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Game Preview: MIN @ DET, 7:05pm, Friday, May 23, 2008 @Comerica Park

Minnesota Twins, 23-24, 2nd, 3½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Kevin Slowey (24, RHP, 0-4, 5.49)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-4)             19.2  20  12  12   3  16  6    5.49      
 2007 (4-1)             66.2  82  39  35  11  47 16    4.73      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-5  38.1  35  18  18   3  35  6    4.23   53 
 2008-05-18   @COL   L   5.2   7   3   3   1   5  2     109   47 
 2008-05-13    TOR   L   5.2   5   3   3   2   5  1     107   50 
 2008-05-08   @CHW   L   5     4   3   3   0   4  2      83   51 
 2008-04-03    LAA   L   3.1   4   3   3   0   2  1      55   42 
 2007-09-28   @BOS   L   5.2   7   4   4   0   3  0     104   42 
 2007-09-23    CHW   W   7     4   1   1   0   9  0      99   74 
 2007-09-17    TEX  ND   6     4   1   1   0   7  0     105   67 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-0   6     9   4   4   1   2  2    6.00   39 
 2007-06-30   @DET   W   6     9   4   4   1   2  2      91   39 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-12   Road:    7-12   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  18-18   vsLHP:   5-6    1-Run:  10-8 
 vsEast:  4-5    vsCntrl:13-8    vsWest:  5-9  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 47 Thu, May 22   TEX  L   7-8 (10)  23-24  2nd  3.5 gb
 46 Wed, May 21   TEX  L   1-10      23-23  2nd  2.5 gb
 45 Tue, May 20   TEX  W  11-4       23-22  2nd  1.5 gb
 44 Mon, May 19   TEX  W   7-6 (12)  22-22  2nd  1.5 gb
 43 Sun, May 18  @COL  L   2-6       21-22  3rd  2.0 gb
 42 Sat, May 17  @COL  L   2-3       21-21  3rd  1.0 gb
 41 Fri, May 16  @COL  W   4-2       21-20  2nd  0.5 gb
 40 Thu, May 15   TOR  L   2-3 (11)  20-20  2nd  1.5 gb
 39 Wed, May 14   TOR  L   5-6       20-19  2nd  0.5 gb
 38 Tue, May 13   TOR  L   3-5       20-18  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Detroit Tigers, 20-27, 5th, 6½ GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Armando Galarraga (26, RHP, 3-1, 3.06)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-1)             35.1  21  16  12  14  24  3    3.06      
 2007 (0-0)              8.2   8   6   6   7   6  2    6.23      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  40    25  21  17  18  28  4    3.83   53 
 2008-05-17   @ARI   W   6     1   2   2   5   3  0     111   60 
 2008-05-07    BOS  ND   5.1   7   5   5   1   6  2      88   39 
 2008-05-02   @MIN   L   6     6   4   2   2   2  0      87   48 
 2008-04-26    LAA  ND   6     3   3   1   2   3  0      82   59 
 2008-04-21   @TOR   W   5.1   3   0   0   4   4  0      85   62 
 2008-04-16   @CLE   W   6.2   1   2   2   0   6  1      81   70 
 2007-09-24    LAA  ND   4.2   4   5   5   4   4  1      87   36 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      0-1   6     6   4   2   2   2  0    3.00   48 
 2008-05-02   @MIN   L   6     6   4   2   2   2  0      87   48 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-12   Road:    9-15   ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  14-25   vsLHP:   6-2    1-Run:   4-6 
 vsEast:  8-8    vsCntrl: 4-15   vsWest:  7-2  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 47 Thu, May 22   SEA  W   9-2       20-27  5th  6.5 gb
 46 Wed, May 21   SEA  W   9-4       19-27  5th  6.5 gb
 45 Tue, May 20   SEA  W  12-8       18-27  5th  6.5 gb
 44 Sun, May 18  @ARI  L   0-4       17-27  5th  6.5 gb
 43 Sat, May 17  @ARI  W   3-2       17-26  5th  5.5 gb
 42 Fri, May 16  @ARI  L   3-4       16-26  5th  6.0 gb
 41 Thu, May 15  @KCR  L   4-8       16-25  5th  6.0 gb
 40 Wed, May 14  @KCR  L   0-2       16-24  5th  5.0 gb
 39 Tue, May 13  @KCR  L   2-3       16-23  5th  4.5 gb
 38 Sat, May 10   NYY  L   2-5       16-22  4th  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 04, 2008 MIN  7  DET  6        W:Matt Guerrier (2-1), L: Zach Miner (1-2), S: Joe Nathan (11)
Sat, May 03, 2008 MIN  4  DET  1        W:Brian Bass (1-0), L: Justin Verlander (1-5), S: Joe Nathan (10)
Fri, May 02, 2008 MIN 11  DET  1        W:Livan Hernandez (4-1), L: Armando Galarraga (2-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 DET  6  MIN  5        W:Clay Rapada (1-0), L: Jesse Crain (0-1), S: Todd Jones (3)
Mon, Apr 14, 2008 DET 11  MIN  9        W:Francis Beltran (1-0), L: Pat Neshek (0-1), S: Todd Jones (2)

