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Game Preview: OAK @ DET, 7:05pm, Saturday, August 9, 2008 @Comerica Park

Oakland Athletics, 54-61, 3rd, 18 GB, 11½ GB in WC

SP: Dan Meyer (26, LHP, 0-0, 0.00)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-0)              5     4   0   0   0   4  0    0.00      
 2007 (0-2)             16.1  20  19  16   9  11  2    8.82      
 2004 (0-0)              2     2   0   0   1   1  0    0.00      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-2  11.1  16  17  14   7   6  1   11.12   30 
 2007-09-19    SEA   L   4.2   6   5   5   2   2  0      98   32 
 2007-09-14    TEX  ND   2.2   5   6   6   3   4  0      73   25 
 2007-08-17    KCR   L   4     5   6   3   2   0  1      93   32 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-29   Road:   22-32   ExtrInn: 7-5 
 vsRHP:  36-41   vsLHP:  18-20   1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 14-21   vsCntrl:16-12   vsWest: 14-20 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
115 Fri, Aug  8  @DET  W   4-2       54-61  3rd 18.0 gb
114 Thu, Aug  7  @TOR  L   4-6       53-61  3rd 18.0 gb
113 Wed, Aug  6  @TOR  L   1-5       53-60  3rd 17.5 gb
112 Tue, Aug  5  @TOR  L   3-4       53-59  3rd 16.5 gb
111 Mon, Aug  4  @TOR  L   1-6       53-58  3rd 16.5 gb
110 Sun, Aug  3  @BOS  L   2-5       53-57  3rd 15.5 gb
109 Sat, Aug  2  @BOS  L   2-12      53-56  3rd 15.5 gb
108 Fri, Aug  1  @BOS  L   1-2 (12)  53-55  3rd 15.5 gb
107 Wed, Jul 30   KCR  L   3-4 (10)  53-54  3rd 14.0 gb
106 Tue, Jul 29   KCR  L   2-5       53-53  3rd 13.0 gb
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 3-17   Last 30: 8-22
Detroit Tigers, 56-59, 3rd, 8½ GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Armando Galarraga (26, RHP, 9-4, 3.23)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-4)            119.2  95  52  43  40  82 13    3.23      
 2007 (0-0)              8.2   8   6   6   7   6  2    6.23      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  43.2  40  17  15  11  30  4    3.09   55 
 2008-08-03   @TBR  ND   7     4   1   1   0   4  0     100   69 
 2008-07-29   @CLE   W   5.1   5   3   3   2   3  0      97   47 
 2008-07-23   @KCR   W   7     3   1   1   1   7  0      87   73 
 2008-07-18   @BAL   L   6.2   8   5   4   0   6  3     104   46 
 2008-07-11    MIN   L   5.2   6   2   2   4   5  0     113   50 
 2008-07-05   @SEA  ND   6     5   1   1   3   2  1      95   57 
 2008-06-30   @MIN  ND   6     9   4   3   1   3  0     101   42 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.OAK    Has never faced OAK.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-23   Road:   27-36   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  35-48   vsLHP:  21-11   1-Run:  13-18
 vsEast: 10-13   vsCntrl:21-30   vsWest: 12-11 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
115 Fri, Aug  8   OAK  L   2-4       56-59  3rd  8.5 gb
114 Thu, Aug  7  @CHW  W   8-3       56-58  3rd  7.5 gb
113 Wed, Aug  6  @CHW  L   1-5       55-58  3rd  8.5 gb
112 Tue, Aug  5  @CHW  L   8-10(14)  55-57  3rd  7.5 gb
111 Sun, Aug  3  @TBR  L   5-6 (10)  55-56  3rd  7.0 gb
110 Sat, Aug  2  @TBR  L   3-9       55-55  3rd  6.5 gb
109 Fri, Aug  1  @TBR  L   2-5       55-54  3rd  6.5 gb
108 Thu, Jul 31  @CLE  L   4-9       55-53  3rd  5.5 gb
107 Wed, Jul 30  @CLE  W  14-12(13)  55-52  3rd  5.5 gb
106 Tue, Jul 29  @CLE  W   8-5       54-52  3rd  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 08, 2008 OAK  4 @DET  2        W:Dallas Braden (3-2), L: Kenny Rogers (8-9), S: Brad Ziegler (1)
Wed, Jun 04, 2008 OAK 10  DET  2        W:Justin Duchscherer (5-4), L: Nate Robertson (3-6), S: none
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 OAK  5  DET  4 (11)   W:Chad Gaudin (5-3), L: Bobby Seay (0-1), S: none
Mon, Jun 02, 2008 OAK  3  DET  2        W:Huston Street (1-1), L: Francisco Cruceta (0-3), S: none

