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Game Preview: DET @ TBR, 6:10pm, Saturday, August 2, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Detroit Tigers, 55-54, 3rd, 6½ GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Kenny Rogers (43, LHP, 8-7, 4.62)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-7)            132.1 153  74  68  49  50 14    4.62      
 2007 (3-4)             63    65  36  31  25  36  8    4.43      
 2006 (17-8)           204   195  97  87  62  99 23    3.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  43.2  56  25  25  13  14  6    5.15   43 
 2008-07-28   @CLE   L   5.2   9   5   5   1   1  2      98   31 
 2008-07-22   @KCR   W   6     4   1   1   1   4  0      79   63 
 2008-07-17   @BAL   W   6    11   4   4   2   1  1      87   33 
 2008-07-10    MIN  ND   7     9   3   3   2   1  0      97   46 
 2008-07-04   @SEA   L   7.2   6   4   4   2   3  1     104   52 
 2008-06-29    COL   W   6     8   3   3   2   2  1      98   44 
 2008-06-24    STL   L   5.1   9   5   5   3   2  1      98   29 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-22   Road:   26-32   ExtrInn: 3-5 
 vsRHP:  34-45   vsLHP:  21-9    1-Run:  13-17
 vsEast: 10-11   vsCntrl:20-28   vsWest: 12-10 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
109 Fri, Aug  1  @TBR  L   2-5       55-54  3rd  6.5 gb
108 Thu, Jul 31  @CLE  L   4-9       55-53  3rd  5.5 gb
107 Wed, Jul 30  @CLE  W  14-12(13)  55-52  3rd  5.5 gb
106 Tue, Jul 29  @CLE  W   8-5       54-52  3rd  5.5 gb
105 Mon, Jul 28  @CLE  L   0-5       53-52  3rd  6.5 gb
104 Sun, Jul 27   CHW  W   6-4       53-51  3rd  6.5 gb
103 Sat, Jul 26   CHW  L   6-7       52-51  3rd  7.5 gb
102 Fri, Jul 25   CHW  L   5-6       52-50  3rd  6.5 gb
101 Wed, Jul 23  @KCR  W   7-1       52-49  3rd  5.5 gb
100 Tue, Jul 22  @KCR  W   7-1       51-49  3rd  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Tampa Bay Rays, 64-44, 1st, 3 up

SP: Andy Sonnanstine (25, RHP, 10-6, 4.65)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-6)           127.2 149  72  66  23  76 13    4.65      
 2007 (6-10)           130.2 151  87  85  26  97 18    5.85      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  43    45  21  20   9  22  5    4.19   50 
 2008-07-27   @KCR   L   6.2   8   5   5   2   2  1      94   38 
 2008-07-22    OAK   L   7     5   3   3   1   5  1      92   59 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-16   Road:   23-28   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  47-29   vsLHP:  17-15   1-Run:  19-11
 vsEast: 28-19   vsCntrl:11-11   vsWest: 13-8  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
108 Fri, Aug  1   DET  W   5-2       64-44  1st  3.0 up
107 Wed, Jul 30  @TOR  W   3-2       63-44  1st  3.0 up
106 Tue, Jul 29  @TOR  W   3-0       62-44  1st  2.0 up
105 Mon, Jul 28  @TOR  L   1-3       61-44  1st  1.0 up
104 Sun, Jul 27  @KCR  L   1-6       61-43  1st  1.0 up
103 Sat, Jul 26  @KCR  W   5-3       61-42  1st  2.0 up
102 Fri, Jul 25  @KCR  W   5-3       60-42  1st  1.0 up
101 Thu, Jul 24  @KCR  L   2-4       59-42  1st    Tied
100 Wed, Jul 23   OAK  W   4-3       59-41  1st  0.5 up
 99 Tue, Jul 22   OAK  L   1-8       58-41  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 01, 2008 TBR  5  DET  2        W:Grant Balfour (3-1), L: Zach Miner (5-4), S: Troy Percival (24)

