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Game Preview: DET @ KCR, 2:10pm, Sunday, August 24, 2008 @Kauffman Stadium

Detroit Tigers, 64-65, 3rd, 10 GB, 10 GB in WC

SP: Kenny Rogers (43, LHP, 9-10, 4.94)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-10)           155   180  92  85  63  72 16    4.94      
 2007 (3-4)             63    65  36  31  25  36  8    4.43      
 2006 (17-8)           204   195  97  87  62  99 23    3.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-4  40.1  51  28  27  18  28  5    6.02   42 
 2008-08-18   @TEX   W   6     8   3   3   4   7  0     106   47 
 2008-08-13    TOR   L   6.1   7   4   4   3   2  1      95   42 
 2008-08-08    OAK   L   7     6   4   3   3   5  1     111   53 
 2008-08-02   @TBR   L   3.1   6   7   7   4   8  0     109   24 
 2008-07-28   @CLE   L   5.2   9   5   5   1   1  2      98   31 
 2008-07-22   @KCR   W   6     4   1   1   1   4  0      79   63 
 2008-07-17   @BAL   W   6    11   4   4   2   1  1      87   33 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      1-4  28.1  37  21  18   8  19  1    5.72   42 
 2008-07-22   @KCR   W   6     4   1   1   1   4  0      79   63 
 2008-05-15   @KCR   L   4    11   7   7   3   1  1      92   10 
 2008-04-02    KCR   L   6     5   2   2   1   4  0      87   57 
 2007-09-22    KCR   L   6     8   5   3   2   6  0      90   44 
 2007-07-20    KCR   L   6.1   9   6   5   1   4  0     103   36 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-28   Road:   31-37   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  41-51   vsLHP:  23-14   1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 12-18   vsCntrl:23-30   vsWest: 16-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Sat, Aug 23  @KCR  W   4-0       64-65  3rd 10.0 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22  @KCR  W   4-3       63-65  3rd 11.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Kansas City Royals, 55-74, 5th, 19 GB, 19 GB in WC

SP: Brandon Duckworth (32, RHP, 0-0, undef)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (3-5)             46.2  51  30  24  23  21  3    4.63      
 2006 (1-5)             45.2  62  36  31  24  27  3    6.11      
 2005 (0-1)             16.1  24  20  20   7  10  4   11.02      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-5  37.1  43  23  17  17  20  1    4.10   45 
 2007-09-01   @MIN   L   4.1   8   6   5   2   2  0      70   25 
 2007-04-13   @BAL   L   5     9   4   2   4   4  0      96   37 
 2007-04-08    DET  ND   6.1   4   0   0   1   2  0      90   66 
 2006-07-23    LAA   L   5     5   3   3   4   1  0      86   42 
 2006-07-18   @BOS   L   6     5   1   1   1   5  0     106   62 
 2006-07-13   @DET   L   4.2   6   6   3   2   3  1      99   35 
 2006-07-05    MIN  ND   6     6   3   3   3   3  0     103   48 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-1  17    17  10   4   3  11  1    2.12   52 
 2007-04-08    DET  ND   6.1   4   0   0   1   2  0      90   66 
 2006-07-13   @DET   L   4.2   6   6   3   2   3  1      99   35 
 2002-06-09   @DET   W   6     7   4   1   0   6  0     102   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-36   Road:   27-38   ExtrInn: 5-6 
 vsRHP:  32-55   vsLHP:  23-19   1-Run:  18-16
 vsEast: 14-26   vsCntrl:18-31   vsWest: 10-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Sat, Aug 23   DET  L   0-4       55-74  5th 19.0 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22   DET  L   3-4       55-73  5th 19.0 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
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30:10-20
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 DET  4 @KCR  0        W:Zach Miner (7-4), L: Kyle Davies (5-5), S: none
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 DET  4 @KCR  3        W:Justin Verlander (10-13), L: Brian Bannister (7-13), S: Fernando Rodney (6)
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
Season Series: 2008 - KCR leads 6-5; 2007 - DET won 11-7; 2006 - DET won 14-4; All-Time - KCR leads 261-248

