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Game Preview: CLE @ DET, 7:05pm, Wednesday, July 9, 2008 @Comerica Park

Cleveland Indians, 37-52, 5th, 15 GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Paul Byrd (37, RHP, 3-10, 5.53)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-10)            96   112  63  59  16  39 23    5.53      
 2007 (15-8)           192.1 239 107  98  28  88 27    4.59      
 2006 (10-9)           179   232 120  97  38  88 26    4.88      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-6  36.2  49  33  32   8  15 11    7.85   37 
 2008-07-04   @MIN   L   5.1   8   6   6   3   4  2      89   29 
 2008-06-28    CIN   L   6     6   4   4   3   4  1      95   45 
 2008-06-22   @LAD   L   7     7   4   4   0   1  1      82   48 
 2008-06-17   @COL   L   4     9   5   5   1   4  2      78   27 
 2008-06-11    MIN   L   3     6   6   5   1   0  1      44   24 
 2008-06-06   @DET   W   7     4   2   2   0   2  2      80   63 
 2008-06-01   @KCR   L   4.1   9   6   6   0   0  2      72   21 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      3-0  33    36  21  17   4  13  8    4.64   47 
 2008-06-06   @DET   W   7     4   2   2   0   2  2      80   63 
 2007-09-17    DET  ND   7.1  10   5   4   1   0  1      99   39 
 2007-08-22   @DET   W   5.1   6   6   3   2   4  3      78   40 
 2007-07-03   @DET  ND   7     7   4   4   1   3  1     104   49 
 2007-05-25   @DET   W   6.1   9   4   4   0   4  1      73   43 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-22   Road:   15-30   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  28-37   vsLHP:   9-15   1-Run:   6-11
 vsEast:  7-6    vsCntrl:13-23   vsWest: 11-11 IL: 6-12

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 89 Tue, Jul  8  @DET  L   2-9       37-52  5th 15.0 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
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30:10-20
Detroit Tigers, 45-44, 3rd, 7 GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Eddie Bonine (27, RHP, 2-1, 4.30)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-1)             23    27  14  11   4   8  3    4.30      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-1  23    27  14  11   4   8  3    4.30   46 
 2008-07-02   @MIN   L   2.2   7   5   2   2   1  0      52   29 
 2008-06-27    COL   W   8     5   1   1   0   2  0      99   70 
 2008-06-20   @SDP  ND   7     6   2   2   2   3  2      98   58 
 2008-06-14    LAD   W   5.1   9   6   6   0   2  1      77   28 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CLE    Has never faced CLE.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-17   Road:   19-27   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  27-38   vsLHP:  18-6    1-Run:  12-11
 vsEast:  8-8    vsCntrl:12-21   vsWest: 12-10 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 89 Tue, Jul  8   CLE  W   9-2       45-44  3rd  7.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 08, 2008 DET  9  CLE  2        W:Justin Verlander (6-9), L: Jeremy Sowers (0-5), S: none
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
Season Series: 2008 - DET leads 4-3; 2007 - CLE won 12-6; 2006 - DET won 13-6; All-Time - DET leads 1025-1001

