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Game Preview: TBR @ LAA, 10:05pm, Monday, August 23, 2010 @Angel Stadium

Rays, 76-48, 76-48 2nd, 1 GB, 9 up in WC

SP: James Shields (28, RHP, 11-11, 4.82)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. LAA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (11-11) 158.2 181 93 85 40 143 29 4.82
2009 (11-12) 219.2 239 113 101 52 167 29 4.14
2008 (14-8) 215.0 208 94 85 40 160 24 3.56
Last 7 GS 4-2 42.1 48 23 22 14 34 10 4.68 48
2010-08-18 TEX W 7.0 4 2 1 1 6 1 105 68
2010-08-13 BAL L 5.0 10 4 4 3 2 0 100 30
2010-08-07 @TOR L 4.0 9 8 8 4 2 6 94 10
2010-08-01 NYY W 7.1 4 0 0 1 11 0 116 80
2010-07-27 DET W 6.2 9 2 2 1 7 0 102 54
2010-07-21 @BAL W 6.1 8 4 4 1 1 1 93 41
2010-07-16 @NYY ND 6.0 4 3 3 3 5 2 96 54
Last 5 v.LAA 3-2 38.1 37 14 12 2 29 3 2.82 60
2009-06-09 LAA L 6.1 10 4 2 0 3 0 93 44
2008-08-19 LAA W 8.0 9 2 2 1 7 1 103 62
2008-06-10 @LAA L 8.0 10 6 6 0 9 2 108 47
2008-05-09 LAA W 9.0 1 0 0 0 8 0 92 93
2007-07-17 LAA W 7.0 7 2 2 1 2 0 107 56
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-24   Road:   37-24   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  47-35   vsLHP:  29-13   1-Run:  21-22
 vsEast: 29-18   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 16-8  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
124 Sun, Aug 22  @OAK  W   3-2       76-48  2nd  1.0 gb
123 Sat, Aug 21  @OAK  W   5-4       75-48  2nd  1.0 gb
122 Fri, Aug 20  @OAK  L   4-5       74-48  2nd  1.0 gb
121 Thu, Aug 19  @OAK  L   3-4       74-47  2nd  1.0 gb
120 Wed, Aug 18   TEX  W   8-6       74-46  1st    Tied
119 Tue, Aug 17   TEX  W  10-1       73-46  1st    Tied
118 Mon, Aug 16   TEX  W   6-4       72-46  1st    Tied
117 Sun, Aug 15   BAL  W   3-2       71-46  2nd  1.0 gb
116 Sat, Aug 14   BAL  W   7-3       70-46  2nd  2.0 gb
115 Fri, Aug 13   BAL  L   0-5       69-46  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Angels, 62-63, 62-63 2nd, 8 GB, 14½ GB in WC

SP: Scott Kazmir (26, LHP, 8-10, 6.40)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (8-10) 108.1 117 80 77 56 68 19 6.40
2009 (10-9) 147.1 149 85 80 60 117 16 4.89
2008 (12-8) 152.1 123 61 59 70 166 23 3.49
Last 7 GS 1-5 35.2 44 37 36 19 19 9 9.08 34
2010-08-18 @BOS ND 5.0 8 4 4 3 2 2 97 34
2010-08-13 TOR L 6.0 4 2 2 3 3 0 88 56
2010-08-07 @DET W 5.0 3 1 0 1 3 0 76 61
2010-07-10 @OAK L 5.0 11 13 13 3 2 3 103 -8
2010-07-05 @CHW L 6.1 6 7 7 5 3 3 110 31
2010-06-30 TEX L 4.2 6 5 5 1 4 1 81 35
2010-06-24 LAD L 3.2 6 5 5 3 2 0 93 28
Last 5 v.TBR 0-1 5.0 7 3 3 3 2 0 5.40 40
2010-05-11 TBR L 5.0 7 3 3 3 2 0 108 40
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-27   Road:   29-36   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  45-41   vsLHP:  17-22   1-Run:  18-15
 vsEast: 12-21   vsCntrl:17-19   vsWest: 22-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Sun, Aug 22  @MIN  L   0-4       62-63  2nd  8.0 gb
124 Sat, Aug 21  @MIN  W   9-3       62-62  2nd  7.0 gb
123 Fri, Aug 20  @MIN  L   2-7       61-62  3rd  8.0 gb
122 Thu, Aug 19  @BOS  W   7-2       61-61  2nd  7.0 gb
121 Wed, Aug 18  @BOS  L   5-7       60-61  2nd  8.0 gb
120 Tue, Aug 17  @BOS  L   0-6       60-60  2nd  8.0 gb
119 Sun, Aug 15   TOR  L   1-4       60-59  2nd  8.5 gb
118 Sat, Aug 14   TOR  W   7-2       60-58  2nd  7.5 gb
117 Fri, Aug 13   TOR  L   0-3       59-58  2nd  8.5 gb
116 Wed, Aug 11   KCR  W   2-1 (10)  59-57  2nd  7.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, May 12, 2010 TBR  4 @LAA  3        W:David Price (5-1), L: Jered Weaver (4-2), S: Rafael Soriano (9)
Tue, May 11, 2010 TBR  7 @LAA  2        W:Jeff Niemann (3-0), L: Scott Kazmir (2-3), S: none
Mon, May 10, 2010 LAA  5  TBR  4 (11)   W:Trevor Bell (1-0), L: Grant Balfour (0-1), S: none

