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Minnesota Twins, 74-57, 2nd, 1 GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Scott Baker (26, RHP, 7-3, 3.74)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. SEA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-3)            127.2 122  53  53  28 107 18    3.74      
 2007 (9-9)            143.2 162  70  68  29 102 15    4.26      
 2006 (5-8)             83.1 114  63  59  16  62 17    6.37      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-1  44.2  40  21  21  14  39  5    4.23   54 
 2008-08-21   @LAA  ND   8     4   1   1   2   6  1     103   74 
 2008-08-16    SEA  ND   5.1   8   4   4   2   1  0      84   35 
 2008-08-10   @KCR  ND   7     7   2   2   1   7  0     112   61 
 2008-08-05   @SEA  ND   5.1   9   6   6   2   4  1     100   28 
 2008-07-31    CHW  ND   6     5   4   4   3   8  1     102   51 
 2008-07-26   @CLE   W   5     5   3   3   3   5  1      97   47 
 2008-07-20    TEX   L   8     2   1   1   1   8  1     106   81 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.SEA      0-2  29.1  49  19  19   7  17  6    5.83   38 
 2008-08-16    SEA  ND   5.1   8   4   4   2   1  0      84   35 
 2008-08-05   @SEA  ND   5.1   9   6   6   2   4  1     100   28 
 2007-08-21    SEA   L   6.2  14   3   3   1   2  2     101   35 
 2007-08-15   @SEA  ND   6.2   8   1   1   2   7  1      86   59 
 2006-05-01    SEA   L   5.1  10   5   5   0   3  2     100   31 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   46-23   Road:   28-34   ExtrInn: 7-7 
 vsRHP:  50-42   vsLHP:  24-15   1-Run:  23-20
 vsEast:  9-16   vsCntrl:36-21   vsWest: 15-16 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
125 Tue, Aug 19   OAK  W  13-2       71-54  2nd  0.5 gb
124 Mon, Aug 18   OAK  L   2-3       70-54  2nd  0.5 gb
123 Sun, Aug 17   SEA  W  11-8       70-53  1st  0.5 up
122 Sat, Aug 16   SEA  W   7-6       69-53  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Seattle Mariners, 49-82, 4th, 30½ GB, 26½ GB in WC

SP: Ryan Rowland-Smith (25, LHP, 2-2, 3.84)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             72.2  71  33  31  32  54  7    3.84      
 2007 (1-0)             38.2  39  19  17  15  42  4    3.96      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-1  26.1  30  14  14  11  15  4    4.78   46 
 2008-08-21    OAK   L   7     4   1   1   3   6  1     114   68 
 2008-08-16   @MIN  ND   5    10   5   5   2   1  1      89   26 
 2008-08-09    TBR  ND   5.2   7   4   4   2   5  1     105   42 
 2008-07-06    DET  ND   5     5   1   1   3   2  1      83   52 
 2008-07-01    TOR  ND   3.2   4   3   3   1   1  0      62   41 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      0-0   5    10   5   5   2   1  1    9.00   26 
 2008-08-16   @MIN  ND   5    10   5   5   2   1  1      89   26 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-40   Road:   22-42   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  34-54   vsLHP:  15-28   1-Run:  13-24
 vsEast: 13-28   vsCntrl:11-23   vsWest: 16-22 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Mon, Aug 25   MIN  W   4-2 (11)  49-82  4th 30.5 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24   OAK  W   8-4       48-82  4th 31.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23   OAK  L   1-5       47-82  4th 31.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22   OAK  W   7-5       47-81  4th 30.5 gb
127 Thu, Aug 21   OAK  L   0-2       46-81  4th 31.5 gb
126 Wed, Aug 20  @CHW  L   3-15      46-80  4th 31.5 gb
125 Tue, Aug 19  @CHW  L   0-5       46-79  4th 30.5 gb
124 Mon, Aug 18  @CHW  L   5-13      46-78  4th 30.5 gb
123 Sun, Aug 17  @MIN  L   8-11      46-77  4th 30.5 gb
122 Sat, Aug 16  @MIN  L   6-7       46-76  4th 30.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:11-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 25, 2008 SEA  4  MIN  2 (11)   W:R.A. Dickey (4-8), L: Jesse Crain (5-4), S: none
Sun, Aug 17, 2008 MIN 11  SEA  8        W:Glen Perkins (10-3), L: Ryan Feierabend (0-1), S: Joe Nathan (33)
Sat, Aug 16, 2008 MIN  7  SEA  6        W:Dennys Reyes (3-0), L: Cesar Jimenez (0-2), S: none
Fri, Aug 15, 2008 MIN  9  SEA  3        W:Francisco Liriano (3-3), L: Carlos Silva (4-14), S: none
Wed, Aug 06, 2008 MIN  7 @SEA  3        W:Nick Blackburn (9-6), L: Jarrod Washburn (5-11), S: none
Tue, Aug 05, 2008 SEA  8  MIN  7        W:J.J. Putz (4-4), L: Matt Guerrier (6-5), S: none
Mon, Aug 04, 2008 SEA 11  MIN  6        W:Roy Corcoran (2-0), L: Brian Bass (3-4), S: none

