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Game Preview: KCR @ DET, 7:05pm, Friday, August 29, 2008 @Comerica Park

Kansas City Royals, 56-77, 5th, 20 GB, 21 GB in WC

SP: Kyle Davies (24, RHP, 5-5, 4.81)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (5-5)             76.2  91  43  41  35  45  9    4.81      
 2007 (7-15)           136   155 102  92  70  99 22    6.09      
 2006 (3-7)             63.1  90  60  59  33  51 14    8.38      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-4  34.2  38  19  19  16  24  5    4.93   47 
 2008-08-23    DET   L   6     4   4   4   4   4  1      85   48 
 2008-08-14   @CHW   L   5     9   3   3   2   7  0     100   42 
 2008-08-08    MIN   L   2.1   3   3   3   5   2  0      69   36 
 2008-08-02    CHW   W   5.1   5   3   3   1   2  2      90   47 
 2008-07-27    TBR   W   5     6   1   1   2   2  0      83   51 
 2008-07-22    DET   L   4     5   2   2   1   3  1      96   46 
 2008-07-13    SEA  ND   7     6   3   3   1   4  1      96   56 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-3  21.2  21  11  11   9  14  4    4.57   49 
 2008-08-23    DET   L   6     4   4   4   4   4  1      85   48 
 2008-07-22    DET   L   4     5   2   2   1   3  1      96   46 
 2007-09-22   @DET   W   5.1   9   3   3   1   1  1      84   38 
 2007-06-23    DET   L   6.1   3   2   2   3   6  1     101   62 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-39   Road:   27-38   ExtrInn: 5-6 
 vsRHP:  32-57   vsLHP:  24-20   1-Run:  18-18
 vsEast: 14-26   vsCntrl:19-31   vsWest: 10-15 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
133 Wed, Aug 27   TEX  L   2-3       56-77  5th 20.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 26   TEX  L   1-2       56-76  5th 20.0 gb
131 Mon, Aug 25   TEX  L   4-9       56-75  5th 19.0 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24   DET  W   7-3       56-74  5th 18.0 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23   DET  L   0-4       55-74  5th 19.0 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22   DET  L   3-4       55-73  5th 19.0 gb
127 Thu, Aug 21  @CLE  L   3-10      55-72  5th 18.0 gb
126 Wed, Aug 20  @CLE  L   5-8       55-71  5th 17.5 gb
125 Tue, Aug 19  @CLE  L   4-9       55-70  5th 16.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17  @NYY  L   6-15      55-69  5th 15.5 gb
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 3-17   Last 30:10-20
Detroit Tigers, 64-69, 4th, 12 GB, 13 GB in WC

SP: Zach Miner (26, RHP, 7-4, 3.61)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-4)             82.1  78  37  33  37  44  6    3.61      
 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         4-1  37.2  37  14  12  10  21  4    2.87   53 
 2008-08-23   @KCR   W   7     3   0   0   1   3  0      88   73 
 2008-08-17    BAL  ND   1.1   6   5   5   4   1  0      52   19 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      2-2  17.2  19  10  10   4   5  1    5.09   47 
 2008-08-23   @KCR   W   7     3   0   0   1   3  0      88   73 
 2008-07-21   @KCR   W   6     3   0   0   1   1  0      88   66 
 2006-09-30    KCR   L   0.1   5   5   5   0   0  1      32   21 
 2006-07-16    KCR   L   4.1   8   5   5   2   1  0      94   26 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-31   Road:   31-38   ExtrInn: 3-8 
 vsRHP:  41-53   vsLHP:  23-16   1-Run:  15-20
 vsEast: 12-18   vsCntrl:23-34   vsWest: 16-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
133 Wed, Aug 27   CLE  L   7-9       64-69  4th 12.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 26   CLE  L   4-10      64-68  4th 12.0 gb
131 Mon, Aug 25   CLE  L   3-4 (10)  64-67  3rd 11.0 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24  @KCR  L   3-7       64-66  3rd 10.0 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23  @KCR  W   4-0       64-65  3rd 10.0 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22  @KCR  W   4-3       63-65  3rd 11.0 gb
127 Wed, Aug 20  @TEX  L   1-9       62-65  3rd 11.0 gb
126 Tue, Aug 19  @TEX  W  11-3       62-64  3rd 10.0 gb
125 Mon, Aug 18  @TEX  W   8-7       61-64  3rd 10.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17   BAL  L   8-16      60-64  3rd 10.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 24, 2008 KCR  7  DET  3        W:Brandon Duckworth (1-0), L: Kenny Rogers (9-11), S: none
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 DET  4 @KCR  0        W:Zach Miner (7-4), L: Kyle Davies (5-5), S: none
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 DET  4 @KCR  3        W:Justin Verlander (10-13), L: Brian Bannister (7-13), S: Fernando Rodney (6)
Wed, Jul 23, 2008 DET  7 @KCR  1        W:Armando Galarraga (8-4), L: Zack Greinke (7-7), S: none
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 DET  7 @KCR  1        W:Kenny Rogers (8-6), L: Kyle Davies (3-2), S: none
Mon, Jul 21, 2008 DET 19 @KCR  4        W:Zach Miner (4-3), L: Luke Hochevar (6-8), S: none
Thu, May 15, 2008 KCR  8  DET  4        W:Gil Meche (3-5), L: Kenny Rogers (3-4), S: none
Wed, May 14, 2008 KCR  2  DET  0        W:Luke Hochevar (3-2), L: Justin Verlander (1-7), S: Joakim Soria (10)
Tue, May 13, 2008 KCR  3  DET  2        W:Leo Nunez (3-0), L: Francisco Cruceta (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (9)
Thu, Apr 03, 2008 KCR  4 @DET  1        W:Zack Greinke (1-0), L: Jeremy Bonderman (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (2)
Season Series: 2008 - KCR leads 7-5; 2007 - DET won 11-7; 2006 - DET won 14-4; All-Time - KCR leads 262-248