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  5.46

COL  4.49

WSN  3.58

RA/G

OAK  3.63

MIN  4.59

TEX  5.74

BA

C. Jones  .379

C. Crawford  .284

T. Pena  .155

OBP

C. Jones  .477

M. Cabrera  .356

T. Pena  .176

SLG

L. Berkman  .663

T. Hunter  .462

T. Pena  .204

OPS

L. Berkman  1.103

A. Ethier  .814

T. Pena  .381

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.78

D. Lowe  4.02

M. Hendrickson  6.24

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  9.47

A. Wainwright  6.09

L. Hernandez  3.33

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

Cleveland Indians Batters (4.37 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.72 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 43.Bonine
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 ··· ··· 8/1.250 13/.585 1/.000 6/.900 3/2.000 5/2.750 318/250 .279/.353/.438/.791 .874/.769 .949 99/.904 2/0 8/
7.Carroll G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.667 ··· 1/.000 ··· 225/164 .268/.347/.345/.692 .660/.705 .494 102/.790 6/1 0/
17.Choo* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/3.000 1/no AB 113/93 .237/.354/.387/.741 .671/.755 .682 81/.647 2/1 2/
20.Dellucci* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 7/.858 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 233/223 .220/.296/.378/.674 .100/.700 .783 54/.419 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 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 239/185 .272/.326/.442/.769 .731/.779 .732 97/.690 3/3 7/
25.Garko G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 315/237 .241/.321/.338/.659 .768/.624 .684 88/.400 0/0 6/
38.Gutierrez G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 222/150 .215/.265/.317/.582 .580/.583 .437 43/.188 4/2 3/
15.Marte G/S/vP ··· ··· 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 ··· 1/.000 5/1.400 3/1.667 2/.000 11/.091 4/.000 4/5.000 345/267 .250/.297/.453/.751 .659/.777 .862 101/.883 2/0 14/
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 170/116 .260/.320/.474/.794 .822/.780 .758 86/.958 0/0 7/
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/.804 5/.200 1/.000 8/.250 8/1.214 3/.333 399/289 .267/.371/.537/.908 .774/.958 .790 112/1.027 21/3 22/
11.Velandia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 16/6 .200/.250/.267/.517 .000/1.467 .472 9/.944 0/0 0/
IP 23.0 25.2 10.1 33.2 36.2 7.1 26.2 8.1 TOTAL .244/.319/.391/.709 .690/.715 .701 .732 46/15 84/40
ERA-K/9 4.30/3.1 3.16/4.6 8.71/4.4 5.08/3.2 2.45/6.6 8.59/3.7 3.04/6.7 2.16/7.6 4.41/5.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 98/.297 111/.253 47/.378 150/.291 153/.246 35/.233 113/.273 40/.303 .265  Francisco
 Gutierrez
 Sizemore
 Dellucci
 Carroll
 Choo
43/1/21/10
3/5/59/3
0/85/0/1
46/0/0/1
1/0/0/0
2/0/23/0
OPS .813 .646 .915 .785 .640 .876 .706 .789 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 47/.917 35/.787 26/.668 67/.858 54/.871 17/1.103 61/.788 17/.567 .785
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 51/.722 76/.582 21/1.224 83/.725 99/.509 18/.619 52/.612 23/.952 .726
Home 54/.693 55/.586 15/.624 85/.808 85/.535 12/.083 61/.821 11/.830 .741
Last 28d days 98/.813 46/.542 36/.889 49/.916 11/.000 35/.876 27/.804 40/.789
HR/SB/CS 3/2/1 1/4/1 0/0/0 3/2/0 2/1/0 2/1/0 1/0/1 0/0/0 75/37/19
Usage ······X· ··X·o··· ······X· ··o··X·· X·X····· ···X·oX· ·····o·o ··X··o··
Detroit Tigers Batters (4.76 RS/G) vs. Cleveland Indians Pitchers (4.52 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Byrd
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 7/.715 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 1/3.000 ··· 1/5.000 368/289 .291/.356/.495/.851 .828/.858 .917 99/.966 1/0 15/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 34/.515 7/.453 3/.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 6/.333 ··· 282/233 .300/.356/.490/.846 .776/.861 .874 105/1.051 6/4 9/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 38/1.307 16/.626 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 4/2.167 ··· ··· 349/269 .286/.366/.441/.807 .866/.794 .945 106/.713 7/2 8/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 82/78 .219/.293/.493/.786 .500/.789 .795 23/.798 0/0 5/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 39/.650 9/.777 3/.000 2/2.000 4/1.750 1/2.000 4/.500 1/.000 346/258 .311/.358/.403/.760 .962/.691 .752 102/.790 2/0 3/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 97/54 .241/.313/.471/.784 .935/.650 .927 35/1.101 1/0 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 32/1.008 4/2.500 2/.500 ··· 2/no AB ··· 3/2.334 1/2.000 329/248 .254/.302/.327/.629 .809/.572 .713 90/.521 2/2 5/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 22/.636 16/.563 1/.000 2/1.500 4/.250 4/2.750 2/1.000 1/5.000 285/217 .289/.330/.414/.744 .780/.733 .845 73/1.027 6/1 4/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 10/.800 3/.000 1/2.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· ··· 47/42 .361/.489/.611/1.100 1.350/1.069 1.089 / 0/0 1/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 14/14 .143/.143/.286/.429 /.429 .500 14/.429 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 32/.567 5/.400 1/2.000 3/.333 5/1.300 2/.500 2/1.000 1/.000 217/175 .220/.332/.349/.681 .443/.742 .755 54/.696 3/0 5/
33.Thames G/S/vP 9/1.111 6/.167 2/2.500 2/1.000 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 187/113 .266/.332/.609/.941 .984/.914 1.068 82/1.137 0/2 17/
36.Thomas* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 123/101 .284/.355/.376/.732 .902/.696 .929 51/.736 2/0 0/
IP 96.0 39.2 42.0 32.0 6.1 12.2 38.0 2.0 TOTAL .272/.339/.432/.771 .806/.761 .863 .833 31/15 97/67
ERA-K/9 5.53/3.7 5.67/9.1 3.21/5.6 4.22/7.0 17.05/10.0 6.39/5.7 3.55/9.0 27.00/4.5 4.36/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rodriguez (28-17-3)
 Sardinha (2-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 407/.293 174/.293 174/.242 146/.272 41/.394 56/.265 161/.268 15/.615 .272  Thomas
 Granderson
 Thames
 Raburn
 Guillen
 Sheffield
 Joyce
22/16/3/4
0/67/0/3
38/0/6/1
17/4/12/0
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
15/0/10/0
OPS .849 .830 .643 .798 1.270 .872 .733 1.754 .759
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 213/.977 77/.716 74/.698 74/.848 18/2.083 25/.770 72/.654 8/1.214 .781
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 194/.714 97/.921 100/.602 72/.746 23/.772 31/.943 89/.795 7/2.381 .746
Road 239/.941 76/.815 73/.778 60/.804 30/1.413 26/.772 94/.777 15/1.754 .806
Last 28d days 117/1.029 50/.586 42/.675 7/.929 17/1.012 30/.773 34/.820 15/1.754
HR/SB/CS 23/1/5 7/5/1 5/2/0 3/1/0 3/1/0 3/0/0 5/1/3 2/0/0 101/37/17
Usage ····X··· ··oo···o o·····o· ····X··· ···o···· ····o··· ···X···o X···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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