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Game Preview: LAA @ TBR, 7:10pm, Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 76-48, 1st, 15½ up

SP: Jered Weaver (25, RHP, 10-9, 4.47)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-9)           141   142  73  70  43 110 19    4.47      
 2007 (13-7)           161   178  77  70  45 115 17    3.91      
 2006 (11-2)           123    94  36  35  33 105 15    2.56      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  38.1  42  22  21  13  33  7    4.93   48 
 2008-08-15   @CLE  ND   5.1   5   2   2   2   6  0     105   54 
 2008-08-08    NYY   W   6     7   5   5   2   3  2     111   39 
 2008-08-02   @NYY   L   5     8   6   6   1   5  4      99   31 
 2008-07-28   @BOS   W   5.2   6   3   3   3   4  0      97   46 
 2008-07-22    CLE  ND   3     3   2   2   2   4  1      77   47 
 2008-07-09   @TEX  ND   6     7   2   1   2   5  0     102   55 
 2008-07-04    TOR   W   7.1   6   2   2   1   6  0     106   63 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-23   Road:   39-25   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  53-38   vsLHP:  23-10   1-Run:  24-15
 vsEast: 27-15   vsCntrl:19-12   vsWest: 20-13 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
124 Tue, Aug 19  @TBR  L   2-4       76-48  1st 15.5 up
123 Mon, Aug 18  @TBR  L   4-6       76-47  1st 15.5 up
122 Sun, Aug 17  @CLE  L   3-4       76-46  1st 15.5 up
121 Sat, Aug 16  @CLE  W   4-3       76-45  1st 15.5 up
120 Fri, Aug 15  @CLE  L   2-3       75-45  1st 15.5 up
119 Wed, Aug 13   SEA  L   7-10(12)  75-44  1st 15.0 up
118 Tue, Aug 12   SEA  W   7-3       75-43  1st 15.0 up
117 Sun, Aug 10   NYY  W   4-3       74-43  1st 14.0 up
116 Sat, Aug  9   NYY  W  11-4       73-43  1st 14.0 up
115 Fri, Aug  8   NYY  W  10-5       72-43  1st 13.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:20-10
Tampa Bay Rays, 77-48, 1st, 4½ up

SP: Matt Garza (24, RHP, 10-7, 3.63)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ANA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-7)           143.2 131  63  58  43  98 14    3.63      
 2007 (5-7)             83    96  44  34  32  67  8    3.69      
 2006 (3-6)             50    62  33  32  23  38  6    5.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  46.1  45  20  20  12  35  5    3.88   54 
 2008-08-15   @TEX   W   9     2   0   0   2   9  0     119   90 
 2008-08-09   @SEA  ND   5.2  10   5   5   1   5  1      97   33 
 2008-08-04    CLE   L   5     7   4   4   2   4  2     102   39 
 2008-07-29   @TOR   W   9     5   0   0   1   5  0     106   81 
 2008-07-24   @KCR   L   5     8   4   4   4   0  0      82   31 
 2008-07-19    TOR   W   7.2   2   0   0   0   6  0     107   81 
 2008-07-12   @CLE   L   5    11   7   7   2   6  2     108   21 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ANA      0-1   5.1   7   4   3   3   3  1    5.06   40 
 2007-07-22    LAA   L   5.1   7   4   3   3   3  1     104   40 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   47-17   Road:   30-31   ExtrInn: 8-4 
 vsRHP:  57-30   vsLHP:  20-18   1-Run:  23-13
 vsEast: 28-19   vsCntrl:15-12   vsWest: 22-11 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Tue, Aug 19   LAA  W   4-2       77-48  1st  4.5 up
124 Mon, Aug 18   LAA  W   6-4       76-48  1st  4.5 up
123 Sun, Aug 17  @TEX  W   7-4       75-48  1st  4.5 up
122 Sat, Aug 16  @TEX  L   0-3       74-48  1st  3.5 up
121 Fri, Aug 15  @TEX  W   7-0       74-47  1st  3.5 up
120 Thu, Aug 14  @OAK  W   7-6 (12)  73-47  1st  3.0 up
119 Wed, Aug 13  @OAK  W   3-2       72-47  1st  3.0 up
118 Tue, Aug 12  @OAK  L   1-2       71-47  1st  3.0 up
117 Sun, Aug 10  @SEA  W  11-3       71-46  1st  4.5 up
116 Sat, Aug  9  @SEA  W   8-7 (11)  70-46  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:16-4    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 TBR  4  LAA  2        W:James Shields (11-7), L: Scot Shields (5-4), S: Dan Wheeler (7)
Mon, Aug 18, 2008 TBR  6  LAA  4        W:Andy Sonnanstine (13-6), L: Jon Garland (11-8), S: Dan Wheeler (6)
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 LAA  4  TBR  2        W:John Lackey (3-1), L: Scott Kazmir (6-2), S: Francisco Rodriguez (27)
Tue, Jun 10, 2008 LAA  6  TBR  1        W:Jered Weaver (6-6), L: James Shields (4-5), S: none
Mon, Jun 09, 2008 TBR 13 @LAA  4        W:Edwin Jackson (4-5), L: Joe Saunders (9-3), S: none
Sun, May 11, 2008 TBR  8  LAA  5        W:J.P. Howell (2-0), L: Justin Speier (0-3), S: Troy Percival (9)
Sat, May 10, 2008 TBR  2  LAA  0        W:Scott Kazmir (1-1), L: Joe Saunders (6-1), S: Troy Percival (8)
Fri, May 09, 2008 TBR  2  LAA  0        W:James Shields (4-2), L: Justin Speier (0-2), S: none

