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Game Preview: NYY @ KCR, 8:10pm, Friday, September 7, 2007 @Kauffman Stadium

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New York Yankees, 78-62, 2nd, 6½ GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Ian Kennedy (22, RHP, 1-0, 1.29)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (1-0)              7     5   3   1   2   6  1    1.29      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-0   7     5   3   1   2   6  1    1.29   63 
 2007-09-01    TBD   W   7     5   3   1   2   6  1     100   63 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR    Has never faced KCR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   47-27   Road:   31-35   ExtrInn: 3-6 
 vsRHP:  62-43   vsLHP:  16-19   1-Run:  12-17
 vsEast: 26-27   vsCntrl:27-11   vsWest: 15-16 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
140 Wed, Sep  5   SEA  W  10-2       78-62  2nd  6.0 gb
139 Tue, Sep  4   SEA  W  12-3       77-62  2nd  7.0 gb
138 Mon, Sep  3   SEA  L   1-7       76-62  2nd  7.0 gb
137 Sun, Sep  2   TBD  L   2-8       76-61  2nd  6.0 gb
136 Sat, Sep  1   TBD  W   9-6       76-60  2nd  5.0 gb
135 Fri, Aug 31   TBD  L   1-9       75-60  2nd  5.0 gb
134 Thu, Aug 30   BOS  W   5-0       75-59  2nd  5.0 gb
133 Wed, Aug 29   BOS  W   4-3       74-59  2nd  6.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 28   BOS  W   5-3       73-59  2nd  7.0 gb
131 Mon, Aug 27  @DET  L   0-16      72-59  2nd  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Kansas City Royals, 62-77, 4th, 18½ GB, 15½ GB in WC

SP: Gil Meche (28, RHP, 7-12, 3.85)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (7-12)           182.1 190  87  78  54 129 19    3.85      
 2006 (11-8)           186.2 183 106  93  84 156 24    4.48      
 2005 (10-8)           143.1 153  92  81  72  83 18    5.09      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-5  41    45  20  19  16  30  2    4.17   49 
 2007-08-31    MIN   L   7     7   3   3   3   3  0     115   51 
 2007-08-26    CLE  ND   6     7   2   2   2   4  0     112   52 
 2007-08-20    CHW  ND   5.2   6   2   2   2   6  1     104   53 
 2007-08-15    TEX   L   6.1   5   3   2   3   4  0     105   54 
 2007-08-10    TOR   L   5     7   2   2   0   5  0     101   50 
 2007-08-05    NYY   L   4     6   6   6   5   2  1      91   23 
 2007-07-30    MIN   L   7     7   2   2   1   6  0      98   60 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      1-2  31    33  19  18   9  15  5    5.23   46 
 2007-08-05    NYY   L   4     6   6   6   5   2  1      91   23 
 2007-07-25    NYY   L   7.1   9   5   5   1   1  2     120   40 
 2006-07-19    NYY  ND   6     5   2   2   1   6  0     112   59 
 2005-05-09    NYY  ND   6.2   6   3   3   2   3  1     102   51 
 2004-08-15    NYY   W   7     7   3   2   0   3  1     112   56 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-37   Road:   31-40   ExtrInn: 5-8 
 vsRHP:  45-55   vsLHP:  17-22   1-Run:  18-18
 vsEast: 11-22   vsCntrl:22-31   vsWest: 19-16 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
139 Wed, Sep  5  @TEX  L   2-3       62-77  4th 19.0 gb
138 Tue, Sep  4  @TEX  L   8-9       62-76  4th 18.0 gb
137 Mon, Sep  3  @TEX  W   8-1       62-75  4th 17.0 gb
136 Sun, Sep  2  @MIN  W   8-1       61-75  4th 17.0 gb
135 Sat, Sep  1  @MIN  L   4-6       60-75  4th 18.0 gb
134 Fri, Aug 31  @MIN  L   0-5       60-74  4th 17.0 gb
133 Fri, Aug 31  @MIN  W   9-4       60-73  4th 17.0 gb
132 Thu, Aug 30   DET  L   1-6       59-73  4th 16.5 gb
131 Wed, Aug 29   DET  W   5-0       59-72  4th 15.5 gb
130 Tue, Aug 28   DET  W   6-3       58-72  4th 15.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 05, 2007 NYY  8  KCR  5    W:Mike Mussina (7-7), L: Gil Meche (7-9), S: Mariano Rivera (17)
Sat, Aug 04, 2007 NYY 16  KCR  8    W:Mike Myers (3-0), L: John Bale (0-1), S: none
Fri, Aug 03, 2007 NYY  7  KCR  1    W:Chien-Ming Wang (13-5), L: Odalis Perez (6-10), S: none
Thu, Jul 26, 2007 KCR  7  NYY  0    W:Jorge de la Rosa (8-10), L: Kei Igawa (2-3), S: none
Wed, Jul 25, 2007 NYY  7 @KCR  1    W:Mike Mussina (5-7), L: Gil Meche (7-7), S: none
Tue, Jul 24, 2007 NYY  9 @KCR  4    W:Chien-Ming Wang (11-5), L: Scott Elarton (2-4), S: none
Mon, Jul 23, 2007 NYY  9 @KCR  2    W:Roger Clemens (3-4), L: Odalis Perez (5-9), S: none

