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Game Preview: MIN @ LAA, 9:05pm, Saturday, August 23, 2008 @Angel Stadium

Minnesota Twins, 74-54, 1st, ½ up

SP: Nick Blackburn (26, RHP, 9-7, 3.71)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ANA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-7)            152.2 170  74  63  26  78 15    3.71      
 2007 (0-2)             11.2  19  12  10   2   8  2    7.71      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  41.1  43  21  17  10  18  4    3.70   50 
 2008-08-18    OAK   L   8     6   3   3   2   2  1      99   58 
 2008-08-12    NYY  ND   4.2   6   4   4   3   5  1     102   38 
 2008-08-06   @SEA   W   6     9   3   3   1   1  0     101   42 
 2008-08-01    CLE   W   7     6   1   1   1   2  0      93   62 
 2008-07-27   @CLE  ND   7     4   1   1   1   3  0      99   67 
 2008-07-21   @NYY   L   1.2   7   6   3   0   1  1      50   24 
 2008-07-13   @DET   L   7     5   3   2   2   4  1     108   59 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ANA      0-1   7     5   1   1   1   6  0    1.29   68 
 2008-04-02    LAA   L   7     5   1   1   1   6  0      86   68 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   46-23   Road:   28-31   ExtrInn: 7-6 
 vsRHP:  50-39   vsLHP:  24-15   1-Run:  23-20
 vsEast:  9-16   vsCntrl:36-21   vsWest: 15-13 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
128 Fri, Aug 22  @LAA  W   9-0       74-54  1st  0.5 up
127 Thu, Aug 21  @LAA  W   2-1 (12)  73-54  2nd  0.5 gb
126 Wed, Aug 20   OAK  W   3-1       72-54  2nd  1.0 gb
125 Tue, Aug 19   OAK  W  13-2       71-54  2nd  1.0 gb
124 Mon, Aug 18   OAK  L   2-3       70-54  2nd  1.0 gb
123 Sun, Aug 17   SEA  W  11-8       70-53  1st    Tied
122 Sat, Aug 16   SEA  W   7-6       69-53  1st    Tied
121 Fri, Aug 15   SEA  W   9-3       68-53  1st    Tied
120 Wed, Aug 13   NYY  W   4-2       67-53  2nd  0.5 gb
119 Tue, Aug 12   NYY  L   6-9 (12)  66-53  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:19-11
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 77-50, 1st, 15 up

SP: Jon Garland (28, RHP, 11-8, 4.33)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-8)           158   183  84  76  48  71 19    4.33      
 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         3-3  40.2  58  29  27  11  21  7    5.98   40 
 2008-08-18   @TBR   L   6    10   5   4   2   3  2     102   35 
 2008-08-12    SEA   W   7     9   3   3   1   4  0     100   50 
 2008-08-05    BAL   L   7     9   3   3   0   1  1     107   48 
 2008-07-31   @NYY   W   6     7   3   3   1   3  2     105   48 
 2008-07-26   @BAL   W   5.1   7   5   5   2   3  2      90   35 
 2008-07-20    BOS  ND   6.2   6   3   2   3   6  0     118   55 
 2008-07-11   @OAK   L   2.2  10   7   7   2   1  0      80    9 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      2-2  33.2  33  27  21  11  11  4    5.61   43 
 2008-04-01   @MIN   W   8     6   1   1   1   0  0      96   65 
 2007-09-09    MIN   L   8     5   5   1   2   5  1     122   63 
 2007-07-06    MIN   L   3.1  11  12  11   3   0  2      90  -11 
 2007-05-30   @MIN  ND   6     5   6   6   5   2  0     103   35 
 2006-09-30   @MIN   W   8.1   6   3   2   0   4  1     101   65 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-25   Road:   40-25   ExtrInn: 3-4 
 vsRHP:  54-39   vsLHP:  23-11   1-Run:  25-16
 vsEast: 28-15   vsCntrl:19-14   vsWest: 20-13 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Fri, Aug 22   MIN  L   0-9       77-50  1st 15.0 up
126 Thu, Aug 21   MIN  L   1-2 (12)  77-49  1st 15.0 up
125 Wed, Aug 20  @TBR  W   5-4       77-48  1st 15.5 up
124 Tue, Aug 19  @TBR  L   2-4       76-48  1st 15.5 up
123 Mon, Aug 18  @TBR  L   4-6       76-47  1st 15.5 up
122 Sun, Aug 17  @CLE  L   3-4       76-46  1st 15.5 up
121 Sat, Aug 16  @CLE  W   4-3       76-45  1st 15.5 up
120 Fri, Aug 15  @CLE  L   2-3       75-45  1st 15.5 up
119 Wed, Aug 13   SEA  L   7-10(12)  75-44  1st 15.0 up
118 Tue, Aug 12   SEA  W   7-3       75-43  1st 15.0 up
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 MIN  9 @LAA  0        W:Glen Perkins (11-3), L: Joe Saunders (14-6), S: none
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 MIN  2 @LAA  1 (12)   W:Jesse Crain (5-2), L: Justin Speier (1-7), S: Joe Nathan (35)
Thu, Apr 03, 2008 LAA  5 @MIN  4        W:Ervin Santana (1-0), L: Kevin Slowey (0-1), S: Francisco Rodriguez (2)
Wed, Apr 02, 2008 LAA  1 @MIN  0        W:Joe Saunders (1-0), L: Nick Blackburn (0-1), S: Francisco Rodriguez (1)
Tue, Apr 01, 2008 LAA  9 @MIN  1        W:Jon Garland (1-0), L: Boof Bonser (0-1), S: none
Mon, Mar 31, 2008 MIN  3  LAA  2        W:Livan Hernandez (1-0), L: Jered Weaver (0-1), S: Joe Nathan (1)

