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Game Preview: TBR @ KCR, 7:10pm, Saturday, July 26, 2008 @Kauffman Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays, 60-42, 1st, 1 up

SP: Scott Kazmir (24, LHP, 8-5, 2.80)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-5)             90    68  30  28  35 100  8    2.80      
 2007 (13-9)           206.2 196  91  80  89 239 18    3.48      
 2006 (10-8)           144.2 132  59  52  52 163 15    3.24      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  38.1  34  19  18  19  46  6    4.23   53 
 2008-07-21    OAK   W   7     2   0   0   4   9  0     102   78 
 2008-07-13   @CLE   L   6     8   5   5   2   7  2     104   41 
 2008-07-08   @NYY   L   5     5   2   2   1   9  0      97   57 
 2008-07-02    BOS  ND   5     7   4   4   4   3  1     107   36 
 2008-06-27   @PIT   W   5     5   4   3   2   4  1     103   45 
 2008-06-22    HOU   L   5.2   4   3   3   2   7  2     106   54 
 2008-06-17    CHC  ND   4.2   3   1   1   4   7  0     110   57 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      1-2  29    30  20  19  16  32  1    5.90   47 
 2007-07-08   @KCR   L   5     7   5   4   3   4  0     105   36 
 2007-06-01    KCR   L   7     8   3   3   1   7  0     105   55 
 2006-04-14    KCR  ND   6     4   2   2   4   6  0      95   58 
 2005-07-28    KCR   W   7     7   5   5   3  10  1     112   50 
 2005-05-12   @KCR  ND   4     4   5   5   5   5  0      80   34 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-16   Road:   20-26   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  43-27   vsLHP:  17-15   1-Run:  18-11
 vsEast: 26-18   vsCntrl: 9-10   vsWest: 13-8  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
102 Fri, Jul 25  @KCR  W   5-3       60-42  1st  1.0 up
101 Thu, Jul 24  @KCR  L   2-4       59-42  1st    Tied
100 Wed, Jul 23   OAK  W   4-3       59-41  1st  0.5 up
 99 Tue, Jul 22   OAK  L   1-8       58-41  1st  0.5 up
 98 Mon, Jul 21   OAK  W   4-0       58-40  1st  1.5 up
 97 Sun, Jul 20   TOR  L   4-9       57-40  1st  1.5 up
 96 Sat, Jul 19   TOR  W   6-4       57-39  1st  1.5 up
 95 Fri, Jul 18   TOR  W   2-1       56-39  1st  0.5 up
 94 Sun, Jul 13  @CLE  L   2-5       55-39  2nd  0.5 gb
 93 Sat, Jul 12  @CLE  L   4-8       55-38  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Kansas City Royals, 46-58, 5th, 13½ GB, 14 GB in WC

SP: Luke Hochevar (24, RHP, 6-8, 5.47)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-8)            100.1 110  66  61  41  60 10    5.47      
 2007 (0-1)             12.2  11   4   3   4   5  1    2.13      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  41.2  54  30  29   9  21  3    6.26   41 
 2008-07-21    DET   L   5     8   7   7   1   5  1      93   27 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-28   Road:   23-30   ExtrInn: 3-5 
 vsRHP:  28-44   vsLHP:  18-14   1-Run:  14-14
 vsEast: 11-21   vsCntrl:15-20   vsWest:  7-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
104 Fri, Jul 25   TBR  L   3-5       46-58  5th 13.5 gb
103 Thu, Jul 24   TBR  W   4-2       46-57  4th 12.5 gb
102 Wed, Jul 23   DET  L   1-7       45-57  4th 13.0 gb
101 Tue, Jul 22   DET  L   1-7       45-56  4th 12.0 gb
100 Mon, Jul 21   DET  L   4-19      45-55  4th 11.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 25, 2008 TBR  5 @KCR  3        W:Edwin Jackson (6-7), L: Brian Bannister (7-9), S: Troy Percival (21)
Thu, Jul 24, 2008 KCR  4  TBR  2        W:Gil Meche (8-9), L: Matt Garza (8-6), S: Joakim Soria (27)
Mon, Jul 07, 2008 KCR  7 @TBR  4 (10)   W:Joakim Soria (1-1), L: Dan Wheeler (2-4), S: none
Sun, Jul 06, 2008 TBR  9  KCR  2        W:James Shields (7-5), L: Luke Hochevar (5-7), S: none
Sat, Jul 05, 2008 TBR  3  KCR  0        W:Andy Sonnanstine (10-3), L: Zack Greinke (7-5), S: Grant Balfour (3)
Fri, Jul 04, 2008 TBR 11  KCR  2        W:Edwin Jackson (5-6), L: Brian Bannister (7-8), S: none

