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Game Preview: TBR @ OAK, 10:05pm, Wednesday, August 13, 2008 @McAfee Coliseum

Tampa Bay Rays, 71-47, 1st, 3 up

SP: Andy Sonnanstine (25, RHP, 11-6, 4.40)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-6)           141   161  75  69  24  86 13    4.40      
 2007 (6-10)           130.2 151  87  85  26  97 18    5.85      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  46.1  44  19  18   6  23  5    3.50   54 
 2008-08-07   @SEA  ND   7.1   5   1   1   0   4  0      85   68 
 2008-08-02    DET   W   6     7   2   2   1   6  0     102   55 
 2008-07-27   @KCR   L   6.2   8   5   5   2   2  1      94   38 
 2008-07-22    OAK   L   7     5   3   3   1   5  1      92   59 
 2008-07-10   @CLE   L   5.1   9   6   6   0   0  3      78   26 
 2008-07-05    KCR   W   7     5   0   0   1   2  0      85   68 
 2008-06-29   @PIT   W   7     5   2   1   1   4  0      98   64 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.OAK      1-2  18    19  12  12   4  18  3    6.00   48 
 2008-07-22    OAK   L   7     5   3   3   1   5  1      92   59 
 2008-05-21   @OAK   L   6     9   7   7   1   6  2     100   31 
 2007-08-26    OAK   W   5     5   2   2   2   7  0      96   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   45-17   Road:   26-30   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  51-30   vsLHP:  20-17   1-Run:  21-13
 vsEast: 28-19   vsCntrl:15-12   vsWest: 16-10 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Tue, Aug 12  @OAK  L   1-2       71-47  1st  3.0 up
117 Sun, Aug 10  @SEA  W  11-3       71-46  1st  4.5 up
116 Sat, Aug  9  @SEA  W   8-7 (11)  70-46  1st  3.5 up
115 Fri, Aug  8  @SEA  W   5-3       69-46  1st  3.5 up
114 Thu, Aug  7  @SEA  L   1-2       68-46  1st  2.5 up
113 Wed, Aug  6   CLE  W  10-7       68-45  1st  3.0 up
112 Tue, Aug  5   CLE  W   8-4       67-45  1st  3.0 up
111 Mon, Aug  4   CLE  L   2-5       66-45  1st  3.0 up
110 Sun, Aug  3   DET  W   6-5 (10)  66-44  1st  3.0 up
109 Sat, Aug  2   DET  W   9-3       65-44  1st  3.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Oakland Athletics, 55-63, 3rd, 20 GB, 13 GB in WC

SP: Justin Duchscherer (30, RHP, 10-7, 2.51)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-7)           132.2  98  42  37  33  84  9    2.51      
 2007 (3-3)             16.1  18   9   9   8  13  3    4.96      
 2006 (2-1)             55.2  52  18  18   9  51  4    2.91      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  47.2  39  19  19  14  29  5    3.59   56 
 2008-08-07   @TOR  ND   5     7   4   4   2   6  0     101   41 
 2008-08-01   @BOS  ND   6     5   1   1   3   2  0     100   57 
 2008-07-26    TEX   L   6     9   8   8   2   6  2     108   26 
 2008-07-20   @NYY   L   7     6   2   2   3   4  1     109   58 
 2008-07-13    LAA  ND   7.2   5   2   2   2   3  1      98   62 
 2008-07-08    SEA   W   9     2   0   0   0   4  0     105   87 
 2008-07-03   @CHW   W   7     5   2   2   2   4  1      98   61 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-29   Road:   22-34   ExtrInn: 7-5 
 vsRHP:  36-42   vsLHP:  19-21   1-Run:  16-19
 vsEast: 15-21   vsCntrl:16-14   vsWest: 14-20 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Tue, Aug 12   TBR  W   2-1       55-63  3rd 20.0 gb
117 Sun, Aug 10  @DET  L   1-6       54-63  3rd 20.0 gb
116 Sat, Aug  9  @DET  L   2-10      54-62  3rd 19.0 gb
115 Fri, Aug  8  @DET  W   4-2       54-61  3rd 18.0 gb
114 Thu, Aug  7  @TOR  L   4-6       53-61  3rd 18.0 gb
113 Wed, Aug  6  @TOR  L   1-5       53-60  3rd 17.5 gb
112 Tue, Aug  5  @TOR  L   3-4       53-59  3rd 16.5 gb
111 Mon, Aug  4  @TOR  L   1-6       53-58  3rd 16.5 gb
110 Sun, Aug  3  @BOS  L   2-5       53-57  3rd 15.5 gb
109 Sat, Aug  2  @BOS  L   2-12      53-56  3rd 15.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 4-16   Last 30: 8-22
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 12, 2008 OAK  2  TBR  1        W:Gio Gonzalez (1-1), L: Scott Kazmir (8-6), S: Brad Ziegler (2)
Wed, Jul 23, 2008 TBR  4  OAK  3        W:James Shields (9-6), L: Greg Smith (5-9), S: Troy Percival (20)
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 OAK  8 @TBR  1        W:Dallas Braden (2-0), L: Andy Sonnanstine (10-5), S: none
Mon, Jul 21, 2008 TBR  4  OAK  0        W:Scott Kazmir (8-5), L: Dana Eveland (7-7), S: none
Wed, May 21, 2008 OAK  9  TBR  1        W:Dana Eveland (4-3), L: Andy Sonnanstine (6-2), S: none
Tue, May 20, 2008 TBR  3 @OAK  2        W:Scott Kazmir (3-1), L: Greg Smith (2-4), S: Troy Percival (13)
Mon, May 19, 2008 TBR  7 @OAK  6 (13)   W:Jason Hammel (3-2), L: Chad Gaudin (3-3), S: Troy Percival (12)

