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Game Preview: DET @ KCR, 8:10pm, Monday, July 21, 2008 @Kauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers, 49-49, 3rd, 6½ GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Zach Miner (26, RHP, 3-3, 4.23)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-3)             44.2  41  23  21  27  23  2    4.23      
 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         1-5  30.1  39  25  24  10  14  5    7.12   40 
 2007-05-17   @BOS   L   5.1   6   2   1   1   3  0      99   52 
 2006-09-30    KCR   L   0.1   5   5   5   0   0  1      32   21 
 2006-08-23    CHW   L   1.1   4   6   6   2   1  2      40   21 
 2006-08-18    TEX   L   6     8   2   2   1   3  1     100   50 
 2006-08-13   @CHW   L   5.1   5   4   4   3   2  0     108   41 
 2006-08-07    MIN   W   6.1   7   3   3   0   3  1      81   50 
 2006-08-02   @TBD  ND   5.2   4   3   3   3   2  0     106   48 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      0-2   4.2  13  10  10   2   1  1   19.29   24 
 2006-09-30    KCR   L   0.1   5   5   5   0   0  1      32   21 
 2006-07-16    KCR   L   4.1   8   5   5   2   1  0      94   26 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-20   Road:   21-29   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  29-42   vsLHP:  20-7    1-Run:  13-15
 vsEast: 10-10   vsCntrl:14-24   vsWest: 12-10 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 98 Sun, Jul 20  @BAL  W   5-1       49-49  3rd  6.5 gb
 97 Sat, Jul 19  @BAL  L  10-11(10)  48-49  3rd  7.5 gb
 96 Fri, Jul 18  @BAL  L   4-7       48-48  3rd  7.5 gb
 95 Thu, Jul 17  @BAL  W   6-5       48-47  3rd  6.5 gb
 94 Sun, Jul 13   MIN  W   4-2       47-47  3rd  7.0 gb
 93 Sat, Jul 12   MIN  L   5-6       46-47  3rd  8.0 gb
 92 Fri, Jul 11   MIN  L   2-3       46-46  3rd  7.0 gb
 91 Thu, Jul 10   MIN  L   6-7 (11)  46-45  3rd  7.0 gb
 90 Wed, Jul  9   CLE  W   8-6       46-44  3rd  7.0 gb
 89 Tue, Jul  8   CLE  W   9-2       45-44  3rd  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Kansas City Royals, 45-54, 4th, 11 GB, 11½ GB in WC

SP: Luke Hochevar (24, RHP, 6-7, 5.10)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-7)             95.1 102  59  54  40  55  9    5.10      
 2007 (0-1)             12.2  11   4   3   4   5  1    2.13      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  42.2  50  25  24   8  20  3    5.06   46 
 2008-07-11    SEA   W   7     5   1   1   0   4  0      92   67 
 2008-07-06   @TBR   L   4     9   7   7   1   1  1      67   16 
 2008-07-01   @BAL   L   6     6   6   6   3   2  0      98   35 
 2008-06-25    COL   W   8     7   2   2   2   3  1      95   61 
 2008-06-20    SFG  ND   4.2   9   4   4   2   0  0      72   28 
 2008-06-14   @ARI   W   7    10   3   2   0   6  0     111   53 
 2008-06-09   @NYY  ND   6     4   2   2   0   4  1      87   60 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-0   6     4   0   0   3   5  0    0.00   66 
 2008-05-14    DET   W   6     4   0   0   3   5  0      96   66 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-24   Road:   23-30   ExtrInn: 3-5 
 vsRHP:  27-41   vsLHP:  18-13   1-Run:  14-14
 vsEast: 10-20   vsCntrl:15-17   vsWest:  7-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 99 Sun, Jul 20  @CHW  W   8-7       45-54  4th 11.0 gb
 98 Sat, Jul 19  @CHW  W   9-1       44-54  4th 12.0 gb
 97 Fri, Jul 18  @CHW  L   5-9       43-54  4th 13.0 gb
 96 Sun, Jul 13   SEA  L   3-4       43-53  4th 12.0 gb
 95 Sat, Jul 12   SEA  W   5-4       43-52  4th 12.0 gb
 94 Fri, Jul 11   SEA  W   3-1       42-52  4th 12.0 gb
 93 Thu, Jul 10   CHW  W   4-1       41-52  4th 13.0 gb
 92 Wed, Jul  9   CHW  L   6-7       40-52  4th 14.0 gb
 91 Tue, Jul  8   CHW  L   7-8 (13)  40-51  4th 13.0 gb
 90 Mon, Jul  7  @TBR  W   7-4 (10)  40-50  4th 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, May 15, 2008 KCR  8  DET  4        W:Gil Meche (3-5), L: Kenny Rogers (3-4), S: none
Wed, May 14, 2008 KCR  2  DET  0        W:Luke Hochevar (3-2), L: Justin Verlander (1-7), S: Joakim Soria (10)
Tue, May 13, 2008 KCR  3  DET  2        W:Leo Nunez (3-0), L: Francisco Cruceta (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (9)
Thu, Apr 03, 2008 KCR  4 @DET  1        W:Zack Greinke (1-0), L: Jeremy Bonderman (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (2)
Wed, Apr 02, 2008 KCR  4 @DET  0        W:Brian Bannister (1-0), L: Kenny Rogers (0-1), S: none
Mon, Mar 31, 2008 KCR  5 @DET  4 (11)   W:Leo Nunez (1-0), L: Denny Bautista (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (1)

