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Game Preview: CLE @ OAK, 10:05pm, Thursday, September 17, 2009 @McAfee Coliseum

Indians, 61-84, 4th, 17 GB, 25½ GB in WC

SP: Justin Masterson (24, RHP, 4-7, 4.25)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-7) 112.1 111 59 53 51 97 9 4.25
2008 (6-5) 88.1 68 31 31 40 68 10 3.16
Last 7 GS 1-4 37.1 37 21 17 25 26 2 4.10 47
2009-09-11 KCR ND 6.0 4 1 1 4 4 0 103 60
2009-09-05 MIN L 6.0 5 2 1 5 2 0 107 53
2009-08-30 @BAL L 5.2 8 5 4 4 6 1 99 37
2009-08-25 @KCR L 6.0 7 4 4 2 4 1 98 44
2009-08-20 LAA W 6.1 3 1 0 4 3 0 110 64
2009-08-14 @MIN L 3.1 6 7 6 5 3 0 83 20
2009-08-08 @CHW ND 4.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 61 53
Has never faced OAK.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-41   Road:   30-43   ExtrInn: 4-8 
 vsRHP:  44-67   vsLHP:  17-17   1-Run:  18-18
 vsEast: 16-17   vsCntrl:29-37   vsWest: 11-17 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
145 Wed, Sep 16  @MIN  L   3-7       61-84  4th 17.0 gb
144 Tue, Sep 15  @MIN  L   4-5       61-83  4th 16.0 gb
143 Mon, Sep 14  @MIN  L   3-6       61-82  4th 16.0 gb
142 Sun, Sep 13   KCR  L   0-7       61-81  4th 15.0 gb
141 Sat, Sep 12   KCR  W  13-6       61-80  4th 14.0 gb
140 Fri, Sep 11   KCR  L   1-2 (12)  60-80  4th 15.0 gb
139 Wed, Sep  9   TEX  L   0-10      60-79  4th 15.5 gb
138 Tue, Sep  8   TEX  L   5-10      60-78  4th 15.5 gb
137 Tue, Sep  8   TEX  L   9-11      60-77  4th 15.5 gb
136 Sun, Sep  6   MIN  W   3-1       60-76  4th 15.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:12-18
Athletics, 67-78, 4th, 19 GB, 19½ GB in WC

SP: Clayton Mortensen (24, RHP, 1-2, 6.75)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-2) 20.0 24 19 15 9 8 4 6.75
Last 7 GS 1-2 17.0 19 13 13 8 6 3 6.88 40
2009-09-11 @MIN W 6.0 5 1 1 2 0 1 92 56
2009-09-04 SEA L 7.0 6 4 4 3 1 0 100 47
2009-08-08 @KCR L 4.0 8 8 8 3 5 2 95 16
Has never faced CLE.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-36   Road:   33-42   ExtrInn: 3-10
 vsRHP:  50-50   vsLHP:  17-28   1-Run:  14-22
 vsEast: 21-23   vsCntrl:22-17   vsWest: 19-25 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
145 Wed, Sep 16  @TEX  W   4-0       67-78  4th 19.0 gb
144 Tue, Sep 15  @TEX  W   6-1       66-78  4th 20.0 gb
143 Mon, Sep 14  @TEX  W   9-0       65-78  4th 21.0 gb
142 Sun, Sep 13  @MIN  L   0-8       64-78  4th 22.0 gb
141 Sat, Sep 12  @MIN  W   4-2       64-77  4th 21.0 gb
140 Fri, Sep 11  @MIN  W  12-5       63-77  4th 22.0 gb
139 Wed, Sep  9  @CHW  L   3-4 (13)  62-77  4th 21.5 gb
138 Tue, Sep  8  @CHW  W  11-3       62-76  4th 20.5 gb
137 Sun, Sep  6   SEA  W   5-2       61-76  4th 21.0 gb
136 Sat, Sep  5   SEA  W   9-5       60-76  4th 21.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 05, 2009 OAK  5 @CLE  2        W:Gio Gonzalez (1-2), L: Cliff Lee (4-8), S: Andrew Bailey (9)
Sat, Jul 04, 2009 CLE  5  OAK  2        W:Carl Pavano (7-7), L: Vin Mazzaro (2-4), S: Kerry Wood (10)
Fri, Jul 03, 2009 CLE 15  OAK  3        W:David Huff (4-3), L: Trevor Cahill (5-7), S: none

