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Game Preview: TBR @ OAK, 10:05pm, Monday, May 19, 2008 @McAfee Coliseum

Tampa Bay Rays, 25-19, 2nd, 1 GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: James Shields (26, RHP, 4-3, 3.05)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-3)             59    53  27  20  14  45  2    3.05      
 2007 (12-8)           215   202  98  92  36 184 28    3.85      
 2006 (6-8)            124.2 141  69  67  38 104 18    4.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  47    40  23  16  10  38  1    3.06   57 
 2008-05-14    NYY   L   7.1   6   2   2   2   6  0     102   62 
 2008-05-09    LAA   W   9     1   0   0   0   8  0      92   93 
 2008-05-03   @BOS   L   3.2  10   7   7   3   3  0      98   13 
 2008-04-27    BOS   W   9     2   0   0   1   7  0      99   89 
 2008-04-22    TOR   W   7     6   4   2   2   5  1     104   56 
 2008-04-16   @MIN  ND   5     8   5   3   1   5  0      96   39 
 2008-04-11    BAL  ND   6     7   5   2   1   4  0      95   47 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.OAK      2-1  20    20   9   9   6  19  3    4.05   54 
 2007-08-24    OAK   W   8.1   9   2   2   1   8  1     114   64 
 2007-04-27   @OAK   W   8     4   1   1   1   9  1     107   78 
 2006-09-08    OAK   L   3.2   7   6   6   4   2  1      88   21 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-8    Road:    9-11   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  19-13   vsLHP:   6-6    1-Run:   4-7 
 vsEast: 18-12   vsCntrl: 2-3    vsWest:  4-2  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 44 Sun, May 18  @STL  L   4-5       25-19  2nd  1.0 gb
 43 Sat, May 17  @STL  L   8-9 (10)  25-18  1st    Tied
 42 Fri, May 16  @STL  W   3-1       25-17  1st  1.5 up
 41 Thu, May 15   NYY  W   5-2       24-17  1st  1.0 up
 40 Wed, May 14   NYY  L   1-2       23-17  1st  0.5 up
 39 Tue, May 13   NYY  W   2-1 (11)  23-16  1st  0.5 up
 38 Mon, May 12   NYY  W   7-1       22-16  2nd  0.5 gb
 37 Sun, May 11   LAA  W   8-5       21-16  2nd  1.5 gb
 36 Sat, May 10   LAA  W   2-0       20-16  2nd  2.5 gb
 35 Fri, May  9   LAA  W   2-0       19-16  2nd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Oakland Athletics, 24-21, 2nd, 1½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Joe Blanton (27, RHP, 2-6, 3.69)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-6)             68.1  77  31  28  15  29  5    3.69      
 2007 (14-10)          230   240 106 101  40 140 16    3.95      
 2006 (16-12)          194.1 241 111 104  58 107 17    4.82      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-4  50    56  24  21   9  21  5    3.78   50 
 2008-05-14   @CLE   L   7     4   2   2   2   4  2     101   63 
 2008-05-07    BAL  ND   5.2   8   2   2   3   3  0     101   45 
 2008-05-02    TEX   L   7     7   4   2   1   1  0     101   51 
 2008-04-27   @SEA   W   7     8   2   2   2   3  1      99   54 
 2008-04-22    MIN   L   7.2   9   5   4   0   7  1     109   50 
 2008-04-16    SEA   L   8    12   4   4   0   2  0     101   44 
 2008-04-11   @CLE   W   7.2   8   5   5   1   1  1     111   43 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-9    Road:   12-12   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  17-11   vsLHP:   7-10   1-Run:   8-6 
 vsEast:  7-3    vsCntrl:10-7    vsWest:  6-9  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 45 Sun, May 18  @ATL  L   2-5       24-21  2nd  1.5 gb
 44 Sat, May 17  @ATL  W   5-4       24-20  2nd  0.5 gb
 43 Fri, May 16  @ATL  L   2-3       23-20  2nd  1.5 gb
 42 Thu, May 15  @CLE  L   2-4       23-19  2nd  0.5 gb
 41 Wed, May 14  @CLE  L   0-2       23-18  2nd  0.5 gb
 40 Tue, May 13  @CLE  L   0-4       23-17  2nd  0.5 gb
 39 Sun, May 11  @TEX  W  12-6       23-16  1st  1.0 up
 38 Sat, May 10  @TEX  L   4-6       22-16  1st    Tied
 37 Fri, May  9  @TEX  L   0-4       22-15  1st    Tied
 36 Wed, May  7   BAL  W   6-5 (10)  22-14  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 26, 2007 TBD  7  OAK  4        W:Andy Sonnanstine (3-9), L: Danny Haren (14-5), S: Al Reyes (20)
Sat, Aug 25, 2007 TBD 14  OAK  3        W:Scott Kazmir (10-8), L: Joe Blanton (11-9), S: none
Fri, Aug 24, 2007 TBD 12  OAK  2        W:James Shields (10-8), L: Lenny DiNardo (8-7), S: none
Thu, Aug 23, 2007 OAK 12 @TBD  2        W:Chad Gaudin (10-9), L: Jason Hammel (1-4), S: none
Sun, May 06, 2007 OAK  5 @TBD  3        W:Joe Blanton (3-1), L: Edwin Jackson (0-5), S: Huston Street (9)
Sat, May 05, 2007 TBD  3  OAK  2 (12)   W:Ruddy Lugo (2-0), L: Jay Marshall (1-2), S: none
Fri, May 04, 2007 OAK  5 @TBD  2        W:Justin Duchscherer (3-1), L: Gary Glover (0-2), S: Huston Street (8)
Sun, Apr 29, 2007 TBD  5 @OAK  3        W:Scott Kazmir (2-1), L: Dallas Braden (1-1), S: Al Reyes (9)
Sat, Apr 28, 2007 OAK 12  TBD  5        W:Danny Haren (3-2), L: Casey Fossum (2-2), S: none
Fri, Apr 27, 2007 TBD  4 @OAK  1        W:James Shields (2-0), L: Chad Gaudin (1-1), S: Al Reyes (8)
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - TBR won 6-4; 2006 - OAK won 6-3; All-Time - OAK leads 63-31