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

LAA  4.65

WSN  3.73

RA/G

TOR  3.91

SFG  4.62

TEX  6.09

BA

C. Jones  .360

M. Cabrera  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .462

C. Snyder  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .630

D. Ortiz  .480

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.092

D. Pedroia  .837

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

J. Lannan  3.95

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

M. Garza  6.29

L. Hernandez  3.49

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.05 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (5.07 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
54.Fulchino
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 5/1.100 ··· 1/2.000 4/.750 6/1.166 2/.500 ··· 6/.833 23/.648 548/419 .292/.352/.529/.882 .921/.870 .858 116/1.015 1/0 28/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· ··· 7/1.771 4/.500 1/.000 6/.500 6/.000 2/1.000 477/367 .299/.376/.500/.876 .762/.912 .892 124/.987 9/4 15/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 8/.804 ··· ··· 12/.606 12/1.250 2/1.500 4/.250 5/1.350 4/1.750 483/381 .285/.376/.435/.811 .836/.808 .739 87/.763 9/3 10/
15.Inge G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· ··· 9/.222 9/.000 1/.000 7/.834 2/.000 1/.000 294/229 .211/.310/.402/.713 .695/.717 .610 91/.692 1/2 10/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 202/184 .268/.327/.563/.890 .789/.898 .862 70/.722 0/0 12/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· ··· 12/1.084 15/.733 2/.000 5/1.800 2/2.000 2/2.000 486/372 .312/.374/.475/.849 .886/.838 .719 113/.685 0/5 15/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 10/.800 ··· ··· 8/1.000 8/1.750 1/.000 9/.444 3/.000 8/1.417 514/374 .313/.359/.430/.789 .899/.748 .837 109/.914 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 6/.500 ··· ··· 5/1.400 3/.666 2/1.000 4/.500 2/1.000 25/.838 462/348 .267/.317/.358/.675 .894/.607 .563 94/.806 4/3 7/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 4/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 100/81 .321/.448/.462/.909 .929/.905 .884 30/.647 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 17/.950 ··· ··· 5/.200 9/.944 2/2.000 6/.533 2/.500 11/1.727 367/280 .234/.330/.400/.730 .754/.722 .746 99/.800 7/1 13/
33.Thames G/S/vP 5/.933 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.333 3/.666 1/5.000 268/160 .235/.291/.530/.821 .819/.823 .759 45/.406 0/3 21/
IP 10.0 15.2 35.0 49.1 58.0 55.0 34.0 29.2 TOTAL .275/.343/.444/.787 .818/.777 .735 .791 48/25 153/93
ERA-K/9 /0.0 9.90/7.2 8.62/4.6 3.34/4.6 5.29/6.6 3.10/9.5 1.96/9.5 3.71/10.3 5.46/7.9 4.75/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (18-7-6)
 Sardinha (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA / 52/.341 84/.362 157/.267 206/.261 241/.225 215/.178 140/.153 139/.289 .269  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Inge
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/105/6
0/107/0/4
2/11/0/2
54/0/7/2
23/5/19/2
39/0/19/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .946 1.102 .734 .844 .599 .536 .543 .834 .761
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 29/.968 29/1.085 75/.826 92/.878 116/.762 112/.551 66/.602 65/.733 .774
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 23/.918 55/1.111 82/.649 114/.819 125/.450 103/.521 74/.484 74/.928 .749
Home / 21/1.321 16/1.295 92/.817 118/.797 129/.515 98/.410 91/.645 38/1.035 .740
Last 28d days / 20/.956 35/1.064 59/.981 60/.744 40/.735 44/.747 50/.453 43/.798
HR/SB/CS // 1/1/0 4/1/0 2/1/0 14/3/1 2/3/1 5/2/1 3/6/0 3/1/2 139/64/19
Usage ···o··Xo ··X···X· o···X··· X·o·o··X ···o···X ···X···· X·X····X ·o··X···
Kansas City Royals Batters (4.07 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.94 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Rogers*
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 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 296/209 .332/.358/.502/.860 1.127/.751 .820 108/.965 5/2 7/
14.Buck G/S/vP 23/.478 ··· 5/1.000 3/.000 2/4.500 3/.666 8/1.089 2/.000 354/253 .223/.294/.368/.662 .786/.613 .642 71/.408 0/3 8/
16.Butler G/S/vP 15/1.005 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 1/.000 5/.800 1/2.000 3/.000 383/272 .261/.313/.365/.679 .878/.599 .687 93/.698 0/1 7/
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 113/93 .282/.345/.320/.666 .850/.622 .606 4/.250 1/1 0/
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 21/.521 ··· 3/.667 11/1.182 2/1.000 ··· 10/.536 6/.167 449/297 .290/.352/.433/.785 .699/.830 .788 66/.591 10/7 10/
2.Gathright* G/S/vP 12/.900 ··· 3/2.000 ··· 3/1.334 3/.000 2/.000 2/.000 281/209 .247/.300/.263/.563 .522/.577 .579 6/.200 21/4 0/
3.German G/S/vP 23/.764 2/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 5/1.350 2/.000 182/101 .233/.291/.325/.616 .516/.695 .648 72/.587 6/2 0/
7.Gload* G/S/vP 7/.715 ··· 4/.000 3/1.000 1/2.000 4/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 371/281 .278/.324/.351/.675 .563/.711 .793 81/.707 3/4 3/
11.Guillen G/S/vP 23/1.041 2/2.000 8/.750 10/1.000 4/.000 7/.762 1/.000 2/1.000 498/364 .248/.283/.423/.706 .942/.623 .692 93/.610 2/1 16/
21.Olivo G/S/vP 6/1.000 ··· 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 10/.600 ··· 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 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 19/15 .211/.211/.316/.526 .500/.533 .750 19/.526 0/1 0/
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 17/.794 ··· 4/.500 1/2.000 3/.000 3/2.000 6/.500 8/.250 494/348 .245/.312/.379/.690 .665/.701 .696 98/.628 3/3 10/
IP 155.0 12.0 52.2 27.0 37.2 59.1 28.1 44.0 TOTAL .261/.314/.384/.698 .751/.677 .716 .695 67/34 90/77
ERA-K/9 4.94/4.2 5.25/6.0 4.10/8.7 6.00/7.0 5.50/5.7 3.49/6.2 4.76/10.8 2.66/8.8 4.53/5.9

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 692/.298 53/.277 226/.277 120/.306 173/.288 259/.283 125/.194 183/.247 .269  Guillen
 Gathright
 Teahen
 DeJesus
 Callaspo
 German
 Smith
 Gload
45/0/44/8
0/82/0/5
24/1/82/4
57/50/13/3
3/0/0/0
22/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
6/0/2/0
OPS .836 .890 .875 .875 .811 .788 .690 .687 .775
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 188/.812 20/.725 108/.982 55/.682 79/.819 93/.917 59/.739 95/.738 .791
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 504/.844 33/.977 118/.786 65/1.045 94/.803 166/.715 66/.641 88/.633 .765
Road 396/.850 17/.769 110/.906 70/.908 75/.792 131/.880 81/.856 89/.672 .791
Last 28d days 135/.900 29/.829 46/1.051 43/.951 13/.462 81/.978 64/.683 45/.661
HR/SB/CS 16/1/2 3/0/0 14/6/6 3/0/1 3/0/0 7/3/0 3/3/0 3/0/1 129/53/26
Usage ·····X·· ···X··XX o····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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