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Game Preview: DET @ NYY, 1:05pm, Saturday, July 18, 2009 @Yankee Stadium III

Tigers, 48-40, 1st, 2½ up

SP: Justin Verlander (26, RHP, 10-4, 3.38)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (10-4) 122.1 108 51 46 38 149 10 3.38
2008 (11-17) 201.0 195 119 108 87 163 18 4.84
2007 (18-6) 201.2 181 88 82 67 183 20 3.66
Last 7 GS 4-2 45.0 44 20 18 14 52 6 3.60 56
2009-07-12 CLE W 7.0 5 0 0 3 8 0 116 72
2009-07-07 KCR W 6.0 7 5 3 0 11 1 114 53
2009-07-01 @OAK L 6.0 6 4 4 1 6 2 102 49
2009-06-26 @HOU ND 5.1 7 3 3 4 6 0 118 44
2009-06-21 MIL W 7.2 5 2 2 3 8 2 115 66
2009-06-16 @STL L 4.0 8 5 5 2 4 0 73 28
2009-06-10 @CHW W 9.0 6 1 1 1 9 1 122 79
Last 5 v.NYY 3-1 26.0 31 17 14 9 23 3 4.85 47
2009-04-27 NYY W 7.0 7 0 0 0 9 0 110 72
2008-09-01 NYY L 1.2 7 8 5 2 2 1 64 15
2007-08-27 NYY W 7.0 3 0 0 2 6 0 96 75
2007-08-16 @NYY W 5.1 7 3 3 1 2 1 119 43
2006-06-01 NYY ND 5.0 7 6 6 4 4 1 94 29
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-13   Road:   21-27   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  30-30   vsLHP:  18-10   1-Run:  13-12
 vsEast:  4-11   vsCntrl:19-15   vsWest: 15-6  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 88 Fri, Jul 17  @NYY  L   3-5       48-40  1st  2.5 up
 87 Sun, Jul 12   CLE  W  10-1       48-39  1st  3.5 up
 86 Sat, Jul 11   CLE  L   4-5       47-39  1st  2.5 up
 85 Fri, Jul 10   CLE  W   5-1       47-38  1st  3.5 up
 84 Wed, Jul  8   KCR  W   3-1       46-38  1st  2.0 up
 83 Tue, Jul  7   KCR  W   8-5       45-38  1st  2.0 up
 82 Mon, Jul  6   KCR  L   3-4       44-38  1st  1.5 up
 81 Sun, Jul  5  @MIN  L   2-6       44-37  1st  2.0 up
 80 Sat, Jul  4  @MIN  L   3-4       44-36  1st  2.5 up
 79 Fri, Jul  3  @MIN  W  11-9 (16)  44-35  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Yankees, 52-37, 2nd, 3 GB, 3½ up in WC

SP: C.C. Sabathia (28, LHP, 8-6, 3.86)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (8-6) 128.1 110 58 55 38 95 11 3.86
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 3-3 42.1 40 21 21 11 34 5 4.46 52
2009-07-12 @LAA L 6.2 9 5 5 3 6 0 114 39
2009-07-07 @MIN W 7.0 3 1 1 1 3 1 100 69
2009-07-02 SEA L 5.2 10 6 6 3 8 1 107 30
2009-06-26 @NYM W 7.0 3 1 1 0 8 1 99 75
2009-06-21 @FLA ND 1.1 3 1 1 1 1 0 28 44
2009-06-16 WSN W 7.2 6 3 3 1 2 1 109 56
2009-06-11 @BOS L 7.0 6 4 4 2 6 1 123 53
Last 5 v.DET 1-3 30.0 36 24 24 8 26 6 7.20 42
2009-04-27 @DET L 8.0 6 4 4 0 7 1 99 61
2008-04-16 DET L 4.0 8 9 9 5 1 2 93 6
2007-09-19 DET W 7.0 5 2 2 1 7 0 109 65
2007-08-14 DET ND 7.0 7 2 2 1 8 0 96 62
2007-07-05 @DET L 4.0 10 7 7 1 3 3 87 16
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-16   Road:   25-21   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  34-27   vsLHP:  18-10   1-Run:  12-11
 vsEast: 15-17   vsCntrl:17-5    vsWest: 10-7  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 89 Fri, Jul 17   DET  W   5-3       52-37  2nd  3.0 gb
 88 Sun, Jul 12  @LAA  L   4-5       51-37  2nd  3.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul 11  @LAA  L   8-14      51-36  2nd  2.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul 10  @LAA  L   6-10      51-35  2nd  1.0 gb
 85 Thu, Jul  9  @MIN  W   6-4       51-34  1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 NYY  8 @DET  6        W:Joba Chamberlain (1-0), L: Rick Porcello (1-3), S: none
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 NYY 11 @DET  0        W:Philip Hughes (1-0), L: Ryan Perry (0-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 DET  4  NYY  2        W:Justin Verlander (1-2), L: C.C. Sabathia (1-2), S: none

