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Game Preview: TBR @ TOR, 7:07pm, Monday, July 28, 2008 @Rogers Centre

Tampa Bay Rays, 61-43, 1st, 1½ up

SP: James Shields (26, RHP, 9-6, 3.66)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-6)            137.2 129  64  56  24 111 16    3.66      
 2007 (12-8)           215   202  98  92  36 184 28    3.85      
 2006 (6-8)            124.2 141  69  67  38 104 18    4.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  48    40  17  17   7  42  6    3.19   60 
 2008-07-23    OAK   W   8.1   6   3   3   0   7  2     104   66 
 2008-07-18    TOR   W   7     4   1   1   2   4  1     104   67 
 2008-07-11   @CLE   L   6    10   5   5   1   4  1     103   35 
 2008-07-06    KCR   W   7     4   2   2   1   8  0      93   68 
 2008-06-30    BOS   W   6.1   5   2   2   1   5  1     104   59 
 2008-06-25   @FLA   W   7     4   1   1   0   5  1     101   70 
 2008-06-19    CHC  ND   6.1   7   3   3   2   9  0     102   54 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      4-0  33.2  24  13   9   7  24  4    2.41   60 
 2008-07-18    TOR   W   7     4   1   1   2   4  1     104   67 
 2008-04-22    TOR   W   7     6   4   2   2   5  1     104   56 
 2007-09-09    TOR   W   7     4   2   2   0   5  1     106   66 
 2007-04-06    TOR  ND   6.2   6   3   3   2   3  0     103   51 
 2006-08-16    TOR   W   6     4   3   1   1   7  1      99   62 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-16   Road:   21-27   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  44-28   vsLHP:  17-15   1-Run:  18-11
 vsEast: 26-18   vsCntrl:10-11   vsWest: 13-8  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
104 Sun, Jul 27  @KCR  L   1-6       61-43  1st  1.5 up
103 Sat, Jul 26  @KCR  W   5-3       61-42  1st  2.0 up
102 Fri, Jul 25  @KCR  W   5-3       60-42  1st  1.0 up
101 Thu, Jul 24  @KCR  L   2-4       59-42  1st    Tied
100 Wed, Jul 23   OAK  W   4-3       59-41  1st  0.5 up
 99 Tue, Jul 22   OAK  L   1-8       58-41  1st  0.5 up
 98 Mon, Jul 21   OAK  W   4-0       58-40  1st  1.5 up
 97 Sun, Jul 20   TOR  L   4-9       57-40  1st  1.5 up
 96 Sat, Jul 19   TOR  W   6-4       57-39  1st  1.5 up
 95 Fri, Jul 18   TOR  W   2-1       56-39  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:17-13
Toronto Blue Jays, 53-52, 4th, 8½ GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: A.J. Burnett (31, RHP, 11-9, 4.73)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-9)           139   140  78  73  60 139 12    4.73      
 2007 (10-8)           165.2 131  74  69  66 176 23    3.75      
 2006 (10-8)           135.2 138  67  60  39 118 14    3.98      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-2  47.2  44  20  18  14  49  5    3.40   57 
 2008-07-23   @BAL   W   5     6   1   1   0   7  0      77   58 
 2008-07-18   @TBR   L   7     5   2   2   3   6  1     104   62 
 2008-07-13    NYY   W   8.1   6   1   1   1   8  1      98   74 
 2008-07-09    BAL   W   5.1   7   7   7   3   7  1     112   30 
 2008-07-04   @LAA   L   7    12   8   6   0   3  2     101   28 
 2008-06-29    ATL   W   7     4   0   0   4  11  0     118   76 
 2008-06-24    CIN   W   8     4   1   1   3   7  0     111   74 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-21   Road:   24-31   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  43-34   vsLHP:  10-18   1-Run:  16-22
 vsEast: 18-18   vsCntrl:15-7    vsWest: 12-17 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
105 Sun, Jul 27   SEA  L   1-5       53-52  4th  8.5 gb
104 Sat, Jul 26   SEA  W   8-3       53-51  4th  8.5 gb
103 Fri, Jul 25   SEA  W   5-4 (10)  52-51  4th  8.5 gb
102 Thu, Jul 24  @BAL  W   7-1       51-51  4th  8.5 gb
101 Wed, Jul 23  @BAL  W   5-1       50-51  4th  9.5 gb
100 Tue, Jul 22  @BAL  W  10-8       49-51  4th  9.5 gb
 99 Mon, Jul 21  @BAL  L   3-8       48-51  5th 10.5 gb
 98 Sun, Jul 20  @TBR  W   9-4       48-50  4th  9.5 gb
 97 Sat, Jul 19  @TBR  L   4-6       47-50  5th 10.5 gb
 96 Fri, Jul 18  @TBR  L   1-2       47-49  4th  9.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 20, 2008 TOR  9 @TBR  4        W:Shawn Camp (3-1), L: Edwin Jackson (5-7), S: none
Sat, Jul 19, 2008 TBR  6  TOR  4        W:Matt Garza (8-5), L: Roy Halladay (11-7), S: Dan Wheeler (4)
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 TBR  2  TOR  1        W:James Shields (8-6), L: A.J. Burnett (10-9), S: Grant Balfour (4)
Thu, May 08, 2008 TBR  8 @TOR  3 (13)   W:J.P. Howell (1-0), L: Shawn Camp (0-1), S: none
Wed, May 07, 2008 TOR  6  TBR  2        W:Shaun Marcum (4-2), L: Matt Garza (1-1), S: none
Tue, May 06, 2008 TBR  5 @TOR  4        W:Andy Sonnanstine (5-1), L: A.J. Burnett (3-3), S: Troy Percival (7)
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 TBR  5  TOR  3        W:Andy Sonnanstine (3-1), L: Dustin McGowan (1-2), S: Troy Percival (4)
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 TBR  5  TOR  3        W:Jason Hammel (2-1), L: Roy Halladay (2-3), S: Troy Percival (3)
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 TBR  6  TOR  4        W:James Shields (2-1), L: Jesse Litsch (2-1), S: Troy Percival (2)

