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Game Preview: CLE @ DET, 1:05pm, Thursday, August 23, 2007 @Comerica Park

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Cleveland Indians, 69-56, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Jake Westbrook (29, RHP, 4-7, 4.75)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (4-7)            100.1  98  55  53  37  55 10    4.75      
 2006 (15-10)          211.1 247 106  98  55 109 15    4.17      
 2005 (15-15)          210.2 218 121 105  56 119 19    4.49      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  47    39  17  17  14  23  4    3.26   56 
 2007-08-18    TBD   W   7     2   1   1   2   4  0      89   71 
 2007-08-12    NYY   L   7     9   4   4   2   2  2     118   43 
 2007-08-07    CHW   W   8     2   1   1   0   5  0     103   79 
 2007-08-02    TEX   W   6     5   0   0   1   5  0     103   66 
 2007-07-28    MIN  ND   7     4   2   2   3   3  1     100   61 
 2007-07-23    BOS   L   6    10   5   5   4   1  0     112   29 
 2007-07-18    CHW   L   6     7   4   4   2   3  1     103   43 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-3  31.1  42  24  24  10  17  5    6.89   39 
 2007-07-04    DET   L   6    10   5   5   2   3  0     102   33 
 2006-08-26    DET   W   7    12   5   5   3   0  1     115   30 
 2006-05-26    DET   L   5.1   7   7   7   4   2  0      99   24 
 2006-04-14    DET   L   6     9   5   5   0   4  3      84   38 
 2005-08-06    DET   W   7     4   2   2   1   8  1     104   68 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-26   Road:   31-30   ExtrInn: 6-6 
 vsRHP:  47-38   vsLHP:  22-18   1-Run:  22-19
 vsEast: 18-18   vsCntrl:28-19   vsWest: 14-10 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Wed, Aug 22  @DET  W  11-8       69-56  1st  1.5 up
124 Tue, Aug 21  @DET  L   1-2       68-56  1st  0.5 up
123 Sun, Aug 19  @TBD  L   3-4 (12)  68-55  1st  1.5 up
122 Sat, Aug 18  @TBD  W   8-1       68-54  1st  1.5 up
121 Fri, Aug 17  @TBD  W   2-1       67-54  1st  0.5 up
120 Wed, Aug 15   DET  W   5-2       66-54  1st    Tied
119 Tue, Aug 14   DET  L   2-6 (10)  65-54  2nd  1.0 gb
118 Sun, Aug 12   NYY  L   3-5       65-53  2nd  0.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug 11   NYY  L   2-11      65-52  1st  0.5 up
116 Fri, Aug 10   NYY  L   1-6       65-51  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Detroit Tigers, 68-58, 2nd, 1½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Nate Robertson (29, LHP, 7-10, 5.13)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (7-10)           126.1 156  75  72  45  88 16    5.13      
 2006 (13-13)          208.2 206  98  89  67 137 29    3.84      
 2005 (7-16)           196.2 202 113  98  65 122 28    4.48      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-4  44    57  28  27  13  40  5    5.52   45 
 2007-08-17    NYY   L   6    10   5   5   2   7  1     109   37 
