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Game Preview: DET @ SEA, 4:05pm, Sunday, July 15, 2007 @Safeco Field

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Detroit Tigers, 53-36, 1st, ½ up

SP: Justin Verlander (24, RHP, 10-3, 3.14)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. SEA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (10-3)           109    86  42  38  39  97 10    3.14      
 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         5-2  46    34  20  19  18  53  5    3.72   59 
 2007-07-05    CLE   W   7     6   3   2   0   7  1     110   62 
 2007-06-29    MIN   L   5     4   6   6   5   5  1      99   35 
 2007-06-23    ATL   W   7     4   1   1   2  11  1     110   74 
 2007-06-17    PHI   W   6     7   3   3   2   6  0      98   50 
 2007-06-12    MIL   W   9     0   0   0   4  12  0     112   95 
 2007-06-06    TEX   W   7     5   0   0   2   6  0     105   71 
 2007-05-31    CLE   L   5     8   7   7   3   6  2     107   26 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.SEA      2-0  12.1  13   3   3   3   8  0    2.19   56 
 2007-05-10    SEA   W   5.1   9   2   2   1   5  0      98   46 
 2006-04-23    SEA   W   7     4   1   1   2   3  0      93   66 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-19   Road:   28-17   ExtrInn: 3-6 
 vsRHP:  34-29   vsLHP:  19-7    1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast: 13-9    vsCntrl:17-15   vsWest:  9-8  IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 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
 81 Tue, Jul  3   CLE  L   4-5 (11)  47-34  2nd  3.0 gb
 80 Sun, Jul  1   MIN  W   1-0       47-33  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Seattle Mariners, 51-37, 2nd, 3 GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Jeff Weaver (30, RHP, 2-6, 6.34)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (2-6)             59.2  83  44  42  15  32  5    6.34      
 2006 (8-14)           172   213 117 110  47 107 34    5.76      
 2005 (14-11)          224   220 111 105  43 157 35    4.22      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-1  42.2  43  15  13   8  22  3    2.74   54 
 2007-07-06    OAK  ND   5     4   1   1   2   4  0      99   57 
 2007-07-01    TOR  ND   8     7   1   1   1   3  1     109   66 
 2007-06-25    BOS   W   5.2   6   2   1   2   3  0     104   52 
 2007-06-20    PIT   W   9     4   0   0   2   5  0     109   82 
 2007-06-14    CHC  ND   6    10   3   3   1   2  0      99   41 
 2007-06-09    SDP  ND   4     2   2   1   0   3  0      58   55 
 2007-05-10    DET   L   5    10   6   6   0   2  2      98   25 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-3  26.1  27  12  12   3  15  5    4.10   52 
 2007-05-10    DET   L   5    10   6   6   0   2  2      98   25 
 2006-05-03    DET   L   7.1   5   2   2   2   4  1     113   62 
 2005-06-08    DET   W   7     2   1   1   0   7  1      97   76 
 2003-05-31    DET   L   7    10   3   3   1   2  1      91   46 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-16   Road:   22-21   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  34-30   vsLHP:  17-7    1-Run:  15-11
 vsEast: 15-7    vsCntrl:12-10   vsWest: 15-11 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 88 Sat, Jul 14   DET  W   6-4       51-37  2nd  3.0 gb
 87 Fri, Jul 13   DET  L   3-6       50-37  2nd  3.0 gb
 86 Thu, Jul 12   DET  W   3-2       50-36  2nd  2.0 gb
 85 Sun, Jul  8  @OAK  W   7-3       49-36  2nd  2.5 gb
 84 Sat, Jul  7  @OAK  W   4-0       48-36  2nd  3.5 gb
 83 Fri, Jul  6  @OAK  W   7-1       47-36  2nd  3.5 gb
 82 Thu, Jul  5  @OAK  L   2-3       46-36  2nd  4.5 gb
 81 Wed, Jul  4  @KCR  W   4-0       46-35  2nd  3.5 gb
 80 Tue, Jul  3  @KCR  L   3-17      45-35  2nd  4.5 gb
 79 Mon, Jul  2  @KCR  L   2-3 (11)  45-34  2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jul 14, 2007 SEA  6  DET  4    W:Miguel Batista (9-7), L: Kenny Rogers (3-1), S: J.J. Putz (26)
Fri, Jul 13, 2007 DET  6 @SEA  3    W:Jeremy Bonderman (10-1), L: Jarrod Washburn (8-7), S: Todd Jones (23)
Thu, Jul 12, 2007 SEA  3  DET  2    W:Felix Hernandez (6-4), L: Andrew Miller (4-3), S: J.J. Putz (25)
Thu, May 10, 2007 DET  7  SEA  3    W:Justin Verlander (3-1), L: Jeff Weaver (0-6), S: none
Wed, May 09, 2007 SEA  9 @DET  2    W:Cha Seung Baek (1-0), L: Nate Robertson (3-2), S: none
Tue, May 08, 2007 DET  9  SEA  7    W:Jeremy Bonderman (2-0), L: Horacio Ramirez (2-2), S: Todd Jones (13)

