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Game Preview: NYY @ DET, 7:05pm, Monday, August 27, 2007 @Comerica Park

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New York Yankees, 72-58, 2nd, 7½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Mike Mussina (38, RHP, 8-9, 5.22)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (8-9)            120.2 146  73  70  28  76 14    5.22      
 2006 (15-7)           197.1 184  88  77  35 172 22    3.51      
 2005 (13-8)           179.2 199  93  88  47 142 23    4.41      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-3  36.2  52  28  27   9  27  4    6.63   40 
 2007-08-21    LAA   L   1.2   7   7   7   2   1  0      48   12 
 2007-08-16    DET   L   5     9   7   6   2   2  1      95   23 
 2007-08-11    CLE   W   7.2   8   2   2   0   6  0      89   61 
 2007-08-05    KCR   W   6     9   2   2   0   3  1      98   49 
 2007-07-31    CHW   W   6     6   3   3   0   6  1      98   54 
 2007-07-25    KCR   W   5.2   6   1   1   2   4  0      95   55 
 2007-07-20    TBD   L   4.2   7   6   6   3   5  1      93   28 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-2  33    37  19  17   4  26  4    4.64   50 
 2007-08-16    DET   L   5     9   7   6   2   2  1      95   23 
 2006-05-31    DET   W   9     6   1   0   1   5  0     101   77 
 2005-07-02    DET  ND   6     7   4   4   0   5  1      90   47 
 2005-05-24    DET   W   7     6   0   0   0   6  0      93   71 
 2004-07-06    DET   L   6     9   7   7   1   8  2     106   33 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-24   Road:   31-34   ExtrInn: 3-6 
 vsRHP:  58-39   vsLHP:  14-19   1-Run:  11-17
 vsEast: 22-25   vsCntrl:27-10   vsWest: 13-15 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Sun, Aug 26  @DET  L   4-5       72-58  2nd  7.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 25  @DET  W   7-2       72-57  2nd  6.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 24  @DET  L   6-9 (11)  71-57  2nd  6.5 gb
127 Wed, Aug 22  @LAA  W   8-2       71-56  2nd  5.0 gb
126 Tue, Aug 21  @LAA  L   9-18      70-56  2nd  6.0 gb
125 Mon, Aug 20  @LAA  L   6-7 (10)  70-55  2nd  5.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 19   DET  W   9-3       70-54  2nd  4.0 gb
123 Sat, Aug 18   DET  W   5-2       69-54  2nd  5.0 gb
122 Fri, Aug 17   DET  W   6-1       68-54  2nd  5.0 gb
121 Thu, Aug 16   DET  L   5-8       67-54  2nd  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Detroit Tigers, 70-60, 2nd, 2½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (24, RHP, 13-5, 3.94)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (13-5)           155.1 143  74  68  54 140 13    3.94      
 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  39.1  49  28  26  14  37  3    5.95   44 
 2007-08-22    CLE   L   4    10   7   7   1   5  0      86   18 
 2007-08-16    NYY   W   5.1   7   3   3   1   2  1     119   43 
 2007-08-11    OAK   W   6     7   2   2   3   7  0     114   54 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      1-0  10.1  14   9   9   5   6  2    7.84   36 
 2007-08-16    NYY   W   5.1   7   3   3   1   2  1     119   43 
 2006-06-01    NYY  ND   5     7   6   6   4   4  1      94   29 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-31   Road:   37-29   ExtrInn: 7-7 
 vsRHP:  46-47   vsLHP:  24-13   1-Run:  22-15
 vsEast: 18-15   vsCntrl:25-26   vsWest: 13-15 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Sun, Aug 26   NYY  W   5-4       70-60  2nd  2.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 25   NYY  L   2-7       69-60  2nd  2.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 24   NYY  W   9-6 (11)  69-59  2nd  1.5 gb
127 Thu, Aug 23   CLE  L   1-3 (10)  68-59  2nd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:10-20
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 26, 2007 DET  5  NYY  4    W:Bobby Seay (1-0), L: Philip Hughes (2-2), S: Todd Jones (33)
Sat, Aug 25, 2007 NYY  7 @DET  2    W:Chien-Ming Wang (15-6), L: Jeremy Bonderman (10-7), S: none
Fri, Aug 24, 2007 DET  9  NYY  6 (11)   W:Chad Durbin (8-6), L: Sean Henn (2-2), S: none
Sun, Aug 19, 2007 NYY  9  DET  3    W:Chien-Ming Wang (14-6), L: Jeremy Bonderman (10-6), S: Edwar Ramirez (1)
Sat, Aug 18, 2007 NYY  5  DET  2    W:Roger Clemens (5-5), L: Chad Durbin (7-6), S: Mariano Rivera (20)
Fri, Aug 17, 2007 NYY  6  DET  1    W:Andy Pettitte (10-7), L: Nate Robertson (7-10), S: none
Thu, Aug 16, 2007 DET  8 @NYY  5    W:Justin Verlander (13-4), L: Mike Mussina (8-8), S: none

