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Game Preview: MIN @ DET, 7:05pm, Tuesday, September 25, 2007 @Comerica Park

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Minnesota Twins, 77-79, 3rd, 15½ GB, 13 GB in WC

SP: Matt Garza (23, RHP, 4-6, 3.72)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (4-6)             72.2  83  39  30  27  59  8    3.72      
 2006 (3-6)             50    62  33  32  23  38  6    5.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  35.2  51  30  23  15  24  7    5.80   39 
 2007-09-19    TEX   W   6.1   6   2   1   0   5  1     109   60 
 2007-09-14    DET   L   5.2   4   4   4   4   2  0      98   43 
 2007-09-08    CHW  ND   4     9   5   3   3   5  2      88   30 
 2007-08-31    KCR   L   5.1   9   8   4   2   6  0      91   30 
 2007-08-25    BAL   W   5     5   1   1   4   2  0      91   51 
 2007-08-20    SEA   L   2.1   9   7   7   0   2  4      47   13 
 2007-08-14    SEA   W   7     9   3   3   2   2  0     100   47 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      0-2  17    12   9   8   9  11  0    4.24   51 
 2007-09-14    DET   L   5.2   4   4   4   4   2  0      98   43 
 2007-07-17    DET   L   7     3   1   0   1   3  0      97   71 
 2006-09-08    DET  ND   4.1   5   4   4   4   6  0      91   39 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-40   Road:   36-39   ExtrInn: 5-7 
 vsRHP:  55-55   vsLHP:  22-24   1-Run:  20-22
 vsEast: 17-17   vsCntrl:28-42   vsWest: 21-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
156 Mon, Sep 24  @DET  W   2-0       77-79  3rd 15.5 gb
155 Sun, Sep 23   CHW  W   7-1       76-79  3rd 16.0 gb
154 Sat, Sep 22   CHW  L   3-8       75-79  3rd 16.0 gb
153 Fri, Sep 21   CHW  L   4-6       75-78  3rd 16.0 gb
152 Wed, Sep 19   TEX  W   4-2       75-77  3rd 15.0 gb
151 Tue, Sep 18   TEX  W   4-2       74-77  3rd 15.0 gb
150 Mon, Sep 17   TEX  W   5-4       73-77  3rd 15.0 gb
149 Sun, Sep 16   DET  L   4-6       72-77  3rd 15.0 gb
148 Sat, Sep 15   DET  L   3-4       72-76  3rd 15.0 gb
147 Fri, Sep 14   DET  L   2-4       72-75  3rd 14.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Detroit Tigers, 85-72, 2nd, 8 GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Yorman Bazardo (22, RHP, 1-1, 3.24)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (1-1)             16.2  13   7   6   2  10  2    3.24      
 2005 (0-0)              1.2   5   5   4   2   2  0   21.60      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-0   4.2   4   2   2   2   2  0    3.86   48 
 2007-09-15    MIN  ND   4.2   4   2   2   2   2  0      87   48 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      0-0   4.2   4   2   2   2   2  0    3.86   48 
 2007-09-15    MIN  ND   4.2   4   2   2   2   2  0      87   48 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-36   Road:   42-36   ExtrInn: 8-10
 vsRHP:  58-57   vsLHP:  27-15   1-Run:  27-18
 vsEast: 20-15   vsCntrl:33-34   vsWest: 18-19 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
157 Mon, Sep 24   MIN  L   0-2       85-72  2nd  8.0 gb
156 Sun, Sep 23   KCR  W   7-2       85-71  2nd  7.5 gb
155 Sat, Sep 22   KCR  L   4-7       84-71  2nd  7.5 gb
154 Fri, Sep 21   KCR  W   5-4       84-70  2nd  7.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Sep 24, 2007 MIN  2 @DET  0    W:Carlos Silva (13-14), L: Nate Robertson (8-13), S: Joe Nathan (35)
Sun, Sep 16, 2007 DET  6 @MIN  4    W:Jair Jurrjens (3-1), L: Scott Baker (9-8), S: Todd Jones (37)
Sat, Sep 15, 2007 DET  4 @MIN  3    W:Joel Zumaya (2-3), L: Johan Santana (15-12), S: Todd Jones (36)
Fri, Sep 14, 2007 DET  4 @MIN  2    W:Nate Robertson (8-11), L: Matt Garza (3-6), S: Todd Jones (35)
Thu, Jul 19, 2007 DET  4 @MIN  3 (10)   W:Zach Miner (1-1), L: Joe Nathan (3-2), S: Todd Jones (26)
Wed, Jul 18, 2007 DET  3 @MIN  2    W:Andrew Miller (5-3), L: Johan Santana (11-7), S: Todd Jones (25)
Tue, Jul 17, 2007 DET  1 @MIN  0    W:Nate Robertson (6-6), L: Matt Garza (1-1), S: Todd Jones (24)
Sun, Jul 01, 2007 DET  1  MIN  0    W:Jeremy Bonderman (9-1), L: Scott Baker (2-3), S: Todd Jones (20)
Sat, Jun 30, 2007 MIN  8 @DET  5    W:Kevin Slowey (3-0), L: Andrew Miller (3-2), S: Joe Nathan (16)
Fri, Jun 29, 2007 MIN 11 @DET  1    W:Johan Santana (9-6), L: Justin Verlander (9-3), S: none
Season Series: 2007 - DET leads 10-6; 2006 - DET won 11-8; 2005 - MIN won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1016-935

