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Game Preview: NYY @ CLE, 3:55pm, Saturday, April 26, 2008 @Jacobs Field

New York Yankees, 12-12, 4th, 2½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Ian Kennedy (23, RHP, 0-2, 9.64)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-2)             14    19  15  15  13  13  1    9.64      
 2007 (1-0)             19    13   6   4   9  15  1    1.89      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  30    30  19  17  20  25  2    5.10   47 
 2008-04-19   @BAL   L   2.2   5   4   4   5   4  1      85   31 
 2008-04-14   @TBR  ND   6     8   3   3   2   4  0      94   46 
 2008-04-04    TBR   L   2.1   4   6   6   4   2  0      70   23 
 2007-09-13   @TOR  ND   7     1   1   1   4   7  0      93   74 
 2007-09-07   @KCR  ND   5     7   2   2   3   2  0      86   44 
 2007-09-01    TBD   W   7     5   3   1   2   6  1      96   63 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CLE    Has never faced CLE.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-4    Road:    7-8    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:  11-11   vsLHP:   1-1    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  9-8    vsCntrl: 3-4    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 24 Fri, Apr 25  @CLE  L   4-6       12-12  4th  2.5 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 24  @CHW  L   6-7       12-11  3rd  2.5 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 23  @CHW  W   6-4       12-10  3rd  2.5 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 22  @CHW  W   9-5       11-10  3rd  3.5 gb
 20 Sun, Apr 20  @BAL  W   7-1       10-10  4th  3.0 gb
 19 Sat, Apr 19  @BAL  L   0-6        9-10  4th  3.0 gb
 18 Fri, Apr 18  @BAL  L   2-8        9-9   3rd  2.0 gb
 17 Thu, Apr 17   BOS  L   5-7        9-8   3rd  1.0 gb
 16 Wed, Apr 16   BOS  W  15-9        9-7   1st    Tied
 15 Tue, Apr 15  @TBR  W   5-3        8-7   4th  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:12-12
Cleveland Indians, 11-12, 2nd, 2 GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Sowers (25, LHP, 0-0, undef)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (1-6)             67.1  84  49  48  21  24 10    6.42      
 2006 (7-4)             88.1  85  36  35  20  35 10    3.57      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  36.2  48  28  28   9  16  8    6.87   39 
 2007-09-26   @SEA  ND   5     5   0   0   2   5  0      78   60 
 2007-06-09   @CIN  ND   4     7   5   5   1   5  2      86   32 
 2007-06-03    DET   L   4     7   5   5   1   0  1      63   27 
 2007-05-29   @BOS   L   5.2   6   4   4   1   1  2      94   41 
 2007-05-24   @KCR   W   7     6   1   1   1   1  0      94   61 
 2007-05-19    CIN   L   6     8   7   7   2   2  2      84   28 
 2007-05-10   @LAA   L   5     9   6   6   1   2  1      83   26 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      1-1   9.2  15   8   8   2   5  1    7.45   38 
 2007-04-18   @NYY   L   2.2   9   6   6   1   1  0      61   16 
 2006-07-03    NYY   W   7     6   2   2   1   4  1      98   60 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-6    Road:    6-6    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   8-7    vsLHP:   3-5    1-Run:   2-2 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 7-4    vsWest:  3-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 23 Fri, Apr 25   NYY  W   6-4       11-12  2nd  2.0 gb
 22 Thu, Apr 24  @KCR  W   2-0       10-12  2nd  2.5 gb
 21 Thu, Apr 24  @KCR  W   9-6        9-12  2nd  2.5 gb
 20 Tue, Apr 22  @KCR  W  15-1        8-12  4th  3.5 gb
 19 Sun, Apr 20  @MIN  L   1-2 (10)   7-12  4th  4.5 gb
 18 Sat, Apr 19  @MIN  L   0-3        7-11  4th  3.5 gb
 17 Fri, Apr 18  @MIN  W   4-0        7-10  3rd  3.5 gb
 16 Thu, Apr 17   DET  W  11-1        6-10  4th  3.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:11-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Apr 25, 2008 CLE  6  NYY  4        W:Paul Byrd (1-2), L: Andy Pettitte (3-2), S: Rafael Betancourt (2)

