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Game Preview: NYY @ LAA, 3:55pm, Saturday, August 9, 2008 @Angel Stadium

New York Yankees, 63-53, 3rd, 6½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Dan Giese (31, RHP, 1-3, 2.51)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ANA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-3)             32.1  24  12   9  10  20  1    2.51      
 2007 (0-2)              9.1   8   5   5   2   7  4    4.82      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-2  10.2   9   9   6   4   8  1    5.06   46 
 2008-06-27    NYM   L   4     5   6   6   4   3  1      96   27 
 2008-06-21    CIN   L   6.2   4   3   0   0   5  0      75   65 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ANA    Has never faced ANA.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-26   Road:   27-27   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  46-36   vsLHP:  17-17   1-Run:  20-13
 vsEast: 23-22   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 16-8  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
116 Fri, Aug  8  @LAA  L   5-10      63-53  3rd  6.5 gb
115 Thu, Aug  7  @TEX  W   3-0       63-52  3rd  5.5 gb
114 Wed, Aug  6  @TEX  W   5-3       62-52  3rd  6.5 gb
113 Tue, Aug  5  @TEX  L   6-8       61-52  3rd  6.5 gb
112 Mon, Aug  4  @TEX  L   5-9       61-51  3rd  5.5 gb
111 Sun, Aug  3   LAA  W  14-9       61-50  3rd  5.5 gb
110 Sat, Aug  2   LAA  W   8-2       60-50  3rd  5.5 gb
109 Fri, Aug  1   LAA  L   0-1       59-50  3rd  5.5 gb
108 Thu, Jul 31   LAA  L   6-12      59-49  3rd  4.5 gb
107 Wed, Jul 30   BAL  W  13-3       59-48  3rd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 72-43, 1st, 13 up

SP: John Lackey (29, RHP, 9-2, 3.10)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-2)            107.1  93  40  37  25  85 14    3.10      
 2007 (19-9)           224   219  87  75  52 179 18    3.01      
 2006 (13-11)          217.2 203  98  86  72 190 14    3.56      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  47.1  48  27  26  14  40  8    4.94   50 
 2008-08-03   @NYY  ND   6     7   4   4   4   4  1     102   42 
 2008-07-29   @BOS   W   9     2   2   2   2   4  1     120   77 
 2008-07-23    CLE   W   5     8   6   6   2   5  1      99   30 
 2008-07-18    BOS   W   7     5   3   3   2   6  2      90   59 
 2008-07-10   @TEX  ND   5.2  15   6   6   1   5  2     103   19 
 2008-07-05    TOR   L   6     8   6   5   1   7  1     104   40 
 2008-06-29   @LAD   W   8.2   3   0   0   2   9  0     120   85 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      1-1  35    36  15  14  12  30  2    3.60   55 
 2008-08-03   @NYY  ND   6     7   4   4   4   4  1     102   42 
 2007-08-22    NYY   L   7     9   4   3   3   4  1     106   46 
 2007-07-07   @NYY  ND   8     5   1   1   0  11  0     106   79 
 2007-05-27   @NYY   W   8     5   2   2   2   4  0     105   66 
 2006-08-25    NYY  ND   6    10   4   4   3   7  0     109   40 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-22   Road:   38-21   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  51-35   vsLHP:  21-8    1-Run:  22-13
 vsEast: 25-13   vsCntrl:18-10   vsWest: 19-12 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
115 Fri, Aug  8   NYY  W  10-5       72-43  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
114 Wed, Aug  6   BAL  W   9-4       71-43  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
113 Tue, Aug  5   BAL  L   0-3       70-43  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
112 Mon, Aug  4   BAL  W   6-5       70-42  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
111 Sun, Aug  3  @NYY  L   9-14      69-42  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
110 Sat, Aug  2  @NYY  L   2-8       69-41  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
109 Fri, Aug  1  @NYY  W   1-0       69-40  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
108 Thu, Jul 31  @NYY  W  12-6       68-40  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
107 Wed, Jul 30  @BOS  W   9-2       67-40  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
106 Tue, Jul 29  @BOS  W   6-2       66-40  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 08, 2008 LAA 10  NYY  5        W:Jered Weaver (10-9), L: Ian Kennedy (0-4), S: none
Sun, Aug 03, 2008 NYY 14  LAA  9        W:Edwar Ramirez (3-0), L: Scot Shields (4-3), S: none
Sat, Aug 02, 2008 NYY  8  LAA  2        W:Mike Mussina (14-7), L: Jered Weaver (9-9), S: none
Fri, Aug 01, 2008 LAA  1 @NYY  0        W:Ervin Santana (12-5), L: Mariano Rivera (4-4), S: Francisco Rodriguez (45)
Thu, Jul 31, 2008 LAA 12 @NYY  6        W:Jon Garland (10-6), L: Andy Pettitte (12-8), S: none

