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Game Preview: LAD @ DET, 1:05pm, Sunday, June 15, 2008 @Comerica Park

Los Angeles Dodgers, 31-37, 2nd, 5½ GB, 9 GB in WC

SP: Clayton Kershaw (20, LHP, 0-1, 4.50)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-1)             20    21  10  10  13  19  2    4.50      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-1  20    21  10  10  13  19  2    4.50   48 
 2008-06-10   @SDP  ND   5.1   6   2   2   4   5  0      92   49 
 2008-06-04    COL   L   5     5   2   2   4   5  1     104   50 
 2008-05-30   @NYM  ND   3.2   5   4   4   4   2  1      83   33 
 2008-05-25    STL  ND   6     5   2   2   1   7  0     102   60 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-15   Road:   13-22   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  21-30   vsLHP:  10-7    1-Run:   8-8 
 vsEast:  6-7    vsCntrl:11-13   vsWest: 13-13 IL: 1-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 68 Sat, Jun 14  @DET  L   7-12      31-37  2nd  5.5 gb
 67 Fri, Jun 13  @DET  L   0-5       31-36  2nd  5.5 gb
 66 Thu, Jun 12  @SDP  L   0-9       31-35  2nd  4.5 gb
 65 Wed, Jun 11  @SDP  L   1-4       31-34  2nd  3.5 gb
 64 Tue, Jun 10  @SDP  W   7-2       31-33  2nd  3.5 gb
 63 Sun, Jun  8   CHC  L   1-3       30-33  2nd  4.0 gb
 62 Sat, Jun  7   CHC  W   7-3       30-32  2nd  4.0 gb
 61 Fri, Jun  6   CHC  W   3-0       29-32  2nd  4.0 gb
 60 Thu, Jun  5   CHC  L   4-5       28-32  2nd  4.0 gb
 59 Wed, Jun  4   COL  L   1-2       28-31  2nd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:12-18
Detroit Tigers, 31-37, 4th, 7 GB, 9 GB in WC

SP: Nate Robertson (30, LHP, 4-6, 5.88)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-6)             78    96  51  51  24  53 11    5.88      
 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         3-3  43.2  54  25  25  15  26  6    5.15   44 
 2008-06-10    CHW   W   6.1   8   3   3   2   4  1      86   47 
 2008-06-04   @OAK   L   6.1   8   5   5   3   5  1     109   39 
 2008-05-30   @SEA   W   5.2   4   4   4   2   2  2     107   45 
 2008-05-24    MIN   W   6.1   7   3   3   2   4  1      99   49 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.LAD      0-0   5     5   4   4   4   3  1    7.20   40 
 2005-06-07   @LAD  ND   5     5   4   4   4   3  1      81   40 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-16   Road:   12-21   ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:  21-32   vsLHP:  10-5    1-Run:   5-10
 vsEast:  8-8    vsCntrl:10-19   vsWest: 10-8  IL: 3-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 68 Sat, Jun 14   LAD  W  12-7       31-37  4th  7.0 gb
 67 Fri, Jun 13   LAD  W   5-0       30-37  4th  8.0 gb
 66 Thu, Jun 12   CHW  W   2-1       29-37  4th  8.0 gb
 65 Wed, Jun 11   CHW  W   5-1       28-37  4th  9.0 gb
 64 Tue, Jun 10   CHW  W   6-4       27-37  4th 10.0 gb
 63 Mon, Jun  9   CLE  L   2-8       26-37  4th 11.0 gb
 62 Sun, Jun  8   CLE  W   5-2       26-36  4th 10.0 gb
 61 Sat, Jun  7   CLE  W   8-4       25-36  4th 10.0 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jun 14, 2008 DET 12  LAD  7        W:Eddie Bonine (1-0), L: Brad Penny (5-9), S: none
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 DET  5  LAD  0        W:Armando Galarraga (6-2), L: Derek Lowe (4-6), S: Freddy Dolsi (2)

