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Game Preview: DET @ CHW, 8:11pm, Friday, April 11, 2008 @U.S. Cellular Field

Detroit Tigers, 1-8, 5th, 5 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Dontrelle Willis (26, LHP, 0-0, 5.40)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-0)              5     1   3   3   7   0  0    5.40      
 2007 (10-15)          205.1 241 131 118  87 146 29    5.17      
 2006 (12-12)          223.1 234 106  96  83 160 21    3.87      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-1  38    33  23  23  24  26  4    5.45   47 
 2008-04-05    CHW  ND   5     1   3   3   7   0  0      89   46 
 2007-09-30    NYM  ND   2.2   3   1   1   5   2  0      76   45 
 2007-09-25    CHC   W   8     2   2   2   3   7  1     114   74 
 2007-09-20    NYM  ND   6     5   3   3   1   6  0     108   55 
 2007-09-14    COL   W   6     7   5   5   4   3  1     101   37 
 2007-09-09    PHI   L   3     7   7   7   2   3  2      75   18 
 2007-09-04    WSN  ND   7.1   8   2   2   2   5  0     107   57 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHW      0-0   6     4   7   7  10   0  1   10.50   37 
 2008-04-05    CHW  ND   5     1   3   3   7   0  0      89   46 
 2007-06-19    CHW  ND   1     3   4   4   3   0  1      34   28 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-6    Road:    1-2    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   0-7    vsLHP:   1-1    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 0-6    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  9 Thu, Apr 10  @BOS  L   6-12       1-8   5th  5.0 gb
  8 Wed, Apr  9  @BOS  W   7-2        1-7   5th  5.0 gb
  7 Tue, Apr  8  @BOS  L   0-5        0-7   5th  5.0 gb
  6 Sun, Apr  6   CHW  L   2-13       0-6   5th  4.0 gb
  5 Sat, Apr  5   CHW  L   3-5        0-5   5th  3.0 gb
  4 Fri, Apr  4   CHW  L   5-8        0-4   5th  3.0 gb
  3 Thu, Apr  3   KCR  L   1-4        0-3   5th  3.0 gb
  2 Wed, Apr  2   KCR  L   0-4        0-2   4th  2.0 gb
  1 Mon, Mar 31   KCR  L   4-5 (11)   0-1   4th  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 1-8    Last 20: 1-8    Last 30: 1-8 
Chicago White Sox, 5-3, 2nd, ½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Jose Contreras (36, RHP, 0-0, 7.20)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-0)              5    10   5   4   4   2  0    7.20      
 2007 (10-17)          189   232 134 117  62 113 21    5.57      
 2006 (13-9)           196   194 101  93  55 134 20    4.27      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  45.2  58  25  20  15  23  4    3.94   46 
 2008-04-04    DET  ND   5    10   5   4   4   2  0      92   27 
 2007-09-30    DET   L   6.1   9   5   5   1   2  1      86   36 
 2007-09-25    KCR  ND   6.1   6   5   4   1   3  1      86   45 
 2007-09-19    KCR   W   9     5   0   0   1   6  0     100   82 
 2007-09-14    LAA   W   7.1  11   3   3   1   3  0     103   46 
 2007-09-08    MIN  ND   5    13   7   4   1   2  2      97   20 
 2007-09-02    CLE   W   6.2   4   0   0   6   5  0     110   65 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      0-3  28    44  31  30   9  10  6    9.64   28 
 2008-04-04    DET  ND   5    10   5   4   4   2  0      92   27 
 2007-09-30    DET   L   6.1   9   5   5   1   2  1      86   36 
 2007-07-25    DET   L   4.2  12   9   9   3   3  2      95    4 
 2007-04-21    DET  ND   7     5   5   5   0   2  2      86   49 
 2006-08-21    DET   L   5     8   7   7   1   1  1      70   23 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-1    Road:    4-2    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   3-2    vsLHP:   2-1    1-Run:   1-0 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 5-3    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  8 Wed, Apr  9   MIN  L   5-12       5-3   2nd  1.0 gb
  7 Mon, Apr  7   MIN  W   7-4        5-2   1st  0.5 up
  6 Sun, Apr  6  @DET  W  13-2        4-2   1st    Tied
  5 Sat, Apr  5  @DET  W   5-3        3-2   1st    Tied
  4 Fri, Apr  4  @DET  W   8-5        2-2   2nd  1.0 gb
  3 Thu, Apr  3  @CLE  W   2-1        1-2   3rd  2.0 gb
  2 Wed, Apr  2  @CLE  L   2-7        0-2   4th  2.0 gb
  1 Mon, Mar 31  @CLE  L   8-10       0-1   4th  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-3    Last 20: 5-3    Last 30: 5-3 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Apr 06, 2008 CHW 13 @DET  2        W:Mark Buehrle (1-0), L: Justin Verlander (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 05, 2008 CHW  5 @DET  3        W:Gavin Floyd (1-0), L: Zach Miner (0-1), S: Bobby Jenks (3)
Fri, Apr 04, 2008 CHW  8 @DET  5        W:Boone Logan (1-0), L: Jason Grilli (0-1), S: Bobby Jenks (2)