Sun, Sep 30, 2007 TBD  8 @TOR  5        W:Jason Hammel (3-5), L: A.J. Burnett (10-8), S: Al Reyes (26)
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 7-2; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - TOR won 12-6; All-Time - TOR leads 94-82

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

CLE  4.58

WSN  3.70

RA/G

OAK  3.80

CLE  4.58

TEX  5.87

BA

C. Jones  .369

B. Molina  .285

T. Pena  .152

OBP

C. Jones  .466

I. Suzuki  .358

T. Pena  .174

SLG

L. Berkman  .623

J. Willingham  .470

T. Pena  .201

OPS

L. Berkman  1.066

O. Hudson  .825

T. Pena  .375

ERA

C. Lee  2.29

Z. Greinke  4.06

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.84

P. Maholm  6.17

K. Rogers  3.48

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.49 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.98 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 171/98 .224/.306/.362/.668 .836/.536 .647 52/.471 2/1 4/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 12/1.144 10/1.489 ··· 3/.333 4/1.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 313/229 .254/.298/.293/.590 .769/.525 .586 26/.708 18/3 0/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 35/.900 6/1.300 3/.000 14/.858 11/.000 1/.000 24/.451 7/1.238 441/302 .267/.308/.382/.690 .601/.731 .570 96/.546 23/7 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 29/.646 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 4/1.750 ··· 155/148 .243/.323/.426/.749 .619/.755 .551 39/.551 1/0 7/
31.Gomes G/S/vP 12/.666 1/no AB ··· 7/.286 7/1.096 2/1.000 9/1.111 4/.250 157/55 .194/.306/.418/.724 .796/.589 .730 33/.710 8/1 8/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/1.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 224/194 .221/.330/.389/.720 .590/.740 .633 27/.788 2/2 7/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 16/.813 3/.333 2/2.500 3/.000 3/.667 ··· 16/.402 4/.000 289/245 .254/.346/.488/.834 .566/.881 .929 50/.582 7/2 14/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 14/.643 5/.400 3/.333 6/.533 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 4/.250 458/321 .275/.350/.373/.724 .642/.758 .712 96/.734 5/3 5/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 6/.000 2/.500 4/.750 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/no AB 392/283 .279/.355/.528/.882 .836/.900 .943 94/.918 6/0 19/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 18/.749 1/5.000 1/.000 5/.400 2/.500 3/1.667 2/.000 6/.334 295/221 .315/.372/.427/.799 .722/.836 .769 71/.757 0/3 4/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 22/.677 5/2.000 4/.000 9/.476 4/1.833 2/2.500 4/.500 5/.400 357/233 .243/.347/.458/.806 .671/.878 .809 98/.943 0/0 17/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 100/53 .241/.306/.414/.720 .802/.650 .870 19/.349 0/0 4/
2.Upton G/S/vP 14/.607 5/.800 2/.000 4/.250 8/.250 2/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 438/306 .271/.382/.395/.777 .812/.762 .769 90/.627 31/13 6/
IP 139.0 31.1 36.0 47.2 34.0 12.1 34.2 38.2 TOTAL .258/.335/.408/.743 .723/.752 .723 .693 107/37 109/57
ERA-K/9 4.73/9.0 3.16/6.9 2.00/9.2 1.51/7.7 3.71/9.0 3.65/4.4 2.86/9.1 3.03/7.9 3.68/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (28-17-5)
 Riggans (15-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 612/.261 126/.241 146/.223 196/.214 149/.222 59/.244 147/.214 166/.236 .247  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Gomes
0/98/0/9
2/17/68/6
98/1/0/2
6/0/43/2
7/0/18/0
OPS .743 .638 .694 .584 .694 .779 .651 .667 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 340/.804 48/.964 76/.624 78/.551 59/.830 26/1.079 46/.761 76/.695 .751
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 272/.666 78/.439 70/.771 118/.607 90/.605 33/.556 101/.603 90/.643 .654
Home 278/.777 59/.653 56/.580 86/.465 81/.642 31/.680 69/.472 95/.735 .672
