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Game Preview: TEX @ DET, 7:05pm, Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @Comerica Park

Texas Rangers, 7-14, 4th, 5 GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Luis Mendoza (24, RHP, 0-2, 9.00)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-2)              8    13  11   8   6   3  1    9.00      
 2007 (1-0)             16    13   4   4   4   7  1    2.25      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  19.2  23  14  11  10   7  2    5.03   43 
 2008-04-18   @BOS   L   3     5   7   7   3   2  1      67   20 
 2008-04-12    TOR   L   5     8   4   1   3   1  0      93   39 
 2007-09-26    LAA  ND   4.2   4   2   2   3   2  0      70   47 
 2007-09-21    BAL   W   5     4   1   1   1   2  1      71   56 
 2007-09-08    OAK  ND   2     2   0   0   0   0  0      30   52 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-6    Road:    5-8    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   6-11   vsLHP:   1-3    1-Run:   2-3 
 vsEast:  4-8    vsCntrl: 0-1    vsWest:  3-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Tue, Apr 22  @DET  L   2-10       7-14  4th  5.0 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 21  @BOS  L   3-8        7-13  4th  5.0 gb
 19 Sun, Apr 20  @BOS  L   5-6        7-12  4th  4.5 gb
 18 Sat, Apr 19  @BOS  L   3-5        7-11  4th  4.5 gb
 17 Fri, Apr 18  @BOS  L   3-11       7-10  4th  3.5 gb
 16 Thu, Apr 17  @TOR  W   4-1        7-9   4th  2.5 gb
 15 Wed, Apr 16  @TOR  W   7-5 (14)   6-9   4th  2.5 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 15   LAA  L   4-7        5-9   4th  3.5 gb
 13 Mon, Apr 14   LAA  L   4-7        5-8   4th  3.5 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 13   TOR  L   4-5 (10)   5-7   4th  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30: 7-14
Detroit Tigers, 8-13, 5th, 4 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Kenny Rogers (43, LHP, 1-3, 6.33)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-3)             21.1  23  16  15  12   9  2    6.33      
 2007 (3-4)             63    65  36  31  25  36  8    4.43      
 2006 (17-8)           204   195  97  87  62  99 23    3.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-5  40.1  43  27  24  23  20  4    5.36   43 
 2008-04-18   @TOR   W   6.2   3   4   4   4   1  1      98   49 
 2008-04-13   @CHW   L   4     7   7   7   4   1  1      91   17 
 2008-04-08   @BOS   L   4.2   8   3   2   3   3  0     107   38 
 2008-04-02    KCR   L   6     5   2   2   1   4  0      87   57 
 2007-09-28   @CHW   L   6     7   4   4   6   1  1     107   37 
 2007-09-22    KCR   L   6     8   5   3   2   6  0      90   44 
 2007-09-17   @CLE  ND   7     5   2   2   3   4  1      99   60 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TEX      2-1  29    38  14  12  11  15  2    3.72   46 
 2007-06-28    TEX   W   6     4   1   1   1   3  0      84   62 
 2006-09-12    TEX  ND   7    10   2   2   2   2  1      95   49 
 2006-08-17    TEX   W   5     5   2   2   4   1  0      81   46 
 2006-04-09   @TEX   L   5.1  12   5   5   1   5  0      99   28 
 2003-09-07    TEX  ND   5.2   7   4   2   3   4  1     104   44 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-6    Road:    5-7    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   5-12   vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   1-2 
 vsEast:  3-4    vsCntrl: 4-9    vsWest:  1-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Tue, Apr 22   TEX  W  10-2        8-13  5th  4.0 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 21  @TOR  W   5-1        7-13  5th  5.0 gb
 19 Sun, Apr 20  @TOR  L   3-5        6-13  5th  5.5 gb
 18 Sat, Apr 19  @TOR  L   2-3        6-12  5th  4.5 gb
 17 Fri, Apr 18  @TOR  W   8-4        6-11  5th  4.5 gb
 16 Thu, Apr 17  @CLE  L   1-11       5-11  5th  4.5 gb
 15 Wed, Apr 16  @CLE  W  13-2        5-10  4th  4.5 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 15   MIN  W   6-5        4-10  5th  4.5 gb
 13 Mon, Apr 14   MIN  W  11-9        3-10  5th  5.0 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 13  @CHW  L   0-11       2-10  5th  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30: 8-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 DET 10  TEX  2        W:Justin Verlander (1-3), L: Vicente Padilla (2-2), S: none

