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Game Preview: TBR @ DET, 7:05pm, Friday, September 26, 2008 @Comerica Park

Tampa Bay Rays, 96-63, 1st, 2 up

SP: Andy Sonnanstine (25, RHP, 13-8, 4.27)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (13-8)           187.2 207 100  89  34 117 19    4.27      
 2007 (6-10)           130.2 151  87  85  26  97 18    5.85      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  40.2  40  23  18   9  25  6    3.98   50 
 2008-09-21    MIN   L   6.2   7   4   2   2   4  0     100   50 
 2008-09-16    BOS  ND   6     3   1   0   2   5  0      93   67 
 2008-09-10   @BOS  ND   7     4   1   0   0   7  0      96   74 
 2008-09-05   @TOR   L   6     5   4   4   1   3  1      80   48 
 2008-08-30    BAL  ND   3.1   7   6   5   1   2  2      91   25 
 2008-08-24   @CHW  ND   6.1   9   4   4   1   1  2      81   39 
 2008-08-18    LAA   W   5.1   5   3   3   2   3  1     104   47 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-0   6     7   2   2   1   6  0    3.00   55 
 2008-08-02    DET   W   6     7   2   2   1   6  0     102   55 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   57-24   Road:   39-39   ExtrInn: 9-6 
 vsRHP:  71-40   vsLHP:  25-23   1-Run:  28-17
 vsEast: 43-29   vsCntrl:19-16   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
159 Thu, Sep 25  @DET  L   5-7       96-63  1st  2.0 up
158 Wed, Sep 24  @BAL  W  11-6       96-62  1st  3.0 up
157 Tue, Sep 23  @BAL  W   7-5       95-62  1st  3.0 up
156 Tue, Sep 23  @BAL  W   5-2       94-62  1st  3.0 up
155 Mon, Sep 22  @BAL  W   4-2       93-62  1st  2.5 up
154 Sun, Sep 21   MIN  L   1-4       92-62  1st  1.5 up
153 Sat, Sep 20   MIN  W   7-2       92-61  1st  2.5 up
152 Fri, Sep 19   MIN  W  11-1       91-61  1st  1.5 up
151 Thu, Sep 18   MIN  L   8-11      90-61  1st  1.5 up
150 Wed, Sep 17   BOS  W  10-3       90-60  1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Detroit Tigers, 72-86, 5th, 14½ GB, 21½ GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (25, RHP, 10-17, 4.87)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-17)          196   190 117 106  84 155 18    4.87      
 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         2-4  37.2  48  27  22  21  32  3    5.26   43 
 2008-09-20   @CLE   L   4     5   4   4   4   4  0      97   36 
 2008-09-14   @CHW   L   7.2   9   4   4   2   2  1     103   45 
 2008-09-06   @MIN  ND   5.2   8   4   4   4   4  0     114   37 
 2008-09-01    NYY   L   1.2   7   8   5   2   2  1      64   15 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-40   Road:   34-46   ExtrInn: 3-8 
 vsRHP:  46-64   vsLHP:  26-22   1-Run:  15-24
 vsEast: 13-19   vsCntrl:27-44   vsWest: 19-18 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
158 Thu, Sep 25   TBR  W   7-5       72-86  5th 14.5 gb
157 Wed, Sep 24   KCR  L   4-10      71-86  5th 15.0 gb
156 Tue, Sep 23   KCR  L   0-5       71-85  4th 15.0 gb
155 Mon, Sep 22   KCR  L   2-6       71-84  4th 15.0 gb
154 Sun, Sep 21  @CLE  L   5-10      71-83  4th 14.5 gb
153 Sat, Sep 20  @CLE  L   3-6       71-82  4th 13.5 gb
152 Fri, Sep 19  @CLE  L   5-6       71-81  4th 13.5 gb
151 Wed, Sep 17  @TEX  W  17-4       71-80  4th 13.0 gb
150 Tue, Sep 16  @TEX  L   4-5       70-80  4th 14.0 gb
149 Mon, Sep 15  @TEX  L   8-11      70-79  4th 13.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 9-21
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 DET  7  TBR  5        W:Armando Galarraga (13-6), L: Scott Kazmir (12-8), S: Fernando Rodney (11)
Sun, Aug 03, 2008 TBR  6  DET  5 (10)   W:Trever Miller (1-0), L: Fernando Rodney (0-3), S: none
Sat, Aug 02, 2008 TBR  9  DET  3        W:Andy Sonnanstine (11-6), L: Kenny Rogers (8-8), S: none
Fri, Aug 01, 2008 TBR  5  DET  2        W:Grant Balfour (3-1), L: Zach Miner (5-4), S: Troy Percival (24)

