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Game Preview: DET @ KCR, 8:10pm, Friday, August 22, 2008 @Kauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers, 62-65, 3rd, 11½ GB, 11 GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (25, RHP, 9-13, 4.60)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-13)           164.1 146  92  84  66 129 15    4.60      
 2007 (18-6)           201.2 181  88  82  67 183 20    3.66      
 2006 (17-9)           186   187  78  75  60 124 21    3.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-4  43.1  38  29  27  17  41  4    5.61   49 
 2008-08-16    BAL   W   6     4   2   0   3   6  0     110   63 
 2008-08-11    TOR   L   4.1   7   6   6   2   2  0      78   25 
 2008-08-06   @CHW   L   7.2   6   5   5   3   8  1     130   52 
 2008-07-31   @CLE   L   5.2   5   6   6   3   9  1     114   41 
 2008-07-26    CHW   L   4     9   7   7   1   5  2     110   20 
 2008-07-20   @BAL   W   8.2   3   1   1   3   3  0     105   74 
 2008-07-13    MIN   W   7     4   2   2   2   8  0     108   67 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      2-1  30.2  29  15  14   9  25  3    4.11   52 
 2008-05-14   @KCR   L   6     6   2   2   3   3  0     101   52 
 2008-03-31    KCR  ND   6     4   4   4   1   6  1      97   53 
 2007-09-23    KCR   W   6     5   2   2   2   6  1     104   58 
 2007-07-21    KCR  ND   5.2   7   5   4   2   7  1      96   42 
 2007-05-04   @KCR   W   7     7   2   2   1   3  0     103   57 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-28   Road:   29-37   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  39-51   vsLHP:  23-14   1-Run:  14-19
 vsEast: 12-18   vsCntrl:21-30   vsWest: 16-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Wed, Aug 20  @TEX  L   1-9       62-65  3rd 11.5 gb
126 Tue, Aug 19  @TEX  W  11-3       62-64  3rd 10.5 gb
125 Mon, Aug 18  @TEX  W   8-7       61-64  3rd 10.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17   BAL  L   8-16      60-64  3rd 10.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16   BAL  W   5-3       60-63  3rd  9.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 15   BAL  L   2-11      59-63  3rd  9.5 gb
121 Thu, Aug 14   TOR  W   5-1       59-62  3rd  9.5 gb
120 Wed, Aug 13   TOR  L   3-4       58-62  3rd  9.5 gb
119 Tue, Aug 12   TOR  L   4-6       58-61  3rd  8.5 gb
118 Mon, Aug 11   TOR  L   2-7       58-60  3rd  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:14-16
Kansas City Royals, 55-72, 5th, 18½ GB, 18 GB in WC

SP: Brian Bannister (27, RHP, 7-12, 5.96)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-12)           140.1 166  99  93  47  91 22    5.96      
 2007 (12-9)           165   156  76  71  44  77 15    3.87      
 2006 (2-1)             38    34  18  18  22  19  4    4.26      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-4  32    47  32  31  16  28  9    8.72   36 
 2008-08-17   @NYY   L   1    10  10  10   3   0  3      65  -10 
 2008-08-12   @CHW   L   7     4   4   4   2   7  3     106   58 
 2008-08-05    BOS   L   4     6   3   3   2   3  0      87   39 
 2008-07-30   @OAK  ND   5     8   2   2   4   7  0     111   46 
 2008-07-25    TBR   L   5.1   7   3   2   1   1  0     100   44 
 2008-07-20   @CHW  ND   3     8   5   5   1   4  1      77   26 
 2008-07-09    CHW  ND   6.2   4   5   5   3   6  2     106   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      3-1  24.2  25   7   5   4  14  1    1.82   57 
 2008-04-02   @DET   W   7     2   0   0   0   4  0      86   77 
 2007-08-28    DET   W   6    11   2   2   1   5  0      98   46 
 2007-07-22   @DET   W   7     4   1   1   1   3  1     102   67 
 2007-05-04    DET   L   4.2   8   4   2   2   2  0     100   36 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-34   Road:   27-38   ExtrInn: 5-6 
 vsRHP:  32-53   vsLHP:  23-19   1-Run:  18-15
 vsEast: 14-26   vsCntrl:18-29   vsWest: 10-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Thu, Aug 21  @CLE  L   3-10      55-72  5th 18.5 gb
126 Wed, Aug 20  @CLE  L   5-8       55-71  5th 18.0 gb
125 Tue, Aug 19  @CLE  L   4-9       55-70  5th 17.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17  @NYY  L   6-15      55-69  5th 15.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16  @NYY  L   2-3 (13)  55-68  5th 14.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 15  @NYY  W   4-3       55-67  5th 13.5 gb
121 Thu, Aug 14  @CHW  L   2-9       54-67  5th 14.5 gb
120 Wed, Aug 13  @CHW  L   0-4       54-66  5th 13.5 gb
119 Tue, Aug 12  @CHW  L   0-9       54-65  5th 12.5 gb
118 Sun, Aug 10   MIN  W   5-4 (12)  54-64  4th 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 23, 2008 DET  7 @KCR  1        W:Armando Galarraga (8-4), L: Zack Greinke (7-7), S: none
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 DET  7 @KCR  1        W:Kenny Rogers (8-6), L: Kyle Davies (3-2), S: none
Mon, Jul 21, 2008 DET 19 @KCR  4        W:Zach Miner (4-3), L: Luke Hochevar (6-8), S: none
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
Season Series: 2008 - KCR leads 6-3; 2007 - DET won 11-7; 2006 - DET won 14-4; All-Time - KCR leads 261-246

