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Game Preview: MIN @ OAK, 9:05pm, Saturday, August 30, 2008 @McAfee Coliseum

Minnesota Twins, 76-59, 2nd, ½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Francisco Liriano (24, LHP, 4-3, 3.83)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-3)             40    36  20  17  24  30  1    3.83      
 2006 (12-3)           121    89  31  29  32 144  9    2.16      
 2005 (1-2)             23.2  19  15  15   7  33  4    5.70      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  35.1  30  16  13  19  26  1    3.31   52 
 2008-08-25   @SEA  ND   6     5   1   1   1   3  0      96   60 
 2008-08-20    OAK   W   5     5   1   0   3   5  0     107   57 
 2008-08-15    SEA   W   7     2   2   0   2   5  0      98   72 
 2008-08-09   @KCR   W   5.2   6   3   3   2   5  1     100   48 
 2008-08-03    CLE   W   6     3   0   0   3   5  0      96   68 
 2008-04-24   @OAK   L   0.2   5   6   6   3   0  0      35   15 
 2008-04-18    CLE   L   5     4   3   3   5   3  0      86   45 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.OAK      1-2  11.1  17  13  12   9  13  0    9.53   39 
 2008-08-20    OAK   W   5     5   1   0   3   5  0     107   57 
 2008-04-24   @OAK   L   0.2   5   6   6   3   0  0      35   15 
 2006-09-13    OAK  ND   2     1   0   0   0   2  0      27   56 
 2005-09-20   @OAK   L   3.2   6   6   6   3   6  0      93   28 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   46-23   Road:   30-36   ExtrInn: 7-7 
 vsRHP:  50-42   vsLHP:  26-17   1-Run:  24-22
 vsEast:  9-16   vsCntrl:36-21   vsWest: 17-18 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
135 Fri, Aug 29  @OAK  W  12-2       76-59  2nd  0.5 gb
134 Thu, Aug 28  @OAK  L   2-3       75-59  2nd  1.5 gb
133 Wed, Aug 27  @SEA  W   6-5       75-58  2nd  1.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 26  @SEA  L   2-3       74-58  2nd  2.0 gb
131 Mon, Aug 25  @SEA  L   2-4 (11)  74-57  2nd  1.0 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24  @LAA  L   3-5       74-56  1st    Tied
129 Sat, Aug 23  @LAA  L   5-7       74-55  1st  1.0 up
128 Fri, Aug 22  @LAA  W   9-0       74-54  1st  1.0 up
127 Thu, Aug 21  @LAA  W   2-1 (12)  73-54  1st    Tied
126 Wed, Aug 20   OAK  W   3-1       72-54  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Oakland Athletics, 62-73, 3rd, 20½ GB, 16½ GB in WC

SP: Dallas Braden (24, LHP, 4-3, 4.13)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-3)             56.2  57  26  26  19  34  6    4.13      
 2007 (1-8)             72.1  91  59  54  26  55  9    6.72      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  41.2  41  18  18  11  22  5    3.89   51 
 2008-08-25   @LAA   W   7     7   1   1   0   0  1      80   59 
 2008-08-20   @MIN   L   5.2   6   3   3   3   7  0     102   49 
 2008-08-15    CHW  ND   7     7   3   3   1   4  1      89   54 
 2008-08-08   @DET   W   7     5   2   2   1   2  1      97   60 
 2008-08-03   @BOS   L   3.1   6   4   4   0   1  0      60   33 
 2008-07-28    KCR   L   6.2   6   4   4   2   7  2     101   51 
 2008-07-22   @TBR   W   5     4   1   1   4   1  0      90   52 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      0-1   5.2   6   3   3   3   7  0    4.76   49 
 2008-08-20   @MIN   L   5.2   6   3   3   3   7  0     102   49 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-34   Road:   27-39   ExtrInn: 7-6 
 vsRHP:  40-49   vsLHP:  22-24   1-Run:  20-22
 vsEast: 15-23   vsCntrl:19-19   vsWest: 18-23 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
135 Fri, Aug 29   MIN  L   2-12      62-73  3rd 20.5 gb
134 Thu, Aug 28   MIN  W   3-2       62-72  3rd 19.5 gb
133 Wed, Aug 27  @LAA  W   6-5       61-72  3rd 19.5 gb
132 Tue, Aug 26  @LAA  L   1-5       60-72  3rd 20.5 gb
131 Mon, Aug 25  @LAA  W   2-1       60-71  3rd 19.5 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24  @SEA  L   4-8       59-71  3rd 20.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23  @SEA  W   5-1       59-70  3rd 19.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22  @SEA  L   5-7       58-70  3rd 19.5 gb
127 Thu, Aug 21  @SEA  W   2-0       58-69  3rd 19.5 gb
126 Wed, Aug 20  @MIN  L   1-3       57-69  3rd 20.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30: 9-21
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 29, 2008 MIN 12 @OAK  2        W:Kevin Slowey (11-8), L: Dan Meyer (0-3), S: Craig Breslow (1)
Thu, Aug 28, 2008 OAK  3  MIN  2        W:Joey Devine (4-0), L: Craig Breslow (0-2), S: none
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 MIN  3  OAK  1        W:Francisco Liriano (4-3), L: Dallas Braden (3-3), S: Joe Nathan (34)
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 MIN 13  OAK  2        W:Kevin Slowey (10-8), L: Sean Gallagher (4-6), S: none
Mon, Aug 18, 2008 OAK  3 @MIN  2        W:Kirk Saarloos (1-0), L: Nick Blackburn (9-7), S: Brad Ziegler (3)
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 OAK 11  MIN  2        W:Greg Smith (2-0), L: Francisco Liriano (0-3), S: none
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 OAK  3  MIN  0        W:Chad Gaudin (2-1), L: Boof Bonser (1-4), S: Huston Street (6)
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 MIN  5 @OAK  4        W:Juan Rincon (2-0), L: Joe Blanton (1-4), S: Joe Nathan (7)

