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Game Preview: BAL @ DET, 7:05pm, Saturday, August 16, 2008 @Comerica Park

Baltimore Orioles, 59-62, 5th, 15 GB, 9 GB in WC

SP: Dennis Sarfate (27, RHP, 4-2, 5.16)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-2)             61    48  40  35  50  62  6    5.16      
 2007 (1-0)              8.1   5   1   1   1  14  0    1.08      
 2006 (0-0)              8.1   9   4   4   4  11  0    4.32      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-1  11    13  17  14  11  10  3   11.45   31 
 2008-08-11   @CLE  ND   4     5   7   6   5   4  1      92   25 
 2008-08-04   @LAA  ND   3     6   5   5   3   1  1      71   25 
 2008-07-30   @NYY   L   4     2   5   3   3   5  1      68   44 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-24   Road:   28-38   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  46-42   vsLHP:  13-20   1-Run:  19-21
 vsEast: 19-28   vsCntrl:14-11   vsWest: 15-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
122 Fri, Aug 15  @DET  W  11-2       59-62  5th 15.0 gb
121 Thu, Aug 14  @CLE  W  11-6       58-62  5th 15.0 gb
120 Wed, Aug 13  @CLE  W   6-1       57-62  5th 15.0 gb
119 Tue, Aug 12  @CLE  L   5-7       56-62  5th 15.0 gb
118 Mon, Aug 11  @CLE  L   8-13      56-61  5th 15.0 gb
117 Sun, Aug 10   TEX  L   7-15      56-60  5th 14.5 gb
116 Sat, Aug  9   TEX  W   9-0       56-59  5th 13.5 gb
115 Fri, Aug  8   TEX  W   9-1       55-59  5th 13.5 gb
114 Wed, Aug  6  @LAA  L   4-9       54-59  5th 14.0 gb
113 Tue, Aug  5  @LAA  W   3-0       54-58  5th 13.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:14-16
Detroit Tigers, 59-63, 3rd, 9½ GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (25, RHP, 8-13, 4.77)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-13)           158.1 142  90  84  63 123 15    4.77      
 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         3-4  44.1  36  29  29  15  42  5    5.89   50 
 2008-08-11    TOR   L   4.1   7   6   6   2   2  0      78   25 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      2-0  22    13   4   4   9  12  0    1.64   65 
 2008-07-20   @BAL   W   8.2   3   1   1   3   3  0     105   74 
 2007-04-11   @BAL  ND   7     3   0   0   3   5  0     107   73 
 2006-05-10   @BAL   W   6.1   7   3   3   3   4  0      99   48 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-27   Road:   27-36   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  36-50   vsLHP:  23-13   1-Run:  13-19
 vsEast: 11-17   vsCntrl:21-30   vsWest: 14-11 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
122 Fri, Aug 15   BAL  L   2-11      59-63  3rd  9.5 gb
121 Thu, Aug 14   TOR  W   5-1       59-62  3rd  9.5 gb
120 Wed, Aug 13   TOR  L   3-4       58-62  3rd  9.5 gb
119 Tue, Aug 12   TOR  L   4-6       58-61  3rd  8.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 15, 2008 BAL 11 @DET  2        W:Lance Cormier (2-3), L: Nate Robertson (7-9), S: none
Sun, Jul 20, 2008 DET  5 @BAL  1        W:Justin Verlander (8-9), L: Brian Burres (7-6), S: none
Sat, Jul 19, 2008 BAL 11  DET 10 (10)   W:George Sherrill (3-4), L: Freddy Dolsi (1-4), S: none
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 BAL  7  DET  4        W:Jeremy Guthrie (6-7), L: Armando Galarraga (7-4), S: George Sherrill (29)
Thu, Jul 17, 2008 DET  6 @BAL  5        W:Kenny Rogers (7-6), L: Garrett Olson (6-5), S: Todd Jones (18)