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  5.91

CHC  4.67

WSN  4.08

RA/G

SDP  3.99

MIL  4.77

TBD  5.82

BA

M. Ordonez  .358

O. Hudson  .294

J. LaRue  .150

OBP

B. Bonds  .483

H. Matsui  .366

J. LaRue  .242

SLG

C. Ross  .659

C. Young  .479

A. Gonzalez  .250

OPS

C. Ross  1.067

Y. Escobar  .837

J. LaRue  .518

ERA

J. Peavy  2.36

J. Maine  4.07

A. Eaton  6.33

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

K. Wells  6.49

A. Cook  3.31

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Minnesota Twins Batters (4.50 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Bazardo
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
18.Bartlett G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 7/.286 5/.650 6/.333 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 553/399 .268/.344/.365/.709 .863/.649 .732 102/.603 22/3 5/26
32.Buscher* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 77/66 .258/.342/.364/.706 .495/.740 .860 49/.838 0/0 2/4
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 195/106 .232/.263/.271/.534 .616/.465 .604 46/.533 11/1 0/8
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 2/no AB 2/no AB 2/1.500 4/.250 5/1.800 8/.750 6/.500 ··· 11/.382 4/1.750 9/.333 600/421 .273/.353/.429/.782 .863/.748 .702 106/.723 4/0 15/4
20.Ford G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.500 6/1.166 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 1/5.000 2/.000 129/80 .235/.318/.365/.683 .766/.633 .660 6/1.000 3/1 3/1
41.Heintz G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 56/41 .235/.278/.235/.513 .533/.504 .665 29/.490 0/0 0/0
48.Hunter G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 8/1.071 14/.572 5/.400 ··· 7/.453 4/.500 8/.125 629/451 .289/.337/.513/.850 .905/.828 .842 112/.673 18/8 28/2
50.Jones* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 68/57 .175/.235/.270/.505 .273/.552 .258 26/.683 0/1 1/1
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/1.167 1/.000 1/2.000 5/1.400 3/.000 6/.833 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 450/367 .270/.332/.446/.777 .675/.799 .785 84/.980 5/0 13/2
23.LeCroy G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 10/4 .200/.200/.200/.400 .333/.500 .333 10/.400 0/0 0/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 4/.250 2/.000 1/.000 6/.900 7/1.000 ··· 6/1.166 6/.533 6/.334 466/307 .287/.377/.414/.791 .664/.860 .930 46/.648 7/1 6/1
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 2/.500 3/2.500 5/.933 6/.167 5/1.600 ··· 10/2.100 6/1.000 8/1.625 646/425 .274/.347/.497/.844 .707/.917 .872 107/.626 1/1 30/5
8.Punto# G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 6/1.300 5/.400 8/.875 ··· 5/.650 2/.000 5/.400 524/351 .213/.293/.273/.567 .489/.610 .593 74/.672 16/6 1/12
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 7/1.547 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.000 297/197 .295/.347/.354/.701 .853/.626 .678 24/.784 0/0 1/0
38.Rodriguez# G/S/vP 2/1.500 2/1.500 1/2.000 1/.000 1/no AB 5/1.150 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 1/no AB 166/132 .227/.280/.313/.594 .536/.608 .502 46/.716 1/0 2/4
12.Tyner* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 10/.400 5/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 323/255 .288/.333/.358/.691 .616/.710 .711 65/.657 8/3 1/1
24.White G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.333 10/.800 3/.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· 2/1.000 111/66 .158/.225/.277/.502 .564/.461 .670 37/.561 0/0 3/0
IP 16.2 16.2 43.0 25.0 77.0 61.1 52.1 2.1 48.1 46.0 32.2 TOTAL .265/.331/.391/.722 .715/.726 .739 108/29 113/90
ERA-K/9 3.24/5.4 3.24/5.4 3.35/10.3 5.76/7.2 4.91/6.8 4.26/4.8 3.10/5.7 11.57/15.7 4.10/9.5 2.35/7.2 4.41/7.4 4.62/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Heintz (13-1-1)
 LeCroy (3-0-0)
 Mauer (20-24-4)
 Redmond (23-16-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 69/.206 69/.206 192/.231 112/.277 343/.268 265/.267 227/.270 12/.300 219/.236 188/.229 139/.193 .267  Cuddyer
 Hunter