Wed, Sep 26, 2007 DET  9  MIN  4  (6)   W:Tim Byrdak (3-0), L: Nick Blackburn (0-1), S: none
Tue, Sep 25, 2007 DET  8  MIN  0        W:Yorman Bazardo (2-1), L: Matt Garza (4-7), S: none
Mon, Sep 24, 2007 MIN  2 @DET  0        W:Carlos Silva (13-14), L: Nate Robertson (8-13), S: Joe Nathan (35)
Sun, Sep 16, 2007 DET  6 @MIN  4        W:Jair Jurrjens (3-1), L: Scott Baker (9-8), S: Todd Jones (37)
Sat, Sep 15, 2007 DET  4 @MIN  3        W:Joel Zumaya (2-3), L: Johan Santana (15-12), S: Todd Jones (36)
Season Series: 2008 - MIN leads 3-2; 2007 - DET won 12-6; 2006 - DET won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1020-938

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

CHC  5.68

LAA  4.51

SDP  3.39

RA/G

CLE  3.64

KCR  4.49

TEX  5.51

BA

C. Jones  .412

C. Delgado  .218

C. Pena  .206

OBP

C. Jones  .482

C. Delgado  .301

K. Greene  .269

SLG

L. Berkman  .770

G. Matthews  .347

O. Cabrera  .289

OPS

L. Berkman  1.236

C. Delgado  .665

O. Cabrera  .563

ERA

E. Volquez  1.33

D. McGowan  4.21

J. Washburn  6.99

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.28

B. Tomko  6.30

J. Garland  1.96

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Minnesota Twins Batters (4.45 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.23 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Galarraga
G/S/vB
41.Cruceta
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 21/20 .278/.333/.500/.833 .000/.879 21/.833 0/0 1/
19.Clark* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/4 .286/.286/.571/.857 1.000/.750 .750 7/.857 0/0 0/
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 5/.400 3/.000 ··· 8/.750 6/.833 6/.500 4/1.750 129/98 .227/.287/.319/.606 .748/.562 .601 111/.615 4/1 1/
22.Gomez G/S/vP 3/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 176/134 .286/.318/.440/.759 1.015/.676 .689 83/.931 16/3 4/
23.Harris G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/2.500 4/.750 1/.000 168/125 .255/.331/.345/.676 .519/.731 .713 91/.649 1/1 2/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 4/2.250 3/.333 ··· 5/.200 3/.666 6/.833 3/1.334 147/113 .248/.286/.409/.694 .465/.759 .579 68/.683 0/1 5/
24.Lamb* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 146/127 .224/.253/.269/.522 .158/.579 .719 81/.558 0/0 0/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· ··· 6/.900 3/2.000 7/1.000 8/.833 172/123 .333/.404/.413/.817 .772/.836 .697 95/.926 0/1 0/
27.Monroe G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 96/62 .236/.292/.449/.741 .335/.959 .639 56/.710 0/0 4/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 5/.650 2/1.000 ··· 7/.143 3/1.667 5/1.600 8/1.000 197/141 .303/.376/.486/.861 .777/.895 .768 109/.897 0/0 8/
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 7/1.547 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 33/17 .200/.242/.267/.509 .536/.485 .569 19/.557 0/0 0/
21.Young G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/2.000 1/2.000 2/1.500 3/.666 192/150 .278/.323/.356/.678 .611/.698 .820 105/.738 8/2 0/
IP 35.1 9.2 7.1 16.2 27.1 25.2 14.1 TOTAL .265/.317/.379/.697 .644/.714 .680 .733 39/11 26/38
ERA-K/9 3.06/6.1 1.86/7.4 1.23/6.2 4.32/3.2 2.30/6.3 6.66/6.0 1.88/6.9 4.94/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (19-10-0)
 Redmond (8-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 145/.167 41/.229 31/.185 73/.234 110/.269 115/.263 60/.259 .267  Young
 Cuddyer
 Gomez
 Monroe
 Kubel
47/0/0/5
0/1/28/2
0/41/0/2
0/7/1/1
1/0/13/1
OPS .571 .684 .624 .735 .666 .739 .631 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 69/.629 19/.734 9/.944 35/.952 41/.780 49/.616 35/.658 .778
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 76/.516 22/.641 22/.490 38/.549 69/.594 66/.831 25/.593 .759