Wed, Sep 06, 2006 SEA  5 @DET  4 (10)   W:Jon Huber (1-0), L: Joel Zumaya (6-3), S: J.J. Putz (31)
Tue, Sep 05, 2006 SEA  4 @DET  3    W:Joel Pineiro (8-11), L: Andrew Miller (0-1), S: J.J. Putz (30)
Mon, Sep 04, 2006 DET  6  SEA  2    W:Nate Robertson (12-11), L: Jarrod Washburn (8-13), S: none
Sun, Jul 09, 2006 SEA  3  DET  2    W:Gil Meche (8-4), L: Nate Robertson (8-5), S: J.J. Putz (16)
Season Series: 2007 - Tied 3-3; 2006 - DET won 6-3; 2005 - DET won 5-4; All-Time - DET leads 175-148

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  4.65

WSN  3.80

RA/G

SDP  3.49

CLE  4.71

TBD  6.16

BA

M. Ordonez  .358

K. Johnson  .287

R. Langerhans  .161

OBP

B. Bonds  .505

S. Spiezio  .364

D. Navarro  .232

SLG

R. Braun  .686

L. Overbay  .454

D. Navarro  .248

OPS

R. Braun  1.085

J. Peralta  .822

D. Navarro  .480

ERA

C. Young  1.97

T. Glavine  4.15

K. Wells  6.25

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.91

D. Willis  6.10

A. Cook  2.66

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.89 RS/G) vs. Seattle Mariners Pitchers (4.76 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Weaver
G/S/vB
54.Green
G/S/vB
35.Morrow
G/S/vB
59.O'Flaherty*
G/S/vB
20.Putz
G/S/vB
33.Reitsma
G/S/vB
18.Rowland-Smith*
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
49.Woods*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP 19/.610 3/.333 1/5.000 2/.000 3/.000 5/1.650 ··· ··· 2/.500 296/251 .297/.361/.398/.759 .836/.747 .743 70/.917 1/0 2/1
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 6/.900 4/2.250 ··· 1/2.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.333 382/304 .289/.339/.563/.902 .433/1.023 .970 98/.842 9/0 13/3
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 17/.857 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 5/.833 4/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 333/256 .321/.390/.563/.953 1.107/.922 .937 89/1.091 7/6 14/17
20.Infante G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/1.400 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 121/68 .265/.289/.308/.597 .655/.552 .547 30/.134 3/0 0/2
15.Inge G/S/vP 8/1.929 4/.833 1/2.000 ··· 4/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 322/248 .249/.340/.415/.755 .969/.693 .741 81/.649 5/1 11/10
27.Monroe G/S/vP 6/.000 4/.750 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 302/225 .220/.269/.383/.652 .912/.561 .762 60/.350 0/3 9/3
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 38/.979 4/.750 2/.500 ··· 8/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 375/284 .358/.437/.586/1.023 1.124/.993 1.018 89/.795 2/1 13/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 9/.888 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 16/.688 ··· ··· ··· 363/271 .335/.381/.434/.815 .792/.823 .713 83/.813 3/2 3/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 84/72 .234/.286/.312/.598 .697/.581 .709 20/.318 0/0 0/2
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/2 .500/.667/.500/1.167 .500/2.000 .933 6/1.167 0/0 0/0
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 7/.429 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 6/1.167 5/.400 ··· 2/2.000 2/1.500 311/221 .298/.312/.456/.768 .833/.741 .759 73/.737 0/2 8/5
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 10/.325 4/1.750 2/1.500 ··· 3/.000 9/.944 ··· ··· ··· 385/296 .307/.413/.564/.977 1.072/.949 .932 84/1.140 14/4 22/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 4/.750 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 153/91 .252/.294/.517/.811 .931/.729 .750 53/1.041 2/1 10/1
IP 59.2 34.2 34.0 30.2 43.1 20.2 4.2 28.1 8.2 TOTAL .290/.352/.472/.824 .865/.809 .816 46/20 106/61
ERA-K/9 6.34/4.8 2.86/8.0 3.71/8.5 2.05/5.3 0.83/10.0 5.66/3.9 3.86/13.4 1.27/9.2 5.19/1.0 4.44/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (10-4-3)
 Rodriguez (31-11-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 274/.331 154/.271 160/.240 122/.200 151/.129 95/.322 23/.250 102/.140 41/.235 .275  Granderson
 Monroe
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Infante
 Thames
 Raburn
0/87/0/7
78/0/0/5
0/0/82/3
7/0/6/1
0/12/6/0
12/0/8/0