Mon, Sep 01, 2008 NYY 13 @DET  9        W:Brian Bruney (2-0), L: Justin Verlander (10-15), S: none
Sat, May 10, 2008 NYY  5 @DET  2        W:Darrell Rasner (2-0), L: Jeremy Bonderman (2-4), S: Mariano Rivera (10)
Fri, May 09, 2008 DET  6  NYY  5        W:Kenny Rogers (3-3), L: Kei Igawa (0-1), S: none
Thu, May 01, 2008 DET  8 @NYY  4        W:Nate Robertson (1-3), L: Jonathan Albaladejo (0-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 30, 2008 DET  6 @NYY  2        W:Jeremy Bonderman (2-2), L: Andy Pettitte (3-3), S: none
Tue, Apr 29, 2008 DET  6 @NYY  4        W:Kenny Rogers (2-3), L: Philip Hughes (0-4), S: Todd Jones (5)
Mon, Aug 27, 2007 DET 16  NYY  0        W:Justin Verlander (14-5), L: Mike Mussina (8-10), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - NYY leads 3-1; 2008 - DET won 4-2; 2007 - Tied 4-4; All-Time - NYY leads 1033-919

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

FLA  4.56

SDP  3.76

RA/G

SFG  3.68

CHW  4.60

WSN  5.63

BA

J. Mauer  .373

R. Zimmerman  .288

J. Giambi  .191

OBP

A. Pujols  .456

D. Fowler  .362

D. Navarro  .254

SLG

A. Pujols  .723

A. Ethier  .473

N. Punto  .223

OPS

A. Pujols  1.179

J. Varitek  .826

N. Punto  .543

ERA

D. Haren  2.01

R. Oswalt  3.85

J. Geer  5.79

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.96

B. Zito  6.79

J. Garland  3.62

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Tigers Batters (4.78 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.92 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Sabathia*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
38.Bruney
G/S/vB
34.Burnett
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
65.Hughes
G/S/vB
39.Melancon
G/S/vB
46.Pettitte*
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
28.Tomko
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 164/143 .250/.282/.327/.609 .496/.625 .552 31/.591 13/2 0/2
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 6/1.834 ··· 4/.250 6/.500 3/.666 1/.000 5/.650 ··· 12/1.250 1/.000 ··· 15/1.043 354/254 .321/.384/.542/.926 .944/.917 .759 88/.919 1/2 18/4
4.Everett G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 14/.824 223/144 .262/.318/.354/.672 .835/.580 .669 53/.708 3/2 2/8
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 16/.400 ··· 1/.000 12/.349 4/.250 2/.000 9/2.334 ··· 8/.125 3/1.666 ··· ··· 388/268 .254/.338/.451/.789 .573/.883 .893 89/.570 15/4 19/0
15.Inge G/S/vP 52/.402 ··· 3/1.167 10/1.389 3/.333 ··· 4/.250 1/.000 16/.813 7/.286 ··· 1/.000 345/254 .268/.360/.515/.876 1.122/.791 .886 78/.848 2/4 21/11
8.Laird G/S/vP 11/1.434 ··· 1/.000 7/1.833 6/.533 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 11/.573 4/.000 1/.000 1/.000 265/200 .241/.326/.364/.690 .796/.655 .611 61/.896 1/0 4/2
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 66/.826 ··· 3/.666 11/1.233 6/.533 2/1.000 8/.250 ··· 42/1.051 14/1.263 ··· 6/1.133 294/207 .260/.330/.343/.673 .819/.611 .619 52/.597 3/0 4/2
