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Game Preview: TOR @ CHW, 8:11pm, Tuesday, September 9, 2008 @U.S. Cellular Field

Toronto Blue Jays, 76-66, 3rd, 9 GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Jesse Litsch (23, RHP, 10-8, 3.76)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-8)           143.2 155  68  60  26  71 19    3.76      
 2007 (7-9)            111   116  56  47  36  50 14    3.81      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-4  41.1  43  23  18  11  18  5    3.92   48 
 2008-09-04    MIN   W   9     4   0   0   2   3  0     115   80 
 2008-08-28   @TBR   L   6.2  10   3   3   0   2  2     104   44 
 2008-08-23    BOS   W   6     3   0   0   3   4  0     105   67 
 2008-08-14   @DET  ND   7     4   0   0   2   3  0     111   70 
 2008-07-21   @BAL   L   4.2   7   6   6   2   1  1      80   25 
 2008-07-12    NYY   L   2.2   7   8   3   1   3  1      80   24 
 2008-07-06   @LAA   L   5.1   8   6   6   1   2  1      94   29 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHW      1-0   7.1   5   2   2   0   3  2    2.45   63 
 2008-05-03    CHW   W   7.1   5   2   2   0   3  2      78   63 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-29   Road:   33-37   ExtrInn: 6-8 
 vsRHP:  60-46   vsLHP:  16-20   1-Run:  22-28
 vsEast: 30-26   vsCntrl:21-11   vsWest: 17-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
142 Sun, Sep  7   TBR  W   1-0       76-66  3rd  9.5 gb
141 Sat, Sep  6   TBR  W   7-4 (13)  75-66  4th 10.5 gb
140 Fri, Sep  5   TBR  W   6-4       74-66  4th 11.5 gb
139 Thu, Sep  4   MIN  W   9-0       73-66  4th 12.5 gb
138 Wed, Sep  3   MIN  W   5-4 (11)  72-66  4th 12.5 gb
137 Tue, Sep  2   MIN  W   7-5       71-66  4th 13.5 gb
136 Sun, Aug 31  @NYY  W   6-2       70-66  4th 14.5 gb
135 Sat, Aug 30  @NYY  W   7-6       69-66  4th 14.5 gb
134 Fri, Aug 29  @NYY  L   1-2       68-66  4th 14.5 gb
133 Thu, Aug 28  @TBR  L   2-3       68-65  4th 13.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Chicago White Sox, 80-62, 1st, 2½ up

SP: Clayton Richard (24, LHP, 2-3, 6.39)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-3)             31    45  27  22   9  22  3    6.39      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  29    43  26  21   8  19  3    6.52   38 
 2008-09-01   @CLE   L   4     7   4   3   2   2  0      82   34 
 2008-08-25   @BAL   W   6     6   3   3   1   4  0      88   51 
 2008-08-19    SEA   W   6     5   0   0   1   2  0      88   63 
 2008-08-03   @KCR   L   4.1  11   9   6   1   1  2      93   11 
 2008-07-29   @MIN   L   4.2   7   5   5   2   3  0      73   31 
 2008-07-23    TEX  ND   4     7   5   4   1   7  1      85   36 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR    Has never faced TOR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   48-23   Road:   32-39   ExtrInn: 8-3 
 vsRHP:  51-44   vsLHP:  29-18   1-Run:  20-15
 vsEast: 13-20   vsCntrl:37-23   vsWest: 18-13 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
142 Sun, Sep  7   LAA  L   2-3       80-62  1st  2.5 up
141 Sat, Sep  6   LAA  W   7-6 (15)  80-61  1st  2.5 up
140 Fri, Sep  5   LAA  W  10-2       79-61  1st  1.5 up
139 Wed, Sep  3  @CLE  W   4-2       78-61  1st  1.0 up
138 Tue, Sep  2  @CLE  L   3-9       77-61  1st    Tied
137 Mon, Sep  1  @CLE  L   0-5       77-60  1st    Tied
136 Sun, Aug 31  @BOS  W   4-2       77-59  1st  0.5 up
135 Sat, Aug 30  @BOS  L   2-8       76-59  1st  0.5 up
134 Fri, Aug 29  @BOS  L   0-8       76-58  1st  0.5 up
133 Wed, Aug 27  @BAL  L   3-11      76-57  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, May 05, 2008 TOR  1  CHW  0        W:Dustin McGowan (2-2), L: Javier Vazquez (3-3), S: B.J. Ryan (5)
Sun, May 04, 2008 TOR  4  CHW  3        W:Roy Halladay (3-4), L: Jose Contreras (2-3), S: Scott Downs (3)
Sat, May 03, 2008 TOR  5  CHW  2        W:Jesse Litsch (4-1), L: John Danks (2-3), S: B.J. Ryan (4)
Fri, May 02, 2008 TOR  2  CHW  0        W:Shaun Marcum (3-2), L: Mark Buehrle (1-3), S: Scott Downs (2)

