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Game Preview: LAA @ NYY, 7:57pm, Saturday, October 24, 2009 @Yankee Stadium III

Angels, 97-65, 5-3 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 5-0 44.1 47 17 14 9 24 5 2.84 53
2009-10-17 @NYY ND 7.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 105 61
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
Last 5 v.NYY 1-1 29.2 35 20 20 9 20 7 6.07 44
2009-10-17 @NYY ND 7.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 105 61
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   53-33   Road:   49-35   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  63-49   vsLHP:  39-19   1-Run:  30-19
 vsEast: 31-20   vsCntrl:27-17   vsWest: 30-27 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  8 Thu, Oct 22   NYY  W   7-6         -               
  7 Tue, Oct 20   NYY  L   1-10        -               
  6 Mon, Oct 19   NYY  W   5-4 (11)    -               
  5 Sat, Oct 17  @NYY  L   3-4 (13)    -               
  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

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Yankees, 103-59, 6-2 in postseason

SP: Andy Pettitte (37, LHP, 14-8, 4.16)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 RegS (14-8) 194.2 193 101 90 76 148 20 4.16
2008 RegS (14-14) 204.0 233 112 103 55 158 19 4.54
2007 RegS (15-9) 215.1 238 106 97 69 141 16 4.05
Last 7 GS 3-2 40.0 37 21 19 19 25 4 4.28 49
2009-10-19 @LAA ND 6.1 7 3 3 1 2 2 95 48
2009-10-11 @MIN W 6.1 3 1 1 1 7 0 81 69
2009-10-03 @TBR L 4.1 6 5 3 4 1 1 95 32
2009-09-27 BOS W 6.0 7 2 2 3 4 0 97 51
2009-09-21 @LAA L 6.0 5 3 3 2 3 0 91 51
2009-09-11 BAL ND 5.0 5 3 3 3 5 0 103 47
2009-09-05 @TOR W 6.0 4 4 4 5 3 1 101 46
Last 5 v.LAA 0-3 27.0 37 21 20 10 13 3 6.67 38
2009-10-19 @LAA ND 6.1 7 3 3 1 2 2 95 48
2009-09-21 @LAA L 6.0 5 3 3 2 3 0 91 51
2009-07-11 @LAA L 4.1 7 6 6 2 1 1 83 24
2009-05-01 LAA ND 5.2 9 5 5 4 2 0 111 29
2008-09-10 @LAA L 4.2 9 4 3 1 5 0 100 36
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   61-24   Road:   48-37   ExtrInn: 9-4 
 vsRHP:  70-43   vsLHP:  39-18   1-Run:  24-18
 vsEast: 45-27   vsCntrl:28-9    vsWest: 26-17 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  8 Thu, Oct 22  @LAA  L   6-7         -               
  7 Tue, Oct 20  @LAA  W  10-1         -               
  6 Mon, Oct 19  @LAA  L   4-5 (11)    -               
  5 Sat, Oct 17   LAA  W   4-3 (13)    -               
  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

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 LAA  7  NYY  6        W:Kevin Jepsen , L: Philip Hughes , S: Brian Fuentes 
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 NYY 10 @LAA  1        W:C.C. Sabathia , L: Scott Kazmir , S: none
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 LAA  5  NYY  4 (11)   W:Ervin Santana , L: Alfredo Aceves , S: none
Sat, Oct 17, 2009 NYY  4  LAA  3 (13)   W:David Robertson , L: Ervin Santana , S: none
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)

Regular and Postseason
Season Series: 2009 - NYY leads 8-7; 2008 - LAA won 7-3; 2007 - LAA won 6-3; All-Time - NYY leads 328-279

