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Game Preview: OAK @ DET, 1:05pm, Sunday, August 10, 2008 @Comerica Park

Oakland Athletics, 54-62, 3rd, 19 GB, 12½ GB in WC

SP: Greg Smith (24, LHP, 5-10, 3.99)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (5-10)           133   112  62  59  58  88 15    3.99      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  42.2  34  22  22  20  21  8    4.64   50 
 2008-08-05   @TOR  ND   6     4   2   2   2   4  0      87   58 
 2008-07-29    KCR   L   7     4   5   5   2   5  2      94   52 
 2008-07-23   @TBR   L   6     5   4   4   2   4  2     102   48 
 2008-07-18   @NYY   L   3.2   8   6   6   5   1  1      88   17 
 2008-07-10    SEA  ND   6     4   0   0   1   2  0      89   65 
 2008-07-05   @CHW   L   5     5   4   4   6   2  2     103   37 
 2008-06-30   @LAA   W   9     4   1   1   2   3  1     101   76 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-29   Road:   22-33   ExtrInn: 7-5 
 vsRHP:  36-42   vsLHP:  18-20   1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 14-21   vsCntrl:16-13   vsWest: 14-20 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
116 Sat, Aug  9  @DET  L   2-10      54-62  3rd 19.0 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
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 3-17   Last 30: 7-23
Detroit Tigers, 57-59, 3rd, 8 GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Nate Robertson (30, LHP, 6-8, 6.11)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-8)            132.2 174  91  90  42  85 19    6.11      
 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         0-2  36.1  56  34  34  14  19  7    8.42   34 
 2008-08-05   @CHW  ND   5     9   4   4   3   3  1     101   33 
 2008-07-30   @CLE  ND   3     9   8   8   2   2  2      67    9 
 2008-07-25    CHW  ND   6     5   3   3   5   5  0      86   50 
 2008-07-19   @BAL  ND   2.1   8   7   7   0   1  1      50   14 
 2008-07-12    MIN   L   7    10   5   5   0   4  2      95   41 
 2008-07-06   @SEA  ND   9     4   1   1   2   1  0     100   74 
 2008-07-01   @MIN   L   4    11   6   6   2   3  1      73   17 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.OAK      2-2  31    31  18  18  10  21  5    5.23   48 
 2008-06-04   @OAK   L   6.1   8   5   5   3   5  1     109   39 
 2007-09-02   @OAK  ND   6     4   2   2   1   5  0      90   60 
 2007-08-12    OAK   W   5.2   5   4   4   5   6  1     105   44 
 2007-08-01   @OAK   L   6     9   3   3   1   2  1      96   43 
 2006-07-23    OAK   W   7     5   4   4   0   3  2      87   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-23   Road:   27-36   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  35-48   vsLHP:  22-11   1-Run:  13-18
 vsEast: 10-13   vsCntrl:21-30   vsWest: 13-11 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
116 Sat, Aug  9   OAK  W  10-2       57-59  3rd  8.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 09, 2008 DET 10  OAK  2        W:Armando Galarraga (10-4), L: Dan Meyer (0-1), S: none
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
Season Series: 2008 - OAK leads 4-1; 2007 - OAK won 6-4; 2006 - DET won 5-4; All-Time - DET leads 966-890