Sun, Jul 29, 2007 TOR  4 @CHW  1        W:Shaun Marcum (7-4), L: Javier Vazquez (8-6), S: Jeremy Accardo (17)
Sat, Jul 28, 2007 CHW  2  TOR  0        W:Mark Buehrle (8-6), L: Roy Halladay (11-5), S: Bobby Jenks (30)
Fri, Jul 27, 2007 CHW  4  TOR  3        W:Jon Garland (8-7), L: Josh Towers (5-7), S: Bobby Jenks (29)
Sun, Jun 03, 2007 TOR  4  CHW  3        W:Brian Tallet (2-1), L: Nick Masset (2-2), S: Jeremy Accardo (7)
Sat, Jun 02, 2007 TOR  9  CHW  3        W:Dustin McGowan (2-2), L: Mike MacDougal (1-3), S: Casey Janssen (2)
Fri, Jun 01, 2007 CHW  3 @TOR  0        W:Javier Vazquez (3-3), L: A.J. Burnett (5-5), S: Bobby Jenks (15)
Season Series: 2008 - TOR leads 4-0; 2007 - TOR won 4-3; 2006 - CHW won 5-4; All-Time - TOR leads 169-155

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  5.47

FLA  4.63

SDP  3.88

RA/G

TOR  3.82

CLE  4.61

TEX  5.97

BA

R. Furcal  .366

J. Dye  .293

J. Towles  .141

OBP

A. Pujols  .466

O. Hudson  .367

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .649

N. Markakis  .484

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.116

B. Giles  .838

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.28

M. Parra  4.03

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.19

J. Lester  6.56

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.44 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (4.39 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Richard*
G/S/vB
41.Broadway
G/S/vB
53.Carrasco
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
49.Ramirez*
G/S/vB
61.Russell
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
43.Wassermann
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
20.Barajas G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.000 2/.500 2/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 2/3.500 3/2.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 357/249 .255/.300/.421/.721 .619/.766 .794 77/.606 0/0 11/
23.Bautista G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 4/.000 ··· 1/3.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 389/285 .246/.324/.411/.735 .934/.668 .787 26/.808 1/1 13/
1.Inglett* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 331/302 .301/.358/.419/.777 .745/.780 .640 84/.811 9/2 3/
26.Lind* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 280/202 .297/.333/.483/.816 .797/.823 .840 100/.818 1/0 9/
6.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 179/111 .217/.260/.286/.546 .636/.491 .609 67/.546 3/1 1/
36.Mench G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.200 5/.400 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 112/34 .235/.313/.357/.670 .721/.555 .494 12/.667 2/0 0/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 5/.400 1/.000 5/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 13/1.288 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 562/418 .277/.367/.432/.800 .569/.882 .797 94/.906 1/2 14/
15.Rios G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 3/.667 ··· 608/469 .294/.339/.468/.807 .736/.828 .766 107/1.069 30/8 13/
33.Rolen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 16/1.429 1/.000 8/.125 ··· ··· 5/.650 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 396/299 .249/.346/.402/.748 .734/.752 .787 32/.720 5/0 8/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 10/.522 ··· 5/.200 ··· 514/381 .258/.340/.337/.677 .706/.666 .666 100/.709 7/2 6/
