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Game Preview: MIN @ TOR, 7:07pm, Tuesday, September 2, 2008 @Rogers Centre

Minnesota Twins, 77-60, 1st, Tied

SP: Glen Perkins (25, LHP, 12-3, 3.96)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-3)           131.2 150  60  58  33  63 18    3.96      
 2007 (0-0)             28.2  23  10  10  12  20  2    3.14      
 2006 (0-0)              5.2   3   1   1   0   6  0    1.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  47.1  52  22  22  11  19  7    4.18   49 
 2008-08-27   @SEA   W   7     8   4   4   2   3  2     104   46 
 2008-08-22   @LAA   W   8     5   0   0   2   3  0     107   73 
 2008-08-17    SEA   W   6     8   4   4   0   1  3     100   41 
 2008-08-11    NYY   W   8     4   0   0   3   4  0     107   75 
 2008-08-04   @SEA  ND   6.1  12   5   5   1   2  1      87   30 
 2008-07-29    CHW   W   6     7   4   4   2   4  1      98   44 
 2008-07-23   @NYY   L   6     8   5   5   1   2  0      85   37 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      0-0   6     5   2   2   2   6  0    3.00   58 
 2008-05-15    TOR  ND   6     5   2   2   2   6  0     102   58 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   46-23   Road:   31-37   ExtrInn: 7-7 
 vsRHP:  50-42   vsLHP:  27-18   1-Run:  24-23
 vsEast:  9-16   vsCntrl:36-21   vsWest: 18-19 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
137 Sun, Aug 31  @OAK  W  12-4       77-60  2nd  0.5 gb
136 Sat, Aug 30  @OAK  L   2-3       76-60  2nd  0.5 gb
135 Fri, Aug 29  @OAK  W  12-2       76-59  2nd  0.5 gb
134 Thu, Aug 28  @OAK  L   2-3       75-59  2nd  1.5 gb
133 Wed, Aug 27  @SEA  W   6-5       75-58  2nd  1.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 26  @SEA  L   2-3       74-58  2nd  2.0 gb
131 Mon, Aug 25  @SEA  L   2-4 (11)  74-57  2nd  1.0 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24  @LAA  L   3-5       74-56  1st    Tied
129 Sat, Aug 23  @LAA  L   5-7       74-55  1st  1.0 up
128 Fri, Aug 22  @LAA  W   9-0       74-54  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Toronto Blue Jays, 70-66, 4th, 14½ GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: David Purcey (26, LHP, 2-5, 5.53)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-5)             42.1  37  26  26  21  36  8    5.53      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-5  38    35  25  25  14  33  8    5.92   48 
 2008-08-27   @TBR   L   8     5   1   1   0  11  1      92   79 
 2008-08-20    NYY   L   4     7   5   5   2   2  1      79   28 
 2008-08-13   @DET   W   6     2   0   0   3   4  0      99   69 
 2008-08-08    CLE   L   6     6   3   3   2   8  0      97   54 
 2008-08-03   @TEX   L   5     3   5   5   2   4  3      89   43 
 2008-07-26    SEA   W   6     7   3   3   1   4  1      99   49 
 2008-05-16   @PHI   L   3     5   8   8   4   0  2      65   13 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN    Has never faced MIN.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-29   Road:   33-37   ExtrInn: 4-8 
 vsRHP:  55-46   vsLHP:  15-20   1-Run:  20-28
 vsEast: 27-26   vsCntrl:18-11   vsWest: 17-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
136 Sun, Aug 31  @NYY  W   6-2       70-66  4th 14.5 gb
135 Sat, Aug 30  @NYY  W   7-6       69-66  4th 14.5 gb
134 Fri, Aug 29  @NYY  L   1-2       68-66  4th 14.5 gb
133 Thu, Aug 28  @TBR  L   2-3       68-65  4th 13.5 gb
132 Wed, Aug 27  @TBR  L   0-1       68-64  4th 12.5 gb
131 Tue, Aug 26  @TBR  W   6-2       68-63  4th 11.5 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24   BOS  L   5-6 (11)  67-63  4th 12.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23   BOS  W  11-0       67-62  4th 12.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22   BOS  L   4-8       66-62  4th 12.5 gb
127 Thu, Aug 21   NYY  W  14-3       66-61  4th 11.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, May 15, 2008 TOR  3 @MIN  2 (11)   W:Shawn Camp (1-1), L: Jesse Crain (1-2), S: B.J. Ryan (7)
Wed, May 14, 2008 TOR  6 @MIN  5        W:Roy Halladay (4-5), L: Boof Bonser (2-5), S: Scott Downs (5)
Tue, May 13, 2008 TOR  5 @MIN  3        W:Jesse Litsch (5-1), L: Kevin Slowey (0-3), S: B.J. Ryan (6)