Sun, Sep 30, 2007 DET 13 @CHW  3        W:Nate Robertson , L: Jose Contreras , S: none
Sat, Sep 29, 2007 CHW  3  DET  2        W:Ehren Wassermann , L: Fernando Rodney , S: none
Fri, Sep 28, 2007 CHW  5  DET  2        W:Javier Vazquez , L: Kenny Rogers , S: Bobby Jenks 
Thu, Sep 06, 2007 DET  3  CHW  2        W:Bobby Seay , L: Bobby Jenks , S: none
Wed, Sep 05, 2007 DET  2  CHW  1 (11)   W:Bobby Seay , L: Heath Phillips , S: none
Tue, Sep 04, 2007 CHW  3 @DET  1        W:Jon Garland , L: Jeremy Bonderman , S: Bobby Jenks 
Sun, Aug 05, 2007 CHW  3 @DET  1        W:Gavin Floyd , L: Jordan Tata , S: Bobby Jenks 
Season Series: 2008 - CHW leads 3-0; 2007 - CHW won 11-7; 2006 - CHW won 12-7; All-Time - DET leads 984-970

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

For the 2007 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.98

BAL  4.67

WSN  4.15

RA/G

BOS  4.06

KCR  4.80

TBD  5.83

BA

M. Ordonez  .363

J. Francoeur  .293

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

J. Varitek  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .653

T. Tulowitzki  .479

A. Gonzalez  .249

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.067

G. Sheffield  .839

J. LaRue  .512

ERA

J. Peavy  2.54

A. Pettitte  4.05

S. Olsen  5.81

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.50

A. Cook  3.31

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Detroit Tigers Batters (3.11 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (5.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Contreras
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
71.Linebrink
G/S/vB
57.Logan*
G/S/vB
47.MacDougal
G/S/vB
46.Masset
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 7/1.607 3/.000 2/.500 6/.900 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 680/530 .320/.401/.565/.965 1.173/.910 .905 / 2/1 34/23
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 44/1.288 1/no AB 7/.286 3/3.500 6/.334 8/.804 1/.000 9/.472 630/500 .296/.357/.502/.859 .921/.843 .855 / 13/8 21/25
15.Inge G/S/vP 52/.577 ··· 13/.490 2/.500 3/.666 12/.083 3/1.500 4/1.250 577/447 .236/.312/.376/.688 .923/.621 .631 / 9/2 14/18
19.Jones* G/S/vP 16/.527 2/.000 2/2.500 8/.536 1/.000 5/1.800 2/.000 5/1.000 495/408 .285/.335/.400/.735 .763/.729 .763 / 6/3 5/4
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 44/.773 7/1.000 8/.875 3/.000 3/.333 14/.599 1/.000 3/.000 679/531 .363/.434/.595/1.029 1.213/.980 .937 / 4/1 28/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 30/.733 11/.311 9/.777 7/1.286 7/.572 4/.833 2/.500 3/1.000 641/489 .341/.388/.458/.846 .813/.857 .820 / 7/3 9/0
8.Renteria G/S/vP 3/.000 22/.243 3/.333 8/.536 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/3.000 543/347 .332/.390/.470/.860 .918/.827 .864 / 11/2 12/11
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 41/.609 5/.600 8/.250 4/1.250 3/1.667 8/.250 2/.500 2/2.500 515/389 .281/.294/.420/.714 .746/.703 .687 / 2/2 11/6
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 8/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.143 ··· ··· 74/62 .284/.324/.388/.712 1.117/.638 .921 / 3/0 0/2
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 10/.650 16/1.308 4/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/2.750 593/460 .265/.378/.462/.839 .832/.841 .783 / 22/5 25/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 10/.100 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/5.000 7/.929 1/.000 2/.000 284/193 .242/.278/.498/.776 .927/.705 .709 / 2/1 18/4
36.Thomas* G/S/vP 3/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· / /// / / / /
IP 189.0 30.2 65.0 70.1 50.2 42.1 39.1 56.1 TOTAL .246/.338/.364/.702 .717/.698 .755 .702 4/0 7/7
ERA-K/9 5.57/5.4 4.11/12.0 2.77/7.8 3.71/6.4 4.97/6.2 6.80/8.3 7.09/4.8 4.79/8.8 5.40/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rodriguez (47-21-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 858/.304 138/.242 249/.198 295/.253 226/.298 208/.291 193/.323 249/.269 .280  Jones
 Ordonez
 Thames
 Sheffield
2/84/67/8
0/0/143/4
37/0/9/1
7/0/7/1
OPS .814 .748 .488 .742 .802 .839 .851 .783 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 466/.887 58/.756 108/.541 136/.706 99/.587 57/.910 79/.844 104/.800 .990
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 392/.729 80/.740 141/.449 159/.773 127/.968 151/.812 114/.857 145/.771 .634
Home 444/.835 84/.804 134/.472 145/.603 120/.874 102/.814 95/.906 131/.867 .849
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 21/25/6 4/2/0 2/5/0 12/6/3 7/7/1 3/9/0 2/8/1 4/1/1 4/3/1
Usage ······X· ······oo ···o·oXo ···X·ooX ·····oo· ·o··X··· ·X······ ·X······

