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Game Preview: DET @ NYY, 7:05pm, Thursday, August 16, 2007 @Yankee Stadium II

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Detroit Tigers, 66-54, 1st, Tied

SP: Justin Verlander (24, RHP, 12-4, 3.58)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (12-4)           146   126  64  58  52 133 12    3.58      
 2006 (17-9)           186   187  78  75  60 124 21    3.63      
 2005 (0-2)             11.1  15   9   9   5   7  1    7.15      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  44    46  25  22  13  43  3    4.50   51 
 2007-08-11    OAK   W   6     7   2   2   3   7  0     114   54 
 2007-08-06    TBD  ND   6     8   4   4   0   6  1     108   46 
 2007-07-31    OAK   L   5.1   7   4   3   4   5  0     106   41 
 2007-07-26    CHW  ND   7     3   3   3   3   5  0     109   61 
 2007-07-21    KCR  ND   5.2   7   5   4   2   7  1      96   42 
 2007-07-15    SEA   W   7     8   4   4   1   6  0     106   50 
 2007-07-05    CLE   W   7     6   3   2   0   7  1     110   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      0-0   5     7   6   6   4   4  1   10.80   29 
 2006-06-01    NYY  ND   5     7   6   6   4   4  1      94   29 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-28   Road:   36-26   ExtrInn: 6-6 
 vsRHP:  42-42   vsLHP:  24-12   1-Run:  20-15
 vsEast: 15-11   vsCntrl:24-24   vsWest: 13-15 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
120 Wed, Aug 15  @CLE  L   2-5       66-54  1st    Tied
119 Tue, Aug 14  @CLE  W   6-2 (10)  66-53  1st  1.0 up
118 Mon, Aug 13   OAK  L   2-7       65-53  1st    Tied
117 Sun, Aug 12   OAK  W  11-6       65-52  1st  0.5 up
116 Sat, Aug 11   OAK  W   5-2       64-52  2nd  0.5 gb
115 Fri, Aug 10   OAK  L  10-16      63-52  2nd  1.5 gb
114 Thu, Aug  9   TBD  L   1-8       63-51  2nd  1.5 gb
113 Wed, Aug  8   TBD  L   1-7       63-50  2nd  0.5 gb
112 Tue, Aug  7   TBD  W   9-6       63-49  2nd  0.5 gb
111 Mon, Aug  6   TBD  W   6-4       62-49  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:12-18
New York Yankees, 67-53, 2nd, 5 GB

SP: Mike Mussina (38, RHP, 8-7, 4.50)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (8-7)            114   130  59  57  24  73 13    4.50      
 2006 (15-7)           197.1 184  88  77  35 172 22    3.51      
 2005 (13-8)           179.2 199  93  88  47 142 23    4.41      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  42    52  21  20   7  29  4    4.29   48 
 2007-08-11    CLE   W   7.2   8   2   2   0   6  0      89   61 
 2007-08-05    KCR   W   6     9   2   2   0   3  1      98   49 
 2007-07-31    CHW   W   6     6   3   3   0   6  1      98   54 
 2007-07-25    KCR   W   5.2   6   1   1   2   4  0      95   55 
 2007-07-20    TBD   L   4.2   7   6   6   3   5  1      93   28 
 2007-07-15    TBD  ND   6    11   3   3   2   0  0      88   36 
 2007-07-04    MIN   L   6     5   4   3   0   5  1      93   53 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-2  36    33  14  13   2  34  4    3.25   60 
 2006-05-31    DET   W   9     6   1   0   1   5  0     101   77 
 2005-07-02    DET  ND   6     7   4   4   0   5  1      90   47 
 2005-05-24    DET   W   7     6   0   0   0   6  0      93   71 
 2004-07-06    DET   L   6     9   7   7   1   8  2     106   33 
 2002-09-07    DET   L   8     5   2   2   0  10  1     117   74 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-23   Road:   29-30   ExtrInn: 3-4 
 vsRHP:  54-35   vsLHP:  13-18   1-Run:  11-15
 vsEast: 22-25   vsCntrl:23-7    vsWest: 12-13 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
120 Wed, Aug 15   BAL  L   3-6 (10)  67-53  2nd  5.0 gb
119 Tue, Aug 14   BAL  L   0-12      67-52  2nd  5.0 gb
118 Mon, Aug 13   BAL  W   7-6       67-51  2nd  4.0 gb
117 Sun, Aug 12  @CLE  W   5-3       66-51  2nd  4.0 gb
116 Sat, Aug 11  @CLE  W  11-2       65-51  2nd  5.0 gb
115 Fri, Aug 10  @CLE  W   6-1       64-51  2nd  5.0 gb
114 Wed, Aug  8  @TOR  L   4-15      63-51  2nd  6.0 gb
113 Tue, Aug  7  @TOR  W   9-2       63-50  2nd  5.0 gb
112 Mon, Aug  6  @TOR  W   5-4       62-50  2nd  6.0 gb
111 Sun, Aug  5   KCR  W   8-5       61-50  2nd  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 31, 2006 NYY  6  DET  4    W:Randy Johnson (15-10), L: Jeremy Bonderman (11-7), S: Mariano Rivera (33)
Wed, Aug 30, 2006 DET  5 @NYY  3    W:Jason Grilli (2-2), L: Scott Proctor (5-4), S: Todd Jones (35)
Wed, Aug 30, 2006 NYY  2  DET  0    W:Chien-Ming Wang (16-5), L: Nate Robertson (11-11), S: Mariano Rivera (32)
Thu, Jun 01, 2006 DET  7  NYY  6    W:Fernando Rodney (4-1), L: Kyle Farnsworth (1-3), S: none
Wed, May 31, 2006 NYY  6 @DET  1    W:Mike Mussina (7-1), L: Nate Robertson (5-3), S: none
Tue, May 30, 2006 NYY 11 @DET  6 (11)   W:Mariano Rivera (3-3), L: Todd Jones (0-2), S: none
Mon, May 29, 2006 NYY  4 @DET  0    W:Randy Johnson (7-4), L: Jeremy Bonderman (5-4), S: none
Sun, Jul 03, 2005 NYY  1 @DET  0    W:Chien-Ming Wang (5-3), L: Nate Robertson (3-7), S: Mariano Rivera (18)
Sat, Jul 02, 2005 NYY  8 @DET  4    W:Tom Gordon (2-3), L: Troy Percival (1-2), S: none
Fri, Jul 01, 2005 DET 10  NYY  2    W:Jeremy Bonderman (10-5), L: Randy Johnson (7-6), S: none
Season Series: 2007 -  0-0; 2006 - NYY won 5-2; 2005 - NYY won 5-1; All-Time - NYY leads 1024-910

