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Game Preview: DET @ MIN, 7:10pm, Saturday, September 15, 2007 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

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Detroit Tigers, 81-67, 2nd, 5½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Yorman Bazardo (22, RHP, 1-1, 3.00)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (1-1)             12     9   5   4   0   8  2    3.00      
 2005 (0-0)              1.2   5   5   4   2   2  0   21.60      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS                                              inf      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN    Has never faced MIN.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-34   Road:   40-33   ExtrInn: 8-9 
 vsRHP:  56-53   vsLHP:  25-14   1-Run:  25-17
 vsEast: 20-15   vsCntrl:29-29   vsWest: 18-19 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
143 Sun, Sep  9   SEA  L   7-14      77-66  2nd  6.0 gb
142 Sat, Sep  8   SEA  W  12-6       77-65  2nd  5.0 gb
141 Fri, Sep  7   SEA  W   6-1       76-65  2nd  5.0 gb
140 Thu, Sep  6   CHW  W   3-2       75-65  2nd  6.0 gb
139 Wed, Sep  5   CHW  W   2-1 (11)  74-65  2nd  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Minnesota Twins, 72-75, 3rd, 14 GB, 12 GB in WC

SP: Johan Santana (28, LHP, 15-11, 3.09)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (15-11)          201   167  75  69  46 213 30    3.09      
 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         4-2  47    46  18  18   9  49  6    3.45   58 
 2007-09-09    CHW   W   7     5   1   1   2  10  0     116   71 
 2007-09-03    CLE   L   6     6   4   4   3   3  1     105   44 
 2007-08-29    CLE   L   6    10   4   4   1   2  2     104   37 
 2007-08-24    BAL   W   7     8   4   4   1   7  3     103   51 
 2007-08-19    TEX   W   8     2   0   0   0  17  0     112   95 
 2007-08-13    SEA  ND   7     7   3   3   0   4  0     107   55 
 2007-08-08    KCR   W   6     8   2   2   2   6  0      95   52 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-2  32.1  26   9   9   9  36  5    2.51   62 
 2007-07-18    DET   L   8     5   3   3   1   7  1     118   66 
 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 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-36   Road:   35-39   ExtrInn: 5-7 
 vsRHP:  51-52   vsLHP:  21-23   1-Run:  19-21
 vsEast: 17-17   vsCntrl:26-38   vsWest: 18-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
147 Fri, Sep 14   DET  L   2-4       72-75  3rd 14.0 gb
146 Wed, Sep 12  @KCR  L   3-6       72-74  3rd 13.0 gb
145 Tue, Sep 11  @KCR  W   6-3       72-73  3rd 13.0 gb
144 Mon, Sep 10  @KCR  W   4-2       71-73  3rd 13.0 gb
143 Sun, Sep  9  @CHW  W   5-2       70-73  3rd 13.0 gb
142 Sat, Sep  8  @CHW  L   7-8       69-73  3rd 13.0 gb
141 Fri, Sep  7  @CHW  L  10-11(13)  69-72  3rd 12.0 gb
140 Wed, Sep  5   CLE  L   2-6       69-71  3rd 12.5 gb
139 Tue, Sep  4   CLE  L   5-7 (11)  69-70  3rd 11.5 gb
138 Mon, Sep  3   CLE  L   0-5       69-69  3rd 10.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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
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
Season Series: 2007 - DET leads 8-5; 2006 - DET won 11-8; 2005 - MIN won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1014-934

