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Game Preview: CHW @ TBR, 2:30pm, Thursday, October 2, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Chicago White Sox, 89-74, 1st, 1 up

SP: Javier Vazquez (31, RHP, 12-16, 4.67)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-16)          208.1 214 113 108  61 200 25    4.67      
 2007 (15-8)           216.2 197  95  90  50 213 29    3.74      
 2006 (11-12)          202.2 206 116 109  56 184 23    4.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 10 GS        4-6  60.1  55  33  30  17  59  4    4.48   53 
 2008-09-27    CLE   L   4.1   5   7   7   2   5  1      73   28 
 2008-09-23    MIN   L   4     7   5   5   1   3  1      78   30 
 2008-09-18    NYY   L   3.2   6   7   6   4   4  2      88   23 
 2008-09-14    DET   W   7.2   3   0   0   2   8  0     106   79 
 2008-09-09    TOR   L   6     5   2   2   3   5  0      98   56 
 2008-09-03    CLE   W   6     5   2   2   1   5  0     104   58 
 2008-08-29    BOS   L   5.2  10   5   3   2   7  0     109   38 
 2008-08-23    TBR   L   7     5   4   4   1   4  0      90   54 
 2008-08-17    OAK   W   8     4   1   1   0   8  0      91   78 
 2008-08-12    KCR   W   8     5   0   0   1  10  0     109   81 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 8 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   54-28   Road:   35-46   ExtrInn: 8-4 
 vsRHP:  58-54   vsLHP:  31-20   1-Run:  22-17
 vsEast: 15-26   vsCntrl:44-29   vsWest: 18-13 IL:12-6 

Last 20 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
163 Tue, Sep 30   MIN  W   1-0       89-74  1st  1.0 up
162 Mon, Sep 29   DET  W   8-2       88-74  1st    Tied
161 Sun, Sep 28   CLE  W   5-1       87-74  2nd  0.5 gb
160 Sat, Sep 27   CLE  L   6-12      86-74  2nd  0.5 gb
159 Fri, Sep 26   CLE  L   8-11      86-73  2nd  0.5 gb
158 Thu, Sep 25  @MIN  L   6-7 (10)  86-72  2nd  0.5 gb
157 Wed, Sep 24  @MIN  L   2-3       86-71  1st  0.5 up
156 Tue, Sep 23  @MIN  L   3-9       86-70  1st  1.5 up
155 Sun, Sep 21  @KCR  W   3-0       86-69  1st  2.5 up
154 Sat, Sep 20  @KCR  L   2-5       85-69  1st  2.5 up
153 Fri, Sep 19  @KCR  W   9-4       85-68  1st  2.5 up
152 Thu, Sep 18  @NYY  L   2-9       84-68  1st  1.5 up
151 Wed, Sep 17  @NYY  L   1-5       84-67  1st  2.5 up
150 Tue, Sep 16  @NYY  W   6-2       84-66  1st  2.5 up
149 Mon, Sep 15  @NYY  L   2-4       83-66  1st  1.5 up
148 Sun, Sep 14   DET  W  11-7       83-65  1st  1.5 up
147 Sun, Sep 14   DET  W   4-2       82-65  1st  1.5 up
146 Thu, Sep 11   TOR  L   4-6       81-65  1st  1.0 up
145 Wed, Sep 10   TOR  W   6-5       81-64  1st  1.0 up
144 Tue, Sep  9   TOR  L   2-8       80-64  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Tampa Bay Rays, 97-65, 1st, 2 up

