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Game Preview: NYY @ KCR, 8:10pm, Wednesday, April 9, 2008 @Kauffman Stadium

New York Yankees, 4-4, 1st, Tied

SP: Ian Kennedy (23, RHP, 0-1, 23.14)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-1)              2.1   4   6   6   4   2  0   23.14      
 2007 (1-0)             19    13   6   4   9  15  1    1.89      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-1  21.1  17  12  10  13  17  1    4.22   51 
 2008-04-04    TBD   L   2.1   4   6   6   4   2  0      70   23 
 2007-09-13    TOR  ND   7     1   1   1   4   7  0      93   74 
 2007-09-07    KCR  ND   5     7   2   2   3   2  0      86   44 
 2007-09-01    TBD   W   7     5   3   1   2   6  1      96   63 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      0-0   5     7   2   2   3   2  0    3.60   44 
 2007-09-07    KCR  ND   5     7   2   2   3   2  0      86   44 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-3    Road:    0-1    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   4-4    vsLHP:   0-0    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  4-3    vsCntrl: 0-1    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  8 Tue, Apr  8  @KCR  L   2-5        4-4   1st    Tied
  7 Mon, Apr  7   TBD  W   6-1        4-3   1st    Tied
  6 Sun, Apr  6   TBD  W   2-0        3-3   1st    Tied
  5 Sat, Apr  5   TBD  L   3-6        2-3   1st    Tied
  4 Fri, Apr  4   TBD  L   4-13       2-2   1st    Tied
  3 Thu, Apr  3   TOR  W   3-2        2-1   1st    Tied
  2 Wed, Apr  2   TOR  L   2-5        1-1   1st    Tied
  1 Tue, Apr  1   TOR  W   3-2        1-0   2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-4    Last 20: 4-4    Last 30: 4-4 
Kansas City Royals, 5-2, 1st, Tied

SP: Zack Greinke (24, RHP, 1-0, 1.29)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)              7     6   1   1   2   3  1    1.29      
 2007 (7-7)            122   122  52  50  36 106 12    3.69      
 2006 (1-0)              6.1   7   3   3   3   5  1    4.26      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  38    35   9   8  11  32  5    1.89   57 
 2008-04-03    DET   W   7     6   1   1   2   3  1      99   62 
 2007-09-26    CHW   L   5     7   3   3   2   6  2      93   45 
 2007-09-20    CHW   W   8     2   0   0   0  10  0     101   88 
 2007-09-15    CLE   L   5.1   4   2   1   5   3  1     103   52 
 2007-09-09    NYY  ND   3.2   6   3   3   2   1  1      90   36 
 2007-09-03    TEX   W   5     5   0   0   0   4  0      82   61 
 2007-08-29    DET  ND   4     5   0   0   0   5  0      71   57 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      1-2  19.1  22  15  15  10  11  4    6.98   40 
 2007-09-09    NYY  ND   3.2   6   3   3   2   1  1      90   36 
 2005-08-28    NYY   L   4.2  10   7   7   3   2  2      93   15 
 2005-05-31    NYY   W   5     3   3   3   3   2  1     106   48 
 2004-09-14    NYY   L   6     3   2   2   2   6  0     103   62 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-0    Road:    4-2    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   4-2    vsLHP:   1-0    1-Run:   1-1 
 vsEast:  1-0    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  7 Tue, Apr  8   NYY  W   5-2        5-2   1st    Tied
  6 Sun, Apr  6  @MIN  W   3-1        4-2   1st    Tied
  5 Sat, Apr  5  @MIN  L   4-6        3-2   1st    Tied
  4 Fri, Apr  4  @MIN  L   3-4        3-1   1st    Tied
  3 Thu, Apr  3  @DET  W   4-1        3-0   1st    Tied
  2 Wed, Apr  2  @DET  W   4-0        2-0   1st    Tied
  1 Mon, Mar 31  @DET  W   5-4 (11)   1-0   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 5-2    Last 20: 5-2    Last 30: 5-2 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Apr 08, 2008 KCR  5  NYY  2        W:Brian Bannister (2-0), L: Philip Hughes (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (4)

