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Game Preview: TBR @ OAK, 3:35pm, Thursday, August 14, 2008 @McAfee Coliseum

Tampa Bay Rays, 72-47, 1st, 3 up

SP: James Shields (26, RHP, 10-7, 3.65)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-7)           158   152  72  64  25 125 18    3.65      
 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         4-2  48.2  47  19  19   5  37  6    3.51   57 
 2008-08-08   @SEA   W   6.2   9   3   3   0   5  1     106   49 
 2008-08-03    DET  ND   6.1   9   2   2   1   4  0     111   50 
 2008-07-28   @TOR   L   7.1   5   3   3   0   5  1      94   61 
 2008-07-23    OAK   W   8.1   6   3   3   0   7  2     104   66 
 2008-07-18    TOR   W   7     4   1   1   2   4  1     104   67 
 2008-07-11   @CLE   L   6    10   5   5   1   4  1     103   35 
 2008-07-06    KCR   W   7     4   2   2   1   8  0      93   68 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.OAK      3-1  36    34  17  17   7  30  8    4.25   55 
 2008-07-23    OAK   W   8.1   6   3   3   0   7  2     104   66 
 2008-05-19   @OAK  ND   7.2   8   5   5   1   4  3     102   46 
 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:   45-17   Road:   27-30   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  52-30   vsLHP:  20-17   1-Run:  22-13
 vsEast: 28-19   vsCntrl:15-12   vsWest: 17-10 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
119 Wed, Aug 13  @OAK  W   3-2       72-47  1st  3.0 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:17-13
Oakland Athletics, 55-64, 3rd, 20 GB, 14 GB in WC

SP: Sean Gallagher (22, RHP, 4-5, 4.39)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-5)             84    85  48  41  41  76  8    4.39      
 2007 (0-0)             14.2  19  15  14  12   5  3    8.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  36.1  39  26  20  24  37  4    4.95   46 
 2008-08-04   @TOR   L   3     4   5   4   4   4  0      94   33 
 2008-07-30    KCR  ND   5     5   3   3   3   4  0      83   46 
 2008-07-25    TEX  ND   5.1   9   5   1   5   5  2     103   38 
 2008-07-19   @NYY  ND   5     7   2   2   4   7  0      98   48 
 2008-07-11    LAA   W   7     2   2   2   3   7  0      96   69 
 2008-07-03   @SFG   L   5     4   4   3   2   2  0      69   45 
 2008-06-28   @CHW  ND   6     8   5   5   3   8  2     121   41 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-30   Road:   22-34   ExtrInn: 7-5 
 vsRHP:  36-43   vsLHP:  19-21   1-Run:  16-20
 vsEast: 15-22   vsCntrl:16-14   vsWest: 14-20 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
119 Wed, Aug 13   TBR  L   2-3       55-64  3rd 20.0 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 4-16   Last 30: 7-23
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 13, 2008 TBR  3 @OAK  2        W:Andy Sonnanstine (12-6), L: Justin Duchscherer (10-8), S: Troy Percival (27)
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
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 5-3; 2007 - TBR won 6-4; 2006 - OAK won 6-3; All-Time - OAK leads 66-36

