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Game Preview: DET @ TEX, 8:05pm, Monday, September 15, 2008 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Detroit Tigers, 70-78, 4th, 13 GB, 17½ GB in WC

SP: Dontrelle Willis (26, LHP, 0-1, 10.32)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-1)             11.1   7  13  13  21   5  2   10.32      
 2007 (10-15)          205.1 241 131 118  87 146 29    5.17      
 2006 (12-12)          223.1 234 106  96  83 160 21    3.87      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-1  27    16  18  18  28  20  3    6.00   48 
 2008-06-09    CLE   L   1.1   3   8   8   5   2  2      64   13 
 2008-06-03   @OAK  ND   4     2   0   0   5   3  0      70   56 
 2008-04-11   @CHW  ND   0     0   1   1   2   0  0      11   44 
 2008-04-05    CHW  ND   5     1   3   3   7   0  0      89   46 
 2007-09-30   @NYM  ND   2.2   3   1   1   5   2  0      76   45 
 2007-09-25    CHC   W   8     2   2   2   3   7  1     114   74 
 2007-09-20    NYM  ND   6     5   3   3   1   6  0     108   55 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TEX      0-1   4.2   9   7   4   2   4  2    7.71   26 
 2004-06-19    TEX   L   4.2   9   7   4   2   4  2     106   26 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-37   Road:   33-41   ExtrInn: 3-8 
 vsRHP:  45-58   vsLHP:  25-20   1-Run:  15-22
 vsEast: 12-19   vsCntrl:27-38   vsWest: 18-16 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
148 Sun, Sep 14  @CHW  L   7-11      70-78  4th 13.0 gb
147 Sun, Sep 14  @CHW  L   2-4       70-77  4th 13.0 gb
146 Wed, Sep 10   OAK  L   2-5       70-76  4th 11.5 gb
145 Tue, Sep  9   OAK  L   2-3       70-75  4th 10.5 gb
144 Mon, Sep  8   OAK  W  14-8       70-74  3rd 11.0 gb
143 Sun, Sep  7  @MIN  W   7-5       69-74  4th 11.5 gb
142 Sat, Sep  6  @MIN  W   6-4       68-74  4th 12.5 gb
141 Fri, Sep  5  @MIN  L   2-10      67-74  4th 12.5 gb
140 Thu, Sep  4   LAA  L   1-7       67-73  4th 11.5 gb
139 Wed, Sep  3   LAA  W   9-6       67-72  4th 11.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:12-18
Texas Rangers, 73-77, 2nd, 19½ GB, 15½ GB in WC

SP: Brandon McCarthy (24, RHP, 1-1, 4.22)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-1)             21.1  20  11  10   8  10  3    4.22      
 2007 (5-10)           101.2 111  62  55  48  59  9    4.87      
 2006 (4-7)             84.2  77  44  44  33  69 17    4.68      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-3  29    31  16  15  12  15  4    4.66   47 
 2008-09-07    BOS   L   5.1   7   6   6   3   1  1      94   28 
 2008-09-02    SEA   W   6     4   2   2   0   4  1     102   60 
 2008-08-28   @LAA  ND   6     6   2   1   1   2  1      98   55 
 2008-08-23    CLE  ND   4     3   1   1   4   3  0      75   51 
 2007-09-20    BAL  ND   4     5   0   0   2   2  0      67   52 
 2007-09-15   @OAK   L   3     3   2   2   1   3  1      52   47 
 2007-09-11   @DET   L   0.2   3   3   3   1   0  0      35   33 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      0-2  13.1  17   9   9   1   9  3    6.08   45 
 2007-09-11   @DET   L   0.2   3   3   3   1   0  0      35   33 
 2005-09-27   @DET   L   6.1   8   3   3   0   4  2      83   49 
 2005-06-29   @DET  ND   6.1   6   3   3   0   5  1      83   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-36   Road:   37-41   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  55-48   vsLHP:  18-29   1-Run:  27-17
 vsEast: 17-26   vsCntrl:20-21   vsWest: 26-22 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
150 Sun, Sep 14  @OAK  L   4-7       73-77  2nd 19.5 gb
149 Sat, Sep 13  @OAK  L   1-7       73-76  2nd 18.5 gb
148 Fri, Sep 12  @OAK  W   7-0       73-75  2nd 17.5 gb
147 Thu, Sep 11  @OAK  W   6-1       72-75  2nd 17.5 gb
146 Wed, Sep 10  @SEA  L   7-8       71-75  2nd 17.5 gb
145 Tue, Sep  9  @SEA  W   7-3       71-74  2nd 16.5 gb
144 Sun, Sep  7   BOS  L   2-7       70-74  2nd 17.0 gb
143 Sat, Sep  6   BOS  W  15-8       70-73  2nd 16.0 gb
142 Fri, Sep  5   BOS  L   1-8       69-73  2nd 17.0 gb
141 Wed, Sep  3   SEA  W   1-0       69-72  2nd 16.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 TEX  9  DET  1        W:Kevin Millwood (7-7), L: Nate Robertson (7-10), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - DET leads 5-1; 2007 - DET won 5-4; 2006 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - DET leads 327-275