Wed, Jun 08, 2005 LAD  3  DET  1        W:Jeff Weaver (6-5), L: Jason Johnson (4-5), S: Eric Gagne (7)
Tue, Jun 07, 2005 DET  8 @LAD  4        W:Chris Spurling (2-0), L: Duaner Sanchez (1-2), S: none
Mon, Jun 06, 2005 LAD  5  DET  3        W:Derek Lowe (5-5), L: Jeremy Bonderman (6-4), S: Eric Gagne (6)
Thu, Jun 12, 2003 LAD  3 @DET  2        W:Kazuhisa Ishii (6-2), L: Jeremy Bonderman (2-9), S: Eric Gagne (24)
Wed, Jun 11, 2003 LAD  3 @DET  1        W:Kevin Brown (9-1), L: Adam Bernero (1-8), S: Eric Gagne (23)
Tue, Jun 10, 2003 LAD  3 @DET  1 (12)   W:Paul Shuey (3-1), L: Steve Sparks (0-3), S: Eric Gagne (22)
Season Series: 2008 - DET leads 2-0; 2007 -  0-0; 2006 -  0-0; All-Time - LAD leads 5-3

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

TEX  5.57

CLE  4.54

WSN  3.71

RA/G

OAK  3.66

SFG  4.59

TEX  5.84

BA

C. Jones  .409

D. Young  .278

A. Cabrera  .184

OBP

C. Jones  .498

B. Abreu  .348

R. Cano  .263

SLG

L. Berkman  .704

C. Guzman  .444

A. Cabrera  .247

OPS

C. Jones  1.155

J. Loney  .795

A. Cabrera  .529

ERA

E. Volquez  1.64

J. Garland  4.13

B. Bonser  6.35

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.74

E. Jackson  6.14

L. Hernandez  2.82

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Los Angeles Dodgers Batters (4.24 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.90 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Robertson*
G/S/vB
52.Bautista
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
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
36.Ardoin G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/10 .200/.273/.200/.473 2.000/.311 .000 11/.473 0/0 0/
13.Berroa G/S/vP 22/.745 ··· 1/.000 10/.700 7/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 2/.000 19/13 .167/.211/.222/.433 1.100/.154 .517 19/.433 0/0 0/
33.DeWitt* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 218/157 .279/.349/.411/.760 .910/.704 .680 98/.552 1/0 5/
16.Ethier* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 243/191 .286/.351/.441/.793 .541/.860 .803 94/.740 2/1 6/
27.Kemp G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 252/180 .293/.339/.435/.774 .965/.695 .766 101/.734 12/4 5/
12.Kent G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 2/3.500 15/1.390 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 221/159 .239/.276/.397/.673 .714/.657 .636 85/.673 0/0 8/
28.LaRoche G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/4 .200/.429/.800/1.229 2.667/.250 1.229 7/1.229 0/0 1/
7.Loney* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 276/197 .296/.351/.444/.795 .758/.810 .697 99/.817 2/3 5/
55.Martin G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 272/205 .312/.412/.424/.836 .642/.900 .895 98/.779 6/4 5/
57.Maza G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 50/39 .239/.286/.304/.590 .384/.641 .491 39/.515 0/0 1/
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· 1/.000 9/.666 4/1.417 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 241/182 .275/.336/.312/.648 .918/.561 .653 114/.626 26/6 0/
21.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· 3/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 59/52 .118/.220/.157/.377 .429/.367 .322 22/.340 0/0 0/
3.Young# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 68/44 .300/.354/.400/.754 .783/.739 .730 40/.803 0/0 0/
IP 78.0 17.0 16.1 2.2 24.1 33.2 35.1 20.2 TOTAL .261/.327/.379/.706 .783/.678 .682 .629 59/20 45/43
ERA-K/9 5.88/6.1 3.71/5.3 2.20/5.5 20.25/6.7 4.07/3.3 2.67/6.4 5.09/5.1 2.61/6.1 4.63/5.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ardoin (0-1-0)
 Martin (38-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 344/.304 75/.241 71/.238 15/.467 104/.239 142/.267 160/.252 90/.266 .260  Kemp
 Ethier
 Pierre
 Sweeney
 Young
0/33/30/7
22/0/42/3
52/4/0/1
1/0/0/0
3/0/5/0
