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Game Preview: CLE @ DET, 3:55pm, Saturday, June 7, 2008 @Comerica Park

Cleveland Indians, 28-33, 3rd, 6½ GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Aaron Laffey (23, LHP, 3-3, 3.02)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-3)             44.2  42  18  15  10  22  2    3.02      
 2007 (4-2)             49.1  54  26  25  12  25  2    4.56      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  44.2  42  18  15  10  22  2    3.02   54 
 2008-06-02   @TEX  ND   5    11   8   8   2   2  2      88   13 
 2008-05-27    CHW   W   6     7   2   1   2   0  0      99   50 
 2008-05-22   @CHW   L   7     6   2   2   1   6  0      95   62 
 2008-05-15    OAK   W   7     5   1   0   1   6  0      98   70 
 2008-05-10    TOR   W   7     6   0   0   1   2  0      89   66 
 2008-05-04    KCR   L   7     4   1   0   2   5  0     103   70 
 2008-04-28    NYY   L   5.2   3   4   4   1   1  0      78   47 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-16   Road:   12-17   ExtrInn: 1-4 
 vsRHP:  21-25   vsLHP:   7-8    1-Run:   5-6 
 vsEast:  7-6    vsCntrl:10-13   vsWest: 11-11 IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 61 Fri, Jun  6  @DET  W   4-2       28-33  3rd  6.5 gb
 60 Thu, Jun  5  @TEX  L   4-9       27-33  3rd  6.5 gb
 59 Wed, Jun  4  @TEX  W  15-9       27-32  3rd  5.5 gb
 58 Tue, Jun  3  @TEX  L   7-12      26-32  3rd  5.5 gb
 57 Mon, Jun  2  @TEX  W  13-9       26-31  3rd  4.5 gb
 56 Sun, Jun  1  @KCR  L   1-6       25-31  3rd  5.0 gb
 55 Sat, May 31  @KCR  L   2-4       25-30  3rd  5.0 gb
 54 Fri, May 30  @KCR  W   5-4       25-29  3rd  5.0 gb
 53 Wed, May 28   CHW  L   5-6       24-29  3rd  5.5 gb
 52 Tue, May 27   CHW  W   8-2       24-28  3rd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:14-16
Detroit Tigers, 24-36, 4th, 10 GB, 11½ GB in WC

SP: Kenny Rogers (43, LHP, 4-4, 5.54)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-4)             66.2  83  44  41  32  30  8    5.54      
 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         3-1  42    51  22  20  17  21  6    4.29   46 
 2008-06-02   @OAK  ND   7     6   2   2   4   3  1     107   56 
 2008-05-26   @LAA  ND   7     5   0   0   1   2  0      98   68 
 2008-05-21    SEA   W   5.1   8   4   4   3   2  2      91   35 
 2008-05-15   @KCR   L   4    11   7   7   3   1  1      92   10 
 2008-05-09    NYY   W   6     9   2   2   2   3  1      97   47 
 2008-05-04   @MIN  ND   6.2   6   5   3   0   6  0      96   52 
 2008-04-29   @NYY   W   6     6   2   2   4   4  1     101   52 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CLE      2-1  27    25  15  14  14  15  3    4.67   49 
 2007-09-17   @CLE  ND   7     5   2   2   3   4  1      99   60 
 2007-07-04    CLE   W   5.1   7   2   1   3   3  0      95   48 
 2006-08-27   @CLE   W   7     4   1   1   3   3  0     107   65 
 2006-08-05    CLE  ND   7     4   3   3   2   3  2     113   58 
 2006-07-25   @CLE   L   0.2   5   7   7   3   2  0      48   13 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-15   Road:   12-21   ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:  17-32   vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   4-10
 vsEast:  8-8    vsCntrl: 5-18   vsWest: 10-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 60 Fri, Jun  6   CLE  L   2-4       24-36  4th 10.0 gb
 59 Wed, Jun  4  @OAK  L   2-10      24-35  4th  8.5 gb
 58 Tue, Jun  3  @OAK  L   4-5 (11)  24-34  4th  7.5 gb
 57 Mon, Jun  2  @OAK  L   2-3       24-33  4th  6.5 gb
 56 Sun, Jun  1  @SEA  W   7-5       24-32  4th  6.0 gb
 55 Sat, May 31  @SEA  L   0-5       23-32  4th  7.0 gb
 54 Fri, May 30  @SEA  W   7-4       23-31  4th  7.0 gb
 53 Wed, May 28  @LAA  W   6-2       22-31  4th  7.5 gb
 52 Tue, May 27  @LAA  L   2-3       21-31  4th  7.5 gb
 51 Mon, May 26  @LAA  L   0-1 (12)  21-30  4th  7.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:10-20
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 CLE  4 @DET  2        W:Paul Byrd (3-5), L: Justin Verlander (2-9), S: Joe Borowski (5)
Thu, Apr 17, 2008 CLE 11  DET  1        W:Fausto Carmona (2-1), L: Justin Verlander (0-3), S: none
Wed, Apr 16, 2008 DET 13 @CLE  2        W:Armando Galarraga (1-0), L: C.C. Sabathia (0-3), S: none

