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Game Preview: DET @ MIN, 1:10pm, Wednesday, July 2, 2008 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

Detroit Tigers, 42-41, 3rd, 6 GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Eddie Bonine (27, RHP, 2-0, 3.98)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-0)             20.1  20   9   9   2   7  3    3.98      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-0  20.1  20   9   9   2   7  3    3.98   52 
 2008-06-27    COL   W   8     5   1   1   0   2  0      99   70 
 2008-06-20   @SDP  ND   7     6   2   2   2   3  2      98   58 
 2008-06-14    LAD   W   5.1   9   6   6   0   2  1      77   28 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN    Has never faced MIN.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-17   Road:   17-24   ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:  26-36   vsLHP:  16-5    1-Run:  11-10
 vsEast:  8-8    vsCntrl:11-20   vsWest: 10-8  IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 83 Tue, Jul  1  @MIN  L   4-6       42-41  3rd  6.0 gb
 82 Mon, Jun 30  @MIN  W   5-4       42-40  3rd  5.0 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:16-4    Last 30:20-10
Minnesota Twins, 46-38, 2nd, 2½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Nick Blackburn (26, RHP, 6-4, 4.05)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-4)             97.2 118  51  44  15  54 11    4.05      
 2007 (0-2)             11.2  19  12  10   2   8  2    7.71      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  40.1  50  26  20   5  24  9    4.46   46 
 2008-06-27    MIL  ND   4.2   9   6   6   0   5  4      90   27 
 2008-06-21    ARI   W   7     3   1   1   0   3  0      89   70 
 2008-06-11   @CLE   W   6     7   2   2   1   5  1      94   54 
 2008-06-06   @CHW   L   4     8   7   7   0   0  1      56   18 
 2008-06-01    NYY  ND   4.1   5   1   1   3   3  1      71   49 
 2008-05-27   @KCR  ND   8.1   8   2   2   0   4  0      92   63 
 2008-05-21    TEX   L   6    10   7   1   1   4  2      88   39 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      0-0   5.2   8   4   4   0   0  0    6.35   37 
 2008-04-14   @DET  ND   5.2   8   4   4   0   0  0      89   37 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-18   Road:   18-20   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  37-25   vsLHP:   9-13   1-Run:  16-13
 vsEast:  7-9    vsCntrl:20-16   vsWest:  5-9  IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 84 Tue, Jul  1   DET  W   6-4       46-38  2nd  2.5 gb
 83 Mon, Jun 30   DET  L   4-5       45-38  2nd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 MIN  6  DET  4        W:Scott Baker (5-2), L: Nate Robertson (6-7), S: Joe Nathan (23)
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 DET  5 @MIN  4        W:Casey Fossum (1-0), L: Matt Guerrier (4-3), S: Joel Zumaya (1)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - MIN leads 6-4; 2007 - DET won 12-6; 2006 - DET won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1022-941

