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2008 All-Star Game Preview

National League vs. American League, 8:00pm, July 15th, 2008 @New York's Yankee Stadium

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SP: Ben Sheets (29, RHP, 10-3, 2.85)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ALS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-3)           123   109  40  39  28 108 13    2.85      
 2007 (12-5)           141.1 138  62  60  37 106 17    3.82      
 2006 (6-7)            106   105  47  45  11 116  9    3.82      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  46.2  42  16  16  15  48  4    3.09   59 

SP: Cliff Lee (29, LHP, 12-2, 2.31)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NLS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-2)           124.2 109  34  32  20 106  5    2.31      
 2007 (5-8)             97.1 112  73  68  36  66 17    6.29      
 2006 (14-11)          200.2 224 114  98  58 129 29    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  47.2  41  11  11   8  41  1    2.08   63 
Last 30 All-Star Games (click date for the box score)
Tue, Jul 10, 2007  AL  5 @ NL  4    W:Josh Beckett, L: Chris Young, S: Francisco Rodriguez 
Tue, Jul 11, 2006  AL  3 @ NL  2    W:B.J. Ryan, L: Trevor Hoffman, S: Mariano Rivera 
Tue, Jul 12, 2005  AL  7   NL  5    W:Mark Buehrle, L: John Smoltz, S: Mariano Rivera 
Tue, Jul 13, 2004  AL  9 @ NL  4    W:Mark Mulder, L: Roger Clemens, S: none
Tue, Jul 15, 2003  AL  7   NL  6    W:Brendan Donnelly, L: Eric Gagne, S: Keith Foulke 
Tue, Jul 09, 2002  AL  7 @ NL  7 (11)  Game was suspended due to a lack of pitchers.
Tue, Jul 10, 2001  AL  4   NL  1    W:Freddy Garcia, L: Chan Ho Park, S: Kazuhiro Sasaki 
Tue, Jul 11, 2000  AL  6 @ NL  3    W:James Baldwin, L: Al Leiter, S: none
Tue, Jul 13, 1999  AL  4   NL  1    W:Pedro Martinez, L: Curt Schilling, S: John Wetteland 
Tue, Jul 07, 1998  AL 13 @ NL  8    W:Bartolo Colon, L: Ugueth Urbina, S: none
Tue, Jul 08, 1997  AL  3   NL  1    W:Jose Rosado, L: Shawn Estes, S: Mariano Rivera 
Tue, Jul 09, 1996  NL  6   AL  0    W:John Smoltz, L: Charles Nagy, S: none
Tue, Jul 11, 1995  NL  3 @ AL  2    W:Heathcliff Slocumb, L: Steve Ontiveros, S: Randy Myers 
Tue, Jul 12, 1994  NL  8   AL  7 (10)   W:Doug Jones, L: Jason Bere, S: none
Tue, Jul 13, 1993  AL  9   NL  3    W:Jack McDowell, L: John Burkett, S: none
Tue, Jul 14, 1992  AL 13 @ NL  6    W:Kevin Brown, L: Tom Glavine, S: none
Tue, Jul 09, 1991  AL  4   NL  2    W:Jimmy Key, L: Dennis Martinez, S: Dennis Eckersley 
Tue, Jul 10, 1990  AL  2 @ NL  0    W:Bret Saberhagen, L: Jeff Brantley, S: Dennis Eckersley 
Tue, Jul 11, 1989  AL  5   NL  3    W:Nolan Ryan, L: John Smoltz, S: Doug Jones 
Tue, Jul 12, 1988  AL  2 @ NL  1    W:Frank Viola, L: Dwight Gooden, S: Dennis Eckersley 
Tue, Jul 14, 1987  NL  2 @ AL  0 (13)   W:Lee Smith, L: Jay Howell, S: Sid Fernandez 
Tue, Jul 15, 1986  AL  3 @ NL  2    W:Roger Clemens, L: Dwight Gooden, S: Don Aase 
Tue, Jul 16, 1985  NL  6 @ AL  1    W:La Marr Hoyt, L: Jack Morris, S: none
Tue, Jul 10, 1984  NL  3   AL  1    W:Charlie Lea, L: Dave Stieb, S: Rich Gossage 
Wed, Jul 06, 1983  AL 13   NL  3    W:Dave Stieb, L: Mario Soto, S: none
Tue, Jul 13, 1982  NL  4   AL  1    W:Steve Rogers, L: Dennis Eckersley, S: Tom Hume 
Sun, Aug 09, 1981  NL  5 @ AL  4    W:Vida Blue, L: Rollie Fingers, S: Bruce Sutter 
Tue, Jul 08, 1980  NL  4   AL  2    W:Jerry Reuss, L: Tommy John, S: Bruce Sutter 
Tue, Jul 17, 1979  NL  7 @ AL  6    W:Bruce Sutter, L: Jim Kern, S: none
Tue, Jul 11, 1978  NL  7   AL  3    W:Bruce Sutter, L: Rich Gossage, S: none
All-Time Series Record: N.L. leads series 40-36-2
A.L. won 2008 inter-league play with a 149-103 record.

