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Game Preview: TEX @ NYY, 7:05pm, Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @Yankee Stadium III

Rangers, 70-54, 2nd, 4 GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Derek Holland (22, LHP, 7-7, 4.72)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-7) 103.0 111 58 54 32 82 17 4.72
Last 7 GS 4-2 42.2 35 15 14 14 36 6 2.95 57
2009-08-20 MIN W 5.1 7 1 1 0 3 1 83 53
2009-08-15 BOS W 6.2 7 2 2 2 3 2 99 53
2009-08-09 @LAA W 9.0 3 0 0 1 8 0 96 88
2009-08-04 @OAK L 4.1 4 4 3 4 4 1 80 41
2009-07-30 SEA W 8.2 2 1 1 1 10 0 118 85
2009-07-25 @KCR L 4.2 7 4 4 2 4 1 85 36
2009-07-19 MIN ND 4.0 5 3 3 4 4 1 90 40
Last 5 v.NYY 0-1 5.0 10 6 5 2 5 2 9.00 28
2009-05-27 NYY L 5.0 10 6 5 2 5 2 88 28
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-24   Road:   29-30   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  44-35   vsLHP:  26-19   1-Run:  17-13
 vsEast: 20-15   vsCntrl:17-17   vsWest: 24-13 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
124 Tue, Aug 25  @NYY  W  10-9       70-54  2nd  4.0 gb
123 Sun, Aug 23  @TBR  W   4-0       69-54  2nd  5.5 gb
122 Sat, Aug 22  @TBR  L   4-5 (10)  68-54  2nd  6.5 gb
121 Fri, Aug 21  @TBR  L   3-5       68-53  2nd  5.5 gb
120 Thu, Aug 20   MIN  W  11-1       68-52  2nd  5.5 gb
119 Wed, Aug 19   MIN  L   4-5       67-52  2nd  6.5 gb
118 Tue, Aug 18   MIN  L   6-9       67-51  2nd  5.5 gb
117 Mon, Aug 17   MIN  W   8-5       67-50  2nd  4.5 gb
116 Sun, Aug 16   BOS  W   4-3       66-50  2nd  4.5 gb
115 Sat, Aug 15   BOS  W   7-2       65-50  2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Yankees, 78-47, 1st, 6 up

SP: Andy Pettitte (37, LHP, 10-6, 4.25)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (10-6) 152.1 159 81 72 56 117 16 4.25
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 2-1 44.2 38 17 14 12 47 1 2.82 59
2009-08-21 @BOS W 5.0 7 7 5 2 4 0 105 31
2009-08-14 @SEA ND 6.0 6 2 2 1 10 0 111 61
2009-08-09 BOS ND 7.0 5 0 0 2 4 0 112 69
2009-08-04 @TOR W 6.2 4 1 1 4 6 0 103 64
2009-07-30 @CHW ND 6.1 5 2 1 0 8 0 101 65
2009-07-25 OAK L 6.1 5 4 4 1 7 0 99 53
2009-07-20 BAL ND 7.1 6 1 1 2 8 1 109 68
Last 5 v.TEX 1-3 29.0 37 17 17 19 28 1 5.28 44
2009-06-03 TEX L 5.0 7 4 4 6 6 0 104 37
2008-08-05 @TEX L 5.0 6 5 5 3 5 1 104 37
2007-05-08 TEX W 7.0 7 1 1 2 4 0 108 61
2007-05-03 @TEX ND 6.0 5 2 2 3 5 0 107 56
2006-05-20 TEX L 6.0 12 5 5 5 8 0 120 31
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-19   Road:   37-28   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  50-33   vsLHP:  28-14   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast: 30-20   vsCntrl:20-8    vsWest: 18-11 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Tue, Aug 25   TEX  L   9-10      78-47  1st  6.0 up
124 Sun, Aug 23  @BOS  W   8-4       78-46  1st  7.5 up
123 Sat, Aug 22  @BOS  L   1-14      77-46  1st  6.5 up
122 Fri, Aug 21  @BOS  W  20-11      77-45  1st  7.5 up
121 Wed, Aug 19  @OAK  W   3-2       76-45  1st  7.0 up
120 Tue, Aug 18  @OAK  W   7-2       75-45  1st  7.0 up
119 Mon, Aug 17  @OAK  L   0-3       74-45  1st  7.0 up
118 Sun, Aug 16  @SEA  L   3-10      74-44  1st  7.5 up
117 Sat, Aug 15  @SEA  W   5-2       74-43  1st  7.5 up
116 Fri, Aug 14  @SEA  W   4-2       73-43  1st  6.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 NYY  8  TEX  6        W:David Robertson (1-0), L: C.J. Wilson (3-3), S: Mariano Rivera (12)
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 TEX  4 @NYY  2        W:Scott Feldman (5-0), L: Andy Pettitte (5-2), S: Frank Francisco (12)
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 NYY 12  TEX  3        W:A.J. Burnett (4-2), L: Vicente Padilla (3-3), S: none
Wed, May 27, 2009 NYY  9 @TEX  2        W:A.J. Burnett (3-2), L: Derek Holland (1-2), S: none
Tue, May 26, 2009 TEX  7  NYY  3        W:Jason Jennings (2-1), L: Alfredo Aceves (3-1), S: none
Mon, May 25, 2009 NYY 11 @TEX  1        W:Philip Hughes (3-2), L: Matt Harrison (4-4), S: none

