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Game Preview: OAK @ DET, 7:05pm, Monday, September 8, 2008 @Comerica Park

Oakland Athletics, 65-77, 3rd, 21 GB, 19 GB in WC

SP: Gio Gonzalez (22, LHP, 1-3, 7.18)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-3)             26.1  25  25  21  22  27  6    7.18      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-3  26.1  25  25  21  22  27  6    7.18   42 
 2008-09-02   @KCR   L   4     2   4   3   3   5  2      95   46 
 2008-08-27   @LAA  ND   3     3   4   4   5   4  0      81   36 
 2008-08-22   @SEA  ND   5     5   4   2   3   7  0      98   49 
 2008-08-17    CHW   L   3.1   6   8   7   5   2  3      88   15 
 2008-08-12    TBR   W   5     5   1   1   4   5  0     105   54 
 2008-08-06   @TOR   L   6     4   4   4   2   4  1      95   50 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-35   Road:   29-42   ExtrInn: 7-7 
 vsRHP:  41-53   vsLHP:  24-24   1-Run:  21-23
 vsEast: 17-23   vsCntrl:20-23   vsWest: 18-23 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
142 Sat, Sep  6  @BAL  W   5-1       65-77  3rd 20.5 gb
141 Fri, Sep  5  @BAL  W  11-2       64-77  3rd 21.5 gb
140 Thu, Sep  4  @KCR  L   6-9       63-77  3rd 22.5 gb
139 Thu, Sep  4  @KCR  L   4-5 (10)  63-76  3rd 22.5 gb
138 Tue, Sep  2  @KCR  L   2-5       63-75  3rd 21.5 gb
137 Sun, Aug 31   MIN  L   4-12      63-74  3rd 20.5 gb
136 Sat, Aug 30   MIN  W   3-2       63-73  3rd 20.5 gb
135 Fri, Aug 29   MIN  L   2-12      62-73  3rd 20.5 gb
134 Thu, Aug 28   MIN  W   3-2       62-72  3rd 19.5 gb
133 Wed, Aug 27  @LAA  W   6-5       61-72  3rd 19.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Detroit Tigers, 69-74, 4th, 11½ GB, 15½ GB in WC

SP: Zach Miner (26, RHP, 8-4, 3.72)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-4)             94.1  92  43  39  38  48  8    3.72      
 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         3-1  37.2  43  18  16  10  19  4    3.82   49 
 2008-09-03    LAA  ND   6     8   5   5   0   2  1      97   38 
 2008-08-29    KCR   W   6     6   1   1   1   2  1     104   57 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.OAK      0-0   2.1   7   5   5   0   0  1   19.29   23 
 2006-07-22    OAK  ND   2.1   7   5   5   0   0  1      59   23 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-35   Road:   33-39   ExtrInn: 3-8 
 vsRHP:  45-56   vsLHP:  24-18   1-Run:  15-21
 vsEast: 12-19   vsCntrl:27-36   vsWest: 17-14 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
143 Sun, Sep  7  @MIN  W   7-5       69-74  4th 11.5 gb
142 Sat, Sep  6  @MIN  W   6-4       68-74  4th 12.5 gb
141 Fri, Sep  5  @MIN  L   2-10      67-74  4th 12.5 gb
140 Thu, Sep  4   LAA  L   1-7       67-73  4th 11.5 gb
139 Wed, Sep  3   LAA  W   9-6       67-72  4th 11.0 gb
138 Tue, Sep  2   LAA  L   4-5       66-72  4th 11.0 gb
137 Mon, Sep  1   NYY  L   9-13      66-71  4th 11.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 10, 2008 DET  6  OAK  1        W:Nate Robertson (7-8), L: Greg Smith (5-11), S: Fernando Rodney (3)
Sat, Aug 09, 2008 DET 10  OAK  2        W:Armando Galarraga (10-4), L: Dan Meyer (0-1), S: none
Fri, Aug 08, 2008 OAK  4 @DET  2        W:Dallas Braden (3-2), L: Kenny Rogers (8-9), S: Brad Ziegler (1)
Wed, Jun 04, 2008 OAK 10  DET  2        W:Justin Duchscherer (5-4), L: Nate Robertson (3-6), S: none
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 OAK  5  DET  4 (11)   W:Chad Gaudin (5-3), L: Bobby Seay (0-1), S: none
Mon, Jun 02, 2008 OAK  3  DET  2        W:Huston Street (1-1), L: Francisco Cruceta (0-3), S: none