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  5.54

FLA  4.62

WSN  3.76

RA/G

TOR  3.88

SFG  4.60

TEX  6.00

BA

C. Jones  .359

N. Punto  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .466

J. Posada  .364

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .636

J. Hardy  .481

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.101

E. Hinske  .837

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

B. Looper  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.20

J. Jurrjens  6.38

L. Hernandez  3.47

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Kansas City Royals Batters (4.05 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.02 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Miner
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
41.Glover
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
30.Aviles G/S/vP 6/.666 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/1.500 ··· 313/218 .324/.351/.485/.836 1.050/.745 .907 107/.757 5/2 7/
14.Buck G/S/vP 5/.000 5/1.000 3/.000 2/4.500 3/.666 8/1.089 2/.000 358/257 .224/.293/.370/.663 .786/.615 .682 67/.401 0/3 8/
16.Butler G/S/vP 9/.222 4/.000 1/.000 1/.000 5/.800 1/2.000 3/.000 399/282 .269/.321/.375/.696 .917/.606 .671 93/.711 0/1 7/
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/2.000 129/102 .284/.352/.328/.679 .884/.623 .776 20/.681 1/1 0/
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 12/1.144 3/.667 11/1.182 2/1.000 ··· 10/.536 6/.167 465/306 .290/.351/.429/.779 .679/.832 .782 69/.555 10/7 10/
2.Gathright* G/S/vP 9/1.482 3/2.000 ··· 3/1.334 3/.000 2/.000 2/.000 288/216 .245/.300/.261/.561 .522/.573 .549 13/.350 21/4 0/
3.German G/S/vP 6/1.000 4/1.250 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 5/1.350 2/.000 192/104 .240/.296/.333/.630 .576/.673 .574 72/.651 6/2 0/
7.Gload* G/S/vP 7/.453 4/.000 3/1.000 1/2.000 4/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 387/290 .274/.319/.346/.665 .554/.703 .538 82/.736 3/4 3/
11.Guillen G/S/vP 9/.555 8/.750 10/1.000 4/.000 7/.762 1/.000 2/1.000 513/373 .249/.285/.425/.709 .964/.619 .719 97/.623 2/1 17/
21.Olivo G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 4/.500 3/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 261/174 .264/.291/.472/.763 .932/.681 .859 40/.914 5/0 11/
1.Pena G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 1/3.000 2/.000 3/.000 2/.000 3/.000 209/144 .164/.184/.209/.393 .582/.310 .359 14/.714 3/1 1/
26.Smith* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 19/15 .211/.211/.316/.526 .500/.533 .364 19/.526 0/1 0/
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 5/1.100 4/.500 1/2.000 3/.000 3/2.000 6/.500 8/.250 510/357 .242/.308/.371/.679 .672/.682 .685 101/.584 3/3 10/
IP 82.1 54.2 30.1 39.1 63.0 29.1 45.0 TOTAL .261/.314/.383/.697 .751/.674 .682 .672 68/34 91/82
ERA-K/9 3.61/4.8 3.95/8.7 5.34/6.8 5.95/6.0 3.86/6.0 4.60/11.1 3.00/8.6 4.58/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (47-8-3)
 Olivo (18-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 355/.252 233/.282 132/.286 183/.296 277/.285 128/.189 188/.252 .270  Guillen
 Gathright
 Teahen
 DeJesus
 Callaspo
 German
 Smith
 Gload
45/0/48/9
0/85/0/5
24/1/82/4
59/52/15/3
3/0/0/0
25/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
6/0/2/0
OPS .734 .875 .818 .855 .810 .672 .690 .780
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 163/.784 110/.962 59/.657 82/.855 99/.890 60/.726 97/.743 .790
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 192/.691 123/.803 73/.951 101/.855 178/.765 68/.620 91/.634 .773
Home 154/.728 123/.847 62/.717 108/.900 143/.732 47/.379 99/.705 .768
Last 28d days 112/.827 48/.984 45/.835 23/.941 75/1.088 48/.573 41/.661
HR/SB/CS 6/8/3 14/6/7 3/0/1 5/0/0 9/3/0 3/3/0 3/0/1 139/54/28
