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Game Preview: DET @ TEX, 8:05pm, Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Detroit Tigers, 62-64, 3rd, 10½ GB, 11 GB in WC

SP: Nate Robertson (30, LHP, 7-9, 5.87)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-9)            145.2 187  97  95  48  94 20    5.87      
 2007 (9-13)           177.2 199  98  94  63 119 22    4.76      
 2006 (13-13)          208.2 206  98  89  67 137 29    3.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  36.1  54  33  32  16  24  7    7.93   36 
 2008-08-15    BAL   L   5.1   8   5   4   5   4  1     104   33 
 2008-08-10    OAK   W   7.2   5   1   1   1   5  0     104   69 
 2008-08-05   @CHW  ND   5     9   4   4   3   3  1     101   33 
 2008-07-30   @CLE  ND   3     9   8   8   2   2  2      67    9 
 2008-07-25    CHW  ND   6     5   3   3   5   5  0      86   50 
 2008-07-19   @BAL  ND   2.1   8   7   7   0   1  1      50   14 
 2008-07-12    MIN   L   7    10   5   5   0   4  2      95   41 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TEX      1-2  25    25  17  14   8  15  3    5.04   47 
 2007-06-26    TEX  ND   5.1   4   1   1   2   4  0      84   58 
 2007-06-05   @TEX   L   0     4   6   6   2   0  1      30   16 
 2006-08-19    TEX   L   8     2   3   1   2   3  1     106   71 
 2006-04-06   @TEX   W   5.1   8   3   3   0   4  1      78   44 
 2005-06-02    TEX  ND   6.1   7   4   3   2   4  0     106   47 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-28   Road:   29-36   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  39-50   vsLHP:  23-14   1-Run:  14-19
 vsEast: 12-18   vsCntrl:21-30   vsWest: 16-11 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Tue, Aug 19  @TEX  W  11-3       62-64  3rd 10.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Texas Rangers, 62-65, 2nd, 15½ GB, 11½ GB in WC

SP: Kevin Millwood (33, RHP, 6-7, 5.58)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-7)            113   158  74  70  41  88 15    5.58      
 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         1-4  33    59  31  29  12  34  6    7.91   35 
 2008-08-15    TBR   L   4.2  10   5   5   1   7  4      94   30 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-3  29.2  32  19  18   9  26  3    5.46   48 
 2007-06-28   @DET   L   6     5   3   3   6   6  0     109   50 
 2007-06-06    DET   L   3.2   9   7   7   1   5  2      86   19 
 2006-09-13   @DET   W   7     7   3   3   2   6  0      98   55 
 2006-08-18   @DET   W   7     3   1   1   0   4  1      97   71 
 2006-04-08    DET   L   6     8   5   4   0   5  0      95   43 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-30   Road:   30-35   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  48-40   vsLHP:  14-25   1-Run:  23-13
 vsEast: 16-24   vsCntrl:16-18   vsWest: 20-15 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Tue, Aug 19   DET  L   3-11      62-65  2nd 15.5 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 DET 11 @TEX  3        W:Armando Galarraga (12-4), L: Vicente Padilla (12-7), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - DET leads 5-0; 2007 - DET won 5-4; 2006 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - DET leads 327-274

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  5.55

PIT  4.66

WSN  3.70

RA/G

TOR  3.90

MIN  4.62

TEX  6.11

BA

C. Jones  .365

D. Lee  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .464

C. Utley  .365

T. Pena  .181

SLG

A. Pujols  .613

T. Hunter  .483

T. Pena  .207

OPS

A. Pujols  1.070

M. Kemp  .833

T. Pena  .388

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

K. Lohse  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.18

G. Floyd  6.34

L. Hernandez  3.46

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.10 RS/G) vs. Texas Rangers Pitchers (6.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Millwood
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 19/1.074 3/1.333 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 7/1.904 535/406 .292/.353/.515/.868 .921/.851 .830 116/.948 1/0 25/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 19/.743 3/.333 3/2.167 ··· 7/2.381 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 5/1.200 464/354 .302/.374/.502/.876 .762/.913 .893 126/.991 9/4 15/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 20/.311 22/.797 2/.500 5/.400 5/.450 1/2.000 ··· 4/.000 4/1.250 472/370 .286/.377/.437/.814 .836/.811 .741 89/.801 9/3 10/
15.Inge G/S/vP 26/.656 11/1.233 5/.800 7/.500 7/2.033 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 14/.539 284/219 .220/.321/.419/.741 .695/.753 .656 89/.758 1/2 10/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 191/173 .276/.335/.580/.916 .789/.927 .904 68/.759 0/0 12/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 17/1.062 17/.971 4/.250 9/.722 5/.800 1/2.000 ··· 5/.650 12/.258 474/360 .313/.378/.478/.855 .886/.845 .724 114/.826 0/5 15/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 15/1.314 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 6/.167 ··· ··· ··· 35/.851 505/365 .310/.357/.427/.785 .899/.742 .831 115/.885 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 39/.968 4/.000 2/.000 4/1.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.334 34/.515 455/341 .268/.319/.361/.681 .894/.613 .570 99/.853 4/3 7/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 4/1.250 4/1.000 3/.333 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 6/.333 8/.143 93/74 .333/.461/.472/.933 .929/.933 .926 23/.654 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 41/.943 14/.297 3/.666 2/1.000 6/.834 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 32/1.905 355/268 .234/.332/.403/.735 .754/.729 .758 100/.793 7/1 13/
33.Thames G/S/vP 3/.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 113.0 40.1 50.2 47.2 15.1 21.0 43.2 73.0 69.2 TOTAL .276/.344/.444/.789 .818/.779 .736 .809 48/25 150/92
ERA-K/9 5.58/7.0 5.36/8.0 3.91/11.0 3.21/4.9 2.93/4.1 5.57/6.0 7.83/5.6 3.95/4.8 4.39/6.5 5.43/5.8