 2007-08-12    OAK   W   5.2   5   4   4   5   6  1     105   44 
 2007-08-07    TBD  ND   7.2   9   3   3   0   9  1      96   58 
 2007-08-01    OAK   L   6     9   3   3   1   2  1      96   43 
 2007-07-27    LAA   L   5.2  10   8   8   2   6  0     109   21 
 2007-07-22    KCR   L   6    11   5   4   1   5  1      96   36 
 2007-07-17    MIN   W   7     3   0   0   2   5  0     102   74 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CLE      1-3  26    36  22  20   9  16  8    6.92   39 
 2007-07-03    CLE  ND   5     6   3   3   2   8  0     108   49 
 2007-05-25    CLE   L   5.2  10   5   5   3   2  3     101   28 
 2006-05-26    CLE   W   6     7   3   2   1   2  1      91   49 
 2006-04-17    CLE   L   2.1   8   7   6   1   0  1      49   14 
 2005-09-08    CLE   L   7     5   4   4   2   4  3     103   53 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-29   Road:   37-29   ExtrInn: 6-6 
 vsRHP:  44-45   vsLHP:  24-13   1-Run:  21-15
 vsEast: 16-14   vsCntrl:25-25   vsWest: 13-15 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Wed, Aug 22   CLE  L   8-11      68-58  2nd  1.5 gb
125 Tue, Aug 21   CLE  W   2-1       68-57  2nd  0.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 19  @NYY  L   3-9       67-57  2nd  1.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 18  @NYY  L   2-5       67-56  2nd  1.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 17  @NYY  L   1-6       67-55  2nd  0.5 gb
121 Thu, Aug 16  @NYY  W   8-5       67-54  1st  0.5 up
120 Wed, Aug 15  @CLE  L   2-5       66-54  1st    Tied
119 Tue, Aug 14  @CLE  W   6-2 (10)  66-53  1st  1.0 up
118 Mon, Aug 13   OAK  L   2-7       65-53  1st    Tied
117 Sun, Aug 12   OAK  W  11-6       65-52  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:10-20
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 22, 2007 CLE 11 @DET  8    W:Paul Byrd (12-5), L: Justin Verlander (13-5), S: Joe Borowski (35)
Tue, Aug 21, 2007 DET  2  CLE  1    W:Jair Jurrjens (1-1), L: Fausto Carmona (14-8), S: Todd Jones (32)
Wed, Aug 15, 2007 CLE  5  DET  2    W:Fausto Carmona (14-7), L: Jair Jurrjens (0-1), S: Joe Borowski (33)
Tue, Aug 14, 2007 DET  6 @CLE  2 (10)   W:Fernando Rodney (2-5), L: Joe Borowski (2-5), S: none
Thu, Jul 05, 2007 DET 12  CLE  3    W:Justin Verlander (10-3), L: C.C. Sabathia (12-3), S: none
Wed, Jul 04, 2007 DET  6  CLE  4    W:Kenny Rogers (3-0), L: Jake Westbrook (1-4), S: Todd Jones (21)
Tue, Jul 03, 2007 CLE  5 @DET  4 (11)   W:Tom Mastny (6-2), L: Jose Capellan (0-3), S: Joe Borowski (25)
Sun, Jun 03, 2007 DET  9 @CLE  2    W:Jeremy Bonderman (5-0), L: Jeremy Sowers (1-6), S: none
Sat, Jun 02, 2007 DET  9 @CLE  5    W:Chad Durbin (5-1), L: Cliff Lee (2-3), S: none
Fri, Jun 01, 2007 CLE 12  DET 11    W:Roberto Hernandez (3-1), L: Todd Jones (1-3), S: none
Season Series: 2007 - CLE leads 8-6; 2006 - DET won 13-6; 2005 - CLE won 12-6; All-Time - DET leads 1021-994

