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Game Preview: TBR @ TOR, 1:07pm, Sunday, September 7, 2008 @Rogers Centre

Tampa Bay Rays, 85-55, 1st, 2½ up

SP: Matt Garza (24, RHP, 11-8, 3.64)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-8)           163   149  73  66  51 112 15    3.64      
 2007 (5-7)             83    96  44  34  32  67  8    3.69      
 2006 (3-6)             50    62  33  32  23  38  6    5.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  48    42  19  17  14  37  4    3.19   57 
 2008-09-02    NYY   L   5     5   6   4   1   2  1     100   38 
 2008-08-27    TOR   W   7.2   6   0   0   3   5  0     115   69 
 2008-08-20    LAA  ND   6.2   7   4   4   4   7  0     109   47 
 2008-08-15   @TEX   W   9     2   0   0   2   9  0     119   90 
 2008-08-09   @SEA  ND   5.2  10   5   5   1   5  1      97   33 
 2008-08-04    CLE   L   5     7   4   4   2   4  2     102   39 
 2008-07-29   @TOR   W   9     5   0   0   1   5  0     106   81 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      3-2  33.2  27   8   8   9  20  2    2.14   60 
 2008-08-27    TOR   W   7.2   6   0   0   3   5  0     115   69 
 2008-07-29   @TOR   W   9     5   0   0   1   5  0     106   81 
 2008-07-19    TOR   W   7.2   2   0   0   0   6  0     107   81 
 2008-05-07   @TOR   L   6.2   6   1   1   3   2  0     106   57 
 2006-08-11    TOR   L   2.2   8   7   7   2   2  2      67   14 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   53-21   Road:   32-34   ExtrInn: 8-6 
 vsRHP:  61-36   vsLHP:  24-19   1-Run:  26-15
 vsEast: 34-24   vsCntrl:17-13   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
140 Sat, Sep  6  @TOR  L   4-7 (13)  85-55  1st  2.5 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Toronto Blue Jays, 75-66, 4th, 10½ GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: David Purcey (26, LHP, 2-5, 6.15)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-5)             45.1  44  31  31  23  40  8    6.15      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-4  38    37  22  22  12  37  6    5.21   50 
 2008-09-02    MIN  ND   3     7   5   5   2   4  0      86   27 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-29   Road:   33-37   ExtrInn: 6-8 
 vsRHP:  59-46   vsLHP:  16-20   1-Run:  21-28
 vsEast: 29-26   vsCntrl:21-11   vsWest: 17-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
141 Sat, Sep  6   TBR  W   7-4 (13)  75-66  4th 10.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Sep 06, 2008 TOR  7  TBR  4 (13)   W:Brian Tallet (1-1), L: Troy Percival (2-1), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 11-6; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - TOR won 12-6; All-Time - TOR leads 98-86

