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Detroit Tigers, , 2nd, 2½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Nate Robertson (29, LHP, 7-10, 4.80)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (7-10)           135   160  75  72  45  91 16    4.80      
 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         1-4  45.2  58  28  27  11  38  5    5.32   45 
 2007-08-23    CLE  ND   8.2   4   0   0   0   3  0      91   79 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      2-3  33    37  16  14   5  23  6    3.82   52 
 2007-07-22    KCR   L   6    11   5   4   1   5  1      96   36 
 2005-09-20    KCR   L   7     6   4   3   1   2  2      90   52 
 2005-07-15    KCR   W   5     5   1   1   2   3  1      99   54 
 2004-09-07    KCR   L   6     9   5   5   1   6  1     102   39 
 2004-08-30    KCR   W   9     6   1   1   0   7  1     101   78 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-0    Road:    0-0    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   0-0    vsLHP:   0-0    1-Run:   0-0 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 Last 10: 0-0    Last 20: 0-0    Last 30: 0-0 
Kansas City Royals, , 4th, 15½ GB, 16 GB in WC

SP: Brian Bannister (26, RHP, 10-7, 3.28)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (10-7)           134.1 118  54  49  35  66  9    3.28      
 2006 (2-1)             38    34  18  18  22  19  4    4.26      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  48.1  38  12  12  11  20  2    2.23   60 
 2007-08-22    CHW   W   6.2   5   2   2   2   3  0     101   57 
 2007-08-17    OAK   W   9     4   2   2   1   4  1     109   74 
 2007-08-12    TOR   L   4.2   7   3   3   3   1  0      93   36 
 2007-08-07    MIN   W   7     6   1   1   1   1  0      98   61 
 2007-08-01    MIN  ND   7     8   3   3   1   2  0     101   50 
 2007-07-27    TEX   W   7     4   0   0   2   6  0     116   73 
 2007-07-22    DET   W   7     4   1   1   1   3  1     102   67 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-1  11.2  12   5   3   3   5  1    2.31   52 
 2007-07-22    DET   W   7     4   1   1   1   3  1     102   67 
 2007-05-04    DET   L   4.2   8   4   2   2   2  0     100   36 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-0    Road:    0-0    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   0-0    vsLHP:   0-0    1-Run:   0-0 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 Last 10: 0-0    Last 20: 0-0    Last 30: 0-0 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Oct 01, 2006 KCR 10 @DET  8 (12)   W:Jimmy Gobble (4-6), L: Kenny Rogers (17-8), S: none
Sat, Sep 30, 2006 KCR  9 @DET  6    W:Todd Wellemeyer (1-4), L: Zach Miner (7-6), S: Jimmy Gobble (2)
Fri, Sep 29, 2006 KCR  9 @DET  7 (11)   W:Zack Greinke (1-0), L: Jamie Walker (0-1), S: Joel Peralta (1)
Sun, Sep 24, 2006 DET 11 @KCR  4    W:Justin Verlander (17-9), L: Runelvys Hernandez (6-10), S: none
Sat, Sep 23, 2006 DET 15 @KCR  4    W:Kenny Rogers (17-6), L: Mark Redman (10-10), S: none
Fri, Sep 22, 2006 DET  7 @KCR  3    W:Wilfredo Ledezma (3-3), L: Luke Hudson (7-6), S: none
Sun, Jul 16, 2006 KCR  9 @DET  6    W:Scott Elarton (4-9), L: Zach Miner (6-2), S: Mike MacDougal (1)
Sat, Jul 15, 2006 DET  6  KCR  0    W:Justin Verlander (11-4), L: Jimmy Gobble (3-3), S: none
Fri, Jul 14, 2006 DET 10  KCR  9    W:Todd Jones (2-5), L: Jeremy Affeldt (4-6), S: none
Thu, Jul 13, 2006 DET  6  KCR  4    W:Jeremy Bonderman (9-4), L: Brandon Duckworth (1-2), S: Todd Jones (24)
Season Series: 2007 -  0-0; 2006 - DET won 14-4; 2005 - DET won 10-9; All-Time - KCR leads 248-232

