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Game Preview: TEX @ BAL, 7:05pm, Friday, September 4, 2009 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Rangers, 75-58, 2nd, 3½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Scott Feldman (26, RHP, 14-4, 3.72)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (14-4) 150.0 139 63 62 50 88 15 3.72
2008 (6-8) 151.1 161 103 89 56 74 22 5.29
2007 (1-2) 39.0 44 26 25 32 19 3 5.77
Last 7 GS 5-1 39.2 47 18 18 16 35 3 4.08 49
2009-08-29 @MIN W 5.2 4 0 0 4 2 0 89 59
2009-08-23 @TBR W 7.0 4 0 0 2 11 0 113 78
2009-08-18 MIN ND 5.2 9 5 5 1 4 1 103 34
2009-08-13 @CLE W 6.0 7 1 1 2 6 0 108 58
2009-08-07 @LAA W 6.0 8 4 4 3 7 0 121 44
2009-08-02 SEA W 7.0 5 2 2 2 4 0 101 61
2009-07-29 DET L 2.1 10 6 6 2 1 2 71 12
Last 5 v.BAL 2-0 11.0 9 4 4 5 2 0 3.27 51
2009-04-25 @BAL W 5.0 4 1 1 1 2 0 79 56
2008-07-05 @BAL W 6.0 5 3 3 4 0 0 93 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   44-25   Road:   31-33   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  47-36   vsLHP:  28-22   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast: 24-17   vsCntrl:18-19   vsWest: 24-13 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
133 Wed, Sep  2   TOR  W   6-4       75-58  2nd  3.5 gb
132 Tue, Sep  1   TOR  W   5-2       74-58  2nd  4.5 gb
131 Tue, Sep  1   TOR  W   5-2       73-58  2nd  4.5 gb
130 Mon, Aug 31   TOR  L  10-18      72-58  2nd  6.0 gb
129 Sun, Aug 30  @MIN  L   3-5       72-57  2nd  5.0 gb
128 Sat, Aug 29  @MIN  W   3-0       72-56  2nd  4.0 gb
127 Fri, Aug 28  @MIN  L   2-3       71-56  2nd  5.0 gb
126 Thu, Aug 27  @NYY  W   7-2       71-55  2nd  4.0 gb
125 Wed, Aug 26  @NYY  L   2-9       70-55  2nd  5.0 gb
124 Tue, Aug 25  @NYY  W  10-9       70-54  2nd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Orioles, 54-80, 5th, 32 GB, 24½ GB in WC

SP: Chris Tillman (21, RHP, 1-2, 4.24)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-2) 40.1 44 20 19 14 20 10 4.24
Last 7 GS 1-2 40.1 44 20 19 14 20 10 4.24 47
2009-08-29 CLE ND 5.0 6 1 1 0 2 1 90 53
2009-08-24 @MIN L 5.1 6 2 2 3 1 0 101 46
2009-08-19 @TBR L 6.0 7 3 3 2 3 3 101 47
2009-08-14 LAA W 6.2 7 4 3 2 3 1 106 47
2009-08-08 @TOR ND 6.2 4 2 2 3 4 1 110 59
2009-08-03 @DET ND 6.0 7 5 5 3 5 1 100 40
2009-07-29 KCR ND 4.2 7 3 3 1 2 3 93 39
Has never faced TEX.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-36   Road:   22-44   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  34-50   vsLHP:  20-30   1-Run:  14-19
 vsEast: 16-34   vsCntrl:17-17   vsWest: 10-22 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
134 Wed, Sep  2   NYY  L   2-10      54-80  5th 31.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:10-20
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 TEX  6 @BAL  4        W:Matt Harrison (1-2), L: Matt Albers (0-1), S: Frank Francisco (5)
Sun, Apr 26, 2009 BAL  8  TEX  5        W:Danys Baez (1-1), L: Jason Jennings (0-1), S: George Sherrill (4)
Sat, Apr 25, 2009 TEX  6 @BAL  5        W:Scott Feldman (1-0), L: Mark Hendrickson (1-3), S: Frank Francisco (4)
Fri, Apr 24, 2009 TEX  5 @BAL  4        W:C.J. Wilson (1-2), L: George Sherrill (0-1), S: Frank Francisco (3)
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 TEX 19  BAL  6        W:Kris Benson (1-1), L: Mark Hendrickson (1-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 BAL  7 @TEX  5 (10)   W:Jim Johnson (1-0), L: Eddie Guardado (0-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 13, 2009 BAL 10 @TEX  9        W:Koji Uehara (2-0), L: Vicente Padilla (1-1), S: George Sherrill (3)

