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Game Preview: TBR @ NYY, 7:05pm, Friday, September 12, 2008 @Yankee Stadium II

Tampa Bay Rays, 87-57, 1st, 2½ up

SP: Matt Garza (24, RHP, 11-9, 3.55)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-9)           170   155  74  67  52 119 15    3.55      
 2007 (5-7)             83    96  44  34  32  67  8    3.69      
 2006 (3-6)             50    62  33  32  23  38  6    5.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  46    43  20  18  14  39  4    3.52   55 
 2008-09-07   @TOR   L   7     6   1   1   1   7  0     100   67 
 2008-09-02    NYY   L   5     5   6   4   1   2  1     100   38 
 2008-08-27    TOR   W   7.2   6   0   0   3   5  0     115   69 
 2008-08-20    LAA  ND   6.2   7   4   4   4   7  0     109   47 
 2008-08-15   @TEX   W   9     2   0   0   2   9  0     119   90 
 2008-08-09   @SEA  ND   5.2  10   5   5   1   5  1      97   33 
 2008-08-04    CLE   L   5     7   4   4   2   4  2     102   39 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      1-2  16.2  17  11   9   6   7  2    4.86   45 
 2008-09-02    NYY   L   5     5   6   4   1   2  1     100   38 
 2008-05-12    NYY   W   7     5   0   0   1   3  0     108   69 
 2006-09-03   @NYY   L   4.2   7   5   5   4   2  1      96   28 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   53-21   Road:   34-36   ExtrInn: 9-6 
 vsRHP:  63-36   vsLHP:  24-21   1-Run:  27-16
 vsEast: 36-26   vsCntrl:17-13   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
144 Wed, Sep 10  @BOS  W   4-2 (14)  87-57  1st  2.5 up
143 Tue, Sep  9  @BOS  W   5-4       86-57  1st  1.5 up
142 Mon, Sep  8  @BOS  L   0-3       85-57  1st  0.5 up
141 Sun, Sep  7  @TOR  L   0-1       85-56  1st  1.5 up
140 Sat, Sep  6  @TOR  L   4-7 (13)  85-55  1st  2.5 up
139 Fri, Sep  5  @TOR  L   4-6       85-54  1st  2.5 up
138 Thu, Sep  4   NYY  W   7-5       85-53  1st  3.5 up
137 Wed, Sep  3   NYY  L   4-8       84-53  1st  3.0 up
136 Tue, Sep  2   NYY  L   2-7       84-52  1st  4.0 up
135 Sun, Aug 31   BAL  W  10-4       84-51  1st  5.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
New York Yankees, 77-69, 4th, 11 GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Sidney Ponson (31, RHP, 8-5, 5.10)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-5)            125.1 160  84  71  44  51 13    5.10      
 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         2-3  36    49  30  29  12  13  6    7.25   37 
