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Game Preview: NYY @ HOU, 8:05pm, Friday, June 13, 2008 @Minute Maid Park

New York Yankees, 34-33, 3rd, 7 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Joba Chamberlain (22, RHP, 1-2, 2.67)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-2)             30.1  22  11   9  16  38  2    2.67      
 2007 (2-0)             24    12   2   1   6  34  1    0.38      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-0   6.2   6   5   3   5   8  1    4.05   48 
 2008-06-08    KCR  ND   4.1   5   3   2   1   5  1      78   47 
 2008-06-03    TOR  ND   2.1   1   2   1   4   3  0      62   48 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.HOU    Has never faced HOU.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-15   Road:   16-18   ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  24-22   vsLHP:  10-11   1-Run:  11-9 
 vsEast: 15-15   vsCntrl:11-15   vsWest:  8-1  IL: 0-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 67 Thu, Jun 12  @OAK  W   4-1       34-33  3rd  7.0 gb
 66 Wed, Jun 11  @OAK  L   4-8       33-33  3rd  7.0 gb
 65 Tue, Jun 10  @OAK  W   3-1       33-32  3rd  6.0 gb
 64 Mon, Jun  9   KCR  L   2-3       32-32  3rd  7.0 gb
 63 Sun, Jun  8   KCR  W   6-3       32-31  3rd  6.5 gb
 62 Sat, Jun  7   KCR  W  12-11      31-31  4th  6.5 gb
 61 Fri, Jun  6   KCR  L   1-2       30-31  5th  6.5 gb
 60 Thu, Jun  5   TOR  W   9-8       30-30  4th  6.5 gb
 59 Wed, Jun  4   TOR  W   5-1       29-30  4th  6.5 gb
 58 Tue, Jun  3   TOR  L   3-9       28-30  5th  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Houston Astros, 33-34, 4th, 10 GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Shawn Chacon (30, RHP, 2-2, 4.96)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             74.1  77  45  41  33  51 14    4.96      
 2007 (5-4)             96    95  42  42  48  79  9    3.94      
 2006 (7-6)            109   124  86  77  63  62 23    6.36      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  36.1  45  30  27  15  27 11    6.69   42 
 2008-06-07    STL   L   5    10   7   7   3   2  2      88   18 
 2008-06-01   @MIL   L   1     2   4   4   2   2  0      40   33 
 2008-05-27   @STL   W   7     7   2   2   0   7  2     102   62 
 2008-05-21    CHC   W   7     5   3   3   1   5  1      95   59 
 2008-05-16   @TEX  ND   3.1   6   8   5   4   0  3      75   18 
 2008-05-11   @LAD  ND   6     7   2   2   1   3  1      93   52 
 2008-05-06    WSN  ND   7     8   4   4   4   8  2     115   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      0-1   3.1   8   7   7   3   2  0   18.90   15 
 2007-06-10   @NYY   L   3.1   8   7   7   3   2  0      96   15 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-13   Road:   16-21   ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  25-24   vsLHP:   8-10   1-Run:   9-10
 vsEast:  7-6    vsCntrl:14-18   vsWest: 11-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 67 Thu, Jun 12   MIL  L   6-9       33-34  4th 10.0 gb
 66 Wed, Jun 11   MIL  L   6-10      33-33  4th  9.0 gb
 65 Tue, Jun 10   MIL  W   6-1       33-32  4th  8.0 gb
 64 Sun, Jun  8   STL  L   4-5       32-32  4th  8.0 gb
 63 Sat, Jun  7   STL  L   4-8       32-31  4th  7.0 gb
 62 Fri, Jun  6   STL  W   6-1       32-30  4th  7.0 gb
 61 Thu, Jun  5  @PIT  L   3-4       31-30  4th  8.0 gb
 60 Wed, Jun  4  @PIT  L   2-5       31-29  4th  7.0 gb
 59 Tue, Jun  3  @PIT  W   2-0       31-28  3rd  7.0 gb
 58 Sun, Jun  1  @MIL  L   1-10      30-28  3rd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jun 12, 2003 NYY  6  HOU  5        W:Antonio Osuna (2-2), L: Octavio Dotel (5-2), S: Mariano Rivera (7)
Wed, Jun 11, 2003 HOU  8 @NYY  0        W:Brad Lidge (4-0), L: Jeff Weaver (3-5), S: none
Tue, Jun 10, 2003 NYY  5  HOU  3        W:Mike Mussina (8-4), L: Wade Miller (4-7), S: Mariano Rivera (6)
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 -  0-0; 2006 -  0-0; All-Time - NYY leads 2-1