Home 49/.763 21/.825 25/.644 41/.791 65/.621 58/.463 32/.701 .783
Last 28d days 100/.646 41/.684 31/.624 39/.800 45/.868 48/.472 27/.642
HR/SB/CS 3/3/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 2/1/0 1/1/0 2/3/0 0/0/1 41/19/11
Usage ·····X·· ·Xo··oo· X···o··· ··o··o·X ··X··o·X ·X··X·o· ····o·oX
Detroit Tigers Batters (4.72 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.66 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 59.Slowey
G/S/vB
60.Bass
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
41.Korecky
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
37.Reyes*
G/S/vB
39.Rincon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/5.000 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 197/168 .282/.365/.476/.842 .972/.818 .805 100/.843 1/0 7/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 3/2.334 1/2.000 13/.885 14/1.238 ··· 9/.777 5/.000 6/1.000 109/104 .247/.321/.495/.816 .400/.838 .784 98/.768 2/1 6/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/.000 14/.702 11/.989 ··· 13/.840 9/.583 12/1.000 176/143 .292/.366/.448/.814 .646/.857 .966 88/.636 3/0 4/
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 16/1.053 16/.331 ··· 12/.450 5/.000 19/.285 123/101 .233/.331/.427/.758 .554/.802 1.017 42/.539 1/1 4/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 42/41 .278/.357/.722/1.079 .000/1.109 .994 42/1.079 0/0 5/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 13/.760 11/.273 ··· 11/.697 3/.333 18/1.007 197/168 .315/.376/.506/.881 .899/.877 1.051 99/.858 0/1 7/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 9/1.127 11/.555 ··· 9/.476 9/.888 6/.666 170/140 .281/.349/.386/.735 .953/.690 .612 101/.911 2/0 2/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 37/28 .250/.351/.438/.789 .778/.792 1.067 13/.641 0/0 1/
8.Renteria G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 4/1.000 ··· 4/.000 9/.555 2/1.500 178/150 .281/.311/.395/.706 1.184/.620 .656 81/.518 1/0 4/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 4/.666 15/.934 ··· 9/1.069 4/1.250 19/.485 161/128 .268/.308/.383/.691 .678/.694 .762 74/.640 3/0 1/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 5/1.467 39/35 .344/.447/.625/1.072 1.250/1.048 1.046 14/1.051 0/0 1/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 9/1.056 6/.567 ··· 18/1.056 3/2.334 6/.900 146/120 .202/.349/.311/.660 .439/.712 .742 80/.651 3/0 2/
33.Thames G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/2.000 4/.500 7/.143 ··· 5/.400 1/.000 4/.500 65/42 .246/.292/.410/.702 1.110/.487 .819 28/.893 0/0 3/
IP 19.2 30.0 16.2 27.1 8.0 19.0 12.2 19.1 TOTAL .267/.339/.426/.765 .822/.754 .828 .735 18/4 48/34
ERA-K/9 5.49/7.3 3.90/4.2 3.78/5.9 3.62/5.9 4.50/6.8 1.42/9.9 1.42/5.0 3.72/7.0 4.16/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (3-0-2)
 Rodriguez (16-11-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 81/.260 139/.276 76/.288 121/.271 32/.241 76/.239 49/.261 87/.239 .279  Inge
 Ordonez
 Granderson
 Sheffield
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
2/11/0/2
0/0/44/1
0/25/0/0
6/0/0/0
12/0/6/0
11/2/3/0
10/0/2/0
OPS .881 .857 .821 .733 .761 .599 .610 .731 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 30/.930 47/.896 30/.573 44/.781 17/.710 41/.617 33/.492 38/.921 .763
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 51/.854 92/.837 46/.974 77/.706 15/.800 35/.580 16/.866 49/.576 .770
Road 44/.915 63/.798 29/1.073 45/.938 21/.667 20/.850 14/.452 32/.817 .810
Last 28d days 67/.870 73/.805 44/.810 66/.675 32/.761 46/.668 29/.750 51/.771
HR/SB/CS 6/0/1 6/1/2 2/2/1 3/4/1 1/2/0 1/4/0 0/1/1 2/4/1 52/27/11
Usage ····X··· X·X··o·· o··XX··X X··Xo··X ·X·XX··· X··o··oX ···oo·oo ·X·Xo·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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