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Game Preview: MIN @ TEX, 8:05pm, Thursday, August 20, 2009 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Twins, 58-62, 3rd, 5½ GB, 10½ GB in WC

SP: Anthony Swarzak (23, RHP, 3-6, 5.87)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-6) 53.2 68 37 35 18 30 8 5.87
Last 7 GS 2-4 33.0 45 25 23 9 18 5 6.27 41
2009-08-15 CLE L 4.0 8 5 5 1 2 2 78 27
2009-08-07 @DET L 1.0 8 7 7 0 1 2 33 10
2009-08-01 LAA L 3.0 9 6 4 0 1 0 62 22
2009-07-26 @LAA W 6.2 4 1 1 3 4 1 122 63
2009-07-21 @OAK ND 7.0 4 2 2 3 4 0 107 62
2009-07-08 NYY L 4.1 8 4 4 1 0 0 91 30
2009-06-13 @CHC W 7.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 100 74
Has never faced TEX.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-27   Road:   25-35   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  40-38   vsLHP:  18-24   1-Run:  14-18
 vsEast:  6-19   vsCntrl:24-20   vsWest: 16-17 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
120 Wed, Aug 19  @TEX  W   5-4       58-62  3rd  5.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
Rangers, 67-52, 2nd, 6½ GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Derek Holland (22, LHP, 6-7, 4.88)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-7) 97.2 104 57 53 32 79 16 4.88
Last 7 GS 4-2 43.1 35 18 17 15 37 7 3.53 55
2009-08-15 BOS W 6.2 7 2 2 2 3 2 99 53
2009-08-09 @LAA W 9.0 3 0 0 1 8 0 96 88
2009-08-04 @OAK L 4.1 4 4 3 4 4 1 80 41
2009-07-30 SEA W 8.2 2 1 1 1 10 0 118 85
2009-07-25 @KCR L 4.2 7 4 4 2 4 1 85 36
2009-07-19 MIN ND 4.0 5 3 3 4 4 1 90 40
2009-07-04 TBR W 6.0 7 4 4 1 4 2 92 45
Last 5 v.MIN 0-0 4.0 5 3 3 4 4 1 6.75 40
2009-07-19 MIN ND 4.0 5 3 3 4 4 1 90 40
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-24   Road:   27-28   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  42-34   vsLHP:  25-18   1-Run:  16-12
 vsEast: 18-13   vsCntrl:16-17   vsWest: 24-13 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
119 Wed, Aug 19   MIN  L   4-5       67-52  2nd  6.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 MIN  9 @TEX  6        W:Jesse Crain (4-4), L: Jason Jennings (2-4), S: Joe Nathan (30)
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
Season Series: 2009 - MIN leads 4-2; 2008 - Tied 5-5; 2007 - MIN won 7-2; All-Time - MIN leads 344-305