Wed, Jul 25, 2007 TOR 13  MIN  1        W:Jesse Litsch (3-4), L: Carlos Silva (8-11), S: none
Tue, Jul 24, 2007 TOR  7  MIN  0        W:Dustin McGowan (7-5), L: Scott Baker (4-4), S: none
Mon, Jul 23, 2007 TOR  6  MIN  4        W:Shaun Marcum (6-4), L: Johan Santana (11-8), S: Jeremy Accardo (16)
Thu, Jun 28, 2007 MIN  8  TOR  5        W:Carlos Silva (6-8), L: Jason Frasor (1-3), S: Joe Nathan (15)
Wed, Jun 27, 2007 TOR  5 @MIN  4        W:Josh Towers (3-5), L: Boof Bonser (5-4), S: Jeremy Accardo (10)
Tue, Jun 26, 2007 MIN  2  TOR  1 (12)   W:Juan Rincon (3-1), L: Brian Tallet (2-2), S: none
Mon, Jun 25, 2007 TOR  8 @MIN  5        W:Roy Halladay (9-2), L: Matt Guerrier (1-3), S: Jeremy Accardo (9)
Season Series: 2008 - TOR leads 3-0; 2007 - TOR won 6-4; 2006 - TOR won 5-2; All-Time - TOR leads 173-144

