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Game Preview: DET @ TEX, 8:05pm, Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Detroit Tigers, 61-64, 3rd, 10½ GB, 11 GB in WC

SP: Armando Galarraga (26, RHP, 11-4, 3.11)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-4)           133.1 109  55  46  44  92 15    3.11      
 2007 (0-0)              8.2   8   6   6   7   6  2    6.23      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  45.1  40  15  14  11  35  5    2.78   57 
 2008-08-14    TOR   W   8     6   1   1   2   6  1     121   70 
 2008-08-09    OAK   W   5.2   8   2   2   2   4  1     104   47 
 2008-08-03   @TBR  ND   7     4   1   1   0   4  0     100   69 
 2008-07-29   @CLE   W   5.1   5   3   3   2   3  0      97   47 
 2008-07-23   @KCR   W   7     3   1   1   1   7  0      87   73 
 2008-07-18   @BAL   L   6.2   8   5   4   0   6  3     104   46 
 2008-07-11    MIN   L   5.2   6   2   2   4   5  0     113   50 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TEX    Has never faced TEX.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-28   Road:   28-36   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  38-50   vsLHP:  23-14   1-Run:  14-19
 vsEast: 12-18   vsCntrl:21-30   vsWest: 15-11 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Mon, Aug 18  @TEX  W   8-7       61-64  3rd 10.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17   BAL  L   8-16      60-64  3rd 10.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16   BAL  W   5-3       60-63  3rd  9.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 15   BAL  L   2-11      59-63  3rd  9.5 gb
121 Thu, Aug 14   TOR  W   5-1       59-62  3rd  9.5 gb
120 Wed, Aug 13   TOR  L   3-4       58-62  3rd  9.5 gb
119 Tue, Aug 12   TOR  L   4-6       58-61  3rd  8.5 gb
118 Mon, Aug 11   TOR  L   2-7       58-60  3rd  8.0 gb
117 Sun, Aug 10   OAK  W   6-1       58-59  3rd  7.5 gb
116 Sat, Aug  9   OAK  W  10-2       57-59  3rd  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
Texas Rangers, 62-64, 2nd, 15½ GB, 10½ GB in WC

SP: Vicente Padilla (30, RHP, 12-6, 4.85)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-6)           137.1 150  83  74  53  93 22    4.85      
 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         2-3  38.2  52  33  33  16  25  5    7.68   38 
 2008-08-09   @BAL   L   4     8   6   6   3   4  1      92   23 
 2008-08-04    NYY  ND   6     8   4   4   1   5  2     111   44 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      3-1  29    29  13  13   9  17  5    4.03   51 
 2008-04-22   @DET   L   3     8   7   7   1   2  3      69   16 
 2007-09-11   @DET   W   6     3   0   0   3   6  0      99   69 
 2006-09-12   @DET  ND   7     5   2   2   1   3  2     105   61 
 2006-04-09    DET   W   6     7   3   3   3   3  0     100   46 
 2002-06-07   @DET   W   7     6   1   1   1   3  0      96   63 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-29   Road:   30-35   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  48-39   vsLHP:  14-25   1-Run:  23-13
 vsEast: 16-24   vsCntrl:16-17   vsWest: 20-15 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Mon, Aug 18   DET  L   7-8       62-64  2nd 15.5 gb
125 Sun, Aug 17   TBR  L   4-7       62-63  2nd 15.5 gb
124 Sat, Aug 16   TBR  W   3-0       62-62  2nd 15.5 gb
123 Fri, Aug 15   TBR  L   0-7       61-62  2nd 15.5 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 18, 2008 DET  8 @TEX  7        W:Kenny Rogers (9-10), L: Frank Francisco (2-5), S: Fernando Rodney (5)
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 DET  8  TEX  2        W:Zach Miner (1-1), L: Jason Jennings (0-4), S: none
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 DET 19  TEX  6        W:Clay Rapada (2-0), L: Frank Francisco (0-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 DET 10  TEX  2        W:Justin Verlander (1-3), L: Vicente Padilla (2-2), S: none

