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Game Preview: MIN @ NYY, 2nd Game, Friday, October 9, 2009 @Yankee Stadium III

Twins, 87-76, 87-76

SP: Nick Blackburn (27, RHP, 11-11, 4.03)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (11-11) 205.2 240 103 92 41 98 25 4.03
2008 (11-11) 193.1 224 102 87 39 96 23 4.05
2007 (0-2) 11.2 19 12 10 2 8 2 7.71
Last 7 GS 3-2 44.0 45 15 15 3 30 5 3.07 56
2009-10-03 KCR ND 7.0 4 2 2 0 5 1 88 66
2009-09-29 @DET ND 7.0 6 1 1 1 4 0 111 64
2009-09-21 @CHW W 7.0 8 0 0 0 6 0 101 67
2009-09-16 CLE W 6.1 8 2 2 0 3 1 91 52
2009-09-11 OAK L 3.0 6 6 6 1 2 3 68 24
2009-09-06 @CLE L 6.2 7 3 3 1 3 0 95 50
2009-08-31 CHW W 7.0 6 1 1 0 7 0 99 68
Last 5 v.NYY 0-1 18.1 24 15 12 9 13 4 5.89 41
2009-05-16 @NYY ND 7.2 6 4 4 3 4 1 111 52
2008-08-12 NYY ND 4.2 6 4 4 3 5 1 102 38
2008-07-21 @NYY L 1.2 7 6 3 0 1 1 50 24
2008-06-01 NYY ND 4.1 5 1 1 3 3 1 71 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   49-33   Road:   38-43   ExtrInn: 7-7 
 vsRHP:  59-44   vsLHP:  28-32   1-Run:  24-20
 vsEast: 10-22   vsCntrl:46-27   vsWest: 19-21 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
163 Tue, Oct  6   DET  W   6-5 (12)  87-76  1st  1.0 up
162 Sun, Oct  4   KCR  W  13-4       86-76  1st    Tied
161 Sat, Oct  3   KCR  W   5-4       85-76  1st    Tied
160 Fri, Oct  2   KCR  W  10-7       84-76  2nd  1.0 gb
159 Thu, Oct  1  @DET  W   8-3       83-76  2nd  2.0 gb
158 Wed, Sep 30  @DET  L   2-7       82-76  2nd  3.0 gb
157 Tue, Sep 29  @DET  L   5-6       82-75  2nd  2.0 gb
156 Tue, Sep 29  @DET  W   3-2 (10)  82-74  2nd  2.0 gb
155 Sun, Sep 27  @KCR  L   1-4       81-74  2nd  2.0 gb
154 Sat, Sep 26  @KCR  W  11-6       81-73  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:16-4    Last 30:20-10
Yankees, 103-59, 103-59