Thu, May 15, 2008 CLE  4  OAK  2        W:Aaron Laffey (2-2), L: Greg Smith (2-3), S: Masahide Kobayashi (2)
Wed, May 14, 2008 CLE  2  OAK  0        W:C.C. Sabathia (3-5), L: Joe Blanton (2-6), S: none
Tue, May 13, 2008 CLE  4  OAK  0        W:Paul Byrd (2-3), L: Justin Duchscherer (3-2), S: Masahide Kobayashi (1)
Sun, Apr 13, 2008 CLE  7  OAK  1        W:Cliff Lee (2-0), L: Chad Gaudin (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 12, 2008 OAK  7 @CLE  3        W:Lenny DiNardo (1-0), L: Fausto Carmona (1-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 11, 2008 OAK  9 @CLE  7        W:Joe Blanton (1-2), L: C.C. Sabathia (0-2), S: Huston Street (3)
Sun, Apr 06, 2008 CLE  2 @OAK  1        W:Cliff Lee (1-0), L: Joe Blanton (0-2), S: Joe Borowski (2)
Season Series: 2009 - CLE leads 2-1; 2008 - CLE won 5-4; 2007 - CLE won 6-4; All-Time - CLE leads 1005-873

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  5.74

OAK  4.60

SDP  3.87

RA/G

SFG  3.73

OAK  4.72

WSN  5.47

BA

J. Mauer  .373

B. Hawpe  .290

A. Miles  .176

OBP

A. Pujols  .449

R. Hanigan  .364

A. Miles  .217

SLG

A. Pujols  .690

H. Pence  .480

A. Miles  .235

OPS

A. Pujols  1.139

A. Pagan  .834

A. Miles  .453

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.19

G. Floyd  3.98

R. Nolasco  5.46

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.59

M. Cain  6.92

J. Lannan  3.69

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Indians Batters (4.90 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 62.Mortensen
G/S/vB
49.Anderson*
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
53.Cahill
G/S/vB
30.Eveland*
G/S/vB
44.Casilla
G/S/vB
59.Gonzalez
G/S/vB
47.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
60.Gray
G/S/vB
39.Kilby*
G/S/vB
52.Marshall*
G/S/vB
54.Mazzaro
G/S/vB
23.Tomko
G/S/vB
48.Wuertz
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Brantley* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 57/48 .321/.368/.340/.708 1.333/.585 .563 57/.708 3/2 0/0
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 4/.000 3/1.000 3/1.667 1/3.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 4/.833 1/.000 ··· 531/378 .308/.361/.442/.803 .763/.826 .829 105/.785 17/4 6/10
11.Carroll G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/.679 3/.333 ··· 305/229 .295/.371/.369/.740 .854/.703 .846 66/.652 3/2 2/4
17.Choo* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/1.400 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 612/425 .300/.392/.478/.870 .816/.894 .937 98/.841 19/2 16/7
26.Crowe# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 137/104 .225/.291/.325/.616 .909/.533 .646 16/1.080 5/0 1/2
8.Gimenez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 123/98 .151/.254/.255/.509 .423/.530 .657 15/.277 1/1 3/1
48.Hafner* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 2/5.000 3/1.000 5/.200 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 333/259 .276/.357/.483/.840 .786/.856 .814 73/.915 0/0 15/
7.LaPorta G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 144/116 .246/.285/.425/.710 .756/.699 .800 95/.773 2/0 6/3
30.Marson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 36/35 .200/.333/.267/.600 .000/.619 .855 16/.543 0/0 0/0
