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Detroit Tigers, 68-74, 4th, 12½ GB, 15½ GB in WC

SP: Chris Lambert (25, RHP, 0-1, 6.75)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-1)              6.2  11   9   5   3   5  2    6.75      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-1   6.2  11   9   5   3   5  2    6.75   36 
 2008-09-02    LAA  ND   4     6   3   3   2   3  0      90   39 
 2008-08-26    CLE   L   2.2   5   6   2   1   2  2      67   33 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN    Has never faced MIN.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-35   Road:   32-39   ExtrInn: 3-8 
 vsRHP:  45-56   vsLHP:  23-18   1-Run:  15-21
 vsEast: 12-19   vsCntrl:26-36   vsWest: 17-14 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
142 Sat, Sep  6  @MIN  W   6-4       68-74  4th 12.5 gb
141 Fri, Sep  5  @MIN  L   2-10      67-74  4th 12.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Minnesota Twins, 78-64, 2nd, 2½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Glen Perkins (25, LHP, 12-3, 4.08)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-3)           136.2 160  64  62  34  64 20    4.08      
 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         5-0  46.1  54  21  21  11  18  9    4.08   49 
 2008-09-02   @TOR  ND   5    10   4   4   1   1  2      88   31 
 2008-08-27   @SEA   W   7     8   4   4   2   3  2     104   46 
 2008-08-22   @LAA   W   8     5   0   0   2   3  0     107   73 
 2008-08-17    SEA   W   6     8   4   4   0   1  3     100   41 
 2008-08-11    NYY   W   8     4   0   0   3   4  0     107   75 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-0  20.2  20   5   5   5  13  2    2.18   58 
 2008-07-11   @DET   W   6.2   6   2   2   2   2  0      85   54 
 2008-06-30    DET  ND   6.1   7   2   2   1   7  1      91   57 
 2008-05-25   @DET   W   7.2   7   1   1   2   4  1     104   63 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   47-24   Road:   31-40   ExtrInn: 7-8 
 vsRHP:  51-45   vsLHP:  27-19   1-Run:  24-24
 vsEast:  9-19   vsCntrl:37-22   vsWest: 18-19 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
142 Sat, Sep  6   DET  L   4-6       78-64  2nd  2.5 gb
141 Fri, Sep  5   DET  W  10-2       78-63  2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Sep 06, 2008 DET  6 @MIN  4        W:Clay Rapada (3-0), L: Matt Guerrier (6-7), S: Fernando Rodney (9)
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 MIN 10  DET  2        W:Francisco Liriano (5-3), L: Armando Galarraga (12-5), S: none
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
Season Series: 2008 - MIN leads 11-6; 2007 - DET won 12-6; 2006 - DET won 11-8; All-Time - DET leads 1024-946

