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Game Preview: OAK @ DET, 7:05pm, Saturday, August 11, 2007 @Comerica Park

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Oakland Athletics, 56-60, 3rd, 12 GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Danny Haren (26, RHP, 13-3, 2.46)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (13-3)           161   131  53  44  43 127 12    2.46      
 2006 (14-13)          223   224 109 102  45 176 31    4.12      
 2005 (14-12)          217   212 101  90  53 163 26    3.73      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  43.1  49  21  19  14  34  2    3.95   50 
 2007-08-05    LAA  ND   6     7   2   2   3   6  0     113   53 
 2007-07-31    DET   W   6     6   3   2   1   3  0      91   52 
 2007-07-26    SEA   W   7     7   2   2   2   7  1     107   60 
 2007-07-21    BAL   W   6.2   7   3   3   2   7  0     117   53 
 2007-07-15    MIN  ND   6     7   2   2   3   3  0     108   50 
 2007-07-06    SEA   L   6.1   7   4   3   1   3  1     112   47 
 2007-07-01    NYY   W   5.1   8   5   5   2   5  0     101   35 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-2  26.1  29  15  14   3  22  4    4.78   51 
 2007-07-31    DET   W   6     6   3   2   1   3  0      91   52 
 2006-07-21    DET   L   6     9   7   7   2   6  1     104   30 
 2006-07-04    DET  ND   7     4   1   1   0   7  1     101   72 
 2005-08-23    DET   L   7.1  10   4   4   0   6  2     111   48 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-30   Road:   27-30   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  38-42   vsLHP:  18-18   1-Run:  18-18
 vsEast: 16-13   vsCntrl:13-18   vsWest: 17-21 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
116 Fri, Aug 10  @DET  W  16-10      56-60  3rd 12.0 gb
115 Wed, Aug  8  @TEX  W   6-3       55-60  3rd 12.0 gb
114 Tue, Aug  7  @TEX  L   6-8       54-60  3rd 13.0 gb
113 Mon, Aug  6  @TEX  W   9-7 (13)  54-59  3rd 12.0 gb
112 Sun, Aug  5   LAA  L   3-4       53-59  3rd 12.0 gb
111 Sat, Aug  4   LAA  W   2-1       53-58  3rd 11.0 gb
110 Fri, Aug  3   LAA  W   8-4       52-58  3rd 12.0 gb
109 Thu, Aug  2   LAA  L   4-6       51-58  3rd 13.0 gb
108 Wed, Aug  1   DET  W   3-2       51-57  3rd 12.0 gb
107 Tue, Jul 31   DET  W   7-3       50-57  3rd 13.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:12-18
Detroit Tigers, 63-52, 2nd, 1½ GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (24, RHP, 11-4, 3.60)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (11-4)           140   119  62  56  49 126 12    3.60      
 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         2-2  43    43  29  26  15  41  4    5.44   48 
 2007-08-06    TBD  ND   6     8   4   4   0   6  1     108   46 
 2007-07-31    OAK   L   5.1   7   4   3   4   5  0     106   41 
 2007-07-26    CHW  ND   7     3   3   3   3   5  0     109   61 
 2007-07-21    KCR  ND   5.2   7   5   4   2   7  1      96   42 
 2007-07-15    SEA   W   7     8   4   4   1   6  0     106   50 
 2007-07-05    CLE   W   7     6   3   2   0   7  1     110   62 
 2007-06-29    MIN   L   5     4   6   6   5   5  1      99   35 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.OAK      1-2  25.1  22  10   8  10  21  2    2.84   56 
 2007-07-31    OAK   L   5.1   7   4   3   4   5  0     106   41 
 2006-07-21    OAK   W   6     7   1   1   1   5  0     105   58 
 2006-07-04    OAK  ND   7     3   1   1   2   4  0     104   69 
 2006-04-18    OAK   L   7     5   4   3   3   7  2     121   57 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-27   Road:   35-25   ExtrInn: 5-6 
 vsRHP:  41-40   vsLHP:  22-12   1-Run:  20-15
 vsEast: 15-11   vsCntrl:23-23   vsWest: 11-14 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
115 Fri, Aug 10   OAK  L  10-16      63-52  2nd  1.5 gb
114 Thu, Aug  9   TBD  L   1-8       63-51  2nd  1.5 gb
113 Wed, Aug  8   TBD  L   1-7       63-50  2nd  0.5 gb
112 Tue, Aug  7   TBD  W   9-6       63-49  2nd  0.5 gb
111 Mon, Aug  6   TBD  W   6-4       62-49  2nd  0.5 gb
110 Sun, Aug  5   CHW  L   1-3       61-49  2nd  0.5 gb
109 Sat, Aug  4   CHW  L   5-7       61-48  2nd  0.5 gb
108 Fri, Aug  3   CHW  L   4-7       61-47  2nd  0.5 gb
107 Wed, Aug  1  @OAK  L   2-3       61-46  1st  1.0 up
106 Tue, Jul 31  @OAK  L   3-7       61-45  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 10, 2007 OAK 16 @DET 10    W:Ruddy Lugo (3-0), L: Macay McBride (1-1), S: none
Wed, Aug 01, 2007 OAK  3  DET  2    W:Andrew Brown (1-0), L: Nate Robertson (6-9), S: Alan Embree (12)
Tue, Jul 31, 2007 OAK  7  DET  3    W:Danny Haren (13-3), L: Justin Verlander (11-4), S: none
Mon, Jul 30, 2007 DET  5 @OAK  2    W:Jordan Tata (1-0), L: Joe Blanton (8-8), S: Todd Jones (28)