 Tyner
 Kubel
 Ford
 Jones
 White
0/0/134/18
0/149/0/5
45/15/18/3
80/0/0/2
35/13/3/1
5/0/1/0
15/0/0/0
OPS .642 .642 .701 .884 .728 .702 .726 1.417 .692 .623 .600 .766
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 33/.927 33/.927 81/.697 36/1.159 118/.696 151/.705 90/.581 8/1.042 100/.705 100/.551 55/.827 .756
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 36/.356 36/.356 111/.706 76/.760 225/.742 114/.696 137/.822 4/2.000 119/.681 88/.707 84/.455 .773
Home 35/.474 35/.474 94/.686 79/.968 183/.916 125/.626 106/.712 12/1.417 132/.710 99/.487 82/.442 .769
Last 28d days 39/.625 39/.625 38/.304 19/1.640 53/.460 40/.762 63/.699 11/1.566 56/.616 28/.445 48/.479
HR/SB/CS 2/0/0 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 3/3/0 170/72/30
Usage ········ ········ ···X···· ········ ··o···X· ···o···· ··X····X ··X····· ···X···· ·Xo··o·· ·X·····X
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.47 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.46 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Garza
G/S/vB
53.Blackburn
G/S/vB
56.Cali*
G/S/vB
51.DePaula
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
17.Neshek
G/S/vB
60.Perkins*
G/S/vB
39.Rincon
G/S/vB
59.Slowey
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP 7/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 3/.666 10/.400 2/.500 2/.000 4/.500 3/1.667 481/412 .296/.353/.396/.750 .927/.721 .790 49/1.090 2/2 4/2
27.Clevlen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/4 .125/.125/.125/.250 .500/.000 .000 8/.250 0/0 0/0
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 9/.944 ··· ··· 1/.000 13/1.205 8/.625 4/.833 2/.000 6/1.000 3/2.334 657/528 .302/.359/.554/.913 .473/1.019 .864 98/1.041 23/1 23/5
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 8/.375 ··· ··· ··· 8/1.125 11/.673 7/.715 2/1.500 12/1.000 3/1.334 610/482 .293/.354/.493/.847 .918/.834 .858 108/.639 12/8 19/25
24.Hessman G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 53/29 .213/.283/.404/.687 .519/.836 .820 20/.879 0/0 3/0
20.Infante G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/1.572 8/.000 3/.666 ··· 9/.000 3/.000 174/104 .268/.301/.348/.648 .786/.559 .597 8/.250 4/1 2/4
15.Inge G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· ··· 1/2.000 16/.331 12/.450 5/.000 3/.333 17/.321 ··· 558/430 .239/.316/.380/.695 .909/.632 .752 87/.603 9/2 14/18
4.Maybin G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 50/38 .152/.220/.283/.503 .000/.672 .561 24/.258 4/0 1/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 9/1.181 ··· ··· ··· 8/.000 10/.633 9/.000 2/.500 18/1.007 3/.000 663/519 .358/.429/.585/1.014 1.210/.962 1.116 105/.965 4/1 27/1
19.Perez* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 4/.250 1/3.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 84/78 .410/.452/.564/1.016 1.333/.990 .971 76/1.079 1/1 0/2
14.Polanco G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 9/.625 7/.629 3/.000 1/.000 6/.666 3/.666 622/473 .339/.387/.459/.846 .830/.851 .872 115/.854 7/3 9/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 177/148 .242/.285/.323/.608 .597/.610 .462 31/.237 0/0 0/5
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 139/78 .302/.341/.496/.837 .764/.891 .808 36/.672 3/0 4/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 9/.583 ··· ··· ··· 13/.693 8/1.214 6/.967 ··· 19/.485 3/.666 503/377 .280/.293/.420/.713 .746/.702 .748 78/.731 1/2 11/6
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.467 ··· 66/55 .288/.333/.390/.723 1.232/.628 .362 55/.733 2/0 0/1
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 17/1.126 4/1.250 1/.000 6/.900 ··· 582/451 .264/.378/.465/.843 .846/.842 .903 70/.565 22/5 25/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.167 5/.400 5/.800 ··· 4/.500 3/1.666 276/188 .240/.275/.489/.764 .882/.708 .851 46/.671 2/1 17/4
IP 72.2 8.2 21.0 17.0 85.2 68.1 70.1 27.0 57.2 61.0 TOTAL .286/.343/.455/.798 .826/.790 .817 99/30 171/98
ERA-K/9 3.72/7.3 2.08/5.2 4.71/6.0 7.94/2.6 2.21/6.7 1.98/9.5 2.94/9.5 3.33/6.7 5.31/7.5 4.57/6.5 4.13/6.8

