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Game Preview: CHW @ BAL, 7:05pm, Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Chicago White Sox, 76-56, 1st, 2 up

SP: John Danks (23, LHP, 10-6, 3.16)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-6)           156.2 145  57  55  45 130 12    3.16      
 2007 (6-13)           139   160  92  85  54 109 28    5.50      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  42    44  22  21  14  36  4    4.50   50 
 2008-08-22    TBR   L   6.1   7   3   3   2   4  1      99   49 
 2008-08-16   @OAK   W   6     6   1   1   5   5  0     108   56 
 2008-08-11    BOS   L   7     2   2   2   2   9  0     103   72 
 2008-08-06    DET   W   6.2   4   1   1   1   6  0      98   67 
 2008-07-31   @MIN  ND   6     8   4   4   2   4  1     102   42 
 2008-07-26   @DET   W   6     8   5   4   0   5  2      93   43 
 2008-07-20    KCR  ND   4     9   6   6   2   3  0      77   21 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      1-1  12.2  11   7   7   1   7  2    4.97   51 
 2008-04-26    BAL   L   6.1   4   2   2   0   4  1      92   61 
 2007-07-05    BAL   W   6.1   7   5   5   1   3  1     108   41 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   46-22   Road:   30-34   ExtrInn: 7-3 
 vsRHP:  48-40   vsLHP:  28-16   1-Run:  19-14
 vsEast: 12-17   vsCntrl:36-21   vsWest: 16-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
132 Tue, Aug 26  @BAL  W   8-3       76-56  1st  2.0 up
131 Mon, Aug 25  @BAL  W   4-3       75-56  1st  1.0 up
130 Sun, Aug 24   TBR  W   6-5 (10)  74-56  1st    Tied
129 Sat, Aug 23   TBR  L   3-5       73-56  2nd  1.0 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22   TBR  L   4-9       73-55  2nd  1.0 gb
127 Wed, Aug 20   SEA  W  15-3       73-54  1st  0.5 up
126 Tue, Aug 19   SEA  W   5-0       72-54  1st  0.5 up
125 Mon, Aug 18   SEA  W  13-5       71-54  1st  0.5 up
124 Sun, Aug 17  @OAK  W  13-1       70-54  2nd  0.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16  @OAK  W   2-1       69-54  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Baltimore Orioles, 62-70, 5th, 18 GB, 14½ GB in WC

SP: Radhames Liz (25, RHP, 4-3, 7.32)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-3)             51.2  61  44  42  33  37 14    7.32      
 2007 (0-2)             24.2  25  21  19  23  24  3    6.93      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  33    45  31  29  24  23 10    7.91   35 
 2008-08-22    NYY  ND   4.2   9   3   3   1   4  2      83   37 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHW    Has never faced CHW.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-31   Road:   30-39   ExtrInn: 5-6 
 vsRHP:  49-48   vsLHP:  13-22   1-Run:  20-23
 vsEast: 20-33   vsCntrl:16-14   vsWest: 15-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
132 Tue, Aug 26   CHW  L   3-8       62-70  5th 18.0 gb
131 Mon, Aug 25   CHW  L   3-4       62-69  5th 18.0 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24   NYY  L   7-8       62-68  5th 17.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23   NYY  L   3-5       62-67  5th 17.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22   NYY  L   4-9       62-66  5th 16.5 gb
127 Wed, Aug 20   BOS  W  11-6       62-65  5th 15.5 gb
126 Tue, Aug 19   BOS  L   2-7       61-65  5th 16.5 gb
125 Mon, Aug 18   BOS  L   3-6       61-64  5th 15.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17  @DET  W  16-8       61-63  5th 14.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16  @DET  L   3-5       60-63  5th 14.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 26, 2008 CHW  8 @BAL  3        W:Gavin Floyd (14-6), L: Brian Burres (7-8), S: none
Mon, Aug 25, 2008 CHW  4 @BAL  3        W:Clayton Richard (2-2), L: Chris Waters (2-1), S: Bobby Jenks (26)
Mon, Apr 28, 2008 BAL  4 @CHW  3 (14)   W:Alberto Castillo (1-0), L: Horacio Ramirez (0-1), S: Rocky Cherry (1)
Sun, Apr 27, 2008 CHW  6  BAL  1        W:Jose Contreras (2-2), L: Jeremy Guthrie (0-3), S: none
Sat, Apr 26, 2008 CHW  6  BAL  5        W:Bobby Jenks (2-0), L: Randor Bierd (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 26, 2008 BAL  5 @CHW  1        W:Brian Burres (3-1), L: John Danks (2-2), S: George Sherrill (9)
Thu, Apr 17, 2008 BAL  6  CHW  5 (10)   W:George Sherrill (1-0), L: Boone Logan (1-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 16, 2008 CHW  3 @BAL  1        W:Jose Contreras (1-1), L: Adam Loewen (0-1), S: Bobby Jenks (6)

