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Game Preview: TOR @ TBR, 7:10pm, Friday, July 18, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Toronto Blue Jays, 47-48, 4th, 9 GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: A.J. Burnett (31, RHP, 10-8, 4.96)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-8)           127   129  75  70  57 126 11    4.96      
 2007 (10-8)           165.2 131  74  69  66 176 23    3.75      
 2006 (10-8)           135.2 138  67  60  39 118 14    3.98      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-2  45.2  45  27  25  19  48  6    4.93   51 
 2008-07-13    NYY   W   8.1   6   1   1   1   8  1      98   74 
 2008-07-09    BAL   W   5.1   7   7   7   3   7  1     112   30 
 2008-07-04   @LAA   L   7    12   8   6   0   3  2     101   28 
 2008-06-29    ATL   W   7     4   0   0   4  11  0     118   76 
 2008-06-24    CIN   W   8     4   1   1   3   7  0     111   74 
 2008-06-19   @MIL   L   5     8   8   8   4   5  2     101   20 
 2008-06-13    CHC   W   5     4   2   2   4   7  0     111   54 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-20   Road:   20-28   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  38-31   vsLHP:   9-17   1-Run:  15-21
 vsEast: 14-15   vsCntrl:15-7    vsWest: 10-16 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 95 Sun, Jul 13   NYY  W   4-1       47-48  4th  9.0 gb
 94 Sat, Jul 12   NYY  L   4-9       46-48  4th  9.5 gb
 93 Fri, Jul 11   NYY  W   5-0       46-47  4th  9.5 gb
 92 Thu, Jul 10   BAL  W   6-5       45-47  4th 10.5 gb
 91 Wed, Jul  9   BAL  W   9-8       44-47  5th 11.5 gb
 90 Tue, Jul  8   BAL  W   7-6       43-47  5th 12.5 gb
 89 Sun, Jul  6  @LAA  L   1-7       42-47  5th 14.0 gb
 88 Sat, Jul  5  @LAA  W   7-5       42-46  5th 13.0 gb
 87 Fri, Jul  4  @LAA  L   2-8       41-46  5th 13.0 gb
 86 Wed, Jul  2  @SEA  L   2-4       41-45  5th 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:14-16
Tampa Bay Rays, 55-39, 2nd, ½ GB, 2½ up in WC

SP: James Shields (26, RHP, 7-6, 3.83)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-6)            122.1 119  60  52  22 100 13    3.83      
 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         3-3  41.2  43  23  23   5  42  6    4.97   52 
 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 
 2008-06-30    BOS   W   6.1   5   2   2   1   5  1     104   59 
 2008-06-25   @FLA   W   7     4   1   1   0   5  1     101   70 
 2008-06-19    CHC  ND   6.1   7   3   3   2   9  0     102   54 
 2008-06-10   @LAA   L   8    10   6   6   0   9  2     108   47 
 2008-06-05   @BOS   L   1     3   4   4   0   2  1      27   33 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      3-0  26.2  20  12   8   5  20  3    2.70   59 
 2008-04-22    TOR   W   7     6   4   2   2   5  1     104   56 
 2007-09-09    TOR   W   7     4   2   2   0   5  1     106   66 
 2007-04-06    TOR  ND   6.2   6   3   3   2   3  0     103   51 
 2006-08-16    TOR   W   6     4   3   1   1   7  1      99   62 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-14   Road:   19-25   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  40-26   vsLHP:  15-13   1-Run:  16-11
 vsEast: 24-17   vsCntrl: 8-9    vsWest: 11-7  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 94 Sun, Jul 13  @CLE  L   2-5       55-39  2nd  0.5 gb
 93 Sat, Jul 12  @CLE  L   4-8       55-38  1st  0.5 up
 92 Fri, Jul 11  @CLE  L   0-5       55-37  1st  1.5 up
 91 Thu, Jul 10  @CLE  L   2-13      55-36  1st  1.5 up
 90 Wed, Jul  9  @NYY  L   1-2 (10)  55-35  1st  2.0 up
 89 Tue, Jul  8  @NYY  L   0-5       55-34  1st  3.0 up
 88 Mon, Jul  7   KCR  L   4-7 (10)  55-33  1st  4.0 up
 87 Sun, Jul  6   KCR  W   9-2       55-32  1st  5.0 up
 86 Sat, Jul  5   KCR  W   3-0       54-32  1st  4.0 up
 85 Fri, Jul  4   KCR  W  11-2       53-32  1st  3.0 up
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, May 08, 2008 TBR  8 @TOR  3 (13)   W:J.P. Howell (1-0), L: Shawn Camp (0-1), S: none
Wed, May 07, 2008 TOR  6  TBR  2        W:Shaun Marcum (4-2), L: Matt Garza (1-1), S: none
Tue, May 06, 2008 TBR  5 @TOR  4        W:Andy Sonnanstine (5-1), L: A.J. Burnett (3-3), S: Troy Percival (7)
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 TBR  5  TOR  3        W:Andy Sonnanstine (3-1), L: Dustin McGowan (1-2), S: Troy Percival (4)
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 TBR  5  TOR  3        W:Jason Hammel (2-1), L: Roy Halladay (2-3), S: Troy Percival (3)
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 TBR  6  TOR  4        W:James Shields (2-1), L: Jesse Litsch (2-1), S: Troy Percival (2)

