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Game Preview: DET @ CLE, 7:05pm, Thursday, April 17, 2008 @Jacobs Field

Detroit Tigers, 5-10, 4th, 4½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (25, RHP, 0-2, 6.52)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-2)             19.1  15  19  14   8  13  3    6.52      
 2007 (18-6)           201.2 181  88  82  67 183 20    3.66      
 2006 (17-9)           186   187  78  75  60 124 21    3.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  44    37  31  26  16  37  9    5.32   49 
 2008-04-12    CHW   L   7.2   4   6   6   4   3  1     115   46 
 2008-04-06    CHW   L   5.2   7   9   4   3   4  1     109   30 
 2008-03-31    KCR  ND   6     4   4   4   1   6  1      97   53 
 2007-09-29    CHW  ND   6     4   2   2   2   7  1     117   61 
 2007-09-23    KCR   W   6     5   2   2   2   6  1     104   58 
 2007-09-18    CLE   L   5.2   6   7   7   3   4  4      95   30 
 2007-09-12    TEX   W   7     7   1   1   1   7  0     106   65 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CLE      1-3  27.2  33  26  25  11  27  8    8.13   39 
 2007-09-18    CLE   L   5.2   6   7   7   3   4  4      95   30 
 2007-08-22    CLE   L   4    10   7   7   1   5  0      86   18 
 2007-07-05    CLE   W   7     6   3   2   0   7  1     110   62 
 2007-05-31    CLE   L   5     8   7   7   3   6  2     107   26 
 2007-05-26    CLE  ND   6     3   2   2   4   5  1     105   59 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-6    Road:    3-4    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   3-9    vsLHP:   2-1    1-Run:   1-1 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 4-8    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 15 Wed, Apr 16  @CLE  W  13-2        5-10  4th  4.5 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 15   MIN  W   6-5        4-10  5th  4.5 gb
 13 Mon, Apr 14   MIN  W  11-9        3-10  5th  5.0 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 13  @CHW  L   0-11       2-10  5th  5.5 gb
 11 Sat, Apr 12  @CHW  L   0-7        2-9   5th  4.5 gb
 10 Fri, Apr 11  @CHW  W   5-2        2-8   5th  4.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 5-10   Last 30: 5-10
Cleveland Indians, 5-10, 4th, 4½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Fausto Carmona (24, RHP, 1-1, 2.20)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-1)             16.1  10   5   4  17   8  0    2.20      
 2007 (19-8)           215   199  78  73  61 137 16    3.06      
 2006 (1-10)            74.2  88  46  45  31  58  9    5.42      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  44.1  28  11   9  24  31  2    1.83   61 
 2008-04-12    OAK   L   3.1   2   3   3   8   1  0      82   37 
 2008-04-07    LAA  ND   6     4   1   0   5   3  0      94   60 
 2008-04-02    CHW   W   7     4   1   1   4   4  0     108   65 
 2007-09-26    SEA   W   7     7   3   3   0   4  2     113   55 
 2007-09-21    OAK   W   6     5   1   1   4   7  0     106   61 
 2007-09-15    KCR   W   8     3   0   0   0   9  0     103   85 
 2007-09-10    CHW   W   7     3   2   1   3   3  0     102   65 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      3-1  35    31  13  12   6  27  3    3.09   59 
 2007-08-21    DET   L   8     3   2   2   0   5  2      77   73 
 2007-08-15    DET   W   8     4   2   1   2  10  0     104   76 
 2007-06-01    DET  ND   6    10   5   5   0   5  1      91   37 
 2007-05-27    DET   W   7     9   3   3   2   3  0     101   48 
 2006-04-15    DET   W   6     5   1   1   2   4  0      88   60 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-6    Road:    2-4    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   4-5    vsLHP:   1-5    1-Run:   2-1 
 vsEast:  0-2    vsCntrl: 2-2    vsWest:  3-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 15 Wed, Apr 16   DET  L   2-13       5-10  4th  4.5 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 15   BOS  L   3-5        5-9   4th  3.5 gb
 13 Mon, Apr 14   BOS  L   4-6        5-8   4th  3.0 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 13   OAK  W   7-1        5-7   4th  2.5 gb
 11 Sat, Apr 12   OAK  L   3-7        4-7   4th  2.5 gb
 10 Fri, Apr 11   OAK  L   7-9        4-6   4th  2.0 gb
  9 Wed, Apr  9  @LAA  L   5-9        4-5   3rd  2.5 gb
  8 Tue, Apr  8  @LAA  W   4-3        4-4   3rd  1.5 gb
  7 Mon, Apr  7  @LAA  L   4-6        3-4   3rd  2.0 gb