Wed, Aug 22, 2007 NYY  8 @LAA  2        W:Andy Pettitte (11-7), L: John Lackey (15-8), S: none
Tue, Aug 21, 2007 LAA 18  NYY  9        W:Kelvim Escobar (14-6), L: Mike Mussina (8-9), S: Marcus Gwyn (1)
Mon, Aug 20, 2007 LAA  7  NYY  6 (10)   W:Darren Oliver (1-0), L: Sean Henn (2-1), S: none
Sun, Jul 08, 2007 NYY 12  LAA  0        W:Chien-Ming Wang (9-4), L: Ervin Santana (5-10), S: none
Sat, Jul 07, 2007 LAA  2 @NYY  1 (13)   W:Francisco Rodriguez (2-2), L: Luis Vizcaino (4-2), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - LAA leads 3-2; 2007 - LAA won 6-3; 2006 - LAA won 6-4; All-Time - NYY leads 316-262

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

TEX  5.57

MIL  4.66

SDP  3.75

RA/G

OAK  3.91

CLE  4.66

TEX  5.90

BA

C. Jones  .371

M. Young  .287

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .468

A. Huff  .361

T. Pena  .169

SLG

R. Ludwick  .615

E. Encarnacion  .476

T. Pena  .196

OPS

C. Jones  1.072

R. Howard  .825

T. Pena  .365

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.51

J. Beckett  4.08

N. Robertson  6.11

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.99

A. Galarraga  6.17

L. Hernandez  3.48

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New York Yankees Batters (4.84 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitchers (4.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
66.Arredondo
G/S/vB
68.Loux
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
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 24/.733 3/.666 ··· 15/.467 6/.333 5/.200 4/2.250 491/348 .290/.363/.474/.836 .792/.855 .774 103/1.047 14/7 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 8/.375 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/1.500 2/1.000 1/2.000 152/113 .255/.278/.414/.692 .615/.718 .649 44/.707 0/1 5/
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP 20/.650 ··· ··· 5/.400 7/.310 7/.453 1/.000 431/293 .240/.295/.337/.632 .600/.651 .631 80/.548 9/2 8/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 21/.783 ··· ··· 6/1.500 8/.500 9/.333 2/.000 453/317 .268/.305/.405/.710 .830/.660 .668 92/.955 1/4 10/
17.Christian G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 35/13 .281/.343/.344/.687 .955/.237 .590 15/.829 6/1 0/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 47/.726 2/.000 ··· 36/.790 9/.730 21/1.048 6/.533 434/307 .319/.391/.460/.851 .796/.873 .850 83/.826 17/6 7/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 38/1.099 2/.000 ··· 43/1.612 8/.250 14/.714 4/.500 392/280 .252/.393/.511/.904 .919/.898 .870 76/.858 2/1 22/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 46/1.012 3/.666 ··· 41/.509 13/1.027 21/.586 13/1.371 490/345 .285/.348/.401/.749 .765/.742 .785 108/.783 7/3 7/
26.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 234/159 .232/.281/.318/.598 .524/.633 .547 53/.680 0/0 1/
22.Nady G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/2.500 ··· 12/1.083 2/1.000 2/1.000 6/.334 410/316 .335/.388/.566/.953 .969/.948 .972 83/1.139 1/1 18/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 53/.757 3/.666 3/.666 27/1.181 14/.297 30/1.015 21/.508 412/297 .312/.398/.587/.985 .954/.997 .823 102/1.028 16/1 25/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 21/.638 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 9/.222 14/.539 11/.764 343/260 .291/.335/.418/.753 .718/.764 .653 49/.834 6/1 6/
39.Sexson G/S/vP 34/.901 1/.000 ··· 11/.664 8/.125 15/.276 7/.619 319/227 .226/.323/.391/.713 1.039/.583 .892 27/.907 1/0 12/
IP 107.1 37.0 2.0 49.1 48.2 44.0 47.0 TOTAL .272/.345/.425/.770 .748/.779 .744 .842 77/28 120/56
ERA-K/9 3.10/7.1 0.97/7.5 0.00/0.0 3.28/4.9 2.40/9.4 2.86/9.2 4.79/7.1 3.88/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (31-26-6)
 Rodriguez (35-20-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 426/.236 145/.182 7/.000 203/.281 204/.189 182/.244 209/.246 .257  Nady
 Abreu
 Cabrera
 Damon
 Christian
9/0/84/11
0/0/109/9
0/112/1/6
75/8/0/1
7/2/4/0
