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Game Preview: TBR @ CHW, 3:55pm, Saturday, August 23, 2008 @U.S. Cellular Field

Tampa Bay Rays, 78-49, 1st, 4½ up

SP: Scott Kazmir (24, LHP, 9-6, 3.21)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-6)            115    93  43  41  50 127 12    3.21      
 2007 (13-9)           206.2 196  91  80  89 239 18    3.48      
 2006 (10-8)           144.2 132  59  52  52 163 15    3.24      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  38    35  18  18  21  43  6    4.26   52 
 2008-08-17   @TEX   W   6     4   2   2   4   7  1     114   59 
 2008-08-12   @OAK   L   5     2   2   2   2   6  1      97   59 
 2008-08-06    CLE  ND   4.1   9   5   5   3   4  2      97   26 
 2008-08-01    DET  ND   4.2   3   2   2   6   5  0     110   49 
 2008-07-26   @KCR  ND   5     7   2   2   0   5  0      91   50 
 2008-07-21    OAK   W   7     2   0   0   4   9  0     102   78 
 2008-07-13   @CLE   L   6     8   5   5   2   7  2     104   41 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHW      3-1  26.1  22   9   9  11  30  2    3.08   60 
 2008-05-31    CHW   W   7     3   0   0   3   6  0     106   74 
 2007-06-28    CHW   L   5.1   6   4   4   3   9  2     114   46 
 2007-05-27   @CHW   W   7     8   4   4   3   7  0     107   49 
 2006-05-16    CHW   W   7     5   1   1   2   8  0     105   69 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   47-18   Road:   31-31   ExtrInn: 8-4 
 vsRHP:  57-31   vsLHP:  21-18   1-Run:  23-14
 vsEast: 28-19   vsCntrl:16-12   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Fri, Aug 22  @CHW  W   9-4       78-49  1st  4.5 up
126 Wed, Aug 20   LAA  L   4-5       77-49  1st  4.5 up
125 Tue, Aug 19   LAA  W   4-2       77-48  1st  4.5 up
124 Mon, Aug 18   LAA  W   6-4       76-48  1st  4.5 up
123 Sun, Aug 17  @TEX  W   7-4       75-48  1st  4.5 up
122 Sat, Aug 16  @TEX  L   0-3       74-48  1st  3.5 up
121 Fri, Aug 15  @TEX  W   7-0       74-47  1st  3.5 up
120 Thu, Aug 14  @OAK  W   7-6 (12)  73-47  1st  3.0 up
119 Wed, Aug 13  @OAK  W   3-2       72-47  1st  3.0 up
118 Tue, Aug 12  @OAK  L   1-2       71-47  1st  3.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:21-9 
Chicago White Sox, 73-54, 2nd, ½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Javier Vazquez (31, RHP, 10-10, 4.34)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-10)          164   168  81  79  45 159 21    4.34      
 2007 (15-8)           216.2 197  95  90  50 213 29    3.74      
 2006 (11-12)          202.2 206 116 109  56 184 23    4.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  48.2  48  23  23  12  45  6    4.25   54 
 2008-08-17   @OAK   W   8     4   1   1   0   8  0      91   78 
 2008-08-12    KCR   W   8     5   0   0   1  10  0     109   81 
 2008-08-07    DET   L   7     8   5   5   4   8  2     122   45 
 2008-08-01   @KCR   W   6     5   2   2   2   3  0      98   55 
 2008-07-27   @DET   L   7    11   6   6   2   3  2     106   32 
 2008-07-21    TEX   L   7     4   3   3   2  10  1     113   65 
 2008-07-09   @KCR  ND   5.2  11   6   6   1   3  1      87   25 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   45-20   Road:   28-34   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  47-39   vsLHP:  26-15   1-Run:  17-13
 vsEast:  9-15   vsCntrl:36-21   vsWest: 16-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
128 Fri, Aug 22   TBR  L   4-9       73-54  2nd  0.5 gb
127 Wed, Aug 20   SEA  W  15-3       73-53  1st  1.0 up
126 Tue, Aug 19   SEA  W   5-0       72-53  1st  1.0 up
125 Mon, Aug 18   SEA  W  13-5       71-53  1st  1.0 up
124 Sun, Aug 17  @OAK  W  13-1       70-53  1st    Tied
123 Sat, Aug 16  @OAK  W   2-1       69-53  1st    Tied
122 Fri, Aug 15  @OAK  L   4-6       68-53  1st    Tied
121 Thu, Aug 14   KCR  W   9-2       68-52  1st  1.0 up
120 Wed, Aug 13   KCR  W   4-0       67-52  1st  0.5 up
119 Tue, Aug 12   KCR  W   9-0       66-52  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 TBR  9 @CHW  4        W:Edwin Jackson (10-8), L: John Danks (10-6), S: none
Sun, Jun 01, 2008 TBR  4  CHW  3 (10)   W:J.P. Howell (4-0), L: Matt Thornton (1-1), S: none
Sat, May 31, 2008 TBR  2  CHW  0        W:Scott Kazmir (5-1), L: Javier Vazquez (5-4), S: Grant Balfour (1)
Fri, May 30, 2008 TBR  2  CHW  1        W:Dan Wheeler (1-3), L: Scott Linebrink (2-1), S: none
Thu, May 29, 2008 CHW  5 @TBR  1        W:John Danks (4-4), L: Edwin Jackson (3-4), S: none
Sun, Apr 20, 2008 CHW  6 @TBR  0        W:John Danks (2-1), L: Edwin Jackson (2-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 19, 2008 TBR  5  CHW  0        W:Andy Sonnanstine (2-1), L: Mark Buehrle (1-2), S: none
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 CHW  9 @TBR  2        W:Javier Vazquez (3-1), L: Jeff Niemann (1-1), S: none

