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Game Preview: NYY @ TBR, 7:10pm, Wednesday, September 3, 2008 @Tropicana Field

New York Yankees, 74-64, 3rd, 11 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Carl Pavano (32, RHP, 2-0, 3.27)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-0)             11    10   4   4   2   6  0    3.27      
 2007 (1-0)             11.1  12   7   6   2   4  1    4.76      
 2005 (4-6)            100   129  66  53  18  56 17    4.77      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  40.1  47  26  25   7  20  4    5.58   44 
 2008-08-29    TOR   W   6     3   1   1   1   1  0      72   62 
 2008-08-23   @BAL   W   5     7   3   3   1   5  0      91   45 
 2007-04-09   @MIN   W   7     6   2   2   0   2  0      79   59 
 2007-04-02    TBD  ND   4.1   6   5   4   2   2  1      73   33 
 2005-06-27   @BAL  ND   6     9   4   4   1   0  1      89   37 
 2005-06-22    TBD   L   6.2   6   5   5   1   7  2     104   48 
 2005-06-17    CHC  ND   5.1  10   6   6   1   3  0      84   26 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-31   Road:   34-33   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  55-44   vsLHP:  19-20   1-Run:  24-17
 vsEast: 30-28   vsCntrl:18-18   vsWest: 16-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
138 Tue, Sep  2  @TBR  W   7-2       74-64  3rd 11.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Tampa Bay Rays, 84-52, 1st, 4 up

SP: Edwin Jackson (24, RHP, 11-8, 3.81)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-8)           156   154  67  66  69  90 19    3.81      
 2007 (5-15)           161   195 116 103  88 128 19    5.76      
 2006 (0-0)             36.1  42  27  22  25  27  2    5.45      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         6-1  41.2  41  12  12  20  24  7    2.59   54 
 2008-08-28    TOR   W   7     6   1   1   2   2  0     106   61 
 2008-08-22   @CHW   W   6     7   2   2   5   5  1      97   50 
 2008-08-16   @TEX   L   6     5   1   1   3   6  1     101   61 
 2008-08-10   @SEA   W   7     7   1   1   2   2  1     102   59 
 2008-08-05    CLE   W   5.2   7   3   3   4   4  1      99   43 
 2008-07-30   @TOR   W   5     7   2   2   2   3  1      89   46 
 2008-07-25   @KCR   W   5     2   2   2   2   2  2      74   55 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      1-2  27.2  25  14  13  14  18  2    4.23   50 
 2008-07-09   @NYY  ND   6.1   6   1   1   2   3  0     100   58 
 2008-05-13    NYY  ND   7     5   0   0   1   5  0     111   71 
 2008-04-15    NYY   L   5     4   5   5   4   4  1      91   39 
 2008-04-05   @NYY   W   6     5   1   1   2   4  0     102   60 
 2007-09-01   @NYY   L   3.1   5   7   6   5   2  1      83   21 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   52-20   Road:   32-32   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  60-33   vsLHP:  24-19   1-Run:  26-15
 vsEast: 33-21   vsCntrl:17-13   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
136 Tue, Sep  2   NYY  L   2-7       84-52  1st  4.0 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:22-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Sep 02, 2008 NYY  7 @TBR  2        W:Mike Mussina (17-7), L: Matt Garza (11-8), S: none
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
Season Series: 2008 - NYY leads 8-5; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; 2006 - NYY won 13-5; All-Time - NYY leads 119-60

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  5.49

FLA  4.65

SFG  3.84

RA/G

TOR  3.88

CLE  4.59

TEX  5.97

BA

A. Pujols  .361

M. DeRosa  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .469

J. Reyes  .365

T. Pena  .188

SLG

A. Pujols  .643

J. Reyes  .487

T. Pena  .213

OPS

A. Pujols  1.112

V. Wells  .839

T. Pena  .400

ERA

C. Lee  2.32

O. Perez  3.90

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.22

M. Mussina  6.42

L. Hernandez  3.35

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New York Yankees Batters (4.86 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.01 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Jackson
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
40.Percival
G/S/vB
52.Salas
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 22/.283 4/2.417 5/.400 15/1.600 13/.508 4/.833 4/.000 5/.800 5/2.800 592/418 .299/.372/.461/.833 .781/.855 .777 114/.802 16/10 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 5/.000 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 21/.453 2/2.000 2/.000 14/.824 14/.846 8/.393 1/.000 5/.400 2/1.000 544/384 .268/.304/.408/.712 .811/.672 .668 103/.785 1/4 13/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 17/.306 2/.000 6/1.333 12/.955 9/.476 16/1.269 20/.450 4/.250 5/.400 537/384 .317/.391/.468/.859 .773/.892 .886 118/.880 25/6 12/
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 84/72 .189/.256/.243/.499 .000/.581 .500 16/.908 7/0 0/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 13/.762 ··· 5/.800 4/1.750 5/.000 17/.640 8/.250 4/1.167 8/3.083 472/344 .250/.377/.513/.890 .896/.888 .850 92/.835 2/1 28/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 22/1.087 4/.833 23/.741 12/.583 16/.913 4/.833 14/.368 6/1.417 10/.311 588/415 .295/.355/.398/.753 .834/.719 .762 113/.842 10/4 8/
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 18/.804 2/2.500 7/.829 14/.940 12/1.000 17/.686 7/1.229 5/1.100 5/.400 342/238 .304/.383/.442/.825 .740/.864 .846 57/.646 0/0 9/
19.Moeller G/S/vP 2/.000 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 8/.286 1/.000 6/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 269/181 .222/.268/.317/.585 .472/.640 .535 46/.461 0/0 2/
22.Nady G/S/vP 5/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 4/.250 ··· 6/.533 506/390 .321/.374/.540/.914 .837/.934 .933 108/.775 1/1 22/
29.Ransom G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 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 16/1.042 7/.000 29/.849 16/1.438 16/.708 3/.666 19/.868 5/1.600 4/.500 510/372 .311/.398/.586/.984 .938/1.001 .883 110/.931 16/2 30/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 1/.000 4/.000 17/.118 2/1.000 7/1.071 ··· 13/.462 1/.000 6/.666 396/304 .281/.326/.402/.727 .770/.714 .647 53/.564 7/1 7/
IP 156.0 43.2 49.1 72.0 74.1 36.0 39.0 4.0 59.0 TOTAL .274/.344/.428/.772 .739/.785 .751 .787 94/33 150/70
ERA-K/9 3.81/5.2 1.44/13.2 2.19/3.1 4.13/5.0 2.66/9.2 4.50/9.0 3.69/8.3 11.25/15.8 2.59/7.0 3.71/7.0

