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Game Preview: MIN @ TEX, 8:05pm, Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Twins, 57-62, 3rd, 6½ GB, 10½ GB in WC

SP: Scott Baker (27, RHP, 10-7, 4.54)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (10-7) 140.2 133 72 71 27 114 22 4.54
2008 (11-4) 172.1 161 66 66 42 141 20 3.45
2007 (9-9) 143.2 162 70 68 29 102 15 4.26
Last 7 GS 4-0 45.2 37 15 15 7 36 5 2.96 59
2009-08-14 CLE W 9.0 2 0 0 0 5 0 94 88
2009-08-09 @DET ND 4.1 9 6 6 0 3 2 72 24
2009-08-04 @CLE W 7.0 3 0 0 1 4 0 109 74
2009-07-28 CHW ND 6.0 4 1 1 0 6 1 115 66
2009-07-23 @LAA ND 5.0 7 2 2 3 6 0 104 48
2009-07-18 @TEX W 8.0 6 1 1 2 8 1 114 72
2009-07-12 CHW W 6.1 6 5 5 1 4 1 97 44
Last 5 v.TEX 1-2 23.2 23 15 14 5 24 4 5.32 51
2009-07-18 @TEX W 8.0 6 1 1 2 8 1 114 72
2008-07-20 TEX L 8.0 2 1 1 1 8 1 106 81
2008-04-26 @TEX ND 4.1 8 5 5 1 7 0 79 33
2006-08-01 TEX L 3.1 7 8 7 1 1 2 72 16
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-27   Road:   24-35   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  39-38   vsLHP:  18-24   1-Run:  13-18
 vsEast:  6-19   vsCntrl:24-20   vsWest: 15-17 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
119 Tue, Aug 18  @TEX  W   9-6       57-62  3rd  6.5 gb
118 Mon, Aug 17  @TEX  L   5-8       56-62  3rd  6.5 gb
117 Sun, Aug 16   CLE  L   4-7       56-61  3rd  6.0 gb
116 Sat, Aug 15   CLE  L   3-7       56-60  3rd  6.0 gb
115 Fri, Aug 14   CLE  W  11-0       56-59  3rd  5.0 gb
114 Thu, Aug 13   KCR  L   4-5       55-59  3rd  5.0 gb
113 Wed, Aug 12   KCR  W   7-1       55-58  3rd  4.0 gb
112 Tue, Aug 11   KCR  L   6-14      54-58  3rd  5.0 gb
111 Sun, Aug  9  @DET  L   7-8       54-57  3rd  5.5 gb
110 Sat, Aug  8  @DET  W  11-0       54-56  3rd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
Rangers, 67-51, 2nd, 5½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Kevin Millwood (34, RHP, 9-7, 3.31)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (9-7) 149.2 143 59 55 51 93 18 3.31
2008 (9-10) 168.2 220 104 95 49 125 18 5.07
2007 (10-14) 172.2 213 111 99 67 123 19 5.16
Last 7 GS 1-2 37.0 42 22 22 15 23 4 5.35 45
2009-08-14 BOS ND 5.2 3 1 1 5 4 0 110 58
2009-08-08 @LAA ND 6.0 9 2 2 1 5 1 101 50
2009-07-26 @KCR ND 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 43 56
2009-07-20 BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 1 3 0 111 54
2009-07-11 @SEA L 6.0 6 4 4 2 5 2 114 47
2009-07-06 @LAA L 5.0 9 9 9 3 0 1 78 10
2009-07-01 LAA ND 6.1 8 4 4 3 4 0 104 42
Last 5 v.MIN 0-4 27.1 42 24 22 12 15 3 7.24 35
2008-07-18 @MIN L 6.1 11 5 5 1 6 0 114 36
2008-04-25 MIN ND 6.0 8 5 5 3 6 1 98 39
2007-09-18 @MIN L 6.2 10 4 2 2 0 0 110 40
2007-08-19 @MIN L 7.0 4 1 1 5 3 1 98 63
2006-05-09 MIN L 1.1 9 9 9 1 0 1 45 -1
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-23   Road:   27-28   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  42-33   vsLHP:  25-18   1-Run:  16-11
 vsEast: 18-13   vsCntrl:16-16   vsWest: 24-13 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Tue, Aug 18   MIN  L   6-9       67-51  2nd  5.5 gb
117 Mon, Aug 17   MIN  W   8-5       67-50  2nd  4.5 gb
116 Sun, Aug 16   BOS  W   4-3       66-50  2nd  4.5 gb
115 Sat, Aug 15   BOS  W   7-2       65-50  2nd  4.5 gb
114 Fri, Aug 14   BOS  L   4-8       64-50  2nd  4.5 gb
113 Thu, Aug 13  @CLE  W   4-1       64-49  2nd  4.5 gb
112 Wed, Aug 12  @CLE  W   5-0       63-49  2nd  5.0 gb
111 Tue, Aug 11  @CLE  L   0-5       62-49  2nd  5.0 gb
110 Sun, Aug  9  @LAA  W   7-0       62-48  2nd  3.5 gb
109 Sat, Aug  8  @LAA  L   2-3       61-48  2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 17, 2009 TEX  8  MIN  5        W:Tommy Hunter (6-2), L: Francisco Liriano (5-12), S: Frank Francisco (18)
Sun, Jul 19, 2009 TEX  5  MIN  3 (12)   W:Dustin Nippert (1-0), L: Brian Duensing (0-1), S: none
Sat, Jul 18, 2009 MIN  4 @TEX  1        W:Scott Baker (8-7), L: Scott Feldman (8-3), S: Joe Nathan (25)
Fri, Jul 17, 2009 MIN  5 @TEX  3        W:Glen Perkins (5-5), L: Vicente Padilla (7-5), S: Joe Nathan (24)