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  5.92

CHC  4.62

WSN  3.95

RA/G

BOS  3.93

KCR  4.84

TBD  5.95

BA

M. Ordonez  .355

K. Johnson  .292

R. Langerhans  .153

OBP

B. Bonds  .495

A. Rios  .362

S. Thorman  .253

SLG

R. Braun  .648

G. Sizemore  .472

N. Punto  .258

OPS

B. Bonds  1.091

A. Ethier  .826

R. Langerhans  .535

ERA

C. Young  2.12

C. Zambrano  3.95

A. Eaton  6.36

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

C. James  6.40

S. Trachsel  2.81

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.61 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (4.84 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Bannister
G/S/vB
49.Bale*
G/S/vB
40.Bannister
G/S/vB
47.Braun
G/S/vB
38.Buckner
G/S/vB
28.Davies
G/S/vB
41.Gobble*
G/S/vB
23.Greinke
G/S/vB
55.Meche
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP 6/1.100 1/no AB 6/1.100 2/.000 ··· 9/1.333 5/.400 5/1.400 13/.308 ··· 4/.750 5/.400 1/2.000 432/368 .282/.340/.376/.716 .829/.697 .701 79/.634 2/2 3/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 6/1.667 1/2.000 6/1.667 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 12/1.073 11/1.182 21/1.008 2/.500 1/.000 4/.000 4/.000 559/441 .291/.350/.540/.890 .482/.998 .941 110/.713 17/1 17/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 6/1.167 ··· 6/1.167 4/.250 ··· 3/3.500 13/.231 17/.753 28/.641 2/1.000 7/1.514 15/.564 2/.500 502/391 .304/.365/.527/.891 .989/.872 .842 110/.867 11/7 19/
15.Inge G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 4/.000 5/.250 ··· 2/.500 24/.891 20/.774 26/.891 3/.000 7/.000 20/.956 4/1.250 471/358 .243/.322/.391/.713 .860/.667 .698 88/.584 8/2 12/
4.Maybin G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 26/20 .208/.269/.458/.728 .000/.961 .705 26/.728 2/0 1/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 6/.733 ··· 6/.733 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 13/.462 13/.308 35/.854 5/.400 8/.250 21/1.279 3/1.667 558/428 .355/.427/.596/1.024 1.271/.950 .948 114/1.109 4/1 25/
19.Perez* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.000 5/.650 1/2.000 1/.000 7/1.333 ··· 8/7 .143/.250/.143/.393 2.000/.143 .650 / 0/0 0/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 13/1.384 9/.778 24/.606 2/2.500 2/4.500 4/.500 5/.800 507/376 .337/.386/.458/.844 .822/.852 .787 86/.872 5/3 8/
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 146/128 .273/.317/.371/.688 .745/.680 .872 37/.485 0/0 0/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 103/63 .333/.363/.531/.894 .850/.921 .952 68/.754 2/0 3/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/.333 22/1.005 16/1.188 18/.666 1/.000 5/.400 13/1.231 3/.666 425/303 .276/.289/.421/.710 .721/.705 .729 70/.615 1/2 10/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.000 ··· 5/1.350 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 11/9 .250/.400/.250/.650 /.500 11/.650 0/0 0/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 13/.398 ··· 7/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 1/no AB 230/155 .248/.283/.500/.783 .861/.744 .697 65/.722 2/1 15/
IP 134.1 23.0 134.1 28.1 5.0 107.2 43.0 91.0 175.1 27.0 75.1 58.0 56.2 TOTAL .284/.343/.460/.803 .839/.791 .789 78/27 152/
ERA-K/9 3.28/4.4 4.30/7.4 3.28/4.4 6.67/5.4 1.80/1.8 6.10/6.7 3.35/8.0 4.25/7.6 3.85/6.5 3.00/6.3 3.94/7.6 2.48/7.1 2.54/9.5 4.51/6.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 546/.235 106/.330 546/.235 127/.284 22/.350 493/.285 193/.287 379/.271 740/.271 110/.232 314/.268 244/.256 225/.191 .279  Granderson
 Ordonez
 Thames
 Raburn
 Perez
 Maybin
1/128/0/10
0/0/118/3
25/0/9/1
6/7/9/1
2/0/0/0
6/1/0/0
OPS .666 .789 .666 .807 .859 .860 .849 .758 .733 .744 .765 .730 .532 .789
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 251/.769 41/.819 251/.769 57/.900 11/1.055 239/.852 105/.717 183/.746 365/.736 48/.992 117/.806 93/.642 86/.439 .786
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 295/.580 65/.770 295/.580 70/.736 11/.664 254/.866 88/1.000 196/.769 375/.729 62/.567 197/.741 151/.783 139/.590 .791
