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Game Preview: DET @ LAA, 9:05pm, Monday, May 26, 2008 @Angel Stadium

Detroit Tigers, 21-29, 4th, 6½ GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Kenny Rogers (43, LHP, 4-4, 6.66)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ANA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-4)             52.2  72  42  39  27  25  7    6.66      
 2007 (3-4)             63    65  36  31  25  36  8    4.43      
 2006 (17-8)           204   195  97  87  62  99 23    3.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  38    52  30  28  19  17  6    6.63   37 
 2008-05-21    SEA   W   5.1   8   4   4   3   2  2      91   35 
 2008-05-15   @KCR   L   4    11   7   7   3   1  1      92   10 
 2008-05-09    NYY   W   6     9   2   2   2   3  1      97   47 
 2008-05-04   @MIN  ND   6.2   6   5   3   0   6  0      96   52 
 2008-04-29   @NYY   W   6     6   2   2   4   4  1     101   52 
 2008-04-23    TEX  ND   3.1   9   6   6   3   0  0      73   15 
 2008-04-18   @TOR   W   6.2   3   4   4   4   1  1      98   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ANA      1-2  30.1  31  12  12  11   7  3    3.56   50 
 2006-09-01    LAA   W   7     4   0   0   2   2  0     106   69 
 2006-04-24   @LAA   L   7     4   2   2   3   3  1     100   61 
 2005-06-22   @LAA   L   3.1  10   6   6   3   0  2      80   13 
 2005-04-11    LAA  ND   7     8   3   3   1   1  0      95   49 
 2005-04-06   @LAA  ND   6     5   1   1   2   1  0      71   57 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-14   Road:    9-15   ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  15-26   vsLHP:   6-3    1-Run:   4-6 
 vsEast:  8-8    vsCntrl: 5-17   vsWest:  7-2  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 50 Sun, May 25   MIN  L   1-6       21-29  4th  6.5 gb
 49 Sat, May 24   MIN  W  19-3       21-28  4th  5.5 gb
 48 Fri, May 23   MIN  L   4-9       20-28  5th  6.5 gb
 47 Thu, May 22   SEA  W   9-2       20-27  5th  6.5 gb
 46 Wed, May 21   SEA  W   9-4       19-27  5th  6.5 gb
 45 Tue, May 20   SEA  W  12-8       18-27  5th  6.5 gb
 44 Sun, May 18  @ARI  L   0-4       17-27  5th  6.5 gb
 43 Sat, May 17  @ARI  W   3-2       17-26  5th  5.5 gb
 42 Fri, May 16  @ARI  L   3-4       16-26  5th  6.0 gb
 41 Thu, May 15  @KCR  L   4-8       16-25  5th  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:14-16
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 30-22, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Jon Garland (28, RHP, 5-3, 4.34)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (5-3)             64.1  73  34  31  22  14  6    4.34      
 2007 (10-13)          208.1 219 114  98  57  98 19    4.23      
 2006 (18-7)           211.1 247 112 106  41 112 26    4.51      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  46.1  47  20  20  18  12  3    3.88   49 
 2008-05-21   @TOR   W   6     8   3   3   2   1  0      99   43 
 2008-05-15    CHW  ND   6     7   3   3   4   1  0     109   43 
 2008-05-09   @TBR  ND   8     4   0   0   3   2  0     119   73 
 2008-05-03    BAL   W   8     3   1   1   1   1  0      96   72 
 2008-04-28    OAK   L   6    10   7   7   3   5  2     109   26 
 2008-04-23   @BOS   W   6     8   4   4   2   1  1      82   39 
 2008-04-17    KCR   W   6.1   7   2   2   3   1  0      92   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      3-1  38    36  10   9   3  18  1    2.13   61 
 2007-09-04   @DET   W   7     7   1   1   0   4  0     105   63 
 2007-04-22   @DET  ND   8     5   3   2   1   3  0     105   64 
 2006-09-20    DET   L   7    12   5   5   0   4  1     102   37 
 2006-08-24   @DET   W   9     6   0   0   1   2  0     111   76 
 2006-07-18   @DET   W   7     6   1   1   1   5  0     100   65 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-11   Road:   16-11   ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:  22-20   vsLHP:   8-2    1-Run:   7-8 
 vsEast:  6-6    vsCntrl:14-8    vsWest:  8-7  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 52 Sun, May 25  @CHW  L   2-3       30-22  1st  1.5 up
 51 Sat, May 24  @CHW  W   2-0       30-21  1st  2.5 up
 50 Fri, May 23  @CHW  W   3-1       29-21  1st  2.5 up
 49 Thu, May 22  @TOR  L   3-4       28-21  1st  2.5 up
 48 Wed, May 21  @TOR  W   4-3       28-20  1st  3.0 up
 47 Tue, May 20  @TOR  W   3-1       27-20  1st  3.0 up
 46 Sun, May 18   LAD  W  10-2       26-20  1st  1.5 up
 45 Sat, May 17   LAD  L   3-6       25-20  1st  0.5 up
 44 Fri, May 16   LAD  W   4-2       25-19  1st  1.5 up
 43 Thu, May 15   CHW  L   3-4       24-19  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Apr 27, 2008 LAA  6 @DET  2        W:Jered Weaver (2-3), L: Justin Verlander (1-4), S: none
Sat, Apr 26, 2008 DET  6  LAA  4        W:Aquilino Lopez (2-0), L: Darren O'Day (0-1), S: Todd Jones (4)
Fri, Apr 25, 2008 LAA  4 @DET  3        W:Ervin Santana (4-0), L: Nate Robertson (0-3), S: Francisco Rodriguez (10)

