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Game Preview: STL @ DET, 7:05pm, Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @Comerica Park

St. Louis Cardinals, 44-33, 2nd, 4½ GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Braden Looper (33, RHP, 8-5, 4.10)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-5)             90   100  45  41  21  39  7    4.10      
 2007 (12-12)          175   183 100  96  51  87 22    4.94      
 2006 (9-3)             73.1  76  30  29  20  41  3    3.56      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  43    51  23  19  10  19  2    3.98   47 
 2008-06-18    KCR  ND   7     5   1   1   0   0  0      92   63 
 2008-06-11   @CIN   W   9     3   0   0   0   4  0      98   85 
 2008-06-06   @HOU   L   6     8   5   2   0   7  0     107   49 
 2008-06-01    PIT   W   5.2   8   3   3   3   1  0      92   39 
 2008-05-27    HOU   L   4.1   9   8   7   3   1  1      99   13 
 2008-05-21   @SDP   W   5     8   3   3   2   5  1      92   42 
 2008-05-16    TBR   L   6    10   3   3   2   1  0     117   39 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      0-1   4     9   7   7   2   1  2   15.75   15 
 2007-05-18   @DET   L   4     9   7   7   2   1  2      90   15 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-17   Road:   21-16   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  30-20   vsLHP:  14-13   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast:  7-2    vsCntrl:22-17   vsWest: 11-9  IL: 4-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 77 Sun, Jun 22  @BOS  L   3-5 (13)  44-33  2nd  4.5 gb
 76 Sat, Jun 21  @BOS  W   9-3       44-32  2nd  3.5 gb
 75 Fri, Jun 20  @BOS  W   5-4       43-32  2nd  3.5 gb
 74 Thu, Jun 19   KCR  L   1-4       42-32  2nd  3.5 gb
 73 Wed, Jun 18   KCR  L   2-3       42-31  2nd  3.5 gb
 72 Tue, Jun 17   KCR  L   1-2       42-30  2nd  3.5 gb
 71 Sun, Jun 15   PHI  W   7-6 (10)  42-29  2nd  3.5 gb
 70 Sat, Jun 14   PHI  W   3-2       41-29  2nd  3.5 gb
 69 Fri, Jun 13   PHI  L   2-20      40-29  2nd  3.5 gb
 68 Thu, Jun 12  @CIN  L   2-6       40-28  2nd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Detroit Tigers, 36-39, 3rd, 5 GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Kenny Rogers (43, LHP, 5-4, 4.36)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (5-4)             88.2  97  49  43  36  36  8    4.36      
 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         2-1  45.1  44  18  15  15  14  4    2.98   52 
 2008-06-17   @SFG   W   7     5   1   1   1   2  0      90   64 
 2008-06-12    CHW  ND   8     4   1   0   1   1  0      96   72 
 2008-06-07    CLE  ND   7     5   3   1   2   3  0     105   60 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.STL      0-0   8.1  14  10   9   5   4  0    9.72   30 
 2006-06-24    STL  ND   5.1   7   6   5   3   2  0     101   31 
 1999-08-21    STL  ND   3     7   4   4   2   2  0      57   29 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-16   Road:   16-23   ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:  22-34   vsLHP:  14-5    1-Run:   6-10
 vsEast:  8-8    vsCntrl:10-19   vsWest: 10-8  IL: 8-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 75 Sun, Jun 22  @SDP  W   5-3       36-39  3rd  5.0 gb
 74 Sat, Jun 21  @SDP  W   7-5       35-39  3rd  6.0 gb
 73 Fri, Jun 20  @SDP  L   2-6       34-39  3rd  7.0 gb
 72 Wed, Jun 18  @SFG  W   7-2       34-38  3rd  6.5 gb
 71 Tue, Jun 17  @SFG  W   5-1       33-38  3rd  6.5 gb
 70 Mon, Jun 16  @SFG  L   6-8       32-38  4th  6.5 gb
 69 Sun, Jun 15   LAD  W   5-4       32-37  4th  6.0 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 20, 2007 DET  6  STL  3        W:Justin Verlander (5-1), L: Brad Thompson (2-1), S: Bobby Seay (1)
Sat, May 19, 2007 DET  8  STL  7        W:Nate Robertson (4-3), L: Anthony Reyes (0-7), S: Todd Jones (14)
Fri, May 18, 2007 DET 14  STL  4        W:Andrew Miller (1-0), L: Braden Looper (5-3), S: none
Sun, Jun 25, 2006 DET  4  STL  1        W:Wilfredo Ledezma (1-0), L: Sidney Ponson (4-3), S: Todd Jones (20)
Sat, Jun 24, 2006 DET  7  STL  6 (10)   W:Joel Zumaya (4-1), L: Tyler Johnson (0-1), S: none
Fri, Jun 23, 2006 DET 10  STL  6        W:Justin Verlander (9-4), L: Chris Carpenter (6-4), S: none
Sat, Jul 14, 2001 STL  3  DET  2        W:Matt Morris (11-5), L: Jose Lima (2-3), S: Steve Kline (3)
Fri, Jul 13, 2001 DET  4 @STL  1        W:Steve Sparks (7-3), L: Mike Matthews (3-4), S: none
Thu, Jul 12, 2001 DET  7 @STL  5        W:Jeff Weaver (8-8), L: Darryl Kile (9-7), S: Matt Anderson (9)
Sun, Jun 11, 2000 STL  7 @DET  3        W:Pat Hentgen (5-6), L: Dave Mlicki (2-8), S: none
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - DET won 3-0; 2006 - DET won 3-0; All-Time - DET leads 14-6

