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Game Preview: MIN @ CLE, 7:05pm, Monday, September 15, 2008 @Jacobs Field

Minnesota Twins, 82-67, 2nd, 1½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Kevin Slowey (24, RHP, 12-9, 3.63)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-9)           146.1 140  60  59  19 111 19    3.63      
 2007 (4-1)             66.2  82  39  35  11  47 16    4.73      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  43.2  43  12  11   3  35  4    2.27   58 
 2008-09-10    KCR   W   7     4   1   1   1   2  0      94   66 
 2008-09-04   @TOR   L   5.2  10   3   3   0   3  1      98   40 
 2008-08-29   @OAK   W   6     6   2   2   1  10  1      96   61 
 2008-08-24   @LAA  ND   6.1   8   2   2   0   5  1      91   54 
 2008-08-19    OAK   W   7     5   2   1   0  12  1     110   73 
 2008-08-13    NYY   W   6     3   1   1   1   1  0      87   62 
 2008-08-08   @KCR   W   5.2   7   1   1   0   2  0      98   53 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CLE      1-1  17    16  12  11   2  16  4    5.82   49 
 2008-08-02    CLE   L   6     6   5   5   0   7  2     100   47 
 2008-07-05    CLE   W   6     5   5   5   2   6  1      92   46 
 2007-09-04    CLE  ND   5     5   2   1   0   3  1      89   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   49-26   Road:   33-41   ExtrInn: 7-9 
 vsRHP:  54-48   vsLHP:  28-19   1-Run:  24-25
 vsEast: 11-20   vsCntrl:39-24   vsWest: 18-19 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
149 Sun, Sep 14  @BAL  L   3-7       82-67  2nd  1.5 gb
148 Sat, Sep 13  @BAL  W  12-6       82-66  1st    Tied
147 Sat, Sep 13  @BAL  W  12-2       81-66  1st    Tied
146 Thu, Sep 11   KCR  L   2-3 (10)  80-66  2nd  1.0 gb
145 Wed, Sep 10   KCR  W   7-1       80-65  2nd  1.0 gb
144 Tue, Sep  9   KCR  W   7-2       79-65  2nd  1.0 gb
143 Sun, Sep  7   DET  L   5-7       78-65  2nd  2.5 gb
142 Sat, Sep  6   DET  L   4-6       78-64  2nd  2.5 gb
141 Fri, Sep  5   DET  W  10-2       78-63  2nd  1.5 gb
140 Thu, Sep  4  @TOR  L   0-9       77-63  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:16-14
Cleveland Indians, 72-77, 3rd, 11½ GB, 16 GB in WC

SP: Scott Lewis (24, LHP, 1-0, 0.00)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)              8     3   0   0   0   3  0    0.00      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-0   8     3   0   0   0   3  0    0.00   79 
 2008-09-10   @BAL   W   8     3   0   0   0   3  0      96   79 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN    Has never faced MIN.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-36   Road:   33-41   ExtrInn: 4-9 
 vsRHP:  54-56   vsLHP:  18-21   1-Run:  12-15
 vsEast: 19-12   vsCntrl:28-35   vsWest: 19-18 IL: 6-12

