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Game Preview: KCR @ DET, 7:05pm, Friday, July 20, 2007 @Comerica Park

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Kansas City Royals, 41-53, 5th, 16½ GB, 14½ GB in WC

SP: Gil Meche (28, RHP, 6-6, 3.69)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (6-6)            127   131  60  52  37  93 14    3.69      
 2006 (11-8)           186.2 183 106  93  84 156 24    4.48      
 2005 (10-8)           143.1 153  92  81  72  83 18    5.09      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  43    47  24  24  13  33  4    5.02   48 
 2007-07-14    CLE   W   5     8   4   4   1   5  1     100   39 
 2007-07-07    TBD  ND   6     5   6   6   4   4  2      90   38 
 2007-07-02    SEA  ND   6.1   5   2   2   3   1  0     113   53 
 2007-06-26    LAA   W   6     7   3   3   1   6  0      95   51 
 2007-06-20    STL  ND   4.2   8   4   4   2   6  0      96   36 
 2007-06-15    FLA   W   8     6   1   1   1   3  1     115   68 
 2007-06-09    PHI   L   7     8   4   4   1   8  0      95   52 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-2  35    29  14  11  13  28  6    2.83   58 
 2007-04-18    DET  ND   8     6   3   0   3   6  0     111   67 
 2007-04-07    DET   L   7     8   6   6   2   4  3     102   39 
 2006-09-06    DET  ND   7     5   2   2   3   3  2      97   59 
 2006-07-09    DET   W   7     4   2   2   2   8  1     126   67 
 2006-04-22    DET   L   6     6   1   1   3   7  0     121   60 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-28   Road:   21-25   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  32-35   vsLHP:   9-18   1-Run:  14-13
 vsEast:  8-14   vsCntrl:11-20   vsWest: 12-11 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 94 Wed, Jul 18  @BOS  W   6-5       41-53  5th 16.0 gb
 93 Tue, Jul 17  @BOS  W   9-3       40-53  5th 16.0 gb
 92 Mon, Jul 16  @BOS  L   0-4       39-53  5th 16.0 gb
 91 Sun, Jul 15  @CLE  L   3-5       39-52  5th 15.5 gb
 90 Sat, Jul 14  @CLE  W   6-5       39-51  5th 14.5 gb
 89 Fri, Jul 13  @CLE  L   4-5       38-51  5th 15.5 gb
 88 Sun, Jul  8   TBD  W  12-4       38-50  5th 15.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul  7   TBD  W   8-7       37-50  5th 15.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul  6   TBD  L   5-6       36-50  5th 15.0 gb
 85 Wed, Jul  4   SEA  L   0-4       36-49  5th 15.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Detroit Tigers, 57-36, 1st, 2 up