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

BAL  4.64

WSN  3.94

RA/G

SDP  3.89

COL  4.75

TBD  6.02

BA

M. Ordonez  .351

G. Dobbs  .290

R. Langerhans  .153

OBP

B. Bonds  .490

A. Iwamura  .361

J. Hairston  .253

SLG

R. Braun  .651

C. Guzman  .468

N. Punto  .259

OPS

B. Bonds  1.076

W. Harris  .827

R. Langerhans  .535

ERA

C. Young  2.12

C. Wang  4.10

A. Eaton  6.36

K/9IP

E. Bedard  11.15

C. James  6.40

S. Trachsel  2.97

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Cleveland Indians Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.15 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Robertson*
G/S/vB
34.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
54.Zumaya
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Barfield G/S/vP 5/1.400 2/1.000 3/.000 2/2.000 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 427/311 .243/.271/.325/.596 .555/.611 .599 56/.502 13/3 3/13
1.Blake G/S/vP 32/1.331 5/.933 10/.500 12/.639 2/.500 6/.900 2/3.000 4/5.000 530/371 .263/.339/.438/.777 .873/.737 .874 99/.586 3/4 15/12
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 30/24 .269/.310/.462/.772 .833/.754 .771 30/.772 0/0 1/0
25.Garko G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/1.500 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 403/276 .307/.377/.497/.874 .919/.854 .842 89/.733 0/1 14/7
27.Gomez G/S/vP 16/.580 ··· 3/.000 5/1.200 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 197/119 .304/.339/.392/.731 .699/.752 .727 33/.753 1/2 1/3
38.Gutierrez G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 165/92 .276/.319/.493/.812 .920/.726 .573 59/.753 7/0 9/1
48.Hafner* G/S/vP 29/.453 9/1.047 6/.167 8/.393 1/.000 8/1.911 7/.762 3/.000 500/315 .252/.380/.434/.813 .861/.786 .849 72/.720 1/1 18/0
7.Lofton* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· 14/.641 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 440/347 .293/.367/.407/.774 .553/.833 .733 82/.623 22/5 7/3
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 23/.841 6/.000 3/2.667 7/1.000 1/.000 4/.750 3/.667 5/.200 500/317 .301/.372/.499/.871 .874/.869 .879 101/.619 0/0 18/3
8.Michaels G/S/vP 11/.495 2/.500 8/.250 3/.666 2/.000 3/.666 2/5.000 4/.250 246/117 .268/.318/.415/.734 .821/.642 .702 39/.618 2/3 7/0
33.Nixon* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 1/no AB 10/.875 2/1.000 5/.400 5/.650 ··· 334/280 .259/.347/.348/.696 .594/.715 .684 42/.876 0/0 3/3
2.Peralta G/S/vP 24/1.310 5/1.300 10/.786 3/1.667 4/.500 11/.091 3/.000 2/no AB 510/373 .273/.340/.440/.779 .808/.769 .646 98/.699 3/3 18/15
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 5/.800 ··· 4/.000 ··· 2/2.500 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 135/102 .262/.321/.467/.788 1.202/.666 .756 25/.320 0/0 5/2
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 21/.979 7/.286 10/.956 4/.250 3/.000 8/.250 6/1.333 2/.000 578/387 .274/.379/.463/.842 .800/.864 .758 108/.783 29/8 21/2
IP 126.1 31.0 59.2 51.1 35.0 35.1 35.0 17.2 TOTAL .266/.340/.425/.765 .800/.750 .737 62/29 139/75
ERA-K/9 5.13/6.3 4.35/11.0 5.73/7.2 4.56/4.7 3.86/6.4 4.33/8.9 3.09/6.4 3.57/8.6 4.70/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (53-24-4)
 Shoppach (19-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 569/.305 142/.265 274/.293 222/.271 146/.299 156/.232 149/.254 78/.203 .272  Lofton
 Michaels
 Sizemore
 Nixon
 Blake
 Gutierrez
18/81/0/7
63/1/24/4
0/122/0/3
0/0/82/3
0/0/7/2
7/6/52/0
OPS .835 .802 .799 .692 .756 .728 .688 .653 .777
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 142/.755 52/.806 86/.829 125/.719 54/.600 68/.745 78/.576 26/1.154 .764
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 427/.863 90/.799 188/.785 97/.657 92/.849 88/.714 71/.814 52/.409 .786
Home 347/.814 63/.820 144/1.009 107/.671 57/.749 91/.758 72/.549 43/.480 .787
