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Game Preview: BAL @ TBR, 7:10pm, Friday, August 29, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Baltimore Orioles, 63-70, 5th, 18½ GB, 14 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Guthrie (29, RHP, 10-10, 3.28)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-10)          183.2 163  72  67  51 117 22    3.28      
 2007 (7-5)            175.1 165  78  72  47 123 23    3.70      
 2006 (0-0)             19.1  24  15  15  15  14  2    6.98      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-3  48.2  34  13  13  12  29  6    2.40   62 
 2008-08-23    NYY   L   6.2   7   5   5   1   7  2     115   46 
 2008-08-18    BOS   L   7     5   2   2   5   4  2     104   58 
 2008-08-13   @CLE   W   7     4   1   1   1   4  0     101   68 
 2008-08-08    TEX   W   7     5   1   1   1   4  1     115   66 
 2008-08-02   @SEA   W   9     4   1   1   1   2  0     106   76 
 2008-07-28   @NYY   W   6.1   3   1   1   2   4  1     102   65 
 2008-07-23    TOR   L   5.2   6   2   2   1   4  0      94   52 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-31   Road:   30-39   ExtrInn: 5-6 
 vsRHP:  49-48   vsLHP:  14-22   1-Run:  20-23
 vsEast: 20-33   vsCntrl:17-14   vsWest: 15-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
133 Wed, Aug 27   CHW  W  11-3       63-70  5th 18.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 26   CHW  L   3-8       62-70  5th 18.0 gb
131 Mon, Aug 25   CHW  L   3-4       62-69  5th 18.0 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24   NYY  L   7-8       62-68  5th 17.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23   NYY  L   3-5       62-67  5th 17.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22   NYY  L   4-9       62-66  5th 16.5 gb
127 Wed, Aug 20   BOS  W  11-6       62-65  5th 15.5 gb
126 Tue, Aug 19   BOS  L   2-7       61-65  5th 16.5 gb
125 Mon, Aug 18   BOS  L   3-6       61-64  5th 15.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17  @DET  W  16-8       61-63  5th 14.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Tampa Bay Rays, 81-51, 1st, 4½ up

SP: Scott Kazmir (24, LHP, 9-6, 3.27)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-6)            121    97  46  44  52 134 14    3.27      
 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         2-1  38    31  16  16  21  43  6    3.79   54 
 2008-08-23   @CHW  ND   6     4   3   3   2   7  2     108   57 
 2008-08-17   @TEX   W   6     4   2   2   4   7  1     114   59 
 2008-08-12   @OAK   L   5     2   2   2   2   6  1      97   59 
 2008-08-06    CLE  ND   4.1   9   5   5   3   4  2      97   26 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      2-1  29.2  36  16  15  13  30  4    4.55   48 
 2007-09-04    BAL  ND   7     9   4   4   1   5  2     103   47 
 2007-08-30   @BAL   W   5     7   5   4   3   5  2      98   37 
 2007-08-04    BAL   W   7     7   1   1   2   9  0     110   66 
 2007-07-24   @BAL   L   6.2   7   3   3   3   8  0     113   53 
 2007-04-18    BAL  ND   4     6   3   3   4   3  0     100   37 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   49-19   Road:   32-32   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  59-32   vsLHP:  22-19   1-Run:  25-15
 vsEast: 30-20   vsCntrl:17-13   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
132 Thu, Aug 28   TOR  W   3-2       81-51  1st  4.5 up
131 Wed, Aug 27   TOR  W   1-0       80-51  1st  3.5 up
130 Tue, Aug 26   TOR  L   2-6       79-51  1st  3.5 up
129 Sun, Aug 24  @CHW  L   5-6 (10)  79-50  1st  4.5 up
128 Sat, Aug 23  @CHW  W   5-3       79-49  1st  5.5 up
127 Fri, Aug 22  @CHW  W   9-4       78-49  1st  4.5 up
126 Wed, Aug 20   LAA  L   4-5       77-49  1st  4.5 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 25, 2008 TBR  5  BAL  4        W:Troy Percival (1-0), L: George Sherrill (1-1), S: none
Sat, May 24, 2008 TBR 11  BAL  4        W:Edwin Jackson (3-3), L: Steve Trachsel (2-5), S: none
Fri, May 23, 2008 TBR  2  BAL  0        W:Matt Garza (3-1), L: Jeremy Guthrie (2-5), S: Troy Percival (14)
Thu, May 01, 2008 TBR  4 @BAL  2        W:Matt Garza (1-0), L: Brian Burres (3-2), S: Troy Percival (6)
Wed, Apr 30, 2008 TBR  8 @BAL  1        W:Andy Sonnanstine (4-1), L: Matt Albers (2-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 29, 2008 BAL  7  TBR  4        W:Garrett Olson (1-0), L: Jason Hammel (2-2), S: George Sherrill (10)
Sun, Apr 13, 2008 TBR  6  BAL  2        W:Jeff Niemann (1-0), L: Brian Burres (1-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 12, 2008 BAL  3 @TBR  2        W:Chad Bradford (1-1), L: Dan Wheeler (0-1), S: George Sherrill (5)
Fri, Apr 11, 2008 TBR 10  BAL  5        W:Al Reyes (1-1), L: Dennis Sarfate (2-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 02, 2008 BAL  9  TBR  6        W:Jamie Walker (1-0), L: Al Reyes (0-1), S: George Sherrill (1)
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 8-3; 2007 - BAL won 11-7; 2006 - BAL won 13-6; All-Time - BAL leads 96-83

