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Detroit Tigers, 55-36, 1st, 1 up

SP: Andrew Miller (22, LHP, 4-3, 3.35)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (4-3)             40.1  35  18  15  19  31  4    3.35      
 2006 (0-1)             10.1   8   9   7  10   6  0    6.10      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-3  40.1  35  18  15  19  31  4    3.35   53 
 2007-07-12    SEA   L   5     6   3   2   2   6  0      98   49 
 2007-07-06    BOS   W   7     3   1   1   4   6  0     109   69 
 2007-06-30    MIN   L   5     6   6   5   2   4  1      98   35 
 2007-06-24    ATL   W   6     4   0   0   2   2  0      88   64 
 2007-06-16    PHI   L   6     7   4   3   3   6  2     108   47 
 2007-06-10    NYM   W   5.1   5   4   4   3   5  1     100   44 
 2007-05-18    STL   W   6     4   0   0   3   2  0      94   63 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      0-1   5     6   6   5   2   4  1    9.00   35 
 2007-06-30    MIN   L   5     6   6   5   2   4  1      98   35 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-19   Road:   30-17   ExtrInn: 3-6 
 vsRHP:  36-29   vsLHP:  19-7    1-Run:  18-12
 vsEast: 13-9    vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 10-8  IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 91 Tue, Jul 17  @MIN  W   1-0       55-36  1st  1.0 up
 90 Sun, Jul 15  @SEA  W  11-7       54-36  1st  0.5 up
 89 Sat, Jul 14  @SEA  L   4-6       53-36  1st  0.5 up
 88 Fri, Jul 13  @SEA  W   6-3       53-35  1st  0.5 up
 87 Thu, Jul 12  @SEA  L   2-3       52-35  1st  0.5 up
 86 Sun, Jul  8   BOS  W   6-5       52-34  1st  1.0 up
 85 Sat, Jul  7   BOS  W   3-2 (13)  51-34  1st    Tied
 84 Fri, Jul  6   BOS  W   9-2       50-34  1st    Tied
 83 Thu, Jul  5   CLE  W  12-3       49-34  2nd  1.0 gb
 82 Wed, Jul  4   CLE  W   6-4       48-34  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Minnesota Twins, 49-44, 3rd, 7 GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Johan Santana (28, LHP, 11-6, 2.60)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (11-6)           128    99  41  37  31 133 17    2.60      
 2006 (19-6)           233.2 186  79  72  47 245 24    2.77      
 2005 (16-7)           231.2 180  77  74  45 238 22    2.87      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  49    34  10   8   8  42  5    1.47   67 
 2007-07-13    OAK   W   7     4   0   0   1   8  0      91   76 
 2007-07-04    NYY   W   7     4   2   2   2   5  1     107   64 
 2007-06-29    DET   W   6     5   1   1   1   6  1      88   63 
 2007-06-24    FLA   W   6     5   2   1   1   8  1      97   63 
 2007-06-19    NYM   W   9     4   0   0   0   1  0      92   80 
 2007-06-14    ATL  ND   7     5   2   2   3   9  1     109   65 
 2007-06-09    WSN   L   7     7   3   2   0   5  1      98   58 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      3-1  31.1  25   9   9  10  39  5    2.59   62 
 2007-06-29    DET   W   6     5   1   1   1   6  1      88   63 
 2007-05-11    DET   L   6     6   2   2   2   6  1      99   56 
 2007-04-29    DET  ND   6     8   3   3   3   6  2     114   47 
 2006-09-10    DET   W   6.1   2   0   0   2  11  0     109   78 
 2006-08-09    DET   W   7     4   3   3   2  10  1     109   65 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-21   Road:   23-23   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  36-30   vsLHP:  13-14   1-Run:  14-12
 vsEast: 13-14   vsCntrl:14-18   vsWest: 11-5  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 93 Tue, Jul 17   DET  L   0-1       49-44  3rd  7.0 gb
 92 Sun, Jul 15   OAK  W   4-3       49-43  3rd  6.0 gb
 91 Sat, Jul 14   OAK  W   4-3       48-43  3rd  6.0 gb
 90 Fri, Jul 13   OAK  W   5-3       47-43  3rd  7.0 gb
 89 Thu, Jul 12   OAK  W   6-2       46-43  3rd  7.0 gb
 88 Sun, Jul  8  @CHW  L   3-6       45-43  3rd  8.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul  7  @CHW  L   1-3       45-42  3rd  7.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul  6  @CHW  W  12-0       45-41  3rd  6.0 gb
 85 Fri, Jul  6  @CHW  W  20-14      44-41  3rd  6.0 gb
 84 Thu, Jul  5  @NYY  L   6-7       43-41  3rd  7.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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
Sun, May 13, 2007 MIN 16  DET  4    W:Boof Bonser (1-1), L: Virgil Vasquez (0-1), S: none
Sat, May 12, 2007 DET  8 @MIN  2    W:Chad Durbin (3-1), L: Sidney Ponson (2-5), S: Aquilino Lopez (1)
Fri, May 11, 2007 DET  7 @MIN  3    W:Mike Maroth (3-0), L: Johan Santana (4-3), S: none
Sun, Apr 29, 2007 DET  4  MIN  3    W:Todd Jones (1-1), L: Jesse Crain (1-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 28, 2007 MIN 11 @DET  3    W:Carlos Silva (2-1), L: Justin Verlander (1-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 27, 2007 MIN  5 @DET  3    W:Jesse Crain (1-1), L: Joel Zumaya (0-1), S: Joe Nathan (7)
Season Series: 2007 - Tied 5-5; 2006 - DET won 11-8; 2005 - MIN won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1011-934