Sun, Jul 29, 2007 LAA 13  DET  4        W:Chris Bootcheck (3-2), L: Jeremy Bonderman (10-3), S: none
Sat, Jul 28, 2007 LAA 10  DET  3        W:Scot Shields (3-3), L: Jason Grilli (5-3), S: none
Fri, Jul 27, 2007 LAA 11  DET  6        W:Jered Weaver (7-5), L: Nate Robertson (6-8), S: none
Thu, May 24, 2007 DET 12  LAA  0        W:Jeremy Bonderman (3-0), L: Ervin Santana (3-6), S: none
Wed, May 23, 2007 DET  8  LAA  7        W:Chad Durbin (4-1), L: Bartolo Colon (5-1), S: Todd Jones (15)
Tue, May 22, 2007 LAA  6 @DET  3        W:John Lackey (7-3), L: Mike Maroth (3-1), S: Francisco Rodriguez (14)
Tue, Apr 24, 2007 LAA  9  DET  8 (10)   W:Dustin Moseley (2-0), L: Todd Jones (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - LAA leads 2-1; 2007 - LAA won 5-3; 2006 - LAA won 5-3; All-Time - DET leads 295-271

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 2008 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

CHC  5.76

MIN  4.54

SDP  3.50

RA/G

OAK  3.61

KCR  4.54

TEX  5.48

BA

C. Jones  .417

B. Butler  .261

J. Thome  .201

OBP

C. Jones  .488

K. Millar  .328

K. Greene  .258

SLG

L. Berkman  .759

J. Lopez  .403

M. Bourn  .303

OPS

L. Berkman  1.230

P. Feliz  .735

M. Bourn  .580

ERA

E. Volquez  1.31

P. Byrd  4.10

K. Rogers  6.66

K/9IP

E. Volquez  11.03

D. Lowe  6.32

J. Garland  1.96

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Detroit Tigers Batters (4.92 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitchers (4.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 20.Garland
G/S/vB
66.Arredondo
G/S/vB
49.Bootcheck
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
57.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
62.Shields
G/S/vB
33.Speier
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 6/1.700 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 2/.000 2/.500 209/177 .276/.359/.464/.823 .877/.812 .874 100/.788 1/0 7/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 31/.734 ··· 6/1.500 5/2.000 6/.533 4/.500 2/5.000 119/113 .252/.319/.477/.796 .333/.822 .857 94/.701 2/1 6/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 45/.847 ··· 5/3.267 16/.388 7/.286 21/.666 5/.000 187/151 .299/.371/.470/.840 .910/.832 .664 95/.714 3/0 5/
15.Inge G/S/vP 50/.771 ··· 6/.834 4/.666 9/.333 8/1.375 6/.600 129/104 .220/.315/.404/.719 .481/.777 .505 40/.464 1/1 4/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 49/48 .256/.327/.628/.954 .000/.976 1.200 49/.954 0/0 5/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 31/.738 ··· 3/1.667 12/.733 5/1.850 15/.933 9/.583 209/176 .328/.388/.550/.938 .883/.946 .710 99/.948 0/1 9/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 31/.839 ··· 4/1.000 11/.664 4/1.250 4/.500 6/.167 185/150 .293/.359/.401/.760 .929/.722 .874 102/.937 2/0 2/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 44/30 .231/.318/.410/.728 .714/.733 .681 20/.566 0/0 1/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 11/.600 ··· ··· 10/1.000 ··· 6/.533 13/.648 186/154 .279/.319/.390/.708 1.147/.621 .755 78/.558 1/0 4/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 37/.479 ··· 4/.000 5/.400 8/.250 13/.408 10/.844 170/135 .274/.315/.401/.717 .755/.706 .620 72/.736 3/0 1/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 17/.301 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/1.334 1/no AB 44/39 .353/.476/.618/1.094 1.350/1.059 1.099 19/1.113 0/0 1/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 10/1.267 ··· 6/.334 12/.833 5/.900 11/.637 24/.355 161/130 .216/.348/.336/.684 .499/.731 .582 83/.782 3/0 3/
33.Thames G/S/vP 21/.786 ··· 2/.000 ··· 5/.000 5/.933 2/.500 71/45 .246/.310/.415/.725 1.042/.551 .615 34/.915 0/0 3/
IP 64.1 4.0 12.1 21.1 22.0 19.1 18.0 TOTAL .270/.342/.432/.774 .830/.762 .705 .765 18/4 52/34
ERA-K/9 4.34/2.0 2.25/9.0 8.76/7.3 2.53/4.2 2.45/7.8 3.72/7.5 5.00/6.5 4.07/5.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (4-1-2)
 Rodriguez (17-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 279/.291 14/.286 68/.383 86/.267 91/.195 77/.290 85/.264 .269  Inge