Sun, Aug 12, 2007 LAA  6  MIN  2        W:Jered Weaver (8-5), L: Boof Bonser (5-9), S: none
Sat, Aug 11, 2007 LAA  4  MIN  3        W:John Lackey (15-6), L: Pat Neshek (6-2), S: Francisco Rodriguez (29)
Fri, Aug 10, 2007 LAA 10  MIN  1        W:Kelvim Escobar (12-6), L: Scott Baker (6-5), S: none
Sun, Jul 22, 2007 LAA  7 @MIN  2        W:Joe Saunders (4-0), L: Matt Garza (1-2), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 3-3; 2007 - LAA won 6-3; 2006 - LAA won 4-2; All-Time - LAA leads 331-311

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

FLA  4.64

WSN  3.74

RA/G

TOR  3.94

SFG  4.63

TEX  6.08

BA

C. Jones  .359

J. Bay  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .461

J. Inglett  .367

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .618

M. Reynolds  .481

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.079

J. Gerut  .838

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

K. Lohse  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

J. Jurrjens  6.45

L. Hernandez  3.49

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Minnesota Twins Batters (5.09 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitchers (4.24 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 20.Garland
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
32.Buscher* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 173/143 .312/.341/.433/.774 .237/.892 .859 65/.762 0/2 4/
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 284/200 .303/.341/.409/.750 .648/.796 .699 25/.408 4/2 4/
12.Everett G/S/vP 8/.750 ··· 2/.000 5/1.200 ··· ··· 2/.000 134/102 .212/.273/.327/.601 .677/.580 .622 51/.674 0/0 2/
22.Gomez G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 497/365 .254/.289/.347/.636 .726/.604 .603 73/.677 27/10 6/
23.Harris G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· 3/.666 2/2.000 ··· 2/.500 427/296 .263/.321/.389/.710 .721/.705 .715 72/.831 1/1 6/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 22/1.231 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 406/323 .273/.333/.473/.805 .618/.852 .751 82/.899 0/1 17/
24.Lamb* G/S/vP 18/.690 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 7/.971 5/.200 258/227 .236/.279/.326/.605 .263/.654 .735 24/.967 0/1 1/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 29/.625 ··· 2/1.000 3/.000 4/.833 7/2.047 4/.500 485/343 .323/.417/.453/.871 1.012/.807 .729 99/.851 1/1 8/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 42/.816 ··· 2/1.000 3/.000 8/.250 6/.000 4/.500 558/373 .306/.389/.503/.892 .817/.931 .920 117/.850 0/1 19/
8.Punto# G/S/vP 27/.546 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 5/.000 3/.666 3/1.333 247/157 .281/.337/.412/.749 .749/.735 .670 119/.729 8/4 2/
55.Redmond G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· ··· 3/1.167 1/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 111/53 .286/.315/.333/.649 .691/.602 .530 32/.635 0/0 0/
56.Ruiz G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 39/19 .333/.385/.389/.774 .718/.833 .600 39/.774 0/0 0/
2.Span* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/2.000 238/171 .325/.407/.478/.885 1.019/.834 .940 125/.869 11/4 3/
21.Young G/S/vP 10/1.278 ··· 2/.500 3/.666 2/.000 1/.000 4/.000 493/357 .287/.331/.405/.736 .718/.743 .728 102/.752 13/4 8/
IP 158.0 42.2 8.2 55.0 53.1 49.1 53.0 TOTAL .280/.339/.413/.752 .727/.763 .726 .786 75/35 92/86
ERA-K/9 4.33/4.0 1.27/7.2 3.12/2.1 2.95/5.2 2.70/9.8 2.74/9.3 5.26/7.0 3.90/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (45-22-4)
 Redmond (17-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 684/.297 171/.195 37/.212 226/.270 224/.201 208/.243 239/.263 .259  Young
 Gomez
 Span
 Kubel
 Punto
119/0/0/8
0/118/0/7
0/12/52/3
14/0/28/2
0/3/0/0
OPS .809 .541 .581 .715 .630 .670 .834 .727