SP: James Shields (26, RHP, 14-8, 3.56)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (14-8)           215   208  94  85  40 160 24    3.56      
 2007 (12-8)           215   202  98  92  36 184 28    3.85      
 2006 (6-8)            124.2 141  69  67  38 104 18    4.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 10 GS        5-1  63.2  65  25  24  15  40  7    3.39   54 
 2008-09-28    DET  ND   1     0   0   0   0   0  0      10   53 
 2008-09-23    BAL   W   7     8   2   2   1   8  1     102   60 
 2008-09-18    MIN  ND   6.1   8   6   5   2   3  1      90   36 
 2008-09-13    NYY   W   8     5   0   0   0   6  0     106   78 
 2008-09-06    TOR  ND   8     6   3   3   2   3  2      96   59 
 2008-08-31    BAL   W   7     6   1   1   2   1  0     101   60 
 2008-08-26    TOR   L   6.2   9   4   4   2   4  0     104   42 
 2008-08-19    LAA   W   8     9   2   2   1   7  1     103   62 
 2008-08-14    OAK  ND   5     5   4   4   5   3  1      94   39 
 2008-08-08    SEA   W   6.2   9   3   3   0   5  1     106   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 8 v.CHW      0-1  20    26  10  10   4  19  4    4.50   50 
 2008-05-30    CHW  ND   6     7   1   1   1   6  1      99   59 
 2007-06-26    CHW   L   7     9   5   5   0  11  2     110   50 
 2007-05-25    CHW  ND   7    10   4   4   3   2  1     108   40 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   57-24   Road:   40-41   ExtrInn:10-6 
 vsRHP:  72-41   vsLHP:  25-24   1-Run:  29-18
 vsEast: 43-29   vsCntrl:20-18   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 20 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Sep 28  @DET  W   8-7 (11)  97-65  1st  2.0 up
161 Sat, Sep 27  @DET  L   3-4       96-65  1st  1.5 up
160 Fri, Sep 26  @DET  L   4-6       96-64  1st  2.0 up
159 Thu, Sep 25  @DET  L   5-7       96-63  1st  2.0 up
158 Wed, Sep 24  @BAL  W  11-6       96-62  1st  3.0 up
157 Tue, Sep 23  @BAL  W   7-5       95-62  1st  3.0 up
156 Tue, Sep 23  @BAL  W   5-2       94-62  1st  3.0 up
155 Mon, Sep 22  @BAL  W   4-2       93-62  1st  2.5 up
154 Sun, Sep 21   MIN  L   1-4       92-62  1st  1.5 up
153 Sat, Sep 20   MIN  W   7-2       92-61  1st  2.5 up
152 Fri, Sep 19   MIN  W  11-1       91-61  1st  1.5 up
151 Thu, Sep 18   MIN  L   8-11      90-61  1st  1.5 up
150 Wed, Sep 17   BOS  W  10-3       90-60  1st  2.0 up
149 Tue, Sep 16   BOS  W   2-1       89-60  1st  1.0 up
148 Mon, Sep 15   BOS  L   5-13      88-60  1st    Tied
147 Sun, Sep 14  @NYY  L   4-8       88-59  1st  1.0 up
146 Sat, Sep 13  @NYY  L   5-6       88-58  1st  2.0 up
145 Sat, Sep 13  @NYY  W   7-1       88-57  1st  2.0 up
144 Wed, Sep 10  @BOS  W   4-2 (14)  87-57  1st  2.5 up
143 Tue, Sep  9  @BOS  W   5-4       86-57  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 24, 2008 CHW  6  TBR  5 (10)   W:Bobby Jenks , L: Jason Hammel , S: none
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 TBR  5 @CHW  3    W:Grant Balfour , L: Javier Vazquez , S: Dan Wheeler 
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 TBR  9 @CHW  4    W:Edwin Jackson , L: John Danks , S: none
Sun, Jun 01, 2008 TBR  4  CHW  3 (10)   W:J.P. Howell , L: Matt Thornton , S: none
Sat, May 31, 2008 TBR  2  CHW  0    W:Scott Kazmir , L: Javier Vazquez , S: Grant Balfour 
Fri, May 30, 2008 TBR  2  CHW  1    W:Dan Wheeler , L: Scott Linebrink , S: none
Thu, May 29, 2008 CHW  5 @TBR  1    W:John Danks , L: Edwin Jackson , S: none
Sun, Apr 20, 2008 CHW  6 @TBR  0    W:John Danks , L: Edwin Jackson , S: none
Sat, Apr 19, 2008 TBR  5  CHW  0    W:Andy Sonnanstine , L: Mark Buehrle , S: none
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 CHW  9 @TBR  2    W:Javier Vazquez , L: Jeff Niemann , S: none
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 6-4; 2007 - CHW won 6-1; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - CHW leads 50-36
Totals exclude the postseason.

