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Game Preview: NYY @ BAL, 7:05pm, Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Yankees, 84-48, 1st, 6½ up

SP: C.C. Sabathia (28, LHP, 15-7, 3.56)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (15-7) 192.1 169 81 76 49 158 17 3.56
2008 (17-10) 253.0 223 85 76 59 251 19 2.70
2007 (19-7) 241.0 238 94 86 37 209 20 3.21
Last 7 GS 5-1 50.0 45 20 18 8 55 6 3.24 60
2009-08-28 CHW ND 7.0 8 2 2 1 10 0 113 62
2009-08-23 @BOS W 6.2 8 4 3 0 8 0 118 52
2009-08-18 @OAK W 8.0 5 2 2 1 7 2 94 70
2009-08-13 @SEA W 8.0 3 1 1 2 10 1 105 80
2009-08-08 BOS W 7.2 2 0 0 2 9 0 123 82
2009-08-02 @CHW W 7.0 10 5 5 0 5 2 100 42
2009-07-28 @TBR L 5.2 9 6 5 2 6 1 109 33
Last 5 v.BAL 4-1 36.1 27 10 10 8 31 0 2.48 64
2009-05-19 BAL W 7.0 3 1 1 1 7 0 105 73
2009-05-08 @BAL W 9.0 4 0 0 1 8 0 112 86
2009-04-06 @BAL L 4.1 8 6 6 5 0 0 96 18
2007-05-06 @BAL W 7.0 9 3 3 1 9 0 113 55
2006-07-07 BAL W 9.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 118 88
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   45-20   Road:   39-28   ExtrInn: 7-3 
 vsRHP:  54-34   vsLHP:  30-14   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast: 32-20   vsCntrl:23-8    vsWest: 19-12 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
132 Tue, Sep  1  @BAL  W   9-6       84-48  1st  6.5 up
131 Mon, Aug 31  @BAL  W   5-1       83-48  1st  6.5 up
130 Sun, Aug 30   CHW  W   8-3       82-48  1st  6.0 up
129 Sat, Aug 29   CHW  W  10-0       81-48  1st  6.0 up
128 Fri, Aug 28   CHW  W   5-2 (10)  80-48  1st  6.0 up
127 Thu, Aug 27   TEX  L   2-7       79-48  1st  6.0 up
126 Wed, Aug 26   TEX  W   9-2       79-47  1st  6.0 up
125 Tue, Aug 25   TEX  L   9-10      78-47  1st  6.0 up
124 Sun, Aug 23  @BOS  W   8-4       78-46  1st  7.5 up
123 Sat, Aug 22  @BOS  L   1-14      77-46  1st  6.5 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:22-8 
Orioles, 54-79, 5th, 30½ GB, 24 GB in WC

