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Game Preview: TBR @ CHW, 2:05pm, Sunday, August 24, 2008 @U.S. Cellular Field

Tampa Bay Rays, 79-49, 1st, 5½ up

SP: Andy Sonnanstine (25, RHP, 13-6, 4.37)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (13-6)           152.1 172  80  74  27  95 14    4.37      
 2007 (6-10)           130.2 151  87  85  26  97 18    5.85      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  43.2  45  22  22   7  26  6    4.53   50 
 2008-08-18    LAA   W   5.1   5   3   3   2   3  1     104   47 
 2008-08-13   @OAK   W   6     6   2   2   1   6  0      91   57 
 2008-08-07   @SEA  ND   7.1   5   1   1   0   4  0      85   68 
 2008-08-02    DET   W   6     7   2   2   1   6  0     102   55 
 2008-07-27   @KCR   L   6.2   8   5   5   2   2  1      94   38 
 2008-07-22    OAK   L   7     5   3   3   1   5  1      92   59 
 2008-07-10   @CLE   L   5.1   9   6   6   0   0  3      78   26 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHW      1-0  21    19   5   5   1  13  0    2.14   61 
 2008-06-01    CHW  ND   5.2  10   3   3   0   3  0      76   40 
 2008-04-19    CHW   W   9     3   0   0   1   4  0     106   84 
 2007-06-27    CHW  ND   6.1   6   2   2   0   6  0     105   59 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   47-18   Road:   32-31   ExtrInn: 8-4 
 vsRHP:  58-31   vsLHP:  21-18   1-Run:  23-14
 vsEast: 28-19   vsCntrl:17-12   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
128 Sat, Aug 23  @CHW  W   5-3       79-49  1st  5.5 up
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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:21-9 
Chicago White Sox, 73-55, 2nd, ½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Mark Buehrle (29, LHP, 11-10, 3.91)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-10)          168   184  84  73  39 102 17    3.91      
 2007 (10-9)           201   208  86  81  45 115 22    3.63      
 2006 (12-13)          204   247 124 113  48  98 36    4.99      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-2  43.1  52  24  22   7  27  7    4.57   47 
 2008-08-18    SEA   W   5.2  11   5   5   2   5  1     100   30 
 2008-08-13    KCR   W   7     5   0   0   0   5  0     101   72 
 2008-08-08    BOS   W   7     4   1   1   2   8  0     110   71 
 2008-08-02   @KCR   L   4.1  14   8   8   0   1  2      85    4 
 2008-07-28   @MIN   L   5     8   5   4   1   2  2      94   34 
 2008-07-22    TEX   W   7.1   6   1   1   0   3  1      91   65 
 2008-07-18    KCR   W   7     4   4   3   2   3  1      98   56 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   45-21   Road:   28-34   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  47-39   vsLHP:  26-16   1-Run:  17-13
 vsEast:  9-16   vsCntrl:36-21   vsWest: 16-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Sat, Aug 23   TBR  L   3-5       73-55  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 TBR  5 @CHW  3        W:Grant Balfour (4-2), L: Javier Vazquez (10-11), S: Dan Wheeler (8)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 6-3; 2007 - CHW won 6-1; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - CHW leads 49-36

