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Game Preview: TEX @ CLE, 12:05pm, Thursday, August 13, 2009 @Jacobs Field

Rangers, 63-49, 2nd, 5 GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Scott Feldman (26, RHP, 11-4, 4.01)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (11-4) 125.2 115 57 56 41 65 14 4.01
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 5-2 42.0 42 19 18 15 22 3 3.86 51
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
2009-07-24 @KCR W 8.0 4 0 0 3 2 0 110 73
2009-07-18 MIN L 6.0 5 3 3 0 5 1 108 55
2009-07-10 @SEA W 6.2 7 2 2 1 1 0 102 52
2009-07-05 TBR W 6.0 3 2 1 4 2 0 105 58
Last 5 v.CLE 0-1 6.0 6 5 5 1 3 2 7.50 42
2008-05-24 @CLE L 6.0 6 5 5 1 3 2 104 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-21   Road:   26-28   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  40-32   vsLHP:  23-17   1-Run:  15-11
 vsEast: 16-12   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 24-13 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
112 Wed, Aug 12  @CLE  W   5-0       63-49  2nd  5.0 gb
111 Tue, Aug 11  @CLE  L   0-5       62-49  2nd  5.0 gb
110 Sun, Aug  9  @LAA  W   7-0       62-48  2nd  3.5 gb
109 Sat, Aug  8  @LAA  L   2-3       61-48  2nd  4.5 gb
108 Fri, Aug  7  @LAA  W  11-6       61-47  2nd  3.5 gb
107 Thu, Aug  6  @OAK  W   6-4       60-47  2nd  4.5 gb
106 Wed, Aug  5  @OAK  L   5-7       59-47  2nd  4.5 gb
105 Tue, Aug  4  @OAK  L   0-6       59-46  2nd  4.5 gb
104 Mon, Aug  3  @OAK  L   2-3       59-45  2nd  4.5 gb
103 Sun, Aug  2   SEA  W   4-2       59-44  2nd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Indians, 49-64, 4th, 10 GB, 16 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Sowers (26, LHP, 4-7, 4.75)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-7) 77.2 79 42 41 33 38 7 4.75
2008 (4-9) 121.0 141 84 75 39 64 18 5.58
2007 (1-6) 67.1 84 49 48 21 24 10 6.42
Last 7 GS 3-3 42.2 43 21 21 16 21 3 4.43 49
2009-08-07 @CHW W 7.0 6 2 2 2 3 0 94 58
2009-08-01 DET ND 6.0 4 2 2 4 3 0 95 55
2009-07-25 @SEA W 7.0 4 0 0 2 2 0 103 69
2009-07-07 @CHW L 5.1 5 4 4 2 4 1 83 44
2009-07-01 CHW L 6.0 11 5 5 1 2 1 79 31
2009-06-26 CIN W 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 106 62
2009-06-21 @CHC L 4.1 7 6 6 4 1 1 77 22
Last 5 v.TEX 0-0 3.2 8 7 7 1 2 1 17.18 18
2008-08-23 @TEX ND 3.2 8 7 7 1 2 1 77 18
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-31   Road:   24-33   ExtrInn: 3-6 
 vsRHP:  32-50   vsLHP:  17-14   1-Run:  16-14
 vsEast: 14-15   vsCntrl:22-26   vsWest:  8-10 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
113 Wed, Aug 12   TEX  L   0-5       49-64  4th 10.0 gb
112 Tue, Aug 11   TEX  W   5-0       49-63  4th 10.0 gb
111 Sun, Aug  9  @CHW  W   8-4       48-63  4th 11.5 gb
110 Sat, Aug  8  @CHW  L   5-8       47-63  4th 11.5 gb
109 Fri, Aug  7  @CHW  W   6-2       47-62  4th 11.5 gb
108 Thu, Aug  6   MIN  W   2-1       46-62  4th 11.5 gb
107 Wed, Aug  5   MIN  W   8-1       45-62  4th 11.5 gb
106 Tue, Aug  4   MIN  L   1-10      44-62  4th 11.5 gb
105 Sun, Aug  2   DET  W  11-1       44-61  4th 11.0 gb
104 Sat, Aug  1   DET  L   3-4 (12)  43-61  4th 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 CLE  5  TEX  0        W:Aaron Laffey (6-3), L: Dustin Nippert (3-1), S: none
Thu, Apr 09, 2009 TEX 12  CLE  8        W:Brandon McCarthy (1-0), L: Carl Pavano (0-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 08, 2009 TEX  8  CLE  5        W:Vicente Padilla (1-0), L: Fausto Carmona (0-1), S: Frank Francisco (1)
Mon, Apr 06, 2009 TEX  9  CLE  1        W:Kevin Millwood (1-0), L: Cliff Lee (0-1), S: none