 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 666/.261 169/.131 201/.280 318/.270 313/.204 158/.248 158/.162 17/.313 231/.175 .245  Nady
 Abreu
 Matsui
 Damon
 Gardner
29/0/86/12
0/0/130/10
21/0/3/2
78/24/0/2
16/5/0/2
OPS .758 .418 .653 .775 .617 .695 .643 .853 .569 .706
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 323/.744 61/.446 64/.815 142/.876 110/.566 93/.621 77/.650 7/1.238 89/.604 .720
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 343/.770 108/.403 137/.580 176/.694 203/.643 65/.800 81/.637 10/.600 142/.547 .696
Home 332/.740 79/.425 98/.712 130/.685 164/.549 92/.610 94/.583 13/.846 112/.499 .652
Last 28d days 110/.748 47/.488 44/.653 50/.849 50/.706 40/.658 14/.231 17/.853 38/.643
HR/SB/CS 19/8/4 1/2/0 2/2/3 9/10/1 6/10/1 1/0/2 7/4/1 0/0/0 8/1/1 128/61/23
Usage ·····X·· ·····oo· ···o·o·o X·X·X··o ···X···X X·oo·o·o ········ o···X··· ···o·oo·
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.70 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Pavano
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
39.Britton
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
38.Giese
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 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 284/165 .250/.322/.410/.732 .812/.674 .712 101/.852 2/1 8/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 9/.444 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 1/no AB 44/16 .342/.432/.605/1.037 1.152/.846 1.229 44/1.037 0/0 2/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.667 ··· 3/1.334 1/.000 404/285 .281/.318/.350/.669 .889/.576 .732 70/.981 18/5 1/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 27/1.290 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 9/.708 ··· 228/218 .270/.355/.474/.830 .550/.842 .989 57/.986 1/0 10/
26.Gross* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 5/.800 ··· 318/258 .237/.336/.423/.760 .618/.794 .910 77/.851 3/2 11/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 8/.542 ··· 1/.000 6/.167 ··· ··· 7/.286 ··· 13/.462 3/.000 373/319 .255/.340/.495/.836 .454/.900 .763 62/.806 9/3 19/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 3/.333 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/5.000 6/.334 3/.666 607/416 .279/.350/.381/.731 .698/.746 .770 112/.728 6/5 5/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 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 60/.598 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/2.334 3/1.667 ··· 1/.000 17/.923 2/.000 10/.100 3/1.167 503/322 .249/.370/.500/.870 .687/.974 .867 111/1.118 1/1 27/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 148/82 .229/.295/.420/.714 .833/.623 .660 42/.663 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 2/2.000 ··· 3/1.000 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 6/.334 3/.333 579/402 .271/.382/.396/.778 .785/.774 .786 105/.785 40/14 8/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 160/95 .224/.300/.413/.713 .665/.746 .721 76/.636 3/0 7/
IP 11.0 2.0 16.2 26.0 1.0 39.1 60.0 51.1 61.2 48.2 TOTAL .261/.339/.422/.762 .730/.776 .790 .822 126/45 149/71
ERA-K/9 3.27/4.9 0.00/13.5 3.78/4.9 2.42/8.3 0.00/18.0 2.52/6.0 4.20/10.2 3.68/10.2 1.46/10.2 3.51/9.6 4.35/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (34-20-6)
 Riggans (23-1-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 45/.256 6/.000 72/.258 109/.176 4/.250 161/.193 251/.218 215/.202 227/.171 211/.230 .268  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Baldelli
 Riggans
 Zobrist
0/128/0/11
2/17/99/7
23/0/48/3
16/5/11/2
0/0/3/0
1/0/0/0
7/4/1/0
OPS .626 .000 .744 .568 .500 .530 .620 .670 .448 .698 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 21/.831 2/.000 35/.977 45/.458 1/.000 93/.576 87/.673 121/.683 118/.400 99/.732 .725
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 24/.419 4/.000 37/.531 64/.632 3/.667 68/.470 164/.593 94/.653 109/.499 112/.669 .746
Road 24/.817 / 27/.509 69/.649 4/.500 56/.589 122/.667 92/.733 102/.362 94/.704 .761
Last 28d days 45/.626 6/.000 28/.783 47/.450 4/.500 29/.556 35/.465 52/.993 49/.392 49/.946
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 0/0/0 2/0/0 2/3/0 0/0/0 2/7/1 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······· oX·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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