Sun, Aug 12, 2007 NYY  5 @CLE  3        W:Andy Pettitte (9-7), L: Jake Westbrook (3-7), S: Mariano Rivera (19)
Sat, Aug 11, 2007 NYY 11 @CLE  2        W:Mike Mussina (8-7), L: Paul Byrd (10-5), S: none
Fri, Aug 10, 2007 NYY  6 @CLE  1        W:Philip Hughes (2-1), L: Fausto Carmona (13-7), S: none
Thu, Apr 19, 2007 NYY  8  CLE  6        W:Sean Henn (1-0), L: Joe Borowski (0-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 18, 2007 NYY  9  CLE  2        W:Kei Igawa (1-0), L: Jeremy Sowers (0-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 17, 2007 NYY 10  CLE  3        W:Chase Wright (1-0), L: Jake Westbrook (0-2), S: none
Thu, Jul 06, 2006 NYY 10 @CLE  4        W:Randy Johnson (10-7), L: Cliff Lee (8-6), S: none
Wed, Jul 05, 2006 NYY 11 @CLE  3        W:Mike Mussina (10-3), L: Paul Byrd (6-6), S: none
Tue, Jul 04, 2006 CLE 19  NYY  1        W:Jake Westbrook (7-4), L: Shawn Chacon (4-3), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - CLE leads 1-0; 2007 - NYY won 6-0; 2006 - NYY won 4-3; All-Time - NYY leads 1077-858

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.

New York Yankees Batters (4.58 RS/G) vs. Cleveland Indians Pitchers (4.39 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
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
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 2/1.500 2/1.000 2/.500 6/.500 ··· ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 699/532 .283/.369/.445/.814 .678/.857 .725 / 25/8 16/4
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP 5/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 612/445 .273/.327/.391/.718 .641/.747 .746 / 13/5 8/4
24.Cano* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 5/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.500 669/458 .306/.353/.488/.841 .864/.831 .816 / 4/5 19/13
18.Damon* G/S/vP 7/1.238 4/1.500 ··· 20/.358 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 605/448 .270/.351/.396/.747 .705/.762 .750 / 27/3 12/3
11.Ensberg G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· ··· 324/205 .230/.320/.404/.724 .830/.661 .860 / 0/1 12/13
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 5/2.100 3/.000 1/3.000 8/.625 ··· ··· 2/.500 3/.000 303/227 .236/.356/.433/.790 .782/.789 .806 / 1/0 14/1
12.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/12 .071/.133/.071/.205 .667/.083 .220 / 0/1 0/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 5/1.600 6/.666 ··· 15/.133 ··· ··· 3/.666 2/1.000 714/550 .322/.388/.452/.840 .876/.830 .835 / 15/8 12/18
55.Matsui* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 10/1.625 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 634/443 .285/.367/.488/.855 .814/.872 .821 / 4/2 25/3
26.Molina G/S/vP 5/1.400 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 202/151 .257/.274/.340/.614 .853/.530 .572 / 2/1 1/4
20.Posada# G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 12/.555 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 589/421 .338/.426/.543/.970 .942/.981 1.007 / 2/0 20/5
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 5/.650 4/.000 1/no AB 10/.644 ··· ··· 4/1.250 2/.000 708/532 .314/.422/.645/1.067 .961/1.099 1.101 / 24/4 54/13
IP 67.1 79.1 62.0 29.1 57.2 60.2 TOTAL .265/.336/.436/.771 .692/.787 .782 .771 10/4 27/14
ERA-K/9 6.42/3.2 1.47/9.1 /0.0 5.23/8.1 /0.0 2.15/10.4 4.68/8.1 1.78/9.2 4.17/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (31-13-4)
 Posada (102-32-13)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 303/.308 289/.183 / 280/.283 / 125/.234 262/.283 236/.187 .264  Cabrera
 Abreu
 Matsui
 Damon
18/131/5/16
0/0/157/6
112/0/0/6
32/48/1/3
OPS .858 .485 .813 .616 .809 .531 .751
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 72/.593 113/.617 / 115/.624 / 47/.548 103/.861 92/.450 .748
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 231/.938 176/.400 / 165/.942 / 78/.656 159/.777 144/.580 .753
Home 101/.788 136/.480 / 136/.692 / 65/.738 127/.841 120/.561 .829
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 10/10/2 4/4/4 // 8/12/2 // 1/0/1 6/4/2 5/2/1 27/6/4
Usage oX·o···· ········ ···o··X· ·X···o·· ·o·X···· ········ XX···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.

