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Game Preview: NYY @ HOU, 7:05pm, Saturday, June 14, 2008 @Minute Maid Park

New York Yankees, 35-33, 3rd, 6 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Mike Mussina (39, RHP, 9-4, 3.82)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-4)             75.1  82  41  32  11  42 10    3.82      
 2007 (11-10)          152   188  90  87  35  91 14    5.15      
 2006 (15-7)           197.1 184  88  77  35 172 22    3.51      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  37    39  22  14   6  25  3    3.41   51 
 2008-06-09    KCR  ND   8     7   2   2   0   3  1      89   63 
 2008-06-04    TOR   W   6     5   1   1   1   6  0     103   63 
 2008-05-30   @MIN   W   6     6   4   2   1   4  0     109   51 
 2008-05-24    SEA   W   5     7   4   4   1   4  2      74   40 
 2008-05-20    BAL   L   0.2   5   7   1   2   1  0      41   25 
 2008-05-14   @TBR   W   6.1   5   1   1   1   4  0      87   62 
 2008-05-08    CLE   W   5     4   3   3   0   3  0      86   50 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.HOU      1-0   7     8   2   2   1   6  1    2.57   58 
 2003-06-10    HOU   W   7     8   2   2   1   6  1     108   58 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-15   Road:   17-18   ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  25-22   vsLHP:  10-11   1-Run:  12-9 
 vsEast: 15-15   vsCntrl:11-15   vsWest:  8-1  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 68 Fri, Jun 13  @HOU  W   2-1       35-33  3rd  6.0 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Houston Astros, 33-35, 4th, 10 GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Wandy Rodriguez (29, LHP, 2-2, 1.99)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             40.2  36  18   9  11  35  3    1.99      
 2007 (9-13)           182.2 179 102  93  62 158 22    4.58      
 2006 (9-10)           135.2 154  96  85  63  98 17    5.64      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  40.2  36  18   9  11  35  3    1.99   56 
 2008-06-08    STL   L   6.2   4   5   0   1   7  0     101   62 
 2008-06-03   @PIT   W   6     5   0   0   1   3  0      91   64 
 2008-05-28   @STL   L   4.2   6   6   3   4   1  0      92   31 
 2008-04-19    COL  ND   4     5   2   1   3   5  0      79   48 
 2008-04-13    FLA   W   7     5   1   1   1   7  1      93   69 
 2008-04-07    STL  ND   7.1   3   0   0   0   6  0      91   78 
 2008-04-02   @SDP  ND   5     8   4   4   1   6  2      95   40 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY    Has never faced NYY.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-14   Road:   16-21   ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  25-25   vsLHP:   8-10   1-Run:   9-11
 vsEast:  7-6    vsCntrl:14-18   vsWest: 11-8  IL: 1-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 68 Fri, Jun 13   NYY  L   1-2       33-35  4th 10.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 NYY  2 @HOU  1        W:Jose Veras (1-0), L: Doug Brocail (2-1), S: Kyle Farnsworth (1)

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 - NYY leads 1-0; 2007 -  0-0; 2006 -  0-0; All-Time - NYY leads 3-1

