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Game Preview: NYY @ MIN, 7:07pm, Sunday, October 11, 2009 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

Yankees, 103-59, 103-59

SP: Andy Pettitte (37, LHP, 14-8, 4.16)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (14-8) 194.2 193 101 90 76 148 20 4.16
2008 (14-14) 204.0 233 112 103 55 158 19 4.54
2007 (15-9) 215.1 238 106 97 69 141 16 4.05
Last 7 GS 4-2 42.1 34 20 18 20 31 4 3.83 53
2009-10-03 @TBR L 4.1 6 5 3 4 1 1 95 32
2009-09-27 BOS W 6.0 7 2 2 3 4 0 97 51
2009-09-21 @LAA L 6.0 5 3 3 2 3 0 91 51
2009-09-11 BAL ND 5.0 5 3 3 3 5 0 103 47
2009-09-05 @TOR W 6.0 4 4 4 5 3 1 101 46
2009-08-31 @BAL W 8.0 2 1 1 0 8 1 104 82
2009-08-26 TEX W 7.0 5 2 2 3 7 1 103 63
Last 5 v.MIN 4-0 32.2 37 14 13 7 17 2 3.58 50
2009-05-18 MIN W 6.2 12 4 4 1 3 1 105 36
2008-06-02 @MIN ND 7.0 10 5 4 0 2 1 94 41
2007-04-10 @MIN W 6.0 4 0 0 1 3 0 96 66
2003-04-19 @MIN W 7.1 6 2 2 2 7 0 98 63
2003-04-08 MIN W 5.2 5 3 3 3 2 0 84 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   57-24   Road:   46-35   ExtrInn: 7-3 
 vsRHP:  67-41   vsLHP:  36-18   1-Run:  22-16
 vsEast: 45-27   vsCntrl:25-9    vsWest: 23-15 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Oct  4  @TBR  W  10-2      103-59  1st  8.0 up
161 Sat, Oct  3  @TBR  L   3-5      102-59  1st  8.0 up
160 Fri, Oct  2  @TBR  L   4-13     102-58  1st  9.0 up
159 Wed, Sep 30   KCR  L   3-4      102-57  1st 10.5 up
158 Tue, Sep 29   KCR  W   4-3      102-56  1st 10.5 up
157 Mon, Sep 28   KCR  W   8-2      101-56  1st  9.5 up
156 Sun, Sep 27   BOS  W   4-2      100-56  1st  8.5 up
155 Sat, Sep 26   BOS  W   3-0       99-56  1st  7.5 up
154 Fri, Sep 25   BOS  W   9-5       98-56  1st  6.5 up
153 Wed, Sep 23  @LAA  W   3-2       97-56  1st  6.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Twins, 87-76, 87-76

SP: Carl Pavano (33, RHP, 14-12, 5.10)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (14-12) 199.1 235 119 113 39 147 26 5.10
2008 (4-2) 34.1 41 23 22 10 15 5 5.77
2007 (1-0) 11.1 12 7 6 2 4 1 4.76
Last 7 GS 3-2 42.2 54 25 24 9 35 5 5.06 46
2009-10-04 KCR W 5.2 8 4 4 1 7 1 93 43
2009-09-30 @DET L 4.2 7 7 7 2 4 0 83 24
2009-09-25 @KCR W 6.0 8 4 4 1 5 2 91 44
2009-09-19 DET ND 7.0 11 2 2 0 4 0 101 51
2009-09-14 CLE ND 6.0 6 3 3 1 4 2 95 51
2009-09-09 @TOR W 7.1 6 1 1 2 5 0 103 65
2009-09-04 @CLE L 6.0 8 4 3 2 6 0 101 46
Last 5 v.NYY 0-1 22.2 22 14 12 3 15 1 4.76 49
2009-05-31 NYY ND 7.1 7 3 3 0 4 1 89 56
2009-04-19 @NYY ND 6.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 89 63
2000-06-07 NYY L 4.1 7 6 5 1 2 0 80 28
1998-06-11 NYY ND 5.0 4 4 3 1 5 0 80 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   49-33   Road:   38-43   ExtrInn: 7-7 
 vsRHP:  59-44   vsLHP:  28-32   1-Run:  24-20
 vsEast: 10-22   vsCntrl:46-27   vsWest: 19-21 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
163 Tue, Oct  6   DET  W   6-5 (12)  87-76  1st  1.0 up
162 Sun, Oct  4   KCR  W  13-4       86-76  1st    Tied
161 Sat, Oct  3   KCR  W   5-4       85-76  1st    Tied
160 Fri, Oct  2   KCR  W  10-7       84-76  2nd  1.0 gb
159 Thu, Oct  1  @DET  W   8-3       83-76  2nd  2.0 gb
158 Wed, Sep 30  @DET  L   2-7       82-76  2nd  3.0 gb
157 Tue, Sep 29  @DET  L   5-6       82-75  2nd  2.0 gb
156 Tue, Sep 29  @DET  W   3-2 (10)  82-74  2nd  2.0 gb
155 Sun, Sep 27  @KCR  L   1-4       81-74  2nd  2.0 gb
154 Sat, Sep 26  @KCR  W  11-6       81-73  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:16-4    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jul 09, 2009 NYY  6 @MIN  4        W:Jonathan Albaladejo (4-1), L: Francisco Liriano (4-9), S: Mariano Rivera (23)
Wed, Jul 08, 2009 NYY  4 @MIN  3        W:A.J. Burnett (8-4), L: Anthony Swarzak (2-3), S: Mariano Rivera (22)
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
Season Series: 2009 - NYY leads 7-0; 2008 - NYY won 6-4; 2007 - NYY won 5-2; All-Time - NYY leads 1101-764