Sun, Sep 30, 2007 TBD  8 @TOR  5        W:Jason Hammel (3-5), L: A.J. Burnett (10-8), S: Al Reyes (26)
Sat, Sep 29, 2007 TOR  5  TBD  3        W:Scott Downs (4-2), L: Dan Wheeler (1-9), S: none
Fri, Sep 28, 2007 TOR  5  TBD  4        W:Dustin McGowan (12-10), L: Andy Sonnanstine (6-10), S: Jeremy Accardo (30)
Sun, Sep 09, 2007 TBD  3  TOR  2        W:James Shields (12-8), L: Jesse Litsch (5-8), S: Al Reyes (23)
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 5-1; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - TOR won 12-6; All-Time - TOR leads 93-80

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  5.60

CLE  4.53

WSN  3.65

RA/G

OAK  3.63

MIL  4.49

TEX  5.82

BA

C. Jones  .376

M. Kemp  .284

T. Pena  .155

OBP

C. Jones  .472

N. McLouth  .356

T. Pena  .176

SLG

L. Berkman  .653

B. Phillips  .472

O. Vizquel  .179

OPS

L. Berkman  1.096

O. Hudson  .816

T. Pena  .381

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.82

J. Maine  3.99

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  9.91

T. Wakefield  6.18

K. Rogers  3.36

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Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.20 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.12 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
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
20.Barajas G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 4/.500 3/2.334 2/.000 4/.750 205/138 .267/.317/.461/.778 .649/.841 .852 54/.637 0/0 8/
11.Eckstein G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 14/1.000 3/.500 ··· 6/.334 12/.955 249/187 .269/.354/.354/.708 .840/.663 .724 42/.650 2/1 1/
1.Inglett* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 7/2.257 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 162/149 .301/.356/.445/.801 .481/.830 .737 65/.809 3/1 2/
26.Lind* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/1.666 84/61 .269/.301/.474/.776 .685/.809 .776 64/.975 0/0 3/
6.McDonald G/S/vP 4/1.000 2/.000 5/.800 3/.000 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 61/30 .182/.237/.200/.437 .412/.464 .485 25/.480 3/1 0/
36.Mench G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 4/.000 ··· 3/.666 3/.000 2/.500 75/23 .231/.307/.338/.645 .641/.654 .434 12/.733 2/0 0/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 9/.111 3/1.000 2/.500 5/.200 2/1.000 1/3.000 5/1.267 366/270 .269/.371/.399/.770 .604/.833 .802 83/.741 1/2 6/
15.Rios G/S/vP 9/.222 2/.500 5/.000 9/1.000 4/.500 3/.000 4/1.500 395/297 .285/.337/.401/.737 .616/.778 .675 81/.877 23/5 4/
33.Rolen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.833 11/1.142 293/216 .267/.358/.431/.790 .757/.799 .764 88/.800 5/0 6/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 9/.444 ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 320/231 .261/.347/.333/.680 .697/.674 .641 88/.708 5/2 3/
24.Stairs* G/S/vP 13/.237 4/.250 3/.000 7/2.428 1/.000 3/.000 10/.700 263/237 .253/.342/.406/.748 .472/.780 .826 49/.803 1/1 9/
35.Wilkerson* G/S/vP 5/.700 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.500 1/no AB 1/no AB 7/.286 231/193 .230/.326/.327/.653 .624/.658 .650 30/.427 3/5 3/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 8/.750 1/2.000 4/.500 5/.200 2/.500 8/.750 2/.500 201/151 .244/.354/.375/.729 .659/.764 .640 43/.531 2/1 5/
IP 122.1 22.0 34.0 52.2 57.0 24.2 41.2 TOTAL .260/.336/.384/.720 .667/.738 .691 .743 61/23 65/49
ERA-K/9 3.83/7.4 1.64/13.5 5.82/5.8 4.44/5.1 2.68/8.7 3.28/6.9 2.38/5.8 3.79/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (25-12-2)
 Zaun (28-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 500/.254 86/.137 160/.300 231/.275 236/.188 100/.230 164/.169 .244  Rios
 Wilkerson
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Inglett
 Stairs
 Mench
0/32/59/8
16/3/47/4
22/0/0/1
3/0/0/1
15/1/8/0
9/0/6/0
15/0/5/0
OPS .697 .436 .841 .798 .576 .634 .555 .697
