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Game Preview: OAK @ TBR, 7:10pm, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Oakland Athletics, 51-48, 3rd, 9 GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Dallas Braden (24, LHP, 1-0, 4.80)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)             15    16   8   8   8  12  1    4.80      
 2007 (1-8)             72.1  91  59  54  26  55  9    6.72      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-2  27.1  45  30  29   9  21  3    9.55   34 
 2007-09-29    LAA  ND   3     3   1   1   1   3  0      54   51 
 2007-09-23   @CLE   L   3.1   8   6   6   2   3  0      68   21 
 2007-09-11   @SEA  ND   4.1   8   4   4   0   1  1      79   32 
 2007-09-02    DET  ND   4.2   9   6   6   2   3  0      91   23 
 2007-08-12   @DET   L   1.2   7   8   8   1   1  2      49    9 
 2007-08-06   @TEX  ND   5     6   3   2   1   7  0      96   51 
 2007-08-01    DET  ND   5.1   4   2   2   2   3  0      92   53 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-24   Road:   20-24   ExtrInn: 7-3 
 vsRHP:  34-30   vsLHP:  17-18   1-Run:  14-15
 vsEast: 13-13   vsCntrl:15-9    vsWest: 13-18 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 99 Mon, Jul 21  @TBR  L   0-4       51-48  3rd  9.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Tampa Bay Rays, 58-40, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Andy Sonnanstine (25, RHP, 10-4, 4.58)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-4)           114   136  64  58  20  69 11    4.58      
 2007 (6-10)           130.2 151  87  85  26  97 18    5.85      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  39.2  44  18  17   7  23  3    3.86   50 
 2008-07-10   @CLE   L   5.1   9   6   6   0   0  3      78   26 
 2008-07-05    KCR   W   7     5   0   0   1   2  0      85   68 
 2008-06-29   @PIT   W   7     5   2   1   1   4  0      98   64 
 2008-06-24   @FLA  ND   5     6   2   2   2   5  0     102   50 
 2008-06-18    CHC   W   5     7   3   3   2   4  0      94   43 
 2008-06-13    FLA   W   5.1   6   3   3   0   5  0      86   49 
 2008-06-07   @TEX  ND   5     6   2   2   1   3  0      86   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.OAK      1-1  11    14   9   9   3  13  2    7.36   43 
 2008-05-21   @OAK   L   6     9   7   7   1   6  2     100   31 
 2007-08-26    OAK   W   5     5   2   2   2   7  0      96   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-15   Road:   19-25   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  42-26   vsLHP:  16-14   1-Run:  17-11
 vsEast: 26-18   vsCntrl: 8-9    vsWest: 12-7  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 98 Mon, Jul 21   OAK  W   4-0       58-40  1st  1.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Jul 21, 2008 TBR  4  OAK  0        W:Scott Kazmir (8-5), L: Dana Eveland (7-7), S: none
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
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 3-1; 2007 - TBR won 6-4; 2006 - OAK won 6-3; All-Time - OAK leads 64-34

