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Game Preview: TEX @ NYY, 1:05pm, Thursday, August 27, 2009 @Yankee Stadium III

Rangers, 70-55, 2nd, 5 GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Dustin Nippert (28, RHP, 4-2, 3.95)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-2) 43.1 41 20 19 17 36 5 3.95
2008 (3-5) 71.2 92 52 51 37 55 10 6.40
2007 (1-1) 45.1 48 30 28 16 38 5 5.56
Last 7 GS 2-2 35.0 37 19 18 14 32 5 4.63 48
2009-08-21 @TBR L 5.0 7 5 4 2 3 2 95 36
2009-08-16 BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 3 3 1 98 52
2009-08-11 @CLE L 6.0 6 5 5 2 10 0 104 48
2009-08-03 @OAK ND 5.0 1 0 0 2 5 0 91 68
2009-07-22 BOS W 5.2 5 1 1 2 5 1 94 58
2009-07-12 @SEA ND 3.2 5 3 3 2 4 0 61 41
2009-07-07 @LAA ND 3.2 7 3 3 1 2 1 72 36
Has never faced NYY.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-24   Road:   29-31   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  44-35   vsLHP:  26-20   1-Run:  17-13
 vsEast: 20-16   vsCntrl:17-17   vsWest: 24-13 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Wed, Aug 26  @NYY  L   2-9       70-55  2nd  5.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Yankees, 79-47, 1st, 6 up

SP: A.J. Burnett (32, RHP, 10-7, 4.08)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (10-7) 158.2 145 76 72 77 141 19 4.08
2008 (18-10) 221.1 211 109 100 86 231 19 4.07
2007 (10-8) 165.2 131 74 69 66 176 23 3.75
Last 7 GS 2-3 45.1 44 25 24 19 39 4 4.76 50
2009-08-22 @BOS L 5.0 9 9 9 2 6 3 97 17
2009-08-17 @OAK L 8.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 99 61
2009-08-12 TOR ND 6.0 10 3 3 2 7 1 107 45
2009-08-07 BOS ND 7.2 1 0 0 6 6 0 118 77
2009-08-01 @CHW L 4.2 10 7 7 2 4 0 106 18
2009-07-27 @TBR W 7.0 2 1 0 2 5 0 114 74
2009-07-22 BAL W 7.0 6 2 2 3 6 0 104 60
Last 5 v.TEX 3-1 32.0 31 14 14 10 31 5 3.94 54
2009-06-02 TEX W 7.0 8 3 3 1 8 1 111 56
2009-05-27 @TEX W 6.0 3 0 0 4 7 0 118 69
2008-08-02 @TEX W 5.2 6 4 4 2 4 0 103 43
2008-04-13 @TEX ND 5.2 7 4 4 2 3 1 113 40
2007-05-06 @TEX L 7.2 7 3 3 1 9 3 97 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-19   Road:   37-28   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  50-33   vsLHP:  29-14   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast: 30-20   vsCntrl:20-8    vsWest: 19-11 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Wed, Aug 26   TEX  W   9-2       79-47  1st  6.0 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 25, 2009 TEX 10 @NYY  9        W:Kevin Millwood (10-8), L: Joba Chamberlain (8-4), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 - NYY leads 5-3; 2008 - TEX won 4-3; 2007 - NYY won 5-1; All-Time - NYY leads 353-243

