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Game Preview: LAA @ NYY, 7:57pm, Saturday, October 17, 2009 @Yankee Stadium III

Angels, 97-65, 3-1 in postseason

SP: Joe Saunders (28, LHP, 16-7, 4.60)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 RegS (16-7) 186.0 202 102 95 64 101 29 4.60
2008 RegS (17-7) 198.0 187 82 75 53 103 21 3.41
2007 RegS (8-5) 107.1 129 56 53 34 69 11 4.44
Last 7 GS 6-0 44.1 44 15 12 11 23 4 2.44 55
2009-10-04 @OAK W 5.0 6 2 2 2 3 0 84 48
2009-09-27 OAK W 6.0 7 3 3 1 3 0 89 48
2009-09-21 NYY W 8.1 7 2 2 0 3 2 108 64
2009-09-16 @BOS ND 5.2 8 5 2 3 5 0 106 41
2009-09-11 CHW W 7.0 3 1 1 1 3 1 101 69
2009-09-06 @KCR W 5.1 10 2 2 1 2 1 103 41
2009-08-31 @SEA W 7.0 3 0 0 3 4 0 98 72
Last 5 v.NYY 2-1 28.2 35 21 20 10 19 6 6.28 43
2009-09-21 NYY W 8.1 7 2 2 0 3 2 108 64
2009-07-10 NYY ND 5.0 9 5 5 2 3 1 106 30
2008-08-10 NYY ND 7.0 6 3 3 3 6 0 112 56
2006-08-27 NYY L 2.1 7 8 8 3 3 3 74 11
2006-08-11 @NYY W 6.0 6 3 2 2 4 0 100 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   51-32   Road:   49-34   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  62-48   vsLHP:  38-18   1-Run:  28-18
 vsEast: 29-18   vsCntrl:27-17   vsWest: 30-27 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  4 Fri, Oct 16  @NYY  L   1-4         -               
  3 Sun, Oct 11  @BOS  W   7-6         -               
  2 Fri, Oct  9   BOS  W   4-1         -               
  1 Thu, Oct  8   BOS  W   5-0         -               
162 Sun, Oct  4  @OAK  W   5-3       97-65  1st 10.0 up
161 Sat, Oct  3  @OAK  W   4-2       96-65  1st  9.0 up
160 Fri, Oct  2  @OAK  W   5-2       95-65  1st  8.0 up
159 Thu, Oct  1   TEX  L   3-11      94-65  1st  8.0 up
158 Wed, Sep 30   TEX  W   5-0       94-64  1st  9.0 up
157 Tue, Sep 29   TEX  W   5-2       93-64  1st  8.0 up

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Yankees, 103-59, 4-0 in postseason

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

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 RegS (13-9) 207.0 193 99 93 97 195 25 4.04
2008 RegS (18-10) 221.1 211 109 100 86 231 19 4.07
2007 RegS (10-8) 165.2 131 74 69 66 176 23 3.75
Last 7 GS 3-1 43.0 38 15 13 20 46 3 2.72 57
2009-10-09 MIN ND 6.0 3 1 1 5 6 0 95 63
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
Last 5 v.LAA 2-1 33.2 36 19 17 9 33 4 4.54 51
2009-09-23 @LAA W 5.2 7 2 2 3 11 0 101 55
2009-04-30 LAA ND 7.0 8 4 4 1 5 1 108 49
2008-07-04 @LAA L 7.0 12 8 6 0 3 2 101 28
2008-06-01 @LAA ND 8.0 3 2 2 3 8 1 102 73
2008-05-22 LAA W 6.0 6 3 3 2 6 0 98 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   60-24   Road:   47-35   ExtrInn: 8-3 
 vsRHP:  70-41   vsLHP:  37-18   1-Run:  23-16
 vsEast: 45-27   vsCntrl:28-9    vsWest: 24-15 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  4 Fri, Oct 16   LAA  W   4-1         -               
  3 Sun, Oct 11  @MIN  W   4-1         -               
  2 Fri, Oct  9   MIN  W   4-3 (11)    -               
  1 Wed, Oct  7   MIN  W   7-2         -               
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

