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Game Preview: NYY @ BAL, 7:05pm, Friday, August 22, 2008 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

New York Yankees, 67-60, 3rd, 10½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Mike Mussina (39, RHP, 16-7, 3.35)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (16-7)           153.1 163  67  57  21 106 14    3.35      
 2007 (11-10)          152   188  90  87  35  91 14    5.15      
 2006 (15-7)           197.1 184  88  77  35 172 22    3.51      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  46    47  15  14   5  38  2    2.74   58 
 2008-08-17    KCR   W   6     6   3   3   0   5  0      97   53 
 2008-08-12   @MIN  ND   7     8   3   3   1   5  0     104   53 
 2008-08-07   @TEX   W   7     8   0   0   1   6  0      99   66 
 2008-08-02    LAA   W   7     2   2   1   2   5  0      89   70 
 2008-07-28    BAL   L   5     8   6   6   1   4  2      95   30 
 2008-07-23    MIN   W   8     6   0   0   0   7  0     105   77 
 2008-07-18    OAK   W   6     9   1   1   0   6  0      93   56 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      1-3  21.2  35  25  19   8  17  2    7.89   35 
 2008-07-28    BAL   L   5     8   6   6   1   4  2      95   30 
 2008-05-20    BAL   L   0.2   5   7   1   2   1  0      41   25 
 2007-09-28   @BAL  ND   5    11   6   6   1   2  0      70   22 
 2007-09-18    BAL   W   7     3   0   0   1   6  0      98   76 
 2007-04-06    BAL   L   4     8   6   6   3   4  0      84   23 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-27   Road:   29-33   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  49-41   vsLHP:  18-19   1-Run:  21-16
 vsEast: 24-24   vsCntrl:17-18   vsWest: 16-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Thu, Aug 21  @TOR  L   3-14      67-60  3rd 10.5 gb
126 Wed, Aug 20  @TOR  W   5-1       67-59  3rd 10.0 gb
125 Tue, Aug 19  @TOR  L   1-2       66-59  3rd 11.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17   KCR  W  15-6       66-58  3rd  9.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16   KCR  W   3-2 (13)  65-58  3rd  9.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 15   KCR  L   3-4       64-58  3rd 10.5 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13  @MIN  L   2-4       64-57  3rd  9.0 gb
120 Tue, Aug 12  @MIN  W   9-6 (12)  64-56  3rd  8.0 gb
119 Mon, Aug 11  @MIN  L   0-4       63-56  3rd  9.0 gb
118 Sun, Aug 10  @LAA  L   3-4       63-55  3rd  8.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:15-15
Baltimore Orioles, 61-65, 5th, 16 GB, 11½ GB in WC

SP: Radhames Liz (25, RHP, 4-3, 7.47)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-3)             47    52  41  39  32  33 12    7.47      
 2007 (0-2)             24.2  25  21  19  23  24  3    6.93      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  30.1  40  33  31  27  21 10    9.20   34 
 2008-07-26    LAA   L   5.2   7   6   6   4   1  2     103   28 
 2008-07-21    TOR   W   5.2   5   3   3   6   4  0      89   45 
 2008-07-12   @BOS   L   2.1   6   8   8   3   2  3      61   12 
 2008-07-06    TEX   L   3.2   7   6   4   5   4  1     103   26 
 2008-07-01    KCR   W   6     7   3   3   1   4  2      80   49 
 2008-06-26   @CHC   W   5     4   2   2   4   4  0      98   51 
 2008-06-20   @MIL  ND   2     4   5   5   4   2  2      53   26 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY    Has never faced NYY.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-26   Road:   29-39   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  48-44   vsLHP:  13-21   1-Run:  19-21
 vsEast: 20-30   vsCntrl:15-12   vsWest: 15-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Wed, Aug 20   BOS  W  11-6       61-65  5th 16.0 gb
126 Tue, Aug 19   BOS  L   2-7       60-65  5th 17.0 gb
125 Mon, Aug 18   BOS  L   3-6       60-64  5th 16.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17  @DET  W  16-8       60-63  5th 15.0 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16  @DET  L   3-5       59-63  5th 15.0 gb
122 Fri, Aug 15  @DET  W  11-2       59-62  5th 15.0 gb
121 Thu, Aug 14  @CLE  W  11-6       58-62  5th 15.0 gb
120 Wed, Aug 13  @CLE  W   6-1       57-62  5th 15.0 gb
119 Tue, Aug 12  @CLE  L   5-7       56-62  5th 15.0 gb
118 Mon, Aug 11  @CLE  L   8-13      56-61  5th 15.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 30, 2008 NYY 13  BAL  3        W:Joba Chamberlain (4-3), L: Dennis Sarfate (4-2), S: none
Tue, Jul 29, 2008 BAL  7 @NYY  6        W:Daniel Cabrera (7-6), L: Darrell Rasner (5-8), S: none
Mon, Jul 28, 2008 BAL 13 @NYY  4        W:Jeremy Guthrie (7-8), L: Mike Mussina (13-7), S: none
Wed, May 28, 2008 NYY  4 @BAL  2        W:Andy Pettitte (5-5), L: Jeremy Guthrie (2-6), S: Mariano Rivera (13)
Tue, May 27, 2008 BAL 10  NYY  9 (11)   W:Matt Albers (3-1), L: LaTroy Hawkins (1-1), S: none
Mon, May 26, 2008 BAL  6  NYY  1        W:Garrett Olson (4-1), L: Darrell Rasner (3-1), S: none
Thu, May 22, 2008 NYY  2  BAL  1        W:Mariano Rivera (1-1), L: Jim Johnson (0-2), S: none
Wed, May 21, 2008 NYY  8  BAL  0        W:Darrell Rasner (3-0), L: Garrett Olson (3-1), S: none
Tue, May 20, 2008 BAL 12 @NYY  2        W:Daniel Cabrera (5-1), L: Mike Mussina (6-4), S: none
Sun, Apr 20, 2008 NYY  7 @BAL  1        W:Andy Pettitte (3-1), L: Steve Trachsel (1-3), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - BAL leads 7-5; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - NYY won 12-7; All-Time - NYY leads 1203-833

