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Game Preview: TBR @ TEX, 8:05pm, Friday, August 15, 2008 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Tampa Bay Rays, 73-47, 1st, 3 up

SP: Matt Garza (24, RHP, 9-7, 3.88)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-7)            134.2 129  63  58  41  89 14    3.88      
 2007 (5-7)             83    96  44  34  32  67  8    3.69      
 2006 (3-6)             50    62  33  32  23  38  6    5.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  44    52  23  23  12  31  5    4.70   48 
 2008-08-09   @SEA  ND   5.2  10   5   5   1   5  1      97   33 
 2008-08-04    CLE   L   5     7   4   4   2   4  2     102   39 
 2008-07-29   @TOR   W   9     5   0   0   1   5  0     106   81 
 2008-07-24   @KCR   L   5     8   4   4   4   0  0      82   31 
 2008-07-19    TOR   W   7.2   2   0   0   0   6  0     107   81 
 2008-07-12   @CLE   L   5    11   7   7   2   6  2     108   21 
 2008-07-07    KCR  ND   6.2   9   3   3   2   5  0     109   47 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TEX      2-1  18.1  16   7   6   3  17  3    2.95   58 
 2008-06-08   @TEX   L   4     6   3   3   1   2  2      77   39 
 2008-05-28    TEX   W   8     4   2   2   2  10  0     114   74 
 2007-09-19    TEX   W   6.1   6   2   1   0   5  1     109   60 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   45-17   Road:   28-30   ExtrInn: 8-4 
 vsRHP:  53-30   vsLHP:  20-17   1-Run:  23-13
 vsEast: 28-19   vsCntrl:15-12   vsWest: 18-10 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
120 Thu, Aug 14  @OAK  W   7-6 (12)  73-47  1st  3.0 up
119 Wed, Aug 13  @OAK  W   3-2       72-47  1st  3.0 up
118 Tue, Aug 12  @OAK  L   1-2       71-47  1st  3.0 up
117 Sun, Aug 10  @SEA  W  11-3       71-46  1st  4.5 up
116 Sat, Aug  9  @SEA  W   8-7 (11)  70-46  1st  3.5 up
115 Fri, Aug  8  @SEA  W   5-3       69-46  1st  3.5 up
114 Thu, Aug  7  @SEA  L   1-2       68-46  1st  2.5 up
113 Wed, Aug  6   CLE  W  10-7       68-45  1st  3.0 up
112 Tue, Aug  5   CLE  W   8-4       67-45  1st  3.0 up
111 Mon, Aug  4   CLE  L   2-5       66-45  1st  3.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Texas Rangers, 61-61, 2nd, 15½ GB, 10 GB in WC

SP: Kevin Millwood (33, RHP, 6-6, 5.40)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-6)            108.1 148  69  65  40  81 11    5.40      
 2007 (10-14)          172.2 213 111  99  67 123 19    5.16      
 2006 (16-12)          215   228 114 108  53 157 23    4.52      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-3  36.1  56  29  27  14  31  3    6.69   39 
 2008-07-23   @CHW  ND   1.2   2   3   3   2   3  1      38   40 
 2008-07-18   @MIN   L   6.1  11   5   5   1   6  0     114   36 
 2008-07-12    CHW   L   5.1  10   5   5   4   4  0     106   28 
 2008-07-06   @BAL   W   5     9   5   3   0   2  1      83   35 
 2008-07-01   @NYY  ND   5     5   1   1   1   6  0      84   58 
 2008-06-26   @HOU   L   5    12   7   7   3   6  0      91   18 
 2008-06-20   @WSN  ND   8     7   3   3   3   4  1     112   57 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-26   Road:   30-35   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  47-38   vsLHP:  14-23   1-Run:  23-12
 vsEast: 15-22   vsCntrl:16-16   vsWest: 20-15 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
122 Thu, Aug 14  @BOS  L   0-10      61-61  2nd 15.5 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13  @BOS  L   4-8       61-60  2nd 15.0 gb
120 Tue, Aug 12  @BOS  L  17-19      61-59  2nd 15.0 gb
119 Sun, Aug 10  @BAL  W  15-7       61-58  2nd 14.0 gb
118 Sat, Aug  9  @BAL  L   0-9       60-58  2nd 14.0 gb
117 Fri, Aug  8  @BAL  L   1-9       60-57  2nd 13.0 gb
116 Thu, Aug  7   NYY  L   0-3       60-56  2nd 12.0 gb
115 Wed, Aug  6   NYY  L   3-5       60-55  2nd 11.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 08, 2008 TEX  6  TBR  3        W:Doug Mathis (2-1), L: Matt Garza (4-3), S: none
Sat, Jun 07, 2008 TBR  5 @TEX  4        W:J.P. Howell (5-0), L: Joaquin Benoit (3-2), S: Dan Wheeler (2)
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 TBR 12 @TEX  4        W:Scott Kazmir (6-1), L: Vicente Padilla (7-3), S: none
Wed, May 28, 2008 TBR  5  TEX  3        W:Matt Garza (4-1), L: Kason Gabbard (1-2), S: Dan Wheeler (1)
Tue, May 27, 2008 TEX 12 @TBR  6        W:Vicente Padilla (7-2), L: Andy Sonnanstine (6-3), S: none
Mon, May 26, 2008 TBR  7  TEX  3        W:Scott Kazmir (4-1), L: Sidney Ponson (3-1), S: none

