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Game Preview: DET @ CLE, 12:05pm, Thursday, July 31, 2008 @Jacobs Field

Detroit Tigers, 55-52, 3rd, 5½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (25, RHP, 8-10, 4.29)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-10)           140.2 124  73  67  55 104 13    4.29      
 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         5-1  43.2  36  18  18  19  42  4    3.71   55 
 2008-07-26    CHW   L   4     9   7   7   1   5  2     110   20 
 2008-07-20   @BAL   W   8.2   3   1   1   3   3  0     105   74 
 2008-07-13    MIN   W   7     4   2   2   2   8  0     108   67 
 2008-07-08    CLE   W   7     2   2   2   1   7  1      99   71 
 2008-07-03   @SEA   W   6     8   2   2   3   3  0     109   48 
 2008-06-28    COL  ND   5.2   5   2   2   4   6  0     118   53 
 2008-06-22   @SDP   W   5.1   5   2   2   5  10  1     115   55 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CLE      1-4  28.2  30  24  24  13  25  6    7.53   42 
 2008-07-08    CLE   W   7     2   2   2   1   7  1      99   71 
 2008-06-06    CLE   L   7     5   3   3   4   8  0     115   59 
 2008-04-17   @CLE   L   5     7   5   5   4   1  1     104   30 
 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 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-22   Road:   26-30   ExtrInn: 3-5 
 vsRHP:  34-44   vsLHP:  21-8    1-Run:  13-17
 vsEast: 10-10   vsCntrl:20-27   vsWest: 12-10 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
107 Wed, Jul 30  @CLE  W  14-12(13)  55-52  3rd  5.5 gb
106 Tue, Jul 29  @CLE  W   8-5       54-52  3rd  5.5 gb
105 Mon, Jul 28  @CLE  L   0-5       53-52  3rd  6.5 gb
104 Sun, Jul 27   CHW  W   6-4       53-51  3rd  6.5 gb
103 Sat, Jul 26   CHW  L   6-7       52-51  3rd  7.5 gb
102 Fri, Jul 25   CHW  L   5-6       52-50  3rd  6.5 gb
101 Wed, Jul 23  @KCR  W   7-1       52-49  3rd  5.5 gb
100 Tue, Jul 22  @KCR  W   7-1       51-49  3rd  5.5 gb
 99 Mon, Jul 21  @KCR  W  19-4       50-49  3rd  5.5 gb
 98 Sun, Jul 20  @BAL  W   5-1       49-49  3rd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Cleveland Indians, 46-60, 5th, 14 GB, 13½ GB in WC

SP: Fausto Carmona (24, RHP, 4-3, 4.33)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-3)             60.1  61  31  29  41  24  2    4.33      
 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         2-2  37.1  44  25  24  23  14  2    5.79   42 
 2008-07-26    MIN   L   2.1   7   9   9   3   1  1      69    5 
 2008-05-23    TEX   L   2     5   6   6   3   1  0      56   20 
 2008-05-17   @CIN  ND   7.1   4   1   1   0   4  0      99   70 
 2008-05-12    TOR   W   9     5   0   0   4   3  0     108   76 
 2008-05-06   @NYY  ND   5     6   3   3   5   2  0      91   40 
 2008-04-29    SEA  ND   6.2   8   2   1   4   2  0     103   50 
 2008-04-24   @KCR   W   5     9   4   4   4   1  1      98   30 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      3-1  35.2  33  13  12   5  25  3    3.03   58 
 2008-04-17    DET   W   6.2   7   1   1   1   2  0     105   57 
 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 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-26   Road:   18-34   ExtrInn: 3-8 
 vsRHP:  35-44   vsLHP:  11-16   1-Run:   7-12
 vsEast: 11-6    vsCntrl:15-28   vsWest: 14-14 IL: 6-12