Thu, Aug 07, 2008 NYY  3 @TEX  0        W:Mike Mussina (15-7), L: Scott Feldman (4-5), S: Mariano Rivera (28)
Wed, Aug 06, 2008 NYY  5 @TEX  3        W:Sidney Ponson (7-2), L: Tommy Hunter (0-1), S: Mariano Rivera (27)
Tue, Aug 05, 2008 TEX  8  NYY  6        W:Matt Harrison (3-2), L: Andy Pettitte (12-9), S: Eddie Guardado (3)
Mon, Aug 04, 2008 TEX  9  NYY  5        W:Eddie Guardado (3-2), L: Damaso Marte (4-1), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - NYY leads 4-3; 2008 - TEX won 4-3; 2007 - NYY won 5-1; All-Time - NYY leads 352-243

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  5.74

BAL  4.59

SDP  3.80

RA/G

SFG  3.76

NYM  4.69

WSN  5.43

BA

J. Mauer  .374

A. Pagan  .292

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .445

A. Cabrera  .364

R. Cedeno  .234

SLG

A. Pujols  .665

B. Butler  .482

A. Casilla  .259

OPS

A. Pujols  1.106

B. Roberts  .841

A. Casilla  .541

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.16

M. Buehrle  3.92

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.49

M. Cain  6.82

J. Lannan  3.75

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Rangers Batters (4.89 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.79 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Pettitte*
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
41.Gaudin
G/S/vB
65.Hughes
G/S/vB
43.Marte*
G/S/vB
45.Mitre
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
52.Sabathia*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.650 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 388/274 .265/.328/.379/.707 .715/.703 .577 85/.765 24/2 5/16
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 14/.650 2/.000 1/.000 16/.464 ··· ··· 12/1.940 5/.400 5/.000 ··· 12/.834 ··· 17/.312 430/309 .238/.274/.473/.747 .689/.771 .818 105/.566 2/0 23/5
29.Borbon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 42/41 .432/.475/.568/1.043 /1.043 .481 37/1.139 9/1 1/2
22.Byrd G/S/vP 11/1.545 3/1.667 1/.000 16/.266 7/.971 2/.000 19/.728 3/.000 2/5.000 5/.900 1/.000 1/no AB 9/.583 467/323 .283/.325/.487/.813 .765/.834 .703 110/.923 8/2 15/2
17.Cruz G/S/vP 9/.476 3/1.666 ··· 7/1.229 2/3.000 1/no AB 11/.673 5/.600 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 394/279 .266/.338/.544/.881 .668/.965 .791 33/.915 17/3 27/3
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/.000 1/.000 10/1.500 7/.143 1/.000 8/.750 3/1.000 4/.833 4/1.000 2/.000 3/.000 10/.300 314/214 .261/.312/.411/.723 .886/.647 .865 105/.843 8/3 8/1
25.Jones G/S/vP 28/.619 ··· 4/1.250 49/1.069 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 9/.708 2/3.500 2/.000 4/.500 298/162 .217/.329/.482/.811 .753/.850 .715 66/.604 5/1 17/0
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 12/.697 2/3.500 4/.250 17/.494 9/1.667 ··· 24/.701 6/.167 2/.000 ··· 6/.833 4/.500 10/1.189 485/351 .245/.320/.492/.812 1.102/.701 .622 40/1.006 24/2 26/8