Wed, Sep 19, 2007 LAA  2  TBD  1        W:Ervin Santana (7-13), L: J.P. Howell (1-5), S: Francisco Rodriguez (37)
Tue, Sep 18, 2007 LAA  2  TBD  1        W:John Lackey (17-9), L: Jason Hammel (2-5), S: Francisco Rodriguez (36)
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 6-2; 2007 - LAA won 6-2; 2006 - LAA won 7-2; All-Time - LAA leads 65-38

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  5.55

PIT  4.66

WSN  3.70

RA/G

TOR  3.90

MIN  4.62

TEX  6.11

BA

C. Jones  .365

D. Lee  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .464

C. Utley  .365

T. Pena  .181

SLG

A. Pujols  .613

T. Hunter  .483

T. Pena  .207

OPS

A. Pujols  1.070

M. Kemp  .833

T. Pena  .388

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

K. Lohse  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.18

G. Floyd  6.34

L. Hernandez  3.46

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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Batters (4.69 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (3.98 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
52.Salas
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Anderson* G/S/vP 3/2.334 4/.250 12/.900 3/2.333 4/.000 5/.600 1/3.000 6/.334 464/364 .289/.323/.436/.759 .674/.782 .708 95/.982 6/3 13/
2.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 306/213 .281/.321/.388/.709 .713/.707 .768 72/.703 6/2 3/
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 3/.666 4/1.167 8/.500 3/.666 ··· 5/1.200 1/.000 2/1.000 399/296 .275/.368/.312/.680 .700/.672 .681 116/.629 24/8 0/
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.334 9/1.000 3/.000 5/1.400 4/.750 2/.000 5/2.467 485/360 .289/.351/.501/.852 .784/.875 .871 101/.926 4/3 23/
48.Hunter G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/.500 3/.000 5/1.200 3/.666 3/1.000 7/.829 481/357 .277/.341/.483/.824 .772/.842 .750 92/.962 11/5 19/
47.Kendrick G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.000 4/1.750 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 317/230 .312/.341/.443/.784 .760/.793 .768 103/.657 11/3 3/
5.Mathis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 281/202 .207/.297/.354/.651 .831/.584 .653 76/.666 2/1 9/
24.Matthews# G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 2/.500 ··· 4/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 2/2.000 382/280 .224/.306/.330/.637 .700/.613 .655 30/.425 7/2 7/
19.Morales# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 4/4 .250/.250/.250/.500 /.500 .500 3/.667 0/0 0/
44.Napoli G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 2/.500 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 184/146 .221/.326/.500/.826 .649/.869 .833 15/1.367 4/1 13/
39.Quinlan G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 118/65 .266/.314/.321/.635 .666/.609 .587 12/.833 2/1 1/
21.Rivera G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· 4/.000 194/125 .243/.289/.435/.724 .671/.753 .696 87/.764 1/0 9/
18.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 74/54 .185/.274/.246/.520 .476/.535 .330 1/ 1/0 1/
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP ··· 7/.286 6/.750 ··· 3/.000 5/1.100 1/.000 ··· 531/346 .294/.401/.520/.921 .888/.939 .847 103/1.066 1/0 24/
IP 143.2 39.0 45.1 65.2 68.2 32.1 1.0 54.0 TOTAL .264/.327/.406/.732 .732/.733 .717 .818 94/32 121/71
ERA-K/9 3.63/6.1 1.38/13.2 2.18/3.0 4.11/4.9 2.36/9.2 4.45/8.1 18.00/18.0 2.50/6.3 3.68/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mathis (46-18-3)
 Napoli (38-8-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 592/.243 151/.132 183/.277 288/.271 291/.204 141/.246 4/.333 213/.175 .244  Anderson
 Guerrero
 Matthews
 Hunter
 Rivera
 Quinlan
66/0/0/6
0/0/81/6
32/19/32/4
0/107/0/4
25/1/14/3
1/0/3/0
