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Game Preview: NYY @ TBR, 7:10pm, Tuesday, September 2, 2008 @Tropicana Field

New York Yankees, 73-64, 3rd, 12 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Mike Mussina (39, RHP, 16-7, 3.41)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (16-7)           166.1 177  73  63  23 115 15    3.41      
 2007 (11-10)          152   188  90  87  35  91 14    5.15      
 2006 (15-7)           197.1 184  88  77  35 172 22    3.51      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  45    46  20  19   7  34  3    3.80   54 
 2008-08-28    BOS  ND   7     5   2   2   2   6  0     110   63 
 2008-08-22   @BAL  ND   6     9   4   4   0   3  1     105   41 
 2008-08-17    KCR   W   6     6   3   3   0   5  0      97   53 
 2008-08-12   @MIN  ND   7     8   3   3   1   5  0     104   53 
 2008-08-07   @TEX   W   7     8   0   0   1   6  0      99   66 
 2008-08-02    LAA   W   7     2   2   1   2   5  0      89   70 
 2008-07-28    BAL   L   5     8   6   6   1   4  2      95   30 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-31   Road:   33-33   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  54-44   vsLHP:  19-20   1-Run:  24-17
 vsEast: 29-28   vsCntrl:18-18   vsWest: 16-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
137 Mon, Sep  1  @DET  W  13-9       73-64  3rd 12.0 gb
136 Sun, Aug 31   TOR  L   2-6       72-64  3rd 12.5 gb
135 Sat, Aug 30   TOR  L   6-7       72-63  3rd 11.5 gb
134 Fri, Aug 29   TOR  W   2-1       72-62  3rd 10.5 gb
133 Thu, Aug 28   BOS  W   3-2       71-62  3rd 10.5 gb
132 Wed, Aug 27   BOS  L   3-11      70-62  3rd 10.5 gb
131 Tue, Aug 26   BOS  L   3-7       70-61  3rd  9.5 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24  @BAL  W   8-7       70-60  3rd  9.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23  @BAL  W   5-3       69-60  3rd 10.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22  @BAL  W   9-4       68-60  3rd 10.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Tampa Bay Rays, 84-51, 1st, 5 up

SP: Matt Garza (24, RHP, 11-7, 3.53)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-7)           158   144  67  62  50 110 14    3.53      
 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         3-2  48    45  17  17  17  35  3    3.19   56 
 2008-08-27    TOR   W   7.2   6   0   0   3   5  0     115   69 
 2008-08-20    LAA  ND   6.2   7   4   4   4   7  0     109   47 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      1-1  11.2  12   5   5   5   5  1    3.86   49 
 2008-05-12    NYY   W   7     5   0   0   1   3  0     108   69 
 2006-09-03   @NYY   L   4.2   7   5   5   4   2  1      96   28 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   52-19   Road:   32-32   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  60-32   vsLHP:  24-19   1-Run:  26-15
 vsEast: 33-20   vsCntrl:17-13   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
135 Sun, Aug 31   BAL  W  10-4       84-51  1st  5.5 up
134 Sat, Aug 30   BAL  W  10-9       83-51  1st  4.5 up
133 Fri, Aug 29   BAL  W  14-3       82-51  1st  4.5 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:23-7 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 NYY  2  TBR  1 (10)   W:Mariano Rivera (4-3), L: Grant Balfour (2-1), S: none
Tue, Jul 08, 2008 NYY  5  TBR  0        W:Andy Pettitte (10-6), L: Scott Kazmir (7-4), S: none
Thu, May 15, 2008 TBR  5  NYY  2        W:Scott Kazmir (2-1), L: Ian Kennedy (0-3), S: Troy Percival (10)
Wed, May 14, 2008 NYY  2 @TBR  1        W:Mike Mussina (6-3), L: James Shields (4-3), S: Mariano Rivera (11)
Tue, May 13, 2008 TBR  2  NYY  1 (11)   W:J.P. Howell (3-0), L: Mariano Rivera (0-1), S: none
Mon, May 12, 2008 TBR  7  NYY  1        W:Matt Garza (2-1), L: Andy Pettitte (3-4), S: none
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 NYY  5 @TBR  3        W:Andy Pettitte (2-1), L: Edwin Jackson (2-1), S: Mariano Rivera (5)
Mon, Apr 14, 2008 NYY  8 @TBR  7        W:Brian Bruney (1-0), L: Al Reyes (1-2), S: Mariano Rivera (4)
Mon, Apr 07, 2008 NYY  6  TBR  1        W:Mike Mussina (1-1), L: Jason Hammel (0-1), S: none
Sun, Apr 06, 2008 NYY  2  TBR  0        W:Chien-Ming Wang (2-0), L: James Shields (1-1), S: Mariano Rivera (3)
Season Series: 2008 - NYY leads 7-5; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; 2006 - NYY won 13-5; All-Time - NYY leads 118-60

