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Game Preview: DET @ MIN, 7:10pm, Saturday, May 3, 2008 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

Detroit Tigers, 14-16, 4th, 1½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (25, RHP, 1-4, 6.50)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-4)             36    35  31  26  18  20  5    6.50      
 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         1-4  42    39  33  28  20  27  6    6.00   44 
 2008-04-27    LAA   L   5.2   7   6   6   4   3  0     100   30 
 2008-04-22    TEX   W   6     6   1   1   2   3  1     110   57 
 2008-04-17   @CLE   L   5     7   5   5   4   1  1     104   30 
 2008-04-12   @CHW   L   7.2   4   6   6   4   3  1     115   46 
 2008-04-06    CHW   L   5.2   7   9   4   3   4  1     109   30 
 2008-03-31    KCR  ND   6     4   4   4   1   6  1      97   53 
 2007-09-29   @CHW  ND   6     4   2   2   2   7  1     117   61 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      3-2  30    32  13  11  10  14  3    3.30   51 
 2007-06-29    MIN   L   5     4   6   6   5   5  1      99   35 
 2007-04-28    MIN   L   3     8   5   3   1   0  1      79   26 
 2006-09-07   @MIN   W   7     8   1   1   2   5  1     107   60 
 2006-05-17    MIN   W   8     6   0   0   0   0  0     103   70 
 2006-04-29    MIN   W   7     6   1   1   2   4  0     103   63 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-8    Road:    8-8    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  10-15   vsLHP:   4-1    1-Run:   1-3 
 vsEast:  6-4    vsCntrl: 4-10   vsWest:  4-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 30 Fri, May  2  @MIN  L   1-11      14-16  4th  1.5 gb
 29 Thu, May  1  @NYY  W   8-4       14-15  2nd  1.5 gb
 28 Wed, Apr 30  @NYY  W   6-2       13-15  3rd  2.0 gb
 27 Tue, Apr 29  @NYY  W   6-4       12-15  4th  3.0 gb
 26 Sun, Apr 27   LAA  L   2-6       11-15  5th  4.0 gb
 25 Sat, Apr 26   LAA  W   6-4       11-14  5th  3.0 gb
 24 Fri, Apr 25   LAA  L   3-4       10-14  5th  3.5 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 24   TEX  W   8-2       10-13  4th  3.0 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 23   TEX  W  19-6        9-13  4th  3.0 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 22   TEX  W  10-2        8-13  5th  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:14-16
Minnesota Twins, 14-14, 2nd, ½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Scott Baker (26, RHP, 2-0, 4.50)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-0)             30    30  15  15   5  27  6    4.50      
 2007 (9-9)            143.2 162  70  68  29 102 15    4.26      
 2006 (5-8)             83.1 114  63  59  16  62 17    6.37      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  39    43  22  21   6  31  7    4.85   49 
 2008-04-26   @TEX  ND   4.1   8   5   5   1   7  0      79   33 
 2008-04-20    CLE  ND   7     5   1   1   1   8  0     100   70 
 2008-04-15   @DET  ND   7     5   3   3   2   3  3      91   56 
 2008-04-09   @CHW   W   5     5   3   3   1   7  3      89   51 
 2008-04-04    KCR   W   6.2   7   3   3   0   2  0      84   50 
 2007-09-22    CHW   L   2     5   3   3   1   1  0      40   34 
 2007-09-16    DET   L   7     8   4   3   0   3  1      94   50 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      0-3  33.1  35  16  15   4  14  7    4.05   51 
 2008-04-15   @DET  ND   7     5   3   3   2   3  3      91   56 
 2007-09-16    DET   L   7     8   4   3   0   3  1      94   50 
 2007-07-19    DET  ND   6.1  10   3   3   1   3  0     104   43 
 2007-07-01   @DET   L   8     3   1   1   1   3  1      79   74 
 2006-09-07    DET   L   5     9   5   5   0   2  2      75   31 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-6    Road:    5-8    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  12-10   vsLHP:   2-4    1-Run:   6-4 
 vsEast:  1-1    vsCntrl:10-6    vsWest:  3-7  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 28 Fri, May  2   DET  W  11-1       14-14  2nd  0.5 gb
 27 Wed, Apr 30   CHW  W   4-3       13-14  2nd  1.5 gb
 26 Tue, Apr 29   CHW  W   3-1       12-14  2nd  2.5 gb
 25 Sun, Apr 27  @TEX  L   0-10      11-14  3rd  3.5 gb
 24 Sat, Apr 26  @TEX  W  12-6       11-13  3rd  2.5 gb
 23 Fri, Apr 25  @TEX  L   5-6 (10)  10-13  3rd  3.0 gb
 22 Thu, Apr 24  @OAK  L   2-11      10-12  2nd  2.5 gb
 21 Wed, Apr 23  @OAK  L   0-3       10-11  2nd  1.5 gb
 20 Tue, Apr 22  @OAK  W   5-4       10-10  2nd  1.5 gb
 19 Sun, Apr 20   CLE  W   2-1 (10)   9-10  2nd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:14-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 02, 2008 MIN 11  DET  1        W:Livan Hernandez (4-1), L: Armando Galarraga (2-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 DET  6  MIN  5        W:Clay Rapada (1-0), L: Jesse Crain (0-1), S: Todd Jones (3)
Mon, Apr 14, 2008 DET 11  MIN  9        W:Francis Beltran (1-0), L: Pat Neshek (0-1), S: Todd Jones (2)

