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Baltimore Orioles, 59-63, 5th, 15 GB, 10 GB in WC

SP: Garrett Olson (24, LHP, 8-6, 6.06)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-6)            107   135  74  72  44  64 14    6.06      
 2007 (1-3)             32.1  42  28  28  28  28  4    7.79      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  37.1  57  34  33  18  19  5    7.96   34 
 2008-08-12   @CLE  ND   6     9   5   4   2   6  0     105   40 
 2008-08-06   @LAA   L   2.2   7   6   6   2   3  2      65   21 
 2008-08-01   @SEA   W   8.1  11   3   3   1   1  0     117   49 
 2008-07-27    LAA   W   6     7   2   2   2   1  0      97   49 
 2008-07-22    TOR  ND   4.2   9   6   6   3   1  1     108   20 
 2008-07-17    DET   L   6     7   5   5   4   5  2      91   39 
 2008-07-09   @TOR   L   3.2   7   7   7   4   2  0      76   17 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      0-1   6     7   5   5   4   5  2    7.50   39 
 2008-07-17    DET   L   6     7   5   5   4   5  2      91   39 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-24   Road:   28-39   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  46-43   vsLHP:  13-20   1-Run:  19-21
 vsEast: 19-28   vsCntrl:14-12   vsWest: 15-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Sat, Aug 16  @DET  L   3-5       59-63  5th 15.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:14-16
Detroit Tigers, 60-63, 3rd, 9½ GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Zach Miner (26, RHP, 6-4, 3.41)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-4)             74    69  32  28  32  40  6    3.41      
 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         3-3  35    39  16  13   6  20  5    3.34   50 
 2008-08-12    TOR  ND   6     5   1   1   1   5  1     103   62 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL    Has never faced BAL.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-27   Road:   27-36   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  37-50   vsLHP:  23-13   1-Run:  13-19
 vsEast: 12-17   vsCntrl:21-30   vsWest: 14-11 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Sat, Aug 16   BAL  W   5-3       60-63  3rd  9.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 16, 2008 DET  5  BAL  3        W:Justin Verlander (9-13), L: Dennis Sarfate (4-3), S: Fernando Rodney (4)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 3-3; 2007 - DET won 5-1; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - DET leads 1020-925

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  5.57

MIL  4.67

WSN  3.71

RA/G

TOR  3.93

MIN  4.63

TEX  6.05

BA

C. Jones  .365

J. Bay  .290

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .464

D. Ortiz  .363

T. Pena  .178

SLG

A. Pujols  .621

K. Shoppach  .480

T. Pena  .204

OPS

A. Pujols  1.080

D. Pedroia  .833

T. Pena  .382

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

U. Jimenez  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.11

P. Maholm  6.32

L. Hernandez  3.46

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Baltimore Orioles Batters (5.02 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.87 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Miner
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 ··· 2/2.000 7/.762 5/.400 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 87/60 .210/.235/.272/.507 .588/.470 .512 75/.575 0/0 1/
13.Cintron# G/S/vP 5/1.400 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 1/3.000 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 78/.906 0/0 12/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 8/.625 23/.962 7/.486 5/2.467 6/.000 2/1.000 517/366 .300/.358/.545/.903 .744/.971 .860 115/.987 2/0 25/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 5/.800 11/.182 7/.829 1/no AB 5/1.400 3/.000 549/386 .302/.401/.494/.894 .930/.879 .949 120/.906 10/6 17/
15.Millar G/S/vP 1/no AB 1/no AB 16/1.063 20/1.183 4/.750 15/.871 7/.829 2/.000 499/365 .246/.337/.421/.757 .808/.739 .680 109/.840 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 1/2.000 ··· 11/.910 32/.745 4/.500 9/.111 9/1.556 2/3.000 485/352 .279/.337/.469/.807 1.043/.718 .732 108/1.056 2/7 18/
16.Payton G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/.000 12/.533 12/.258 2/.500 ··· 4/.500 ··· 269/183 .242/.285/.365/.650 .892/.531 .687 71/.630 4/1 6/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 120/98 .204/.271/.296/.567 .868/.499 .520 31/.534 0/0 2/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 8/1.042 37/.491 5/1.100 8/.750 4/1.000 4/1.500 548/393 .294/.377/.470/.846 .938/.810 .817 120/.789 30/10 8/
30.Scott* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/3.000 2/no AB ··· 1/5.000 408/327 .270/.355/.500/.855 .756/.880 .752 89/.839 2/1 19/
IP 74.0 8.1 51.0 24.0 41.2 54.0 26.0 41.1 TOTAL .270/.336/.438/.774 .809/.762 .738 .831 62/33 138/72
ERA-K/9 3.41/4.9 4.32/6.5 3.88/8.6 5.25/6.8 4.97/3.0 3.00/6.5 4.50/10.4 2.83/8.7 4.47/5.8

