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Game Preview: DET @ BAL, 1:35pm, Sunday, July 20, 2008 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Detroit Tigers, 48-49, 3rd, 7½ GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (25, RHP, 7-9, 4.15)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-9)            128   112  65  59  51  96 11    4.15      
 2007 (18-6)           201.2 181  88  82  67 183 20    3.66      
 2006 (17-9)           186   187  78  75  60 124 21    3.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-0  46    33  14  13  16  44  3    2.54   61 
 2008-07-13    MIN   W   7     4   2   2   2   8  0     108   67 
 2008-07-08    CLE   W   7     2   2   2   1   7  1      99   71 
 2008-07-03   @SEA   W   6     8   2   2   3   3  0     109   48 
 2008-06-28    COL  ND   5.2   5   2   2   4   6  0     118   53 
 2008-06-22   @SDP   W   5.1   5   2   2   5  10  1     115   55 
 2008-06-16   @SFG  ND   6     5   3   2   1   7  1      98   58 
 2008-06-11    CHW   W   9     4   1   1   0   3  0     101   78 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      1-0  13.1  10   3   3   6   9  0    2.03   61 
 2007-04-11   @BAL  ND   7     3   0   0   3   5  0     107   73 
 2006-05-10   @BAL   W   6.1   7   3   3   3   4  0      99   48 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-20   Road:   20-29   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  29-42   vsLHP:  19-7    1-Run:  13-15
 vsEast:  9-10   vsCntrl:14-24   vsWest: 12-10 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 97 Sat, Jul 19  @BAL  L  10-11(10)  48-49  3rd  7.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Baltimore Orioles, 47-49, 4th, 10 GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Brian Burres (27, LHP, 7-5, 5.02)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-5)             98.2 119  57  55  34  46 12    5.02      
 2007 (6-8)            121   140  81  80  66  96 14    5.95      
 2006 (0-0)              8     6   2   2   1   6  1    2.25      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  37    52  26  26  16  17  5    6.32   38 
 2008-07-11   @BOS   W   6.1   6   3   3   3   2  0     100   48 
 2008-07-05    TEX  ND   5.2   9   3   3   1   2  0      73   40 
 2008-06-30    KCR  ND   5     5   1   1   3   3  0      95   53 
 2008-06-19    HOU   W   5.2   7   3   3   2   3  2      87   44 
 2008-06-13    PIT   W   6     8   6   6   3   4  1     101   33 
 2008-06-06   @TOR  ND   4.1   5   3   3   3   1  0      94   39 
 2008-06-01    BOS   L   4    12   7   7   1   2  2      89   11 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-17   Road:   20-32   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  37-33   vsLHP:  10-16   1-Run:  18-19
 vsEast: 16-24   vsCntrl:11-8    vsWest:  9-10 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 97 Sat, Jul 19   DET  W  11-10(10)  47-49  4th 10.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jul 19, 2008 BAL 11  DET 10 (10)   W:George Sherrill (3-4), L: Freddy Dolsi (1-4), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - BAL leads 2-1; 2007 - DET won 5-1; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - DET leads 1018-924

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  5.51

CLE  4.55

WSN  3.71

RA/G

OAK  3.67

CLE  4.50

TEX  5.91

BA

C. Jones  .374

A. Pierzynski  .283

T. Pena  .154

OBP

A. Pujols  .471

F. Catalanotto  .356

T. Pena  .176

SLG

L. Berkman  .642

D. DeJesus  .467

O. Vizquel  .192

OPS

A. Pujols  1.082

M. DeRosa  .818

T. Pena  .379

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.82

J. Sanchez  4.10

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  9.81

G. Floyd  6.19

L. Hernandez  3.31

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Detroit Tigers Batters (4.84 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (4.84 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 56.Burres*
G/S/vB
51.Bierd
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 ··· ··· 5/.400 1/.000 ··· 12/1.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 403/317 .281/.345/.486/.831 .836/.830 .780 92/.901 1/0 17/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 11/.614 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 322/260 .297/.361/.486/.848 .737/.874 .841 109/.966 6/4 10/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/1.000 5/.450 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/.000 372/289 .284/.365/.432/.797 .858/.784 .677 86/.656 8/2 8/
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.286 11/.473 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 191/152 .217/.316/.416/.732 .503/.791 .552 21/.722 1/1 7/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 113/105 .272/.327/.631/.959 1.167/.943 .791 54/1.149 0/0 9/
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 55/54 .245/.327/.408/.735 2.000/.711 .655 11/1.434 1/0 2/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· ··· 10/.422 8/.125 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 350/279 .304/.369/.482/.851 .812/.860 .704 40/.811 0/2 12/
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.450 7/1.071 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.500 380/282 .309/.352/.397/.749 .913/.693 .778 94/.653 3/0 3/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 100/56 .233/.303/.456/.759 .913/.624 .668 26/.929 1/0 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.167 1/no AB ··· 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 346/262 .256/.307/.328/.635 .861/.566 .573 70/.502 3/3 5/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· 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 ··· ··· 9/.347 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/1.000 240/190 .227/.333/.362/.696 .543/.738 .675 77/.734 4/0 6/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 212/131 .266/.330/.589/.919 .979/.883 .874 73/.858 0/3 18/
IP 98.2 13.1 35.2 9.1 1.1 35.1 54.1 44.1 41.2 TOTAL .273/.340/.436/.777 .808/.768 .703 .825 36/17 110/71
ERA-K/9 5.02/4.2 2.03/3.4 2.52/3.0 0.00/10.6 0.00/6.9 3.06/6.9 1.99/4.8 4.06/9.5 3.89/9.5 4.59/5.8

