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Game Preview: NYY @ TOR, 7:07pm, Thursday, August 21, 2008 @Rogers Centre

New York Yankees, 67-59, 3rd, 10 GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Sidney Ponson (31, RHP, 7-3, 4.19)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-3)            109.2 131  63  51  37  46 10    4.19      
 2007 (2-5)             37.2  54  31  29  17  23  7    6.93      
 2006 (4-5)             85   108  62  59  36  48 10    6.25      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  43    46  20  20  14  16  5    4.19   48 
 2008-08-16    KCR  ND   6.1   7   2   2   2   2  1      85   51 
 2008-08-11   @MIN   L   7.2   7   4   4   2   2  1     107   49 
 2008-08-06   @TEX   W   6.1   6   3   3   1   4  1      95   52 
 2008-08-01    LAA  ND   7     2   0   0   4   1  0      96   70 
 2008-07-27   @BOS   L   4    10   7   7   1   1  1      77   14 
 2008-07-21    MIN   W   5.2   9   3   3   2   2  0     100   39 
 2008-07-09    TBR  ND   6     5   1   1   2   4  1      83   60 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      2-3  28.2  35  16  16  12  22  3    5.02   46 
 2006-07-23   @TOR   L   2.1   5   6   6   3   5  2      57   25 
 2005-06-23   @TOR   L   5.1  11   6   6   2   1  0      89   21 
 2005-04-24   @TOR   W   9     5   1   1   4   7  0     131   76 
 2004-09-27    TOR   L   6     9   3   3   2   3  1     117   43 
 2004-08-13   @TOR   W   6     5   0   0   1   6  0      78   67 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-27   Road:   29-32   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  49-40   vsLHP:  18-19   1-Run:  21-16
 vsEast: 24-23   vsCntrl:17-18   vsWest: 16-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Wed, Aug 20  @TOR  W   5-1       67-59  3rd 10.0 gb
125 Tue, Aug 19  @TOR  L   1-2       66-59  3rd 11.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17   KCR  W  15-6       66-58  3rd  9.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16   KCR  W   3-2 (13)  65-58  3rd  9.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 15   KCR  L   3-4       64-58  3rd 10.5 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13  @MIN  L   2-4       64-57  3rd  9.0 gb
120 Tue, Aug 12  @MIN  W   9-6 (12)  64-56  3rd  8.0 gb
119 Mon, Aug 11  @MIN  L   0-4       63-56  3rd  9.0 gb
118 Sun, Aug 10  @LAA  L   3-4       63-55  3rd  8.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug  9  @LAA  L   4-11      63-54  3rd  7.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Toronto Blue Jays, 65-61, 4th, 12 GB, 7½ GB in WC

SP: Roy Halladay (31, RHP, 14-9, 2.64)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (14-9)           191   167  65  56  32 159 14    2.64      
 2007 (16-7)           225.1 232 101  93  48 139 15    3.71      
 2006 (16-5)           220   208  82  78  34 132 19    3.19      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-3  53.2  44  15  12  12  46  4    2.01   65 
 2008-08-16   @BOS   W   9     7   1   1   1   4  1     111   72 
 2008-08-09    CLE   L   6.2  10   4   1   2   6  0     130   48 
 2008-08-04    OAK   W   8     4   1   1   1   8  1     113   77 
 2008-07-29    TBR   L   8     6   3   3   3   8  1     118   63 
 2008-07-24   @BAL   W   7     7   1   1   1   6  0     119   64 
 2008-07-19   @TBR   L   6     8   5   5   3   6  1      96   39 
 2008-07-11    NYY   W   9     2   0   0   1   8  0     110   90 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      3-1  37.2  29  13  10   5  26  4    2.39   63 
 2008-07-11    NYY   W   9     2   0   0   1   8  0     110   90 
 2008-06-03   @NYY   W   6     6   2   2   1   3  0     102   54 
 2008-04-01   @NYY   L   7     7   3   3   2   3  1      93   52 
 2007-09-21   @NYY  ND   8.2   8   4   1   0   4  0     110   62 
 2007-08-08    NYY   W   7     6   4   4   1   8  3     108   56 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-27   Road:   30-34   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  52-41   vsLHP:  13-20   1-Run:  19-24
 vsEast: 22-21   vsCntrl:18-11   vsWest: 17-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Wed, Aug 20   NYY  L   1-5       65-61  4th 12.0 gb
125 Tue, Aug 19   NYY  W   2-1       65-60  4th 12.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17  @BOS  W  15-4       64-60  4th 11.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16  @BOS  W   4-1       63-60  4th 11.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 14  @DET  L   1-5       62-60  4th 12.0 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13  @DET  W   4-3       62-59  4th 11.0 gb
120 Tue, Aug 12  @DET  W   6-4       61-59  4th 11.0 gb
119 Mon, Aug 11  @DET  W   7-2       60-59  4th 12.0 gb
118 Sun, Aug 10   CLE  L   0-4       59-59  4th 12.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug  9   CLE  L   2-4       59-58  4th 11.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 NYY  5 @TOR  1        W:Andy Pettitte (13-9), L: David Purcey (2-4), S: none
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 TOR  2  NYY  1        W:A.J. Burnett (16-9), L: Jose Veras (3-2), S: B.J. Ryan (24)
Sun, Jul 13, 2008 TOR  4  NYY  1        W:A.J. Burnett (10-8), L: Andy Pettitte (10-7), S: B.J. Ryan (18)
Sat, Jul 12, 2008 NYY  9 @TOR  4        W:Darrell Rasner (5-7), L: Jesse Litsch (8-6), S: none
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 TOR  5  NYY  0        W:Roy Halladay (11-6), L: Joba Chamberlain (2-3), S: none
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 NYY  9  TOR  8        W:Kyle Farnsworth (1-2), L: B.J. Ryan (1-2), S: none
Wed, Jun 04, 2008 NYY  5  TOR  1        W:Mike Mussina (9-4), L: Jesse Litsch (7-2), S: none
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 TOR  9 @NYY  3        W:Roy Halladay (7-5), L: Dan Giese (0-1), S: none
Thu, Apr 03, 2008 NYY  3  TOR  2        W:Joba Chamberlain (1-0), L: Brian Wolfe (0-1), S: Mariano Rivera (2)
Wed, Apr 02, 2008 TOR  5 @NYY  2        W:A.J. Burnett (1-0), L: Mike Mussina (0-1), S: Jeremy Accardo (1)
Season Series: 2008 - NYY leads 6-5; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; 2006 - NYY won 10-8; All-Time - NYY leads 244-195

