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Game Preview: CLE @ DET, 7:05pm, Tuesday, July 8, 2008 @Comerica Park

Cleveland Indians, 37-51, 5th, 14 GB, 14 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Sowers (25, LHP, 0-4, 7.53)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-4)             34.2  53  30  29  12  17  8    7.53      
 2007 (1-6)             67.1  84  49  48  21  24 10    6.42      
 2006 (7-4)             88.1  85  36  35  20  35 10    3.57      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-4  34.2  53  30  29  12  17  8    7.53   36 
 2008-06-30   @CHW   L   3     6   8   8   2   2  2      63   15 
 2008-06-25    SFG   L   7     9   3   3   5   3  1     101   45 
 2008-06-19   @COL   L   6    10   4   3   0   4  1      94   42 
 2008-06-13    SDP  ND   4.1   9   4   4   0   1  1      94   30 
 2008-06-08   @DET   L   4     7   5   5   2   2  1      90   28 
 2008-05-16   @CIN  ND   5     5   3   3   2   2  2      79   45 
 2008-04-26    NYY  ND   5.1   7   3   3   1   3  0      96   44 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-2  14    20  12  12   3   6  2    7.71   37 
 2008-06-08   @DET   L   4     7   5   5   2   2  1      90   28 
 2007-06-03    DET   L   4     7   5   5   1   0  1      63   27 
 2006-08-25    DET   W   6     6   2   2   0   4  0      85   56 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-22   Road:   15-29   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  28-36   vsLHP:   9-15   1-Run:   6-11
 vsEast:  7-6    vsCntrl:13-22   vsWest: 11-11 IL: 6-12

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 88 Sun, Jul  6  @MIN  L   3-4       37-51  5th 14.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul  5  @MIN  L   6-9       37-50  5th 13.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul  4  @MIN  L   3-12      37-49  5th 12.0 gb
 85 Wed, Jul  2  @CHW  L   5-6 (10)  37-48  5th 12.5 gb
 84 Tue, Jul  1  @CHW  L   2-3 (10)  37-47  5th 11.5 gb
 83 Mon, Jun 30  @CHW  L   7-9       37-46  5th 10.5 gb
 82 Sun, Jun 29   CIN  L   5-9       37-45  4th  9.5 gb
 81 Sat, Jun 28   CIN  L   0-5       37-44  4th  8.5 gb
 80 Fri, Jun 27   CIN  W   6-0       37-43  4th  7.5 gb
 79 Thu, Jun 26   SFG  W   4-1       36-43  4th  7.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30:11-19
Detroit Tigers, 44-44, 3rd, 7 GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (25, RHP, 5-9, 4.34)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (5-9)            114   106  61  55  48  81 10    4.34      
 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         3-2  46    40  17  16  19  38  2    3.13   56 
 2008-07-03   @SEA   W   6     8   2   2   3   3  0     109   48 
 2008-06-28    COL  ND   5.2   5   2   2   4   6  0     118   53 
 2008-06-22   @SDP   W   5.1   5   2   2   5  10  1     115   55 
 2008-06-16   @SFG  ND   6     5   3   2   1   7  1      98   58 
 2008-06-11    CHW   W   9     4   1   1   0   3  0     101   78 
 2008-06-06    CLE   L   7     5   3   3   4   8  0     115   59 
 2008-05-31   @SEA   L   7     8   4   4   2   1  0     112   44 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CLE      1-4  28.2  34  25  24  12  25  6    7.53   40 
 2008-06-06    CLE   L   7     5   3   3   4   8  0     115   59 
 2008-04-17   @CLE   L   5     7   5   5   4   1  1     104   30 
 2007-09-18   @CLE   L   5.2   6   7   7   3   4  4      95   30 
 2007-08-22    CLE   L   4    10   7   7   1   5  0      86   18 
 2007-07-05    CLE   W   7     6   3   2   0   7  1     110   62 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-17   Road:   19-27   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  27-38   vsLHP:  17-6    1-Run:  12-11
 vsEast:  8-8    vsCntrl:11-21   vsWest: 12-10 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 88 Sun, Jul  6  @SEA  W   2-1 (15)  44-44  3rd  7.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul  5  @SEA  L   2-3       43-44  3rd  7.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul  4  @SEA  L   1-4       43-43  3rd  6.0 gb
 85 Thu, Jul  3  @SEA  W   8-4       43-42  3rd  6.0 gb
 84 Wed, Jul  2  @MIN  L   0-7       42-42  3rd  7.0 gb
 83 Tue, Jul  1  @MIN  L   4-6       42-41  3rd  6.0 gb
 82 Mon, Jun 30  @MIN  W   5-4       42-40  3rd  5.0 gb
 81 Sun, Jun 29   COL  W   4-3       41-40  3rd  5.0 gb
 80 Sat, Jun 28   COL  W   7-6       40-40  3rd  5.0 gb
 79 Fri, Jun 27   COL  W   7-1       39-40  3rd  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Jun 09, 2008 CLE  8 @DET  2        W:Cliff Lee (10-1), L: Dontrelle Willis (0-1), S: none
Sun, Jun 08, 2008 DET  5  CLE  2        W:Armando Galarraga (5-2), L: Jeremy Sowers (0-1), S: Todd Jones (10)
Sat, Jun 07, 2008 DET  8  CLE  4        W:Zach Miner (3-3), L: Masahide Kobayashi (3-3), S: Todd Jones (9)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 3-3; 2007 - CLE won 12-6; 2006 - DET won 13-6; All-Time - DET leads 1024-1001