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  5.80

DET  4.62

SDP  3.89

RA/G

SFG  3.71

NYY  4.65

BAL  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .383

J. Fox  .292

A. Casilla  .180

OBP

J. Mauer  .448

M. Bourn  .363

R. Cedeno  .236

SLG

A. Pujols  .676

S. Victorino  .478

A. Casilla  .225

OPS

A. Pujols  1.117

B. Butler  .843

A. Casilla  .493

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.27

D. Braden  3.89

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.45

A. Pettitte  6.90

N. Blackburn  3.74

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Twins Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.38 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Holland*
G/S/vB
39.Feldman
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
18.Guardado*
G/S/vB
35.Hunter
G/S/vB
28.Jennings
G/S/vB
52.Mathis
G/S/vB
33.Millwood
G/S/vB
58.Moscoso
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 1/3.000 16/.646 ··· 12/.167 11/.273 3/.000 20/.900 1/2.000 95/.781 ··· 4/.833 ··· 8/.833 521/366 .282/.317/.375/.691 .635/.714 .677 110/.753 11/4 5/18
25.Casilla# G/S/vP 3/1.167 6/.834 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 2/2.000 8/.500 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 202/135 .180/.269/.225/.493 .456/.517 .518 55/.594 8/0 0/5
24.Crede G/S/vP ··· 10/.800 ··· 4/.000 10/.650 2/.500 3/.000 1/.000 20/.400 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 351/250 .230/.296/.426/.722 .572/.784 .691 60/.566 0/0 15/4
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 2/.000 12/1.947 ··· 6/.200 5/.650 3/.000 3/.666 4/.750 19/1.252 ··· ··· 3/.666 6/.167 467/343 .274/.343/.502/.845 .968/.801 .801 94/.747 5/1 19/5
22.Gomez G/S/vP 2/.500 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 5/1.150 7/.572 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 2/.000 275/178 .233/.292/.361/.653 .661/.649 .734 54/.623 10/5 3/1
23.Harris G/S/vP 2/1.000 10/.888 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 3/.000 4/1.250 2/.500 8/1.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 3/.333 359/240 .264/.306/.372/.679 .797/.620 .515 43/.548 0/1 6/8
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 7/.286 1/.000 ··· 4/1.250 3/1.167 1/no AB 2/no AB 10/1.100 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.500 3/.333 409/305 .312/.384/.548/.932 .602/1.048 .923 86/.940 1/1 20/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 3/.000 11/1.000 1/2.000 3/.333 7/.858 3/2.667 2/5.000 3/2.333 29/.928 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 10/.311 415/266 .383/.448/.653/1.101 .846/1.246 1.044 110/1.330 3/1 25/3
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 3/.667 11/.788 ··· 7/.453 6/.167 2/.000 4/1.500 2/1.000 22/1.608 ··· 2/2.500 2/.000 11/.773 516/326 .298/.386/.555/.941 .923/.952 .897 101/.718 0/0 28/2
8.Punto# G/S/vP 2/3.500 7/.829 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 3/.333 1/2.000 20/1.029 ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/.500 316/227 .208/.312/.258/.569 .577/.559 .555 71/.587 9/2 1/7
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 4/1.000 ··· 18/.583 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 125/83 .257/.328/.301/.629 .963/.464 .654 21/.817 0/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 3/.333 6/.334 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 2/.500 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 483/337 .295/.383/.383/.766 .842/.734 .677 114/.828 19/7 6/4
21.Young G/S/vP 2/1.000 11/.818 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 2/2.500 4/.000 6/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 4/2.000 1/.000 274/179 .265/.292/.388/.680 .810/.611 .772 58/.794 2/3 7/3
IP 97.2 137.1 10.0 34.0 33.1 61.1 59.0 32.0 155.1 8.1 38.1 44.0 55.0 TOTAL .271/.344/.429/.772 .771/.773 .750 .795 62/21 134/62
ERA-K/9 4.88/7.3 4.06/4.9 0.90/14.4 3.44/10.6 4.32/4.6 2.64/5.9 3.97/6.6 3.09/4.5 3.48/5.6 4.32/6.5 3.52/7.8 1.84/8.0 2.95/10.0 4.18/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 422/.270 566/.255 34/.088 137/.211 143/.262 250/.219 263/.279 129/.244 633/.251 40/.324 165/.234 169/.200 228/.231 .259
