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Game Preview: KCR @ TBR, 5:10pm, Friday, July 4, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Kansas City Royals, 39-47, 4th, 10½ GB, 11 GB in WC

SP: Brian Bannister (27, RHP, 7-7, 4.88)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-7)            103.1 111  60  56  30  57 12    4.88      
 2007 (12-9)           165   156  76  71  44  77 15    3.87      
 2006 (2-1)             38    34  18  18  22  19  4    4.26      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  41.1  47  25  22  15  19  5    4.79   45 
 2008-06-29    STL   L   4.2   9   7   7   4   1  1     102   15 
 2008-06-23    COL   W   7     3   3   0   6   5  1     113   64 
 2008-06-18   @STL   W   7     9   2   2   0   1  0      81   52 
 2008-06-12    TEX  ND   7     6   4   4   0   4  2     127   53 
 2008-06-07   @NYY  ND   3.1   8   5   5   2   1  0      71   23 
 2008-06-01    CLE   W   7.1   5   1   1   1   4  1     103   67 
 2008-05-27    MIN  ND   5     7   3   3   2   3  0     111   42 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-21   Road:   20-26   ExtrInn: 2-4 
 vsRHP:  24-35   vsLHP:  15-12   1-Run:  12-11
 vsEast:  9-17   vsCntrl:12-14   vsWest:  5-11 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 86 Thu, Jul  3  @BAL  W  10-7       39-47  4th 10.5 gb
 85 Wed, Jul  2  @BAL  L   2-5       38-47  4th 11.5 gb
 84 Tue, Jul  1  @BAL  L   5-7       38-46  4th 10.5 gb
 83 Mon, Jun 30  @BAL  W   6-5 (11)  38-45  4th  9.5 gb
 82 Sun, Jun 29   STL  L   6-9       37-45  4th  9.5 gb
 81 Sat, Jun 28   STL  L   1-5       37-44  4th  8.5 gb
 80 Fri, Jun 27   STL  W   7-2       37-43  4th  7.5 gb
 79 Wed, Jun 25   COL  W   4-2       36-43  4th  7.0 gb
 78 Tue, Jun 24   COL  W   7-3       35-43  5th  8.0 gb
 77 Mon, Jun 23   COL  W   8-4       34-43  5th  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:17-13
Tampa Bay Rays, 52-32, 1st, 3 up

SP: Edwin Jackson (24, RHP, 4-6, 4.33)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-6)             95.2  95  46  46  44  60  9    4.33      
 2007 (5-15)           161   195 116 103  88 128 19    5.76      
 2006 (0-0)             36.1  42  27  22  25  27  2    5.45      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  41    46  26  26  19  19  6    5.71   43 
 2008-06-28   @PIT  ND   6.2   6   3   3   2   3  0     104   51 
 2008-06-21    HOU  ND   6.1   5   2   2   3   3  1      94   55 
 2008-06-15    FLA   L   5     5   6   6   3   1  2     101   31 
 2008-06-09   @LAA   W   7    10   4   4   1   2  1     107   42 
 2008-06-04   @BOS   L   5     6   4   4   3   4  0      94   40 
 2008-05-29    CHW   L   6    10   4   4   2   4  1     101   38 
 2008-05-24    BAL   W   5     4   3   3   5   2  1     100   44 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      0-1   3.1   6   6   6   4   4  0   16.20   24 
 2007-06-02    KCR   L   3.1   6   6   6   4   4  0      91   24 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-13   Road:   19-19   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  37-23   vsLHP:  15-9    1-Run:  16-10
 vsEast: 24-15   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest: 11-7  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 84 Wed, Jul  2   BOS  W   7-6       52-32  1st  3.5 up
 83 Tue, Jul  1   BOS  W   3-1       51-32  1st  2.5 up
 82 Mon, Jun 30   BOS  W   5-4       50-32  1st  1.5 up
 81 Sun, Jun 29  @PIT  W   4-3       49-32  1st  0.5 up
 80 Sat, Jun 28  @PIT  L   3-4 (13)  48-32  2nd  0.5 gb
 79 Fri, Jun 27  @PIT  W  10-5       48-31  2nd  0.5 gb
 78 Thu, Jun 26  @FLA  W   6-1       47-31  2nd  0.5 gb
 77 Wed, Jun 25  @FLA  W  15-3       46-31  2nd  1.0 gb
 76 Tue, Jun 24  @FLA  W   6-4       45-31  2nd  1.0 gb
 75 Sun, Jun 22   HOU  L   2-3       44-31  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 08, 2007 KCR 12  TBD  4        W:Jorge de la Rosa (7-9), L: Scott Kazmir (5-6), S: none
Sat, Jul 07, 2007 KCR  8  TBD  7        W:Octavio Dotel (2-1), L: Shawn Camp (0-3), S: none
Fri, Jul 06, 2007 TBD  6 @KCR  5        W:James Shields (7-4), L: Odalis Perez (4-8), S: Gary Glover (1)
Mon, Jun 04, 2007 TBD  4  KCR  2        W:James Shields (5-0), L: Gil Meche (3-5), S: Al Reyes (14)
Sun, Jun 03, 2007 TBD  5  KCR  1        W:J.P. Howell (1-0), L: Scott Elarton (1-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 02, 2007 KCR  9 @TBD  4        W:Odalis Perez (3-5), L: Edwin Jackson (0-7), S: none
Fri, Jun 01, 2007 KCR  4 @TBD  1        W:Brian Bannister (1-3), L: Scott Kazmir (3-3), S: Octavio Dotel (1)
Sun, Jun 11, 2006 TBD  8 @KCR  2        W:James Shields (2-0), L: Scott Elarton (1-8), S: none
Sat, Jun 10, 2006 TBD  9 @KCR  5        W:Casey Fossum (2-2), L: Mike Wood (3-2), S: none
Fri, Jun 09, 2006 KCR  4  TBD  2        W:Mark Redman (2-4), L: Mark Hendrickson (3-7), S: Ambiorix Burgos (8)
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - KCR won 4-3; 2006 - TBR won 5-1; All-Time - TBR leads 42-38

