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Game Preview: CHW @ DET, 1:05pm, Friday, April 4, 2008 @Comerica Park

Chicago White Sox, 1-2, 5th, 2 GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Jose Contreras (36, RHP, 0-0, undef)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (10-17)          189   232 134 117  62 113 21    5.57      
 2006 (13-9)           196   194 101  93  55 134 20    4.27      
 2005 (15-7)           204.2 177  91  82  75 154 23    3.61      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  47.2  56  24  20  14  29  5    3.78   49 
 2007-09-30    DET   L   6.1   9   5   5   1   2  1      86   36 
 2007-09-25    KCR  ND   6.1   6   5   4   1   3  1      86   45 
 2007-09-19    KCR   W   9     5   0   0   1   6  0     100   82 
 2007-09-14    LAA   W   7.1  11   3   3   1   3  0     103   46 
 2007-09-08    MIN  ND   5    13   7   4   1   2  2      97   20 
 2007-09-02    CLE   W   6.2   4   0   0   6   5  0     110   65 
 2007-08-27    TBD   W   7     8   4   4   3   8  1     101   50 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-3  32    37  26  26   6  13  6    7.31   39 
 2007-09-30    DET   L   6.1   9   5   5   1   2  1      86   36 
 2007-07-25    DET   L   4.2  12   9   9   3   3  2      95    4 
 2007-04-21    DET  ND   7     5   5   5   0   2  2      86   49 
 2006-08-21    DET   L   5     8   7   7   1   1  1      70   23 
 2006-08-11    DET   W   9     3   0   0   1   5  0     101   85 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-0    Road:    1-2    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   1-1    vsLHP:   0-1    1-Run:   1-0 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  3 Thu, Apr  3  @CLE  W   2-1        1-2   5th  2.0 gb
  2 Wed, Apr  2  @CLE  L   2-7        0-2   5th  2.0 gb
  1 Mon, Mar 31  @CLE  L   8-10       0-1   5th  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 1-2    Last 20: 1-2    Last 30: 1-2 
Detroit Tigers, 0-3, 2nd, 1½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Nate Robertson (30, LHP, 0-0, undef)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (9-13)           177.2 199  98  94  63 119 22    4.76      
 2006 (13-13)          208.2 206  98  89  67 137 29    3.84      
 2005 (7-16)           196.2 202 113  98  65 122 28    4.48      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  42.2  39  23  22  18  28  6    4.64   49 
 2007-09-30    CHW   W   6.2   8   3   3   0   2  1     104   48 
 2007-09-24    MIN   L   7     3   1   1   4   6  0     111   69 
 2007-09-19    CLE   L   7     6   4   4   3   5  1     105   51 
 2007-09-14    MIN   W   7     5   2   2   3   5  1     106   61 
 2007-09-08    SEA  ND   4.2   7   5   4   3   3  2      83   32 
 2007-09-02    OAK  ND   6     4   2   2   1   5  0      90   60 
 2007-08-28    KCR   L   4.1   6   6   6   4   2  1      91   25 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHW      1-2  32.2  37  24  22   8  21  7    6.06   43 
 2007-09-30    CHW   W   6.2   8   3   3   0   2  1     104   48 
 2007-04-21    CHW  ND   6.1   5   4   2   2   3  0      96   52 
 2006-08-24    CHW   L   6.2   9  10  10   2   6  3      88   20 
 2006-07-18    CHW   L   6.2   9   6   6   1   6  2     105   37 
 2006-06-06    CHW  ND   6.1   6   1   1   3   4  1     105   58 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-3    Road:    0-0    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   0-3    vsLHP:   0-0    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 0-3    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  3 Thu, Apr  3   KCR  L   1-4        0-3   2nd  1.5 gb
  2 Wed, Apr  2   KCR  L   0-4        0-2   2nd  1.0 gb
  1 Mon, Mar 31   KCR  L   4-5 (11)   0-1   2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 0-3    Last 20: 0-3    Last 30: 0-3 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Sep 30, 2007 DET 13 @CHW  3        W:Nate Robertson , L: Jose Contreras , S: none
Sat, Sep 29, 2007 CHW  3  DET  2        W:Ehren Wassermann , L: Fernando Rodney , S: none
Fri, Sep 28, 2007 CHW  5  DET  2        W:Javier Vazquez , L: Kenny Rogers , S: Bobby Jenks 
Thu, Sep 06, 2007 DET  3  CHW  2        W:Bobby Seay , L: Bobby Jenks , S: none
Wed, Sep 05, 2007 DET  2  CHW  1 (11)   W:Bobby Seay , L: Heath Phillips , S: none
Tue, Sep 04, 2007 CHW  3 @DET  1        W:Jon Garland , L: Jeremy Bonderman , S: Bobby Jenks 
Sun, Aug 05, 2007 CHW  3 @DET  1        W:Gavin Floyd , L: Jordan Tata , S: Bobby Jenks 
Sat, Aug 04, 2007 CHW  7 @DET  5        W:Javier Vazquez , L: Jeremy Bonderman , S: Bobby Jenks 
Fri, Aug 03, 2007 CHW  7 @DET  4        W:Mark Buehrle , L: Andrew Miller , S: none
Thu, Jul 26, 2007 CHW  4  DET  3        W:Bobby Jenks , L: Zach Miner , S: none
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - CHW won 11-7; 2006 - CHW won 12-7; All-Time - DET leads 984-967

