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Game Preview: TOR @ DET, 7:05pm, Monday, August 11, 2008 @Comerica Park

Toronto Blue Jays, 59-59, 4th, 12½ GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Shaun Marcum (26, RHP, 6-5, 3.44)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-5)            120.1  96  49  46  36 100 17    3.44      
 2007 (12-6)           159   149  76  73  49 122 27    4.13      
 2006 (3-4)             78.1  87  44  44  38  65 14    5.06      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  41.2  44  24  23  14  33  8    4.97   48 
 2008-08-06    OAK   W   7     3   1   1   2   7  1      89   72 
 2008-08-01   @TEX  ND   4.1   7   6   6   1   2  1      81   26 
 2008-07-27    SEA   L   5.2   6   4   4   3   2  1      94   40 
 2008-07-22   @BAL  ND   4.2   8   7   6   3   3  3      77   22 
 2008-06-18   @MIL   L   6     6   4   4   1   6  2     103   49 
 2008-06-11    SEA  ND   7     7   1   1   2   9  0      97   66 
 2008-06-06    BAL  ND   7     7   1   1   2   4  0     100   61 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      0-1   5.2   5   5   4   4   2  1    6.35   39 
 2008-04-21    DET   L   5.2   5   5   4   4   2  1     103   39 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-26   Road:   25-33   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  47-40   vsLHP:  12-19   1-Run:  17-24
 vsEast: 19-20   vsCntrl:15-10   vsWest: 17-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Sun, Aug 10   CLE  L   0-4       59-59  4th 12.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug  9   CLE  L   2-4       59-58  4th 11.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug  8   CLE  L   2-5       59-57  4th 10.5 gb
115 Thu, Aug  7   OAK  W   6-4       59-56  4th  9.5 gb
114 Wed, Aug  6   OAK  W   5-1       58-56  4th 10.5 gb
113 Tue, Aug  5   OAK  W   4-3       57-56  4th 10.5 gb
112 Mon, Aug  4   OAK  W   6-1       56-56  4th 10.5 gb
111 Sun, Aug  3  @TEX  L   4-8       55-56  4th 11.5 gb
110 Sat, Aug  2  @TEX  W   6-4       55-55  4th 10.5 gb
109 Fri, Aug  1  @TEX  L   8-9       54-55  4th 10.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Detroit Tigers, 58-59, 3rd, 7½ GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (25, RHP, 8-12, 4.56)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-12)           154   135  84  78  61 121 15    4.56      
 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         4-3  46    37  25  25  16  43  5    4.89   53 
 2008-08-06   @CHW   L   7.2   6   5   5   3   8  1     130   52 
 2008-07-31   @CLE   L   5.2   5   6   6   3   9  1     114   41 
 2008-07-26    CHW   L   4     9   7   7   1   5  2     110   20 
 2008-07-20   @BAL   W   8.2   3   1   1   3   3  0     105   74 
 2008-07-13    MIN   W   7     4   2   2   2   8  0     108   67 
 2008-07-08    CLE   W   7     2   2   2   1   7  1      99   71 
 2008-07-03   @SEA   W   6     8   2   2   3   3  0     109   48 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR    Has never faced TOR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-23   Road:   27-36   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  35-48   vsLHP:  23-11   1-Run:  13-18
 vsEast: 10-13   vsCntrl:21-30   vsWest: 14-11 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
117 Sun, Aug 10   OAK  W   6-1       58-59  3rd  7.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Apr 21, 2008 DET  5 @TOR  1        W:Armando Galarraga (2-0), L: Shaun Marcum (2-1), S: none
Sun, Apr 20, 2008 TOR  5  DET  3        W:A.J. Burnett (2-1), L: Nate Robertson (0-2), S: Jeremy Accardo (4)
Sat, Apr 19, 2008 TOR  3  DET  2        W:Dustin McGowan (1-1), L: Jeremy Bonderman (1-2), S: B.J. Ryan (2)
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 DET  8 @TOR  4        W:Kenny Rogers (1-3), L: Jeremy Accardo (0-3), S: none