Sun, Jul 20, 2008 TEX  1 @MIN  0        W:Vicente Padilla (11-5), L: Scott Baker (6-3), S: C.J. Wilson (23)
Sat, Jul 19, 2008 MIN 14  TEX  2        W:Livan Hernandez (10-6), L: Matt Harrison (1-1), S: none
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 MIN  6  TEX  0        W:Glen Perkins (7-2), L: Kevin Millwood (6-6), S: none
Thu, May 22, 2008 TEX  8 @MIN  7 (10)   W:Joaquin Benoit (3-1), L: Brian Bass (1-1), S: C.J. Wilson (9)
Wed, May 21, 2008 TEX 10 @MIN  1        W:Sidney Ponson (3-0), L: Nick Blackburn (4-3), S: none
Tue, May 20, 2008 MIN 11  TEX  4        W:Glen Perkins (1-1), L: Doug Mathis (1-1), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - MIN leads 3-2; 2008 - Tied 5-5; 2007 - MIN won 7-2; All-Time - MIN leads 343-305

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  5.81

DET  4.62

SDP  3.88

RA/G

SFG  3.69

NYY  4.67

BAL  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .380

D. Lee  .292

A. Casilla  .180

OBP

J. Mauer  .446

C. McGehee  .363

R. Cedeno  .239

SLG

A. Pujols  .683

A. Jones  .476

A. Casilla  .225

OPS

A. Pujols  1.127

S. Rolen  .839

A. Casilla  .493

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.19

J. Blanton  3.88

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.71

A. Pettitte  6.90

N. Blackburn  3.74

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

Twins Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.37 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Millwood
G/S/vB
39.Feldman
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
18.Guardado*
G/S/vB
45.Holland*
G/S/vB
35.Hunter
G/S/vB
28.Jennings
G/S/vB
52.Mathis
G/S/vB
57.Nippert
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 95/.781 13/.641 ··· 12/.167 11/.273 1/3.000 3/.000 19/.954 ··· 4/.833 ··· 8/.833 516/361 .280/.316/.374/.690 .635/.713 .675 109/.774 11/4 5/18
25.Casilla# G/S/vP 8/.500 6/.834 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 1/2.000 2/2.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 202/135 .180/.269/.225/.493 .456/.517 .518 59/.587 8/0 0/5
24.Crede G/S/vP 20/.400 7/.858 ··· 4/.000 10/.650 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 346/245 .231/.298/.429/.727 .572/.792 .700 55/.583 0/0 15/4
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 19/1.252 9/1.694 ··· 6/.200 5/.650 2/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 3/1.000 ··· 3/.666 6/.167 462/338 .270/.340/.496/.836 .968/.788 .782 93/.688 5/1 19/5
22.Gomez G/S/vP 7/.572 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 4/1.500 1/3.000 1/.000 2/.000 270/173 .234/.293/.365/.658 .661/.657 .748 50/.634 10/5 3/1
23.Harris G/S/vP 8/1.000 7/1.000 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 3/.333 354/235 .261/.302/.371/.673 .797/.611 .499 42/.464 0/1 6/8
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 10/1.100 7/.286 1/.000 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 3/1.167 1/no AB 2/no AB 1/no AB 2/1.500 3/.333 409/305 .312/.384/.548/.932 .602/1.048 .923 90/.895 1/1 20/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 29/.928 8/.750 1/2.000 3/.333 7/.858 3/.000 3/2.667 1/no AB 2/2.500 2/1.500 ··· 10/.311 410/261 .380/.446/.637/1.083 .846/1.221 1.009 108/1.237 3/1 25/3