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  5.58

ARI  4.66

WSN  3.67

RA/G

TOR  3.91

MIN  4.60

TEX  6.07

BA

C. Jones  .362

D. Wright  .291

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .462

K. Fukudome  .365

T. Pena  .181

SLG

A. Pujols  .613

C. Delgado  .482

T. Pena  .207

OPS

A. Pujols  1.069

D. Pedroia  .834

T. Pena  .388

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

K. Lohse  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.18

D. Lowe  6.34

L. Hernandez  3.46

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New York Yankees Batters (4.82 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.91 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 32.Halladay
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
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 22/.465 7/1.738 1/.000 20/.585 8/1.071 8/1.000 10/1.000 7/.619 538/380 .290/.364/.465/.829 .776/.852 .761 113/.985 14/9 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 12/.167 1/.000 1/5.000 3/1.167 2/.500 1/2.000 2/.500 1/2.000 166/126 .261/.291/.408/.699 .651/.713 .642 43/.716 0/1 5/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 22/.985 2/2.500 1/.000 20/.566 8/.500 9/1.319 5/.500 11/.864 496/349 .263/.303/.392/.695 .799/.653 .627 99/.709 1/4 10/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 81/.847 5/1.800 1/2.000 19/.708 8/.661 3/1.334 25/.393 15/.884 479/339 .313/.386/.447/.833 .810/.842 .851 115/.787 21/6 8/
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 83/71 .192/.259/.247/.506 .000/.590 .539 18/.804 5/0 0/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 68/.811 4/.833 1/.000 15/1.015 4/.500 6/.533 21/.944 8/.250 425/305 .246/.384/.501/.885 .854/.897 .858 84/.702 2/1 24/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 81/.648 13/.770 ··· 10/1.167 18/.533 13/.385 14/.445 8/.750 533/372 .298/.358/.411/.769 .803/.754 .787 112/.839 9/3 8/
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 43/.604 11/1.000 1/.000 19/.912 10/1.711 10/.633 24/.440 8/2.000 292/202 .318/.397/.453/.851 .779/.884 .848 7/.429 0/0 7/
26.Molina G/S/vP 12/.349 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 3/.666 254/170 .227/.275/.314/.590 .496/.635 .524 56/.695 0/0 1/
22.Nady G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 455/349 .328/.385/.553/.938 .925/.940 .944 99/1.046 1/1 20/
29.Ransom G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 1.000/1.000/4.000/5.000 /5.000 1/5.000 0/0 1/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 59/.721 16/1.332 1/.000 17/1.243 12/1.283 12/.833 13/.585 8/.821 458/330 .310/.397/.589/.986 .963/.995 .837 111/.972 16/2 28/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 26/1.077 6/.833 1/.000 2/.000 5/2.400 1/5.000 6/.334 1/2.000 365/278 .288/.331/.409/.741 .707/.751 .656 48/.704 7/1 6/
IP 191.0 36.0 45.0 57.2 40.2 20.2 44.0 40.2 TOTAL .272/.344/.423/.767 .737/.780 .735 .804 85/31 130/62
ERA-K/9 2.64/7.5 3.75/7.5 2.20/9.2 1.40/8.0 4.20/8.4 2.18/5.2 2.86/8.4 2.88/8.2 3.62/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (35-28-6)
 Rodriguez (41-23-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 762/.234 148/.250 181/.213 234/.203 175/.209 92/.216 188/.228 174/.237 .246  Nady
 Abreu
 Gardner
 Matsui
 Damon
17/0/85/12
0/0/118/9
16/4/0/2
21/0/3/2
77/12/0/1
OPS .621 .672 .668 .553 .665 .667 .667 .659 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 423/.621 53/1.008 97/.578 95/.503 67/.817 40/.844 59/.712 80/.685 .747
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 339/.622 95/.483 84/.773 139/.588 108/.571 52/.536 129/.648 94/.637 .660
Home 339/.653 70/.615 74/.459 107/.486 94/.596 42/.655 87/.471 103/.716 .669
Last 28d days 156/.645 37/.833 40/.569 42/.430 42/.532 39/.402 45/.706 11/.364
HR/SB/CS 14/9/5 2/3/0 5/1/2 2/1/0 3/4/2 1/0/0 3/2/0 3/2/1 112/62/31
Usage ····X··· ···X··o· o··X··o· ·······o X·····XX ···o···X ·o·X···· X·······
Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.29 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.42 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Ponson
G/S/vB
39.Britton
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
34.Marte*
G/S/vB
36.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
61.Traber*
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
20.Barajas G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 4/.750 1/3.000 6/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 305/208 .252/.302/.418/.720 .570/.792 .676 77/.684 0/0 10/
11.Eckstein G/S/vP 18/.686 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 4/.500 ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 293/203 .274/.353/.357/.710 .858/.641 .648 37/.677 2/1 1/
1.Inglett* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 270/246 .298/.352/.417/.770 .668/.779 .902 85/.774 7/1 2/
26.Lind* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 210/150 .295/.330/.534/.864 .850/.869 .798 102/.892 1/0 9/
6.McDonald G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 3/.000 1/.000 5/1.100 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 138/80 .215/.265/.298/.563 .619/.521 .486 64/.636 3/1 1/
36.Mench G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· ··· 4/1.250 ··· 5/1.200 1/no AB ··· ··· 107/31 .215/.299/.323/.622 .654/.544 .803 24/.469 2/0 0/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/1.500 6/1.000 2/1.000 2/.500 8/.250 ··· 2/1.500 3/.000 497/367 .267/.368/.401/.769 .588/.836 .714 103/.706 1/2 9/
15.Rios G/S/vP 10/.944 5/1.400 5/1.200 2/.000 2/2.500 9/.000 ··· ··· 5/.400 533/404 .286/.332/.438/.770 .675/.801 .759 110/.842 30/7 9/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 8/1.042 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 446/324 .262/.345/.332/.677 .650/.687 .673 98/.665 6/2 4/
24.Stairs* G/S/vP 28/1.381 1/.000 1/5.000 8/.542 3/.333 14/.286 ··· 2/2.500 5/.000 350/319 .246/.337/.393/.731 .559/.748 .726 64/.811 1/1 11/
10.Wells G/S/vP 30/.733 1/.000 6/.334 5/.400 1/.000 17/.953 ··· 3/.000 1/3.000 315/239 .288/.330/.448/.778 .839/.759 .843 38/.783 4/2 10/
35.Wilkerson* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/2.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/no AB 5/1.417 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 296/246 .219/.312/.319/.630 .579/.640 .632 60/.580 3/5 3/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 29/.872 3/.333 3/1.666 5/.400 1/.000 15/.414 ··· 1/no AB ··· 231/178 .231/.338/.354/.692 .615/.724 .816 25/.501 2/1 5/
IP 109.2 11.2 19.1 54.0 45.0 55.0 21.1 14.1 44.1 TOTAL .259/.332/.387/.719 .677/.734 .727 .715 74/25 87/65
ERA-K/9 4.19/3.8 4.63/3.1 2.33/8.4 4.50/9.7 3.60/10.6 1.64/10.5 5.48/10.6 5.65/5.7 2.84/9.5 4.21/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (30-20-2)
 Zaun (31-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 487/.300 50/.267 81/.176 229/.228 183/.191 204/.185 90/.234 65/.281 186/.212 .264  Rios
 Wells
 Wilkerson
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Mench
 Inglett
 Stairs
0/56/66/13
0/71/0/5
22/3/64/4
51/0/0/2
3/0/0/1
18/0/12/1
18/1/12/0
9/0/6/0
OPS .803 .807 .605 .650 .624 .484 .647 .790 .655 .728
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 269/.905 23/1.272 34/.520 72/.713 102/.639 105/.440 46/.557 39/1.112 90/.726 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 218/.682 27/.425 47/.642 157/.621 81/.605 99/.531 44/.739 26/.352 96/.593 .737
Road 196/.795 13/.322 55/.727 108/.714 75/.610 90/.398 41/.627 33/1.139 84/.717 .746
Last 28d days 133/.778 22/1.312 33/.553 37/.954 38/.856 41/.693 46/.839 10/.600 48/.741
HR/SB/CS 10/2/4 2/0/0 2/1/0 5/3/1 5/2/4 4/5/1 2/3/2 2/3/1 6/4/1 113/92/47
Usage ····X··· ···X···· X···o··o ····o··· ····oo·· ····XX·· ····X··X ···X···o ·X··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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