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Game Preview: TOR @ TEX, 8:05pm, Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Blue Jays, 59-72, 4th, 24½ GB, 18 GB in WC

SP: Scott Richmond (29, RHP, 6-7, 4.32)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-7) 106.1 102 55 51 39 97 17 4.32
2008 (1-3) 27.0 32 12 12 2 20 2 4.00
Last 7 GS 2-3 43.0 43 24 22 17 47 7 4.60 52
2009-08-28 @BOS ND 5.0 9 5 5 1 6 1 111 34
2009-08-22 LAA L 7.0 6 4 4 3 10 1 113 56
2009-08-11 @NYY ND 6.0 8 3 3 2 8 0 97 50
2009-07-31 @OAK L 3.0 7 6 4 3 2 0 86 24
2009-06-30 TBR L 7.0 6 3 3 5 7 3 108 55
2009-06-24 CIN W 7.0 2 2 2 2 3 1 104 66
2009-06-17 @PHI W 8.0 5 1 1 1 11 1 107 78
Last 5 v.TEX 1-0 6.0 6 2 2 2 8 2 3.00 58
2009-04-23 TEX W 6.0 6 2 2 2 8 2 103 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-32   Road:   25-40   ExtrInn: 5-11
 vsRHP:  41-47   vsLHP:  18-25   1-Run:  16-24
 vsEast: 17-37   vsCntrl:19-11   vsWest: 16-13 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Tue, Sep  1  @TEX  L   2-5       59-72  4th 24.5 gb
130 Tue, Sep  1  @TEX  L   2-5       59-71  4th 24.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30:10-20
Rangers, 74-58, 2nd, 4½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Tommy Hunter (22, RHP, 6-3, 2.95)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-3) 73.1 64 26 24 22 44 7 2.95
2008 (0-2) 11.0 23 20 20 3 9 4 16.36
Last 7 GS 4-2 44.1 39 19 17 12 29 5 3.45 54
2009-08-28 @MIN L 7.0 7 3 3 0 3 0 102 54
2009-08-22 @TBR ND 5.0 7 3 3 2 1 2 95 40
2009-08-17 MIN W 5.2 4 4 4 3 5 1 101 47
2009-08-12 @CLE W 7.2 6 0 0 0 5 0 98 72
2009-08-06 @OAK W 7.0 3 3 2 2 4 0 94 63
2009-08-01 SEA L 5.0 7 5 4 3 5 1 103 37
2009-07-27 DET W 7.0 5 1 1 2 6 1 104 67
Last 5 v.TOR 0-0 5.0 8 6 6 2 4 2 10.80 29
2008-08-01 TOR ND 5.0 8 6 6 2 4 2 87 29
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-25   Road:   31-33   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  46-36   vsLHP:  28-22   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast: 23-17   vsCntrl:18-19   vsWest: 24-13 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
132 Tue, Sep  1   TOR  W   5-2       74-58  2nd  4.5 gb
131 Tue, Sep  1   TOR  W   5-2       73-58  2nd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 31, 2009 TOR 18 @TEX 10        W:Brett Cecil (6-3), L: Derek Holland (7-9), S: none
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
Season Series: 2009 - TOR leads 5-4; 2008 - Tied 4-4; 2007 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - TEX leads 181-174

