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Game Preview: DET @ TEX, 8:05pm, Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Detroit Tigers, 70-80, 4th, 14 GB, 18½ GB in WC

SP: Freddy Garcia (33, RHP, 0-0, undef)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (1-5)             58    74  39  38  19  50 12    5.90      
 2006 (17-9)           216.1 228 116 109  48 135 32    4.53      
 2005 (14-8)           228   225 102  98  60 146 26    3.87      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-3  38.2  48  26  25  13  31  9    5.82   44 
 2007-06-08   @KCR   L   1.2   7   6   6   2   1  2      50   16 
 2007-06-03    SFG  ND   5.1   9   7   6   2   5  2      98   27 
 2007-05-28    ARI   L   8     7   3   3   2   9  1     113   63 
 2007-05-23   @FLA  ND   6     5   3   3   3   4  2     112   51 
 2007-05-17    MIL   L   5.2   7   2   2   2   5  2     114   50 
 2007-05-12    CHC  ND   6     8   3   3   2   5  0      99   47 
 2007-05-07   @ARI  ND   6     5   2   2   0   2  0      70   56 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TEX      1-2  29.1  26  11  10  10  22  1    3.07   54 
 2006-07-22    TEX  ND   7     4   1   1   4   5  0     104   66 
 2004-09-08   @TEX   W   5     3   1   1   2   8  0      88   63 
 2004-04-24   @TEX   L   7.2   8   3   3   1   3  1     108   53 
 2003-09-18   @TEX  ND   4     1   0   0   1   3  0      56   62 
 2003-07-27    TEX   L   5.2  10   6   5   2   3  0     103   28 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-37   Road:   33-43   ExtrInn: 3-8 
 vsRHP:  45-60   vsLHP:  25-20   1-Run:  15-23
 vsEast: 12-19   vsCntrl:27-38   vsWest: 18-18 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
150 Tue, Sep 16  @TEX  L   4-5       70-80  4th 14.0 gb
149 Mon, Sep 15  @TEX  L   8-11      70-79  4th 13.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:12-18
Texas Rangers, 75-77, 2nd, 18 GB, 14½ GB in WC

SP: Dustin Nippert (27, RHP, 3-4, 6.20)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-4)             61    80  43  42  30  45  8    6.20      
 2007 (1-1)             45.1  48  30  28  16  38  5    5.56      
 2006 (0-2)             10    15  13  13   7   9  5   11.70      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-4  36.1  40  25  25  18  34  8    6.19   44 
 2008-09-11   @OAK   W   5     4   1   1   4   7  0     104   58 
 2008-09-03    SEA   W   7     7   0   0   0   4  0      99   67 
 2008-08-29   @LAA   L   5.1   5   3   3   2   7  1     100   51 
 2008-08-17    TBR   L   4     8   7   7   0   1  2      74   19 
 2006-08-05    HOU   L   5     8   7   7   3   6  3      97   26 
 2006-06-07    PHI   L   5     7   6   6   4   3  2     102   28 
 2005-09-29   @LAD   W   5     1   1   1   5   6  0      88   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-36   Road:   37-41   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  56-48   vsLHP:  19-29   1-Run:  28-17
 vsEast: 17-26   vsCntrl:22-21   vsWest: 26-22 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
152 Tue, Sep 16   DET  W   5-4       75-77  2nd 18.0 gb
151 Mon, Sep 15   DET  W  11-8       74-77  2nd 19.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 TEX  5  DET  4        W:Jamey Wright (7-6), L: Fernando Rodney (0-6), S: none
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 TEX 11  DET  8        W:Frank Francisco (3-5), L: Kyle Farnsworth (2-3), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - DET leads 5-3; 2007 - DET won 5-4; 2006 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - DET leads 327-277