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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  5.60

CLE  4.53

WSN  3.65

RA/G

OAK  3.63

MIL  4.49

TEX  5.82

BA

C. Jones  .376

C. Guillen  .284

T. Pena  .155

OBP

C. Jones  .472

J. Werth  .357

T. Pena  .176

SLG

L. Berkman  .653

M. Napoli  .472

O. Vizquel  .179

OPS

L. Berkman  1.096

H. Kendrick  .816

T. Pena  .381

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.82

J. Maine  3.99

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  9.91

M. Garza  6.07

L. Hernandez  3.36

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National League Batters vs. American League Pitchers -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lee*
G/S/vB
58.Duchscherer
G/S/vB
32.Halladay
G/S/vB
19.Kazmir*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
57.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
54.Santana
G/S/vB
51.Saunders*
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
17.Berkman# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 7/.762 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 397/293 .347/.443/.653/1.096 .963/1.146 105/.938 15/2 22/
8.Braun G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 401/294 .286/.324/.549/.873 .831/.888 104/.867 8/3 23/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 386/294 .279/.383/.408/.791 .720/.813 96/.683 8/4 7/
23.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/2.000 4/.750 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 7/.629 ··· 3/.000 ··· 414/259 .276/.345/.503/.848 .660/.963 101/.640 0/0 22/
15.Guzman# G/S/vP 15/.967 5/1.750 18/.722 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 2/1.000 5/.650 ··· 2/.000 ··· 424/290 .313/.340/.424/.765 .892/.706 111/.726 3/3 5/
1.Hart G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 382/279 .289/.327/.504/.831 .790/.847 100/.872 13/3 15/
5.Holliday G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/3.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 356/276 .337/.421/.553/.975 1.023/.961 117/1.072 13/1 14/
10.Jones# G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/.333 2/2.500 ··· 9/1.842 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· 3/.333 3/.000 ··· ··· 358/231 .376/.472/.614/1.086 1.066/1.097 79/.905 2/0 18/
47.Ludwick G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 340/210 .289/.365/.597/.962 .864/1.022 98/.797 4/1 21/
55.Martin G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 4/.250 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 11/.819 6/1.500 ··· ··· 386/284 .294/.394/.436/.830 .745/.861 110/.797 10/4 10/
16.McCann* G/S/vP ··· 3/2.667 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 358/240 .302/.377/.563/.940 .922/.949 98/.936 1/0 18/
13.McLouth* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 417/304 .281/.357/.542/.899 .682/.981 103/.746 11/3 19/
5.Pujols G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/.000 4/.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 2/.000 354/237 .350/.466/.608/1.074 1.326/.950 76/.965 3/1 18/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 4/1.833 ··· 10/.400 2/.000 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 386/300 .285/.386/.515/.901 .736/.950 95/.859 1/1 17/
2.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/1.667 4/.000 3/.666 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 427/323 .311/.391/.566/.957 .816/1.000 119/1.127 23/7 23/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 363/277 .288/.369/.522/.891 1.044/.844 101/.868 0/0 16/
10.Tejada G/S/vP 13/.725 5/.000 64/.803 33/1.062 12/.614 4/.250 24/.598 11/1.445 15/.266 6/.666 3/1.667 ··· 396/297 .275/.316/.423/.739 .798/.719 102/.531 7/3 10/
6.Uggla G/S/vP 3/.333 3/.333 3/2.667 4/.500 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 348/259 .286/.374/.605/.978 .667/1.085 63/.970 4/1 23/
26.Utley* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 419/258 .291/.372/.582/.955 1.000/.926 102/.716 10/0 25/
5.Wright G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.333 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 432/323 .282/.380/.499/.878 1.216/.772 116/.933 11/4 17/
IP 124.2 108.2 146.1 83.0 39.2 40.2 42.1 42.0 129.1 120.1 39.2 43.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martin (48-13-2)
 McCann (59-18-3)
 Soto (43-15-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

