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Detroit Tigers, 67-73, 4th, 11½ GB, 15½ GB in WC

SP: Armando Galarraga (26, RHP, 12-4, 3.17)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-4)           153.1 131  63  54  51 108 19    3.17      
 2007 (0-0)              8.2   8   6   6   7   6  2    6.23      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-0  46    45  15  15  13  33  6    2.93   56 
 2008-08-31    KCR  ND   7     8   2   2   1   7  1     114   59 
 2008-08-25    CLE  ND   7     8   3   3   3   4  2     100   50 
 2008-08-19   @TEX   W   6     6   3   3   3   5  1      83   50 
 2008-08-14    TOR   W   8     6   1   1   2   6  1     121   70 
 2008-08-09    OAK   W   5.2   8   2   2   2   4  1     104   47 
 2008-08-03   @TBR  ND   7     4   1   1   0   4  0     100   69 
 2008-07-29   @CLE   W   5.1   5   3   3   2   3  0      97   47 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      0-3  23.2  28  15  12  12  15  1    4.56   45 
 2008-07-11    MIN   L   5.2   6   2   2   4   5  0     113   50 
 2008-06-30   @MIN  ND   6     9   4   3   1   3  0     101   42 
 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:   36-35   Road:   31-38   ExtrInn: 3-8 
 vsRHP:  44-56   vsLHP:  23-17   1-Run:  15-21
 vsEast: 12-19   vsCntrl:25-35   vsWest: 17-14 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
140 Thu, Sep  4   LAA  L   1-7       67-73  4th 11.5 gb
139 Wed, Sep  3   LAA  W   9-6       67-72  4th 11.0 gb
138 Tue, Sep  2   LAA  L   4-5       66-72  4th 11.0 gb
137 Mon, Sep  1   NYY  L   9-13      66-71  4th 11.0 gb
136 Sun, Aug 31   KCR  W   4-2       66-70  3rd 11.0 gb
135 Sat, Aug 30   KCR  L   3-13      65-70  4th 11.0 gb
134 Fri, Aug 29   KCR  W   6-3       65-69  4th 11.0 gb
133 Wed, Aug 27   CLE  L   7-9       64-69  4th 12.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 26   CLE  L   4-10      64-68  4th 12.0 gb
131 Mon, Aug 25   CLE  L   3-4 (10)  64-67  3rd 11.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Minnesota Twins, 77-63, 2nd, 1½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Francisco Liriano (24, LHP, 4-3, 3.45)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-3)             47    41  21  18  24  36  2    3.45      
 2006 (12-3)           121    89  31  29  32 144  9    2.16      
 2005 (1-2)             23.2  19  15  15   7  33  4    5.70      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  37.1  31  14  11  14  29  2    2.65   56 
 2008-08-30   @OAK  ND   7     5   1   1   0   6  1      99   69 
 2008-08-25   @SEA  ND   6     5   1   1   1   3  0      96   60 
 2008-08-20    OAK   W   5     5   1   0   3   5  0     107   57 
 2008-08-15    SEA   W   7     2   2   0   2   5  0      98   72 
 2008-08-09   @KCR   W   5.2   6   3   3   2   5  1     100   48 
 2008-08-03    CLE   W   6     3   0   0   3   5  0      96   68 
 2008-04-24   @OAK   L   0.2   5   6   6   3   0  0      35   15 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-1  24    20  10  10   4  31  3    3.75   59 
 2006-08-07   @DET   L   4    10   4   4   0   5  1      67   31 
 2006-07-28    DET  ND   8     3   2   2   3  12  0     104   77 
 2005-09-30    DET   W   7     5   2   2   0   8  1      72   67 
 2005-09-14   @DET  ND   5     2   2   2   1   6  1      69   60 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   46-23   Road:   31-40   ExtrInn: 7-8 
 vsRHP:  50-44   vsLHP:  27-19   1-Run:  24-24
 vsEast:  9-19   vsCntrl:36-21   vsWest: 18-19 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
140 Thu, Sep  4  @TOR  L   0-9       77-63  2nd  1.5 gb
139 Wed, Sep  3  @TOR  L   4-5 (11)  77-62  2nd  1.0 gb
138 Tue, Sep  2  @TOR  L   5-7       77-61  1st    Tied
137 Sun, Aug 31  @OAK  W  12-4       77-60  2nd  0.5 gb
136 Sat, Aug 30  @OAK  L   2-3       76-60  2nd  0.5 gb
135 Fri, Aug 29  @OAK  W  12-2       76-59  2nd  0.5 gb
134 Thu, Aug 28  @OAK  L   2-3       75-59  2nd  1.5 gb
133 Wed, Aug 27  @SEA  W   6-5       75-58  2nd  1.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 26  @SEA  L   2-3       74-58  2nd  2.0 gb
131 Mon, Aug 25  @SEA  L   2-4 (11)  74-57  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 13, 2008 DET  4  MIN  2        W:Justin Verlander (7-9), L: Nick Blackburn (7-5), S: Todd Jones (17)
Sat, Jul 12, 2008 MIN  6 @DET  5        W:Scott Baker (6-2), L: Nate Robertson (6-8), S: Joe Nathan (27)
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 MIN  3 @DET  2        W:Glen Perkins (6-2), L: Armando Galarraga (7-3), S: Joe Nathan (26)
Thu, Jul 10, 2008 MIN  7 @DET  6 (11)   W:Matt Guerrier (5-4), L: Freddy Dolsi (1-3), S: none
Wed, Jul 02, 2008 MIN  7  DET  0        W:Nick Blackburn (7-4), L: Eddie Bonine (2-1), S: none
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
Season Series: 2008 - MIN leads 10-5; 2007 - DET won 12-6; 2006 - DET won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1023-945