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.
Post - PA and OPS in the current postseason.
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  5.56

ATL  4.65

SDP  3.93

RA/G

TOR  3.77

HOU  4.61

TEX  5.97

BA

C. Jones  .364

S. Victorino  .293

J. Towles  .137

OBP

C. Jones  .470

J. Votto  .368

T. Pena  .189

SLG

A. Pujols  .653

G. Dobbs  .491

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.114

J. Cust  .851

T. Pena  .398

ERA

J. Santana  2.53

A. Cook  3.96

N. Robertson  6.35

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.51

V. Padilla  6.68

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Note: That all pitcher-batter matchups contain both regular and postseason meetings.
Chicago White Sox Batters (4.98 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
22.Garza
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
19.Kazmir*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
14.Price*
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdSB/CSHR/E
32.Anderson G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 6/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 193/108 .232/.272/.436/.709 .824/.617 .628 5/1 8/
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 15/.922 4/.500 9/.111 3/.666 6/.167 16/.464 3/1.167 ··· 10/.900 8/1.000 730/537 .281/.334/.371/.705 .754/.688 .705 19/6 8/
23.Dye G/S/vP 7/1.285 4/.000 6/.500 5/.650 10/.400 15/1.066 2/2.000 ··· 6/.500 6/.167 645/467 .292/.344/.541/.885 .917/.873 .780 3/2 34/
22.Fields G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 4/1.750 3/.333 3/1.167 ··· ··· 3/.666 1/5.000 35/23 .156/.229/.188/.416 .697/.269 .507 0/0 0/
17.Griffey* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 12/.350 ··· 3/.000 9/.472 575/388 .249/.353/.424/.778 .649/.841 .764 0/1 18/
44.Hall G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 5/.500 2/.000 2/.000 8/.500 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 136/80 .260/.304/.331/.634 .920/.431 .718 0/0 2/
14.Konerko G/S/vP 5/.800 9/1.158 11/1.345 6/2.067 12/.697 14/1.096 2/.500 ··· 9/.347 8/.542 514/361 .240/.344/.438/.783 .825/.765 .626 2/0 22/
7.Owens* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 6/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 17/14 .250/.250/.250/.500 .667/.462 .200 2/1 0/
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 10/.600 2/.000 1/2.000 3/.666 3/.000 6/.334 3/.000 ··· 9/1.334 1/no AB 570/428 .281/.312/.416/.728 .771/.714 .703 1/0 13/
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 2/3.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/5.000 5/1.400 ··· ··· 9/.555 2/.000 509/361 .290/.317/.475/.792 .869/.760 .796 13/9 21/
30.Swisher# G/S/vP 7/.953 ··· 3/.000 2/.500 4/.250 23/.360 2/.500 ··· 13/.398 2/.500 588/420 .219/.332/.410/.743 .746/.741 .596 3/3 24/
25.Thome* G/S/vP 11/1.122 2/1.500 2/1.000 6/1.500 7/.929 13/.000 6/1.100 ··· 12/.916 8/.750 602/433 .245/.362/.503/.865 .858/.868 .914 1/0 34/
5.Uribe G/S/vP 6/1.300 4/.833 5/.400 2/2.000 9/1.000 10/.633 1/3.000 ··· 8/.250 6/.600 353/271 .247/.296/.386/.682 .790/.651 .657 1/3 7/
31.Wise* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 143/129 .248/.293/.450/.742 .286/.796 .843 9/0 6/
IP 215.0 58.1 59.1 184.2 89.1 152.1 43.1 14.0 193.1 66.1 TOTAL .263/.332/.448/.780 .790/.776 .732 67/34 235/108
ERA-K/9 3.56/6.7 1.54/12.7 2.12/2.6 3.70/6.2 2.22/9.3 3.49/9.8 4.15/9.1 1.93/7.7 4.38/5.8 3.12/7.2 3.82/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hall (43-9-1)
 Pierzynski (96-21-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 877/.254 224/.143 241/.273 772/.245 370/.194 641/.220 187/.242 57/.176 819/.277 264/.183 .246  Griffey
 Dye
 Swisher
 Wise
 Ramirez
 Anderson
 Owens
0/32/91/8
0/0/151/5
18/70/18/3
24/23/6/2
0/11/0/1
3/94/2/0
7/4/0/0
OPS .708 .463 .653 .683 .579 .727 .687 .501 .758 .608 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 441/.735 93/.364 80/.798 371/.720 138/.534 140/.514 106/.612 20/.358 384/.729 103/.669 .712
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 436/.680 131/.534 161/.585 401/.648 232/.605 501/.790 81/.783 37/.583 435/.784 161/.570 .717
Home 476/.628 101/.405 112/.691 385/.623 185/.527 327/.674 100/.612 3/.667 402/.745 118/.574 .666
HR/SB/CS 24/7/6 3/2/1 3/3/4 19/5/1 6/10/3 23/7/3 2/0/2 1/0/0 21/1/3 10/1/1 166/76/31
Usage ···o···· ·····X·· ······oX ····X··· ········ ······X· ···o···X ···X·X·· ·····X·· ···X····