Sun, Sep 23, 2007 DET  7  KCR  2        W:Justin Verlander (18-6), L: Jorge de la Rosa (8-12), S: none
Sat, Sep 22, 2007 KCR  7 @DET  4        W:Kyle Davies (7-14), L: Kenny Rogers (3-3), S: none
Fri, Sep 21, 2007 DET  5  KCR  4        W:Tim Byrdak (2-0), L: Leo Nunez (2-4), S: Todd Jones (38)
Thu, Aug 30, 2007 DET  6 @KCR  1        W:Jeremy Bonderman (11-7), L: Leo Nunez (2-2), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - KCR leads 6-0; 2007 - DET won 11-7; 2006 - DET won 14-4; All-Time - KCR leads 261-243

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  5.46

CLE  4.57

SDP  3.74

RA/G

OAK  3.65

NYM  4.51

TEX  5.85

BA

C. Jones  .373

K. Suzuki  .284

T. Pena  .154

OBP

A. Pujols  .472

T. Wigginton  .357

T. Pena  .176

SLG

L. Berkman  .638

B. Francisco  .469

O. Vizquel  .191

OPS

A. Pujols  1.082

J. Werth  .820

T. Pena  .379

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.87

M. Cain  4.08

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  9.81

G. Floyd  6.19

L. Hernandez  3.31

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Detroit Tigers Batters (4.84 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (4.80 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Hochevar
G/S/vB
41.Gobble*
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
57.Peralta
G/S/vB
52.Ramirez*
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
51.Tejeda
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· 3/1.666 13/.795 2/.500 ··· 3/1.667 408/318 .281/.348/.485/.833 .831/.834 .785 93/.930 1/0 17/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 3/1.167 12/1.073 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.500 3/.000 327/262 .292/.356/.478/.834 .701/.867 .815 110/.936 6/4 10/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 4/.000 13/.231 8/1.375 10/1.350 3/.666 2/1.500 4/.250 3/1.667 372/289 .284/.365/.432/.797 .858/.784 .677 81/.673 8/2 8/
15.Inge G/S/vP 1/.000 25/.849 3/.666 8/.000 3/1.667 1/.000 7/.834 2/.000 195/153 .218/.314/.418/.732 .542/.785 .561 24/.762 1/1 7/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 113/105 .272/.327/.631/.959 1.167/.943 .791 54/1.149 0/0 9/
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 55/54 .245/.327/.408/.735 2.000/.711 .655 11/1.434 1/0 2/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 3/.666 13/.462 5/.400 12/.750 3/1.000 2/.000 5/1.800 ··· 355/280 .305/.369/.491/.860 .868/.857 .725 40/.784 0/2 13/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 5/.400 14/1.286 4/1.000 5/1.800 9/.819 1/.000 9/.444 ··· 380/282 .309/.352/.397/.749 .913/.693 .778 94/.653 3/0 3/
25.Raburn G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 104/57 .245/.311/.457/.768 .897/.651 .690 25/1.144 1/0 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 2/.500 3/2.000 7/.858 2/.000 3/.667 2/1.000 4/.500 ··· 346/262 .256/.307/.328/.635 .861/.566 .573 65/.491 3/3 5/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 2/.000 22/1.005 6/.533 7/1.000 13/.802 1/.000 5/.400 2/.000 307/228 .290/.332/.417/.749 .712/.762 .684 67/.851 6/1 5/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 2/.500 7/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 69/57 .358/.477/.547/1.024 .899/1.050 1.091 22/.862 0/0 1/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/1.833 8/1.000 3/.000 2/2.000 6/.533 ··· 245/191 .225/.339/.359/.698 .573/.734 .679 82/.740 5/0 6/
33.Thames G/S/vP 4/1.250 13/.398 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 2/1.000 216/132 .270/.333/.607/.940 1.007/.900 .915 73/.918 0/3 19/
IP 95.1 23.2 50.2 31.0 15.2 47.0 44.0 17.0 TOTAL .273/.340/.437/.777 .811/.768 .706 .829 37/17 112/71
ERA-K/9 5.10/5.2 7.99/7.6 1.78/7.1 5.52/7.0 1.15/4.6 3.06/10.0 1.43/9.8 4.76/7.9 4.56/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (8-2-2)
 Rodriguez (29-18-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 418/.274 117/.278 208/.224 127/.269 60/.193 193/.225 166/.146 71/.167 .266  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Thames
 Inge
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/77/4
0/76/0/3
43/0/6/2
2/11/0/2
17/4/13/0