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  5.74

ARI  4.56

SDP  3.89

RA/G

SFG  3.79

NYY  4.69

WSN  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .368

C. Gonzalez  .290

A. Miles  .176

OBP

A. Pujols  .443

F. Lewis  .360

A. Miles  .218

SLG

A. Pujols  .669

T. Hafner  .482

A. Miles  .236

OPS

A. Pujols  1.112

V. Guerrero  .838

A. Miles  .454

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.20

C. Zambrano  3.91

B. Penny  5.61

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.34

R. Wolf  6.89

J. Lannan  3.68

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

Blue Jays Batters (4.78 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.41 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Hunter
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
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 3/1.667 8/.804 ··· 2/.000 5/.400 3/2.333 3/1.666 12/.166 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 369/272 .244/.275/.430/.705 .870/.647 .774 68/.713 1/0 16/8
23.Bautista G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 3/.000 1/.000 3/2.667 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 279/160 .225/.354/.313/.667 .782/.575 .637 57/.507 4/0 3/4
13.Chavez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 138/98 .258/.274/.348/.623 .527/.660 .623 27/.453 1/1 2/2
2.Hill G/S/vP ··· 9/.619 ··· 2/1.500 5/.000 4/1.250 4/.000 19/.737 2/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 5/1.100 597/440 .286/.324/.498/.822 .936/.782 .818 105/.727 4/2 31/7
26.Lind* G/S/vP 3/.000 7/1.429 ··· ··· 2/2.500 5/2.300 4/1.750 9/.222 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 4/3.000 540/382 .303/.365/.554/.919 .816/.963 .906 94/.930 1/1 28/1
6.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 67/38 .273/.284/.379/.662 .690/.641 .707 22/.699 0/1 1/3
15.Millar G/S/vP ··· 8/.833 ··· 3/.333 4/1.750 3/.000 5/.650 48/.985 2/2.500 1/2.000 ··· 5/1.000 234/104 .229/.308/.376/.684 .750/.601 .678 25/.860 0/0 6/4
35.Overbay* G/S/vP 3/2.500 11/.586 ··· 5/.400 4/.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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 68/57 .288/.382/.508/.891 .788/.908 .887 68/.891 1/1 4/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/.666 8/.661 ··· 6/.000 6/1.100 4/.833 4/.500 29/.326 1/.000 3/1.167 1/no AB 7/.453 596/436 .292/.389/.427/.817 .865/.799 .877 105/.781 10/5 11/6
45.Snider* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 155/127 .226/.307/.401/.709 .519/.749 .772 47/.761 1/1 6/3
10.Wells G/S/vP ··· 8/1.025 ··· 5/.800 7/1.096 3/1.333 5/.800 20/.516 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 6/1.500 551/410 .254/.307/.402/.709 .630/.736 .777 99/.728 14/3 13/0
IP 73.1 150.0 19.2 40.0 40.1 112.0 36.0 167.0 53.0 49.2 2.0 60.2 TOTAL .267/.333/.434/.767 .780/.762 .765 .766 62/21 157/69
ERA-K/9 2.95/5.4 3.72/5.3 0.46/11.9 3.38/10.3 4.91/8.7 5.63/7.0 3.00/4.8 3.61/5.4 3.91/7.3 1.81/8.9 18.00/13.5 3.26/9.9 4.27/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 301/.232 616/.249 60/.086 155/.222 186/.277 491/.280 143/.235 715/.255 210/.250 190/.192 11/.250 262/.228 .260
OPS .677 .690 .255 .666 .797 .833 .642 .746 .706 .531 .830 .654 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 163/.843 333/.655 33/.408 82/.665 87/.792 134/.828 56/.632 358/.731 119/.758 57/.741 5/.600 90/.473 .761
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 138/.488 283/.731 27/.074 73/.668 99/.800 357/.834 87/.649 357/.760 91/.638 133/.437 6/1.000 172/.744 .741
Home 173/.727 304/.732 17/.353 68/.681 106/.894 263/.952 110/.679 363/.691 65/.670 101/.463 8/1.225 128/.464
Last 28d days 128/.648 130/.688 54/.283 40/.928 19/1.326 128/.807 32/.695 133/.866 100/.826 39/.464 11/.830 56/.533
HR/SB/CS 7/7/2 15/13/6 1/1/0 5/1/0 4/4/1 21/8/1 3/0/0 21/13/7 5/9/1 3/7/3 0/0/0 3/3/1 144/84/35
Usage ····X··· ···X···· X··X···X X··X·X·X ·oX··X·o ·X····X· ·X····X· ··X····X X····X·· XX·····o ·X··o··· X·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 48.Richmond