SP: A.J. Burnett (32, RHP, 13-9, 4.04)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (13-9) 207.0 193 99 93 97 195 25 4.04
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 3-1 42.1 46 20 18 17 42 5 3.83 51
2009-10-04 @TBR W 5.0 7 2 1 1 3 1 84 49
2009-09-29 KCR ND 6.1 3 2 1 3 8 0 108 66
2009-09-23 @LAA W 5.2 7 2 2 3 11 0 101 55
2009-09-18 @SEA ND 7.0 7 1 1 3 6 0 104 62
2009-09-12 BAL L 7.0 7 6 6 2 4 2 108 41
2009-09-07 TBR W 6.0 4 1 1 3 8 0 99 65
2009-09-01 @BAL ND 5.1 11 6 6 2 2 2 109 22
Last 5 v.MIN 1-1 31.2 28 16 15 17 31 3 4.26 52
2009-07-08 @MIN W 6.1 7 2 2 4 2 0 100 49
2009-05-17 MIN ND 6.2 6 2 2 6 7 0 123 55
2008-09-03 MIN ND 6.2 6 3 3 4 8 0 113 54
2007-06-28 @MIN ND 4.0 6 5 5 0 6 2 75 36
2007-05-27 @MIN L 8.0 3 4 3 3 8 1 125 67
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   57-24   Road:   46-35   ExtrInn: 7-3 
 vsRHP:  67-41   vsLHP:  36-18   1-Run:  22-16
 vsEast: 45-27   vsCntrl:25-9    vsWest: 23-15 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Oct  4  @TBR  W  10-2      103-59  1st  8.0 up
161 Sat, Oct  3  @TBR  L   3-5      102-59  1st  8.0 up
160 Fri, Oct  2  @TBR  L   4-13     102-58  1st  9.0 up
159 Wed, Sep 30   KCR  L   3-4      102-57  1st 10.5 up
158 Tue, Sep 29   KCR  W   4-3      102-56  1st 10.5 up
157 Mon, Sep 28   KCR  W   8-2      101-56  1st  9.5 up
156 Sun, Sep 27   BOS  W   4-2      100-56  1st  8.5 up
155 Sat, Sep 26   BOS  W   3-0       99-56  1st  7.5 up
154 Fri, Sep 25   BOS  W   9-5       98-56  1st  6.5 up
153 Wed, Sep 23  @LAA  W   3-2       97-56  1st  6.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jul 09, 2009 NYY  6 @MIN  4        W:Jonathan Albaladejo (4-1), L: Francisco Liriano (4-9), S: Mariano Rivera (23)
Wed, Jul 08, 2009 NYY  4 @MIN  3        W:A.J. Burnett (8-4), L: Anthony Swarzak (2-3), S: Mariano Rivera (22)
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 NYY 10 @MIN  2        W:C.C. Sabathia (8-5), L: Scott Baker (6-7), S: none
Mon, May 18, 2009 NYY  7  MIN  6        W:Andy Pettitte (4-1), L: Glen Perkins (1-3), S: Phil Coke (1)
Sun, May 17, 2009 NYY  3  MIN  2 (10)   W:Alfredo Aceves (2-0), L: Jesse Crain (2-2), S: none
Sat, May 16, 2009 NYY  6  MIN  4 (11)   W:Alfredo Aceves (1-0), L: Craig Breslow (1-2), S: none
Fri, May 15, 2009 NYY  5  MIN  4        W:Jose Veras (2-1), L: Joe Nathan (1-1), S: none

Wed, Aug 13, 2008 MIN  4  NYY  2        W:Kevin Slowey (9-8), L: Darrell Rasner (5-9), S: Joe Nathan (32)
Tue, Aug 12, 2008 NYY  9 @MIN  6 (12)   W:Jose Veras (3-1), L: Matt Guerrier (6-6), S: Edwar Ramirez (1)
Mon, Aug 11, 2008 MIN  4  NYY  0        W:Glen Perkins (9-3), L: Sidney Ponson (7-3), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - NYY leads 7-0; 2008 - NYY won 6-4; 2007 - NYY won 5-2; All-Time - NYY leads 1101-764