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  5.49

COL  4.51

WSN  3.62

RA/G

OAK  3.67

MIN  4.57

TEX  5.78

BA

C. Jones  .384

R. Aurilia  .284

T. Pena  .155

OBP

C. Jones  .481

J. Loney  .358

T. Pena  .176

SLG

L. Berkman  .665

C. Beltran  .465

T. Pena  .204

OPS

C. Jones  1.114

J. Loney  .814

T. Pena  .381

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.96

P. Maholm  4.05

M. Hendrickson  6.24

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.49

T. Wakefield  6.09

L. Hernandez  3.33

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

Cleveland Indians Batters (4.40 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.75 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
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
1.Blake G/S/vP 28/.942 ··· 8/1.250 13/.585 ··· 6/.900 3/2.000 5/2.750 314/246 .280/.355/.437/.792 .874/.769 .954 98/.918 2/0 8/
7.Carroll G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 221/160 .274/.353/.353/.706 .660/.724 .512 99/.837 6/1 0/
17.Choo* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/3.000 1/no AB 110/90 .244/.364/.400/.764 .671/.783 .717 81/.664 2/1 2/
20.Dellucci* G/S/vP 9/1.015 ··· 1/.000 7/.858 ··· ··· ··· ··· 230/220 .223/.300/.383/.683 .100/.710 .805 54/.496 2/1 7/
44.Fasano G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.500 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/6 .333/.429/.333/.762 .000/.900 .000 7/.762 0/0 0/
12.Francisco G/S/vP 7/.286 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 239/185 .272/.326/.442/.769 .731/.779 .732 101/.693 3/3 7/
25.Garko G/S/vP 21/1.028 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 312/234 .244/.324/.342/.666 .768/.632 .698 89/.442 0/0 6/
38.Gutierrez G/S/vP 11/1.364 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 219/147 .218/.269/.322/.590 .580/.595 .451 40/.203 4/2 3/
15.Marte G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 3/3.667 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 69/50 .143/.182/.175/.356 .566/.277 .416 18/.343 1/1 0/
2.Peralta G/S/vP 32/.539 1/.000 5/1.400 3/1.667 1/.000 11/.091 4/.000 4/5.000 341/263 .250/.298/.446/.744 .659/.769 .852 101/.831 2/0 13/
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 167/113 .265/.325/.483/.809 .822/.802 .784 83/.995 0/0 7/
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 36/.980 ··· 8/.804 5/.200 ··· 8/.250 8/1.214 3/.333 395/285 .269/.372/.541/.914 .774/.967 .800 112/1.030 20/3 22/
11.Velandia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 16/6 .200/.250/.267/.517 .000/1.467 .472 9/.944 0/0 0/
IP 114.0 25.2 10.1 33.2 34.2 7.1 26.2 8.1 TOTAL .246/.321/.393/.713 .690/.721 .708 .745 45/15 83/39
ERA-K/9 4.34/6.4 3.16/4.6 8.71/4.4 5.08/3.2 2.60/6.2 8.59/3.7 3.04/6.7 2.16/7.6 4.44/5.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Fasano (0-1-0)
 Shoppach (17-3-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 495/.243 111/.253 47/.378 150/.291 146/.259 35/.233 113/.273 40/.303 .267  Francisco
 Gutierrez
 Sizemore
 Dellucci
 Carroll
 Choo
43/1/21/10
2/5/59/3
0/84/0/1
46/0/0/1
1/0/0/0
2/0/22/0
OPS .687 .646 .915 .785 .672 .876 .706 .789 .754
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 233/.740 35/.787 26/.668 67/.858 52/.905 17/1.103 61/.788 17/.567 .790
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 262/.641 76/.582 21/1.224 83/.725 94/.538 18/.619 52/.612 23/.952 .730
Home 268/.649 55/.586 15/.624 85/.808 78/.584 12/.083 61/.821 11/.830 .749
Last 28d days 136/.629 53/.606 36/.889 53/.911 4/.000 35/.876 27/.804 40/.789