45.Snider* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 27/24 .308/.333/.462/.795 .667/.812 .429 27/.795 0/0 1/
7.Thigpen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/6 .143/.250/.143/.393 .500/.333 .333 1/.000 0/0 0/
10.Wells G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.250 3/1.167 5/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/1.100 4/.250 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 389/303 .297/.342/.486/.828 .895/.808 .774 104/.987 4/2 16/
35.Wilkerson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 5/.400 2/.000 4/.250 1/2.000 1/2.000 23/.782 ··· 1/no AB ··· 300/249 .220/.311/.318/.628 .566/.640 .630 14/.429 3/5 3/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 2/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 247/194 .231/.340/.361/.701 .615/.733 .553 20/.653 2/1 6/
IP 31.0 10.2 33.2 61.0 53.0 41.0 41.0 12.1 33.2 24.1 58.1 17.2 TOTAL .264/.334/.399/.733 .709/.740 .709 .806 77/27 110/68
ERA-K/9 6.39/6.4 8.44/4.2 3.48/7.2 3.69/12.2 1.87/4.9 2.20/7.5 5.49/9.0 1.46/6.6 3.74/3.5 4.81/8.1 2.62/10.7 7.64/4.1 3.97/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (38-22-2)
 Thigpen (1-0-0)
 Zaun (37-12-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 146/.328 52/.354 134/.195 267/.213 205/.219 158/.207 190/.306 54/.222 145/.278 107/.266 234/.198 92/.333 .258  Rios
 Wells
 Wilkerson
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Mench
 Inglett
 Snider
0/57/80/14
0/86/0/5
25/3/64/4
63/0/0/2
3/0/0/1
18/0/12/1
22/1/12/0
3/0/2/0
OPS .852 1.050 .538 .690 .586 .594 .830 .641 .685 .701 .559 .907 .724
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 52/.674 23/1.035 55/.452 84/.794 107/.550 75/.555 104/.757 17/.769 54/.787 55/.789 112/.494 27/.990 .756
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 94/.950 29/1.058 79/.600 183/.643 98/.623 83/.628 86/.919 37/.582 91/.625 52/.612 122/.616 65/.872 .702
Home 46/.759 24/.564 78/.429 128/.599 115/.595 94/.588 84/.875 22/.586 103/.665 73/.599 122/.592 24/1.153 .682
Last 28d days 79/.695 51/1.071 50/.553 41/1.066 42/.602 8/.542 5/1.100 13/.481 35/.925 37/.455 37/.363 11/.443
HR/SB/CS 3/6/0 3/0/1 1/2/2 10/15/1 2/5/0 5/2/0 4/3/1 0/0/0 1/5/0 1/0/0 5/4/0 0/5/1 130/127/28
Usage ·······X ········ ·o·X··X· ··o··oo· ··X··o·· ·X·o···· ······oo ··o···Xo ·ooo···· ·······X ··X··X·· ·Xo····X
Chicago White Sox Batters (5.06 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.82 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Litsch
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
31.Parrish*
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
40.Wolfe
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Anderson G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 171/100 .230/.266/.429/.695 .816/.605 .800 19/.488 4/1 7/
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 6/.334 7/.572 2/1.500 7/.429 4/.500 2/.000 1/.000 7/1.071 ··· 2/.000 637/461 .276/.329/.362/.691 .779/.659 .711 104/.789 18/4 7/
24.Crede G/S/vP 3/1.000 11/1.064 ··· 2/3.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 4/1.750 5/1.400 1/.000 373/281 .248/.314/.460/.773 .353/.910 .878 24/.513 0/3 17/
23.Dye G/S/vP 3/1.666 7/.572 ··· 8/.700 3/1.167 1/2.000 7/.714 14/.690 3/3.334 1/.000 558/396 .293/.348/.558/.906 .854/.926 .988 93/.847 3/2 32/