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  5.47

CLE  4.57

SDP  3.76

RA/G

OAK  3.66

NYM  4.51

TEX  5.80

BA

C. Jones  .372

M. Kotsay  .285

T. Pena  .152

OBP

A. Pujols  .468

J. Loney  .359

T. Pena  .174

SLG

L. Berkman  .632

J. Damon  .470

O. Vizquel  .191

OPS

A. Pujols  1.071

B. Giles  .820

T. Pena  .375

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.87

J. Sanchez  4.10

M. Hendrickson  6.01

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  9.81

M. Garza  6.14

L. Hernandez  3.31

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Oakland Athletics Batters (4.19 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.09 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Sonnanstine
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
45.Bankston G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 43/25 .286/.302/.429/.731 1.000/.530 .714 43/.731 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 3/2.000 ··· 5/1.267 4/.500 ··· 4/2.750 2/.500 ··· 320/207 .248/.284/.371/.655 .686/.638 .567 66/.673 4/1 7/
49.Conrad# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 3/.000 0/0 0/
7.Crosby G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 377/269 .253/.308/.362/.670 .673/.669 .624 53/.524 5/3 4/
32.Cust* G/S/vP 6/1.133 ··· 3/5.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 379/262 .228/.375/.432/.807 .733/.840 .711 98/.731 0/0 18/
38.Davis G/S/vP ··· ··· 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 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 398/281 .235/.332/.378/.711 .552/.774 .867 102/.497 12/2 9/
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 167/116 .261/.283/.404/.687 .500/.769 .698 85/.675 3/0 2/
22.Hannahan* G/S/vP 6/1.700 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/
26.Murton G/S/vP 1/2.000 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 5/1.600 1/.000 4/.250 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 360/267 .281/.334/.372/.706 .591/.745 .618 83/.713 2/2 4/
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 249/193 .306/.356/.405/.762 .639/.797 .832 66/.821 8/1 3/
IP 114.0 24.1 54.1 59.0 25.0 29.0 17.2 42.1 TOTAL .247/.320/.369/.690 .649/.708 .682 .622 52/16 70/56
ERA-K/9 4.58/5.4 1.48/13.3 4.64/5.1 2.59/8.7 4.32/6.8 3.41/9.6 4.58/7.6 2.34/5.7 3.78/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bowen (6-5-1)
 Suzuki (43-22-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 486/.296 93/.125 240/.276 243/.183 106/.247 117/.163 73/.206 167/.172 .242  Brown
 Gonzalez
 Sweeney
 Cust
 Davis
 Murton
48/1/45/5
0/36/25/4
12/42/39/3
60/0/0/2
3/58/1/2
15/0/2/0
OPS .791 .401 .809 .560 .689 .594 .603 .564 .693
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 216/.816 34/.502 114/.911 84/.465 62/.636 63/.492 26/.824 61/.415 .705
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 270/.770 59/.340 126/.717 159/.608 44/.765 54/.713 47/.477 106/.647 .683
Home 251/.777 49/.273 81/.687 132/.486 63/.548 77/.504 40/.514 84/.506 .617
Last 28d days 100/.718 45/.422 41/.643 48/.467 26/.685 21/.905 8/.625 33/.694
HR/SB/CS 11/1/3 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 ········ o··X···· ·X······ o·oo···· ·Xo····· ·X······ ·oo····· ··o·····
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.58 RS/G) vs. Oakland Athletics Pitchers (3.66 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Braden*
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
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/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 155/91 .243/.331/.390/.721 .911/.580 .727 58/.676 2/1 4/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 2/.000 8/.833 13/.231 2/1.000 10/.200 ··· 416/287 .269/.312/.381/.693 .585/.742 .819 102/.618 23/7 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 ··· 2/.000 ··· 146/139 .258/.342/.453/.796 .619/.804 .883 32/.714 1/0 7/
31.Gomes G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/4.000 7/1.286 3/.666 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 151/55 .194/.305/.403/.708 .776/.589 .665 39/.590 8/1 7/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.667 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 219/189 .226/.333/.398/.731 .590/.754 .838 35/.736 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 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 433/306 .277/.354/.379/.733 .651/.767 .735 92/.865 5/3 5/
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 367/266 .274/.346/.530/.876 .877/.875 .840 101/1.038 6/0 19/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/2.667 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 279/209 .313/.372/.429/.800 .714/.841 .829 78/.753 0/3 4/
23.Pena* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 4/1.167 6/2.167 4/1.750 3/1.666 ··· 332/217 .230/.334/.433/.767 .694/.806 .809 89/.777 0/0 15/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 93/49 .259/.326/.444/.771 .864/.692 .616 21/1.076 0/0 4/
2.Upton G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 2/2.000 3/3.500 5/.000 ··· 413/291 .275/.386/.398/.784 .805/.775 .786 97/.633 30/12 6/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 73/46 .209/.274/.448/.722 .656/.761 .719 56/.712 1/0 4/
IP 15.0 6.2 34.1 12.0 37.1 29.1 43.0 21.2 TOTAL .259/.337/.410/.747 .726/.756 .765 .756 106/36 105/56
ERA-K/9 4.80/7.2 0.00/8.1 2.10/7.3 9.00/5.2 4.34/8.2 3.07/8.9 4.19/8.8 0.00/4.1 3.43/6.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 64/.286 26/.182 140/.169 66/.333 162/.259 123/.255 174/.242 74/.169 .237  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Zobrist
 Gomes
0/92/0/9
2/17/63/6
92/1/0/2
6/0/40/2
0/1/1/0
7/0/15/0
OPS .804 .497 .559 .854 .770 .723 .717 .402 .667
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 13/.462 10/.443 74/.535 19/.702 57/.758 57/.595 79/.886 27/.505 .646
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 51/.900 16/.517 66/.572 47/.923 105/.776 66/.842 95/.579 47/.342 .681
Road 35/.871 19/.513 53/.575 35/.693 69/.925 55/.752 64/.615 26/.497 .719
Last 28d days 7/.952 26/.497 39/.624 13/.750 33/1.061 47/.893 39/.685 34/.212
HR/SB/CS 1/0/0 0/1/1 3/0/1 1/2/0 4/3/0 4/5/0 6/4/2 0/1/0 70/49/27
Usage ···o···· ··XX···· X··o···· ··XX···· ·oX····· X·o····· ··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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