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
149 Sun, Sep 14   KCR  L   3-13      72-77  3rd 11.5 gb
148 Sat, Sep 13   KCR  L   4-8       72-76  3rd 10.0 gb
147 Sat, Sep 13   KCR  L   3-8       72-75  3rd 10.0 gb
146 Fri, Sep 12   KCR  W  12-5       72-74  3rd  9.0 gb
145 Thu, Sep 11  @BAL  L   3-6       71-74  3rd  9.5 gb
144 Wed, Sep 10  @BAL  W   7-1       71-73  3rd  9.5 gb
143 Tue, Sep  9  @BAL  W   6-1       70-73  3rd  9.5 gb
142 Mon, Sep  8  @BAL  L   3-14      69-73  3rd 11.0 gb
141 Sun, Sep  7  @KCR  W   3-1       69-72  3rd 10.5 gb
140 Sat, Sep  6  @KCR  L   1-3       68-72  3rd 11.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 03, 2008 MIN  6  CLE  2        W:Francisco Liriano (1-3), L: Matt Ginter (1-3), S: none
Sat, Aug 02, 2008 CLE  5 @MIN  1        W:Paul Byrd (6-10), L: Kevin Slowey (7-8), S: none
Fri, Aug 01, 2008 MIN  4  CLE  1        W:Nick Blackburn (8-6), L: Jeremy Sowers (1-6), S: Joe Nathan (30)
Sun, Jul 27, 2008 MIN  4 @CLE  2        W:Matt Guerrier (6-4), L: Rafael Perez (1-2), S: Joe Nathan (28)
Sat, Jul 26, 2008 MIN 11 @CLE  4        W:Scott Baker (7-3), L: Fausto Carmona (4-3), S: none
Fri, Jul 25, 2008 CLE  5  MIN  4        W:Cliff Lee (14-2), L: Livan Hernandez (10-7), S: Rafael Perez (1)
Sun, Jul 06, 2008 MIN  4  CLE  3        W:Glen Perkins (5-2), L: Cliff Lee (11-2), S: Joe Nathan (25)
Sat, Jul 05, 2008 MIN  9  CLE  6        W:Kevin Slowey (6-6), L: Tom Mastny (0-2), S: Joe Nathan (24)
Fri, Jul 04, 2008 MIN 12  CLE  3        W:Livan Hernandez (9-5), L: Paul Byrd (3-10), S: none
Thu, Jun 12, 2008 CLE 12  MIN  2        W:Aaron Laffey (4-3), L: Livan Hernandez (6-4), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - MIN leads 10-5; 2007 - CLE won 14-4; 2006 - MIN won 11-8; All-Time - CLE leads 1052-914