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  5.46

ATL  4.63

SDP  3.87

RA/G

TOR  3.83

NYY  4.60

TEX  5.90

BA

R. Furcal  .366

T. Wigginton  .294

J. Towles  .141

OBP

A. Pujols  .465

D. Mientkiewicz  .370

T. Pena  .181

SLG

A. Pujols  .650

F. Tatis  .487

T. Pena  .206

OPS

A. Pujols  1.115

R. Belliard  .845

T. Pena  .387

ERA

C. Lee  2.36

A. Cook  4.00

L. Hernandez  6.21

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.27

J. Shields  6.68

L. Hernandez  3.32

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.05 RS/G) vs. Texas Rangers Pitchers (5.90 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 20.McCarthy
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
43.Loe
G/S/vB
60.Madrigal
G/S/vB
46.Mendoza
G/S/vB
59.Rupe
G/S/vB
56.White*
G/S/vB
45.Wright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· 3/1.333 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· 7/1.904 626/468 .289/.351/.530/.882 .954/.858 .854 101/.862 1/0 33/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 8/.250 3/.333 3/2.167 7/2.381 1/no AB 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/1.200 568/420 .298/.379/.512/.891 .746/.944 .907 114/1.012 10/4 19/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 10/.200 22/.797 2/.500 5/.450 1/2.000 3/2.000 4/.000 ··· 4/1.250 489/385 .286/.376/.436/.811 .818/.813 .748 27/.899 9/3 10/
26.Hessman G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/11 .273/.360/.727/1.087 .539/1.636 .773 25/1.087 0/0 3/
15.Inge G/S/vP 8/1.125 11/1.233 5/.800 7/2.033 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.250 ··· 14/.539 354/273 .216/.315/.392/.707 .748/.693 .573 78/.628 3/2 11/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 239/217 .265/.343/.531/.874 .866/.873 .876 56/.882 0/1 12/
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 87/85 .213/.276/.313/.588 1.000/.578 .552 32/.349 2/1 2/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 11/.855 17/.971 4/.250 5/.800 1/2.000 2/.000 5/.650 ··· 12/.258 563/421 .323/.382/.511/.893 .893/.893 .780 99/1.027 1/5 20/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 10/.472 2/.000 2/.000 6/.167 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 35/.851 593/423 .307/.350/.417/.767 .790/.757 .817 93/.646 7/1 7/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 167/91 .242/.301/.386/.687 .748/.632 .666 18/.458 2/1 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/1.334 ··· 34/.515 517/382 .269/.318/.375/.693 .947/.607 .555 70/.767 6/3 9/
52.Ryan G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/6 .250/.400/.583/.983 1.556/.167 .864 15/.983 0/0 1/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 6/.333 ··· 8/.143 124/101 .296/.420/.408/.828 .742/.848 .810 36/.610 0/0 1/
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 41/33 .128/.150/.179/.329 .125/.375 .154 3/.667 0/0 0/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 1/2.000 14/.297 3/.666 6/.834 1/no AB 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 32/1.905 438/324 .222/.317/.386/.704 .757/.684 .684 93/.671 7/2 16/
33.Thames G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 321/190 .240/.293/.530/.823 .889/.778 .835 54/.816 0/3 25/
IP 21.1 45.0 58.2 27.2 31.0 58.1 82.0 1.2 78.1 TOTAL .273/.342/.446/.788 .821/.776 .738 .799 56/28 181/105
ERA-K/9 4.22/4.2 5.00/8.6 3.38/11.8 3.25/5.8 5.23/4.9 8.02/4.9 4.50/4.8 21.60/5.3 4.83/6.4 5.29/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (26-10-9)
 Ryan (3-3-0)
 Sardinha (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 91/.250 209/.233 244/.205 121/.286 136/.269 288/.333 354/.280 12/.375 349/.274 .288  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Thames
 Raburn
 Inge
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/122/6
0/126/0/4
68/0/7/3
27/6/20/2
2/11/0/2
49/0/24/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .756 .769 .649 .777 .778 .907 .793 1.208 .726 .817
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 49/.958 103/.621 124/.605 55/1.087 68/.880 150/.851 170/.846 6/1.000 168/.768 .842
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 42/.539 106/.919 120/.696 66/.529 68/.674 138/.970 184/.744 6/1.417 181/.686 .795
Home 66/.739 103/.795 118/.713 79/.752 59/.705 132/.917 171/.771 5/2.050 175/.756 .820