Sun, Jul 08, 2007 KCR 12  TBD  4        W:Jorge de la Rosa (7-9), L: Scott Kazmir (5-6), S: none
Sat, Jul 07, 2007 KCR  8  TBD  7        W:Octavio Dotel (2-1), L: Shawn Camp (0-3), S: none
Fri, Jul 06, 2007 TBD  6 @KCR  5        W:James Shields (7-4), L: Odalis Perez (4-8), S: Gary Glover (1)
Mon, Jun 04, 2007 TBD  4  KCR  2        W:James Shields (5-0), L: Gil Meche (3-5), S: Al Reyes (14)
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 4-2; 2007 - KCR won 4-3; 2006 - TBR won 5-1; All-Time - TBR leads 46-40

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

COL  4.61

SDP  3.76

RA/G

OAK  3.74

CLE  4.52

TEX  5.88

BA

C. Jones  .369

D. Mientkiewicz  .285

T. Pena  .152

OBP

C. Jones  .466

D. Uggla  .358

T. Pena  .174

SLG

L. Berkman  .626

R. Vazquez  .470

T. Pena  .201

OPS

L. Berkman  1.066

C. Hart  .821

T. Pena  .375

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.87

R. Nolasco  3.99

I. Snell  6.10

K/9IP

E. Volquez  9.52

T. Wellemeyer  6.13

K. Rogers  3.48

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.52 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (4.95 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Hochevar
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
46.Nunez
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
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 163/92 .236/.321/.382/.703 .861/.574 .715 55/.671 2/1 4/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 5/1.800 8/.804 3/2.667 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 305/223 .262/.306/.301/.607 .789/.540 .618 28/1.041 18/3 0/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 3/1.334 7/.453 2/.000 3/3.167 3/2.667 1/.000 1/.000 11/.664 433/296 .265/.306/.373/.679 .580/.725 .543 99/.445 23/7 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 20/.478 1/.000 1/no AB 12/.795 155/148 .243/.323/.426/.749 .619/.755 .551 40/.536 1/0 7/
31.Gomes G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB 5/1.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 155/55 .197/.310/.424/.734 .814/.589 .753 35/.832 8/1 8/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/5.000 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 6/.833 221/191 .223/.330/.394/.724 .590/.746 .638 28/.756 2/2 7/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 1/no AB 286/242 .256/.346/.492/.838 .566/.886 .940 51/.609 7/2 14/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.333 1/.000 1/4.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 5/1.100 450/315 .276/.352/.373/.725 .636/.763 .716 88/.743 5/3 5/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 2/5.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 2/2.500 2/.500 384/276 .276/.354/.526/.880 .844/.893 .940 97/.863 6/0 19/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 9/1.556 291/218 .316/.374/.430/.803 .733/.838 .776 74/.724 0/3 4/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 3/1.667 5/.800 3/1.666 3/1.167 2/.500 1/no AB 3/3.000 4/1.750 349/227 .234/.338/.441/.779 .683/.830 .750 101/.839 0/0 16/
9.Riggans G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 96/50 .253/.319/.434/.753 .822/.692 .960 19/.944 0/0 4/
2.Upton G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/1.667 1/.000 2/1.000 4/.500 1/no AB ··· 7/.143 430/300 .270/.380/.393/.773 .799/.762 .761 93/.601 30/13 6/
IP 100.1 52.2 24.1 34.0 16.2 48.2 45.0 20.2 TOTAL .258/.336/.408/.744 .725/.752 .724 .695 106/37 108/57
ERA-K/9 5.47/5.4 1.88/7.0 2.22/5.9 5.82/6.4 2.16/4.9 2.96/9.8 1.60/9.8 4.79/8.7 4.70/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (28-17-5)
 Riggans (14-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 442/.278 218/.229 98/.200 141/.277 67/.222 200/.225 171/.155 90/.187 .269  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Gomes
0/96/0/9
2/17/66/6
96/1/0/2
6/0/42/2
7/0/17/0
OPS .771 .600 .586 .868 .571 .577 .483 .593 .754
