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Game Preview: KCR @ NYY, 1:05pm, Sunday, August 17, 2008 @Yankee Stadium II

Kansas City Royals, 55-68, 5th, 14½ GB, 14½ GB in WC

SP: Brian Bannister (27, RHP, 7-11, 5.36)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-11)           139.1 156  89  83  44  91 19    5.36      
 2007 (12-9)           165   156  76  71  44  77 15    3.87      
 2006 (2-1)             38    34  18  18  22  19  4    4.26      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-4  36    45  29  27  14  34  7    6.75   42 
 2008-08-12   @CHW   L   7     4   4   4   2   7  3     106   58 
 2008-08-05    BOS   L   4     6   3   3   2   3  0      87   39 
 2008-07-30   @OAK  ND   5     8   2   2   4   7  0     111   46 
 2008-07-25    TBR   L   5.1   7   3   2   1   1  0     100   44 
 2008-07-20   @CHW  ND   3     8   5   5   1   4  1      77   26 
 2008-07-09    CHW  ND   6.2   4   5   5   3   6  2     106   49 
 2008-07-04   @TBR   L   5     8   7   6   1   6  1     102   30 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      1-1  13.1  20  14  14   9   8  3    9.45   32 
 2008-06-07   @NYY  ND   3.1   8   5   5   2   1  0      71   23 
 2008-04-08    NYY   W   5     5   2   2   4   6  0      97   51 
 2007-09-08    NYY   L   5     7   7   7   3   1  3      98   23 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-34   Road:   27-34   ExtrInn: 5-6 
 vsRHP:  32-51   vsLHP:  23-17   1-Run:  18-15
 vsEast: 14-25   vsCntrl:18-26   vsWest: 10-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Sat, Aug 16  @NYY  L   2-3 (13)  55-68  5th 14.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 15  @NYY  W   4-3       55-67  5th 13.5 gb
121 Thu, Aug 14  @CHW  L   2-9       54-67  5th 14.5 gb
120 Wed, Aug 13  @CHW  L   0-4       54-66  5th 13.5 gb
119 Tue, Aug 12  @CHW  L   0-9       54-65  5th 12.5 gb
118 Sun, Aug 10   MIN  W   5-4 (12)  54-64  4th 12.0 gb
117 Sat, Aug  9   MIN  L   3-7       53-64  4th 12.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug  8   MIN  L   1-4       53-63  4th 12.0 gb
115 Wed, Aug  6   BOS  L   2-8       53-62  4th 11.5 gb
114 Tue, Aug  5   BOS  L   2-8       53-61  4th 10.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
New York Yankees, 65-58, 3rd, 9½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Mike Mussina (39, RHP, 15-7, 3.30)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (15-7)           147.1 157  64  54  21 101 14    3.30      
 2007 (11-10)          152   188  90  87  35  91 14    5.15      
 2006 (15-7)           197.1 184  88  77  35 172 22    3.51      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  46    50  14  13   5  38  2    2.54   58 
 2008-08-12   @MIN  ND   7     8   3   3   1   5  0     104   53 
 2008-08-07   @TEX   W   7     8   0   0   1   6  0      99   66 
 2008-08-02    LAA   W   7     2   2   1   2   5  0      89   70 
 2008-07-28    BAL   L   5     8   6   6   1   4  2      95   30 
 2008-07-23    MIN   W   8     6   0   0   0   7  0     105   77 
 2008-07-18    OAK   W   6     9   1   1   0   6  0      93   56 
 2008-07-10   @PIT  ND   6     9   2   2   0   5  0      98   51 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      2-1  30.2  34  12  12   5  20  4    3.52   52 
 2008-06-09    KCR  ND   8     7   2   2   0   3  1      89   63 
 2007-08-05    KCR   W   6     9   2   2   0   3  1      98   49 
 2007-07-25   @KCR   W   5.2   6   1   1   2   4  0      95   55 
 2006-09-05   @KCR   L   5     8   4   4   1   4  1      86   38 
 2006-05-26    KCR  ND   6     4   3   3   2   6  1      98   56 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-27   Road:   28-31   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  48-39   vsLHP:  17-19   1-Run:  21-15
 vsEast: 23-22   vsCntrl:16-18   vsWest: 16-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Sat, Aug 16   KCR  W   3-2 (13)  65-58  3rd  9.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 15   KCR  L   3-4       64-58  3rd 10.5 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13  @MIN  L   2-4       64-57  3rd  9.0 gb
120 Tue, Aug 12  @MIN  W   9-6 (12)  64-56  3rd  8.0 gb
119 Mon, Aug 11  @MIN  L   0-4       63-56  3rd  9.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 16, 2008 NYY  3  KCR  2 (13)   W:David Robertson (3-0), L: Jeff Fulchino (0-1), S: none
Fri, Aug 15, 2008 KCR  4 @NYY  3        W:Leo Nunez (4-1), L: Mariano Rivera (4-5), S: Joakim Soria (33)
Mon, Jun 09, 2008 KCR  3 @NYY  2        W:Yasuhiko Yabuta (1-0), L: Mariano Rivera (2-2), S: Joakim Soria (14)
Sun, Jun 08, 2008 NYY  6  KCR  3        W:Dan Giese (1-1), L: Zack Greinke (5-4), S: Mariano Rivera (16)
Sat, Jun 07, 2008 NYY 12  KCR 11        W:Mariano Rivera (2-1), L: Joakim Soria (0-1), S: none
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 KCR  2 @NYY  1        W:Kyle Davies (2-0), L: Darrell Rasner (3-3), S: Joakim Soria (13)
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 NYY  6 @KCR  1        W:Andy Pettitte (1-1), L: John Bale (0-2), S: none
Wed, Apr 09, 2008 KCR  4  NYY  0        W:Zack Greinke (2-0), L: Kyle Farnsworth (0-1), S: Jimmy Gobble (1)
Tue, Apr 08, 2008 KCR  5  NYY  2        W:Brian Bannister (2-0), L: Philip Hughes (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (4)