OPS .850 .719 .657 1.067 .718 .692 .713 .666 .745
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 105/.926 26/.576 21/.902 9/1.000 48/.957 52/.905 72/.621 51/.789 .792
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 239/.817 49/.778 50/.553 6/1.167 56/.523 90/.563 88/.793 39/.511 .712
Home 161/.859 41/.714 40/.574 9/.556 61/.739 78/.584 78/.538 53/.741 .743
Last 28d days 132/.842 14/.631 50/.567 15/1.067 32/.657 44/.896 61/.516 31/.713
HR/SB/CS 11/6/4 1/1/0 1/2/0 0/0/0 3/2/0 2/1/0 2/3/0 0/0/1 58/29/15
Usage ····X··· ·····X·· ·X··X·o· o·····X· ··o·X·oo ········ X·····XX o····X··
Detroit Tigers Batters (4.75 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Pitchers (4.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Kershaw*
G/S/vB
97.Beimel*
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
G/S/vB
61.Park
G/S/vB
45.Proctor
G/S/vB
44.Saito
G/S/vB
47.Wade
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 5/1.350 2/.500 2/2.500 1/.000 286/236 .281/.357/.474/.831 .691/.861 .837 106/.838 1/0 10/
27.Clevlen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 23/12 .158/.273/.158/.431 .489/.364 .431 23/.431 0/0 0/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/no AB ··· 1/.000 191/172 .246/.304/.446/.749 .544/.773 .759 94/.709 3/2 8/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/.528 5/.400 ··· 2/.500 260/209 .298/.380/.462/.842 1.023/.806 .970 97/.930 6/2 6/
46.Hollimon# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/5 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 5/.000 0/0 0/
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· 5/1.100 ··· ··· 3/.666 3/.667 ··· ··· 162/129 .221/.321/.412/.733 .435/.810 .903 50/.763 1/1 5/
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/3.000 1/2.000 1/.000 40/40 .162/.225/.270/.495 /.495 .744 40/.495 0/0 1/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/.429 1/3.000 1/5.000 286/233 .314/.385/.498/.883 .839/.890 1.040 105/.896 0/1 10/
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· 13/.802 ··· ··· 17/.393 3/3.000 ··· 1/.000 258/201 .301/.355/.398/.754 .977/.690 .732 106/.831 2/0 2/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 68/44 .230/.309/.377/.686 .625/.719 .833 37/.558 1/0 1/
8.Renteria G/S/vP ··· 17/.713 2/1.000 ··· 32/.624 5/.400 4/.250 1/2.000 252/201 .270/.315/.365/.680 .965/.609 .690 90/.767 1/1 5/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/.000 4/.500 1/.000 1/2.000 220/175 .262/.304/.366/.670 .784/.641 .824 72/.614 5/0 1/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 117/70 .245/.316/.538/.854 .929/.807 .941 58/1.090 0/0 9/
IP 20.0 19.1 26.1 40.1 41.1 30.1 27.2 22.0 TOTAL .264/.336/.419/.754 .798/.744 .833 .775 25/8 68/47
ERA-K/9 4.50/8.6 1.40/6.5 4.44/12.0 2.01/10.5 1.96/5.0 5.64/9.5 2.28/12.3 2.05/4.9 3.98/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (6-1-2)
 Rodriguez (23-14-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 91/.280 85/.276 112/.232 163/.211 170/.238 144/.254 116/.229 90/.244 .258  Ordonez
 Inge
 Granderson
 Clevlen
 Raburn
 Thames
 Guillen
0/0/61/3
2/11/0/2
0/46/0/2
7/2/1/1
14/4/7/0
24/0/6/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .755 .642 .670 .588 .671 .850 .617 .674 .716
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 16/.527 43/.595 44/1.095 50/.703 75/.863 53/.950 54/.675 38/.658 .801
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 75/.807 42/.690 68/.425 113/.532 95/.526 91/.790 62/.565 52/.683 .654
Road 45/.832 34/.643 50/.880 108/.650 102/.815 82/1.024 39/.611 51/.780 .798
Last 28d days 91/.755 28/.789 39/.596 38/.400 49/.579 52/.885 45/.593 46/.684
HR/SB/CS 2/0/1 0/4/2 2/3/1 2/2/0 4/3/0 6/1/1 1/0/0 2/0/0 55/40/11
Usage ····X··· ····o··· ····X··X ··Xo···· ··X···X· X·X·o··· X·····XX 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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