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Game Preview: MIN @ CLE, 7:05pm, Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @Jacobs Field

Minnesota Twins, 82-69, 2nd, 2½ GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Scott Baker (26, RHP, 9-4, 3.57)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
2008 (9-4)            153.2 146  61  61  39 123 18    3.57
 2007 (9-9)            143.2 162  70  68  29 102 15    4.26
 2006 (5-8)             83.1 114  63  59  16  62 17    6.37
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
Last 7 GS         2-1  46.1  43  15  15  16  30  1    2.91   56
 2008-09-13   @BAL   W   6     4   1   1   3   4  0      94   61
 2008-09-06    DET  ND   7.1   4   3   3   4   5  0     101   59
 2008-08-31   @OAK   W   6     6   1   1   1   4  0      96   59
 2008-08-26   @SEA   L   6.2  10   3   3   3   3  0     105   42
 2008-08-21   @LAA  ND   8     4   1   1   2   6  1     103   74
 2008-08-16    SEA  ND   5.1   8   4   4   2   1  0      84   35
 2008-08-10   @KCR  ND   7     7   2   2   1   7  0     112   61
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
Last 5 v.CLE      2-2  32    33   8   8   9  24  1    2.25   57
 2008-07-26   @CLE   W   5     5   3   3   3   5  1      97   47
 2008-06-10   @CLE   L   7     8   1   1   1   1  0      95   57
 2008-04-20    CLE  ND   7     5   1   1   1   8  0     100   70
 2007-09-05    CLE   L   5    11   3   3   2   6  0      97   37
 2007-08-05    CLE   W   8     4   0   0   2   4  0      92   76
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   49-26   Road:   33-43   ExtrInn: 7-10
vsRHP:  54-48   vsLHP:  28-21   1-Run:  24-25
vsEast: 11-20   vsCntrl:39-26   vsWest: 18-19 IL:14-4
Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
151 Tue, Sep 16  @CLE  L   9-12(11)  82-69  2nd  2.5 gb
150 Mon, Sep 15  @CLE  L   1-3       82-68  2nd  1.5 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
Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Cleveland Indians, 74-77, 3rd, 10½ GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Cliff Lee (29, LHP, 22-2, 2.36)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
2008 (22-2)           210   195  59  55  28 157 10    2.36
 2007 (5-8)             97.1 112  73  68  36  66 17    6.29
 2006 (14-11)          200.2 224 114  98  58 129 29    4.40
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
Last 7 GS         7-0  56.1  51  13  11   6  30  3    1.76   64
 2008-09-12    KCR   W   8.1  11   5   4   0   3  2      94   46
 2008-09-07   @KCR   W   7.1   7   1   1   1   5  0     104   64
 2008-09-01    CHW   W   9     5   0   0   0   4  0     109   81
 2008-08-26   @DET   W   7.2   6   2   2   1   4  0     108   62
 2008-08-21    KCR   W   7     6   3   2   2   7  0     102   60
 2008-08-15    LAA   W   9     8   2   2   2   6  1     117   67
 2008-08-10   @TOR   W   8     8   0   0   0   1  0     104   67
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
Last 5 v.MIN      2-1  32    27   9   9   6  31  0    2.53   61
 2008-07-25    MIN   W   8     6   2   2   0  10  0     108   72
 2008-07-06   @MIN   L   7     6   4   4   2   6  0     108   53
 2008-04-18   @MIN   W   8     2   0   0   1   8  0     109   85
 2006-09-14    MIN  ND   4     5   1   1   2   3  0     102   49
 2006-08-16   @MIN  ND   5     8   2   2   1   4  0     104   46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-36   Road:   33-41   ExtrInn: 5-9
vsRHP:  55-56   vsLHP:  19-21   1-Run:  12-15
vsEast: 19-12   vsCntrl:30-35   vsWest: 19-18 IL: 6-12
Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
151 Tue, Sep 16   MIN  W  12-9 (11)  74-77  3rd 10.5 gb
150 Mon, Sep 15   MIN  W   3-1       73-77  3rd 10.5 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
Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-headTue, Sep 16, 2008 CLE 12  MIN  9 (11)   W:Tom Mastny (2-2), L: Joe Nathan (0-2), S: none
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 CLE  3  MIN  1        W:Scott Lewis (2-0), L: Kevin Slowey (12-10), S: Jensen Lewis (9)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - MIN leads 10-7; 2007 - CLE won 14-4; 2006 - MIN won 11-8; All-Time - CLE leads 1054-914

