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Game Preview: TOR @ TEX, 2nd Game, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Blue Jays, 59-70, 4th, 23 GB, 16½ GB in WC

SP: Brian Tallet (31, LHP, 5-8, 5.09)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-8) 129.0 129 77 73 60 94 14 5.09
2008 (1-2) 56.1 52 19 18 22 47 4 2.88
2007 (2-4) 62.1 49 26 24 28 54 1 3.47
Last 7 GS 1-3 37.2 50 27 25 19 25 2 5.97 41
2009-08-15 @TBR L 5.2 10 5 5 2 3 0 91 30
2009-07-25 TBR ND 6.0 7 5 5 1 2 0 94 39
2009-07-08 @TBR ND 3.0 11 8 8 2 4 1 84 7
2009-07-03 @NYY L 6.0 6 3 2 4 3 1 95 49
2009-06-28 PHI L 6.0 8 5 4 6 6 0 110 38
2009-06-23 CIN W 6.0 3 0 0 1 7 0 90 72
2009-06-19 @WSN ND 5.0 5 1 1 3 0 0 76 50
Last 5 v.TEX 1-0 7.0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0.00 74
2009-06-09 @TEX W 7.0 2 0 0 2 3 0 103 74
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-32   Road:   25-38   ExtrInn: 5-11
 vsRHP:  41-45   vsLHP:  18-25   1-Run:  16-24
 vsEast: 17-37   vsCntrl:19-11   vsWest: 16-11 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Mon, Aug 31  @TEX  W  18-10      59-70  4th 23.0 gb
128 Sun, Aug 30  @BOS  L   0-7       58-70  4th 23.0 gb
127 Sat, Aug 29  @BOS  L   2-3       58-69  4th 22.0 gb
126 Fri, Aug 28  @BOS  L   5-6       58-68  4th 21.0 gb
125 Wed, Aug 26   TBR  W   3-2       58-67  4th 20.5 gb
124 Tue, Aug 25   TBR  L   3-7       57-67  4th 20.5 gb
123 Mon, Aug 24   TBR  L   7-12      57-66  4th 20.5 gb
122 Sun, Aug 23   LAA  W   8-3       57-65  4th 20.0 gb
121 Sat, Aug 22   LAA  L   3-7       56-65  4th 20.0 gb
120 Fri, Aug 21   LAA  W   5-4       56-64  4th 20.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:11-19
Rangers, 72-58, 2nd, 6 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Brandon McCarthy (25, RHP, 5-2, 4.92)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-2) 64.0 66 36 35 26 44 11 4.92
2008 (1-1) 22.0 20 11 10 8 10 3 4.09
2007 (5-10) 101.2 111 62 55 48 59 9 4.87
Last 7 GS 3-2 42.0 42 23 22 14 29 5 4.71 49
2009-06-04 @NYY ND 4.0 6 6 6 3 3 1 79 26
2009-05-30 OAK W 6.0 3 1 1 3 2 0 87 61
2009-05-24 @HOU W 9.0 9 0 0 1 6 0 124 74
2009-05-19 @DET L 7.0 9 4 3 3 4 0 118 46
2009-05-13 SEA ND 7.0 5 4 4 1 7 3 105 57
2009-05-07 @OAK L 4.0 7 7 7 3 4 1 81 21
2009-05-02 CHW W 5.0 3 1 1 0 3 0 68 60
Last 5 v.TOR 2-2 21.0 20 11 11 12 11 2 4.71 48
2009-04-21 @TOR W 6.0 6 3 3 2 2 1 97 48
2007-08-05 @TOR L 6.0 6 2 2 2 4 0 104 54
2007-05-04 TOR W 6.0 2 1 1 4 1 1 94 61
2007-04-29 @TOR L 3.0 6 5 5 4 4 0 86 27
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-25   Road:   31-33   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  46-36   vsLHP:  26-22   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast: 21-17   vsCntrl:18-19   vsWest: 24-13 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Mon, Aug 31   TOR  L  10-18      72-58  2nd  6.0 gb
129 Sun, Aug 30  @MIN  L   3-5       72-57  2nd  5.0 gb
128 Sat, Aug 29  @MIN  W   3-0       72-56  2nd  4.0 gb
127 Fri, Aug 28  @MIN  L   2-3       71-56  2nd  5.0 gb
126 Thu, Aug 27  @NYY  W   7-2       71-55  2nd  4.0 gb
125 Wed, Aug 26  @NYY  L   2-9       70-55  2nd  5.0 gb
124 Tue, Aug 25  @NYY  W  10-9       70-54  2nd  4.0 gb
123 Sun, Aug 23  @TBR  W   4-0       69-54  2nd  5.5 gb
122 Sat, Aug 22  @TBR  L   4-5 (10)  68-54  2nd  6.5 gb
121 Fri, Aug 21  @TBR  L   3-5       68-53  2nd  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 TEX  1  TOR  0        W:Kevin Millwood (6-4), L: Ricky Romero (3-3), S: C.J. Wilson (6)
Tue, Jun 09, 2009 TOR  9 @TEX  0        W:Brian Tallet (4-3), L: Doug Mathis (0-1), S: none
Mon, Jun 08, 2009 TOR  6 @TEX  3        W:Casey Janssen (2-2), L: Scott Feldman (5-1), S: Scott Downs (8)
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 TOR  5  TEX  2        W:Scott Richmond (2-0), L: Kevin Millwood (1-2), S: Scott Downs (1)
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 TOR  8  TEX  7 (11)   W:Jason Frasor (3-0), L: C.J. Wilson (0-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 TEX  5 @TOR  4        W:Brandon McCarthy (2-0), L: Roy Halladay (3-1), S: Frank Francisco (2)

