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Game Preview: NYY @ DET, 1:05pm, Monday, September 1, 2008 @Comerica Park

New York Yankees, 72-64, 3rd, 12½ GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Sidney Ponson (31, RHP, 7-5, 4.80)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-5)            116.1 146  74  62  42  49 10    4.80      
 2007 (2-5)             37.2  54  31  29  17  23  7    6.93      
 2006 (4-5)             85   108  62  59  36  48 10    6.25      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  38    47  27  27  15  13  4    6.39   40 
 2008-08-27    BOS   L   4.2   7   4   4   4   3  0      89   33 
 2008-08-21   @TOR   L   2     8   7   7   1   0  0      51   11 
 2008-08-16    KCR  ND   6.1   7   2   2   2   2  1      85   51 
 2008-08-11   @MIN   L   7.2   7   4   4   2   2  1     107   49 
 2008-08-06   @TEX   W   6.1   6   3   3   1   4  1      95   52 
 2008-08-01    LAA  ND   7     2   0   0   4   1  0      96   70 
 2008-07-27   @BOS   L   4    10   7   7   1   1  1      77   14 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-3  30.1  37  19  18  10  17  2    5.34   44 
 2007-05-12    DET   L   4     6   6   5   2   1  0      69   27 
 2006-06-25   @DET   L   7.1   6   2   2   2   1  0      75   57 
 2005-05-27    DET   L   8    10   4   4   1   3  2     117   48 
 2005-04-19    DET   W   6     9   4   4   2   4  0      96   40 
 2001-05-15    DET   W   5     6   3   3   3   8  0      91   48 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-31   Road:   32-33   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  53-44   vsLHP:  19-20   1-Run:  24-17
 vsEast: 29-28   vsCntrl:17-18   vsWest: 16-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
136 Sun, Aug 31   TOR  L   2-6       72-64  3rd 12.5 gb
135 Sat, Aug 30   TOR  L   6-7       72-63  3rd 11.5 gb
134 Fri, Aug 29   TOR  W   2-1       72-62  3rd 10.5 gb
133 Thu, Aug 28   BOS  W   3-2       71-62  3rd 10.5 gb
132 Wed, Aug 27   BOS  L   3-11      70-62  3rd 10.5 gb
131 Tue, Aug 26   BOS  L   3-7       70-61  3rd  9.5 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24  @BAL  W   8-7       70-60  3rd  9.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23  @BAL  W   5-3       69-60  3rd 10.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22  @BAL  W   9-4       68-60  3rd 10.5 gb
127 Thu, Aug 21  @TOR  L   3-14      67-60  3rd 10.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Detroit Tigers, 66-70, 3rd, 11 GB, 13 GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (25, RHP, 10-14, 4.53)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-14)          177   161  97  89  72 143 16    4.53      
 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         2-5  40.1  46  31  29  18  44  5    6.47   44 
 2008-08-27    CLE   L   6     7   5   5   3   8  1     115   43 
 2008-08-22   @KCR   W   6.2   8   0   0   3   6  0     113   61 
 2008-08-16    BAL   W   6     4   2   0   3   6  0     110   63 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      2-0  17.1  17   9   9   7  12  2    4.67   49 
 2007-08-27    NYY   W   7     3   0   0   2   6  0      96   75 
 2007-08-16   @NYY   W   5.1   7   3   3   1   2  1     119   43 
 2006-06-01    NYY  ND   5     7   6   6   4   4  1      94   29 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-32   Road:   31-38   ExtrInn: 3-8 
 vsRHP:  43-54   vsLHP:  23-16   1-Run:  15-20
 vsEast: 12-18   vsCntrl:25-35   vsWest: 16-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
136 Sun, Aug 31   KCR  W   4-2       66-70  3rd 11.0 gb
135 Sat, Aug 30   KCR  L   3-13      65-70  4th 11.0 gb
134 Fri, Aug 29   KCR  W   6-3       65-69  4th 11.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 10, 2008 NYY  5 @DET  2        W:Darrell Rasner (2-0), L: Jeremy Bonderman (2-4), S: Mariano Rivera (10)
Fri, May 09, 2008 DET  6  NYY  5        W:Kenny Rogers (3-3), L: Kei Igawa (0-1), S: none
Thu, May 01, 2008 DET  8 @NYY  4        W:Nate Robertson (1-3), L: Jonathan Albaladejo (0-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 30, 2008 DET  6 @NYY  2        W:Jeremy Bonderman (2-2), L: Andy Pettitte (3-3), S: none
Tue, Apr 29, 2008 DET  6 @NYY  4        W:Kenny Rogers (2-3), L: Philip Hughes (0-4), S: Todd Jones (5)