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 NYY  4  LAA  1        W:C.C. Sabathia , L: John Lackey , S: Mariano Rivera 
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 NYY  3 @LAA  2        W:A.J. Burnett (12-9), L: Scott Kazmir (9-9), S: Mariano Rivera (42)
Tue, Sep 22, 2009 NYY  6 @LAA  5        W:Philip Hughes (8-3), L: Matt Palmer (10-2), S: Mariano Rivera (41)
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 LAA  5  NYY  2        W:Joe Saunders (14-7), L: Andy Pettitte (13-7), S: Brian Fuentes (44)
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 NYY  5  LAA  3        W:Philip Hughes (7-3), L: Jered Weaver (15-6), S: Mariano Rivera (40)
Sun, Jul 12, 2009 LAA  5  NYY  4        W:John Lackey (4-4), L: C.C. Sabathia (8-6), S: Brian Fuentes (26)
Sat, Jul 11, 2009 LAA 14  NYY  8        W:Jered Weaver (10-3), L: Andy Pettitte (8-5), S: none
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 LAA 10  NYY  6        W:Jason Bulger (4-1), L: Mark Melancon (0-1), S: Brian Fuentes (25)
Sat, May 02, 2009 LAA  8 @NYY  4        W:Matt Palmer (2-0), L: C.C. Sabathia (1-3), S: none
Fri, May 01, 2009 NYY 10  LAA  9        W:Jonathan Albaladejo (2-1), L: Brian Fuentes (0-2), S: none

Regular and Postseason
Season Series: 2009 - NYY leads 6-5; 2008 - LAA won 7-3; 2007 - LAA won 6-3; All-Time - NYY leads 326-277

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

R. Raburn  .290

A. Miles  .185

OBP

J. Mauer  .444

O. Salazar  .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

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Batter vs. Pitcher Include Regular and Postseason Totals, All Others Just Regular Season

Angels Batters (5.45 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
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 77/.869 2/.500 5/.400 2/.000 9/.730 3/1.167 5/.200 3/.666 ··· 667/466 .293/.390/.435/.825 .735/.865 .838 58/.672 30/8 15/8
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 6/.567 3/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 10/.400 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 1/4.000 556/375 .312/.353/.423/.776 .804/.763 .829 48/.778 14/7 5/11
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 13/1.084 2/1.000 5/.400 3/.000 17/1.357 4/.250 7/.143 10/.744 2/1.000 729/497 .298/.395/.393/.789 .630/.864 .783 68/.779 42/17 5/14
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 46/.735 5/.000 4/1.750 ··· 22/1.266 5/.400 4/.833 10/.733 1/2.000 407/302 .295/.334/.460/.794 .686/.831 .878 52/.747 2/1 15/0
48.Hunter G/S/vP 24/.473 5/.400 2/1.000 ··· 15/.750 2/.500 13/.648 13/.658 2/.000 506/376 .299/.366/.508/.873 .978/.837 .844 57/.483 18/4 22/1
13.Izturis# G/S/vP 18/.646 2/.000 5/.400 2/.000 22/1.200 1/2.000 1/.000 5/.400 1/2.000 437/373 .300/.359/.434/.794 .975/.772 .736 33/.902 13/5 8/4
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 12/.872 ··· ··· 1/.000 10/.675 6/.750 1/2.000 6/.533 2/1.000 400/252 .291/.334/.444/.778 .831/.745 .714 42/.897 11/4 10/4
5.Mathis G/S/vP 6/.900 3/.000 4/.000 ··· 9/.904 3/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 272/184 .211/.288/.308/.596 .625/.582 .494 25/.520 2/3 5/7
24.Matthews# G/S/vP 15/.575 3/1.167 2/1.000 1/2.000 24/.446 4/.750 5/.200 12/.500 1/no AB 360/261 .250/.336/.361/.697 .707/.693 .646 29/1.048 4/1 4/3
19.Morales# G/S/vP 6/.334 3/.666 6/2.000 2/1.500 13/.930 2/.500 1/3.000 4/.250 2/.500 622/478 .306/.355/.569/.924 .801/.962 .814 59/1.022 3/7 34/8
44.Napoli G/S/vP 12/1.326 ··· 4/1.750 1/no AB 17/1.542 1/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 3/2.500 432/324 .272/.350/.492/.842 1.023/.782 .880 32/1.085 3/3 20/8
39.Quinlan G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 5/.650 ··· 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· 120/43 .243/.275/.339/.614 .651/.548 .653 15/.552 1/1 2/1
20.Rivera G/S/vP 10/.650 2/2.000 6/.334 ··· 6/1.166 1/.000 2/1.500 7/.000 1/2.000 572/416 .287/.332/.478/.810 1.030/.730 .851 63/.810 0/1 25/2
77.Willits# G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 11/.899 4/.250 1/3.000 2/.000 1/.000 92/71 .213/.256/.238/.493 .433/.511 .539 17/.650 5/1 0/0
46.Wilson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/5 .200/.200/.400/.600 /.600 6/.600 0/0 0/0
IP 207.0 84.0 157.1 60.0 147.1 86.0 13.1 66.1 43.2 TOTAL .285/.350/.441/.792 .788/.793 .780 .767 148/63 173/99
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)
 Mathis (52-18-6)
 Napoli (74-21-5)
 Wilson (1-0-0)