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 238/.708 31/.554 73/.863 109/.942 80/.485 58/.558 60/.368 .708
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 262/.686 55/.367 87/.822 122/.671 156/.620 42/.736 104/.661 .689
Home 271/.556 42/.321 98/.822 72/.638 125/.511 57/.443 81/.486 .619
Last 28d days 106/.637 46/.486 55/.990 32/.526 49/.471 23/.499 37/.626
HR/SB/CS 13/6/5 0/1/0 3/0/0 7/8/1 4/9/1 1/0/2 6/0/1 84/44/18
Usage ······X· ····XX·· ·······X ······XX ·····X·· ·····o·o ·····o··
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.61 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.96 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
40.Wolfe
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 147/88 .240/.329/.372/.701 .901/.562 .683 62/.613 2/1 3/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 32/.923 5/.900 1/.000 13/.924 11/.000 1/.000 24/.451 7/1.238 2/4.000 399/278 .270/.315/.385/.700 .625/.733 .845 97/.698 23/6 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 26/.725 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1.750 ··· ··· 139/132 .264/.353/.446/.799 .619/.808 .895 35/.610 1/0 6/
31.Gomes G/S/vP 12/.666 ··· ··· 7/.286 6/1.300 2/1.000 8/1.300 4/.250 1/.000 144/53 .185/.292/.395/.687 .745/.587 .622 34/.443 6/1 7/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 217/188 .223/.332/.397/.729 .540/.759 .834 38/.761 2/2 7/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 13/.891 3/.333 2/2.500 3/.000 3/.667 ··· 16/.402 4/.000 1/.000 270/226 .267/.356/.517/.873 .566/.930 .785 54/.978 7/2 14/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 10/.500 4/.500 1/.000 6/.533 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 3/.333 2/2.000 415/296 .272/.348/.375/.723 .650/.752 .717 87/.772 5/2 5/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/no AB ··· 351/256 .275/.348/.513/.861 .795/.884 .808 97/1.007 6/0 16/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 15/.600 1/5.000 1/.000 5/.400 2/.500 2/1.500 2/.000 6/.334 2/1.500 268/201 .310/.361/.424/.785 .704/.825 .801 76/.735 0/3 4/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 19/.725 5/2.000 3/.000 8/.542 4/1.833 2/2.500 4/.500 4/.500 1/no AB 315/208 .236/.340/.438/.778 .697/.819 .834 72/.828 0/0 14/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 89/47 .269/.330/.462/.791 .871/.723 .642 20/1.117 0/0 4/
2.Upton G/S/vP 11/.788 4/1.000 1/.000 3/.333 8/.250 1/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 2/1.000 396/281 .277/.385/.404/.789 .795/.787 .797 89/.615 27/11 6/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 58/37 .222/.276/.463/.739 .855/.673 .771 41/.731 1/0 3/
IP 127.0 24.2 30.0 42.2 28.1 7.2 31.2 36.2 17.0 TOTAL .260/.336/.409/.745 .721/.755 .763 .746 101/33 98/54
ERA-K/9 4.96/8.9 3.65/6.9 2.10/9.6 1.69/7.8 3.81/8.6 4.70/4.7 2.84/9.4 3.19/7.8 3.18/5.3 3.63/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (28-16-4)
 Riggans (12-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 564/.262 99/.237 124/.236 179/.218 125/.221 41/.300 133/.211 160/.246 69/.262 .246  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Zobrist
 Gomes
0/88/0/9
2/17/60/6
88/1/0/2
6/0/38/2
0/1/1/0
7/0/13/0
OPS .743 .617 .751 .602 .682 .854 .646 .694 .740 .695
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 307/.778 37/.981 63/.672 71/.563 47/.793 17/.932 43/.705 72/.736 30/.815 .745
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 257/.700 62/.410 61/.835 108/.628 78/.615 24/.794 90/.620 88/.659 39/.680 .646
Road 286/.709 55/.623 73/.866 97/.735 57/.750 16/.822 68/.802 65/.629 26/.749 .724
Last 28d days 150/.699 10/.400 23/1.085 49/.506 26/.632 26/.842 32/.583 32/.894 13/.639
HR/SB/CS 11/14/3 2/2/0 4/0/1 2/1/0 2/4/2 0/0/0 3/2/0 3/2/1 2/0/0 81/54/22
Usage ····X··· ·······o ········ ········ ·····X·· ·····o·X ····o··· ·····X·X ·····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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