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Game Preview: DET @ MIN, 2:10pm, Sunday, September 16, 2007 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

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Detroit Tigers, 82-67, 2nd, 5½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Jair Jurrjens (21, RHP, 2-1, 3.15)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (2-1)             20    11   7   7   7   7  3    3.15      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-1  20    11   7   7   7   7  3    3.15   56 
 2007-09-11    TEX   W   5     3   1   1   1   1  0      72   57 
 2007-08-26    NYY  ND   1.1   2   1   1   0   2  1      23   48 
 2007-08-21    CLE   W   6.2   1   1   1   4   1  1      78   65 
 2007-08-15    CLE   L   7     5   4   4   2   3  1     104   52 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN    Has never faced MIN.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-34   Road:   41-33   ExtrInn: 8-9 
 vsRHP:  56-53   vsLHP:  26-14   1-Run:  26-17
 vsEast: 20-15   vsCntrl:30-29   vsWest: 18-19 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Minnesota Twins, 72-76, 3rd, 15 GB, 12 GB in WC

SP: Scott Baker (25, RHP, 9-7, 4.17)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (9-7)            131.2 146  62  61  28  95 13    4.17      
 2006 (5-8)             83.1 114  63  59  16  62 17    6.37      
 2005 (3-3)             53.2  48  21  20  14  32  5    3.35      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  44.1  60  19  18  11  32  4    3.65   48 
 2007-09-11    KCR   W   5.2  10   3   3   1   4  0      85   40 
 2007-09-05    CLE   L   5    11   3   3   2   6  0      97   37 
 2007-08-31    KCR   W   9     1   0   0   1   9  0     111   93 
 2007-08-26    BAL   W   6     7   3   2   1   0  0      93   47 
 2007-08-21    SEA   L   6.2  14   3   3   1   2  2     101   35 
 2007-08-15    SEA  ND   6.2   8   1   1   2   7  1      86   59 
 2007-08-10    LAA   L   5.1   9   6   6   3   4  1      83   27 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-2  31.1  36  13  13   2  16  5    3.73   51 
 2007-07-19    DET  ND   6.1  10   3   3   1   3  0     104   43 
 2007-07-01    DET   L   8     3   1   1   1   3  1      79   74 
 2006-09-07    DET   L   5     9   5   5   0   2  2      75   31 
 2006-05-06    DET  ND   6     7   4   4   0   5  2      96   47 
 2005-10-01    DET   W   6     7   0   0   0   3  0      90   61 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-37   Road:   35-39   ExtrInn: 5-7 
 vsRHP:  51-53   vsLHP:  21-23   1-Run:  19-22
 vsEast: 17-17   vsCntrl:26-39   vsWest: 18-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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
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)
Season Series: 2007 - DET leads 9-5; 2006 - DET won 11-8; 2005 - MIN won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1015-934