Thu, Aug 31, 2006 NYY  6  DET  4    W:Randy Johnson (15-10), L: Jeremy Bonderman (11-7), S: Mariano Rivera (33)
Wed, Aug 30, 2006 DET  5 @NYY  3    W:Jason Grilli (2-2), L: Scott Proctor (5-4), S: Todd Jones (35)
Wed, Aug 30, 2006 NYY  2  DET  0    W:Chien-Ming Wang (16-5), L: Nate Robertson (11-11), S: Mariano Rivera (32)
Season Series: 2007 - NYY leads 4-3; 2006 - NYY won 5-2; 2005 - NYY won 5-1; All-Time - NYY leads 1028-913

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  5.96

CHC  4.62

WSN  3.95

RA/G

BOS  3.93

COL  4.78

TBD  5.95

BA

M. Ordonez  .355

M. Cabrera  .292

R. Langerhans  .153

OBP

B. Bonds  .495

C. Floyd  .362

J. Hairston  .253

SLG

R. Braun  .648

F. Thomas  .473

N. Punto  .260

OPS

B. Bonds  1.093

M. Lamb  .830

R. Langerhans  .535

ERA

C. Young  2.12

C. Zambrano  3.95

A. Eaton  6.36

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

D. Davis  6.44

S. Trachsel  2.81

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New York Yankees Batters (5.96 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.15 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
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
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/.000 5/1.850 2/1.000 5/.800 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 557/417 .291/.370/.449/.819 .587/.900 .719 101/1.130 21/6 15/4
14.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 4/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 240/202 .226/.343/.467/.810 .661/.841 .631 48/.718 0/0 13/5
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP 5/.400 3/1.334 6/.666 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 1/no AB 2/1.000 486/346 .292/.346/.432/.777 .694/.791 .829 110/.844 11/4 8/2
24.Cano* G/S/vP 5/1.000 6/1.000 4/1.250 1/.000 3/.000 1/no AB 6/.533 5/.400 2/1.000 536/357 .304/.353/.483/.835 .837/.834 .813 105/1.007 3/4 14/11
18.Damon* G/S/vP 6/.833 4/.000 18/.410 1/.000 9/.985 2/1.000 6/.334 10/.829 1/.000 478/348 .263/.356/.379/.735 .685/.754 .669 83/.938 20/2 8/1
17.Duncan G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 52/30 .298/.365/.681/1.046 1.209/.926 .461 29/1.046 0/0 6/0
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 6/1.500 6/2.100 20/1.483 1/.000 12/1.317 ··· 5/.200 7/.143 ··· 218/162 .267/.367/.492/.859 .832/.867 .824 39/1.018 1/0 12/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 6/.533 4/.250 15/1.082 2/no AB 6/1.667 2/5.000 1/.000 583/443 .320/.390/.435/.825 .850/.817 .822 101/.666 12/8 8/15
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 3/1.334 4/1.000 3/.666 3/.666 4/.750 2/.000 2/no AB 9/.472 ··· 513/348 .307/.376/.521/.897 .789/.949 .868 108/.990 3/1 23/3
26.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 169/127 .239/.261/.308/.569 .724/.515 .571 31/.680 2/1 0/4
12.Phillips G/S/vP 3/1.333 1/.000 2/.000 3/.833 1/.000 1/2.000 2/1.000 2/.000 2/1.000 195/139 .290/.328/.375/.703 .628/.732 .606 72/.587 0/2 2/0
20.Posada# G/S/vP 6/.733 7/.572 2/2.500 3/.333 14/.955 2/.000 5/.933 8/.500 2/.500 478/332 .331/.414/.536/.950 .924/.962 1.003 83/1.055 2/0 16/4
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· 7/.453 5/.200 15/.833 2/.500 5/.000 3/.333 3/.000 576/425 .305/.413/.634/1.047 .911/1.093 1.073 110/1.023 18/2 43/10
IP 155.1 33.0 118.1 63.2 52.1 35.0 37.1 38.1 20.1 TOTAL .292/.366/.467/.833 .763/.860 .800 99/30 164/69
ERA-K/9 3.94/8.1 4.09/10.6 4.79/4.9 5.37/6.9 4.47/4.6 3.86/6.4 4.10/9.2 2.82/6.6 4.43/8.4 4.75/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (26-11-2)
 Posada (85-25-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 676/.238 154/.266 519/.266 290/.285 225/.272 158/.297 163/.229 160/.243 91/.213 .272  Cabrera
 Matsui
 Abreu
 Damon
 Duncan
 Betemit
18/101/5/12
99/0/0/5
0/0/126/3
13/45/1/1
1/0/6/1
1/0/1/0
OPS .675 .801 .772 .777 .691 .766 .716 .655 .667 .775
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 353/.713 58/.867 253/.766 97/.785 128/.717 60/.594 72/.750 86/.543 32/1.144 .770