Sun, Sep 09, 2007 NYY  6 @KCR  3        W:Chien-Ming Wang , L: Brandon Duckworth , S: Mariano Rivera 
Sat, Sep 08, 2007 NYY 11 @KCR  5        W:Andy Pettitte , L: Brian Bannister , S: none
Fri, Sep 07, 2007 NYY  3 @KCR  2        W:Kyle Farnsworth , L: Neal Musser , S: Mariano Rivera 
Sun, Aug 05, 2007 NYY  8  KCR  5        W:Mike Mussina , L: Gil Meche , S: Mariano Rivera 
Sat, Aug 04, 2007 NYY 16  KCR  8        W:Mike Myers , L: John Bale , S: none
Fri, Aug 03, 2007 NYY  7  KCR  1        W:Chien-Ming Wang , L: Odalis Perez , S: none
Thu, Jul 26, 2007 KCR  7  NYY  0        W:Jorge de la Rosa , L: Kei Igawa , S: none
Wed, Jul 25, 2007 NYY  7 @KCR  1        W:Mike Mussina , L: Gil Meche , S: none
Tue, Jul 24, 2007 NYY  9 @KCR  4        W:Chien-Ming Wang , L: Scott Elarton , S: none
Season Series: 2008 - KCR leads 1-0; 2007 - NYY won 9-1; 2006 - NYY won 7-2; All-Time - NYY leads 247-168

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

For the 2007 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.98

BAL  4.67

WSN  4.15

RA/G

BOS  4.06

KCR  4.80

TBD  5.83

BA

M. Ordonez  .363

J. Francoeur  .293

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

J. Varitek  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .653

T. Tulowitzki  .479

A. Gonzalez  .249

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.067

G. Sheffield  .839

J. LaRue  .512

ERA

J. Peavy  2.54

A. Pettitte  4.05

S. Olsen  5.81

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.50

A. Cook  3.31

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

New York Yankees Batters (3.13 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (2.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Greinke
G/S/vB
41.Gobble*
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
91.Nomo
G/S/vB
46.Nunez
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
25.Tomko
G/S/vB
27.Yabuta
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 7/.971 ··· 7/.714 32/.788 2/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 30/.807 ··· 699/532 .283/.369/.445/.814 .678/.857 .725 / 25/8 16/4
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 284/233 .229/.333/.454/.787 .670/.815 .657 / 0/0 14/7
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP 4/.250 4/.833 5/.933 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 612/445 .273/.327/.391/.718 .641/.747 .746 / 13/5 8/4
24.Cano* G/S/vP 7/.971 7/.929 11/1.245 4/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 669/458 .306/.353/.488/.841 .864/.831 .816 / 4/5 19/13
18.Damon* G/S/vP 8/.875 10/1.400 15/.667 29/1.066 ··· ··· 1/.000 17/.625 ··· 605/448 .270/.351/.396/.747 .705/.762 .750 / 27/3 12/3
17.Duncan G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 83/45 .257/.329/.554/.883 .984/.801 .669 / 0/0 7/0
11.Ensberg G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.750 ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· 14/.536 ··· 324/205 .230/.320/.404/.724 .830/.661 .860 / 0/1 12/13
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 9/1.569 2/2.500 9/.333 21/.944 1/.000 ··· ··· 10/2.700 ··· 303/227 .236/.356/.433/.790 .782/.789 .806 / 1/0 14/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 12/.583 4/1.000 13/.762 25/1.480 2/.500 ··· ··· 7/.715 ··· 714/550 .322/.388/.452/.840 .876/.830 .835 / 15/8 12/18
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 12/.878 7/1.262 6/1.133 12/1.383 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 634/443 .285/.367/.488/.855 .814/.872 .821 / 4/2 25/3
26.Molina G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 8/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 202/151 .257/.274/.340/.614 .853/.530 .572 / 2/1 1/4
20.Posada# G/S/vP 11/.697 4/2.417 9/.347 15/.696 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/2.381 ··· 589/421 .338/.426/.543/.970 .942/.981 1.007 / 2/0 20/5
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 13/1.000 6/.833 9/.444 24/1.125 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 9/1.587 ··· 708/532 .314/.422/.645/1.067 .961/1.099 1.101 / 24/4 54/13
IP 122.0 53.2 67.0 43.2 17.1 69.0 131.1 TOTAL .246/.302/.367/.669 .599/.682 .528 .669 0/2 5/7
ERA-K/9 3.69/7.8 3.02/8.4 2.55/7.4 /0.0 3.92/7.6 8.31/7.8 2.48/9.8 5.55/7.2 /0.0 2.57/7.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (31-13-4)
 Posada (102-32-13)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 507/.265 233/.277 281/.218 / 182/.259 78/.313 270/.187 588/.284 / .233  Cabrera
 Abreu
 Matsui
 Damon
 Duncan
 Betemit
18/131/5/16
0/0/157/6
112/0/0/6
32/48/1/3
4/0/8/2
1/0/1/0
OPS .747 .810 .664 .756 .891 .510 .809 .642
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 258/.752 127/.724 117/.542 / 77/.919 32/.624 106/.446 276/.817 / .780
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 249/.741 106/.909 164/.755 / 105/.643 46/1.053 164/.550 312/.801 / .540
Home 281/.765 114/.725 148/.653 / 94/.659 45/1.224 130/.481 258/.807 / .528
Last 28d days / / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 12/7/3 6/2/1 4/1/3 // 8/5/0 2/3/0 3/0/0 18/8/5 // 5/2/0
Usage ·····X·· ··o·X··· X·Xo···· o·o···o· o···oo·· o·o··oX· ··X····· ···o····

