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Game Preview: CHW @ NYY, 1:05pm, Saturday, August 29, 2009 @Yankee Stadium III

WhiteSox, 64-65, 3rd, 5 GB, 10½ GB in WC

SP: Jose Contreras (37, RHP, 5-12, 5.09)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-12) 111.1 112 75 63 43 86 11 5.09
2008 (7-6) 121.0 130 64 61 35 70 12 4.54
2007 (10-17) 189.0 232 134 117 62 113 21 5.57
Last 7 GS 1-4 33.2 37 29 22 17 30 3 5.88 43
2009-08-24 @BOS L 2.2 4 7 1 3 1 1 84 32
2009-08-19 KCR W 7.0 3 1 1 1 8 1 97 74
2009-08-14 @OAK ND 4.1 8 7 6 0 4 1 83 25
2009-08-09 CLE L 4.2 6 4 4 2 2 0 87 36
2009-08-04 LAA ND 2.2 1 3 3 5 3 0 66 42
2009-07-29 @MIN L 5.2 6 3 3 5 4 0 112 44
2009-07-24 @DET L 6.2 9 4 4 1 8 0 117 47
Last 5 v.NYY 0-5 30.0 31 22 20 9 19 5 6.00 45
2008-04-22 NYY L 6.1 7 4 4 1 3 1 97 45
2007-07-31 @NYY L 2.2 8 7 7 1 2 3 61 15
2007-06-07 NYY L 7.1 4 3 3 1 5 0 99 62
2007-05-16 NYY L 6.2 5 4 2 3 6 0 100 55
2006-07-14 @NYY L 7.0 7 4 4 3 3 1 100 47
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-30   Road:   28-35   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  42-47   vsLHP:  22-18   1-Run:  16-23
 vsEast: 15-18   vsCntrl:26-28   vsWest: 12-13 IL:11-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Fri, Aug 28  @NYY  L   2-5 (10)  64-65  3rd  5.0 gb
128 Thu, Aug 27  @BOS  W   9-5       64-64  2nd  4.0 gb
127 Wed, Aug 26  @BOS  L   2-3       63-64  2nd  4.5 gb
126 Tue, Aug 25  @BOS  L   3-6       63-63  2nd  4.5 gb
125 Mon, Aug 24  @BOS  L   8-12      63-62  2nd  3.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 23   BAL  L   4-5       63-61  2nd  2.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 22   BAL  W   4-1       63-60  2nd  2.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 21   BAL  L   1-5       62-60  2nd  3.5 gb
121 Wed, Aug 19   KCR  W   4-2       62-59  2nd  2.0 gb
120 Tue, Aug 18   KCR  L   4-5       61-59  2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
Yankees, 80-48, 1st, 6 up

SP: Sergio Mitre (28, RHP, 2-1, 6.82)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-1) 30.1 49 27 23 8 18 6 6.82
2007 (5-8) 149.0 180 88 77 41 80 9 4.65
2006 (1-5) 41.0 44 28 26 20 31 7 5.71
Last 7 GS 2-1 33.0 50 24 20 12 18 4 5.45 39
2009-08-15 @SEA W 5.1 7 2 1 2 3 0 92 49
2009-08-10 TOR L 5.0 6 5 3 1 6 2 96 44
2009-08-05 @TOR ND 4.1 8 3 3 2 3 1 92 36
2009-07-31 @CHW ND 3.0 7 5 5 2 1 1 75 24
2009-07-26 OAK ND 5.0 9 4 4 0 1 0 74 34
2009-07-21 BAL W 5.2 8 4 3 1 4 0 91 42
2007-09-15 @COL ND 4.2 5 1 1 4 0 0 74 46
Last 5 v.CHW 0-1 14.0 22 14 14 8 6 2 9.00 31
2009-07-31 @CHW ND 3.0 7 5 5 2 1 1 75 24
2007-06-20 @CHW ND 6.1 8 2 2 2 3 0 104 50
2005-06-24 @CHW L 4.2 7 7 7 4 2 1 93 20
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-20   Road:   37-28   ExtrInn: 7-3 
 vsRHP:  50-34   vsLHP:  30-14   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast: 30-20   vsCntrl:21-8    vsWest: 19-12 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
128 Fri, Aug 28   CHW  W   5-2 (10)  80-48  1st  6.0 up
127 Thu, Aug 27   TEX  L   2-7       79-48  1st  6.0 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 02, 2009 NYY  8 @CHW  5        W:C.C. Sabathia (11-7), L: Mark Buehrle (11-5), S: Mariano Rivera (30)
Sat, Aug 01, 2009 CHW 14  NYY  4        W:John Danks (9-7), L: A.J. Burnett (10-5), S: none
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 CHW 10  NYY  5        W:Tony Pena (6-3), L: David Robertson (1-1), S: none
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 CHW  3  NYY  2        W:Matt Thornton (5-2), L: Philip Hughes (4-3), S: none

