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Game Preview: NYY @ TEX, 8:05pm, Tuesday, August 5, 2008 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

New York Yankees, 61-51, 3rd, 5½ GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Andy Pettitte (36, LHP, 12-8, 4.18)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-8)           144.1 157  74  67  36 111 16    4.18      
 2007 (15-9)           215.1 238 106  97  69 141 16    4.05      
 2006 (14-13)          214.1 238 114 100  70 178 27    4.20      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-3  44    46  25  22  13  37  6    4.50   50 
 2008-07-31    LAA   L   5.1  11   9   9   3   4  2     110   11 
 2008-07-26   @BOS   W   6     5   3   1   3   7  1     110   58 
 2008-07-20    OAK   W   8     4   1   1   0   9  0     114   79 
 2008-07-13   @TOR   L   6     8   4   4   1   6  1     107   45 
 2008-07-08    TBR   W   8     4   0   0   0   5  0     114   79 
 2008-07-03    BOS   L   4.2   9   6   5   3   2  0      89   23 
 2008-06-28   @NYM   W   6     5   2   2   3   4  2      87   55 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TEX      1-2  33    39  16  15  13  27  1    4.09   50 
 2007-05-08    TEX   W   7     7   1   1   2   4  0     108   61 
 2007-05-03   @TEX  ND   6     5   2   2   3   5  0     107   56 
 2006-05-20    TEX   L   6    12   5   5   5   8  0     120   31 
 2005-06-26    TEX  ND   9     7   2   1   0   6  0     120   73 
 2004-07-04    TEX   L   5     8   6   6   3   4  1      90   28 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-26   Road:   25-25   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  44-35   vsLHP:  17-16   1-Run:  20-13
 vsEast: 23-22   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 14-6  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
112 Mon, Aug  4  @TEX  L   5-9       61-51  3rd  5.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Texas Rangers, 59-54, 2nd, 11½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Matt Harrison (22, LHP, 2-2, 7.40)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             24.1  31  24  20  14   4  4    7.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  24.1  31  24  20  14   4  4    7.40   35 
 2008-07-31    SEA   L   4.2   5   6   4   5   2  0      95   31 
 2008-07-26   @OAK   W   5     5   3   1   3   1  1      86   47 
 2008-07-19   @MIN   L   5     9   8   8   3   0  2      84   14 
 2008-07-13    CHW  ND   2.2   7   5   5   2   0  1      59   22 
 2008-07-08    LAA   W   7     5   2   2   1   1  0      97   59 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY    Has never faced NYY.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-24   Road:   29-30   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  47-32   vsLHP:  12-22   1-Run:  23-12
 vsEast: 13-15   vsCntrl:16-16   vsWest: 20-15 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
113 Mon, Aug  4   NYY  W   9-5       59-54  2nd 11.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 04, 2008 TEX  9  NYY  5        W:Eddie Guardado (3-2), L: Damaso Marte (4-1), S: none
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
Season Series: 2008 - TEX leads 3-1; 2007 - NYY won 5-1; 2006 - NYY won 8-2; All-Time - NYY leads 346-239

