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Game Preview: MIN @ DET, 1:05pm, Sunday, May 25, 2008 @Comerica Park

Minnesota Twins, 24-25, 2nd, 2½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Glen Perkins (25, LHP, 1-1, 3.44)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-1)             18.1  20   8   7   2  12  3    3.44      
 2007 (0-0)             28.2  23  10  10  12  20  2    3.14      
 2006 (0-0)              5.2   3   1   1   0   6  0    1.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-1  18.1  20   8   7   2  12  3    3.44   52 
 2008-05-20    TEX   W   6.1   6   3   2   0   3  0      96   54 
 2008-05-15    TOR  ND   6     5   2   2   2   6  0     102   58 
 2008-05-10    BOS   L   6     9   3   3   0   3  3      98   45 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-12   Road:    8-13   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  19-18   vsLHP:   5-7    1-Run:  10-8 
 vsEast:  4-5    vsCntrl:14-9    vsWest:  5-9  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 49 Sat, May 24  @DET  L   3-19      24-25  2nd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Detroit Tigers, 21-28, 4th, 5½ GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (25, RHP, 2-7, 5.61)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-7)             61    61  43  38  25  40  8    5.61      
 2007 (18-6)           201.2 181  88  82  67 183 20    3.66      
 2006 (17-9)           186   187  78  75  60 124 21    3.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-5  41.2  46  24  24  17  27  5    5.18   46 
 2008-05-20    SEA   W   6     4   1   1   1   7  1     104   66 
 2008-05-14   @KCR   L   6     6   2   2   3   3  0     101   52 
 2008-05-08    BOS   L   6     9   5   5   1   5  1     107   38 
 2008-05-03   @MIN   L   7     7   4   4   2   5  1     117   50 
 2008-04-27    LAA   L   5.2   7   6   6   4   3  0     100   30 
 2008-04-22    TEX   W   6     6   1   1   2   3  1     110   57 
 2008-04-17   @CLE   L   5     7   5   5   4   1  1     104   30 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      2-3  30    33  16  14  10  15  4    4.20   48 
 2008-05-03   @MIN   L   7     7   4   4   2   5  1     117   50 
 2007-06-29    MIN   L   5     4   6   6   5   5  1      99   35 
 2007-04-28    MIN   L   3     8   5   3   1   0  1      79   26 
 2006-09-07   @MIN   W   7     8   1   1   2   5  1     107   60 
 2006-05-17    MIN   W   8     6   0   0   0   0  0     103   70 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-13   Road:    9-15   ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  15-26   vsLHP:   6-2    1-Run:   4-6 
 vsEast:  8-8    vsCntrl: 5-16   vsWest:  7-2  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 49 Sat, May 24   MIN  W  19-3       21-28  4th  5.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 24, 2008 DET 19  MIN  3        W:Nate Robertson (2-5), L: Boof Bonser (2-6), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - MIN leads 4-3; 2007 - DET won 12-6; 2006 - DET won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1021-939

