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Game Preview: OAK @ TBR, 7:10pm, Monday, July 21, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Oakland Athletics, 51-47, 2nd, 9 GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Dana Eveland (24, LHP, 7-6, 3.49)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-6)            113.1 103  45  44  56  74  4    3.49      
 2007 (1-0)              5     8   8   8   5   3  0   14.40      
 2006 (0-3)             27.2  39  25  25  16  32  4    8.13      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  42.2  41  14  14  23  24  1    2.95   52 
 2008-07-12    LAA   L   5.1   5   2   2   5   5  0      93   50 
 2008-07-07    SEA   W   5.1   9   3   3   4   0  1     100   34 
 2008-07-02   @LAA  ND   5.2   4   3   3   1   4  0      99   52 
 2008-06-27    SFG   W   7.1   5   1   1   2   3  0      99   65 
 2008-06-21    FLA  ND   6.1   8   2   2   2   4  0     103   51 
 2008-06-15   @SFG   W   6.2   6   1   1   3   5  0      91   60 
 2008-06-10    NYY   L   6     4   2   2   6   3  0     100   53 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-24   Road:   20-23   ExtrInn: 7-3 
 vsRHP:  34-30   vsLHP:  17-17   1-Run:  14-15
 vsEast: 13-12   vsCntrl:15-9    vsWest: 13-18 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 98 Sun, Jul 20  @NYY  L   1-2       51-47  2nd  9.0 gb
 97 Sat, Jul 19  @NYY  L   3-4 (12)  51-46  2nd  8.0 gb
 96 Fri, Jul 18  @NYY  L   1-7       51-45  2nd  7.0 gb
 95 Sun, Jul 13   LAA  L   3-4       51-44  2nd  6.0 gb
 94 Sat, Jul 12   LAA  L   1-4       51-43  2nd  5.0 gb
 93 Fri, Jul 11   LAA  W   9-2       51-42  2nd  4.0 gb
 92 Thu, Jul 10   SEA  W   3-2 (11)  50-42  2nd  5.0 gb
 91 Wed, Jul  9   SEA  L   4-6       49-42  2nd  5.0 gb
 90 Tue, Jul  8   SEA  W   2-0       49-41  2nd  5.0 gb
 89 Mon, Jul  7   SEA  W   4-3       48-41  2nd  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Tampa Bay Rays, 57-40, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Scott Kazmir (24, LHP, 7-5, 3.04)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-5)             83    66  30  28  31  91  8    3.04      
 2007 (13-9)           206.2 196  91  80  89 239 18    3.48      
 2006 (10-8)           144.2 132  59  52  52 163 15    3.24      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  38    38  22  21  18  47  7    4.97   50 
 2008-07-13   @CLE   L   6     8   5   5   2   7  2     104   41 
 2008-07-08   @NYY   L   5     5   2   2   1   9  0      97   57 
 2008-07-02    BOS  ND   5     7   4   4   4   3  1     107   36 
 2008-06-27   @PIT   W   5     5   4   3   2   4  1     103   45 
 2008-06-22    HOU   L   5.2   4   3   3   2   7  2     106   54 
 2008-06-17    CHC  ND   4.2   3   1   1   4   7  0     110   57 
 2008-06-11   @LAA   L   6.2   6   3   3   3  10  1     117   57 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.OAK      3-1  33    24  10  10   8  36  4    2.73   63 
 2008-05-20   @OAK   W   7     4   1   1   1   8  0      97   72 
 2007-08-25    OAK   W   8     5   3   3   0  13  1     105   73 
 2007-05-05    OAK  ND   6     5   1   1   3   8  0     105   63 
 2007-04-29   @OAK   W   7     6   2   2   2   1  2     104   56 
 2006-08-11   @OAK   L   5     4   3   3   2   6  1      87   51 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-15   Road:   19-25   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  42-26   vsLHP:  15-14   1-Run:  17-11
 vsEast: 26-18   vsCntrl: 8-9    vsWest: 11-7  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 97 Sun, Jul 20   TOR  L   4-9       57-40  1st  1.5 up
 96 Sat, Jul 19   TOR  W   6-4       57-39  1st  1.5 up
 95 Fri, Jul 18   TOR  W   2-1       56-39  1st  0.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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
Fri, Aug 24, 2007 TBD 12  OAK  2        W:James Shields (10-8), L: Lenny DiNardo (8-7), S: none
Thu, Aug 23, 2007 OAK 12 @TBD  2        W:Chad Gaudin (10-9), L: Jason Hammel (1-4), S: none
Sun, May 06, 2007 OAK  5 @TBD  3        W:Joe Blanton (3-1), L: Edwin Jackson (0-5), S: Huston Street (9)
Sat, May 05, 2007 TBD  3  OAK  2 (12)   W:Ruddy Lugo (2-0), L: Jay Marshall (1-2), S: none
Fri, May 04, 2007 OAK  5 @TBD  2        W:Justin Duchscherer (3-1), L: Gary Glover (0-2), S: Huston Street (8)
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 2-1; 2007 - TBR won 6-4; 2006 - OAK won 6-3; All-Time - OAK leads 64-33

