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Game Preview: NYY @ ATL, 7:00pm, Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @Turner Field

Yankees, 38-31, 2nd, 4 GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Chien-Ming Wang (29, RHP, 0-5, 12.30)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (0-5) 26.1 50 37 36 14 21 6 12.30
2008 (8-2) 95.0 90 44 43 35 54 4 4.07
2007 (19-7) 199.1 199 84 82 59 104 9 3.70
Last 7 GS 1-5 23.1 47 35 34 12 17 5 13.11 28
2009-06-17 WSN L 5.0 6 3 3 2 4 1 91 45
2009-06-10 @BOS L 2.2 5 4 3 3 3 1 69 34
2009-06-04 TEX ND 4.2 7 5 5 1 5 1 69 34
2009-04-18 CLE L 1.1 8 8 8 0 1 1 52 7
2009-04-13 @TBR L 1.0 6 8 8 3 1 0 61 7
2009-04-08 @BAL L 3.2 9 7 7 3 0 1 73 12
2008-06-15 @HOU W 5.0 6 0 0 0 3 0 71 58
Last 5 v.ATL 0-0 8.0 7 2 2 1 2 0 2.25 61
2006-06-28 ATL ND 8.0 7 2 2 1 2 0 91 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-14   Road:   17-17   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  25-24   vsLHP:  13-7    1-Run:  10-9 
 vsEast: 12-16   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 5-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 69 Sun, Jun 21  @FLA  L   5-6       38-31  2nd  4.0 gb
 68 Sat, Jun 20  @FLA  L   1-2       38-30  2nd  3.0 gb
 67 Fri, Jun 19  @FLA  W   5-1       38-29  2nd  2.0 gb
 66 Thu, Jun 18   WSN  L   0-3       37-29  2nd  3.0 gb
 65 Wed, Jun 17   WSN  L   2-3       37-28  2nd  3.0 gb
 64 Tue, Jun 16   WSN  W   5-3       37-27  2nd  2.0 gb
 63 Sun, Jun 14   NYM  W  15-0       36-27  2nd  2.0 gb
 62 Sat, Jun 13   NYM  L   2-6       35-27  2nd  3.0 gb
 61 Fri, Jun 12   NYM  W   9-8       35-26  2nd  2.0 gb
 60 Thu, Jun 11  @BOS  L   3-4       34-26  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Braves, 33-36, 4th, 4 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Tommy Hanson (22, RHP, 2-0, 4.08)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-0) 17.2 18 9 8 10 12 3 4.08
Last 7 GS 2-0 17.2 18 9 8 10 12 3 4.08 48
2009-06-18 @CIN W 6.0 3 0 0 4 2 0 99 64
2009-06-12 @BAL W 5.2 9 2 2 5 5 0 104 43
2009-06-07 MIL ND 6.0 6 7 6 1 5 3 91 38
Has never faced NYY.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-17   Road:   17-19   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  19-26   vsLHP:  14-10   1-Run:  12-11
 vsEast: 12-10   vsCntrl:11-14   vsWest:  5-8  IL: 5-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 69 Mon, Jun 22   CHC  W   2-0       33-36  4th  4.0 gb
 68 Sun, Jun 21  @BOS  L   5-6       32-36  4th  4.5 gb
 67 Sat, Jun 20  @BOS  L   0-3       32-35  4th  4.5 gb
 66 Fri, Jun 19  @BOS  W   8-2       32-34  3rd  4.5 gb
 65 Thu, Jun 18  @CIN  W   7-0       31-34  4th  5.5 gb
 64 Wed, Jun 17  @CIN  L   3-4       30-34  4th  6.5 gb
 63 Tue, Jun 16  @CIN  L   2-7       30-33  4th  6.5 gb
 62 Sun, Jun 14  @BAL  L   2-11      30-32  4th  6.5 gb
 61 Sat, Jun 13  @BAL  L   4-8       30-31  3rd  5.5 gb
 60 Fri, Jun 12  @BAL  W   7-2       30-30  3rd  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 28, 2006 NYY  4  ATL  3 (12)   W:Ron Villone (1-1), L: Jorge Sosa (2-10), S: none
Tue, Jun 27, 2006 ATL  5 @NYY  2        W:Horacio Ramirez (3-2), L: Jaret Wright (4-5), S: none
Mon, Jun 26, 2006 NYY  5  ATL  2        W:Randy Johnson (9-6), L: Tim Hudson (6-7), S: Mariano Rivera (17)
Sun, Jun 10, 2001 ATL  4 @NYY  1        W:Greg Maddux (6-5), L: Mike Mussina (5-7), S: John Rocker (18)
Sat, Jun 09, 2001 ATL 10 @NYY  6        W:Jose Cabrera (4-1), L: Randy Choate (2-1), S: John Rocker (17)
Fri, Jun 08, 2001 NYY  7  ATL  4        W:Andy Pettitte (7-4), L: Tom Glavine (6-4), S: Mariano Rivera (18)
Sun, Jun 04, 2000 NYY  7 @ATL  6        W:Andy Pettitte (5-2), L: Terry Mulholland (5-5), S: Mariano Rivera (14)
Sat, Jun 03, 2000 ATL 11  NYY  7        W:Mike Remlinger (1-1), L: Jason Grimsley (1-1), S: none
Fri, Jun 02, 2000 NYY  5 @ATL  2        W:Orlando Hernandez (5-4), L: Kevin Millwood (4-4), S: Mariano Rivera (13)
Sat, Jul 17, 1999 NYY 11  ATL  4        W:Andy Pettitte (6-7), L: Odalis Perez (4-6), S: Jason Grimsley (1)
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 -  0-0; 2007 -  0-0; All-Time - NYY leads 10-9