ERA-K/9 2.31/7.7 1.82/5.5 2.71/7.4 3.04/9.9 1.13/10.4 2.43/11.3 1.06/10.6 2.36/8.8 3.34/8.5 3.07/4.7 4.08/9.7 1.47/9.6  Braun
 Holliday
 Fukudome
 McLouth
 Soriano
 Ludwick
 Hart
90/0/0/6
79/0/0/4
0/6/83/4
4/88/2/3
50/0/0/3
19/5/71/3
0/0/92/3
BF/BA 488/.234 413/.186 579/.229 340/.219 151/.191 161/.213 154/.158 175/.182 530/.229 479/.238 174/.221 163/.149
OPS .585 .520 .604 .662 .522 .568 .416 .582 .633 .657 .695 .474
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 137/.599 223/.582 318/.643 67/.528 83/.544 91/.563 79/.325 85/.734 266/.738 112/.582 52/.525 85/.542
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 351/.580 190/.448 261/.555 273/.696 68/.496 70/.575 75/.512 90/.445 264/.531 367/.680 122/.767 78/.402
Last 28d days 139/.487 173/.451 151/.507 139/.862 44/.284 42/.572 45/.541 50/.688 145/.632 104/.689 45/.987 48/.362
HR/SB/CS 5/1/0 6/2/1 10/9/2 8/4/2 3/5/0 3/2/0 2/3/0 2/5/0 12/10/3 14/11/5 5/2/0 4/1/1
Usage ··X····X X····X·· ··X····· X····X·· ·XoX···o X····XoX ····X··X XX·XX·X· ·X····X· ·····X·· ··oo···X o·oo·oX·
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American League Batters vs. National League Pitchers -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 15.Sheets
G/S/vB
28.Cook
G/S/vB
46.Dempster
G/S/vB
15.Haren
G/S/vB
54.Lidge
G/S/vB
55.Lincecum
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
36.Volquez
G/S/vB
13.Wagner*
G/S/vB
17.Webb
G/S/vB
38.Wilson
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
38.Zambrano
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 6/1.500 7/.762 9/.476 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 5/.000 3/.666 28/1.493 ··· 8/.661 4/.000 333/216 .316/.440/.610/1.049 1.186/.971 65/.919 4/2 19/
24.Crede G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 8/.393 3/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 20/.413 332/250 .253/.325/.466/.792 .346/.935 82/.525 0/3 16/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 35/1.081 12/1.326 19/1.074 6/.334 7/.971 ··· 1/5.000 3/1.333 13/.847 14/1.154 ··· 31/.530 20/.933 337/273 .302/.412/.572/.984 .984/.984 101/.937 2/1 17/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 18/.600 ··· 3/.666 3/2.667 5/.800 2/.000 7/.858 ··· ··· ··· 372/289 .284/.365/.432/.797 .858/.784 107/.658 8/2 8/
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP ··· 3/3.000 2/1.000 3/2.667 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/1.071 425/295 .310/.367/.552/.919 .865/.942 108/.843 7/0 21/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· 8/1.071 23/.803 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 2/1.000 6/1.200 ··· 4/.250 8/1.125 391/270 .284/.345/.395/.740 .766/.729 109/.826 5/2 5/
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 9/.583 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 452/339 .337/.397/.548/.945 .831/.982 126/1.225 23/1 14/
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 351/256 .275/.348/.513/.861 .795/.884 109/.983 6/0 16/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· ··· 17/.850 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 3/1.666 1/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 360/258 .322/.418/.455/.873 .935/.845 97/.970 0/1 5/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/2.000 ··· 18/.690 ··· ··· 3/2.334 3/.000 1/.000 6/.367 ··· ··· ··· 412/279 .323/.391/.512/.903 .805/.952 112/1.032 0/1 14/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 3/1.667 14/.142 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 6/.533 268/200 .310/.361/.424/.785 .704/.813 88/.733 0/3 4/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 ··· 7/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 434/339 .314/.357/.458/.816 .987/.768 117/1.162 9/0 9/
20.Quentin G/S/vP ··· 6/1.166 6/1.167 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/5.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 395/286 .276/.375/.525/.900 .802/.936 114/.902 5/3 22/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 6/.167 1/3.000 16/1.286 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 380/312 .293/.389/.518/.908 .725/.950 99/.821 1/0 18/
13.ARodriguez G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 22/.644 3/1.667 ··· ··· 3/1.167 10/.311 6/.167 ··· ··· 5/1.400 319/228 .312/.392/.581/.972 .938/.986 105/.889 13/1 19/
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 20/1.600 ··· ··· ··· 5/1.850 ··· 4/.750 ··· ··· 3/1.167 422/305 .273/.374/.539/.913 .773/.966 110/.929 22/3 23/
51.Suzuki* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 42/.652 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 10/.600 1/.000 4/.833 ··· ··· ··· 434/330 .304/.366/.371/.737 .685/.752 120/.717 34/3 3/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 2/no AB 2/2.500 9/.472 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 288/231 .218/.299/.354/.653 .662/.650 82/.372 0/0 7/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 ··· 10/.200 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 373/315 .314/.381/.552/.933 1.061/.910 91/1.016 3/4 15/
10.Young G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 29/.985 5/.933 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 426/319 .302/.350/.427/.777 .826/.759 113/.798 6/0 7/
IP 123.0 138.2 124.2 125.2 40.0 129.2 52.1 117.2 39.0 131.0 37.1 44.2 120.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (35-17-1)
 Navarro (28-16-4)
 Varitek (41-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