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  5.42

ARI  4.50

WSN  3.69

RA/G

OAK  3.66

MIL  4.55

TEX  5.53

BA

C. Jones  .393

S. Rolen  .283

T. Pena  .154

OBP

C. Jones  .487

J. Werth  .356

T. Pena  .177

SLG

L. Berkman  .692

G. Atkins  .457

T. Pena  .189

OPS

L. Berkman  1.140

M. Cabrera  .806

T. Pena  .366

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.91

C. Wang  4.07

B. Arroyo  6.19

K/9IP

E. Volquez  9.71

V. Padilla  6.10

L. Hernandez  3.18

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Detroit Tigers Batters (4.84 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.69 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Blackburn
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 3/1.667 3/.000 8/.875 1/.000 1/5.000 5/.200 3/.000 1/.000 344/275 .280/.349/.457/.806 .716/.829 .758 99/.781 1/0 11/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 13/1.154 1/.000 13/.885 15/1.300 11/.819 6/.000 253/216 .295/.344/.487/.831 .724/.850 .783 96/.951 6/4 9/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 4/1.250 4/.500 11/.364 2/.000 14/.702 12/.900 14/.774 10/.733 328/253 .298/.377/.453/.830 .933/.806 .707 109/.808 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 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/4.000 ··· ··· 64/62 .207/.266/.517/.783 .000/.810 .745 5/.800 0/0 5/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 5/.400 5/1.000 8/1.071 1/.000 11/1.101 12/.500 9/.476 10/1.000 317/240 .317/.365/.414/.779 1.010/.705 .798 95/.889 2/0 3/
25.Raburn G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 88/52 .215/.287/.405/.692 .792/.612 .554 33/.748 1/0 3/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/.333 6/.666 6/.000 10/.700 307/235 .270/.320/.349/.669 .920/.596 .620 88/.673 2/2 5/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 2/.000 2/2.000 10/.700 1/.000 4/.666 16/.875 10/.956 6/1.500 264/204 .281/.326/.405/.731 .785/.715 .640 67/.958 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 4/1.000 5/1.800 5/.400 1/.000 10/1.489 7/.786 18/1.056 4/1.750 196/159 .232/.342/.375/.717 .472/.778 .625 33/.896 3/0 5/
33.Thames G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.666 6/.334 ··· 5/1.000 8/.125 5/.400 1/.000 166/100 .283/.343/.638/.982 .954/.999 .966 77/1.194 0/1 16/
36.Thomas* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 99/86 .318/.381/.432/.813 1.311/.743 .641 27/1.047 2/0 0/
IP 97.2 53.2 78.0 19.0 33.1 44.0 34.2 24.0 TOTAL .274/.341/.434/.775 .808/.767 .690 .838 30/13 88/60
ERA-K/9 4.05/5.0 4.53/4.2 6.23/6.6 1.42/8.5 2.97/7.0 3.27/5.9 1.30/9.9 2.25/4.5 4.26/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rodriguez (27-16-3)
 Sardinha (0-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 412/.305 237/.292 354/.287 76/.188 142/.262 191/.249 131/.208 95/.247 .284  Granderson
 Thames
 Thomas
 Raburn
 Guillen
 Sheffield
 Joyce
0/61/0/3
35/0/6/1
17/16/1/1
17/4/11/0
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
15/0/5/0
OPS .800 .832 .763 .510 .751 .704 .540 .660 .771
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 177/.716 86/.753 166/.780 30/.588 52/.668 70/.730 72/.593 55/.477 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 235/.862 151/.876 188/.749 46/.456 90/.796 121/.689 59/.479 40/.921 .786
Home 210/.814 126/.807 250/.736 50/.587 77/.621 109/.582 87/.458 54/.629 .730
Last 28d days 89/.912 72/.673 58/.913 24/.083 40/.532 49/.745 35/.349 21/.554
HR/SB/CS 11/0/1 9/1/2 9/10/0 1/2/1 4/2/1 4/5/1 3/4/0 1/3/2 93/42/18
Usage ····X··· Xo··X·X· ···X··X· ·o···oo· ·o···o·X ·X··oo·X o···XX·o oo···o·o
Minnesota Twins Batters (4.81 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.81 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 43.Bonine
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/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 63/51 .345/.365/.431/.796 .333/.912 .658 54/.810 0/1 1/
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.666 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 180/136 .327/.374/.462/.835 .841/.832 .902 107/.810 4/1 4/
22.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 354/266 .269/.304/.376/.680 .770/.650 .684 121/.616 21/8 5/
23.Harris G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 5/.600 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 302/223 .245/.304/.346/.650 .460/.720 .666 92/.647 1/1 4/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.000 5/.200 6/.833 3/.666 4/1.000 2/.000 275/218 .263/.324/.466/.789 .508/.860 .844 85/1.071 0/1 12/
24.Lamb* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 5/.800 3/1.334 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 217/190 .224/.263/.301/.564 .303/.602 .423 31/.203 0/1 1/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/.542 7/1.071 7/1.000 6/1.166 10/.875 7/.286 316/229 .323/.410/.446/.856 .872/.848 .975 96/.925 0/1 3/
27.Monroe G/S/vP ··· ··· 10/.400 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 144/79 .218/.278/.451/.729 .433/.972 .821 35/.666 0/0 8/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/.500 7/.143 7/1.571 11/2.136 9/1.222 8/1.625 361/252 .314/.374/.489/.863 .765/.908 .857 113/.856 0/1 12/
8.Punto# G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.750 6/.334 9/.777 6/.650 3/.666 5/.400 79/49 .257/.321/.343/.663 .714/.626 .666 18/.708 4/1 0/
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 7/1.547 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.000 65/32 .300/.338/.367/.705 .764/.646 .754 27/.830 0/0 0/
2.Span* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 42/37 .297/.366/.351/.717 .750/.712 .627 8/1.405 4/0 0/
21.Young G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/2.000 3/1.000 ··· 5/.400 1/2.000 318/242 .278/.327/.373/.700 .642/.718 .647 80/.778 9/4 2/
IP 20.1 23.1 6.0 32.0 44.2 4.0 25.2 5.1 TOTAL .275/.330/.402/.732 .674/.753 .749 .782 53/23 57/56
ERA-K/9 3.98/3.1 3.47/5.0 12.00/7.5 4.78/3.4 4.23/4.6 11.25/4.5 3.16/6.7 3.38/5.1 4.53/5.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (32-17-1)
 Redmond (10-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 81/.260 102/.253 29/.407 141/.283 199/.248 19/.200 110/.271 27/.364 .267  Young
 Gomez
 Kubel
 Span
 Monroe
 Punto
77/0/0/8
0/78/0/6
10/0/18/2
0/1/12/2
0/7/2/1
0/2/0/0
OPS .751 .652 .967 .764 .714 .902 .697 .936 .757
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 34/.917 33/.794 16/.775 64/.851 87/.710 7/1.429 60/.747 13/.657 .789
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 47/.632 69/.583 13/1.205 77/.694 112/.716 12/.556 50/.638 14/1.208 .734
Road 27/.875 47/.729 14/1.335 56/.693 106/.821 7/2.857 49/.536 16/1.000 .764
Last 28d days 81/.751 48/.585 27/.964 52/.772 58/.740 19/.902 31/.693 27/.936
HR/SB/CS 3/2/1 1/4/0 0/0/0 3/2/0 2/4/0 1/0/0 1/0/1 0/0/0 71/34/18
Usage ····X··· ··Xo···X ·X·····X ··oX·Xo· X··X··X· ···o·o·o o····oo· ·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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