Sun, Aug 10, 2008 TEX 15 @BAL  7        W:Matt Harrison (4-2), L: Randor Bierd (0-2), S: none
Sat, Aug 09, 2008 BAL  9  TEX  0        W:Daniel Cabrera (8-7), L: Vicente Padilla (12-6), S: none
Fri, Aug 08, 2008 BAL  9  TEX  1        W:Jeremy Guthrie (9-8), L: Luis Mendoza (3-5), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - TEX leads 4-3; 2008 - TEX won 5-4; 2007 - TEX won 6-4; All-Time - BAL leads 360-237

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

NYY  5.74

ATL  4.56

SDP  3.91

RA/G

SFG  3.74

ARI  4.71

WSN  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .367

J. Carroll  .291

A. Miles  .176

OBP

A. Pujols  .443

M. Reynolds  .362

A. Miles  .218

SLG

A. Pujols  .672

V. Guerrero  .479

A. Miles  .236

OPS

A. Pujols  1.116

A. Pagan  .839

A. Miles  .454

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.28

J. Lackey  3.92

R. Nolasco  5.30

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.34

J. Cueto  6.80

J. Lannan  3.73

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Rangers Batters (4.88 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (5.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Tillman
G/S/vB
34.Albers
G/S/vB
28.Baez
G/S/vB
25.Bass
G/S/vB
49.Berken
G/S/vB
24.Castillo*
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
45.Sarfate
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 421/293 .268/.331/.386/.717 .729/.711 .590 91/.845 24/3 6/17
9.Blalock* G/S/vP ··· 3/.833 11/.637 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.750 10/.311 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/1.914 2/.000 439/317 .238/.278/.470/.747 .683/.773 .813 78/.604 2/0 23/5
29.Borbon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 65/60 .368/.429/.456/.885 .500/.912 .523 60/.929 11/1 1/2
22.Byrd G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 3/1.334 ··· ··· 8/.929 6/.933 ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 495/341 .274/.317/.468/.785 .736/.807 .682 102/.786 8/2 15/2
17.Cruz G/S/vP ··· 3/2.667 2/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 432/301 .270/.345/.556/.901 .677/.994 .816 52/1.032 17/4 30/4
19.Davis* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 2/.500 ··· ··· 8/.000 2/2.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 314/212 .215/.264/.423/.688 .552/.753 .705 37/.810 0/0 17/2
6.German G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 14/10 .167/.286/.167/.452 .500/.425 .452 9/.583 1/0 0/1
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP ··· 7/.486 1/2.000 7/1.571 ··· 1/.000 6/.167 9/.666 ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/.750 355/237 .270/.318/.426/.745 .906/.664 .839 112/.917 8/3 10/1
5.Kinsler G/S/vP ··· 6/1.467 2/.000 8/1.000 ··· ··· 8/.500 6/3.333 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.333 527/377 .254/.327/.509/.836 1.093/.733 .672 82/1.055 28/4 29/8
14.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 1/.000 5/2.133 ··· ··· 6/.666 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 374/291 .266/.342/.440/.782 .645/.822 .760 85/.632 7/4 12/1
61.Richardson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/3 .500/.500/.500/1.000 .000/1.333 4/1.000 0/0 0/0
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.833 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 9/1.000 6/.666 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/no AB 385/303 .253/.289/.394/.683 .861/.634 .697 71/.760 1/2 9/4