Thu, Sep 18, 2008 NYY  9  CHW  2        W:Mike Mussina (18-9), L: Javier Vazquez (12-14), S: none
Wed, Sep 17, 2008 NYY  5  CHW  1        W:Brian Bruney (3-0), L: Clayton Richard (2-5), S: none
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 CHW  6 @NYY  2        W:Gavin Floyd (16-7), L: Andy Pettitte (13-14), S: none
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 NYY  4  CHW  2        W:Phil Coke (1-0), L: Ehren Wassermann (1-2), S: Mariano Rivera (36)
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 CHW  7  NYY  6        W:Bobby Jenks (1-0), L: Joba Chamberlain (1-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 NYY  6 @CHW  4        W:Mike Mussina (2-3), L: Javier Vazquez (3-2), S: Mariano Rivera (6)
Season Series: 2009 - CHW leads 3-2; 2008 - NYY won 5-2; 2007 - NYY won 6-4; All-Time - NYY leads 1041-823

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  5.66

BAL  4.60

SDP  3.83

RA/G

LAD  3.80

NYM  4.66

WSN  5.45

BA

J. Mauer  .373

R. Roberts  .290

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .442

W. Harris  .361

R. Cedeno  .240

SLG

A. Pujols  .663

B. Butler  .478

N. Punto  .257

OPS

A. Pujols  1.104

T. Hafner  .833

B. Giles  .548

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.20

M. Buehrle  3.92

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.49

D. Davis  6.79

J. Lannan  3.75

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

WhiteSox Batters (4.62 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.77 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Mitre
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
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
15.Beckham G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 2/.000 4/2.000 309/228 .279/.357/.450/.807 .991/.740 .974 113/.759 6/4 8/12
27.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 7/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/1.833 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 147/98 .229/.313/.412/.725 .803/.688 .843 16/.846 0/0 6/5
23.Dye G/S/vP 6/.833 3/.666 3/.000 15/.534 2/.000 1/.000 3/.666 5/.000 3/.667 29/.774 14/.297 2/.500 62/1.120 476/355 .264/.347/.479/.825 .821/.827 .843 87/.526 0/2 24/5
14.Konerko G/S/vP 8/.700 1/no AB 3/1.167 15/1.285 2/.000 1/.000 7/.143 5/.800 ··· 37/.993 14/1.096 1/no AB 77/.673 503/366 .281/.354/.493/.847 1.068/.766 .815 90/.865 0/0 23/4
30.Kotsay* G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 13/1.007 1/3.000 2/1.000 2/.000 2/.000 6/.333 8/.250 7/.000 1/.000 15/.690 124/102 .250/.293/.330/.623 .429/.665 .629 33/.906 2/1 1/0
18.Lillibridge G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 84/58 .153/.256/.181/.437 .414/.447 .506 5/.200 5/1 0/3
5.Nix G/S/vP 2/.500 1/no AB 1/no AB 3/3.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 6/.000 221/117 .229/.318/.453/.771 .880/.672 .906 78/.840 9/0 11/10
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 7/.429 3/.666 4/1.000 18/.398 1/.000 4/.500 5/.400 3/.666 5/.200 22/.773 14/.381 1/2.000 24/.500 424/317 .316/.348/.468/.815 .696/.856 .868 88/.891 1/0 13/4