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

CHC  5.80

CIN  4.45

SDP  3.33

RA/G

CLE  3.57

NYM  4.49

TEX  5.42

BA

L. Berkman  .399

  

R. Howard  .191

OBP

A. Pujols  .493

  

K. Greene  .253

SLG

L. Berkman  .804

  

O. Cabrera  .301

OPS

L. Berkman  1.280

  

K. Greene  .568

ERA

E. Volquez  1.33

S. Chacon  4.14

K. Rogers  6.65

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  10.44

C. Zambrano  6.27

J. Garland  2.01

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.57 RS/G) vs. Oakland Athletics Pitchers (3.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 55.Blanton
G/S/vB
59.Brown
G/S/vB
33.Devine
G/S/vB
41.Embree*
G/S/vB
29.Foulke
G/S/vB
57.Gaudin
G/S/vB
20.Street
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 12/.334 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 7/1.071 1/.000 152/113 .264/.289/.306/.594 .895/.488 .731 87/.683 4/2 0/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 22/.754 1/.000 ··· 13/.231 10/.500 5/1.350 9/.222 203/144 .282/.315/.394/.709 .720/.705 .626 117/.770 12/3 4/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 4/.833 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 35/35 .375/.429/.625/1.054 /1.054 1.245 18/.915 0/0 2/
31.Gomes G/S/vP 6/1.333 1/4.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.500 2/.000 3/.000 85/45 .219/.318/.411/.729 .757/.702 .750 33/.445 5/1 3/
26.Gross* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 5/.800 ··· 1/2.000 111/106 .220/.342/.341/.683 .000/.719 .629 67/.843 2/1 2/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 15/.200 1/.000 ··· 12/.969 12/.633 4/.500 5/.000 137/104 .250/.343/.508/.851 .523/.952 .972 82/.748 3/1 7/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 3/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/2.000 ··· 201/145 .276/.335/.376/.711 .584/.759 .644 117/.839 2/1 3/
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 136/102 .231/.316/.402/.718 .414/.815 .550 101/.709 2/0 4/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 6/.533 1/2.000 94/73 .368/.409/.448/.857 .849/.895 .809 85/.865 0/2 1/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 6/1.833 ··· ··· 6/2.167 6/.000 6/.500 2/2.500 182/122 .215/.313/.405/.718 .908/.632 .689 104/.626 0/0 9/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 53/32 .250/.302/.458/.760 .571/.877 .935 12/1.017 0/0 3/
2.Upton G/S/vP 10/1.025 ··· ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 6/.833 4/.000 183/133 .290/.379/.419/.798 .763/.811 .862 102/.716 9/5 3/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/4.000 1/.000 7/7 .333/.429/.667/1.095 /1.095 1.500 7/1.095 1/0 0/
IP 68.1 18.1 17.2 20.1 10.0 41.0 18.1 TOTAL .265/.332/.401/.732 .707/.742 .735 .735 42/19 42/21
ERA-K/9 3.69/3.8 2.45/7.4 0.51/11.2 4.43/8.9 3.60/9.0 3.29/6.6 4.91/9.3 3.38/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (12-6-0)
 Riggans (10-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 290/.282 76/.215 68/.172 84/.250 43/.231 168/.242 77/.232 .242  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Gomes
0/42/0/4
2/14/21/3
44/0/0/1
0/0/17/1
1/0/3/0
OPS .727 .645 .408 .744 .687 .635 .768 .662
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 149/.592 36/.659 27/.382 31/.803 19/.388 93/.584 36/1.156 .627
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 141/.873 40/.620 41/.425 53/.709 24/.899 75/.699 41/.456 .687
