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Game Preview: TOR @ NYY, 7:05pm, Friday, August 29, 2008 @Yankee Stadium II

Toronto Blue Jays, 68-65, 4th, 13½ GB, 9 GB in WC

SP: A.J. Burnett (31, RHP, 16-9, 4.58)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (16-9)           178.2 179  97  91  73 185 19    4.58      
 2007 (10-8)           165.2 131  74  69  66 176 23    3.75      
 2006 (10-8)           135.2 138  67  60  39 118 14    3.98      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         6-0  44.2  45  20  19  13  53  7    3.83   55 
 2008-08-24    BOS  ND   7     7   5   5   3   7  2     109   47 
 2008-08-19    NYY   W   8     5   1   1   1  13  0     120   80 
 2008-08-12   @DET   W   6     8   4   4   1   6  3     106   45 
 2008-08-07    OAK   W   6     7   4   4   2   6  2     110   46 
 2008-08-02   @TEX   W   5.2   6   4   4   2   4  0     103   43 
 2008-07-28    TBR   W   7     6   1   0   4  10  0     110   69 
 2008-07-23   @BAL   W   5     6   1   1   0   7  0      77   58 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      4-0  37.1  24   5   5   9  37  3    1.21   71 
 2008-08-19    NYY   W   8     5   1   1   1  13  0     120   80 
 2008-07-13    NYY   W   8.1   6   1   1   1   8  1      98   74 
 2008-04-02   @NYY   W   6     5   2   2   1   3  1      90   56 
 2007-09-13    NYY  ND   8     4   1   1   2   8  1     120   76 
 2007-04-26   @NYY   W   7     4   0   0   4   5  0     113   70 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-29   Road:   31-36   ExtrInn: 4-8 
 vsRHP:  54-45   vsLHP:  14-20   1-Run:  19-27
 vsEast: 25-25   vsCntrl:18-11   vsWest: 17-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
133 Thu, Aug 28  @TBR  L   2-3       68-65  4th 13.5 gb
132 Wed, Aug 27  @TBR  L   0-1       68-64  4th 12.5 gb
131 Tue, Aug 26  @TBR  W   6-2       68-63  4th 11.5 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24   BOS  L   5-6 (11)  67-63  4th 12.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23   BOS  W  11-0       67-62  4th 12.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22   BOS  L   4-8       66-62  4th 12.5 gb
127 Thu, Aug 21   NYY  W  14-3       66-61  4th 11.5 gb
126 Wed, Aug 20   NYY  L   1-5       65-61  4th 12.0 gb
125 Tue, Aug 19   NYY  W   2-1       65-60  4th 12.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17  @BOS  W  15-4       64-60  4th 11.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
New York Yankees, 71-62, 3rd, 10½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Carl Pavano (32, RHP, 1-0, 5.40)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)              5     7   3   3   1   5  0    5.40      
 2007 (1-0)             11.1  12   7   6   2   4  1    4.76      
 2005 (4-6)            100   129  66  53  18  56 17    4.77      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-1  40.1  50  26  25   7  21  4    5.58   44 
 2008-08-23   @BAL   W   5     7   3   3   1   5  0      91   45 
 2007-04-09   @MIN   W   7     6   2   2   0   2  0      79   59 
 2007-04-02    TBD  ND   4.1   6   5   4   2   2  1      73   33 
 2005-06-27   @BAL  ND   6     9   4   4   1   0  1      89   37 
 2005-06-22    TBD   L   6.2   6   5   5   1   7  2     104   48 
 2005-06-17    CHC  ND   5.1  10   6   6   1   3  0      84   26 
 2005-06-12   @STL  ND   6     6   1   1   1   2  0      95   57 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      1-2  25    29  16  15   9  11  5    5.40   44 
 2005-05-01    TOR  ND   5     9   6   6   1   2  1      90   26 
 2005-04-20   @TOR   W   8     7   2   1   0   3  0      92   65 
 2002-06-15    TOR  ND   3     4   3   3   6   1  2      68   34 
 1999-07-11    TOR   L   6     3   1   1   2   3  0      78   63 
 1998-06-22   @TOR   L   3     6   4   4   0   2  2      62   33 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-29   Road:   32-33   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  52-43   vsLHP:  19-19   1-Run:  23-16
 vsEast: 28-26   vsCntrl:17-18   vsWest: 16-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
133 Thu, Aug 28   BOS  W   3-2       71-62  3rd 10.5 gb
132 Wed, Aug 27   BOS  L   3-11      70-62  3rd 10.5 gb
131 Tue, Aug 26   BOS  L   3-7       70-61  3rd  9.5 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24  @BAL  W   8-7       70-60  3rd  9.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23  @BAL  W   5-3       69-60  3rd 10.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22  @BAL  W   9-4       68-60  3rd 10.5 gb
127 Thu, Aug 21  @TOR  L   3-14      67-60  3rd 10.5 gb
126 Wed, Aug 20  @TOR  W   5-1       67-59  3rd 10.0 gb
125 Tue, Aug 19  @TOR  L   1-2       66-59  3rd 11.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17   KCR  W  15-6       66-58  3rd  9.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 TOR 14  NYY  3        W:Roy Halladay (15-9), L: Sidney Ponson (7-4), S: none
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 NYY  5 @TOR  1        W:Andy Pettitte (13-9), L: David Purcey (2-4), S: none
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 TOR  2  NYY  1        W:A.J. Burnett (16-9), L: Jose Veras (3-2), S: B.J. Ryan (24)
Sun, Jul 13, 2008 TOR  4  NYY  1        W:A.J. Burnett (10-8), L: Andy Pettitte (10-7), S: B.J. Ryan (18)
Sat, Jul 12, 2008 NYY  9 @TOR  4        W:Darrell Rasner (5-7), L: Jesse Litsch (8-6), S: none
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 TOR  5  NYY  0        W:Roy Halladay (11-6), L: Joba Chamberlain (2-3), S: none
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 NYY  9  TOR  8        W:Kyle Farnsworth (1-2), L: B.J. Ryan (1-2), S: none
Wed, Jun 04, 2008 NYY  5  TOR  1        W:Mike Mussina (9-4), L: Jesse Litsch (7-2), S: none
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 TOR  9 @NYY  3        W:Roy Halladay (7-5), L: Dan Giese (0-1), S: none
Thu, Apr 03, 2008 NYY  3  TOR  2        W:Joba Chamberlain (1-0), L: Brian Wolfe (0-1), S: Mariano Rivera (2)
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 6-6; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; 2006 - NYY won 10-8; All-Time - NYY leads 244-196