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  5.63

TBR  4.53

WSN  3.65

RA/G

CHW  3.70

MIL  4.55

TEX  5.82

BA

C. Jones  .414

P. Fielder  .278

A. Cabrera  .184

OBP

C. Jones  .500

K. Matsui  .349

R. Hernandez  .259

SLG

L. Berkman  .720

T. Glaus  .445

A. Cabrera  .247

OPS

L. Berkman  1.171

R. Durham  .805

A. Cabrera  .529

ERA

E. Volquez  1.56

D. Lowe  4.15

B. Bonser  6.35

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.67

O. Perez  6.15

L. Hernandez  2.82

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New York Yankees Batters (4.54 RS/G) vs. Houston Astros Pitchers (4.81 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Chacon
G/S/vB
26.Brocail
G/S/vB
48.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
29.Geary
G/S/vB
43.Sampson
G/S/vB
47.Valverde
G/S/vB
56.Villarreal
G/S/vB
53.Wright*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 15/1.092 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 3/.333 ··· 281/198 .294/.359/.471/.830 .880/.809 .702 109/.922 5/3 8/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 5/.650 2/1.500 ··· 57/39 .222/.246/.426/.672 .722/.647 .538 30/.593 0/0 3/
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 250/170 .261/.312/.385/.697 .593/.744 .719 96/.594 3/1 7/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.666 6/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 265/187 .220/.260/.320/.580 .619/.564 .467 105/.587 1/3 4/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 5/.400 9/1.042 4/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 278/194 .320/.388/.494/.882 .877/.883 .867 107/1.018 11/4 6/
17.Duncan G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 65/19 .175/.262/.281/.542 .679/.217 .282 25/.518 0/0 1/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP ··· 7/1.571 6/2.100 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 223/151 .263/.395/.570/.964 1.000/.947 .949 88/1.234 1/1 15/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 4/.500 14/.864 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 269/186 .272/.330/.370/.700 .690/.704 .712 110/.651 4/1 3/
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 3/1.667 3/.333 4/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 258/176 .322/.403/.467/.870 .798/.906 .862 99/.874 0/0 7/
19.Moeller G/S/vP 6/.833 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 67/45 .254/.343/.373/.716 .687/.726 .830 29/.665 0/0 1/
26.Molina G/S/vP 4/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 132/92 .218/.234/.315/.549 .390/.619 .538 48/.594 0/0 0/
20.Posada# G/S/vP 1/2.000 13/.490 7/.572 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 89/70 .296/.360/.481/.841 .663/.888 .849 23/.935 0/0 2/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 5/1.300 6/1.700 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 200/147 .316/.395/.575/.970 .904/.992 .836 101/1.108 6/1 10/
IP 74.1 34.1 19.2 22.2 58.0 32.0 31.1 22.2 TOTAL .271/.338/.425/.763 .726/.780 .736 .815 31/15 68/37
ERA-K/9 4.96/6.2 2.36/7.9 1.37/4.6 1.59/8.7 5.74/4.3 3.94/11.0 4.60/5.5 3.97/8.3 4.49/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Moeller (12-7-0)
 Molina (25-14-5)
 Posada (18-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 322/.273 132/.208 83/.191 94/.173 254/.306 142/.252 133/.261 99/.202 .270  Abreu
 Cabrera
 Matsui
 Duncan
 Damon
0/0/64/5
0/65/0/3
19/0/3/2
0/0/4/0
53/5/0/0
OPS .856 .546 .659 .522 .809 .781 .911 .697 .798