Sun, Aug 03, 2008 TEX  8  TOR  4        W:Luis Mendoza (3-4), L: David Purcey (1-2), S: none
Sat, Aug 02, 2008 TOR  6 @TEX  4        W:A.J. Burnett (13-9), L: Scott Feldman (4-4), S: B.J. Ryan (21)
Fri, Aug 01, 2008 TEX  9  TOR  8        W:C.J. Wilson (2-2), L: B.J. Ryan (2-4), S: none
Thu, Apr 17, 2008 TEX  4 @TOR  1        W:Vicente Padilla (2-1), L: Roy Halladay (2-2), S: C.J. Wilson (5)
Season Series: 2009 - TOR leads 5-2; 2008 - Tied 4-4; 2007 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - TEX leads 179-174

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  5.71

DET  4.57

SDP  3.89

RA/G

LAD  3.79

NYM  4.68

WSN  5.44

BA

J. Mauer  .367

A. Callaspo  .290

B. Schneider  .189

OBP

A. Pujols  .443

F. Lewis  .360

R. Cedeno  .245

SLG

A. Pujols  .669

M. Byrd  .478

A. Casilla  .255

OPS

A. Pujols  1.112

N. Swisher  .837

A. Casilla  .537

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.20

C. Zambrano  3.91

B. Penny  5.61

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.34

R. Romero  6.85

J. Lannan  3.68

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Blue Jays Batters (4.82 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.45 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
39.Feldman
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
45.Holland*
G/S/vB
35.Hunter
G/S/vB
52.Mathis
G/S/vB
33.Millwood
G/S/vB
57.Nippert
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
G/S/vB
64.Strop
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
20.Barajas G/S/vP 7/.000 8/.804 ··· 2/.000 5/.400 1/.000 3/1.667 2/.000 12/.166 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 364/269 .241/.273/.412/.685 .827/.635 .735 66/.624 1/0 16/8
23.Bautista G/S/vP 1/.000 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/2.667 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 274/157 .229/.357/.318/.675 .796/.579 .655 56/.517 4/0 3/4
13.Chavez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 138/98 .258/.274/.348/.623 .527/.660 .623 28/.509 1/1 2/2
2.Hill G/S/vP 13/.968 9/.619 ··· 2/1.500 5/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 19/.737 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 5/1.100 591/437 .285/.322/.497/.819 .921/.784 .812 104/.710 4/2 31/7
26.Lind* G/S/vP 9/.347 7/1.429 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 3/.000 3/2.334 9/.222 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/3.000 534/379 .300/.361/.539/.901 .789/.948 .870 92/.808 1/1 27/1
6.McDonald G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 62/35 .246/.258/.361/.619 .667/.581 .639 17/.548 0/1 1/2
15.Millar G/S/vP 7/.143 8/.833 ··· 3/.333 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· 3/1.167 48/.985 2/2.500 1/2.000 ··· 5/1.000 229/101 .229/.310/.376/.686 .762/.588 .681 24/.825 0/0 6/4
35.Overbay* G/S/vP 10/1.414 11/.586 ··· 5/.400 4/.500 ··· 3/2.500 3/.333 17/1.228 2/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 398/327 .271/.384/.473/.857 .575/.923 .826 77/.913 0/0 13/2