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

OAK  4.56

WSN  3.64

RA/G

OAK  3.72

BAL  4.57

TEX  5.69

BA

C. Jones  .393

C. Quentin  .280

T. Pena  .157

OBP

C. Jones  .485

J. Thome  .353

T. Pena  .180

SLG

L. Berkman  .683

M. Cabrera  .453

T. Pena  .193

OPS

L. Berkman  1.121

J. Rollins  .802

T. Pena  .373

ERA

E. Volquez  1.71

R. Wolf  4.09

I. Snell  5.99

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.42

N. Robertson  6.10

L. Hernandez  2.96

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St. Louis Cardinals Batters (4.61 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Rogers*
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
54.Zumaya
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 263/190 .251/.327/.481/.808 .666/.865 .817 79/.674 1/1 12/
54.Barton G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 130/52 .245/.333/.345/.679 .670/.682 .616 41/.710 3/1 1/
16.Duncan* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 193/166 .234/.332/.341/.673 .340/.730 .704 51/.427 1/1 4/
8.Glaus G/S/vP 58/.911 ··· 19/.526 10/.311 4/.833 7/1.429 ··· 3/.667 309/218 .260/.366/.447/.812 .909/.773 .905 101/.871 0/1 10/
7.Kennedy* G/S/vP 31/.491 ··· 4/.500 10/1.071 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 189/154 .269/.317/.326/.643 .676/.636 .578 53/.751 4/1 1/
21.LaRue G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· 7/.286 4/.666 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 92/69 .228/.337/.329/.666 .554/.704 .731 41/.866 0/0 2/
47.Ludwick G/S/vP 9/1.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 270/172 .297/.370/.606/.976 .891/1.024 1.074 107/.740 4/1 16/
12.Miles# G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 8/.542 3/1.334 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 176/109 .313/.351/.362/.713 .708/.715 .632 63/.717 0/2 1/
4.Molina G/S/vP 3/.500 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 239/160 .290/.347/.382/.730 1.015/.596 .703 68/.745 0/1 4/
13.Ryan G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 122/70 .286/.328/.339/.667 .748/.607 .840 51/.682 5/1 0/
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 283/210 .298/.363/.435/.798 .441/.918 .839 81/.903 5/0 5/
61.Stavinoha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/2 .167/.167/.167/.333 .500/.000 .333 6/.333 0/0 0/
IP 88.2 20.0 3.0 28.1 39.1 0.1 22.1 1.2 TOTAL .270/.348/.416/.764 .767/.763 .775 .739 31/15 76/39
ERA-K/9 4.36/3.7 2.70/4.5 24.00/6.0 3.81/3.2 4.58/4.8 135.00/0.0 3.63/6.9 5.40/5.3 4.56/5.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 LaRue (8-5-0)
 Molina (23-11-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 393/.284 87/.247 19/.500 122/.257 174/.243 7/.750 99/.276 9/.429 .261  Schumaker
 Ankiel
 Barton
 Ludwick
 Duncan
38/22/27/6
0/62/0/2
23/0/5/2
17/5/57/1
33/0/0/1
OPS .794 .658 1.137 .721 .691 2.857 .715 1.127 .748
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 113/.758 29/.764 11/1.145 58/.815 77/.648 4/2.750 56/.790 4/.833 .786
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 280/.809 58/.604 8/1.125 64/.638 97/.726 3/3.000 43/.618 5/1.350 .721
Home 155/.788 40/.574 9/.556 66/.743 78/.538 / 56/.873 / .741
Last 28d days 114/.577 44/.666 19/1.137 44/.660 49/.602 7/2.857 28/.696 9/1.127
HR/SB/CS 8/1/0 1/3/0 0/0/0 3/2/0 2/3/0 1/0/0 1/0/1 0/0/0 65/30/16
Usage ······X· ··o··X·X ···o···o ·oo···o· ·oX··oo· ···o···X ·ooo···· ·X·X····