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 144/.895 51/.823 37/.398 35/.576 100/.793 64/.636 51/.919 38/.606 .825
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 178/.824 81/.369 46/.895 59/.490 154/.819 78/.887 82/.903 61/.758 .781
Home 134/.931 68/.599 41/.670 49/.546 109/1.055 79/.672 63/.821 48/.628 .814
Last 28d days 109/1.066 43/.263 44/.654 17/.494 77/.705 47/.817 45/.939 41/.770
HR/SB/CS 14/1/3 2/1/1 1/2/1 1/0/0 5/2/0 5/4/0 11/0/1 2/1/0 96/22/7
Usage ·····X·· ··o·X··o XX···X·· Xo····X· ·X···o·o X···o·o· oo···o·· ·oo··o··
Houston Astros Batters (4.57 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
38.Giese
G/S/vB
22.Hawkins
G/S/vB
39.Ohlendorf
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
60.Abercrombie G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/3 .400/.400/.600/1.000 1.000/1.000 1.000 5/1.000 0/0 0/
11.Ausmus G/S/vP ··· 15/.343 ··· 21/.449 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 103/72 .229/.250/.313/.563 .747/.483 .606 50/.517 0/1 1/
17.Berkman# G/S/vP ··· 13/1.510 ··· 12/1.417 ··· ··· ··· ··· 284/215 .366/.451/.720/1.171 1.066/1.208 1.272 106/.991 10/1 19/
27.Blum# G/S/vP ··· 7/1.000 2/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 6/.167 ··· 115/100 .245/.270/.382/.651 .433/.678 .842 23/.980 0/0 4/
14.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 253/188 .228/.283/.310/.593 .476/.633 .683 93/.712 26/4 3/
2.Erstad* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 25/1.005 ··· ··· 13/.879 ··· 95/87 .315/.337/.489/.826 1.000/.810 .779 38/.896 1/2 2/
45.Lee G/S/vP ··· 8/.125 ··· 26/.709 ··· ··· 11/.818 ··· 272/210 .272/.316/.500/.816 .789/.824 .874 99/.722 4/0 13/
8.Loretta G/S/vP ··· 25/.980 ··· 14/1.186 ··· ··· 6/.900 ··· 124/91 .282/.355/.400/.755 1.131/.630 .969 22/1.495 0/0 2/
3.Matsui# G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 221/159 .281/.349/.347/.696 .782/.663 .668 106/.626 14/3 1/
9.Pence G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 262/197 .284/.324/.457/.781 .733/.797 .874 101/.776 5/5 8/
Quintero G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/11 .273/.273/.364/.636 /.636 .286 7/.286 0/0 0/
10.Tejada G/S/vP 1/.000 6/.900 ··· 24/.833 1/2.000 3/.667 24/.598 3/.000 282/215 .302/.337/.483/.820 .804/.825 .961 104/.683 5/3 9/
21.Wigginton G/S/vP ··· 9/1.069 ··· 5/.600 ··· 1/no AB 6/.333 1/2.000 141/99 .276/.362/.455/.817 1.123/.695 .918 80/.957 3/1 4/
IP 30.1 29.1 6.1 27.2 34.2 18.0 31.0 17.0 TOTAL .265/.322/.423/.745 .802/.728 .831 .739 68/20 71/39
ERA-K/9 2.67/11.3 4.30/7.7 1.42/4.3 5.86/5.5 5.71/8.3 2.50/9.0 0.87/9.3 3.71/7.9 4.39/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ausmus (9-2-3)
 Quintero (2-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 127/.200 125/.309 25/.217 117/.265 161/.287 78/.197 109/.133 69/.210 .264  Bourn
 Pence
 Lee
 Abercrombie
 Erstad
0/60/0/5
0/0/63/5
64/0/0/4
0/2/0/1
18/7/4/1
OPS .602 .951 .544 .717 .828 .624 .365 .586 .733
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 61/.678 53/1.122 11/.573 48/.942 83/.989 38/.509 51/.317 32/.836 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 66/.533 72/.839 14/.522 69/.568 78/.661 40/.725 58/.409 37/.388 .751
Road 48/.547 64/.923 / 57/.690 90/.967 34/.487 66/.343 29/.729 .744
Last 28d days 59/.679 48/1.166 25/.544 38/.723 58/1.094 47/.768 50/.415 51/.641
HR/SB/CS 2/2/0 8/5/5 0/1/1 2/1/2 6/0/0 1/1/1 2/1/0 2/3/0 61/56/24
Usage ····X··· ·o·····X ····X··· ·o·····X ·X·····o ·o····X· X·Xooo·· ··X·oX·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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