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Game Preview: NYY @ MIN, 1:10pm, Thursday, July 9, 2009 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

Yankees, 50-34, 2nd, 1 GB, 3½ up in WC

SP: Alfredo Aceves (26, RHP, 5-1, 2.03)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-1) 40.0 30 10 9 7 34 5 2.03
2008 (1-0) 30.0 25 8 8 10 16 4 2.40
Last 7 GS 1-0 23.0 20 7 7 8 9 3 2.74 54
2008-09-26 @BOS ND 4.0 5 4 4 4 1 2 77 33
2008-09-20 BAL ND 6.0 5 0 0 3 3 0 88 62
2008-09-15 CHW ND 6.0 5 2 2 1 3 1 87 56
2008-09-09 @LAA W 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 89 65
Has never faced MIN.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-16   Road:   24-18   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  34-25   vsLHP:  16-9    1-Run:  12-10
 vsEast: 15-17   vsCntrl:15-5    vsWest: 10-4  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 84 Wed, Jul  8  @MIN  W   4-3       50-34  2nd  1.0 gb
 83 Tue, Jul  7  @MIN  W  10-2       49-34  2nd  1.0 gb
 82 Mon, Jul  6   TOR  L   6-7       48-34  2nd  1.0 gb
 81 Sun, Jul  5   TOR  W  10-8       48-33  2nd  1.0 gb
 80 Sat, Jul  4   TOR  W   6-5 (12)  47-33  2nd  1.0 gb
 79 Fri, Jul  3   TOR  W   4-2       46-33  2nd  2.0 gb
 78 Thu, Jul  2   SEA  L   4-8       45-33  2nd  3.0 gb
 77 Wed, Jul  1   SEA  W   4-2       45-32  2nd  2.5 gb
 76 Tue, Jun 30   SEA  W   8-5       44-32  2nd  2.5 gb
 75 Sun, Jun 28  @NYM  W   4-2       43-32  2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Twins, 43-42, 3rd, 3½ GB, 7½ GB in WC

SP: Francisco Liriano (25, LHP, 4-8, 5.49)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-8) 96.2 99 60 59 44 88 13 5.49
2008 (6-4) 76.0 74 40 33 32 67 7 3.91
2006 (12-3) 121.0 89 31 29 32 144 9 2.16
Last 7 GS 2-2 42.0 39 20 20 19 41 5 4.29 53
2009-07-04 DET ND 7.0 5 3 3 2 8 1 103 61
2009-06-28 @STL W 7.0 4 2 2 2 6 0 97 65
2009-06-23 @MIL W 5.0 7 3 3 5 6 0 117 42
2009-06-17 PIT L 7.0 8 4 4 1 6 2 106 50
2009-06-10 @OAK ND 6.0 5 3 3 2 7 0 98 55
2009-06-05 @SEA ND 6.0 3 1 1 4 5 1 101 63
2009-05-30 @TBR L 4.0 7 4 4 3 3 1 93 32
Last 5 v.NYY 0-0 6.0 4 1 1 6 6 1 1.50 60
2009-05-15 @NYY ND 6.0 4 1 1 6 6 1 101 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-18   Road:   17-24   ExtrInn: 3-4 
 vsRHP:  31-25   vsLHP:  12-17   1-Run:  10-12
 vsEast:  6-18   vsCntrl:15-11   vsWest: 10-7  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 85 Wed, Jul  8   NYY  L   3-4       43-42  3rd  3.5 gb
 84 Tue, Jul  7   NYY  L   2-10      43-41  3rd  2.5 gb
 83 Sun, Jul  5   DET  W   6-2       43-40  2nd  2.0 gb
 82 Sat, Jul  4   DET  W   4-3       42-40  3rd  3.0 gb
 81 Fri, Jul  3   DET  L   9-11(16)  41-40  3rd  4.0 gb
 80 Wed, Jul  1  @KCR  W   5-1       41-39  2nd  3.0 gb
 79 Tue, Jun 30  @KCR  W   2-1       40-39  2nd  4.0 gb
 78 Mon, Jun 29  @KCR  L   2-4       39-39  2nd  4.0 gb
 77 Sun, Jun 28  @STL  W   6-2       39-38  2nd  4.0 gb
 76 Sat, Jun 27  @STL  L   3-5       38-38  2nd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 NYY 10 @MIN  2        W:C.C. Sabathia (8-5), L: Scott Baker (6-7), S: none
Mon, May 18, 2009 NYY  7  MIN  6        W:Andy Pettitte (4-1), L: Glen Perkins (1-3), S: Phil Coke (1)
Sun, May 17, 2009 NYY  3  MIN  2 (10)   W:Alfredo Aceves (2-0), L: Jesse Crain (2-2), S: none
Sat, May 16, 2009 NYY  6  MIN  4 (11)   W:Alfredo Aceves (1-0), L: Craig Breslow (1-2), S: none
Fri, May 15, 2009 NYY  5  MIN  4        W:Jose Veras (2-1), L: Joe Nathan (1-1), S: none

