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Game Preview: NYY @ MIN, 8:10pm, Monday, August 11, 2008 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

New York Yankees, 63-55, 3rd, 8½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Sidney Ponson (31, RHP, 7-2, 4.23)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-2)             95.2 117  57  45  33  42  8    4.23      
 2007 (2-5)             37.2  54  31  29  17  23  7    6.93      
 2006 (4-5)             85   108  62  59  36  48 10    6.25      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  40    46  21  21  17  17  5    4.73   45 
 2008-08-06   @TEX   W   6.1   6   3   3   1   4  1      95   52 
 2008-08-01    LAA  ND   7     2   0   0   4   1  0      96   70 
 2008-07-27   @BOS   L   4    10   7   7   1   1  1      77   14 
 2008-07-21    MIN   W   5.2   9   3   3   2   2  0     100   39 
 2008-07-09    TBR  ND   6     5   1   1   2   4  1      83   60 
 2008-07-02    TEX  ND   5     9   7   7   3   1  2      83   19 
 2008-06-27   @NYM   W   6     5   0   0   4   4  0      93   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      4-0  35    33  15   9   8  15  1    2.31   55 
 2008-07-21    MIN   W   5.2   9   3   3   2   2  0     100   39 
 2008-05-21   @MIN   W   9     6   1   1   1   5  0     110   75 
 2008-04-26    MIN  ND   5.1   7   5   1   1   4  0      93   45 
 2005-05-11    MIN   W   8     6   4   2   2   0  0      93   56 
 2004-09-17   @MIN   W   7     5   2   2   2   4  1     100   61 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-26   Road:   27-29   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  46-37   vsLHP:  17-18   1-Run:  20-14
 vsEast: 23-22   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 16-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Sun, Aug 10  @LAA  L   3-4       63-55  3rd  8.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug  9  @LAA  L   4-11      63-54  3rd  7.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug  8  @LAA  L   5-10      63-53  3rd  6.5 gb
115 Thu, Aug  7  @TEX  W   3-0       63-52  3rd  5.5 gb
114 Wed, Aug  6  @TEX  W   5-3       62-52  3rd  6.5 gb
113 Tue, Aug  5  @TEX  L   6-8       61-52  3rd  6.5 gb
112 Mon, Aug  4  @TEX  L   5-9       61-51  3rd  5.5 gb
111 Sun, Aug  3   LAA  W  14-9       61-50  3rd  5.5 gb
110 Sat, Aug  2   LAA  W   8-2       60-50  3rd  5.5 gb
109 Fri, Aug  1   LAA  L   0-1       59-50  3rd  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Minnesota Twins, 65-52, 2nd, ½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Glen Perkins (25, LHP, 8-3, 4.38)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-3)            102.2 125  52  50  26  52 13    4.38      
 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         4-1  44.1  50  21  21  11  21  4    4.26   48 
 2008-08-04   @SEA  ND   6.1  12   5   5   1   2  1      87   30 
 2008-07-29    CHW   W   6     7   4   4   2   4  1      98   44 
 2008-07-23   @NYY   L   6     8   5   5   1   2  0      85   37 
 2008-07-18    TEX   W   6     3   0   0   3   1  0      98   64 
 2008-07-11   @DET   W   6.2   6   2   2   2   2  0      85   54 
 2008-07-06    CLE   W   7     7   3   3   1   3  1      97   53 
 2008-06-30    DET  ND   6.1   7   2   2   1   7  1      91   57 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      0-2  10    18  10  10   3   2  0    9.00   29 
 2008-07-23   @NYY   L   6     8   5   5   1   2  0      85   37 
 2008-05-30    NYY   L   4    10   5   5   2   0  0      78   20 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-21   Road:   26-31   ExtrInn: 6-5 
 vsRHP:  45-37   vsLHP:  20-15   1-Run:  21-19
 vsEast:  7-15   vsCntrl:36-21   vsWest:  8-12 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
117 Sun, Aug 10  @KCR  L   4-5 (12)  65-52  2nd  0.5 gb
116 Sat, Aug  9  @KCR  W   7-3       65-51  1st  0.5 up
115 Fri, Aug  8  @KCR  W   4-1       64-51  2nd  0.5 gb
114 Wed, Aug  6  @SEA  W   7-3       63-51  2nd  1.0 gb
113 Tue, Aug  5  @SEA  L   7-8       62-51  2nd  1.0 gb
112 Mon, Aug  4  @SEA  L   6-11      62-50  1st    Tied
111 Sun, Aug  3   CLE  W   6-2       62-49  1st  0.5 up
110 Sat, Aug  2   CLE  L   1-5       61-49  2nd  0.5 gb
109 Fri, Aug  1   CLE  W   4-1       61-48  2nd  0.5 gb
108 Thu, Jul 31   CHW  W  10-6       60-48  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 23, 2008 NYY  5  MIN  1        W:Mike Mussina (13-6), L: Glen Perkins (7-3), S: Mariano Rivera (25)
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 NYY  8  MIN  2        W:David Robertson (2-0), L: Kevin Slowey (6-7), S: none
Mon, Jul 21, 2008 NYY 12  MIN  4        W:Sidney Ponson (6-1), L: Nick Blackburn (7-6), S: none
Mon, Jun 02, 2008 MIN  6  NYY  5        W:Matt Guerrier (3-1), L: Kyle Farnsworth (0-2), S: Joe Nathan (15)
Sun, Jun 01, 2008 MIN  5  NYY  1        W:Brian Bass (2-1), L: Darrell Rasner (3-2), S: none
Sat, May 31, 2008 NYY  7 @MIN  6 (12)   W:Ross Ohlendorf (1-1), L: Juan Rincon (2-2), S: Mariano Rivera (15)
Fri, May 30, 2008 NYY  6 @MIN  5        W:Mike Mussina (8-4), L: Glen Perkins (2-2), S: Mariano Rivera (14)