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 531/.328 190/.240 217/.224 182/.206 66/.290 96/.293 216/.339 309/.275 307/.267 .290  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Thames
 Raburn
 Inge
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/102/6
0/104/0/4
54/0/6/2
23/5/18/2
2/11/0/2
36/0/19/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .872 .800 .716 .611 .883 .818 .959 .769 .713 .832
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 287/.882 93/.634 109/.693 72/.536 33/1.073 49/1.035 112/.856 147/.864 149/.795 .869
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 244/.861 97/.964 108/.740 110/.658 33/.692 47/.596 104/1.066 162/.682 158/.640 .800
Home 220/.856 90/.806 102/.810 103/.575 45/.916 42/.748 99/.867 144/.681 158/.758 .823
Last 28d days 35/1.360 24/.806 43/.794 44/.835 17/.435 59/.813 98/.900 79/.710 71/.910
HR/SB/CS 15/22/4 6/1/1 7/6/1 3/3/0 3/0/0 2/2/1 7/4/1 5/0/1 4/8/1 150/94/33
Usage ····X··· ·X···X·· ·X···X·X ···o·o·· ··X····· X····X·o ··X···X· X···X··X ·X··X··X
Texas Rangers Batters (5.55 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.96 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Robertson*
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/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/5 .200/.200/.400/.600 /.600 .600 5/.600 0/0 0/
41.Boggs# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 279/192 .236/.342/.392/.734 .826/.691 .798 64/.778 3/2 5/
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 6/.334 20/1.061 17/1.126 ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 407/263 .314/.441/.579/1.020 1.141/.950 1.232 53/1.059 4/3 20/
22.Byrd G/S/vP 3/2.000 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 325/208 .296/.378/.461/.839 .877/.818 .974 111/1.077 4/1 8/
27.Catalanotto* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 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 ··· 1/.000 ··· 191/128 .275/.319/.551/.870 1.016/.801 .950 110/.794 0/2 12/
16.Ellison G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 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 3/.333 554/375 .301/.366/.542/.908 .820/.950 1.042 112/.896 7/0 28/
15.Laird G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 2/.000 4/.500 2/.500 2/.000 4/.000 1/.000 285/210 .282/.333/.413/.746 .746/.747 .674 82/.624 1/3 6/
30.Metcalf G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/16 .158/.200/.342/.542 .471/.650 .257 31/.706 0/0 2/
25.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 215/135 .239/.344/.342/.687 .455/.833 .742 39/.811 0/2 3/
12.Vazquez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.333 2/.000 2/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 316/263 .308/.379/.458/.837 .497/.904 .873 65/.786 0/1 6/
10.Young G/S/vP 29/.618 ··· 4/.500 24/.833 10/.200 4/.500 7/1.000 3/.666 560/411 .288/.339/.411/.750 .837/.719 .793 113/.733 8/0 10/
IP 145.2 10.1 51.2 27.0 36.1 56.2 27.1 43.0 TOTAL .280/.351/.455/.806 .776/.819 .858 .818 64/20 152/108
ERA-K/9 5.87/5.8 6.10/6.1 4.18/8.7 6.00/7.0 5.45/6.0 3.49/6.2 4.28/10.5 2.72/8.6 4.55/5.9

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 649/.314 48/.310 222/.281 120/.306 167/.286 245/.274 119/.173 180/.252 .268  Hamilton
 Byrd
 Boggs
 Bradley
 Catalanotto
 Ellison
0/80/33/7
4/51/36/7
63/0/3/6
1/0/19/4
25/0/0/0
2/1/3/0
OPS .870 .991 .885 .875 .803 .766 .640 .699 .772
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 206/.835 17/.873 106/.987 55/.682 76/.826 88/.924 57/.741 94/.746 .793
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 443/.886 31/1.042 116/.800 65/1.045 91/.784 157/.676 62/.536 86/.649 .757
Road 321/.938 12/1.139 106/.929 70/.908 69/.773 117/.846 75/.789 86/.698 .785
Last 28d days 128/.977 24/1.011 45/1.127 47/.933 7/.000 67/.940 61/.567 53/.650
HR/SB/CS 20/7/4 3/0/0 14/6/6 3/0/1 3/0/0 6/3/0 3/3/0 3/0/1 123/53/25
Usage ····X··· ··XXo·X· ·X·X···X o·X·X··· oo······ ··X·X··· ·o·o·o·· X·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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