Wed, Sep 12, 2007 DET  5  TEX  1        W:Justin Verlander (17-5), L: Edinson Volquez (2-1), S: none
Tue, Sep 11, 2007 DET  4  TEX  1        W:Jair Jurrjens (2-1), L: Brandon McCarthy (5-9), S: Todd Jones (34)
Tue, Sep 11, 2007 TEX 13 @DET  6        W:Vicente Padilla (6-9), L: Chad Durbin (8-7), S: none
Thu, Jun 28, 2007 DET  5  TEX  2        W:Kenny Rogers (2-0), L: Kevin Millwood (4-7), S: Todd Jones (19)
Tue, Jun 26, 2007 TEX  9 @DET  6        W:Akinori Otsuka (2-1), L: Todd Jones (1-4), S: Eric Gagne (8)
Mon, Jun 25, 2007 TEX  8 @DET  3        W:Kameron Loe (4-6), L: Jeremy Bonderman (8-1), S: none
Thu, Jun 07, 2007 DET 11 @TEX  4        W:Mike Maroth (4-2), L: Kameron Loe (1-6), S: none
Wed, Jun 06, 2007 DET 10 @TEX  0        W:Justin Verlander (6-2), L: Kevin Millwood (2-5), S: none
Tue, Jun 05, 2007 TEX  7  DET  4        W:Willie Eyre (2-2), L: Nate Robertson (4-6), S: Eric Gagne (5)
Season Series: 2008 - DET leads 1-0; 2007 - DET won 5-4; 2006 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - DET leads 323-274

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.

Texas Rangers Batters (4.00 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Rogers*
G/S/vB
52.Bautista
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
50.Rapada*
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 11/.819 1/2.000 4/.250 7/.762 1/.000 3/.666 1/no AB 4/.000 232/178 .293/.358/.543/.901 .796/.932 .790 / 4/1 10/6
29.Botts# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 190/143 .240/.326/.335/.662 .833/.605 .660 / 1/0 2/0
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 13/1.238 ··· 5/.000 4/.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 244/166 .306/.402/.545/.947 .966/.937 .964 / 5/2 13/2
23.Broussard* G/S/vP 8/.393 11/1.434 4/.250 7/.286 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 264/245 .275/.330/.404/.734 .618/.742 .734 / 2/0 7/2
27.Catalanotto* G/S/vP 9/.762 2/1.000 1/.000 7/.453 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 377/358 .260/.337/.444/.781 .606/.788 .622 / 2/1 11/0
6.Duran G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 337/256 .292/.368/.554/.922 .588/1.028 .861 / 3/3 19/4
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 11/.864 2/2.500 6/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.417 ··· ··· 566/431 .263/.355/.441/.796 .999/.732 .675 / 23/2 20/17
15.Laird G/S/vP 13/1.230 3/1.667 3/1.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 448/329 .224/.278/.349/.627 .691/.603 .588 / 6/2 9/12
2.Melhuse# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 103/76 .213/.275/.287/.562 .630/.532 .608 / 0/0 1/0
7.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 112/89 .343/.384/.552/.936 1.071/.901 1.056 / 0/0 2/1
12.Vazquez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 5/.800 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 345/257 .230/.300/.373/.674 .483/.739 .735 / 1/0 8/7
10.Young G/S/vP 19/1.408 1/.000 11/1.858 6/1.500 4/.500 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 692/524 .315/.366/.418/.783 .797/.779 .759 / 13/3 9/19
IP 63.0 8.2 79.2 61.1 17.1 53.2 2.2 46.1 TOTAL .260/.334/.415/.748 .763/.744 .777 .748 12/2 20/22
ERA-K/9 4.43/5.1 12.46/8.3 4.74/7.0 4.26/4.8 5.19/3.6 3.02/5.7 10.13/13.3 2.33/7.4 5.28/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Laird (59-39-9)
 Melhuse (16-4-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 275/.264 48/.429 352/.263 265/.267 76/.273 232/.273 13/.273 189/.228 .260  Hamilton
 Murphy
 Bradley
 Botts
 Catalanotto
 Laird
 Broussard
9/71/10/7
32/10/15/4
40/15/4/3
28/0/0/2
64/0/0/2
1/0/0/0
10/0/12/0
OPS .770 .989 .714 .702 .751 .727 1.294 .619 .775
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 76/.606 28/1.096 120/.702 151/.705 37/.803 92/.567 9/.905 101/.545 .858
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 199/.831 20/.833 232/.718 114/.696 39/.705 140/.834 4/2.000 88/.707 .731
Home 153/.708 21/1.303 184/.910 125/.626 35/.757 106/.712 12/1.417 99/.487 .772
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 8/0/0 0/1/0 5/1/2 3/1/0 2/0/0 3/4/6 2/0/0 1/1/1 19/10/3
Usage ····X··· oX··Xo·· X··X··X· ·X··X··X ·X·oo··o o·X··X·· ·o·o···o X·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.

