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Minnesota Twins, 41-37, 3rd, 5½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Kevin Slowey (23, RHP, 2-0, 4.94)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (2-0)             27.1  36  18  15   6  15  9    4.94      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-0  27.1  36  18  15   6  15  9    4.94   43 
 2007-06-25    TOR  ND   5     6   5   4   0   5  2      91   42 
 2007-06-17    MIL  ND   5.1   8   4   4   4   4  3      97   36 
 2007-06-12    ATL   W   6     7   3   2   0   1  2      79   49 
 2007-06-06    LAA   W   5    10   5   4   0   2  1      87   31 
 2007-06-01    OAK  ND   6     5   1   1   2   3  1      99   59 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-20   Road:   19-17   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  30-26   vsLHP:  11-11   1-Run:  12-9 
 vsEast: 12-11   vsCntrl:11-14   vsWest:  7-5  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 78 Fri, Jun 29  @DET  W  11-1       41-37  3rd  5.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Detroit Tigers, 46-32, 2nd, ½ GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Andrew Miller (22, LHP, 3-1, 2.70)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (3-1)             23.1  20   8   7  11  15  3    2.70      
 2006 (0-1)             10.1   8   9   7  10   6  0    6.10      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  23.1  20   8   7  11  15  3    2.70   55 
 2007-06-24    ATL   W   6     4   0   0   2   2  0      88   64 
 2007-06-16    PHI   L   6     7   4   3   3   6  2     108   47 
 2007-06-10    NYM   W   5.1   5   4   4   3   5  1     100   44 
 2007-05-18    STL   W   6     4   0   0   3   2  0      94   63 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN    Has never faced MIN.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-17   Road:   27-15   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  30-25   vsLHP:  16-7    1-Run:  14-10
 vsEast: 10-9    vsCntrl:14-13   vsWest:  8-6  IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 78 Fri, Jun 29   MIN  L   1-11      46-32  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 29, 2007 MIN 11 @DET  1    W:Johan Santana (9-6), L: Justin Verlander (9-3), S: none
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
Season Series: 2007 - MIN leads 4-3; 2006 - DET won 11-8; 2005 - MIN won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1009-933