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  5.72

WSN  4.61

SDP  3.79

RA/G

SFG  3.76

TOR  4.67

WSN  5.44

BA

J. Mauer  .372

B. Zobrist  .291

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .442

N. Reimold  .363

R. Cedeno  .234

SLG

A. Pujols  .665

N. Markakis  .481

N. Punto  .259

OPS

A. Pujols  1.106

N. Markakis  .843

R. Andino  .541

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.16

M. Buehrle  3.92

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.49

C. Lee  6.84

J. Lannan  3.75

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Rangers Batters (4.86 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.77 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
38.Bruney
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
46.Pettitte*
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 5/.650 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 5/.400 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 393/278 .270/.332/.385/.717 .708/.719 .600 86/.794 24/2 5/16
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 16/.464 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 12/1.940 5/.400 5/.000 ··· 14/.650 12/.834 ··· 17/.312 430/309 .238/.274/.473/.747 .689/.771 .818 101/.589 2/0 23/5
29.Borbon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 48/46 .415/.478/.537/1.015 .000/1.039 .566 43/1.096 9/1 1/2
22.Byrd G/S/vP 16/.266 3/1.667 1/.000 10/.650 2/.000 21/.722 3/.000 2/5.000 5/.900 11/1.545 1/.000 1/no AB 9/.583 472/328 .281/.324/.483/.807 .765/.825 .693 111/.929 8/2 15/2
17.Cruz G/S/vP 7/1.229 3/1.666 ··· 4/1.167 1/no AB 14/1.024 5/.600 ··· ··· 9/.476 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 399/284 .266/.338/.549/.887 .668/.972 .806 38/.974 17/3 27/3
19.Davis* G/S/vP 8/.125 2/.000 1/3.000 8/1.357 2/2.500 5/.400 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 5/.450 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 282/198 .206/.262/.416/.678 .484/.761 .723 5/1.100 0/0 15/2
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 10/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 10/.733 1/.000 10/.800 3/1.000 5/.650 4/1.000 3/1.666 2/.000 3/.000 10/.300 320/219 .270/.319/.416/.735 .877/.670 .885 107/.885 8/3 8/1
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 17/.494 2/3.500 4/.250 11/1.295 ··· 27/.853 6/.167 2/.000 ··· 12/.697 6/.833 4/.500 10/1.189 490/356 .247/.321/.495/.816 1.102/.708 .636 45/1.032 24/2 26/8
14.Murphy* G/S/vP 15/.800 3/.333 1/.000 6/2.000 2/.000 11/.773 ··· 1/4.000 ··· 6/.900 2/.000 2/1.000 6/.334 345/278 .260/.339/.426/.765 .532/.821 .747 77/.646 7/4 12/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 16/.580 ··· 3/1.000 3/1.167 ··· 14/.445 3/.666 3/.333 ··· 44/.898 22/.914 ··· 39/.555 357/287 .257/.289/.391/.680 .843/.639 .689 58/.679 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 54/.902 0/0 6/5
13.Vizquel# G/S/vP 8/.286 1/.000 3/.333 2/.000 ··· 12/.349 ··· 11/.398 6/1.000 51/.541 15/.800 1/.000 7/.000 152/122 .307/.354/.387/.741 1.085/.650 .698 52/.818 4/0 1/0
10.Young G/S/vP 25/.697 3/1.667 2/.500 11/1.000 ··· 33/1.338 7/.143 7/.453 ··· 31/.762 20/.650 3/.000 37/.753 540/390 .329/.383/.543/.926 .912/.931 .890 114/1.063 8/3 22/7
IP 158.2 63.1 28.0 130.2 51.0 116.2 70.1 7.1 30.1 159.1 53.0 36.1 185.1 TOTAL .260/.322/.457/.779 .769/.782 .720 .832 118/23 186/86
ERA-K/9 4.08/8.0 4.12/7.3 4.50/9.0 4.34/7.9 4.59/7.2 5.01/8.9 3.33/9.7 11.05/11.1 6.82/5.3 4.18/7.0 1.87/10.0 3.47/13.1 3.59/7.2 4.43/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 684/.245 260/.233 122/.243 582/.265 200/.216 534/.262 294/.227 37/.290 147/.366 655/.269 207/.202 160/.216 750/.235 .255
OPS .730 .689 .759 .780 .684 .750 .672 1.034 .946 .737 .560 .686 .666 .748
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 362/.662 119/.567 60/.685 317/.753 114/.590 264/.802 134/.794 15/.728 72/1.225 196/.664 101/.504 68/.644 181/.599 .731
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 322/.805 141/.793 62/.834 265/.808 86/.815 270/.697 160/.574 22/1.254 75/.677 459/.769 106/.611 92/.717 569/.688 .761