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  5.48

LAA  4.62

SFG  3.83

RA/G

TOR  3.87

CLE  4.60

TEX  5.99

BA

A. Pujols  .363

A. Pierzynski  .291

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .470

L. Overbay  .366

T. Pena  .188

SLG

A. Pujols  .648

J. Hardy  .486

T. Pena  .213

OPS

A. Pujols  1.117

B. Roberts  .839

T. Pena  .400

ERA

C. Lee  2.32

J. Lannan  3.92

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.20

G. Floyd  6.41

L. Hernandez  3.47

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New York Yankees Batters (4.85 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (3.99 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
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 7/1.143 4/2.417 5/.400 15/1.600 13/.508 3/1.167 5/2.800 588/415 .302/.374/.465/.839 .786/.862 .789 115/.825 16/10 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 5/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 168/128 .258/.287/.403/.690 .651/.702 .632 25/.708 0/1 5/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 6/1.167 2/2.000 2/.000 13/.891 14/.846 7/.453 2/1.000 540/381 .268/.304/.409/.714 .816/.672 .671 103/.809 1/4 13/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 7/.000 2/.000 6/1.333 12/.955 9/.476 15/1.217 5/.400 532/380 .316/.391/.465/.856 .765/.891 .879 118/.889 25/6 12/
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 84/72 .189/.256/.243/.499 .000/.581 .500 16/.908 7/0 0/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· 5/.800 3/1.334 5/.000 16/.611 8/3.083 468/341 .249/.376/.511/.887 .891/.885 .842 89/.821 2/1 28/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 7/.453 4/.833 23/.741 12/.583 16/.913 3/1.167 10/.311 583/411 .296/.356/.400/.756 .840/.722 .769 113/.841 9/4 8/
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 3/.333 2/2.500 7/.829 13/1.021 12/1.000 16/.599 5/.400 338/235 .304/.385/.445/.829 .728/.876 .854 53/.658 0/0 9/
19.Moeller G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 84/57 .227/.310/.333/.643 .551/.683 .777 / 0/0 1/
26.Molina G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 6/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 265/178 .225/.271/.321/.592 .478/.647 .548 44/.472 0/0 2/
22.Nady G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 6/.533 502/387 .322/.375/.536/.911 .845/.928 .928 108/.745 1/1 21/
29.Ransom G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/2 .600/.667/2.000/2.667 1.167/5.000 5.000 6/2.667 0/0 2/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/1.666 7/.000 29/.849 15/1.169 16/.708 3/.666 4/.500 506/368 .309/.395/.579/.974 .938/.987 .861 111/.866 16/2 29/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 12/.606 4/.000 17/.118 2/1.000 7/1.071 ··· 6/.666 396/304 .281/.326/.402/.727 .770/.714 .647 54/.553 7/1 7/
IP 158.0 43.2 49.1 71.0 74.1 34.0 59.0 TOTAL .274/.344/.427/.771 .740/.785 .749 .788 93/33 148/70
ERA-K/9 3.53/6.3 1.44/13.2 2.19/3.1 4.06/4.9 2.66/9.2 4.76/8.7 2.59/7.0 3.70/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Moeller (13-7-0)
 Molina (38-31-6)
 Rodriguez (45-24-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 655/.243 169/.131 201/.280 313/.268 313/.204 150/.246 231/.175 .245  Nady
 Abreu
 Gardner
 Matsui
 Damon
28/0/86/12
0/0/129/10
16/5/0/2
21/0/3/2
78/23/0/1
OPS .668 .418 .653 .760 .617 .697 .569 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 312/.718 61/.446 64/.815 139/.873 110/.566 88/.594 89/.604 .720
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 343/.625 108/.403 137/.580 174/.670 203/.643 62/.842 142/.547 .695
Home 343/.592 79/.425 98/.712 125/.643 164/.549 84/.605 112/.499 .650
Last 28d days 120/.636 52/.503 44/.653 45/.756 51/.720 32/.657 45/.699