Wed, Aug 13, 2008 MIN  4  NYY  2        W:Kevin Slowey (9-8), L: Darrell Rasner (5-9), S: Joe Nathan (32)
Tue, Aug 12, 2008 NYY  9 @MIN  6 (12)   W:Jose Veras (3-1), L: Matt Guerrier (6-6), S: Edwar Ramirez (1)
Mon, Aug 11, 2008 MIN  4  NYY  0        W:Glen Perkins (9-3), L: Sidney Ponson (7-3), S: none
Wed, Jul 23, 2008 NYY  5  MIN  1        W:Mike Mussina (13-6), L: Glen Perkins (7-3), S: Mariano Rivera (25)
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 NYY  8  MIN  2        W:David Robertson (2-0), L: Kevin Slowey (6-7), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - NYY leads 6-0; 2008 - NYY won 6-4; 2007 - NYY won 5-2; All-Time - NYY leads 1100-764

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  5.63

CHW  4.52

SDP  3.83

RA/G

SFG  3.65

TEX  4.62

WSN  5.57

BA

J. Mauer  .384

R. Church  .286

B. Giles  .191

OBP

A. Pujols  .462

J. Kubel  .360

D. Navarro  .244

SLG

A. Pujols  .735

M. Diaz  .474

N. Punto  .242

OPS

A. Pujols  1.197

A. Rowand  .824

B. Giles  .548

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.00

B. Bannister  3.87

B. Arroyo  5.85

K/9IP

J. Verlander  11.01

D. Davis  6.75

J. Garland  3.46

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Yankees Batters (5.61 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.45 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
39.Dickey
G/S/vB
52.Duensing*
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
44.Keppel
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
51.Swarzak
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.000 ··· 4/.250 1/.000 2/2.000 3/1.334 ··· 262/183 .278/.336/.432/.768 .855/.731 .707 81/.721 5/2 8/2
24.Cano* G/S/vP 4/.250 4/.833 2/1.000 5/.400 1/no AB 2/.000 7/.286 ··· 357/247 .305/.336/.491/.827 .927/.783 .797 101/.909 4/4 13/3
29.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 85/58 .269/.284/.346/.630 .731/.581 .720 32/.715 0/2 1/1
18.Damon* G/S/vP 3/.333 11/.473 1/.000 6/1.167 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 342/237 .284/.370/.528/.898 .733/.976 .806 91/.858 8/0 16/4
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 1/2.000 2/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/4.000 ··· 201/156 .287/.362/.420/.782 .673/.811 .815 60/.900 18/3 3/1
14.Hinske* G/S/vP 3/.000 12/.633 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 132/101 .261/.379/.396/.775 .932/.729 .709 34/.729 0/0 2/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 3/2.667 7/.286 1/.000 8/.750 2/1.000 1/.000 5/.650 ··· 362/269 .313/.393/.455/.848 1.189/.732 .785 96/.934 17/3 10/3
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 4/.000 7/1.404 2/.500 5/.933 ··· 2/.500 6/1.100 ··· 262/183 .268/.366/.518/.884 .984/.842 .922 63/1.124 0/0 13/
20.Posada# G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 6/1.000 ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 209/148 .282/.364/.514/.877 .858/.887 .770 72/.714 1/0 11/4
12.Ransom G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/41 .177/.227/.306/.534 .327/.663 .537 13/.481 1/0 0/3
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/.667 7/1.285 2/no AB 7/3.047 1/no AB ··· 10/1.056 ··· 231/175 .246/.411/.514/.925 1.004/.902 .872 95/.991 2/0 14/4
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 7/1.238 6/.167 2/no AB 12/.777 ··· 2/.500 10/.800 ··· 320/220 .243/.371/.483/.854 .824/.861 .998 91/.662 0/0 14/5
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 7/.143 5/.400 2/1.000 4/.833 4/1.000 ··· 11/1.636 ··· 367/265 .281/.387/.548/.935 1.009/.886 .863 114/.700 1/0 20/1
IP 96.2 52.0 9.1 38.1 11.1 26.0 33.1 32.0 TOTAL .276/.358/.472/.830 .881/.811 .810 .821 59/14 125/53
ERA-K/9 5.49/8.2 2.94/6.1 6.75/3.9 2.58/6.1 0.00/4.8 2.08/7.3 1.35/11.6 4.50/5.1 4.30/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 425/.267 228/.279 38/.161 147/.200 32/.154 108/.223 123/.157 119/.252 .264
