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Game Preview: CLE @ TBR, 12:40pm, Wednesday, August 6, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Cleveland Indians, 49-63, 5th, 13½ GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Sowers (25, LHP, 1-6, 5.82)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-6)             65    79  49  42  23  38 12    5.82      
 2007 (1-6)             67.1  84  49  48  21  24 10    6.42      
 2006 (7-4)             88.1  85  36  35  20  35 10    3.57      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  40.1  41  30  24  18  26  7    5.36   45 
 2008-08-01   @MIN   L   6.2   6   4   4   0   4  1      96   50 
 2008-07-27    MIN  ND   8     3   2   2   1   5  0     101   72 
 2008-07-19   @SEA   W   6     5   4   4   3   3  1     103   46 
 2008-07-13    TBR  ND   4     3   2   2   7   8  0      93   49 
 2008-07-08   @DET   L   5.2  10   7   6   0   1  2      93   24 
 2008-06-30   @CHW   L   3     5   8   3   2   2  2      63   27 
 2008-06-25    SFG   L   7     9   3   3   5   3  1     101   45 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-26   Road:   20-37   ExtrInn: 3-8 
 vsRHP:  38-46   vsLHP:  11-17   1-Run:   7-12
 vsEast: 12-7    vsCntrl:17-30   vsWest: 14-14 IL: 6-12

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
112 Tue, Aug  5  @TBR  L   4-8       49-63  5th 13.5 gb
111 Mon, Aug  4  @TBR  W   5-2       49-62  5th 12.5 gb
110 Sun, Aug  3  @MIN  L   2-6       48-62  5th 13.5 gb
109 Sat, Aug  2  @MIN  W   5-1       48-61  5th 13.0 gb
108 Fri, Aug  1  @MIN  L   1-4       47-61  5th 14.0 gb
107 Thu, Jul 31   DET  W   9-4       47-60  5th 13.0 gb
106 Wed, Jul 30   DET  L  12-14(13)  46-60  5th 14.0 gb
105 Tue, Jul 29   DET  L   5-8       46-59  5th 13.0 gb
104 Mon, Jul 28   DET  W   5-0       46-58  5th 13.0 gb
103 Sun, Jul 27   MIN  L   2-4       45-58  5th 14.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:12-18
Tampa Bay Rays, 67-45, 1st, 3 up

SP: Scott Kazmir (24, LHP, 8-5, 2.89)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-5)             99.2  78  34  32  41 110  8    2.89      
 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         2-2  37.2  37  19  18  19  42  4    4.30   51 
 2008-08-01    DET  ND   4.2   3   2   2   6   5  0     110   49 
 2008-07-26   @KCR  ND   5     7   2   2   0   5  0      91   50 
 2008-07-21    OAK   W   7     2   0   0   4   9  0     102   78 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CLE      1-2  20.1  26  14  10  11  24  2    4.43   47 
 2008-07-13   @CLE   L   6     8   5   5   2   7  2     104   41 
 2005-09-27   @CLE   W   6     4   1   1   5   7  0     110   62 
 2005-08-25    CLE   L   2.1   8   8   4   1   3  0      57   19 
 2005-08-14   @CLE  ND   6     6   0   0   3   7  0     114   64 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   44-17   Road:   23-28   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  49-29   vsLHP:  18-16   1-Run:  20-11
 vsEast: 28-19   vsCntrl:14-12   vsWest: 13-8  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
112 Tue, Aug  5   CLE  W   8-4       67-45  1st  3.0 up
111 Mon, Aug  4   CLE  L   2-5       66-45  1st  3.0 up
110 Sun, Aug  3   DET  W   6-5 (10)  66-44  1st  3.0 up
109 Sat, Aug  2   DET  W   9-3       65-44  1st  3.0 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 05, 2008 TBR  8  CLE  4        W:Edwin Jackson (8-7), L: Fausto Carmona (5-4), S: none
Mon, Aug 04, 2008 CLE  5 @TBR  2        W:Cliff Lee (15-2), L: Matt Garza (9-7), S: Rafael Perez (2)
Sun, Jul 13, 2008 CLE  5  TBR  2        W:Tom Mastny (1-2), L: Scott Kazmir (7-5), S: Masahide Kobayashi (5)
Sat, Jul 12, 2008 CLE  8  TBR  4        W:Matt Ginter (1-0), L: Matt Garza (7-5), S: none
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 CLE  5  TBR  0        W:Cliff Lee (12-2), L: James Shields (7-6), S: none
Thu, Jul 10, 2008 CLE 13  TBR  2        W:Aaron Laffey (5-5), L: Andy Sonnanstine (10-4), S: none