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 355/.821 81/.449 21/.900 92/.805 113/.708 107/.586 109/.999 .737
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 329/.796 90/.626 16/.192 134/.655 111/.553 101/.758 130/.692 .718
Home 391/.778 83/.585 24/.481 119/.590 102/.660 106/.703 110/.849 .730
Last 28d days 134/.889 64/.613 37/.581 47/.633 31/.823 47/.798 54/.825
HR/SB/CS 19/2/3 2/2/2 1/0/0 3/4/2 4/6/0 4/6/1 11/7/1 127/88/27
Usage ····X··· ··X··X·X X···X··X ·ooX··X· ·oo···X· ·X·X··X· ·X···X·X
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.53 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Blackburn
G/S/vB
26.Bonser
G/S/vB
49.Breslow*
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
37.Reyes*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Anderson* G/S/vP 3/.000 12/.916 ··· 3/.000 3/.333 5/.400 12/.697 476/373 .286/.319/.429/.748 .674/.768 .799 98/.904 6/3 13/
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 319/223 .277/.318/.390/.709 .723/.702 .632 80/.682 6/2 3/
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 4/.833 13/1.000 ··· 6/1.167 5/1.100 6/.167 5/.400 413/306 .277/.372/.317/.689 .705/.683 .681 119/.681 25/9 0/
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 3/.000 12/1.401 ··· 7/.453 6/.000 18/.833 12/1.306 498/370 .286/.351/.493/.845 .765/.873 .818 105/.893 4/3 23/
48.Hunter G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 8/.804 495/367 .273/.337/.473/.811 .747/.833 .874 102/.886 11/5 19/
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 3/1.167 6/.833 ··· ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 326/235 .306/.334/.433/.768 .726/.784 .767 103/.565 11/3 3/
5.Mathis G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 288/206 .205/.293/.348/.641 .796/.583 .631 74/.510 2/1 9/
24.Matthews# G/S/vP 3/.666 12/.666 ··· 5/.400 5/.400 5/1.350 7/.143 385/280 .222/.304/.327/.631 .679/.613 .607 28/.298 7/2 7/
19.Morales# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 8/7 .250/.250/.250/.500 2.000/.286 .500 7/.571 0/0 0/
44.Napoli G/S/vP ··· 6/1.666 ··· 1/2.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 187/149 .217/.321/.490/.811 .649/.850 .793 18/1.111 4/1 13/
39.Quinlan G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 1/3.000 119/65 .264/.311/.318/.629 .653/.609 .672 13/.769 2/1 1/
21.Rivera G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 2/1.500 3/.333 4/.500 202/131 .249/.292/.432/.725 .709/.733 .783 86/.742 1/0 9/
18.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 81/60 .171/.275/.229/.504 .452/.521 .698 8/.286 1/0 1/
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP ··· 6/1.667 ··· 7/.453 4/.833 10/1.600 4/1.250 544/356 .293/.401/.521/.922 .881/.942 .995 106/1.092 2/0 25/
IP 152.2 98.2 33.2 52.0 64.0 55.0 36.0 TOTAL .263/.325/.402/.727 .723/.729 .738 .764 96/33 122/75
ERA-K/9 3.71/4.6 6.29/7.1 2.41/7.2 3.46/6.8 4.78/7.0 0.98/10.0 2.25/6.8 4.17/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mathis (49-19-3)
 Napoli (39-8-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 641/.282 451/.287 138/.218 222/.259 284/.273 209/.185 147/.239 .274  Anderson
 Guerrero
 Matthews
 Hunter
 Rivera
 Morales
 Quinlan
68/0/0/7
0/0/84/6
32/20/32/5
0/109/0/4
27/1/14/3
0/0/1/0
1/0/3/0
OPS .733 .770 .555 .722 .781 .516 .630 .746
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 284/.708 210/.838 61/.522 81/.708 106/.719 108/.576 82/.536 .753
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 357/.753 241/.712 77/.580 141/.729 178/.817 101/.455 65/.750 .740
Road 324/.735 150/.877 64/.619 104/.770 138/.866 78/.594 69/.733 .801
Last 28d days 134/.629 59/.643 41/.556 49/.612 58/1.135 50/.518 38/.485
HR/SB/CS 15/2/2 12/11/0 1/2/3 4/5/1 9/8/1 4/5/0 2/4/2 134/62/26
Usage ····X··· ··X··X·o ····o·X· ·oo·o·o· ·X···X·· ·oX··X·· o·o··oo·

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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