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Minnesota Twins, 40-37, 3rd, 6 GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Johan Santana (28, LHP, 8-6, 2.83)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (8-6)            108    86  38  34  27 114 15    2.83      
 2006 (19-6)           233.2 186  79  72  47 245 24    2.77      
 2005 (16-7)           231.2 180  77  74  45 238 22    2.87      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  50    37  16  13  11  47  6    2.34   64 
 2007-06-24    FLA   W   6     5   2   1   1   8  1      97   63 
 2007-06-19    NYM   W   9     4   0   0   0   1  0      92   80 
 2007-06-14    ATL  ND   7     5   2   2   3   9  1     109   65 
 2007-06-09    WSN   L   7     7   3   2   0   5  1      98   58 
 2007-06-03    OAK   L   6     5   4   3   4   4  0     101   48 
 2007-05-28    CHW   W   8     7   4   4   1   7  2     106   58 
 2007-05-22    TEX   W   7     4   1   1   2  13  1     103   76 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-1  30.2  29  11  11  13  35  4    3.23   56 
 2007-05-11    DET   L   6     6   2   2   2   6  1      99   56 
 2007-04-29    DET  ND   6     8   3   3   3   6  2     114   47 
 2006-09-10    DET   W   6.1   2   0   0   2  11  0     109   78 
 2006-08-09    DET   W   7     4   3   3   2  10  1     109   65 
 2006-07-30    DET  ND   5.1   9   3   3   4   2  0     105   36 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-20   Road:   18-17   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  29-26   vsLHP:  11-11   1-Run:  12-9 
 vsEast: 12-11   vsCntrl:10-14   vsWest:  7-5  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 77 Thu, Jun 28   TOR  W   8-5       40-37  3rd  6.0 gb
 76 Wed, Jun 27   TOR  L   4-5       39-37  3rd  6.0 gb
 75 Tue, Jun 26   TOR  W   2-1 (12)  39-36  3rd  5.5 gb
 74 Mon, Jun 25   TOR  L   5-8       38-36  3rd  6.5 gb
 73 Sun, Jun 24  @FLA  W   7-4       38-35  3rd  6.5 gb
 72 Sat, Jun 23  @FLA  W  11-1       37-35  3rd  6.5 gb
 71 Fri, Jun 22  @FLA  L   4-5       36-35  3rd  6.5 gb
 70 Wed, Jun 20  @NYM  W   6-2       36-34  3rd  5.5 gb
 69 Tue, Jun 19  @NYM  W   9-0       35-34  3rd  5.5 gb
 68 Mon, Jun 18  @NYM  L   1-8       34-34  3rd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Detroit Tigers, 46-31, 1st, ½ up

SP: Justin Verlander (24, RHP, 9-2, 2.78)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (9-2)             97    76  33  30  34  85  8    2.78      
 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    32  15  15  18  49  5    2.81   63 
 2007-06-23    ATL   W   7     4   1   1   2  11  1     110   74 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      3-2  31    36  12  10   7  12  3    2.90   51 
 2007-04-28    MIN   L   3     8   5   3   1   0  1      79   26 
 2006-09-07    MIN   W   7     8   1   1   2   5  1     107   60 
 2006-05-17    MIN   W   8     6   0   0   0   0  0     103   70 
 2006-04-29    MIN   W   7     6   1   1   2   4  0     103   63 
 2005-07-23    MIN   L   6     8   5   5   2   3  1      87   37 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-16   Road:   27-15   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  30-25   vsLHP:  16-6    1-Run:  14-10
 vsEast: 10-9    vsCntrl:14-12   vsWest:  8-6  IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 77 Thu, Jun 28   TEX  W   5-2       46-31  1st  0.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 13, 2007 MIN 16  DET  4    W:Boof Bonser (1-1), L: Virgil Vasquez (0-1), S: none
Sat, May 12, 2007 DET  8 @MIN  2    W:Chad Durbin (3-1), L: Sidney Ponson (2-5), S: Aquilino Lopez (1)
Fri, May 11, 2007 DET  7 @MIN  3    W:Mike Maroth (3-0), L: Johan Santana (4-3), S: none
Sun, Apr 29, 2007 DET  4  MIN  3    W:Todd Jones (1-1), L: Jesse Crain (1-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 28, 2007 MIN 11 @DET  3    W:Carlos Silva (2-1), L: Justin Verlander (1-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 27, 2007 MIN  5 @DET  3    W:Jesse Crain (1-1), L: Joel Zumaya (0-1), S: Joe Nathan (7)