Thu, Aug 09, 2007 TBD  8 @DET  1        W:Scott Kazmir (9-7), L: Jeremy Bonderman (10-5), S: none
Wed, Aug 08, 2007 TBD  7 @DET  1        W:James Shields (9-7), L: Chad Durbin (7-4), S: none
Tue, Aug 07, 2007 DET  9  TBD  6        W:Tim Byrdak (1-0), L: Dan Wheeler (1-5), S: Todd Jones (30)
Mon, Aug 06, 2007 DET  6  TBD  4        W:Zach Miner (2-3), L: Gary Glover (5-4), S: Todd Jones (29)
Wed, May 30, 2007 TBD  5  DET  3        W:James Shields (4-0), L: Nate Robertson (4-5), S: none
Tue, May 29, 2007 DET 14 @TBD  2        W:Jeremy Bonderman (4-0), L: Casey Fossum (3-5), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 3-1; 2007 - TBR won 4-3; 2006 - DET won 5-3; All-Time - TBR leads 41-38

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

MIL  4.65

SFG  3.96

RA/G

TOR  3.82

MIN  4.60

TEX  6.01

BA

C. Jones  .365

B. Molina  .294

J. Towles  .138

OBP

C. Jones  .469

C. Lee  .368

T. Pena  .185

SLG

A. Pujols  .641

G. Dobbs  .489

T. Pena  .205

OPS

A. Pujols  1.099

M. Joyce  .849

T. Pena  .391

ERA

C. Lee  2.54

K. Slowey  3.99

N. Robertson  6.35

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.31

J. Shields  6.73

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.77 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.28 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
32.Dolsi
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
41.Glover
G/S/vB
40.Lambert
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
50.Rapada*
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 351/214 .255/.329/.414/.743 .812/.698 .744 86/.774 2/2 10/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 4/.500 6/1.500 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 79/28 .264/.329/.444/.774 .861/.620 .720 46/.762 0/0 3/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 8/.250 1/.000 4/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 489/347 .287/.329/.362/.691 .926/.595 .662 99/.897 20/6 1/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP ··· ··· 14/.857 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 281/269 .272/.352/.461/.813 .450/.829 .584 62/.834 1/0 11/
31.Gomes G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.000 1/.000 172/60 .174/.279/.376/.655 .719/.536 .669 6/.000 8/1 8/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 393/321 .241/.338/.421/.759 .593/.798 .610 88/.801 4/2 13/
41.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/9 .250/.250/.250/.500 .667/.444 .500 12/.500 0/0 0/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.250 9/.222 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 5/1.600 2/1.500 424/369 .246/.333/.460/.792 .484/.838 .862 61/.521 9/3 19/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 4/.500 1/no AB 6/.334 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 700/483 .274/.350/.381/.731 .671/.757 .678 114/.788 8/6 6/
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/4 .250/.250/.250/.500 /.500 .000 4/.500 0/0 0/
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· 3/1.666 6/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.500 21/15 .200/.238/.500/.738 .000/1.048 .808 20/.776 0/0 2/
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 497/364 .275/.346/.540/.886 .841/.903 .904 62/.896 7/0 27/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 465/341 .294/.348/.405/.754 .740/.769 .720 87/.776 0/4 7/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/no AB 8/2.196 4/1.000 5/1.400 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/no AB 3/.666 602/389 .245/.377/.495/.872 .651/.997 .832 121/.931 1/1 31/
38.Perez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 64/36 .273/.344/.473/.817 .915/.627 .858 64/.817 5/0 3/
10.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 74/29 .214/.257/.357/.614 .495/.806 .516 23/.689 2/0 2/
2.Upton G/S/vP 5/1.400 1/.000 7/1.738 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 632/436 .271/.382/.393/.775 .798/.764 .747 74/.819 43/16 8/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 216/127 .241/.333/.471/.804 .716/.858 .871 72/1.010 3/0 10/
IP 196.0 47.0 60.1 40.1 52.0 18.2 75.0 19.2 38.1 54.0 TOTAL .261/.340/.422/.763 .723/.780 .727 .812 140/50 175/88
ERA-K/9 4.87/7.1 3.83/5.2 4.48/9.1 5.13/6.0 5.37/5.9 5.79/6.7 3.60/6.8 4.58/6.4 4.93/10.8 4.17/9.0 4.90/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (2-0-0)
 Jaso (0-0-0)
 Navarro (45-28-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 857/.254 213/.262 261/.299 173/.273 234/.282 94/.333 329/.285 89/.257 179/.229 233/.277 .276  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Perez
 Zobrist
 Johnson
 Baldelli
 Gomes
0/141/0/15
2/18/119/8
38/0/49/4
24/5/14/2
7/13/2/1
14/5/1/1
1/0/0/0
1/0/6/0
8/0/20/0
OPS .715 .705 .907 .794 .806 .906 .793 .686 .754 .724 .792
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 404/.729 81/.958 122/.953 78/.647 96/.810 44/.958 119/.870 43/.667 92/.739 120/.774 .802
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 453/.703 132/.558 139/.871 95/.918 138/.803 50/.860 210/.749 46/.703 87/.771 113/.671 .785