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  5.49

TBR  4.63

SDP  3.91

RA/G

TOR  3.82

NYY  4.60

TEX  5.90

BA

R. Furcal  .366

C. Granderson  .293

J. Towles  .141

OBP

C. Jones  .467

C. Lee  .368

T. Pena  .181

SLG

A. Pujols  .645

D. Ortiz  .486

T. Pena  .206

OPS

A. Pujols  1.106

J. Gerut  .848

T. Pena  .387

ERA

C. Lee  2.36

J. Beckett  3.96

L. Hernandez  6.21

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.27

C. Lee  6.73

L. Hernandez  3.32

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Minnesota Twins Batters (5.16 RS/G) vs. Cleveland Indians Pitchers (4.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS31.Lee*
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···1/no AB1/no AB···3/.6662/.000···2/1.0001/.000······1/.000229/185.311/.351/.413/.763.464/.838.80960/.7310/24/
25.Casilla# G/S/vP8/.2503/.000······6/.3343/1.000···1/no AB1/3.000·········380/263.289/.338/.387/.725.650/.760.663107/.5956/26/
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP30/.76715/1.4003/1.167···3/.0003/1.167···3/.6663/.000······1/2.000268/196.252/.325/.372/.697.665/.707.5979/.5835/13/
12.Everett G/S/vP············1/no AB············1/3.000······145/109.203/.266/.309/.575.696/.539.56815/.3430/02/
22.Gomez G/S/vP7/.2861/.0001/.0001/.0003/.0003/.666···1/.0003/.0001/2.000···1/no AB570/414.254/.291/.349/.640.704/.616.60585/.70331/116/
23.Harris G/S/vP12/.4174/.000···2/.0001/2.0002/.000···1/2.0008/.5002/.000···1/2.000461/309.262/.323/.394/.717.697/.727.73340/.6711/17/
44.Jorgensen G/S/vP····································0/////0/0/00/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP6/.50010/.6861/.000···6/.0003/.666···2/1.0006/1.167·········484/376.276/.341/.462/.803.688/.834.75683/.7330/117/
27.Macri G/S/vP·········1/.000·········1/.000············35/11.333/.371/.455/.826.917/.586.8103/.0001/11/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP18/.7648/.7501/2.0001/2.0006/1.1665/.650···2/1.5005/.650···1/no AB1/2.000580/400.321/.411/.440/.851.945/.805.744106/.7491/19/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP25/.45216/.5992/.0001/5.0008/.6255/.733···2/1.50013/.6081/.0001/.0002/.000661/432.308/.381/.520/.901.792/.962.920117/.8890/123/
11.Pridie* G/S/vP····································4/3.000/.333/.000/.333/.000.5004/.3330/00/
8.Punto# G/S/vP16/.5806/.7332/no AB1/2.0004/.8335/.800···4/.0006/.3341/.000···1/3.000339/212.286/.344/.395/.739.749/.726.711105/.75111/62/
55.Redmond G/S/vP9/.0009/.7772/.000···1/.000·········5/.4001/.000······133/64.280/.316/.328/.644.627/.661.55926/.6790/00/
56.Ruiz G/S/vP························1/.000·········66/29.283/.348/.367/.715.745/.678.62135/.5760/01/
2.Span* G/S/vP7/1.8811/no AB······4/.0004/.833···1/.0003/.0002/5.000···1/2.000354/242.299/.386/.439/.825.955/.767.816131/.77317/76/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP3/.6661/.000······1/2.000·········1/.0001/.000······110/74.287/.333/.406/.739.706/.755.73520/1.1726/10/
21.Young G/S/vP16/.1928/.4171/.0001/3.0003/1.3341/.000···1/.0006/.1673/2.000···3/1.334579/409.288/.332/.402/.734.771/.719.720100/.73714/49/
IP210.065.211.055.260.118.01.034.073.052.13.12.0TOTAL.279/.340/.410/.750.730/.759.726.73193/41105/102
ERA-K/92.36/6.75.21/8.19.00/3.34.53/5.74.03/7.011.50/9.00.00/18.07.15/5.83.21/10.05.50/6.42.70/13.627.00/4.54.43/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jorgensen (0-0-0)
 Mauer (48-27-4)
 Redmond (18-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA827/.247286/.27358/.362244/.286266/.26693/.3333/.000151/.307293/.217239/.29015/.23115/.615.272 Young
 Gomez
 Cuddyer
 Span
 Kubel
 Pridie
 Punto
140/0/0/10
0/139/0/8
0/1/58/7
0/18/73/6
17/0/32/2
2/0/2/0
0/3/0/0
OPS.611.788.967.757.7651.001.000.877.604.824.6411.754.747
vs LHB (BF-OPS)228/.641130/.76224/.867115/.820141/.77351/1.1183/.00068/.917119/.531106/.91010/.4258/1.214.782
vs RHB (BF-OPS)599/.599156/.80834/1.027129/.700125/.75542/.870/83/.844174/.652133/.7565/1.0007/2.381.725