Wed, Aug 12, 2009 LAA 10  TBR  5        W:Jason Bulger (5-1), L: Grant Balfour (4-2), S: none
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 LAA  6  TBR  0        W:Ervin Santana (5-6), L: David Price (5-5), S: none
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 LAA  8  TBR  7        W:Kevin Jepsen (4-3), L: Russ Springer (0-2), S: Brian Fuentes (32)
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 TBR 11  LAA  1        W:Grant Balfour (3-1), L: Ervin Santana (1-3), S: none
Wed, Jun 10, 2009 TBR  9  LAA  5        W:Lance Cormier (1-1), L: John Lackey (1-2), S: none
Tue, Jun 09, 2009 LAA  4 @TBR  3        W:Jered Weaver (6-2), L: James Shields (5-5), S: Brian Fuentes (16)
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 LAA  5 @TBR  4        W:Jose Arredondo (5-1), L: Grant Balfour (3-2), S: Francisco Rodriguez (48)
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 2-1; 2009 - LAA won 4-2; 2008 - TBR won 6-3; All-Time - LAA leads 71-42

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 2010 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  5.35

SDP  4.44

SEA  3.29

RA/G

SDP  3.44

TOR  4.33

ARI  5.43

BA

J. Jay  .362

J. Buck  .286

L. Valbuena  .160

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

A. Kearns  .359

B. Wood  .180

SLG

M. Cabrera  .645

A. Rios  .464

B. Wood  .219

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.081

C. Young  .815

B. Wood  .399

ERA

A. Wainwright  2.06

M. Scherzer  3.73

B. Bannister  5.95

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.49

M. Garza  6.97

M. Buehrle  3.82

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

Rays Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Angels Pitchers (4.61 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Kazmir*
G/S/vB
70.Bell
G/S/vB
40.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
65.Jepsen
G/S/vB
58.Kohn
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
45.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
62.Shields
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 7/1.857 3/.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· 1/no AB 259/133 .243/.314/.365/.679 .755/.629 .651 82/.589 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 11/1.136 4/1.000 1/2.000 3/.666 ··· 6/.750 ··· 2/2.000 415/274 .247/.323/.339/.662 .682/.652 .654 93/.653 10/3 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 274/233 .252/.303/.378/.681 .684/.680 .775 44/.279 3/3 6/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 3/1.334 4/1.417 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 7/1.381 ··· 11/.000 514/342 .301/.352/.478/.830 .668/.911 .790 106/.659 41/9 14/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 303/253 .271/.386/.378/.765 .582/.801 .890 68/.803 4/0 3/4
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 12/.639 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 4/1.250 50/38 .114/.360/.200/.560 1.214/.387 .736 50/.560 0/0 1/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 158/143 .223/.354/.462/.816 .133/.898 .887 76/.782 1/2 6/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 3/.666 4/1.000 2/1.500 4/.000 ··· 6/1.000 ··· 1/5.000 546/379 .292/.372/.511/.882 1.035/.816 .796 111/.878 15/3 18/12
23.Pena* G/S/vP 6/.500 3/3.334 1/no AB 3/1.667 ··· 4/2.000 ··· 12/.969 452/309 .212/.336/.440/.777 .681/.822 .730 49/.993 5/1 24/5
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 4/.833 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 308/217 .264/.307/.415/.722 .891/.650 .753 61/.786 9/2 8/5
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 8/.714 ··· 2/.500 129/68 .208/.331/.349/.680 .926/.457 .664 40/.833 0/0 3/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 4/.500 465/319 .237/.325/.411/.735 .920/.654 .695 94/.856 35/7 11/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.250 2/.500 2/2.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 499/343 .256/.363/.363/.726 .674/.744 .734 78/.553 23/3 7/2
IP 108.1 42.2 37.1 42.0 9.2 49.2 39.0 40.2 TOTAL .251/.337/.403/.740 .740/.740 .735 .714 148/36 115/75
ERA-K/9 6.40/5.7 5.48/6.7 3.13/9.4 4.29/10.3 3.72/6.5 3.99/6.3 3.69/7.6 5.75/7.7 4.36/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (31-10-6)
 Shoppach (19-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 495/.275 198/.324 153/.193 182/.247 47/.278 220/.249 166/.233 197/.272 .261  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Brignac