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  5.65

DET  4.56

SDP  3.94

RA/G

SFG  3.77

NYM  4.67

BAL  5.41

BA

J. Mauer  .365

G. Parra  .290

A. Miles  .185

OBP

J. Mauer  .444

S. Schumaker  .364

A. Miles  .224

SLG

A. Pujols  .658

J. Thome  .481

A. Miles  .242

OPS

A. Pujols  1.101

B. McCann  .834

A. Miles  .466

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.16

J. Niemann  3.94

L. Hernandez  5.44

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.43

J. Cueto  6.94

J. Lannan  3.88

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

Twins Batters (5.01 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.65 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
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
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 30/.657 4/2.083 6/1.167 2/.000 18/.764 7/1.096 3/.000 11/.819 1/.000 708/485 .284/.316/.389/.705 .689/.712 .718 109/.867 13/4 9/25
25.Casilla# G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 256/178 .202/.280/.259/.538 .488/.565 .560 7/1.000 11/0 0/5
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 15/.498 2/3.000 3/.000 2/.500 8/1.583 5/.900 2/1.500 5/.000 ··· 650/468 .276/.342/.520/.862 1.013/.803 .817 104/1.003 6/1 32/6
22.Gomez G/S/vP 8/.393 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.500 ··· 3/.666 ··· 349/227 .229/.287/.337/.623 .608/.631 .700 33/.440 14/7 3/1
23.Harris G/S/vP 13/.648 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 6/.000 3/.000 ··· 5/.650 1/.000 454/292 .260/.309/.361/.670 .751/.628 .527 40/.643 0/2 6/12
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 17/.647 2/2.500 3/.666 4/.000 8/1.625 4/1.417 2/.000 6/.900 2/.500 577/413 .300/.369/.540/.909 .643/1.016 .865 92/.864 1/1 28/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 15/.929 2/1.000 3/2.667 4/3.000 7/.286 3/.000 9/.555 7/.858 2/.000 606/383 .365/.444/.587/1.031 .910/1.103 .959 107/1.007 4/1 28/3
58.Morales# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 134/115 .311/.381/.361/.742 1.062/.689 .766 51/.655 0/0 0/3
8.Punto# G/S/vP 14/.377 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 7/.829 2/.000 2/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 440/308 .228/.337/.284/.621 .642/.608 .642 90/.726 16/3 1/7
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 2/.000 1/.000 6/.000 ··· 3/1.000 3/.000 ··· 147/92 .237/.299/.289/.588 .762/.485 .592 7/.286 0/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 12/.606 3/.000 3/.333 1/.000 3/.666 3/1.167 ··· 4/.000 2/.500 676/462 .311/.392/.415/.807 .877/.774 .765 104/.836 23/10 8/5
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 7/1.371 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 231/171 .232/.303/.308/.611 .890/.510 .616 78/.829 6/2 2/4
21.Young G/S/vP 10/.700 ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/.393 6/.733 ··· 6/.834 2/.000 416/282 .284/.308/.425/.733 .833/.685 .757 96/.948 2/5 12/5
IP 207.0 84.0 157.1 60.0 147.1 86.0 13.1 66.1 43.2 TOTAL .274/.345/.429/.774 .785/.768 .750 .834 85/32 172/89
ERA-K/9 4.04/8.5 3.54/7.4 4.75/7.6 4.50/7.3 4.64/8.5 3.03/10.0 9.45/8.8 1.76/9.8 3.30/13.0 4.28/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 896/.247 338/.220 709/.274 238/.209 664/.258 351/.217 62/.278 257/.197 191/.216 .251
OPS .729 .631 .802 .668 .747 .635 .861 .549 .685 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 482/.653 161/.559 381/.796 133/.584 326/.823 164/.740 28/.494 130/.511 83/.601 .724
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 414/.816 177/.698 328/.808 105/.778 338/.673 187/.546 34/1.175 127/.586 108/.751 .742
Home 447/.700 189/.507 411/.822 137/.614 309/.830 160/.715 36/1.106 155/.556 84/.522
Last 28d days 134/.717 45/.517 83/.912 20/.261 78/.739 35/.500 17/.937 35/.629 11/.573
HR/SB/CS 25/23/12 10/10/2 21/26/8 10/2/2 14/4/5 8/5/2 3/1/0 7/2/1 4/2/2 181/125/52