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 323/.634 96/.759 266/.779 193/.771 97/.657 98/.871 91/.689 74/.790 59/.414 .780
Home 343/.707 75/.815 212/.870 160/.947 110/.671 69/.773 98/.736 83/.504 56/.543 .784
Last 28d days 134/.815 51/.730 99/.809 65/.796 34/.628 58/.820 31/.336 44/.623 14/.690
HR/SB/CS 13/4/1 3/2/1 19/5/1 5/1/2 2/1/0 2/3/3 5/6/1 1/1/1 2/2/0 140/68/23
Usage ····X··· ·oX·X··· X·X·X··· ·XX····· o····o·· ····X··X ··X··o·· X·oo···· X··X·o··
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.53 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.75 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Mussina
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
34.Henn*
G/S/vB
31.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
52.Vizcaino
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP 6/1.166 2/1.000 ··· 21/1.191 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.500 7/1.714 429/366 .279/.338/.368/.706 .774/.695 .712 80/.565 2/2 3/2
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 7/.762 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 553/438 .288/.349/.538/.887 .476/.993 .828 109/.709 16/1 17/5
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 33/.555 2/.000 2/.000 3/.666 1/5.000 ··· 8/.250 6/.333 496/387 .303/.363/.525/.888 1.009/.862 .935 108/.816 11/7 19/23
15.Inge G/S/vP 14/.572 2/1.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 2/.500 7/.286 5/.400 466/356 .238/.317/.380/.697 .811/.662 .695 87/.501 8/2 12/15
4.Maybin G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 24/19 .182/.250/.409/.659 .000/.845 .614 24/.659 2/0 1/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 42/.813 1/.000 3/.666 9/.444 1/2.000 ··· 13/1.205 5/.400 552/424 .355/.426/.599/1.026 1.261/.956 1.112 112/1.099 4/1 25/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 7/.286 1/2.000 1/.000 7/.971 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 6/.900 501/372 .334/.383/.450/.833 .823/.836 .872 85/.837 5/3 7/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 146/128 .273/.317/.371/.688 .745/.680 .501 37/.485 0/0 0/5
25.Raburn G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 98/61 .326/.351/.533/.883 .824/.918 .787 63/.728 2/0 3/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 67/.602 2/1.500 1/.000 6/1.166 ··· ··· 22/.914 8/2.036 419/299 .276/.289/.422/.711 .717/.708 .690 68/.619 1/2 10/6
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 8/8 .286/.286/.286/.571 /.571 .571 8/.571 0/0 0/0
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· 2/.000 18/.603 ··· ··· 2/.500 6/.167 512/391 .279/.383/.495/.878 .898/.872 .973 68/.508 20/4 24/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 7/1.142 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.667 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 226/152 .248/.283/.505/.788 .845/.760 .875 61/.737 2/1 15/2
IP 120.2 43.1 9.0 51.1 31.0 9.2 56.0 66.1 TOTAL .283/.341/.458/.799 .830/.788 .809 77/27 151/86
ERA-K/9 5.22/5.7 3.32/6.7 0.00/15.0 4.21/6.7 6.10/6.4 5.59/13.9 3.38/9.2 3.66/6.9 4.49/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (24-8-3)
 Rodriguez (44-15-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 521/.305 192/.235 31/.103 228/.256 144/.270 44/.235 233/.266 287/.211 .270  Granderson
 Ordonez
 Thames
 Raburn
 Sheffield
 Maybin
0/127/0/10
0/0/118/3
24/0/9/1
6/7/8/1
7/0/7/1
6/0/0/0
OPS .818 .683 .265 .751 .828 .813 .670 .657 .758
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 265/.814 73/.881 9/.347 112/.882 56/.733 20/1.117 108/.651 120/.729 .807
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 256/.823 119/.572 22/.232 116/.633 88/.891 24/.568 125/.687 167/.605 .723
Road 246/.856 102/.734 21/.296 122/.836 61/1.070 15/.983 125/.652 149/.617 .776
Last 28d days 120/.901 13/.237 31/.265 39/.544 35/1.085 29/.549 53/.807 51/.605
HR/SB/CS 14/20/2 2/4/5 0/0/0 7/9/2 5/0/1 2/2/0 4/2/1 4/5/1 119/114/35
Usage ·····X·· ·o······ ··o·o··o X·o···X· ··X··Xo· ··X··X·X ··X·X·X· X·X··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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