OPS .670 .419 .654 .761 .601 .705 .833 .569 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 284/.710 56/.428 58/.794 131/.861 100/.581 83/.607 2/2.000 79/.576 .707
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 308/.634 95/.415 125/.592 157/.679 191/.610 58/.842 2/.000 134/.565 .698
Home 280/.578 70/.389 86/.721 108/.621 149/.525 75/.608 / 102/.497 .643
Last 28d days 134/.712 58/.450 35/.662 41/.499 48/.756 32/.634 4/.833 46/.588
HR/SB/CS 14/2/1 1/2/0 2/0/3 7/10/1 4/10/1 1/0/2 0/0/0 7/0/1 115/54/20
Usage ····X··· ·XX··ooX ·ooo·X·· ·o···X·· ···X·X·X ·ooX·o·· ··X····· ooo··oo·
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.59 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitchers (4.23 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Weaver
G/S/vB
66.Arredondo
G/S/vB
68.Loux
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
57.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
62.Shields
G/S/vB
33.Speier
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· ··· 236/135 .251/.328/.417/.745 .820/.688 .692 77/.831 2/1 7/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 4/.500 4/.000 17/9 .250/.294/.250/.544 .661/.444 17/.544 0/0 0/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 9/.611 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· 2/2.000 4/1.000 364/262 .268/.306/.324/.631 .823/.556 .678 66/.799 18/5 0/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 16/.905 1/.000 3/.666 2/.500 206/197 .260/.354/.458/.812 .619/.820 .959 60/.853 1/0 9/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/2.000 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 2/no AB ··· 281/231 .227/.327/.413/.741 .636/.764 .856 60/.798 3/2 10/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 3/2.000 10/.875 7/.453 9/.222 1/.000 351/297 .252/.339/.505/.844 .454/.914 .751 74/.805 8/2 19/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.500 1/.000 4/.833 1/3.000 555/388 .277/.349/.372/.721 .685/.737 .758 118/.677 6/5 5/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.500 3/.333 2/.000 2/1.000 366/269 .291/.347/.403/.750 .666/.789 .780 83/.576 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 6/1.250 7/.000 12/.969 3/.000 452/296 .238/.356/.487/.843 .597/.973 .835 116/1.069 1/1 25/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 118/63 .235/.310/.422/.732 .762/.706 .629 25/.583 0/0 5/
10.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 46/15 .250/.283/.364/.646 .724/.481 1.009 13/.308 1/0 1/
2.Upton G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 3/.666 3/1.667 528/374 .269/.380/.397/.777 .801/.768 .788 111/.786 36/14 8/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 128/81 .235/.313/.417/.730 .818/.677 .811 51/.759 3/0 5/
IP 141.0 41.0 5.0 53.2 51.1 48.1 52.0 TOTAL .259/.337/.417/.754 .713/.772 .780 .788 121/44 138/63
ERA-K/9 4.47/7.0 1.10/7.2 1.80/1.8 3.02/5.4 2.81/10.0 2.79/9.1 5.19/6.9 3.89/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (33-18-6)
 Riggans (17-0-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 598/.260 163/.185 20/.235 221/.270 217/.198 203/.243 234/.260 .259  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Baldelli
 Riggans
 Zobrist
0/117/0/10
2/17/88/7
17/0/48/3
10/5/8/2
0/0/3/0
1/0/0/0
1/3/1/0
OPS .752 .517 .551 .717 .626 .665 .825 .727
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 293/.783 76/.411 11/.875 90/.807 108/.692 103/.566 105/.978 .737
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 305/.724 87/.611 9/.222 131/.655 109/.564 100/.766 129/.698 .718
Road 324/.790 80/.439 13/.780 105/.863 119/.601 102/.637 129/.821 .724
Last 28d days 98/.964 64/.616 20/.551 42/.631 30/.954 46/.711 52/.733
HR/SB/CS 19/19/4 2/2/2 0/0/0 3/4/2 4/6/0 4/6/1 11/6/1 125/84/26
Usage ····X··· ··X·X·oo ·X··X··· X··X··X· ···X··Xo X··X··XX ··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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