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  5.44

ARI  4.50

WSN  3.67

RA/G

OAK  3.68

MIL  4.55

TEX  5.67

BA

C. Jones  .389

I. Rodriguez  .283

T. Pena  .162

OBP

C. Jones  .483

O. Hudson  .358

T. Pena  .184

SLG

L. Berkman  .676

B. Hawpe  .456

T. Pena  .214

OPS

C. Jones  1.117

T. Wigginton  .811

T. Pena  .398

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.96

C. Wang  4.07

B. Arroyo  6.19

K/9IP

E. Volquez  9.71

V. Padilla  6.10

L. Hernandez  3.18

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Kansas City Royals Batters (4.16 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.02 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Jackson
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
47.Glover
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
30.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 109/82 .291/.321/.485/.807 1.194/.686 .841 106/.830 2/1 3/
14.Buck G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 225/168 .246/.324/.362/.686 .995/.584 .728 76/.659 0/3 3/
16.Butler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 221/159 .275/.339/.365/.704 1.002/.594 .739 15/1.181 0/1 2/
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 3/1.500 1/.000 2/1.000 4/.250 4/.000 5/.200 2/1.500 295/198 .321/.379/.491/.869 .788/.910 .882 100/1.036 6/5 9/
2.Gathright* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 246/181 .250/.301/.268/.569 .563/.572 .534 73/.574 18/4 0/
3.German G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 79/36 .169/.211/.197/.408 .404/.412 .267 19/.474 2/1 0/
7.Gload* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 215/177 .260/.304/.325/.629 .373/.685 .477 82/.716 1/3 1/
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 365/258 .262/.342/.430/.772 .521/.878 .712 111/.848 2/2 11/
15.Grudzielanek G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· 5/.000 4/.500 4/.500 1/no AB 6/.334 283/210 .315/.371/.412/.784 1.002/.711 .693 89/.908 2/1 2/
11.Guillen G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 7/2.238 350/261 .280/.306/.479/.785 1.021/.707 .804 112/.964 1/0 13/
21.Olivo G/S/vP 1/5.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 197/134 .261/.289/.484/.773 .987/.677 .905 57/.574 2/0 9/
1.Pena G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 181/126 .162/.184/.214/.398 .541/.339 .378 15/.747 3/1 1/
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/1.167 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 341/250 .252/.326/.408/.734 .619/.777 .755 106/.695 2/2 9/
IP 95.2 16.2 31.1 47.0 51.2 21.2 39.2 TOTAL .265/.319/.391/.710 .762/.691 .700 .790 42/25 63/45
ERA-K/9 4.33/5.6 1.08/13.5 3.45/6.0 4.98/5.2 2.96/8.2 3.74/6.6 1.82/5.9 3.67/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (24-5-3)
 Olivo (8-9-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 412/.262 63/.111 140/.262 210/.290 214/.195 90/.247 154/.165 .241  Guillen
 Gathright
 DeJesus
 Teahen
 Gload
 German
30/0/29/6
0/70/0/5
38/28/12/3
20/0/49/3
1/0/2/0
8/0/0/0
OPS .744 .354 .721 .842 .592 .686 .514 .688
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 192/.795 24/.500 65/.681 100/.996 69/.544 50/.612 57/.367 .701
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 220/.699 39/.268 75/.756 110/.704 145/.613 40/.775 97/.600 .678
Home 227/.729 39/.346 94/.837 69/.668 116/.524 50/.466 74/.369 .625
Last 28d days 106/.822 44/.284 45/.677 33/.880 56/.554 21/1.064 46/.382
HR/SB/CS 9/4/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 7/8/1 4/8/1 1/0/2 4/0/1 71/40/18
