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Game Preview: NYY @ TEX, 8:05pm, Monday, August 4, 2008 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

New York Yankees, 61-50, 3rd, 5½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Joba Chamberlain (22, RHP, 4-3, 2.24)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-3)             84.1  68  24  21  34  99  3    2.24      
 2007 (2-0)             24    12   2   1   6  34  1    0.38      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  42.1  36  11  10  11  50  1    2.13   61 
 2008-07-30    BAL   W   6     5   2   1   0   6  0      98   62 
 2008-07-25   @BOS   W   7     3   0   0   1   9  0     102   79 
 2008-07-19    OAK  ND   6     6   1   1   1   8  0      96   63 
 2008-07-11   @TOR   L   6.2   7   3   3   0   9  1     108   57 
 2008-07-06    BOS  ND   6     4   3   3   4   5  0     101   53 
 2008-07-01    TEX  ND   4     5   2   2   4   6  0      91   46 
 2008-06-25   @PIT   W   6.2   6   0   0   1   7  0     114   68 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TEX      0-0   4     5   2   2   4   6  0    4.50   46 
 2008-07-01    TEX  ND   4     5   2   2   4   6  0      91   46 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-26   Road:   25-24   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  44-34   vsLHP:  17-16   1-Run:  20-13
 vsEast: 23-22   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 14-5  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
111 Sun, Aug  3   LAA  W  14-9       61-50  3rd  5.5 gb
110 Sat, Aug  2   LAA  W   8-2       60-50  3rd  5.5 gb
109 Fri, Aug  1   LAA  L   0-1       59-50  3rd  5.5 gb
108 Thu, Jul 31   LAA  L   6-12      59-49  3rd  4.5 gb
107 Wed, Jul 30   BAL  W  13-3       59-48  3rd  4.0 gb
106 Tue, Jul 29   BAL  L   6-7       58-48  3rd  4.0 gb
105 Mon, Jul 28   BAL  L   4-13      58-47  3rd  3.0 gb
104 Sun, Jul 27  @BOS  L   2-9       58-46  3rd  3.0 gb
103 Sat, Jul 26  @BOS  W  10-3       58-45  3rd  3.0 gb
102 Fri, Jul 25  @BOS  W   1-0       57-45  3rd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Texas Rangers, 58-54, 2nd, 11½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Vicente Padilla (30, RHP, 12-5, 4.52)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-5)           127.1 134  73  64  49  84 19    4.52      
 2007 (6-10)           120.1 146  88  77  50  71 16    5.76      
 2006 (15-10)          200   206 108 100  70 156 21    4.50      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  41.2  43  28  27  16  25  5    5.83   45 
 2008-07-30    SEA  ND   7    10   3   3   1   4  0     107   48 
 2008-07-25   @OAK   W   6     7   5   5   4   9  0     108   43 
 2008-07-20   @MIN   W   7     3   0   0   2   0  0      80   69 
 2008-07-04   @BAL   L   2.2   9   8   8   2   0  0      74    6 
 2008-06-28    PHI   L   6     7   7   7   3   3  2     101   30 
 2008-06-22   @WSN   W   7     5   3   3   2   5  2     102   58 
 2008-06-17    ATL   W   6     2   2   1   2   4  1      91   64 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      1-1  10.1   9   9   6   8  10  0    5.23   45 
 2006-05-18   @NYY   W   6.2   3   2   2   3   6  0     109   63 
 2006-05-05    NYY   L   3.2   6   7   4   5   4  0      90   26 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-24   Road:   29-30   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  46-32   vsLHP:  12-22   1-Run:  23-12
 vsEast: 12-15   vsCntrl:16-16   vsWest: 20-15 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
112 Sun, Aug  3   TOR  W   8-4       58-54  2nd 11.5 gb
111 Sat, Aug  2   TOR  L   4-6       57-54  2nd 12.5 gb
110 Fri, Aug  1   TOR  W   9-8       57-53  2nd 12.5 gb
109 Thu, Jul 31   SEA  L   5-8       56-53  2nd 12.5 gb
108 Wed, Jul 30   SEA  W   4-3       56-52  2nd 11.5 gb
107 Tue, Jul 29   SEA  W  11-10      55-52  2nd 11.5 gb
106 Mon, Jul 28   SEA  L   5-7       54-52  2nd 11.5 gb
105 Sun, Jul 27  @OAK  L   5-6       54-51  2nd 10.5 gb
104 Sat, Jul 26  @OAK  W   9-4       54-50  2nd 10.5 gb
103 Fri, Jul 25  @OAK  W  14-6       53-50  2nd 10.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 02, 2008 NYY 18  TEX  7        W:Edwar Ramirez (2-0), L: Warner Madrigal (0-1), S: none
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 TEX  3 @NYY  2        W:Frank Francisco (2-2), L: Mariano Rivera (2-3), S: C.J. Wilson (19)
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 TEX  2 @NYY  1        W:Scott Feldman (2-3), L: Mike Mussina (10-6), S: C.J. Wilson (18)