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  Rivera
 Abreu
 Matthews
 Hunter
 Quinlan
 Figgins
 Willits
 Izturis
 Guerrero
124/0/7/11
10/0/126/10
12/56/28/2
0/115/0/2
17/0/6/1
1/0/0/0
27/6/10/0
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
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 105/.684 34/.447 67/.971 15/.343 52/.693 23/.445 10/.633 27/.696 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 ·····X·o ·······o ········ ·····o·X ·······o X····X·X ·······o
Yankees Batters (5.65 RS/G) vs. Angels Pitchers (4.70 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Saunders*
G/S/vB
52.Bulger
G/S/vB
40.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
65.Jepsen
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
32.Palmer
G/S/vB
54.Santana
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 9/.333 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 6/.334 5/1.200 8/.661 540/362 .274/.336/.416/.752 .763/.747 .759 44/.637 10/2 13/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP 11/.455 3/.667 4/.500 1/2.000 8/1.625 4/.000 24/.795 674/444 .320/.352/.520/.871 .876/.869 .912 53/.930 5/7 25/12
29.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 101/71 .298/.309/.372/.682 .724/.663 .667 12/1.083 0/3 1/1
18.Damon* G/S/vP 16/.732 4/.000 3/.000 ··· 38/.768 5/.000 29/.643 626/438 .282/.365/.489/.854 .776/.889 .915 47/.770 12/0 24/5
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 3/.000 284/219 .270/.345/.379/.724 .781/.708 .678 35/.494 26/5 3/2
17.Hairston G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 ··· 9/.555 ··· ··· 433/285 .251/.315/.394/.710 .741/.694 .803 13/.585 7/4 10/12
14.Hinske* G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 1/.000 11/1.323 ··· 7/.000 224/175 .242/.348/.432/.780 .786/.778 .729 14/.607 1/0 8/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 16/1.233 4/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 47/.575 6/1.000 30/1.340 716/513 .334/.406/.465/.871 1.010/.817 .908 55/.947 30/5 18/8
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 1/5.000 3/2.667 3/1.667 ··· 5/.000 4/.500 18/.865 528/380 .274/.367/.509/.876 .976/.835 .816 50/.772 0/1 28/
26.Molina G/S/vP 7/.334 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 155/108 .217/.292/.268/.560 .539/.569 .540 27/.345 0/0 1/1
20.Posada# G/S/vP 5/1.100 2/.500 3/1.167 1/no AB 19/.787 1/.000 16/.830 438/299 .285/.363/.522/.885 .836/.909 1.013 31/.938 1/0 22/7
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 15/1.604 3/2.667 2/2.500 3/.000 29/1.115 1/.000 27/.754 535/388 .286/.402/.532/.933 .939/.931 .929 49/.978 14/2 30/9
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 25/.741 2/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 6/.333 1/.000 30/.492 607/398 .249/.371/.498/.869 .868/.866 .776 47/.714 0/0 29/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 18/.347 4/.000 3/.667 1/2.000 4/1.417 5/.200 30/.802 707/499 .292/.383/.565/.948 .911/.951 1.013 57/1.121 2/0 39/4
IP 186.0 65.2 55.0 54.2 73.0 121.1 139.2 TOTAL .283/.362/.478/.839 .846/.837 .858 .805 111/28 244/101
ERA-K/9 4.60/4.9 3.56/9.3 3.93/7.5 4.94/7.9 2.71/8.0 3.93/5.1 5.03/6.9 4.45/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (13-10-0)
 Molina (23-9-3)
 Posada (80-31-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 805/.279 262/.207 242/.254 237/.292 293/.237 505/.240 614/.288 .272  Damon
 Hinske
 Gardner
 Cabrera
 Swisher
 Hairston
132/0/0/6
2/0/35/3
0/99/0/3
40/103/48/3
8/0/130/2
19/5/14/1
OPS .794 .682 .720 .693 .651 .701 .833 .769
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 212/.696 127/.725 78/.589 122/.881 123/.707 268/.786 323/.911 .818
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 593/.829 135/.643 164/.786 115/.497 170/.605 237/.606 291/.746 .726
Road 397/.810 112/.618 125/.623 122/.782 155/.671 210/.825 333/.744
Last 28d days 76/.692 31/.579 24/.393 37/.812 33/.567 36/.476 96/.755
HR/SB/CS 29/18/7 7/3/0 6/1/1 2/3/0 5/9/3 12/12/4 24/15/5 180/128/39
Usage ········ X····X·· ·····o·o ·····X·o ·····o·o 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.