21.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.334 6/.666 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 307/205 .236/.293/.375/.668 .677/.663 .581 9/.250 0/2 9/7
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 176/131 .201/.263/.365/.628 .824/.556 .606 62/.755 0/0 6/5
13.Vizquel# G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 17/1.329 ··· ··· ··· 6/.666 ··· ··· 3/.000 160/126 .299/.348/.389/.737 1.000/.663 .714 35/1.005 4/0 1/0
10.Young G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 17/.118 8/.625 ··· ··· 13/1.135 14/.857 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 8/.000 3/.333 572/407 .322/.376/.524/.900 .862/.915 .857 113/.830 8/3 22/9
IP 40.1 54.1 62.1 77.1 96.1 4.0 160.0 80.0 79.1 60.2 30.2 56.1 12.2 38.2 13.1 TOTAL .260/.321/.456/.777 .770/.780 .714 .817 124/27 199/92
ERA-K/9 4.24/4.5 5.63/6.3 4.04/5.3 4.89/5.6 6.07/5.0 2.25/4.5 5.18/5.0 4.61/5.8 4.54/5.7 3.86/6.4 5.28/9.1 4.47/5.4 2.84/9.2 6.75/8.1 8.10/6.8 5.07/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 170/.282 251/.307 259/.234 361/.309 447/.316 17/.214 692/.274 357/.294 354/.272 255/.257 141/.326 250/.309 54/.217 184/.335 65/.327 .286
OPS .886 .803 .654 .846 .883 .567 .820 .823 .856 .725 .913 .777 .557 .933 1.004 .820
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 88/.790 116/.898 128/.747 171/.827 240/.898 11/.664 343/.930 128/.724 198/.881 119/.650 27/.684 114/.726 25/.295 79/1.236 28/1.012 .840
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 82/.979 135/.723 131/.563 190/.863 207/.865 6/.333 349/.713 229/.880 156/.826 136/.784 114/.969 136/.818 29/.779 105/.702 37/.997 .803
Home 67/.937 140/.849 147/.531 211/.909 263/.841 13/.657 363/.827 184/.890 175/.970 135/.792 56/.698 134/.779 18/.978 93/1.001 36/.934
Last 28d days 122/.810 36/1.085 41/.650 65/.869 147/.936 4/.000 133/.779 53/.735 120/.952 46/.729 117/.926 56/.974 36/.656 56/.839 8/1.464
HR/SB/CS 10/1/2 2/8/2 7/4/0 10/3/4 14/10/3 0/0/1 30/6/2 11/14/0 17/5/2 7/3/1 5/6/1 3/9/1 0/0/0 7/4/1 3/2/1 173/98/27
Usage ·····X·· ··X····· ·o··X··X ·o·X·X·· ·X····X· ·oo····· ···X···· ·o·X··X· ··X····X ·X··o··X ····X··· ··o··oo· ·X····X· ··o··X·X ·Xo·····
Orioles Batters (4.62 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.41 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 39.Feldman
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
18.Guardado*
G/S/vB
45.Holland*
G/S/vB
35.Hunter
G/S/vB
60.Madrigal
G/S/vB
52.Mathis
G/S/vB
20.McCarthy
G/S/vB
33.Millwood
G/S/vB
58.Moscoso
G/S/vB
57.Nippert
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
G/S/vB
64.Strop
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Andino G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 187/129 .225/.273/.277/.550 .527/.560 .707 16/.732 3/3 1/7
9.Aubrey* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/17 .353/.389/.471/.859 .000/.912 .000 18/.859 0/0 0/0
70.Fiorentino* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ .000 1/.000 0/0 0/0
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1.250 321/220 .257/.287/.339/.626 .761/.561 .761 99/.605 11/3 2/6
10.Jones G/S/vP 7/.143 ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/1.167 8/1.125 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 519/331 .277/.335/.457/.792 .665/.864 .811 83/.446 10/4 19/5