ERA-K/9 2.85/7.9 3.57/4.3 3.25/7.5 2.72/8.0 1.13/12.4 2.57/9.4 4.13/12.0 2.29/9.6 2.31/10.4 3.23/7.7 4.58/9.7 3.02/11.1 2.84/5.8  Ramirez
 Hamilton
 Drew
 Bradley
 Suzuki
 Quentin
 Sizemore
 Youkilis
 Guillen
60/0/0/6
0/59/30/5
0/1/79/5
1/0/18/4
0/69/25/4
91/0/0/3
0/90/0/1
0/0/2/0
2/0/0/0
BF/BA 498/.235 569/.279 515/.212 497/.211 166/.181 535/.241 213/.161 496/.212 155/.193 549/.239 167/.264 182/.201 495/.243
OPS .665 .738 .625 .582 .490 .643 .589 .606 .549 .634 .713 .598 .654
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 242/.642 309/.758 254/.682 237/.509 97/.583 261/.637 92/.795 259/.686 40/.611 281/.658 75/.551 83/.629 256/.684
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 256/.686 260/.713 261/.571 260/.648 69/.356 274/.649 121/.434 237/.514 115/.527 268/.609 92/.838 99/.571 239/.622
Last 28d days 139/.669 145/.759 150/.764 138/.415 50/.629 162/.716 51/1.058 129/.732 42/.520 162/.858 49/.933 35/.838 79/.447
HR/SB/CS 13/5/5 12/4/4 11/7/2 10/5/0 0/5/0 7/14/2 7/3/1 5/6/7 4/0/1 8/17/2 3/1/1 1/1/0 8/6/6
Usage ····X··· ··X····X X····X·· ···X···· X·X·Xo·X X····X·· ·X··Xo·o ·X·····X ·ooo··XX X····X·· XX······ ··X·o··· ····X···
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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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