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
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 4-3; 2007 - TBR won 6-4; 2006 - OAK won 6-3; All-Time - OAK leads 66-35

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  5.70

MIL  4.69

WSN  3.73

RA/G

TOR  3.95

CLE  4.63

TEX  6.04

BA

C. Jones  .370

D. Mientkiewicz  .289

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .467

T. Wigginton  .361

T. Pena  .178

SLG

A. Pujols  .608

E. Hinske  .483

T. Pena  .204

OPS

C. Jones  1.066

R. Ibanez  .832

T. Pena  .382

ERA

C. Lee  2.45

S. Olsen  4.04

I. Snell  6.06

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.11

G. Floyd  6.33

L. Hernandez  3.48

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.58 RS/G) vs. Oakland Athletics Pitchers (3.96 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Duchscherer
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
33.Devine
G/S/vB
41.Embree*
G/S/vB
44.Casilla
G/S/vB
53.Meyer*
G/S/vB
20.Street
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 206/111 .228/.307/.380/.688 .821/.569 .727 59/.654 2/1 6/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 4/1.666 ··· 1/.000 3/1.333 ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 8/5 .286/.375/.286/.661 1.167/.400 .661 8/.661 0/0 0/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 346/247 .263/.301/.319/.620 .828/.537 .580 48/.781 18/5 0/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.833 ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 ··· 180/173 .261/.344/.446/.790 .619/.797 .582 41/.762 1/0 8/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 256/210 .227/.328/.414/.742 .693/.752 .620 39/.808 2/2 9/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 7/.715 ··· 2/.000 12/.969 1/.000 ··· 6/.000 ··· 330/277 .247/.339/.483/.822 .463/.890 .911 60/.594 8/2 16/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 526/365 .279/.349/.380/.729 .690/.746 .697 111/.751 6/4 5/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/1.000 1/3.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 345/250 .297/.353/.415/.768 .642/.824 .729 77/.707 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 6/.533 3/.000 1/no AB 6/2.167 4/1.750 ··· 3/1.666 1/no AB 420/271 .242/.352/.473/.825 .619/.938 .800 105/.974 0/1 21/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 111/59 .242/.321/.442/.763 .811/.721 .918 22/.639 0/0 5/
10.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 36/10 .265/.306/.412/.717 .788/.522 .400 3/.000 1/0 1/
2.Upton G/S/vP 6/.334 1/no AB 2/.500 3/2.000 3/3.500 ··· 5/.000 1/.000 499/348 .266/.382/.390/.773 .809/.757 .752 103/.706 36/14 7/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 111/70 .232/.315/.434/.750 .815/.710 .700 53/.758 3/0 5/
IP 132.2 18.0 26.2 43.1 34.2 10.0 50.1 38.0 TOTAL .258/.336/.415/.751 .722/.764 .722 .774 119/43 127/60
ERA-K/9 2.51/5.7 2.50/8.5 1.01/10.4 5.40/7.7 2.86/9.3 2.70/5.4 4.65/8.8 0.00/4.0 3.72/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (32-17-5)
 Riggans (17-0-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 519/.206 74/.159 103/.191 193/.275 151/.254 42/.250 214/.257 134/.179 .242  Upton
 Gross
 Ruggiano
 Hinske
 Zobrist
 Baldelli
 Riggans
0/111/0/9
2/17/81/7
4/4/7/2
11/0/48/2
0/2/1/0
0/0/2/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .578 .492 .476 .830 .716 .836 .749 .431 .688
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 283/.642 28/.345 42/.556 70/.819 66/.621 11/.455 94/.840 59/.461 .656