Sun, Jul 15, 2007 BAL  5  CHW  3        W:Garrett Olson (1-0), L: Jose Contreras (5-11), S: Chris Ray (16)
Sat, Jul 14, 2007 BAL  7  CHW  6 (10)   W:Chris Ray (5-6), L: Charlie Haeger (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - CHW leads 5-3; 2007 - BAL won 5-3; 2006 - CHW won 5-2; All-Time - CHW leads 986-855

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  5.56

PIT  4.63

WSN  3.70

RA/G

TOR  3.91

CLE  4.63

TEX  6.02

BA

C. Jones  .357

A. Soriano  .291

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .466

J. Posada  .364

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .634

T. Glaus  .480

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.100

D. Pedroia  .835

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

B. Looper  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

G. Floyd  6.40

L. Hernandez  3.49

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Chicago White Sox Batters (5.18 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (5.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 62.Liz
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
45.Sarfate
G/S/vB
32.Walker*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Anderson G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/no AB 4/1.167 2/1.000 1/.000 163/98 .235/.273/.444/.718 .863/.618 .597 15/.976 4/1 7/
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 1/.000 2/1.500 4/.833 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 3/.666 4/.750 592/427 .276/.329/.368/.696 .754/.675 .684 113/.788 18/4 7/
24.Crede G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 7/.453 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 5/.000 2/.000 5/.400 358/269 .249/.316/.461/.777 .341/.919 .673 9/.222 0/3 17/
23.Dye G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 7/2.114 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 1/.000 9/.000 520/368 .296/.348/.571/.920 .876/.937 .840 101/.830 3/2 31/
17.Griffey* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB 3/.333 ··· ··· 3/.666 497/333 .249/.354/.422/.776 .664/.832 .761 76/.726 0/1 16/
44.Hall G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/3.000 115/67 .283/.333/.340/.673 .969/.456 .804 25/.612 0/0 1/
14.Konerko G/S/vP ··· 3/.667 9/1.194 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 2/.000 7/.971 419/292 .231/.346/.382/.728 .704/.738 .591 83/1.015 2/0 12/
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 6/1.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 6/.666 2/.500 13/1.231 469/348 .295/.324/.441/.765 .803/.751 .768 95/.823 1/0 12/
20.Quentin G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 2/2.500 2/5.000 ··· 553/397 .292/.398/.582/.979 .964/.985 .979 107/1.242 7/3 36/
10.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 389/269 .311/.327/.497/.825 .936/.775 .818 103/.885 9/8 15/
30.Swisher# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 4/1.000 506/362 .234/.352/.437/.790 .759/.799 .629 84/.987 3/2 22/
25.Thome* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/2.100 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.167 2/no AB 14/.368 482/341 .253/.376/.525/.901 .862/.916 .978 90/.997 1/0 28/
5.Uribe G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.167 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/2.333 1/.000 3/.333 259/198 .238/.294/.379/.673 .895/.607 .658 86/.690 1/2 5/
IP 51.2 27.0 25.0 19.2 7.0 54.0 67.2 71.1 31.2 TOTAL .269/.341/.459/.799 .799/.799 .756 .873 56/27 196/95
ERA-K/9 7.32/6.4 3.67/6.0 3.96/9.7 2.75/7.8 5.14/10.3 4.33/6.3 2.26/4.9 4.92/9.3 5.68/6.0 4.90/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hall (31-8-1)
 Pierzynski (81-19-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 242/.299 132/.310 110/.263 83/.213 34/.286 243/.278 275/.218 321/.219 141/.308 .275  Griffey
 Quentin
 Swisher
 Dye
 Ramirez
 Anderson
0/12/91/7
126/0/0/5
7/68/17/3
0/0/121/3
0/11/0/1
1/77/2/0
OPS .942 .813 .830 .636 .847 .732 .535 .718 .935 .785