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 46.Pettitte*
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 27/.662 3/.667 5/.400 4/.917 9/.730 3/1.167 6/.167 6/.533 1/no AB 667/466 .293/.390/.435/.825 .735/.865 .838 58/.672 30/8 15/8
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 19/.974 4/1.000 5/1.000 1/.000 10/.400 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.000 2/2.000 556/375 .312/.353/.423/.776 .804/.763 .829 48/.778 14/7 5/11
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 24/.661 3/1.334 5/.400 4/.250 17/1.357 4/.250 9/.125 13/.564 3/1.000 729/497 .298/.395/.393/.789 .630/.864 .783 68/.779 42/17 5/14
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 27/1.161 6/.000 5/1.400 ··· 23/1.209 7/.572 4/.833 12/.781 2/1.000 407/302 .295/.334/.460/.794 .686/.831 .878 52/.747 2/1 15/0
48.Hunter G/S/vP 43/.789 6/.334 3/1.334 ··· 15/.750 4/.500 13/.648 15/.564 3/.000 506/376 .299/.366/.508/.873 .978/.837 .844 57/.483 18/4 22/1
13.Izturis# G/S/vP 5/1.100 2/.000 6/.367 2/.000 22/1.200 3/.666 1/.000 6/.334 2/2.000 437/373 .300/.359/.434/.794 .975/.772 .736 33/.902 13/5 8/4
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 18/.722 1/2.000 1/4.000 1/.000 10/.675 7/.629 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 10/.844 4/1.000 5/.000 ··· 9/.904 4/1.500 1/.000 3/.000 1/3.000 272/184 .211/.288/.308/.596 .625/.582 .494 25/.520 2/3 5/7
24.Matthews# G/S/vP 30/.895 4/1.250 2/1.000 1/2.000 25/.427 5/.600 5/.200 12/.500 2/.500 360/261 .250/.336/.361/.697 .707/.693 .646 29/1.048 4/1 4/3
19.Morales# G/S/vP 8/.000 3/.666 6/2.000 2/1.500 13/.930 5/.650 2/1.500 5/.200 3/.333 622/478 .306/.355/.569/.924 .801/.962 .814 59/1.022 3/7 34/8
44.Napoli G/S/vP 13/1.083 ··· 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 19/.757 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 14/.500 2/2.000 7/.715 ··· 7/1.000 3/.666 2/1.500 7/.000 2/1.000 572/416 .287/.332/.478/.810 1.030/.730 .851 63/.810 0/1 25/2
77.Willits# G/S/vP 6/.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 194.2 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 4.16/6.8 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 833/.259 338/.220 709/.274 238/.209 664/.258 351/.217 62/.278 257/.197 191/.216 .251  Rivera
 Abreu
 Matthews
 Hunter
 Quinlan
 Guerrero
 Figgins
 Willits
 Izturis
124/0/7/11
10/0/126/10
12/56/28/2
0/115/0/2
17/0/6/1
0/0/2/0
1/0/0/0
27/6/10/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .721 .631 .802 .668 .747 .635 .861 .549 .685 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 236/.730 161/.559 381/.796 133/.584 326/.823 164/.740 28/.494 130/.511 83/.601 .724
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 597/.717 177/.698 328/.808 105/.778 338/.673 187/.546 34/1.175 127/.586 108/.751 .742
Home 435/.780 189/.507 411/.822 137/.614 309/.830 160/.715 36/1.106 155/.556 84/.522
Last 28d days 73/.760 34/.447 67/.971 15/.343 52/.693 23/.445 10/.633 27/.696 11/.573
HR/SB/CS 20/14/8 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··· ····o·X· ·o··o·o· ····o·o· ···o···· ·X··X·o· ·o··o·o· ·o··X·XX ····o·X·
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 12/.444 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 9/.444 6/1.500 12/.533 540/362 .274/.336/.416/.752 .763/.747 .759 44/.637 10/2 13/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP 14/.643 4/.500 6/.533 4/2.000 10/1.800 5/.200 26/.791 674/444 .320/.352/.520/.871 .876/.869 .912 53/.930 5/7 25/12
29.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 101/71 .298/.309/.372/.682 .724/.663 .667 12/1.083 0/3 1/1
18.Damon* G/S/vP 19/.721 4/.000 5/.000 1/.000 40/.728 6/.834 31/.669 626/438 .282/.365/.489/.854 .776/.889 .915 47/.770 12/0 24/5
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 4/1.000 4/.000 284/219 .270/.345/.379/.724 .781/.708 .678 35/.494 26/5 3/2
17.Hairston G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 4/.000 ··· 9/.555 ··· 1/2.000 433/285 .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 19/1.307 4/2.000 1/.000 4/.000 49/.577 8/.708 33/1.271 716/513 .334/.406/.465/.871 1.010/.817 .908 55/.947 30/5 18/8
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 4/1.250 3/2.667 4/1.750 2/2.000 7/.286 5/.400 19/.811 528/380 .274/.367/.509/.876 .976/.835 .816 50/.772 0/1 28/
26.Molina G/S/vP 9/.500 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 4/.500 3/1.167 3/2.667 21/.707 2/.000 18/.851 438/299 .285/.363/.522/.885 .836/.909 1.013 31/.938 1/0 22/7
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 18/1.326 4/3.417 5/3.467 5/.000 30/1.134 2/1.500 29/.699 535/388 .286/.402/.532/.933 .939/.931 .929 49/.978 14/2 30/9
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 28/.784 3/.000 3/1.666 3/.333 8/.250 1/.000 31/.517 607/398 .249/.371/.498/.869 .868/.866 .776 47/.714 0/0 29/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 21/.295 4/.000 5/.400 2/1.000 7/1.514 6/.167 32/.792 707/499 .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
 Gardner
 Cabrera
 Hinske
 Swisher
 Hairston
132/0/0/6
0/99/0/3
40/103/48/3
2/0/35/3
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· ···oo··X ·X··o·X· ·o··X·X· ·o·oX·X· ···X···X ···Xo·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.