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Game Preview: TBR @ TOR, 1:07pm, Saturday, September 6, 2008 @Rogers Centre

Tampa Bay Rays, 85-54, 1st, 2½ up

SP: James Shields (26, RHP, 12-8, 3.66)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-8)           184.2 181  83  75  35 140 20    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         3-2  47    52  19  19  11  29  4    3.64   52 
 2008-08-31    BAL   W   7     6   1   1   2   1  0     101   60 
 2008-08-26    TOR   L   6.2   9   4   4   2   4  0     104   42 
 2008-08-19    LAA   W   8     9   2   2   1   7  1     103   62 
 2008-08-14   @OAK  ND   5     5   4   4   5   3  1      94   39 
 2008-08-08   @SEA   W   6.2   9   3   3   0   5  1     106   49 
 2008-08-03    DET  ND   6.1   9   2   2   1   4  0     111   50 
 2008-07-28   @TOR   L   7.1   5   3   3   0   5  1      94   61 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      3-2  35    28  14  12   6  23  4    3.09   58 
 2008-08-26    TOR   L   6.2   9   4   4   2   4  0     104   42 
 2008-07-28   @TOR   L   7.1   5   3   3   0   5  1      94   61 
 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 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   53-21   Road:   32-33   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  61-35   vsLHP:  24-19   1-Run:  26-15
 vsEast: 34-23   vsCntrl:17-13   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
139 Fri, Sep  5  @TOR  L   4-6       85-54  1st  2.5 up
138 Thu, Sep  4   NYY  W   7-5       85-53  1st  3.5 up
137 Wed, Sep  3   NYY  L   4-8       84-53  1st  3.0 up
136 Tue, Sep  2   NYY  L   2-7       84-52  1st  4.0 up
135 Sun, Aug 31   BAL  W  10-4       84-51  1st  5.5 up
134 Sat, Aug 30   BAL  W  10-9       83-51  1st  4.5 up
133 Fri, Aug 29   BAL  W  14-3       82-51  1st  4.5 up
132 Thu, Aug 28   TOR  W   3-2       81-51  1st  4.5 up
131 Wed, Aug 27   TOR  W   1-0       80-51  1st  3.5 up
130 Tue, Aug 26   TOR  L   2-6       79-51  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Toronto Blue Jays, 74-66, 4th, 11½ GB, 9 GB in WC

SP: Shaun Marcum (26, RHP, 8-6, 3.60)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-6)            135   115  57  54  43 109 21    3.60      
 2007 (12-6)           159   149  76  73  49 122 27    4.13      
 2006 (3-4)             78.1  87  44  44  38  65 14    5.06      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  36.1  43  26  25  16  23 10    6.19   42 
 2008-08-22    BOS   L   3.2   6   5   5   2   2  1      77   29 
 2008-08-17   @BOS   W   5     5   1   1   4   4  1      95   53 
 2008-08-11   @DET   W   6     8   2   2   1   3  2      99   50 
 2008-08-06    OAK   W   7     3   1   1   2   7  1      89   72 
 2008-08-01   @TEX  ND   4.1   7   6   6   1   2  1      81   26 
 2008-07-27    SEA   L   5.2   6   4   4   3   2  1      94   40 
 2008-07-22   @BAL  ND   4.2   8   7   6   3   3  3      77   22 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-29   Road:   33-37   ExtrInn: 5-8 
 vsRHP:  58-46   vsLHP:  16-20   1-Run:  21-28
 vsEast: 28-26   vsCntrl:21-11   vsWest: 17-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
140 Fri, Sep  5   TBR  W   6-4       74-66  4th 11.5 gb
139 Thu, Sep  4   MIN  W   9-0       73-66  4th 12.5 gb
138 Wed, Sep  3   MIN  W   5-4 (11)  72-66  4th 12.5 gb
137 Tue, Sep  2   MIN  W   7-5       71-66  4th 13.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 TOR  6  TBR  4        W:Roy Halladay (18-9), L: Andy Sonnanstine (13-7), S: B.J. Ryan (27)
Thu, Aug 28, 2008 TBR  3  TOR  2        W:Edwin Jackson (11-8), L: Jesse Litsch (9-8), S: Dan Wheeler (10)
Wed, Aug 27, 2008 TBR  1  TOR  0        W:Matt Garza (11-7), L: David Purcey (2-5), S: Dan Wheeler (9)
Tue, Aug 26, 2008 TOR  6 @TBR  2        W:Roy Halladay (16-9), L: James Shields (11-8), S: none
Wed, Jul 30, 2008 TBR  3 @TOR  2        W:Edwin Jackson (7-7), L: Scott Richmond (0-1), S: Troy Percival (23)
Tue, Jul 29, 2008 TBR  3 @TOR  0        W:Matt Garza (9-6), L: Roy Halladay (12-8), S: none
Mon, Jul 28, 2008 TOR  3  TBR  1        W:A.J. Burnett (12-9), L: James Shields (9-7), S: B.J. Ryan (20)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 11-5; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - TOR won 12-6; All-Time - TOR leads 97-86