Sun, Jul 23, 2006 DET  8  OAK  4    W:Nate Robertson (9-6), L: Esteban Loaiza (4-6), S: none
Sat, Jul 22, 2006 OAK  9 @DET  5    W:Joe Blanton (10-8), L: Wilfredo Ledezma (1-1), S: none
Fri, Jul 21, 2006 DET  7  OAK  4    W:Justin Verlander (12-4), L: Danny Haren (6-9), S: none
Wed, Jul 05, 2006 DET 10 @OAK  4    W:Kenny Rogers (11-3), L: Kirk Saarloos (3-5), S: Roman Colon (1)
Tue, Jul 04, 2006 OAK  2  DET  1 (10)   W:Chad Gaudin (1-2), L: Fernando Rodney (4-3), S: none
Mon, Jul 03, 2006 OAK  5  DET  3    W:Joe Blanton (8-7), L: Nate Robertson (8-4), S: Huston Street (19)
Season Series: 2007 - OAK leads 3-1; 2006 - DET won 5-4; 2005 - OAK won 5-1; All-Time - DET leads 962-883

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

NYY  5.95

CIN  4.63

WSN  3.93

RA/G

SDP  3.82

NYY  4.66

TBD  6.13

BA

M. Ordonez  .351

J. Encarnacion  .290

R. Langerhans  .155

OBP

B. Bonds  .497

A. Rios  .360

M. Olivo  .257

SLG

R. Braun  .655

M. Mora  .459

N. Punto  .272

OPS

B. Bonds  1.087

D. Uggla  .815

R. Langerhans  .543

ERA

C. Young  2.02

J. Blanton  4.10

J. Contreras  6.49

K/9IP

E. Bedard  11.06

J. Guthrie  6.31

S. Trachsel  3.15

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Oakland Athletics Batters (4.44 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.13 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
34.Byrdak*
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
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
17.Bowen# G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 1/.000 150/104 .222/.324/.389/.713 .798/.674 .863 20/.904 1/2 4/5
6.Buck* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 313/245 .288/.376/.479/.855 1.022/.808 .944 99/.817 3/1 7/0
32.Cust* G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 6/1.333 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 306/205 .265/.402/.535/.937 .922/.944 .797 79/.909 0/2 18/2
14.Ellis G/S/vP 11/.637 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 455/325 .266/.329/.434/.763 .925/.702 .755 114/.857 7/3 15/4
8.Furmaniak G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/5 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 4/.000 0/0 0/0
29.Johnson* G/S/vP 3/.333 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 353/211 .231/.346/.407/.753 .735/.765 .842 63/.480 0/0 11/4
21.Kotsay* G/S/vP 12/.432 2/.000 ··· 5/1.800 4/.500 ··· 2/5.000 4/.250 2/.000 214/166 .222/.290/.309/.599 .303/.685 .711 75/.633 1/1 1/2
12.Murphy G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 66/44 .250/.318/.500/.818 1.064/.695 .894 60/.906 1/0 3/3
31.Piazza G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 13/.770 ··· ··· ··· ··· 192/133 .287/.333/.388/.721 .731/.716 .894 80/.725 0/0 3/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 4/1.250 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 228/163 .241/.317/.350/.667 .775/.625 .698 94/.667 1/0 5/9
24.Stewart G/S/vP 11/.455 1/no AB 12/.650 5/.400 8/.750 ··· ··· 4/.833 1/.000 438/303 .299/.362/.402/.764 .760/.765 .831 97/.715 10/1 9/4
28.Suzuki G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 100/75 .235/.323/.365/.688 .467/.764 .809 75/.585 0/0 2/1
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 9/1.333 1/no AB 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· 471/326 .249/.394/.422/.816 .925/.769 .890 105/.732 2/2 14/1
IP 140.0 27.2 103.1 56.1 47.1 32.2 28.2 31.1 32.1 TOTAL .252/.334/.398/.732 .754/.722 .770 44/16 119/69
ERA-K/9 3.60/8.1 3.25/11.0 4.44/5.1 5.91/7.0 4.56/4.6 4.96/8.3 3.77/5.0 4.88/7.8 3.06/5.9 4.71/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bowen (30-4-3)
 Suzuki (19-4-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 597/.225 126/.257 450/.263 258/.292 205/.273 156/.258 128/.304 141/.242 135/.252 .273  Kotsay
 Stewart
 Buck
 Swisher
 Scutaro
 Cust
0/52/0/5
98/5/0/4
17/2/63/3
0/36/40/1
6/0/4/0
10/0/12/0
OPS .655 .796 .759 .804 .699 .754 .770 .763 .677 .780
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 306/.699 45/.826 215/.756 81/.828 114/.727 65/.730 45/.603 60/.792 70/.596 .764
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 291/.609 81/.778 235/.763 177/.794 91/.664 91/.770 83/.859 81/.740 65/.765 .789
