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Game Preview: KCR @ DET, 7:05pm, Friday, September 21, 2007 @Comerica Park

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Kansas City Royals, 66-86, 4th, 24 GB, 22 GB in WC

SP: Billy Buckner (23, RHP, 1-1, 4.30)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (1-1)             23    23  11  11  13  12  3    4.30      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-1  15.1  15  10  10   9   9  3    5.87   44 
 2007-09-16    CLE   W   6     5   1   1   1   3  1      98   60 
 2007-09-10    MIN   L   5.1   3   3   3   5   4  0      95   49 
 2007-09-04    TEX  ND   4     7   6   6   3   2  2      74   23 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-44   Road:   32-42   ExtrInn: 5-8 
 vsRHP:  48-62   vsLHP:  18-24   1-Run:  20-20
 vsEast: 11-25   vsCntrl:26-37   vsWest: 19-16 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
152 Thu, Sep 20   CHW  W   3-0       66-86  4th 24.0 gb
151 Wed, Sep 19   CHW  L   0-7       65-86  5th 24.5 gb
150 Tue, Sep 18   CHW  W   3-2       65-85  4th 23.5 gb
149 Mon, Sep 17   CHW  L   3-11      64-85  5th 23.5 gb
148 Sun, Sep 16  @CLE  W   4-3       64-84  4th 22.5 gb
147 Sat, Sep 15  @CLE  L   0-6       63-84  4th 23.5 gb
146 Fri, Sep 14  @CLE  L   4-5       63-83  4th 22.5 gb
145 Wed, Sep 12   MIN  W   6-3       63-82  4th 21.5 gb
144 Tue, Sep 11   MIN  L   3-6       62-82  4th 22.5 gb
143 Mon, Sep 10   MIN  L   2-4       62-81  4th 21.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:11-19
Detroit Tigers, 83-70, 2nd, 7½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Jair Jurrjens (21, RHP, 3-1, 2.84)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (3-1)             25.1  13   8   8   8  13  3    2.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  25.1  13   8   8   8  13  3    2.84   57 
 2007-09-16    MIN   W   5.1   2   1   1   1   6  0      90   65 
 2007-09-11    TEX   W   5     3   1   1   1   1  0      72   57 
 2007-08-26    NYY  ND   1.1   2   1   1   0   2  1      23   48 
 2007-08-21    CLE   W   6.2   1   1   1   4   1  1      78   65 
 2007-08-15    CLE   L   7     5   4   4   2   3  1     104   52 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR    Has never faced KCR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-34   Road:   42-36   ExtrInn: 8-10
 vsRHP:  57-55   vsLHP:  26-15   1-Run:  26-18
 vsEast: 20-15   vsCntrl:31-32   vsWest: 18-19 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
153 Wed, Sep 19  @CLE  L   2-4       83-70  2nd  7.5 gb
152 Tue, Sep 18  @CLE  L   4-7       83-69  2nd  6.5 gb
151 Mon, Sep 17  @CLE  L   5-6 (11)  83-68  2nd  5.5 gb
150 Sun, Sep 16  @MIN  W   6-4       83-67  2nd  4.5 gb
149 Sat, Sep 15  @MIN  W   4-3       82-67  2nd  5.5 gb
148 Fri, Sep 14  @MIN  W   4-2       81-67  2nd  5.5 gb
147 Wed, Sep 12   TEX  W   5-1       80-67  2nd  5.5 gb
146 Tue, Sep 11   TEX  W   4-1       79-67  2nd  6.5 gb
145 Tue, Sep 11   TEX  L   6-13      78-67  2nd  6.5 gb
144 Mon, Sep 10   TOR  W   5-4       78-66  2nd  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 30, 2007 DET  6 @KCR  1    W:Jeremy Bonderman (11-7), L: Leo Nunez (2-2), S: none
Wed, Aug 29, 2007 KCR  5  DET  0    W:Ryan Braun (2-0), L: Andrew Miller (5-5), S: David Riske (4)
Tue, Aug 28, 2007 KCR  6  DET  3    W:Brian Bannister (11-7), L: Nate Robertson (7-11), S: none
Sun, Jul 22, 2007 KCR  5 @DET  2    W:Brian Bannister (6-6), L: Nate Robertson (6-7), S: none
Sat, Jul 21, 2007 DET 10  KCR  8 (10)   W:Chad Durbin (7-3), L: Joakim Soria (1-3), S: none
Fri, Jul 20, 2007 KCR 10 @DET  2    W:Gil Meche (7-6), L: Kenny Rogers (3-2), S: none
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
Season Series: 2007 - DET leads 9-6; 2006 - DET won 14-4; 2005 - DET won 10-9; All-Time - KCR leads 254-241