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 317/.249 38/.250 215/.271 106/.313 193/.298 229/.259 114/.181 171/.245 .266  Markakis
 Payton
 Scott
 Montanez
0/0/121/12
65/20/2/4
84/0/0/2
9/2/0/0
OPS .728 .806 .866 .846 .827 .716 .659 .693 .764
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 142/.749 12/.542 103/.964 50/.619 89/.844 79/.834 54/.786 92/.724 .779
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 175/.710 26/.888 112/.783 56/1.059 104/.813 150/.652 60/.534 79/.657 .754
Home 140/.641 26/.661 116/.847 39/.669 111/.873 112/.583 44/.407 90/.710 .742
Last 28d days 118/.743 14/.536 42/1.007 33/.864 25/1.090 58/.736 63/.561 44/.615
HR/SB/CS 6/8/3 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··· Xo·X···· X···X··X ·X···o·· ·X······ ·X···X·· o·o···X· o···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 18.Olson*
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 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 13/1.308 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 521/394 .296/.359/.524/.883 .894/.879 .904 118/1.058 1/0 25/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 4/.750 2/1.000 11/.614 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 448/341 .300/.365/.495/.860 .770/.889 .852 126/.891 8/4 15/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/.450 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 2/.000 462/360 .284/.372/.435/.806 .836/.801 .896 90/.846 9/3 10/
15.Inge G/S/vP 3/1.666 2/.000 11/.473 ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 2/.500 2/.000 271/208 .212/.311/.411/.722 .626/.751 .813 80/.700 1/2 10/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 181/164 .268/.331/.549/.880 .840/.883 .957 68/.748 0/0 10/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 8/.125 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 464/350 .317/.379/.484/.864 .886/.856 1.000 114/.903 0/4 15/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 7/1.071 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 496/358 .311/.356/.427/.783 .878/.747 .722 116/.897 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 44/.611 2/1 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 3/2.500 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 4/.250 2/1.000 ··· 5/.800 442/330 .264/.317/.353/.671 .872/.605 .789 96/.797 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 3/2.667 ··· 3/.333 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 340/256 .224/.326/.391/.718 .758/.704 .721 100/.770 7/1 12/
33.Thames G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 4/.750 2/1.000 ··· ··· 262/157 .237/.294/.539/.833 .844/.827 .923 50/.487 0/3 21/
IP 107.0 22.2 20.0 15.2 3.1 46.0 64.0 50.1 28.0 TOTAL .274/.342/.442/.785 .813/.775 .846 .813 46/23 146/91
ERA-K/9 6.06/5.4 3.57/5.2 3.60/9.9 2.87/7.5 8.10/10.9 4.70/6.5 2.11/4.9 4.47/9.7 4.82/6.8 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 493/.307 110/.309 86/.236 65/.193 14/.250 208/.287 256/.204 224/.238 124/.301 .270  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Inge
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/100/5
0/101/0/4
2/11/0/2
53/0/6/2
23/5/16/2
33/0/19/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .839 .799 .768 .643 .619 .765 .509 .722 .917 .773
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 115/.826 49/.882 36/.768 19/.708 3/1.000 90/.716 116/.554 67/.577 71/1.034 .775
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 378/.843 61/.730 50/.765 46/.612 11/.495 118/.800 140/.473 157/.785 53/.752 .771
Road 266/.860 60/.750 32/.875 43/.805 11/.808 143/.756 144/.593 109/.757 73/1.197 .768
Last 28d days 132/.909 53/.933 47/.890 59/.617 14/.619 57/1.024 46/.733 42/.798 27/.798
HR/SB/CS 14/15/2 1/0/0 4/3/2 2/2/0 0/0/0 3/4/2 0/3/2 6/3/0 8/1/1 138/97/30
Usage ····X··· X····XX· ··X·o·XX ··X··X·o o·oo·o·o ·X····X· ·XX·X··· ·X·o··X· o·oo·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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