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.78 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (4.47 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Vazquez
G/S/vB
56.Buehrle*
G/S/vB
53.Carrasco
G/S/vB
50.Danks*
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
34.Floyd
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
71.Linebrink
G/S/vB
54.Richard*
G/S/vB
61.Russell
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 7/.286 6/.000 2/.000 5/1.200 1/3.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 362/222 .253/.327/.410/.737 .794/.702 .742 2/2 10/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 6/.334 10/1.400 7/.000 3/.333 4/1.833 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 90/35 .263/.344/.475/.819 .882/.723 .890 0/0 4/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 31/.623 31/.596 4/1.500 11/.764 2/.000 6/.733 8/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 7/1.333 494/351 .286/.329/.361/.690 .919/.597 .723 20/6 1/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 27/1.136 21/1.047 8/.500 9/.444 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 9/.778 482/331 .273/.319/.400/.718 .641/.754 .811 25/7 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 45/.616 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 11/.909 2/1.000 4/1.750 ··· ··· 1/.000 284/272 .268/.349/.455/.804 .450/.819 1.006 1/0 11/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 6/.333 5/.800 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/1.666 ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 399/326 .238/.336/.414/.750 .585/.789 .939 4/2 13/
41.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/10 .200/.200/.200/.400 .400/.400 .500 0/0 0/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 21/.248 12/.697 5/2.100 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/1.429 432/375 .247/.333/.465/.798 .488/.844 .725 10/3 20/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 14/.517 15/.534 1/.000 12/.788 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.167 707/489 .274/.349/.380/.729 .668/.756 .783 8/6 6/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 6/.500 6/.000 ··· 6/.334 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 508/371 .272/.343/.531/.874 .830/.890 .871 7/0 27/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 12/.583 3/.000 1/.000 8/1.250 4/.833 2/3.000 5/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/3.500 470/344 .295/.349/.407/.757 .726/.777 .796 0/4 7/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 17/.471 39/.814 5/1.100 11/.773 5/.200 ··· 6/.167 ··· ··· ··· 7/1.571 607/392 .247/.377/.494/.871 .654/.994 .912 1/1 31/
38.Perez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 72/38 .250/.348/.433/.781 .872/.590 .758 5/0 3/
2.Upton G/S/vP 13/1.038 15/1.082 1/.000 9/.476 6/.500 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.250 639/442 .274/.384/.402/.786 .824/.769 .803 44/16 9/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.666 1/.000 3/.000 3/3.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 227/134 .253/.339/.505/.844 .804/.867 .700 3/0 12/
IP 208.1 218.2 38.2 195.0 67.0 206.1 61.2 46.1 47.2 26.0 67.1 TOTAL .260/.340/.422/.762 .726/.778 .800 142/50 180/90
ERA-K/9 4.67/8.6 3.79/5.8 3.96/7.0 3.32/7.3 3.76/12.4 3.84/6.3 2.63/5.5 3.69/7.8 6.04/5.5 5.19/7.6 2.67/10.3 4.11/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (3-0-0)
 Navarro (45-28-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 890/.263 918/.281 158/.219 804/.246 288/.208 878/.241 243/.230 186/.234 215/.303 118/.291 268/.196 .261  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Crawford
 Zobrist
 Perez
 Baldelli
0/143/0/16
2/18/121/8
40/0/49/4
108/1/0/2
14/5/2/1
8/15/2/1
1/0/6/0
OPS .755 .747 .611 .674 .687 .738 .620 .677 .802 .741 .544 .731
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 458/.784 254/.787 63/.426 213/.681 87/.764 427/.826 127/.580 86/.631 78/.650 56/.813 126/.479 .759
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 432/.726 664/.732 95/.744 591/.671 201/.654 451/.659 116/.661 100/.717 137/.888 62/.677 142/.599 .712
Road 456/.831 449/.843 61/.632 375/.692 145/.740 418/.797 109/.572 78/.681 138/.811 34/.924 128/.530 .772
HR/SB/CS 25/9/3 22/5/7 2/3/2 15/23/8 12/16/1 30/37/5 3/5/0 8/2/0 5/6/0 1/0/0 5/4/0 156/139/30
Usage ····X··· ···X···X ··o··o·· ·X···X·· ··o··X·· ··X···X· ·o·o··X· ··X·X··o ····X··· ····o··· ··ooo·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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