Mon, Sep 10, 2007 DET  5  TOR  4        W:Yorman Bazardo (1-1), L: Casey Janssen (2-3), S: none
Sun, Apr 15, 2007 TOR  2  DET  1        W:Josh Towers (1-1), L: Nate Robertson (2-1), S: Shaun Marcum (1)
Sat, Apr 14, 2007 DET 10 @TOR  7        W:Wilfredo Ledezma (2-0), L: B.J. Ryan (0-2), S: Todd Jones (6)
Fri, Apr 13, 2007 TOR  2  DET  1 (10)   W:Roy Halladay (2-0), L: Fernando Rodney (1-2), S: none
Thu, Apr 12, 2007 DET  5 @TOR  4        W:Mike Maroth (2-0), L: Tomokazu Ohka (0-1), S: Joel Zumaya (1)
Wed, Apr 04, 2007 DET 10  TOR  9        W:Nate Robertson (1-0), L: A.J. Burnett (0-1), S: Todd Jones (1)
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 2-2; 2007 - DET won 4-3; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - TOR leads 192-163

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  5.61

CLE  4.66

WSN  3.76

RA/G

TOR  3.97

CLE  4.59

TEX  5.93

BA

C. Jones  .370

A. Rowand  .288

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .467

T. Wigginton  .361

T. Pena  .178

SLG

A. Pujols  .618

G. Atkins  .480

T. Pena  .204

OPS

A. Pujols  1.080

A. Lind  .831

T. Pena  .382

ERA

C. Lee  2.45

E. Jackson  4.07

I. Snell  6.06

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.99

G. Floyd  6.33

L. Hernandez  3.48

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

Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.24 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
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
20.Barajas G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 9/1.111 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 276/186 .260/.304/.430/.735 .593/.804 .778 71/.611 0/0 9/
11.Eckstein G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 1/.000 9/1.181 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 284/201 .266/.347/.348/.695 .819/.641 .737 35/.607 2/1 1/
1.Inglett* G/S/vP 6/1.833 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 242/221 .295/.350/.429/.779 .669/.788 .639 80/.732 7/1 2/
26.Lind* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.250 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 176/125 .296/.331/.500/.831 .896/.805 .866 92/.883 1/0 5/
6.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.000 17/.698 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 108/59 .207/.265/.272/.536 .631/.456 .554 47/.681 3/1 1/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP ··· ··· 10/.700 18/.833 ··· 3/1.667 2/1.500 4/.750 464/344 .271/.375/.402/.777 .596/.844 .827 98/.804 1/2 8/
15.Rios G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/1.428 18/.869 ··· 4/.250 ··· 5/.200 497/375 .281/.328/.420/.748 .664/.776 .720 102/.789 28/7 8/
33.Rolen G/S/vP 6/1.167 ··· 22/.686 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 364/274 .252/.349/.401/.750 .693/.767 .781 71/.581 5/0 7/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 10/.500 ··· 3/.333 2/1.000 3/.000 1/2.000 3/2.667 1/2.000 409/296 .256/.342/.327/.669 .656/.674 .670 89/.628 6/2 4/
24.Stairs* G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 9/1.056 5/.600 ··· 5/.800 ··· 3/.000 334/303 .250/.338/.404/.742 .559/.762 .745 71/.721 1/1 11/
10.Wells G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.858 33/.573 ··· 4/1.750 ··· 7/.000 281/212 .283/.324/.442/.766 .753/.770 .659 4/.000 4/2 9/
35.Wilkerson* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 7/.453 3/2.000 2/3.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 286/238 .224/.319/.320/.639 .608/.644 .646 55/.580 3/5 3/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP ··· ··· 9/1.194 10/1.178 1/.000 3/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 227/174 .236/.344/.361/.705 .615/.743 .590 26/.530 2/1 5/
IP 154.0 37.2 48.2 22.0 48.2 24.0 40.1 23.1 TOTAL .258/.333/.384/.717 .677/.730 .698 .704 72/25 79/62
ERA-K/9 4.56/7.1 3.82/4.1 4.07/9.1 5.32/7.0 3.14/6.3 4.88/10.1 2.45/8.7 2.70/8.5 4.49/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (27-19-2)
 Zaun (31-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 657/.232 168/.260 205/.273 98/.307 209/.266 107/.184 166/.239 109/.247 .266  Rios
 Wilkerson
 Wells