Usage ·····X·· ··Xo··X· ·X···X·· ·····X·· ··oo··X· ·o·o·oo· ·X·oXX··
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.73 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (4.72 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Bannister
G/S/vB
41.Gobble*
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
57.Peralta
G/S/vB
52.Ramirez*
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
51.Tejeda
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 125/80 .259/.355/.407/.762 1.119/.554 .678 85/.709 1/1 3/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 3/.000 14/1.417 5/.650 2/3.500 2/3.000 ··· ··· 10/.522 359/252 .277/.325/.405/.730 .678/.753 .838 94/.838 21/6 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 20/.478 ··· ··· 12/.795 122/115 .245/.344/.453/.797 .619/.808 .890 42/.710 1/0 6/
31.Gomes G/S/vP ··· 4/1.833 1/2.000 5/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 126/50 .202/.302/.413/.714 .772/.626 .672 21/.612 5/1 6/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 5/1.000 203/177 .233/.340/.401/.741 .552/.770 .832 68/.828 2/2 6/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· 6/.533 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 247/206 .264/.352/.523/.875 .611/.925 .782 72/.936 7/2 13/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/1.417 371/269 .275/.346/.372/.718 .667/.737 .686 100/.735 5/2 5/
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 310/229 .275/.348/.528/.876 .833/.891 .776 106/1.106 5/0 15/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 9/1.556 236/183 .312/.366/.433/.799 .707/.834 .782 89/.851 0/3 4/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 3/.000 13/.641 4/1.000 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 3/2.334 272/182 .223/.335/.415/.749 .722/.763 .793 29/.618 0/0 11/
9.Riggans G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 81/43 .274/.313/.479/.792 .831/.760 .638 16/1.092 0/0 4/
2.Upton G/S/vP 3/.000 4/1.250 2/2.500 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 6/.167 362/264 .279/.393/.413/.806 .831/.797 .803 109/.758 25/10 6/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/1.667 27/18 .292/.370/.625/.995 .730/1.098 .542 10/1.400 1/0 2/
IP 103.1 20.2 44.1 26.0 5.2 40.1 37.0 9.2 TOTAL .263/.341/.416/.756 .750/.759 .750 .816 94/32 90/47
ERA-K/9 4.88/5.0 7.40/7.8 2.03/6.5 5.54/6.2 1.59/4.7 2.68/9.6 1.22/10.0 5.59/8.4 4.51/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (25-16-3)
 Riggans (11-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 441/.276 98/.282 183/.224 107/.270 21/.190 166/.224 140/.143 41/.176 .265  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Zobrist
 Gomes
0/80/0/8
2/15/56/4
79/0/0/1
5/0/32/1
0/1/1/0
4/0/9/0
OPS .747 .909 .587 .881 .429 .562 .437 .616 .748
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 219/.808 43/.526 73/.686 48/.926 8/.000 79/.725 70/.501 22/.919 .776
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 222/.687 55/1.241 110/.524 59/.846 13/.692 87/.411 70/.375 19/.273 .722
Road 167/.870 54/.825 101/.655 50/.738 11/.364 84/.631 83/.504 10/.000 .751
Last 28d days 129/.882 25/1.298 65/.385 20/.982 21/.429 54/.629 44/.424 29/.561
HR/SB/CS 12/0/3 4/2/0 2/2/2 8/2/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 2/0/1 1/3/0 88/32/14
Usage ····X··· ··X·X··· X··X··X· X···X·o· ·X·o·o·· ···X··o· o··o···· ··X·XX··

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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