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  5.42

FLA  4.65

SFG  3.85

RA/G

TOR  3.85

CLE  4.58

TEX  5.94

BA

R. Furcal  .366

D. Lee  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .468

A. Callaspo  .367

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .642

B. Moss  .486

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.110

J. Damon  .842

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.32

M. Buehrle  3.98

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.22

G. Floyd  6.41

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.71 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 28.Marcum
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
40.Wolfe
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 297/177 .254/.324/.418/.742 .822/.688 .758 106/.914 2/1 9/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 4/.833 1/.000 6/1.167 10/.786 2/.000 ··· 45/16 .333/.422/.590/1.012 1.108/.846 .900 45/1.012 0/0 2/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 12/.258 10/1.489 2/1.000 3/.333 4/1.000 2/1.000 3/.666 5/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 416/295 .281/.319/.352/.670 .899/.575 .620 78/.890 18/5 1/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· 4/1.750 ··· ··· 239/229 .282/.360/.485/.845 .550/.857 .623 64/1.060 1/0 10/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.000 5/.400 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/no AB 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 329/268 .244/.343/.442/.785 .608/.828 .633 80/.965 4/2 12/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 8/.542 3/.333 3/1.666 3/.000 3/.667 ··· 7/.619 16/.402 4/.000 1/.000 384/330 .250/.333/.482/.816 .454/.874 .900 62/.790 9/3 19/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 4/.500 5/.400 4/.250 7/.929 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.334 4/.500 4/.250 2/2.000 622/429 .277/.347/.381/.728 .691/.745 .676 113/.722 6/5 5/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 5/.400 1/5.000 3/.000 6/.334 2/.500 3/1.667 ··· 3/.000 6/.334 2/1.500 395/290 .297/.352/.412/.764 .695/.797 .732 60/.668 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 6/.167 5/2.000 5/.000 13/.322 4/1.833 2/2.500 7/.714 5/.400 6/.533 2/.500 517/333 .244/.369/.491/.860 .674/.965 .853 112/.976 1/1 27/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· ··· 149/82 .227/.293/.417/.709 .820/.623 .775 43/.647 0/0 6/
10.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 59/18 .193/.220/.281/.501 .545/.399 .333 26/.154 1/0 1/
2.Upton G/S/vP 7/.619 5/.800 2/.000 5/.250 8/.250 3/.000 5/.200 4/.500 2/1.000 2/1.000 594/415 .274/.382/.400/.782 .775/.784 .773 111/.809 42/14 8/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 162/96 .221/.296/.407/.703 .655/.737 .698 66/.600 3/0 7/
IP 135.0 38.0 49.2 67.0 44.0 27.0 30.2 51.0 46.0 18.0 TOTAL .262/.340/.423/.763 .726/.779 .731 .828 129/45 151/71
ERA-K/9 3.60/7.3 4.03/7.3 1.99/8.5 1.21/7.7 3.89/8.4 2.00/6.3 4.70/5.3 2.82/8.6 3.13/8.0 3.00/5.5 3.57/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (38-21-6)
 Riggans (23-1-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 566/.225 158/.255 197/.200 271/.200 188/.201 114/.200 128/.288 217/.228 198/.246 72/.250 .245  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Baldelli
 Riggans
 Zobrist
0/131/0/11
2/17/102/7
26/0/48/3
17/5/11/2
0/0/3/0
1/0/0/0
7/4/1/0
OPS .698 .676 .628 .543 .641 .622 .818 .654 .691 .706 .697
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 279/.728 60/.982 108/.528 112/.486 73/.814 55/.752 52/.905 68/.700 92/.706 32/.761 .742
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 287/.669 98/.488 89/.751 159/.585 115/.534 59/.505 76/.759 149/.634 106/.678 40/.661 .653
Home 322/.587 80/.630 87/.400 132/.497 99/.577 57/.661 89/.727 109/.501 118/.735 43/.730 .665
Last 28d days 68/.981 20/.824 24/.342 45/.467 34/.472 43/.440 31/.954 45/.622 32/.819 /
HR/SB/CS 21/4/1 2/3/0 5/1/2 2/2/0 3/5/2 2/0/0 4/2/1 3/3/0 4/4/1 2/0/0 125/74/32