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 236/.502 46/.579 61/.422 123/.836 85/.794 31/.978 120/.681 75/.409 .711
Home 269/.492 28/.299 47/.488 103/.737 74/.726 / 122/.767 73/.391 .648
Last 28d days 106/.810 58/.516 15/.354 40/1.017 37/.675 42/.836 46/.975 64/.456
HR/SB/CS 9/3/1 0/1/1 0/3/1 6/3/0 4/6/0 3/1/0 6/5/2 0/1/0 92/53/29
Usage ·····X·· X·X··X·· o·X··Xo· ···o··X· ···X··X· ···X···· ··X····X o···XX·X
Oakland Athletics Batters (4.00 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.03 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Sonnanstine
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
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/no AB 2/.500 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 366/262 .210/.309/.305/.613 .752/.557 .659 40/.413 0/1 5/
18.Bowen# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 ··· 1/.000 ··· 61/41 .193/.246/.263/.509 .616/.456 .572 9/.347 0/0 0/
8.Brown G/S/vP 3/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 5/1.267 5/.400 ··· 5/2.600 ··· 367/236 .249/.292/.395/.686 .777/.635 .722 59/.750 4/1 11/
7.Crosby G/S/vP 6/1.500 ··· 4/.500 4/.833 1/.000 3/.333 1/.000 3/.000 451/322 .249/.308/.378/.686 .654/.699 .706 91/.665 6/3 7/
32.Cust* G/S/vP 9/.722 ··· ··· 3/5.000 1/.000 2/3.000 ··· 3/1.334 434/310 .230/.376/.434/.809 .813/.808 .879 70/.779 0/0 20/
38.Davis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 127/72 .207/.236/.273/.509 .581/.454 .564 11/.473 18/5 1/
14.Ellis G/S/vP 2/.000 2/1.000 4/1.334 2/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 469/330 .231/.316/.360/.676 .529/.735 .585 89/.515 13/2 10/
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 247/172 .274/.309/.406/.715 .480/.818 .658 96/.697 4/0 3/
22.Hannahan* G/S/vP 9/1.694 1/2.000 1/no AB 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 393/296 .222/.307/.333/.640 .610/.650 .711 80/.566 2/0 5/
24.Suzuki G/S/vP 8/1.428 1/.000 ··· 5/.650 2/2.000 1/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 434/316 .288/.350/.377/.726 .626/.762 .827 88/.797 2/3 5/
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP 6/.533 1/.000 ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.500 ··· 320/242 .287/.336/.377/.714 .538/.770 .637 89/.593 8/1 4/
35.Thomas G/S/vP 12/.583 5/.200 11/.637 4/1.167 6/2.067 1/no AB 15/1.400 4/.500 225/159 .253/.364/.421/.785 .629/.853 .905 45/.667 0/0 8/
IP 141.0 35.2 42.1 62.1 67.1 30.1 37.2 49.2 TOTAL .243/.316/.365/.681 .643/.698 .692 .608 57/17 87/68
ERA-K/9 4.40/5.5 1.26/13.1 2.34/2.8 4.33/5.1 2.41/8.8 4.75/7.7 3.58/8.6 2.72/5.8 3.76/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bowen (8-5-2)
 Suzuki (45-24-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 597/.286 133/.111 170/.284 274/.269 283/.198 132/.245 152/.164 199/.188 .245  Brown
 Sweeney
 Gonzalez
 Cust
 Davis
57/1/46/7
13/42/55/4
0/53/29/4
66/0/0/3
3/62/1/2
OPS .764 .374 .665 .767 .592 .713 .638 .605 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 271/.754 45/.400 54/.790 127/.890 96/.584 78/.632 75/.630 73/.626 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 326/.772 88/.360 116/.610 147/.661 187/.595 54/.830 77/.646 126/.592 .694
Road 292/.782 69/.387 85/.598 168/.858 134/.668 58/.835 58/.727 103/.673 .774
Last 28d days 111/.644 47/.264 31/.598 43/.599 47/.626 32/.990 40/.775 35/.829
HR/SB/CS 13/1/3 1/2/0 2/0/3 7/10/1 4/9/1 1/0/2 7/4/0 7/0/1 110/53/19
Usage ·····X·· X··oo··X ···X··o· ··X····· X··o··Xo ··Xo·oo· ···oo·o· ···X·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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