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  5.78

MIN  4.51

SDP  3.33

RA/G

OAK  3.62

KCR  4.57

TEX  5.57

BA

C. Jones  .417

F. Sanchez  .250

J. Thome  .205

OBP

C. Jones  .488

A. Rios  .323

K. Greene  .263

SLG

L. Berkman  .769

J. Lopez  .393

O. Cabrera  .295

OPS

L. Berkman  1.241

R. Weeks  .711

O. Cabrera  .578

ERA

E. Volquez  1.34

P. Byrd  4.10

K. Rogers  6.66

K/9IP

E. Volquez  11.04

N. Robertson  6.33

J. Garland  1.96

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Minnesota Twins Batters (4.51 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.27 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 31/26 .269/.355/.538/.893 1.400/.775 1.025 31/.893 0/0 2/
19.Clark* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 8/5 .250/.250/.500/.750 1.000/.600 .600 8/.750 0/0 0/
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 20/.516 3/.000 ··· 8/.750 7/.686 6/.500 5/1.800 138/102 .222/.290/.310/.599 .716/.559 .583 110/.584 4/1 1/
22.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 187/141 .279/.310/.425/.735 .970/.656 .642 91/.846 16/3 4/
23.Harris G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· ··· 2/1.000 4/1.750 4/.750 2/.000 177/130 .253/.326/.338/.663 .517/.717 .684 89/.594 1/1 2/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 7/.286 3/.333 ··· 5/.200 3/.666 6/.833 4/1.000 152/116 .246/.283/.401/.684 .438/.757 .565 63/.707 0/1 5/
24.Lamb* G/S/vP 7/.572 1/.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 3/1.334 1/no AB 151/130 .234/.272/.314/.585 .393/.617 .867 77/.622 0/0 1/
18.Macri G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 4/1 .667/.750/.667/1.417 1.333/ 1.417 4/1.417 1/0 0/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 21/1.246 ··· ··· 6/.900 3/2.000 7/1.000 10/.875 181/126 .338/.411/.414/.825 .786/.843 .730 94/.900 0/1 0/
27.Monroe G/S/vP 3/2.334 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 100/63 .226/.280/.430/.710 .307/.944 .587 53/.653 0/0 4/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 20/1.488 2/1.000 ··· 7/.143 3/1.667 5/1.600 9/1.222 205/144 .311/.380/.497/.878 .828/.898 .815 107/.876 0/0 8/
55.Redmond G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 7/1.547 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 34/18 .226/.265/.290/.555 .536/.572 .653 20/.633 0/0 0/
21.Young G/S/vP 6/.750 1/.000 ··· 3/2.000 2/1.000 2/1.500 4/.500 201/154 .274/.328/.349/.678 .600/.701 .807 104/.752 8/2 0/
IP 61.0 9.2 7.1 16.2 30.2 25.2 15.2 TOTAL .266/.321/.381/.702 .667/.715 .693 .733 40/11 28/40
ERA-K/9 5.61/5.9 1.86/7.4 1.23/6.2 4.32/3.2 2.35/6.7 6.66/6.0 2.87/6.3 4.98/5.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 271/.258 41/.229 31/.185 73/.234 123/.259 115/.263 70/.290 .268  Young
 Cuddyer
 Gomez
 Monroe
 Kubel
49/0/0/6
0/1/30/2
0/43/0/2
0/7/1/1
1/0/13/1
OPS .746 .684 .624 .735 .638 .739 .712 .769
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 126/.812 19/.734 9/.944 35/.952 44/.727 49/.616 40/.739 .791
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 145/.689 22/.641 22/.490 38/.549 79/.585 66/.831 30/.674 .754
Home 156/.743 21/.825 25/.644 41/.791 78/.584 58/.463 42/.821 .786
Last 28d days 132/.739 41/.684 31/.624 32/.925 54/.782 48/.472 37/.790
HR/SB/CS 8/3/3 1/1/0 1/0/0 2/1/0 1/1/0 2/3/0 0/0/1 43/20/11
Usage ····X··· ···Xo··o ··X···o· ····o··o Xo··X··o ···X··X· ·X····o·
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.94 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 15.Perkins*
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 ··· 3/.000 1/5.000 4/.250 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 205/176 .282/.366/.475/.840 .972/.817 .805 100/.825 1/0 7/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/2.000 13/.885 14/1.238 ··· 9/.777 6/.000 7/.858 118/112 .245/.314/.472/.785 .333/.811 .738 97/.672 2/1 6/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 2/1.500 3/.000 14/.702 12/.900 ··· 13/.840 9/.583 12/1.000 183/150 .288/.363/.438/.800 .646/.838 .929 95/.623 3/0 4/
15.Inge G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 16/1.053 16/.331 ··· 12/.450 5/.000 21/.255 125/103 .229/.325/.419/.744 .554/.785 .981 36/.518 1/1 4/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 49/48 .256/.327/.628/.954 .000/.976 .823 49/.954 0/0 5/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 2/.500 3/1.666 14/.690 11/.273 ··· 11/.697 3/.333 19/1.037 205/176 .330/.390/.551/.942 .899/.946 1.154 99/.990 0/1 9/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 1/.000 4/1.250 10/1.000 11/.555 1/.000 9/.476 10/1.000 7/.572 181/150 .294/.361/.405/.766 .990/.722 .681 102/.917 2/0 2/
25.Raburn G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 40/30 .257/.350/.457/.807 1.000/.733 1.051 16/.713 0/0 1/
8.Renteria G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 5/.800 ··· 4/.000 10/.700 2/1.500 182/153 .284/.320/.396/.717 1.214/.625 .680 77/.553 1/0 4/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 4/.666 15/.934 1/.000 9/1.069 6/1.500 20/.522 170/135 .274/.315/.401/.717 .755/.706 .805 75/.747 3/0 1/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.500 6/1.583 44/39 .353/.476/.618/1.094 1.350/1.059 1.089 19/1.113 0/0 1/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 1/.000 4/1.750 10/1.489 6/.567 1/.000 18/1.056 4/1.750 7/.762 157/130 .208/.344/.338/.682 .422/.741 .772 83/.744 3/0 3/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 5/1.000 7/.143 1/no AB 5/.400 1/.000 5/.400 68/45 .254/.309/.429/.737 1.110/.551 .887 31/.955 0/0 3/
IP 18.1 31.1 17.2 28.1 9.0 19.0 13.2 22.0 TOTAL .270/.343/.434/.776 .844/.764 .844 .763 18/4 51/34
ERA-K/9 3.44/5.9 5.74/4.0 4.08/5.6 3.49/6.0 4.00/6.0 1.42/9.9 3.29/4.6 4.50/7.4 4.45/5.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (3-0-2)
 Rodriguez (17-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 79/.267 150/.306 80/.300 125/.264 36/.219 76/.239 57/.302 100/.232 .282  Inge
 Granderson
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
2/11/0/2
0/27/0/1
0/0/46/1
6/0/0/0
13/0/6/0
11/3/4/0
12/0/2/0
OPS .722 .926 .888 .720 .712 .599 .747 .699 .778
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 18/.301 51/.861 30/.573 45/.762 17/.710 41/.617 34/.478 42/.929 .754
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 61/.836 99/.956 50/1.064 80/.695 19/.708 35/.580 23/1.172 58/.521 .795
Road / 74/.946 33/1.205 49/.888 25/.606 20/.850 22/.883 45/.715 .831
Last 28d days 79/.722 84/.939 46/.969 60/.633 31/.672 46/.668 29/1.075 59/.653
HR/SB/CS 3/0/0 7/1/2 3/2/1 3/4/1 1/2/0 1/4/0 0/1/1 2/4/1 55/27/11
Usage ····X··· X·X·X··o ·oo··XX· ·XX··Xo· ·X·X·XX· ··X··o·· Xo···oo· X··X·Xo·

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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