Wed, Sep 06, 2006 NYY  8 @KCR  3    W:Randy Johnson (16-10), L: Runelvys Hernandez (5-9), S: none
Tue, Sep 05, 2006 KCR  5  NYY  0    W:Jorge de la Rosa (4-4), L: Mike Mussina (13-6), S: Todd Wellemeyer (1)
Mon, Sep 04, 2006 NYY 12 @KCR  5    W:T.J. Beam (2-0), L: Scott Dohmann (2-3), S: none
Season Series: 2007 - NYY leads 6-1; 2006 - NYY won 7-2; 2005 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - NYY leads 244-167

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  5.89

BAL  4.63

WSN  3.98

RA/G

BOS  4.01

COL  4.76

TBD  5.90

BA

J. Keppinger  .356

D. Young  .293

J. LaRue  .145

OBP

B. Bonds  .483

J. Reyes  .365

J. LaRue  .241

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .651

J. Gomes  .475

N. Punto  .254

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.069

X. Nady  .833

J. LaRue  .518

ERA

J. Peavy  2.43

J. Shields  4.01

A. Eaton  6.28

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.37

S. Trachsel  2.94

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New York Yankees Batters (5.89 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (4.76 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 55.Meche
G/S/vB
49.Bale*
G/S/vB
47.Braun
G/S/vB
38.Buckner
G/S/vB
31.Duckworth
G/S/vB
41.Gobble*
G/S/vB
58.Musser*
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
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 13/1.059 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.334 3/.333 1/.000 597/451 .288/.369/.454/.822 .634/.885 .714 106/.951 22/6 16/4
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 253/209 .224/.339/.452/.791 .710/.809 .618 46/.552 0/0 13/7
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP 9/.847 2/.000 3/2.333 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 6/1.300 ··· 525/374 .293/.344/.423/.767 .668/.788 .826 107/.641 12/5 8/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP 7/.762 3/2.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 6/1.100 ··· 2/1.500 4/.750 1/.000 574/387 .301/.350/.485/.835 .850/.828 .803 103/.720 3/4 16/12
18.Damon* G/S/vP 23/.360 5/.400 4/.833 ··· ··· 9/1.333 ··· 1/.000 13/.829 ··· 513/377 .256/.348/.371/.718 .658/.740 .669 86/.736 22/2 9/1
17.Duncan G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 64/35 .259/.317/.569/.886 1.011/.786 .438 25/.513 0/0 6/0
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 17/.761 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 2/no AB 5/1.300 ··· 242/182 .249/.347/.455/.802 .800/.801 .800 58/.786 1/0 12/0
63.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ 1/.000 0/0 0/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 29/.799 2/1.500 4/.250 ··· ··· 4/1.000 ··· 4/.500 8/1.914 ··· 624/476 .320/.390/.437/.827 .829/.826 .813 105/.717 13/8 9/16
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 21/.886 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/1.262 ··· 5/.400 4/1.250 ··· 548/375 .296/.367/.501/.869 .797/.901 .863 108/.770 3/2 23/3
11.Mientkiewicz* G/S/vP 14/1.100 ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.629 ··· ··· 9/1.413 ··· 142/122 .224/.290/.376/.666 .318/.722 .422 1/.000 0/0 4/2
26.Molina G/S/vP 9/.333 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 176/131 .247/.267/.331/.599 .833/.515 .565 32/.940 2/1 1/4
12.Phillips G/S/vP 8/.619 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/2.000 ··· 3/.000 5/.000 ··· 207/150 .292/.338/.373/.711 .655/.732 .599 50/.693 0/3 2/0
20.Posada# G/S/vP 17/.900 3/.667 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/2.417 ··· 3/.333 7/.429 ··· 510/357 .337/.420/.545/.965 .961/.967 .994 81/.963 2/0 18/4
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 32/1.406 2/2.000 3/.833 ··· ··· 6/.833 ··· 6/.167 9/1.056 ··· 613/454 .312/.418/.651/1.069 .977/1.099 1.072 109/1.268 22/2 48/11
IP 182.1 29.0 33.0 11.2 38.0 45.0 23.2 79.2 63.0 59.2 TOTAL .290/.364/.465/.829 .776/.849 .793 108/33 177/76
ERA-K/9 3.85/6.4 4.34/7.4 6.27/5.7 5.40/3.8 3.79/4.0 3.40/7.8 4.18/6.5 3.73/7.3 2.29/6.7 2.56/9.5 4.45/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (27-12-2)
 Posada (89-26-9)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 771/.271 130/.296 149/.291 51/.341 172/.268 201/.287 106/.295 332/.270 261/.241 236/.192 .279  Cabrera
 Matsui
 Abreu
 Damon
 Duncan
 Betemit
18/111/5/12
102/0/0/6
0/0/136/4
21/45/1/3
2/0/7/2
1/0/1/0
OPS .727 .733 .814 1.068 .738 .856 .884 .762 .697 .530 .787