14.Polanco G/S/vP 42/.866 ··· 2/1.000 21/.536 4/.000 2/.000 9/1.000 ··· 7/1.286 2/.000 ··· 24/.488 349/241 .256/.312/.386/.698 .763/.666 .620 77/.808 3/1 6/1
25.Raburn G/S/vP 12/.667 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 1/no AB ··· ··· 134/62 .269/.346/.496/.842 .858/.823 .668 42/1.057 2/1 6/2
55.Ryan G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/8 .143/.294/.214/.508 .476/.536 .200 14/.377 0/1 0/0
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 23/.714 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 4/.000 ··· ··· 149/125 .271/.308/.451/.759 .565/.798 .585 34/.683 0/2 6/4
33.Thames G/S/vP 32/.844 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.666 ··· 6/1.133 2/.000 ··· ··· 139/82 .272/.331/.544/.875 1.011/.784 .822 79/.780 0/2 9/0
34.Thomas* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 140/109 .268/.336/.472/.808 .702/.839 .766 13/1.538 1/0 5/2
IP 128.1 43.1 16.2 113.1 89.0 38.1 55.0 5.2 107.2 38.0 22.2 20.2 TOTAL .259/.328/.422/.750 .783/.737 .701 .769 44/22 104/50
ERA-K/9 3.86/6.7 2.49/7.5 4.86/9.7 3.81/8.1 4.25/7.9 3.99/7.3 3.76/9.2 6.35/3.2 4.85/5.8 2.37/10.2 3.57/13.5 5.23/4.8 4.56/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 524/.232 173/.214 72/.203 461/.241 402/.282 152/.195 224/.226 28/.227 477/.283 143/.214 99/.193 85/.247 .255
OPS .650 .637 .619 .735 .817 .648 .718 .802 .795 .581 .673 .790 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 122/.652 78/.527 37/.377 251/.690 229/.767 80/.637 108/.782 15/1.133 139/.735 76/.508 43/.726 37/.455 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 402/.649 95/.727 35/.899 210/.787 173/.878 72/.657 116/.660 13/.408 338/.820 67/.663 56/.634 48/1.044 .772
Home 234/.677 98/.575 33/.832 229/.775 197/.847 78/.524 91/.895 6/2.333 278/.865 91/.635 49/.436 37/.712
Last 28d days 115/.763 58/.575 36/1.060 110/.596 99/1.000 39/.545 36/.199 10/.800 98/.876 30/.200 45/.829 32/.766
HR/SB/CS 11/7/6 6/3/2 1/0/0 14/14/8 12/16/5 6/2/1 7/3/1 0/1/0 15/12/6 5/1/0 2/2/2 5/3/0 112/82/37
Usage ·····X·· ········ ·······X X······· ·······X ······X· X····X·· ·······X ······X· o······· ······X· ······X·
Yankees Batters (5.62 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.44 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
40.Dolsi
G/S/vB
53.French*
G/S/vB
58.Galarraga
G/S/vB
36.Jackson
G/S/vB
37.Lyon
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
59.Ni*
G/S/vB
48.Porcello
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
54.Zumaya
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 10/.425 ··· ··· ··· 18/.706 1/no AB 4/.250 ··· 2/1.000 4/1.000 2/.500 3/.666 277/190 .285/.347/.439/.786 .825/.768 .809 66/.762 5/2 8/2
24.Cano* G/S/vP 11/.637 1/.000 ··· ··· 27/.625 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· 2/.000 7/.929 7/.572 3/1.334 378/260 .308/.341/.490/.831 .933/.786 .858 88/.775 4/4 13/3
18.Damon* G/S/vP 14/.972 1/2.000 ··· ··· 25/.376 9/1.223 3/.666 ··· 3/1.667 6/.334 14/.884 2/.000 357/247 .276/.362/.510/.872 .730/.939 .985 73/.828 8/0 16/4
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 215/166 .282/.352/.404/.757 .657/.784 .724 63/.797 18/4 3/1
