
 Diaz
0/61/0/4
12/7/15/3
21/1/12/2
15/17/2/2
26/0/0/2
0/0/16/1
1/0/0/0
2/0/19/0
OPS .255 .790 .839 .831 .784 .713 .636 .769
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 7/.453 30/.842 7/.453 47/.892 80/.872 33/.482 41/.351 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 13/.154 60/.768 12/1.053 112/.806 62/.666 47/.885 41/.931 .784
Home / 39/.868 10/1.475 82/1.110 63/.774 47/.782 37/.559 .789
Last 28d days 20/.255 55/.935 19/.839 56/.733 49/1.040 30/.564 20/.472
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 2/0/1 1/0/0 3/0/1 1/1/0 1/1/0 1/1/0 81/34/13
Usage ·····X·· ·X··o··X ·XX··o·· ·X···X·X ·X··X··o ··X····· ·o···o··
Detroit Tigers Batters (6.05 RS/G) vs. Texas Rangers Pitchers (5.77 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Millwood
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 32/.829 1/.000 4/.500 3/1.667 2/.500 12/.650 2/.500 7/.762 1/.000 256/215 .297/.359/.388/.747 .844/.730 .755 82/.953 1/0 1/1
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 15/.762 2/.000 6/2.500 2/3.500 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 324/263 .294/.346/.564/.910 .450/1.017 .872 106/.902 9/0 10/3
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 17/.243 20/.800 5/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 3/.000 8/1.375 6/.533 1/.000 278/215 .325/.392/.577/.969 1.200/.920 .973 67/1.155 5/5 12/12
20.Infante G/S/vP 7/.429 7/1.262 ··· ··· 2/.500 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 102/56 .316/.343/.367/.710 .757/.672 .820 47/.732 3/0 0/1
15.Inge G/S/vP 23/.685 10/1.178 5/.000 3/.333 3/.666 3/.666 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 278/214 .258/.354/.449/.803 1.018/.740 .861 81/1.032 4/1 11/8
27.Monroe G/S/vP 17/.243 12/.523 7/1.857 3/.000 3/.666 1/.000 3/.333 3/1.833 ··· 263/199 .232/.281/.415/.696 1.009/.593 .598 74/.605 0/2 9/1
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 14/1.038 16/.938 7/.629 4/1.000 1/no AB 2/.000 5/.400 4/.500 ··· 325/248 .377/.452/.637/1.089 1.177/1.064 1.120 104/1.067 2/0 13/1
8.Perez# G/S/vP 27/.518 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 18/.841 ··· 4/1.334 1/2.000 67/45 .183/.234/.283/.517 .736/.409 .425 36/.465 0/0 1/2
14.Polanco G/S/vP 12/1.310 2/.000 7/.286 3/.666 1/.000 12/.750 2/1.000 4/.333 ··· 320/241 .324/.373/.406/.779 .702/.805 .857 107/.753 2/1 1/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 75/65 .261/.307/.348/.655 .844/.625 .553 26/.749 0/0 0/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 34/.395 10/.900 4/1.417 ··· 4/.500 5/.800 5/.650 2/.000 ··· 265/188 .285/.298/.446/.744 .806/.719 .773 82/.835 0/2 7/3
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 38/.980 13/.322 5/1.467 3/.333 3/.666 8/1.825 4/1.833 4/.000 4/.250 334/260 .289/.398/.523/.921 1.008/.897 .931 104/1.035 9/4 17/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 112/60 .238/.286/.457/.743 .887/.614 .751 39/.677 1/1 6/1
IP 60.1 39.1 40.2 27.0 29.0 22.0 24.1 30.2 36.0 TOTAL .292/.354/.475/.829 .883/.811 .842 36/16 88/45
ERA-K/9 7.31/6.9 3.66/9.4 3.32/6.0 6.33/4.7 4.03/5.9 1.23/8.2 2.59/7.4 2.64/6.7 2.75/8.2 5.34/6.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 295/.331 168/.267 170/.245 130/.308 128/.241 86/.158 102/.193 125/.205 151/.197 .282  Granderson
 Monroe
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Thames
 Infante
0/74/0/6
68/0/0/4
0/0/70/3
7/0/6/1
8/0/7/0
0/12/5/0
OPS .938 .751 .708 .872 .701 .480 .664 .525 .603 .812
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 110/1.156 69/.598 73/.729 48/.812 60/.807 40/.311 44/.572 60/.403 59/.320 .843
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 185/.812 99/.860 97/.695 82/.905 68/.612 46/.629 58/.735 65/.636 92/.788 .787
Road 178/.920 77/.803 79/.762 77/1.113 63/.581 37/.426 34/.713 61/.608 70/.497 .838
Last 28d days 127/1.021 53/.716 75/.760 30/.895 54/.725 46/.481 27/.392 46/.422 40/.666
HR/SB/CS 13/7/2 4/1/1 5/2/1 2/2/2 2/4/0 1/0/0 2/0/1 0/3/1 3/0/0 90/42/25
Usage ·····X·· ·o·o·X·· ·X·o··X· ·X······ ··X·Xo·X ·X·Xo·X· ···X··o· ·Xo·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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