Sun, Sep 09, 2007 NYY  6 @KCR  3        W:Chien-Ming Wang (18-6), L: Brandon Duckworth (2-5), S: Mariano Rivera (25)
Season Series: 2008 - KCR leads 5-4; 2007 - NYY won 9-1; 2006 - NYY won 7-2; All-Time - NYY leads 251-172

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  5.57

MIL  4.67

WSN  3.71

RA/G

TOR  3.93

MIN  4.63

TEX  6.05

BA

C. Jones  .365

J. Bay  .290

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .464

D. Ortiz  .363

T. Pena  .178

SLG

A. Pujols  .621

K. Shoppach  .480

T. Pena  .204

OPS

A. Pujols  1.080

D. Pedroia  .833

T. Pena  .382

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

U. Jimenez  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.11

P. Maholm  6.32

L. Hernandez  3.46

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Kansas City Royals Batters (4.10 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.46 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Mussina
G/S/vB
63.Britton
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
30.Aviles G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 270/191 .318/.344/.496/.841 1.128/.725 .880 112/.853 4/1 7/
14.Buck G/S/vP 13/.154 ··· 2/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 336/243 .219/.292/.362/.654 .797/.600 .677 73/.449 0/3 8/
16.Butler G/S/vP 3/.000 1/3.000 3/1.667 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 360/255 .267/.322/.376/.698 .932/.604 .699 96/.764 0/1 7/
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 20/.200 1/.000 4/.500 5/.250 1/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 ··· ··· 422/278 .291/.351/.441/.792 .696/.842 .780 69/.611 10/7 10/
3.German G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 161/87 .222/.278/.313/.591 .539/.634 .513 66/.732 6/2 0/
7.Gload* G/S/vP 11/1.936 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.900 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 355/266 .269/.316/.336/.653 .547/.689 .515 91/.677 3/4 2/
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 8/.875 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 513/354 .256/.350/.423/.773 .559/.872 .737 100/.904 7/2 14/
11.Guillen G/S/vP 23/.893 1/.000 7/.429 ··· 1/.000 11/1.164 1/.000 4/.750 1/2.000 473/346 .252/.288/.435/.723 .962/.638 .735 93/.575 2/1 16/
35.Maier* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 58/42 .352/.375/.352/.727 .667/.749 .918 58/.727 0/1 0/
21.Olivo G/S/vP 14/.928 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 9/.444 1/.000 241/163 .261/.290/.478/.769 1.044/.640 .858 35/.786 3/0 11/
1.Pena G/S/vP 4/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 204/143 .158/.178/.204/.382 .588/.298 .341 14/.429 3/1 1/
26.Smith* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/5.000 ··· 5/1.200 ··· ··· ··· 12/10 .167/.167/.333/.500 .000/.600 .000 12/.500 0/1 0/
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 13/.154 ··· 4/.833 5/.400 1/2.000 6/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 473/334 .252/.319/.389/.709 .667/.726 .705 86/.667 3/3 10/
IP 147.1 10.2 17.1 54.0 45.0 55.0 21.1 12.1 43.0 TOTAL .260/.314/.386/.700 .759/.676 .681 .695 65/33 89/71
ERA-K/9 3.30/6.2 3.38/2.5 2.60/8.8 4.50/9.7 3.60/10.6 1.64/10.5 5.48/10.6 5.84/5.9 2.72/9.4 4.23/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (43-8-3)
 Olivo (17-10-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 604/.276 44/.250 75/.194 229/.228 183/.191 204/.185 90/.234 57/.286 180/.208 .265  Guillen
 Teahen
 DeJesus
 Maier
 Gload
 Smith
 German
43/0/40/8
23/1/78/4
53/45/13/3
0/17/0/0
6/0/2/0
1/0/0/0
20/0/0/0
OPS .724 .718 .659 .650 .624 .484 .647 .835 .648 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 294/.566 20/1.111 33/.538 72/.713 102/.639 105/.440 46/.557 34/1.167 88/.719 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 310/.870 24/.394 42/.722 157/.621 81/.605 99/.531 44/.739 23/.399 92/.586 .743