Home367/.627171/.76243/.790148/.668145/.73439/.7053/.00082/.917137/.578140/.6969/.730/.716
Last 28d days154/.58658/.64640/.83621/.90546/.70323/1.0283/.00041/.82738/.44651/.66215/.641/
HR/SB/CS10/2/011/10/12/1/08/2/07/1/15/1/00/0/05/0/07/2/38/6/10/0/02/0/0155/64/25
Usage····X···XoX····oX··o·X·····o··o·XXo·o···o·X········o····o·oX·····XX·····o·oX·o··o·Xo·o··········
Cleveland Indians Batters (4.90 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.56 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS30.Baker
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·································47/45.214/.298/.357/.655.000/.686.46217/.6200/02/
29.Barfield G/S/vP5/.0002/1.000···1/3.000···3/.000············2/.00013/9.077/.077/.077/.154.000/.222.0007/.2860/00/
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP8/.5005/.8001/.0001/.0004/.8331/no AB···1/.0001/.0002/1.5002/1.000386/294.247/.338/.358/.696.940/.630.76891/.8634/36/
7.Carroll G/S/vP1/2.0003/1.6671/.0002/.0005/1.4001/.000······1/.0002/1.0004/1.250362/246.273/.356/.344/.700.620/.737.84866/.8447/31/
17.Choo* G/S/vP6/1.0003/.0002/.0002/.0001/.0004/.500·········5/.4004/.500326/257.302/.393/.536/.929.814/.9611.04390/1.2314/311/
20.Dellucci* G/S/vP9/.8882/.5002/.0007/.4862/.0004/.583·········7/.2864/.250365/348.242/.310/.413/.722.059/.756.62848/.5333/211/
44.Fasano G/S/vP2/no AB·········2/1.000··················54/36.261/.340/.348/.687.690/.682.72712/.2580/00/
12.Francisco G/S/vP3/1.0004/.750···1/.0003/2.0005/1.000·········1/no AB···466/346.267/.328/.436/.763.781/.757.81688/.5414/314/
25.Garko G/S/vP17/.4857/.2861/.0007/.4533/.6668/.661·········4/.7502/.000528/395.257/.335/.376/.711.808/.679.74895/.7250/012/
38.Gutierrez G/S/vP10/.2003/.666···3/.6663/2.0007/.286·········2/1.0001/.000416/281.251/.306/.393/.699.757/.672.74392/.8717/38/
48.Hafner* G/S/vP21/1.6295/1.400···6/.7508/.2508/1.825·········11/.77318/.801206/155.213/.317/.333/.650.679/.641.63818/.3991/14/
15.Marte G/S/vP4/1.2504/.500···3/1.6661/.0001/.000···1/2.000···2/1.5002/.500249/184.219/.264/.316/.580.798/.505.53566/.7151/23/
41.Martinez# G/S/vP24/.6819/.888···12/.53311/.69711/.282·········11/.90920/.483269/202.276/.335/.358/.693.847/.634.79052/.8130/02/
2.Peralta G/S/vP29/.62110/1.0781/.00011/.6069/.34719/.330·········12/.6331/.000614/467.273/.322/.466/.788.711/.812.718117/.6903/121/
10.Shoppach G/S/vP4/1.2505/.400···4/2.2501/no AB6/.334·········2/.0004/.250373/277.272/.346/.541/.887.995/.850.89387/1.1250/021/
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP31/.91613/1.5492/.00012/.6679/.55511/1.255······1/.00017/.06315/.866692/494.271/.379/.513/.891.777/.9361.054126/.85938/532/
IP153.2112.243.158.154.271.14.113.13.161.143.0TOTAL.261/.336/.424/.760.770/.757.787.80675/28161/87
ERA-K/93.57/7.25.91/7.42.08/7.53.86/7.14.28/5.34.79/7.14.15/4.25.40/4.10.00/5.51.47/9.82.30/6.94.17/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Fasano (8-4-3)
 Martinez (21-13-2)
 Shoppach (35-8-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA631/.250507/.283172/.213250/.261223/.250319/.27517/.26759/.30211/.091240/.191175/.239.275 Francisco
 Gutierrez
 Choo
 Sizemore
 Dellucci
 Carroll
76/2/32/12
11/12/91/5
22/0/46/3
0/140/0/2
55/0/0/1
1/0/0/0
OPS.688.773.532.758.712.782.886.826.182.555.651.754
vs LHB (BF-OPS)322/.726229/.86780/.49486/.75887/.651114/.7215/2.10028/.9294/.500119/.60595/.551.766
vs RHB (BF-OPS)309/.648278/.69892/.564164/.756136/.751205/.81512/.43231/.7367/.000121/.50780/.771.745
Road395/.723194/.88289/.528124/.883103/.788164/.81917/.88648/.80111/.182103/.70491/.670.809
Last 28d days135/.63163/.70634/.43634/.84541/1.18244/.73217/.88619/1.11511/.18237/.69333/.747
HR/SB/CS18/8/515/11/01/2/56/5/14/3/010/8/11/0/01/2/00/0/05/5/03/4/2167/66/31
Usage···X····X··X··o·oo·X··o······o·oX··o····oo···o····Xo·····o·X····o·Xo····X····o··Xo·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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