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 2009 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

TBR  5.65

BAL  4.61

SEA  3.77

RA/G

LAD  3.76

MIL  4.62

WSN  5.59

BA

J. Mauer  .407

L. Castillo  .281

A. Kearns  .190

OBP

J. Mauer  .475

C. Lee  .354

D. Navarro  .242

SLG

J. Mauer  .727

B. Roberts  .457

N. Punto  .248

OPS

J. Mauer  1.202

A. Callaspo  .815

B. Giles  .548

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.96

B. Bergesen  3.94

A. Sonnanstine  6.60

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.84

C. Pavano  6.50

S. Martis  3.35

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Yankees Batters (5.48 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (4.41 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Hanson
G/S/vB
46.Acosta
G/S/vB
30.Bennett
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
11.Kawakami
G/S/vB
54.Medlen
G/S/vB
58.Moylan
G/S/vB
34.O'Flaherty*
G/S/vB
39.Soriano
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
14.Berroa G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 24/14 .136/.174/.182/.356 .422/.308 .438 11/.382 0/0 0/3
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 2/.000 218/154 .282/.340/.436/.775 .835/.752 .684 72/.620 4/2 7/2
24.Cano* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 298/211 .305/.336/.496/.832 .931/.792 .827 98/.758 3/2 12/3
29.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 64/43 .288/.300/.322/.622 .850/.506 .655 20/.579 0/1 0/1
18.Damon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/.400 3/.000 289/203 .280/.354/.521/.876 .741/.937 .765 92/.715 6/0 14/4
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 156/121 .284/.358/.403/.761 .721/.771 .730 46/.778 15/2 2/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 3/.666 303/231 .301/.371/.449/.819 1.186/.706 .745 93/.838 14/1 9/3
55.Matsui* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 2/.000 230/164 .251/.348/.472/.820 .904/.785 .952 75/.913 0/0 10/
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 83/68 .247/.293/.299/.591 .205/.678 .680 13/.558 3/1 0/3
20.Posada# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 2/.000 166/117 .280/.367/.524/.892 .951/.867 .788 74/.779 1/0 9/3
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.600 3/.333 170/130 .213/.371/.456/.826 .938/.792 .755 92/.634 2/0 9/4
33.Swisher# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 1/5.000 266/186 .245/.383/.505/.887 .868/.889 1.046 86/.968 0/0 12/4
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 5/1.000 297/216 .286/.387/.599/.986 1.042/.940 .874 98/1.026 0/0 20/0
IP 17.2 11.2 32.2 33.0 75.1 21.1 26.2 25.1 32.2 TOTAL .272/.352/.470/.822 .888/.797 .802 .795 49/9 105/36
ERA-K/9 4.08/6.1 1.54/5.4 3.03/6.1 2.18/11.5 4.42/7.1 5.91/8.9 4.73/8.1 3.91/5.3 1.38/12.4 3.94/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 80/.265 46/.195 156/.313 143/.223 329/.261 96/.231 121/.253 102/.245 131/.177 .253
OPS .794 .575 .810 .677 .798 .684 .680 .591 .497 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 35/.769 20/.368 66/.857 51/.784 153/.687 46/.667 48/.829 49/.612 57/.586 .713
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 45/.808 26/.724 90/.777 92/.601 176/.897 50/.699 73/.587 53/.571 74/.431 .716