Sun, Aug 24, 2008 CLE  4 @TEX  3        W:Rafael Betancourt (3-4), L: Eddie Guardado (3-3), S: none
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 CLE  8 @TEX  7        W:Rafael Perez (3-3), L: Jamey Wright (6-5), S: Jensen Lewis (6)
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 CLE  7 @TEX  5        W:Fausto Carmona (6-5), L: Matt Harrison (5-3), S: Jensen Lewis (5)
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 TEX  9  CLE  4        W:Kevin Millwood (4-3), L: C.C. Sabathia (3-8), S: none
Wed, Jun 04, 2008 CLE 15 @TEX  9        W:Cliff Lee (9-1), L: Elizardo Ramirez (0-1), S: none
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 TEX 12  CLE  7        W:Frank Francisco (1-1), L: Tom Mastny (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - TEX leads 4-1; 2008 - CLE won 6-4; 2007 - CLE won 6-3; All-Time - TEX leads 308-292

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  5.66

OAK  4.58

SDP  3.82

RA/G

SFG  3.74

NYM  4.62

WSN  5.44

BA

J. Mauer  .369

S. Schumaker  .292

A. Casilla  .172

OBP

A. Pujols  .445

H. Matsui  .364

J. Gerut  .239

SLG

A. Pujols  .683

G. Beckham  .479

A. Casilla  .219

OPS

A. Pujols  1.128

S. Victorino  .838

A. Casilla  .485

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.20

D. Braden  3.89

T. Wellemeyer  5.67

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.89

B. Tallet  6.67

N. Blackburn  3.68

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Rangers Batters (4.79 RS/G) vs. Indians Pitchers (5.28 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Sowers*
G/S/vB
55.Carmona
G/S/vB
58.Huff*
G/S/vB
32.Laffey*
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
G/S/vB
16.Ohka
G/S/vB
54.Perez
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
49.Sipp*
G/S/vB
38.Smith
G/S/vB
40.Todd
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 346/244 .261/.325/.359/.685 .729/.666 .565 81/.750 20/2 4/15
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 2/1.000 9/.111 ··· 3/1.333 1/.000 ··· 9/1.194 ··· 4/.250 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 379/277 .246/.282/.507/.789 .740/.808 .858 99/.616 2/0 23/5
29.Borbon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/10 .200/.200/.200/.400 /.400 .400 5/.400 1/0 0/1
22.Byrd G/S/vP 2/1.500 9/.000 ··· 6/1.500 2/2.000 1/.000 17/.765 ··· 5/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/1.167 412/287 .282/.323/.472/.795 .765/.808 .716 100/.777 5/1 12/2
17.Cruz G/S/vP ··· 6/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/2.667 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 380/273 .269/.337/.547/.884 .682/.961 .796 52/1.004 17/3 25/3
6.German G/S/vP 10/2.233 6/.000 ··· 9/.666 4/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/8 .286/.444/.286/.730 2.000/.542 .730 9/.730 1/0 0/1
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 4/1.250 8/1.768 ··· 6/1.500 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· 7/.143 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 262/185 .239/.294/.395/.689 .852/.621 .822 94/.624 7/2 8/1
25.Jones G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 44/1.342 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 ··· 26/.615 274/156 .221/.336/.506/.842 .790/.872 .734 72/.761 5/1 17/0
7.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· 5/1.350 ··· 6/.334 3/1.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 5/.800 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 307/252 .272/.349/.457/.805 .544/.863 .768 77/.809 6/4 11/1
21.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 6/1.333 ··· 6/.900 4/3.750 2/1.500 ··· ··· 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 302/202 .238/.293/.379/.672 .684/.667 .584 49/.718 0/2 9/7
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 126/103 .204/.264/.372/.636 1.153/.518 .673 42/.671 0/0 4/4
13.Vizquel# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 6/.666 1/2.000 ··· 12/.606 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.500 139/112 .294/.341/.373/.714 1.074/.620 .727 48/.689 4/0 1/0
10.Young G/S/vP 3/2.334 14/.846 ··· 6/.666 7/.762 3/.000 10/.800 ··· 6/.666 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 478/348 .320/.374/.531/.905 .861/.922 .855 101/1.104 7/2 19/7
IP 77.2 77.2 87.0 72.0 44.1 79.0 45.2 36.2 27.0 21.1 26.0 5.0 40.0 TOTAL .255/.316/.454/.769 .776/.767 .716 .761 97/19 171/75