Thu, May 10, 2007 TEX 14 @NYY  2        W:Brandon McCarthy (3-4), L: Chien-Ming Wang (1-3), S: none
Wed, May 09, 2007 NYY  6  TEX  2        W:Mike Mussina (2-1), L: Robinson Tejeda (3-3), S: none
Tue, May 08, 2007 NYY  8  TEX  2        W:Andy Pettitte (2-1), L: Mike Wood (0-1), S: none
Thu, May 03, 2007 NYY  5 @TEX  2        W:Mike Mussina (1-1), L: Robinson Tejeda (3-2), S: Mariano Rivera (3)
Thu, May 03, 2007 NYY  4 @TEX  3        W:Luis Vizcaino (2-1), L: Joaquin Benoit (0-1), S: Mariano Rivera (2)
Tue, May 01, 2007 NYY 10 @TEX  1        W:Philip Hughes (1-1), L: Kameron Loe (1-2), S: none
Wed, Jul 26, 2006 NYY  8 @TEX  7        W:Shawn Chacon (5-3), L: Akinori Otsuka (2-4), S: Mariano Rivera (25)
Season Series: 2008 - TEX leads 2-1; 2007 - NYY won 5-1; 2006 - NYY won 8-2; All-Time - NYY leads 346-238

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  5.63

MIL  4.63

SDP  3.75

RA/G

OAK  3.88

MIN  4.63

TEX  5.91

BA

C. Jones  .369

D. Wright  .286

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .466

D. Uggla  .359

T. Pena  .169

SLG

R. Ludwick  .614

C. Blake  .475

T. Pena  .196

OPS

C. Jones  1.062

D. DeJesus  .818

T. Pena  .365

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.33

J. Maine  4.13

I. Snell  6.14

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.04

T. Wellemeyer  6.12

L. Hernandez  3.48

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New York Yankees Batters (4.85 RS/G) vs. Texas Rangers Pitchers (5.91 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Padilla
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
18.Guardado*
G/S/vB
60.Madrigal
G/S/vB
57.Nippert
G/S/vB
59.Rupe
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
45.Wright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.666 1/3.000 3/1.667 1/2.000 2/.000 38/1.341 469/331 .290/.365/.481/.846 .797/.866 .789 98/1.108 14/7 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 2/.500 5/.900 143/104 .250/.275/.412/.686 .615/.713 .625 43/.603 0/1 5/
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 425/287 .243/.297/.341/.638 .600/.660 .644 89/.558 9/2 8/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 5/.800 3/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 8/.804 1/.000 433/301 .262/.296/.390/.686 .822/.627 .609 87/.795 1/4 9/
17.Christian G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 30/10 .296/.367/.370/.737 .950/.311 .646 14/1.000 5/1 0/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 8/.500 2/2.500 26/.608 ··· ··· 1/.000 8/.542 7/1.381 409/286 .315/.388/.456/.844 .750/.884 .835 58/.764 16/6 7/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 7/.429 3/.000 30/.343 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.000 5/.650 375/263 .249/.387/.498/.885 .919/.871 .826 67/.685 2/1 20/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 6/.533 5/.800 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/1.571 3/.666 465/325 .282/.345/.395/.740 .781/.722 .768 101/.779 6/2 6/
26.Molina G/S/vP 4/.750 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 1/2.000 221/148 .237/.288/.328/.617 .539/.655 .580 52/.801 0/0 1/
22.Nady G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 8/.821 390/300 .334/.390/.558/.948 .992/.934 .963 84/1.050 1/1 16/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 7/1.000 7/.762 11/.920 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 8/.125 5/1.400 391/281 .324/.407/.605/1.011 .972/1.027 .863 97/1.002 15/1 24/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 21/.736 5/.800 18/.948 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 9/.929 338/256 .296/.340/.424/.765 .727/.777 .671 57/.905 6/1 6/
39.Sexson G/S/vP 23/.698 4/1.250 5/.650 ··· ··· 8/.661 11/1.136 8/.575 314/227 .223/.322/.375/.697 1.001/.583 .864 29/.892 1/0 11/
IP 127.1 45.2 42.2 11.1 31.2 63.1 46.0 60.0 TOTAL .272/.344/.422/.767 .744/.777 .734 .797 73/27 112/55
ERA-K/9 4.52/5.9 3.15/10.6 3.16/5.1 7.94/6.4 7.96/6.0 3.84/5.0 5.28/7.8 4.95/6.2 5.25/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (29-26-6)
