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Game Preview: NYY @ TEX, 8:05pm, Wednesday, August 6, 2008 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

New York Yankees, 61-52, 3rd, 6½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Sidney Ponson (31, RHP, 6-2, 4.23)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-2)             89.1 111  54  42  32  38  7    4.23      
 2007 (2-5)             37.2  54  31  29  17  23  7    6.93      
 2006 (4-5)             85   108  62  59  36  48 10    6.25      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-1  37.2  48  24  20  19  14  5    4.78   42 
 2008-08-01    LAA  ND   7     2   0   0   4   1  0      96   70 
 2008-07-27   @BOS   L   4    10   7   7   1   1  1      77   14 
 2008-07-21    MIN   W   5.2   9   3   3   2   2  0     100   39 
 2008-07-09    TBR  ND   6     5   1   1   2   4  1      83   60 
 2008-07-02    TEX  ND   5     9   7   7   3   1  2      83   19 
 2008-06-27   @NYM   W   6     5   0   0   4   4  0      93   62 
 2008-06-04    CLE  ND   4     8   6   2   3   1  1      90   28 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TEX      2-1  24.1  33  18  18   8  13  4    6.66   41 
 2008-07-02    TEX  ND   5     9   7   7   3   1  2      83   19 
 2005-08-07   @TEX   L   2.1   5   3   3   1   0  0      44   34 
 2005-07-28    TEX  ND   2.1   2   0   0   0   1  0      31   54 
 2004-08-29   @TEX   W   7    12   5   5   0   7  1     105   40 
 2004-08-08    TEX   W   7.2   5   3   3   4   4  1     117   57 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-26   Road:   25-26   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  44-35   vsLHP:  17-17   1-Run:  20-13
 vsEast: 23-22   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 14-7  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
113 Tue, Aug  5  @TEX  L   6-8       61-52  3rd  6.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Texas Rangers, 60-54, 2nd, 10½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Tommy Hunter (21, RHP, 0-0, 10.80)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-0)              5     8   6   6   2   4  2   10.80      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-0   5     8   6   6   2   4  2   10.80   29 
 2008-08-01    TOR  ND   5     8   6   6   2   4  2      87   29 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY    Has never faced NYY.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-24   Road:   29-30   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  47-32   vsLHP:  13-22   1-Run:  23-12
 vsEast: 14-15   vsCntrl:16-16   vsWest: 20-15 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
114 Tue, Aug  5   NYY  W   8-6       60-54  2nd 10.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 05, 2008 TEX  8  NYY  6        W:Matt Harrison (3-2), L: Andy Pettitte (12-9), S: Eddie Guardado (3)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - TEX leads 4-1; 2007 - NYY won 5-1; 2006 - NYY won 8-2; All-Time - NYY leads 346-240