Sun, Jul 15, 2007 MIN  4  OAK  3        W:Pat Neshek (4-1), L: Joe Kennedy (2-8), S: none
Sat, Jul 14, 2007 MIN  4  OAK  3        W:Carlos Silva (7-10), L: Joe Blanton (8-6), S: Joe Nathan (18)
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 4-4; 2007 - MIN won 5-2; 2006 - MIN won 6-4; All-Time - MIN leads 975-963

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  5.51

ARI  4.63

WSN  3.79

RA/G

TOR  3.87

CLE  4.63

TEX  5.98

BA

C. Jones  .358

J. Bay  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .464

K. Fukudome  .366

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .632

R. Howard  .482

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.096

H. Matsui  .835

T. Pena  .393

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.43

O. Perez  3.90

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.20

V. Padilla  6.37

L. Hernandez  3.47

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Minnesota Twins Batters (5.07 RS/G) vs. Oakland Athletics Pitchers (4.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Braden*
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
21.Saarloos
G/S/vB
20.Street
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Buscher* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 185/153 .308/.335/.420/.755 .285/.858 .806 65/.709 0/2 4/
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 3/1.334 ··· ··· 315/218 .301/.340/.408/.748 .629/.804 .703 42/.576 5/2 5/
12.Everett G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 ··· ··· 137/105 .207/.267/.319/.586 .677/.561 .583 46/.710 0/0 2/
22.Gomez G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 518/378 .255/.291/.344/.635 .698/.612 .603 80/.597 27/10 6/
23.Harris G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 5/1.400 1/no AB 3/.666 3/.000 1/.000 442/301 .262/.321/.392/.713 .710/.714 .720 65/.779 1/1 6/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/3.000 8/.679 2/.000 1/.000 430/342 .276/.333/.469/.802 .642/.842 .750 88/.864 0/1 17/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.733 2/1.000 14/.962 4/1.250 1/4.000 513/361 .324/.416/.449/.865 .994/.806 .735 101/.852 1/1 8/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 6/1.166 1/3.000 15/1.467 3/.666 1/2.000 589/392 .313/.390/.519/.909 .826/.953 .951 119/.866 0/1 20/
8.Punto# G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· 4/.000 5/1.400 2/.000 11/.282 4/.000 1/.000 277/173 .285/.341/.402/.742 .760/.723 .674 120/.744 9/5 2/
55.Redmond G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 2/2.000 3/1.000 ··· 116/54 .282/.310/.327/.638 .645/.629 .518 25/.600 0/0 0/
56.Ruiz G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 54/25 .320/.370/.420/.790 .789/.791 .737 51/.798 0/0 1/
2.Span* G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.500 4/.500 2/1.000 ··· 272/190 .306/.389/.444/.833 .968/.777 .836 127/.855 13/4 3/
21.Young G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 5/.400 5/.200 1/.000 519/372 .281/.326/.396/.722 .687/.736 .699 99/.705 14/4 8/
IP 56.2 26.2 33.2 50.1 45.0 21.1 18.1 57.2 46.2 TOTAL .280/.338/.411/.749 .722/.761 .722 .772 80/36 95/92
ERA-K/9 4.13/5.4 3.04/8.1 0.80/9.9 4.83/8.4 3.40/7.8 6.33/7.6 5.40/4.9 4.21/8.9 0.39/4.0 3.86/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (46-25-4)
 Redmond (17-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 232/.273 111/.206 124/.161 220/.258 201/.292 98/.256 82/.312 241/.242 171/.196 .248  Young
 Gomez
 Span
 Kubel
 Punto
126/0/0/8
0/125/0/7
0/13/59/4
15/0/29/2
0/3/0/0
OPS .743 .617 .421 .776 .797 .859 .710 .708 .505 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 53/.784 41/.362 53/.482 77/.740 93/.797 32/.789 41/.805 107/.778 82/.566 .680