Thu, Jul 05, 2007 NYY  7  MIN  6        W:Kyle Farnsworth (1-1), L: Pat Neshek (3-1), S: Mariano Rivera (12)
Wed, Jul 04, 2007 MIN  6 @NYY  2        W:Johan Santana (10-6), L: Mike Mussina (4-6), S: none
Tue, Jul 03, 2007 NYY  8  MIN  0        W:Chien-Ming Wang (8-4), L: Carlos Silva (6-9), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - NYY leads 5-2; 2007 - NYY won 5-2; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - NYY leads 1093-762

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  5.61

CLE  4.66

WSN  3.76

RA/G

TOR  3.97

CLE  4.59

TEX  5.93

BA

C. Jones  .370

A. Rowand  .288

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .467

T. Wigginton  .361

T. Pena  .178

SLG

A. Pujols  .618

G. Atkins  .480

T. Pena  .204

OPS

A. Pujols  1.080

A. Lind  .831

T. Pena  .382

ERA

C. Lee  2.45

E. Jackson  4.07

I. Snell  6.06

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.99

G. Floyd  6.33

L. Hernandez  3.48

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New York Yankees Batters (4.82 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.66 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
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 6/1.667 1/4.000 11/1.255 3/.333 2/1.500 5/.400 7/.429 17/.567 500/354 .287/.358/.467/.825 .790/.839 .751 103/.995 14/7 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/1.500 153/114 .253/.276/.411/.687 .615/.711 .638 41/.710 0/1 5/
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP 5/1.600 2/.000 9/1.112 1/.000 3/.833 3/.333 2/1.000 6/1.000 435/297 .245/.299/.341/.640 .600/.663 .649 76/.605 9/2 8/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 5/1.200 3/.666 9/1.792 2/1.000 3/.666 4/.500 4/.000 6/.666 461/322 .263/.300/.397/.697 .811/.649 .642 91/.914 1/4 10/
17.Christian G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 39/14 .278/.333/.361/.694 .962/.220 .616 19/.813 6/1 0/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB 11/1.233 ··· 4/1.000 5/1.000 2/.000 7/.286 443/312 .322/.392/.459/.852 .803/.872 .852 92/.833 18/6 7/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.666 7/.453 3/1.000 3/.666 5/.400 4/.833 6/.167 397/285 .252/.393/.517/.910 .919/.907 .883 73/.889 2/1 23/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 6/.833 2/.000 11/.818 1/.000 7/1.000 7/.858 5/.650 3/2.333 499/350 .283/.346/.398/.744 .752/.740 .774 108/.758 7/3 7/
26.Molina G/S/vP 5/.500 2/1.000 6/.334 1/2.000 5/1.200 1/.000 ··· 5/.000 237/159 .230/.278/.315/.593 .510/.633 .537 56/.654 0/0 1/
22.Nady G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 418/321 .335/.390/.562/.952 .958/.949 .969 81/1.161 1/1 18/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 6/1.333 3/.333 10/.856 3/.667 6/.533 5/2.600 7/1.285 4/.500 420/302 .315/.402/.599/1.002 .970/1.014 .863 101/1.098 16/2 26/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 6/.666 2/2.000 10/.700 2/.500 5/.500 16/.875 12/.788 6/1.500 347/264 .294/.337/.419/.756 .718/.768 .660 53/.847 6/1 6/
39.Sexson G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 6/1.500 1/3.000 6/.500 9/1.587 9/.333 13/1.838 322/227 .225/.323/.388/.711 1.021/.583 .883 30/.858 1/0 12/
IP 102.2 64.2 93.1 29.0 47.2 60.1 48.1 32.1 TOTAL .272/.345/.425/.770 .746/.780 .744 .846 78/29 122/57
ERA-K/9 4.38/4.6 5.01/4.3 6.36/7.0 2.48/7.4 3.21/6.8 4.33/7.2 1.12/9.5 2.51/5.6 4.32/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (32-27-6)
 Rodriguez (39-20-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 450/.302 288/.300 426/.288 121/.224 204/.258 263/.267 185/.197 130/.237 .279  Nady
 Abreu
 Cabrera
 Christian
 Damon
11/0/84/12
0/0/111/9
0/113/1/6
7/3/4/1
75/8/0/1
OPS .811 .863 .779 .585 .722 .743 .543 .641 .758
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 93/.874 104/.794 200/.838 51/.587 74/.684 98/.712 99/.596 73/.529 .763
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 357/.794 184/.902 226/.727 70/.580 130/.742 165/.760 86/.486 57/.788 .754
