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Game Preview: MIN @ DET, 7:05pm, Saturday, May 24, 2008 @Comerica Park

Minnesota Twins, 24-24, 2nd, 2½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Boof Bonser (26, RHP, 2-5, 5.25)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-5)             58.1  61  38  34  15  38  7    5.25      
 2007 (8-12)           173   199 108  98  65 136 27    5.10      
 2006 (7-6)            100.1 104  50  47  24  84 18    4.22      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-3  39.1  42  31  28  13  26  6    6.41   43 
 2008-05-19    TEX  ND   6.1   6   4   3   0   5  2      79   52 
 2008-05-14    TOR   L   6     5   5   5   3   3  1     101   42 
 2008-05-09    BOS  ND   4     7   6   6   3   3  0      96   24 
 2008-05-04    DET  ND   6     8   6   5   0   5  1      99   39 
 2008-04-29    CHW   W   7     6   1   1   1   8  1     104   68 
 2008-04-23   @OAK   L   6     3   2   2   4   2  0     100   56 
 2008-04-17    TBR   L   4     7   7   6   2   0  1      72   20 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-0  18    19  11  10   5  16  2    5.00   49 
 2008-05-04    DET  ND   6     8   6   5   0   5  1      99   39 
 2007-05-13    DET   W   5     6   4   4   3   6  1      90   42 
 2006-09-09    DET   W   7     5   1   1   2   5  0     104   66 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-12   Road:    8-12   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  19-18   vsLHP:   5-6    1-Run:  10-8 
 vsEast:  4-5    vsCntrl:14-8    vsWest:  5-9  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 48 Fri, May 23  @DET  W   9-4       24-24  2nd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Detroit Tigers, 20-28, 5th, 6½ GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Nate Robertson (30, LHP, 1-5, 6.08)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-5)             53.1  69  36  36  15  38  6    6.08      
 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  43    54  27  27  11  27  5    5.65   44 
 2008-05-18   @ARI   L   5.2   7   4   4   4   5  0      90   40 
 2008-05-13   @KCR  ND   7    10   2   2   0   2  0      82   51 
 2008-05-06    BOS   L   6.1  10   4   4   2   4  1     109   39 
 2008-05-01   @NYY   W   5.2   7   4   4   2   3  1     106   40 
 2008-04-25    LAA   L   7     6   4   4   1   3  1      89   51 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      2-1  34.1  22  10  10  12  24  3    2.62   62 
 2008-04-15    MIN  ND   6.1   6   4   4   1   5  1      94   49 
 2007-09-24    MIN   L   7     3   1   1   4   6  0     111   69 
 2007-09-14   @MIN   W   7     5   2   2   3   5  1     106   61 
 2007-07-17   @MIN   W   7     3   0   0   2   5  0     102   74 
 2007-04-27    MIN  ND   7     5   3   3   2   3  1      95   56 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-13   Road:    9-15   ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  14-26   vsLHP:   6-2    1-Run:   4-6 
 vsEast:  8-8    vsCntrl: 4-16   vsWest:  7-2  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 48 Fri, May 23   MIN  L   4-9       20-28  5th  6.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 23, 2008 MIN  9 @DET  4        W:Kevin Slowey (1-4), L: Armando Galarraga (3-2), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - MIN leads 4-2; 2007 - DET won 12-6; 2006 - DET won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1020-939