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 179/.731 70/.767 71/.378 143/.796 108/.796 66/.895 41/.618 134/.655 89/.451 .720
Home 86/.733 46/.415 56/.450 115/.717 101/.849 37/.942 51/.707 133/.738 81/.432 .670
Last 28d days 119/.725 60/.798 36/.231 40/.532 66/.918 98/.859 52/.922 46/.720 59/.610
HR/SB/CS 6/1/2 1/2/1 0/3/1 6/4/0 5/6/0 5/1/1 1/1/0 6/5/3 0/1/0 106/61/35
Usage ····X··· ·oXX···X ·o··X·o· ··X····o X·oo·o·· X····X·· X····X·· ··X···o· ··X·X···
Oakland Athletics Batters (3.88 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.51 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
26.Bonser
G/S/vB
49.Breslow*
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
18.Guardado*
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
37.Reyes*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 2/.500 4/.250 4/.000 1/.000 4/1.750 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 429/300 .215/.307/.320/.626 .760/.569 .647 98/.617 1/1 7/
18.Bowen# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 75/49 .169/.213/.268/.481 .471/.487 .418 20/.350 0/0 1/
8.Brown G/S/vP 5/2.000 18/.492 3/.000 10/1.015 1/no AB 10/1.025 9/.111 4/1.417 417/267 .249/.300/.397/.697 .854/.607 .729 76/.825 4/2 13/
7.Crosby G/S/vP 5/.200 10/.400 2/1.000 8/.750 4/.250 2/.000 5/.000 3/.666 516/367 .248/.302/.370/.672 .677/.670 .700 100/.726 6/3 7/
32.Cust* G/S/vP 3/.666 4/.833 3/.333 ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 493/352 .227/.371/.438/.809 .783/.820 .881 79/.813 0/0 24/
38.Davis G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 165/94 .244/.270/.321/.590 .680/.525 .560 43/.865 23/6 2/
14.Ellis G/S/vP 8/1.583 7/.286 3/1.167 4/1.250 10/.967 8/.750 6/.167 2/.000 506/357 .234/.321/.374/.696 .539/.757 .611 77/.647 14/2 12/
22.Hannahan* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 437/331 .220/.302/.340/.642 .587/.660 .680 77/.448 2/0 7/
4.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 106/91 .209/.311/.275/.586 .600/.582 .567 49/.606 8/1 1/
56.Pennington# G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 30/12 .148/.207/.222/.429 .485/.348 .422 30/.429 1/0 0/
24.Suzuki G/S/vP 4/.250 4/.250 ··· 3/1.667 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 494/361 .287/.352/.386/.737 .663/.763 .863 92/.726 2/3 7/
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· 6/.533 4/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 328/248 .291/.340/.382/.722 .550/.778 .659 42/.636 8/1 4/
35.Thomas G/S/vP 6/.167 8/1.333 2/.500 4/.833 15/1.610 4/.250 8/.125 3/.333 289/206 .240/.349/.374/.723 .575/.785 .813 105/.586 0/0 8/
IP 40.0 102.2 38.0 54.1 51.0 66.1 57.0 37.2 TOTAL .241/.314/.365/.678 .652/.690 .690 .639 71/20 104/77
ERA-K/9 3.83/6.8 6.14/7.2 2.37/7.3 3.98/7.0 3.71/5.1 4.61/7.1 1.11/9.8 2.39/6.9 4.15/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bowen (12-8-2)
 Suzuki (49-27-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 178/.238 465/.283 151/.206 235/.265 201/.228 291/.265 216/.183 153/.236 .274  Brown
 Cust
 Sweeney
 Davis
 Patterson
63/1/54/10
76/0/5/4
13/42/57/4
3/73/1/2
17/1/0/1
OPS .652 .767 .523 .768 .664 .761 .513 .625 .746
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 43/.603 215/.850 69/.497 84/.752 78/.534 106/.719 111/.559 84/.522 .754
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 135/.668 250/.696 82/.542 151/.775 123/.746 185/.784 105/.467 69/.751 .740
Road 83/.845 164/.858 77/.543 117/.857 86/.697 145/.821 85/.580 75/.714 .796
Last 28d days 122/.537 58/.606 47/.493 49/.815 42/.995 47/1.127 43/.483 41/.425
HR/SB/CS 1/5/1 13/11/0 1/2/4 5/5/1 3/3/0 9/8/1 4/5/0 2/4/2 140/63/29
Usage ····X··· ·o····X· Xo·o··o· ·o··XX·· ··o·oo·X ··ooo··· ··o·X··· ·o···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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