Sun, Sep 10, 2006 MIN 12  DET  1    W:Johan Santana (18-5), L: Jeremy Bonderman (11-8), S: none
Sat, Sep 09, 2006 MIN  2  DET  1    W:Boof Bonser (5-5), L: Nate Robertson (12-12), S: Joe Nathan (30)
Fri, Sep 08, 2006 MIN  9  DET  5    W:Pat Neshek (4-1), L: Wilfredo Ledezma (2-3), S: none
Thu, Sep 07, 2006 DET  7 @MIN  2    W:Justin Verlander (16-7), L: Scott Baker (4-8), S: none
Season Series: 2007 - Tied 3-3; 2006 - DET won 11-8; 2005 - MIN won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1009-932

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  6.04

CHC  4.60

WSN  3.77

RA/G

SDP  3.36

CHW  4.68

TBD  6.01

BA

M. Ordonez  .377

J. Lopez  .285

D. Navarro  .184

OBP

B. Bonds  .504

J. Bautista  .357

D. Navarro  .248

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .694

A. Iwamura  .453

A. Kennedy  .258

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.123

O. Cabrera  .818

J. Kendall  .513

ERA

D. Haren  1.91

J. Moyer  4.15

V. Padilla  6.69

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.85

M. Belisle  6.13

A. Cook  2.84

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Minnesota Twins Batters (4.78 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.77 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
52.Durbin
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
18.Bartlett G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 250/188 .258/.340/.321/.661 .741/.634 .626 85/.735 15/0 2/13
1.Castillo# G/S/vP 10/1.267 ··· ··· 3/1.167 3/.666 15/.534 ··· 1/2.000 283/211 .304/.350/.335/.685 .501/.755 .702 105/.571 7/3 0/2
27.Cirillo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 126/87 .270/.333/.369/.702 .809/.656 .759 54/.758 1/0 1/1
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 14/.599 1/3.000 ··· 5/.000 4/1.750 3/1.334 1/.000 1/2.000 319/225 .290/.376/.446/.822 .721/.865 .770 111/.741 3/0 8/2
20.Ford G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 8/.833 3/.666 2/1.500 ··· 1/5.000 84/57 .247/.310/.338/.648 .736/.604 .581 43/.808 2/0 1/0
21.Garza G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
48.Hunter G/S/vP 14/.428 ··· ··· 19/.685 7/1.238 12/.500 ··· 2/1.000 306/225 .306/.350/.567/.917 1.164/.823 .851 100/.873 11/5 17/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 5/1.400 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 228/187 .248/.300/.390/.690 .762/.674 .724 63/.792 2/0 5/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 15/.929 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.500 206/134 .303/.387/.455/.842 .755/.887 1.066 83/.722 5/0 3/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 14/1.753 1/no AB ··· 7/1.738 4/1.250 2/.000 2/1.000 2/1.500 315/209 .275/.352/.554/.906 .733/.999 .860 85/.746 0/0 20/1
8.Punto# G/S/vP 11/.855 2/.000 ··· 5/.400 3/1.000 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 284/191 .215/.312/.275/.587 .563/.609 .691 83/.483 13/3 1/4
55.Redmond G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/1.667 2/.000 6/1.833 ··· ··· 194/141 .289/.335/.356/.691 .835/.637 .667 58/.477 0/0 1/0
38.Rodriguez# G/S/vP 5/1.350 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 94/74 .169/.258/.229/.487 .311/.536 .460 23/.317 1/0 1/2
12.Tyner* G/S/vP 5/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.666 ··· ··· 138/117 .291/.336/.346/.682 .438/.727 .672 38/.812 5/1 0/1
IP 97.0 19.2 4.2 83.1 35.0 31.1 16.0 20.0 TOTAL .268/.335/.393/.728 .711/.735 .734 69/12 60/35
ERA-K/9 2.78/7.9 3.66/11.4 5.79/7.7 4.21/4.9 5.91/6.4 6.03/4.9 3.94/10.1 4.05/5.8 4.42/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (8-10-0)
 Redmond (13-8-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 404/.213 90/.253 19/.294 361/.266 159/.307 145/.295 80/.250 82/.224 .269  Cuddyer
 Hunter
 Kubel
 Ford
 Tyner
0/0/69/14
0/74/0/3
46/0/0/2
21/5/2/1