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

DET  5.89

ATL  4.64

WSN  3.77

RA/G

SDP  3.47

DET  4.68

TBD  6.13

BA

M. Byrd  .361

J. Peralta  .289

R. Langerhans  .161

OBP

B. Bonds  .495

J. Kent  .362

D. Navarro  .241

SLG

R. Braun  .672

K. Johjima  .457

D. Navarro  .253

OPS

R. Braun  1.062

O. Hudson  .820

D. Navarro  .494

ERA

C. Young  1.97

D. Wells  4.15

K. Wells  6.25

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.91

B. Arroyo  6.23

A. Cook  2.82

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.89 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.42 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Santana*
G/S/vB
21.Garza
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
17.Neshek
G/S/vB
44.Ortiz
G/S/vB
37.Reyes*
G/S/vB
39.Rincon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP 7/.715 5/.000 3/.666 9/.444 2/.500 9/1.069 5/1.000 3/.666 305/258 .297/.364/.399/.763 .798/.757 .750 68/.917 2/0 2/1
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 14/.077 6/1.100 12/1.167 7/.715 3/.666 3/1.000 5/.000 5/1.200 392/312 .299/.351/.573/.924 .422/1.052 1.008 94/.930 10/0 13/3
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 41/.603 5/.200 6/.900 10/.744 4/.000 30/.629 9/.583 12/1.000 342/264 .312/.383/.548/.931 1.090/.898 .895 89/.909 7/6 14/18
20.Infante G/S/vP 18/.111 2/2.000 7/1.572 8/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.167 9/.000 126/71 .270/.294/.336/.630 .724/.557 .610 32/.344 4/0 1/3
15.Inge G/S/vP 42/.757 4/.250 14/.381 11/.182 4/.000 15/.900 5/.000 16/.343 331/255 .243/.336/.405/.741 .961/.679 .715 77/.539 5/1 11/10
27.Monroe G/S/vP 40/.772 3/1.667 13/.231 7/.143 4/.000 7/1.571 6/.666 16/1.009 302/225 .220/.269/.383/.652 .912/.561 .762 52/.366 0/3 9/3
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 46/1.285 6/1.467 8/.000 9/.472 6/.000 11/.697 3/.333 18/1.007 384/292 .356/.435/.589/1.024 1.173/.979 1.019 86/.710 2/1 14/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 16/1.250 3/.000 9/.625 6/.750 2/.000 6/.733 9/.888 5/.800 367/275 .331/.377/.429/.806 .792/.811 .696 71/.828 3/2 3/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 87/75 .228/.287/.304/.591 .697/.574 .691 18/.167 0/0 0/2
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/2 .500/.667/.500/1.167 .500/2.000 .933 6/1.167 0/0 0/0
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 32/.550 6/.334 11/.818 8/1.214 4/1.250 34/.780 4/1.250 19/.485 317/225 .293/.306/.447/.753 .815/.727 .732 70/.711 0/2 8/5
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 23/1.006 3/.000 5/.000 16/1.207 2/1.000 15/.421 3/2.334 6/.900 394/304 .307/.414/.561/.975 1.078/.946 .931 83/1.090 16/4 22/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 28/.475 5/.000 6/.167 5/.400 5/.800 2/1.500 1/.000 4/.500 162/99 .257/.296/.526/.822 .916/.763 .777 57/.909 2/1 11/1
IP 128.0 15.0 56.1 40.0 46.1 77.1 22.2 32.0 TOTAL .289/.351/.471/.822 .867/.808 .813 51/20 109/63
ERA-K/9 2.60/9.4 0.00/6.0 1.60/6.4 2.03/9.9 1.55/10.7 5.35/3.7 3.57/7.1 4.78/7.6 4.11/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (10-4-3)
 Rodriguez (31-12-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 506/.212 57/.189 216/.182 160/.242 174/.130 342/.302 103/.310 150/.285 .263  Granderson
 Monroe
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Infante
 Thames
 Raburn
0/89/0/7
79/0/0/5
0/0/84/3
7/0/6/1
0/12/6/0
14/0/8/0
0/1/3/0
OPS .634 .491 .492 .596 .443 .813 .811 .846 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 135/.533 27/.625 86/.519 73/.679 72/.414 161/.815 59/.622 75/.996 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 371/.669 30/.374 130/.475 87/.530 102/.463 181/.810 44/1.066 75/.700 .721
Home 246/.694 26/.314 122/.523 94/.584 93/.299 161/.678 54/.722 80/.852 .701
