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Game Preview: KCR @ TOR, 1:07pm, Saturday, June 6, 2009 @Rogers Centre

Royals, 23-31, 4th, 5½ GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Luke Hochevar (25, RHP, 0-2, 10.80)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (0-2) 11.2 17 15 14 7 3 2 10.80
2008 (6-12) 129.0 143 84 79 47 72 12 5.51
2007 (0-1) 12.2 11 4 3 4 5 1 2.13
Last 7 GS 0-6 35.1 46 31 30 12 15 4 7.64 38
2009-05-23 @STL L 6.1 7 4 4 2 1 1 92 42
2009-05-17 BAL ND 3.1 3 3 2 3 1 0 70 42
2009-05-12 @OAK L 2.0 7 8 8 2 1 1 48 9
2008-08-19 @CLE L 5.0 7 4 4 1 4 2 85 40
2008-08-13 @CHW L 7.0 5 3 3 1 4 0 97 58
2008-08-06 BOS L 5.2 7 5 5 3 2 0 92 34
2008-08-01 CHW L 6.0 10 4 4 0 2 0 93 38
Last 5 v.TOR 1-1 12.0 12 6 5 6 7 1 3.75 50
2008-05-24 @TOR L 6.0 6 5 4 4 4 1 108 42
2008-04-26 TOR W 6.0 6 1 1 2 3 0 99 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-15   Road:    8-16   ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:  14-19   vsLHP:   9-12   1-Run:   4-9 
 vsEast:  6-9    vsCntrl:12-14   vsWest:  4-6  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 54 Fri, Jun  5  @TOR  L   3-9       23-31  4th  5.5 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
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30:10-20
Blue Jays, 31-26, 3rd, 2½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Scott Richmond (29, RHP, 4-2, 3.50)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-2) 54.0 50 23 21 18 44 8 3.50
2008 (1-3) 27.0 32 12 12 2 20 2 4.00
Last 7 GS 3-2 41.2 40 18 17 12 36 7 3.67 54
2009-05-24 @ATL ND 5.0 5 2 2 0 5 2 77 54
2009-05-18 CHW ND 7.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 109 73
2009-05-13 NYY L 1.2 7 5 5 2 2 1 58 21
2009-05-08 @OAK L 8.0 7 5 5 2 3 1 96 49
2009-05-03 BAL W 7.0 5 3 2 2 6 1 99 61
2009-04-28 @KCR W 7.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 106 65
2009-04-23 TEX W 6.0 6 2 2 2 8 2 103 58
Last 5 v.KCR 1-0 7.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 1.29 65
2009-04-28 @KCR W 7.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 106 65
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-9    Road:   11-17   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  21-17   vsLHP:  10-9    1-Run:   9-7 
 vsEast:  6-9    vsCntrl:17-8    vsWest:  8-6  IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 57 Fri, Jun  5   KCR  W   9-3       31-26  3rd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 05, 2009 TOR  9  KCR  3        W:Ricky Romero (3-2), L: Zack Greinke (8-2), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 - KCR leads 3-2; 2008 - TOR won 5-2; 2007 - TOR won 4-3; All-Time - TOR leads 170-166