 2008-09-06   @SEA   W   6     5   3   3   1   1  1      66   50 
 2008-09-01   @DET  ND   3     9   7   6   1   1  2      76   15 
 2008-08-27    BOS   L   4.2   7   4   4   4   3  0      89   33 
 2008-08-21   @TOR   L   2     8   7   7   1   0  0      51   11 
 2008-08-16    KCR  ND   6.1   7   2   2   2   2  1      85   51 
 2008-08-11   @MIN   L   7.2   7   4   4   2   2  1     107   49 
 2008-08-06   @TEX   W   6.1   6   3   3   1   4  1      95   52 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-31   Road:   37-38   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  57-47   vsLHP:  20-22   1-Run:  24-17
 vsEast: 31-29   vsCntrl:18-18   vsWest: 18-14 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
146 Wed, Sep 10  @LAA  L   2-4       77-69  4th 11.0 gb
145 Tue, Sep  9  @LAA  W   7-1       77-68  4th 10.0 gb
144 Mon, Sep  8  @LAA  L   1-12      76-68  4th 10.0 gb
143 Sun, Sep  7  @SEA  L   2-5       76-67  4th 10.0 gb
142 Sat, Sep  6  @SEA  W   7-4       76-66  3rd 10.0 gb
141 Fri, Sep  5  @SEA  L   1-3       75-66  3rd 11.0 gb
140 Thu, Sep  4  @TBR  L   5-7       75-65  3rd 11.0 gb
139 Wed, Sep  3  @TBR  W   8-4       75-64  3rd 10.0 gb
138 Tue, Sep  2  @TBR  W   7-2       74-64  3rd 11.0 gb
137 Mon, Sep  1  @DET  W  13-9       73-64  3rd 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Sep 04, 2008 TBR  7  NYY  5        W:Scott Kazmir (11-6), L: Darrell Rasner (5-10), S: Dan Wheeler (11)
Wed, Sep 03, 2008 NYY  8 @TBR  4        W:Edwar Ramirez (5-1), L: Edwin Jackson (11-9), S: none
Tue, Sep 02, 2008 NYY  7 @TBR  2        W:Mike Mussina (17-7), L: Matt Garza (11-8), S: none
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 NYY  2  TBR  1 (10)   W:Mariano Rivera (4-3), L: Grant Balfour (2-1), S: none
Tue, Jul 08, 2008 NYY  5  TBR  0        W:Andy Pettitte (10-6), L: Scott Kazmir (7-4), S: none
Thu, May 15, 2008 TBR  5  NYY  2        W:Scott Kazmir (2-1), L: Ian Kennedy (0-3), S: Troy Percival (10)
Wed, May 14, 2008 NYY  2 @TBR  1        W:Mike Mussina (6-3), L: James Shields (4-3), S: Mariano Rivera (11)
Tue, May 13, 2008 TBR  2  NYY  1 (11)   W:J.P. Howell (3-0), L: Mariano Rivera (0-1), S: none
Mon, May 12, 2008 TBR  7  NYY  1        W:Matt Garza (2-1), L: Andy Pettitte (3-4), S: none
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 NYY  5 @TBR  3        W:Andy Pettitte (2-1), L: Edwin Jackson (2-1), S: Mariano Rivera (5)
Season Series: 2008 - NYY leads 9-6; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; 2006 - NYY won 13-5; All-Time - NYY leads 120-61