SP: Jason Berken (25, RHP, 4-11, 6.33)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-11) 91.0 118 68 64 34 51 13 6.33
Last 7 GS 3-3 34.2 47 25 23 13 21 7 5.97 41
2009-08-28 CLE W 5.0 5 2 2 3 5 0 97 51
2009-08-23 @CHW W 5.2 5 3 2 2 2 0 101 49
2009-08-18 @TBR L 5.2 11 5 5 0 3 3 85 30
2009-08-12 OAK L 5.0 8 4 3 2 2 1 86 37
2009-08-07 @TOR W 6.0 5 3 3 2 6 2 91 54
2009-08-02 BOS L 1.1 7 6 6 2 0 0 53 14
2009-07-28 KCR ND 6.0 6 2 2 2 3 1 88 53
Last 5 v.NYY 0-1 6.0 7 5 5 2 1 1 7.50 37
2009-07-22 @NYY L 6.0 7 5 5 2 1 1 89 37
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-35   Road:   22-44   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  34-50   vsLHP:  20-29   1-Run:  14-19
 vsEast: 16-33   vsCntrl:17-17   vsWest: 10-22 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
133 Tue, Sep  1   NYY  L   6-9       54-79  5th 30.5 gb
132 Mon, Aug 31   NYY  L   1-5       54-78  5th 29.5 gb
131 Sun, Aug 30   CLE  W   5-2       54-77  5th 28.5 gb
130 Sat, Aug 29   CLE  L   3-5       53-77  5th 28.5 gb
129 Fri, Aug 28   CLE  W  13-4       53-76  5th 27.5 gb
128 Thu, Aug 27   CLE  L   4-5       52-76  5th 27.5 gb
127 Wed, Aug 26  @MIN  W   5-1       52-75  5th 27.5 gb
126 Tue, Aug 25  @MIN  L   6-7       51-75  5th 27.5 gb
125 Mon, Aug 24  @MIN  L   1-2       51-74  5th 27.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 23  @CHW  W   5-4       51-73  5th 27.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:10-20
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 31, 2009 NYY  5 @BAL  1        W:Andy Pettitte (12-6), L: Jeremy Guthrie (9-13), S: Mariano Rivera (37)
Wed, Jul 22, 2009 NYY  6  BAL  4        W:A.J. Burnett (9-4), L: Jason Berken (1-8), S: Mariano Rivera (28)
Tue, Jul 21, 2009 NYY  6  BAL  4        W:Sergio Mitre (1-0), L: Rich Hill (3-3), S: Mariano Rivera (27)
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 NYY  2  BAL  1        W:Alfredo Aceves (6-1), L: Jim Johnson (3-4), S: none
Thu, May 21, 2009 NYY  7  BAL  4        W:Alfredo Aceves (3-0), L: Adam Eaton (2-5), S: Mariano Rivera (9)
Wed, May 20, 2009 NYY 11  BAL  4        W:Philip Hughes (2-2), L: Jeremy Guthrie (3-4), S: Mariano Rivera (8)
Tue, May 19, 2009 NYY  9  BAL  1        W:C.C. Sabathia (4-3), L: Brad Bergesen (1-2), S: none
Sun, May 10, 2009 NYY  5 @BAL  3        W:Joba Chamberlain (2-1), L: Jim Johnson (2-1), S: Mariano Rivera (6)
Sat, May 09, 2009 BAL 12  NYY  5        W:Adam Eaton (2-3), L: Philip Hughes (1-2), S: none
Fri, May 08, 2009 NYY  4 @BAL  0        W:C.C. Sabathia (2-3), L: Jeremy Guthrie (2-3), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - NYY leads 11-3; 2008 - NYY won 11-7; 2007 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - NYY leads 1220-836