  6 Sun, Apr  6  @OAK  W   2-1        3-3   3rd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 5-10   Last 30: 5-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 16, 2008 DET 13 @CLE  2        W:Armando Galarraga (1-0), L: C.C. Sabathia (0-3), S: none

Wed, Sep 19, 2007 CLE  4  DET  2        W:C.C. Sabathia (18-7), L: Nate Robertson (8-12), S: Joe Borowski (42)
Tue, Sep 18, 2007 CLE  7  DET  4        W:Jensen Lewis (1-1), L: Justin Verlander (17-6), S: Joe Borowski (41)
Mon, Sep 17, 2007 CLE  6  DET  5 (11)   W:Rafael Betancourt (5-1), L: Zach Miner (3-4), S: none
Thu, Aug 23, 2007 CLE  3 @DET  1 (10)   W:Rafael Perez (1-1), L: Joel Zumaya (1-2), S: Joe Borowski (36)
Wed, Aug 22, 2007 CLE 11 @DET  8        W:Paul Byrd (12-5), L: Justin Verlander (13-5), S: Joe Borowski (35)
Tue, Aug 21, 2007 DET  2  CLE  1        W:Jair Jurrjens (1-1), L: Fausto Carmona (14-8), S: Todd Jones (32)
Wed, Aug 15, 2007 CLE  5  DET  2        W:Fausto Carmona (14-7), L: Jair Jurrjens (0-1), S: Joe Borowski (33)
Tue, Aug 14, 2007 DET  6 @CLE  2 (10)   W:Fernando Rodney (2-5), L: Joe Borowski (2-5), S: none
Thu, Jul 05, 2007 DET 12  CLE  3        W:Justin Verlander (10-3), L: C.C. Sabathia (12-3), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - DET leads 1-0; 2007 - CLE won 12-6; 2006 - DET won 13-6; All-Time - DET leads 1022-998

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 (4.20 RS/G) vs. Cleveland Indians Pitchers (5.60 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 55.Carmona
G/S/vB
63.Betancourt
G/S/vB
58.Breslow*
G/S/vB
44.Julio
G/S/vB
30.Kobayashi
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
40.Mastny
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 4/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 680/530 .320/.401/.565/.965 1.173/.910 .905 / 2/1 34/23
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 12/.750 14/.572 1/.000 4/2.083 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 630/500 .296/.357/.502/.859 .921/.843 .855 / 13/8 21/25
15.Inge G/S/vP 10/.900 15/.204 1/no AB 4/1.167 ··· 2/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 577/447 .236/.312/.376/.688 .923/.621 .631 / 9/2 14/18
19.Jones* G/S/vP ··· 8/1.125 ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 495/408 .285/.335/.400/.735 .763/.729 .763 / 6/3 5/4
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 15/.904 16/.393 2/2.000 3/1.667 1/.000 2/1.000 6/1.000 1/.000 679/531 .363/.434/.595/1.029 1.213/.980 .937 / 4/1 28/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 8/.500 8/.875 1/.000 4/.333 ··· 2/2.000 4/1.750 3/.000 641/489 .341/.388/.458/.846 .813/.857 .820 / 7/3 9/0
25.Raburn G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 148/84 .304/.340/.507/.847 .759/.912 .868 / 3/0 4/1
8.Renteria G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.667 ··· 8/.875 ··· ··· 2/no AB 2/3.500 543/347 .332/.390/.470/.860 .918/.827 .864 / 11/2 12/11
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 8/.875 16/.563 1/.000 5/.400 ··· 2/1.500 4/.250 2/1.000 515/389 .281/.294/.420/.714 .746/.703 .687 / 2/2 11/6
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 74/62 .284/.324/.388/.712 1.117/.638 .921 / 3/0 0/2
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 14/.517 5/.400 1/.000 8/1.917 1/2.000 2/.000 5/1.300 2/1.000 593/460 .265/.378/.462/.839 .832/.841 .783 / 22/5 25/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 10/.100 6/.167 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/2.000 1/.000 284/193 .242/.278/.498/.776 .927/.705 .709 / 2/1 18/4
36.Thomas* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
IP 215.0 79.1 62.0 29.1 57.2 60.2 TOTAL .262/.343/.404/.747 .830/.728 .722 .747 9/0 14/10
ERA-K/9 3.06/5.7 1.47/9.1 /0.0 5.23/8.1 /0.0 2.15/10.4 4.68/8.1 1.78/9.2 5.21/6.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 879/.248 289/.183 / 280/.283 / 125/.234 262/.283 236/.187 .282  Jones
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Thames
 Raburn
2/84/67/8
0/0/143/4
7/0/7/1
37/0/9/1
10/13/16/1
OPS .661 .485 .813 .616 .809 .531 .816
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 482/.711 113/.617 / 115/.624 / 47/.548 103/.861 92/.450 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 397/.601 176/.400 / 165/.942 / 78/.656 159/.777 144/.580 .860
Home 435/.650 136/.480 / 136/.692 / 65/.738 127/.841 120/.561 .860
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 16/13/5 4/4/4 // 8/12/2 // 1/0/1 6/4/2 5/2/1 20/6/1
Usage ····X··· ··Xo·o·· X····X·· Xo···X·X X···oX·X ·X··X··X X······· ·Xo·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.