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

LAA  4.65

WSN  3.73

RA/G

TOR  3.91

SFG  4.62

TEX  6.09

BA

C. Jones  .360

M. Cabrera  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .462

C. Snyder  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .630

D. Ortiz  .480

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.092

D. Pedroia  .837

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

J. Lannan  3.95

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

M. Garza  6.29

L. Hernandez  3.49

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (4.31 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 56.Buehrle*
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 3/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 249/145 .246/.319/.411/.729 .826/.659 .779 82/.816 2/1 7/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 7/.858 6/.000 4/1.833 1/.000 4/1.250 ··· ··· 23/11 .286/.348/.429/.776 .717/.818 .776 23/.776 0/0 1/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 28/.616 4/1.500 2/.000 7/.000 5/1.600 1/.000 7/1.333 377/271 .272/.309/.338/.647 .820/.579 .613 68/.858 18/5 0/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 20/.478 ··· 1/.000 213/204 .255/.347/.446/.793 .619/.800 .617 58/.914 1/0 9/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 2/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 2/2.500 294/239 .234/.337/.413/.749 .677/.766 .642 72/.816 3/2 10/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 12/.697 5/2.100 2/.500 3/.000 ··· ··· 7/1.429 357/303 .254/.339/.502/.841 .454/.909 .917 69/.874 9/3 19/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 11/.546 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 6/.167 569/396 .274/.346/.371/.716 .693/.727 .687 115/.690 6/5 5/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 4/.833 5/.000 4/.000 1/no AB 2/3.500 376/275 .292/.349/.404/.753 .692/.783 .733 81/.582 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 35/.758 5/1.100 5/.200 5/.000 4/1.167 ··· 7/1.571 465/303 .240/.355/.494/.848 .643/.959 .860 112/1.022 1/1 26/
9.Riggans G/S/vP 6/1.300 ··· 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 11/1.525 1/.000 6/.500 ··· 7/.929 ··· 4/1.250 541/381 .270/.382/.397/.780 .810/.767 .772 107/.805 37/14 8/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· ··· 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 168.0 26.2 55.2 45.1 29.1 21.1 52.2 TOTAL .259/.337/.419/.756 .721/.771 .735 .801 123/45 141/65
ERA-K/9 3.91/5.5 2.36/7.1 3.88/12.3 1.79/5.0 3.38/3.7 4.64/8.5 2.91/11.1 3.91/7.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 706/.280 103/.176 242/.211 174/.214 123/.276 90/.250 213/.203 .256  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Zobrist
 Baldelli
 Riggans
0/120/0/10
2/17/91/7
19/0/48/3
12/5/8/2
3/3/1/0
0/0/3/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .746 .504 .699 .563 .668 .676 .581 .719
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 185/.795 43/.438 74/.803 89/.576 49/.738 44/.736 105/.476 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 521/.729 60/.553 168/.654 85/.549 74/.621 46/.621 108/.680 .697
Home 361/.663 61/.396 125/.615 98/.559 82/.643 73/.599 113/.624 .686
Last 28d days 134/.861 59/.445 40/1.109 35/.416 45/.777 45/.500 53/.731
HR/SB/CS 17/5/5 1/2/2 10/14/1 1/4/0 1/4/0 1/0/0 5/3/0 120/112/27
Usage ·····X·· X····X·o ·o··X··· ····X··o ·X·X·X·· ·X·X···· Xo··o··o
Chicago White Sox Batters (5.16 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (3.98 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Sonnanstine
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 3/1.667 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 7/.572 4/.500 9/.111 5/.000 5/.200 3/1.167 2/2.000 7/1.143 580/419 .270/.325/.354/.680 .723/.664 .706 115/.670 18/4 7/
23.Dye G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 5/.600 4/.833 10/.400 2/2.000 ··· 4/.000 505/359 .297/.350/.577/.928 .915/.932 1.017 98/.873 3/2 31/
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 ··· 8/.125 483/326 .246/.352/.420/.771 .661/.825 .789 70/.700 0/1 16/
44.Hall G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 5/.500 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 110/65 .287/.339/.347/.686 .990/.470 .510 23/.666 0/0 1/
14.Konerko G/S/vP 9/.347 9/1.158 10/1.489 5/2.000 12/.697 2/.500 ··· 6/.167 408/287 .227/.341/.376/.717 .674/.734 .881 85/.888 2/0 12/
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 6/1.334 2/.000 1/2.000 6/1.166 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB 458/342 .295/.325/.445/.770 .840/.747 .755 94/.866 1/0 12/
20.Quentin G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 4/.833 3/.000 5/1.400 ··· ··· 3/.000 537/387 .290/.397/.577/.974 .959/.980 .978 106/1.127 6/3 35/
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 6/.833 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 374/261 .309/.327/.500/.827 .927/.784 .842 99/.874 9/8 15/
30.Swisher# G/S/vP 10/.400 ··· 3/.000 3/1.000 4/.250 2/.500 1/.000 1/no AB 498/357 .235/.352/.434/.786 .723/.807 .948 86/.922 3/2 21/
25.Thome* G/S/vP 9/.222 1/3.000 2/1.000 2/.000 7/.929 6/1.100 ··· 8/.750 472/335 .248/.373/.512/.884 .848/.899 .812 92/.845 1/0 26/
5.Uribe G/S/vP 5/.400 4/.833 5/.400 3/1.000 9/1.000 1/3.000 ··· 4/.000 251/193 .242/.300/.388/.687 .946/.613 .707 83/.748 1/2 5/
31.Wise* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 71/61 .288/.314/.470/.784 .400/.851 .550 19/.631 6/0 2/
IP 152.1 42.0 47.1 66.2 69.2 32.2 1.0 55.0 TOTAL .268/.340/.457/.798 .798/.797 .841 .845 54/27 192/92
ERA-K/9 4.37/5.6 1.50/13.3 2.09/3.2 4.05/4.9 2.58/9.3 4.41/8.3 18.00/18.0 2.45/6.4 3.69/7.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 644/.284 163/.129 193/.280 291/.267 296/.205 142/.244 4/.333 216/.173 .243  Griffey
 Quentin
 Swisher
 Dye
 Ramirez
 Wise
 Anderson
0/10/91/7
123/0/0/5
7/67/17/3
0/0/118/3
0/11/0/1
6/19/3/0
1/74/2/0
OPS .759 .414 .658 .753 .613 .699 .833 .561 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 295/.730 59/.463 61/.823 132/.854 102/.581 84/.599 2/2.000 81/.561 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 349/.783 104/.388 132/.585 159/.670 194/.629 58/.842 2/.000 135/.561 .699
Road 314/.773 87/.425 103/.595 183/.830 147/.705 66/.813 4/.833 114/.617 .764
Last 28d days 131/.669 61/.482 40/.661 44/.464 45/.781 28/.632 4/.833 39/.618
HR/SB/CS 14/1/3 1/2/0 2/2/3 7/10/1 5/10/1 1/0/2 0/0/0 7/0/1 119/56/22
Usage ·····X·· Xo·X·XX· oo·o·ooo ·o···o·· ·X·····X ···o·ooX ······X· o···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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