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

ARI  4.65

WSN  3.67

RA/G

TOR  3.91

MIN  4.57

TEX  6.07

BA

C. Jones  .360

M. Cabrera  .291

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .462

R. Winn  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .613

J. Lowrie  .482

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.069

D. Pedroia  .834

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

O. Perez  3.93

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.18

D. Lowe  6.48

L. Hernandez  3.46

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New York Yankees Batters (4.80 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (5.09 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
51.Bierd
G/S/vB
26.Cabrera
G/S/vB
23.Castillo*
G/S/vB
57.Cherry
G/S/vB
54.Cormier
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
31.Mickolio
G/S/vB
32.Walker*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 4/2.417 1/.000 1/.000 7/.629 3/.333 ··· 10/.800 542/383 .288/.362/.461/.823 .771/.845 .748 117/.949 14/9 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/2.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 167/127 .259/.289/.405/.694 .651/.708 .632 44/.699 0/1 5/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/3.000 3/.000 2/.000 1/3.000 2/.000 5/.800 ··· 9/.666 499/352 .261/.301/.390/.691 .799/.647 .618 102/.687 1/4 10/
18.Damon* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/3.000 ··· 1/.000 3/2.334 2/1.000 ··· 20/.824 483/342 .313/.387/.446/.833 .804/.845 .851 119/.789 23/6 8/
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 84/72 .189/.256/.243/.499 .000/.581 .500 19/.760 5/0 0/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 17/.378 428/308 .250/.386/.503/.888 .854/.902 .865 87/.725 2/1 24/
2.Jeter G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 6/1.833 ··· 1/no AB 2/.500 3/.000 ··· 4/.500 537/375 .297/.357/.410/.767 .811/.748 .782 116/.826 9/3 8/
55.Matsui* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 2/1.000 ··· 9/1.015 296/206 .317/.395/.462/.857 .779/.893 .860 11/.727 0/0 8/
26.Molina G/S/vP 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 3/1.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 254/170 .227/.275/.314/.590 .496/.635 .524 56/.695 0/0 1/
22.Nady G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 459/353 .327/.383/.550/.934 .925/.935 .936 99/.991 1/1 20/
29.Ransom G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/1 1.000/1.000/4.000/5.000 /5.000 1/5.000 0/0 1/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 6/1.166 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 3/.666 ··· 6/1.917 461/333 .308/.397/.586/.983 .963/.990 .832 114/.959 16/2 28/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/1.200 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.666 368/281 .288/.332/.409/.740 .707/.750 .656 51/.701 7/1 6/
IP 47.0 24.0 23.0 17.2 4.0 50.1 65.2 1.0 30.0 TOTAL .272/.344/.422/.766 .737/.778 .732 .796 87/31 131/63
ERA-K/9 7.47/6.3 3.38/5.6 3.13/9.8 2.55/7.1 9.00/13.5 4.65/6.3 2.33/4.9 9.00/18.0 5.10/6.3 4.85/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (35-28-6)
 Rodriguez (41-24-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 221/.283 116/.303 98/.238 75/.224 21/.294 230/.289 266/.209 6/.500 133/.303 .273  Nady
 Abreu
 Gardner
 Matsui
 Damon
18/0/86/12
0/0/119/9
16/5/0/2
21/0/3/2
78/13/0/1
OPS .907 .785 .731 .680 .910 .761 .522 1.167 .915 .779
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 104/.906 55/.845 37/.805 23/.670 8/1.000 99/.709 121/.568 3/1.667 73/1.004 .779
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 117/.908 61/.730 61/.686 52/.682 13/.853 131/.797 145/.485 3/.667 60/.802 .778