0/1/2/0
OPS .874 .751 .740 .534 .394 .868 .668 .382 .660 .752
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 143/.903 51/.986 72/.926 63/.433 74/.435 41/.980 12/.432 60/.337 12/.444 .753
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 131/.842 103/.644 88/.601 59/.640 77/.353 54/.778 11/.956 42/.445 29/.739 .753
Home 127/.774 55/.738 63/.518 63/.465 99/.469 55/1.018 12/.864 53/.420 24/.583 .721
Last 28d days 109/.553 58/.587 43/.954 30/.509 41/.250 9/.583 23/.668 22/.196 /
HR/SB/CS 5/2/0 1/0/2 1/1/1 1/1/2 3/2/0 3/4/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 0/2/0 65/35/17
Usage ········ Xoo···X· ·X······ ·o····o· o·o···o· o·o····· ········ ··o···oX ········
Seattle Mariners Batters (4.95 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
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
29.Beltre G/S/vP 6/.334 1/no AB 2/.000 4/.500 9/1.445 ··· 4/.250 ··· 321/244 .282/.336/.497/.833 .810/.840 .775 92/.977 7/2 14/9
5.Betancourt G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 8/.250 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 322/244 .271/.296/.363/.659 .777/.622 .600 83/.428 4/3 4/20
16.Bloomquist G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 ··· 111/82 .272/.312/.350/.662 .877/.591 .815 36/.777 4/3 2/2
23.Broussard* G/S/vP 12/.697 ··· ··· 3/.333 7/.286 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 125/114 .297/.368/.432/.800 .788/.801 .720 48/.890 1/0 4/0
15.Burke G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 69/53 .350/.409/.450/.859 .564/.942 .968 20/.541 0/1 0/1
9.Ellison G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 39/25 .237/.256/.237/.493 .071/.720 .500 12/.834 3/1 0/0
6.Guillen G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/no AB 4/.500 4/1.000 6/.533 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 345/252 .287/.359/.450/.809 1.166/.683 .835 83/.967 3/1 11/4
28.Ibanez* G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 5/1.550 5/.400 7/.453 1/.000 2/4.000 3/.000 330/229 .267/.315/.413/.728 .553/.809 .694 71/.636 0/0 6/5
2.Johjima G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 6/.000 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 285/219 .287/.326/.451/.777 1.096/.683 .807 76/.585 0/1 9/1
4.Lopez G/S/vP 6/.833 ··· 1/.000 7/1.238 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 321/238 .276/.312/.404/.716 .619/.750 .700 78/.566 2/1 8/5
44.Sexson G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 6/.000 6/1.000 11/1.728 ··· 3/.000 ··· 333/246 .201/.297/.406/.703 .738/.692 .746 83/.816 0/0 15/2
51.Suzuki* G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 9/.777 5/1.000 6/.666 1/.000 4/.250 5/1.500 404/293 .350/.400/.447/.847 .827/.855 .905 102/.805 23/2 5/0
3.Vidro# G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 1/2.000 7/.971 8/.393 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 351/259 .291/.352/.355/.707 .701/.708 .698 89/.730 0/0 3/0
IP 109.0 17.1 89.2 40.1 37.1 20.1 16.2 23.2 TOTAL .281/.335/.415/.750 .779/.741 .757 47/15 81/54
ERA-K/9 3.14/8.0 3.63/7.8 4.12/4.9 5.80/6.9 5.06/5.1 3.54/9.8 1.62/6.5 3.42/6.1 4.28/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Burke (9-2-1)
 Johjima (26-15-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 457/.213 73/.190 387/.261 183/.288 169/.289 96/.228 72/.270 95/.225 .264  Suzuki
 Guillen
 Ibanez
 Bloomquist
 Broussard
 Ellison
0/86/0/5
0/0/80/5
72/0/0/5
10/5/3/0
9/0/10/0
14/6/29/0
OPS .639 .653 .759 .801 .741 .681 .692 .611 .757
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 236/.699 21/.580 183/.687 55/.808 94/.830 42/.536 22/.602 47/.392 .728
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 221/.574 52/.679 204/.827 128/.797 75/.628 54/.798 50/.731 48/.831 .776
Road 221/.623 31/.490 246/.675 80/.517 84/.793 36/.559 51/.668 48/.699 .744
Last 28d days 108/.691 42/.681 70/.677 41/.596 52/.775 33/.613 22/.713 24/.511
HR/SB/CS 10/2/1 3/3/0 14/5/1 4/0/1 1/1/0 2/1/0 0/0/2 1/1/0 95/41/15
Usage ········ ··X···X· X······· ··o····o ·X····oX ··o···oo ·o····oX ·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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