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  5.54

FLA  4.62

WSN  3.76

RA/G

TOR  3.88

SFG  4.60

TEX  6.00

BA

C. Jones  .359

N. Punto  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .466

J. Posada  .364

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .636

J. Hardy  .481

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.101

E. Hinske  .837

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

B. Looper  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.20

J. Jurrjens  6.38

L. Hernandez  3.47

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Baltimore Orioles Batters (5.13 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (3.96 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Kazmir*
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
2.Castro G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 118/82 .194/.233/.250/.483 .559/.449 .473 72/.555 0/0 1/
13.Cintron# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 3/2.000 111/75 .272/.299/.359/.658 .595/.686 .589 35/.580 0/1 1/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 17/1.071 ··· ··· 14/1.429 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.167 9/.778 424/313 .253/.303/.412/.715 .714/.716 .670 89/.654 0/0 14/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 9/1.431 1/no AB 3/1.666 8/1.500 1/.000 11/.717 4/1.750 3/.666 563/397 .307/.366/.566/.932 .764/1.005 .887 115/1.005 3/0 29/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 15/1.247 1/no AB ··· 14/1.072 6/.533 ··· 4/.000 4/.833 595/419 .303/.403/.486/.890 .890/.889 .966 118/.947 10/6 17/
15.Millar G/S/vP 40/.858 3/.000 6/.334 12/.444 4/.833 7/1.143 1/.000 4/.000 541/394 .246/.336/.418/.755 .803/.737 .685 107/.721 0/1 19/
3.Montanez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 45/24 .357/.400/.500/.900 .733/1.049 .900 43/.895 0/0 1/
6.Mora G/S/vP 29/.513 4/.250 9/.222 16/.875 7/.619 2/.000 4/.000 6/.334 528/380 .285/.344/.496/.840 1.029/.766 .783 108/1.244 3/7 23/
16.Payton G/S/vP 22/.454 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/1.000 2/.000 3/.000 309/216 .256/.300/.363/.663 .862/.574 .695 96/.685 7/1 6/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 125/102 .195/.260/.283/.543 .828/.478 .512 21/.343 0/0 2/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 35/.882 1/.000 3/.666 17/1.129 7/1.238 6/1.667 4/.000 2/.000 597/428 .300/.379/.470/.850 .934/.817 .829 122/.906 33/10 9/
30.Scott* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· ··· 451/355 .274/.364/.506/.870 .762/.900 .793 87/1.016 2/2 21/
IP 121.0 43.2 47.2 67.2 71.2 33.1 1.0 58.0 TOTAL .272/.339/.441/.780 .799/.773 .753 .853 70/34 153/80
ERA-K/9 3.27/10.0 1.44/13.2 2.27/3.2 4.26/4.8 2.64/9.0 4.32/8.6 18.00/18.0 2.48/6.8 3.68/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (82-24-9)
 Quiroz (22-8-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 506/.219 169/.131 196/.287 299/.272 304/.203 144/.240 4/.333 227/.173 .244  Markakis
 Payton
 Scott
 Montanez
0/0/131/15
65/30/2/5
92/0/0/2
13/4/1/0
OPS .698 .418 .669 .769 .619 .688 .833 .556 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 105/.520 61/.446 62/.844 134/.868 107/.551 86/.584 2/2.000 86/.564 .712
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 401/.747 108/.403 134/.591 165/.690 197/.654 58/.842 2/.000 141/.551 .699
Home 239/.646 79/.425 93/.748 111/.653 155/.548 78/.582 / 108/.468 .646
Last 28d days 117/.862 62/.529 40/.714 49/.632 48/.786 28/.558 4/.833 46/.603
HR/SB/CS 14/4/2 1/2/0 2/2/3 8/10/1 6/10/1 1/0/2 0/0/0 7/1/1 123/58/23
Usage ·····X·· oo··oXo· o·o··oo· ··o·o·o· ··X·o·X· o·o····· ········ oo··Xo··