OPS .798 .777 .644 .587 .620 .669 .457 .696 .749
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 98/.621 97/.654 15/.421 51/.475 17/.782 44/.362 59/.634 53/.623 .780
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 327/.851 131/.864 23/.804 96/.646 15/.433 64/.879 64/.302 66/.753 .728
Home 178/.799 123/.879 27/.582 78/.688 6/.733 53/.653 67/.323 74/.779
Last 28d days 111/.689 76/.797 27/.582 42/.712 32/.620 26/.656 34/.218 26/.408
HR/SB/CS 13/11/6 5/2/1 2/0/1 5/2/1 0/0/0 3/1/0 2/3/0 3/0/0 96/51/20
Usage ····X··· ·X···X·X ·X···X·· ····oX·· X····o·· o····X·· ····oX·o X·······
Twins Batters (4.73 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.79 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 91.Aceves
G/S/vB
63.Albaladejo
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
32.Buscher* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 117/100 .198/.333/.302/.635 .710/.623 .654 28/.675 0/0 2/0
24.Crede G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 1/no AB 8/.125 ··· 2/.000 262/187 .230/.298/.438/.736 .593/.793 .751 83/.684 0/0 12/2
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 3/.000 2/.500 5/.000 ··· 4/1.250 324/238 .277/.358/.523/.881 .985/.842 1.053 91/1.018 4/1 14/4
22.Gomez G/S/vP 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· 8/.286 194/124 .220/.276/.322/.598 .589/.603 .490 56/.657 7/4 1/0
23.Harris G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 3/.333 1/.000 7/1.571 277/179 .270/.310/.371/.682 .648/.700 .802 103/.575 0/0 4/6
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.666 3/.000 6/.900 1/.000 5/1.400 283/210 .302/.360/.531/.891 .470/1.039 .935 77/.879 0/1 13/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/2.667 2/2.500 5/1.200 1/.000 8/.875 259/163 .384/.459/.639/1.099 .941/1.193 1.267 96/.836 1/1 15/2
58.Morales# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 70/56 .344/.400/.406/.806 1.000/.760 .568 11/.636 0/0 0/2
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.667 3/1.666 7/.572 1/.000 7/.572 366/234 .320/.396/.595/.991 .978/.998 1.107 97/.856 0/0 21/1
8.Punto# G/S/vP 2/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 3/2.000 205/152 .218/.328/.242/.571 .594/.552 .596 55/.767 7/1 0/5
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 91/60 .229/.297/.277/.574 .757/.482 .505 14/.071 0/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 3/.333 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 7/.453 319/223 .290/.377/.382/.759 .922/.690 .871 55/.731 14/5 4/2
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.286 149/109 .183/.273/.230/.503 .599/.466 .413 42/.406 4/0 1/1
21.Young G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.762 1/.000 ··· 6/.834 2/.000 7/.572 199/131 .270/.296/.349/.646 .649/.644 .591 59/.839 2/2 3/2
IP 40.0 23.1 15.1 84.2 36.2 36.0 20.1 19.1 TOTAL .269/.341/.422/.763 .745/.771 .808 .734 40/15 89/37
ERA-K/9 2.03/7.7 5.40/5.4 4.11/10.0 4.04/7.9 3.19/7.1 2.50/10.8 2.66/12.9 5.12/5.1 4.42/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 156/.208 105/.300 66/.204 378/.273 139/.172 135/.220 85/.178 79/.225 .251
OPS .611 .931 .572 .803 .591 .601 .609 .731 .753
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 65/.489 51/.847 32/.262 213/.752 74/.585 70/.552 32/.674 34/.435 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 91/.693 54/1.012 34/.882 165/.863 65/.593 65/.652 53/.569 45/.951 .765
Road 58/.672 52/1.040 33/.316 181/.755 61/.683 44/.530 36/.821 42/.747
Last 28d days 57/.544 10/.700 34/.885 122/.905 43/.265 31/.262 45/.648 36/.823
HR/SB/CS 5/3/2 5/3/2 0/0/0 11/14/5 5/1/1 5/1/0 2/0/1 4/3/0 106/75/35
Usage ···X··Xo ··XX···· ··X·o··· ···X···· o···Xo·o o···Xo·o ··X·X·o· ·X··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.