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Game Preview: LAA @ DET, 7:05pm, Friday, April 25, 2008 @Comerica Park

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 14-9, 1st, Tied

SP: Ervin Santana (25, RHP, 3-0, 2.67)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-0)             27    20   8   8   6  22  2    2.67      
 2007 (7-14)           150   174 103  96  58 126 26    5.76      
 2006 (16-8)           204   181 106  97  70 141 21    4.28      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  44    40  18  17  12  41  5    3.48   56 
 2008-04-19    SEA   W   8     3   1   1   0   8  1     109   80 
 2008-04-14   @TEX   W   7     7   3   3   1   6  1     105   56 
 2008-04-08    CLE  ND   6     6   2   2   3   5  0     107   54 
 2008-04-03   @MIN   W   6     4   2   2   2   3  0     102   57 
 2007-09-24   @TEX   L   5     8   6   6   2   4  2     102   29 
 2007-09-19    TBD   W   6.1   6   1   1   2  10  1     100   65 
 2007-09-08    CLE   L   5.2   6   3   2   2   5  0     105   50 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-2  21.2  23  14  14   9  27  4    5.82   48 
 2007-05-24   @DET   L   3.2   7   8   8   3   3  2      88   15 
 2006-09-01   @DET   L   4     7   5   5   1   7  1      87   34 
 2006-04-24    DET   W   6     5   0   0   2  10  0     111   70 
 2005-09-17    DET   W   8     4   1   1   3   7  1     104   74 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-5    Road:    8-4    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:  12-8    vsLHP:   2-1    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast:  2-1    vsCntrl: 6-3    vsWest:  6-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 23 Thu, Apr 24  @BOS  W   7-5       14-9   1st    Tied
 22 Wed, Apr 23  @BOS  W   6-4       13-9   1st    Tied
 21 Tue, Apr 22  @BOS  L   6-7       12-9   1st    Tied
 20 Sun, Apr 20   SEA  L   2-4       12-8   1st    Tied
 19 Sat, Apr 19   SEA  W   4-1       12-7   1st  1.0 up
 18 Fri, Apr 18   SEA  W   5-4       11-7   1st  1.0 up
 17 Thu, Apr 17   KCR  W   5-3       10-7   1st  1.0 up
 16 Wed, Apr 16   KCR  L   2-3        9-7   1st    Tied
 15 Tue, Apr 15  @TEX  W   7-4        9-6   1st    Tied
 14 Mon, Apr 14  @TEX  W   7-4        8-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:14-9 
Detroit Tigers, 10-13, 4th, 3 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Nate Robertson (30, LHP, 0-2, 7.48)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ANA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-2)             21.2  29  18  18   6  21  3    7.48      
 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      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  42.1  46  26  26  13  34  5    5.53   47 
 2008-04-20   @TOR   L   5     8   5   5   1   5  1      93   35 
 2008-04-15    MIN  ND   6.1   6   4   4   1   5  1      94   49 
 2008-04-10   @BOS   L   5.1   8   4   4   2   6  0     107   40 
 2008-04-04    CHW  ND   5     7   5   5   2   5  1      91   36 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ANA      0-3  24    35  27  22  10  17  4    8.25   34 
 2007-07-27   @LAA   L   5.2  10   8   8   2   6  0     110   21 
 2006-05-03    LAA  ND   7.1   4   1   1   2   6  0      86   70 
 2005-05-15    LAA   L   3     5   6   1   2   2  0      72   35 
 2004-08-14   @ANA  ND   5     9   6   6   2   1  3      85   24 
 2004-05-04   @ANA   L   3     7   6   6   2   2  1      55   21 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-6    Road:    5-7    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   7-12   vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   1-2 
