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Game Preview: DET @ MIN, 8:10pm, Monday, June 30, 2008 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

Detroit Tigers, 41-40, 3rd, 5 GB, 7½ GB in WC

SP: Armando Galarraga (26, RHP, 7-2, 3.32)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-2)             76    55  35  28  29  52  9    3.32      
 2007 (0-0)              8.2   8   6   6   7   6  2    6.23      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  43.2  34  18  15  18  29  5    3.09   55 
 2008-06-25    STL  ND   4.2   8   5   4   0   3  3      77   33 
 2008-06-18   @SFG   W   6     7   2   0   2   5  0     104   57 
 2008-06-13    LAD   W   7     3   0   0   1   5  0     100   75 
 2008-06-08    CLE   W   5.2   4   2   2   2   4  0      93   55 
 2008-05-28   @LAA   W   8.1   4   2   2   3   4  1     104   68 
 2008-05-23    MIN   L   6     7   5   5   5   5  1      96   38 
 2008-05-17   @ARI   W   6     1   2   2   5   3  0     111   60 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      0-2  12    13   9   7   7   7  1    5.25   43 
 2008-05-23    MIN   L   6     7   5   5   5   5  1      96   38 
 2008-05-02   @MIN   L   6     6   4   2   2   2  0      87   48 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-17   Road:   16-23   ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:  26-35   vsLHP:  15-5    1-Run:  10-10
 vsEast:  8-8    vsCntrl:10-19   vsWest: 10-8  IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 81 Sun, Jun 29   COL  W   4-3       41-40  3rd  5.0 gb
 80 Sat, Jun 28   COL  W   7-6       40-40  3rd  5.0 gb
 79 Fri, Jun 27   COL  W   7-1       39-40  3rd  5.0 gb
 78 Thu, Jun 26   STL  W   3-2 (10)  38-40  3rd  5.0 gb
 77 Wed, Jun 25   STL  W   8-7       37-40  3rd  5.0 gb
 76 Tue, Jun 24   STL  L   4-8       36-40  3rd  6.0 gb
 75 Sun, Jun 22  @SDP  W   5-3       36-39  3rd  5.0 gb
 74 Sat, Jun 21  @SDP  W   7-5       35-39  3rd  6.0 gb
 73 Fri, Jun 20  @SDP  L   2-6       34-39  3rd  7.0 gb
 72 Wed, Jun 18  @SFG  W   7-2       34-38  3rd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:16-4    Last 30:20-10
Minnesota Twins, 45-37, 2nd, 1½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Glen Perkins (25, LHP, 4-2, 4.47)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-2)             58.1  75  31  29  15  31  9    4.47      
 2007 (0-0)             28.2  23  10  10  12  20  2    3.14      
 2006 (0-0)              5.2   3   1   1   0   6  0    1.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  40    55  23  22  13  19  6    4.95   43 
 2008-06-25   @SDP   W   5     6   3   3   2   2  0      91   43 
 2008-06-19    WSN   W   8    10   3   3   1   2  1     107   51 
 2008-06-14   @MIL  ND   6     8   3   3   1   6  1      93   49 
 2008-06-09   @CHW  ND   5.1   5   3   3   3   3  1      93   46 
 2008-06-04    BAL  ND   4     9   5   4   2   2  2      77   26 
 2008-05-30    NYY   L   4    10   5   5   2   0  0      78   20 
 2008-05-25   @DET   W   7.2   7   1   1   2   4  1     104   63 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-0   7.2   7   1   1   2   4  1    1.17   63 
 2008-05-25   @DET   W   7.2   7   1   1   2   4  1     104   63 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-17   Road:   18-20   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  37-24   vsLHP:   8-13   1-Run:  16-12
 vsEast:  7-9    vsCntrl:19-15   vsWest:  5-9  IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 82 Sun, Jun 29   MIL  W   5-0       45-37  2nd  1.5 gb
 81 Sat, Jun 28   MIL  L   1-5       44-37  2nd  1.5 gb
 80 Fri, Jun 27   MIL  W   7-6       44-36  2nd  0.5 gb
 79 Thu, Jun 26  @SDP  W   4-3       43-36  2nd  0.5 gb
 78 Wed, Jun 25  @SDP  W   9-3       42-36  2nd  0.5 gb
 77 Tue, Jun 24  @SDP  W   3-1       41-36  2nd  1.5 gb
 76 Sun, Jun 22   ARI  W   5-3       40-36  2nd  1.5 gb
 75 Sat, Jun 21   ARI  W   6-1       39-36  2nd  2.5 gb
 74 Fri, Jun 20   ARI  W   7-2       38-36  2nd  3.5 gb
 73 Thu, Jun 19   WSN  W   9-3       37-36  2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 25, 2008 MIN  6 @DET  1        W:Glen Perkins (2-1), L: Francisco Cruceta (0-2), S: none
Sat, May 24, 2008 DET 19  MIN  3        W:Nate Robertson (2-5), L: Boof Bonser (2-6), S: none
Fri, May 23, 2008 MIN  9 @DET  4        W:Kevin Slowey (1-4), L: Armando Galarraga (3-2), S: none
Sun, May 04, 2008 MIN  7  DET  6        W:Matt Guerrier (2-1), L: Zach Miner (1-2), S: Joe Nathan (11)
Sat, May 03, 2008 MIN  4  DET  1        W:Brian Bass (1-0), L: Justin Verlander (1-5), S: Joe Nathan (10)
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
Season Series: 2008 - MIN leads 5-3; 2007 - DET won 12-6; 2006 - DET won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1021-940