Wed, Aug 22, 2007 MIN  8  SEA  4        W:Carlos Silva (10-12), L: Miguel Batista (13-9), S: none
Tue, Aug 21, 2007 SEA  7 @MIN  2        W:Jarrod Washburn (9-10), L: Scott Baker (6-6), S: none
Mon, Aug 20, 2007 SEA  9 @MIN  4        W:Horacio Ramirez (8-4), L: Matt Garza (2-4), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - MIN leads 4-3; 2007 - MIN won 6-3; 2006 - MIN won 5-3; All-Time - SEA leads 188-179

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  5.56

LAA  4.65

WSN  3.71

RA/G

TOR  3.92

SFG  4.62

TEX  6.08

BA

C. Jones  .359

V. Wells  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .467

J. Hamilton  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .639

R. Belliard  .479

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.106

J. Willingham  .836

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

B. Looper  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

J. Jurrjens  6.45

L. Hernandez  3.49

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Minnesota Twins Batters (5.05 RS/G) vs. Seattle Mariners Pitchers (5.05 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Rowland-Smith*
G/S/vB
43.Batista
G/S/vB
48.Corcoran
G/S/vB
41.Dickey
G/S/vB
54.Green
G/S/vB
36.Jimenez*
G/S/vB
57.Lowe
G/S/vB
20.Putz
G/S/vB
49.Woods*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Buscher* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 4/.500 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 178/147 .309/.337/.426/.763 .229/.881 .828 65/.643 0/2 4/
25.Casilla# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 292/207 .303/.342/.418/.759 .640/.812 .717 24/.568 4/2 5/
12.Everett G/S/vP 3/.000 12/1.042 ··· 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 137/105 .207/.267/.319/.586 .677/.561 .583 54/.630 0/0 2/
22.Gomez G/S/vP 2/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 4/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 503/370 .256/.291/.348/.639 .736/.605 .611 79/.693 27/10 6/
23.Harris G/S/vP 3/1.667 5/.400 1/2.000 4/.583 3/.666 ··· 3/1.667 2/1.500 2/1.000 427/296 .263/.321/.389/.710 .721/.705 .715 69/.848 1/1 6/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 5/1.800 1/.000 2/3.500 2/2.500 3/1.000 6/.666 414/330 .270/.329/.465/.794 .610/.839 .731 81/.853 0/1 17/
24.Lamb* G/S/vP ··· 10/1.478 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 2/.000 260/229 .234/.277/.323/.600 .263/.648 .723 21/.958 0/1 1/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 4/2.250 3/.666 1/no AB 5/.650 3/3.000 3/.666 1/.000 4/.250 8/.661 493/350 .321/.415/.449/.864 1.005/.801 .721 102/.830 1/1 8/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 5/1.350 8/.500 1/.000 5/.200 2/1.000 3/1.667 2/2.500 5/1.100 10/.844 566/380 .307/.389/.509/.898 .812/.942 .932 116/.852 0/1 20/
8.Punto# G/S/vP 6/.900 5/4.800 2/.000 6/.833 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 6/1.333 3/.000 255/164 .293/.347/.419/.766 .740/.767 .713 119/.783 8/4 2/
55.Redmond G/S/vP 2/.500 8/.250 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 5/.400 111/53 .286/.315/.333/.649 .691/.602 .530 28/.728 0/0 0/
56.Ruiz G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 43/23 .325/.372/.375/.747 .718/.772 .571 43/.747 0/0 0/
2.Span* G/S/vP 3/.666 3/1.000 2/.000 7/.167 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/1.500 2/.500 248/180 .316/.394/.462/.856 1.002/.804 .882 125/.861 11/4 3/
21.Young G/S/vP 4/1.000 7/.733 2/.000 5/.800 2/1.500 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 3/.667 497/360 .284/.329/.401/.730 .713/.736 .715 97/.712 13/4 8/
IP 72.2 100.1 54.2 100.0 64.1 22.2 55.0 35.0 16.1 TOTAL .279/.338/.412/.750 .723/.761 .722 .777 75/35 94/89
ERA-K/9 3.84/6.7 6.55/5.7 3.46/5.3 5.49/5.0 3.64/7.6 3.97/6.3 5.73/7.5 4.11/10.0 6.06/5.0 4.74/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (45-23-4)