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  4.64

WSN  3.91

RA/G

SDP  3.84

NYY  4.68

TBD  6.04

BA

M. Ordonez  .357

K. Lofton  .291

R. Langerhans  .154

OBP

B. Bonds  .495

Y. Escobar  .361

M. Olivo  .254

SLG

R. Braun  .677

G. Sizemore  .465

N. Punto  .266

OPS

B. Bonds  1.084

M. Reynolds  .825

R. Langerhans  .538

ERA

C. Young  1.93

R. Halladay  3.99

A. Eaton  6.36

K/9IP

E. Bedard  11.02

B. Arroyo  6.38

S. Trachsel  3.06

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.65 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Mussina
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
34.Henn*
G/S/vB
31.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
47.Villone*
G/S/vB
52.Vizcaino
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· 19/1.329 ··· ··· 1/.000 17/.494 6/2.083 395/338 .291/.352/.388/.740 .786/.732 .724 89/.672 2/1 3/2
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 507/400 .294/.353/.547/.900 .490/1.009 .984 115/.815 14/1 16/4
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 30/.372 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 7/.286 1/.000 4/.500 453/349 .304/.369/.505/.874 .976/.853 .839 107/.711 10/6 14/23
20.Infante G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 6/.000 2/.000 166/97 .276/.309/.359/.668 .798/.579 .703 39/.823 4/1 2/4
15.Inge G/S/vP 12/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/.334 5/1.200 3/.666 432/327 .240/.316/.391/.707 .821/.670 .698 98/.595 6/1 12/14
27.Monroe G/S/vP 8/.500 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 7/.143 6/1.500 2/1.000 372/270 .222/.264/.373/.637 .859/.552 .689 68/.594 0/3 11/3
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 39/.788 ··· 7/.572 ··· ··· 12/1.045 2/no AB 3/.666 508/384 .357/.430/.598/1.028 1.289/.946 .983 120/1.005 2/1 22/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 7/.971 ··· ··· 1/.000 20/.628 4/1.000 474/347 .344/.389/.466/.855 .825/.866 .788 103/1.043 4/2 7/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 133/115 .267/.310/.367/.677 .745/.665 .817 46/.845 0/0 0/5
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 76/43 .333/.360/.569/.929 .770/1.048 .945 66/.892 2/0 3/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 64/.599 ··· 5/1.400 ··· ··· 21/.883 8/.661 7/2.047 392/276 .278/.288/.426/.714 .681/.729 .709 71/.582 0/2 9/6
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 16/.606 ··· ··· 1/no AB 17/1.397 5/.200 491/373 .284/.387/.507/.894 .924/.885 .814 93/.607 18/4 24/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 4/1.500 ··· 2/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 194/121 .257/.294/.519/.813 .858/.786 .734 29/.846 2/1 13/1
IP 114.0 5.0 46.1 27.0 4.2 52.0 34.1 60.2 TOTAL .287/.345/.462/.807 .835/.797 .796 64/23 138/83
ERA-K/9 4.50/5.8 0.00/14.4 4.66/6.2 4.00/6.3 7.71/13.4 3.46/9.2 3.41/5.8 3.86/7.0 4.40/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (18-7-3)
 Rodriguez (40-14-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 481/.294 17/.067 209/.272 122/.233 23/.250 212/.260 144/.258 262/.209 .271  Granderson
 Monroe
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Thames
 Raburn
 Infante
0/117/0/9
97/0/1/6
0/0/109/3
7/0/7/1
20/0/9/1
6/7/7/1
1/12/6/0
OPS .788 .243 .784 .706 .955 .655 .677 .663 .757
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 248/.778 6/.167 104/.910 49/.687 12/1.125 98/.643 60/.793 111/.742 .807
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 233/.797 11/.282 105/.669 73/.719 11/.775 114/.666 84/.594 151/.606 .722
Home 249/.767 3/.000 98/.681 83/.658 23/.955 104/.705 75/.488 131/.722 .745
