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Game Preview: TBR @ KCR, 2:10pm, Sunday, July 27, 2008 @Kauffman Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays, 61-42, 1st, 2 up

SP: Andy Sonnanstine (25, RHP, 10-5, 4.54)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-5)           121   141  67  61  21  74 12    4.54      
 2007 (6-10)           130.2 151  87  85  26  97 18    5.85      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  41.2  43  19  18   7  25  4    3.89   51 
 2008-07-22    OAK   L   7     5   3   3   1   5  1      92   59 
 2008-07-10   @CLE   L   5.1   9   6   6   0   0  3      78   26 
 2008-07-05    KCR   W   7     5   0   0   1   2  0      85   68 
 2008-06-29   @PIT   W   7     5   2   1   1   4  0      98   64 
 2008-06-24   @FLA  ND   5     6   2   2   2   5  0     102   50 
 2008-06-18    CHC   W   5     7   3   3   2   4  0      94   43 
 2008-06-13    FLA   W   5.1   6   3   3   0   5  0      86   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      1-0  14    11   4   3   2   7  1    1.93   62 
 2008-07-05    KCR   W   7     5   0   0   1   2  0      85   68 
 2007-07-07   @KCR  ND   7     6   4   3   1   5  1      97   55 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-16   Road:   21-26   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  44-27   vsLHP:  17-15   1-Run:  18-11
 vsEast: 26-18   vsCntrl:10-10   vsWest: 13-8  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
103 Sat, Jul 26  @KCR  W   5-3       61-42  1st  2.0 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:18-12
Kansas City Royals, 46-59, 5th, 14½ GB, 14 GB in WC

SP: Kyle Davies (24, RHP, 3-2, 4.58)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-2)             53    64  29  27  21  28  6    4.58      
 2007 (7-15)           136   155 102  92  70  99 22    6.09      
 2006 (3-7)             63.1  90  60  59  33  51 14    8.38      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  35.1  46  26  24  12  20  6    6.11   41 
 2008-07-22    DET   L   4     5   2   2   1   3  1      96   46 
 2008-07-13    SEA  ND   7     6   3   3   1   4  1      96   56 
 2008-07-08    CHW  ND   5.2   9   3   3   2   2  1     102   39 
 2008-07-03   @BAL  ND   4     8   7   7   1   4  2      77   21 
 2008-06-28    STL   L   6.1   7   5   3   2   2  1     100   43 
 2008-06-22    SFG  ND   1.1   6   5   5   2   1  0      52   21 
 2008-06-17   @STL   W   7     5   1   1   3   4  0     106   64 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-29   Road:   23-30   ExtrInn: 3-5 
 vsRHP:  28-44   vsLHP:  18-15   1-Run:  14-14
 vsEast: 11-22   vsCntrl:15-20   vsWest:  7-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
105 Sat, Jul 26   TBR  L   3-5       46-59  5th 14.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jul 26, 2008 TBR  5 @KCR  3        W:Al Reyes (2-2), L: Horacio Ramirez (1-1), S: Troy Percival (22)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 5-2; 2007 - KCR won 4-3; 2006 - TBR won 5-1; All-Time - TBR leads 47-40