Sun, Sep 02, 2007 OAK  8  DET  7 (10)   W:Huston Street (4-2), L: Yorman Bazardo (0-1), S: none
Sat, Sep 01, 2007 DET  6 @OAK  1        W:Justin Verlander (15-5), L: Danny Haren (14-6), S: none
Fri, Aug 31, 2007 OAK  5  DET  4 (10)   W:Huston Street (3-2), L: Joel Zumaya (1-3), S: none
Mon, Aug 13, 2007 OAK  7 @DET  2        W:Chad Gaudin (9-8), L: Chad Durbin (7-5), S: none
Sun, Aug 12, 2007 DET 11  OAK  6        W:Nate Robertson (7-9), L: Dallas Braden (1-7), S: none
Sat, Aug 11, 2007 DET  5  OAK  2        W:Justin Verlander (12-4), L: Danny Haren (13-4), S: Todd Jones (31)
Season Series: 2008 - OAK leads 4-0; 2007 - OAK won 6-4; 2006 - DET won 5-4; All-Time - DET leads 965-890

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

MIL  4.66

SDP  3.75

RA/G

OAK  3.91

CLE  4.66

TEX  5.90

BA

C. Jones  .371

M. Young  .287

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .468

A. Huff  .361

T. Pena  .169

SLG

R. Ludwick  .615

E. Encarnacion  .476

T. Pena  .196

OPS

C. Jones  1.072

R. Howard  .825

T. Pena  .365

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.51

J. Beckett  4.08

N. Robertson  6.11

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.99

A. Galarraga  6.17

L. Hernandez  3.48

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

Oakland Athletics Batters (4.06 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.90 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Galarraga
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
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
10.Barton* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 356/259 .216/.317/.315/.632 .810/.564 .585 38/.540 0/1 5/
18.Bowen# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 61/41 .193/.246/.263/.509 .616/.456 .465 10/.311 0/0 0/
8.Brown G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.333 8/1.071 7/1.071 1/.000 8/.661 4/.250 9/.111 358/233 .248/.288/.394/.682 .775/.630 .630 58/.729 4/1 11/
7.Crosby G/S/vP 2/.500 2/.500 3/.666 6/.334 2/.000 3/.333 3/.000 1/2.000 440/317 .251/.309/.372/.681 .643/.696 .669 80/.636 6/3 6/
32.Cust* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 430/306 .227/.374/.433/.808 .813/.805 .719 74/.844 0/0 20/
38.Davis G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 127/72 .207/.236/.273/.509 .581/.454 .443 11/.473 18/5 1/
14.Ellis G/S/vP 2/.000 3/1.334 3/.333 11/2.576 3/.000 3/.333 ··· 4/.000 457/326 .233/.320/.366/.686 .548/.739 .801 85/.531 12/2 10/
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 236/167 .278/.315/.413/.727 .493/.825 .788 93/.777 4/0 3/
22.Hannahan* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 387/294 .223/.309/.333/.642 .603/.655 .551 82/.568 2/0 5/
24.Suzuki G/S/vP 3/.667 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 423/311 .286/.347/.378/.724 .630/.757 .610 87/.724 2/3 5/
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 307/237 .293/.344/.388/.732 .603/.769 .798 76/.644 8/1 4/
35.Thomas G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 8/1.000 11/2.261 6/.167 9/1.111 1/5.000 5/.200 213/153 .246/.362/.402/.764 .583/.838 .635 33/.482 0/0 7/
IP 119.2 37.2 47.2 22.0 48.2 22.2 39.0 22.1 TOTAL .244/.318/.366/.684 .653/.696 .671 .610 56/17 85/64
ERA-K/9 3.23/6.2 3.82/4.1 4.15/8.9 5.32/7.0 3.14/6.3 5.16/10.3 2.54/8.5 2.82/8.5 4.55/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bowen (8-5-2)
 Suzuki (44-23-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 498/.211 168/.260 200/.270 98/.307 209/.266 102/.183 162/.246 106/.256 .266  Brown
 Gonzalez
 Sweeney
 Cust
 Davis
55/1/46/6
0/50/29/4
13/42/52/4
65/0/0/3
3/62/1/2
OPS .646 .713 .880 .855 .726 .690 .701 .829 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 272/.785 61/.995 96/1.003 46/.585 71/.911 48/.850 85/.764 42/.715 .792