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  5.49

MIL  4.49

WSN  3.61

RA/G

OAK  3.68

BAL  4.53

TEX  5.63

BA

C. Jones  .394

A. Rios  .284

T. Pena  .154

OBP

C. Jones  .485

I. Suzuki  .356

T. Pena  .177

SLG

L. Berkman  .690

T. Hunter  .452

T. Pena  .189

OPS

L. Berkman  1.135

T. Glaus  .805

T. Pena  .366

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.91

T. Redding  4.05

B. Arroyo  6.19

K/9IP

E. Volquez  9.97

V. Padilla  6.10

L. Hernandez  3.18

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Detroit Tigers Batters (4.85 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.70 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
60.Bass
G/S/vB
26.Bonser
G/S/vB
49.Breslow*
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
37.Reyes*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 8/.875 1/.000 1/5.000 5/.200 3/.000 ··· 342/275 .281/.351/.460/.811 .738/.829 .768 107/.785 1/0 11/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/2.000 13/1.154 1/.000 13/.885 14/1.238 10/.900 6/.000 244/210 .293/.344/.493/.838 .669/.865 .793 97/.952 5/4 9/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 5/2.600 3/.000 11/.364 1/.000 14/.702 12/.900 14/.774 9/.583 319/249 .292/.372/.451/.824 .953/.794 .686 110/.812 6/2 7/
46.Hollimon# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/19 .222/.250/.444/.694 .000/.734 .000 20/.694 0/0 0/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 59/57 .208/.271/.509/.781 .000/.810 .734 0/ 0/0 5/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 5/.400 4/1.250 8/1.071 1/.000 10/1.000 11/.555 9/.476 10/1.000 308/234 .320/.369/.420/.789 1.025/.715 .822 96/.901 2/0 3/
25.Raburn G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 85/52 .224/.298/.421/.719 .866/.612 .591 34/.867 1/0 3/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 3/.333 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 5/.800 5/.000 10/.700 298/229 .275/.323/.355/.679 .964/.597 .637 89/.656 2/2 5/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 10/.700 1/.000 4/.666 15/.934 9/1.069 6/1.500 256/199 .278/.324/.406/.730 .791/.712 .633 67/.950 6/0 3/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/8 .125/.125/.375/.500 /.500 8/.500 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 5/.800 4/1.500 5/.400 1/.000 10/1.489 6/.567 18/1.056 4/1.750 188/154 .219/.335/.363/.698 .454/.756 .566 25/.822 3/0 5/
33.Thames G/S/vP 3/.333 1/2.000 6/.334 ··· 5/1.000 7/.143 5/.400 1/.000 157/94 .280/.344/.615/.959 .915/.987 .922 74/1.165 0/1 14/
36.Thomas* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 92/83 .333/.400/.444/.844 1.607/.771 .675 24/1.215 2/0 0/
IP 58.1 51.2 78.0 18.1 33.1 42.2 33.2 23.1 TOTAL .274/.342/.434/.776 .815/.767 .688 .833 29/13 86/57
ERA-K/9 4.47/4.8 4.53/4.0 6.23/6.6 1.47/8.4 2.70/7.0 2.95/5.9 1.34/9.9 2.31/4.6 4.25/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rodriguez (25-16-3)
 Sardinha (0-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 260/.313 228/.290 354/.287 74/.194 140/.256 184/.241 128/.213 92/.244 .283  Granderson
 Thames
 Thomas
 Raburn
 Guillen
 Sheffield
 Joyce
0/59/0/3
34/0/6/1
15/16/1/1
16/4/10/0
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
15/0/3/0
OPS .847 .834 .763 .524 .737 .686 .553 .660 .772
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 47/.860 83/.756 166/.780 29/.609 52/.668 68/.654 71/.602 54/.486 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 213/.843 145/.877 188/.749 45/.467 88/.774 116/.703 57/.496 38/.916 .788
Home 158/.878 117/.810 250/.736 48/.612 75/.592 102/.540 84/.475 51/.626 .730