 vsEast:  3-4    vsCntrl: 4-9    vsWest:  3-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 23 Thu, Apr 24   TEX  W   8-2       10-13  4th  3.0 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 23   TEX  W  19-6        9-13  4th  3.0 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:10-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 29, 2007 LAA 13  DET  4        W:Chris Bootcheck (3-2), L: Jeremy Bonderman (10-3), S: none
Sat, Jul 28, 2007 LAA 10  DET  3        W:Scot Shields (3-3), L: Jason Grilli (5-3), S: none
Fri, Jul 27, 2007 LAA 11  DET  6        W:Jered Weaver (7-5), L: Nate Robertson (6-8), S: none
Thu, May 24, 2007 DET 12  LAA  0        W:Jeremy Bonderman (3-0), L: Ervin Santana (3-6), S: none
Wed, May 23, 2007 DET  8  LAA  7        W:Chad Durbin (4-1), L: Bartolo Colon (5-1), S: Todd Jones (15)
Tue, May 22, 2007 LAA  6 @DET  3        W:John Lackey (7-3), L: Mike Maroth (3-1), S: Francisco Rodriguez (14)
Tue, Apr 24, 2007 LAA  9  DET  8 (10)   W:Dustin Moseley (2-0), L: Todd Jones (0-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 23, 2007 DET  9 @LAA  5        W:Jason Grilli (2-1), L: Jered Weaver (0-2), S: none
Sun, Sep 03, 2006 LAA  2 @DET  1        W:Kelvim Escobar (10-12), L: Wilfredo Ledezma (2-2), S: Francisco Rodriguez (38)
Sat, Sep 02, 2006 LAA  7 @DET  2 (10)   W:Francisco Rodriguez (2-2), L: Todd Jones (2-6), S: none
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - LAA won 5-3; 2006 - LAA won 5-3; All-Time - DET leads 294-269

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.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Batters (5.04 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Robertson*
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
16.Anderson* G/S/vP 14/.286 3/.000 6/.167 12/.705 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 450/339 .297/.336/.492/.827 .806/.834 .745 / 1/0 16/2
2.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 211/160 .237/.279/.289/.568 .753/.509 .487 / 4/4 1/7
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 20/1.214 3/.666 4/1.417 4/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 503/398 .330/.393/.432/.825 .845/.820 .705 / 41/12 3/14
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 17/1.576 3/.000 10/.600 9/1.681 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 660/528 .324/.403/.547/.950 .982/.942 .946 / 2/3 27/9
48.Hunter G/S/vP 43/.799 ··· 8/1.071 14/.572 2/.000 5/.400 ··· 4/.500 650/470 .287/.334/.505/.839 .906/.813 .821 / 18/9 28/2
6.Izturis# G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 4/.250 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 374/289 .289/.349/.405/.753 .738/.758 .616 / 7/1 6/4
35.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.500 508/424 .296/.372/.467/.840 .775/.852 .774 / 2/4 11/3
5.Mathis G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 195/158 .211/.276/.351/.627 .691/.612 .501 / 0/1 4/4
24.Matthews# G/S/vP 14/.819 2/.000 5/.200 5/.200 ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/no AB 579/442 .252/.323/.419/.742 .563/.796 .675 / 18/4 18/5
19.Morales# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 126/96 .294/.333/.479/.812 .577/.887 .833 / 0/1 4/0
44.Napoli G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 263/195 .247/.351/.443/.794 .828/.783 .803 / 5/2 10/7
39.Quinlan G/S/vP 11/1.295 3/.666 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 194/66 .247/.304/.348/.652 .691/.576 .661 / 3/2 3/2
21.Rivera G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.833 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 44/15 .279/.295/.442/.737 .759/.690 1.082 / 0/0 2/0
18.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
IP 177.2 8.2 79.2 61.1 17.1 53.2 2.2 46.1 TOTAL .295/.354/.454/.808 .898/.791 .862 .808 24/7 26/10
ERA-K/9 4.76/6.0 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 5.17/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mathis (40-8-5)