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  5.65

DET  4.56

SDP  3.94

RA/G

SFG  3.77

NYM  4.67

BAL  5.41

BA

J. Mauer  .365

M. Ramirez  .290

A. Miles  .185

OBP

J. Mauer  .444

W. Harris  .364

A. Miles  .224

SLG

A. Pujols  .658

J. Thome  .481

A. Miles  .242

OPS

A. Pujols  1.101

B. McCann  .834

A. Miles  .466

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.16

J. Niemann  3.94

L. Hernandez  5.44

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.43

J. Cueto  6.94

J. Lannan  3.88

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Yankees Batters (5.65 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.69 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Pavano
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
44.Keppel
G/S/vB
47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
37.Mahay*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· 3/.833 4/.250 1/.000 6/.500 6/.750 3/1.000 3/1.334 ··· 540/362 .274/.336/.416/.752 .763/.747 .745 65/.668 10/2 13/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP 5/.000 4/.833 5/.400 3/.000 7/.619 12/1.136 3/.000 7/.286 1/.000 674/444 .320/.352/.520/.871 .876/.869 .832 78/.945 5/7 25/12
29.Cervelli G/S/vP 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 101/71 .298/.309/.372/.682 .724/.663 .697 14/1.071 0/3 1/1
18.Damon* G/S/vP 13/1.045 6/1.500 6/1.167 3/.666 3/.333 18/.749 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 626/438 .282/.365/.489/.854 .776/.889 .795 62/.684 12/0 24/5
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 6/.334 2/5.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· 2/.000 1/4.000 ··· 284/219 .270/.345/.379/.724 .781/.708 .759 46/.697 26/5 3/2
17.Hairston G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 433/285 .251/.315/.394/.710 .741/.694 .628 23/.483 7/4 10/12
14.Hinske* G/S/vP 12/.444 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 4/.250 ··· 3/.666 3/1.334 224/175 .242/.348/.432/.780 .786/.778 .808 17/.567 1/0 8/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 10/1.000 10/.700 8/.750 3/.666 6/1.500 16/.688 3/.333 5/.650 1/3.000 716/513 .334/.406/.465/.871 1.010/.817 .836 84/.898 30/5 18/8
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 5/.400 2/.000 5/.933 2/.000 4/.000 8/1.333 2/.500 6/1.100 ··· 528/380 .274/.367/.509/.876 .976/.835 .949 73/.935 0/1 28/
26.Molina G/S/vP 5/.400 6/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/no AB 9/.444 ··· ··· ··· 155/108 .217/.292/.268/.560 .539/.569 .575 32/.354 0/0 1/1
20.Posada# G/S/vP 3/.333 2/.000 6/1.000 2/.500 4/.833 9/.347 ··· 4/.250 1/.000 438/299 .285/.363/.522/.885 .836/.909 .760 50/.775 1/0 22/7
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/.666 9/.476 7/3.047 2/.500 6/.500 11/.741 ··· 10/1.056 2/.000 535/388 .286/.402/.532/.933 .939/.931 .938 72/1.012 14/2 30/9
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 6/.334 5/1.000 13/.708 2/1.000 10/.844 10/1.100 2/.500 10/.800 ··· 607/398 .249/.371/.498/.869 .868/.866 .945 71/.783 0/0 29/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 9/1.277 8/.804 4/.833 5/1.200 10/.644 ··· ··· 11/1.636 5/2.550 707/499 .292/.383/.565/.948 .911/.951 .882 83/1.146 2/0 39/4
IP 199.1 51.2 76.1 54.0 136.2 50.1 61.2 68.2 70.0 TOTAL .283/.362/.478/.839 .846/.837 .822 .828 111/28 244/101
ERA-K/9 5.10/6.6 4.70/7.5 2.36/5.5 4.83/5.3 5.80/8.0 4.29/7.5 2.34/8.0 2.10/11.7 3.60/6.3 4.50/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 854/.294 230/.250 304/.207 242/.297 609/.279 239/.295 253/.224 271/.171 299/.262 .272
OPS .795 .722 .598 .813 .830 .879 .649 .549 .722 .762
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 442/.743 94/.954 120/.525 117/.841 155/.631 111/.743 114/.480 132/.548 138/.724 .754
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 412/.849 136/.571 184/.645 125/.786 454/.899 128/1.005 139/.791 139/.551 161/.718 .769