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.57 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (5.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Guthrie
G/S/vB
51.Bierd
G/S/vB
26.Cabrera
G/S/vB
23.Castillo*
G/S/vB
57.Cherry
G/S/vB
54.Cormier
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
45.Sarfate
G/S/vB
32.Walker*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 265/154 .247/.318/.414/.732 .790/.691 .710 92/.843 2/1 8/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.850 ··· ··· 2/.500 33/13 .258/.303/.484/.787 .850/.692 .000 33/.787 0/0 2/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 15/.500 2/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 6/.000 390/277 .269/.306/.332/.639 .817/.566 .674 66/.893 18/5 0/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 219/210 .259/.347/.460/.807 .619/.815 .960 58/1.027 1/0 10/
26.Gross* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/no AB ··· 305/246 .233/.334/.412/.747 .629/.776 .895 76/.876 3/2 10/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 15/.910 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/no AB 2/no AB 13/.558 363/309 .255/.339/.498/.837 .454/.903 .762 65/.769 9/3 19/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 17/.301 2/1.500 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/no AB 9/.222 586/404 .277/.346/.374/.720 .680/.738 .750 115/.727 6/5 5/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 10/.600 1/.000 3/.667 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 2/.000 1/2.000 4/1.250 378/277 .290/.347/.402/.748 .692/.777 .766 71/.560 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 19/1.293 3/.000 2/5.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 10/1.189 481/310 .244/.358/.499/.856 .693/.947 .841 112/1.079 1/1 27/
9.Riggans G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 135/73 .220/.293/.381/.675 .691/.660 .575 35/.547 0/0 5/
10.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 51/16 .224/.255/.327/.581 .639/.450 .813 18/.222 1/0 1/
2.Upton G/S/vP 18/1.069 2/2.500 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 5/1.600 558/390 .267/.377/.392/.769 .771/.767 .769 108/.759 38/14 8/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 144/86 .229/.299/.412/.711 .693/.723 .718 64/.628 3/0 6/
IP 183.2 27.0 25.0 20.0 8.1 56.0 67.2 71.1 31.2 TOTAL .258/.335/.417/.752 .712/.770 .772 .798 124/45 145/67
ERA-K/9 3.28/5.7 3.67/6.0 3.96/9.7 2.70/7.7 4.32/9.8 4.34/6.1 2.26/4.9 4.92/9.3 5.68/6.0 4.88/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (34-20-6)
 Riggans (20-1-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 756/.235 132/.310 110/.263 84/.211 38/.250 252/.276 275/.218 321/.219 141/.308 .274  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Riggans
 Zobrist
 Baldelli
0/124/0/10
2/17/95/7
21/0/48/3
14/5/9/2
1/0/0/0
5/3/1/0
0/0/3/0
OPS .669 .813 .830 .628 .748 .740 .535 .718 .935 .784
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 385/.672 57/.878 39/.760 30/.578 14/.883 108/.677 125/.566 145/.711 79/1.017 .787
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 371/.666 75/.764 71/.864 54/.655 24/.673 144/.783 150/.510 176/.723 62/.826 .782
Road 370/.601 60/.750 44/.762 46/.795 17/.796 161/.745 144/.593 192/.769 82/1.162 .768
Last 28d days 143/.606 50/1.002 42/.760 48/.669 32/.741 70/.818 49/.869 86/.885 39/.966
HR/SB/CS 22/12/4 1/0/0 6/4/2 2/2/0 1/0/0 4/5/2 0/3/2 8/5/2 9/1/1 156/104/32
Usage ·····X·· ··X····· ··XX··o· ·o···oX· ·o··o·o· ·X···X·· ···oo··· ····X·X· ···oo·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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