Usage ·····X·· ·o·X·o·· ··Xo···· ·X·X··X· ··X·o··· ···o··X· ·o···o··
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (5.05 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 28.Davies
G/S/vB
54.Fulchino
G/S/vB
46.Nunez
G/S/vB
57.Peralta
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
51.Tejeda
G/S/vB
40.Wells
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 17/1.271 ··· 4/.750 6/1.166 2/.500 ··· 6/.833 24/.619 566/429 .288/.348/.518/.866 .894/.857 .875 111/.927 1/0 28/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 11/1.080 ··· 7/1.771 4/.500 1/.000 7/.429 6/.000 3/1.167 497/378 .299/.379/.500/.879 .743/.923 .863 119/.926 9/4 16/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 11/1.761 ··· 12/.606 12/1.250 3/1.667 4/.250 5/1.350 4/1.750 489/385 .286/.376/.436/.811 .818/.813 .887 73/.812 9/3 10/
15.Inge G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· 9/.222 9/.000 1/.000 8/.714 2/.000 2/.000 310/240 .218/.314/.398/.712 .733/.705 .824 96/.586 1/2 10/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 3/.666 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 207/187 .267/.329/.556/.885 .775/.894 .918 61/.713 0/0 12/
3.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 59/58 .245/.322/.396/.718 2.000/.695 .771 4/.500 2/0 2/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 11/.864 ··· 12/1.084 15/.733 2/.000 6/1.467 2/2.000 3/1.334 504/383 .308/.369/.476/.845 .859/.840 .992 109/.731 0/5 16/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 11/.818 ··· 8/1.000 8/1.750 1/.000 10/.600 3/.000 9/1.492 528/380 .312/.357/.426/.782 .861/.752 .718 102/.902 6/1 7/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 156/83 .252/.310/.406/.715 .780/.655 .765 41/.650 2/1 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 8/.000 ··· 5/1.400 3/.666 3/.666 4/.500 2/1.000 26/.804 478/359 .265/.317/.368/.686 .901/.617 .838 88/.869 4/3 9/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 104/84 .329/.450/.463/.913 .874/.922 .946 29/.699 0/0 1/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/30 .111/.135/.167/.302 .125/.345 .384 16/.205 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 11/.808 ··· 5/.200 9/.944 3/1.167 6/.533 2/.500 11/1.727 383/289 .225/.324/.384/.708 .709/.708 .679 100/.719 7/1 13/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 3/.333 3/.666 2/2.500 281/167 .246/.299/.538/.837 .857/.825 .924 41/.585 0/3 22/
IP 76.2 11.0 36.0 50.0 61.1 56.0 35.0 33.2 TOTAL .274/.342/.442/.784 .807/.777 .840 .775 49/25 158/96
ERA-K/9 4.81/5.3 9.00/7.4 3.25/4.5 5.76/6.5 2.93/9.0 1.93/9.3 3.86/10.0 4.81/7.7 4.71/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (19-9-6)
 Sardinha (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 345/.299 56/.333 161/.266 211/.266 257/.233 219/.179 145/.164 153/.283 .270  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Inge
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/109/6
0/111/0/4
2/11/0/2
58/0/7/2
24/5/19/2
41/0/20/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .846 .932 .734 .866 .615 .536 .555 .803 .762
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 157/.871 30/.933 77/.803 93/.928 122/.804 113/.546 69/.636 70/.727 .777
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 188/.825 26/.930 84/.672 118/.821 135/.448 106/.525 76/.473 83/.868 .749
Road 102/.872 31/.715 65/.612 88/.904 112/.694 117/.644 49/.350 101/.754 .783
Last 28d days 90/.855 24/.920 54/1.000 65/.823 49/.873 35/.921 55/.492 33/.570
HR/SB/CS 9/4/1 1/1/0 2/1/0 15/3/1 2/3/1 5/2/1 3/6/0 3/1/2 142/65/19
Usage ·····X·· ···X···· ··o··o·· ···X·X·o ·oX·X··· ····X··· ···X·X·X ·X··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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