SP: Kenny Rogers (42, LHP, 3-1, 2.82)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (3-1)             22.1  18   9   7   8  11  1    2.82      
 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         5-2  40    35  17  13  14  18  2    2.93   53 
 2007-07-14    SEA   L   5     5   6   5   4   0  1      87   31 
 2007-07-04    CLE   W   5.1   7   2   1   3   3  0      95   48 
 2007-06-28    TEX   W   6     4   1   1   1   3  0      84   62 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      3-0  31.1  35  16  15   4  14  7    4.31   49 
 2006-09-23    KCR   W   8     5   1   1   1   3  1      89   70 
 2006-07-14    KCR  ND   4     6   5   5   1   3  2      76   32 
 2006-05-23    KCR  ND   6.1  10   5   5   1   1  4      87   33 
 2006-04-03    KCR   W   6     3   1   1   0   5  0      81   67 
 2005-09-01    KCR   W   7    11   4   3   1   2  0     105   42 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-19   Road:   32-17   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  37-29   vsLHP:  20-7    1-Run:  20-12
 vsEast: 13-9    vsCntrl:20-15   vsWest: 10-8  IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 93 Thu, Jul 19  @MIN  W   4-3 (10)  57-36  1st  2.0 up
 92 Wed, Jul 18  @MIN  W   3-2       56-36  1st  2.0 up
 91 Tue, Jul 17  @MIN  W   1-0       55-36  1st  1.0 up
 90 Sun, Jul 15  @SEA  W  11-7       54-36  1st  0.5 up
 89 Sat, Jul 14  @SEA  L   4-6       53-36  1st  0.5 up
 88 Fri, Jul 13  @SEA  W   6-3       53-35  1st  0.5 up
 87 Thu, Jul 12  @SEA  L   2-3       52-35  1st  0.5 up
 86 Sun, Jul  8   BOS  W   6-5       52-34  1st  1.0 up
 85 Sat, Jul  7   BOS  W   3-2 (13)  51-34  1st    Tied
 84 Fri, Jul  6   BOS  W   9-2       50-34  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 06, 2007 DET 13 @KCR  4    W:Chad Durbin (2-1), L: Zack Greinke (1-4), S: none
Sat, May 05, 2007 DET  7 @KCR  5    W:Jose Mesa (1-1), L: Brandon Duckworth (0-2), S: Todd Jones (12)
Fri, May 04, 2007 DET  6 @KCR  3    W:Justin Verlander (2-1), L: Brian Bannister (0-2), S: Todd Jones (11)
Wed, Apr 18, 2007 KCR  4 @DET  3 (10)   W:Joakim Soria (1-0), L: Fernando Rodney (1-3), S: none
Tue, Apr 17, 2007 DET  7  KCR  6    W:Wilfredo Ledezma (3-0), L: David Riske (0-2), S: Todd Jones (7)
Mon, Apr 16, 2007 DET 12  KCR  5    W:Justin Verlander (1-0), L: Zack Greinke (1-2), S: none
Sun, Apr 08, 2007 DET  3 @KCR  2    W:Fernando Rodney (1-1), L: David Riske (0-1), S: Todd Jones (3)
Sat, Apr 07, 2007 DET  6 @KCR  5    W:Mike Maroth (1-0), L: Gil Meche (1-1), S: Todd Jones (2)
Fri, Apr 06, 2007 KCR  3  DET  1    W:Jorge de la Rosa (1-0), L: Jose Mesa (0-1), S: David Riske (1)

Sun, Oct 01, 2006 KCR 10 @DET  8 (12)   W:Jimmy Gobble (4-6), L: Kenny Rogers (17-8), S: none
Season Series: 2007 - DET leads 7-2; 2006 - DET won 14-4; 2005 - DET won 10-9; All-Time - KCR leads 250-239