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
106 Wed, Jul 30   DET  L  12-14(13)  46-60  5th 14.0 gb
105 Tue, Jul 29   DET  L   5-8       46-59  5th 13.0 gb
104 Mon, Jul 28   DET  W   5-0       46-58  5th 13.0 gb
103 Sun, Jul 27   MIN  L   2-4       45-58  5th 14.0 gb
102 Sat, Jul 26   MIN  L   4-11      45-57  4th 14.0 gb
101 Fri, Jul 25   MIN  W   5-4       45-56  4th 13.0 gb
100 Wed, Jul 23  @LAA  L  11-14      44-56  4th 13.0 gb
 99 Tue, Jul 22  @LAA  L   2-3       44-55  4th 12.0 gb
 98 Mon, Jul 21  @LAA  W   5-2       44-54  4th 11.0 gb
 97 Sun, Jul 20  @SEA  W   6-2       43-54  5th 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:11-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 30, 2008 DET 14 @CLE 12 (13)   W:Casey Fossum (2-0), L: Juan Rincon (2-3), S: none
Tue, Jul 29, 2008 DET  8 @CLE  5        W:Armando Galarraga (9-4), L: Matt Ginter (1-2), S: none
Mon, Jul 28, 2008 CLE  5  DET  0        W:Paul Byrd (5-10), L: Kenny Rogers (8-7), S: none
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 DET  8  CLE  6        W:Todd Jones (4-0), L: Jensen Lewis (0-3), S: none
Tue, Jul 08, 2008 DET  9  CLE  2        W:Justin Verlander (6-9), L: Jeremy Sowers (0-5), S: none
Mon, Jun 09, 2008 CLE  8 @DET  2        W:Cliff Lee (10-1), L: Dontrelle Willis (0-1), S: none
Sun, Jun 08, 2008 DET  5  CLE  2        W:Armando Galarraga (5-2), L: Jeremy Sowers (0-1), S: Todd Jones (10)
Sat, Jun 07, 2008 DET  8  CLE  4        W:Zach Miner (3-3), L: Masahide Kobayashi (3-3), S: Todd Jones (9)
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 CLE  4 @DET  2        W:Paul Byrd (3-5), L: Justin Verlander (2-9), S: Joe Borowski (5)
Thu, Apr 17, 2008 CLE 11  DET  1        W:Fausto Carmona (2-1), L: Justin Verlander (0-3), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - DET leads 7-4; 2007 - CLE won 12-6; 2006 - DET won 13-6; All-Time - DET leads 1028-1002