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Stairs
 Inglett
0/55/59/13
19/3/64/4
0/64/0/4
45/0/0/2
3/0/0/1
9/0/6/0
18/1/12/0
OPS .672 .713 .883 .855 .726 .687 .682 .803 .764
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 301/.705 61/.995 98/.980 46/.585 71/.911 49/.830 88/.736 44/.677 .785
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 356/.644 107/.561 107/.802 52/1.106 138/.628 58/.555 78/.623 65/.869 .749
Home 341/.650 80/.590 106/.876 31/.647 92/.579 37/.431 85/.691 41/.632 .739
Last 28d days 111/.729 46/.834 35/1.049 35/.854 49/.949 63/.567 44/.667 53/.832
HR/SB/CS 15/6/5 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 ·····o·· ····oX·· X··X·X·X ·X·o·o·X ·o·o·X··
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.09 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.97 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 28.Marcum
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
31.Parrish*
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/.333 3/2.334 ··· 3/1.666 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 497/378 .299/.364/.525/.889 .959/.867 .921 107/1.080 1/0 23/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 1/5.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 2/1.000 3/2.334 2/.000 2/.000 421/324 .301/.367/.501/.868 .767/.899 .869 115/.949 8/4 15/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 5/.400 5/.000 1/.000 1/.000 5/.600 ··· 7/1.071 4/.833 450/348 .287/.375/.434/.809 .836/.805 .907 78/.868 8/3 9/
15.Inge G/S/vP 5/.200 8/1.071 1/.000 4/.250 10/.200 5/.650 6/.533 3/.000 247/191 .212/.317/.409/.726 .653/.746 .843 69/.715 1/1 9/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 164/150 .275/.335/.577/.913 1.045/.900 1.064 61/.815 0/0 10/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 6/.333 6/.334 ··· 6/.167 4/.833 1/2.000 8/1.167 7/.971 439/334 .318/.378/.487/.866 .892/.857 1.020 104/.864 0/4 14/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 3/1.667 3/.000 ··· 13/1.077 1/no AB 2/1.000 3/.000 3/.666 471/341 .313/.355/.428/.784 .870/.751 .717 107/.922 5/0 6/
25.Raburn G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 136/75 .252/.319/.423/.741 .854/.644 .882 37/.675 2/0 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 4/1.750 7/.686 ··· 8/.625 5/.800 2/.000 2/1.000 10/.600 418/313 .261/.314/.345/.659 .900/.582 .778 85/.786 3/3 6/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 83/68 .328/.456/.484/.940 .955/.937 .978 18/.656 0/0 1/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 29/23 .111/.143/.185/.328 .167/.364 .486 11/.100 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 7/1.262 7/1.429 ··· 13/.558 4/.750 4/.500 4/.833 9/1.381 317/240 .222/.322/.375/.696 .723/.687 .678 88/.786 7/1 10/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 ··· 4/.500 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 3/1.000 258/155 .236/.295/.544/.839 .861/.825 .940 54/.590 0/3 21/
IP 120.1 34.2 42.2 55.2 36.1 16.2 26.2 40.0 TOTAL .276/.344/.443/.787 .827/.774 .857 .849 44/21 138/83
ERA-K/9 3.44/7.5 3.63/7.3 2.11/9.3 1.29/7.9 3.47/8.9 2.70/3.8 4.05/5.1 3.15/8.3 3.67/7.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 498/.212 141/.240 173/.217 226/.205 157/.211 77/.233 109/.273 172/.224 .247  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Inge
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/94/5
0/95/0/4
2/11/0/2
52/0/6/2
22/5/16/1
29/0/19/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .661 .639 .669 .559 .664 .719 .774 .663 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 244/.711 50/.987 92/.612 93/.514 61/.825 34/.971 41/.877 54/.745 .760
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 254/.613 91/.447 81/.735 133/.591 96/.564 43/.525 68/.712 118/.627 .648
Road 196/.821 71/.662 102/.800 119/.625 69/.743 35/.793 20/.997 88/.847 .736
Last 28d days 98/.915 42/.690 49/.456 47/.400 32/.595 36/.572 59/.880 39/.718
HR/SB/CS 17/4/1 2/3/0 4/1/2 2/1/0 3/4/2 1/0/0 2/1/1 3/2/0 103/59/30
Usage ····X··· o·X····o ··oo·o·X ···Xo·X· ·oo····o ·X···X·· X····X·X ···XX···

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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