Thu, Aug 09, 2007 TBD  8 @DET  1        W:Scott Kazmir (9-7), L: Jeremy Bonderman (10-5), S: none
Wed, Aug 08, 2007 TBD  7 @DET  1        W:James Shields (9-7), L: Chad Durbin (7-4), S: none
Tue, Aug 07, 2007 DET  9  TBD  6        W:Tim Byrdak (1-0), L: Dan Wheeler (1-5), S: Todd Jones (30)
Mon, Aug 06, 2007 DET  6  TBD  4        W:Zach Miner (2-3), L: Gary Glover (5-4), S: Todd Jones (29)
Wed, May 30, 2007 TBD  5  DET  3        W:James Shields (4-0), L: Nate Robertson (4-5), S: none
Tue, May 29, 2007 DET 14 @TBD  2        W:Jeremy Bonderman (4-0), L: Casey Fossum (3-5), S: none
Mon, May 28, 2007 TBD  6  DET  5        W:Gary Glover (2-2), L: Todd Jones (1-2), S: none
Thu, Aug 03, 2006 TBD  2  DET  1        W:Seth McClung (3-10), L: Nate Robertson (10-7), S: Brian Meadows (7)
Wed, Aug 02, 2006 DET  8 @TBD  3        W:Jason Grilli (1-1), L: Jon Switzer (2-2), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 1-0; 2007 - TBR won 4-3; 2006 - DET won 5-3; All-Time - TBR leads 39-37