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

BAL  4.65

SEA  3.80

RA/G

LAD  3.75

TEX  4.76

WSN  6.04

BA

J. Bartlett  .373

M. Cuddyer  .276

C. Young  .181

OBP

K. Youkilis  .475

S. Victorino  .349

C. Young  .232

SLG

A. Pujols  .704

M. DeRosa  .441

J. Kendall  .266

OPS

A. Pujols  1.170

C. Barmes  .794

C. Young  .554

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.55

A. Harang  4.11

F. Carmona  7.42

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.42

C. Lee  6.48

J. Pineiro  3.45

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

Royals Batters (4.00 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.60 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
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
24.Romero*
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 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 3/.666 3/1.334 6/1.167 118/52 .284/.353/.392/.746 .879/.579 .897 50/.484 8/1 1/2
16.Butler G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 3/4.333 205/125 .282/.341/.431/.772 .897/.698 .564 93/.734 0/0 4/2
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 3/1.334 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 3/2.000 198/133 .293/.348/.431/.779 .908/.713 .677 88/.589 0/0 2/3
2.Crisp# G/S/vP 4/.500 15/1.181 2/.000 8/.250 10/.777 ··· 3/.666 3/.333 3/.333 5/.400 10/.844 203/129 .224/.335/.382/.717 .680/.740 .721 65/.574 11/2 3/3
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 3/1.667 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 83/.674 1/1 3/0
11.Guillen G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.400 2/.000 3/.000 6/1.000 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 3/1.666 6/.833 4/.000 167/106 .255/.353/.414/.767 .722/.793 .700 93/.708 1/0 6/2
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 3/.000 2/3.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/3.333 1/.000 3/1.666 ··· 3/2.000 191/124 .233/.309/.459/.768 .586/.872 .727 82/.739 0/0 10/2
35.Maier* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 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 ··· 3/.666 4/.000 2/.000 125/63 .242/.266/.417/.683 .761/.606 .825 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 ··· 3/.333 2/.000 ··· 21/16 .053/.143/.053/.195 .200/.192 .282 9/.347 0/0 0/2
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 3/.333 4/.750 3/1.667 5/.600 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 3/.000 ··· 6/1.500 212/126 .271/.340/.422/.761 .694/.808 .662 84/.649 1/0 6/4
IP 54.0 20.0 27.0 24.0 19.2 1.0 17.0 24.2 37.1 12.1 67.1 TOTAL .246/.315/.395/.711 .714/.708 .642 .645 27/6 45/36
ERA-K/9 3.50/7.3 4.50/6.8 5.00/5.0 2.25/9.4 2.29/6.9 0.00/18.0 5.82/2.1 4.01/6.9 4.10/6.3 8.03/8.0 4.54/7.1 4.32/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 227/.240 90/.275 116/.245 96/.209 72/.194 4/.500 78/.361 98/.239 157/.287 59/.333 289/.210 .257
OPS .743 .831 .669 .525 .494 1.000 .967 .639 .871 1.066 .699 .753
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 131/.985 39/.643 49/.786 26/.692 32/.529 2/.000 43/.930 42/.744 42/.878 27/.892 87/.847 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 96/.428 51/.980 67/.587 70/.459 40/.468 2/2.000 35/1.003 56/.556 115/.865 32/1.220 202/.638 .761
Home 103/.805 44/.677 60/.675 63/.260 39/.416 4/1.000 52/1.083 64/.628 100/.838 29/.803 140/.582
Last 28d days 68/.902 27/.750 48/.811 30/.563 33/.629 4/1.000 78/.967 33/.442 76/1.101 31/.964 132/.626
HR/SB/CS 8/4/2 2/0/0 2/1/0 1/0/1 1/1/0 0/0/0 2/0/1 1/4/1 8/1/1 3/1/2 9/4/1 66/34/16
Usage ·····X·· ··X··X·· ··X····· o·····oo o······· ·o······ ··X····X ·X····oo X····X·· ··o··o·· ·X····X·
Blue Jays Batters (5.11 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.78 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
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 ··· 2/.500 ··· 7/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 5/1.600 1/no AB 1/3.000 178/126 .288/.318/.436/.754 .978/.658 .664 77/.606 1/0 4/4
23.Bautista G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· 6/.533 125/69 .265/.410/.378/.787 .872/.698 .785 56/.693 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 16/.750 0/0 0/1
2.Hill G/S/vP 6/.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.333 4/1.250 2/.000 4/.250 3/.000 6/.733 265/198 .309/.343/.482/.825 .842/.820 .770 105/.643 2/1 12/5
1.Inglett* G/S/vP 3/.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 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/.714 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/1.666 239/172 .316/.385/.540/.924 .834/.961 1.112 95/.842 1/1 9/1
6.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 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 6/.167 ··· ··· 8/.536 16/1.063 6/.167 11/.664 2/.000 12/.944 114/53 .260/.325/.404/.728 .793/.650 .704 63/.607 0/0 3/1
35.Overbay* G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/3.000 4/1.167 5/1.000 12/.584 3/2.667 14/1.192 1/.000 7/.429 159/136 .291/.390/.552/.942 .625/1.001 1.009 59/1.001 0/0 6/0
15.Rios G/S/vP 6/.334 1/.000 2/.000 2/2.000 8/1.250 4/1.250 5/.000 2/.000 7/.572 257/192 .266/.323/.438/.761 .701/.781 .903 101/.901 5/1 7/1
33.Rolen G/S/vP 6/1.833 3/1.667 1/2.000 11/.489 24/.714 5/.800 7/.453 3/.000 24/1.042 199/137 .294/.367/.435/.802 1.108/.672 .817 79/.787 2/0 3/5
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/.000 2/2.000 4/1.583 2/.000 4/.250 7/.453 12/.717 ··· 9/.333 270/197 .302/.403/.458/.861 1.023/.803 .839 109/.872 5/3 5/1
10.Wells G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 8/1.000 2/1.500 5/.200 2/.000 5/1.200 252/189 .257/.310/.391/.701 .571/.743 .541 99/.529 9/0 5/0
IP 11.2 4.1 3.2 23.2 18.2 19.0 22.2 9.1 26.2 TOTAL .282/.348/.443/.791 .827/.776 .795 .731 29/6 59/24
ERA-K/9 10.80/2.3 6.23/8.4 4.91/9.7 4.56/6.1 3.38/9.1 4.26/9.0 5.96/5.2 1.93/10.6 4.05/6.7 4.35/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 59/.347 19/.200 15/.154 97/.207 74/.229 97/.329 104/.293 42/.211 114/.301 .267
OPS 1.010 .568 .651 .659 .613 .965 .869 .523 .800 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 29/1.198 8/.500 8/.821 45/.733 33/.535 44/.701 53/.615 25/.480 49/.640 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 30/.829 11/.597 7/.452 52/.589 41/.676 53/1.213 51/1.149 17/.584 65/.922 .752
Road 43/1.061 8/.125 6/1.133 39/.700 30/.764 44/1.042 57/.736 27/.422 40/.813
Last 28d days 59/1.010 19/.568 15/.651 46/.812 28/.321 50/1.059 50/.728 3/.000 48/1.096
HR/SB/CS 2/4/1 0/1/0 1/0/0 2/1/2 2/1/2 3/0/0 3/1/0 0/0/0 3/1/1 39/45/10
Usage ·X···oXo ··oX···· X····XX· ··o····o ··X····o X·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.