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Game Preview: MIN @ LAA, 3:35pm, Sunday, August 24, 2008 @Angel Stadium

Minnesota Twins, 74-55, 1st, ½ up

SP: Kevin Slowey (24, RHP, 10-8, 3.78)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ANA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-8)           121.1 112  52  51  17  91 16    3.78      
 2007 (4-1)             66.2  82  39  35  11  47 16    4.73      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  42.2  41  19  18   6  31  5    3.80   54 
 2008-08-19    OAK   W   7     5   2   1   0  12  1     110   73 
 2008-08-13    NYY   W   6     3   1   1   1   1  0      87   62 
 2008-08-08   @KCR   W   5.2   7   1   1   0   2  0      98   53 
 2008-08-02    CLE   L   6     6   5   5   0   7  2     100   47 
 2008-07-28    CHW   W   9     6   0   0   1   5  0     102   79 
 2008-07-22   @NYY   L   5.1   5   4   4   2   3  1      96   43 
 2008-07-10   @DET  ND   3.2   9   6   6   2   1  1      77   18 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ANA      1-1   8.1  14   8   7   0   4  2    7.56   37 
 2008-04-03    LAA   L   3.1   4   3   3   0   2  1      55   42 
 2007-06-06   @LAA   W   5    10   5   4   0   2  1      84   31 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   46-23   Road:   28-32   ExtrInn: 7-6 
 vsRHP:  50-40   vsLHP:  24-15   1-Run:  23-20
 vsEast:  9-16   vsCntrl:36-21   vsWest: 15-14 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Sat, Aug 23  @LAA  L   5-7       74-55  1st  0.5 up
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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 78-50, 1st, 16 up

SP: Ervin Santana (25, RHP, 13-5, 3.39)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (13-5)           169.2 149  67  64  42 166 17    3.39      
 2007 (7-14)           150   174 103  96  58 126 26    5.76      
 2006 (16-8)           204   181 106  97  70 141 21    4.28      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  47.1  43  17  16  10  54  5    3.04   60 
 2008-08-19   @TBR  ND   7     4   1   1   2   9  0     106   72 
 2008-08-13    SEA  ND   6.1   7   3   3   1   7  1     110   53 
 2008-08-06    BAL   W   7     8   4   4   0   7  2     106   52 
 2008-08-01   @NYY   W   8     5   0   0   2   8  0     118   78 
 2008-07-27   @BAL   L   5     7   5   5   3   5  0     100   35 
 2008-07-21    CLE   L   7     7   4   3   0   8  2     112   57 
 2008-07-12   @OAK   W   7     5   0   0   2  10  0     111   75 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      2-1  23.2  25  14   9   7  14  0    3.42   49 
 2008-04-03   @MIN   W   6     4   2   2   2   3  0     102   57 
 2006-05-31    MIN   L   7     9   4   3   0   3  0      89   48 
 2006-04-19   @MIN  ND   5.2   7   7   3   3   5  0      99   37 
 2005-07-05    MIN   W   5     5   1   1   2   3  0      90   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-25   Road:   40-25   ExtrInn: 3-4 
 vsRHP:  55-39   vsLHP:  23-11   1-Run:  25-16
 vsEast: 28-15   vsCntrl:20-14   vsWest: 20-13 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
128 Sat, Aug 23   MIN  W   7-5       78-50  1st 16.0 up
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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 LAA  7  MIN  5        W:Darren Oliver (5-1), L: Nick Blackburn (9-8), S: Francisco Rodriguez (49)
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
Season Series: 2008 - LAA leads 4-3; 2007 - LAA won 6-3; 2006 - LAA won 4-2; All-Time - LAA leads 332-311

