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Game Preview: TBR @ NYY, 1:05pm, Saturday, June 6, 2009 @Yankee Stadium III

Rays, 28-28, 4th, 5 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: David Price (23, LHP, 1-0, 3.00)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-0) 9.0 9 3 3 7 17 1 3.00
2008 (0-0) 14.0 9 4 3 4 12 1 1.93
Last 7 GS 1-0 14.1 13 5 4 10 20 1 2.51 54
2009-05-30 MIN W 5.2 5 1 1 2 11 0 108 64
2009-05-25 @CLE ND 3.1 4 2 2 5 6 1 100 45
2008-09-22 @BAL ND 5.1 4 2 1 3 3 0 88 54
Has never faced NYY.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-11   Road:   12-17   ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  21-15   vsLHP:   7-13   1-Run:   6-11
 vsEast: 12-10   vsCntrl:10-11   vsWest:  4-6  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 56 Thu, Jun  4   KCR  W   3-2       28-28  4th  5.0 gb
 55 Wed, Jun  3   KCR  W   9-0       27-28  4th  5.0 gb
 54 Tue, Jun  2   KCR  W   6-2       26-28  4th  6.0 gb
 53 Sun, May 31   MIN  L   2-3       25-28  4th  5.5 gb
 52 Sat, May 30   MIN  W   5-2       25-27  4th  5.5 gb
 51 Fri, May 29   MIN  W   5-3       24-27  4th  5.5 gb
 50 Thu, May 28  @CLE  L   1-2       23-27  4th  6.0 gb
 49 Wed, May 27  @CLE  L   7-12      23-26  4th  5.0 gb
 48 Tue, May 26  @CLE  L   1-5       23-25  4th  5.0 gb
 47 Mon, May 25  @CLE  L  10-11      23-24  4th  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Yankees, 32-22, 1st, ½ up

SP: C.C. Sabathia (28, LHP, 5-3, 3.46)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-3) 78.0 65 32 30 24 56 4 3.46
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 4-2 53.2 40 18 17 10 44 3 2.85 64
2009-05-30 @CLE W 7.0 5 3 3 3 8 1 113 60
2009-05-24 PHI ND 8.0 9 3 3 0 4 0 110 56
2009-05-19 BAL W 7.0 3 1 1 1 7 0 105 73
2009-05-14 @TOR W 8.0 5 2 2 4 5 1 111 65
2009-05-08 @BAL W 9.0 4 0 0 1 8 0 112 86
2009-05-02 LAA L 6.2 8 5 4 1 5 0 119 44
2009-04-27 @DET L 8.0 6 4 4 0 7 1 99 61
Last 5 v.TBR 2-0 38.0 31 11 9 4 37 4 2.13 66
2007-08-19 @TBD ND 8.0 5 2 2 0 6 2 102 70
2007-06-30 TBD W 7.0 6 3 2 0 8 0 100 63
2007-04-20 @TBD ND 7.0 7 3 2 1 8 1 104 60
2006-08-18 @TBD ND 8.0 8 3 3 1 6 1 106 59
2005-09-29 TBD W 8.0 5 0 0 2 9 0 102 79
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-10   Road:   16-12   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  21-17   vsLHP:  11-5    1-Run:   8-4 
 vsEast: 10-12   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 54 Thu, Jun  4   TEX  W   8-6       32-22  1st    Tied
 53 Wed, Jun  3   TEX  L   2-4       31-22  1st    Tied
 52 Tue, Jun  2   TEX  W  12-3       31-21  1st  1.0 up
 51 Mon, Jun  1  @CLE  W   5-2       30-21  1st  1.0 up
 50 Sun, May 31  @CLE  L   4-5       29-21  1st  0.5 up
 49 Sat, May 30  @CLE  W  10-5       29-20  1st  1.5 up
 48 Fri, May 29  @CLE  W   3-1       28-20  1st  0.5 up
 47 Wed, May 27  @TEX  W   9-2       27-20  1st    Tied
 46 Tue, May 26  @TEX  L   3-7       26-20  2nd  1.0 gb
 45 Mon, May 25  @TEX  W  11-1       26-19  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, May 07, 2009 TBR  8 @NYY  6        W:Brian Shouse (1-0), L: Mariano Rivera (0-1), S: Joe Nelson (1)
Wed, May 06, 2009 TBR  4 @NYY  3 (10)   W:Grant Balfour (1-0), L: Phil Coke (1-2), S: Troy Percival (5)
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 NYY  4 @TBR  3        W:Brian Bruney (1-0), L: Troy Percival (0-1), S: Mariano Rivera (2)
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 NYY  7 @TBR  2        W:A.J. Burnett (2-0), L: J.P. Howell (0-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 13, 2009 TBR 15  NYY  5        W:Scott Kazmir (2-0), L: Chien-Ming Wang (0-2), S: none

