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Game Preview: TOR @ DET, 7:05pm, Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @Comerica Park

Toronto Blue Jays, 60-59, 4th, 12 GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: A.J. Burnett (31, RHP, 14-9, 4.62)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (14-9)           157.2 159  87  81  68 159 14    4.62      
 2007 (10-8)           165.2 131  74  69  66 176 23    3.75      
 2006 (10-8)           135.2 138  67  60  39 118 14    3.98      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         6-1  44.1  43  20  19  15  48  5    3.86   55 
 2008-08-07    OAK   W   6     7   4   4   2   6  2     110   46 
 2008-08-02   @TEX   W   5.2   6   4   4   2   4  0     103   43 
 2008-07-28    TBR   W   7     6   1   0   4  10  0     110   69 
 2008-07-23   @BAL   W   5     6   1   1   0   7  0      77   58 
 2008-07-18   @TBR   L   7     5   2   2   3   6  1     104   62 
 2008-07-13    NYY   W   8.1   6   1   1   1   8  1      98   74 
 2008-07-09    BAL   W   5.1   7   7   7   3   7  1     112   30 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-1  18.2  21  18  18  13  19  1    8.68   39 
 2008-04-20    DET   W   5     4   3   3   6   4  0     113   45 
 2007-04-14    DET  ND   5.1   7   4   4   1   5  1      95   42 
 2007-04-04   @DET   L   2     5   6   6   4   2  0      55   20 
 2006-09-28   @DET   W   6.1   5   5   5   2   8  0     106   49 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-26   Road:   26-33   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  48-40   vsLHP:  12-19   1-Run:  17-24
 vsEast: 19-20   vsCntrl:16-10   vsWest: 17-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
119 Mon, Aug 11  @DET  W   7-2       60-59  4th 12.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Detroit Tigers, 58-60, 3rd, 8 GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Zach Miner (26, RHP, 6-4, 3.57)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-4)             68    64  31  27  31  35  5    3.57      
 2007 (3-4)             53.2  56  22  18  22  34  3    3.02      
 2006 (7-6)             93   100  53  50  32  59 11    4.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-4  30.1  38  21  18   7  16  6    5.34   45 
 2008-08-07   @CHW   W   6     7   2   1   0   3  0      98   55 
 2008-08-01   @TBR   L   5.1   8   4   3   3   3  1      95   38 
 2008-07-27    CHW   W   6     5   2   2   0   5  2      92   59 
 2008-07-21   @KCR   W   6     3   0   0   1   1  0      88   66 
 2007-05-17   @BOS   L   5.1   6   2   1   1   3  0      99   52 
 2006-09-30    KCR   L   0.1   5   5   5   0   0  1      32   21 
 2006-08-23    CHW   L   1.1   4   6   6   2   1  2      40   21 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      1-0   6     4   2   2   2   5  1    3.00   59 
 2006-06-10   @TOR   W   6     4   2   2   2   5  1     100   59 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-24   Road:   27-36   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  35-49   vsLHP:  23-11   1-Run:  13-18
 vsEast: 10-14   vsCntrl:21-30   vsWest: 14-11 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Mon, Aug 11   TOR  L   2-7       58-60  3rd  8.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 11, 2008 TOR  7 @DET  2        W:Shaun Marcum (7-5), L: Justin Verlander (8-13), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - TOR leads 3-2; 2007 - DET won 4-3; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - TOR leads 193-163

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

MIL  4.69

WSN  3.74

RA/G

TOR  3.95

MIN  4.62

TEX  5.93

BA

C. Jones  .370

C. Utley  .290

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .467

M. Aviles  .360

T. Pena  .178

SLG

A. Pujols  .613

S. Drew  .481

T. Pena  .204

OPS

A. Pujols  1.073

J. Willingham  .832

T. Pena  .382

ERA

C. Lee  2.45

S. Olsen  4.04

I. Snell  6.06

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.99

G. Floyd  6.33

L. Hernandez  3.48

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Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.26 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Miner
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 3/1.666 2/.000 ··· ··· 280/190 .264/.307/.444/.752 .593/.828 .811 75/.680 0/0 10/
11.Eckstein G/S/vP 1/.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 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 247/225 .290/.344/.421/.765 .633/.777 .616 85/.694 7/1 2/
26.Lind* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.250 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 180/129 .291/.324/.491/.815 .896/.783 .829 96/.849 1/0 5/
6.McDonald G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 5/.000 18/.656 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 112/62 .208/.264/.281/.545 .617/.487 .580 51/.688 3/1 1/
36.Mench G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.650 14/1.654 2/2.500 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB 100/30 .233/.320/.349/.669 .716/.563 .531 25/.741 2/0 0/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 4/1.750 ··· 10/.700 19/.895 1/.000 3/1.667 2/1.500 4/.750 468/347 .270/.374/.401/.775 .608/.835 .821 102/.791 1/2 8/
15.Rios G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 7/1.428 18/.869 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 5/.200 501/379 .281/.329/.420/.749 .664/.777 .722 106/.792 28/7 8/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 3/.333 3/.666 4/.500 1/2.000 3/2.667 1/2.000 414/300 .256/.343/.326/.669 .650/.676 .669 94/.630 6/2 4/
24.Stairs* G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 9/1.056 5/.600 2/.000 5/.800 ··· 3/.000 338/307 .253/.340/.405/.746 .559/.765 .751 75/.736 1/1 11/
10.Wells G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 7/.858 33/.573 2/.000 4/1.750 ··· 7/.000 285/216 .287/.326/.444/.771 .753/.777 .673 8/.536 4/2 9/
35.Wilkerson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 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 3/2.000 ··· 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 68.0 37.2 48.2 23.0 52.1 24.0 40.1 23.1 TOTAL .259/.333/.384/.717 .676/.731 .699 .707 72/25 80/62
ERA-K/9 3.57/4.6 3.82/4.1 4.07/9.1 5.09/7.0 3.10/6.5 4.88/10.1 2.45/8.7 2.70/8.5 4.51/5.8