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 320/.291 33/.258 101/.265 84/.348 340/.215 269/.208 278/.183 110/.234 265/.277 273/.287 .267  Granderson
 Ordonez
 Raburn
 Sheffield
 Perez
 Thames
 Clevlen
 Infante
 Maybin
 Hessman
2/153/0/10
0/0/139/3
9/12/14/1
7/0/7/1
18/0/4/1
35/0/9/1
7/1/2/0
1/12/6/0
10/5/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .779 .561 .794 1.011 .595 .559 .591 .671 .807 .863 .749
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 162/.869 19/.885 53/.744 42/.948 146/.691 130/.577 113/.618 38/.672 129/.938 145/.825 .801
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 158/.689 14/.143 48/.847 42/1.076 194/.523 139/.542 165/.573 72/.669 136/.683 128/.904 .706
Road 155/.759 11/.855 53/.996 38/1.227 146/.544 107/.573 123/.629 46/.621 127/.855 129/.987 .789
Last 28d days 100/.819 33/.561 34/.952 51/.978 52/.791 47/.620 43/.967 13/.385 50/.655 99/.655
HR/SB/CS 8/0/3 0/0/1 2/0/0 4/0/0 7/6/2 4/5/0 7/1/2 2/1/1 9/3/1 16/0/0 177/59/41
Usage ·····X·· ···X···· ········ ··X···o· ·X····XX ·o···oXX ········ ··o··oo· ··o··o·X ·X·····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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