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  5.53

CLE  4.66

WSN  3.76

RA/G

LAD  3.96

CLE  4.63

TEX  5.92

BA

C. Jones  .370

K. Suzuki  .289

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .467

J. Reyes  .362

T. Pena  .169

SLG

A. Pujols  .617

E. Hinske  .479

T. Pena  .196

OPS

A. Pujols  1.079

B. Abreu  .827

T. Pena  .365

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.51

Z. Greinke  4.09

N. Robertson  6.11

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.99

A. Galarraga  6.18

L. Hernandez  3.48

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

Oakland Athletics Batters (4.04 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.88 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Robertson*
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 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 360/262 .214/.314/.311/.624 .801/.557 .570 38/.448 0/1 5/
18.Bowen# G/S/vP 9/.730 ··· ··· 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 14/.631 3/.333 9/.944 7/1.071 1/.000 8/.661 4/.250 9/.111 359/234 .247/.287/.393/.680 .775/.627 .626 55/.695 4/1 11/
7.Crosby G/S/vP 13/1.230 2/.500 4/1.250 6/.334 2/.000 3/.333 3/.000 1/2.000 444/321 .251/.311/.374/.685 .643/.701 .677 84/.659 6/3 6/
32.Cust* G/S/vP 10/.422 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 434/310 .230/.376/.434/.809 .813/.808 .725 74/.884 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 24/.804 3/1.334 3/.333 11/2.576 3/.000 3/.333 1/.000 4/.000 461/329 .231/.317/.362/.680 .543/.731 .785 85/.506 12/2 10/
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 240/171 .278/.314/.414/.728 .493/.823 .786 93/.743 4/0 3/
22.Hannahan* G/S/vP 6/1.100 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 390/296 .221/.307/.330/.637 .596/.650 .540 81/.536 2/0 5/
24.Suzuki G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.500 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 427/315 .289/.351/.380/.730 .630/.765 .625 86/.800 2/3 5/
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 312/241 .295/.345/.388/.733 .594/.773 .798 81/.654 8/1 4/
35.Thomas G/S/vP 20/1.100 1/2.000 8/1.000 11/2.261 6/.167 9/1.111 1/5.000 6/.167 217/157 .251/.364/.421/.785 .583/.865 .679 37/.637 0/0 8/
IP 132.2 37.2 48.2 22.0 48.2 22.2 40.1 23.1 TOTAL .244/.318/.367/.684 .651/.698 .673 .618 56/17 86/65
ERA-K/9 6.11/5.8 3.82/4.1 4.07/9.1 5.32/7.0 3.14/6.3 5.16/10.3 2.45/8.7 2.70/8.5 4.52/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bowen (8-5-2)
 Suzuki (45-23-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 591/.320 168/.260 205/.273 98/.307 209/.266 102/.183 166/.239 109/.247 .267  Brown
 Gonzalez
 Sweeney
 Cust
 Davis
55/1/46/6
0/51/29/4
13/42/53/4
66/0/0/3
3/62/1/2
OPS .878 .713 .883 .855 .726 .690 .682 .803 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 183/.863 61/.995 98/.980 46/.585 71/.911 48/.850 88/.736 44/.677 .789
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 408/.885 107/.561 107/.802 52/1.106 138/.628 54/.534 78/.623 65/.869 .751
Home 270/.807 80/.590 106/.876 31/.647 92/.579 32/.398 85/.691 41/.632 .744
Last 28d days 85/1.176 46/.834 35/1.049 35/.854 49/.949 58/.561 44/.667 58/.807
HR/SB/CS 19/7/4 3/8/2 14/6/6 1/0/1 4/3/0 3/3/0 3/0/1 3/1/0 112/51/25
Usage ····X··· ·X··o··X X···X·Xo ····o··X ···oX··· ··X·X·X· X·o·o·X· o·o·X···
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.08 RS/G) vs. Oakland Athletics Pitchers (3.97 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Smith*
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
53.Meyer*
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 1/.000 3/2.667 1/no AB 2/2.500 2/.000 2/.000 493/377 .298/.361/.523/.884 .930/.870 .909 107/1.018 1/0 23/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 5/.400 ··· 3/.000 4/.000 2/.500 416/323 .301/.366/.496/.862 .744/.897 .856 114/.924 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 82/.847 8/3 9/
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 6/.334 4/1.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 243/189 .214/.314/.413/.726 .651/.747 .847 68/.684 1/1 9/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 164/150 .275/.335/.577/.913 1.045/.900 1.064 65/.845 0/0 10/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.667 3/.667 3/.000 5/.000 2/.500 434/333 .317/.378/.488/.866 .909/.853 1.026 99/.867 0/4 14/
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 9/.679 1/no AB 3/1.667 5/.400 1/.000 466/340 .314/.357/.431/.788 .899/.747 .725 106/.932 5/0 6/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 131/74 .250/.308/.417/.724 .807/.654 .845 32/.603 2/0 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 7/.143 1/no AB 2/5.000 3/1.167 1/.000 414/311 .260/.310/.344/.654 .889/.579 .768 81/.765 3/3 6/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 83/68 .328/.456/.484/.940 .955/.937 .978 21/.659 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 9/1.333 3/.000 2/2.500 5/.400 1/.000 313/238 .225/.326/.380/.706 .744/.694 .698 84/.826 7/1 10/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 1/no AB 3/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 258/155 .236/.295/.544/.839 .861/.825 .940 58/.572 0/3 21/
IP 133.0 15.0 24.1 23.0 43.1 34.2 10.0 49.1 37.0 TOTAL .276/.343/.443/.786 .826/.774 .857 .843 44/21 137/83
ERA-K/9 3.99/6.0 2.40/9.6 1.11/10.4 7.43/4.7 5.40/7.7 2.86/9.3 2.70/5.4 4.20/8.6 0.00/4.1 3.73/6.6

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 553/.232 62/.170 96/.195 114/.316 193/.275 151/.254 42/.250 206/.247 130/.186 .242  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Inge
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/93/5
0/94/0/4
2/11/0/2
52/0/6/2
21/5/16/1
29/0/18/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .699 .501 .490 .846 .830 .716 .836 .731 .446 .688
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 121/.572 25/.390 40/.532 35/.676 70/.819 66/.621 11/.455 93/.833 56/.488 .658
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 432/.737 37/.570 56/.462 79/.928 123/.836 85/.794 31/.978 113/.650 74/.415 .709
Road 323/.710 41/.582 52/.503 69/.814 90/.941 77/.704 42/.836 84/.678 61/.480 .733
Last 28d days 97/.874 46/.533 8/.417 61/.826 40/1.017 37/.675 42/.836 44/.965 61/.480
HR/SB/CS 15/10/10 0/1/1 0/3/1 3/2/0 6/3/0 4/6/0 3/1/0 6/5/2 0/1/0 91/53/28
Usage ····X··· ··X··X·· ··Xo··o· X······X o··X··o· X··X··X· X····Xo· ····X·X· ·XX·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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