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 5/1.467 2/1.000 4/.500 13/.879 ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 6/3.333 5/.000 1/.000 9/.333 457/328 .296/.347/.397/.744 .737/.747 .741 109/.753 22/9 5/2
20.Quentin G/S/vP 2/5.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 2/1.500 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 5/.400 3/.666 1/3.000 10/.700 288/212 .234/.326/.456/.783 .707/.808 .696 90/.849 2/0 15/2
10.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 1/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/2.667 1/.000 ··· 9/.819 479/362 .273/.327/.403/.730 1.006/.642 .693 77/.749 12/4 14/17
51.Rios G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.666 8/.750 7/.929 10/.650 1/.000 6/.833 17/.975 2/.000 28/.783 12/.000 3/1.334 27/1.190 526/381 .258/.308/.418/.726 .711/.732 .587 75/.654 20/3 15/4
25.Thome* G/S/vP 2/2.000 4/.000 3/.333 35/.714 3/.000 2/1.000 6/.500 5/.933 5/.200 31/.576 20/.950 1/.000 27/.926 402/305 .258/.383/.509/.892 .810/.919 .866 79/.921 0/0 23/
IP 30.1 64.1 29.0 164.2 130.2 51.2 116.2 71.1 7.1 159.1 54.0 37.2 192.1 TOTAL .261/.333/.423/.756 .818/.733 .769 .781 84/34 154/109
ERA-K/9 6.82/5.3 4.06/7.3 4.34/8.7 4.10/8.4 4.34/7.9 5.05/7.1 5.01/8.9 3.28/10.0 11.05/11.1 4.18/7.0 1.83/10.0 3.58/13.1 3.56/7.4 4.43/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 147/.366 263/.230 127/.252 707/.241 582/.265 208/.223 534/.262 294/.227 37/.290 682/.267 207/.202 165/.215 750/.235 .254
OPS .946 .681 .773 .721 .780 .708 .750 .672 1.034 .734 .560 .697 .666 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 72/1.225 120/.563 61/.708 372/.646 317/.753 119/.635 264/.802 134/.794 15/.728 205/.705 101/.504 70/.624 181/.599 .733
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 75/.677 143/.781 66/.835 335/.803 265/.808 89/.810 270/.697 160/.574 22/1.254 477/.747 106/.611 95/.751 569/.688 .758
Home 71/.859 141/.545 59/.859 368/.721 324/.817 117/.633 226/.880 127/.780 23/1.278 385/.785 124/.600 78/.493 317/.641
Last 28d days 81/.972 65/.712 42/.638 162/.767 99/.924 39/.927 78/.987 34/.557 7/.143 128/.626 42/.652 42/.704 141/.627
HR/SB/CS 6/2/0 10/7/2 4/2/0 20/19/11 16/20/8 9/2/2 10/4/4 7/4/1 3/1/0 17/13/7 6/1/0 4/2/2 17/9/7 152/104/46
Usage ·······X ·o····X· X·X····X ·X····X· ···X···· ·oo····· ···X···· o····X·· ···X···o ··X····X o····X·· ·X····X· X····X··
Yankees Batters (5.63 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Contreras
G/S/vB
56.Buehrle*
G/S/vB
53.Carrasco
G/S/vB
50.Danks*
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
34.Floyd
G/S/vB
43.Garcia
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
71.Linebrink
G/S/vB
57.Pena
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
67.Williams*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 14/.398 8/1.500 2/.000 9/.555 1/no AB 8/1.500 7/.429 6/.583 2/3.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 425/282 .266/.328/.413/.741 .772/.725 .749 99/.564 7/2 11/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP 18/.778 6/1.167 4/1.000 5/2.100 1/.000 10/.300 7/.286 6/.334 2/.500 1/.000 10/.300 2/.000 537/353 .314/.345/.510/.854 .880/.841 .902 102/.913 4/6 21/9
18.Damon* G/S/vP 31/.693 53/.588 11/.977 4/.500 4/1.250 12/1.875 50/.604 4/.500 3/2.334 1/.000 6/1.500 1/.000 504/347 .288/.370/.516/.886 .807/.923 .982 87/.984 10/0 23/4
