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Game Preview: DET @ BAL, 7:05pm, Saturday, July 19, 2008 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Detroit Tigers, 48-48, 3rd, 7½ GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Nate Robertson (30, LHP, 6-8, 5.26)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-8)            116.1 143  69  68  32  74 15    5.26      
 2007 (9-13)           177.2 199  98  94  63 119 22    4.76      
 2006 (13-13)          208.2 206  98  89  67 137 29    3.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  44.2  55  21  20  10  25  5    4.03   48 
 2008-07-12    MIN   L   7    10   5   5   0   4  2      95   41 
 2008-07-06   @SEA  ND   9     4   1   1   2   1  0     100   74 
 2008-07-01   @MIN   L   4    11   6   6   2   3  1      73   17 
 2008-06-26    STL  ND   6.1  11   1   0   2   5  0      92   52 
 2008-06-21   @SDP   W   6     7   5   5   2   5  1      97   41 
 2008-06-15    LAD   W   6     4   0   0   0   3  0      66   67 
 2008-06-10    CHW   W   6.1   8   3   3   2   4  1      86   47 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      3-0  33.1  28   8   6  15  19  2    1.62   59 
 2007-05-02    BAL   W   6.2   7   2   2   3   3  0     107   52 
 2007-04-10   @BAL   W   7.1   4   0   0   1   5  0      86   74 
 2006-09-21   @BAL  ND   6     5   2   2   5   5  0      98   54 
 2006-09-16    BAL   W   8     6   0   0   1   5  0      93   74 
 2006-05-09   @BAL  ND   5.1   6   4   2   5   1  2     104   40 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-20   Road:   20-28   ExtrInn: 2-4 
 vsRHP:  29-41   vsLHP:  19-7    1-Run:  13-14
 vsEast:  9-9    vsCntrl:14-24   vsWest: 12-10 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 96 Fri, Jul 18  @BAL  L   4-7       48-48  3rd  7.5 gb
 95 Thu, Jul 17  @BAL  W   6-5       48-47  3rd  6.5 gb
 94 Sun, Jul 13   MIN  W   4-2       47-47  3rd  7.0 gb
 93 Sat, Jul 12   MIN  L   5-6       46-47  3rd  8.0 gb
 92 Fri, Jul 11   MIN  L   2-3       46-46  3rd  7.0 gb
 91 Thu, Jul 10   MIN  L   6-7 (11)  46-45  3rd  7.0 gb
 90 Wed, Jul  9   CLE  W   8-6       46-44  3rd  7.0 gb
 89 Tue, Jul  8   CLE  W   9-2       45-44  3rd  7.0 gb
 88 Sun, Jul  6  @SEA  W   2-1 (15)  44-44  3rd  7.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul  5  @SEA  L   2-3       43-44  3rd  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Baltimore Orioles, 46-49, 5th, 10 GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Daniel Cabrera (27, RHP, 6-5, 4.33)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-5)            129   126  63  62  57  71 15    4.33      
 2007 (9-18)           204.1 207 133 126 108 166 25    5.55      
 2006 (9-10)           148   130  82  78 104 157 11    4.74      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-3  43    48  25  24  25  24  5    5.02   45 
 2008-07-13   @BOS   L   4.1   6   2   1   6   2  0     105   41 
 2008-07-08   @TOR  ND   6.1   6   4   4   4   3  0     101   44 
 2008-07-02    KCR   W   9     7   2   2   0   2  1     105   67 
 2008-06-27   @WSN   L   6.1   9   4   4   3   4  0      91   40 
 2008-06-21   @MIL   L   6     7   3   3   3   8  1      98   51 
 2008-06-15    PIT  ND   6     6   4   4   5   2  1     109   41 
 2008-06-10   @BOS  ND   5     7   6   6   4   3  2      95   28 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-1  28.2  25  20  19  17  26  2    5.97   47 
 2007-04-30   @DET   L   5     4   5   4   6   5  1     108   40 
 2007-04-09    DET   W   7.2   7   2   2   0   5  0     122   62 
 2006-09-17   @DET  ND   4     4   6   6   4   6  0      77   32 
 2006-05-09    DET  ND   5     5   5   5   7   6  0     106   36 
 2005-06-05   @DET   W   7     5   2   2   0   4  1     100   63 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-17   Road:   20-32   ExtrInn: 3-6 
 vsRHP:  37-33   vsLHP:   9-16   1-Run:  17-19
 vsEast: 16-24   vsCntrl:10-8    vsWest:  9-10 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 96 Fri, Jul 18   DET  W   7-4       46-49  5th 10.0 gb
 95 Thu, Jul 17   DET  L   5-6       45-49  5th 10.5 gb
 94 Sun, Jul 13  @BOS  L   1-2       45-48  5th 10.0 gb
 93 Sat, Jul 12  @BOS  L   1-12      45-47  4th  9.5 gb
 92 Fri, Jul 11  @BOS  W   7-3       45-46  4th  9.5 gb
 91 Thu, Jul 10  @TOR  L   5-6       44-46  4th 10.5 gb
 90 Wed, Jul  9  @TOR  L   8-9       44-45  4th 10.5 gb
 89 Tue, Jul  8  @TOR  L   6-7       44-44  4th 10.5 gb
 88 Sun, Jul  6   TEX  L  10-11      44-43  4th 11.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul  5   TEX  L   3-5       44-42  4th 10.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 BAL  7  DET  4        W:Jeremy Guthrie (6-7), L: Armando Galarraga (7-4), S: George Sherrill (29)
Thu, Jul 17, 2008 DET  6 @BAL  5        W:Kenny Rogers (7-6), L: Garrett Olson (6-5), S: Todd Jones (18)