OPS .676 .498 .143 .742 .615 .667 .800 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 213/.504 65/.413 3/.333 84/.832 101/.689 92/.505 96/.988 .734
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 213/.853 80/.568 4/.000 119/.677 103/.545 90/.830 113/.638 .713
Home 193/.666 73/.578 7/.143 108/.634 89/.627 88/.701 94/.769 .728
Last 28d days 112/.717 60/.619 7/.143 43/.629 39/.816 40/.753 35/.608
HR/SB/CS 14/7/2 2/2/1 0/0/0 3/4/2 4/6/0 4/5/1 10/5/1 117/80/25
Usage ·····X·· X·X·oX·· ···X···· ·····X·· ····X··o X···oX·· ····o·X·
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Batters (4.68 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.42 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Giese
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
34.Marte*
G/S/vB
36.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Anderson* G/S/vP 2/1.500 3/.000 9/.708 2/2.500 19/.378 ··· ··· 429/342 .289/.324/.428/.752 .715/.761 .806 82/.997 6/3 11/
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 275/198 .282/.319/.396/.715 .681/.727 .619 53/.766 6/2 3/
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.000 6/.167 2/2.000 7/.572 ··· 1/no AB 355/269 .275/.376/.318/.694 .698/.692 .680 94/.675 22/8 0/
27.Guerrero G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 2/.500 3/.000 7/.858 ··· 2/3.500 446/336 .291/.354/.498/.852 .796/.870 .814 90/.909 2/2 20/
48.Hunter G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 12/.705 ··· 8/.661 ··· ··· 442/333 .289/.351/.507/.858 .828/.868 .945 77/1.231 10/4 19/
6.Izturis# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 311/243 .263/.324/.352/.676 .652/.691 .672 56/.646 10/2 3/
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 2/.500 4/1.750 ··· 1/2.000 5/.650 ··· 2/1.000 280/207 .331/.357/.475/.832 .855/.824 .850 91/.842 10/3 3/
5.Mathis G/S/vP 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 263/193 .212/.302/.369/.671 .934/.583 .668 79/.716 2/1 9/
24.Matthews# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 2/.500 11/.546 ··· 2/.000 378/280 .223/.304/.330/.635 .694/.613 .613 35/.267 6/2 7/
44.Napoli G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 169/135 .204/.308/.472/.780 .524/.840 .702 / 4/1 12/
39.Quinlan G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· ··· 115/65 .255/.304/.311/.616 .624/.609 .684 13/.615 1/1 1/
21.Rivera G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.666 2/1.500 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/1.500 161/101 .224/.280/.381/.660 .567/.718 .695 74/.700 0/0 6/
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.666 7/2.357 1/5.000 10/.311 ··· ··· 492/323 .285/.394/.507/.902 .877/.914 .962 94/1.097 1/0 21/
77.Willits# G/S/vP 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/3.000 2/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 86/71 .185/.341/.231/.572 .457/.593 .675 9/1.250 1/0 0/
IP 32.1 16.0 52.1 41.2 50.1 16.1 39.0 TOTAL .264/.326/.404/.730 .736/.728 .736 .825 84/30 109/66
ERA-K/9 2.51/5.6 2.81/9.0 4.13/9.6 3.02/10.6 1.43/10.9 5.51/11.6 2.54/9.5 4.22/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mathis (44-18-3)
 Napoli (36-7-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 132/.200 72/.203 219/.222 168/.170 185/.176 71/.217 163/.208 .264  Anderson
 Guerrero
 Matthews
 Hunter
 Rivera
 Willits
 Quinlan
62/0/0/5
0/0/75/5
32/18/31/4
0/99/0/3
20/1/11/2
14/6/16/0
1/0/3/0
OPS .524 .689 .635 .573 .457 .657 .623 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 77/.541 33/.538 69/.725 94/.652 96/.418 35/.514 80/.662 .718
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 55/.501 39/.780 150/.593 74/.474 89/.499 36/.800 83/.588 .740
Road 27/.625 47/.869 99/.692 66/.490 82/.325 28/.539 65/.635 .751
Last 28d days 42/.529 24/.785 42/.895 38/.449 31/.657 43/.720 38/.597
HR/SB/CS 1/6/1 2/0/0 5/3/1 4/1/3 3/5/1 2/2/0 4/3/1 103/82/42
Usage ·····X·· Xo·XX·X· ·oo·X··o ··X·oX·· ·oo····X ···X···· ··oo·XX·

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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