Sun, Sep 02, 2007 OAK  8  DET  7 (10)   W:Huston Street (4-2), L: Yorman Bazardo (0-1), S: none
Sat, Sep 01, 2007 DET  6 @OAK  1        W:Justin Verlander (15-5), L: Danny Haren (14-6), S: none
Fri, Aug 31, 2007 OAK  5  DET  4 (10)   W:Huston Street (3-2), L: Joel Zumaya (1-3), S: none
Mon, Aug 13, 2007 OAK  7 @DET  2        W:Chad Gaudin (9-8), L: Chad Durbin (7-5), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - OAK leads 4-2; 2007 - OAK won 6-4; 2006 - DET won 5-4; All-Time - DET leads 967-890

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  5.47

LAA  4.63

SDP  3.87

RA/G

TOR  3.82

NYY  4.57

TEX  5.97

BA

R. Furcal  .366

A. Casilla  .293

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .466

O. Hudson  .367

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .649

S. Drew  .485

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.116

M. Mora  .837

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.28

M. Parra  4.03

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.22

M. Mussina  6.56

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Oakland Athletics Batters (3.94 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.14 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
41.Glover
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
50.Rapada*
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
10.Barton* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 6/.334 ··· 3/.666 459/320 .221/.316/.340/.656 .773/.606 .661 96/.797 1/1 9/
18.Bowen# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 9/.730 2/.000 1/.000 80/53 .158/.200/.250/.450 .453/.449 .486 19/.263 0/0 1/
8.Brown G/S/vP 8/.393 3/.333 9/.944 7/1.071 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 17/.635 9/.944 4/.250 426/270 .247/.298/.392/.690 .833/.605 .655 63/.708 4/2 13/
7.Crosby G/S/vP 1/no AB 2/.500 4/1.250 6/.334 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 16/1.001 4/.250 3/.000 542/387 .244/.301/.363/.663 .670/.661 .628 94/.592 6/3 7/
57.Cunningham G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/16 .353/.450/.529/.979 1.750/.760 .899 20/.979 1/0 0/
32.Cust* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· 10/.422 ··· 3/.666 523/373 .230/.371/.457/.828 .815/.834 .765 89/.916 0/0 27/
38.Davis G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 189/114 .253/.283/.348/.632 .642/.625 .712 62/.892 27/6 3/
14.Ellis G/S/vP 6/.567 3/1.334 3/.333 11/2.576 4/1.417 3/.000 ··· 28/.757 3/.333 1/.000 507/357 .233/.321/.373/.694 .535/.757 .790 42/.880 14/2 12/
22.Hannahan* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 9/1.069 1/2.000 1/.000 465/352 .219/.303/.342/.645 .579/.666 .605 72/.672 2/0 8/
4.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 134/113 .198/.299/.259/.557 .524/.562 .579 77/.549 9/1 1/
56.Pennington# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/17 .171/.216/.257/.473 .513/.426 .490 38/.473 1/0 0/
24.Suzuki G/S/vP 4/.000 2/.500 2/1.000 ··· 1/5.000 1/2.000 ··· 5/.000 3/.666 ··· 525/386 .286/.354/.381/.735 .663/.760 .614 94/.790 2/3 7/
5.Sweeney G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· 4/.000 9/.555 13/1.083 2/2.000 ··· 17/.853 6/.000 1/3.000 136/77 .286/.331/.397/.728 .731/.723 .800 6/.500 0/0 2/
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 361/274 .284/.337/.377/.714 .555/.764 .762 45/.644 8/1 4/
IP 94.1 41.0 59.1 35.0 45.0 70.2 16.1 154.1 35.1 47.2 TOTAL .241/.315/.367/.681 .653/.693 .675 .676 77/20 111/86
ERA-K/9 3.72/4.6 4.17/4.0 3.64/9.1 5.40/6.4 5.20/5.8 3.69/6.4 4.41/7.2 6.30/5.7 4.33/11.0 3.78/8.3 4.71/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bowen (12-8-2)
 Suzuki (51-29-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 407/.257 187/.264 250/.283 152/.285 202/.271 308/.284 72/.258 695/.320 159/.208 206/.279 .274  Brown
 Sweeney
 Cust
 Davis
 Patterson
 Cunningham
65/1/54/10
13/44/62/4
78/0/5/4
3/78/1/3
17/1/0/1
3/0/2/0
OPS .740 .727 .853 .808 .785 .789 .642 .910 .696 .734 .786
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 189/.809 72/1.009 119/.918 68/.617 86/.812 110/.859 32/.573 218/.874 81/.687 108/.797 .794
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 218/.680 115/.560 131/.800 84/.965 116/.766 198/.749 40/.699 477/.927 78/.703 98/.665 .781
Home 206/.742 96/.622 133/.843 74/.714 127/.779 174/.708 31/.676 350/.822 68/.507 109/.797 .782
