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Game Preview: KCR @ TOR, 7:07pm, Friday, June 5, 2009 @Rogers Centre

Royals, 23-30, 4th, 5½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Zack Greinke (25, RHP, 8-1, 1.10)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (8-1) 82.0 62 12 10 12 88 0 1.10
2008 (13-10) 202.1 202 87 78 56 183 21 3.47
2007 (7-7) 122.0 122 52 50 36 106 12 3.69
Last 7 GS 4-1 53.0 43 11 10 6 52 0 1.70 68
2009-05-31 CHW ND 7.0 8 4 3 0 7 0 114 54
2009-05-26 DET W 9.0 6 1 1 0 8 0 116 79
2009-05-21 CLE ND 6.0 8 2 2 2 8 0 103 54
2009-05-15 BAL W 7.0 6 1 1 2 6 0 106 65
2009-05-09 @LAA L 8.0 4 1 1 0 5 0 115 75
2009-05-04 CHW W 9.0 6 0 0 0 10 0 104 85
2009-04-29 TOR W 7.0 5 2 2 2 8 0 111 65
Last 5 v.TOR 2-2 29.0 34 17 17 7 22 1 5.28 47
2009-04-29 TOR W 7.0 5 2 2 2 8 0 111 65
2008-05-23 @TOR L 5.0 9 6 6 2 2 0 93 25
2008-04-25 TOR ND 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 1 93 66
2007-04-10 @TOR W 6.0 6 1 1 0 5 0 98 61
2005-09-30 @TOR L 4.0 9 7 7 2 3 0 84 17
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-15   Road:    8-15   ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:  14-19   vsLHP:   9-11   1-Run:   4-9 
 vsEast:  6-8    vsCntrl:12-14   vsWest:  4-6  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 53 Thu, Jun  4  @TBR  L   2-3       23-30  4th  5.5 gb
 52 Wed, Jun  3  @TBR  L   0-9       23-29  4th  5.5 gb
 51 Tue, Jun  2  @TBR  L   2-6       23-28  4th  5.5 gb
 50 Sun, May 31   CHW  L   4-7       23-27  4th  5.5 gb
 49 Sat, May 30   CHW  L   3-5       23-26  3rd  4.5 gb
 48 Fri, May 29   CHW  L   2-11      23-25  2nd  3.5 gb
 47 Wed, May 27   DET  L   3-8       23-24  3rd  4.0 gb
 46 Tue, May 26   DET  W   6-1       23-23  2nd  3.0 gb
 45 Mon, May 25   DET  L   1-13      22-23  2nd  4.0 gb
 44 Sun, May 24  @STL  W   3-2       22-22  2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30:11-19
Blue Jays, 30-26, 3rd, 3 GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Ricky Romero (24, LHP, 2-2, 4.15)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-2) 30.1 36 14 14 10 21 6 4.15
Last 7 GS 2-2 30.1 36 14 14 10 21 6 4.15 49
2009-05-31 BOS L 4.0 6 5 5 5 5 2 91 30
2009-05-26 @BAL L 5.1 11 5 5 1 3 3 93 28
2009-04-19 OAK W 7.0 4 0 0 2 6 0 106 73
2009-04-14 @MIN ND 8.0 8 2 2 0 2 0 106 60
2009-04-09 DET W 6.0 7 2 2 2 5 1 93 53
Has never faced KCR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-9    Road:   11-17   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  20-17   vsLHP:  10-9    1-Run:   9-7 
 vsEast:  6-9    vsCntrl:16-8    vsWest:  8-6  IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 56 Thu, Jun  4   LAA  L   5-6       30-26  3rd  3.0 gb
 55 Wed, Jun  3   LAA  L   1-8       30-25  3rd  2.0 gb
 54 Tue, Jun  2   LAA  W   6-4       30-24  3rd  2.0 gb
 53 Sun, May 31   BOS  L   2-8       29-24  3rd  1.5 gb
 52 Sat, May 30   BOS  W   5-3       29-23  2nd  1.5 gb
 51 Fri, May 29   BOS  W   6-3       28-23  3rd  1.5 gb
 50 Wed, May 27  @BAL  L  10-12(11)  27-23  3rd  1.5 gb
 49 Tue, May 26  @BAL  L   2-7       27-22  3rd  1.5 gb
 48 Mon, May 25  @BAL  L   1-4       27-21  3rd  1.5 gb
 47 Sun, May 24  @ATL  L   2-10      27-20  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 KCR  8  TOR  6        W:Kyle Davies (2-1), L: Brian Burres (0-2), S: Juan Cruz (1)
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 KCR 11  TOR  3        W:Zack Greinke (5-0), L: Brian Tallet (1-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 TOR  8 @KCR  1        W:Scott Richmond (3-0), L: Gil Meche (1-2), S: none
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 KCR  7  TOR  1        W:Brian Bannister (2-0), L: David Purcey (0-2), S: none