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

ARI  4.65

WSN  3.67

RA/G

TOR  3.91

MIN  4.57

TEX  6.07

BA

C. Jones  .360

M. Cabrera  .291

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .462

R. Winn  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .613

J. Lowrie  .482

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.069

D. Pedroia  .834

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

O. Perez  3.93

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.18

D. Lowe  6.48

L. Hernandez  3.46

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.07 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (5.09 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Bannister
G/S/vB
54.Fulchino
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
63.Newman*
G/S/vB
46.Nunez
G/S/vB
57.Peralta
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
51.Tejeda
G/S/vB
40.Wells
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.750 5/1.400 2/.500 ··· 5/1.000 22/.680 539/410 .291/.353/.514/.867 .921/.850 .829 115/.948 1/0 25/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 10/1.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 7/1.771 3/.666 1/.000 6/.500 5/.000 2/1.000 468/358 .301/.373/.505/.877 .762/.914 .895 125/.986 9/4 15/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 11/.955 ··· 9/1.222 ··· 11/.473 12/1.250 2/1.500 4/.250 5/1.350 3/2.334 475/373 .284/.374/.434/.808 .836/.804 .731 87/.787 9/3 10/
15.Inge G/S/vP 9/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 8/.250 8/.000 1/.000 7/.834 2/.000 1/.000 287/222 .217/.318/.414/.732 .695/.742 .642 88/.743 1/2 10/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 194/176 .271/.330/.571/.901 .789/.910 .879 66/.713 0/0 12/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 12/.697 ··· 6/.666 ··· 12/1.084 14/.643 2/.000 5/1.800 1/2.000 2/2.000 477/363 .313/.377/.479/.856 .886/.847 .728 112/.814 0/5 15/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 10/.600 ··· 5/1.200 ··· 8/1.000 7/1.715 1/.000 9/.444 2/.000 8/1.417 505/365 .310/.357/.427/.785 .899/.742 .831 110/.870 6/1 7/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 150/82 .255/.315/.409/.724 .793/.663 .674 43/.643 2/1 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 7/.858 ··· 4/1.250 3/.666 2/1.000 4/.500 2/1.000 25/.838 458/344 .266/.317/.359/.676 .894/.607 .562 98/.819 4/3 7/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 97/78 .333/.462/.480/.942 .929/.945 .944 27/.726 0/0 1/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/30 .111/.135/.167/.302 .125/.345 .154 20/.161 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 9/.000 ··· 5/1.400 ··· 4/.250 9/.944 2/2.000 6/.533 2/.500 10/1.700 359/272 .234/.331/.401/.732 .754/.725 .752 99/.822 7/1 13/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.333 3/.666 1/5.000 268/160 .235/.291/.530/.821 .819/.823 .759 49/.372 0/3 21/
IP 140.1 10.0 58.2 15.2 34.0 48.1 58.0 55.0 33.0 28.2 TOTAL .275/.344/.444/.787 .818/.777 .734 .801 48/25 150/93
ERA-K/9 5.96/5.8 9.90/7.2 2.91/6.7 8.62/4.6 3.44/4.8 5.40/6.3 3.10/9.5 1.96/9.5 3.82/9.8 5.65/7.8 4.76/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (18-6-6)
 Sardinha (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 626/.295 52/.341 247/.240 84/.362 152/.262 201/.257 241/.225 215/.178 136/.149 135/.291 .269  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Inge
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Sheffield
 Guillen
0/0/103/6
0/105/0/4
2/11/0/2
54/0/7/2
23/5/18/2
37/0/19/1
6/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .824 .946 .662 1.102 .731 .846 .599 .536 .544 .845 .761
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 311/.843 29/.968 99/.701 29/1.085 73/.821 91/.888 116/.762 112/.551 65/.612 63/.758 .775
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 315/.805 23/.918 148/.637 55/1.111 79/.648 110/.812 125/.450 103/.521 71/.475 72/.926 .749