Home 432/.697 108/.608 133/.843 91/.666 145/.739 52/1.032 181/.717 41/.680 79/.581 123/.773 .784
Last 28d days 94/1.001 39/.657 28/1.180 41/.713 51/.635 78/.827 52/.696 25/.901 51/.971 45/.868
HR/SB/CS 18/7/9 3/10/2 15/6/7 4/0/1 6/0/1 2/6/0 9/3/1 0/0/1 3/4/0 3/2/1 166/65/36
Usage ·····X·· ·X··X·o· ········ ··X···o· ··XXo·o· ·X···X·· ···XX··· ···oX··· X···o··· ···X·Xo·
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.08 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
34.Niemann
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
14.Price*
G/S/vB
52.Salas
G/S/vB
51.Talbot
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 6/1.267 1/.000 6/.367 ··· 4/.500 1/no AB ··· 3/2.334 ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 666/497 .294/.351/.538/.889 .945/.870 .893 100/1.022 1/0 36/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/no AB 2/3.500 5/.900 4/1.750 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 610/454 .286/.368/.500/.868 .754/.908 .863 113/.819 10/4 21/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 3/.000 6/.167 8/1.000 3/1.334 6/1.500 ··· ··· 7/.453 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 489/385 .286/.376/.436/.811 .818/.813 .887 / 9/3 10/
26.Hessman G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 31/14 .296/.387/.889/1.276 .873/1.643 1.767 31/1.276 0/0 5/
15.Inge G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.733 7/.286 4/1.000 7/.786 1/2.000 ··· 9/1.667 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.500 393/304 .204/.299/.367/.666 .729/.646 .772 83/.494 4/3 11/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 268/240 .258/.347/.502/.849 .711/.863 .822 61/.692 0/2 12/
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 104/100 .268/.317/.392/.709 .500/.718 .679 45/.697 2/2 2/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 3/.666 4/1.000 11/.382 2/1.000 6/1.267 ··· ··· 12/.523 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 4/2.750 605/451 .316/.375/.491/.866 .872/.864 .966 101/.973 1/5 20/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 5/.450 4/1.250 7/.572 4/.500 ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 628/450 .307/.349/.417/.767 .836/.740 .717 100/.685 7/1 8/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 4/1.750 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 189/102 .233/.298/.372/.670 .714/.629 .666 33/.449 2/1 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 4/1.167 1/.000 ··· 9/1.381 ··· 2/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 541/401 .270/.317/.380/.698 1.004/.594 .823 63/.784 6/3 10/
52.Ryan G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 42/26 .306/.381/.528/.909 1.500/.569 .973 42/.909 0/0 2/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 141/114 .301/.419/.469/.888 1.143/.827 1.001 37/.817 1/0 3/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 45/36 .146/.205/.195/.400 .222/.435 .508 7/.971 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 3/.666 5/1.400 9/.347 1/.000 6/.533 2/1.000 ··· 8/.375 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 8/.833 464/343 .223/.321/.389/.710 .754/.693 .722 81/.717 7/2 17/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 1/3.000 1/3.000 4/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 332/198 .248/.301/.533/.834 .884/.800 .828 51/.814 0/3 25/
IP 187.2 57.0 59.1 77.1 89.1 42.1 13.0 44.2 11.1 6.1 7.1 65.1 TOTAL .272/.341/.445/.786 .834/.770 .831 .797 58/31 194/110
ERA-K/9 4.27/5.6 1.42/12.6 2.12/2.6 4.66/5.0 2.22/9.3 4.25/9.1 5.54/6.2 4.63/7.7 2.38/7.2 7.11/11.4 8.59/4.9 3.17/7.0 3.78/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (26-11-10)
 Ryan (4-6-0)
 Sardinha (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 795/.279 219/.141 241/.273 343/.275 370/.194 184/.247 63/.278 191/.181 46/.190 27/.217 37/.367 259/.186 .246  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Thames
 Inge
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/131/8
0/136/0/5
70/0/7/3
2/13/0/2
30/6/22/2
57/0/25/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .754 .449 .653 .799 .579 .699 .861 .713 .525 .681 1.186 .610 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 377/.720 92/.369 80/.798 156/.839 138/.534 105/.619 26/1.000 95/.755 19/.377 13/.862 14/1.200 101/.669 .713
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 418/.785 127/.508 161/.585 187/.765 232/.605 79/.804 37/.775 96/.670 27/.634 14/.522 23/1.178 158/.573 .714
Road 393/.763 118/.487 129/.619 200/.838 185/.633 84/.800 12/.871 80/.839 43/.515 4/.833 21/.873 141/.640 .762
Last 28d days 124/.666 50/.544 45/.582 44/1.012 66/.400 40/.730 16/.646 33/1.068 46/.525 23/.654 37/1.186 32/.999
HR/SB/CS 19/1/3 2/2/1 3/3/4 11/11/1 6/10/3 2/0/2 3/1/1 9/7/2 1/0/0 0/0/0 2/2/0 10/1/1 160/75/31
Usage ····X··· ··XX·X·· oXo····o X···o··· ··XX·X·· ·X··oo·o ··X···o· X···XX·X ···X···o ········ ··X····· ··oo···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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