Sun, Sep 14, 2008 NYY  8  TBR  4        W:Carl Pavano (3-1), L: Edwin Jackson (11-11), S: Mariano Rivera (35)
Sat, Sep 13, 2008 NYY  6  TBR  5        W:Damaso Marte (5-3), L: J.P. Howell (6-1), S: Mariano Rivera (34)
Sat, Sep 13, 2008 TBR  7 @NYY  1        W:James Shields (13-8), L: Mike Mussina (17-9), S: none
Thu, Sep 04, 2008 TBR  7  NYY  5        W:Scott Kazmir (11-6), L: Darrell Rasner (5-10), S: Dan Wheeler (11)
Wed, Sep 03, 2008 NYY  8 @TBR  4        W:Edwar Ramirez (5-1), L: Edwin Jackson (11-9), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - TBR leads 3-2; 2008 - NYY won 11-7; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; All-Time - NYY leads 124-65

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

BAL  4.65

SEA  3.80

RA/G

LAD  3.75

TEX  4.76

WSN  6.04

BA

J. Bartlett  .373

M. Cuddyer  .276

C. Young  .181

OBP

K. Youkilis  .475

S. Victorino  .349

C. Young  .232

SLG

A. Pujols  .704

M. DeRosa  .441

J. Kendall  .266

OPS

A. Pujols  1.170

C. Barmes  .794

C. Young  .554

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.55

A. Harang  4.11

F. Carmona  7.42

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.42

C. Lee  6.48

J. Pineiro  3.45

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Rays Batters (5.57 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (5.15 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Sabathia*
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
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 130/79 .252/.369/.393/.762 .748/.770 .879 95/.837 0/0 3/1
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 31/24 .233/.258/.367/.625 .286/.726 .467 31/.625 0/1 0/1
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 25/.560 2/.000 ··· 18/.941 ··· ··· 4/.500 248/164 .327/.391/.457/.849 .708/.924 .887 102/.855 34/2 4/2
11.Dillon G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 16/9 .333/.375/.533/.908 .952/.889 .200 16/.908 0/0 1/0
26.Gross* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.667 6/1.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 105/92 .256/.362/.400/.762 1.262/.698 .842 46/.765 2/1 3/0
41.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 52/31 .286/.314/.388/.701 .739/.677 .544 30/.586 2/1 1/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 27/23 .240/.296/.640/.936 .750/.971 .650 15/1.133 1/0 3/0
27.Kapler G/S/vP 14/1.136 ··· 1/.000 9/.444 ··· 5/.000 2/.500 85/29 .176/.271/.270/.541 .722/.212 .676 36/.388 2/1 0/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 6/1.166 ··· ··· 3/2.000 230/162 .322/.391/.614/1.005 1.058/.983 1.110 95/.748 2/0 13/5
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 6/.334 1/.000 3/.000 5/.400 ··· 6/1.000 4/.500 171/117 .208/.235/.302/.537 .661/.481 .580 69/.634 1/0 3/1
23.Pena* G/S/vP 24/.816 4/.500 3/1.666 12/.083 ··· 3/.666 5/.933 238/157 .226/.366/.549/.914 .821/.965 .854 101/.766 0/1 17/5
2.Upton G/S/vP 6/1.666 3/.000 1/.000 7/.286 ··· ··· 4/.250 227/160 .218/.314/.325/.639 .561/.670 .533 113/.788 17/3 3/0
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 4/.750 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 161/111 .296/.410/.644/1.054 1.145/1.012 1.006 90/1.146 6/2 10/2
IP 78.0 53.1 22.0 22.2 8.2 8.1 21.2 TOTAL .273/.355/.455/.810 .832/.799 .815 .823 90/14 70/33
ERA-K/9 3.46/6.5 3.71/8.6 4.50/5.7 2.38/11.1 2.08/11.4 2.16/4.3 6.65/6.6 4.85/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 320/.226 230/.259 88/.211 92/.253 36/.167 32/.241 101/.232 .263
OPS .608 .782 .774 .689 .506 .670 .827 .788
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 67/.562 121/.802 44/.777 51/.615 12/.258 15/.277 46/.956 .799