Wed, Sep 12, 2007 DET  5  TEX  1        W:Justin Verlander (17-5), L: Edinson Volquez (2-1), S: none
Tue, Sep 11, 2007 DET  4  TEX  1        W:Jair Jurrjens (2-1), L: Brandon McCarthy (5-9), S: Todd Jones (34)
Tue, Sep 11, 2007 TEX 13 @DET  6        W:Vicente Padilla (6-9), L: Chad Durbin (8-7), S: none
Thu, Jun 28, 2007 DET  5  TEX  2        W:Kenny Rogers (2-0), L: Kevin Millwood (4-7), S: Todd Jones (19)
Tue, Jun 26, 2007 TEX  9 @DET  6        W:Akinori Otsuka (2-1), L: Todd Jones (1-4), S: Eric Gagne (8)
Mon, Jun 25, 2007 TEX  8 @DET  3        W:Kameron Loe (4-6), L: Jeremy Bonderman (8-1), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - DET leads 4-0; 2007 - DET won 5-4; 2006 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - DET leads 326-274

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  5.57

PIT  4.66

WSN  3.70

RA/G

TOR  3.93

MIN  4.65

TEX  6.07

BA

C. Jones  .363

D. Wright  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .460

J. Posada  .364

T. Pena  .181

SLG

A. Pujols  .617

J. Kubel  .483

T. Pena  .207

OPS

A. Pujols  1.076

C. Beltran  .833

T. Pena  .388

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

U. Jimenez  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.18

J. Campillo  6.29

L. Hernandez  3.46

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.06 RS/G) vs. Texas Rangers Pitchers (6.07 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Padilla
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
18.Guardado*
G/S/vB
43.Loe
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
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 20/1.183 3/1.333 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 7/1.904 530/401 .295/.357/.520/.877 .921/.863 .846 116/.966 1/0 25/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 9/.777 3/.333 3/2.167 ··· 7/2.381 ··· ··· ··· 5/1.200 459/349 .302/.371/.504/.875 .762/.911 .891 126/.964 9/4 15/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 14/.703 22/.797 2/.500 5/.400 5/.450 ··· ··· 3/.000 4/1.250 467/365 .284/.374/.434/.808 .836/.804 .729 89/.793 9/3 10/
15.Inge G/S/vP 9/.708 11/1.233 5/.800 7/.500 7/2.033 ··· ··· 3/.333 14/.539 280/215 .219/.322/.422/.744 .695/.758 .661 85/.772 1/2 10/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 187/169 .271/.332/.547/.879 .789/.887 .838 68/.620 0/0 10/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 11/1.761 17/.971 4/.250 9/.722 5/.800 ··· ··· 4/.500 12/.258 469/355 .314/.377/.480/.857 .886/.848 .726 114/.850 0/5 15/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 2/.500 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 6/.167 ··· ··· ··· 35/.851 505/365 .310/.357/.427/.785 .899/.742 .831 120/.919 6/1 7/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 149/81 .250/.311/.404/.715 .793/.646 .658 42/.610 2/1 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 14/1.417 4/.000 2/.000 4/1.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 34/.515 451/337 .268/.320/.355/.675 .894/.605 .557 99/.841 4/3 6/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 9/1.556 4/1.000 3/.333 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/.400 8/.143 88/69 .324/.452/.471/.923 .929/.921 .905 18/.533 0/0 1/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/30 .111/.135/.167/.302 .125/.345 .154 20/.161 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 42/1.070 14/.297 3/.666 2/1.000 6/.834 ··· ··· ··· 32/1.905 350/263 .230/.329/.401/.730 .754/.722 .748 99/.781 7/1 13/
33.Thames G/S/vP 9/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 267/159 .236/.292/.533/.825 .819/.829 .764 48/.380 0/3 21/
IP 137.1 40.1 50.2 47.2 15.1 20.1 43.2 70.2 69.2 TOTAL .275/.344/.443/.787 .818/.776 .732 .802 48/25 147/92
ERA-K/9 4.85/6.1 5.36/8.0 3.91/11.0 3.21/4.9 2.93/4.1 4.87/5.8 7.83/5.6 3.95/5.0 4.39/6.5 5.41/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (18-6-6)
 Sardinha (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 605/.278 190/.240 217/.224 182/.206 66/.290 88/.276 216/.339 301/.278 307/.267 .290  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Thames
 Raburn
 Inge
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/101/6