Mon, Aug 27, 2007 CHW  5  TBD  4        W:Jose Contreras (7-16), L: Dan Wheeler (1-6), S: Bobby Jenks (36)
Thu, Jun 28, 2007 CHW  5 @TBD  1        W:Javier Vazquez (4-5), L: Scott Kazmir (5-4), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 5-3; 2007 - CHW won 6-1; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - CHW leads 49-35

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  5.57

FLA  4.64

WSN  3.74

RA/G

TOR  3.94

SFG  4.63

TEX  6.08

BA

C. Jones  .359

J. Bay  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .461

J. Inglett  .367

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .618

M. Reynolds  .481

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.079

J. Gerut  .838

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

K. Lohse  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

J. Jurrjens  6.45

L. Hernandez  3.49

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.62 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (4.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Vazquez
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 245/141 .250/.324/.418/.742 .826/.679 .804 82/.816 2/1 7/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 6/.334 5/.000 4/1.833 1/.000 4/1.250 ··· ··· 22/10 .300/.364/.450/.814 .717/.900 .814 22/.814 0/0 1/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 28/.509 3/1.334 2/.000 7/.000 5/1.600 1/.000 7/1.333 373/267 .267/.304/.330/.635 .820/.561 .589 68/.753 18/5 0/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 42/.661 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 20/.478 ··· 1/.000 210/201 .260/.352/.453/.805 .619/.813 .639 55/.970 1/0 9/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 2/2.500 290/235 .237/.338/.418/.756 .677/.775 .650 69/.854 3/2 10/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 18/.292 4/2.750 2/.500 3/.000 ··· ··· 7/1.429 353/299 .257/.343/.508/.851 .454/.922 .940 67/.902 9/3 19/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 11/.473 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 5/.000 564/392 .274/.345/.372/.717 .689/.729 .687 114/.684 6/5 5/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 9/.555 ··· 4/.833 5/.000 4/.000 1/no AB 2/3.500 372/271 .293/.350/.406/.756 .692/.788 .738 81/.582 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 14/.572 5/1.100 5/.200 5/.000 4/1.167 ··· 6/1.500 461/300 .240/.356/.496/.852 .634/.970 .867 112/1.093 1/1 26/
9.Riggans G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 121/66 .238/.311/.419/.730 .762/.704 .835 25/.644 0/0 5/
10.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 46/15 .250/.283/.364/.646 .724/.481 .333 13/.308 1/0 1/
2.Upton G/S/vP 10/1.156 1/.000 6/.500 ··· 7/.929 ··· 3/.667 537/378 .268/.381/.396/.778 .801/.768 .768 107/.796 37/14 8/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 3/3.000 1/2.000 1/5.000 1/2.000 1/.000 135/84 .238/.311/.434/.746 .751/.742 .726 55/.700 3/0 6/
IP 164.0 24.2 55.2 45.1 29.1 21.1 52.2 TOTAL .260/.338/.420/.758 .719/.775 .738 .812 123/45 141/65
ERA-K/9 4.34/8.7 2.55/6.9 3.88/12.3 1.79/5.0 3.38/3.7 4.64/8.5 2.73/11.1 3.90/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (33-20-6)
 Riggans (19-0-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 699/.263 96/.179 242/.211 174/.214 123/.276 90/.250 210/.195 .256  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Zobrist
 Baldelli
 Riggans
0/119/0/10
2/17/90/7
18/0/48/3
11/5/8/2
3/3/1/0
0/0/3/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .757 .521 .699 .563 .668 .676 .563 .720
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 347/.792 38/.498 74/.803 89/.576 49/.738 44/.736 103/.453 .756
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 352/.723 58/.536 168/.654 85/.549 74/.621 46/.621 107/.667 .696