22.Fields G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 34/22 .161/.235/.194/.429 .697/.282 .000 9/.222 0/0 0/
39.Getz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/5 .286/.286/.286/.571 1.000/.400 .667 7/.571 1/1 0/
17.Griffey* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.666 ··· ··· 2/2.500 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 519/350 .247/.353/.417/.770 .643/.832 .788 67/.772 0/1 16/
44.Hall G/S/vP ··· 5/.200 ··· 7/.286 8/.875 1/no AB 2/.000 7/.286 2/1.000 ··· 125/72 .267/.315/.345/.659 .974/.422 .579 27/.605 0/0 2/
14.Konerko G/S/vP 3/.666 16/.775 ··· 4/2.750 4/.500 ··· 9/.730 10/1.025 5/.600 1/.000 455/316 .247/.354/.421/.775 .761/.781 .953 85/1.154 2/0 16/
7.Owens* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 7/7 .143/.143/.143/.286 /.286 .667 7/.286 1/0 0/
27.Phillips G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 1/.000 0/0 0/
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.667 1/no AB 5/.000 4/.500 1/.000 5/.400 9/.000 4/.500 1/.000 501/375 .291/.321/.429/.751 .787/.739 .760 79/.839 1/0 12/
20.Quentin G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 569/409 .288/.394/.571/.965 .937/.975 .979 72/1.090 7/3 36/
10.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 430/297 .301/.319/.479/.798 .881/.762 .798 95/.811 10/8 16/
30.Swisher# G/S/vP 10/.550 4/1.750 2/.000 8/.875 6/1.633 1/2.000 2/.500 5/.650 3/.666 1/.000 543/389 .228/.343/.432/.775 .791/.768 .938 81/.847 3/2 24/
25.Thome* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 12/.697 ··· ··· 5/.000 13/.154 4/.500 ··· 519/369 .248/.366/.515/.881 .830/.902 .827 84/.815 1/0 30/
5.Uribe G/S/vP ··· 12/.500 ··· 1/.000 5/.650 1/.000 2/.000 4/1.500 5/1.350 1/no AB 279/211 .243/.295/.404/.698 .877/.643 .745 68/.879 1/2 7/
31.Wise* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 73/63 .288/.319/.470/.789 .400/.857 .564 6/.583 6/0 2/
IP 143.2 38.2 52.0 68.0 44.1 28.0 31.0 52.0 46.1 18.0 TOTAL .266/.336/.453/.790 .791/.790 .840 .835 58/28 209/98
ERA-K/9 3.76/4.4 4.19/7.2 1.90/8.8 1.19/7.5 3.86/8.5 1.93/6.1 4.65/5.2 3.12/8.8 3.11/8.2 3.00/5.5 3.53/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hall (41-9-1)
 Phillips (0-0-0)
 Pierzynski (86-19-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 604/.273 161/.257 205/.197 275/.198 192/.205 117/.204 129/.286 223/.228 201/.249 72/.250 .245  Griffey
 Quentin
 Dye
 Swisher
 Ramirez
 Anderson
 Wise
 Owens
0/17/91/7
130/0/0/5
0/0/130/3
13/70/18/3
0/11/0/1
1/81/2/0
7/19/4/0
3/2/0/0
OPS .747 .675 .612 .544 .658 .624 .812 .673 .698 .706 .696
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 332/.759 62/.949 109/.543 113/.493 75/.856 57/.761 53/.888 69/.710 92/.706 32/.761 .739
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 272/.733 99/.504 96/.692 162/.582 117/.535 60/.496 76/.759 154/.657 109/.691 40/.661 .654
Road 313/.835 78/.722 110/.807 139/.588 89/.713 57/.584 39/1.026 108/.807 80/.621 29/.670 .730
Last 28d days 113/.586 20/.926 32/.319 46/.509 35/.629 37/.480 20/1.000 46/.685 35/.848 /
HR/SB/CS 19/3/6 2/3/0 5/1/2 2/2/0 3/5/2 2/0/0 4/2/1 4/4/0 4/5/1 2/0/0 126/76/34
Usage ····X··· ··o····· ·oX··oX· ··oo·Xo· ··X····· ··o··o·· ··o····· ··XX·XX· ··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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