Wed, May 02, 2007 DET  3  BAL  2        W:Nate Robertson (3-1), L: Steve Trachsel (1-3), S: Todd Jones (10)
Tue, May 01, 2007 DET  5  BAL  4        W:Joel Zumaya (1-1), L: Danys Baez (0-1), S: Todd Jones (9)
Mon, Apr 30, 2007 DET  8  BAL  4        W:Jeremy Bonderman (1-0), L: Daniel Cabrera (1-3), S: Fernando Rodney (1)
Wed, Apr 11, 2007 DET  4 @BAL  1 (12)   W:Wilfredo Ledezma (1-0), L: Kurt Birkins (0-1), S: Todd Jones (5)
Tue, Apr 10, 2007 DET  3 @BAL  1        W:Nate Robertson (2-0), L: Jaret Wright (0-2), S: Todd Jones (4)
Mon, Apr 09, 2007 BAL  6  DET  2        W:Daniel Cabrera (1-1), L: Chad Durbin (0-1), S: none
Thu, Sep 21, 2006 BAL  4  DET  3        W:Kris Benson (11-11), L: Fernando Rodney (7-4), S: Chris Ray (33)
Sun, Sep 17, 2006 BAL 12 @DET  8 (10)   W:Chris Ray (3-4), L: Jason Grilli (2-3), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 1-1; 2007 - DET won 5-1; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - DET leads 1018-923