Wed, Sep 19, 2007 CLE  4  DET  2        W:C.C. Sabathia (18-7), L: Nate Robertson (8-12), S: Joe Borowski (42)
Tue, Sep 18, 2007 CLE  7  DET  4        W:Jensen Lewis (1-1), L: Justin Verlander (17-6), S: Joe Borowski (41)
Mon, Sep 17, 2007 CLE  6  DET  5 (11)   W:Rafael Betancourt (5-1), L: Zach Miner (3-4), S: none
Thu, Aug 23, 2007 CLE  3 @DET  1 (10)   W:Rafael Perez (1-1), L: Joel Zumaya (1-2), S: Joe Borowski (36)
Wed, Aug 22, 2007 CLE 11 @DET  8        W:Paul Byrd (12-5), L: Justin Verlander (13-5), S: Joe Borowski (35)
Tue, Aug 21, 2007 DET  2  CLE  1        W:Jair Jurrjens (1-1), L: Fausto Carmona (14-8), S: Todd Jones (32)
Wed, Aug 15, 2007 CLE  5  DET  2        W:Fausto Carmona (14-7), L: Jair Jurrjens (0-1), S: Joe Borowski (33)
Season Series: 2008 - CLE leads 2-1; 2007 - CLE won 12-6; 2006 - DET won 13-6; All-Time - DET leads 1022-1000