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  5.66

COL  4.62

SDP  3.75

RA/G

OAK  3.90

CLE  4.60

TEX  5.90

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.33

J. Maine  4.13

I. Snell  6.14

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.04

D. Eveland  6.12

L. Hernandez  3.48

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New York Yankees Batters (4.85 RS/G) vs. Texas Rangers Pitchers (5.90 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Harrison*
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 ··· 2/.000 35/1.354 473/335 .290/.364/.479/.842 .797/.862 .782 102/1.082 14/7 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.583 143/104 .250/.275/.412/.686 .615/.713 .625 43/.603 0/1 5/
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 425/287 .243/.297/.341/.638 .600/.660 .644 89/.558 9/2 8/
24.Cano* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 8/.804 ··· 437/305 .262/.296/.396/.692 .822/.636 .623 91/.816 1/4 10/
17.Christian G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 33/13 .267/.333/.333/.667 .950/.237 .549 17/.812 5/1 0/
18.Damon* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 26/.608 ··· ··· ··· 7/.629 4/1.417 414/290 .316/.388/.458/.846 .770/.879 .840 63/.786 16/6 7/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 30/.343 1/3.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 4/.833 379/267 .256/.391/.511/.902 .919/.895 .863 71/.787 2/1 21/
2.Jeter G/S/vP ··· 5/.800 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/1.571 ··· 470/329 .281/.343/.392/.736 .775/.719 .759 106/.760 6/2 6/
26.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 ··· 221/148 .237/.288/.328/.617 .539/.655 .580 52/.801 0/0 1/
22.Nady G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 8/.821 394/304 .336/.391/.566/.957 .992/.945 .980 83/1.088 1/1 17/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 8/.661 11/.920 1/no AB ··· ··· 7/.143 4/.500 395/285 .322/.405/.599/1.004 .972/1.017 .851 101/.976 15/1 24/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 18/.948 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/.929 342/259 .292/.336/.419/.755 .718/.767 .656 61/.843 6/1 6/
39.Sexson G/S/vP ··· 4/1.250 4/.833 ··· ··· 6/.900 11/1.136 7/.679 315/227 .222/.321/.374/.695 .988/.583 .858 26/.718 1/0 11/
IP 24.1 46.2 43.2 11.1 31.2 63.1 46.0 61.0 TOTAL .272/.344/.424/.767 .744/.778 .736 .799 73/27 115/55
ERA-K/9 7.40/1.5 3.28/10.6 3.09/5.1 7.94/6.4 7.96/6.0 3.84/5.0 5.28/7.8 4.87/6.2 5.25/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (29-26-6)
 Rodriguez (35-20-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 117/.313 198/.217 167/.197 52/.302 159/.343 264/.267 209/.265 266/.265 .286  Nady
 Abreu
 Cabrera
 Damon
 Christian
7/0/83/11
0/0/106/8
0/108/1/6
71/6/0/1
7/1/4/0
OPS .962 .682 .589 .904 .950 .747 .814 .711 .815
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 32/1.486 99/.663 66/.568 26/1.110 76/.853 126/.855 58/.849 129/.771 .846
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 85/.772 99/.701 101/.602 26/.695 83/1.035 138/.644 151/.801 137/.656 .789
Home 67/.905 97/.789 97/.584 22/.810 79/.756 122/.695 124/.909 129/.737 .818
Last 28d days 117/.962 46/.751 48/.660 35/.882 81/.955 57/.614 42/1.058 57/.951
HR/SB/CS 4/1/3 6/6/1 3/3/0 2/1/0 4/4/1 4/0/1 7/1/1 4/7/1 126/85/28
Usage ····X··· oX·X··oX Xo·o·ooo ·······o ····X··· ··Xo···· ···o·oo· o·X···X·
Texas Rangers Batters (5.66 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.39 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Pettitte*
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 230/159 .245/.332/.405/.737 .800/.706 .822 45/.692 3/2 5/
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 9/.347 3/.000 ··· 6/.167 ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· 380/247 .320/.446/.592/1.037 1.153/.970 1.282 60/.981 4/3 19/
22.Byrd G/S/vP 5/2.350 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 264/163 .254/.347/.421/.768 .829/.731 .976 87/.930 2/1 7/
27.Catalanotto* G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 5/.200 ··· 12/.523 ··· 1/.000 232/220 .288/.358/.410/.768 .697/.771 .668 30/.789 1/1 2/
19.Davis* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 133/88 .286/.323/.635/.958 1.141/.866 .995 95/.989 0/1 11/
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 497/340 .305/.368/.554/.922 .781/.986 1.090 101/.967 7/0 26/
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 6/.833 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 532/396 .318/.379/.507/.887 .796/.917 .928 112/.649 25/1 14/
15.Laird G/S/vP 8/.804 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 237/175 .313/.368/.463/.830 .803/.840 .783 34/1.025 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 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 449/321 .271/.318/.463/.781 .669/.827 .813 86/.847 7/2 15/
25.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 197/126 .237/.340/.343/.683 .468/.813 .741 44/.758 0/2 3/
12.Vazquez* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 276/233 .322/.387/.494/.881 .491/.951 .909 44/.959 0/1 6/
10.Young G/S/vP 25/.701 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 18/.444 ··· ··· 498/371 .292/.339/.417/.756 .842/.726 .815 104/.747 7/0 9/
IP 144.1 13.2 32.1 51.1 40.2 48.1 14.2 37.2 TOTAL .281/.352/.462/.814 .770/.832 .883 .840 60/18 140/100
ERA-K/9 4.18/6.9 1.32/8.5 2.51/5.6 4.21/9.6 3.10/10.6 1.49/10.8 4.91/10.4 2.63/9.5 4.17/7.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 611/.280 58/.167 132/.200 216/.226 163/.162 178/.178 62/.222 158/.214 .262  Hamilton
 Byrd
 Boggs
 Murphy
 Bradley
 Catalanotto
0/70/32/6
4/46/26/6
54/0/2/5
53/13/55/4
1/0/19/4
20/0/0/0
OPS .743 .606 .524 .645 .566 .463 .658 .635 .727
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 183/.495 26/.322 77/.541 67/.748 91/.627 91/.419 30/.452 79/.653 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 428/.850 32/.795 55/.501 149/.597 72/.488 87/.510 32/.862 79/.619 .735
Road 294/.740 33/.795 27/.625 96/.716 61/.463 75/.328 19/.498 60/.669 .747
Last 28d days 136/.687 10/.425 42/.529 47/.857 36/.356 31/.635 37/.672 41/.689
HR/SB/CS 16/13/7 2/0/0 1/6/1 5/3/1 4/1/3 3/5/1 2/2/0 4/3/1 100/80/42
Usage ····X··· X·X····· ·X···o·· X··o··Xo oX·····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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