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  5.68

MIL  4.64

SDP  3.76

RA/G

OAK  3.90

CLE  4.63

TEX  5.90

BA

C. Jones  .369

R. Ibanez  .288

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .466

D. DeJesus  .361

T. Pena  .169

SLG

R. Ludwick  .615

M. Olivo  .477

T. Pena  .196

OPS

C. Jones  1.062

M. Reynolds  .823

T. Pena  .365

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.33

O. Perez  4.12

I. Snell  6.14

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.04

A. Galarraga  6.17

L. Hernandez  3.48

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New York Yankees Batters (4.86 RS/G) vs. Texas Rangers Pitchers (5.90 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Hunter
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 4/.500 1/3.000 3/1.667 1/2.000 3/.333 39/1.299 478/335 .290/.364/.477/.841 .792/.862 .780 103/1.055 14/7 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 2/.500 5/.900 143/104 .250/.275/.412/.686 .615/.713 .625 39/.668 0/1 5/
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.000 1/no AB 427/289 .242/.298/.340/.638 .600/.660 .644 87/.527 9/2 8/
24.Cano* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 9/.873 1/.000 441/305 .262/.300/.395/.695 .830/.636 .631 91/.821 1/4 10/
17.Christian G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 35/13 .281/.343/.344/.687 .955/.237 .590 19/.833 6/1 0/
18.Damon* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 27/.714 ··· ··· 2/.500 8/.542 9/1.056 419/292 .316/.391/.462/.853 .796/.877 .855 68/.833 16/6 7/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 30/.343 1/3.000 ··· 2/.500 5/.000 5/.650 380/268 .256/.392/.511/.904 .919/.897 .867 72/.796 2/1 21/
2.Jeter G/S/vP ··· 5/.800 7/.143 ··· ··· 1/.000 7/1.571 4/.500 475/330 .279/.342/.390/.731 .765/.717 .749 107/.720 6/2 6/
26.Molina G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 1/2.000 223/148 .235/.286/.325/.611 .524/.655 .568 50/.696 0/0 1/
22.Nady G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 8/.821 398/304 .335/.389/.562/.952 .969/.945 .970 83/1.088 1/1 17/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 8/.661 12/.833 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 9/.222 5/1.400 400/285 .319/.405/.594/.999 .954/1.017 .842 102/.998 16/1 24/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 5/.800 19/.887 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 10/.819 343/260 .291/.335/.418/.753 .718/.764 .653 58/.796 6/1 6/
39.Sexson G/S/vP ··· 4/1.250 6/.533 ··· ··· 8/.661 12/1.667 8/.575 319/227 .226/.323/.391/.713 1.039/.583 .892 27/.907 1/0 12/
IP 5.0 46.2 44.2 11.1 31.2 64.0 46.1 61.2 TOTAL .271/.344/.424/.768 .748/.777 .739 .796 75/27 116/56
ERA-K/9 10.80/7.2 3.28/10.6 3.02/5.2 7.94/6.4 7.96/6.0 3.80/4.9 6.02/8.0 4.82/6.1 5.26/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (31-26-6)
 Rodriguez (35-20-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 28/.320 198/.217 170/.195 52/.302 159/.343 268/.264 214/.268 269/.263 .285  Nady
 Abreu
 Cabrera
 Damon
 Christian
7/0/83/11
0/0/107/8
0/109/1/6
72/6/0/1
7/2/4/0
OPS .970 .682 .586 .904 .950 .745 .842 .708 .816
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 13/1.017 99/.663 67/.559 26/1.110 76/.853 129/.857 60/.869 131/.768 .848
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 15/.933 99/.701 103/.603 26/.695 83/1.035 139/.639 154/.831 138/.651 .788
Home 28/.970 97/.789 100/.580 22/.810 79/.756 126/.693 129/.952 132/.729 .819
Last 28d days 28/.970 46/.751 48/.691 35/.882 81/.955 61/.616 41/1.227 60/.926
HR/SB/CS 2/0/0 6/6/1 3/3/0 2/1/0 4/4/1 4/0/1 8/1/1 4/7/1 127/87/28
Usage ····X··· ·oX·X··o XXo·o·oo ········ ·····X·· X··Xo··· X···o·oo oo·X···X
Texas Rangers Batters (5.68 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.42 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Ponson
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 2/2.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 234/161 .248/.339/.416/.755 .858/.705 .853 46/.791 3/2 5/
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 7/.714 3/.000 1/3.000 7/.286 1/.000 6/.334 1/no AB 1/.000 380/247 .320/.446/.592/1.037 1.153/.970 1.282 57/1.039 4/3 19/
22.Byrd G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/5.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 269/165 .263/.356/.427/.783 .865/.730 .997 89/.999 4/1 7/
27.Catalanotto* G/S/vP 46/.842 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 3/1.666 1/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/no AB 137/90 .289/.328/.641/.969 1.108/.899 1.014 96/.981 0/1 11/
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.167 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 2/.500 502/342 .305/.369/.558/.926 .800/.984 1.096 103/.990 7/0 27/
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/.333 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 5/1.000 2/.500 ··· 537/398 .314/.375/.502/.878 .777/.912 .909 113/.614 25/1 14/
15.Laird G/S/vP 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 242/177 .306/.360/.452/.812 .764/.830 .752 39/.887 1/3 6/
30.Metcalf G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/5 .000/.059/.000/.059 .083/.000 .059 8/.125 0/0 0/
7.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/4.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/no AB 453/322 .273/.319/.464/.783 .669/.831 .817 90/.854 7/2 15/
25.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 197/126 .237/.340/.343/.683 .468/.813 .741 41/.819 0/2 3/
12.Vazquez* G/S/vP 4/.500 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 278/235 .322/.392/.494/.886 .491/.956 .918 46/.985 0/1 6/
10.Young G/S/vP 31/.835 2/.500 ··· 5/.400 ··· 19/.526 2/.000 2/1.500 503/373 .290/.340/.414/.754 .845/.722 .810 105/.706 7/0 9/
IP 89.1 14.0 32.1 51.1 40.2 48.1 16.1 38.2 TOTAL .281/.353/.462/.815 .773/.832 .882 .848 62/18 141/100
ERA-K/9 4.23/3.8 1.93/9.0 2.51/5.6 4.21/9.6 3.10/10.6 1.49/10.8 5.51/11.6 2.56/9.5 4.21/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Laird (35-15-2)
 Saltalamacchia (37-7-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 402/.307 62/.180 132/.200 216/.226 163/.162 178/.178 71/.217 162/.210 .262  Hamilton
 Byrd
 Boggs
 Murphy
 Bradley
 Catalanotto
0/70/32/6
4/47/26/6
55/0/2/5
53/13/56/4
1/0/19/4
20/0/0/0
OPS .814 .663 .524 .645 .566 .463 .657 .627 .728
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 218/.912 29/.495 77/.541 67/.748 91/.627 91/.419 35/.514 80/.662 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 184/.704 33/.770 55/.501 149/.597 72/.488 87/.510 36/.800 82/.595 .734
Road 140/.829 37/.878 27/.625 96/.716 61/.463 75/.328 28/.539 64/.646 .749
Last 28d days 101/.819 14/.729 42/.529 43/.910 33/.391 31/.635 46/.668 45/.653
HR/SB/CS 7/1/4 2/0/0 1/6/1 5/3/1 4/1/3 3/5/1 2/2/0 4/3/1 101/82/42
Usage ····X··· XX·X···· ··X···o· ·X··o··X ·oX····· ····X··o X·····X· o·XX···o

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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