13/6/7/0
OPS .627 .790 .839 .754 .831 .767 .713 .636 .766
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 208/.680 30/.842 7/.453 176/.680 47/.892 82/.849 33/.482 41/.351 .745
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 196/.570 60/.768 12/1.053 185/.829 112/.806 63/.655 47/.885 41/.931 .780
Home 183/.633 39/.868 10/1.475 124/.872 82/1.110 66/.737 47/.782 37/.559 .782
Last 28d days 111/.483 45/1.027 19/.839 123/.765 56/.733 52/.976 30/.564 20/.472
HR/SB/CS 8/2/1 2/0/1 1/0/0 12/5/1 3/0/1 1/1/0 1/1/0 1/1/0 81/34/13
Usage ·····X·· ··X··o·· ··XX··o· X···X··· ··X···X· o·X··X·· ···X···· ··o···o·
Detroit Tigers Batters (6.04 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.51 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Santana*
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
21.Casey* G/S/vP 7/.715 3/.666 9/.444 1/.000 9/1.069 4/1.250 3/.666 260/219 .299/.365/.389/.754 .844/.738 .770 85/.940 1/0 1/1
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 11/.100 10/1.214 6/.833 3/.666 3/1.000 4/.000 5/1.200 329/267 .291/.347/.559/.906 .443/1.014 .861 107/.903 9/0 10/3
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 38/.655 6/.900 10/.744 2/.000 29/.653 9/.583 12/1.000 282/219 .325/.394/.574/.968 1.200/.920 .970 71/1.140 6/5 12/12
20.Infante G/S/vP 18/.111 7/1.572 7/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.167 9/.000 102/56 .316/.343/.367/.710 .757/.672 .820 43/.754 3/0 0/1
15.Inge G/S/vP 42/.757 13/.321 11/.182 3/.000 15/.900 5/.000 16/.343 282/218 .255/.353/.444/.797 1.018/.733 .844 85/.997 4/1 11/8
27.Monroe G/S/vP 38/.816 12/.250 7/.143 3/.000 6/1.867 6/.666 16/1.009 267/203 .229/.277/.408/.685 1.009/.581 .579 74/.534 0/2 9/1
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 43/1.334 6/.000 9/.472 5/.000 11/.697 3/.333 18/1.007 329/252 .377/.453/.634/1.087 1.177/1.060 1.112 104/1.104 2/0 13/1
8.Perez# G/S/vP 10/.400 2/.000 14/.858 1/2.000 18/1.091 13/.770 2/1.500 67/45 .183/.234/.283/.517 .736/.409 .425 32/.489 0/0 1/2
14.Polanco G/S/vP 13/1.000 7/.334 5/.933 2/.000 6/.733 8/.750 5/.800 325/245 .327/.377/.407/.784 .693/.814 .866 108/.779 2/1 1/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 75/65 .261/.307/.348/.655 .844/.625 .553 26/.749 0/0 0/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 29/.537 11/.818 8/1.214 2/.000 33/.804 4/1.250 19/.485 269/192 .280/.294/.439/.733 .806/.703 .745 81/.783 0/2 7/3
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 20/.979 3/.000 16/1.207 2/1.000 15/.421 3/2.334 6/.900 338/264 .289/.399/.532/.931 1.008/.910 .952 105/1.064 10/4 18/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 26/.512 5/.200 5/.400 3/.666 2/1.500 1/.000 4/.500 112/60 .238/.286/.457/.743 .887/.614 .751 35/.641 1/1 6/1
IP 108.0 46.2 34.1 38.0 72.1 17.1 28.2 TOTAL .291/.355/.473/.828 .880/.811 .839 38/16 89/45
ERA-K/9 2.83/9.5 1.93/6.6 2.36/10.2 1.18/10.7 5.47/3.7 4.67/6.2 4.08/7.5 4.18/6.9

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 429/.218 179/.184 142/.267 141/.121 319/.301 81/.333 130/.278 .267  Granderson
 Monroe
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Thames
 Infante
0/75/0/6
69/0/0/4
0/0/71/3
7/0/6/1
8/0/7/0
0/12/5/0
OPS .658 .509 .654 .403 .807 .857 .819 .748
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 117/.515 73/.512 64/.780 56/.359 149/.818 45/.682 62/.930 .753
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 312/.710 106/.508 78/.553 85/.432 170/.797 36/1.067 68/.716 .744
Road 209/.576 70/.463 57/.716 64/.548 158/.941 35/1.078 54/.873 .779
Last 28d days 137/.571 56/.681 42/.654 42/.277 65/.776 20/.557 45/.960
HR/SB/CS 15/2/4 2/2/2 1/2/0 3/0/0 10/7/2 1/0/1 5/1/0 89/29/18
Usage ····X··· ·X·Xo··· o·X·X··· ·oo·o·o· ···o·X·· ·ooo···· o·oX··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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