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  5.63

COL  4.66

WSN  3.70

RA/G

OAK  3.80

MIN  4.65

TEX  5.93

BA

C. Jones  .369

J. Drew  .287

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .466

D. Pedroia  .358

T. Pena  .171

SLG

L. Berkman  .620

C. Tracy  .475

T. Pena  .198

OPS

A. Pujols  1.065

C. Coste  .818

T. Pena  .369

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.33

S. Olsen  4.04

N. Robertson  6.06

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.04

J. Lester  6.20

K. Rogers  3.40

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.06 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.03 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
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 4/.500 1/no AB 2/1.000 2/.000 6/.334 460/355 .294/.354/.502/.857 .893/.846 .833 107/1.000 1/0 19/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 3/1.667 4/1.750 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 383/302 .308/.374/.491/.866 .795/.885 .867 117/.916 7/4 11/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· 5/.200 2/1.000 6/1.500 ··· 6/.533 4/.250 1/.000 421/326 .283/.372/.432/.804 .859/.793 .703 83/.779 8/2 9/
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· 4/.583 2/2.000 7/.786 1/2.000 7/1.964 ··· 3/.500 218/169 .228/.327/.451/.778 .678/.807 .681 47/.958 1/1 9/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 146/133 .280/.342/.614/.956 .962/.954 .879 73/1.090 0/0 10/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 2/1.000 6/1.267 ··· 11/.573 2/.000 4/2.750 400/311 .319/.380/.497/.877 .938/.860 .735 65/.933 0/4 14/
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.667 7/.572 4/.500 2/.500 1/.000 4/.500 431/319 .306/.352/.400/.752 .895/.702 .783 101/.673 4/0 4/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 115/65 .240/.307/.433/.740 .883/.618 .657 24/.875 1/0 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 9/1.381 2/3.000 2/.000 3/.333 394/300 .256/.305/.333/.639 .836/.579 .569 80/.582 3/3 5/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 75/61 .351/.479/.526/1.005 1.038/.997 1.038 28/.842 0/0 1/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/22 .136/.136/.227/.364 /.364 .200 11/.364 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 ··· 6/.533 2/1.000 7/.286 1/2.000 8/.833 287/222 .226/.328/.371/.698 .727/.690 .694 78/.686 6/1 8/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 244/151 .247/.307/.561/.868 .902/.847 .804 70/.680 0/3 20/
IP 127.2 30.0 56.1 62.0 26.1 33.2 19.2 47.2 TOTAL .276/.344/.441/.785 .835/.770 .723 .830 40/20 124/78
ERA-K/9 4.65/5.4 1.20/13.5 4.47/5.0 2.47/8.7 5.13/7.2 3.48/8.8 4.58/7.3 2.08/5.7 3.74/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (11-4-4)
 Sardinha (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 543/.292 111/.103 250/.274 261/.198 116/.253 136/.167 83/.239 186/.161 .241  Granderson
 Ordonez
 Thames
 Inge
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/87/0/4
0/0/87/4
48/0/6/2
2/11/0/2
19/4/14/0
26/0/17/0
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .786 .343 .797 .598 .721 .617 .691 .535 .696
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 247/.794 39/.466 118/.909 90/.598 69/.657 70/.600 29/.934 67/.442 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 296/.780 72/.276 132/.698 171/.598 47/.815 66/.635 54/.560 119/.585 .677
Home 278/.761 53/.252 88/.693 137/.526 66/.613 84/.494 45/.537 89/.491 .621
Last 28d days 108/.760 48/.327 37/.600 47/.577 26/.850 24/.742 18/1.014 32/.633
HR/SB/CS 13/1/3 0/1/0 7/9/1 4/9/1 1/0/2 5/2/0 2/2/0 6/0/1 97/47/19
Usage ·····X·· X·X·o··X ·····o·· X·o····X ·····oX· X·X···XX ·····oo· X·X···oX
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.44 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Rogers*
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
54.Zumaya
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 174/98 .226/.306/.361/.668 .829/.536 .682 48/.448 2/1 4/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 5/1.600 ··· 3/.000 ··· 4/.500 2/1.000 1/.000 6/.167 327/240 .252/.294/.299/.593 .741/.540 .611 29/.599 18/3 0/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 29/.529 ··· 9/.873 12/.500 3/.666 2/2.000 3/.000 2/.000 457/317 .272/.312/.402/.714 .597/.767 .817 93/.625 24/7 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 14/.857 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 164/157 .250/.329/.431/.760 .619/.766 .926 39/.697 1/0 7/
31.Gomes G/S/vP 12/1.200 ··· 6/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.000 ··· 2/.500 159/55 .191/.302/.412/.714 .780/.589 .715 32/.689 8/1 8/
26.Gross* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 230/196 .214/.322/.378/.699 .518/.732 .811 27/.394 2/2 7/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 18/.516 ··· 3/.000 9/.222 ··· 4/2.083 2/1.500 1/no AB 301/256 .255/.355/.498/.854 .552/.906 .755 51/.792 8/2 15/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 475/336 .276/.348/.375/.723 .655/.751 .742 99/.736 5/4 5/
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 408/298 .275/.350/.528/.879 .842/.892 .839 93/.856 6/0 20/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 311/232 .309/.366/.415/.781 .669/.828 .805 71/.706 0/4 4/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 18/.364 ··· 7/2.547 3/1.334 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 ··· 373/245 .237/.338/.461/.798 .648/.877 .814 96/.891 0/0 19/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 100/53 .241/.306/.414/.720 .802/.650 .590 19/.349 0/0 4/
2.Upton G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· 6/1.100 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 454/321 .267/.381/.388/.768 .812/.751 .778 87/.613 33/14 6/
IP 132.1 33.1 44.1 19.1 47.0 17.2 36.1 20.2 TOTAL .257/.334/.410/.744 .711/.757 .767 .688 111/40 113/58
ERA-K/9 4.62/3.4 4.32/3.8 3.65/8.7 5.12/7.0 3.06/6.3 5.60/9.2 2.48/8.4 2.61/8.7 4.52/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (28-17-5)
 Riggans (15-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 585/.298 148/.262 185/.264 87/.299 202/.264 80/.197 151/.248 97/.244 .266  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Gomes
0/102/0/9
2/17/71/6
102/1/0/2
6/0/46/2
7/0/18/0
OPS .835 .721 .844 .808 .708 .731 .678 .779 .763
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 156/.799 52/1.007 90/.989 40/.624 70/.924 37/.867 79/.790 38/.587 .797
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 429/.848 96/.571 95/.721 47/.972 132/.590 43/.598 72/.554 59/.873 .740
Road 347/.830 76/.856 84/.803 56/.898 110/.820 48/.960 70/.620 59/.817 .779
Last 28d days 109/.910 45/.900 28/.484 40/.663 60/.748 56/.709 38/.589 65/.711
HR/SB/CS 14/1/2 3/5/1 11/5/6 0/0/1 3/3/0 3/2/0 2/0/1 2/1/0 101/46/23
Usage ····X··· ··oX··X· ····X··o ··Xo···· ·oX·X··· ··XX·X·o X·X···X· X··X·o·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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