14.Murphy* G/S/vP 6/.900 3/.333 1/.000 15/.800 6/2.000 2/.000 11/.773 ··· 1/4.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 6/.334 345/278 .260/.339/.426/.765 .532/.821 .747 81/.629 7/4 11/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 44/.898 ··· 3/1.000 16/.580 1/.000 ··· 11/.573 3/.666 3/.333 ··· 22/.914 ··· 39/.555 352/282 .257/.288/.392/.680 .843/.638 .690 56/.643 1/2 8/4
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 157/126 .200/.269/.386/.655 1.012/.562 .673 58/.833 0/0 6/5
13.Vizquel# G/S/vP 51/.541 1/.000 3/.333 8/.286 2/.000 ··· 12/.349 ··· 11/.398 6/1.000 15/.800 1/.000 7/.000 152/122 .307/.354/.387/.741 1.085/.650 .698 57/.816 4/0 1/0
10.Young G/S/vP 31/.762 3/1.667 2/.500 25/.697 8/1.125 ··· 31/1.252 7/.143 6/.334 ··· 20/.650 3/.000 37/.753 534/385 .329/.382/.538/.920 .908/.924 .877 111/1.039 8/3 22/7
IP 152.1 63.1 27.0 158.2 130.2 50.0 116.2 70.1 7.1 30.1 53.0 36.1 185.1 TOTAL .259/.320/.455/.775 .771/.777 .712 .812 116/22 184/86
ERA-K/9 4.25/6.9 4.12/7.3 4.67/9.3 4.08/8.0 4.34/7.9 4.68/7.2 5.01/8.9 3.33/9.7 11.05/11.1 6.82/5.3 1.87/10.0 3.47/13.1 3.59/7.2 4.38/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 655/.269 260/.233 122/.243 684/.245 560/.257 200/.216 513/.257 294/.227 32/.333 147/.366 207/.202 160/.216 750/.235 .253
OPS .737 .689 .759 .730 .768 .684 .726 .672 1.160 .946 .560 .686 .666 .745
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 196/.664 119/.567 60/.685 362/.662 309/.729 114/.590 258/.799 134/.794 12/.933 72/1.225 101/.504 68/.644 181/.599 .728
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 459/.769 141/.793 62/.834 322/.805 251/.812 86/.815 255/.652 160/.574 20/1.297 75/.677 106/.611 92/.717 569/.688 .758
Home 358/.793 138/.557 54/.836 345/.738 302/.798 109/.585 205/.835 127/.780 18/1.588 71/.859 124/.600 73/.451 317/.641
Last 28d days 125/.582 72/.767 41/.847 139/.817 105/.718 33/.842 71/.920 42/.546 2/.000 99/1.018 45/.636 46/.668 141/.627
HR/SB/CS 16/13/7 10/7/2 4/2/0 19/19/11 16/18/7 8/2/2 8/4/4 7/4/1 3/1/0 6/2/0 6/1/0 3/2/2 17/9/7 146/102/45
Usage ····X··· ···X··X· ····X··· ···X···· X······· ······o· X·····X· ··X···X· X···o··· ····X··· ··X···o· ···X···X ··X····X
Yankees Batters (5.64 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.36 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Holland*
G/S/vB
39.Feldman
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
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
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 1/.000 6/.666 ··· 4/.500 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 11/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 5/1.000 413/273 .268/.329/.419/.748 .790/.727 .763 98/.629 6/2 11/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP 3/.000 8/.500 ··· 5/.400 1/.000 2/1.000 2/2.000 ··· 15/.666 ··· ··· 11/.830 524/344 .314/.345/.507/.852 .871/.843 .901 101/.892 4/5 20/9
18.Damon* G/S/vP 4/.000 8/.542 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 3/.666 9/.347 ··· 23/.824 ··· 2/.500 9/.476 494/338 .286/.365/.517/.882 .799/.922 .979 91/.962 9/0 22/4