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  5.46

CLE  4.57

SDP  3.74

RA/G

OAK  3.65

NYM  4.51

TEX  5.85

BA

C. Jones  .373

K. Suzuki  .284

T. Pena  .154

OBP

A. Pujols  .472

T. Wigginton  .357

T. Pena  .176

SLG

L. Berkman  .638

B. Francisco  .469

O. Vizquel  .191

OPS

A. Pujols  1.082

J. Werth  .820

T. Pena  .379

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.87

M. Cain  4.08

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  9.81

G. Floyd  6.19

L. Hernandez  3.31

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Oakland Athletics Batters (4.23 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.13 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Kazmir*
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
28.Reyes
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Bankston G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/25 .308/.325/.462/.787 1.200/.530 .800 40/.787 0/0 1/
18.Bowen# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 54/34 .196/.241/.275/.515 .616/.456 .493 18/.402 0/0 0/
8.Brown G/S/vP 17/1.009 ··· 5/1.267 3/.666 ··· 4/2.750 2/.500 ··· 316/207 .252/.288/.376/.664 .712/.638 .585 62/.717 4/1 7/
7.Crosby G/S/vP 17/.502 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 374/269 .255/.310/.365/.675 .693/.669 .636 50/.557 5/3 4/
32.Cust* G/S/vP 6/.733 ··· 3/5.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 375/262 .226/.371/.432/.803 .716/.840 .699 94/.710 0/0 18/
38.Davis G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 117/67 .205/.231/.277/.508 .533/.489 .416 34/.454 16/5 1/
14.Ellis G/S/vP 20/.988 ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 394/280 .236/.331/.381/.711 .545/.777 .870 98/.493 12/2 9/
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 164/116 .266/.288/.411/.700 .532/.769 .730 82/.700 3/0 2/
22.Hannahan* G/S/vP 5/1.000 1/2.000 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 323/242 .225/.318/.337/.655 .646/.657 .636 81/.639 2/0 4/
12.Murphy G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 115/63 .188/.278/.307/.585 .528/.633 .595 50/.566 2/1 3/
26.Murton G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.500 1/no AB 3/.000 7/.000 63/41 .217/.254/.267/.521 .372/.600 .615 40/.488 0/0 0/
24.Suzuki G/S/vP 6/.567 ··· 4/.250 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 356/266 .284/.338/.376/.714 .612/.748 .635 79/.750 2/2 4/
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 245/193 .307/.358/.408/.766 .651/.797 .843 62/.843 8/1 3/
IP 83.0 23.1 54.1 58.0 25.0 29.0 17.2 42.1 TOTAL .249/.322/.372/.694 .658/.709 .690 .636 52/16 70/56
ERA-K/9 3.04/9.9 1.54/13.9 4.64/5.1 2.64/8.7 4.32/6.8 3.41/9.6 4.58/7.6 2.34/5.7 3.82/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bowen (6-5-1)
 Suzuki (40-22-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 340/.219 90/.130 240/.276 240/.185 106/.247 117/.163 73/.206 167/.172 .244  Brown
 Gonzalez
 Sweeney
 Cust
 Davis
 Murton
 Murphy
47/1/45/5
0/35/25/4
12/42/38/3
60/0/0/2
3/58/1/2
15/0/2/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .662 .415 .809 .568 .689 .594 .603 .564 .696
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 67/.528 33/.518 114/.911 82/.478 62/.636 63/.492 26/.824 61/.415 .706
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 273/.696 57/.353 126/.717 158/.612 44/.765 54/.713 47/.477 106/.647 .689
Home 165/.583 46/.292 81/.687 129/.498 63/.548 77/.504 40/.514 84/.506 .623
Last 28d days 95/.955 42/.454 41/.643 45/.502 26/.685 21/.905 8/.625 33/.694