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Kansas City Royals Batters (4.00 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Kennedy
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
21.Hawkins
G/S/vB
39.Ohlendorf
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
61.Traber*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
14.Buck G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 399/311 .222/.308/.429/.738 .739/.737 .606 / 0/1 18/8
16.Butler G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.500 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 360/251 .292/.347/.447/.794 .981/.715 .768 / 0/0 8/3
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· 156/120 .215/.265/.271/.535 .629/.508 .525 / 1/1 0/3
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.500 1/.000 2/.500 3/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 703/502 .260/.351/.372/.722 .657/.749 .762 / 10/4 7/4
2.Gathright* G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/.500 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 6/.334 ··· 261/217 .307/.371/.342/.713 .625/.730 .579 / 9/8 0/4
3.German G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.250 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 405/234 .264/.351/.376/.727 .793/.678 .851 / 11/7 4/9
7.Gload* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 2/2.000 1/2.000 346/294 .288/.318/.441/.759 .854/.742 .760 / 2/2 7/3
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 ··· 1/3.000 2/.000 1/.000 601/446 .247/.314/.411/.725 .686/.738 .787 / 14/4 15/15
15.Grudzielanek G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 14/1.154 5/.800 1/.000 6/1.167 ··· 486/333 .302/.346/.426/.772 .844/.739 .757 / 1/2 6/6
11.Guillen G/S/vP ··· 5/.600 ··· 6/.666 10/.633 2/.000 9/.833 3/1.000 659/501 .290/.353/.460/.813 1.049/.741 .787 / 5/1 23/8
21.Olivo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 9/.444 469/367 .237/.262/.405/.667 .806/.629 .770 / 3/2 16/12
1.Pena G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 536/396 .267/.284/.356/.640 .638/.640 .777 / 5/6 2/23
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 3/.333 3/.666 1/.000 3/.333 3/.333 2/1.500 3/.000 ··· 608/432 .285/.353/.410/.763 .672/.799 .833 / 13/5 7/6
IP 19.0 50.0 24.0 60.0 55.1 6.1 71.1 39.2 TOTAL .270/.309/.375/.684 .526/.706 .905 .684 9/3 3/1
ERA-K/9 1.89/7.1 4.68/7.0 0.38/12.8 4.80/7.2 3.42/4.7 2.84/12.9 3.15/9.3 4.76/6.1 3.93/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (44-12-3)
 Olivo (51-25-16)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 77/.191 228/.243 91/.145 266/.256 225/.252 26/.208 295/.248 182/.314 .251  Teahen
 Guillen
 DeJesus
 Gathright
 German
 Gload
 Callaspo
 Butler
0/5/137/17
0/0/150/9
0/156/0/5
64/10/0/3
8/0/0/2
8/0/0/1
3/0/7/1
6/0/0/0
OPS .565 .757 .440 .750 .698 .603 .644 .835 .688
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 37/.491 92/1.028 42/.406 132/.824 110/.735 15/.733 146/.618 56/.567 .727
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 40/.626 136/.591 49/.469 134/.680 115/.665 11/.384 149/.670 126/.959 .658
Road 50/.533 124/.794 55/.541 138/.772 115/.807 22/.718 158/.657 84/1.022 .905
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 1/1/1 5/4/5 1/1/0 9/9/2 6/2/1 1/0/0 4/2/1 4/5/1 6/13/6
Usage ····X··· ·o·X·o·· ··X··o·X ·o··X·X· oX··X·o· X··Xo·o· ··o··o·o o···oo··

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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