14.Hinske* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/.400 11/.273 4/1.167 7/1.229 ··· ··· 5/1.600 2/1.500 2/.500 140/108 .263/.379/.441/.819 1.084/.743 .890 28/.905 0/0 4/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 12/.781 2/2.000 ··· ··· 30/1.097 12/.432 5/.933 ··· 3/.000 6/1.667 5/1.933 1/.000 387/284 .321/.396/.461/.857 1.176/.744 .910 93/.914 17/3 10/4
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 10/.944 1/.000 ··· ··· 23/.893 3/1.000 4/.000 ··· 2/no AB 2/no AB 14/.594 1/.000 275/195 .265/.367/.517/.884 .970/.849 .857 47/1.225 0/0 14/
26.Molina G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 10/.222 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 54/45 .271/.340/.375/.715 1.238/.614 .668 5/.650 0/0 1/1
20.Posada# G/S/vP 8/.536 ··· ··· ··· 9/.583 8/1.232 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 6/.750 8/.500 3/.333 225/159 .285/.369/.508/.877 .852/.888 .986 67/.757 1/0 11/4
12.Ransom G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 73/42 .176/.233/.294/.527 .366/.647 .528 20/.472 1/0 0/4
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 10/.786 1/.000 ··· ··· 20/1.242 4/1.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 5/.000 3/.333 3/.000 253/190 .256/.411/.548/.959 1.059/.928 .974 88/1.205 3/0 17/5
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 40/.732 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 15/1.384 ··· 8/1.071 ··· 2/2.500 8/1.071 3/.333 5/1.400 335/228 .237/.360/.464/.824 .782/.836 .687 76/.628 0/0 14/5
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 11/.282 ··· ··· ··· 10/.600 3/2.167 6/2.000 ··· 2/.000 8/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 389/280 .275/.378/.535/.913 .990/.863 1.004 100/.687 1/0 22/1
IP 122.1 9.1 19.0 99.0 121.2 43.0 50.1 9.0 87.0 39.0 28.0 31.0 TOTAL .276/.358/.471/.828 .878/.809 .851 .824 61/16 132/58
ERA-K/9 3.38/11.0 0.96/1.9 1.89/5.2 5.09/5.9 2.52/7.2 3.77/5.0 4.83/7.0 2.00/9.0 4.14/4.9 3.92/7.8 2.89/6.1 4.94/8.7 4.18/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 506/.236 37/.286 60/.222 435/.289 484/.212 176/.230 222/.294 28/.231 371/.284 164/.229 112/.198 139/.250 .259
OPS .664 .669 .707 .863 .617 .724 .826 .673 .787 .673 .519 .750 .749
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 279/.708 18/.859 25/.367 232/.946 268/.567 73/.649 90/.683 16/.955 200/.871 93/.677 70/.564 69/.950 .775
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 227/.609 19/.488 35/.971 203/.773 216/.679 103/.768 132/.923 12/.333 171/.687 71/.668 42/.438 70/.564 .723
Road 291/.763 31/.635 22/.864 203/.889 263/.624 109/.748 115/.684 20/.800 211/.775 75/.770 65/.545 72/.742
Last 28d days 136/.712 37/.669 48/.801 104/.727 111/.640 39/.759 29/1.191 28/.673 65/1.091 50/.702 29/.395 38/.814
HR/SB/CS 10/4/5 0/1/1 2/0/0 17/2/4 10/13/7 5/2/2 5/3/1 1/0/0 13/4/2 4/0/0 0/0/0 4/2/0 91/43/23
Usage ·····X·· ······X· X······· ······X· ·······X ········ X····X·· o····oo· ········ ·······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.