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

NYY  5.89

BAL  4.63

WSN  4.01

RA/G

BOS  4.06

WSN  4.78

TBD  5.88

BA

M. Ordonez  .357

J. Mauer  .293

J. LaRue  .146

OBP

B. Bonds  .482

H. Matsui  .366

J. LaRue  .239

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .661

S. Hatteberg  .474

N. Punto  .255

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.084

X. Nady  .833

J. LaRue  .511

ERA

J. Peavy  2.44

F. Hernandez  4.03

A. Eaton  6.31

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.42

S. Trachsel  3.04

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.51 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Santana*
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP 8/.625 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 3/.666 10/.400 2/.500 2/.000 4/.500 3/1.667 469/403 .286/.345/.379/.725 .857/.704 .705 67/.683 2/2 3/2
27.Clevlen G/S/vP 8/1.089 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/3 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 4/.000 0/0 0/0
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 14/.077 ··· ··· ··· 12/1.167 8/.625 4/.833 2/.000 6/1.000 3/2.334 628/501 .301/.358/.552/.910 .481/1.017 .975 112/1.001 22/1 21/5
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 44/.558 ··· ··· ··· 7/1.071 11/.673 6/.334 2/1.500 12/1.000 3/1.334 571/451 .295/.357/.499/.856 .921/.846 .825 109/.760 11/7 19/24
24.Hessman G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 46/26 .220/.283/.439/.722 .461/.944 .558 13/1.077 0/0 3/0
20.Infante G/S/vP 18/.111 ··· ··· ··· 7/1.572 8/.000 3/.666 ··· 9/.000 3/.000 173/103 .270/.302/.350/.652 .786/.564 .703 7/.286 4/1 2/4
15.Inge G/S/vP 45/.750 ··· ··· ··· 15/.354 12/.450 5/.000 3/.333 17/.321 ··· 529/408 .242/.321/.389/.710 .922/.648 .646 90/.709 8/2 14/17
4.Maybin G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 46/35 .167/.239/.310/.549 .000/.734 .454 42/.604 3/0 1/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 49/1.379 ··· ··· ··· 8/.000 10/.633 8/.000 2/.500 18/1.007 3/.000 628/491 .357/.429/.592/1.021 1.251/.959 .942 111/1.024 4/1 27/1
19.Perez* G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 4/.250 ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 68/62 .429/.471/.587/1.058 1.333/1.029 1.133 60/1.143 1/1 0/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 20/1.100 ··· ··· ··· 9/.625 7/.629 3/.000 1/.000 6/.666 3/.666 582/441 .342/.391/.460/.852 .835/.857 .806 108/.838 7/3 8/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 170/145 .253/.297/.338/.635 .695/.624 .797 37/.485 0/0 0/5
25.Raburn G/S/vP 4/1.167 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 126/75 .302/.344/.483/.827 .778/.858 .889 43/.573 3/0 3/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 35/.502 ··· ··· ··· 12/.750 8/1.214 5/1.000 ··· 19/.485 3/.666 473/350 .284/.299/.430/.728 .740/.724 .718 73/.759 1/2 11/6
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 19/.329 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.467 ··· 49/42 .227/.277/.341/.618 1.571/.481 1.000 49/.618 1/0 0/0
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 27/.850 ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 17/1.126 3/1.167 1/.000 6/.900 ··· 547/423 .271/.384/.482/.866 .887/.860 .798 47/.669 21/4 25/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 31/.428 ··· ··· ··· 6/.167 5/.400 5/.800 ··· 4/.500 3/1.666 258/178 .245/.279/.482/.761 .908/.694 .705 59/.623 2/1 15/3
IP 201.0 6.2 20.2 13.1 81.2 64.1 69.2 24.2 55.0 48.0 TOTAL .286/.345/.457/.802 .837/.792 .786 90/28 164/91
ERA-K/9 3.09/9.5 2.70/5.4 4.79/6.1 10.13/2.7 2.31/6.3 1.96/9.1 2.71/9.6 3.65/6.6 5.40/7.5 5.44/5.2 4.17/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (25-10-3)
 Rodriguez (45-19-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 802/.224 26/.292 100/.268 67/.364 320/.214 249/.211 273/.177 101/.247 253/.279 225/.315 .268  Granderson
 Ordonez
 Raburn
 Sheffield
 Thames
 Clevlen
 Infante
 Perez
 Maybin
 Hessman
2/145/0/10
0/0/131/3
7/10/13/1
7/0/7/1
30/0/9/1
2/0/2/0
1/12/6/0
13/0/4/0
10/4/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .672 .638 .802 1.091 .591 .557 .572 .715 .819 .957 .753
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 211/.619 17/.996 53/.744 35/1.049 135/.662 121/.594 111/.569 34/.757 123/.970 121/.971 .800
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 591/.690 9/.000 47/.868 32/1.138 185/.539 128/.523 162/.574 67/.691 130/.675 104/.941 .712
Home 355/.657 15/.481 47/.594 29/.893 174/.631 147/.548 150/.525 56/.782 126/.782 96/.917 .713