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  5.88

OAK  4.63

WSN  4.10

RA/G

SDP  3.97

MIL  4.78

TBD  5.80

BA

M. Ordonez  .353

J. Rollins  .294

J. LaRue  .153

OBP

B. Bonds  .483

T. Glaus  .366

J. LaRue  .247

SLG

C. Ross  .667

G. Atkins  .478

A. Gonzalez  .254

OPS

C. Ross  1.080

R. Cano  .837

J. LaRue  .530

ERA

J. Peavy  2.39

J. Maine  4.04

A. Eaton  6.36

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

K. Wells  6.49

S. Trachsel  3.04

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Kansas City Royals Batters (4.43 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.01 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Jurrjens
G/S/vB
40.Bazardo
G/S/vB
34.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
41.Capellan
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
50.Rapada*
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
39.Brazell* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1 1.000/1.000/1.000/2.000 2.000/ 2/2.000 0/0 0/0
35.Brown G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 8/.875 7/.286 7/.286 ··· 8/.661 1/.000 8/.125 375/226 .255/.299/.348/.646 .814/.538 .651 53/.743 11/2 6/5
14.Buck G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 7/.143 3/1.334 ··· ··· 6/1.500 1/.000 7/.286 376/293 .230/.316/.451/.767 .789/.761 .929 60/.658 0/0 18/8
21.Butler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 328/231 .294/.351/.448/.799 1.000/.716 .860 87/.802 0/0 7/3
32.Costa* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 105/96 .222/.257/.303/.560 .347/.579 .589 38/.810 0/1 0/1
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 8/.929 7/.762 5/1.600 ··· 7/.500 5/.200 5/1.800 672/479 .267/.357/.381/.738 .687/.758 .698 106/.707 9/4 7/3
2.Gathright* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 3/.666 4/1.750 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 235/197 .309/.370/.343/.713 .638/.727 .874 78/.514 9/7 0/4
3.German G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 4/1.250 5/.900 6/1.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 5/.200 383/224 .266/.355/.370/.725 .793/.677 .605 47/.606 11/7 3/9
11.Gload* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 318/272 .291/.314/.448/.763 .902/.739 .789 79/.675 2/2 7/3
7.Gordon* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 2/.500 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/3.000 2/.000 565/425 .256/.323/.431/.754 .749/.755 .714 88/.900 14/4 15/12
15.Grudzielanek G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 3/.333 16/.580 2/2.500 ··· 3/.000 3/.666 1/.000 459/315 .295/.340/.415/.754 .786/.740 .767 89/.622 1/2 5/6
30.Huber G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ .000 5/.000 0/0 0/0
6.LaRue G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 4/.666 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 189/135 .153/.247/.282/.530 .647/.482 .412 30/.590 1/0 4/4
1.Pena G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 2/.000 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 510/378 .259/.277/.337/.614 .615/.614 .469 71/.519 4/5 1/22
12.Phillips G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 3/.666 12/8 .182/.250/.273/.523 .250/.625 .573 1/.000 0/0 0/0