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  5.69

MIL  4.71

WSN  3.70

RA/G

TOR  3.94

MIN  4.63

TEX  6.06

BA

C. Jones  .370

J. Inglett  .289

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .467

D. Ortiz  .360

T. Pena  .180

SLG

A. Pujols  .605

C. Jackson  .483

T. Pena  .206

OPS

C. Jones  1.064

O. Infante  .833

T. Pena  .386

ERA

C. Lee  2.45

H. Kuroda  4.02

I. Snell  6.06

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.11

P. Maholm  6.32

L. Hernandez  3.48

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.56 RS/G) vs. Oakland Athletics Pitchers (3.95 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Gallagher
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 2/1.000 2/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 210/114 .225/.306/.374/.681 .828/.553 .713 63/.633 2/1 6/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 4/1.000 ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· 10/6 .222/.300/.222/.522 .833/.333 .522 10/.522 0/0 0/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP ··· 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 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.833 ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 ··· 183/176 .258/.344/.440/.785 .619/.791 .575 44/.739 1/0 8/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.167 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 260/213 .228/.327/.411/.738 .678/.751 .616 43/.777 2/2 9/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 12/.969 1/.000 ··· 6/.000 ··· 333/280 .254/.345/.498/.844 .463/.915 .954 63/.720 8/2 17/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 3/.333 2/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 531/369 .279/.350/.378/.728 .686/.747 .697 116/.747 6/5 5/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/3.000 4/.833 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 349/253 .297/.352/.413/.765 .658/.814 .724 81/.696 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 1/no AB 6/2.167 4/1.750 ··· 4/1.833 1/no AB 425/275 .243/.355/.480/.836 .615/.956 .821 110/1.009 1/1 22/
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 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 37/10 .257/.297/.400/.697 .758/.522 .375 4/.000 1/0 1/
2.Upton G/S/vP 3/.000 2/no AB 2/.500 3/2.000 3/3.500 ··· 6/.000 1/.000 504/352 .263/.380/.386/.767 .813/.747 .741 108/.682 36/14 7/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 115/73 .233/.313/.437/.750 .870/.678 .704 57/.759 3/0 5/
IP 84.0 18.2 26.2 44.1 34.2 10.0 51.1 38.0 TOTAL .258/.336/.415/.751 .723/.764 .723 .775 120/44 129/60
ERA-K/9 4.39/8.1 2.41/8.7 1.01/10.4 5.28/8.1 2.86/9.3 2.70/5.4 4.56/8.6 0.00/4.0 3.71/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (32-18-5)
 Riggans (17-0-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 381/.260 78/.167 103/.191 198/.275 151/.254 42/.250 219/.253 134/.179 .242  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Zobrist
 Baldelli
 Riggans
0/112/0/9
2/17/82/7
12/0/48/3
5/4/7/2
0/2/1/0
0/0/2/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .765 .524 .476 .826 .716 .836 .744 .431 .689
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 205/.815 30/.320 42/.556 71/.807 66/.621 11/.455 97/.844 59/.461 .658
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 176/.708 48/.650 61/.422 127/.837 85/.794 31/.978 122/.669 75/.409 .711
Home 175/.688 32/.397 47/.488 108/.733 74/.726 / 127/.758 73/.391 .650
Last 28d days 99/.926 62/.554 15/.354 45/.975 37/.675 42/.836 51/.927 64/.456
HR/SB/CS 8/4/4 0/1/1 0/3/1 6/3/0 4/6/0 3/1/0 6/5/2 0/1/0 94/54/30
Usage ········ XX·X··X· ·o·X··Xo X···o··X ····X··X ····X··· X··X···· ·o···XX·
Oakland Athletics Batters (3.98 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.02 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
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 1/.000 2/no AB 2/.500 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 367/263 .209/.308/.304/.611 .752/.555 .655 41/.403 0/1 5/
18.Bowen# G/S/vP 3/.666 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 12/.977 1/.000 2/.000 5/1.267 5/.400 ··· 6/2.667 ··· 368/237 .249/.293/.395/.688 .777/.638 .725 60/.762 4/1 11/
7.Crosby G/S/vP 10/.500 1/2.000 4/.500 4/.833 1/.000 3/.333 2/.000 3/.000 455/326 .252/.310/.381/.691 .654/.706 .716 95/.691 6/3 7/
32.Cust* G/S/vP 12/.733 ··· ··· 3/5.000 1/.000 2/3.000 1/no AB 3/1.334 438/314 .228/.374/.430/.805 .813/.801 .869 74/.751 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 18/6 1/
14.Ellis G/S/vP 10/.600 2/1.000 4/1.334 2/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.000 473/334 .234/.318/.361/.679 .529/.739 .592 93/.537 13/2 10/
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/2.334 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 251/176 .269/.304/.399/.703 .480/.799 .637 100/.668 4/0 3/
22.Hannahan* G/S/vP 10/.100 2/2.000 1/no AB 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 396/299 .224/.308/.334/.642 .610/.653 .714 83/.577 2/0 5/
4.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 60/57 .200/.317/.280/.597 .667/.592 .643 16/.396 2/1 1/
56.Pennington# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 5/.000 0/0 0/
24.Suzuki G/S/vP 7/.572 2/.000 ··· 5/.650 2/2.000 1/3.000 2/.000 1/.000 438/320 .288/.351/.376/.727 .626/.763 .827 92/.799 2/3 5/
35.Thomas G/S/vP 13/1.621 5/.200 11/.637 4/1.167 6/2.067 1/no AB 15/1.400 5/.400 229/163 .247/.358/.412/.770 .629/.830 .867 49/.608 0/0 8/
IP 158.0 36.2 42.1 62.1 67.1 30.1 38.2 50.2 TOTAL .243/.316/.364/.681 .643/.697 .691 .608 57/18 87/68
ERA-K/9 3.65/7.1 1.23/13.0 2.34/2.8 4.33/5.1 2.41/8.8 4.75/7.7 3.49/8.4 2.66/6.0 3.74/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bowen (8-5-2)
 Suzuki (46-25-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 642/.252 138/.117 170/.284 274/.269 283/.198 132/.245 156/.162 202/.185 .245  Brown
 Gonzalez
 Cust
 Davis
 Patterson
57/1/46/7
0/54/29/4
66/0/1/3
3/62/1/2
13/1/0/1
OPS .700 .387 .665 .767 .592 .713 .639 .595 .704
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 315/.729 48/.408 54/.790 127/.890 96/.584 78/.632 76/.640 74/.617 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 327/.672 90/.376 116/.610 147/.661 187/.595 54/.830 80/.637 128/.582 .695
Road 286/.841 74/.411 85/.598 168/.858 134/.668 58/.835 62/.724 106/.653 .771
Last 28d days 142/.711 52/.306 31/.598 43/.599 47/.626 32/.990 44/.768 38/.762
HR/SB/CS 18/6/6 1/2/0 2/0/3 7/10/1 4/9/1 1/0/2 7/4/1 7/0/1 110/53/20
Usage ·····X·· oX··oo·· ····X··o ···X···· ·X··o··X ···Xo·oo X···oo·o o···X·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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