Sun, Aug 19, 2007 TBD  4  CLE  3 (12)   W:Scott Dohmann (2-0), L: Rafael Perez (0-1), S: none
Sat, Aug 18, 2007 CLE  8 @TBD  1        W:Jake Westbrook (4-7), L: Jason Hammel (1-3), S: none
Fri, Aug 17, 2007 CLE  2 @TBD  1        W:Paul Byrd (11-5), L: Edwin Jackson (3-12), S: Joe Borowski (34)
Mon, Jul 02, 2007 CLE 10  TBD  2        W:Fausto Carmona (9-4), L: Andy Sonnanstine (1-3), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - CLE leads 5-1; 2007 - CLE won 8-2; 2006 - CLE won 6-1; All-Time - CLE leads 60-27

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  5.68

MIL  4.64

SDP  3.76

RA/G

OAK  3.90

CLE  4.63

TEX  5.90

BA

C. Jones  .369

R. Ibanez  .288

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .466

D. DeJesus  .361

T. Pena  .169

SLG

R. Ludwick  .615

M. Olivo  .477

T. Pena  .196

OPS

C. Jones  1.062

M. Reynolds  .823

T. Pena  .365

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.33

O. Perez  4.12

I. Snell  6.14

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.04

A. Galarraga  6.17

L. Hernandez  3.48

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Cleveland Indians Batters (4.64 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.04 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
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.666 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 251/197 .201/.301/.290/.591 .690/.576 .568 66/.765 1/2 3/
7.Carroll G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 2/.000 3/.667 271/196 .267/.341/.335/.676 .609/.701 .501 46/.597 6/2 0/
17.Choo* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 189/157 .238/.339/.406/.745 .495/.798 .660 76/.749 3/1 4/
20.Dellucci* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 4/.000 4/.250 2/1.000 ··· 287/274 .243/.303/.421/.724 .077/.755 .820 54/.933 2/1 10/
44.Fasano G/S/vP 7/1.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 31/23 .320/.400/.400/.800 .750/.807 .690 24/.812 0/0 0/
12.Francisco G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.333 3/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 333/258 .274/.336/.458/.795 .729/.813 .707 94/.862 3/3 11/
25.Garko G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.500 8/.625 4/1.250 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 388/295 .239/.312/.349/.661 .740/.636 .651 73/.665 0/0 8/
26.Gonzalez G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 3/2.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 11/3 .333/.455/.333/.788 .833/.667 .833 11/.788 0/0 0/
38.Gutierrez G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 2/1.500 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 289/202 .216/.260/.340/.599 .619/.591 .529 67/.655 4/2 4/
15.Marte G/S/vP 3/2.334 1/.000 6/1.100 2/2.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 148/110 .169/.221/.272/.493 .679/.430 .498 79/.609 1/1 3/
2.Peralta G/S/vP 11/.829 7/.453 10/1.056 7/1.286 3/1.167 1/5.000 1/.000 1/.000 443/346 .272/.315/.493/.808 .706/.836 .895 98/1.008 3/0 18/
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 5/.650 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 242/177 .281/.349/.535/.883 .904/.875 .842 72/1.099 0/0 12/
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 10/.425 2/2.000 9/.958 11/.855 5/1.850 2/.000 2/5.000 2/1.000 511/371 .273/.384/.537/.921 .831/.952 .804 112/.967 27/3 27/
IP 99.2 32.1 61.1 62.1 27.0 35.0 22.2 49.0 TOTAL .252/.325/.412/.737 .718/.743 .716 .840 54/17 118/55
ERA-K/9 2.89/9.9 1.39/13.7 4.11/5.0 2.45/8.7 5.00/7.3 3.86/8.5 4.37/7.5 2.20/5.7 3.74/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Fasano (3-2-1)
 Shoppach (23-4-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 412/.215 122/.113 268/.263 263/.197 118/.247 144/.175 96/.253 193/.171 .243  Francisco
 Gutierrez
 Sizemore
 Choo
 Dellucci
 Carroll
56/2/26/10
7/8/68/3
0/105/0/2
8/0/33/2