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  5.54

FLA  4.62

WSN  3.76

RA/G

TOR  3.88

SFG  4.60

TEX  6.00

BA

C. Jones  .359

N. Punto  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .466

J. Posada  .364

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .636

J. Hardy  .481

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.101

E. Hinske  .837

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

B. Looper  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.20

J. Jurrjens  6.38

L. Hernandez  3.47

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Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Pavano
G/S/vB
39.Britton
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
34.Marte*
G/S/vB
36.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
20.Barajas G/S/vP 2/2.500 2/2.500 ··· 4/.750 1/3.000 6/.500 2/.500 331/229 .259/.308/.433/.741 .626/.793 .791 89/.818 0/0 11/
23.Bautista G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 376/279 .233/.314/.390/.703 .873/.649 .779 29/.172 1/1 12/
11.Eckstein G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 293/203 .274/.353/.357/.710 .858/.641 .773 28/.729 2/1 1/
1.Inglett* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 300/273 .300/.358/.416/.774 .724/.779 .638 86/.755 8/2 2/
26.Lind* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 242/173 .296/.332/.502/.834 .816/.841 .889 107/.781 1/0 9/
6.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/1.500 3/.000 1/.000 5/1.100 2/.000 165/102 .218/.264/.286/.550 .657/.485 .616 83/.561 3/1 1/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 5/.400 3/1.000 6/1.000 2/1.000 2/.500 8/.250 3/.000 528/390 .274/.370/.419/.788 .576/.867 .814 106/.792 1/2 11/
15.Rios G/S/vP 5/1.400 7/1.000 5/1.200 2/.000 2/2.500 9/.000 5/.400 566/433 .291/.339/.448/.787 .685/.820 .788 112/.946 30/8 10/
33.Rolen G/S/vP 35/.814 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 364/274 .252/.349/.401/.750 .693/.767 .781 23/.769 5/0 7/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/.666 2/1.500 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 8/1.042 3/1.667 480/355 .264/.346/.346/.692 .689/.693 .662 105/.764 7/2 6/
10.Wells G/S/vP 8/.875 2/.000 6/.334 5/.400 1/.000 17/.953 1/3.000 347/267 .293/.337/.483/.820 .888/.799 .738 70/.990 4/2 14/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 13/.237 3/.333 3/1.666 5/.400 1/.000 15/.414 ··· 236/183 .225/.330/.345/.675 .615/.703 .562 17/.059 2/1 5/
IP 5.0 15.2 23.0 57.1 49.0 60.0 47.0 TOTAL .262/.334/.393/.727 .694/.738 .711 .751 76/27 97/65
ERA-K/9 5.40/9.0 4.02/5.2 2.35/7.4 4.24/9.9 3.49/10.1 1.50/10.1 3.64/9.6 4.34/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (33-20-2)
 Zaun (32-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 24/.350 68/.270 96/.165 241/.218 201/.191 221/.171 202/.230 .267  Rios
 Wells
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Inglett
0/56/73/13
0/78/0/5
57/0/0/2
3/0/0/1
20/1/12/0
OPS .817 .768 .570 .627 .638 .451 .690 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 12/.917 33/.991 40/.463 80/.674 113/.691 115/.411 98/.740 .727
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 12/.667 35/.562 56/.628 161/.604 88/.569 106/.495 104/.646 .742
Home / 45/.879 34/.376 125/.576 118/.613 119/.527 108/.676 .716
Last 28d days 24/.817 24/.855 48/.497 37/.691 49/.925 48/.469 52/.835
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 2/0/0 2/2/0 5/3/1 6/2/4 4/6/1 6/4/1 119/98/51
Usage ·····X·· ·oX····X o·X··X·· oX··X·o· ·oo·X··o o···Xoo· ·X··oXo·