Home 335/.711 54/.411 125/.615 98/.559 82/.643 73/.599 110/.591 .688
Last 28d days 148/.690 55/.479 46/1.064 39/.453 56/.786 45/.500 50/.663
HR/SB/CS 21/6/2 1/2/2 10/14/1 1/4/0 1/4/0 1/0/0 5/3/0 120/112/27
Usage ·····X·· ····X·oo o··X···X ···X··o· X·X·X··o X·X····· o··o··oo
Chicago White Sox Batters (5.18 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (3.98 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Kazmir*
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
52.Salas
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Anderson G/S/vP 6/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 159/94 .240/.274/.453/.727 .863/.631 .833 16/1.242 4/1 7/
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 13/.581 4/.500 8/.125 5/.000 5/.200 3/1.167 2/2.000 7/1.143 576/418 .273/.328/.357/.685 .738/.665 .716 116/.691 18/4 7/
23.Dye G/S/vP 12/.500 3/.000 5/.600 4/.833 10/.400 2/2.000 ··· 3/.000 501/358 .295/.349/.565/.914 .858/.935 .990 98/.841 3/2 29/
39.Getz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/5 .286/.286/.286/.571 1.000/.400 .667 7/.571 0/0 0/
17.Griffey* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 12/.350 ··· 7/.143 482/325 .247/.353/.421/.773 .661/.828 .793 73/.764 0/1 16/
44.Hall G/S/vP 6/.334 1/.000 5/.500 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 107/64 .286/.340/.347/.687 .990/.478 .500 20/.666 0/0 1/
14.Konerko G/S/vP 12/1.144 8/1.089 10/1.489 5/2.000 12/.697 2/.500 ··· 6/.167 405/286 .228/.338/.377/.715 .675/.732 .880 82/.887 2/0 12/
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 6/.334 2/.000 1/2.000 6/1.166 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB 458/342 .295/.325/.445/.770 .840/.747 .755 99/.863 1/0 12/
20.Quentin G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 3/1.167 3/.000 5/1.400 ··· ··· 3/.000 533/386 .292/.398/.581/.979 .969/.983 .988 107/1.191 6/3 35/
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 371/260 .309/.327/.496/.823 .906/.787 .834 100/.861 9/8 15/
30.Swisher# G/S/vP 20/.417 ··· 2/.000 3/1.000 4/.250 2/.500 1/.000 1/no AB 494/356 .237/.355/.438/.793 .741/.810 .965 86/.930 3/2 21/
25.Thome* G/S/vP 10/.000 1/3.000 2/1.000 2/.000 7/.929 6/1.100 ··· 7/.857 468/334 .251/.376/.517/.893 .869/.902 .826 92/.881 1/0 26/
5.Uribe G/S/vP 8/.750 3/1.167 5/.400 3/1.000 9/1.000 1/3.000 ··· 4/.000 248/192 .244/.303/.391/.694 .971/.616 .721 80/.772 1/2 5/
31.Wise* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 71/61 .288/.314/.470/.784 .400/.851 .550 23/.606 6/0 2/
IP 115.0 41.0 46.1 66.2 69.2 32.2 1.0 54.0 TOTAL .269/.341/.458/.799 .797/.799 .844 .850 54/27 190/92
ERA-K/9 3.21/9.9 1.54/13.6 2.14/2.9 4.05/4.9 2.58/9.3 4.41/8.3 18.00/18.0 2.50/6.3 3.70/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hall (31-8-1)
 Pierzynski (81-19-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 483/.220 159/.132 190/.285 291/.267 296/.205 142/.244 4/.333 213/.175 .244  Griffey
 Quentin
 Swisher
 Dye
 Ramirez
 Anderson
 Wise
0/10/91/7
122/0/0/5
7/66/17/3
0/0/117/3
0/11/0/1
1/73/2/0
6/19/3/0
OPS .690 .418 .669 .753 .613 .699 .833 .569 .704
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 102/.537 59/.463 60/.838 132/.854 102/.581 84/.599 2/2.000 79/.576 .712
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 381/.733 100/.392 130/.594 159/.670 194/.629 58/.842 2/.000 134/.565 .698
Road 244/.733 83/.432 100/.614 183/.830 147/.705 66/.813 4/.833 111/.635 .766
Last 28d days 117/.857 57/.497 37/.718 44/.464 45/.781 33/.613 4/.833 39/.618
HR/SB/CS 12/4/2 1/2/0 2/2/3 7/10/1 5/10/1 1/0/2 0/0/0 7/0/1 117/56/22
Usage ·····X·· o·X·XX·· o·o·ooo· o···o··· X·····X· ··o·ooX· ·····X·· ···ooo··

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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