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 442/.299 57/.250 145/.280 39/.219 6/.400 151/.238 210/.183 197/.208 182/.229 .266  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Thames
 Inge
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/76/4
0/75/0/3
42/0/6/2
2/11/0/2
17/4/13/0
18/0/15/0
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .803 .681 .665 .615 .900 .670 .461 .681 .704 .762
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 137/.868 27/.756 44/.770 18/.802 3/1.333 66/.535 99/.508 90/.587 54/.544 .771
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 305/.774 30/.608 101/.622 21/.460 3/.333 85/.772 111/.421 107/.753 128/.771 .756
Home 230/.935 28/.766 74/.760 20/.663 / 31/.683 97/.398 86/.781 101/.659 .775
Last 28d days 84/.756 / 40/.641 39/.615 6/.900 63/.753 57/.553 57/.702 42/1.052
HR/SB/CS 12/7/2 1/0/0 2/0/3 0/2/1 0/0/0 2/3/0 0/2/2 3/5/1 5/2/0 107/80/25
Usage ········ ········ Xo······ X·o····X ······oo o······X ·o····o· o·X···X· oo······
Baltimore Orioles Batters (4.76 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.81 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
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
2.Castro G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 5/.400 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 12/5 .000/.083/.000/.083 .143/.000 .167 1/.000 0/0 0/
12.Fahey* G/S/vP 4/1.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 75/55 .239/.260/.352/.612 .358/.706 .711 48/.690 0/0 0/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 17/.744 7/.286 2/1.500 6/.500 3/.000 5/1.800 305/233 .244/.293/.391/.683 .735/.667 .763 77/.774 0/0 9/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 22/.914 5/.000 4/3.500 6/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 402/283 .287/.348/.530/.879 .761/.930 .929 92/1.004 2/0 19/
10.Jones G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 373/288 .280/.323/.402/.726 .708/.730 .765 97/.851 8/3 5/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 10/.200 6/.733 1/no AB 4/1.833 2/.000 4/.250 429/298 .299/.403/.488/.891 .970/.856 .862 108/1.033 9/4 14/
15.Millar G/S/vP 6/.750 2/.000 20/1.183 2/.000 14/.940 7/.829 2/.000 5/.200 390/285 .243/.338/.395/.733 .835/.696 .838 87/.691 0/1 12/
6.Mora G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB 31/.772 3/.000 8/.125 9/1.556 2/3.000 3/.666 377/275 .243/.312/.421/.733 .962/.649 .836 90/.754 2/6 14/
16.Payton G/S/vP 9/.666 ··· 12/.258 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 3/.000 198/129 .247/.286/.371/.657 .872/.536 .556 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 4/.000 ··· 36/.444 4/1.000 8/.750 3/.666 4/1.500 2/.000 428/302 .293/.374/.488/.862 .894/.848 .892 105/.945 27/10 7/
30.Scott* G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 1/3.000 1/no AB ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 319/253 .266/.345/.514/.859 .777/.881 .998 76/.859 2/1 17/
IP 128.0 28.2 16.0 37.1 39.1 11.0 30.0 14.1 TOTAL .261/.330/.429/.758 .800/.743 .816 .799 58/29 109/57
ERA-K/9 4.15/6.8 3.77/4.1 6.19/6.8 4.82/3.1 3.20/6.4 6.55/6.5 3.00/7.2 1.88/8.8 4.49/5.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (64-17-6)
 Quiroz (16-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 546/.231 127/.259 73/.318 168/.297 171/.271 51/.209 127/.266 68/.255 .269  Markakis
 Jones
 Payton
 Scott
0/0/95/9
0/94/0/3
59/6/2/3
65/0/0/2
OPS .660 .713 .838 .791 .710 .775 .720 .761 .762
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 262/.697 44/.984 35/.589 79/.874 62/1.023 25/1.012 70/.855 30/.627 .808
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 284/.627 83/.571 38/1.080 89/.718 109/.526 26/.508 57/.561 38/.849 .730
Road 227/.734 61/.794 42/.979 71/.768 79/.867 30/1.100 57/.649 41/.755 .780
Last 28d days 131/.617 40/.832 54/.729 49/.961 29/.803 44/.532 30/.685 64/.756
HR/SB/CS 11/6/5 3/5/1 0/0/1 3/2/0 2/1/0 2/1/0 2/0/1 1/0/0 86/39/21
Usage ······X· ooo····· Xo······ ··X···o· X······X X·o····· ·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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