Home 379/.741 31/.872 26/.361 121/.596 108/.632 114/.551 49/.663 24/.467 102/.602 .711
Last 28d days 132/.684 16/1.250 27/.689 48/.955 39/.833 45/.676 50/.765 2/1.000 45/.674
HR/SB/CS 14/9/5 1/0/0 2/1/0 5/3/1 5/2/4 4/5/1 2/3/2 2/3/1 6/4/1 111/92/47
Usage ····X··· ········ o··o···· o···X·X· oo··oo·o XX··X·o· X··X···X ···o···· X···X··X
New York Yankees Batters (4.76 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (4.91 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Bannister
G/S/vB
54.Fulchino
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
63.Newman*
G/S/vB
46.Nunez
G/S/vB
57.Peralta
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
51.Tejeda
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 8/.625 ··· 9/1.000 ··· 3/2.000 5/1.850 3/.666 3/.333 7/.715 525/373 .289/.362/.461/.823 .784/.839 .884 116/.971 14/9 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 7/.929 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 3/.667 2/2.000 4/.250 166/126 .261/.291/.408/.699 .651/.713 .739 48/.682 0/1 5/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 7/.715 2/1.000 12/1.136 ··· 3/.000 3/1.000 2/1.000 5/.000 8/.250 484/341 .265/.304/.397/.702 .812/.656 .756 104/.810 1/4 10/
17.Christian G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 43/14 .250/.302/.325/.627 .824/.220 .871 23/.668 7/1 0/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 9/2.318 1/.000 18/.749 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.666 4/.500 7/.453 464/330 .316/.385/.454/.839 .795/.857 .825 113/.786 20/6 8/
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 78/68 .176/.250/.206/.456 .000/.521 .436 24/.477 5/0 0/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 4/1.250 ··· 10/.300 ··· 2/.000 3/5.000 2/.000 3/.333 4/.500 413/300 .252/.392/.506/.898 .909/.894 .902 84/.838 2/1 23/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 16/.688 ··· 2/.500 6/.666 2/.500 1/2.000 9/.819 519/364 .289/.350/.399/.749 .744/.751 .730 116/.787 8/3 7/
26.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· 9/.444 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.334 245/166 .227/.277/.314/.591 .503/.632 .658 58/.686 0/0 1/
22.Nady G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.000 442/341 .325/.382/.550/.932 .916/.936 .911 104/1.022 1/1 19/
29.Ransom G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 8/2.125 ··· 11/.741 ··· 3/.000 8/.125 2/.500 3/1.334 8/1.417 445/324 .308/.396/.587/.983 .975/.986 1.101 114/.995 16/2 27/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 8/.000 1/.000 6/.533 ··· 4/.000 9/.777 1/.000 5/.400 5/.933 362/275 .287/.331/.410/.742 .707/.752 .849 60/.639 6/1 6/
IP 139.1 6.2 58.2 10.2 33.0 46.2 57.2 54.2 32.0 TOTAL .271/.344/.420/.764 .737/.776 .787 .800 82/31 125/61
ERA-K/9 5.36/5.9 9.45/8.1 2.91/6.7 9.28/5.0 2.73/4.6 5.40/6.6 2.81/9.5 1.48/9.5 3.66/9.8 4.60/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (35-28-6)
 Rodriguez (41-23-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 610/.284 36/.367 247/.240 61/.385 144/.250 195/.260 238/.221 209/.170 130/.145 .267  Nady
 Abreu
 Gardner
 Christian
 Damon
14/0/85/12
0/0/115/9
16/3/0/2
9/3/4/1
76/10/0/1
OPS .783 .944 .662 1.151 .678 .846 .575 .497 .534 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 302/.813 21/1.112 99/.701 18/1.325 70/.757 89/.910 114/.756 110/.538 63/.599 .767
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 308/.753 15/.718 148/.637 43/1.085 74/.602 106/.795 124/.409 99/.454 67/.469 .733
Road 263/.888 15/.481 126/.657 45/1.098 57/.458 82/.909 109/.644 111/.575 43/.298 .761
Last 28d days 119/.871 4/1.000 44/1.090 12/1.235 61/.884 68/.804 52/.714 46/.579 59/.534
HR/SB/CS 19/4/3 0/1/0 5/2/2 3/1/0 1/1/0 13/3/1 1/3/1 4/2/1 3/5/0 122/60/18
Usage ····X··· o······· ·X······ ··o·X··· ·X·X··XX X·X····· X·····X· ·X····X· X·X···oX

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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