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

LAA  5.74

ARI  4.56

SDP  3.89

RA/G

SFG  3.79

NYY  4.69

WSN  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .368

C. Gonzalez  .290

A. Miles  .176

OBP

A. Pujols  .443

F. Lewis  .360

A. Miles  .218

SLG

A. Pujols  .669

T. Hafner  .482

A. Miles  .236

OPS

A. Pujols  1.112

V. Guerrero  .838

A. Miles  .454

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.20

C. Zambrano  3.91

B. Penny  5.61

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.34

R. Wolf  6.89

J. Lannan  3.68

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Yankees Batters (5.70 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (5.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Berken
G/S/vB
28.Baez
G/S/vB
25.Bass
G/S/vB
46.Guthrie
G/S/vB
27.Hendrickson*
G/S/vB
63.Hernandez
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
52.Matusz*
G/S/vB
26.Meredith
G/S/vB
31.Mickolio
G/S/vB
37.Ray
G/S/vB
54.Tillman
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 7/.286 20/1.350 4/.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/.542 ··· 437/289 .270/.330/.418/.749 .795/.725 .743 98/.547 9/2 11/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP 3/1.334 9/1.222 8/1.893 28/.584 18/.686 3/.000 7/.858 ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/.500 ··· 555/363 .316/.346/.517/.863 .885/.851 .819 107/.987 4/6 22/9
18.Damon* G/S/vP 3/.000 17/.732 4/.833 32/.777 30/1.019 3/1.167 6/1.500 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 12/1.500 ··· 522/360 .289/.369/.523/.891 .839/.916 .780 95/1.004 10/0 24/4
17.Hairston G/S/vP ··· 7/.572 1/.000 5/.250 20/.973 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 391/264 .259/.318/.411/.729 .807/.692 .641 42/.910 7/3 10/11
14.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· 11/.586 3/.667 17/.798 11/.182 2/2.500 3/.667 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 184/143 .250/.359/.442/.801 .960/.757 .792 31/.598 0/0 7/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 3/1.000 26/.352 6/.500 33/.492 34/.881 3/.333 6/.334 ··· 2/.000 ··· 11/1.207 ··· 587/421 .334/.398/.482/.880 1.098/.796 .856 115/1.029 23/5 17/6
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 3/.000 12/.432 3/.666 27/.568 34/.699 3/.333 5/1.400 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.833 ··· 426/302 .265/.357/.514/.870 .903/.856 .980 91/.894 0/1 23/
26.Molina G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/1.334 4/.500 10/1.300 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.666 ··· 107/76 .232/.302/.295/.597 .641/.579 .690 42/.480 0/0 1/1
20.Posada# G/S/vP 3/2.667 18/.347 1/.000 14/.857 34/.920 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 9/1.111 ··· 362/247 .278/.354/.508/.861 .880/.852 .665 75/.942 1/0 19/6
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/.666 22/.552 5/.200 25/.821 30/1.026 3/.000 5/.400 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 9/1.931 ··· 427/308 .270/.403/.509/.911 .900/.916 .929 100/.905 9/1 23/7
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 3/1.167 8/2.125 6/.334 20/1.675 9/.985 ··· 4/1.250 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.167 ··· 493/315 .248/.369/.484/.853 .874/.838 .985 102/.884 0/0 23/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 3/.666 8/1.089 4/.250 13/.712 15/.600 3/.666 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/.821 ··· 584/412 .283/.380/.545/.925 .883/.928 .857 114/.872 2/0 32/2
IP 91.0 61.1 77.0 160.0 79.2 79.1 60.2 30.2 56.1 12.1 38.2 40.1 TOTAL .281/.359/.480/.839 .868/.827 .822 .873 82/23 202/81
ERA-K/9 6.33/5.0 4.11/5.4 4.91/5.6 5.18/5.0 4.63/5.8 4.54/5.7 3.12/6.4 5.28/9.1 4.47/5.4 1.46/9.5 6.75/8.1 4.24/4.5 5.01/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 422/.314 256/.237 360/.310 692/.274 356/.295 328/.276 250/.247 141/.326 245/.307 49/.186 178/.316 170/.282 .285
OPS .878 .662 .849 .820 .826 .844 .703 .913 .776 .454 .861 .886 .816
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 223/.866 127/.753 170/.833 343/.930 127/.730 178/.846 116/.618 27/.684 111/.708 23/.130 74/1.103 88/.790 .828
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 199/.892 129/.572 190/.863 349/.713 229/.880 150/.840 134/.770 114/.969 134/.831 26/.737 104/.688 82/.979 .805
Home 238/.828 144/.542 210/.914 363/.827 183/.895 149/.959 130/.753 56/.698 129/.779 13/.724 87/.863 67/.937