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  5.58

CHW  4.51

KCR  3.61

RA/G

CHW  3.70

SDP  4.60

TEX  5.90

BA

C. Jones  .421

T. Hunter  .274

A. Cabrera  .188

OBP

C. Jones  .504

P. Polanco  .344

R. Hernandez  .256

SLG

L. Berkman  .722

A. Ethier  .442

A. Cabrera  .253

OPS

L. Berkman  1.184

J. Ellsbury  .785

A. Cabrera  .541

ERA

E. Volquez  1.32

J. Sanchez  4.08

N. Robertson  6.03

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.92

Z. Greinke  6.22

J. Garland  2.58

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Cleveland Indians Batters (4.41 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.10 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Rogers*
G/S/vB
52.Bautista
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Blake G/S/vP 45/.765 9/.347 ··· 7/1.429 12/.639 6/1.500 2/3.000 204/168 .236/.315/.407/.722 .347/.802 .982 88/.802 1/0 6/
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP 3/1.333 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 181/144 .188/.288/.253/.541 .398/.585 .586 69/.567 1/1 1/
7.Carroll G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/4.000 1/.000 117/83 .229/.339/.281/.621 .838/.528 .522 59/.635 4/0 0/
17.Choo* G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 20/17 .250/.400/.563/.963 1.667/.796 .963 20/.963 0/0 1/
20.Dellucci* G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 7/.858 ··· ··· 173/165 .237/.324/.434/.758 .125/.789 .875 78/.747 2/0 7/
12.Francisco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 127/106 .316/.354/.504/.859 .881/.854 .864 108/.838 2/2 3/
25.Garko G/S/vP 6/.833 2/2.500 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 3/.333 1/.000 211/165 .266/.355/.397/.752 .907/.710 .763 81/.857 0/0 5/
38.Gutierrez G/S/vP 3/.666 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 7/.834 ··· 167/122 .261/.311/.392/.703 .872/.641 .598 47/.873 3/2 3/
15.Marte G/S/vP 6/.333 ··· ··· 3/3.667 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 48/40 .163/.200/.186/.386 1.292/.216 .432 25/.458 1/1 0/
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 45/.697 8/.625 ··· 4/.833 7/1.000 4/.250 5/1.267 202/157 .285/.332/.344/.676 .890/.605 .533 94/.556 0/0 0/
2.Peralta G/S/vP 37/.972 6/.400 ··· 5/1.400 3/1.667 7/1.071 4/.000 228/182 .234/.288/.440/.728 .814/.706 .808 100/.798 2/0 11/
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.250 1/2.000 77/53 .214/.276/.300/.576 .348/.682 .533 25/.327 0/0 1/
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 32/.460 9/1.222 ··· 7/.929 5/.200 6/.500 8/1.214 274/200 .257/.372/.487/.859 .765/.893 .749 122/.920 15/2 12/
IP 66.2 14.1 12.0 0.1 21.0 31.2 17.2 TOTAL .242/.321/.385/.707 .716/.704 .720 .743 33/10 56/31
ERA-K/9 5.54/4.0 4.40/5.7 2.25/5.2 135.00/30.0 4.71/3.9 5.40/5.4 3.06/6.1 4.86/5.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (19-12-2)
 Shoppach (3-2-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 309/.309 65/.260 56/.250 6/.833 93/.244 141/.244 79/.279 .266  Francisco
 Gutierrez
 Sizemore
 Carroll
 Choo
 Dellucci
19/1/17/5
1/4/45/2
0/58/0/1
1/0/0/0
0/0/5/0
43/0/0/0
OPS .875 .782 .711 1.833 .748 .702 .697 .763
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 101/.769 24/.622 15/.928 5/1.800 45/.990 62/.568 48/.728 .792
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 208/.928 41/.856 41/.631 1/2.000 48/.527 79/.812 31/.651 .742
Home 97/.968 31/.840 25/.644 / 50/.797 59/.455 42/.821 .782
Last 28d days 110/.931 4/1.250 40/.582 6/1.833 30/.679 46/.446 37/.684
HR/SB/CS 8/1/0 1/1/0 1/2/0 0/0/0 3/2/0 2/3/0 0/0/1 54/26/13
Usage ····X··· X······· ··ooo··o ··Xo···· X····X·o ···X·o·o ···Xo···
Detroit Tigers Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. Cleveland Indians Pitchers (4.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 32.Laffey*
G/S/vB
27.Bauer
G/S/vB
63.Betancourt
G/S/vB
47.Borowski
G/S/vB
39.Elarton
G/S/vB
30.Kobayashi
G/S/vB
49.Mujica
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
54.Slocum
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 3/1.666 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 253/214 .271/.352/.450/.801 .845/.793 .771 97/.829 1/0 8/
27.Clevlen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 7/.453 4/.250 9/.111 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 ··· 165/152 .238/.297/.430/.727 .308/.766 .714 94/.567 3/2 7/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· 5/2.000 14/.572 6/.666 13/1.538 ··· 3/3.167 ··· ··· 227/188 .299/.381/.457/.837 .981/.817 .999 88/.819 4/1 5/
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· 5/.800 16/.192 4/.000 27/.990 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 147/120 .224/.317/.424/.741 .442/.810 .953 39/.770 1/1 5/
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 23/23 .136/.174/.273/.447 /.447 1.667 23/.447 0/0 1/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· 8/.700 16/.393 6/2.000 15/.434 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 253/212 .313/.387/.500/.887 .912/.881 1.096 96/.890 0/1 9/
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 8/.875 5/.800 15/.277 ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 226/183 .279/.344/.373/.716 .869/.681 .648 92/.668 2/0 2/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 58/40 .196/.293/.353/.646 .722/.603 .794 31/.408 0/0 1/
8.Renteria G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 3/1.667 16/.467 19/.210 1/.000 ··· 2/3.500 ··· 222/185 .262/.303/.354/.658 1.084/.576 .644 78/.622 1/1 4/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 6/1.500 16/.563 8/.536 31/.459 1/.000 3/3.667 2/1.000 ··· 204/164 .245/.287/.351/.638 .746/.611 .778 73/.479 3/0 1/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 6/.167 2/1.500 6/.834 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 93/59 .250/.323/.476/.799 1.210/.579 .849 39/.951 0/0 5/
IP 44.2 1.0 25.0 9.0 5.0 31.0 5.0 27.2 TOTAL .258/.332/.409/.741 .830/.723 .826 .706 20/7 58/40
ERA-K/9 3.02/4.4 27.00/9.0 6.12/9.4 8.00/5.0 5.40/10.8 2.61/6.4 5.40/1.8 3.58/9.1 /0.0 4.01/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (5-1-2)
 Rodriguez (21-12-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 184/.246 7/.500 113/.320 42/.306 26/.364 125/.235 22/.300 120/.271 / .269  Granderson
 Inge
 Ordonez
 Thames
 Guillen
 Raburn
0/38/0/2
2/11/0/2
0/0/56/1
18/0/6/0
2/0/0/0
13/4/5/0
OPS .615 1.405 .904 1.005 .916 .591 1.018 .713 .745
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 46/.308 3/1.000 53/.784 15/.701 15/1.033 55/.750 11/.773 53/.560 / .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 138/.720 4/1.750 60/1.009 27/1.133 11/.764 70/.467 11/1.264 67/.829 / .728
Road 53/.927 7/1.405 42/.918 20/.821 18/.646 45/.694 17/1.027 69/.809 / .784
Last 28d days 132/.705 7/1.405 50/.966 19/.474 26/.916 54/.519 22/1.018 49/.645 /
HR/SB/CS 2/1/2 0/0/0 5/3/1 3/1/0 0/0/0 3/2/0 2/0/0 3/0/3 // 65/22/14
Usage ····X··· ··X····· ·XX····o o···o··o ···o·X·· o·X·X··· ·X·X···· ···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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