Home 377/.781 130/.732 148/.668 107/.884 247/.779 126/.931 133/.694 149/.487 176/.712
Last 28d days 131/.863 50/.584 46/.790 57/.815 43/.976 31/.669 34/.772 50/.578 43/.521
HR/SB/CS 26/33/6 3/4/1 10/4/2 4/2/1 21/15/9 10/0/1 7/5/0 7/5/0 6/5/0 185/107/32
Usage ······X· ····X·o· ····X··· ····X·o· ······o· ····o·o· ····o··o ····X··o ····o·oo
Twins Batters (5.01 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.65 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Pettitte*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
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
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 16/.800 4/2.083 6/1.167 2/.000 18/.764 7/1.096 3/.000 11/.819 1/.000 708/485 .284/.316/.389/.705 .689/.712 .690 109/.867 13/4 9/25
25.Casilla# G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 256/178 .202/.280/.259/.538 .488/.565 .515 7/1.000 11/0 0/5
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 14/1.000 2/3.000 3/.000 2/.500 8/1.583 5/.900 2/1.500 5/.000 ··· 650/468 .276/.342/.520/.862 1.013/.803 .910 104/1.003 6/1 32/6
22.Gomez G/S/vP 10/.733 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.500 ··· 3/.666 ··· 349/227 .229/.287/.337/.623 .608/.631 .541 33/.440 14/7 3/1
23.Harris G/S/vP 17/1.059 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 6/.000 3/.000 ··· 5/.650 1/.000 454/292 .260/.309/.361/.670 .751/.628 .809 40/.643 0/2 6/12
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 4/.250 2/2.500 3/.666 4/.000 8/1.625 4/1.417 2/.000 6/.900 2/.500 577/413 .300/.369/.540/.909 .643/1.016 .956 92/.864 1/1 28/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 11/1.155 2/1.000 3/2.667 4/3.000 7/.286 3/.000 9/.555 7/.858 2/.000 606/383 .365/.444/.587/1.031 .910/1.103 1.111 107/1.007 4/1 28/3
58.Morales# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 134/115 .311/.381/.361/.742 1.062/.689 .720 51/.655 0/0 0/3
8.Punto# G/S/vP 6/.666 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 7/.829 2/.000 2/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 440/308 .228/.337/.284/.621 .642/.608 .599 90/.726 16/3 1/7
55.Redmond G/S/vP 5/1.467 2/.500 2/.000 1/.000 6/.000 ··· 3/1.000 3/.000 ··· 147/92 .237/.299/.289/.588 .762/.485 .584 7/.286 0/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 4/.500 3/.000 3/.333 1/.000 3/.666 3/1.167 ··· 4/.000 2/.500 676/462 .311/.392/.415/.807 .877/.774 .848 104/.836 23/10 8/5
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 231/171 .232/.303/.308/.611 .890/.510 .606 78/.829 6/2 2/4
21.Young G/S/vP 14/1.429 ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/.393 6/.733 ··· 6/.834 2/.000 416/282 .284/.308/.425/.733 .833/.685 .709 96/.948 2/5 12/5
IP 194.2 84.0 157.1 60.0 147.1 86.0 13.1 66.1 43.2 TOTAL .274/.345/.429/.774 .785/.768 .797 .834 85/32 172/89
ERA-K/9 4.16/6.8 3.54/7.4 4.75/7.6 4.50/7.3 4.64/8.5 3.03/10.0 9.45/8.8 1.76/9.8 3.30/13.0 4.28/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 833/.259 338/.220 709/.274 238/.209 664/.258 351/.217 62/.278 257/.197 191/.216 .251
OPS .721 .631 .802 .668 .747 .635 .861 .549 .685 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 236/.730 161/.559 381/.796 133/.584 326/.823 164/.740 28/.494 130/.511 83/.601 .724
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 597/.717 177/.698 328/.808 105/.778 338/.673 187/.546 34/1.175 127/.586 108/.751 .742
Road 398/.656 149/.789 298/.775 101/.744 355/.674 191/.565 26/.552 102/.537 107/.810
Last 28d days 97/.757 45/.517 83/.912 20/.261 78/.739 35/.500 17/.937 35/.629 11/.573
HR/SB/CS 20/14/8 10/10/2 21/26/8 10/2/2 14/4/5 8/5/2 3/1/0 7/2/1 4/2/2 181/125/52
Usage ·······X ·······X ······o· ······o· ·······X ······o· ········ ······o· ······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.