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  5.81

MIN  4.54

SDP  3.36

RA/G

OAK  3.69

KCR  4.54

TEX  5.58

BA

C. Jones  .415

A. Huff  .246

R. Howard  .202

OBP

C. Jones  .487

C. Pena  .310

R. Cano  .265

SLG

L. Berkman  .773

A. Rios  .381

K. Suzuki  .298

OPS

L. Berkman  1.240

J. Lopez  .695

M. Bourn  .574

ERA

E. Volquez  1.34

S. Chacon  4.11

K. Rogers  6.66

K/9IP

E. Volquez  11.04

P. Maholm  6.37

J. Garland  1.96

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Minnesota Twins Batters (4.54 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.31 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Robertson*
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 7/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 27/25 .273/.370/.455/.825 1.000/.810 .750 27/.825 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 54/.647 3/.000 ··· 8/.750 6/.833 6/.500 5/1.800 134/101 .230/.299/.320/.618 .787/.565 .639 111/.640 4/1 1/
22.Gomez G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 182/139 .287/.319/.437/.755 1.038/.666 .687 86/.897 16/3 4/
23.Harris G/S/vP 9/1.194 ··· ··· 2/1.000 3/2.334 4/.750 2/.000 173/129 .253/.327/.340/.667 .506/.723 .693 91/.649 1/1 2/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 13/.154 3/.333 ··· 5/.200 3/.666 6/.833 4/1.000 152/116 .246/.283/.401/.684 .438/.757 .565 68/.713 0/1 5/
24.Lamb* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 3/1.334 1/no AB 151/130 .234/.272/.314/.585 .393/.617 .867 82/.678 0/0 1/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 28/.571 ··· ··· 6/.900 3/2.000 7/1.000 10/.875 178/126 .338/.412/.416/.828 .793/.843 .733 96/.903 0/1 0/
27.Monroe G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 96/62 .236/.292/.449/.741 .335/.959 .639 54/.738 0/0 4/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 33/.727 2/1.000 ··· 7/.143 3/1.667 5/1.600 9/1.222 202/144 .306/.376/.494/.871 .802/.898 .796 109/.854 0/0 8/
55.Redmond G/S/vP 20/.585 ··· ··· 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 9/.111 1/.000 ··· 3/2.000 1/2.000 2/1.500 4/.500 197/153 .277/.325/.353/.678 .582/.706 .812 105/.771 8/2 0/
IP 53.1 9.2 7.1 16.2 28.0 25.2 15.2 TOTAL .266/.321/.382/.703 .663/.718 .697 .748 39/11 27/38
ERA-K/9 6.08/6.4 1.86/7.4 1.23/6.2 4.32/3.2 2.57/6.1 6.66/6.0 2.87/6.3 5.03/5.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 239/.312 41/.229 31/.185 73/.234 113/.271 115/.263 70/.290 .268  Young
 Cuddyer
 Gomez
 Monroe
 Kubel
48/0/0/6
0/1/29/2
0/42/0/2
0/7/1/1
1/0/13/1
OPS .855 .684 .624 .735 .666 .739 .712 .772
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 70/.917 19/.734 9/.944 35/.952 42/.762 49/.616 40/.739 .791
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 169/.828 22/.641 22/.490 38/.549 71/.606 66/.831 30/.674 .759
Home 108/.866 21/.825 25/.644 41/.791 68/.623 58/.463 42/.821 .792
Last 28d days 112/.854 41/.684 31/.624 36/.873 48/.854 48/.472 37/.790
HR/SB/CS 6/3/2 1/1/0 1/0/0 2/1/0 1/1/0 2/3/0 0/0/1 42/19/11
Usage ·····X·· ··Xo··oo ·X···o·· ···o··o· o··X··o· ··X··X·o X····o·o
Detroit Tigers Batters (4.71 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.65 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 26.Bonser
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 6/.833 2/.000 1/5.000 4/.250 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 201/172 .283/.368/.480/.848 .972/.825 .819 100/.855 1/0 7/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 10/1.300 1/2.000 13/.885 14/1.238 ··· 9/.777 5/.000 6/1.000 112/107 .240/.313/.480/.793 .400/.812 .745 96/.713 2/1 6/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 9/.222 2/.000 14/.702 12/.900 ··· 13/.840 9/.583 12/1.000 180/147 .287/.363/.439/.803 .646/.842 .938 92/.622 3/0 4/
15.Inge G/S/vP 5/1.400 1/.000 16/1.053 16/.331 ··· 12/.450 5/.000 19/.285 123/101 .233/.331/.427/.758 .554/.802 1.017 38/.544 1/1 4/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 44/43 .263/.341/.684/1.025 .000/1.052 .911 44/1.025 0/0 5/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 9/1.413 2/.000 14/.690 11/.273 ··· 11/.697 3/.333 18/1.007 201/172 .319/.378/.505/.884 .899/.879 1.048 99/.899 0/1 7/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 6/.833 2/.000 10/1.000 11/.555 1/.000 9/.476 9/.888 6/.666 175/145 .278/.345/.386/.731 .953/.687 .611 101/.875 2/0 2/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 39/29 .265/.359/.471/.830 1.000/.761 1.144 15/.762 0/0 1/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 5/.800 ··· 4/.000 10/.700 2/1.500 182/153 .284/.320/.396/.717 1.214/.625 .680 81/.550 1/0 4/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 8/.500 ··· 4/.666 15/.934 1/.000 9/1.069 5/1.800 19/.485 165/131 .268/.307/.392/.699 .778/.677 .775 74/.696 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 3/.667 2/1.000 10/1.489 6/.567 1/.000 18/1.056 3/2.334 6/.900 151/125 .202/.344/.331/.675 .439/.728 .765 81/.696 3/0 3/
33.Thames G/S/vP 6/.334 1/2.000 5/1.000 7/.143 1/no AB 5/.400 1/.000 4/.500 67/44 .258/.313/.435/.749 1.110/.564 .919 30/.987 0/0 3/
IP 58.1 30.0 17.2 28.1 9.0 19.0 12.2 19.1 TOTAL .267/.340/.428/.768 .847/.753 .830 .747 18/4 49/34
ERA-K/9 5.25/5.9 3.90/4.2 4.08/5.6 3.49/6.0 4.00/6.0 1.42/9.9 3.55/5.0 3.72/7.0 4.16/5.6

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 253/.258 139/.276 80/.300 125/.264 36/.219 76/.239 52/.306 87/.239 .279  Inge
 Granderson
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
2/11/0/2
0/26/0/1
0/0/45/1
6/0/0/0
13/0/6/0
11/3/3/0
11/0/2/0
OPS .704 .857 .888 .720 .712 .599 .754 .731 .769
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 121/.757 47/.896 30/.573 45/.762 17/.710 41/.617 33/.492 38/.921 .756
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 132/.656 92/.837 50/1.064 80/.695 19/.708 35/.580 19/1.232 49/.576 .779
Road 49/.396 63/.798 33/1.205 49/.888 25/.606 20/.850 17/.945 32/.817 .814
Last 28d days 129/.729 73/.805 48/.925 67/.634 36/.712 46/.668 28/1.115 46/.703
HR/SB/CS 7/6/0 6/1/2 3/2/1 3/4/1 1/2/0 1/4/0 0/1/1 2/4/1 53/27/11
Usage ····X··· ·X·X··o· oo··XX·· XX··Xo·· X·X·XX·· ·X··o··o o···oo·o ··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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