26.Smith* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.667 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 137/124 .202/.241/.372/.613 .237/.652 .746 37/.616 0/0 5/3
29.Sweeney G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 17/1.159 2/2.500 ··· 6/.000 1/3.000 5/.650 265/185 .260/.317/.417/.734 .836/.691 .779 40/.849 0/0 7/1
24.Teahen* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 5/1.400 2/.500 ··· 4/.750 4/.000 5/.200 573/408 .281/.353/.403/.756 .668/.792 .681 62/.736 11/5 7/6
IP 25.1 16.2 39.0 25.0 77.0 60.1 51.1 1.1 46.2 43.2 31.0 TOTAL .263/.324/.390/.714 .739/.705 .695 73/41 97/96
ERA-K/9 2.84/4.6 3.24/5.4 3.69/10.2 5.76/7.2 4.79/6.8 4.33/4.8 2.98/5.6 20.25/13.8 4.24/9.4 2.47/7.2 4.65/7.3 4.65/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (42-10-3)
 LaRue (25-13-2)
 Phillips (0-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 93/.157 69/.206 181/.247 112/.277 340/.260 261/.267 221/.267 9/.429 203/.236 179/.228 133/.204 .267  Teahen
 Brown
 DeJesus
 German
 Gathright
 Gload
 Huber
 Butler
 Costa
0/4/128/15
73/0/18/6
0/148/0/5
7/0/0/2
59/8/0/2
7/0/0/1
1/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
15/0/13/0
OPS .574 .642 .741 .884 .716 .705 .706 1.984 .704 .625 .629 .769
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 53/.721 33/.927 73/.763 36/1.159 118/.696 149/.701 88/.530 6/1.500 93/.707 94/.543 51/.900 .758
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 40/.388 36/.356 108/.727 76/.760 222/.724 112/.710 133/.824 3/2.667 110/.702 85/.717 82/.467 .776
Home 47/.527 35/.474 83/.772 79/.968 180/.896 121/.630 100/.668 9/1.984 116/.735 90/.477 76/.480 .776
Last 28d days 43/.534 39/.625 34/.373 19/1.640 66/.368 39/.783 63/.556 8/2.292 47/.623 29/.328 47/.490
HR/SB/CS 3/2/0 2/0/0 3/2/1 7/3/1 5/1/2 3/1/0 3/4/5 2/0/0 5/6/2 1/1/1 3/3/0 168/72/30
Usage ····X··· ·····X·· ····X·o· ········ ··X····· ····XXo· ···X·X·· ········ ····X·o· ·o···X·· ···Xoo··
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.47 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (4.80 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Buckner
G/S/vB
49.Bale*
G/S/vB
47.Braun
G/S/vB
31.Duckworth
G/S/vB
41.Gobble*
G/S/vB
44.Hochevar
G/S/vB
58.Musser*
G/S/vB
46.Nunez
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 ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 6/1.166 5/.400 ··· 2/.000 ··· 5/.600 6/.334 2/1.000 471/405 .287/.346/.380/.726 .857/.705 .744 50/.857 2/2 3/2
27.Clevlen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/4 .125/.125/.125/.250 .500/.000 .000 8/.250 0/0 0/0
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 6/.334 12/1.073 ··· 2/.000 6/2.167 1/.000 4/.000 4/.000 645/518 .298/.356/.548/.904 .481/1.007 .845 106/1.082 23/1 22/5
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 8/.804 13/.231 ··· 2/1.500 5/.400 8/1.292 16/.527 3/.333 593/466 .297/.359/.501/.860 .908/.853 .886 110/.744 12/8 19/24
24.Hessman G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 49/26 .227/.286/.432/.718 .488/.944 .912 16/1.000 0/0 3/0
20.Infante G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 20/1.128 ··· ··· 2/2.500 4/1.000 10/.522 1/.000 174/104 .268/.301/.348/.648 .786/.559 .597 8/.250 4/1 2/4
15.Inge G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 7/.333 6/.334 24/.891 ··· 2/1.500 6/.334 8/.000 21/.906 4/1.250 545/421 .241/.320/.386/.705 .924/.642 .776 90/.738 9/2 14/17