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  5.84

ATL  4.69

WSN  3.82

RA/G

SDP  3.44

DET  4.63

TBD  6.09

BA

M. Ordonez  .358

J. Morneau  .287

R. Langerhans  .167

OBP

B. Bonds  .502

L. Castillo  .361

D. Navarro  .241

SLG

R. Braun  .660

L. Scott  .459

D. Navarro  .250

OPS

B. Bonds  1.089

B. Phillips  .817

D. Navarro  .491

ERA

C. Young  1.85

J. Marquis  4.03

E. Santana  6.22

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.91

B. Arroyo  6.23

A. Cook  2.82

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Kansas City Royals Batters (4.57 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Rogers*
G/S/vB
41.Capellan
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
35.Brown G/S/vP 21/.406 1/no AB 1/.000 5/1.400 7/.286 ··· 4/.500 ··· 244/147 .236/.299/.332/.631 .800/.521 .664 54/.604 8/0 4/2
14.Buck G/S/vP 16/.688 1/no AB 5/.800 4/.250 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 235/183 .245/.336/.540/.876 .993/.844 1.095 48/.717 0/0 15/7
21.Butler G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 114/79 .311/.351/.481/.832 .724/.880 .848 74/.993 0/0 3/1
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 18/.620 ··· 9/.444 6/1.267 6/.900 ··· 4/2.000 4/.250 434/299 .272/.353/.396/.749 .720/.762 .735 99/.735 5/2 5/3
3.German G/S/vP 10/.400 1/.000 2/.000 4/1.250 5/.900 ··· 3/2.000 1/.000 268/168 .281/.376/.390/.766 .785/.756 .570 74/.891 7/5 2/5
11.Gload* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.500 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 142/122 .256/.289/.391/.680 .550/.702 .694 41/.483 2/1 2/2
7.Gordon* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 356/270 .240/.327/.361/.688 .598/.716 .730 87/.724 10/3 6/10
15.Grudzielanek G/S/vP 11/2.036 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/no AB 15/.481 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 259/171 .281/.324/.417/.741 .602/.814 .692 38/.812 0/0 4/4
6.LaRue G/S/vP 4/.833 2/1.000 ··· ··· 4/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 125/89 .173/.258/.318/.576 .942/.431 .410 36/.624 1/0 3/1
1.Pena G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 339/256 .278/.293/.370/.663 .622/.676 .473 73/.696 3/3 1/16
16.Sanders G/S/vP 10/.856 ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 23/.364 ··· ··· ··· 60/41 .377/.450/.623/1.073 1.350/.943 .843 4/1.250 0/1 2/0
26.Smith* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.000 7/.667 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 68/59 .203/.250/.297/.547 .222/.598 .535 8/.625 0/0 1/1
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 4/2.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 4/1.750 ··· 2/.500 3/.000 394/275 .284/.360/.401/.761 .691/.791 .675 95/.681 8/3 5/4
IP 22.1 17.1 91.0 41.1 40.1 22.2 19.0 25.0 TOTAL .260/.325/.390/.715 .710/.717 .681 49/22 63/62
ERA-K/9 2.82/4.4 3.63/7.8 4.05/4.8 5.88/7.0 4.69/4.9 3.18/8.7 2.84/6.2 3.24/5.8 4.24/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (27-6-2)
 LaRue (15-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 94/.217 73/.190 393/.260 188/.291 176/.283 104/.221 79/.279 98/.239 .263  Teahen
 Brown
 DeJesus
 German
 Gload
 Sanders
 Butler
0/3/86/12
54/0/7/6
0/93/0/3
4/0/0/2
6/0/0/1
6/0/6/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .600 .653 .756 .806 .722 .658 .748 .635 .753
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 24/.583 21/.580 185/.690 57/.835 98/.794 44/.510 25/.536 49/.418 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 70/.604 52/.679 208/.818 131/.794 78/.630 60/.771 54/.843 49/.856 .772
Home 49/.647 42/.749 141/.913 103/1.027 85/.692 60/.757 21/.754 47/.524 .770
Last 28d days 94/.600 32/.757 52/.723 38/.671 44/.612 29/.537 29/.883 20/.500