Last 28d days 129/.887 63/.658 58/.913 29/.284 43/.489 47/.639 35/.407 21/.516
HR/SB/CS 9/3/2 9/1/2 9/10/0 1/2/1 4/2/1 4/4/1 3/4/0 1/3/2 91/41/18
Usage ····X··· ··X·X··· ·X··X··· ···oo··· ···o·X·X ··oo·X·· ··XX·o·o ···o·o··
Minnesota Twins Batters (4.80 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.80 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Galarraga
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
54.Zumaya
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Buscher* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 59/47 .352/.373/.444/.817 .333/.949 .678 50/.837 0/1 1/
25.Casilla# G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 170/131 .313/.360/.449/.809 .718/.839 .858 105/.749 4/1 4/
22.Gomez G/S/vP 7/.971 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 344/260 .263/.295/.370/.665 .742/.640 .657 121/.559 20/8 5/
23.Harris G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 4/.750 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 294/218 .249/.309/.352/.662 .479/.728 .693 92/.669 1/1 4/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 7/1.572 ··· 3/1.334 5/.200 6/.833 3/.666 4/1.000 2/.000 271/215 .267/.328/.473/.802 .518/.872 .871 85/1.114 0/1 12/
24.Lamb* G/S/vP 6/1.500 ··· 1/2.000 5/.800 3/1.334 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 217/190 .224/.263/.301/.564 .303/.602 .423 35/.240 0/1 1/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 7/.971 ··· 7/.629 7/1.071 7/1.000 6/1.166 10/.875 6/.334 311/225 .321/.406/.442/.848 .883/.833 .965 99/.974 0/1 3/
27.Monroe G/S/vP ··· ··· 10/.400 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 140/77 .208/.264/.423/.687 .330/.977 .738 34/.489 0/0 7/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 8/.804 ··· 7/.572 7/.143 6/1.333 11/2.136 9/1.222 8/1.625 353/248 .306/.368/.483/.851 .756/.893 .833 113/.772 0/1 12/
8.Punto# G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 4/.750 6/.334 8/.875 6/.650 2/.000 5/.400 75/48 .258/.324/.348/.673 .719/.640 .680 15/.774 4/1 0/
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 7/1.547 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.000 61/31 .286/.328/.357/.685 .704/.667 .717 23/.800 0/0 0/
2.Span* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/32 .258/.324/.258/.582 .000/.620 .100 / 3/0 0/
21.Young G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· ··· 3/2.000 2/1.500 ··· 4/.500 ··· 310/237 .281/.329/.378/.708 .650/.725 .658 80/.850 9/4 2/
IP 76.0 23.1 4.2 32.0 42.2 4.0 23.2 3.2 TOTAL .272/.327/.399/.726 .655/.752 .739 .767 51/23 56/56
ERA-K/9 3.32/6.2 3.47/5.0 15.43/7.7 4.78/3.4 4.43/4.8 11.25/4.5 3.42/7.2 4.91/7.3 4.53/5.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (31-17-1)
 Redmond (10-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 314/.198 102/.253 25/.435 141/.283 189/.252 19/.200 104/.264 20/.333 .264  Young
 Gomez
 Kubel
 Span
 Monroe
 Punto
75/0/0/8
0/76/0/6
10/0/18/2
0/1/10/2
0/7/2/1
0/2/0/0
OPS .636 .652 1.045 .764 .707 .902 .691 .967 .751
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 161/.792 33/.794 13/.962 64/.851 83/.673 7/1.429 59/.747 9/.730 .785
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 153/.471 69/.583 12/1.136 77/.694 106/.734 12/.556 45/.619 11/1.170 .729
Road 165/.538 47/.729 10/1.689 56/.693 96/.817 7/2.857 43/.502 9/1.127 .753
Last 28d days 111/.691 54/.658 25/1.045 52/.772 56/.697 19/.902 33/.626 20/.967
HR/SB/CS 9/4/0 1/4/0 0/0/0 3/2/0 2/3/0 1/0/0 1/0/1 0/0/0 70/32/18
Usage ····X··· Xo···X·· ·····X·· oX·Xo··o ·X··X··o ·o·o·o·· ···oo··o ··X·X··X

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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