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 293/.252 168/.260 205/.273 102/.304 222/.260 107/.184 166/.239 109/.247 .266  Rios
 Wells
 Wilkerson
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Mench
 Inglett
 Stairs
0/55/60/13
0/65/0/4
19/3/64/4
46/0/0/2
3/0/0/1
17/0/11/1
18/1/12/0
9/0/6/0
OPS .735 .713 .883 .840 .717 .687 .682 .803 .764
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 132/.752 61/.995 98/.980 48/.603 77/.837 49/.830 88/.736 44/.677 .782
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 161/.721 107/.561 107/.802 54/1.061 145/.651 58/.555 78/.623 65/.869 .752
Home 116/.640 80/.590 106/.876 35/.629 105/.578 37/.431 85/.691 41/.632 .740
Last 28d days 94/.770 46/.834 35/1.049 39/.814 62/.867 63/.567 44/.667 53/.832
HR/SB/CS 5/7/3 3/8/2 14/6/6 1/0/1 5/3/0 3/3/0 3/0/1 3/1/0 113/51/25
Usage ····X··· ···X··o· ··X···X· o·····o· X····oX· ·X··X·X· ··X·o·o· ··o·o·X·
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.06 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.95 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
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
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/2.334 ··· 4/1.250 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 501/381 .298/.363/.529/.892 .951/.874 .927 111/1.088 1/0 24/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 9/.111 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 2/1.000 4/1.750 3/.000 426/328 .299/.365/.497/.862 .758/.894 .856 120/.924 8/4 15/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 10/.522 5/.000 1/.000 1/.000 5/.600 1/.000 4/.833 454/352 .287/.376/.433/.809 .836/.805 .906 82/.866 8/3 9/
15.Inge G/S/vP 7/1.262 8/1.071 1/.000 4/.250 10/.200 5/.650 4/.750 251/194 .217/.320/.429/.749 .697/.764 .889 73/.797 1/1 10/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 168/153 .275/.333/.569/.902 .967/.895 1.027 65/.795 0/0 10/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 8/1.000 6/.334 ··· 7/.143 4/.833 1/2.000 7/.971 443/337 .318/.379/.486/.865 .883/.860 1.017 108/.864 0/4 14/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 18/.513 3/.000 ··· 13/1.077 1/no AB 3/.666 4/.500 476/345 .311/.354/.426/.779 .863/.748 .710 112/.898 5/0 6/
25.Raburn G/S/vP 2/.500 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 19/.675 7/.686 ··· 8/.625 5/.800 2/.000 11/.546 422/316 .261/.314/.346/.660 .891/.586 .777 89/.785 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 32/.766 7/1.429 ··· 13/.558 4/.750 4/.500 10/1.414 321/243 .219/.321/.371/.691 .732/.678 .669 92/.765 7/1 10/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 ··· 4/.500 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.000 258/155 .236/.295/.544/.839 .861/.825 .940 54/.590 0/3 21/
IP 157.2 34.2 42.2 56.2 36.1 17.2 41.0 TOTAL .275/.343/.444/.787 .825/.775 .856 .847 44/21 140/84
ERA-K/9 4.62/9.1 3.63/7.3 2.11/9.3 1.27/7.9 3.47/8.9 2.55/4.6 3.07/8.3 3.66/7.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 695/.260 141/.240 173/.217 229/.202 157/.211 80/.222 177/.225 .247  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Inge
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Sheffield
 Guillen
0/0/95/5
0/96/0/4
2/11/0/2
52/0/6/2
22/5/16/1
30/0/19/1
6/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .743 .639 .669 .551 .664 .689 .669 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 386/.820 50/.987 92/.612 94/.509 61/.825 36/.909 55/.730 .759
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 309/.648 91/.447 81/.735 135/.581 96/.564 44/.512 122/.643 .651
Road 359/.718 71/.662 102/.800 122/.608 69/.743 38/.723 93/.850 .737
Last 28d days 131/.743 42/.690 49/.456 50/.375 32/.595 39/.524 44/.738
HR/SB/CS 14/15/6 2/3/0 4/1/2 2/1/0 3/4/2 1/0/0 3/2/0 105/59/30
Usage ····X··· ·o·X···· ···oo·o· o···Xo·X ··oo···· 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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