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  5.58

LAA  4.65

WSN  3.73

RA/G

TOR  3.91

SFG  4.62

TEX  6.09

BA

C. Jones  .360

M. Cabrera  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .462

C. Snyder  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .630

D. Ortiz  .480

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.092

D. Pedroia  .837

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

J. Lannan  3.95

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

M. Garza  6.29

L. Hernandez  3.49

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Minnesota Twins Batters (5.09 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitchers (4.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Santana
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/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 177/146 .311/.339/.429/.768 .229/.887 .839 64/.654 0/2 4/
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 288/203 .304/.343/.420/.763 .640/.819 .723 24/.614 4/2 5/
12.Everett G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 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 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 500/367 .257/.293/.350/.643 .736/.610 .619 76/.721 27/10 6/
23.Harris G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· ··· 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 6/.666 ··· ··· 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 410/326 .273/.332/.470/.802 .610/.850 .746 81/.878 0/1 17/
24.Lamb* G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 7/.971 5/.200 259/228 .235/.278/.325/.603 .263/.651 .729 20/1.013 0/1 1/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 9/1.778 ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 4/.833 7/2.047 4/.500 489/346 .322/.416/.451/.867 1.005/.805 .725 98/.845 1/1 8/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 11/.398 ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 8/.250 7/.000 4/.500 562/376 .303/.386/.499/.885 .812/.923 .905 116/.781 0/1 19/
8.Punto# G/S/vP 6/.833 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 6/.334 3/.666 3/1.333 251/160 .284/.340/.413/.753 .740/.747 .683 118/.754 8/4 2/
55.Redmond G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· ··· 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/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 1/2.000 243/175 .319/.398/.469/.867 1.002/.816 .903 124/.851 11/4 3/
21.Young G/S/vP 10/.600 ··· 2/.500 4/.500 2/.000 2/.000 4/.000 497/360 .284/.329/.401/.730 .713/.736 .715 101/.697 13/4 8/
IP 169.2 42.2 8.2 57.2 54.1 50.1 53.0 TOTAL .279/.339/.412/.751 .723/.763 .723 .773 75/35 93/88
ERA-K/9 3.39/8.8 1.27/7.2 3.12/2.1 2.81/5.1 2.65/9.9 2.68/9.1 5.26/7.0 3.91/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (45-23-4)
 Redmond (17-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 696/.232 171/.195 37/.212 235/.263 228/.202 211/.239 239/.263 .259  Young
 Gomez
 Span
 Kubel
 Punto
120/0/0/8
0/119/0/7
0/12/53/3
14/0/28/2
0/3/0/0
OPS .643 .541 .581 .695 .627 .660 .834 .726
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 360/.707 81/.449 21/.900 97/.761 117/.700 109/.575 109/.999 .735
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 336/.576 90/.626 16/.192 138/.650 111/.553 102/.750 130/.692 .718
Home 280/.648 83/.585 24/.481 128/.563 106/.654 109/.682 110/.849 .728
Last 28d days 137/.659 58/.656 37/.581 48/.563 35/.785 50/.745 54/.825
HR/SB/CS 17/12/3 2/2/2 1/0/0 3/4/2 4/6/0 4/6/1 11/7/1 128/88/27
Usage ····X··· ···X··X· ·X···X·· X·ooX··X X·oo···X o·X·X··X ··X···X·
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Batters (4.65 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 59.Slowey
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 5/1.200 13/.968 ··· 3/.000 3/.333 5/.400 12/.697 480/377 .284/.319/.427/.745 .674/.765 .793 97/.898 6/3 13/
2.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 323/227 .278/.318/.390/.708 .723/.702 .633 84/.681 6/2 3/
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 5/.400 14/.929 1/.000 6/1.167 5/1.100 6/.167 5/.400 418/310 .282/.375/.320/.695 .698/.694 .695 119/.705 25/9 0/
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 5/.000 13/1.288 ··· 7/.453 6/.000 18/.833 12/1.306 502/374 .285/.351/.493/.844 .765/.871 .817 104/.903 4/3 23/
48.Hunter G/S/vP 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 8/.804 499/371 .273/.337/.471/.808 .747/.829 .868 101/.756 11/5 19/
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 4/2.000 7/1.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 330/239 .309/.336/.434/.770 .726/.788 .773 102/.571 11/4 3/
5.Mathis G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 288/206 .205/.293/.348/.641 .796/.583 .631 70/.523 2/1 9/
24.Matthews# G/S/vP 2/2.500 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 4/1.000 8/1.429 ··· 1/2.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 191/153 .214/.321/.484/.805 .649/.842 .783 22/1.017 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 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 2/1.500 3/.333 4/.500 206/135 .249/.291/.429/.720 .709/.725 .769 86/.705 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 ··· 7/2.142 ··· 7/.453 4/.833 10/1.600 4/1.250 548/360 .298/.405/.530/.936 .881/.963 1.021 105/1.142 2/0 26/
IP 121.1 101.1 34.1 52.0 64.0 55.0 36.0 TOTAL .263/.326/.403/.729 .723/.731 .741 .759 96/34 123/75
ERA-K/9 3.78/6.8 6.22/7.1 2.36/7.3 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 482/.243 461/.286 139/.216 222/.259 284/.273 209/.185 147/.239 .275  Anderson
 Guerrero
 Matthews
 Hunter
 Rivera
 Quinlan
 Morales
68/0/0/7
0/0/85/6
32/20/32/5
0/110/0/4
28/1/14/3
1/0/3/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .696 .774 .551 .722 .781 .516 .630 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 215/.785 214/.854 61/.522 81/.708 106/.719 108/.576 82/.536 .758
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 267/.626 247/.705 78/.572 141/.729 178/.817 101/.455 65/.750 .739
Road 234/.758 160/.881 65/.609 104/.770 138/.866 78/.594 69/.733 .803
Last 28d days 128/.552 69/.684 39/.585 44/.541 54/1.186 50/.518 38/.485
HR/SB/CS 16/3/3 13/11/0 1/2/4 4/5/1 9/8/1 4/5/0 2/4/2 135/62/27
Usage ····X··· 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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