4.Maybin G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 46/35 .167/.239/.310/.549 .000/.734 .690 30/.348 4/0 1/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.250 5/.000 13/.462 ··· 2/.000 9/1.222 9/.444 22/1.219 4/1.750 650/506 .353/.425/.582/1.007 1.210/.952 1.105 112/.935 4/1 27/1
19.Perez* G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· 1/3.000 17/.647 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.400 1/.000 8/1.429 1/3.000 76/70 .423/.461/.577/1.038 1.333/1.011 1.003 68/1.110 1/1 0/2
14.Polanco G/S/vP 1/3.000 ··· 3/.000 10/.800 14/1.286 ··· 1/.000 6/1.333 2/4.500 5/.400 5/.800 605/457 .342/.391/.464/.855 .822/.866 .892 118/.901 7/3 9/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 174/146 .247/.290/.329/.619 .619/.619 .479 33/.222 0/0 0/5
25.Raburn G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 133/75 .301/.341/.472/.812 .751/.858 .746 40/.557 3/0 3/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.333 10/1.389 22/1.005 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 6/.833 14/1.143 4/.500 491/365 .276/.290/.418/.708 .746/.695 .739 78/.674 1/2 11/6
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 7/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 63/52 .298/.333/.404/.737 1.232/.639 .361 58/.718 2/0 0/0
3.Sheffield G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 17/.950 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 5/1.350 4/.000 5/.650 569/438 .271/.383/.476/.859 .846/.863 .941 57/.665 22/5 25/0
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.933 13/.398 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.000 1/no AB 270/184 .238/.274/.469/.743 .844/.695 .812 56/.553 2/1 15/3
IP 23.0 35.0 36.0 40.2 50.2 6.1 24.2 35.2 82.1 67.0 65.0 TOTAL .285/.344/.454/.798 .822/.791 .818 96/30 166/94
ERA-K/9 4.30/4.7 4.63/8.7 7.25/5.5 5.09/3.8 3.02/8.0 0.00/1.4 4.38/6.9 4.54/6.8 3.94/7.1 2.42/6.7 2.49/9.8 4.48/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (26-10-3)
 Rodriguez (46-20-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 96/.277 158/.289 170/.308 189/.293 221/.274 28/.250 116/.314 154/.289 345/.275 277/.235 255/.190 .277  Granderson
 Ordonez
 Raburn
 Sheffield
 Perez
 Thames
 Clevlen
 Infante
 Maybin
 Hessman
2/150/0/10
0/0/136/3
8/11/13/1
7/0/7/1
15/0/4/1
33/0/9/1
5/1/2/0
1/12/6/0
10/4/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .869 .724 .870 .804 .813 .690 .936 .831 .771 .699 .515 .784
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 59/.998 67/.684 81/1.015 84/.825 121/.717 16/.842 41/1.150 70/1.018 132/.773 108/.623 100/.430 .778
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 37/.664 91/.753 89/.747 105/.788 100/.925 12/.444 75/.811 84/.685 213/.771 169/.746 155/.571 .790
Road 43/1.013 90/.719 83/.625 95/.813 113/.915 / 43/.710 73/.946 150/.863 133/.762 132/.521 .772
Last 28d days 96/.869 68/.591 51/1.015 41/1.154 36/.457 28/.690 24/1.079 44/1.037 39/.826 39/.613 41/.488
HR/SB/CS 3/1/0 1/0/0 4/2/0 3/1/0 6/2/1 0/0/0 5/3/1 7/5/0 9/8/0 8/4/1 3/0/0 158/67/23
Usage ····X··· ··o·o·X· ···o·X·· ·o·Xo··· ··o·XX·· ···X···· ········ ·····o·· ··o···X· ······o· o·o·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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