Last 28d days 122/.929 42/.667 80/.865 160/.758 53/.735 112/1.004 45/.616 117/.926 55/1.035 31/.508 50/.578 122/.810
HR/SB/CS 13/10/3 7/4/0 10/3/4 30/6/2 11/14/0 14/5/2 7/3/1 5/6/1 3/9/1 0/0/0 5/4/1 10/1/2 167/97/26
Usage ····X··· ··X··Xo· ·X·X···X ·X····X· ·X··X··o X····X·· ··o··Xo· ··X····X o··oo··· ····X··X o··X·X·o ···X····
Orioles Batters (4.64 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.70 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Sabathia*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
38.Bruney
G/S/vB
34.Burnett
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
41.Gaudin
G/S/vB
65.Hughes
G/S/vB
43.Marte*
G/S/vB
45.Mitre
G/S/vB
46.Pettitte*
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Andino G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.000 2/.000 3/1.167 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 187/129 .225/.273/.277/.550 .527/.560 .707 20/.644 3/3 1/7
9.Aubrey* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/17 .353/.389/.471/.859 .000/.912 .000 18/.859 0/0 0/0
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 9/.444 1/.000 8/.833 13/.321 ··· 1/5.000 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 11/.819 ··· ··· 313/215 .260/.291/.345/.636 .785/.565 .787 93/.624 11/3 2/6
10.Jones G/S/vP 10/1.167 5/.800 5/1.850 19/.834 9/.444 4/1.250 ··· 8/1.625 1/.000 3/.000 15/.800 6/.334 2/2.500 515/327 .279/.338/.461/.798 .665/.875 .823 83/.539 10/4 19/5
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 13/.321 4/1.000 10/1.025 32/.646 10/1.100 6/.334 1/.000 14/.967 7/.286 3/1.334 30/.933 11/.909 2/.500 589/352 .303/.355/.476/.831 .723/.905 .862 116/.844 5/2 16/6
16.Moeller G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 7/1.238 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/2.500 2/1.000 ··· 75/61 .250/.311/.456/.767 .237/.880 .924 21/1.172 0/0 2/0
6.Mora G/S/vP 31/.368 4/.500 6/.167 24/.825 11/.364 2/2.000 3/1.667 11/.637 3/1.000 3/.666 49/.975 24/.212 1/.000 403/247 .257/.318/.344/.663 .694/.643 .796 82/.725 3/3 6/10
18.Pie* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 5/.800 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 205/182 .272/.335/.457/.791 .422/.838 .867 66/1.072 1/3 8/1
14.Reimold G/S/vP 3/.666 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 6/.167 3/1.666 ··· 360/225 .268/.361/.446/.807 .830/.793 .825 104/.768 8/2 12/4
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 29/.671 6/.733 10/.200 36/.806 7/.572 2/.000 5/.400 14/.374 5/.000 3/2.333 61/.634 16/.775 2/.500 586/395 .285/.350/.462/.812 .769/.832 .772 112/.892 27/6 14/10
30.Scott* G/S/vP 3/.667 4/.250 ··· 13/1.615 7/.453 4/.000 ··· 6/1.500 8/.536 6/.733 9/.000 8/.000 1/2.000 408/284 .264/.350/.489/.839 .857/.831 .954 88/.695 0/0 21/1
15.Wieters# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 6/.533 1/.000 ··· 261/154 .267/.314/.379/.693 .562/.784 .782 90/.697 0/0 5/5
23.Wigginton G/S/vP 19/.787 1/2.000 10/.400 24/.783 5/1.100 2/.000 5/.400 2/2.500 2/.500 3/.666 23/.320 8/.250 ··· 346/216 .264/.312/.388/.700 .623/.744 .789 70/.622 1/2 8/5
IP 192.1 67.1 29.1 170.0 133.2 53.1 119.1 72.2 8.2 36.2 167.1 55.2 39.0 TOTAL .269/.332/.419/.752 .690/.784 .817 .753 68/34 132/93
ERA-K/9 3.56/7.4 3.88/7.1 4.30/8.6 4.29/8.2 4.38/7.7 5.06/6.9 4.90/9.0 3.22/9.8 9.35/9.3 5.65/4.9 4.03/7.1 1.78/9.9 3.46/13.4 4.33/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 779/.237 273/.229 133/.250 707/.241 594/.267 212/.223 543/.258 301/.221 38/.281 168/.325 709/.259 212/.197 168/.224 .251
OPS .668 .670 .762 .721 .781 .720 .739 .655 1.003 .850 .715 .546 .709 .739
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 184/.588 124/.577 64/.694 372/.646 323/.759 121/.624 266/.795 137/.775 16/.679 80/1.136 211/.694 102/.498 71/.645 .728
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 595/.692 149/.748 69/.827 335/.803 271/.804 91/.854 277/.683 164/.560 22/1.254 88/.588 498/.724 110/.588 97/.757 .747
Road 433/.684 122/.841 71/.714 339/.722 258/.734 91/.811 308/.656 167/.586 14/.676 76/1.031 324/.632 85/.486 87/.876
Last 28d days 141/.540 75/.669 38/.594 135/.724 111/.914 35/.787 87/.891 33/.409 8/.125 102/.807 129/.560 34/.493 43/.785
HR/SB/CS 17/9/7 10/7/2 4/2/0 20/19/11 16/22/8 10/2/2 10/4/4 7/4/1 3/1/0 6/2/0 18/13/7 6/1/0 4/2/2 154/106/46
Usage ····X··· ··X··o·· ·o··X·X· X····X·· ··X····X o·o··oo· ···X···X ··o·o··· o·o····X ···X···· ·X····X· Xo··o··· X·o··X··

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.