Mon, Aug 27, 2007 DET 16  NYY  0        W:Justin Verlander (14-5), L: Mike Mussina (8-10), S: none
Sun, Aug 26, 2007 DET  5  NYY  4        W:Bobby Seay (1-0), L: Philip Hughes (2-2), S: Todd Jones (33)
Sat, Aug 25, 2007 NYY  7 @DET  2        W:Chien-Ming Wang (15-6), L: Jeremy Bonderman (10-7), S: none
Fri, Aug 24, 2007 DET  9  NYY  6 (11)   W:Chad Durbin (8-6), L: Sean Henn (2-2), S: none
Sun, Aug 19, 2007 NYY  9  DET  3        W:Chien-Ming Wang (14-6), L: Jeremy Bonderman (10-6), S: Edwar Ramirez (1)
Season Series: 2008 - DET leads 4-1; 2007 - Tied 4-4; 2006 - NYY won 5-2; All-Time - NYY leads 1029-918

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  5.48

LAA  4.62

WSN  3.85

RA/G

TOR  3.87

CLE  4.64

TEX  5.94

BA

A. Pujols  .364

M. Fontenot  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .468

I. Suzuki  .367

T. Pena  .188

SLG

A. Pujols  .643

M. DeRosa  .488

T. Pena  .213

OPS

A. Pujols  1.112

C. Delgado  .837

T. Pena  .400

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

J. Lannan  3.92

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.20

G. Floyd  6.41

L. Hernandez  3.47

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New York Yankees Batters (4.79 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
41.Glover
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
29.Robertson*
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 6/1.133 8/1.232 4/.750 9/1.301 4/.000 12/1.363 ··· 4/.000 582/411 .299/.371/.464/.835 .783/.857 .779 113/.790 15/10 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 168/128 .258/.287/.403/.690 .651/.702 .632 25/.708 0/1 5/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 7/.715 2/.000 18/1.300 5/.400 2/1.000 18/.667 6/.533 6/.666 535/377 .268/.305/.412/.717 .822/.674 .677 102/.848 1/4 13/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 9/.777 1/.000 17/.253 17/.423 6/.900 26/.962 6/.334 12/.861 526/375 .313/.385/.456/.842 .756/.875 .851 117/.833 25/6 11/
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 84/72 .189/.256/.243/.499 .000/.581 .500 16/.908 7/0 0/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 9/1.000 1/no AB 37/1.095 8/1.792 4/1.833 16/1.409 5/.200 9/.472 462/336 .251/.379/.516/.895 .899/.893 .857 87/.934 2/1 28/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 6/.666 4/.833 37/.679 12/1.849 2/1.000 23/.577 6/1.667 4/1.833 577/406 .294/.351/.398/.749 .836/.714 .755 112/.790 9/4 8/
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· 25/1.131 5/.600 5/1.400 18/.627 2/no AB 12/.523 333/231 .303/.384/.446/.830 .715/.883 .856 48/.643 0/0 9/
26.Molina G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 9/1.071 9/.944 ··· 9/.375 1/.000 1/.000 265/178 .225/.271/.321/.592 .478/.647 .548 44/.472 0/0 2/
22.Nady G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 496/382 .323/.377/.540/.917 .853/.934 .940 106/.805 1/1 21/
29.Ransom G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/2 .600/.667/2.000/2.667 1.167/5.000 5.000 6/2.667 0/0 2/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 8/.700 ··· 32/1.077 12/.969 6/.334 24/1.011 5/.000 3/.333 500/363 .306/.394/.580/.974 .945/.984 .858 109/.838 16/2 29/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 7/1.000 18/.513 4/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 391/300 .280/.325/.402/.726 .756/.717 .643 53/.486 7/1 7/
IP 177.0 55.2 32.0 41.0 63.0 151.1 31.1 45.1 TOTAL .273/.343/.426/.770 .739/.783 .746 .782 92/33 147/69
ERA-K/9 4.53/7.3 3.88/8.7 5.34/6.8 5.71/5.7 3.86/6.0 6.36/5.7 4.60/11.2 3.18/8.5 4.61/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (38-31-6)
 Rodriguez (44-24-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 763/.240 236/.283 140/.294 187/.289 277/.285 685/.322 137/.186 192/.263 .271  Nady
 Abreu
 Gardner
 Matsui
 Damon
27/0/86/12
0/0/128/10
16/5/0/2
21/0/3/2
78/22/0/1
OPS .682 .872 .833 .835 .810 .913 .660 .714 .783