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 379/.720 52/.773 67/.909 31/1.160 75/.789 109/.740 35/1.067 126/.778 100/.621 93/.441 .782
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 392/.734 78/.708 82/.740 20/.921 97/.699 92/.990 71/.788 206/.752 161/.743 143/.587 .789
Home 381/.718 45/.821 75/1.072 31/.795 79/.657 95/.718 63/1.004 186/.703 134/.682 109/.540 .799
Last 28d days 129/.667 79/.678 52/.762 51/1.068 24/.935 29/.720 14/.774 53/.878 54/.790 44/.640
HR/SB/CS 19/3/4 1/0/0 3/1/0 2/0/0 2/1/0 6/1/1 5/3/1 8/8/0 6/3/1 3/0/0 140/58/22
Usage ······X· ·o·X··X· ·o····X· ··X····X ·····X·· ··X····· ··X··X·· ···X··X· ··o··X·· ·o··o···
Kansas City Royals Batters (4.57 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.82 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Kennedy
G/S/vB
39.Britton
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
31.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
52.Vizcaino
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
39.Brazell* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
35.Brown G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 8/1.071 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 4/.833 353/214 .245/.292/.341/.632 .777/.540 .629 65/.669 10/2 6/5
14.Buck G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/1.600 346/270 .231/.321/.468/.789 .842/.774 .627 62/.658 0/0 18/8
21.Butler G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 285/199 .300/.354/.458/.812 .986/.739 .758 98/.872 0/0 6/2
32.Costa* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 94/86 .233/.255/.322/.578 .250/.609 .545 27/.967 0/0 0/1
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 622/438 .269/.358/.379/.737 .704/.751 .768 108/.563 9/4 6/3
2.Gathright* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· 1/2.000 200/167 .318/.375/.358/.733 .700/.739 .546 88/.613 9/4 0/2
3.German G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 364/216 .265/.360/.372/.733 .776/.703 .881 56/.477 9/5 3/9
11.Gload* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 282/237 .300/.319/.464/.784 .889/.763 .758 75/.765 2/2 7/2
7.Gordon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 527/392 .250/.318/.416/.734 .720/.739 .752 101/.925 14/4 14/11
15.Grudzielanek G/S/vP ··· 1/4.000 ··· ··· 14/1.154 ··· 5/1.400 ··· 7/1.429 418/282 .305/.352/.434/.786 .808/.775 .794 96/.770 1/2 5/6
30.Huber G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/
6.LaRue G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· 10/.200 ··· 1/no AB ··· 7/.533 176/126 .145/.241/.276/.518 .704/.444 .631 29/.380 1/0 4/4
1.Pena G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 479/356 .257/.275/.336/.610 .606/.612 .772 74/.358 4/5 1/21
12.Phillips G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/7 .200/.273/.300/.573 .250/.714 / 0/0 0/0
26.Smith* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.000 ··· 4/.000 111/99 .202/.243/.375/.618 .258/.661 .469 28/.734 0/0 5/1
29.Sweeney G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 15/.673 ··· 11/1.136 244/170 .257/.316/.419/.734 .815/.699 .699 19/.977 0/0 7/1
24.Teahen* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 ··· 5/.400 526/373 .290/.358/.412/.770 .724/.788 .852 53/.784 11/4 6/4
IP 7.0 9.1 46.2 12.1 53.0 13.2 60.2 1.1 68.1 TOTAL .264/.326/.393/.719 .744/.709 .739 70/34 93/84
ERA-K/9 1.29/7.7 2.89/2.9 3.47/6.4 0.00/12.4 4.42/7.0 6.59/13.8 3.12/9.3 0.00/6.9 4.21/7.0 4.54/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (35-10-3)
 LaRue (23-12-2)
 Phillips (0-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 27/.200 36/.156 207/.240 44/.122 237/.261 62/.240 247/.250 6/.000 301/.223 .271  Teahen
 Brown
 DeJesus
 German
 Gathright
 Gload
 Butler
 Costa
0/4/116/13
68/0/17/6
0/136/0/4
7/0/0/2
51/6/0/2
7/0/0/1
6/0/0/0
14/0/12/0
OPS .619 .604 .708 .328 .768 .921 .631 .333 .689 .766
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 9/.222 16/.557 80/.967 16/.192 117/.872 26/1.212 117/.600 3/.000 126/.733 .808
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 18/.833 20/.639 127/.560 28/.407 120/.672 36/.719 130/.659 3/.667 175/.657 .736
Road / 10/.500 108/.742 21/.296 122/.836 20/1.088 125/.652 / 149/.617 .786
Last 28d days 27/.619 19/.833 18/.807 36/.282 31/.574 47/.777 57/.748 6/.333 46/.764
HR/SB/CS 1/1/0 2/0/0 3/4/5 0/0/0 8/9/2 5/2/0 4/2/1 0/0/0 4/5/1 135/119/37
Usage ·····X·· ··Xo··X· ······X· ·o·····o ···o···· ·o··X··o ·o···X·· ····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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