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 7/1.096 ··· 5/.400 2/2.000 5/1.400 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 11/.293 21/.770 ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· 6/.833 598/356 .304/.355/.474/.829 .710/.912 .857 117/.863 5/2 16/6
16.Moeller G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 75/61 .250/.311/.456/.767 .237/.880 .924 21/1.172 0/0 2/0
6.Mora G/S/vP 4/.583 ··· 4/.833 2/.000 6/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 19/.336 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 4/1.250 411/252 .259/.320/.348/.667 .680/.659 .799 86/.775 3/3 6/10
18.Pie* G/S/vP 4/1.750 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1.250 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 213/186 .276/.336/.469/.805 .512/.848 .888 70/1.114 1/3 8/1
14.Reimold G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 369/230 .277/.371/.461/.832 .830/.833 .881 105/.875 8/2 13/4
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 10/.775 ··· 2/1.500 1/2.000 4/1.750 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 10/1.200 25/.960 ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· 13/.968 595/400 .284/.348/.460/.808 .763/.829 .765 112/.907 27/6 14/10
30.Scott* G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· 3/.000 ··· 6/1.500 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/1.500 9/.347 ··· 5/3.250 ··· ··· 2/.000 417/289 .261/.348/.489/.837 .829/.840 .944 89/.732 0/0 21/1
15.Wieters# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 269/159 .263/.309/.371/.679 .565/.759 .750 94/.654 0/0 5/5
23.Wigginton G/S/vP 8/1.339 ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/1.667 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 14/.631 27/.850 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 350/217 .267/.314/.390/.704 .640/.741 .794 69/.616 1/2 8/5
IP 150.0 19.2 40.2 40.1 33.1 112.0 80.1 9.2 36.0 70.1 167.0 8.1 53.0 49.2 2.0 62.0 TOTAL .269/.332/.420/.752 .685/.787 .815 .770 69/34 135/94
ERA-K/9 3.72/5.3 0.46/11.9 3.32/10.2 4.91/8.7 4.32/4.6 5.63/7.0 3.14/5.4 9.31/3.7 3.00/4.8 4.61/5.9 3.61/5.4 4.32/6.5 3.91/7.3 1.81/8.9 18.00/13.5 3.19/10.0 4.23/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 616/.249 66/.078 165/.216 186/.277 143/.262 491/.280 328/.229 52/.317 143/.235 303/.257 715/.255 40/.324 233/.248 196/.198 11/.250 270/.226 .258
OPS .690 .231 .652 .797 .820 .833 .683 .998 .642 .763 .746 .959 .698 .548 .830 .646 .746
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 333/.655 34/.395 86/.669 87/.792 52/1.029 134/.828 172/.868 23/1.311 56/.632 156/.876 358/.731 11/1.136 127/.797 58/.727 5/.600 94/.465 .763
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 283/.731 32/.063 79/.632 99/.800 91/.698 357/.834 156/.485 29/.732 87/.649 147/.647 357/.760 29/.887 106/.581 138/.469 6/1.000 176/.738 .732
Road 312/.648 43/.215 87/.653 80/.666 43/.497 228/.700 128/.612 24/.870 33/.524 163/.860 352/.801 / 145/.722 89/.606 3/.000 134/.839
Last 28d days 130/.688 54/.188 46/.904 19/1.326 5/2.000 128/.807 130/.711 / 32/.695 22/.427 133/.866 / 123/.786 42/.592 11/.830 58/.456
HR/SB/CS 15/13/6 1/1/0 5/1/0 4/4/1 7/4/2 21/8/1 9/7/2 2/0/0 3/0/0 11/2/1 21/13/7 1/1/0 6/9/1 3/7/3 0/0/0 3/3/1 147/84/35
Usage ·····X·· ··X··X·· ·oX··X·X ···oX··X ········ ···X···· ·X····X· ········ ···X···· ··X····· ····X··· ········ ··X····X ··XX···· ···X··o· ·oX·XX·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.