 Granderson
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
2/11/0/2
0/28/0/1
0/0/47/1
6/0/0/0
14/0/6/0
12/4/4/0
12/0/2/0
OPS .783 .786 .956 .721 .578 .771 .920 .739
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 141/.749 5/1.000 29/1.021 38/.824 41/.724 32/.603 37/1.361 .811
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 138/.819 9/.667 39/.906 48/.645 50/.465 45/.888 48/.571 .687
Home 138/.825 10/.700 56/1.033 38/.571 44/.789 36/.889 35/.791 .738
Last 28d days 143/.671 14/.786 64/.969 40/.514 46/.488 28/.887 36/1.167
HR/SB/CS 6/0/1 1/0/0 1/1/0 1/3/1 0/2/0 2/1/0 5/1/1 44/36/15
Usage ····X··· ····X··X ·······X ···X···· ·oX·oX·· ····Xo·· ···X···o
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.28 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Rogers*
G/S/vB
41.Cruceta
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Anderson* G/S/vP 102/.745 ··· ··· 12/.705 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 197/155 .279/.305/.432/.736 .651/.760 .795 91/.869 2/0 5/
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 34/.732 ··· ··· 5/.800 1/2.000 1/.000 2/1.000 149/125 .306/.423/.355/.778 .845/.764 .825 29/.766 11/4 0/
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 27/1.241 ··· ··· 9/1.681 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 205/161 .254/.317/.438/.755 .759/.754 .636 95/.670 1/1 7/
48.Hunter G/S/vP 32/1.130 ··· ··· 14/.572 2/.000 5/.400 4/.500 199/154 .279/.337/.470/.807 .697/.841 .968 97/.706 4/2 6/
6.Izturis# G/S/vP 5/1.000 ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 126/108 .211/.278/.254/.532 .389/.557 .584 46/.562 6/0 0/
35.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.500 190/149 .314/.368/.480/.848 1.044/.794 .698 91/.702 1/0 6/
5.Mathis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· ··· 83/59 .219/.275/.384/.659 .679/.651 .348 37/.280 1/0 3/
24.Matthews# G/S/vP 10/.800 1/no AB ··· 5/.200 1/.000 4/.500 2/no AB 216/173 .219/.315/.364/.678 .823/.642 .632 99/.638 3/1 6/
44.Napoli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 116/97 .230/.310/.540/.850 .344/.942 .831 59/.901 3/1 10/
39.Quinlan G/S/vP 14/.500 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 63/39 .228/.302/.281/.582 .432/.676 .785 54/.582 0/0 1/
21.Rivera G/S/vP 11/1.363 ··· ··· 6/.833 1/.000 ··· ··· 45/22 .167/.222/.214/.437 .391/.483 .639 22/.573 0/0 0/
18.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 59/42 .154/.254/.173/.427 .567/.372 .656 55/.421 1/0 0/
77.Willits# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 31/27 .269/.367/.346/.713 .500/.748 .802 30/.625 0/0 0/
3.Wood G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 39/27 .139/.184/.222/.406 .282/.454 .384 39/.406 0/0 1/
IP 52.2 10.2 7.1 17.1 30.2 26.0 15.2 TOTAL .257/.320/.395/.715 .703/.718 .705 .639 40/13 46/22
ERA-K/9 6.66/4.3 5.06/8.4 1.23/6.2 4.67/3.1 2.35/6.7 6.58/5.9 2.87/6.3 5.00/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mathis (14-9-1)
 Napoli (22-6-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 251/.329 48/.256 31/.185 78/.250 123/.259 116/.260 70/.290 .268  Matthews
 Guerrero
 Hunter
 Anderson
 Rivera
 Willits
 Quinlan
20/7/11/3
0/0/40/3
0/44/0/3
29/0/0/2
4/1/3/0
2/3/4/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .922 .819 .624 .758 .638 .732 .712 .770
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 78/.788 23/1.029 9/.944 38/.984 44/.727 50/.602 40/.739 .799
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 173/.985 25/.644 22/.490 40/.553 79/.585 66/.831 30/.674 .749
Road 154/.892 20/.535 6/.533 32/.651 45/.731 57/1.020 28/.555 .749
Last 28d days 133/.952 48/.819 31/.624 37/.949 54/.782 45/.505 37/.790
HR/SB/CS 7/1/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 2/2/0 1/1/0 2/3/0 0/0/1 44/21/12
Usage ····X··· X···Xo·· ···X···o X····o·· ·Xo··X·· o···X··X ··X····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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