Last 28d days 135/.726 26/.638 59/.757 49/.866 63/.809 37/.468 51/.931 4/.750 62/.626 51/.865
HR/SB/CS 30/6/5 0/0/1 2/0/0 4/0/0 7/6/2 3/4/0 7/1/2 2/1/1 9/2/1 16/0/0 169/52/41
Usage ·····X·· ····X··· ··o···oo ··o····o o··oo·oX ···ooo·X o··o··XX ··X····· X··X·X·X ··X···X·
Minnesota Twins Batters (4.52 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.02 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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Bartlett G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 7/.286 4/.833 5/.200 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 519/376 .271/.343/.370/.713 .842/.663 .690 92/.838 21/3 5/25
32.Buscher* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 56/49 .294/.357/.412/.769 .762/.769 .598 32/.958 0/0 2/4
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 184/104 .241/.274/.282/.556 .690/.454 .492 75/.547 11/1 0/8
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 4/.250 5/1.800 7/.858 6/.500 ··· 10/.300 3/1.334 8/.375 563/393 .272/.350/.421/.771 .856/.735 .847 112/.704 3/0 13/4
20.Ford G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.500 6/1.166 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 1/5.000 2/.000 123/78 .232/.301/.366/.667 .758/.615 .673 0/ 3/1 3/1
41.Heintz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 49/36 .227/.277/.227/.504 .308/.582 .269 22/.461 0/0 0/0
48.Hunter G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 8/1.071 13/.462 5/.400 ··· 6/.533 3/.666 7/.143 590/424 .293/.337/.527/.864 .920/.842 .879 117/.783 15/7 28/2
50.Jones* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 57/47 .170/.228/.226/.454 .300/.488 .595 29/.385 0/1 0/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 5/1.400 2/.000 5/1.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 415/340 .266/.329/.435/.764 .706/.776 .741 78/.999 4/0 11/2
23.LeCroy G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 2/2 .500/.500/.500/1.000 /1.000 2/1.000 0/0 0/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.250 2/.000 1/.000 6/.900 7/1.000 ··· 6/1.166 5/.650 4/.500 439/288 .293/.387/.419/.805 .659/.885 .675 49/.672 7/1 5/1
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 3/2.500 5/.933 5/.000 5/1.600 ··· 9/2.056 5/1.200 7/1.964 609/401 .280/.346/.515/.861 .717/.937 .849 113/.794 1/1 30/4
8.Punto# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 6/1.300 4/.000 7/.715 ··· 5/.650 2/.000 5/.400 494/330 .199/.286/.255/.541 .464/.584 .492 80/.441 15/6 1/11
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 .719 45/.762 0/0 1/0
38.Rodriguez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.333 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/.000 1/no AB 148/117 .216/.272/.291/.563 .437/.597 .669 28/.632 1/0 2/4
12.Tyner* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/.500 5/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 310/244 .293/.338/.359/.697 .616/.717 .679 76/.749 8/3 1/1
24.White G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.333 10/.800 3/.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· 2/1.000 104/62 .149/.221/.277/.498 .607/.424 .195 41/.587 0/0 3/0
IP 12.0 12.0 37.1 25.0 74.2 58.1 48.1 1.1 46.0 41.2 28.0 TOTAL .267/.331/.393/.724 .718/.726 .705 101/28 107/84
ERA-K/9 3.00/6.0 3.00/6.0 3.62/10.6 5.76/7.2 4.94/6.7 4.32/4.8 2.98/5.8 20.25/13.8 4.30/9.4 2.59/6.9 4.18/7.1 4.66/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Heintz (10-1-1)
 Mauer (19-24-3)
 Redmond (23-16-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 49/.196 49/.196 172/.245 112/.277 331/.266 250/.264 206/.270 9/.429 199/.239 172/.232 120/.196 .269  Cuddyer
 Hunter
 Tyner
 Kubel
 Ford
 Jones
 White
0/0/125/18
0/140/0/5
41/14/18/3
77/0/0/2
33/12/3/1
3/0/1/0
14/0/0/0
OPS .638 .638 .747 .884 .728 .692 .692 1.984 .705 .633 .597 .769
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 20/1.100 20/1.100 69/.783 36/1.159 113/.705 141/.678 80/.544 6/1.500 91/.708 91/.562 42/.986 .761
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 29/.292 29/.292 103/.723 76/.760 218/.738 109/.711 126/.787 3/2.667 108/.703 81/.715 78/.393 .775
Road 14/1.049 14/1.049 89/.724 33/.641 151/.528 129/.752 106/.715 / 83/.665 82/.807 44/.800 .762
Last 28d days 19/.599 19/.599 34/.561 19/1.640 62/.389 31/.624 68/.608 8/2.292 46/.579 27/.314 43/.487
HR/SB/CS 2/0/0 2/0/0 3/2/1 7/3/1 5/1/2 3/1/0 2/3/4 2/0/0 5/6/2 1/1/1 2/3/0 160/70/29
Usage ···Xo·X· ···Xo·X· o··X···· ···X·X·· ···X·X·· o·oo···· ····o·X· ···X·o·· o··o··o· ········ ··o·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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