 Redmond (17-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 316/.256 493/.303 234/.234 453/.290 283/.234 94/.267 267/.308 167/.281 74/.286 .275  Young
 Gomez
 Span
 Kubel
 Punto
121/0/0/8
0/120/0/7
0/12/54/3
15/0/28/2
0/3/0/0
OPS .724 .920 .620 .823 .639 .718 .848 .798 .947 .779
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 121/.831 267/.969 104/.653 232/.806 120/.757 51/.878 126/1.021 88/.877 34/.805 .831
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 195/.660 226/.864 130/.593 221/.841 163/.550 43/.533 141/.685 79/.711 40/1.081 .736
Home 180/.735 233/.943 121/.733 235/.828 167/.569 64/.686 149/.710 104/.720 35/.785 .749
Last 28d days 80/.835 73/.972 88/.697 123/.904 41/.733 46/.969 50/1.278 55/.907 74/.947
HR/SB/CS 7/4/1 16/15/2 1/1/0 14/5/7 3/0/1 2/1/1 5/5/0 2/0/2 4/0/0 129/69/24
Usage ····X··· ·····X·X ·X·X·o·· ··o··X·· ···oX·X· ·X·oo·X· ··X···o· ·o·o·X·· ··X··X·X
Seattle Mariners Batters (4.15 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Baker
G/S/vB
26.Bonser
G/S/vB
49.Breslow*
G/S/vB
28.Crain
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
50.Balentien G/S/vP 5/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 192/139 .208/.260/.376/.637 .645/.633 .641 75/.676 0/0 7/
29.Beltre G/S/vP 16/.783 7/.453 1/.000 8/.393 7/.762 24/.219 11/.989 543/395 .246/.315/.418/.732 .931/.661 .650 111/.630 8/1 20/
5.Betancourt G/S/vP 13/.385 7/1.571 1/2.000 6/1.667 8/1.196 7/1.143 2/1.000 457/329 .266/.285/.367/.652 .629/.661 .741 88/.778 2/2 4/
15.Burke G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 84/48 .260/.313/.338/.651 .829/.506 .629 16/.481 0/1 1/
13.Cairo G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 185/110 .244/.318/.325/.643 .741/.579 .719 57/.727 4/2 0/
9.Clement* G/S/vP 6/1.583 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 199/161 .227/.291/.370/.662 .763/.635 .646 67/.780 0/0 5/
23.Hulett* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/9 .222/.364/.333/.697 .000/.873 1.267 8/.708 0/0 0/
28.Ibanez* G/S/vP 16/1.305 7/1.429 2/1.000 4/.000 11/1.245 5/.000 9/1.222 567/391 .301/.365/.507/.872 .918/.852 .883 115/1.112 1/3 20/
2.Johjima G/S/vP 6/1.500 5/.600 1/.000 2/1.500 5/1.267 4/.250 2/1.500 330/231 .215/.261/.316/.577 .594/.570 .592 48/.822 2/0 5/
39.LaHair* G/S/vP 5/.800 1/2.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/3.000 2/1.000 ··· 103/77 .266/.324/.362/.685 .335/.789 .472 85/.723 0/1 2/
4.Lopez G/S/vP 15/1.000 6/.167 1/.000 4/1.000 4/.833 6/.833 1/.000 556/397 .297/.322/.427/.748 .810/.724 .839 108/.767 5/1 11/
8.Reed* G/S/vP 6/2.000 4/.250 2/.000 3/.333 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 219/197 .279/.323/.383/.706 .273/.757 .753 77/.806 1/1 2/
51.Suzuki* G/S/vP 18/.742 8/1.625 2/2.000 5/.800 6/1.167 8/.500 12/1.000 602/424 .313/.366/.388/.753 .655/.794 .794 125/.843 38/4 5/
IP 127.2 101.1 34.1 53.0 64.0 55.0 36.2 TOTAL .264/.319/.388/.707 .752/.690 .714 .791 79/22 101/83
ERA-K/9 3.74/7.5 6.22/7.1 2.36/7.3 3.74/6.8 4.78/7.0 0.98/10.0 2.45/6.6 4.18/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Burke (9-7-2)
 Clement (18-2-5)
 Johjima (42-15-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 525/.248 461/.286 139/.216 227/.263 284/.273 209/.185 150/.241 .275  Suzuki
 Ibanez
 Balentien
 Reed
 Cairo
0/69/60/8
125/0/0/8
1/14/33/6
6/34/14/1
1/0/1/0
OPS .689 .774 .551 .746 .781 .516 .638 .748
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 266/.762 214/.854 61/.522 82/.754 106/.719 108/.576 82/.536 .761
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 259/.615 247/.705 78/.572 145/.740 178/.817 101/.455 68/.763 .739
Road 316/.733 160/.881 65/.609 109/.816 138/.866 78/.594 72/.746 .805
Last 28d days 135/.716 69/.684 39/.585 49/.663 51/1.246 47/.552 39/.447
HR/SB/CS 18/7/2 13/11/0 1/2/4 4/5/1 9/8/1 4/5/0 2/4/2 136/62/27
Usage ····X··· ··X··X·· ··o····o ·X··oo·o ····X··· ····oX·· ·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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