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 116/.991 57/.878 39/.760 29/.599 13/.962 104/.693 125/.566 145/.711 79/1.017 .789
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 126/.899 75/.764 71/.864 54/.655 21/.778 139/.758 150/.510 176/.723 62/.826 .783
Home 148/.940 72/.863 66/.875 37/.446 17/.886 82/.707 131/.472 129/.647 59/.590 .803
Last 28d days 21/1.276 50/1.002 49/.967 57/.700 28/.857 61/.797 49/.869 103/.846 39/.966
HR/SB/CS 14/5/2 1/0/0 6/4/2 2/2/0 1/0/0 3/5/2 0/3/2 8/5/2 9/1/1 154/104/32
Usage ····X··· X······o XX··o··· ···oX··X ··o·o··· ···X···X ·oo···o· ··X·X·X· ·oo·o···
Baltimore Orioles Batters (5.08 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (4.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 50.Danks*
G/S/vB
41.Broadway
G/S/vB
53.Carrasco
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
49.Ramirez*
G/S/vB
61.Russell
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 12/.533 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 114/80 .181/.214/.229/.443 .461/.435 .413 69/.562 0/0 1/
13.Cintron# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 1/.000 15/.967 1/.000 ··· 111/75 .272/.299/.359/.658 .595/.686 .784 35/.580 0/1 1/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/1.250 5/.000 16/1.238 ··· 2/1.000 419/310 .256/.306/.418/.724 .728/.723 .783 84/.694 0/0 14/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· 10/1.457 3/2.334 4/.500 10/.200 1/no AB 9/.476 558/395 .303/.364/.557/.921 .763/.988 .957 113/.941 2/0 28/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 6/.833 ··· ··· 3/.666 7/.629 11/.788 1/2.000 6/.333 590/417 .304/.405/.489/.894 .894/.894 .815 117/.975 10/6 17/
15.Millar G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 7/2.047 13/1.280 8/.625 11/.664 1/.000 4/.500 536/391 .247/.338/.414/.752 .815/.729 .824 106/.690 0/1 18/
3.Montanez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 41/22 .333/.366/.462/.827 .737/.909 .749 39/.818 0/0 1/
6.Mora G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 5/1.400 8/.875 7/1.381 7/.714 ··· 1/.000 523/378 .281/.340/.487/.827 1.025/.750 .877 107/1.149 3/7 22/
16.Payton G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· ··· 7/.533 3/.666 4/.250 1/.000 7/.453 308/215 .257/.301/.365/.665 .862/.577 .636 95/.692 7/1 6/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· ··· 2/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 125/102 .195/.260/.283/.543 .828/.478 .586 25/.287 0/0 2/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 4/.833 7/.715 6/1.333 16/.580 ··· 9/.222 592/426 .299/.379/.469/.848 .919/.821 .868 121/.887 33/10 9/
30.Scott* G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 3/.333 1/2.000 1/.000 447/353 .271/.360/.503/.863 .757/.891 .935 87/.934 2/2 21/
IP 156.2 5.2 28.2 56.2 48.1 31.2 22.1 53.2 TOTAL .271/.338/.438/.776 .796/.769 .802 .822 69/34 150/80
ERA-K/9 3.16/7.5 3.18/1.6 2.20/7.2 3.81/12.4 1.68/5.0 3.41/3.4 4.84/8.5 2.85/10.9 3.87/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (82-24-9)
 Quiroz (22-8-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 642/.245 24/.227 109/.175 247/.215 187/.216 135/.280 97/.256 216/.200 .255  Markakis
 Payton
 Scott
 Montanez
0/0/130/14
65/29/2/5
91/0/0/2
12/3/1/0
OPS .670 .564 .494 .701 .569 .679 .682 .572 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 173/.717 11/.664 45/.417 77/.797 97/.561 52/.762 48/.790 106/.471 .747
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 469/.652 13/.481 64/.549 170/.658 90/.575 83/.625 49/.581 110/.667 .692
Road 305/.666 / 42/.661 122/.791 80/.564 41/.720 24/.935 103/.517 .747
Last 28d days 132/.695 24/.564 58/.416 42/1.152 48/.477 45/.777 52/.535 49/.692
HR/SB/CS 12/15/8 0/0/1 1/2/2 10/14/1 1/4/0 1/4/0 1/0/0 5/3/0 121/112/27
Usage ····X··· ········ ··oX···· ·X··o··X ·oX····X ····X·X· X···X·X· ·o·Xo··o

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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