Wed, Sep 26, 2007 DET  9  MIN  4  (6)   W:Tim Byrdak (3-0), L: Nick Blackburn (0-1), S: none
Tue, Sep 25, 2007 DET  8  MIN  0        W:Yorman Bazardo (2-1), L: Matt Garza (4-7), S: none
Mon, Sep 24, 2007 MIN  2 @DET  0        W:Carlos Silva (13-14), L: Nate Robertson (8-13), S: Joe Nathan (35)
Sun, Sep 16, 2007 DET  6 @MIN  4        W:Jair Jurrjens (3-1), L: Scott Baker (9-8), S: Todd Jones (37)
Sat, Sep 15, 2007 DET  4 @MIN  3        W:Joel Zumaya (2-3), L: Johan Santana (15-12), S: Todd Jones (36)
Fri, Sep 14, 2007 DET  4 @MIN  2        W:Nate Robertson (8-11), L: Matt Garza (3-6), S: Todd Jones (35)
Thu, Jul 19, 2007 DET  4 @MIN  3 (10)   W:Zach Miner (1-1), L: Joe Nathan (3-2), S: Todd Jones (26)
Season Series: 2008 - DET leads 2-1; 2007 - DET won 12-6; 2006 - DET won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1020-936

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

CHC  6.10

HOU  4.60

SDP  3.27

RA/G

STL  3.57

CHC  4.45

TEX  6.03

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

C. Lee  .96

J. Lannan  3.74

C. Sabathia  7.88

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.71

Z. Greinke  5.86

J. Garland  2.23

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.39 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Baker
G/S/vB
60.Bass
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
41.Korecky
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
17.Neshek
G/S/vB
37.Reyes*
G/S/vB
39.Rincon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/5.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 1/2.000 126/106 .278/.365/.519/.884 1.067/.847 .873 113/.883 1/0 6/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 23/1.087 ··· 13/.885 13/1.205 ··· 8/.625 4/.833 5/.000 6/1.000 41/40 .273/.415/.697/1.112 .000/1.144 .990 41/1.112 0/1 3/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 15/1.114 ··· 14/.702 10/1.100 ··· 12/.788 7/.715 9/.583 12/1.000 109/83 .326/.417/.522/.938 .747/1.011 .735 92/.877 3/0 3/
15.Inge G/S/vP 19/.334 ··· 16/1.053 16/.331 ··· 12/.450 5/.000 5/.000 19/.285 98/82 .244/.365/.423/.788 .277/.887 .570 82/.743 1/1 3/
19.Jones* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 8/.500 1/.000 84/80 .178/.262/.274/.536 .000/.565 .365 73/.594 0/1 1/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 25/1.190 ··· 12/.846 10/.300 ··· 11/.697 9/.000 3/.333 18/1.007 128/108 .324/.406/.559/.965 .833/.983 .795 111/1.028 0/0 6/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 17/.529 ··· 9/1.127 10/.555 ··· 8/.542 4/.500 9/.888 6/.666 102/85 .239/.343/.364/.707 .912/.672 1.033 83/.832 1/0 2/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/22 .238/.360/.476/.836 .000/.965 .743 25/.836 0/0 1/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 9/.555 2/1.500 120/102 .301/.333/.425/.758 1.556/.624 .816 101/.810 0/0 3/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 17/.181 ··· 4/.666 14/1.000 ··· 9/1.069 7/1.453 4/1.250 19/.485 110/89 .257/.303/.386/.689 .390/.762 .722 94/.700 3/0 1/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/1.467 29/25 .375/.483/.708/1.191 1.250/1.180 1.167 29/1.191 0/0 1/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 13/.846 ··· 9/1.056 6/.567 ··· 18/1.056 5/.933 3/2.334 6/.900 96/78 .179/.333/.308/.641 .347/.714 .651 84/.633 3/0 2/
33.Thames G/S/vP 8/1.500 ··· 4/.500 6/.167 ··· 5/.400 5/.800 1/.000 4/.500 39/25 .200/.282/.371/.653 .952/.497 .828 35/.734 0/0 2/
IP 30.0 17.1 8.1 15.1 2.2 11.0 12.0 9.0 10.1 TOTAL .267/.354/.442/.796 .792/.796 .757 .815 14/3 34/20
ERA-K/9 4.50/8.1 4.67/4.2 5.40/7.6 4.11/5.9 3.38/3.3 0.82/9.0 3.75/9.8 0.00/5.0 4.35/9.6 4.20/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (1-0-1)
 Rodriguez (11-5-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 122/.256 80/.288 34/.226 68/.274 11/.250 43/.220 48/.209 30/.143 44/.225 .273  Inge
 Jones
 Granderson
 Thames
 Ordonez
 Raburn
1/10/0/2
21/0/0/1
0/9/0/0
9/0/4/0
0/0/29/0
10/0/2/0
OPS .723 .925 .778 .758 .705 .573 .651 .379 .695 .754