Home 26/.909 20/.712 72/.771 63/.742 178/.694 29/.607 71/.719 53/.680 72/.436
Last 28d days 80/.794 39/.631 56/.889 61/.582 129/.784 56/.689 48/.750 41/.874 56/.473
HR/SB/CS 3/4/2 1/0/0 1/3/1 2/3/2 8/4/4 1/0/1 0/6/3 1/0/3 1/2/0 45/39/26
Usage ····X··· ········ ·oX···X· oo·oX·X· ···X···· ········ oo·oX··· ·oo···o· X··oo···
Braves Batters (4.20 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.96 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Wang
G/S/vB
38.Bruney
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
28.Tomko
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Anderson* G/S/vP 3/1.334 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 19/.378 1/.000 10/.300 180/134 .285/.317/.394/.711 .801/.679 .661 81/.833 1/0 3/2
1.Blanco* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/15 .063/.167/.063/.229 .000/.277 .077 19/.229 1/0 0/1
23.Diaz G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 139/73 .274/.345/.427/.773 .812/.738 .752 50/.620 3/0 3/1
19.Escobar G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 270/186 .292/.351/.436/.787 .591/.870 .740 99/.753 2/1 7/9
7.Francoeur G/S/vP 3/.666 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 6/1.917 272/189 .249/.284/.340/.624 .733/.577 .739 87/.582 4/1 4/0
27.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 36/25 .118/.167/.147/.314 .273/.330 .369 19/.216 0/0 0/1
2.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· 2/3.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.467 249/174 .225/.297/.378/.675 .938/.562 .780 93/.577 2/2 5/5
10.Jones# G/S/vP 4/1.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 24/1.175 247/175 .299/.413/.495/.908 1.056/.841 .928 99/.874 1/1 8/10
22.Kotchman* G/S/vP 7/1.238 1/no AB ··· ··· 6/1.200 ··· 6/.167 219/154 .264/.324/.376/.700 .528/.774 .672 48/.503 0/0 2/0
16.McCann* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/2.333 198/134 .318/.409/.506/.915 .702/1.010 .843 86/.905 2/1 6/2
13.McLouth* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/.650 273/183 .264/.348/.473/.821 .874/.794 .884 100/.788 10/1 12/0
14.Prado G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 135/75 .283/.348/.450/.798 .984/.659 .724 64/.792 0/1 3/2
8.Ross G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 17/1.086 93/62 .295/.402/.551/.953 .688/1.093 .623 24/1.173 0/0 5/0
IP 26.1 10.1 69.1 29.2 27.2 14.2 14.1 TOTAL .258/.330/.387/.717 .737/.708 .698 .690 22/10 52/42
ERA-K/9 12.30/7.2 2.61/12.2 3.89/8.3 3.64/6.7 3.25/10.7 1.84/14.1 6.28/5.7 4.65/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 140/.410 36/.088 303/.249 117/.196 113/.245 61/.157 62/.273 .256
OPS 1.151 .257 .752 .678 .684 .530 .890 .770
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 79/1.290 20/.200 178/.730 61/.710 61/.602 22/.234 26/.530 .763
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 61/.964 16/.330 125/.780 56/.635 52/.779 39/.703 36/1.150 .776
Road 68/1.162 21/.195 154/.765 51/.783 34/.629 24/.625 28/1.011
Last 28d days 80/.866 4/.000 101/.608 35/.369 33/.628 36/.511 43/.864
HR/SB/CS 6/8/3 0/0/0 7/10/4 5/0/1 5/0/0 0/0/1 4/3/0 91/66/30
Usage ·····X·· ···o··o· ····X··· ·oo·oX·· ······X· ·X··X··· ·X·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.