Wed, May 02, 2007 DET  3  BAL  2        W:Nate Robertson (3-1), L: Steve Trachsel (1-3), S: Todd Jones (10)
Tue, May 01, 2007 DET  5  BAL  4        W:Joel Zumaya (1-1), L: Danys Baez (0-1), S: Todd Jones (9)
Mon, Apr 30, 2007 DET  8  BAL  4        W:Jeremy Bonderman (1-0), L: Daniel Cabrera (1-3), S: Fernando Rodney (1)
Wed, Apr 11, 2007 DET  4 @BAL  1 (12)   W:Wilfredo Ledezma (1-0), L: Kurt Birkins (0-1), S: Todd Jones (5)
Tue, Apr 10, 2007 DET  3 @BAL  1        W:Nate Robertson (2-0), L: Jaret Wright (0-2), S: Todd Jones (4)
Season Series: 2008 - BAL leads 3-2; 2007 - DET won 5-1; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - DET leads 1019-925

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  5.59

MIL  4.67

WSN  3.69

RA/G

TOR  3.95

MIN  4.62

TEX  6.10

BA

C. Jones  .366

D. Erstad  .291

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .462

S. Schumaker  .362

T. Pena  .180

SLG

L. Berkman  .607

J. Werth  .482

T. Pena  .206

OPS

A. Pujols  1.060

T. Hunter  .834

T. Pena  .386

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

J. Maine  3.97

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.11

P. Maholm  6.32

L. Hernandez  3.48

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Baltimore Orioles Batters (5.04 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.89 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
62.Beltran
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Castro G/S/vP 6/.000 1/no AB 7/.762 5/.400 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 83/56 .195/.222/.260/.482 .588/.430 .468 72/.541 0/0 1/
13.Cintron# G/S/vP 14/.929 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 3/.000 1/.000 6/1.500 2/.000 95/63 .281/.304/.382/.686 .544/.755 .570 21/.683 0/1 1/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 3/.333 1/no AB 8/.661 17/.744 8/.250 3/2.167 6/.500 3/.000 383/286 .256/.312/.417/.728 .757/.718 .670 83/.967 0/0 12/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 8/.125 ··· 7/.714 23/.962 7/.486 5/2.467 6/.000 2/1.000 513/362 .303/.361/.550/.910 .744/.982 .873 117/.988 2/0 25/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 10/.311 ··· 5/.800 11/.182 7/.829 1/no AB 4/1.833 2/.000 544/382 .303/.403/.495/.897 .936/.880 .955 121/.932 10/6 17/
15.Millar G/S/vP 9/.873 1/no AB 15/1.133 20/1.183 4/.750 15/.871 7/.829 2/.000 495/361 .248/.337/.424/.761 .808/.744 .686 111/.887 0/1 18/
3.Montanez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 24/11 .375/.375/.542/.917 .846/1.000 .889 24/.917 0/0 1/
6.Mora G/S/vP 7/.143 ··· 10/.800 32/.745 4/.500 9/.111 9/1.556 2/3.000 481/348 .276/.334/.468/.802 1.043/.711 .723 110/1.084 2/7 18/
16.Payton G/S/vP 12/.500 1/.000 11/.586 12/.258 2/.500 ··· 4/.500 ··· 265/179 .246/.289/.371/.660 .892/.544 .707 68/.659 4/1 6/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 116/94 .202/.272/.288/.560 .868/.487 .505 27/.499 0/0 2/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 8/.125 ··· 8/1.042 37/.491 5/1.100 8/.750 3/.666 4/1.500 543/388 .294/.376/.471/.848 .938/.812 .820 121/.819 30/10 8/
30.Scott* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 2/no AB ··· 1/5.000 404/323 .267/.354/.500/.854 .756/.879 .747 91/.900 2/1 19/
IP 158.1 7.2 50.0 24.0 41.2 54.0 25.0 41.0 TOTAL .270/.336/.439/.775 .810/.763 .739 .854 62/33 138/72
ERA-K/9 4.77/7.0 3.52/7.0 3.96/8.8 5.25/6.8 4.97/3.0 3.00/6.5 4.68/10.4 2.85/8.8 4.50/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (75-22-8)
 Quiroz (22-8-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 678/.237 35/.207 210/.267 106/.313 193/.298 229/.259 110/.178 170/.247 .266  Markakis
 Payton
 Scott
 Montanez
0/0/120/12
65/19/2/4
83/0/0/2
9/1/0/0
OPS .680 .722 .868 .846 .827 .716 .666 .697 .765
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 310/.700 11/.597 101/.964 50/.619 89/.844 79/.834 52/.778 91/.733 .781
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 368/.662 24/.746 109/.787 56/1.059 104/.813 150/.652 58/.555 79/.657 .754