Usage ····X··· ·····X·· ····o··· ····o·o· ·····X·· ····o·X· ······o· ····o··· ····o·X·
Yankees Batters (5.65 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.69 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Blackburn
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
44.Keppel
G/S/vB
47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
37.Mahay*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 6/.334 3/.833 4/.250 1/.000 6/.500 6/.750 3/1.000 3/1.334 ··· 540/362 .274/.336/.416/.752 .763/.747 .759 65/.668 10/2 13/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP 8/.000 4/.833 5/.400 3/.000 7/.619 12/1.136 3/.000 7/.286 1/.000 674/444 .320/.352/.520/.871 .876/.869 .912 78/.945 5/7 25/12
29.Cervelli G/S/vP 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 101/71 .298/.309/.372/.682 .724/.663 .667 14/1.071 0/3 1/1
18.Damon* G/S/vP 12/.969 6/1.500 6/1.167 3/.666 3/.333 18/.749 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 626/438 .282/.365/.489/.854 .776/.889 .915 62/.684 12/0 24/5
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 4/.500 2/5.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· 2/.000 1/4.000 ··· 284/219 .270/.345/.379/.724 .781/.708 .678 46/.697 26/5 3/2
17.Hairston G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 433/285 .251/.315/.394/.710 .741/.694 .803 23/.483 7/4 10/12
14.Hinske* G/S/vP 5/.900 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 4/.250 ··· 3/.666 3/1.334 224/175 .242/.348/.432/.780 .786/.778 .729 17/.567 1/0 8/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 12/1.493 10/.700 8/.750 3/.666 6/1.500 16/.688 3/.333 5/.650 1/3.000 716/513 .334/.406/.465/.871 1.010/.817 .908 84/.898 30/5 18/8
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/.000 5/.933 2/.000 4/.000 8/1.333 2/.500 6/1.100 ··· 528/380 .274/.367/.509/.876 .976/.835 .816 73/.935 0/1 28/
26.Molina G/S/vP 3/1.167 6/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/no AB 9/.444 ··· ··· ··· 155/108 .217/.292/.268/.560 .539/.569 .540 32/.354 0/0 1/1
20.Posada# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 6/1.000 2/.500 4/.833 9/.347 ··· 4/.250 1/.000 438/299 .285/.363/.522/.885 .836/.909 1.013 50/.775 1/0 22/7
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 9/1.000 9/.476 7/3.047 2/.500 6/.500 11/.741 ··· 10/1.056 2/.000 535/388 .286/.402/.532/.933 .939/.931 .929 72/1.012 14/2 30/9
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 15/.733 5/1.000 13/.708 2/1.000 10/.844 10/1.100 2/.500 10/.800 ··· 607/398 .249/.371/.498/.869 .868/.866 .776 71/.783 0/0 29/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 7/2.667 8/.804 4/.833 5/1.200 10/.644 ··· ··· 11/1.636 5/2.550 707/499 .292/.383/.565/.948 .911/.951 1.013 83/1.146 2/0 39/4
IP 205.2 51.2 76.1 54.0 136.2 50.1 61.2 68.2 70.0 TOTAL .283/.362/.478/.839 .846/.837 .858 .828 111/28 244/101
ERA-K/9 4.03/4.3 4.70/7.5 2.36/5.5 4.83/5.3 5.80/8.0 4.29/7.5 2.34/8.0 2.10/11.7 3.60/6.3 4.50/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 882/.290 230/.250 304/.207 242/.297 609/.279 239/.295 253/.224 271/.171 299/.262 .272
OPS .768 .722 .598 .813 .830 .879 .649 .549 .722 .762
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 495/.817 94/.954 120/.525 117/.841 155/.631 111/.743 114/.480 132/.548 138/.724 .754
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 387/.706 136/.571 184/.645 125/.786 454/.899 128/1.005 139/.791 139/.551 161/.718 .769
Road 465/.773 100/.709 156/.531 135/.756 362/.865 113/.821 120/.595 122/.625 123/.736
Last 28d days 124/.726 50/.584 46/.790 57/.815 43/.976 31/.669 34/.772 50/.578 43/.521
HR/SB/CS 25/12/2 3/4/1 10/4/2 4/2/1 21/15/9 10/0/1 7/5/0 7/5/0 6/5/0 185/107/32
Usage ·····X·· ··X·o·o· ··X···oX ··X·o·X· ····o··· ··o·o·oo ··o··ooX ··X··ooX ··o·oo·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.