New York Yankees Batters (4.82 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.88 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
31.Parrish*
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 63/.960 7/1.738 1/.000 21/.555 8/1.071 8/1.000 9/.611 10/1.000 7/.619 569/403 .296/.369/.463/.832 .774/.856 .880 113/.810 14/10 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 13/.385 1/.000 1/5.000 3/1.167 2/.500 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 167/127 .259/.289/.405/.694 .651/.708 .739 35/.767 0/1 5/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 17/.301 2/2.500 1/.000 20/.566 8/.500 9/1.319 5/.400 5/.500 11/.864 524/370 .266/.304/.404/.708 .796/.673 .737 96/.794 1/4 12/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 22/.490 5/1.800 1/2.000 20/.669 8/.661 3/1.334 13/.331 25/.393 15/.884 512/365 .311/.384/.458/.842 .778/.867 .834 116/.830 23/6 11/
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 84/72 .189/.256/.243/.499 .000/.581 .497 16/.908 6/0 0/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 20/.721 4/.833 1/.000 15/1.015 4/.500 6/.533 6/1.833 21/.944 8/.250 451/329 .251/.379/.514/.893 .887/.895 .929 87/.835 2/1 27/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 28/.757 13/.770 ··· 11/1.271 18/.533 13/.385 14/.846 14/.445 8/.750 564/397 .297/.354/.404/.758 .823/.731 .760 112/.836 9/4 8/
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 14/.702 11/1.000 1/.000 19/.912 10/1.711 11/.573 16/1.471 24/.440 8/2.000 322/225 .307/.391/.452/.844 .720/.899 .831 37/.704 0/0 9/
26.Molina G/S/vP 5/1.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.666 262/175 .228/.275/.325/.599 .478/.659 .651 44/.684 0/0 2/
22.Nady G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 485/375 .327/.381/.546/.928 .887/.938 .913 103/.921 1/1 21/
29.Ransom G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/2 .750/.800/2.500/3.300 1.667/5.000 2.750 5/3.300 0/0 2/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 24/1.000 16/1.332 1/.000 17/1.243 12/1.283 12/.833 7/.429 13/.585 8/.821 488/356 .307/.395/.581/.976 .956/.984 1.094 110/.844 16/2 28/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 13/.718 6/.833 1/.000 2/.000 5/2.400 1/5.000 6/.000 6/.334 1/2.000 384/296 .280/.325/.395/.721 .699/.727 .821 53/.511 7/1 6/
IP 178.2 38.0 46.2 61.2 43.0 24.0 26.2 47.0 43.0 TOTAL .273/.344/.426/.770 .734/.786 .794 .794 88/33 143/68
ERA-K/9 4.58/9.3 4.03/7.3 2.12/9.1 1.31/7.7 3.98/8.6 2.25/6.0 4.05/5.1 2.68/8.6 2.93/8.4 3.60/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (38-31-6)
 Rodriguez (44-24-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 782/.259 158/.255 188/.211 247/.200 184/.200 104/.209 109/.273 198/.221 184/.238 .245  Nady
 Abreu
 Gardner
 Matsui
 Damon
24/0/86/12
0/0/125/10
16/5/0/2
21/0/3/2
78/19/0/1
OPS .750 .676 .660 .539 .644 .660 .774 .642 .677 .699
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 432/.788 60/.982 101/.567 100/.477 71/.808 47/.830 41/.877 61/.686 84/.667 .748
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 350/.704 98/.488 87/.769 147/.583 113/.544 57/.524 68/.712 137/.623 100/.686 .654
Road 386/.751 78/.722 110/.807 130/.595 85/.724 51/.659 20/.997 104/.805 73/.573 .730
Last 28d days 139/.817 32/.823 34/.681 43/.332 35/.430 45/.513 23/.691 44/.674 18/.771
HR/SB/CS 19/17/7 2/3/0 5/1/2 2/1/0 3/4/2 2/0/0 2/1/1 3/2/0 4/3/1 121/66/31
Usage ····X··· ······X· ··o··X·· ··o·X··o o·····X· ··o·oo·o ········ ··X·oX·· o·····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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