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  5.58

COL  4.61

WSN  3.73

RA/G

OAK  3.79

CLE  4.59

TEX  5.87

BA

C. Jones  .369

M. Lowell  .285

T. Pena  .152

OBP

C. Jones  .466

Y. Escobar  .357

T. Pena  .174

SLG

L. Berkman  .624

J. Werth  .472

T. Pena  .201

OPS

L. Berkman  1.065

C. Guillen  .821

T. Pena  .375

ERA

C. Lee  2.29

Z. Greinke  4.06

M. Hendrickson  6.01

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.84

M. Mussina  6.01

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 28.Davies
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 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 167/95 .230/.313/.372/.685 .848/.554 .679 53/.631 2/1 4/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 11/.282 2/2.500 5/1.800 9/.708 4/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 309/226 .258/.302/.297/.598 .779/.532 .602 26/.865 18/3 0/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 7/.453 2/.000 3/3.167 5/2.400 1/.000 1/.000 11/.664 437/298 .267/.308/.384/.692 .601/.735 .572 97/.519 23/7 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 15/.481 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 20/.478 1/.000 1/no AB 12/.795 155/148 .243/.323/.426/.749 .619/.755 .551 39/.551 1/0 7/
31.Gomes G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB 5/1.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 156/55 .195/.308/.421/.729 .805/.589 .741 35/.665 8/1 8/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 2/5.000 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 6/.833 222/192 .223/.333/.394/.727 .590/.749 .644 26/.885 2/2 7/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 1/no AB 288/244 .254/.344/.488/.832 .566/.878 .925 50/.556 7/2 14/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 1/.000 1/4.000 3/1.334 2/1.000 1/.000 5/1.100 454/318 .275/.351/.372/.723 .647/.756 .711 92/.732 5/3 5/
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 2/2.500 2/.500 388/279 .276/.353/.525/.878 .836/.895 .936 95/.889 6/0 19/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 ··· 3/.666 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 9/1.556 295/221 .315/.372/.427/.799 .722/.836 .769 72/.745 0/3 4/
23.Pena* G/S/vP ··· 5/.800 3/1.666 4/2.417 3/.333 1/no AB 3/3.000 4/1.750 353/230 .238/.343/.453/.796 .677/.859 .787 99/.904 0/0 17/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 96/50 .253/.319/.434/.753 .822/.692 .960 19/.944 0/0 4/
2.Upton G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 2/1.000 6/.833 1/no AB ··· 7/.143 434/302 .269/.379/.394/.773 .812/.756 .761 91/.613 30/13 6/
IP 53.0 52.2 24.1 35.0 19.1 49.0 45.0 20.2 TOTAL .258/.335/.409/.745 .727/.752 .725 .704 106/37 109/57
ERA-K/9 4.58/4.8 1.88/7.0 2.22/5.9 5.91/6.2 2.79/4.7 2.94/9.7 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 233/.303 218/.229 98/.200 146/.276 78/.230 201/.223 171/.155 90/.187 .268  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Gomes
0/97/0/9
2/17/67/6
97/1/0/2
6/0/43/2
7/0/17/0
OPS .845 .600 .586 .884 .608 .574 .483 .593 .754
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 112/.833 85/.637 44/.718 66/1.038 27/.607 92/.795 89/.544 42/.726 .780
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 121/.856 133/.578 54/.469 80/.765 51/.608 109/.386 82/.420 48/.471 .730
Home 158/.837 102/.529 57/.737 79/.975 44/.631 104/.489 76/.372 63/.817 .742
Last 28d days 91/.967 48/.523 15/.905 50/.876 68/.624 42/.664 37/.567 57/.526
HR/SB/CS 6/2/1 2/2/2 1/0/0 10/2/1 1/1/0 1/1/0 4/1/1 1/5/0 108/46/16
Usage ····X··· ··XX··Xo ·X·X·o·· X···X··· X··X··Xo oX····Xo ··o···o· ····XX··
Kansas City Royals Batters (4.14 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.10 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Sonnanstine
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 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/2.500 188/136 .302/.330/.469/.799 1.000/.726 .736 99/.703 3/1 4/
14.Buck G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 3/.667 4/.000 2/.000 4/1.250 283/207 .251/.325/.402/.727 .874/.675 .701 71/.838 0/3 7/
16.Butler G/S/vP 6/.834 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 290/209 .253/.314/.358/.672 .897/.588 .595 84/.679 0/1 5/
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 6/.334 2/.000 5/.200 7/.619 8/.250 3/.333 1/no AB 3/1.000 383/255 .301/.361/.458/.818 .749/.854 .803 98/.713 9/7 10/
3.German G/S/vP 3/3.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.400 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 110/53 .255/.308/.327/.635 .571/.702 .783 36/1.153 5/1 0/
7.Gload* G/S/vP 6/.533 3/.666 2/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 2/4.500 ··· 3/1.667 290/224 .270/.322/.345/.666 .452/.731 .789 96/.731 3/4 2/
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 6/.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 436/306 .247/.336/.397/.733 .480/.842 .790 96/.593 4/2 11/
15.Grudzielanek G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/.000 5/.400 5/.400 1/no AB 2/.000 3/.000 7/.286 347/256 .306/.352/.409/.761 1.051/.661 .883 89/.800 2/1 3/
11.Guillen G/S/vP 6/.000 4/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 1/5.000 6/.834 8/1.929 405/303 .260/.286/.440/.726 .906/.667 .684 79/.413 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 6/1.166 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 213/148 .251/.282/.458/.740 .955/.648 .587 25/.573 2/0 9/
1.Pena G/S/vP 3/.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 3/.000 ··· 3/1.167 4/.000 3/.666 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 396/285 .245/.313/.393/.706 .635/.734 .699 76/.570 2/2 10/
IP 121.0 27.0 55.1 60.1 26.0 31.2 19.2 45.1 TOTAL .261/.314/.385/.699 .734/.686 .708 .685 57/28 75/58
ERA-K/9 4.54/5.5 1.33/13.3 4.55/5.0 2.54/8.8 5.19/7.3 3.69/8.8 4.12/7.3 2.18/5.6 3.78/6.9

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 513/.292 102/.114 247/.278 251/.192 114/.247 129/.175 81/.217 177/.168 .242  Guillen
 Teahen
 DeJesus
 German
 Maier
 Gload
37/0/36/7
20/1/62/4
49/38/12/3
15/0/0/0
0/2/0/0
1/0/2/0
OPS .781 .375 .808 .582 .716 .642 .613 .548 .696
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 228/.801 37/.493 117/.918 88/.548 67/.645 68/.619 28/.893 64/.445 .713
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 285/.765 65/.307 130/.710 163/.600 47/.815 61/.668 53/.464 113/.605 .683
Road 235/.805 53/.473 159/.870 119/.675 48/.854 49/.874 36/.710 93/.585 .782
Last 28d days 104/.687 47/.429 37/.600 42/.482 30/.817 26/1.051 16/.670 36/.663
HR/SB/CS 12/1/3 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· ·XX··o·o X···X·Xo XX·o··X· o···X·oo oXo····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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