48/0/0/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .656 .392 .761 .598 .708 .677 .719 .553 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 86/.531 42/.431 123/.887 91/.606 70/.646 73/.648 34/.849 69/.459 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 326/.690 80/.372 145/.656 172/.594 48/.796 71/.706 62/.646 124/.602 .685
Home 214/.568 64/.358 106/.620 139/.527 68/.593 92/.597 58/.615 96/.530 .635
Last 28d days 100/.730 52/.453 50/.431 40/.635 21/.985 32/.998 31/.959 32/.485
HR/SB/CS 8/4/2 1/1/0 7/10/1 4/9/1 1/0/2 7/3/0 2/2/0 6/0/1 103/49/19
Usage ····X··· X·X·X·X· ·X·X···· o·o·X·o· ··o····· ··X·X·X· oo·X···· X···X·X·
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.50 RS/G) vs. Cleveland Indians Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Sowers*
G/S/vB
63.Betancourt
G/S/vB
30.Kobayashi
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
40.Mastny
G/S/vB
49.Mujica
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
34.Rincon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 183/100 .227/.308/.356/.664 .806/.537 .672 48/.453 2/1 4/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 9/.944 11/.200 ··· 2/.000 3/2.000 2/1.500 2/.000 ··· 334/244 .256/.297/.305/.602 .797/.531 .629 36/.678 18/4 0/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 3/.000 7/.762 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 8/.500 467/322 .271/.314/.399/.713 .609/.761 .811 86/.634 25/7 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 171/164 .253/.333/.447/.780 .619/.787 .949 40/.692 1/0 8/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 2/.500 2/3.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 241/202 .228/.332/.398/.730 .635/.749 .864 32/.634 2/2 7/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 7/.762 311/263 .249/.347/.494/.842 .515/.901 .739 53/.673 8/2 16/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 6/.334 1/no AB 495/347 .279/.351/.381/.732 .687/.751 .757 101/.759 5/4 5/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 2/.000 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 3/1.167 427/310 .275/.349/.535/.884 .863/.891 .852 96/.897 7/0 22/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/.000 1/3.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.250 323/239 .304/.361/.416/.778 .624/.840 .798 71/.678 0/4 5/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 3/.666 10/1.375 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 2/1.500 4/.250 14/.607 392/256 .237/.344/.459/.803 .627/.898 .821 97/.903 0/0 19/
9.Riggans G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 106/55 .242/.317/.418/.735 .829/.650 .629 21/.488 0/0 4/
2.Upton G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 4/1.000 3/.333 474/332 .267/.381/.395/.776 .816/.760 .792 94/.645 34/14 7/
Zobrist# G/S/vP 5/.400 3/.666 2/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 84/53 .234/.298/.481/.778 .805/.762 .826 42/.670 1/0 5/
IP 65.0 47.1 49.2 44.1 13.1 22.2 54.2 38.0 TOTAL .257/.335/.413/.748 .716/.762 .774 .707 114/41 119/59
ERA-K/9 5.82/5.3 6.27/8.9 3.62/6.0 4.26/6.1 10.80/9.5 5.16/6.3 2.96/8.6 6.63/6.4 4.40/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (30-17-5)
 Riggans (15-0-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 292/.299 211/.296 208/.250 204/.278 70/.305 95/.253 220/.226 180/.308 .272  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Zobrist
 Riggans
0/106/0/9
2/17/75/7
104/1/0/2
8/0/47/2
0/1/1/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .871 .875 .685 .796 .991 .743 .630 .887 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 84/.878 96/.824 94/.749 105/.798 38/1.207 43/.681 91/.568 84/.949 .784
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 208/.869 115/.917 114/.632 99/.792 32/.758 52/.788 129/.673 96/.832 .737
Road 165/.957 89/.970 82/.804 97/.827 42/1.329 41/.655 115/.674 87/.944 .808
Last 28d days 100/.603 37/1.097 34/.904 58/.791 29/.622 39/.572 59/.363 47/.939
HR/SB/CS 12/3/3 11/7/1 7/2/0 4/1/0 4/1/0 3/0/0 6/2/3 7/4/1 123/46/19
Usage ····X··· X·····Xo ·····oXo X···X·XX ··X····· X·····X· ·o·X·XX· 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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