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  5.86

BAL  4.62

WSN  4.03

RA/G

SDP  4.03

NYY  4.78

TBD  5.85

BA

M. Ordonez  .356

J. Reyes  .292

J. LaRue  .143

OBP

B. Bonds  .483

T. Glaus  .366

J. LaRue  .235

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .657

T. Glaus  .473

N. Punto  .257

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.079

R. Spilborghs  .829

J. LaRue  .502

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 (5.50 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.47 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Baker
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 9/.777 ··· 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 65/.684 2/2 3/2
27.Clevlen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/4 .125/.125/.125/.250 .500/.000 .500 8/.250 0/0 0/0
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 19/.947 ··· ··· ··· 13/1.205 8/.625 4/.833 2/.000 6/1.000 3/2.334 629/502 .301/.359/.552/.911 .481/1.019 .977 108/1.056 22/1 21/5
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 9/1.069 ··· ··· ··· 8/1.125 11/.673 6/.334 2/1.500 12/1.000 3/1.334 575/452 .295/.358/.498/.856 .914/.847 .825 109/.774 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 9/1.334 ··· ··· ··· 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 16/.376 ··· ··· ··· 16/.331 12/.450 5/.000 3/.333 17/.321 ··· 533/409 .242/.321/.390/.710 .924/.647 .648 90/.698 8/2 14/17
4.Maybin G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 46/35 .167/.239/.310/.549 .000/.734 .454 38/.439 3/0 1/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 19/1.032 ··· ··· ··· 8/.000 10/.633 8/.000 2/.500 18/1.007 3/.000 632/491 .356/.429/.590/1.019 1.239/.959 .939 111/1.055 4/1 27/1
19.Perez* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 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 10/.700 ··· ··· ··· 9/.625 7/.629 3/.000 1/.000 6/.666 3/.666 586/441 .341/.390/.459/.849 .825/.857 .801 112/.825 7/3 8/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP 3/1.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 130/75 .300/.341/.475/.816 .756/.858 .867 43/.565 3/0 3/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 11/.182 ··· ··· ··· 13/.693 8/1.214 5/1.000 ··· 19/.485 3/.666 477/351 .284/.298/.430/.728 .746/.722 .718 73/.745 1/2 11/6
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 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 7/.429 ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 17/1.126 3/1.167 1/.000 6/.900 ··· 551/423 .269/.381/.478/.859 .856/.860 .786 46/.503 21/4 25/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 5/2.400 ··· ··· ··· 6/.167 5/.400 5/.800 ··· 4/.500 3/1.666 261/178 .242/.276/.476/.752 .875/.694 .688 59/.623 2/1 15/3
IP 131.2 6.2 20.2 13.1 82.2 64.1 69.2 24.2 55.0 48.0 TOTAL .285/.345/.456/.801 .830/.792 .784 90/28 164/92
ERA-K/9 4.17/6.5 2.70/5.4 4.79/6.1 10.13/2.7 2.29/6.4 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 (46-19-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 555/.282 26/.292 100/.268 67/.364 325/.211 249/.211 273/.177 101/.247 253/.279 225/.315 .268  Granderson
 Ordonez
 Raburn
 Sheffield
 Thames
 Clevlen
 Infante
 Perez
 Maybin
 Hessman
2/146/0/10
0/0/132/3
8/10/13/1
7/0/7/1
30/0/9/1
3/1/2/0
1/12/6/0
13/0/4/0
10/4/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .751 .638 .802 1.091 .590 .557 .572 .715 .819 .957 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 259/.804 17/.996 53/.744 35/1.049 137/.672 121/.594 111/.569 34/.757 123/.970 121/.971 .800
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 296/.705 9/.000 47/.868 32/1.138 188/.530 128/.523 162/.574 67/.691 130/.675 104/.941 .710
Home 287/.726 15/.481 47/.594 29/.893 179/.627 147/.548 150/.525 56/.782 126/.782 96/.917 .710
Last 28d days 146/.793 26/.638 54/.767 49/.866 68/.790 37/.468 51/.931 4/.750 52/.731 51/.865
HR/SB/CS 13/8/4 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···o ···o···· Xo··oo·o ····ooo· ·o··o··X ···X···· ·X··X·X· ···X···X
Minnesota Twins Batters (4.51 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.01 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Jurrjens
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/.666 ··· 3/.000 7/.286 5/.650 6/.333 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 524/381 .271/.344/.369/.712 .842/.663 .689 97/.829 21/3 5/25
32.Buscher* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 57/50 .294/.368/.412/.780 .762/.782 .623 33/.976 0/0 2/4
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 184/104 .241/.274/.282/.556 .690/.454 .492 71/.530 11/1 0/8
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP ··· 2/no AB 1/3.000 4/.250 5/1.800 7/.858 6/.500 ··· 10/.300 4/1.750 9/.333 567/396 .273/.353/.424/.776 .869/.736 .856 112/.746 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 ··· 2/.000 8/1.071 13/.462 5/.400 ··· 6/.533 4/.500 8/.125 594/427 .290/.335/.523/.858 .914/.835 .866 117/.752 15/7 28/2
50.Jones* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 59/49 .164/.220/.218/.439 .300/.467 .560 30/.372 0/1 0/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 ··· 1/2.000 5/1.400 2/.000 6/.833 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 419/344 .267/.330/.435/.765 .706/.777 .743 78/.992 4/0 11/2
23.LeCroy G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 3/3 .333/.333/.333/.667 /.667 .000 3/.667 0/0 0/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 4/.250 2/.000 1/.000 6/.900 7/1.000 ··· 6/1.166 6/.533 5/.400 443/291 .290/.383/.414/.797 .654/.875 .661 49/.644 7/1 5/1
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 3/2.500 5/.933 5/.000 5/1.600 ··· 9/2.056 6/1.000 8/1.625 613/404 .278/.344/.511/.855 .713/.930 .837 113/.756 1/1 30/4
8.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 6/1.300 4/.000 8/.875 ··· 5/.650 2/.000 5/.400 497/333 .202/.289/.257/.546 .464/.591 .503 80/.494 16/6 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 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 1/no AB 152/121 .217/.272/.297/.569 .437/.602 .676 32/.648 1/0 2/4
12.Tyner* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 9/.444 5/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 311/245 .292/.337/.358/.694 .616/.714 .675 72/.743 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 20.0 16.2 37.1 25.0 74.2 59.1 49.0 1.1 46.0 42.2 29.2 TOTAL .266/.331/.392/.723 .719/.725 .703 102/28 107/84
ERA-K/9 3.15/3.1 3.24/5.4 3.62/10.6 5.76/7.2 4.94/6.7 4.25/4.7 2.94/5.7 20.25/13.8 4.30/9.4 2.53/7.2 3.94/7.0 4.64/6.5

 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 74/.169 69/.206 172/.245 112/.277 331/.266 254/.261 211/.270 9/.429 199/.239 176/.232 124/.189 .268  Cuddyer
 Hunter
 Tyner
 Kubel
 Ford
 Jones
 White
0/0/126/18
0/141/0/5
41/14/18/3
78/0/0/2
33/12/3/1
3/0/1/0
14/0/0/0
OPS .611 .642 .747 .884 .728 .686 .692 1.984 .705 .636 .576 .768
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 40/.744 33/.927 69/.783 36/1.159 113/.705 144/.673 83/.548 6/1.500 91/.708 93/.549 44/.936 .758
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 34/.460 36/.356 103/.723 76/.760 218/.738 110/.704 128/.785 3/2.667 108/.703 83/.736 80/.382 .774
Road 27/.755 34/.820 89/.724 33/.641 151/.528 133/.738 111/.713 / 83/.665 86/.805 48/.727 .760
Last 28d days 47/.527 39/.625 30/.497 19/1.640 57/.388 35/.586 73/.611 8/2.292 46/.579 27/.354 47/.443
HR/SB/CS 3/2/0 2/0/0 3/2/1 7/3/1 5/1/2 3/1/0 2/4/4 2/0/0 5/6/2 1/1/1 2/3/0 160/71/29
Usage ····X··· X···Xo·X ·o··X··· ····X·X· ····X·X· Xo·oo··· X····o·X ····X·o· ·o··o··o X······· o··o·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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