OPS .796 .708 .265 .653 .820 .645 .803 .647 .724 .959 .639 .546 .667 .746
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 119/.746 305/.670 19/.474 69/.675 52/1.029 135/.782 114/.870 54/.656 307/.704 11/1.136 92/.649 52/.787 76/.448 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 303/.815 261/.751 15/.000 68/.631 91/.698 115/.488 149/.753 75/.640 326/.742 29/.887 73/.626 117/.433 152/.771 .743
Home 220/.923 304/.732 12/.333 68/.681 100/.946 173/.727 156/.765 99/.683 335/.680 40/.959 65/.670 89/.439 121/.475
Last 28d days 131/.582 152/.804 34/.265 28/.893 23/1.141 132/.636 50/1.235 44/.897 59/.698 22/.997 95/.554 30/.311 44/.652
HR/SB/CS 16/7/0 15/12/6 1/1/0 5/1/0 7/4/2 5/5/1 7/7/3 2/0/0 18/13/6 1/1/0 3/4/0 3/7/1 3/3/1 130/75/28
Usage ····X··· ·X····X· ··X·X·X· ··oo·XX· ··X····X ·Xo··o·· ·X·o···· X····X·· ········ ···X···· X·o·oo·· X·oX·X·X
Rangers Batters (4.82 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Swarzak
G/S/vB
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
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 82/.928 24/2 5/15
9.Blalock* G/S/vP ··· 8/.250 3/1.000 3/.666 1/.000 3/.666 1/no AB 5/.650 ··· 3/.000 10/.650 2/2.000 409/296 .239/.274/.486/.760 .725/.773 .679 105/.588 2/0 23/5
29.Borbon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.000 30/29 .480/.536/.520/1.056 /1.056 1.220 25/1.209 8/0 0/2
22.Byrd G/S/vP ··· 7/.286 2/1.000 1/.000 2/1.500 5/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.000 23/1.114 446/310 .282/.325/.466/.791 .773/.799 .863 110/.840 8/2 12/2
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP ··· 7/.929 6/1.000 1/2.000 1/.000 4/.750 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 2/3.500 5/1.067 293/203 .267/.321/.429/.749 .968/.653 .623 100/.839 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 4/.000 ··· 9/.444 1/.000 7/.143 ··· ··· 8/.250 4/3.000 464/338 .249/.326/.506/.832 1.138/.717 .987 41/.984 23/2 26/8
14.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· 8/.393 6/.833 1/no AB 2/.500 4/1.750 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 9/.347 2/.000 338/272 .266/.346/.436/.782 .541/.841 .804 87/.664 7/4 11/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 22/.465 2/.000 5/.500 ··· 19/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 14/.671 ··· 344/277 .250/.280/.381/.661 .813/.623 .645 67/.451 0/2 8/4
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· 3/1.666 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 145/118 .194/.264/.364/.628 .973/.546 .626 54/.694 0/0 5/4
13.Vizquel# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/1.250 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/1.000 7/.143 152/122 .307/.354/.387/.741 1.085/.650 .791 61/.759 4/0 1/0
10.Young G/S/vP ··· 13/.693 7/1.000 10/.100 1/.000 11/1.136 1/2.000 8/.500 ··· ··· 10/.700 5/1.400 513/373 .320/.376/.524/.900 .902/.899 .956 111/1.061 7/2 20/7
IP 53.2 146.0 149.0 32.0 35.1 58.2 6.0 35.0 2.2 46.0 46.2 143.2 TOTAL .259/.321/.455/.776 .786/.773 .829 .807 113/20 177/80
ERA-K/9 5.87/5.0 4.62/7.4 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 2.15/7.8 1.54/11.8 5.32/6.5 4.74/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 242/.309 576/.246 647/.296 151/.291 159/.261 226/.196 35/.467 155/.273 10/.125 182/.223 173/.163 611/.293 .274
OPS .842 .707 .788 .846 .740 .558 1.110 .781 .425 .660 .471 .805 .770
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 130/.935 290/.616 360/.850 64/1.198 55/.536 90/.403 12/1.375 77/.745 6/.167 77/.445 86/.530 315/.741 .772
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 112/.739 286/.797 287/.710 87/.590 104/.852 136/.658 23/.980 78/.818 4/.833 105/.819 87/.414 296/.871 .769
Road 109/.716 276/.761 351/.819 70/.806 65/.673 115/.503 21/1.218 88/.698 / 87/.654 84/.658 341/.831
Last 28d days 76/1.153 125/.564 101/1.092 65/.775 89/.718 51/.585 9/.984 89/.880 10/.425 49/.554 36/.596 134/.787
HR/SB/CS 8/1/2 22/6/2 17/9/2 3/2/1 5/0/1 6/2/1 1/1/0 3/0/1 0/1/0 5/5/0 2/3/0 21/26/6 139/77/27
Usage ····X··· X····X·· ···X···· ·X·X··X· ··X·X··· ·ooo···X ·X······ ··X·X··· ···Xo··· X·Xo··o· Xo·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.