19/0/15/0
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .763 .898 .588 .865 .480 .580 .465 .534 .748
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 210/.846 51/.492 82/.645 57/.989 21/.293 88/.793 86/.535 36/.693 .774
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 208/.678 66/1.250 126/.553 70/.767 39/.581 105/.399 80/.392 35/.367 .725
Home 184/.690 44/1.011 92/.494 60/.958 26/.354 96/.494 71/.323 44/.815 .729
Last 28d days 106/.738 32/.927 47/.467 35/.815 60/.480 46/.640 35/.441 42/.376
HR/SB/CS 9/13/3 4/2/0 2/2/2 9/2/1 1/1/0 1/1/0 4/1/1 1/5/0 103/45/15
Usage ········ ··o····· Xo·····o ··X····· Xo······ Xo······ o······o ··X·····
Kansas City Royals Batters (4.23 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.78 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
54.Zumaya
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
30.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 163/119 .318/.350/.500/.850 1.121/.754 .818 95/.758 3/1 4/
14.Buck G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 4/1.000 2/.000 7/1.262 1/.000 8/.250 263/194 .251/.319/.391/.711 .901/.644 .663 63/.800 0/3 6/
16.Butler G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 4/.500 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 269/195 .256/.316/.358/.674 .959/.569 .584 63/.687 0/1 4/
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 6/2.000 ··· 10/1.000 7/.762 ··· 8/.500 6/.167 6/1.500 358/240 .306/.361/.466/.827 .737/.872 .818 94/.788 9/7 10/
2.Gathright* G/S/vP 5/2.050 ··· ··· 4/.500 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 4/.000 266/196 .252/.305/.269/.574 .538/.586 .604 47/.647 20/4 0/
3.German G/S/vP 6/1.000 ··· 1/.000 7/.829 3/.333 3/.333 1/.000 5/.200 99/48 .236/.281/.292/.573 .575/.572 .689 28/1.003 4/1 0/
7.Gload* G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 2/1.500 4/.500 3/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 268/209 .269/.326/.327/.652 .437/.714 .783 93/.850 3/4 1/
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/2.500 3/.333 3/.666 2/.000 5/.750 2/.000 416/289 .250/.337/.404/.740 .488/.853 .812 96/.665 4/2 11/
15.Grudzielanek G/S/vP 4/2.667 ··· 5/.200 16/.580 4/.500 4/.000 3/.666 1/.000 326/241 .303/.353/.400/.753 .925/.694 .883 76/.750 2/1 3/
11.Guillen G/S/vP 4/1.250 1/.000 10/1.000 7/.762 6/.900 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 381/285 .270/.297/.462/.758 .943/.697 .748 75/.526 2/0 13/
21.Olivo G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 2/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 210/145 .255/.286/.465/.751 .955/.662 .606 34/.628 2/0 9/
1.Pena G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 5/.400 2/.000 2/.000 3/.000 2/.000 190/134 .154/.176/.203/.379 .530/.318 .424 20/.436 3/1 1/
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/2.000 1/2.000 6/1.167 3/2.000 5/.600 7/.286 5/.200 392/281 .248/.316/.397/.714 .635/.745 .715 92/.626 2/2 10/
IP 44.2 28.2 16.0 37.2 39.1 11.0 30.0 14.1 TOTAL .263/.316/.387/.703 .736/.690 .717 .712 55/28 72/54
ERA-K/9 4.23/4.6 3.77/4.1 6.19/6.8 4.78/3.1 3.20/6.4 6.55/6.5 3.00/7.2 1.88/8.8 4.46/5.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (35-6-3)
 Olivo (10-9-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 199/.248 127/.259 73/.318 170/.295 171/.271 51/.209 127/.266 68/.255 .268  Guillen
 Gathright
 Teahen
 DeJesus
 Gload
 German
36/0/30/7
0/77/0/5
20/0/61/4
45/36/12/3
1/0/2/0
12/0/0/0
OPS .714 .713 .838 .790 .710 .775 .720 .761 .759
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 87/.710 44/.984 35/.589 80/.882 62/1.023 25/1.012 70/.855 30/.627 .804
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 112/.716 83/.571 38/1.080 90/.710 109/.526 26/.508 57/.561 38/.849 .727
Road 106/.821 61/.794 42/.979 73/.765 79/.867 30/1.100 57/.649 41/.755 .773
Last 28d days 25/.873 40/.832 54/.729 48/.972 29/.803 44/.532 28/.742 59/.706
HR/SB/CS 2/4/0 3/5/1 0/0/1 3/2/0 2/1/0 2/1/0 2/0/1 1/0/0 86/39/21
Usage ·ooo···· ·Xo····· o··X···o ·X······ ·X·o···· ··oo···· ·X·o···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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