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 226/.476 107/.561 104/.776 52/1.106 138/.628 54/.534 77/.632 64/.884 .750
Home 176/.740 80/.590 101/.869 31/.647 92/.579 32/.398 81/.728 38/.690 .744
Last 28d days 102/.599 46/.834 34/.980 35/.854 54/.957 58/.561 40/.741 61/.871
HR/SB/CS 13/6/0 3/8/2 14/6/6 1/0/1 4/3/0 3/3/0 3/0/1 3/1/0 111/51/25
Usage ·····X·· X··o··X· ···X·Xo· ···o··X· ··oX···· ·X·X·X·· ·o·o·X·X ·o·X···X
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Oakland Athletics Pitchers (3.91 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Meyer*
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
33.Devine
G/S/vB
25.DiNardo*
G/S/vB
41.Embree*
G/S/vB
44.Casilla
G/S/vB
20.Street
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 488/376 .296/.359/.509/.868 .866/.868 .874 106/.910 1/0 21/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 4/.000 2/.500 411/323 .300/.366/.495/.860 .728/.897 .852 114/.925 8/4 14/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 5/.400 3/.666 2/.500 450/348 .287/.375/.434/.809 .836/.805 .907 86/.847 8/3 9/
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 3/1.333 3/.000 1/.000 239/188 .213/.315/.416/.731 .650/.752 .863 68/.737 1/1 9/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 163/150 .270/.331/.574/.906 .962/.900 1.048 67/.868 0/0 10/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 3/.667 5/.000 2/.500 429/333 .318/.378/.491/.869 .921/.853 1.035 94/.877 0/4 14/
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 8/.679 1/no AB 5/.400 1/.000 461/340 .310/.354/.426/.779 .869/.747 .704 105/.882 4/0 6/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 127/73 .250/.310/.422/.732 .816/.663 .880 29/.596 2/0 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.143 ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 410/310 .259/.306/.335/.641 .847/.577 .739 77/.700 3/3 5/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 83/68 .328/.456/.484/.940 .955/.937 .978 24/.751 0/0 1/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/22 .120/.120/.200/.320 .000/.364 .500 7/.000 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.667 8/1.518 2/.000 5/.400 1/.000 309/237 .225/.327/.371/.698 .700/.697 .681 84/.760 7/1 9/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 1/no AB 3/.000 1/2.000 254/155 .240/.299/.554/.853 .899/.825 .977 58/.572 0/3 21/
IP 5.0 15.0 24.1 22.0 42.1 33.2 49.1 37.0 TOTAL .275/.342/.441/.783 .811/.774 .851 .822 43/21 133/83
ERA-K/9 0.00/7.2 2.40/9.6 1.11/10.4 6.55/4.9 4.89/7.9 2.94/9.1 4.20/8.6 0.00/4.1 3.68/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (16-6-6)
 Sardinha (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 20/.211 62/.170 96/.195 106/.289 187/.270 146/.260 206/.247 130/.186 .241  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Inge
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/92/5
0/93/0/4
2/11/0/2
51/0/6/2
21/5/15/1
28/0/18/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .566 .501 .490 .802 .804 .722 .731 .446 .683
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 8/.625 25/.390 40/.532 33/.561 69/.801 66/.621 93/.833 56/.488 .656
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 12/.523 37/.570 56/.462 73/.922 118/.806 80/.811 113/.650 74/.415 .703
Road 20/.566 41/.582 52/.503 61/.732 84/.889 72/.718 84/.678 61/.480 .723
Last 28d days 20/.566 46/.533 8/.417 53/.733 34/.893 38/.761 48/.968 65/.448
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 0/1/1 0/3/1 3/2/0 5/3/0 4/6/0 6/5/2 0/1/0 87/52/28
Usage ····Xo·· ·X··X··X ·Xo··o·· ······X· ··X··o·o ··X··X·o ···X·X·X XX·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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