HR/SB/CS 8/4/2 0/1/0 7/9/1 4/9/1 1/0/2 4/2/0 1/1/0 6/0/1 87/46/19
Usage ·······X ··X····X X······· ·oo····· Xo······ X······· oo······ ·o······
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.59 RS/G) vs. Oakland Athletics Pitchers (3.65 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Eveland*
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
51.Braden*
G/S/vB
59.Brown
G/S/vB
25.DiNardo*
G/S/vB
41.Embree*
G/S/vB
44.Casilla
G/S/vB
20.Street
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 151/90 .241/.327/.368/.695 .870/.573 .672 54/.600 2/1 3/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 8/.833 13/.231 1/.000 10/.200 ··· 411/285 .270/.313/.384/.697 .600/.740 .829 97/.630 23/7 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 ··· 2/.000 ··· 146/139 .258/.342/.453/.796 .619/.804 .883 32/.714 1/0 7/
31.Gomes G/S/vP 3/2.667 ··· ··· 1/4.000 7/1.286 3/.666 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 148/55 .189/.297/.402/.699 .764/.589 .647 36/.545 7/1 7/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/1.667 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 218/188 .227/.335/.400/.735 .590/.759 .847 34/.760 2/2 7/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.750 12/.969 ··· 5/.000 ··· 276/232 .261/.351/.506/.858 .566/.911 .762 52/.892 7/2 14/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 428/304 .274/.351/.375/.726 .651/.756 .723 87/.838 5/3 5/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 362/264 .272/.345/.522/.867 .827/.882 .824 96/1.018 6/0 18/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.667 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 275/208 .316/.370/.432/.802 .704/.845 .833 74/.759 0/3 4/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.167 6/2.167 3/3.000 3/1.666 ··· 327/215 .234/.336/.439/.775 .714/.807 .826 84/.810 0/0 15/
9.Riggans G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 93/49 .259/.326/.444/.771 .864/.692 .616 21/1.076 0/0 4/
2.Upton G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 3/1.167 2/2.000 2/3.500 5/.000 ··· 408/289 .271/.381/.395/.776 .777/.775 .772 92/.594 28/12 6/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 69/44 .222/.290/.476/.766 .711/.798 .823 52/.769 1/0 4/
IP 113.1 6.2 15.0 32.1 12.0 37.1 28.1 43.0 21.2 TOTAL .259/.336/.409/.746 .719/.756 .762 .750 103/36 103/56
ERA-K/9 3.49/5.9 0.00/8.1 4.80/7.2 2.23/7.0 9.00/5.2 4.34/8.2 3.18/8.6 4.19/8.8 0.00/4.1 3.42/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (28-17-4)
 Riggans (14-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 489/.246 26/.182 64/.286 131/.179 66/.333 162/.259 117/.248 174/.242 74/.169 .237  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Zobrist
 Gomes
0/91/0/9
2/17/62/6
91/1/0/2
6/0/40/2
0/1/1/0
7/0/14/0
OPS .676 .497 .804 .570 .854 .770 .704 .717 .402 .664
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 99/.644 10/.443 13/.462 67/.541 19/.702 57/.758 53/.544 79/.886 27/.505 .647
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 390/.684 16/.517 51/.900 64/.590 47/.923 105/.776 64/.847 95/.579 47/.342 .676
Road 198/.700 19/.513 35/.871 44/.609 35/.693 69/.925 49/.710 64/.615 26/.497 .715
Last 28d days 106/.651 26/.497 7/.952 30/.693 13/.750 33/1.061 41/.864 39/.685 34/.212
HR/SB/CS 4/6/2 0/1/1 1/0/0 3/0/1 1/2/0 4/3/0 4/5/0 6/4/2 0/1/0 68/46/27
Usage ········ ·XX····· ··o····· ··o····· ·XX····· oX······ ·o······ ·X·····X ·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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