25.Marte G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 135/115 .227/.291/.395/.686 .585/.702 .883 89/.789 0/0 5/3
2.Peralta G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 3/.000 7/1.000 ··· 3/1.666 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 1/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 574/428 .274/.334/.405/.739 .720/.746 .804 102/.720 0/2 11/18
4.Romero# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/6 .167/.167/.167/.333 /.333 6/.333 0/0 0/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 298/236 .209/.338/.398/.735 1.109/.642 .913 50/.608 0/0 11/3
15.Toregas G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 46/39 .205/.283/.205/.488 1.143/.356 .561 23/.570 0/0 0/0
1.Valbuena* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/2.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 342/310 .237/.287/.394/.681 .734/.675 .722 88/.583 1/3 8/10
IP 20.0 158.2 77.1 11.1 61.1 168.1 31.0 46.1 57.0 82.2 19.1 5.2 7.1 91.1 57.1 72.0 64.0 TOTAL .266/.342/.422/.764 .808/.751 .812 .740 78/29 150/99
ERA-K/9 6.75/3.6 4.37/7.3 1.98/9.5 5.56/7.2 3.67/7.2 4.54/4.7 7.26/5.5 6.22/6.0 4.74/5.5 6.31/9.7 1.86/6.1 0.00/11.1 14.73/1.2 5.32/5.8 3.77/5.2 2.88/11.4 2.95/6.3 4.37/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 93/.308 664/.265 300/.177 48/.267 248/.192 702/.273 159/.382 222/.298 253/.273 387/.299 80/.230 20/.105 35/.406 423/.319 227/.236 277/.202 276/.294 .267
OPS .919 .718 .504 .713 .629 .826 .956 .867 .762 .882 .607 .255 1.018 .873 .731 .601 .736 .749
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 45/.849 177/.775 141/.517 18/1.036 120/.624 376/.937 47/1.068 108/.974 133/.914 99/1.186 36/.678 7/.571 14/.750 249/.899 109/.632 114/.604 116/.881 .819
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 48/.977 487/.697 159/.494 30/.517 128/.634 326/.696 112/.909 114/.767 120/.597 288/.779 44/.544 13/.077 21/1.176 174/.836 118/.822 163/.599 160/.632 .703
Home 47/.805 285/.707 133/.479 33/.830 105/.563 423/.827 51/.786 103/.668 122/.624 196/.959 39/.543 7/.286 15/1.205 149/.881 104/.764 119/.413 150/.707
Last 28d days 55/.636 98/.717 35/.523 25/.440 39/.632 92/.631 16/.775 18/1.127 45/.768 122/.931 53/.668 20/.255 20/1.100 49/.949 122/.711 49/.431 48/.862
HR/SB/CS 4/1/1 19/12/3 5/1/0 1/0/0 8/8/4 26/16/10 3/4/0 6/3/2 2/1/2 13/2/2 2/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 12/8/3 12/4/1 6/9/3 2/3/0 145/78/33
Usage ·····X·· ····X··· oo··X··· ·o·X·o·o ·X·····o X······X ···X·o·· ···o·X·· ·X·····X ···X···· ·····o·X ···o···X ········ ········ ··X····· Xo··X··X ·X·····X
Athletics Batters (4.59 RS/G) vs. Indians Pitchers (5.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 63.Masterson
G/S/vB
55.Carmona
G/S/vB
59.Carrasco
G/S/vB
20.Gosling*
G/S/vB
58.Huff*
G/S/vB
32.Laffey*
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
16.Ohka
G/S/vB
54.Perez
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
49.Sipp*
G/S/vB
45.Sowers*
G/S/vB
40.Todd
G/S/vB
47.Veras
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP ··· 5/1.350 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 123/106 .235/.352/.402/.754 1.137/.700 .596 80/.816 0/1 3/1
7.Crosby G/S/vP 2/.000 6/.833 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 249/135 .225/.297/.367/.664 .804/.541 .708 8/.804 2/1 6/7