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  5.57

HOU  4.51

WSN  3.70

RA/G

TOR  3.68

NYY  4.57

TEX  5.84

BA

C. Jones  .414

J. Rollins  .278

A. Cabrera  .184

OBP

C. Jones  .500

L. Gonzalez  .348

R. Cano  .260

SLG

L. Berkman  .711

F. Thomas  .444

A. Cabrera  .247

OPS

C. Jones  1.165

S. Drew  .800

A. Cabrera  .529

ERA

E. Volquez  1.56

J. Moyer  4.12

B. Bonser  6.35

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.67

E. Jackson  6.14

L. Hernandez  2.82

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New York Yankees Batters (4.50 RS/G) vs. Houston Astros Pitchers (4.76 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Rodriguez*
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 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 3/.333 ··· 285/202 .290/.354/.463/.818 .880/.792 .682 113/.887 6/3 8/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 5/.650 2/1.500 1/.000 58/39 .218/.241/.418/.660 .684/.647 .519 31/.573 0/0 3/
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 254/173 .258/.311/.380/.691 .585/.739 .707 100/.582 3/1 7/
24.Cano* G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 6/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 269/191 .217/.260/.316/.576 .619/.559 .462 109/.577 1/3 4/
18.Damon* G/S/vP ··· 9/1.042 4/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 279/195 .319/.386/.492/.878 .877/.879 .860 108/1.008 11/4 6/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP ··· 7/1.571 6/2.100 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 227/155 .258/.392/.560/.953 1.000/.930 .929 92/1.195 1/1 15/
12.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 48/31 .214/.283/.262/.545 .321/.667 .814 10/.000 0/0 0/
2.Jeter G/S/vP ··· 15/1.200 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 273/190 .271/.328/.381/.709 .690/.717 .730 114/.676 4/1 4/
55.Matsui* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 4/1.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 262/180 .325/.405/.468/.872 .798/.908 .867 103/.879 0/0 7/
19.Moeller G/S/vP 9/.347 ··· ··· 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 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 133/93 .216/.233/.312/.545 .390/.612 .530 49/.581 0/0 0/
20.Posada# G/S/vP ··· 13/.490 7/.572 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 92/73 .301/.370/.482/.851 .663/.900 .867 26/.962 0/0 2/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 7/1.429 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 204/151 .316/.397/.571/.968 .904/.989 .836 105/1.099 6/1 10/
IP 40.2 35.1 19.2 22.2 58.0 33.0 31.1 23.1 TOTAL .269/.337/.423/.760 .724/.776 .731 .805 32/15 69/37
ERA-K/9 1.99/7.7 2.55/7.6 1.37/4.6 1.59/8.7 5.74/4.3 3.82/11.2 4.60/5.5 3.86/8.1 4.45/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Moeller (12-7-0)
 Molina (25-15-5)
 Posada (22-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 173/.226 136/.209 83/.191 94/.173 254/.306 147/.252 133/.261 101/.198 .268  Abreu
 Cabrera
 Matsui
 Damon
0/0/65/5
0/66/0/3
20/0/3/2
53/5/0/0
OPS .604 .568 .659 .522 .809 .778 .911 .682 .795
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 29/.621 53/.791 37/.398 35/.576 100/.793 68/.648 51/.919 38/.606 .818
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 144/.599 83/.424 46/.895 59/.490 154/.819 79/.876 82/.903 63/.731 .779
Home 101/.474 72/.638 41/.670 49/.546 109/1.055 84/.671 63/.821 50/.601 .806
Last 28d days 76/.571 46/.360 44/.654 17/.494 77/.705 52/.803 34/.450 33/.618
HR/SB/CS 3/1/0 3/1/1 1/2/1 1/0/0 5/2/0 5/4/0 11/0/1 2/1/0 97/23/7
Usage ·····X·· o··o·X·· ·XX···X· ·Xo····X ··X···o· XX···o·o ·oo···o· o·oo··o·
Houston Astros Batters (4.51 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Mussina
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 19/1.193 15/.343 ··· 21/.449 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 106/75 .235/.262/.316/.578 .747/.508 .639 53/.551 0/1 1/
17.Berkman# G/S/vP 3/1.167 13/1.510 ··· 12/1.417 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 288/219 .362/.448/.711/1.159 1.066/1.191 1.244 106/.966 11/2 19/
27.Blum# G/S/vP 6/.666 8/.875 2/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 6/.167 ··· 116/101 .243/.267/.378/.646 .433/.671 .828 24/.938 0/0 4/
14.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 257/192 .230/.286/.311/.597 .476/.637 .688 93/.727 27/5 3/
2.Erstad* G/S/vP 45/.602 1/.000 ··· 25/1.005 ··· ··· 13/.879 1/.000 96/88 .312/.333/.484/.817 1.000/.800 .760 35/.797 1/2 2/
45.Lee G/S/vP 33/.758 8/.125 ··· 26/.709 ··· ··· 11/.818 1/.000 276/214 .269/.315/.494/.809 .789/.815 .857 99/.684 4/0 13/
8.Loretta G/S/vP 21/.476 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 12/.584 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 225/163 .280/.347/.345/.692 .782/.659 .662 105/.602 15/3 1/
9.Pence G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 266/201 .279/.320/.449/.769 .733/.781 .845 100/.748 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 58/1.134 6/.900 ··· 24/.833 1/2.000 3/.667 24/.598 4/.000 286/219 .301/.336/.480/.815 .804/.819 .946 103/.680 5/3 9/
21.Wigginton G/S/vP 18/.702 10/1.125 ··· 5/.600 ··· 1/no AB 6/.333 1/2.000 145/103 .286/.372/.460/.833 1.123/.721 .948 80/1.005 4/2 4/
IP 75.1 30.1 6.1 27.2 34.2 18.0 31.0 19.0 TOTAL .264/.322/.421/.743 .802/.725 .823 .730 72/23 71/40
ERA-K/9 3.82/5.0 4.15/7.7 1.42/4.3 5.86/5.5 5.71/8.3 2.50/9.0 0.87/9.3 3.32/8.5 4.34/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ausmus (10-2-3)
 Quintero (2-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 314/.277 128/.304 25/.217 117/.265 161/.287 78/.197 109/.133 75/.191 .264  Bourn
 Pence
 Lee
 Abercrombie
 Erstad
0/61/0/5
0/0/64/5
65/0/0/4
0/2/0/1
18/7/4/1
OPS .740 .939 .544 .717 .828 .624 .365 .536 .731
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 138/.557 55/1.074 11/.573 48/.942 83/.989 38/.509 51/.317 35/.757 .707
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 176/.882 73/.848 14/.522 69/.568 78/.661 40/.725 58/.409 40/.358 .748
Road 120/.663 67/.900 / 57/.690 90/.967 34/.487 66/.343 35/.598 .738
Last 28d days 112/.778 51/1.126 25/.544 38/.723 58/1.094 47/.768 50/.415 57/.568
HR/SB/CS 10/6/1 8/5/6 0/1/1 2/1/2 6/0/0 1/1/1 2/1/0 2/3/0 61/60/27
Usage ····X··· X·o····· ·····X·· ··o····· ··X····· ··o····X ·X·Xooo· X··X·oX·

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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