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 22/1.608 11/.788 ··· 7/.453 6/.167 3/.667 2/.000 4/1.500 2/1.000 2/2.500 2/.000 11/.773 516/326 .298/.386/.555/.941 .923/.952 .897 104/.764 0/0 28/2
8.Punto# G/S/vP 20/1.029 4/1.167 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 2/3.500 2/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 4/.500 312/223 .210/.313/.261/.573 .577/.564 .562 71/.587 9/2 1/7
55.Redmond G/S/vP 18/.583 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 125/83 .257/.328/.301/.629 .963/.464 .654 22/.778 0/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 478/332 .293/.381/.382/.763 .842/.728 .668 113/.836 19/7 6/4
21.Young G/S/vP 6/1.000 8/.750 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 4/2.000 1/.000 269/174 .263/.290/.373/.663 .810/.581 .737 53/.715 2/3 7/2
IP 149.2 137.1 10.0 34.0 33.1 97.2 61.1 59.0 32.0 38.1 42.2 53.0 TOTAL .270/.343/.426/.769 .771/.768 .742 .772 61/21 131/61
ERA-K/9 3.31/5.6 4.06/4.9 0.90/14.4 3.44/10.6 4.32/4.6 4.88/7.3 2.64/5.9 3.97/6.6 3.09/4.5 3.52/7.8 1.90/8.2 3.06/10.0 4.13/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 633/.251 539/.250 34/.088 137/.211 143/.262 422/.270 250/.219 254/.271 121/.232 165/.234 169/.200 228/.231 .258
OPS .724 .695 .265 .653 .820 .796 .645 .767 .629 .639 .546 .667 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 307/.704 296/.662 19/.474 69/.675 52/1.029 119/.746 135/.782 111/.830 52/.603 92/.649 52/.787 76/.448 .744
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 326/.742 243/.736 15/.000 68/.631 91/.698 303/.815 115/.488 143/.718 69/.648 73/.626 117/.433 152/.771 .740
Home 335/.680 277/.711 12/.333 68/.681 100/.946 220/.923 173/.727 147/.700 91/.661 65/.670 89/.439 121/.475
Last 28d days 59/.698 125/.770 34/.265 28/.893 23/1.141 131/.582 132/.636 41/1.109 47/.719 119/.576 30/.311 44/.652
HR/SB/CS 18/13/6 14/12/6 1/1/0 5/1/0 7/4/2 16/7/0 5/5/1 5/6/3 2/0/0 3/4/0 3/7/1 3/3/1 127/74/28
Usage ····X··· X····X·· ·X·X·X·· ·oo·XX·· ····o··· ···X···· ·X····X· Xo··o··· X·o····X ··X····X ·o·oo··· ·oX·X·X·
Rangers Batters (4.83 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.94 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Baker
G/S/vB
53.Blackburn
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
52.Duensing*
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
38.Humber
G/S/vB
44.Keppel
G/S/vB
49.Manship
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
48.Pavano
G/S/vB
51.Swarzak
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/2.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 370/262 .269/.332/.385/.718 .739/.708 .833 86/.931 23/2 5/15
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 8/.250 3/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 5/.650 ··· 3/.000 9/.730 ··· ··· 404/291 .239/.272/.483/.755 .725/.767 .670 104/.542 2/0 23/5