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  5.48

LAA  4.62

SFG  3.83

RA/G

TOR  3.87

CLE  4.60

TEX  5.99

BA

A. Pujols  .363

A. Pierzynski  .291

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .470

L. Overbay  .366

T. Pena  .188

SLG

A. Pujols  .648

J. Hardy  .486

T. Pena  .213

OPS

A. Pujols  1.117

B. Roberts  .839

T. Pena  .400

ERA

C. Lee  2.32

J. Lannan  3.92

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.20

G. Floyd  6.41

L. Hernandez  3.47

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Minnesota Twins Batters (5.09 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.87 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 25.Purcey*
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
31.Parrish*
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Buscher* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 190/155 .312/.342/.428/.770 .318/.877 .834 59/.824 0/2 4/
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1.334 ··· ··· 324/221 .300/.337/.414/.750 .661/.794 .710 51/.622 5/2 6/
12.Everett G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 139/106 .205/.271/.316/.587 .699/.556 .584 48/.707 0/0 2/
22.Gomez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 523/378 .253/.290/.342/.632 .688/.612 .598 75/.591 28/10 6/
23.Harris G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 4/.750 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 446/302 .259/.318/.388/.706 .694/.712 .707 57/.724 1/1 6/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 1/2.000 ··· 4/.250 3/.666 3/1.334 ··· 4/1.000 437/343 .278/.339/.472/.811 .700/.840 .768 88/.960 0/1 17/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 2/.000 7/.858 2/.500 1/3.000 4/.500 4/1.000 4/.500 522/362 .320/.413/.443/.856 .964/.804 .721 101/.831 1/1 8/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· 5/1.000 3/2.000 9/.347 3/.333 1/.000 8/.500 5/.600 6/.334 598/393 .312/.388/.519/.907 .828/.950 .946 115/.874 0/1 21/
8.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 5/1.400 ··· 3/.666 4/.000 1/.000 6/1.167 2/.000 5/.000 285/174 .288/.342/.405/.746 .776/.719 .686 115/.726 9/5 2/
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 5/.650 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 3/.333 121/56 .281/.314/.333/.647 .615/.685 .546 26/.746 0/0 0/
56.Ruiz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 54/25 .320/.370/.420/.790 .789/.791 .737 50/.815 0/0 1/
2.Span* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 282/192 .301/.385/.448/.833 .973/.771 .836 124/.792 13/5 4/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 90/60 .265/.307/.337/.644 .667/.632 .500 / 4/1 0/
21.Young G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 8/.250 ··· 2/1.000 4/1.750 3/.333 528/374 .283/.330/.396/.726 .713/.732 .709 99/.722 14/4 8/
IP 42.1 38.0 46.2 63.2 44.0 26.0 30.2 48.0 44.0 TOTAL .279/.339/.411/.750 .727/.760 .725 .777 81/37 98/93
ERA-K/9 5.53/7.7 4.03/7.3 2.12/9.1 1.27/7.6 3.89/8.4 2.08/6.6 4.70/5.3 2.63/8.4 3.27/8.4 3.60/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (47-25-4)
 Redmond (18-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 183/.239 158/.255 188/.211 256/.198 188/.201 110/.196 128/.288 202/.223 191/.243 .246  Young
 Gomez
 Span
 Kubel
 Punto
128/0/0/9
0/127/0/7
0/14/61/4
15/0/30/2
0/3/0/0
OPS .776 .676 .660 .538 .641 .621 .818 .646 .694 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 45/.803 60/.982 101/.567 106/.461 73/.814 51/.758 52/.905 62/.697 88/.711 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 138/.767 98/.488 87/.769 150/.594 115/.534 59/.505 76/.759 140/.624 103/.679 .652
Home 94/.825 80/.630 78/.449 117/.479 99/.577 53/.661 89/.727 94/.456 111/.742 .669
Last 28d days 96/.618 28/.757 22/.468 38/.408 38/.451 44/.448 37/.948 38/.554 25/.876
HR/SB/CS 8/1/2 2/3/0 5/1/2 2/2/0 3/5/2 2/0/0 4/2/1 3/2/0 4/3/1 125/70/31
Usage ·····X·· ········ ······o· ·oo···o· ··X·o··· ·oo···o· ··X····· ··X···X· ··X·o···
Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
26.Bonser
G/S/vB
49.Breslow*
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
18.Guardado*
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
37.Reyes*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
20.Barajas G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 5/.750 6/.167 3/.000 2/1.000 8/.821 338/233 .260/.308/.436/.744 .637/.793 .687 82/.804 0/0 11/
23.Bautista G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 383/283 .237/.316/.393/.709 .878/.654 .616 32/.367 1/1 12/
1.Inglett* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 1/.000 4/1.250 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 309/282 .301/.358/.413/.771 .724/.775 .912 81/.795 8/2 2/
26.Lind* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 3/.000 255/181 .289/.327/.485/.812 .786/.822 .783 102/.774 1/0 9/
6.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/1.000 3/.000 6/.334 1/.000 2/.000 169/103 .219/.264/.285/.549 .657/.480 .505 80/.593 3/1 1/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 3/.333 6/1.000 4/1.250 3/.667 ··· 6/.666 4/.250 6/.533 537/397 .271/.366/.414/.779 .571/.855 .759 97/.750 1/2 11/
15.Rios G/S/vP 3/.666 8/.625 3/1.167 4/1.750 5/.400 10/1.350 2/1.000 ··· 579/443 .288/.335/.441/.776 .684/.805 .787 107/.856 30/8 10/
33.Rolen G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.333 ··· 2/3.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 11/.955 371/278 .250/.348/.406/.754 .732/.760 .714 22/.717 5/0 8/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 2/.000 4/.500 1/.000 3/.666 3/.666 5/.400 5/.400 4/.000 489/360 .265/.346/.348/.694 .702/.691 .725 96/.759 7/2 6/
45.Snider* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/7 .143/.143/.286/.429 /.429 7/.429 0/0 0/
10.Wells G/S/vP ··· 6/.334 1/.000 2/.000 4/.500 4/.500 5/.400 5/.650 360/277 .299/.344/.491/.835 .904/.815 .897 83/1.033 4/2 15/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP ··· 8/.625 3/1.667 1/no AB 9/.000 4/1.750 5/.000 3/.333 240/187 .222/.329/.340/.669 .615/.694 .786 17/.118 2/1 5/
IP 131.2 104.0 38.0 54.1 51.2 67.1 57.0 38.2 TOTAL .262/.333/.392/.726 .701/.734 .744 .740 76/27 99/65
ERA-K/9 3.96/4.3 6.06/7.2 2.37/7.3 3.98/7.0 4.18/5.2 4.54/7.1 1.11/9.8 2.33/7.0 4.13/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (34-20-2)
 Zaun (35-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 566/.287 469/.281 151/.206 235/.265 208/.242 294/.262 219/.186 157/.236 .274  Rios
 Wells
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Inglett
 Snider
0/56/76/13
0/81/0/5
59/0/0/2
3/0/0/1
22/1/12/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .785 .760 .523 .768 .688 .753 .521 .628 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 121/.897 218/.837 69/.497 84/.752 82/.574 107/.711 112/.554 86/.510 .752
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 445/.755 251/.693 82/.542 151/.775 126/.761 187/.775 107/.489 71/.774 .739
Road 248/.777 168/.836 77/.543 117/.857 93/.747 148/.803 88/.599 79/.716 .792
Last 28d days 116/.686 58/.569 45/.488 44/.792 41/1.113 40/.903 46/.523 38/.507
HR/SB/CS 18/3/4 13/11/0 1/2/4 5/5/1 3/3/0 9/8/1 4/5/0 2/4/2 141/65/29
Usage ·····X·· ·X··o··· ···Xo·o· ····o··X ·X···o·o ··o··ooo ··o··o·X ·o··o···

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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