Home 347/.702 21/1.321 121/.667 16/1.295 87/.818 113/.798 129/.515 98/.410 87/.653 34/1.106 .739
Last 28d days 116/1.035 20/.956 29/1.134 35/1.064 62/.977 60/.791 48/.681 44/.747 46/.448 39/.832
HR/SB/CS 22/6/3 1/1/0 5/2/2 4/1/0 2/1/0 14/3/1 2/3/1 5/2/1 3/6/0 3/1/2 136/64/19
Usage ····X··· ·o··Xo·· ······X· X···X··o ··X···X· o·o··X·X ·o···X·· ·X····X· X····X·X ··X·····
Kansas City Royals Batters (4.11 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.99 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
62.Beltran
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
41.Glover
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
30.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 287/200 .328/.355/.500/.855 1.127/.740 .809 108/.899 5/1 7/
14.Buck G/S/vP 20/.850 ··· 5/1.000 3/.000 1/5.000 3/.666 8/1.089 1/.000 347/247 .222/.294/.363/.657 .795/.603 .632 72/.441 0/3 8/
16.Butler G/S/vP 15/1.181 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.800 ··· 3/.000 375/264 .261/.315/.368/.683 .878/.602 .696 93/.732 0/1 7/
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 26/.664 ··· 2/.500 11/1.182 2/1.000 ··· 9/.429 6/.167 440/288 .294/.352/.440/.792 .699/.842 .803 66/.571 10/7 10/
2.Gathright* G/S/vP 13/.308 ··· 3/2.000 ··· 2/2.000 3/.000 2/.000 2/.000 275/203 .251/.302/.267/.569 .522/.586 .592 / 21/4 0/
3.German G/S/vP 11/.182 2/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 4/.833 1/.000 176/96 .234/.289/.323/.612 .523/.685 .643 71/.591 6/2 0/
7.Gload* G/S/vP 15/.343 ··· 4/.000 3/1.000 ··· 4/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 364/274 .269/.317/.343/.660 .563/.692 .769 82/.738 3/4 3/
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 21/.777 ··· 4/1.000 3/2.500 ··· 4/.500 2/.000 5/.750 522/358 .254/.349/.420/.769 .562/.867 .809 94/.915 7/2 14/
11.Guillen G/S/vP 17/.301 2/2.000 7/.858 10/1.000 3/.000 7/.762 ··· 2/1.000 489/355 .251/.286/.429/.715 .942/.633 .711 92/.617 2/1 16/
21.Olivo G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.500 3/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 249/168 .265/.293/.479/.772 1.004/.663 .675 36/.961 4/0 11/
1.Pena G/S/vP 17/.812 ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 2/.000 3/.000 2/.000 3/.000 209/144 .164/.184/.209/.393 .582/.310 .442 17/.588 3/1 1/
26.Smith* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 19/15 .211/.211/.316/.526 .500/.533 .750 19/.526 0/1 0/
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 24/.691 ··· 4/.500 1/2.000 2/.000 3/2.000 5/.600 7/.286 486/341 .247/.315/.383/.698 .670/.710 .712 90/.664 3/3 10/
IP 164.1 12.0 51.2 27.0 36.1 59.1 27.1 43.0 TOTAL .261/.314/.385/.700 .753/.678 .719 .705 67/33 90/77
ERA-K/9 4.60/7.1 5.25/6.0 4.18/8.7 6.00/7.0 5.45/6.0 3.49/6.2 4.28/10.5 2.72/8.6 4.58/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (46-8-3)
 Olivo (18-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 703/.235 53/.277 222/.281 120/.306 167/.286 259/.283 119/.173 180/.252 .269  Guillen
 Gathright
 Teahen
 DeJesus
 German
 Smith
 Gload
45/0/42/8
0/80/0/5
24/1/82/4
55/49/13/3
21/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
6/0/2/0
OPS .674 .890 .885 .875 .803 .788 .640 .699 .778
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 322/.694 20/.725 106/.987 55/.682 76/.826 93/.917 57/.741 94/.746 .794
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 381/.657 33/.977 116/.800 65/1.045 91/.784 166/.715 62/.536 86/.649 .766
Road 316/.696 17/.769 106/.929 70/.908 69/.773 131/.880 75/.789 86/.698 .796
Last 28d days 127/.803 29/.829 45/1.127 43/.951 7/.000 81/.978 61/.567 53/.650
HR/SB/CS 15/6/5 3/0/0 14/6/6 3/0/1 3/0/0 7/3/0 3/3/0 3/0/1 129/53/25
Usage ·····X·· ·X··XXo· ···X·X·· ··o·X·X· ··oo···· ·X··X·X· ···o·o·o ··X·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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