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  5.46

ATL  4.63

SDP  3.87

RA/G

TOR  3.83

NYY  4.60

TEX  5.90

BA

R. Furcal  .366

T. Wigginton  .294

J. Towles  .141

OBP

A. Pujols  .465

D. Mientkiewicz  .370

T. Pena  .181

SLG

A. Pujols  .650

F. Tatis  .487

T. Pena  .206

OPS

A. Pujols  1.115

R. Belliard  .845

T. Pena  .387

ERA

C. Lee  2.36

A. Cook  4.00

L. Hernandez  6.21

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.27

J. Shields  6.68

L. Hernandez  3.32

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Minnesota Twins Batters (5.16 RS/G) vs. Cleveland Indians Pitchers (4.67 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Lewis*
G/S/vB
63.Betancourt
G/S/vB
58.Donnelly
G/S/vB
30.Kobayashi
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
40.Mastny
G/S/vB
59.Meloan
G/S/vB
49.Mujica
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
34.Rincon
G/S/vB
56.Rundles*
G/S/vB
54.Slocum
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Buscher* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 224/183 .305/.344/.409/.753 .399/.835 .787 63/.779 0/2 4/
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 5/.400 2/1.500 ··· 1/no AB 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 375/261 .291/.337/.390/.727 .644/.766 .666 102/.600 6/2 6/
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP ··· 14/1.500 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 3/1.167 ··· 3/.666 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 261/194 .254/.326/.377/.703 .686/.708 .605 2/1.000 5/1 3/
12.Everett G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 145/109 .203/.266/.309/.575 .696/.539 .568 17/.301 0/0 2/
22.Gomez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 561/410 .254/.292/.349/.641 .708/.617 .606 80/.752 30/11 6/
23.Harris G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 8/.500 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 458/308 .264/.325/.397/.722 .707/.729 .743 43/.758 1/1 7/
44.Jorgensen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 9/.619 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 6/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 481/373 .277/.341/.464/.805 .688/.837 .760 89/.712 0/1 17/
27.Macri G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 35/11 .333/.371/.455/.826 .917/.586 .810 3/.000 1/1 1/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP ··· 7/.679 1/2.000 1/2.000 4/.500 5/.650 ··· 2/1.500 5/.650 ··· ··· 1/2.000 570/397 .322/.409/.436/.845 .955/.794 .730 105/.760 1/1 8/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· 15/.421 2/.000 1/5.000 6/.833 5/.733 ··· 2/1.500 13/.608 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 651/429 .312/.386/.526/.911 .818/.962 .940 115/.969 0/1 23/
11.Pridie* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/3 .000/.333/.000/.333 /.000 .500 4/.333 0/0 0/
8.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 6/.733 1/no AB 1/2.000 4/.833 4/.500 ··· 3/.000 5/.400 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 330/209 .286/.344/.394/.737 .755/.720 .707 105/.763 11/6 2/
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· 9/.777 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/.400 1/.000 ··· ··· 133/64 .280/.316/.328/.644 .627/.661 .559 26/.679 0/0 0/
56.Ruiz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 66/29 .283/.348/.367/.715 .745/.678 .621 43/.668 0/0 1/
2.Span* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/5.000 ··· 1/2.000 343/238 .304/.387/.447/.834 .990/.768 .832 129/.815 17/7 6/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 104/71 .274/.324/.400/.724 .646/.759 .704 14/1.262 6/1 0/
21.Young G/S/vP ··· 6/.167 ··· 1/3.000 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.167 3/2.000 ··· 3/1.334 570/405 .285/.330/.398/.729 .751/.720 .709 95/.673 14/4 9/
IP 8.0 64.0 10.0 55.2 57.1 17.0 1.0 33.2 72.0 52.0 3.0 2.0 TOTAL .280/.340/.410/.751 .733/.758 .726 .753 92/41 104/100
ERA-K/9 0.00/3.4 5.06/8.3 9.90/3.6 4.53/5.7 4.08/7.1 12.18/8.5 0.00/18.0 7.22/5.9 3.25/10.0 5.54/6.2 3.00/15.0 27.00/4.5 4.43/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jorgensen (0-0-0)
 Mauer (47-27-4)
 Redmond (18-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 26/.115 276/.270 53/.378 244/.286 255/.270 89/.338 3/.000 150/.309 290/.220 236/.288 13/.250 15/.615 .272  Young
 Cuddyer
 Gomez
 Span
 Kubel
 Pridie
 Punto
138/0/0/10
0/1/58/7
0/137/0/7
0/18/71/6
17/0/32/2
2/0/2/0
0/3/0/0
OPS .269 .775 .986 .757 .771 1.026 .000 .883 .610 .819 .641 1.754 .748
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 6/.000 124/.727 22/.843 115/.820 132/.772 48/1.151 3/.000 67/.932 118/.536 104/.913 8/.393 8/1.214 .783
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 20/.350 152/.813 31/1.081 129/.700 123/.769 41/.892 / 83/.844 172/.660 132/.746 5/1.000 7/2.381 .725
Home / 161/.739 38/.803 148/.668 134/.741 35/.730 3/.000 81/.929 134/.591 137/.686 7/.762 / .716