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

ATL  4.66

SDP  3.90

RA/G

TOR  3.81

CLE  4.57

TEX  5.93

BA

R. Furcal  .366

A. Lind  .293

J. Towles  .141

OBP

A. Pujols  .465

C. Lee  .368

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .653

J. Hairston  .481

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.117

M. Cameron  .843

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.28

G. Meche  3.96

L. Hernandez  6.21

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.19

M. Mussina  6.56

L. Hernandez  3.32

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.59 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Ponson
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
39.Britton
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
38.Giese
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
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 3/2.334 1/no AB 2/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 321/191 .258/.331/.422/.753 .847/.689 .776 105/.856 2/2 9/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 20/.683 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 1/no AB 60/20 .296/.367/.537/.904 .918/.876 .795 46/1.025 0/0 3/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 3/.667 ··· 3/1.334 2/.000 438/306 .280/.319/.354/.673 .888/.579 .630 92/.873 18/6 1/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 17/.294 3/.000 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 9/.708 ··· 249/238 .274/.353/.470/.823 .495/.838 .594 60/.870 1/0 10/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 5/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· 5/.800 1/no AB 346/281 .240/.335/.430/.765 .569/.813 .611 84/.850 4/2 12/
41.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 33/.911 3/.000 1/.000 7/.143 4/1.167 ··· ··· 7/.286 1/.000 13/.462 3/.000 394/340 .246/.330/.473/.803 .454/.857 .869 59/.611 9/3 19/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 10/1.378 2/.000 4/1.500 4/.500 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 2/5.000 6/.334 4/1.250 648/444 .280/.350/.382/.732 .675/.757 .687 111/.770 6/5 5/
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 1/.000 0/0 0/
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 5/5 .250/.400/1.000/1.400 /1.400 1.833 4/1.833 0/0 1/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 1/no AB 1/5.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 435/314 .278/.352/.533/.885 .868/.891 .921 / 7/0 22/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 12/.633 3/2.333 4/.666 4/.583 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 3/3.333 4/.000 3/.666 416/304 .297/.351/.408/.760 .700/.789 .727 61/.708 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 15/1.366 2/.000 4/2.417 3/1.667 3/.667 1/.000 1/.000 17/.923 2/.000 10/.100 3/1.167 543/344 .247/.374/.493/.867 .678/.980 .868 112/.977 1/1 28/
38.Perez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/4 .154/.267/.231/.497 .282/1.167 .497 15/.497 2/0 0/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 152/82 .222/.287/.407/.694 .781/.623 .737 41/.520 0/0 6/
10.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 61/18 .186/.213/.271/.484 .519/.399 .308 20/.100 1/0 1/
2.Upton G/S/vP 12/1.250 2/.500 4/.917 4/1.250 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 6/.334 4/.250 606/420 .274/.383/.398/.781 .779/.781 .771 96/.846 42/15 8/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 182/106 .220/.313/.403/.716 .708/.721 .720 62/.617 3/0 7/
IP 125.1 14.0 20.0 29.0 93.0 4.1 39.2 61.0 53.0 63.0 52.2 TOTAL .261/.339/.421/.760 .720/.778 .727 .794 131/48 154/76
ERA-K/9 5.10/3.7 1.29/5.8 4.05/4.0 2.17/8.4 2.61/10.5 0.00/6.3 2.95/5.9 4.13/10.0 4.08/10.0 1.43/10.1 3.59/9.6 4.39/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (40-23-6)
 Riggans (24-1-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 567/.316 54/.192 87/.273 119/.168 388/.234 14/.071 166/.208 255/.218 224/.214 231/.167 227/.232 .269  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Johnson
 Zobrist
 Perez
 Baldelli
 Riggans
0/134/0/12
2/18/106/8
28/0/49/3
19/5/12/2
1/0/0/0
11/5/1/0
3/3/1/0
1/0/4/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .844 .511 .838 .545 .623 .143 .579 .618 .696 .440 .714 .740
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 311/.952 31/.789 43/1.036 52/.459 196/.679 7/.000 93/.576 87/.673 128/.713 119/.397 104/.740 .733