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  5.97

CHC  4.62

WSN  3.75

RA/G

SDP  3.40

CLE  4.67

TBD  5.96

BA

M. Ordonez  .375

P. Lo Duca  .282

D. Navarro  .187

OBP

B. Bonds  .505

S. Spiezio  .358

D. Navarro  .249

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .704

R. Garko  .455

A. Kennedy  .258

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.139

K. Johjima  .815

J. Kendall  .515

ERA

D. Haren  1.91

T. Glavine  4.12

V. Padilla  6.69

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.85

B. Arroyo  6.09

A. Cook  2.84

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Minnesota Twins Batters (4.86 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Miller*
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
31.Miner
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Bartlett G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 2/1.000 4/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 5/.200 1/.000 255/192 .259/.345/.326/.671 .728/.651 .649 86/.755 15/0 2/13
1.Castillo# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.167 3/.666 15/.534 1/.000 6/.533 1/2.000 288/215 .303/.351/.333/.684 .494/.756 .700 105/.568 7/3 0/2
27.Cirillo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 126/87 .270/.333/.369/.702 .809/.656 .759 49/.758 1/0 1/1
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 1/no AB 2/.000 5/.000 4/1.750 3/1.334 1/.000 6/.500 1/2.000 324/230 .285/.370/.438/.808 .721/.845 .743 111/.696 3/0 8/2
20.Ford G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/.833 3/.666 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 1/5.000 84/57 .247/.310/.338/.648 .736/.604 .581 38/.866 2/0 1/0
21.Garza G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
48.Hunter G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 19/.685 7/1.238 12/.500 ··· 4/.500 2/1.000 311/230 .308/.350/.564/.914 1.164/.823 .848 100/.878 11/5 17/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 3/1.667 5/1.400 1/.000 1/.000 5/1.000 1/.000 233/191 .247/.297/.391/.688 .743/.675 .718 68/.778 2/0 5/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.000 2/.000 7/1.000 2/.500 211/138 .304/.392/.470/.862 .744/.923 1.100 88/.774 5/0 4/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 1/no AB 2/1.000 7/1.738 4/1.250 2/.000 2/1.000 5/1.600 2/1.500 320/214 .281/.356/.555/.911 .733/1.004 .872 85/.803 0/0 20/1
8.Punto# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/no AB 5/.400 3/1.000 4/.000 1/.000 6/.833 2/.000 288/194 .212/.311/.272/.583 .556/.605 .679 83/.472 13/3 1/4
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.667 2/.000 6/1.833 ··· ··· ··· 194/141 .289/.335/.356/.691 .835/.637 .667 53/.445 0/0 1/0
38.Rodriguez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 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 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/.666 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 142/120 .285/.333/.338/.671 .417/.720 .652 42/.766 5/1 0/1
IP 23.1 6.2 83.1 35.0 31.1 18.0 11.1 20.0 TOTAL .268/.335/.393/.728 .706/.738 .735 69/12 61/35
ERA-K/9 2.70/5.8 6.75/6.7 4.21/4.9 5.91/6.4 6.03/4.9 3.50/9.5 2.38/7.2 4.05/5.8 4.46/6.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 106/.227 32/.357 361/.266 159/.307 145/.295 86/.229 50/.277 82/.224 .269  Cuddyer
 Hunter
 Kubel
 Ford
 Tyner
0/0/69/14
0/75/0/3
47/0/0/2
21/5/2/1
13/6/8/0
OPS .682 .974 .754 .831 .767 .658 .682 .636 .766
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 19/.251 15/.733 176/.680 47/.892 82/.849 36/.439 15/.624 41/.351 .748
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 87/.769 17/1.159 185/.829 112/.806 63/.655 50/.825 35/.707 41/.931 .779
Home 51/.622 23/1.302 124/.872 82/1.110 66/.737 53/.683 / 37/.559 .782
Last 28d days 80/.721 32/.974 123/.765 56/.733 40/.730 36/.466 10/.400 20/.472
HR/SB/CS 3/2/0 1/0/0 12/5/1 3/0/1 1/1/0 1/1/0 0/0/1 1/1/0 82/34/13
Usage ·····X·· X··XX··o ·X···X·· ···X···X ·o·X··X· X···X··· ········ ···o···o
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.97 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.46 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 59.Slowey
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 ··· 3/.666 9/.444 1/.000 9/1.069 4/1.250 3/.666 260/219 .299/.365/.389/.754 .844/.738 .770 80/.911 1/0 1/1
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· 11/1.080 6/.833 3/.666 3/1.000 4/.000 5/1.200 333/268 .287/.342/.551/.893 .421/1.010 .836 106/.864 9/0 10/3
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· 6/.900 10/.744 2/.000 30/.629 9/.583 12/1.000 286/220 .320/.388/.565/.953 1.138/.915 .937 75/1.072 6/5 12/12
20.Infante G/S/vP ··· 7/1.572 7/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.167 9/.000 102/56 .316/.343/.367/.710 .757/.672 .820 38/.748 3/0 0/1
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· 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 ··· 13/.231 7/.143 3/.000 7/1.571 6/.666 16/1.009 271/205 .225/.273/.402/.675 .977/.575 .561 73/.465 0/2 9/1
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· 7/.000 9/.472 5/.000 11/.697 3/.333 18/1.007 333/253 .375/.450/.628/1.078 1.155/1.056 1.093 103/1.045 2/0 13/1
8.Perez# G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 14/.858 1/2.000 18/1.091 13/.770 2/1.500 70/46 .175/.224/.270/.494 .670/.400 .377 30/.481 0/0 1/3
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· 8/.715 5/.933 2/.000 6/.733 8/.750 5/.800 329/246 .332/.381/.425/.806 .755/.824 .910 107/.809 3/1 2/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 75/65 .261/.307/.348/.655 .844/.625 .553 21/.666 0/0 0/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 11/.818 8/1.214 2/.000 34/.780 4/1.250 19/.485 273/193 .280/.293/.437/.730 .800/.700 .738 85/.769 0/2 7/3
3.Sheffield G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 16/1.207 2/1.000 15/.421 3/2.334 6/.900 342/265 .290/.401/.530/.931 1.016/.907 .949 104/1.097 11/4 18/0
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· 6/.167 5/.400 3/.666 2/1.500 1/.000 4/.500 115/61 .231/.278/.444/.722 .853/.603 .700 38/.589 1/1 6/1
IP 27.1 48.2 34.1 38.0 73.1 17.1 28.2 TOTAL .290/.353/.471/.824 .871/.808 .830 40/16 90/46
ERA-K/9 4.94/4.9 1.85/6.5 2.36/10.2 1.18/10.7 5.40/3.8 4.67/6.2 4.08/7.5 4.14/6.9

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 126/.303 186/.182 142/.267 141/.121 322/.298 81/.333 130/.278 .266  Granderson
 Monroe
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Thames
 Infante
0/76/0/6
70/0/0/5
0/0/72/3
7/0/6/1
8/0/7/0
0/12/5/0
OPS .921 .506 .654 .403 .799 .857 .819 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 68/.768 75/.497 64/.780 56/.359 150/.813 45/.682 62/.930 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 58/1.095 111/.512 78/.553 85/.432 172/.787 36/1.067 68/.716 .741
Road 51/.843 77/.460 57/.716 64/.548 161/.923 35/1.078 54/.873 .773
Last 28d days 101/.982 63/.653 36/.621 38/.308 68/.741 20/.557 40/1.017
HR/SB/CS 9/0/0 2/2/2 1/2/0 3/0/0 10/7/2 1/0/1 5/1/0 90/31/18
Usage ····X··· X·X·Xo·· ·o·X·X·· ··oo·o·o X···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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