Home 203/.723 42/.650 24/.212 39/.509 20/.516 76/.545 40/1.009 .615
Last 28d days 144/.738 31/1.049 39/.416 46/.638 15/.862 96/.599 36/.644
HR/SB/CS 5/0/1 2/0/1 0/2/0 2/0/0 1/0/0 4/1/1 3/1/0 28/18/11
Usage ····X··· ·····o·· ··Xo···X X·X··X·X ·o··o··· X··X···· ·X·o···o
Oakland Athletics Batters (4.40 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
47.Glover
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
28.Reyes
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 175/128 .221/.331/.322/.654 .681/.641 .660 84/.531 0/0 2/
18.Bowen# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· 23/16 .227/.261/.318/.579 .571/.583 .571 14/.522 0/0 0/
8.Brown G/S/vP 6/.000 1/2.000 3/.667 3/.666 ··· 2/5.000 2/.500 ··· 177/119 .256/.282/.369/.652 .748/.603 .665 109/.606 2/0 4/
7.Crosby G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 191/136 .270/.335/.402/.737 .882/.681 .770 104/.648 2/2 3/
32.Cust* G/S/vP 4/.750 1/5.000 2/5.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 158/116 .246/.418/.410/.828 .643/.899 .827 90/.977 0/0 5/
38.Davis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 57/24 .185/.211/.241/.451 .339/.610 .671 38/.596 7/1 0/
14.Ellis G/S/vP 10/.600 4/1.417 2/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 175/120 .242/.328/.379/.707 .525/.790 .597 82/.671 5/2 3/
22.Hannahan* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 136/104 .243/.390/.355/.745 .752/.743 .767 72/.841 1/0 2/
12.Murphy G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 61/26 .200/.279/.309/.588 .514/.671 .879 46/.640 2/0 2/
2.Petit G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/2 .667/.750/1.000/1.750 2.000/1.500 4/1.750 0/0 0/
24.Suzuki G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 170/119 .237/.300/.282/.582 .509/.614 .728 99/.450 1/1 1/
5.Sweeney G/S/vP 3/.000 13/1.083 3/.333 4/.750 ··· 15/.619 3/.666 2/1.500 110/57 .320/.373/.440/.813 .779/.841 .789 51/.943 0/0 2/
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 111/98 .292/.355/.396/.750 .657/.762 .688 65/.744 3/0 1/
35.Thomas G/S/vP 9/.944 7/.715 3/1.000 5/2.550 1/no AB 14/1.084 5/.000 4/.500 154/111 .220/.351/.339/.689 .618/.718 .677 82/.734 0/0 3/
IP 59.0 13.1 30.1 28.2 14.1 17.0 8.0 23.1 TOTAL .251/.335/.359/.694 .634/.723 .694 .688 21/6 25/29
ERA-K/9 3.05/6.9 4.05/5.4 5.04/4.8 2.83/7.2 4.40/8.2 2.12/7.9 5.63/6.8 2.31/6.6 3.72/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bowen (2-1-0)
 Suzuki (16-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 241/.238 64/.283 137/.287 117/.206 60/.255 61/.119 34/.241 90/.148 .244  Brown
 Cust
 Davis
 Murphy
 Sweeney
23/1/30/4
30/0/0/1
3/22/1/1
1/0/0/0
0/34/10/0
OPS .621 .736 .819 .587 .670 .402 .703 .556 .683
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 133/.690 30/.747 71/1.012 40/.459 30/.516 37/.364 12/1.144 35/.271 .688
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 108/.535 34/.727 66/.613 77/.652 30/.818 24/.458 22/.439 55/.725 .678
Road 99/.882 11/.573 84/.892 63/.595 28/1.084 19/.632 19/.654 51/.670 .778
Last 28d days 140/.510 25/.935 57/.957 72/.563 33/.721 45/.480 11/.182 58/.651
HR/SB/CS 2/6/2 0/0/0 3/5/0 2/1/0 0/0/2 2/2/0 1/1/0 4/0/0 32/26/8
Usage ····X··· Xo·X··X· ········ oX···X·X oo·oX·o· ··oo·X·X XX··o··· oo·o·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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