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
33.Roenicke
G/S/vB
24.Romero*
G/S/vB
34.Rzepczynski*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 3/.666 2/.000 3/.000 3/.667 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/.500 411/287 .267/.332/.377/.709 .710/.708 .832 85/.780 24/3 5/16
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/.666 3/.000 ··· 13/.154 7/.453 38/.910 9/1.413 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 5/1.150 435/314 .236/.276/.469/.745 .689/.767 .685 82/.625 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 ··· ··· 6/1.000 3/.666 11/.282 4/.500 13/1.077 4/.500 2/2.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 485/337 .277/.320/.475/.795 .757/.811 .902 100/.826 8/2 15/2
17.Cruz G/S/vP 3/1.334 4/.500 2/.000 3/1.666 2/1.000 3/.333 9/.778 4/.833 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 4/.000 420/295 .265/.340/.551/.891 .684/.976 .963 40/.969 17/4 29/4
19.Davis* G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· 3/.666 2/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 3/.666 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 2/2.000 302/206 .206/.258/.413/.671 .523/.740 .638 25/.671 0/0 17/2
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· 6/.900 3/.666 3/.666 1/2.000 12/.606 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 345/233 .268/.316/.407/.723 .861/.656 .618 110/.880 8/3 10/1
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 3/.000 4/1.667 2/.000 3/1.333 5/.200 7/.286 21/.855 12/1.227 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 ··· 7/.453 515/371 .252/.325/.505/.830 1.063/.740 .972 70/1.056 28/4 29/8
14.Murphy* G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· 6/.666 3/.666 2/.500 2/.000 8/1.500 3/2.000 2/.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 1/.000 366/286 .262/.336/.435/.771 .645/.807 .783 86/.694 7/4 12/1
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 6/.833 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 6/2.000 29/1.034 2/.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 373/296 .255/.288/.397/.684 .832/.645 .670 63/.764 1/2 9/4
2.Teagarden G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 172/130 .206/.269/.374/.643 .885/.560 .679 66/.761 0/0 6/5
13.Vizquel# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 16/.327 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 156/124 .305/.351/.397/.748 1.016/.675 .791 40/.935 4/0 1/0
10.Young G/S/vP 3/.666 6/1.000 1/3.000 3/.833 11/1.155 9/.666 44/.714 11/.455 5/.400 ··· 3/.000 ··· 6/1.000 566/406 .325/.376/.528/.904 .881/.913 .949 116/.876 8/3 22/9
IP 106.1 65.1 55.1 83.0 39.0 45.1 190.0 31.2 62.0 25.2 136.2 61.1 134.0 TOTAL .259/.320/.454/.774 .765/.778 .834 .809 124/24 193/90
ERA-K/9 4.32/8.2 3.72/6.3 4.88/7.5 5.42/6.7 3.00/9.0 1.79/8.5 3.13/7.8 6.25/5.1 5.37/9.3 3.86/9.1 3.95/6.8 3.67/8.8 5.17/6.6 4.37/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 450/.250 273/.249 242/.266 373/.306 167/.237 172/.192 769/.264 151/.350 258/.267 109/.247 582/.274 234/.213 573/.256 .266
OPS .770 .717 .750 .880 .662 .488 .684 .977 .771 .609 .786 .662 .755 .764
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 274/.877 133/.744 100/.803 123/.876 47/.808 86/.619 424/.682 72/.964 125/.859 51/.827 175/.924 50/.649 170/.886 .791
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 176/.613 140/.691 142/.713 250/.880 120/.604 86/.355 345/.686 79/.987 133/.688 58/.427 407/.723 184/.665 403/.702 .744
Road 228/.768 128/.727 120/.732 180/.876 69/.861 89/.563 324/.700 62/.757 114/.696 46/.604 309/.810 116/.743 290/.796
Last 28d days 82/.867 58/.870 42/.773 84/1.025 18/.611 24/.304 144/.858 28/.907 59/.990 51/.626 125/.848 116/.712 75/.888
HR/SB/CS 17/5/3 5/0/0 6/2/1 14/3/4 3/1/1 1/4/2 19/16/5 5/0/1 8/7/1 0/5/0 16/4/6 6/7/1 14/6/3 142/70/38
Usage ····X··· X·o·X··· ·Xoo··X· ·X·····X ·X·X··Xo ·o·····X ··X····· ·X·o···o X··X··X· ····X··X ···X···· X·····X· X···o··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.