3.Ruiz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 63/54 .298/.365/.526/.891 .667/.933 .888 63/.891 1/1 4/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 5/1.600 8/.661 ··· 6/.000 6/1.100 1/.000 3/.666 3/.666 29/.326 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 7/.453 590/433 .292/.386/.428/.814 .859/.798 .873 104/.768 10/5 11/4
45.Snider* G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 154/126 .228/.309/.404/.714 .519/.755 .785 46/.780 1/1 6/3
10.Wells G/S/vP 11/.398 8/1.025 ··· 5/.800 6/.733 1/.000 ··· 3/1.333 20/.516 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 6/1.500 546/407 .253/.306/.396/.702 .609/.734 .766 98/.706 14/3 13/0
IP 64.0 150.0 17.2 38.0 40.1 112.0 73.1 36.0 167.0 47.0 48.2 2.0 60.0 TOTAL .267/.331/.431/.762 .770/.759 .756 .735 62/19 153/69
ERA-K/9 4.92/6.2 3.72/5.3 0.51/11.2 3.55/10.7 4.91/8.7 5.63/7.0 2.95/5.4 3.00/4.8 3.61/5.4 4.02/7.5 1.66/8.7 18.00/13.5 3.30/9.9 4.16/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 281/.266 616/.249 60/.086 155/.222 183/.263 470/.274 301/.232 132/.240 715/.255 210/.250 184/.196 3/.000 262/.228 .259
OPS .790 .690 .255 .666 .744 .806 .677 .642 .746 .706 .536 .000 .654 .745
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 145/.886 333/.655 33/.408 82/.665 86/.734 131/.795 163/.843 55/.644 358/.731 119/.758 57/.741 3/.000 90/.473 .756
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 136/.692 283/.731 27/.074 73/.668 97/.751 339/.810 138/.488 77/.640 357/.760 91/.638 127/.440 / 172/.744 .735
Home 118/.693 304/.732 17/.353 68/.681 103/.803 242/.908 173/.727 99/.683 363/.691 65/.670 95/.468 / 128/.464
Last 28d days / 130/.688 54/.283 40/.928 16/.771 127/.718 128/.648 28/.949 133/.866 100/.826 33/.482 3/.000 56/.533
HR/SB/CS 11/2/1 15/13/6 1/1/0 5/1/0 3/4/1 19/8/1 7/7/2 2/0/0 21/13/7 5/9/1 3/7/1 0/0/0 3/3/1 140/84/33
Usage ··X····· ··X···X· ··X·X·X· oX··X·o· X····X·· ···X···· X····X·· ·X····X· ····X··· X·····o· X··o···· ·XX·X···
Rangers Batters (4.87 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
27.Cecil*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
32.Halladay
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
48.Richmond
G/S/vB
33.Roenicke
G/S/vB
24.Romero*
G/S/vB
34.Rzepczynski*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 3/.000 2/.500 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 407/286 .267/.330/.378/.708 .711/.705 .832 84/.747 24/3 5/16
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 5/1.150 3/.666 3/.000 ··· 13/.154 7/.453 38/.910 9/1.413 2/1.500 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 435/314 .236/.276/.469/.745 .689/.767 .685 86/.595 2/0 23/5
29.Borbon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 61/57 .370/.424/.463/.887 .667/.899 1.313 56/.934 11/1 1/2
22.Byrd G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 5/1.267 ··· 11/.282 3/.666 13/1.077 4/.500 2/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 480/336 .278/.321/.478/.799 .765/.814 .913 99/.857 8/2 15/2