32.Cust* G/S/vP 3/.333 9/2.267 ··· ··· 3/.666 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.250 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/.667 3/.333 558/399 .234/.353/.406/.759 .620/.816 .844 92/.860 4/1 22/2
11.Davis G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 349/220 .314/.375/.429/.804 .773/.823 .843 111/.850 38/11 3/4
14.Ellis G/S/vP 2/.000 8/.804 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 343/254 .273/.315/.416/.731 .702/.741 .668 100/.698 9/3 8/3
5.Garciaparra G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/1.667 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 150/87 .268/.300/.380/.680 .673/.684 .770 19/.684 1/0 3/0
12.Hairston G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 445/307 .267/.311/.461/.772 .943/.697 .780 89/.501 11/3 17/2
29.Kennedy* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· 6/1.333 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 527/374 .285/.347/.401/.748 .624/.798 .740 114/.716 19/5 10/14
28.Munson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 / /// / / / /
1.Patterson* G/S/vP 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 57/49 .220/.281/.300/.581 .929/.524 .387 26/.873 2/0 0/0
26.Pennington# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 162/119 .288/.354/.438/.792 .478/.912 .679 95/.877 7/4 4/2
35.Powell# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 131/97 .244/.305/.454/.759 .502/.847 .899 25/.840 0/0 7/4
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 2/.000 6/1.917 ··· ··· 3/1.667 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 ··· 552/395 .267/.301/.400/.702 .707/.700 .618 94/.590 7/2 12/3
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 489/370 .288/.343/.404/.747 .677/.770 .633 98/.946 6/5 6/3
IP 112.1 106.2 14.0 18.0 114.1 105.2 56.0 62.0 49.2 42.0 34.2 114.1 16.1 44.1 50.0 TOTAL .259/.326/.394/.720 .684/.734 .724 .763 120/42 123/101
ERA-K/9 4.25/7.8 6.58/5.6 9.64/6.4 5.00/5.5 6.14/4.5 4.09/4.3 4.50/8.2 5.52/3.9 4.17/11.2 7.50/5.8 3.12/11.2 4.49/3.6 10.47/8.8 5.89/6.9 4.32/10.4 5.02/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 491/.267 512/.292 69/.403 80/.288 519/.308 433/.277 237/.245 266/.278 211/.204 201/.341 142/.183 492/.266 83/.423 200/.228 218/.237 .278
OPS .732 .854 1.286 .829 .865 .725 .790 .854 .672 .915 .653 .723 1.097 .773 .717 .788
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 266/.871 301/.960 34/1.112 31/.780 193/.925 127/.585 116/1.036 131/.855 73/.643 88/1.031 74/.617 138/.726 42/1.374 88/.886 114/.711 .813
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 225/.572 211/.704 35/1.452 49/.860 326/.830 306/.785 121/.566 135/.853 138/.687 113/.824 68/.692 354/.722 41/.802 112/.684 104/.723 .771
Road 263/.822 254/.886 19/1.882 28/.893 278/.892 233/.697 100/.996 111/.931 111/.657 104/.822 64/.827 227/.716 28/1.269 79/.945 106/.849
Last 28d days 129/.704 118/.969 69/1.286 24/.477 98/.683 105/.889 38/.562 53/.762 45/.870 52/.814 42/.462 99/.668 44/1.221 22/.640 35/.564
HR/SB/CS 9/13/5 14/8/3 6/2/2 3/0/0 16/5/1 5/1/2 11/2/0 14/2/0 7/6/4 4/4/1 5/3/0 8/4/2 4/0/0 8/4/0 7/10/0 161/103/25
Usage ·····X·· ·X·····X ···X···· ···X···X ····X··· X······· ··o·X··X ········ ··X··X·· o··oo··X ·Xo··X·o ··X····· X···X··· ·X···X·· ···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.