Detroit Tigers Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. Texas Rangers Pitchers (5.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Mendoza
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
54.German
G/S/vB
58.Littleton
G/S/vB
59.Rupe
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
45.Wright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 5/1.600 680/530 .320/.401/.565/.965 1.173/.910 1.026 / 2/1 34/23
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 1/2.000 20/.800 1/.000 1/2.000 4/2.750 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 630/500 .296/.357/.502/.859 .921/.843 .863 / 13/8 21/25
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· 10/1.178 3/.666 ··· 3/.666 3/.333 ··· 12/.533 577/447 .236/.312/.376/.688 .923/.621 .748 / 9/2 14/18
19.Jones* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 3/.000 4/.500 ··· 2/1.500 3/.000 13/.481 495/408 .285/.335/.400/.735 .763/.729 .710 / 6/3 5/4
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 1/.000 16/.938 1/no AB 3/1.167 5/.650 4/.500 ··· 11/.182 679/531 .363/.434/.595/1.029 1.213/.980 1.129 / 4/1 28/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 34/.878 641/489 .341/.388/.458/.846 .813/.857 .871 / 7/3 9/0
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 148/84 .304/.340/.507/.847 .759/.912 .821 / 3/0 4/1
8.Renteria G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 32/.548 543/347 .332/.390/.470/.860 .918/.827 .854 / 11/2 12/11
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 1/.000 10/.900 4/.500 ··· 5/1.400 3/.333 ··· 8/.929 515/389 .281/.294/.420/.714 .746/.703 .744 / 2/2 11/6
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 2/.500 ··· ··· 5/.400 2/.500 7/.000 74/62 .284/.324/.388/.712 1.117/.638 .449 / 3/0 0/2
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 1/.000 13/.322 3/.666 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 31/1.905 593/460 .265/.378/.462/.839 .832/.841 .901 / 22/5 25/0
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 284/193 .242/.278/.498/.776 .927/.705 .844 / 2/1 18/4
36.Thomas* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· / /// / / / /
IP 16.0 82.0 59.1 48.0 68.1 77.0 TOTAL .261/.347/.411/.758 .791/.750 .819 .758 10/0 19/12
ERA-K/9 2.25/3.9 2.85/9.5 4.55/7.4 /0.0 4.31/4.5 /0.0 3.03/8.3 3.62/4.6 4.86/4.8

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 64/.232 337/.225 268/.258 / 205/.262 / 285/.208 330/.259 .294  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 .636 .641 .755 .737 .602 .743 .811
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 37/.637 146/.489 120/.701 / 79/.695 / 115/.381 144/.848 .832
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 27/.634 191/.760 148/.796 / 126/.763 / 170/.754 186/.666 .794
Road 16/.438 152/.712 115/.756 / 98/.574 / 122/.559 179/.830 .832
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 1/0/1 6/2/2 3/4/4 // 6/3/1 // 4/2/0 6/4/4 15/17/8
Usage ····X··· ·o·X··Xo ·X····X· X·X···X· X···X··X ··X··Xoo ··oo·XX·

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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