Sun, Aug 12, 2007 TEX  9  TBD  1        W:Willie Eyre (4-5), L: Jason Hammel (1-2), S: none
Sat, Aug 11, 2007 TBD  3 @TEX  0        W:Edwin Jackson (3-11), L: John Rheinecker (1-1), S: none
Fri, Aug 10, 2007 TEX  7  TBD  4        W:Mike Wood (2-1), L: Andy Sonnanstine (1-8), S: C.J. Wilson (4)
Thu, May 17, 2007 TBD  8  TEX  6 (10)   W:Gary Glover (1-2), L: Willie Eyre (1-2), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 4-2; 2007 - TBR won 5-4; 2006 - TEX won 6-3; All-Time - TEX leads 59-44

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  5.64

FLA  4.67

WSN  3.70

RA/G

TOR  3.95

MIN  4.63

TEX  6.09

BA

C. Jones  .367

M. Teixeira  .290

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .464

J. Reyes  .362

T. Pena  .180

SLG

L. Berkman  .608

J. Reyes  .484

T. Pena  .206

OPS

C. Jones  1.055

C. Beltran  .831

T. Pena  .386

ERA

C. Lee  2.45

M. Parra  4.02

L. Hernandez  5.94

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.11

P. Maholm  6.32

L. Hernandez  3.48

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.58 RS/G) vs. Texas Rangers Pitchers (6.09 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
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
45.Wright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.667 ··· 1/no AB 216/119 .229/.312/.391/.702 .834/.593 .751 69/.704 2/1 6/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 4/2.250 7/.286 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 14/9 .231/.286/.231/.516 .650/.444 .516 14/.516 0/0 0/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 11/.000 5/.400 2/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/2.000 346/247 .263/.301/.319/.620 .828/.537 .580 48/.781 18/5 0/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 40/.812 5/.400 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/.000 26/1.013 189/181 .261/.360/.447/.807 .708/.811 .633 50/.830 1/0 8/
26.Gross* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 3/1.667 262/215 .227/.328/.409/.737 .678/.750 .616 45/.775 2/2 9/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 8/1.000 9/.476 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 335/282 .253/.343/.495/.838 .463/.908 .941 65/.696 8/2 17/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 4/.000 537/374 .278/.348/.376/.723 .681/.742 .688 122/.725 6/5 5/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/2.500 8/1.250 355/258 .299/.354/.414/.768 .666/.815 .732 87/.715 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 9/.730 13/.231 1/.000 5/.400 ··· ··· 2/1.000 5/.650 431/280 .242/.355/.485/.840 .610/.964 .829 116/1.016 1/1 23/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 111/59 .242/.321/.442/.763 .811/.721 .918 22/.639 0/0 5/
10.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 41/13 .256/.293/.385/.677 .803/.397 .400 8/.250 1/0 1/
2.Upton G/S/vP 4/.500 3/1.000 2/.000 2/no AB ··· ··· 1/no AB 4/1.500 510/356 .264/.380/.388/.768 .801/.754 .744 114/.693 36/14 7/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 120/77 .243/.325/.439/.764 .897/.687 .732 62/.786 3/0 5/
IP 108.1 39.1 49.2 46.2 20.1 39.2 68.1 66.2 TOTAL .258/.337/.416/.753 .723/.766 .727 .781 120/44 130/61
ERA-K/9 5.40/6.7 5.49/8.0 3.81/10.9 3.28/5.0 4.87/5.8 7.03/5.9 3.95/4.9 4.59/6.2 5.45/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (33-18-6)
 Riggans (17-0-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 506/.324 186/.243 212/.219 179/.209 88/.276 196/.331 291/.279 291/.266 .291  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Zobrist
 Baldelli
 Riggans
0/113/0/9
2/17/83/7
13/0/48/3
6/4/8/2
1/2/1/0
0/0/3/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .844 .803 .704 .614 .791 .924 .780 .708 .831
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 269/.829 92/.627 108/.660 70/.533 45/1.002 97/.828 138/.879 140/.775 .859