Last 28d days 91/.756 23/.511 32/.313 55/.645 48/.754 31/.851 53/.873 12/1.208 50/.877
HR/SB/CS 3/6/1 6/1/1 7/6/1 3/0/0 4/3/1 7/7/2 6/0/1 0/0/0 5/8/1 163/108/34
Usage ·······X ·······X ···o···X X···X··· Xo···o·· ·X···o·o ·o··X··· o··o···· ···X·X·o
Texas Rangers Batters (5.46 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.18 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Willis*
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
41.Glover
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
50.Rapada*
G/S/vB
29.Robertson*
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 2/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 88/70 .247/.299/.321/.620 .941/.537 .606 88/.620 4/0 0/
9.Blalock* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.400 18/.833 3/.000 2/.000 2/.500 16/.250 3/.000 5/.000 229/154 .261/.310/.427/.737 .863/.676 .791 96/.692 1/0 7/
41.Boggs# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 3/5.000 ··· 1/2.000 321/222 .232/.341/.408/.749 .823/.716 .808 51/.786 3/2 8/
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 7/.834 ··· 6/.334 20/1.061 17/1.126 1/2.000 1/.000 6/1.500 3/1.667 1/.000 473/314 .325/.443/.579/1.021 1.149/.954 1.204 74/.996 4/3 22/
22.Byrd G/S/vP 20/1.283 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 4/.750 ··· 5/1.800 1/no AB ··· 413/273 .298/.382/.462/.844 .892/.820 .925 97/.882 6/1 10/
27.Catalanotto* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.900 5/.200 8/.804 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 272/257 .272/.338/.391/.729 .536/.739 .658 13/.564 1/1 2/
17.Cruz G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.750 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 79/61 .328/.430/.627/1.057 1.540/.924 1.357 79/1.057 3/1 4/
19.Davis* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 279/194 .271/.323/.539/.861 .920/.836 .895 97/.929 1/2 15/
6.Duran G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 129/63 .219/.274/.342/.616 .696/.531 .548 14/.397 1/1 3/
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/3.000 1/.000 3/.333 651/443 .304/.370/.540/.910 .852/.937 1.055 106/.872 9/1 31/
15.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.500 2/.500 4/.000 ··· 9/.347 4/.000 1/.000 350/256 .286/.334/.415/.749 .770/.742 .730 74/.736 2/4 6/
25.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 229/148 .254/.354/.365/.719 .449/.876 .764 15/1.110 0/2 3/
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 36/24 .344/.417/.906/1.323 .917/1.458 1.556 30/1.428 0/0 5/
12.Vazquez* G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 3/1.333 2/.000 2/3.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 335/281 .298/.373/.443/.816 .487/.878 .869 27/.514 0/1 6/
10.Young G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 4/.500 24/.833 10/.200 5/.400 ··· 32/.727 7/1.000 3/.666 668/494 .279/.332/.397/.729 .829/.694 .784 118/.621 10/0 12/
IP 11.1 43.0 59.2 37.2 47.2 70.2 18.1 161.1 36.0 50.2 TOTAL .280/.352/.458/.809 .803/.812 .863 .822 79/23 180/121
ERA-K/9 10.32/4.0 3.98/4.2 3.92/9.0 5.02/6.2 4.91/5.8 3.69/6.4 3.93/6.4 6.08/5.7 4.50/10.8 4.09/8.9 4.76/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Laird (51-19-5)
 Saltalamacchia (40-9-6)
 Teagarden (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 58/.189 195/.263 253/.288 162/.269 211/.263 310/.287 82/.235 720/.314 164/.218 218/.271 .274  Boggs
 Hamilton
 Byrd
 Bradley
 Duran
 Catalanotto
 Cruz
71/0/3/7
0/101/34/7
21/55/39/7
1/0/19/4
2/0/2/0
26/0/0/0
0/0/19/0
OPS .915 .717 .872 .773 .760 .795 .623 .892 .726 .717 .787
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 18/.817 75/.993 120/.957 74/.582 91/.788 111/.864 39/.594 224/.849 83/.713 112/.785 .800
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 40/.960 120/.553 133/.803 88/.936 120/.739 199/.756 43/.646 496/.911 81/.739 106/.644 .778
Road 19/.640 94/.810 120/.907 78/.897 76/.782 134/.895 42/.631 345/1.000 91/.841 101/.675 .795
Last 28d days / 21/.723 38/.908 45/.444 51/.516 65/.903 18/.675 71/1.089 50/.882 43/.834
HR/SB/CS 2/0/0 3/10/2 15/6/7 3/0/1 5/0/0 9/3/1 0/0/0 26/7/4 3/4/0 3/1/1 155/64/32
Usage ········ o····X·· o······o ······X· o···o·o· ······o· o···X·X· ·····X·· ·····X·X o···Xo·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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