Last 28d days 144/.893 52/.821 72/.885 34/.569 51/.806 24/.303 38/.806 1/.000
HR/SB/CS 16/5/3 3/2/1 5/0/2 2/1/0 1/3/3 5/5/1 1/1/1 2/2/0 135/62/22
Usage ·····X·· ····o·o· ····X··o ·o····X· ···X··X· ·o····X· ····o··X ·o······
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.57 RS/G) vs. Cleveland Indians Pitchers (4.59 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Westbrook
G/S/vB
63.Betancourt
G/S/vB
47.Borowski
G/S/vB
46.Fultz*
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
40.Mastny
G/S/vB
49.Mujica
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP 10/1.000 2/1.500 12/.781 7/.629 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 412/351 .283/.345/.377/.722 .731/.720 .744 79/.615 2/2 3/2
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 17/.761 5/.400 4/.250 1/3.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 529/417 .288/.347/.532/.880 .478/.987 .807 107/.672 14/1 16/5
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 37/.843 11/.546 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/3.167 ··· 473/365 .304/.366/.514/.880 .967/.863 .923 101/.800 11/7 17/23
15.Inge G/S/vP 33/.881 13/.154 3/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 447/338 .242/.317/.389/.706 .819/.670 .716 89/.602 7/2 12/15
4.Maybin G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/8 .182/.250/.455/.705 .000/1.089 12/.705 0/0 1/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 33/1.108 13/.490 3/3.000 2/.000 ··· 5/.933 3/.666 1/.000 528/401 .351/.423/.589/1.012 1.255/.937 1.090 108/.985 3/1 24/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 17/.470 6/.666 3/1.334 5/1.000 ··· 3/2.333 1/2.000 2/.000 477/350 .342/.387/.462/.849 .825/.858 .908 77/1.036 4/2 7/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 137/119 .282/.323/.387/.710 .745/.705 .523 37/.725 0/0 0/5
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 93/56 .341/.359/.557/.916 .824/.974 .857 75/.859 2/0 3/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 32/.668 14/.643 4/1.167 1/2.000 1/3.000 3/.333 3/3.667 2/1.000 407/287 .280/.290/.430/.720 .717/.721 .709 69/.600 0/2 10/6
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 11/.855 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/0
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 12/.633 3/.000 9/1.381 8/1.625 ··· 4/2.000 2/.500 2/1.000 512/391 .279/.383/.495/.878 .898/.872 .973 82/.525 20/4 24/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 8/1.500 3/.333 ··· 2/3.500 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 205/131 .247/.283/.495/.778 .845/.739 .873 40/.660 2/1 14/1
IP 100.1 59.1 49.2 25.2 13.2 46.0 12.2 44.0 TOTAL .285/.342/.459/.801 .826/.792 .814 68/26 143/85
ERA-K/9 4.75/4.9 1.52/8.0 5.44/8.5 3.16/6.3 3.95/12.5 4.30/8.6 8.53/5.0 1.84/9.4 4.28/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (20-8-3)
 Rodriguez (42-14-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 420/.262 209/.187 220/.290 110/.215 61/.288 205/.264 57/.315 170/.190 .269  Granderson
 Ordonez
 Thames
 Raburn
 Sheffield
 Maybin
0/122/0/10
0/0/114/3
22/0/9/1
6/7/7/1
7/0/7/1
3/0/0/0
OPS .717 .496 .755 .675 .779 .752 .944 .540 .740
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 215/.827 79/.578 111/.702 58/.640 23/.540 78/.648 26/.849 67/.299 .735
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 205/.607 130/.446 109/.812 52/.713 38/.908 127/.813 31/1.022 103/.693 .745
Road 171/.725 109/.482 121/.814 50/.493 17/.235 100/.719 20/1.278 70/.599 .740
Last 28d days 132/.518 41/.718 50/.804 25/1.194 37/.812 19/.652 21/.952 48/.493
HR/SB/CS 10/8/3 4/2/3 6/7/2 2/1/1 1/0/1 4/3/2 3/1/0 4/1/1 121/72/32
Usage ····X··· ···X·o·· ···X·X·X ····o··· ····o··· ········ ········ ···X·o··

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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