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 256/.718 23/.132 44/.650 67/.602 192/.566 7/.286 73/.583 168/.590 96/.673 112/.486 123/.693 .746
Home 314/.823 6/.000 45/.879 40/.427 195/.604 / 105/.499 129/.578 123/.622 125/.518 117/.691 .713
Last 28d days 109/1.026 54/.511 43/.967 45/.350 18/.686 14/.143 8/1.357 27/.361 47/.979 38/.213 51/.924
HR/SB/CS 13/2/5 1/1/0 3/0/0 2/3/0 5/8/4 0/0/0 3/9/1 5/3/1 7/2/4 4/6/1 7/4/2 134/106/53
Usage ·····X·· ··X····X ···X···X ··X··o·· ·X···X·· ·o··o··· ···X···· ··o····· ···X···· ·····o·· ·o··o·o·
New York Yankees Batters (4.82 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
52.Salas
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 10/.800 4/2.417 5/.400 15/1.600 14/.468 4/.833 5/.200 5/.800 5/2.800 623/441 .296/.371/.461/.832 .806/.843 .883 109/.875 18/11 16/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 5/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 172/132 .258/.287/.405/.691 .651/.703 .732 10/.775 0/1 5/
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP 6/.334 2/.000 4/.250 11/.573 9/.555 2/.000 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 440/299 .242/.296/.337/.633 .587/.658 .633 / 9/2 8/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 8/1.125 3/1.334 2/.000 15/.767 15/.786 9/.347 1/.000 5/.400 2/1.000 573/403 .261/.295/.397/.693 .780/.657 .752 99/.681 1/4 13/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 10/.400 2/.000 6/1.333 13/.993 10/.425 17/1.185 21/.428 4/.250 5/.400 573/406 .305/.378/.458/.836 .712/.886 .833 120/.771 28/7 14/
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 87/72 .182/.247/.234/.481 .000/.581 .497 19/.760 7/0 0/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 8/.375 1/.000 7/.572 4/1.750 5/.000 17/.640 8/.250 5/1.267 8/3.083 505/367 .248/.374/.507/.882 .881/.882 .931 100/.751 2/1 29/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 10/.522 4/.833 24/.708 13/.923 17/.853 4/.833 15/.343 6/1.417 10/.311 624/441 .296/.360/.404/.764 .852/.728 .744 116/.859 11/5 10/
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 5/.200 3/1.666 7/.829 15/.871 13/.923 17/.686 7/1.229 5/1.100 5/.400 371/259 .297/.375/.430/.805 .760/.825 .805 86/.621 0/0 9/
19.Moeller G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 88/61 .228/.307/.329/.636 .551/.670 .500 4/.500 0/0 1/
26.Molina G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 6/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 277/186 .219/.264/.311/.575 .455/.633 .635 35/.500 0/0 2/
22.Nady G/S/vP 2/2.500 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 4/.250 1/.000 7/.453 540/414 .317/.370/.533/.903 .861/.914 .891 108/.745 1/1 23/
29.Ransom G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 10/3 .750/.800/1.750/2.550 1.714/4.000 2.100 10/2.550 0/0 2/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 6/1.500 8/.125 31/.859 17/1.671 16/.708 3/.666 20/1.106 5/1.600 4/.500 545/398 .308/.398/.588/.986 .918/1.009 1.084 111/.945 17/3 33/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 12/.606 5/.000 17/.118 3/1.667 8/.929 ··· 13/.462 1/.000 6/.666 410/311 .279/.322/.400/.722 .735/.718 .829 54/.535 8/1 7/
IP 170.0 49.2 53.1 73.2 81.0 38.0 41.1 4.1 63.1 TOTAL .271/.342/.426/.768 .737/.781 .792 .776 102/37 160/75
ERA-K/9 3.55/6.3 1.63/12.9 2.03/2.9 4.64/5.1 2.44/9.3 4.26/9.0 5.01/8.1 10.38/14.7 2.70/7.0 3.73/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Moeller (14-7-0)
 Molina (39-32-7)
 Rodriguez (50-25-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 706/.243 192/.139 217/.276 328/.277 338/.199 165/.243 175/.182 19/.294 248/.176 .244  Nady
 Abreu
 Cabrera
 Gardner
 Matsui
 Damon
36/0/87/12
0/0/137/10
0/115/1/7
16/7/0/3
21/0/3/2
80/31/0/2
OPS .669 .446 .649 .806 .601 .676 .726 .839 .582 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 337/.708 76/.408 69/.794 146/.861 125/.549 97/.593 88/.737 8/1.292 95/.586 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 369/.634 116/.471 148/.585 182/.762 213/.631 68/.794 87/.713 11/.545 153/.579 .703
Road 341/.736 107/.478 112/.597 191/.825 168/.678 69/.774 77/.855 4/.833 135/.654 .760
Last 28d days 144/.564 51/.596 42/.580 42/1.124 52/.685 31/.532 17/1.588 19/.839 42/.540
HR/SB/CS 15/4/1 2/2/1 2/2/3 11/10/1 6/10/2 1/0/2 9/6/1 0/0/0 9/1/1 139/68/26
Usage ····X··· ·Xo··XX· ·o···X·o ·o·····X ·X·X·oo· ·o·····o ·oX··o·· ········ ·XX·oo·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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