Mon, May 26, 2008 TOR  7  KCR  2        W:Shaun Marcum (5-3), L: Brett Tomko (2-6), S: none
Sun, May 25, 2008 TOR  3  KCR  1        W:Dustin McGowan (3-4), L: Gil Meche (3-7), S: B.J. Ryan (11)
Sat, May 24, 2008 TOR  6  KCR  0        W:Jesse Litsch (6-1), L: Luke Hochevar (3-4), S: none
Fri, May 23, 2008 TOR  7  KCR  1        W:Roy Halladay (5-5), L: Zack Greinke (5-2), S: none
Sun, Apr 27, 2008 TOR  5 @KCR  2        W:Jesse Litsch (3-1), L: Gil Meche (1-4), S: Jesse Carlson (1)
Sat, Apr 26, 2008 KCR  2  TOR  1        W:Luke Hochevar (1-1), L: Shaun Marcum (2-2), S: Joakim Soria (6)
Season Series: 2009 - KCR leads 3-1; 2008 - TOR won 5-2; 2007 - TOR won 4-3; All-Time - TOR leads 169-166

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

MIL  4.70

SEA  3.85

RA/G

LAD  3.77

TBR  4.71

WSN  6.09

BA

J. Bartlett  .373

R. Hernandez  .276

C. Young  .172

OBP

A. Pujols  .470

C. Granderson  .347

C. Young  .216

SLG

R. Ibanez  .699

M. Scutaro  .439

J. Kendall  .260

OPS

A. Pujols  1.168

D. Uggla  .787

C. Young  .515

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.10

U. Jimenez  4.11

F. Carmona  7.42

K/9IP

J. Verlander  11.69

B. Myers  6.50

J. Pineiro  3.45

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Royals Batters (4.02 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 24.Romero*
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
58.Hayhurst
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP ··· 7/.900 3/.667 5/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 3/1.334 6/1.167 114/51 .286/.357/.398/.755 .890/.591 .935 49/.452 8/1 1/2
16.Butler G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/4.333 201/124 .288/.348/.440/.788 .935/.704 .567 93/.750 0/0 4/2
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/2.000 194/133 .298/.351/.438/.789 .943/.713 .694 87/.604 0/0 2/3
2.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· 15/1.181 2/.000 8/.250 9/.900 ··· 3/.666 3/.333 5/.400 10/.844 199/128 .228/.337/.389/.726 .691/.746 .738 65/.586 11/2 3/3
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 10/.650 3/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 5/.000 4/1.167 206/129 .237/.289/.382/.670 .409/.832 .558 87/.641 1/1 3/0
11.Guillen G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 2/.000 2/.000 6/1.000 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 6/.833 4/.000 163/106 .255/.356/.397/.753 .681/.793 .665 93/.672 1/0 5/1
46.Hernandez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/5.000 27/14 .217/.280/.217/.497 .606/.397 .000 26/.519 0/0 0/0
17.Jacobs* G/S/vP ··· 2/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/3.333 1/.000 ··· 3/2.000 187/124 .232/.310/.446/.757 .541/.872 .696 78/.709 0/0 9/2
35.Maier* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 67/51 .259/.348/.379/.728 1.181/.586 .477 34/.772 2/1 0/0
21.Olivo G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 ··· 1/2.000 4/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 4/.000 2/.000 122/63 .239/.264/.419/.683 .766/.606 .834 55/.754 1/1 5/1
3.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/7 .250/.250/.500/.750 3.000/.429 1.000 1/.000 0/0 0/0
1.Pena G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 18/16 .059/.111/.059/.170 .000/.192 .250 6/.333 0/0 0/1
24.Teahen* G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 3/1.667 4/.750 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· 6/1.500 208/126 .277/.346/.431/.777 .729/.808 .692 84/.673 1/0 6/3
IP 30.1 20.0 27.0 23.0 18.2 1.0 17.0 24.2 12.1 67.1 TOTAL .248/.317/.397/.714 .720/.710 .644 .638 27/6 43/34
ERA-K/9 4.15/6.2 4.50/6.8 5.00/5.0 2.35/9.0 2.41/7.2 0.00/18.0 5.82/2.1 4.01/6.9 8.03/8.0 4.54/7.1 4.34/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 130/.305 90/.275 116/.245 92/.216 69/.203 4/.500 78/.361 98/.239 59/.333 289/.210 .258
OPS .907 .831 .669 .535 .517 1.000 .967 .639 1.066 .699 .755