29.Borbon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/24 .429/.478/.476/.954 /.954 1.110 20/1.118 8/0 0/2
22.Byrd G/S/vP 7/.286 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.500 5/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 21/1.048 ··· 441/305 .282/.324/.468/.792 .773/.801 .867 109/.864 8/2 12/2
6.German G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 4/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· 14/10 .167/.286/.167/.452 .500/.425 14/.452 1/0 0/1
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 7/.929 6/1.000 1/2.000 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 2/3.500 2/no AB ··· 288/198 .267/.319/.427/.747 .968/.647 .615 99/.801 8/2 8/1
25.Jones G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.667 ··· 2/1.000 7/.286 24/.458 ··· 288/159 .222/.337/.498/.835 .800/.854 .909 69/.764 5/1 17/0
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 12/.606 7/1.286 3/.000 ··· 9/.444 ··· 7/.143 ··· ··· 7/.143 2/3.500 ··· 459/333 .249/.325/.501/.827 1.138/.708 .980 41/.984 23/2 26/8
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 8/.393 6/.833 ··· 2/.500 4/1.750 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 8/.393 ··· ··· 333/267 .270/.348/.442/.791 .541/.852 .821 86/.706 7/4 11/1
2.Teagarden G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 141/114 .198/.264/.373/.637 .973/.555 .644 54/.666 0/0 5/4
13.Vizquel# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.000 5/.200 ··· 148/118 .301/.350/.383/.733 1.085/.637 .778 57/.742 4/0 1/0
10.Young G/S/vP 13/.693 7/1.000 10/.100 1/.000 10/1.271 ··· 8/.500 ··· ··· 10/.700 2/2.500 ··· 508/368 .319/.376/.525/.901 .902/.900 .959 110/1.068 7/2 20/7
IP 140.2 149.0 32.0 35.1 58.2 6.0 35.0 2.2 43.1 45.2 143.2 53.2 TOTAL .258/.320/.455/.775 .786/.771 .827 .803 107/20 176/78
ERA-K/9 4.54/7.3 4.29/3.7 6.47/7.9 5.09/5.6 2.30/6.0 10.50/7.5 4.37/5.9 0.00/3.3 2.28/7.7 1.58/11.6 5.32/6.5 5.87/5.0 4.73/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 576/.246 647/.296 146/.301 159/.261 222/.195 26/.478 155/.273 10/.125 182/.223 169/.166 590/.290 242/.309 .274
OPS .707 .788 .867 .740 .559 1.147 .781 .425 .660 .475 .792 .842 .769
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 290/.616 360/.850 62/1.212 55/.536 87/.393 7/1.314 78/.762 6/.167 77/.445 84/.544 303/.728 130/.935 .770
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 286/.797 287/.710 84/.613 104/.852 135/.663 19/1.085 77/.801 4/.833 105/.819 85/.410 287/.856 112/.739 .768
Road 276/.761 351/.819 65/.853 65/.673 111/.503 12/1.383 88/.698 / 87/.654 80/.675 320/.808 109/.716
Last 28d days 125/.564 101/1.092 60/.821 96/.699 47/.593 / 89/.880 10/.425 49/.554 32/.634 136/.828 76/1.153
HR/SB/CS 22/6/2 17/9/2 3/1/1 5/0/1 6/2/1 1/1/0 3/0/1 0/1/0 5/5/0 2/3/0 20/21/6 8/1/2 138/71/27
Usage ····X··· ··X····X X·X··X·X ·X·X···X ooo···X· X······· ·X·X···X ··Xo···· ·Xo··o·X o·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.