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  5.49

TBR  4.63

SDP  3.91

RA/G

TOR  3.82

NYY  4.60

TEX  5.90

BA

R. Furcal  .366

C. Granderson  .293

J. Towles  .141

OBP

C. Jones  .467

C. Lee  .368

T. Pena  .181

SLG

A. Pujols  .645

D. Ortiz  .486

T. Pena  .206

OPS

A. Pujols  1.106

J. Gerut  .848

T. Pena  .387

ERA

C. Lee  2.36

J. Beckett  3.96

L. Hernandez  6.21

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.27

C. Lee  6.73

L. Hernandez  3.32

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Detroit Tigers Batters (5.06 RS/G) vs. Texas Rangers Pitchers (5.90 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Nippert
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
58.Littleton
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 2/.000 3/1.333 5/.400 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 5/1.000 ··· 8/1.911 635/477 .292/.353/.531/.884 .954/.860 .858 100/.968 1/0 33/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 3/2.167 4/.500 8/2.054 1/no AB 4/.000 2/.000 ··· 6/1.000 577/429 .293/.375/.504/.879 .746/.926 .883 113/.891 10/4 19/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· 22/.797 2/.500 5/2.600 5/.450 1/2.000 3/2.000 4/.000 ··· 4/1.250 489/385 .286/.376/.436/.811 .818/.813 .748 17/.753 9/3 10/
26.Hessman G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 27/13 .250/.333/.667/1.000 .539/1.385 .647 27/1.000 0/0 3/
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· 11/1.233 5/.800 5/.650 7/2.033 1/.000 2/1.000 5/.200 ··· 16/.467 362/281 .214/.311/.385/.696 .748/.679 .557 78/.537 3/2 11/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 2/2.000 ··· 3/1.167 248/226 .269/.355/.532/.887 .866/.888 .900 57/.754 0/1 12/
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 90/88 .217/.278/.325/.603 1.000/.594 .593 35/.406 2/1 2/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· 17/.971 5/.200 6/.900 6/1.000 1/2.000 3/.000 7/.453 ··· 13/.398 572/430 .324/.381/.508/.889 .893/.888 .777 98/1.046 1/5 20/
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.666 2/2.000 7/.143 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 35/.851 602/432 .308/.349/.415/.765 .790/.755 .812 97/.667 7/1 7/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 167/91 .242/.301/.386/.687 .748/.632 .666 18/.458 2/1 4/
8.Renteria G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/1.334 ··· 34/.515 517/382 .269/.318/.375/.693 .947/.607 .555 62/.785 6/3 9/
52.Ryan G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/9 .267/.389/.533/.922 1.556/.347 .812 18/.922 0/0 1/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 3/.333 2/no AB ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 7/.286 ··· 9/.250 131/108 .282/.413/.388/.801 .742/.813 .758 38/.491 1/0 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 ··· 14/.297 4/.500 1/.000 6/.834 1/no AB 2/.000 3/3.500 ··· 34/1.840 447/333 .223/.318/.391/.709 .757/.692 .695 92/.610 7/2 17/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 321/190 .240/.293/.530/.823 .889/.778 .835 54/.816 0/3 25/
IP 61.0 45.0 60.0 12.1 28.2 31.0 60.2 84.2 1.2 80.2 TOTAL .273/.342/.444/.786 .821/.774 .736 .771 57/28 182/105
ERA-K/9 6.20/6.6 5.00/8.6 3.30/12.0 8.76/5.9 3.14/6.3 5.23/4.9 7.86/4.9 4.78/5.0 21.60/5.3 4.80/6.5 5.30/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (26-11-10)
 Ryan (3-4-0)
 Sardinha (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 290/.313 209/.233 250/.205 57/.277 125/.284 136/.269 297/.330 368/.282 12/.375 360/.276 .287  Ordonez
 Granderson
 Thames
 Inge
 Raburn
 Joyce
 Guillen
 Sheffield
0/0/124/6
0/128/0/5
68/0/7/3
2/11/0/2
27/6/20/2
51/0/24/1
2/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
OPS .874 .769 .647 .769 .768 .778 .900 .805 1.208 .728 .815
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 149/.779 103/.621 125/.610 27/.707 56/1.066 68/.880 154/.869 176/.835 6/1.000 172/.765 .840
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 141/.973 106/.919 125/.683 30/.811 69/.535 68/.674 143/.934 192/.777 6/1.417 188/.693 .793
Home 127/.796 103/.795 124/.706 24/.568 83/.739 59/.705 141/.901 185/.798 5/2.050 186/.758 .816
Last 28d days 74/.630 19/.488 33/.215 4/.833 59/.635 40/.682 40/.809 59/1.001 12/1.208 53/.809