Home 362/.666 23/.517 111/.849 39/.669 111/.873 112/.583 40/.396 89/.719 .744
Last 28d days 132/.762 11/.182 40/.957 41/.838 25/1.090 69/.851 65/.548 43/.630
HR/SB/CS 15/6/5 1/0/0 14/6/6 1/0/1 5/2/0 5/3/0 3/3/0 3/0/1 117/53/25
Usage ····X··· o·X····· ···X··X· X···o··· X······· X···X··· ·o···X·· ···X··X·
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.01 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (5.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Sarfate
G/S/vB
51.Bierd
G/S/vB
26.Cabrera
G/S/vB
23.Castillo*
G/S/vB
57.Cherry
G/S/vB
54.Cormier
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
32.Walker*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 13/1.308 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 517/390 .292/.356/.515/.871 .894/.864 .880 119/1.013 1/0 24/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/.000 11/.614 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 444/337 .297/.361/.494/.855 .770/.883 .841 128/.876 8/4 15/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.450 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 2/.000 458/356 .284/.373/.429/.802 .836/.795 .888 86/.821 9/3 9/
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 11/.473 ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 2/.500 1/.000 267/205 .216/.316/.419/.734 .637/.763 .840 81/.709 1/2 10/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 177/161 .269/.333/.550/.883 .899/.881 .969 69/.758 0/0 10/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 8/.125 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 460/346 .319/.380/.488/.868 .886/.862 1.012 115/.890 0/4 15/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 7/1.071 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 492/354 .309/.355/.427/.781 .878/.744 .717 118/.936 6/0 7/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 144/78 .244/.308/.405/.712 .787/.645 .791 45/.597 2/1 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 4/.250 2/1.000 ··· 4/1.000 438/327 .267/.320/.357/.677 .881/.611 .806 97/.819 3/3 6/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 87/69 .328/.458/.478/.935 .991/.921 .965 22/.687 0/0 1/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 33/27 .097/.125/.161/.286 .167/.308 .380 15/.071 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· 3/.333 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 336/252 .223/.324/.392/.716 .758/.702 .718 102/.807 7/1 12/
33.Thames G/S/vP 1/5.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 4/.750 2/1.000 ··· ··· 262/157 .237/.294/.539/.833 .844/.827 .923 50/.487 0/3 21/
IP 61.0 21.2 20.0 15.2 2.0 46.0 64.0 50.1 27.0 TOTAL .274/.342/.442/.784 .815/.774 .845 .818 46/23 144/89
ERA-K/9 5.16/9.1 3.32/5.4 3.60/9.9 2.87/7.5 13.50/13.5 4.70/6.5 2.11/4.9 4.47/9.7 5.00/6.7 4.80/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (18-6-6)
 Sardinha (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 276/.221 104/.295 86/.236 65/.193 10/.250 208/.287 256/.204 224/.238 121/.309 .270  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Raburn
 Inge
 Thames
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/99/5
0/100/0/4
23/5/16/2
2/11/0/2
53/0/6/2
32/0/19/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .726 .775 .768 .643 .675 .765 .509 .722 .941 .772
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 127/.706 46/.825 36/.768 19/.708 2/1.500 90/.716 116/.554 67/.577 70/1.049 .773
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 149/.741 58/.733 50/.765 46/.612 8/.417 118/.800 140/.473 157/.785 51/.784 .771
Road 169/.735 54/.696 32/.875 43/.805 7/1.029 143/.756 144/.593 109/.757 70/1.250 .766
Last 28d days 82/.899 47/.895 54/.897 59/.617 10/.675 60/.967 46/.733 46/.841 24/.900
HR/SB/CS 6/5/2 1/0/0 4/3/2 2/2/0 0/0/0 3/4/2 0/3/2 6/3/0 8/1/1 136/97/30
Usage ····X··· ····XX·· ·X·o·XX· ·X··X·o· ·oo·o·o· X····X·· XX·X···o X·o··X·· ·oo·X··o

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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