 Napoli (49-15-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 781/.283 48/.429 352/.263 265/.267 76/.273 232/.273 13/.273 189/.228 .257  Matthews
 Anderson
 Guerrero
 Hunter
 Rivera
 Figgins
 Aybar
 Morales
 Quinlan
0/135/0/7
85/0/0/7
0/0/109/5
0/155/0/5
2/0/7/1
0/0/11/1
6/0/2/0
0/0/6/0
16/0/6/0
OPS .787 .989 .714 .702 .751 .727 1.294 .619 .764
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 204/.732 28/1.096 120/.702 151/.705 37/.803 92/.567 9/.905 101/.545 .799
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 577/.807 20/.833 232/.718 114/.696 39/.705 140/.834 4/2.000 88/.707 .743
Home 429/.765 21/1.303 184/.910 125/.626 35/.757 106/.712 12/1.417 99/.487 .751
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 22/7/4 0/1/0 5/1/2 3/1/0 2/0/0 3/4/6 2/0/0 1/1/1 20/10/3
Usage ····X··· ··oX··Xo ·oX··X·· ···X··X· ·X·X·oo· X·o·X··X ·X·o·o·· X·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 (5.17 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Santana
G/S/vB
49.Bootcheck
G/S/vB
53.O'Day
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
57.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
62.Shields
G/S/vB
33.Speier
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 680/530 .320/.401/.565/.965 1.173/.910 1.026 / 2/1 34/23
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 12/.633 6/1.500 ··· 4/2.500 5/.650 3/.666 2/5.000 676/543 .302/.361/.552/.913 .494/1.014 .863 / 26/1 23/5
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 7/1.429 5/3.267 ··· 16/.388 7/.286 20/.703 5/.000 630/500 .296/.357/.502/.859 .921/.843 .863 / 13/8 21/25
15.Inge G/S/vP 10/.300 6/.834 ··· 4/.666 8/.375 8/1.375 6/.600 577/447 .236/.312/.376/.688 .923/.621 .748 / 9/2 14/18
19.Jones* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.834 4/.500 2/2.500 495/408 .285/.335/.400/.735 .763/.729 .710 / 6/3 5/4
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 8/1.250 3/1.667 ··· 12/.733 5/1.850 14/.900 8/.661 679/531 .363/.434/.595/1.029 1.213/.980 1.129 / 4/1 28/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 10/.650 4/1.000 ··· 11/.664 3/2.000 3/.666 5/.000 641/489 .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 6/.833 ··· ··· 10/1.000 ··· 6/.533 11/.728 543/347 .332/.390/.470/.860 .918/.827 .854 / 11/2 12/11
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 8/.804 4/.000 ··· 5/.400 8/.250 13/.408 8/.661 515/389 .281/.294/.420/.714 .746/.703 .744 / 2/2 11/6
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/1.334 1/no AB 74/62 .284/.324/.388/.712 1.117/.638 .449 / 3/0 0/2
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 12/1.567 6/.334 ··· 12/.833 5/.900 10/.700 23/.372 593/460 .265/.378/.462/.839 .832/.841 .901 / 22/5 25/0
33.Thames G/S/vP 7/1.429 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/.000 5/.933 2/.500 284/193 .242/.278/.498/.776 .927/.705 .844 / 2/1 18/4
IP 150.0 77.1 64.1 67.1 77.0 50.0 TOTAL .269/.359/.437/.795 .774/.800 .887 .795 11/1 26/13
ERA-K/9 5.76/7.6 4.77/6.5 /0.0 3.78/7.1 2.81/12.0 3.86/9.0 2.88/8.5 4.30/5.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 675/.288 331/.274 / 273/.239 285/.204 320/.220 198/.202 .281  Granderson
 Jones
 Ordonez
 Thames
 Raburn
 Sheffield
2/157/0/10
2/84/67/8
0/0/143/4
37/0/9/1
10/13/16/1
7/0/7/1
OPS .854 .757 .648 .605 .643 .614 .786
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 316/.868 143/.796 / 102/.810 128/.549 163/.694 90/.659 .852
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 359/.841 188/.727 / 171/.553 157/.649 157/.589 108/.575 .730
Road 349/1.005 155/.805 / 133/.731 134/.557 163/.621 78/.623 .800
Last 28d days / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 26/11/3 7/6/2 // 5/3/0 3/12/1 7/3/1 6/2/3 24/17/4
Usage ·····X·· ····o··· ··X·X··· ··X····· oo····oX Xoo··o·o XX·····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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