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 349/.694 112/.962 62/.624 83/.844 99/.890 218/.874 65/.688 99/.761 .792
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 414/.670 124/.796 78/1.003 104/.829 178/.765 467/.932 72/.632 93/.665 .777
Home 417/.672 126/.842 70/.757 112/.864 143/.732 340/.826 56/.395 103/.750 .775
Last 28d days 139/.719 42/.881 43/.761 27/.798 75/1.088 118/1.152 50/.484 38/.909
HR/SB/CS 16/6/6 14/6/7 3/0/1 5/0/0 9/3/0 25/7/4 3/3/0 3/0/1 144/54/28
Usage ····X··· ··o·o·X· ·X···Xo· o·o·X·X· ·····X·o ·X·····o X·X···o· ··o·o···
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.01 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Ponson
G/S/vB
39.Britton
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
34.Marte*
G/S/vB
36.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 4/.833 1/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 576/439 .288/.347/.523/.870 .894/.863 .884 107/.869 1/0 29/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 6/.333 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 5/.600 2/.000 ··· 510/391 .301/.381/.508/.889 .743/.935 .884 116/.997 9/4 16/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 14/.539 1/no AB 3/.666 7/.786 1/no AB 8/.250 ··· 489/385 .286/.376/.436/.811 .818/.813 .887 58/.904 9/3 10/
15.Inge G/S/vP 14/.846 1/no AB 2/1.000 6/1.633 3/.667 7/.286 ··· 318/248 .218/.318/.395/.713 .733/.706 .822 91/.593 1/2 10/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 215/195 .275/.340/.565/.904 .775/.915 .961 60/.824 0/0 12/
3.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 71/70 .215/.282/.338/.620 2.000/.600 .597 16/.250 2/0 2/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 34/1.092 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 14/1.263 ··· 516/395 .310/.370/.473/.843 .859/.838 .981 107/.719 1/5 16/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 10/.600 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 541/393 .310/.356/.425/.781 .861/.751 .718 100/.852 7/1 7/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 157/84 .250/.308/.403/.710 .780/.647 .754 41/.650 2/1 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 14/.322 1/.000 1/.000 4/.917 3/.000 9/.666 ··· 485/366 .266/.317/.367/.684 .901/.616 .830 87/.929 4/3 9/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 108/88 .314/.433/.442/.875 .874/.874 .865 29/.625 0/0 1/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 41/33 .128/.150/.179/.329 .125/.375 .416 19/.284 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 30/.831 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/.333 ··· 391/297 .224/.322/.379/.702 .709/.699 .668 95/.664 7/1 13/
33.Thames G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 3/1.167 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 288/174 .240/.292/.524/.816 .857/.790 .874 43/.558 0/3 22/
IP 116.1 15.2 24.1 58.1 50.0 61.2 48.2 TOTAL .273/.342/.441/.782 .807/.775 .834 .770 51/25 159/98
ERA-K/9 4.80/3.8 4.02/5.2 2.59/7.8 4.32/9.9 3.42/10.3 1.46/10.2 3.51/9.6 4.34/7.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 524/.313 68/.270 102/.176 245/.219 206/.197 227/.171 211/.230 .267  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Inge
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/112/6
0/114/0/4
2/11/0/2
59/0/7/2
25/5/20/2
43/0/20/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .830 .768 .576 .628 .642 .448 .698 .733
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 289/.933 33/.991 42/.495 84/.673 117/.684 118/.400 99/.732 .722
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 235/.708 35/.562 60/.619 161/.604 89/.586 109/.499 112/.669 .744
Road 210/.839 23/.547 62/.672 116/.685 83/.668 102/.362 94/.704 .756
Last 28d days 122/.884 24/.855 49/.505 38/.751 47/.830 49/.392 53/.896
HR/SB/CS 10/2/5 2/0/0 2/2/0 5/3/1 6/2/4 4/6/1 6/4/1 121/98/51
Usage ····X··· ····oX·· ·ooo·X·· ·oooX··X ·oo·oo·X ··Xo···X Xoo·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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