Last 28d days 140/.793 31/.688 37/.707 40/.643 39/.690 44/.747 29/.859 23/.435
HR/SB/CS 12/14/6 2/3/0 4/1/1 2/1/0 3/4/2 1/0/0 3/2/0 3/2/1 93/57/26
Usage ····X··· X·X·oo·X ··X·oo·o ·o··Xo·· XX·o··Xo ·oo···X· ··X··X·o ···o···o
Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.30 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.12 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
28.Reyes
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
20.Barajas G/S/vP 6/.000 2/.000 4/.500 3/2.334 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 5/.600 236/162 .250/.297/.418/.715 .585/.775 .662 67/.410 0/0 8/
11.Eckstein G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 3/.500 ··· 6/.334 1/.000 1/no AB 12/.955 265/196 .271/.357/.351/.708 .841/.659 .677 43/.685 2/1 1/
1.Inglett* G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 8/1.917 3/2.000 1/3.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 201/184 .292/.355/.427/.782 .583/.800 .901 74/.664 5/1 2/
26.Lind* G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.666 125/90 .310/.339/.526/.865 .874/.861 .781 81/1.044 1/0 5/
6.McDonald G/S/vP 4/1.000 2/.000 4/.000 4/.500 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 78/40 .209/.257/.284/.540 .604/.479 .495 34/.629 3/1 1/
36.Mench G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 ··· 4/.500 4/.250 5/.000 ··· 2/.500 86/25 .233/.326/.356/.682 .717/.598 1.058 15/1.261 2/0 0/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 12/.523 4/.750 6/.167 2/1.000 2/3.000 4/1.750 7/.715 6/1.667 412/308 .273/.378/.401/.779 .614/.838 .732 92/.837 1/2 6/
15.Rios G/S/vP 12/.334 3/.333 10/1.200 4/.500 3/.000 4/.000 5/.000 4/1.500 441/335 .283/.331/.426/.757 .637/.796 .809 86/.815 27/6 8/
33.Rolen G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 5/.933 2/2.000 4/.250 12/1.033 335/251 .260/.355/.408/.764 .731/.772 .756 92/.559 5/0 6/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 12/.334 ··· 2/2.000 5/.000 1/.000 6/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 362/263 .264/.351/.341/.692 .657/.705 .716 92/.775 5/2 4/
24.Stairs* G/S/vP 16/.259 5/.200 8/2.125 1/.000 3/.000 12/.258 5/1.600 10/.700 299/270 .248/.334/.408/.743 .528/.767 .755 65/.683 1/1 10/
35.Wilkerson* G/S/vP 8/.583 1/.000 2/.500 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.000 7/.286 249/209 .231/.335/.322/.657 .624/.663 .659 39/.592 3/5 3/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 8/.750 1/2.000 6/.333 2/.500 8/.750 10/.543 4/.000 2/.500 215/164 .243/.349/.370/.719 .644/.754 .823 35/.486 2/1 5/
IP 137.2 27.0 56.1 60.1 26.1 31.2 19.2 45.1 TOTAL .261/.337/.387/.724 .679/.739 .754 .724 68/24 74/54
ERA-K/9 3.66/7.3 1.33/13.3 4.47/5.0 2.54/8.8 5.13/7.2 3.69/8.8 4.58/7.3 2.18/5.6 3.81/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (25-16-2)
 Zaun (31-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 556/.247 102/.114 250/.274 251/.192 116/.253 129/.175 83/.239 177/.168 .243  Rios
 Wilkerson
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Mench
 Inglett
 Stairs
0/42/59/9
18/3/53/4
32/0/0/1
3/0/0/1
16/0/8/1
15/1/11/0
9/0/6/0
OPS .690 .375 .797 .582 .721 .642 .691 .548 .698
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 269/.719 37/.493 118/.909 88/.548 69/.657 68/.619 29/.934 64/.445 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 287/.662 65/.307 132/.698 163/.600 47/.815 61/.668 54/.560 113/.605 .687
Road 229/.863 53/.473 162/.853 119/.675 50/.861 49/.874 38/.888 93/.585 .786
Last 28d days 134/.675 47/.429 40/.550 42/.482 32/.832 22/1.187 18/1.014 31/.642
HR/SB/CS 16/6/6 0/1/0 7/9/1 4/9/1 1/0/2 5/2/0 2/2/0 6/0/1 95/47/19
Usage ····X··· ··Xo··o· o····X·X ··XX··o· oX···X·X ·XX·o··X oo···X·o ·oXo····

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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