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  5.45

FLA  4.66

WSN  3.86

RA/G

TOR  3.85

CLE  4.59

TEX  5.93

BA

A. Pujols  .360

B. Hawpe  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .468

S. Schumaker  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .640

M. DeRosa  .488

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.108

C. Delgado  .842

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.32

G. Meche  4.07

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.22

J. Lester  6.39

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.04 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
26.Bonser
G/S/vB
49.Breslow*
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
18.Guardado*
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
38.Humber
G/S/vB
41.Korecky
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 ··· 8/.875 2/.000 3/1.666 ··· 6/.167 ··· ··· 4/.250 1/.000 593/452 .290/.349/.532/.881 .905/.873 .858 109/.917 1/0 31/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 13/1.144 13/1.154 2/.000 14/.819 ··· 16/1.199 ··· ··· 12/.750 7/.000 530/407 .305/.388/.518/.906 .747/.955 .894 123/1.047 10/4 17/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 10/.600 11/.364 2/.000 17/.643 5/.400 13/.826 ··· ··· 15/.817 10/.733 489/385 .286/.376/.436/.811 .818/.813 .748 42/.825 9/3 10/
26.Hessman G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/8 .250/.250/.750/1.000 /1.000 8/1.000 0/0 1/
15.Inge G/S/vP 12/.916 5/1.400 1/no AB 16/1.053 7/.500 16/.331 ··· ··· 14/.468 5/.000 334/261 .218/.319/.398/.717 .740/.709 .601 98/.661 3/2 11/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/3.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 228/208 .260/.329/.534/.863 .775/.870 .862 66/.739 0/0 12/
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 77/75 .225/.286/.338/.624 1.000/.613 .655 22/.364 2/0 2/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 12/1.409 11/1.969 2/2.000 14/.690 9/.722 11/.273 ··· ··· 11/.697 3/.333 533/408 .315/.373/.479/.853 .872/.846 .713 108/.788 1/5 16/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 14/.665 8/1.071 1/.000 14/1.154 1/.000 13/.455 ··· 1/.000 9/.476 11/.910 560/408 .311/.356/.424/.780 .847/.756 .844 103/.753 7/1 7/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 160/84 .245/.302/.395/.696 .748/.647 .674 33/.563 2/1 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/.333 4/1.500 6/.666 ··· ··· 6/.000 10/.700 496/374 .268/.318/.369/.687 .912/.617 .553 89/.931 5/3 9/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 2/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.333 114/94 .322/.440/.444/.885 .874/.887 .884 31/.746 0/0 1/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 41/33 .128/.150/.179/.329 .125/.375 .154 16/.343 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP ··· 6/.333 1/.000 10/1.489 2/1.000 8/.679 ··· 1/.000 19/.993 4/1.750 404/306 .228/.327/.387/.714 .700/.719 .737 99/.734 7/2 14/
33.Thames G/S/vP 2/2.500 6/.334 1/2.000 7/.715 2/.000 9/.111 ··· 1/no AB 5/.400 1/.000 296/179 .234/.287/.511/.798 .833/.776 .765 45/.563 0/3 22/
IP 47.0 105.0 38.2 55.2 51.2 69.1 0.2 10.2 59.0 39.1 TOTAL .274/.342/.443/.785 .804/.779 .734 .787 55/26 165/103
ERA-K/9 3.45/6.9 6.17/7.2 2.33/7.7 4.04/6.9 4.35/5.2 4.54/7.0 13.50/0.0 6.75/5.0 1.07/9.8 2.29/7.1 4.18/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (24-10-9)
 Sardinha (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 204/.232 476/.284 153/.203 242/.271 210/.250 304/.265 5/.600 45/.275 230/.189 160/.233 .276  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Inge
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/115/6
0/118/0/4
2/11/0/2
61/0/7/2
26/5/20/2
45/0/21/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .638 .773 .515 .784 .706 .756 1.400 .806 .540 .624 .751
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 54/.655 219/.858 71/.482 85/.767 83/.593 108/.704 1/3.000 23/.812 117/.570 88/.497 .763
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 150/.632 257/.702 82/.542 157/.791 127/.780 196/.783 4/1.000 22/.794 113/.510 72/.783 .742
Home 95/.485 301/.719 74/.502 118/.680 115/.637 146/.702 / 11/.909 131/.471 78/.542 .698
Last 28d days 124/.560 60/.682 45/.442 46/.970 40/1.241 47/.862 5/1.400 5/1.800 51/.567 38/.487
HR/SB/CS 2/6/1 14/11/0 1/2/4 6/5/1 3/3/0 9/8/1 0/0/0 1/2/0 4/5/0 2/4/2 147/65/29