Last 28d days 128/.810 17/.243 34/.765 34/.753 13/1.018 46/.758 58/.775 51/.539
HR/SB/CS 13/18/1 0/0/0 7/8/2 3/0/0 1/1/0 4/2/1 3/0/0 4/4/1 108/101/30
Usage ····X··· ··o··X·· ·o·····o X······· X······· X·XX·o·· ·Xo·o··X ·o·oo···
New York Yankees Batters (5.92 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.10 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
34.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
65.Jurrjens
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 515/381 .280/.361/.430/.791 .567/.871 .885 110/.992 15/6 12/4
14.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 220/183 .232/.352/.475/.827 .679/.860 .967 42/.741 0/0 12/4
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP 3/.333 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 446/311 .297/.350/.444/.794 .706/.810 .733 122/1.014 10/2 8/2
24.Cano* G/S/vP 3/1.667 3/1.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 2/.000 494/326 .310/.356/.497/.853 .845/.857 .867 117/1.197 3/4 13/10
18.Damon* G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/.000 ··· 9/.985 ··· 5/1.100 1/.000 6/.334 9/.944 440/319 .259/.355/.361/.716 .693/.725 .791 94/.903 20/2 6/1
17.Duncan G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 46/27 .317/.391/.756/1.147 1.303/1.037 1.489 46/1.147 0/0 6/0
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 3/2.334 5/2.600 1/.000 10/1.400 ··· 3/.333 ··· 4/.250 5/.200 194/144 .270/.381/.466/.847 .831/.851 .848 15/1.186 1/0 9/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 14/1.167 ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB 5/2.000 2/5.000 547/414 .324/.393/.446/.839 .876/.827 .841 120/.728 12/8 8/15
55.Matsui* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/2.667 ··· 1/no AB 7/.619 466/311 .299/.371/.522/.893 .797/.942 .946 118/1.010 3/1 23/3
26.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 162/120 .234/.247/.305/.552 .725/.489 .566 33/.605 2/1 0/4
12.Phillips G/S/vP 3/1.333 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 171/122 .273/.313/.364/.677 .556/.724 .731 101/.611 0/1 2/0
20.Posada# G/S/vP 3/1.667 6/.334 ··· 13/.862 ··· 4/.833 1/.000 3/.667 7/.286 440/303 .333/.416/.533/.949 .923/.961 .901 82/1.074 2/0 14/4
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· 1/.000 14/.895 ··· 4/.000 ··· 4/.000 2/.500 529/386 .307/.414/.635/1.049 .886/1.106 1.048 117/1.017 15/2 39/9
IP 146.0 29.1 58.1 49.1 7.0 14.1 30.0 33.1 34.0 TOTAL .291/.366/.465/.831 .763/.859 .865 89/27 148/66
ERA-K/9 3.58/8.2 3.38/11.4 5.86/7.3 4.38/4.6 5.14/3.9 3.77/3.8 3.60/5.4 4.59/8.6 3.18/6.6 4.68/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (23-10-2)
 Posada (75-21-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 627/.226 136/.252 269/.295 213/.268 27/.208 61/.250 133/.299 148/.237 145/.254 .271  Cabrera
 Matsui
 Abreu
 Damon
 Duncan
 Betemit
18/91/5/12
93/0/0/5
0/0/116/3
9/44/1/1
0/0/4/1
0/0/1/0
OPS .655 .792 .807 .688 .754 .674 .755 .746 .694 .776
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 320/.695 48/.836 84/.851 119/.695 15/.938 26/.679 46/.589 61/.778 75/.600 .760
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 307/.615 88/.768 185/.788 94/.679 12/.531 35/.669 87/.842 87/.723 70/.795 .787
Road 308/.629 73/.768 125/.574 109/.684 27/.754 26/.569 76/.759 60/.689 73/.840 .760
Last 28d days 139/.699 46/.795 81/.808 37/.529 27/.754 7/.453 54/.765 16/.258 47/.826
HR/SB/CS 12/4/1 3/2/1 5/0/2 2/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 1/2/3 5/5/1 1/1/1 128/58/21
Usage ····X··· ·X·X··X· o·X··X·X ·X··o··· X······· ··X·o··· ··X··X·o ·X··Xo·· X·X·o·oX

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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