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 237/.862 94/.981 104/.750 109/.664 43/.573 99/1.014 153/.688 151/.648 .806
Home 195/.782 86/.811 97/.789 100/.580 34/.660 79/.756 126/.693 142/.753 .819
Last 28d days 41/.901 20/.838 45/.665 49/.786 55/.743 102/.888 67/.809 62/.930
HR/SB/CS 11/21/4 6/1/0 7/6/1 3/3/0 2/2/1 5/4/1 5/0/1 4/8/1 140/93/31
Usage X····X·· X·X··o·· o···X··· X·o·o·X· ·X····X· ··X··X·· ··X·o··X
Texas Rangers Batters (5.64 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.03 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
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
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Boggs# G/S/vP 5/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 258/180 .240/.339/.403/.741 .861/.687 .821 55/.683 3/2 5/
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 8/.929 2/no AB 2/3.000 2/2.000 4/1.000 4/1.250 2/.000 1/.000 396/255 .320/.446/.589/1.035 1.131/.977 1.282 63/.956 4/3 20/
22.Byrd G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 4/.250 5/1.800 ··· ··· ··· 9/1.431 305/195 .293/.376/.470/.846 .884/.825 1.009 105/1.093 4/1 8/
27.Catalanotto* G/S/vP 11/1.000 2/2.000 8/.875 4/1.000 7/.715 2/.000 10/.522 3/2.334 256/241 .281/.348/.399/.747 .536/.759 .685 49/.726 1/1 2/
19.Davis* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 171/115 .275/.316/.556/.872 1.026/.800 .974 107/.808 0/2 11/
16.Ellison G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 12/8 .273/.333/.273/.606 .833/.500 12/.606 0/0 0/
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 4/.250 1/.000 4/.500 532/362 .302/.367/.551/.918 .814/.966 1.073 107/.913 7/0 28/
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 10/.733 1/.000 2/1.000 5/.650 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· 4/2.750 570/423 .319/.377/.515/.891 .822/.916 .896 118/.692 26/2 17/
15.Laird G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 7/.334 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 265/196 .292/.344/.429/.773 .738/.785 .712 62/.694 1/3 6/
30.Metcalf G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 33/14 .161/.212/.290/.502 .325/.747 .059 24/.701 0/0 1/
25.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 208/134 .236/.341/.343/.684 .448/.823 .741 40/.819 0/2 3/
12.Vazquez* G/S/vP 7/.572 1/no AB 1/.000 4/1.833 2/no AB 3/.333 2/.000 4/1.500 300/254 .315/.383/.473/.856 .455/.927 .915 50/.865 0/1 6/
10.Young G/S/vP 7/.429 5/.200 27/.370 3/2.667 6/.167 3/.000 8/.000 3/.000 537/397 .291/.339/.415/.754 .837/.724 .804 111/.664 8/0 10/
IP 134.2 37.1 43.1 65.0 68.1 30.2 39.0 51.2 TOTAL .282/.352/.460/.812 .773/.828 .874 .798 64/20 149/105
ERA-K/9 3.88/5.9 1.21/13.3 2.28/2.9 4.15/5.0 2.37/9.1 4.70/7.6 3.69/8.3 2.61/5.9 3.74/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Laird (40-17-2)
 Saltalamacchia (38-8-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 562/.252 141/.122 175/.283 286/.272 286/.196 134/.243 158/.162 206/.182 .245  Byrd
 Hamilton
 Boggs
 Bradley
 Catalanotto
 Ellison
4/51/31/7
0/75/33/7
58/0/3/5
1/0/19/4
24/0/0/0
2/1/2/0
OPS .695 .393 .665 .762 .585 .712 .643 .590 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 268/.742 50/.390 56/.759 131/.861 98/.571 79/.641 77/.650 75/.608 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 294/.654 91/.395 119/.623 155/.679 188/.592 55/.813 81/.637 131/.579 .696
Road 282/.810 77/.422 90/.601 180/.844 137/.652 60/.830 64/.736 110/.641 .772
Last 28d days 129/.718 55/.327 36/.606 55/.615 50/.585 34/.971 46/.783 42/.722
HR/SB/CS 14/2/1 1/2/0 2/0/3 7/10/1 4/10/1 1/0/2 7/4/1 7/0/1 111/54/20
Usage ·····X·· ooX··oo· X····X·· X···X··· X·X··o·· o···Xo·o oX···oo· oo···X·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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