Home 345/.738 138/.557 54/.836 324/.817 109/.585 226/.880 127/.780 23/1.278 71/.859 358/.793 124/.600 73/.451 317/.641
Last 28d days 139/.817 72/.767 37/.577 99/.924 33/.842 92/1.013 42/.546 7/.143 99/1.018 125/.582 42/.652 46/.668 141/.627
HR/SB/CS 19/19/11 10/7/2 4/2/0 16/20/8 8/2/2 10/4/4 7/4/1 3/1/0 6/2/0 16/13/7 6/1/0 3/2/2 17/9/7 148/104/46
Usage ····X··· ····X··X X····X·· ·X······ o······o ·X·····X ···X···X ·X···o·· ·····X·· X····X·· ···X···o ····X··· ···X····
Yankees Batters (5.67 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.40 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Nippert
G/S/vB
39.Feldman
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
45.Holland*
G/S/vB
35.Hunter
G/S/vB
28.Jennings
G/S/vB
52.Mathis
G/S/vB
33.Millwood
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 ··· 6/.666 1/2.000 5/.400 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 14/.786 2/1.000 5/1.000 418/278 .267/.328/.416/.744 .790/.721 .754 99/.569 6/2 11/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP ··· 8/.500 1/.000 6/.666 1/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 2/2.000 ··· 18/.833 ··· 11/.830 529/349 .315/.346/.512/.858 .871/.851 .912 102/.903 4/6 20/9
18.Damon* G/S/vP ··· 8/.542 1/.000 2/2.500 2/1.000 4/.000 3/.666 9/.347 ··· 26/.781 2/.500 9/.476 499/343 .286/.365/.515/.880 .799/.919 .973 91/.985 9/0 22/4
17.Hairston G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 378/255 .259/.313/.403/.716 .765/.692 .793 43/.828 7/3 10/10
14.Hinske* G/S/vP 2/1.500 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 11/1.182 ··· ··· 179/139 .257/.363/.454/.817 .945/.781 .858 33/.732 0/0 6/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP ··· 10/1.189 ··· 5/.800 4/.250 4/2.250 3/1.667 7/1.571 ··· 28/.850 2/1.000 8/1.333 559/402 .334/.398/.479/.877 1.099/.793 .902 111/.939 21/5 16/6
55.Matsui* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/no AB 7/.971 3/.666 4/2.500 ··· 4/.750 ··· 12/.833 1/.000 9/.730 400/286 .268/.360/.530/.890 .919/.878 .794 79/1.026 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 ··· 5/2.000 1/.000 11/.282 3/.333 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 17/.782 ··· 5/.400 351/242 .277/.353/.502/.855 .863/.851 1.035 79/.781 1/0 17/6
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 9/.958 1/.000 10/.650 5/.200 3/1.667 2/.000 7/1.000 ··· 23/1.097 1/.000 10/.200 404/294 .267/.399/.509/.908 .914/.905 .885 99/.906 9/1 22/7
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 3/1.167 9/.844 1/.000 6/.000 5/.600 3/1.167 ··· 6/1.167 ··· 35/1.181 1/.000 15/1.366 471/303 .245/.368/.479/.847 .902/.814 .689 94/.872 0/0 21/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 3/.666 12/1.033 1/.000 2/.000 8/.250 4/1.750 ··· 4/.000 ··· 14/.972 1/2.000 1/no AB 556/394 .286/.385/.553/.937 .909/.934 1.022 109/.921 2/0 31/1
IP 43.1 144.1 16.1 36.0 37.0 109.0 66.1 61.0 33.0 161.0 46.2 56.0 TOTAL .280/.359/.480/.838 .865/.827 .857 .857 76/22 193/79
ERA-K/9 3.95/7.5 3.87/5.4 0.55/11.6 3.75/10.2 4.62/8.5 4.95/7.1 2.85/5.6 4.13/6.5 3.00/4.6 3.63/5.5 1.74/8.5 3.05/9.8 4.17/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 189/.247 593/.250 56/.093 147/.226 172/.274 444/.273 272/.230 266/.279 129/.244 689/.255 184/.196 243/.229 .259
OPS .692 .693 .273 .680 .768 .795 .682 .801 .647 .741 .536 .668 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 105/.723 318/.666 32/.421 77/.683 78/.755 125/.758 147/.850 114/.870 54/.656 341/.724 57/.741 82/.454 .756
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 84/.653 275/.724 24/.083 70/.678 94/.777 319/.808 125/.491 152/.751 75/.640 348/.758 127/.440 161/.772 .739
Road 124/.704 289/.650 39/.238 79/.679 69/.713 202/.663 99/.605 107/.859 30/.533 326/.797 89/.606 115/.902
Last 28d days 101/.721 132/.664 56/.273 38/.936 11/1.261 130/.542 126/.728 35/1.257 25/1.005 107/.868 35/.452 51/.679
HR/SB/CS 5/6/1 15/12/6 1/1/0 5/1/0 3/4/1 17/7/0 7/6/2 7/7/3 2/0/0 20/13/7 3/7/1 3/3/1 137/78/32
Usage ·····X·· ···X···· ·X··X·X· ·X·o···· ·o··o··· X·····X· ····X··· X·····o· 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.