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 57/.806 27/.768 11/.273 27/.625 8/.700 23/.594 19/.675 20/.250 19/.924 .736
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 65/.649 53/.998 23/1.041 41/.841 3/.667 20/.550 29/.635 10/.650 25/.513 .768
Home 51/.535 24/1.102 14/.445 30/.481 / 27/.415 22/.293 19/.433 24/.655 .683
Last 28d days 97/.756 59/.865 30/.731 61/.733 11/.705 35/.590 37/.774 25/.247 33/.662
HR/SB/CS 6/2/0 4/1/1 2/0/0 2/1/1 0/0/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 0/1/1 2/0/0 30/10/6
Usage ······X· ·····X·· ······o· o·····Xo ·····XX· ··Xo·X·· ··oo··Xo ··oo··oo o······o
Minnesota Twins Batters (4.04 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
52.Bautista
G/S/vB
41.Cruceta
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
50.Rapada*
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 17/.489 1/3.000 2/.000 8/.750 6/.833 6/.500 ··· 4/1.750 45/34 .310/.356/.452/.808 .990/.749 .835 27/.991 1/1 1/
12.Everett G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 1/2.000 33/27 .194/.219/.258/.477 .400/.491 .458 21/.476 0/0 0/
22.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 107/82 .272/.299/.379/.678 .983/.585 .740 86/.593 13/1 1/
23.Harris G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/2.500 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 104/82 .283/.330/.402/.732 .473/.804 .684 90/.755 0/0 2/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 4/.500 1/2.000 3/.333 5/.200 3/.666 6/.833 ··· 3/1.334 106/80 .255/.274/.412/.685 .405/.769 .764 95/.644 0/1 4/
24.Lamb* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.000 ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 89/75 .205/.225/.277/.502 .214/.558 .220 74/.520 0/0 0/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 18/1.167 1/no AB ··· 6/.900 3/2.000 7/1.000 1/.000 7/.629 104/76 .308/.379/.396/.774 .742/.787 .872 86/.750 0/1 0/
27.Monroe G/S/vP ··· 5/2.200 2/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 50/30 .255/.300/.426/.726 .311/.987 .528 40/.876 0/0 1/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 17/1.659 1/2.000 2/1.000 7/.143 3/1.667 5/1.600 1/.000 7/1.143 115/84 .284/.357/.510/.866 .790/.895 .914 96/.989 0/0 6/
8.Punto# G/S/vP 13/.718 1/.000 ··· 6/.334 3/.333 8/.875 ··· 2/.000 46/33 .238/.304/.238/.542 .462/.575 .607 43/.533 3/1 0/
55.Redmond G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 7/1.547 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 14/7 .154/.214/.231/.445 .929/.000 .286 11/.573 0/0 0/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 54/39 .300/.340/.360/.700 .571/.748 1.002 46/.660 3/1 0/
21.Young G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/2.000 ··· 3/2.000 1/2.000 2/1.500 ··· 3/.666 113/89 .271/.310/.318/.627 .382/.694 .566 94/.615 6/1 0/
IP 36.0 13.1 1.1 11.0 18.2 17.1 7.0 9.0 TOTAL .266/.311/.373/.684 .588/.715 .678 .695 29/7 15/18
ERA-K/9 6.50/5.0 4.05/5.4 0.00/6.9 2.45/4.1 2.41/6.7 7.79/6.2 0.00/7.7 3.00/8.0 5.01/5.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (7-6-0)
 Redmond (3-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 166/.250 61/.261 5/.000 46/.195 76/.284 81/.284 22/.091 38/.273 .255  Young
 Gomez
 Cuddyer
 Kubel
 Monroe
 Punto
28/0/0/4
0/25/0/2
0/0/10/1
0/0/11/1
0/3/0/0
0/2/0/0
OPS .770 .738 .200 .600 .708 .842 .182 .645 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 78/.822 23/.655 4/.250 25/.653 30/.833 35/.785 13/.308 21/.611 .774
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 88/.724 38/.776 1/.000 21/.538 46/.625 46/.886 9/.000 17/.686 .728
Road 60/.809 34/.721 5/.200 23/.716 36/.848 44/1.081 16/.250 18/.646 .769
Last 28d days 141/.812 48/.714 5/.200 40/.696 60/.697 67/.828 22/.182 36/.684
HR/SB/CS 5/2/1 0/1/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 2/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 24/12/5
Usage ·····X·· X··X··oX oo······ ···o··oo X·····o· ·X···X·· ··Xo···· ·o·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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