Usage ········ ········ ··oX···· o·Xo·oo· ······X· ··o··oo· ······X· X·XX··X· ···X··X· ········
Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.45 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
52.Salas
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
20.Barajas G/S/vP 12/.334 3/1.500 8/1.000 4/.500 4/3.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 6/.500 354/246 .256/.302/.424/.726 .619/.774 .657 82/.659 0/0 11/
23.Bautista G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 3/.333 ··· 4/.000 389/285 .246/.324/.411/.735 .934/.668 .674 30/.744 1/1 13/
1.Inglett* G/S/vP 14/.308 1/.000 ··· 8/1.917 5/1.500 1/3.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 321/293 .300/.357/.422/.778 .694/.786 .917 83/.855 8/2 3/
26.Lind* G/S/vP 8/1.232 2/.000 4/.500 4/.500 2/.000 3/.833 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.250 273/195 .302/.338/.488/.826 .797/.838 .814 105/.752 1/0 9/
6.McDonald G/S/vP 7/.858 3/1.500 4/1.000 4/.000 6/.900 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 179/111 .217/.260/.286/.546 .636/.491 .505 77/.566 3/1 1/
36.Mench G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 14/1.000 ··· 5/.400 4/.250 5/.000 ··· 3/.333 112/34 .235/.313/.357/.670 .721/.555 .892 12/.667 2/0 0/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 18/.631 5/.600 3/.000 6/.167 4/.500 3/1.667 4/1.750 2/.000 7/1.371 553/409 .273/.364/.419/.783 .569/.861 .768 97/.818 1/2 12/
15.Rios G/S/vP 19/.541 6/1.133 10/.400 11/1.091 4/.500 3/.000 5/.000 1/.000 4/1.500 598/459 .296/.341/.468/.809 .736/.831 .851 109/1.064 30/8 13/
33.Rolen G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 3/1.000 1/3.000 2/.000 5/.933 2/2.000 ··· 12/1.033 387/290 .249/.346/.402/.749 .734/.753 .706 23/.725 5/0 8/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 19/.316 1/.000 2/1.500 3/1.167 6/.000 1/.000 7/.000 1/.000 3/.666 504/372 .264/.345/.344/.689 .712/.680 .712 103/.753 7/2 6/
45.Snider* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/17 .389/.421/.611/1.032 1.000/1.037 1.402 19/1.032 0/0 1/
7.Thigpen G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 8/6 .143/.250/.143/.393 .500/.333 .400 1/.000 0/0 0/
10.Wells G/S/vP 15/.667 3/1.667 16/.750 8/1.125 7/.143 4/1.417 4/1.750 2/.000 8/.393 379/293 .299/.346/.494/.840 .895/.823 .900 102/1.014 4/2 16/
35.Wilkerson* G/S/vP 11/.989 1/.000 3/.666 2/.500 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 7/.286 297/246 .218/.311/.317/.628 .566/.640 .627 17/.412 3/5 3/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 8/.750 1/2.000 4/1.250 6/.333 3/.333 8/.750 10/.543 ··· 4/.500 241/188 .222/.332/.340/.672 .615/.698 .791 17/.118 2/1 5/
IP 184.2 46.2 51.0 72.2 77.1 37.0 39.2 4.1 59.1 TOTAL .264/.335/.398/.733 .709/.741 .758 .792 76/27 107/67
ERA-K/9 3.66/6.8 1.74/13.1 2.12/3.0 4.71/5.1 2.56/9.4 4.38/9.2 4.08/8.2 10.38/14.7 2.58/7.0 3.77/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (38-21-2)
 Thigpen (1-0-0)
 Zaun (35-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 756/.256 180/.135 208/.280 325/.279 322/.197 162/.248 162/.165 19/.294 232/.174 .245  Rios
 Wells
 Wilkerson
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Mench
 Inglett
 Snider
0/56/80/13
0/85/0/5
23/3/64/4
61/0/0/2
3/0/0/1
18/0/12/1
22/1/12/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .714 .448 .650 .812 .598 .690 .670 .839 .566 .709
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 367/.747 66/.409 66/.788 145/.867 116/.533 96/.600 79/.650 8/1.292 89/.604 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 389/.683 114/.469 142/.588 180/.768 206/.633 66/.820 83/.689 11/.545 143/.543 .705
Road 309/.858 95/.484 103/.595 188/.837 152/.680 66/.813 64/.736 4/.833 119/.634 .767
Last 28d days 114/.795 54/.613 48/.640 57/1.051 49/.614 36/.646 13/.917 19/.839 38/.509
HR/SB/CS 20/7/6 2/2/1 2/2/3 11/10/1 6/10/1 1/0/2 8/5/1 0/0/0 8/1/1 133/65/24
Usage ·····X·· X·X····· ·oo···o· ·X·X·X·X o·X···X· ·o·X·oo· ··X····· ··oo···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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