Home 263/.807 144/.767 276/.727 57/.548 103/.651 134/.603 110/.494 65/.539 .703
Last 28d days 106/.798 28/.593 54/.803 35/.633 39/.625 46/.996 34/.640 27/.459
HR/SB/CS 13/3/4 11/1/2 12/10/0 1/2/3 4/3/1 7/7/1 4/5/0 2/4/2 125/56/23
Usage ······X· ······o· ·X···XX· X·o··oo· o·X·oo·X o·X··oXo ··o·oX·· oXo·o··o
Minnesota Twins Batters (4.97 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.47 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Ponson
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
38.Giese
G/S/vB
34.Marte*
G/S/vB
36.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
61.Traber*
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Buscher* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 144/119 .313/.340/.425/.766 .285/.869 .702 55/.796 0/2 3/
12.Everett G/S/vP 8/.750 2/.500 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 107/83 .209/.275/.319/.593 .753/.555 .562 24/.723 0/0 1/
22.Gomez G/S/vP 8/.375 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 465/340 .255/.292/.345/.637 .710/.610 .682 66/.630 24/10 5/
23.Harris G/S/vP 9/1.181 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.500 403/279 .265/.322/.390/.712 .709/.714 .697 70/.816 1/1 6/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 10/.600 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 4/.833 1/.000 ··· ··· 372/294 .264/.328/.468/.796 .536/.864 .825 67/.813 0/1 16/
24.Lamb* G/S/vP 24/.942 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· 1/.000 254/223 .237/.272/.328/.599 .263/.647 .453 25/1.025 0/1 1/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 14/.665 ··· ··· 9/.555 2/.000 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· ··· 442/312 .315/.408/.444/.852 .963/.801 .969 82/.760 0/1 7/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 19/.451 ··· ··· 9/1.194 2/.000 5/.400 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 509/341 .308/.389/.510/.899 .829/.935 .853 97/.881 0/1 18/
8.Punto# G/S/vP 8/.500 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 196/121 .259/.321/.379/.701 .704/.692 .764 79/.487 6/3 2/
55.Redmond G/S/vP 2/.500 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 101/48 .274/.307/.316/.623 .622/.624 .723 28/.545 0/0 0/
56.Ruiz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/2 .333/.333/.333/.667 .571/1.000 .500 9/.667 0/0 0/
2.Span* G/S/vP 3/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 184/130 .316/.404/.458/.863 1.025/.798 .842 98/.871 7/3 2/
21.Young G/S/vP 14/1.250 6/.900 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 5/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.650 449/327 .287/.334/.390/.724 .684/.740 .739 85/.761 12/4 5/
IP 95.2 16.0 38.1 53.2 41.2 50.1 17.1 12.0 40.0 TOTAL .277/.336/.408/.744 .707/.760 .763 .749 64/33 82/77
ERA-K/9 4.23/3.9 2.81/9.0 2.35/5.9 4.19/9.7 3.89/10.6 1.43/10.9 6.75/12.0 6.00/6.0 2.93/9.4 4.27/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (43-20-4)
 Redmond (13-3-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 427/.305 72/.203 155/.191 225/.222 173/.191 186/.181 78/.254 55/.277 170/.220 .266  Young
 Gomez
 Span
 Kubel
 Punto
109/0/0/8
0/108/0/7
0/8/42/2
13/0/24/2
0/3/0/0
OPS .808 .689 .521 .633 .638 .465 .704 .829 .681 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 231/.891 33/.538 88/.556 70/.714 95/.667 97/.434 39/.569 32/1.180 84/.740 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 196/.715 39/.780 67/.477 155/.595 78/.603 89/.499 39/.844 23/.399 86/.628 .745
Road 165/.811 47/.869 50/.569 105/.684 71/.646 83/.345 35/.671 31/1.151 72/.771 .760
Last 28d days 101/.811 24/.785 60/.509 44/.886 40/.782 32/.700 46/.827 / 42/.895
HR/SB/CS 8/1/4 2/0/0 2/7/1 5/3/1 5/2/3 3/5/1 2/3/0 2/3/1 6/4/1 107/87/43
Usage ····X··· ··Xo·XX· ·X·····X X··oo·X· ·o··X·oX o··oo··· ·X···X·· ········ ·X··oo·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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