Last 28d days 26/.269 51/.521 41/.915 27/.926 35/.723 19/1.143 3/.000 40/.849 38/.502 48/.633 13/.641 /
HR/SB/CS 0/0/1 11/10/1 2/1/0 8/2/0 6/1/1 5/1/0 0/0/0 5/0/0 7/2/3 8/5/1 0/0/0 2/0/0 154/63/25
Usage ····X··· X····o·o ·o·X··X· ·o··o··· o·o····X X·····o· ·o······ oX······ X······o oX·o··X· Xo·o··o· ········
Cleveland Indians Batters (4.87 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.52 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 59.Slowey
G/S/vB
26.Bonser
G/S/vB
49.Breslow*
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
18.Guardado*
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
38.Humber
G/S/vB
41.Korecky
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
37.Reyes*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Aubrey* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 44/42 .200/.273/.350/.623 .000/.654 .377 14/.516 0/0 2/
29.Barfield G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 13/9 .077/.077/.077/.154 .000/.222 .000 7/.286 0/0 0/
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP 5/.600 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.167 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/1.000 378/289 .247/.340/.351/.691 .910/.634 .762 87/.866 4/3 5/
7.Carroll G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.667 1/.000 2/.000 5/1.400 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 4/1.250 361/246 .274/.357/.345/.702 .626/.737 .853 65/.858 7/3 1/
17.Choo* G/S/vP 6/.167 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/.400 4/.500 321/253 .300/.393/.527/.920 .827/.946 1.028 90/1.207 4/3 10/
20.Dellucci* G/S/vP 6/2.167 2/.500 2/.000 7/.486 2/.000 4/.583 ··· ··· ··· 7/.286 4/.250 362/345 .244/.312/.417/.729 .059/.763 .640 50/.579 3/2 11/
44.Fasano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 54/36 .261/.340/.348/.687 .690/.682 .727 12/.258 0/0 0/
12.Francisco G/S/vP 6/.000 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 2/3.000 5/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 460/343 .270/.331/.441/.772 .802/.762 .836 82/.576 4/3 14/
25.Garko G/S/vP 4/.500 6/.000 1/.000 7/.453 3/.666 7/.572 ··· ··· ··· 4/.750 1/.000 523/393 .254/.333/.367/.700 .781/.674 .726 95/.720 0/0 11/
38.Gutierrez G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 2/2.000 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 409/277 .244/.299/.389/.688 .748/.659 .724 90/.839 7/3 8/
48.Hafner* G/S/vP 3/1.666 5/1.400 ··· 6/.750 8/.250 8/1.825 ··· ··· ··· 11/.773 17/.856 202/152 .218/.323/.341/.665 .693/.655 .661 14/.516 1/1 4/
15.Marte G/S/vP 4/.500 3/.666 ··· 3/1.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/.500 243/180 .212/.258/.311/.569 .791/.494 .509 64/.735 1/2 3/
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 2/1.000 8/.750 ··· 12/.533 11/.697 10/.311 ··· ··· ··· 10/.500 19/.511 263/199 .269/.327/.336/.663 .813/.607 .739 46/.654 0/0 1/
2.Peralta G/S/vP 8/.375 8/.821 1/.000 11/.606 8/.393 18/.289 ··· ··· ··· 11/.573 1/.000 604/460 .273/.321/.466/.786 .727/.805 .713 112/.658 3/1 21/
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 5/1.400 4/.500 ··· 4/2.250 1/no AB 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.500 364/272 .272/.346/.539/.885 1.000/.846 .890 82/1.146 0/0 20/
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 9/1.000 11/1.727 1/.000 12/.667 8/.000 11/1.255 ··· ··· ··· 17/.063 15/.866 682/489 .270/.378/.510/.889 .769/.935 1.054 121/.867 37/5 31/
IP 146.1 109.1 42.1 58.1 53.2 70.2 4.1 13.0 2.1 61.0 41.0 TOTAL .260/.335/.421/.756 .767/.753 .780 .802 74/28 155/84
ERA-K/9 3.63/6.8 6.09/7.4 2.13/7.7 3.86/7.1 4.19/5.2 4.84/7.0 4.15/4.2 5.54/4.2 0.00/7.8 1.03/9.9 2.41/6.8 4.15/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Fasano (8-4-3)
 Martinez (20-13-2)
 Shoppach (35-8-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 586/.251 493/.280 170/.216 250/.261 218/.250 313/.271 17/.267 57/.294 8/.125 236/.183 170/.247 .275  Francisco
 Gutierrez
 Choo
 Sizemore
 Dellucci
 Carroll
75/2/32/12
10/12/90/5
22/0/45/3
0/138/0/2
54/0/0/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .700 .768 .538 .758 .698 .775 .886 .819 .250 .526 .671 .751
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 266/.820 224/.862 78/.507 86/.758 86/.595 112/.716 5/2.100 27/.966 3/.667 118/.565 94/.557 .764
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 320/.603 269/.691 92/.564 164/.756 132/.764 201/.807 12/.432 30/.693 5/.000 118/.488 76/.814 .741
Road 313/.769 180/.875 87/.541 124/.883 98/.761 158/.806 17/.886 46/.791 8/.250 99/.635 86/.712 .804
Last 28d days 131/.677 49/.631 35/.423 36/.899 36/1.156 38/.669 17/.886 17/1.129 8/.250 33/.484 28/.893
HR/SB/CS 19/3/3 15/11/0 1/2/5 6/5/1 3/3/0 10/8/1 1/0/0 1/2/0 0/0/0 4/5/0 3/4/2 161/65/31
Usage ····X··· ·X··o··X ·X··o··o ···o·o·· ·o·····X ···o···· Xo······ ·X······ Xo······ ···o···o ·o·o·o··

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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