HR/SB/CS 14/2/1 1/2/0 2/2/3 8/10/1 6/10/1 1/0/2 8/1/1 126/60/23
Usage ·····X·· ····oo·· ··o·o·o· ·X·X··o· ··X···X· ·oo·o·o· ··o·oo··
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.72 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.58 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Mussina
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
39.Britton
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
34.Marte*
G/S/vB
36.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 280/161 .250/.323/.413/.735 .812/.679 .719 97/.867 2/1 8/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 24/.341 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 1/no AB 43/15 .351/.442/.622/1.063 1.152/.905 1.327 43/1.063 0/0 2/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 3/.667 ··· 3/1.334 1/.000 400/281 .278/.316/.349/.665 .889/.570 .726 66/.980 18/5 1/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 28/.917 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 9/.708 ··· 225/215 .269/.356/.477/.832 .550/.845 .998 58/1.061 1/0 10/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 5/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 5/.800 ··· 314/254 .237/.338/.422/.760 .618/.795 .914 77/.893 3/2 11/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 37/.399 ··· 1/.000 6/.167 ··· 7/.286 ··· 13/.462 3/.000 369/315 .252/.336/.491/.827 .454/.890 .745 62/.701 9/3 19/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 12/.000 ··· 3/.333 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/5.000 6/.334 3/.666 602/412 .280/.352/.382/.734 .691/.754 .777 112/.748 6/5 5/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 12/1.167 ··· 3/1.000 4/.583 ··· 2/1.500 3/3.333 4/.000 2/1.000 383/279 .290/.347/.403/.750 .703/.777 .770 64/.702 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 25/.510 ··· 3/2.334 3/1.667 ··· 16/.983 2/.000 10/.100 3/1.167 498/318 .246/.367/.498/.865 .691/.965 .858 111/1.155 1/1 27/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 145/79 .227/.294/.414/.708 .833/.607 .646 39/.636 0/0 6/
10.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 58/17 .196/.224/.286/.510 .545/.423 .640 25/.160 1/0 1/
2.Upton G/S/vP 16/.938 ··· 3/1.000 4/1.250 ··· ··· 4/.250 6/.334 3/.333 574/398 .272/.384/.398/.781 .790/.777 .793 105/.778 40/14 8/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 4/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 159/94 .225/.302/.415/.717 .665/.754 .732 79/.655 3/0 7/
IP 166.1 2.0 16.2 26.0 1.0 59.1 51.1 61.2 48.2 TOTAL .261/.339/.422/.762 .730/.776 .790 .838 126/45 149/70
ERA-K/9 3.41/6.2 0.00/13.5 3.78/4.9 2.42/8.3 0.00/18.0 4.25/10.0 3.68/10.2 1.46/10.2 3.51/9.6 4.36/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (34-20-6)
 Riggans (22-1-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 680/.277 6/.000 72/.258 109/.176 4/.250 248/.216 215/.202 227/.171 211/.230 .267  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Baldelli
 Riggans
 Zobrist
0/127/0/11
2/17/98/7
22/0/48/3
16/5/11/2
0/0/3/0
1/0/0/0
7/4/1/0
OPS .721 .000 .744 .568 .500 .620 .670 .448 .698 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 335/.572 2/.000 35/.977 45/.458 1/.000 85/.665 121/.683 118/.400 99/.732 .723
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 345/.863 4/.000 37/.531 64/.632 3/.667 163/.597 94/.653 109/.499 112/.669 .746
Road 250/.716 / 27/.509 69/.649 4/.500 119/.667 92/.733 102/.362 94/.704 .760
Last 28d days 132/.703 6/.000 28/.783 51/.527 4/.500 32/.443 52/.993 49/.392 53/.896
HR/SB/CS 15/11/7 0/0/0 2/0/0 2/3/0 0/0/0 5/3/1 7/2/4 4/6/1 6/4/1 124/99/51
Usage ····X··· ·X······ X····oX· X·ooo·X· X······· X·oooX·· X·oo·oo· ···Xo··· ·Xoo·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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