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  5.49

LAA  4.64

SDP  3.83

RA/G

TOR  3.85

NYY  4.56

TEX  5.96

BA

R. Furcal  .366

B. Hawpe  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .468

J. Thome  .367

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .646

A. Ramirez  .484

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.114

P. Fielder  .842

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.32

H. Kuroda  3.96

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.22

M. Mussina  6.42

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.70 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.85 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
40.Wolfe
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 301/180 .252/.327/.415/.741 .828/.684 .756 104/.933 2/2 9/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.000 4/.833 1/.000 6/1.167 11/1.295 2/.000 ··· 48/17 .357/.438/.667/1.104 1.215/.915 1.042 48/1.104 0/0 3/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 3/.666 10/1.489 2/1.000 4/.250 5/.800 2/1.000 3/.666 6/.833 3/1.167 ··· 420/296 .279/.318/.349/.667 .889/.573 .615 78/.910 18/5 1/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· 4/1.750 ··· ··· 242/232 .278/.355/.478/.834 .550/.845 .603 67/1.007 1/0 10/
26.Gross* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 5/.400 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/no AB 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 331/270 .242/.341/.439/.780 .608/.821 .625 76/.918 4/2 12/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 3/1.666 3/.000 3/.667 ··· 7/.619 16/.402 4/.000 1/.000 387/333 .248/.331/.478/.809 .454/.866 .884 63/.777 9/3 19/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 4/.500 5/.400 4/.250 8/1.000 3/1.167 1/2.000 3/1.334 4/.500 4/.250 2/2.000 628/434 .280/.351/.384/.735 .694/.754 .692 113/.735 6/5 5/
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 4/.750 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 2/no AB 1/.000 435/314 .278/.352/.533/.885 .868/.891 .921 / 7/0 22/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 4/.000 6/.334 2/.500 3/1.667 ··· 4/.000 7/.572 2/1.500 401/293 .298/.352/.410/.762 .694/.795 .730 60/.674 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 3/2.334 5/2.000 6/.334 13/.322 4/1.833 2/2.500 8/.625 6/.500 6/.533 2/.500 523/336 .246/.373/.491/.863 .682/.967 .861 112/.992 1/1 27/
38.Perez# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/1 .333/.333/.333/.667 1.000/.000 .667 3/.667 2/0 0/
9.Riggans G/S/vP 3/.000 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 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 61/18 .186/.213/.271/.484 .519/.399 .308 28/.143 1/0 1/
2.Upton G/S/vP 4/.000 5/.800 2/.000 6/.200 9/.347 4/.000 5/.200 4/.500 2/1.000 2/1.000 600/420 .272/.382/.396/.778 .770/.781 .766 111/.792 42/14 8/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 2/1.500 2/.000 3/.000 4/.000 2/.000 ··· 168/100 .220/.298/.407/.704 .655/.738 .700 66/.597 3/0 7/
IP 45.1 38.2 51.0 68.0 44.1 28.0 31.0 52.0 46.1 18.0 TOTAL .262/.340/.422/.762 .728/.778 .730 .821 131/46 152/71
ERA-K/9 6.15/7.9 4.19/7.2 1.94/8.6 1.19/7.5 3.86/8.5 1.93/6.1 4.65/5.2 3.12/8.8 3.11/8.2 3.00/5.5 3.55/7.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 202/.257 161/.257 202/.200 275/.198 192/.205 117/.204 129/.286 223/.228 201/.249 72/.250 .245  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Riggans
 Baldelli
 Zobrist
 Perez
0/132/0/11
2/17/103/7
27/0/48/3
18/5/12/2
1/0/0/0
0/0/4/0
8/4/1/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .794 .675 .622 .544 .658 .624 .812 .673 .698 .706 .697
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 56/.813 62/.949 109/.543 113/.493 75/.856 57/.761 53/.888 69/.710 92/.706 32/.761 .741
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 146/.786 99/.504 93/.716 162/.582 117/.535 60/.496 76/.759 154/.657 109/.691 40/.661 .654
Home 113/.849 83/.631 92/.400 136/.500 103/.611 60/.662 90/.719 115/.545 121/.745 43/.730 .665
Last 28d days 91/.656 23/.802 29/.352 49/.476 35/.629 40/.443 32/.923 51/.705 35/.848 /
HR/SB/CS 8/2/2 2/3/0 5/1/2 2/2/0 3/5/2 2/0/0 4/2/1 4/4/0 4/5/1 2/0/0 126/76/33
Usage ····X··· o······· X··oX··· oo·Xo·oo X······X o··o··oo o······X XX·XX··X X···X··X ········
Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.47 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.09 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
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/.500 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 27/.776 1/1 13/
1.Inglett* G/S/vP 13/.404 2/1.000 ··· 8/1.917 6/1.600 1/3.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 327/298 .304/.359/.423/.783 .745/.786 .920 85/.793 8/2 3/
26.Lind* G/S/vP 8/.625 2/.000 4/.500 4/.500 2/.000 3/.833 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.250 276/198 .298/.335/.482/.817 .797/.825 .797 104/.760 1/0 9/
6.McDonald G/S/vP 5/1.400 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 74/.590 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 14/.742 5/.600 4/.250 6/.167 4/.500 3/1.667 5/1.267 2/.000 8/1.167 559/415 .276/.368/.433/.801 .569/.884 .804 99/.901 1/2 14/
15.Rios G/S/vP 14/.297 6/1.133 11/.364 11/1.091 4/.500 3/.000 6/.000 1/.000 4/1.500 604/465 .295/.339/.466/.805 .736/.826 .844 111/1.073 30/8 13/
33.Rolen G/S/vP 9/.555 ··· 4/.750 1/3.000 2/.000 5/.933 3/2.000 ··· 13/1.203 393/296 .249/.346/.402/.748 .734/.753 .707 29/.727 5/0 8/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 17/.666 2/.000 2/1.500 3/1.167 7/.000 1/.000 7/.000 1/.000 3/.666 510/377 .261/.343/.340/.683 .706/.674 .700 105/.747 7/2 6/
45.Snider* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 24/21 .304/.333/.478/.812 .667/.833 .974 24/.812 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 9/.583 3/1.667 17/.706 8/1.125 7/.143 4/1.417 5/1.800 2/.000 8/.393 385/299 .297/.343/.489/.831 .895/.813 .883 108/.973 4/2 16/
35.Wilkerson* G/S/vP 10/.200 1/.000 4/.500 2/.500 1/no AB 1/no AB 2/1.000 1/.000 8/.250 300/249 .220/.311/.318/.628 .566/.640 .628 17/.353 3/5 3/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 4/1.250 6/.333 3/.333 8/.750 11/1.080 ··· 5/.933 247/194 .231/.340/.361/.701 .615/.733 .842 20/.653 2/1 6/
IP 163.0 47.2 52.1 72.2 78.0 37.0 40.1 4.1 60.1 TOTAL .264/.335/.399/.734 .709/.742 .759 .803 76/27 110/68
ERA-K/9 3.64/6.2 1.70/13.2 2.06/2.9 4.71/5.1 2.54/9.3 4.38/9.2 4.91/8.0 10.38/14.7 2.54/7.0 3.78/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (38-21-2)
 Thigpen (1-0-0)
 Zaun (37-12-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 677/.243 184/.138 213/.275 325/.279 325/.199 162/.248 168/.181 19/.294 236/.180 .245  Rios
 Wells
 Wilkerson
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Mench
 Inglett
 Snider
0/57/80/14
0/85/0/5
24/3/64/4
62/0/0/2
3/0/0/1
18/0/12/1
22/1/12/0
3/0/1/0
OPS .673 .449 .640 .812 .599 .690 .712 .839 .578 .710
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 324/.711 69/.422 68/.785 145/.867 118/.542 96/.600 82/.719 8/1.292 92/.606 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 353/.639 115/.465 145/.576 180/.768 207/.630 66/.820 86/.705 11/.545 144/.561 .703
Road 312/.751 99/.485 108/.578 188/.837 155/.679 66/.813 70/.833 4/.833 123/.655 .768
Last 28d days 115/.561 55/.641 43/.539 57/1.051 49/.586 35/.665 16/1.600 19/.839 37/.440
HR/SB/CS 15/3/1 2/2/1 2/2/3 11/10/1 6/10/1 1/0/2 9/5/1 0/0/0 8/1/1 136/65/24
Usage ····X··· XX·X···· X·oo···o ··X·X·X· oo·X···X ··o·X·oo o··X···· ···oo··· o·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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