Cleveland Indians Batters (4.83 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.79 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Kennedy
G/S/vB
63.Albaladejo
G/S/vB
38.Britton
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
22.Hawkins
G/S/vB
39.Ohlendorf
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
61.Traber*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Blake G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 3/.333 4/.000 ··· 5/.700 ··· 662/473 .270/.339/.437/.776 .827/.757 .706 / 4/5 18/14
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 186/136 .283/.354/.421/.775 .950/.702 .704 / 0/0 3/1
7.Carroll G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/2.000 268/150 .225/.317/.300/.616 .705/.543 .527 / 6/2 2/4
20.Dellucci* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 199/173 .230/.296/.382/.679 .481/.709 .608 / 2/1 4/0
12.Francisco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/59 .274/.303/.500/.803 .714/.814 1.131 / 0/2 3/0
25.Garko G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 541/378 .289/.359/.483/.842 .914/.812 .856 / 0/1 21/8
38.Gutierrez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 301/198 .266/.318/.472/.790 .920/.722 .974 / 8/3 13/1
48.Hafner* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 6/.500 ··· 4/.000 1/no AB 661/420 .266/.385/.451/.837 .837/.836 .789 / 1/1 24/0
15.Marte G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 60/41 .193/.233/.316/.549 .594/.528 .713 / 0/0 1/4
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 3/.333 4/.750 ··· 7/.572 1/.000 645/414 .301/.374/.505/.879 .825/.908 .871 / 0/0 25/5
8.Michaels G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 295/139 .270/.324/.397/.721 .800/.636 .782 / 3/4 7/1
2.Peralta G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 2/.000 5/.400 ··· 5/.400 ··· 647/482 .270/.341/.430/.771 .820/.754 .881 / 4/4 21/19
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 177/136 .261/.310/.472/.782 1.126/.687 .823 / 0/0 7/4
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 4/1.250 ··· ··· 4/.000 1/no AB 748/503 .277/.390/.462/.852 .812/.872 .906 / 33/10 24/2
IP 19.0 14.1 12.2 24.0 60.0 55.1 6.1 71.1 39.2 TOTAL .250/.332/.385/.718 .695/.726 .718 .718 13/3 20/9
ERA-K/9 1.89/7.1 1.88/7.6 3.55/3.5 0.38/12.8 4.80/7.2 3.42/4.7 2.84/12.9 3.15/9.3 4.76/6.1 4.75/6.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 77/.191 51/.149 51/.196 91/.145 266/.256 225/.252 26/.208 295/.248 182/.314 .271  Sizemore
 Michaels
 Gutierrez
 Dellucci
 Blake
 Francisco
 Carroll
0/160/0/4
74/1/27/4
9/8/88/3
51/0/0/3
0/0/7/2
14/0/5/0
0/1/2/0
OPS .565 .451 .630 .440 .750 .698 .603 .644 .835 .740
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 37/.491 23/.626 19/.461 42/.406 132/.824 110/.735 15/.733 146/.618 56/.567 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 40/.626 28/.299 32/.726 49/.469 134/.680 115/.665 11/.384 149/.670 126/.959 .759
Road 50/.533 26/.512 24/.641 55/.541 138/.772 115/.807 22/.718 158/.657 84/1.022 .757
Last 28d days / / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 1/1/1 1/1/0 2/1/0 1/1/0 9/9/2 6/2/1 1/0/0 4/2/1 4/5/1 21/28/11
Usage ······X· X······· ·X·X·oX· ·o·X···· ·Xo····o ·X····X· ··X··X·· X·oo··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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