Cleveland Indians Batters (4.20 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (6.27 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
52.Bautista
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
50.Rapada*
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Blake G/S/vP 22/.912 7/.453 11/.455 12/.639 ··· 5/1.933 ··· 2/3.000 662/473 .270/.339/.437/.776 .827/.757 .706 / 4/5 18/14
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP 5/.650 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 186/136 .283/.354/.421/.775 .950/.702 .704 / 0/0 3/1
7.Carroll G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/no AB ··· ··· ··· 268/150 .225/.317/.300/.616 .705/.543 .527 / 6/2 2/4
20.Dellucci* G/S/vP 6/1.300 ··· 5/2.000 7/.858 ··· ··· ··· ··· 199/173 .230/.296/.382/.679 .481/.709 .608 / 2/1 4/0
25.Garko G/S/vP 15/.871 ··· 5/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 541/378 .289/.359/.483/.842 .914/.812 .856 / 0/1 21/8
38.Gutierrez G/S/vP 5/1.600 ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 6/1.000 ··· ··· 301/198 .266/.318/.472/.790 .920/.722 .974 / 8/3 13/1
48.Hafner* G/S/vP 27/.833 11/1.545 8/.250 8/.393 ··· 3/.000 ··· 8/.661 661/420 .266/.385/.451/.837 .837/.836 .789 / 1/1 24/0
15.Marte G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 60/41 .193/.233/.316/.549 .594/.528 .713 / 0/0 1/4
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 24/1.167 8/.625 4/2.000 7/1.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 4/.500 645/414 .301/.374/.505/.879 .825/.908 .871 / 0/0 25/5
8.Michaels G/S/vP 6/1.333 2/1.000 9/.222 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/5.000 295/139 .270/.324/.397/.721 .800/.636 .782 / 3/4 7/1
2.Peralta G/S/vP 26/.588 5/.500 12/.750 3/1.667 1/.000 6/.900 ··· 3/.000 647/482 .270/.341/.430/.771 .820/.754 .881 / 4/4 21/19
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.250 ··· 1/2.000 177/136 .261/.310/.472/.782 1.126/.687 .823 / 0/0 7/4
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 29/1.013 9/1.222 11/.864 4/.250 ··· 5/.000 ··· 7/1.143 748/503 .277/.390/.462/.852 .812/.872 .906 / 33/10 24/2
IP 201.2 8.2 79.2 61.1 17.1 53.2 2.2 46.1 TOTAL .232/.323/.340/.663 .606/.689 .641 .663 8/2 10/10
ERA-K/9 3.66/8.2 12.46/8.3 4.74/7.0 4.26/4.8 5.19/3.6 3.02/5.7 10.13/13.3 2.33/7.4 5.62/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (70-33-6)
 Shoppach (23-13-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 866/.233 48/.429 352/.263 265/.267 76/.273 232/.273 13/.273 189/.228 .265  Sizemore
 Michaels
 Gutierrez
 Dellucci
 Blake
 Carroll
0/160/0/4
74/1/27/4
9/8/88/3
51/0/0/3
0/0/7/2
0/1/2/0
OPS .668 .989 .714 .702 .751 .727 1.294 .619 .769
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 464/.689 28/1.096 120/.702 151/.705 37/.803 92/.567 9/.905 101/.545 .820
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 402/.643 20/.833 232/.718 114/.696 39/.705 140/.834 4/2.000 88/.707 .739
Road 412/.672 27/.732 168/.499 140/.771 41/.747 126/.740 1/.000 90/.766 .743
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 20/4/1 0/1/0 5/1/2 3/1/0 2/0/0 3/4/6 2/0/0 1/1/1 12/8/3
Usage ····X··· ·····o·X X····X·· ·Xo··o·X ·o···X·· ···X··X· ·o·X···· ··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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