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  5.60

MIL  4.64

WSN  3.68

RA/G

OAK  3.81

CLE  4.66

TEX  5.89

BA

C. Jones  .369

R. Johnson  .286

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .466

D. Pedroia  .359

T. Pena  .171

SLG

L. Berkman  .621

N. Markakis  .478

T. Pena  .198

OPS

A. Pujols  1.079

C. Barmes  .824

T. Pena  .369

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.37

S. Olsen  4.04

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.84

T. Wellemeyer  6.20

K. Rogers  3.40

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.10 RS/G) vs. Cleveland Indians Pitchers (4.66 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 55.Carmona
G/S/vB
63.Betancourt
G/S/vB
30.Kobayashi
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
40.Mastny
G/S/vB
49.Mujica
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
34.Rincon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 6/.733 4/1.000 3/.666 2/2.500 2/.500 3/2.000 1/.000 3/1.334 451/351 .296/.355/.504/.858 .866/.856 .836 107/1.017 1/0 19/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 19/1.015 9/.583 4/.500 3/.000 3/.000 1/no AB 8/.250 8/1.000 374/298 .307/.373/.491/.864 .789/.883 .864 117/.936 7/4 11/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 15/.734 18/.722 2/.500 3/.000 3/.333 4/2.167 ··· 14/1.143 412/322 .285/.376/.438/.813 .895/.795 .717 81/.777 8/2 9/
15.Inge G/S/vP 13/.930 20/.544 2/.500 4/.500 2/2.500 2/.000 2/.000 22/.243 214/167 .227/.324/.448/.771 .641/.808 .665 43/.940 1/1 9/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· 3/3.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/1.000 143/130 .287/.350/.628/.978 .962/.977 .913 75/1.201 0/0 10/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 18/.862 18/.347 3/1.000 3/1.167 6/1.000 5/.800 3/.000 21/.929 394/310 .320/.378/.500/.878 .935/.863 .734 59/.943 0/4 14/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 8/.500 10/.700 5/.700 3/1.167 4/1.750 2/2.000 5/.650 8/.500 426/318 .309/.351/.403/.754 .916/.700 .788 105/.672 4/0 4/
25.Raburn G/S/vP 5/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 111/61 .240/.309/.440/.749 .883/.627 .667 22/.864 1/0 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 6/.334 6/1.667 3/.333 1/.000 2/no AB 1/.000 4/1.750 4/.750 386/294 .258/.306/.334/.641 .856/.576 .570 76/.555 3/3 5/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 4/.833 3/.000 1/2.000 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/1.314 71/58 .352/.478/.537/1.015 .944/1.028 1.065 24/.843 0/0 1/
5.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 18/18 .167/.167/.278/.444 /.444 .333 7/.571 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 17/.567 7/.572 2/1.000 3/.333 5/1.300 3/1.167 3/.666 9/1.181 283/220 .229/.329/.376/.704 .728/.697 .706 83/.711 6/1 8/
33.Thames G/S/vP 10/.100 6/.167 3/1.666 3/1.334 2/2.000 2/1.500 3/.000 5/.400 236/146 .256/.318/.581/.899 .935/.878 .856 66/.747 0/3 20/
IP 60.1 46.2 48.2 41.0 12.1 21.2 49.0 36.2 TOTAL .278/.345/.445/.789 .838/.775 .730 .851 40/20 124/76
ERA-K/9 4.33/3.6 5.79/8.9 3.70/5.9 4.61/6.6 11.68/9.5 5.40/5.8 3.31/8.4 6.38/6.4 4.41/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (8-2-3)
 Sardinha (2-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 272/.269 206/.292 205/.254 190/.287 67/.321 91/.253 202/.243 173/.302 .274  Granderson
 Ordonez
 Thames
 Inge
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/85/0/4
0/0/85/4
47/0/6/2
2/11/0/2
18/4/14/0
26/0/16/0
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .743 .837 .695 .815 1.040 .742 .680 .848 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 154/.780 93/.776 94/.749 95/.815 37/1.245 41/.636 85/.611 78/.856 .780
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 118/.692 113/.886 111/.649 95/.813 30/.811 50/.821 117/.728 95/.841 .747
Home 167/.781 122/.808 123/.623 107/.767 28/.494 54/.810 99/.599 93/.832 .709
Last 28d days 17/1.445 40/.744 34/.904 51/.878 31/.849 37/.521 47/.513 40/.789
HR/SB/CS 2/4/1 9/7/1 7/2/0 4/1/0 4/1/0 3/0/0 6/2/3 5/4/1 117/45/18
Usage ····X··· Xo··o··· Xo···o·· XX··X··X ····X··X X·X·o··· X··X·o·· XX·····o
Cleveland Indians Batters (4.66 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.79 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
54.Zumaya
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP 8/.542 1/no AB 2/.000 3/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 228/179 .199/.295/.276/.570 .677/.554 .583 43/.744 1/2 2/
7.Carroll G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 3/.667 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 263/191 .276/.352/.346/.698 .636/.721 .890 55/.588 6/2 0/
17.Choo* G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 4/.250 2/.000 2/.500 3/.666 2/1.500 2/no AB 172/142 .252/.360/.441/.801 .530/.861 .887 71/.788 3/1 4/
20.Dellucci* G/S/vP 11/.808 1/2.000 1/.000 7/.858 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 275/262 .227/.291/.385/.676 .077/.706 .624 53/.633 2/1 8/
44.Fasano G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/2.667 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 27/20 .273/.346/.318/.664 .429/.754 .614 20/.628 0/0 0/
12.Francisco G/S/vP 7/.286 2/.000 4/.833 2/.000 3/1.666 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 310/239 .277/.339/.460/.799 .774/.807 .909 83/.856 3/3 10/
25.Garko G/S/vP 23/.927 1/no AB 5/.000 4/.000 3/.333 1/no AB 1/.000 3/1.000 363/275 .241/.317/.356/.673 .736/.653 .668 57/.707 0/0 8/
26.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.500 7/2 .333/.429/.333/.762 .650/1.000 .762 7/.762 0/0 0/
38.Gutierrez G/S/vP 13/1.154 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 4/.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/.666 268/184 .214/.261/.335/.596 .643/.575 .679 53/.572 4/2 4/
15.Marte G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 6/1.833 3/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 129/93 .186/.238/.297/.535 .720/.464 .519 68/.723 1/1 3/
2.Peralta G/S/vP 35/.639 2/.000 8/1.500 3/1.667 5/.400 12/.083 5/.000 6/2.467 419/326 .269/.312/.490/.801 .716/.826 .721 90/.996 2/0 17/
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 7/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 2/3.000 4/1.666 3/1.167 1/.000 221/160 .271/.336/.523/.859 .940/.827 .934 65/1.090 0/0 11/
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 39/.936 ··· 11/.764 6/.167 2/.000 10/.400 9/1.069 4/.250 484/351 .279/.384/.546/.930 .822/.971 1.032 102/1.024 26/3 26/
IP 140.2 33.1 19.1 41.0 46.1 17.2 35.0 19.1 TOTAL .252/.326/.412/.738 .725/.742 .758 .831 52/17 111/50
ERA-K/9 4.29/6.7 4.32/3.8 5.12/7.0 5.05/3.1 3.11/6.2 5.60/9.2 2.57/8.2 2.33/8.4 4.48/5.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Fasano (3-2-0)
 Shoppach (22-3-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 598/.233 148/.262 87/.299 184/.290 199/.265 80/.197 147/.256 91/.247 .266  Francisco
 Gutierrez
 Sizemore
 Choo
 Dellucci
 Carroll
54/2/23/10
5/7/66/3
0/100/0/2
6/0/32/2
48/0/0/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .668 .721 .808 .805 .710 .731 .698 .754 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 285/.681 52/1.007 40/.624 86/.816 70/.924 37/.867 77/.813 35/.608 .790
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 313/.656 96/.571 47/.972 98/.796 129/.591 43/.598 70/.571 56/.824 .740
Road 257/.692 76/.856 56/.898 82/.761 107/.825 48/.960 66/.661 53/.784 .773
Last 28d days 132/.617 46/.878 40/.663 43/.952 57/.756 57/.695 37/.704 64/.677
HR/SB/CS 13/6/5 3/5/1 0/0/1 5/2/0 3/2/0 3/2/0 2/0/1 1/0/0 98/42/21
Usage ····X··· oX··X··· Xo·····o X····o·X X·X····· XX·X·o·· X···X··· ·X·o·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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