HR/SB/CS 8/5/1 6/1/1 7/6/1 1/0/0 3/0/0 4/3/1 7/7/2 7/0/1 0/0/0 5/9/1 164/109/34
Usage ·····X·· ········ ·X···o·· ·X······ o·X···X· ··Xo···o ·X·X···o ·X·o··X· ··o··o·· oX···X·X
Texas Rangers Batters (5.49 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
49.Fossum*
G/S/vB
41.Glover
G/S/vB
40.Lambert
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 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 92/71 .265/.330/.349/.679 1.111/.559 .732 87/.683 4/1 0/
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 33/1.009 1/.000 5/.400 18/.833 4/.500 ··· 2/.000 2/.500 16/.250 4/.250 6/.000 238/160 .260/.311/.420/.731 .828/.685 .770 105/.684 1/0 7/
41.Boggs# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/5.000 ··· 1/2.000 325/225 .229/.336/.404/.740 .814/.707 .791 46/.778 3/2 8/
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 14/1.136 ··· 7/.286 20/1.061 17/1.126 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 6/1.500 3/1.667 1/.000 474/315 .324/.442/.577/1.019 1.149/.950 1.198 67/1.011 4/3 22/
22.Byrd G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/2.083 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 ··· 5/1.800 2/4.000 ··· 422/279 .297/.381/.469/.850 .872/.838 .932 97/.886 6/2 10/
27.Catalanotto* G/S/vP 26/.929 ··· 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 12/.348 1/1 2/
17.Cruz G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.500 4/.750 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 88/68 .329/.443/.603/1.046 1.467/.932 1.256 88/1.046 3/1 4/
19.Davis* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 283/198 .275/.325/.538/.863 .920/.839 .898 92/.849 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 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 3/3.000 2/1.000 3/.333 660/448 .303/.370/.536/.906 .835/.939 1.042 106/.892 9/1 31/
15.Laird G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.500 2/.500 ··· 4/.000 ··· 9/.347 4/.000 1/.000 353/259 .283/.331/.411/.743 .770/.733 .718 68/.727 2/4 6/
30.Metcalf G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/3.500 ··· 4/1.250 ··· ··· 49/20 .239/.286/.587/.873 .743/1.067 .823 9/2.417 0/0 5/
51.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 53/35 .222/.340/.378/.717 .349/.888 1.069 4/.750 0/0 2/
25.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 229/148 .254/.354/.365/.719 .449/.876 .764 14/1.192 0/2 3/
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/26 .361/.425/.972/1.397 .757/1.654 1.692 34/1.504 0/0 6/
12.Vazquez* G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 3/1.333 2/.000 2/3.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 337/283 .299/.373/.443/.817 .487/.879 .871 21/.508 0/1 6/
10.Young G/S/vP 34/.578 ··· 5/.800 24/.833 11/.182 ··· 5/.400 ··· 32/.727 8/1.071 3/.666 677/500 .277/.332/.394/.726 .822/.692 .777 117/.610 10/0 12/
IP 43.2 60.1 38.1 48.2 13.2 70.2 18.2 161.1 36.0 51.0 TOTAL .280/.352/.458/.811 .799/.815 .864 .834 79/25 182/122
ERA-K/9 /0.0 3.92/4.1 4.48/9.1 4.93/6.3 5.55/5.9 5.27/6.6 3.69/6.4 3.86/6.3 6.08/5.7 5.25/10.8 4.06/8.8 4.81/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Laird (51-19-5)
 Ramirez (12-3-0)
 Saltalamacchia (40-9-6)
 Teagarden (4-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA / 198/.265 261/.299 164/.265 218/.272 68/.311 310/.287 83/.232 720/.314 170/.235 219/.270 .275  Hamilton
 Byrd
 Boggs
 Bradley
 Cruz
 Duran
 Catalanotto
0/102/34/7
22/56/39/7
72/0/3/7
1/0/19/4
0/0/21/0
2/0/2/0
26/0/0/0
OPS .716 .907 .763 .792 .876 .795 .615 .892 .777 .713 .789
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 76/.979 122/.953 74/.582 92/.802 34/.796 111/.864 40/.578 224/.849 86/.754 113/.778 .798
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 122/.561 139/.871 90/.914 126/.785 34/.947 199/.756 43/.646 496/.911 84/.803 106/.644 .782
Road / 97/.805 128/.979 80/.874 83/.862 29/.681 134/.895 43/.614 345/1.000 97/.927 102/.668 .798
Last 28d days / 24/.717 39/1.033 44/.455 51/.754 68/.876 65/.903 19/.635 71/1.089 51/1.115 39/.777
HR/SB/CS // 3/10/2 15/6/7 3/0/1 6/0/1 2/6/0 9/3/1 0/0/0 26/7/4 3/4/0 3/1/1 157/64/34
Usage ·Xo····X ·Xo····· o······· ·Xo···o· ··X···o· ········ ·oo···X· ·······X X······X ·oo···Xo

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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