Home 266/.745 45/.821 266/.745 65/1.145 22/.859 224/.849 92/.712 219/.821 381/.718 43/.440 180/.687 126/.717 104/.513 .799
Last 28d days 136/.668 81/.766 136/.668 58/.906 22/.859 104/1.029 26/.689 45/.511 122/.753 71/.842 45/1.061 43/1.011 47/.552
HR/SB/CS 9/6/3 1/0/0 9/6/3 3/1/0 0/0/0 17/12/3 6/1/0 8/4/2 19/3/4 5/2/0 8/8/0 6/3/1 3/0/0 135/55/19
Usage ·····X·· ·o·X··X· ·····X·· ··X····· ··X····· ··X····· ·X·X·Xoo ···X···X ·X·····X ······X· ·o·o···· ·o·o···o ·X·X·X··
Kansas City Royals Batters (4.53 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Robertson*
G/S/vB
34.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
52.Durbin
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
48.Miller*
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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
35.Brown G/S/vP 9/.611 ··· 1/.000 6/1.167 7/.286 1/.000 5/.400 8/.661 ··· 8/.125 335/202 .245/.296/.346/.642 .798/.541 .653 60/.780 10/1 6/
14.Buck G/S/vP 7/1.000 ··· 5/.800 6/.167 3/1.334 ··· ··· 6/1.500 1/.000 7/.286 323/250 .226/.316/.459/.775 .859/.750 .629 58/.474 0/0 16/
21.Butler G/S/vP 3/1.333 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 250/171 .295/.352/.436/.788 .935/.722 .724 88/.745 0/0 5/
32.Costa* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 73/66 .200/.219/.243/.462 .286/.481 .525 6/.900 0/0 0/
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 10/.619 ··· 9/.444 7/1.071 7/.762 2/2.000 4/2.000 5/.750 5/.200 5/1.800 580/404 .277/.359/.392/.751 .698/.775 .790 98/.667 7/4 6/
2.Gathright* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 3/.666 3/2.000 3/2.500 ··· ··· 4/.000 169/140 .347/.404/.388/.791 .808/.788 .570 82/.823 9/4 0/
3.German G/S/vP 4/1.750 ··· 3/.000 4/1.250 5/.900 2/.500 4/1.500 1/no AB 1/.000 5/.200 348/205 .265/.357/.369/.726 .738/.717 .875 55/.512 8/5 3/
11.Gload* G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· 4/1.500 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 249/207 .301/.321/.462/.783 .857/.768 .773 75/.826 2/1 5/
7.Gordon* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 485/359 .244/.319/.401/.720 .707/.724 .744 87/.798 13/4 11/
15.Grudzielanek G/S/vP 4/1.750 ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 16/.580 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 381/251 .304/.346/.439/.786 .776/.791 .759 83/.784 1/2 5/
6.LaRue G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 163/115 .141/.230/.275/.504 .705/.421 .621 26/.302 1/0 4/
1.Pena G/S/vP 3/.833 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 446/332 .262/.282/.345/.627 .592/.639 .799 67/.335 4/5 1/
26.Smith* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.000 7/.667 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 103/92 .206/.252/.361/.613 .282/.652 .511 31/.775 0/0 4/
IP 135.0 33.0 118.1 63.2 52.1 63.1 37.0 37.1 38.1 20.1 TOTAL .263/.325/.391/.716 .737/.708 .742 66/32 84/
ERA-K/9 4.80/6.1 4.09/10.6 4.79/4.9 5.37/6.9 4.47/4.6 4.97/7.8 3.65/6.3 4.10/9.2 2.82/6.6 4.43/8.4 4.71/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (34-9-3)
 LaRue (21-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 597/.297 154/.266 519/.266 290/.285 225/.272 299/.269 164/.285 163/.229 160/.243 91/.213 .271  Brown
 DeJesus
 German
 Gathright
 Gload
 Butler
 Costa
67/0/14/6
0/127/0/4
5/0/0/2
42/5/0/2
7/0/0/1
6/0/0/0
12/0/8/0
OPS .812 .801 .772 .777 .691 .787 .736 .716 .655 .667 .772
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 149/.753 58/.867 253/.766 97/.785 128/.717 67/.477 64/.554 72/.750 86/.543 32/1.144 .765
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 448/.832 96/.759 266/.779 193/.771 97/.657 232/.873 100/.853 91/.689 74/.790 59/.414 .778
Road 222/.868 79/.787 307/.707 130/.567 115/.711 153/.769 89/.761 65/.687 77/.820 35/.871 .767
Last 28d days 143/.759 51/.730 95/.824 65/.796 31/.625 44/1.086 64/.739 31/.336 44/.623 14/.690
HR/SB/CS 16/5/3 3/2/1 19/5/1 5/1/2 2/1/0 8/10/1 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·· ···X··o· ·X·oo··· ·X··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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