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Chicago White Sox Batters (6.25 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (6.44 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Willis*
G/S/vB
52.Bautista
G/S/vB
40.Bazardo
G/S/vB
62.Beltran
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Anderson G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.500 2/.500 19/10 .118/.211/.176/.387 .111/.633 .619 / 0/0 0/1
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 22/.473 3/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 11/.697 10/.400 1/3.000 2/2.500 5/.000 701/550 .301/.345/.397/.742 .843/.715 .716 / 20/4 8/11
24.Crede G/S/vP 2/.500 9/.597 1/2.000 1/2.000 5/1.000 5/1.250 4/1.250 5/1.650 3/1.666 178/139 .216/.258/.317/.576 .514/.590 .541 / 0/1 4/4
23.Dye G/S/vP 6/.750 1/.000 1/.000 2/3.500 12/.583 17/.647 4/.500 8/1.089 3/.333 561/413 .254/.317/.486/.804 .925/.761 .801 / 2/1 28/3
44.Hall G/S/vP 8/.000 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 4/1.000 5/.000 6/.334 ··· 120/64 .207/.225/.241/.466 .668/.297 .433 / 0/0 0/3
14.Konerko G/S/vP 3/1.167 13/.658 1/2.000 2/.000 14/1.648 12/.705 4/.250 8/1.167 4/.000 636/461 .259/.351/.490/.841 .988/.784 .863 / 0/1 31/5
38.Ozuna G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 85/46 .244/.280/.282/.563 .590/.533 .686 / 3/0 0/4
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 11/.873 16/.542 3/.000 5/.800 3/.000 509/393 .263/.309/.403/.712 .716/.710 .678 / 1/1 14/2
20.Quentin G/S/vP 5/1.000 ··· 1/4.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 263/187 .214/.298/.349/.647 .589/.670 .862 / 2/2 5/1
10.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
30.Swisher# G/S/vP 3/no AB 3/3.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 3/.333 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 659/457 .262/.381/.455/.836 .921/.799 .820 / 3/2 22/5
25.Thome* G/S/vP 28/.450 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 4/1.250 17/2.047 1/.000 6/.333 6/.750 536/367 .275/.410/.563/.973 .663/1.123 .991 / 0/1 35/0
5.Uribe G/S/vP 1/no AB 9/.619 1/3.000 2/.000 11/.111 2/.500 2/.000 10/.583 5/.750 563/412 .234/.284/.394/.678 .757/.648 .783 / 1/9 20/17
IP 205.1 8.2 23.2 79.2 61.1 17.1 53.2 46.1 TOTAL .268/.356/.496/.853 .875/.846 .798 .853 1/0 14/5
ERA-K/9 5.17/6.4 12.46/8.3 2.28/5.7 /0.0 4.74/7.0 4.26/4.8 5.19/3.6 3.02/5.7 2.33/7.4 5.56/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hall (26-3-5)
 Pierzynski (62-20-14)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 942/.294 48/.429 96/.218 / 352/.263 265/.267 76/.273 232/.273 189/.228 .289  Dye
 Swisher
 Quentin
 Anderson
 Ozuna
0/0/135/9
0/60/57/3
3/0/75/2
5/3/0/0
7/0/0/0
OPS .846 .989 .638 .714 .702 .751 .727 .619 .830
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 122/.356 28/1.096 48/.844 / 120/.702 151/.705 37/.803 92/.567 101/.545 .955
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 820/.919 20/.833 48/.420 / 232/.718 114/.696 39/.705 140/.834 88/.707 .759
Road 451/.868 27/.732 34/.820 / 168/.499 140/.771 41/.747 126/.740 90/.766 .887
Last 28d days / / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 29/6/1 0/1/0 2/1/0 // 5/1/2 3/1/0 2/0/0 3/4/6 1/1/1 7/4/3
Usage ·····X·· ·X···oo· X···X··· Xo···X·· ··X···X· ·X····o· ··X·X··X X····oX· ·X··o··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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