Usage ·····X·· ·oX·X··o o·o···Xo X·o····o ·o··X··· ·XX··o·· o······· X······· ·X···o·· ooo·o··o
Minnesota Twins Batters (5.05 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Galarraga
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
41.Glover
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
50.Rapada*
G/S/vB
29.Robertson*
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Buscher* G/S/vP 7/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 196/158 .303/.337/.416/.752 .323/.859 .710 61/.759 0/2 4/
25.Casilla# G/S/vP 10/.875 1/.000 1/.000 6/.400 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 17/.706 3/.666 2/2.000 339/230 .290/.330/.399/.730 .656/.767 .813 66/.546 5/2 6/
12.Everett G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 10/.311 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 139/106 .205/.271/.316/.587 .699/.556 .588 44/.659 0/0 2/
22.Gomez G/S/vP 14/.690 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 5/.000 ··· 13/.802 1/.000 3/.666 525/380 .252/.289/.341/.630 .688/.608 .664 70/.557 28/10 6/
23.Harris G/S/vP 9/.222 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 5/1.650 ··· 17/1.284 2/.000 4/.000 448/302 .261/.319/.388/.707 .699/.712 .705 50/.621 1/1 6/
44.Jorgensen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 13/.975 1/.000 3/.000 6/.666 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 13/.154 4/.500 5/1.100 450/349 .275/.336/.463/.798 .683/.830 .860 92/.780 0/1 17/
27.Macri G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 34/11 .344/.382/.469/.851 .957/.586 .875 2/.000 1/1 1/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 13/1.038 1/no AB 6/.900 10/.650 3/.666 3/2.000 2/1.000 35/.715 8/1.089 11/.788 535/368 .322/.414/.444/.858 .969/.803 .996 109/.853 1/1 8/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 14/.846 1/5.000 9/1.444 10/.400 3/.333 3/1.667 2/1.000 43/.791 13/2.192 11/1.323 611/399 .311/.388/.516/.904 .832/.944 .866 118/.900 0/1 21/
11.Pridie* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2 .000/.500/.000/.500 /.000 3/.500 0/0 0/
8.Punto# G/S/vP 5/1.600 1/no AB 3/.500 6/.833 2/2.000 3/.333 ··· 26/.668 6/.650 4/.500 297/180 .287/.341/.403/.744 .770/.719 .810 117/.758 10/5 2/
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.667 ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 23/.691 1/.000 1/.000 124/59 .274/.306/.325/.631 .615/.649 .755 23/.668 0/0 0/
56.Ruiz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 59/26 .296/.356/.389/.745 .733/.760 .837 50/.760 0/0 1/
2.Span* G/S/vP 6/1.100 1/2.000 1/no AB 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.600 1/.000 2/.000 297/201 .299/.379/.437/.816 .928/.765 .828 129/.751 14/6 4/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 98/67 .267/.313/.356/.668 .645/.679 .760 8/.946 5/1 0/
21.Young G/S/vP 12/.258 2/.000 10/.500 2/3.000 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 17/.507 2/.000 6/.367 536/378 .287/.333/.400/.733 .721/.738 .742 101/.766 14/4 8/
IP 153.1 40.2 57.1 33.1 45.0 70.2 15.0 154.1 33.1 45.2 TOTAL .278/.338/.409/.746 .725/.756 .777 .745 84/38 98/96
ERA-K/9 3.17/6.3 3.76/4.0 3.77/8.8 5.13/6.5 5.20/5.8 3.69/6.4 4.80/7.2 6.30/5.7 4.59/11.1 3.74/8.5 4.67/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (47-25-4)
 Redmond (18-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 640/.226 184/.261 243/.288 144/.285 202/.271 308/.284 68/.259 695/.320 149/.198 198/.279 .274  Young
 Gomez
 Span
 Kubel
 Pridie
 Punto
130/0/0/9
0/128/0/7
0/17/62/5
16/0/32/2
0/0/1/0
0/3/0/0
OPS .682 .720 .871 .808 .785 .789 .651 .910 .693 .742 .786
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 342/.804 69/1.002 114/.943 64/.603 86/.812 110/.859 29/.637 218/.874 72/.671 103/.792 .793
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 298/.541 115/.560 129/.812 80/.976 116/.766 198/.749 39/.662 477/.927 77/.714 95/.688 .782
Road 348/.605 88/.829 110/.906 70/.908 75/.792 134/.895 37/.628 345/1.000 81/.856 89/.672 .791
Last 28d days 142/.809 24/.736 43/.834 46/.709 42/.581 99/.920 4/1.417 104/1.101 47/.699 36/.915
HR/SB/CS 19/6/1 3/9/2 14/6/7 3/0/1 5/0/0 9/3/1 0/0/0 26/7/4 3/4/0 3/0/1 147/59/29
Usage ····X··· ···X···· ·X····o· ···o·X·· ··X·o·o· X··X···· ·X······ X····X·· ·XX·X·X· ···X··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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