17.Hairston G/S/vP 23/.830 28/.711 3/.000 3/1.167 6/.533 ··· 20/.100 ··· 3/1.167 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 382/256 .260/.317/.412/.730 .814/.689 .822 42/.957 7/3 10/10
14.Hinske* G/S/vP 20/.616 15/.762 7/2.238 2/.000 4/1.833 3/.000 15/1.302 3/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 7/1.429 ··· 179/139 .257/.363/.454/.817 .945/.781 .858 29/.596 0/0 6/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 21/.686 29/.893 8/.393 10/.700 7/.453 13/.523 29/.493 4/.000 3/1.167 2/.000 6/1.166 ··· 568/408 .331/.395/.474/.869 1.076/.789 .884 111/.935 22/5 17/6
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 18/.952 11/.473 6/1.467 5/.650 7/1.071 8/.821 5/.800 5/.200 4/.500 1/.000 9/.222 ··· 409/291 .268/.362/.525/.887 .921/.873 .792 79/1.012 0/1 23/
26.Molina G/S/vP 5/.750 17/1.071 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 8/.375 21/.831 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.666 ··· 99/71 .239/.306/.307/.613 .713/.573 .486 38/.502 0/0 1/1
20.Posada# G/S/vP 12/.750 19/.380 5/.000 8/1.792 3/.667 2/1.000 17/.610 6/.500 4/.000 2/.000 8/.661 ··· 354/242 .277/.353/.510/.863 .887/.851 1.047 76/.886 1/0 17/6
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 19/.833 31/.540 8/.542 8/.625 9/1.000 8/.250 41/1.450 3/.667 4/2.417 2/2.000 6/.333 1/no AB 413/299 .267/.400/.504/.904 .911/.901 .879 99/.916 9/1 22/7
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 12/1.083 23/1.120 ··· 7/.971 ··· 3/.000 6/.000 4/.250 2/.000 ··· 8/1.375 1/no AB 479/307 .243/.366/.476/.841 .877/.818 .683 98/.824 0/0 21/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 9/.730 37/.837 10/.956 6/1.167 6/1.300 7/.310 12/.167 6/.333 4/.250 2/.000 9/.333 1/no AB 565/399 .287/.384/.548/.933 .884/.937 1.009 109/.950 2/0 31/1
IP 111.1 178.0 78.2 153.1 51.1 171.0 10.2 45.1 46.1 52.0 58.2 10.0 TOTAL .280/.359/.478/.837 .864/.825 .854 .861 80/23 195/80
ERA-K/9 5.09/7.0 3.89/4.5 3.66/6.3 3.82/7.3 3.33/11.1 3.95/7.6 6.75/6.7 3.77/8.5 3.88/8.9 4.50/7.4 2.45/10.6 4.50/11.7 4.17/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 490/.259 699/.272 342/.277 650/.246 227/.230 709/.241 47/.267 193/.247 204/.274 237/.292 228/.217 39/.206 .259
OPS .741 .754 .711 .711 .764 .673 .809 .711 .833 .775 .627 .631 .739
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 252/.682 192/.825 157/.840 176/.750 73/.952 373/.658 23/.642 90/.898 88/.771 111/.864 91/.578 22/.318 .758
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 238/.801 507/.728 185/.608 474/.696 154/.680 336/.690 24/.958 103/.552 116/.877 126/.701 137/.659 17/1.113 .727
Road 253/.802 268/.765 134/.723 337/.688 115/.891 370/.744 26/.591 90/.717 94/.839 107/.846 106/.710 13/.558
Last 28d days 95/.797 139/1.013 59/.518 168/.760 49/.925 139/.718 47/.809 38/.598 43/1.067 45/.902 53/.512 36/.688
HR/SB/CS 11/18/3 23/2/1 4/1/2 18/16/6 5/14/1 18/14/3 1/1/0 7/8/0 8/10/0 6/4/2 5/4/4 1/2/2 133/107/29
Usage ····X··· X····X·· ····XX·· ·X····X· ·X··X·o· ··X····X ···X···· ·o····X· X··X·o·· ··o·oo·o X·Xo··Xo Xo·ooo··

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.