 Rodriguez
112/0/0/7
1/11/90/5
0/117/0/2
8/0/28/2
0/0/2/0
4/9/8/0
OPS .852 .816 .646 .675 .742 .735 .671 .819 .753
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 98/.931 102/.763 39/.291 100/.680 23/.850 101/.728 72/.931 95/.685 .743
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 397/.833 96/.871 114/.773 82/.668 24/.627 119/.740 94/.486 102/.939 .761
Home 161/.804 52/.800 97/.601 93/.658 22/.810 131/.754 74/.615 85/.910
Last 28d days 67/.752 89/.703 33/.466 29/.754 43/.648 40/.696 49/.790 35/.900
HR/SB/CS 19/9/1 1/6/1 5/3/1 2/4/1 0/0/0 4/8/1 3/1/0 6/3/3 124/95/29
Usage ····X··· ·X···X·· ·X······ ···oX··· ··o·X··X ·o·o···· ·X··X··X o·······
Angels Batters (4.44 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
54.Ekstrom
G/S/vB
55.Qualls
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
59.Thayer
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 23/1.073 3/.000 11/.739 11/.705 ··· 2/.000 11/.727 ··· ··· 5/2.800 529/361 .264/.355/.439/.794 .670/.854 .918 96/.972 16/9 15/6
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 9/.583 4/.000 4/.500 4/.500 ··· 1/2.000 6/.533 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 500/349 .268/.323/.356/.679 .607/.710 .595 90/.571 18/8 5/15
25.Bourjos G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 61/46 .164/.233/.309/.542 .414/.586 .435 61/.542 2/1 1/0
12.Callaspo# G/S/vP 10/.200 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 476/366 .287/.324/.409/.732 .662/.759 .727 87/.857 4/1 9/9
48.Hunter G/S/vP 18/.611 11/1.546 2/.000 5/.733 ··· ··· 6/1.333 3/.000 ··· 7/.829 483/332 .292/.369/.486/.854 .832/.864 .696 75/.783 9/11 18/2
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 12/1.500 4/.750 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 3/.000 ··· 4/1.750 507/358 .276/.308/.406/.714 .686/.725 .761 84/.749 11/4 9/9
5.Mathis G/S/vP 9/.444 4/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/.900 ··· ··· 1/.000 158/116 .200/.218/.300/.518 .604/.488 .569 38/.270 2/0 3/5
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 20/1.450 9/.833 4/1.167 7/1.571 ··· ··· 18/1.319 2/.000 ··· 5/.400 445/320 .258/.339/.428/.767 .638/.819 .779 70/.795 0/1 16/0
44.Napoli G/S/vP 12/.833 3/.333 2/2.000 2/1.500 ··· 2/2.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 399/282 .249/.316/.472/.788 1.040/.685 .792 69/.656 3/2 20/10
20.Rivera G/S/vP 15/.967 5/.000 1/.000 4/1.000 ··· 3/.666 2/2.500 4/2.250 ··· 7/.000 366/243 .257/.309/.417/.726 .704/.737 .633 50/.683 2/2 12/5
77.Willits# G/S/vP 11/.182 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 7/.453 ··· ··· 2/.500 124/83 .284/.355/.321/.676 .734/.649 .659 20/.900 1/3 0/1
46.Wilson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 79/66 .222/.273/.444/.717 1.154/.620 .820 23/.727 0/0 4/0
3.Wood G/S/vP 6/.334 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 189/125 .163/.180/.219/.399 .419/.389 .443 5/.000 1/0 3/8
IP 158.2 45.1 34.0 47.1 10.1 46.0 64.2 49.1 2.0 40.0 TOTAL .257/.318/.402/.720 .698/.729 .714 .710 77/44 123/96
ERA-K/9 4.82/8.1 1.39/12.5 4.76/8.5 4.18/3.6 5.23/7.9 8.02/7.6 4.18/5.7 1.82/7.5 27.00/9.0 3.15/9.2 3.61/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mathis (30-9-3)
 Napoli (46-18-5)
 Wilson (14-1-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 692/.281 163/.138 147/.258 217/.293 47/.216 223/.352 272/.235 189/.175 13/.538 160/.210 .239  Rivera
 Abreu
 Willits
 Bourjos
 Hunter
 Matsui
 Callaspo
79/1/17/8
14/0/93/6
26/25/6/5
0/16/0/4
0/97/14/3
17/0/0/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .812 .434 .689 .824 .605 .947 .723 .527 1.385 .683 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 377/.750 76/.539 107/.525 123/.820 25/.470 104/1.031 120/.686 88/.634 4/1.000 32/.714 .709
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 315/.885 87/.344 40/1.163 94/.829 22/.762 119/.875 152/.748 101/.436 9/1.556 128/.676 .695
Road 340/.855 77/.508 57/.773 95/.732 17/.627 98/.929 141/.661 90/.488 13/1.385 75/.792
Last 28d days 133/.899 46/.527 44/.715 44/.625 15/.277 44/.849 68/.585 44/.490 13/1.385 31/.706
HR/SB/CS 29/7/3 4/1/0 2/1/1 4/3/1 0/0/0 6/4/1 10/6/0 3/3/0 1/0/0 5/1/1 132/63/23
Usage ····X··· o·X·o··X ·oo·ooo· ··oXo·o· ·····X·· ·X··o·X· ···X···· Xo··o·oo ········ ···o··oo

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.