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

LAA  4.64

SDP  3.83

RA/G

TOR  3.85

NYY  4.56

TEX  5.96

BA

R. Furcal  .366

B. Hawpe  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .468

J. Thome  .367

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .646

A. Ramirez  .484

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.114

P. Fielder  .842

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.32

H. Kuroda  3.96

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.22

M. Mussina  6.42

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.02 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 15.Perkins*
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 7/.715 8/.875 2/.000 3/1.666 ··· 7/.286 ··· ··· 4/.250 1/.000 600/456 .290/.350/.530/.880 .885/.878 .856 107/.860 1/0 31/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 9/.730 13/1.154 2/.000 14/.819 ··· 17/1.112 ··· ··· 12/.750 8/.625 538/411 .305/.387/.523/.911 .764/.957 .904 122/1.088 10/4 18/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 11/1.545 11/.364 2/.000 17/.643 5/.400 13/.826 ··· ··· 15/.817 10/.733 489/385 .286/.376/.436/.811 .818/.813 .748 39/.839 9/3 10/
26.Hessman G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/8 .200/.273/.600/.873 .333/1.000 .333 11/.873 0/0 1/
15.Inge G/S/vP 6/.167 5/1.400 2/.500 16/1.053 7/.500 17/.309 ··· ··· 14/.468 5/.000 341/265 .213/.313/.388/.701 .709/.697 .573 98/.639 3/2 11/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 3/2.000 3/.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 2/3.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 229/208 .260/.332/.534/.866 .804/.870 .867 65/.741 0/1 12/
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 81/79 .216/.284/.324/.608 1.000/.598 .609 26/.352 2/1 2/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 6/.733 11/1.969 2/2.000 14/.690 9/.722 12/.667 ··· ··· 11/.697 3/.333 540/412 .318/.376/.493/.869 .867/.869 .749 106/.878 1/5 17/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 12/.450 8/1.071 1/.000 14/1.154 1/.000 15/.539 ··· 1/.000 9/.476 11/.910 568/413 .310/.355/.421/.776 .844/.751 .834 102/.722 7/1 7/
25.Raburn G/S/vP 8/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 161/85 .243/.300/.392/.692 .748/.638 .666 30/.552 2/1 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 6/.167 3/.666 ··· 3/.333 4/1.500 6/.666 ··· ··· 6/.000 10/.700 499/374 .269/.318/.369/.687 .905/.617 .555 85/.851 5/3 9/
52.Ryan G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 1/.000 0/0 0/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/no AB 2/.500 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.333 118/97 .312/.434/.430/.864 .825/.872 .842 35/.693 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 11/.546 7/.286 1/.000 11/1.345 2/1.000 8/.679 ··· 1/.000 19/.993 4/1.750 412/311 .223/.320/.379/.699 .678/.706 .705 99/.678 7/2 14/
33.Thames G/S/vP 9/.722 6/.334 1/2.000 8/.625 2/.000 9/.111 ··· 1/no AB 5/.400 1/.000 303/183 .235/.287/.527/.814 .901/.758 .796 45/.676 0/3 24/
IP 136.2 106.0 39.2 56.1 51.2 70.1 0.2 10.2 59.0 39.1 TOTAL .273/.342/.443/.785 .804/.778 .735 .778 55/28 169/103
ERA-K/9 4.08/4.2 6.11/7.3 2.27/7.5 3.99/7.0 4.35/5.2 4.73/7.0 13.50/0.0 6.75/5.0 1.07/9.8 2.52/7.1 4.18/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (26-10-9)
 Ryan (0-0-0)
 Sardinha (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 590/.294 479/.282 156/.200 244/.268 210/.250 310/.267 5/.600 45/.275 230/.189 161/.238 .275  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Thames
 Inge
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/117/6
0/120/0/4
63/0/7/3
2/11/0/2
26/6/20/2
46/0/22/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .800 .768 .513 .777 .706 .769 1.400 .806 .540 .654 .751
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 126/.909 220/.854 72/.493 85/.767 83/.593 109/.697 1/3.000 23/.812 117/.570 89/.551 .763
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 464/.771 259/.697 84/.529 159/.781 127/.780 201/.807 4/1.000 22/.794 113/.510 72/.783 .742