Last 28d days 102/.549 57/.491 59/.604 36/.278 50/.576 35/.814 30/.560 36/.752
HR/SB/CS 17/4/4 0/0/1 2/3/2 1/2/0 5/1/0 11/7/2 1/0/3 6/1/1 109/35/23
Usage ····X··· X······· X·oo·o·· ···ooo·· X·ooo··· ········ ··Xo·o·· ····X···
Minnesota Twins Batters (4.89 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Miller*
G/S/vB
41.Capellan
G/S/vB
52.Durbin
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
43.McBride*
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Bartlett G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/.000 2/1.000 6/.334 3/1.167 1/.000 5/.200 1/.000 324/241 .253/.333/.316/.649 .722/.624 .672 106/.680 17/1 2/16
1.Castillo# G/S/vP 4/.750 2/.500 3/1.167 5/.400 15/.534 2/.000 6/.533 1/2.000 345/255 .311/.361/.359/.720 .680/.742 .728 90/.818 8/4 0/2
27.Cirillo G/S/vP 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 154/98 .272/.338/.397/.735 .833/.679 .666 49/.856 2/0 2/2
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 4/3.083 4/.250 5/.000 5/1.800 5/.800 1/.000 6/.500 2/1.000 389/276 .281/.365/.444/.809 .809/.809 .888 106/.707 3/0 10/2
20.Ford G/S/vP 2/1.500 2/.500 8/.833 5/1.400 2/1.500 1/no AB 1/.000 1/5.000 103/66 .247/.320/.366/.686 .789/.631 .696 34/.811 2/0 2/0
48.Hunter G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 19/.685 8/1.071 13/.462 ··· 4/.500 3/.666 367/268 .298/.343/.546/.889 1.027/.836 .943 98/.888 11/5 19/1
50.Jones* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/15 .200/.294/.267/.561 1.500/.421 .804 8/.804 0/0 0/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/1.667 5/1.400 1/.000 1/.000 5/1.000 1/.000 273/226 .241/.294/.390/.684 .735/.672 .627 71/.743 2/0 7/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 4/.500 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 5/.800 2/.000 7/1.000 3/.333 275/185 .311/.403/.451/.854 .720/.919 .690 107/.869 6/1 4/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 4/.833 3/2.500 7/1.738 5/.933 3/.000 2/1.000 5/1.600 3/1.000 382/256 .290/.361/.571/.932 .726/1.037 .923 80/1.004 1/0 25/2
8.Punto# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 5/.400 5/.900 4/.000 2/.000 6/.833 2/.000 340/230 .209/.305/.277/.582 .531/.614 .509 86/.497 13/3 1/5
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.667 2/.000 6/1.833 ··· ··· ··· 206/150 .292/.335/.359/.694 .864/.632 .725 28/.582 0/0 1/0
38.Rodriguez# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.333 ··· ··· 2/.000 105/83 .181/.260/.266/.526 .282/.591 .523 23/.503 1/0 2/2
12.Tyner* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/.666 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 164/139 .280/.331/.333/.664 .414/.710 .748 36/.725 6/2 0/1
IP 40.1 17.1 89.2 40.1 38.1 22.1 17.2 23.2 TOTAL .269/.336/.399/.735 .722/.741 .730 76/16 75/43
ERA-K/9 3.35/6.9 3.63/7.8 4.12/4.9 5.80/6.9 4.93/4.9 3.22/8.9 3.06/6.1 3.42/6.1 4.27/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (11-13-2)
 Redmond (16-10-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 181/.226 73/.190 387/.261 183/.288 172/.284 103/.224 79/.279 95/.225 .262  Cuddyer
 Hunter
 Kubel
 Ford
 Tyner
0/0/84/15
0/89/0/3
56/0/0/2
29/8/2/1
15/7/8/0
OPS .688 .653 .759 .801 .728 .665 .748 .611 .754
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 34/.263 21/.580 183/.687 55/.808 95/.821 43/.522 25/.536 47/.392 .725
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 147/.781 52/.679 204/.827 128/.797 77/.611 60/.771 54/.843 48/.831 .772
Road 79/.696 31/.490 246/.675 80/.517 87/.763 43/.542 58/.743 48/.699 .737
Last 28d days 99/.630 32/.757 46/.747 37/.630 43/.579 28/.558 29/.883 17/.352
HR/SB/CS 4/7/0 3/3/0 14/5/1 4/0/1 1/1/0 2/1/0 1/0/2 1/1/0 96/41/16
Usage ·····X·· ·····X·· ···X···· ·····o·· o···X··· o·o··o·· ··X·o··· ····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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