 Rodriguez (35-19-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 554/.271 194/.216 163/.196 52/.302 159/.343 264/.267 209/.265 263/.269 .286  Nady
 Abreu
 Cabrera
 Damon
 Christian
6/0/83/11
0/0/105/8
0/107/1/6
71/6/0/1
7/0/4/0
OPS .793 .668 .584 .904 .950 .747 .814 .720 .815
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 288/.850 97/.677 65/.527 26/1.110 76/.853 126/.855 58/.849 127/.784 .843
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 266/.733 97/.659 98/.621 26/.695 83/1.035 138/.644 151/.801 136/.661 .792
Home 221/.735 93/.767 93/.576 22/.810 79/.756 122/.695 124/.909 126/.756 .818
Last 28d days 82/.652 42/.700 44/.651 38/.845 108/.839 57/.614 42/1.058 54/1.008
HR/SB/CS 19/9/4 5/6/1 3/3/0 2/1/0 4/4/1 4/0/1 7/1/1 4/7/1 123/85/28
Usage ····X··· X·X··oX· o·o·ooo· ······o· ···X···X ·Xo····· ··o·oo·o ·X···X·X
Texas Rangers Batters (5.63 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.35 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
38.Giese
G/S/vB
34.Marte*
G/S/vB
36.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Boggs# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 230/159 .245/.332/.405/.737 .800/.706 .822 45/.692 3/2 5/
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.000 1/3.000 6/.167 1/.000 6/.334 1/no AB 1/.000 379/247 .320/.444/.592/1.036 1.149/.970 1.279 64/.989 4/3 19/
22.Byrd G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 259/159 .250/.342/.406/.749 .782/.728 .944 86/.856 2/1 6/
27.Catalanotto* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 5/.200 ··· 12/.523 ··· 2/.000 232/220 .288/.358/.410/.768 .697/.771 .668 30/.789 1/1 2/
19.Davis* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 129/85 .295/.333/.656/.989 1.169/.898 1.056 95/1.043 0/1 11/
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 492/336 .308/.370/.559/.929 .777/.998 1.108 101/.983 7/0 26/
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 5/1.000 1/no AB ··· 527/392 .318/.379/.508/.886 .803/.915 .929 112/.703 25/1 14/
15.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 232/171 .314/.367/.467/.833 .792/.848 .787 29/1.080 1/3 6/
30.Metcalf G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/5 .000/.067/.000/.067 .100/.000 .067 6/.167 0/0 0/
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 445/318 .268/.316/.451/.767 .642/.819 .784 87/.786 7/2 14/
25.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 193/123 .236/.342/.345/.687 .475/.817 .754 40/.787 0/1 3/
12.Vazquez* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 273/230 .322/.388/.496/.884 .491/.955 .915 45/.935 0/1 6/
10.Young G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 19/.526 1/.000 1/3.000 493/367 .290/.337/.409/.746 .849/.710 .795 104/.682 7/0 8/
IP 84.1 12.1 32.1 50.0 39.1 48.1 14.2 37.2 TOTAL .281/.352/.460/.812 .765/.832 .880 .835 60/17 137/100
ERA-K/9 2.24/10.6 1.46/8.8 2.51/5.6 3.60/9.5 3.20/10.5 1.49/10.8 4.91/10.4 2.63/9.5 4.13/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Laird (33-15-2)
 Saltalamacchia (37-7-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 347/.221 53/.182 132/.200 207/.222 159/.167 178/.178 62/.222 158/.214 .262  Hamilton
 Byrd
 Boggs
 Murphy
 Bradley
 Catalanotto
0/69/32/6
4/46/25/6
54/0/2/5
52/13/55/4
1/0/19/4
20/0/0/0
OPS .584 .643 .524 .607 .581 .463 .658 .635 .724
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 176/.655 25/.336 77/.541 64/.696 87/.659 91/.419 30/.452 79/.653 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 171/.512 28/.860 55/.501 143/.567 72/.488 87/.510 32/.862 79/.619 .731
Road 152/.558 28/.903 27/.625 87/.632 57/.497 75/.328 19/.498 60/.669 .741
Last 28d days 100/.511 5/.650 42/.529 42/.648 32/.404 31/.635 37/.672 41/.689
HR/SB/CS 3/8/3 2/0/0 1/6/1 4/3/1 4/1/3 3/5/1 2/2/0 4/3/1 97/80/41
Usage ····X··· ·X······ X···o··X ··o··Xo· X·····o· ··X··o·· ····X·X· XX···oX·

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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