Last 28d days 114/.751 19/.834 45/.728 54/.723 42/.581 99/.920 8/.929 75/1.394 52/.714 40/.936
HR/SB/CS 8/8/3 3/10/2 14/6/7 3/0/1 5/0/0 9/3/1 0/0/0 26/7/4 3/4/0 3/0/1 149/63/29
Usage ····X··· ··o···X· oo··X··· ··X···o· ·····X·o ···X··X· ·o··X··· ···X···· XX··XX·X X·····X·
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Oakland Athletics Pitchers (4.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
33.Devine
G/S/vB
41.Embree*
G/S/vB
29.Foulke
G/S/vB
44.Casilla
G/S/vB
55.Outman*
G/S/vB
21.Saarloos
G/S/vB
20.Street
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 3/2.667 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 605/458 .291/.350/.534/.884 .917/.874 .904 108/.861 1/0 32/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 2/1.000 ··· ··· 7/1.171 5/.200 2/.500 543/411 .309/.391/.527/.918 .801/.957 .917 122/1.104 10/4 18/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 12/.878 5/.400 ··· 10/1.800 3/.666 2/.500 489/385 .286/.376/.436/.811 .818/.813 .887 39/.839 9/3 10/
26.Hessman G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/8 .214/.267/.500/.767 .452/1.000 1.000 15/.767 0/0 1/
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.334 5/.400 4/1.000 ··· 11/1.064 4/.250 1/.000 341/265 .213/.313/.388/.701 .709/.697 .820 94/.638 3/2 11/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 230/209 .259/.330/.532/.862 .804/.866 .865 66/.729 0/1 12/
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 81/79 .216/.284/.324/.608 1.000/.598 .606 26/.352 2/1 2/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.667 2/.000 3/.667 ··· 9/.778 6/.334 2/.500 545/413 .319/.376/.498/.874 .855/.880 .991 106/.910 1/5 18/
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 9/.679 4/2.250 1/no AB ··· 13/.308 6/.666 1/.000 573/414 .307/.351/.417/.769 .821/.749 .721 102/.702 7/1 7/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 161/85 .243/.300/.392/.692 .748/.638 .722 25/.440 2/1 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 7/.143 4/1.250 1/no AB ··· 7/1.000 4/1.417 1/.000 503/375 .268/.317/.370/.687 .908/.615 .829 85/.827 5/3 9/
52.Ryan G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1 .250/.400/1.000/1.400 1.833/.000 .000 5/1.400 0/0 1/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 118/97 .312/.434/.430/.864 .825/.872 .885 35/.693 0/0 1/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 41/33 .128/.150/.179/.329 .125/.375 .416 12/.333 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 9/1.333 9/1.792 3/.000 ··· 10/.800 6/.333 1/.000 417/313 .223/.319/.379/.698 .688/.701 .693 100/.703 7/2 14/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 4/1.250 1/no AB ··· 4/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 307/184 .239/.290/.532/.822 .920/.756 .833 49/.733 0/3 24/
IP 26.1 30.0 36.2 53.1 29.0 46.0 2.0 20.0 62.2 49.2 TOTAL .274/.342/.445/.787 .813/.778 .836 .786 55/28 172/104
ERA-K/9 7.18/9.2 2.70/8.1 0.74/9.6 4.73/8.1 3.41/6.8 3.52/7.8 0.00/9.0 4.95/4.5 4.02/9.0 0.54/4.0 3.87/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (26-10-9)
 Ryan (2-0-0)
 Sardinha (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 128/.245 124/.204 136/.156 235/.257 122/.219 207/.295 8/.250 89/.321 258/.237 185/.196 .248  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Thames
 Inge
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Sheffield
 Guillen
0/0/118/6
0/121/0/4
64/0/7/3
2/11/0/2
26/6/20/2
47/0/22/1
6/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .891 .604 .410 .769 .715 .800 .500 .722 .692 .522 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 35/.686 47/.403 59/.474 82/.728 60/.536 94/.788 2/.000 44/.795 113/.732 88/.621 .680
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 93/.965 77/.729 77/.363 153/.792 62/.891 113/.810 6/.667 45/.653 145/.662 97/.437 .722
Road 84/.783 73/.731 80/.382 110/.841 55/.876 106/.749 8/.500 38/.741 119/.678 98/.584 .738
Last 28d days 104/.962 57/.688 36/.236 42/.481 11/.404 56/1.013 8/.500 59/.914 44/.424 55/.711
HR/SB/CS 6/0/1 1/2/1 0/3/1 6/4/1 4/3/1 5/6/0 0/0/0 1/1/0 6/5/3 0/1/0 111/63/37
Usage ·····X·· ··Xo···X ··oX·o·· ···o···X ··oo···X ·····X·· ·····X·· ···X···· ·o·X···· ·oX····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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