HR/SB/CS 1/0/0 3/3/0 14/5/1 4/0/1 1/1/0 2/1/0 1/0/2 1/1/0 96/43/16
Usage ·····X·· ·······X ·X···X·· ·X·····o ·Xo···X· ·oo·o··o ····X·o· ·o····o·
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.84 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (4.94 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 55.Meche
G/S/vB
49.Bale*
G/S/vB
47.Braun
G/S/vB
28.Dotel
G/S/vB
41.Gobble*
G/S/vB
23.Greinke
G/S/vB
57.Peralta
G/S/vB
54.Riske
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP 10/.200 ··· 2/.000 20/.485 5/.400 5/1.400 3/1.000 5/.400 ··· 306/258 .296/.363/.398/.761 .780/.757 .776 68/.917 2/0 2/1
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 18/1.069 ··· 1/.000 ··· 12/1.073 10/1.300 ··· 3/.000 4/.000 392/312 .299/.351/.573/.924 .422/1.052 .829 89/.937 10/0 13/3
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 25/.593 ··· 3/.333 ··· 13/.231 17/.753 7/1.514 15/.564 2/.500 346/265 .311/.382/.544/.926 1.044/.902 .970 88/.854 7/6 14/18
20.Infante G/S/vP 10/.300 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 20/1.128 13/.000 3/1.334 9/.583 1/.000 127/72 .268/.291/.333/.624 .724/.549 .656 29/.310 4/0 1/3
15.Inge G/S/vP 23/1.023 ··· 5/.250 ··· 24/.891 20/.774 6/.000 19/1.014 3/.000 334/255 .244/.336/.404/.740 .949/.679 .769 76/.547 5/1 11/11
27.Monroe G/S/vP 30/.800 ··· 4/.750 ··· 19/.269 20/1.289 7/1.000 13/.490 2/2.000 304/225 .219/.267/.380/.647 .889/.561 .550 49/.303 0/3 9/3
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 32/.875 ··· 2/.500 5/.400 13/.462 13/.308 7/.286 21/1.279 2/3.000 388/293 .358/.436/.600/1.036 1.229/.975 1.031 85/.731 2/1 15/1
Perez* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· 7/.286 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 7/1.333 ··· / /// / / 0/0 0/0
14.Polanco G/S/vP 21/.697 ··· 2/.000 11/.311 13/1.384 8/.875 1/4.000 4/.500 4/1.000 371/275 .330/.376/.427/.803 .779/.811 .908 74/.777 3/2 3/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 87/75 .228/.287/.304/.591 .697/.574 .489 16/.125 0/0 0/2
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/2 .429/.600/.571/1.171 .900/2.000 2.000 10/1.171 0/0 0/0
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 15/.800 ··· 2/.500 3/1.000 22/1.005 16/1.188 4/.000 13/1.231 2/1.000 321/226 .289/.302/.441/.743 .789/.724 .778 72/.692 0/2 8/5
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 20/.850 ··· 1/.000 15/1.266 1/.000 9/1.194 4/1.167 4/.000 4/.250 398/304 .303/.410/.555/.965 1.026/.946 1.024 86/1.048 16/4 22/0
IP 127.0 2.0 13.2 20.0 33.2 73.1 57.1 43.2 41.0 TOTAL .288/.350/.470/.820 .856/.807 .831 51/20 110/64
ERA-K/9 3.69/6.6 0.00/9.0 7.24/5.9 3.15/10.8 2.67/7.2 4.54/7.5 3.77/8.0 2.47/7.0 1.98/10.8 4.53/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (10-4-3)
 Rodriguez (33-12-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 534/.268 9/.375 58/.208 91/.256 151/.292 315/.292 235/.257 183/.248 164/.185 .279  Granderson
 Monroe
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Infante
 Raburn
0/90/0/7
80/0/0/5
0/0/85/3
7/0/6/1
1/12/6/0
0/2/3/0
OPS .733 .750 .724 .720 .826 .824 .735 .695 .481 .789
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 253/.725 2/1.000 23/.661 42/.755 81/.698 150/.833 87/.770 65/.466 60/.404 .767
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 281/.739 7/.666 35/.752 49/.690 70/.971 165/.816 148/.714 118/.817 104/.526 .803
Road 232/.767 9/.750 34/.402 39/.774 80/.935 135/.688 104/.760 93/.621 93/.475 .760
Last 28d days 102/.799 9/.750 / 41/.668 40/.754 52/.532 42/.858 39/.513 42/.369
HR/SB/CS 14/2/3 0/0/0 2/1/0 2/2/0 3/1/0 8/3/1 5/8/0 4/1/1 0/0/0 98/42/14
Usage ·····X·· ····X··· ········ ·o···X·· ·oo·Xoo· ··X··Xo· ··X···X· ·o··X·X· ·XX··Xo·

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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