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 253/.619 109/.761 44/.766 41/.780 24/.638 17/1.000 55/.704 .780
Home 145/.606 76/.817 46/.681 58/.724 23/.462 27/.439 67/.687
Last 28d days 118/.556 102/.764 41/.800 43/.495 14/.298 27/.439 33/1.036
HR/SB/CS 4/6/3 7/7/3 5/0/0 5/0/0 0/0/1 1/1/0 4/1/0 74/59/23
Usage ······X· ····X··· ·X···o·· ·X··o··X ·oX··oo· ··Xo···· ···X··X·
Yankees Batters (5.74 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 14.Price*
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
44.Isringhausen
G/S/vB
46.Nelson
G/S/vB
34.Niemann
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
14.Berroa G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 16/11 .133/.133/.133/.267 .000/.400 .000 3/.000 0/0 0/2
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 10/.500 ··· 1/no AB 2/no AB 3/.833 163/118 .311/.360/.473/.833 .824/.837 .939 76/.706 4/2 6/1
24.Cano* G/S/vP 1/.000 4/1.750 ··· 5/.400 16/.734 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.334 235/165 .305/.336/.493/.829 .844/.823 .719 100/.820 3/2 9/2
29.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 50/35 .283/.298/.304/.602 .867/.476 .565 41/.641 0/1 0/1
18.Damon* G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/.000 3/.000 6/2.067 13/.862 4/1.250 2/.000 2/1.000 6/1.166 229/163 .297/.373/.540/.912 .679/1.016 1.020 100/.804 5/0 11/1
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 138/106 .265/.346/.385/.730 .751/.724 .794 62/.946 11/2 2/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 2/2.500 5/1.350 ··· 5/.200 20/.929 6/1.333 2/.500 2/3.000 13/.808 244/183 .313/.387/.465/.852 1.165/.747 .904 102/1.006 10/1 7/2
55.Matsui* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.666 ··· 5/1.850 14/.857 1/2.000 1/no AB 2/.500 5/.400 187/136 .256/.342/.482/.824 .911/.791 .761 77/.813 0/0 8/
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 76/65 .243/.293/.300/.593 .091/.678 .535 28/.511 2/1 0/3
20.Posada# G/S/vP ··· 3/2.000 ··· 1/3.000 13/.322 9/.476 1/.000 ··· 4/1.167 117/81 .320/.402/.630/1.032 1.167/.970 1.333 25/1.183 1/0 8/2
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 2/1.500 8/.125 2/2.500 4/.750 17/.661 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 114/84 .250/.395/.522/.916 .983/.893 1.033 106/.923 0/0 7/1
33.Swisher# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 7/.286 1/.000 2/.000 5/.933 2/.500 211/150 .251/.388/.521/.909 .970/.884 .640 92/.733 0/0 10/3
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP ··· 8/.500 ··· 2/.500 7/.476 1/2.000 4/.000 2/.000 2/.000 231/170 .284/.390/.603/.993 1.149/.938 1.141 105/1.263 0/0 16/0
IP 9.0 24.1 3.0 37.0 27.2 5.2 21.2 59.2 17.1 TOTAL .281/.358/.483/.841 .901/.819 .861 .871 37/9 85/23
ERA-K/9 3.00/17.0 5.18/9.3 3.00/12.0 2.19/4.1 2.28/11.0 3.18/4.7 6.23/8.7 3.77/5.9 4.67/7.3 4.48/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 44/.243 109/.228 11/.091 149/.210 112/.200 29/.217 108/.281 257/.256 71/.234 .261
OPS .769 .666 .455 .561 .560 .640 .966 .746 .769 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 13/1.045 48/.643 6/.000 76/.539 37/.772 13/.585 70/.977 137/.708 27/1.010 .737
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 31/.643 61/.684 5/1.000 73/.583 75/.455 16/.683 38/.938 120/.784 44/.615 .774
Road 19/1.045 44/.774 8/.625 101/.457 61/.578 17/.804 60/.883 150/.788 38/.516
Last 28d days 44/.769 52/.574 11/.455 44/.340 56/.312 29/.640 46/1.222 123/.653 27/.535
HR/SB/CS 1/0/0 1/4/0 1/0/0 1/2/0 1/1/0 0/1/0 6/4/0 8/12/3 4/1/0 63/32/8
Usage ······X· ···X··X· ······oo ········ ·o·o·o·X ·····X·· ·····o·· ··X····· ·······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.