0/103/0/4
54/0/6/2
23/5/17/2
2/11/0/2
35/0/19/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .810 .800 .716 .611 .883 .791 .959 .780 .713 .830
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 312/.909 93/.634 109/.693 72/.536 33/1.073 45/1.002 112/.856 144/.884 149/.795 .864
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 293/.710 97/.964 108/.740 110/.658 33/.692 43/.573 104/1.066 157/.683 158/.640 .801
Home 248/.751 90/.806 102/.810 103/.575 45/.916 34/.660 99/.867 136/.699 158/.758 .819
Last 28d days 110/.875 24/.806 43/.794 44/.835 17/.435 51/.764 115/.894 71/.747 71/.910
HR/SB/CS 22/9/4 6/1/1 7/6/1 3/3/0 3/0/0 2/2/1 7/4/1 5/0/1 4/8/1 147/94/33
Usage ········ X···X··· X···X·X· ··o·o··· ·X······ ····X·o· ·X···X·· ···X··X· X··X··X·
Texas Rangers Batters (5.57 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.98 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Galarraga
G/S/vB
62.Beltran
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
41.Glover
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
4.Arias G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 1.000/1.000/2.000/3.000 /3.000 3.000 1/3.000 0/0 0/
41.Boggs# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 274/189 .236/.341/.395/.736 .821/.695 .803 63/.732 3/2 5/
21.Bradley# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 6/.334 20/1.061 17/1.126 ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 404/260 .316/.442/.583/1.025 1.141/.956 1.245 54/1.090 4/3 20/
22.Byrd G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 321/204 .293/.376/.461/.837 .877/.814 .974 111/1.073 4/1 8/
27.Catalanotto* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.900 5/.200 8/.804 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 260/245 .280/.346/.401/.747 .536/.759 .688 50/.710 1/1 2/
19.Davis* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 187/124 .270/.316/.534/.850 1.016/.768 .916 110/.813 0/2 11/
16.Ellison G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 13/9 .250/.308/.250/.558 .833/.444 .000 13/.558 0/0 0/
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 550/372 .300/.365/.543/.909 .817/.953 1.044 112/.882 7/0 28/
15.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.500 1/no AB 2/.000 4/.000 1/.000 281/206 .286/.338/.420/.758 .746/.762 .692 78/.657 1/3 6/
30.Metcalf G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/16 .158/.200/.342/.542 .471/.650 .257 31/.706 0/0 2/
25.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 214/135 .240/.346/.344/.690 .461/.833 .751 42/.748 0/2 3/
12.Vazquez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.333 1/.000 2/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 312/261 .309/.381/.461/.842 .475/.912 .883 62/.792 0/1 6/
10.Young G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 23/.869 10/.200 4/.500 7/1.000 2/1.000 555/408 .288/.339/.412/.751 .849/.716 .796 112/.727 8/0 10/
IP 133.1 10.1 51.2 26.0 35.0 56.2 27.1 42.1 TOTAL .280/.351/.456/.807 .776/.820 .861 .821 64/20 151/107
ERA-K/9 3.11/6.2 6.10/6.1 4.18/8.7 6.23/6.9 5.66/5.9 3.49/6.2 4.28/10.5 2.76/8.5 4.57/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Laird (41-19-2)
 Saltalamacchia (38-8-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 555/.217 48/.310 222/.281 117/.314 163/.294 245/.274 119/.173 175/.245 .269  Hamilton
 Byrd
 Boggs
 Bradley
 Catalanotto
 Ellison
0/79/33/7
4/51/35/7
62/0/3/5
1/0/19/4
25/0/0/0
2/1/3/0
OPS .656 .991 .885 .899 .824 .766 .640 .688 .773
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 302/.783 17/.873 106/.987 54/.695 75/.838 88/.924 57/.741 92/.724 .792
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 253/.504 31/1.042 116/.800 63/1.081 88/.812 157/.676 62/.536 83/.648 .760
Road 322/.595 12/1.139 106/.929 67/.951 65/.822 117/.846 75/.789 81/.674 .787
Last 28d days 130/.587 24/1.011 49/1.069 44/1.002 3/.000 67/.940 68/.535 48/.604
HR/SB/CS 15/6/0 3/0/0 14/6/6 3/0/1 3/0/0 6/3/0 3/3/0 3/0/1 122/53/25
Usage ····X··· ·XXo·X·· X·X···X· ·X·X···o o······· ·X·X···X o·o·o··· ·oo···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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