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. Pierre  .293

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

G. Atkins  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .653

R. Ludwick  .479

A. Gonzalez  .249

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.067

T. Glaus  .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.

Chicago White Sox Batters (4.00 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Robertson*
G/S/vB
52.Bautista
G/S/vB
40.Bazardo
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
21.Willis*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Anderson G/S/vP 12/.667 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 19/10 .118/.211/.176/.387 .111/.633 .258 / 0/0 0/1
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 11/1.478 3/.000 ··· 10/.775 10/.400 ··· 1/5.000 5/.000 19/.485 701/550 .301/.345/.397/.742 .843/.715 .768 / 20/4 8/11
24.Crede G/S/vP 36/.669 8/.679 ··· 4/.750 4/1.667 4/1.250 3/1.666 2/2.500 ··· 178/139 .216/.258/.317/.576 .514/.590 .597 / 0/1 4/4
23.Dye G/S/vP 35/1.520 ··· ··· 11/.455 17/.647 3/.666 7/1.000 3/.333 4/.833 561/413 .254/.317/.486/.804 .925/.761 .806 / 2/1 28/3
44.Hall G/S/vP 5/1.000 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 4/1.000 5/.000 6/.334 ··· 6/.000 120/64 .207/.225/.241/.466 .668/.297 .496 / 0/0 0/3
14.Konerko G/S/vP 50/.916 12/.606 ··· 13/1.538 12/.705 3/.000 7/1.371 4/.000 1/2.000 636/461 .259/.351/.490/.841 .988/.784 .820 / 0/1 31/5
38.Ozuna G/S/vP 17/.647 ··· ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 85/46 .244/.280/.282/.563 .590/.533 .479 / 3/0 0/4
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 18/.556 2/.000 ··· 10/.422 15/.582 2/.000 5/.800 3/.000 ··· 509/393 .263/.309/.403/.712 .716/.710 .746 / 1/1 14/2
20.Quentin G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.666 263/187 .214/.298/.349/.647 .589/.670 .415 / 2/2 5/1
10.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
30.Swisher# G/S/vP 21/.295 3/3.000 ··· 3/.333 3/.333 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 659/457 .262/.381/.455/.836 .921/.799 .850 / 3/2 22/5
25.Thome* G/S/vP 15/1.217 3/.333 ··· 4/1.250 17/2.047 ··· 5/.400 6/.750 25/.376 536/367 .275/.410/.563/.973 .663/1.123 .954 / 0/1 35/0
5.Uribe G/S/vP 40/.954 8/.708 ··· 10/.125 2/.500 2/.000 9/.583 4/1.000 1/no AB 563/412 .234/.284/.394/.678 .757/.648 .575 / 1/9 20/17
IP 177.2 8.2 23.2 79.2 61.1 17.1 53.2 46.1 205.1 TOTAL /// / / /1
ERA-K/9 4.76/6.0 12.46/8.3 2.28/5.7 4.74/7.0 4.26/4.8 5.19/3.6 3.02/5.7 2.33/7.4 5.17/6.4 0.00/0.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hall (26-3-5)
 Pierzynski (62-20-14)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 781/.283 48/.429 96/.218 352/.263 265/.267 76/.273 232/.273 189/.228 942/.294  Dye
 Swisher
 Quentin
 Anderson
 Ozuna
0/0/135/9
0/60/57/3
3/0/75/2
5/3/0/0
7/0/0/0
OPS .787 .989 .638 .714 .702 .751 .727 .619 .846
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 204/.732 28/1.096 48/.844 120/.702 151/.705 37/.803 92/.567 101/.545 122/.356
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 577/.807 20/.833 48/.420 232/.718 114/.696 39/.705 140/.834 88/.707 820/.919
Home 429/.765 21/1.303 62/.540 184/.910 125/.626 35/.757 106/.712 99/.487 491/.826
Last 28d days / / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 22/7/4 0/1/0 2/1/0 5/1/2 3/1/0 2/0/0 3/4/6 1/1/1 29/6/1 //
Usage ···X···· ·o······ ···o···· ···o···· X··o···· ·X······ o··o····