ERA-K/9 4.75/4.4 6.37/4.9 6.72/4.6 3.25/4.9 4.87/8.3 4.22/8.5 6.11/4.1 4.17/10.8 9.33/7.0 4.22/10.6 3.46/8.7 7.20/7.2 4.73/10.1 5.07/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 339/.263 341/.276 395/.315 305/.255 185/.264 342/.266 202/.289 158/.189 133/.361 91/.176 113/.255 19/.313 174/.238 .276
OPS .734 .818 .909 .659 .865 .729 .891 .635 .989 .714 .717 .931 .760 .787
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 95/.669 195/.955 141/1.079 92/.565 88/1.192 168/.846 108/.820 52/.656 60/1.054 48/.572 28/.909 9/1.556 89/.756 .802
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 244/.761 146/.640 254/.818 213/.701 97/.585 174/.618 94/.974 106/.624 73/.937 43/.880 85/.652 10/.325 85/.764 .776
Home 187/.738 169/.777 169/.886 148/.660 103/.736 152/.651 120/.805 70/.719 64/1.017 52/.498 75/.717 14/1.012 90/.603
Last 28d days 83/.481 50/.633 135/.965 133/.628 16/.884 56/.436 59/.819 30/.277 7/.971 36/.760 23/.545 9/.597 42/.652
HR/SB/CS 7/4/1 9/6/3 15/4/1 2/1/1 10/1/0 7/9/4 11/2/0 4/2/3 3/4/1 4/2/0 2/0/0 1/0/0 7/9/0 127/86/19
Usage ·····X·· X·····X· ···X···· ·X·····X X···o··· ····X··· ····X··· ···o·o·· o···X··· ·X·o·oX· ·X····o· X···X··o ···X·oo·
Indians Batters (5.11 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.36 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
18.Guardado*
G/S/vB
45.Holland*
G/S/vB
35.Hunter
G/S/vB
28.Jennings
G/S/vB
52.Mathis
G/S/vB
33.Millwood
G/S/vB
57.Nippert
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP 4/1.750 ··· 1/.000 4/.833 ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.750 2/.000 3/.666 2/.000 3/.000 395/266 .311/.362/.452/.814 .737/.859 .758 111/.921 15/4 5/6
11.Carroll G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/1.400 ··· ··· 8/.900 ··· 15/.967 2/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 215/154 .295/.387/.388/.775 .915/.719 .620 50/.965 1/2 2/1
17.Choo* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 12/.432 3/1.167 1/3.000 3/2.667 484/322 .298/.407/.479/.886 .843/.907 .842 104/.900 17/1 13/5
26.Crowe# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 114/86 .222/.288/.303/.591 .858/.523 .603 40/.830 4/0 0/2
8.Gimenez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 94/70 .190/.301/.329/.630 .442/.694 .362 54/.533 1/1 3/1
48.Hafner* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· 4/.250 10/.700 ··· ··· 4/.750 4/.833 6/.334 3/.666 ··· 8/1.000 235/170 .273/.362/.488/.850 .823/.859 .879 78/.665 0/0 11/
25.Marte G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 32/24 .222/.344/.259/.603 .250/.708 .426 32/.603 0/0 0/0
2.Peralta G/S/vP 6/1.500 ··· 7/.286 11/.473 ··· ··· ··· 7/.858 15/.718 3/.667 1/2.000 6/.500 443/316 .273/.340/.408/.748 .753/.745 .648 105/.871 0/1 9/12
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 8/.875 ··· 2/.500 2/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 233/179 .218/.342/.409/.751 1.191/.627 .560 45/.975 0/0 9/3
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 7/1.571 ··· 5/.650 9/.555 ··· ··· 1/3.000 6/1.000 17/.673 4/.500 2/2.500 9/1.194 410/271 .232/.326/.426/.752 .732/.762 .719 99/.675 10/7 15/0
15.Toregas G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/12 .273/.250/.273/.523 /.523 .250 12/.523 0/0 0/0
1.Valbuena* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.733 ··· ··· 229/206 .239/.301/.411/.713 .806/.702 .565 61/.859 1/3 5/7
IP 125.2 4.2 30.1 33.0 91.0 55.2 56.2 29.0 144.0 32.1 41.1 50.2 TOTAL .266/.349/.428/.776 .822/.759 .724 .819 65/24 122/68
ERA-K/9 4.01/4.7 1.93/15.3 2.08/10.1 4.09/4.6 5.04/7.5 2.26/5.7 3.65/6.7 2.79/4.7 3.38/5.6 3.62/8.4 1.74/8.3 3.20/9.6 4.19/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 513/.246 16/.063 119/.173 141/.258 394/.270 198/.223 248/.271 117/.229 609/.254 138/.230 162/.200 214/.241 .259
OPS .693 .313 .553 .793 .792 .663 .766 .594 .729 .615 .541 .691 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 281/.665 8/.625 59/.475 51/.942 112/.721 102/.781 109/.833 50/.600 294/.715 80/.570 49/.795 70/.472 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 232/.727 8/.000 60/.632 90/.706 282/.819 96/.542 139/.714 67/.589 315/.742 58/.676 113/.428 144/.792 .748
Road 236/.673 16/.313 65/.616 43/.497 202/.663 49/.459 107/.859 30/.533 298/.771 100/.619 80/.661 103/.923
Last 28d days 121/.762 16/.313 10/.200 30/.723 125/.578 102/.640 49/1.027 49/.598 58/.734 102/.499 37/.276 45/.606
HR/SB/CS 14/12/5 1/0/0 4/1/0 6/4/2 14/7/0 4/5/1 5/6/3 1/0/0 18/13/6 2/4/0 3/6/1 3/3/1 120/72/27
Usage ·····X·· ·····X·o ······X· ····o··· ···X···· X·····X· ·····X·· ·X······ ····X··· ·X······ ····oX·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.