HR/SB/CS 10/5/5 1/4/1 0/0/0 3/2/0 2/1/0 2/1/0 1/0/1 0/0/0 74/36/19
Usage ····X··· ·X·o···· ·····X·X ·o··X··· ·X······ ··X·oX·· ····o·o· ·X··o··X
Detroit Tigers Batters (4.72 RS/G) vs. Cleveland Indians Pitchers (4.47 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Sowers*
G/S/vB
63.Betancourt
G/S/vB
30.Kobayashi
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
40.Mastny
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 2/1.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 1/3.000 ··· ··· 364/288 .282/.349/.471/.819 .736/.842 .852 99/.891 1/0 13/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 4/1.750 7/.453 2/.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 6/.333 ··· 277/232 .298/.355/.492/.847 .756/.865 .877 105/1.031 6/4 9/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 5/1.000 16/.626 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 4/2.167 ··· ··· 349/269 .286/.366/.441/.807 .866/.794 .945 110/.712 7/2 8/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 81/77 .222/.296/.500/.796 .500/.800 .823 22/.837 0/0 5/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 5/1.000 9/.777 2/.000 2/2.000 4/1.750 1/2.000 4/.500 ··· 341/256 .313/.360/.406/.766 .973/.697 .763 101/.839 2/0 3/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 93/53 .229/.304/.458/.762 .879/.663 .888 31/1.081 1/0 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 3/.000 4/2.500 2/.500 ··· 2/no AB ··· 3/2.334 ··· 325/247 .254/.302/.328/.630 .843/.566 .719 90/.497 2/2 5/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 7/1.142 16/.563 1/.000 2/1.500 4/.250 4/2.750 2/1.000 ··· 281/216 .290/.331/.405/.736 .818/.712 .831 73/1.025 6/1 3/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 14/14 .143/.143/.286/.429 /.429 .500 14/.429 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 2/2.500 5/.400 1/2.000 3/.333 5/1.300 2/.500 2/1.000 ··· 213/174 .225/.338/.357/.695 .479/.747 .784 50/.755 3/0 5/
33.Thames G/S/vP 7/.619 6/.167 2/2.500 2/1.000 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 184/113 .259/.326/.584/.910 .905/.914 .999 79/1.074 0/2 16/
36.Thomas* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 119/100 .295/.368/.390/.758 1.063/.703 1.017 47/.804 2/0 0/
IP 34.2 39.2 41.0 32.0 6.1 12.2 38.0 0.2 TOTAL .271/.339/.428/.767 .798/.759 .858 .825 31/15 93/66
ERA-K/9 7.53/4.4 5.67/9.1 3.29/5.7 4.22/7.0 17.05/10.0 6.39/5.7 3.55/9.0 54.00/0.0 4.31/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rodriguez (27-17-3)
 Sardinha (2-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 164/.356 174/.293 171/.247 146/.272 41/.394 56/.265 161/.268 8/.833 .271  Thomas
 Granderson
 Thames
 Raburn
 Guillen
 Sheffield
 Joyce
21/16/2/4
0/66/0/3
37/0/6/1
17/4/12/0
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
15/0/9/0
OPS 1.018 .830 .654 .798 1.270 .872 .733 1.750 .755
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 39/1.221 77/.716 73/.709 74/.848 18/2.083 25/.770 72/.654 6/1.667 .784
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 125/.956 97/.921 98/.615 72/.746 23/.772 31/.943 89/.795 2/2.000 .738
Road 86/1.097 76/.815 70/.813 60/.804 30/1.413 26/.772 94/.777 8/1.750 .800
Last 28d days 98/1.067 50/.586 39/.732 7/.929 17/1.012 30/.773 34/.820 8/1.750
HR/SB/CS 8/1/1 7/5/1 5/2/0 3/1/0 3/1/0 3/0/0 5/1/3 0/0/0 97/37/17
Usage ·······X ·oo···o· ·····o·· ···X···· ··o····X ···o···o ··X···o· ···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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