Home 318/.791 304/.712 77/.498 120/.668 115/.637 152/.732 / 11/.909 131/.471 79/.602 .699
Last 28d days 140/.767 53/.684 47/.448 44/.969 40/1.241 50/.948 5/1.400 5/1.800 45/.523 33/.660
HR/SB/CS 20/3/4 14/11/0 1/2/5 6/5/1 3/3/0 10/8/1 0/0/0 1/2/0 4/5/0 3/4/2 151/65/31
Usage ····X··· ·o·oX·X· o·o·o··· o·X·o··· ···o··X· oo·XX··o ··o····· ··X····· ···X···o o·ooo·o·
Minnesota Twins Batters (5.08 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Lambert
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 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 204/165 .297/.333/.405/.739 .367/.830 .686 65/.698 0/2 4/
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 6/.400 ··· 3/1.000 1/2.000 17/.706 4/1.000 2/2.000 348/238 .294/.339/.401/.741 .668/.776 .836 75/.615 6/2 6/
12.Everett G/S/vP ··· ··· 10/.311 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 140/106 .203/.269/.314/.582 .674/.556 .580 37/.600 0/0 2/
22.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 3/.666 ··· 5/.000 ··· 13/.802 2/.000 3/.666 533/387 .252/.291/.344/.635 .683/.616 .672 70/.598 29/10 6/
23.Harris G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 5/1.650 ··· 17/1.284 2/.000 4/.000 448/302 .261/.319/.388/.707 .699/.712 .705 46/.648 1/1 6/
44.Jorgensen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 7/.762 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 13/.154 4/.500 5/1.100 457/355 .275/.339/.464/.804 .690/.835 .869 89/.794 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 ··· 2/2.000 6/.900 10/.650 3/.666 3/2.000 3/.666 35/.715 9/.958 11/.788 544/376 .323/.414/.443/.858 .963/.806 .989 108/.878 1/1 8/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 9/1.444 11/.364 3/.333 3/1.667 3/.666 43/.791 14/2.007 11/1.323 620/406 .310/.387/.519/.907 .824/.953 .873 117/.948 0/1 22/
11.Pridie* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2 .000/.500/.000/.500 /.000 3/.500 0/0 0/
8.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 3/.500 7/.715 2/2.000 3/.333 ··· 26/.668 7/.750 4/.500 305/187 .281/.339/.394/.733 .763/.705 .783 115/.760 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 ··· 2/2.000 1/no AB 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 5/.600 2/1.000 2/.000 307/209 .298/.380/.431/.811 .906/.769 .815 129/.728 14/6 4/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 99/68 .264/.309/.352/.661 .645/.668 .744 9/.833 5/1 0/
21.Young G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 11/.455 3/3.000 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 17/.507 2/.000 6/.367 544/385 .288/.333/.408/.741 .736/.743 .757 100/.775 14/4 9/
IP 6.2 41.0 58.1 35.0 45.0 70.2 16.1 154.1 34.1 45.2 TOTAL .278/.339/.409/.748 .725/.758 .778 .754 86/38 100/96
ERA-K/9 6.75/6.7 4.17/4.0 3.70/9.0 5.40/6.4 5.20/5.8 3.69/6.4 4.41/7.2 6.30/5.7 4.46/11.3 3.74/8.5 4.71/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (47-27-4)
 Redmond (18-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 37/.344 187/.264 246/.284 152/.285 202/.271 308/.284 72/.258 695/.320 155/.206 198/.279 .274  Young
 Gomez
 Span
 Kubel
 Pridie
 Punto
132/0/0/9
0/130/0/7
0/17/64/6
16/0/32/2
0/0/1/0
0/3/0/0
OPS 1.089 .727 .860 .808 .785 .789 .642 .910 .701 .742 .787
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 14/.630 72/1.009 116/.925 68/.617 86/.812 110/.859 32/.573 218/.874 77/.698 103/.792 .793
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 23/1.335 115/.560 130/.806 84/.965 116/.766 198/.749 40/.699 477/.927 78/.703 95/.688 .783
Road / 91/.840 113/.879 78/.897 75/.792 134/.895 41/.615 345/1.000 87/.859 89/.672 .793
Last 28d days 37/1.089 19/.834 41/.750 54/.723 42/.581 99/.920 8/.929 104/1.101 53/.722 32/1.033
HR/SB/CS 2/4/0 3/10/2 14/6/7 3/0/1 5/0/0 9/3/1 0/0/0 26/7/4 3/4/0 3/0/1 149/61/29
Usage ····X··· ·o···X·· o··X···· ·X···o·X ····X·o· ··X··X·· o··X···· ··X····X X··XX·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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