Detroit Tigers Batters (4.80 RS/G) vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pitchers (4.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Looper
G/S/vB
34.Flores*
G/S/vB
31.Franklin
G/S/vB
44.Isringhausen
G/S/vB
46.McClellan
G/S/vB
63.Perez
G/S/vB
36.Springer
G/S/vB
27.Villone*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 11/.546 ··· 8/1.089 6/.334 ··· ··· 7/.453 ··· 315/253 .275/.349/.453/.802 .715/.824 .841 101/.781 1/0 10/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.000 7/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 217/188 .265/.318/.465/.783 .599/.812 .771 93/.777 4/3 9/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 5/.800 1/2.000 8/.700 5/1.800 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 291/227 .300/.377/.455/.832 1.002/.791 .986 99/.796 6/2 6/
46.Hollimon# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/8 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 9/.000 0/0 0/
15.Inge G/S/vP 4/.500 1/3.000 16/.544 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/1.000 171/136 .215/.311/.417/.728 .408/.812 .922 42/.757 1/1 6/
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 44/44 .200/.273/.300/.573 /.573 .744 44/.573 0/0 1/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 3/2.334 1/no AB 27/.779 6/1.833 ··· ··· ··· 2/no AB 315/250 .302/.375/.495/.869 .793/.888 1.022 101/.740 0/2 12/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 15/.762 ··· 3/.000 10/.733 ··· ··· 3/.666 20/.628 286/218 .312/.366/.415/.782 1.059/.696 .744 96/.819 2/0 3/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 79/50 .208/.278/.375/.653 .690/.626 .748 32/.617 1/0 2/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 11/.664 2/.500 12/.606 8/.000 ··· ··· 17/.301 36/.776 281/216 .266/.318/.352/.669 .928/.596 .705 90/.601 2/2 5/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 19/.383 6/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.800 9/1.194 240/186 .275/.325/.394/.719 .740/.713 .824 65/.786 6/0 2/
33.Thames G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 143/83 .262/.329/.623/.952 .929/.966 .991 72/1.178 0/1 14/
36.Thomas* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 76/68 .290/.338/.391/.729 1.571/.637 .809 9/.708 2/0 0/
IP 90.0 19.1 34.2 23.1 39.1 15.0 22.2 28.2 TOTAL .266/.336/.424/.761 .797/.751 .840 .750 28/12 80/52
ERA-K/9 4.10/3.9 4.66/6.5 2.86/5.7 6.17/5.8 2.52/8.2 4.20/9.0 2.38/7.9 5.65/8.2 4.03/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (7-1-2)
 Rodriguez (23-15-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 386/.282 95/.263 155/.254 111/.274 164/.253 65/.208 93/.207 131/.271 .261  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Inge
 Thames
 Thomas
 Guillen
 Raburn
0/0/68/4
0/53/0/2
2/11/0/2
30/0/6/1
10/16/0/1
2/0/0/0
16/4/8/0
OPS .743 .784 .758 .833 .673 .678 .594 .768 .739
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 162/.759 45/.835 60/.706 40/.550 64/.588 29/.914 32/.761 55/.528 .729
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 224/.731 50/.741 95/.790 71/.980 100/.729 36/.504 61/.503 76/.937 .746
Road 162/.708 50/.613 70/.708 48/.810 73/.740 31/.605 49/.447 52/.645 .746
Last 28d days 136/.652 32/.878 53/1.019 23/.554 58/.753 48/.876 40/.419 47/1.045
HR/SB/CS 7/1/0 1/4/0 2/1/1 3/4/1 4/2/0 1/2/0 1/1/2 2/0/0 68/31/16
Usage ·····X·· ···oo··· ···X·o·· ·Xo·X·o· ·oX··X·· ·X··X··· ·ooo··o· ·o····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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