17.Hairston G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 378/255 .259/.313/.403/.716 .765/.692 .793 47/.870 7/3 9/10
14.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 11/1.182 2/1.500 ··· ··· 179/139 .257/.363/.454/.817 .945/.781 .858 33/.732 0/0 6/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 4/2.250 10/1.189 ··· 5/.800 4/.250 3/1.667 7/1.571 ··· 24/.652 ··· 1/2.000 8/1.333 554/397 .332/.394/.476/.870 1.099/.782 .888 111/.920 21/5 16/6
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 4/2.500 3/.000 ··· 6/.750 3/.666 ··· 4/.750 ··· 9/.777 ··· 1/.000 9/.730 395/281 .265/.357/.528/.885 .919/.870 .781 78/1.017 0/1 23/
26.Molina G/S/vP ··· 6/.334 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 11/.495 ··· ··· 4/.000 94/67 .250/.312/.321/.633 .741/.589 .526 35/.605 0/0 1/1
20.Posada# G/S/vP 1/2.000 5/2.000 ··· 10/.100 3/.333 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 14/.453 ··· ··· 5/.400 346/237 .274/.350/.492/.841 .863/.831 1.012 78/.703 1/0 16/6
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/1.667 9/.958 ··· 9/.583 5/.200 2/.000 7/1.000 ··· 20/1.061 ··· 1/.000 10/.200 399/289 .264/.396/.509/.905 .914/.902 .880 99/.868 8/1 22/6
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 3/1.167 9/.844 ··· 5/.000 5/.600 ··· 6/1.167 ··· 32/1.308 3/1.167 1/.000 15/1.366 466/298 .248/.371/.485/.857 .902/.829 .708 93/.924 0/0 21/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 4/1.750 12/1.033 ··· 2/.000 7/.143 ··· 4/.000 ··· 11/1.091 3/.666 1/2.000 1/no AB 551/389 .288/.385/.556/.941 .909/.939 1.031 109/.993 2/0 31/1
IP 103.0 144.1 16.1 36.0 37.0 66.1 60.0 32.0 161.0 43.1 46.2 56.0 TOTAL .280/.358/.479/.837 .865/.825 .855 .860 76/21 191/79
ERA-K/9 4.72/7.2 3.87/5.4 0.55/11.6 3.75/10.2 4.62/8.5 2.85/5.6 3.90/6.5 3.09/4.5 3.63/5.5 3.95/7.5 1.74/8.5 3.05/9.8 4.13/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 444/.273 593/.250 48/.085 141/.212 170/.269 272/.230 266/.279 129/.244 661/.253 189/.247 183/.198 243/.229 .259
OPS .795 .693 .253 .656 .756 .682 .801 .647 .728 .692 .539 .668 .745
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 125/.758 318/.666 25/.410 72/.646 76/.728 147/.850 114/.870 54/.656 320/.717 105/.723 57/.741 82/.454 .754
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 319/.808 275/.724 23/.087 69/.667 94/.777 125/.491 152/.751 75/.640 341/.738 84/.653 126/.444 161/.772 .737
Road 202/.663 289/.650 31/.198 73/.632 67/.683 99/.605 107/.859 30/.533 298/.771 124/.704 88/.613 115/.902
Last 28d days 130/.542 150/.798 48/.253 32/.875 9/1.127 126/.728 42/1.158 25/1.005 79/.794 101/.721 37/.427 51/.679
HR/SB/CS 17/7/0 15/12/6 1/1/0 5/1/0 3/4/1 7/6/2 7/7/3 2/0/0 18/13/6 5/6/1 3/7/1 3/3/1 135/78/31
Usage ·····X·· ··X····X X··X·X·· X·o····· o··o···· ···X···· ·····o·X ·······X X·····X· ····X··· o·oXo·X· ···oX·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.