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 36/.886 39/.643 49/.786 24/.750 31/.547 2/.000 43/.930 42/.744 27/.892 87/.847 .742
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 94/.913 51/.980 67/.587 68/.455 38/.493 2/2.000 35/1.003 56/.556 32/1.220 202/.638 .765
Home 73/.891 44/.677 60/.675 59/.258 36/.451 4/1.000 52/1.083 64/.628 29/.803 140/.582
Last 28d days 49/1.336 27/.750 51/.801 35/.871 30/.699 4/1.000 78/.967 33/.442 31/.964 156/.590
HR/SB/CS 6/1/1 2/0/0 2/1/0 1/0/1 1/1/0 0/0/0 2/0/1 1/4/1 3/1/2 9/4/1 64/34/16
Usage ····X··· ·X··X··· ·X······ ·····oo· ········ o······· ·X····X· X····oo· ·o··o··· X····X··
Blue Jays Batters (5.04 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.70 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Greinke
G/S/vB
49.Bale*
G/S/vB
56.Colon
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
40.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
52.Ramirez*
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
34.Wright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
20.Barajas G/S/vP 11/.727 2/.500 ··· 6/.334 2/1.000 1/.000 4/2.000 1/no AB 1/3.000 174/123 .289/.320/.421/.741 .998/.631 .634 73/.568 1/0 3/4
23.Bautista G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· 6/.533 125/69 .265/.410/.378/.787 .872/.698 .785 61/.704 3/0 1/1
13.Chavez G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 1/2.000 3/1.334 ··· 8/.696 40/27 .282/.282/.282/.564 .667/.519 .696 20/.600 0/0 0/1
2.Hill G/S/vP 14/.594 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 4/1.250 2/.000 3/.333 3/.000 6/.733 260/194 .316/.350/.492/.842 .855/.837 .802 105/.662 2/1 12/5
1.Inglett* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 15/14 .154/.267/.154/.421 .000/.452 .661 15/.421 0/0 0/0
26.Lind* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 7/.714 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.666 235/169 .313/.383/.526/.909 .848/.934 1.087 96/.810 1/1 8/1
6.McDonald G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 19/11 .211/.211/.211/.421 .500/.364 .667 9/.444 0/0 0/0
30.Millar G/S/vP 4/1.000 ··· ··· 7/.429 16/1.063 6/.167 11/.664 2/.000 12/.944 110/49 .267/.327/.416/.743 .793/.678 .731 59/.628 0/0 3/1
35.Overbay* G/S/vP 13/1.000 1/3.000 4/1.167 4/1.250 12/.584 3/2.667 14/1.192 1/.000 7/.429 155/132 .282/.381/.519/.900 .625/.952 .928 59/.984 0/0 5/0
15.Rios G/S/vP 16/.751 1/.000 2/.000 2/2.000 8/1.250 4/1.250 4/.000 2/.000 7/.572 253/189 .266/.324/.437/.761 .712/.777 .908 102/.876 5/1 7/1
33.Rolen G/S/vP 14/.884 3/1.667 1/2.000 11/.489 24/.714 5/.800 6/.533 3/.000 24/1.042 195/134 .301/.374/.445/.819 1.128/.687 .855 75/.833 2/0 3/5
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 14/.594 2/2.000 4/1.583 1/.000 4/.250 7/.453 11/.664 ··· 9/.333 265/193 .294/.395/.439/.834 1.016/.769 .785 109/.828 5/3 5/1
10.Wells G/S/vP 16/.438 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 8/1.000 2/1.500 4/.250 2/.000 5/1.200 248/186 .257/.310/.394/.704 .581/.744 .542 100/.566 9/0 5/0
IP 82.0 4.1 3.2 22.2 18.2 19.0 20.2 9.1 26.2 TOTAL .282/.348/.438/.786 .834/.767 .786 .727 29/6 56/24
ERA-K/9 1.10/9.7 6.23/8.4 4.91/9.7 3.97/5.6 3.38/9.1 4.26/9.0 6.53/5.2 1.93/10.6 4.05/6.7 4.27/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 311/.211 19/.200 15/.154 92/.205 74/.229 97/.329 97/.314 42/.211 114/.301 .266
OPS .526 .568 .651 .621 .613 .965 .920 .523 .800 .728
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 159/.583 8/.500 8/.821 44/.751 33/.535 44/.701 52/.627 25/.480 49/.640 .705
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 152/.467 11/.597 7/.452 48/.492 41/.676 53/1.213 45/1.278 17/.584 65/.922 .752
Road 85/.473 8/.125 6/1.133 34/.593 30/.764 44/1.042 50/.817 27/.422 40/.813
Last 28d days 142/.576 19/.568 15/.651 41/.743 28/.321 50/1.059 43/.825 3/.000 48/1.096
HR/SB/CS 0/2/2 0/1/0 1/0/0 1/1/2 2/1/2 3/0/0 3/1/0 0/0/0 3/1/1 36/45/10
Usage ····X··· X···oXo· ·oX····· ····XX·· ·o····o· ·X····o· ·oX····· ·o······ 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.