Home 289/.683 58/.808 165/.887 134/1.009 101/.713 91/.864 52/.786 85/.815 67/.562 .798
Last 28d days 140/.707 36/.810 72/.684 75/.812 36/.508 60/.873 56/.869 9/.111 40/.847
HR/SB/CS 12/4/1 3/2/1 15/5/1 5/0/2 2/1/0 4/1/0 1/2/3 5/5/1 1/1/1 124/58/20
Usage ····X··· ·X·o·X·· ··X····· ··Xo··X· ···oo··o ··X·o··X ··o·o··X ····oo·· ·oX··oX·
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.67 RS/G) vs. Oakland Athletics Pitchers (4.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 15.Haren
G/S/vB
54.Brown
G/S/vB
50.Calero
G/S/vB
41.Embree*
G/S/vB
44.Casilla
G/S/vB
45.Lugo
G/S/vB
52.Marshall*
G/S/vB
20.Street
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP 7/1.000 ··· 4/.250 9/1.194 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 382/326 .290/.353/.391/.744 .763/.742 .761 90/.660 2/1 3/1
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 13/.398 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 487/387 .300/.355/.558/.913 .527/1.011 .823 110/.995 14/1 16/4
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 9/1.127 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 2/.500 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 431/332 .310/.374/.516/.890 .968/.875 .926 102/.705 10/6 14/21
20.Infante G/S/vP 6/.666 1/2.000 ··· 4/.750 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 160/94 .263/.296/.336/.632 .734/.562 .631 39/.745 4/1 2/4
15.Inge G/S/vP 11/.909 1/no AB 2/.000 6/.334 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 412/312 .242/.319/.394/.713 .829/.677 .711 94/.569 6/1 12/14
27.Monroe G/S/vP 9/.555 2/.000 3/.666 3/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 2/.000 367/268 .221/.265/.375/.640 .864/.555 .588 65/.585 0/3 11/3
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 13/.385 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 486/368 .351/.425/.575/1.000 1.245/.924 1.030 114/.910 2/1 18/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 16/.733 ··· 4/1.250 6/.167 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 465/341 .347/.388/.470/.858 .817/.873 .927 106/1.001 4/2 7/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 125/109 .274/.314/.381/.695 .842/.672 .537 41/.906 0/0 0/5
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 61/33 .333/.367/.579/.946 .726/1.126 .815 56/.938 2/0 3/0
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 10/1.200 1/.000 3/1.667 6/.834 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 379/266 .277/.288/.422/.710 .699/.715 .708 72/.449 0/2 9/5
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 13/.769 ··· 2/.000 8/1.518 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 4/.500 469/357 .291/.394/.526/.920 .960/.907 1.028 88/.658 18/4 24/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 173/105 .259/.301/.531/.832 .876/.802 .927 24/.814 2/1 12/1
IP 161.0 19.0 35.2 52.0 33.2 19.1 32.0 26.2 TOTAL .288/.346/.464/.810 .836/.801 .819 64/23 133/78
ERA-K/9 2.46/7.1 1.89/10.4 5.80/7.3 3.29/7.3 2.94/9.1 8.84/7.0 5.63/3.4 3.04/10.1 3.93/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (18-7-3)
 Rodriguez (40-13-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 655/.218 68/.154 160/.275 212/.236 139/.206 105/.338 149/.283 109/.196 .253  Granderson
 Monroe
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Raburn
 Infante
 Thames
0/112/0/9
96/0/1/6
0/0/104/3
7/0/7/1
6/6/7/1
1/12/6/0
16/0/9/0
OPS .607 .360 .763 .606 .606 1.046 .807 .551 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 347/.560 33/.370 55/.675 62/.645 56/.630 53/1.061 58/.654 53/.581 .676
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 308/.656 35/.352 105/.808 150/.589 83/.592 52/1.032 91/.907 56/.520 .716
Road 294/.620 30/.169 70/.653 109/.751 83/.740 68/1.085 52/.990 64/.647 .733
Last 28d days 140/.691 66/.372 43/.795 47/.356 59/.868 27/.885 12/.717 40/.705
HR/SB/CS 12/16/6 0/2/0 3/8/0 3/4/1 4/8/0 2/0/0 3/1/0 1/3/2 88/87/22
Usage ·····X·· ····XX·· ····XX·· ··X·X·oo ··oXo··X ···XX··· ········ ··o·o·oX

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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