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 (1.67 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (6.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Contreras
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
34.Floyd
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
71.Linebrink
G/S/vB
57.Logan*
G/S/vB
47.MacDougal
G/S/vB
46.Masset
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 4/1.417 2/.000 4/1.750 1/.000 5/1.100 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 680/530 .320/.401/.565/.965 1.173/.910 1.026 / 2/1 34/23
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 41/1.302 1/no AB 12/1.084 6/.167 2/5.000 5/.400 7/.453 1/.000 9/.472 630/500 .296/.357/.502/.859 .921/.843 .863 / 13/8 21/25
15.Inge G/S/vP 49/.572 ··· 5/.000 12/.432 1/no AB 2/1.000 11/.000 3/1.500 4/1.250 577/447 .236/.312/.376/.688 .923/.621 .748 / 9/2 14/18
19.Jones* G/S/vP 13/.490 2/.000 ··· 1/3.000 7/.619 ··· 5/1.800 2/.000 5/1.000 495/408 .285/.335/.400/.735 .763/.729 .710 / 6/3 5/4
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 41/.837 6/.833 6/.334 7/1.000 2/.000 3/.333 13/.648 1/.000 3/.000 679/531 .363/.434/.595/1.029 1.213/.980 1.129 / 4/1 28/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 27/.740 11/.311 12/1.183 8/.875 7/1.286 5/.800 4/.833 2/.500 3/1.000 641/489 .341/.388/.458/.846 .813/.857 .871 / 7/3 9/0
25.Raburn G/S/vP 3/5.000 ··· 12/.917 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 148/84 .304/.340/.507/.847 .759/.912 .821 / 3/0 4/1
8.Renteria G/S/vP ··· 21/.255 3/.666 1/no AB 8/.536 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/3.000 543/347 .332/.390/.470/.860 .918/.827 .854 / 11/2 12/11
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 38/.448 4/.750 6/.833 7/.286 4/1.250 3/1.667 8/.250 2/.500 2/2.500 515/389 .281/.294/.420/.714 .746/.703 .744 / 2/2 11/6
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 8/.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.167 ··· ··· 74/62 .284/.324/.388/.712 1.117/.638 .449 / 3/0 0/2
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 10/.650 16/1.308 3/1.167 4/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/2.750 593/460 .265/.378/.462/.839 .832/.841 .901 / 22/5 25/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 10/.100 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/5.000 6/.733 1/.000 2/.000 284/193 .242/.278/.498/.776 .927/.705 .844 / 2/1 18/4
36.Thomas* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
IP 189.0 30.2 70.0 65.0 70.1 50.2 42.1 39.1 56.1 TOTAL /// / / /1
ERA-K/9 5.57/5.4 4.11/12.0 5.27/6.3 2.77/7.8 3.71/6.4 4.97/6.2 6.80/8.3 7.09/4.8 4.79/8.8 0.00/0.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 858/.304 138/.242 314/.299 249/.198 295/.253 226/.298 208/.291 193/.323 249/.269  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 .814 .748 .871 .488 .742 .802 .839 .851 .783
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 466/.887 58/.756 151/.918 108/.541 136/.706 99/.587 57/.910 79/.844 104/.800
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 392/.729 80/.740 163/.828 141/.449 159/.773 127/.968 151/.812 114/.857 145/.771
Road 414/.791 54/.654 157/.829 115/.507 150/.880 106/.725 106/.863 98/.797 118/.691
Last 28d days / / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 21/25/6 4/2/0 17/12/0 2/5/0 12/6/3 7/7/1 3/9/0 2/8/1 4/1/1 //
Usage o··X···· o······· 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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