17.Cruz G/S/vP 4/.000 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 9/.778 4/.833 2/.000 3/1.334 ··· 3/.666 ··· 415/294 .266/.342/.547/.890 .662/.980 .961 35/.956 17/3 29/4
19.Davis* G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 3/.666 3/.000 1/.000 3/1.666 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 298/205 .205/.258/.414/.672 .515/.744 .640 21/.686 0/0 16/2
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.650 ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 12/.606 ··· ··· 3/1.666 ··· ··· ··· 340/233 .266/.315/.407/.722 .864/.656 .613 109/.864 8/3 8/1
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 7/.453 4/1.667 2/.000 ··· 4/.250 7/.286 21/.855 11/1.155 3/.333 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 510/370 .250/.324/.502/.826 1.064/.736 .967 65/1.043 28/2 28/8
14.Murphy* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 8/1.500 3/2.000 2/.000 3/.667 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 361/285 .260/.335/.436/.771 .625/.810 .783 85/.677 7/4 12/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 1/2.000 6/.833 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 6/2.000 29/1.034 2/.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 373/296 .255/.288/.397/.684 .832/.645 .670 63/.764 1/2 9/4
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 168/129 .192/.257/.364/.622 .850/.548 .636 62/.711 0/0 6/5
13.Vizquel# G/S/vP 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 16/.327 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 156/124 .305/.351/.397/.748 1.016/.675 .791 40/.935 4/0 1/0
10.Young G/S/vP 6/1.000 6/1.000 1/3.000 ··· 10/1.278 9/.666 44/.714 10/.500 5/.400 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 ··· 561/405 .326/.378/.530/.908 .888/.915 .957 115/.902 8/3 22/8
IP 129.0 64.1 55.1 83.0 39.0 45.1 190.0 31.2 61.0 106.1 25.2 136.2 55.1 TOTAL .258/.320/.454/.773 .763/.778 .834 .793 124/24 192/89
ERA-K/9 5.09/6.6 3.64/6.2 4.88/7.5 5.42/6.7 3.00/9.0 1.79/8.5 3.13/7.8 6.25/5.1 5.31/9.3 4.32/8.2 3.86/9.1 3.95/6.8 3.58/8.3 4.32/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 573/.256 273/.249 237/.258 349/.300 162/.243 169/.196 769/.264 146/.346 258/.267 450/.250 109/.247 582/.274 234/.213 .265
OPS .755 .717 .740 .872 .681 .497 .684 .972 .771 .770 .609 .786 .662 .763
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 170/.886 133/.744 98/.777 115/.885 45/.833 85/.626 424/.682 71/.978 125/.859 274/.877 51/.827 175/.924 50/.649 .791
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 403/.702 140/.691 139/.715 234/.863 117/.621 84/.364 345/.686 75/.964 133/.688 176/.613 58/.427 407/.723 184/.665 .743
Road 290/.796 128/.727 115/.710 156/.859 64/.923 86/.584 324/.700 57/.728 114/.696 228/.768 46/.604 309/.810 116/.743
Last 28d days 75/.888 58/.870 37/.714 60/1.041 13/.839 21/.349 180/.860 23/.864 59/.990 82/.867 51/.626 125/.848 116/.712
HR/SB/CS 14/6/3 5/0/0 6/2/1 13/3/4 3/1/1 1/4/2 19/16/5 5/0/1 8/7/1 17/5/3 0/5/0 16/4/6 6/7/1 141/70/38
Usage ···o··X· ·o·X···X Xoo··X·· X·····X· X·X··Xo· o·····X· ·X·····X X·o···o· ··X··X·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.