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  5.55

CLE  4.51

WSN  3.67

RA/G

OAK  3.67

CLE  4.48

TEX  5.82

BA

C. Jones  .375

A. Jones  .283

T. Pena  .155

OBP

C. Jones  .472

F. Catalanotto  .356

T. Pena  .176

SLG

L. Berkman  .645

J. Damon  .470

O. Vizquel  .175

OPS

C. Jones  1.084

C. Barmes  .820

T. Pena  .381

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.82

T. Wellemeyer  4.04

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  9.91

T. Wakefield  6.18

K. Rogers  3.36

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Detroit Tigers Batters (4.78 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (4.78 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Cabrera
G/S/vB
35.Aquino
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
26.Cabrera
G/S/vB
23.Castillo*
G/S/vB
54.Cormier
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
45.Sarfate
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 12/1.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 398/312 .282/.347/.482/.828 .836/.826 .773 91/.876 1/0 16/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 13/.891 ··· 1/2.000 10/.550 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 316/255 .295/.359/.488/.846 .750/.869 .839 106/.991 6/4 10/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 17/.561 1/.000 8/1.000 5/.450 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/.000 372/289 .284/.365/.432/.797 .858/.784 .677 90/.677 8/2 8/
15.Inge G/S/vP 16/.396 1/.000 7/.286 10/.522 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 186/148 .223/.319/.427/.745 .518/.805 .570 20/.728 1/1 7/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 108/100 .273/.324/.636/.960 1.167/.944 .781 49/1.170 0/0 9/
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 51/50 .234/.294/.340/.635 2.000/.606 .432 8/1.125 0/0 1/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 11/1.207 ··· 9/.472 7/.143 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 345/274 .306/.374/.487/.861 .812/.873 .721 39/1.032 0/2 12/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 10/.600 ··· 4/.583 7/1.071 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 374/277 .302/.347/.387/.733 .890/.679 .747 92/.559 2/0 3/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 99/55 .236/.306/.461/.767 .913/.637 .681 26/.929 1/0 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 9/1.127 ··· 4/1.167 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 341/257 .258/.306/.331/.637 .861/.567 .575 69/.474 3/2 5/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 14/.967 ··· 17/.118 5/1.200 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB 2/2.000 302/227 .295/.338/.424/.762 .751/.766 .706 66/1.021 6/1 5/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 65/55 .347/.475/.551/1.026 .873/1.052 1.111 18/.822 0/0 1/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 29/.912 ··· 8/.125 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 234/185 .218/.325/.351/.676 .512/.722 .630 71/.676 3/0 6/
33.Thames G/S/vP 8/.125 ··· 1/3.000 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 212/131 .266/.330/.589/.919 .979/.883 .874 75/.905 0/3 18/
IP 129.0 9.1 34.1 7.2 1.1 34.1 54.1 44.1 40.2 TOTAL .272/.339/.435/.774 .806/.765 .696 .817 33/16 108/71
ERA-K/9 4.33/5.0 12.54/8.7 2.62/2.9 0.00/9.4 0.00/6.9 3.15/6.8 1.99/4.8 3.45/9.5 3.98/9.7 4.55/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (8-1-2)
 Rodriguez (29-18-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 562/.261 54/.415 141/.281 32/.214 6/.400 148/.244 210/.183 194/.192 178/.221 .265  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Thames
 Inge
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/75/4
0/74/0/3
42/0/6/2
2/11/0/2
17/4/13/0
17/0/15/0
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .756 1.114 .670 .563 .900 .684 .461 .651 .690 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 306/.835 23/.879 44/.770 15/.650 3/1.333 65/.544 99/.508 90/.568 53/.556 .766
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 256/.664 31/1.296 97/.627 17/.485 3/.333 83/.792 111/.421 104/.714 125/.747 .754
Home 198/.842 28/1.354 70/.776 13/.558 / 28/.761 97/.398 83/.717 97/.632 .769
Last 28d days 141/.745 17/.937 36/.658 32/.563 6/.900 60/.793 57/.553 54/.595 38/1.028
HR/SB/CS 15/16/4 1/1/0 2/0/3 0/2/0 0/0/0 2/3/0 0/2/2 3/5/1 5/2/0 105/77/24
Usage ·····X·· ······X· o······o ·o····X· ·····oo· ······X· o····o·X ·X···X·· o······o
Baltimore Orioles Batters (4.70 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.75 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Robertson*
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
54.Zumaya
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Bynum* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 121/104 .179/.220/.223/.444 .235/.480 .321 15/.143 2/3 0/
12.Fahey* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 72/54 .235/.257/.353/.610 .399/.681 .715 45/.691 0/0 0/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 12/.444 ··· 17/.744 7/.286 ··· 5/.400 3/.000 4/1.000 300/229 .239/.288/.377/.664 .746/.639 .723 76/.688 0/0 8/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 21/.960 5/.000 3/5.000 5/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 396/280 .289/.351/.537/.888 .781/.933 .951 90/1.004 2/0 19/
10.Jones G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 368/285 .283/.325/.407/.732 .709/.738 .781 96/.876 8/3 5/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 12/.258 ··· 9/.222 6/.733 ··· 3/2.667 2/.000 3/.000 423/295 .296/.400/.488/.887 .961/.855 .853 106/.982 9/4 14/
15.Millar G/S/vP 26/.891 1/.000 19/1.081 2/.000 13/.763 7/.829 2/.000 4/.250 384/282 .239/.336/.387/.723 .808/.693 .819 85/.621 0/1 12/
6.Mora G/S/vP 21/.349 1/no AB 30/.800 3/.000 7/.143 8/1.500 2/3.000 2/.000 371/272 .238/.306/.410/.716 .916/.644 .800 85/.707 2/6 13/
16.Payton G/S/vP 18/.945 ··· 12/.258 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 197/128 .249/.287/.373/.660 .872/.540 .562 49/.579 4/0 6/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 89/69 .203/.276/.304/.580 .961/.467 .648 19/.440 0/0 2/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 18/.693 ··· 35/.424 4/1.000 7/.429 2/1.000 4/1.500 1/.000 422/299 .292/.372/.484/.856 .878/.846 .880 103/.933 27/9 7/
30.Scott* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· 313/250 .260/.339/.502/.840 .750/.864 .964 74/.754 2/1 16/
IP 116.1 28.1 14.0 37.1 38.0 9.2 30.0 12.1 TOTAL .260/.328/.425/.753 .792/.739 .806 .769 58/28 106/55
ERA-K/9 5.26/5.7 3.49/4.1 7.07/7.1 4.82/3.1 2.84/6.6 7.45/4.6 3.00/7.2 1.46/7.3 4.43/5.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (61-16-5)
 Quiroz (16-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 506/.305 125/.255 65/.333 168/.297 160/.252 45/.231 127/.266 59/.255 .268  Markakis
 Payton
 Jones
 Scott
0/0/94/9
59/6/2/3
0/93/0/2
64/0/0/2
OPS .830 .680 .851 .791 .662 .821 .720 .726 .757
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 157/.826 43/.878 31/.667 79/.874 57/.932 22/1.159 70/.855 26/.686 .804
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 349/.831 82/.579 34/1.022 89/.718 103/.504 23/.471 57/.561 33/.751 .724
Road 263/.840 59/.727 34/1.033 71/.768 68/.775 24/1.258 57/.649 32/.696 .769
Last 28d days 141/.849 39/.767 46/.731 53/.912 18/.417 38/.551 33/.659 55/.718
HR/SB/CS 15/7/4 2/5/1 0/0/0 3/2/0 2/1/0 2/1/0 2/0/1 0/0/0 83/39/20
Usage ······X· oo······ o······· ·X···o·· ······Xo ·o·····X oo·····X ·o···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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