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 219/.869 85/.637 44/.718 62/.993 23/.447 92/.795 89/.544 42/.726 .777
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 223/.673 133/.578 54/.469 79/.775 44/.637 108/.389 82/.420 48/.471 .733
Home 208/.714 102/.529 57/.737 74/.949 33/.565 103/.494 76/.372 63/.817 .742
Last 28d days 99/.788 48/.523 15/.905 45/.823 62/.535 41/.682 37/.567 61/.509
HR/SB/CS 10/13/3 2/2/2 1/0/0 9/2/1 1/1/0 1/1/0 4/1/1 1/5/0 107/46/16
Usage ····X··· ·XX··Xo· X·X·o··· ···X···X ··X··Xo· X····Xo· ·o···o·· ···XX··X
Kansas City Royals Batters (4.15 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Kazmir*
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
28.Reyes
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
30.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 183/134 .305/.333/.477/.810 1.065/.722 .753 98/.731 3/1 4/
14.Buck G/S/vP 7/.953 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 2/.500 4/.000 2/.000 3/1.666 279/206 .253/.323/.406/.728 .870/.679 .702 67/.845 0/3 7/
16.Butler G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 286/208 .253/.315/.360/.675 .906/.591 .598 80/.688 0/1 5/
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 10/1.167 2/.000 5/.200 7/.619 7/.143 2/.500 1/no AB 3/1.000 378/254 .305/.363/.463/.826 .762/.858 .817 97/.739 9/7 10/
3.German G/S/vP 7/.629 ··· 1/.000 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· ··· 106/52 .245/.301/.319/.620 .565/.675 .766 32/1.174 5/1 0/
7.Gload* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 3/1.667 286/223 .266/.319/.335/.654 .441/.715 .769 96/.711 3/4 2/
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 6/.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 432/305 .249/.338/.401/.738 .488/.845 .803 96/.600 4/2 11/
15.Grudzielanek G/S/vP 12/.872 2/.000 5/.400 5/.400 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 7/.286 342/254 .302/.348/.397/.745 .978/.667 .847 88/.719 2/1 3/
11.Guillen G/S/vP 6/.000 4/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 1/5.000 5/1.000 8/1.929 401/302 .260/.287/.442/.728 .913/.669 .688 79/.387 2/0 13/
35.Maier* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 6/5 .200/.333/.200/.533 .000/.650 .533 6/.533 0/0 0/
21.Olivo G/S/vP 4/1.833 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 213/148 .251/.282/.458/.740 .955/.648 .587 29/.563 2/0 9/
1.Pena G/S/vP 5/1.000 ··· 1/3.000 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 192/136 .152/.174/.201/.375 .530/.314 .413 15/.467 3/1 1/
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 13/.462 ··· 3/1.167 4/.000 3/.666 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 396/285 .245/.313/.393/.706 .635/.734 .699 80/.574 2/2 10/
IP 90.0 27.0 55.1 60.1 25.0 30.2 18.2 44.1 TOTAL .260/.314/.385/.698 .733/.685 .707 .675 57/28 75/58
ERA-K/9 2.80/10.0 1.33/13.3 4.55/5.0 2.54/8.8 5.40/6.8 3.52/9.1 4.34/7.7 2.23/5.7 3.79/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (36-6-3)
 Olivo (10-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 366/.210 102/.114 247/.278 251/.192 109/.256 124/.165 78/.212 174/.171 .242  Guillen
 Teahen
 DeJesus
 German
 Maier
 Gload
37/0/35/7
20/1/62/4
49/37/12/3
14/0/0/0
0/2/0/0
1/0/2/0
OPS .639 .375 .808 .582 .726 .617 .611 .558 .695
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 76/.552 37/.493 117/.918 88/.548 64/.657 66/.572 28/.893 63/.452 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 290/.662 65/.307 130/.710 163/.600 45/.821 58/.668 50/.450 111/.617 .681
Road 175/.735 53/.473 159/.870 119/.675 43/.891 44/.832 33/.714 90/.606 .782
Last 28d days 99/.811 47/.429 43/.643 42/.482 26/.850 21/1.006 13/.671 36/.663
HR/SB/CS 8/4/2 0/1/0 7/9/1 4/9/1 1/0/2 5/2/0 1/1/0 6/0/1 93/46/19
Usage ····X··· Xo··o··X ···X·X·· XX··o·oo ···X·Xo· X·o··X·· ···X·oo· Xo····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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