Home 127/.879 56/.821 54/.706 30/.486 10/1.025 75/.749 122/.439 6/1.167 51/.469 .789
Last 28d days 27/.973 42/1.012 47/.888 57/.688 21/.910 63/.958 52/.790 6/1.167 36/.821
HR/SB/CS 12/5/1 1/0/0 4/4/2 2/2/0 1/0/0 3/5/2 0/3/2 0/0/0 8/1/1 144/103/31
Usage ··oo·X·· ····X··X ··Xoo··X ···X·o·o ··X·X·X· ·o·X··XX ·X······ ····Xo·o
Baltimore Orioles Batters (5.12 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Mussina
G/S/vB
39.Britton
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
61.Traber*
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Castro G/S/vP 8/.572 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/3.500 2/.000 1/.000 99/68 .209/.247/.264/.511 .508/.512 .533 75/.611 0/0 1/
13.Cintron# G/S/vP 10/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 102/68 .281/.303/.375/.678 .573/.728 .900 28/.655 0/1 1/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 28/.894 ··· 3/.666 5/1.850 3/.666 18/.801 1/.000 1/no AB 4/.833 401/297 .257/.310/.418/.728 .744/.723 .793 84/.834 0/0 13/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 56/.762 1/no AB ··· 9/1.000 4/.250 19/1.363 ··· 6/1.000 2/5.000 537/380 .299/.359/.552/.911 .757/.977 .939 114/1.023 2/0 27/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 17/.853 ··· 6/.333 3/.666 4/.833 7/1.428 2/.500 2/.000 5/.400 569/399 .302/.404/.492/.896 .898/.895 .818 119/.967 10/6 17/
15.Millar G/S/vP 48/1.253 1/.000 2/.000 6/.334 4/.750 21/.907 2/2.000 ··· 5/.600 513/375 .247/.339/.419/.758 .829/.733 .847 107/.892 0/1 18/
3.Montanez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 29/14 .370/.414/.519/.932 .733/1.167 .990 29/.932 0/0 1/
6.Mora G/S/vP 48/.775 ··· 4/.000 1/3.000 8/.500 22/.231 1/.000 3/1.333 3/.000 505/366 .284/.342/.491/.833 1.073/.742 .890 107/1.111 3/7 21/
16.Payton G/S/vP 9/.597 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 2/2.500 10/.744 ··· 3/2.500 ··· 287/196 .243/.288/.358/.646 .842/.550 .590 82/.652 5/1 6/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 121/98 .202/.269/.294/.562 .828/.499 .638 25/.532 0/0 2/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 47/1.222 ··· 4/.000 4/.000 7/.572 11/1.000 2/.500 5/1.000 5/.650 567/405 .300/.382/.472/.853 .930/.823 .886 117/.862 31/10 8/
30.Scott* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 7/.429 3/.333 4/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 3/1.666 427/339 .272/.361/.512/.873 .778/.898 .962 88/.980 2/1 21/
IP 153.1 13.2 19.1 54.0 45.1 55.0 22.2 16.2 44.1 TOTAL .271/.339/.442/.780 .805/.771 .814 .872 65/33 146/76
ERA-K/9 3.35/6.2 4.61/3.9 2.33/8.4 4.50/9.7 3.57/10.7 1.64/10.5 5.96/10.3 7.02/5.9 2.84/9.5 4.29/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (81-23-8)
 Quiroz (22-8-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 627/.276 60/.273 81/.176 229/.228 184/.190 204/.185 98/.250 80/.324 186/.212 .266  Markakis
 Payton
 Scott
 Montanez
0/0/125/13
65/24/2/5
87/0/0/2
10/2/0/0
OPS .720 .806 .605 .650 .620 .484 .670 .893 .655 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 304/.554 27/1.148 34/.520 72/.713 102/.639 105/.440 49/.546 47/1.152 90/.726 .722
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 323/.872 33/.535 47/.642 157/.621 82/.597 99/.531 49/.789 33/.555 96/.593 .741
Road 225/.695 23/.547 55/.727 108/.714 76/.602 90/.398 49/.677 48/1.200 84/.717 .754
Last 28d days 127/.715 32/1.148 33/.553 37/.954 39/.833 41/.693 54/.852 25/1.023 48/.741
HR/SB/CS 14/9/5 2/0/0 2/1/0 5/3/1 5/2/4 4/5/1 2/3/2 3/3/1 6/4/1 114/92/48
Usage ····X··· X···X··· ·X···o·· ·····o·· o····oo· ·····XX· X····X·· X···X··· ··X··X··

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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