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Game Preview: TBR @ LAA, 3:35pm, Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @Angel Stadium

Rays, 78-48, 78-48 1st, Tied

SP: Jeff Niemann (27, RHP, 10-3, 3.12)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. LAA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (10-3) 141.1 121 50 49 44 102 19 3.12
2009 (13-6) 180.2 185 84 79 59 125 17 3.94
2008 (2-2) 16.0 18 12 9 8 14 3 5.06
Last 7 GS 4-1 42.0 43 20 19 16 32 6 4.07 51
2010-08-03 MIN W 7.0 8 3 3 2 4 1 104 51
2010-07-28 DET W 6.0 8 4 4 2 4 2 101 42
2010-07-23 @CLE L 5.0 5 2 2 3 4 0 83 50
2010-07-17 @NYY W 6.1 6 4 4 4 6 2 108 47
2010-07-11 CLE ND 5.0 6 3 3 0 4 0 70 47
2010-07-06 BOS W 6.0 4 1 0 3 5 0 107 64
2010-07-01 @MIN ND 6.2 6 3 3 2 5 1 104 53
Last 5 v.LAA 1-0 16.1 20 11 10 8 11 0 5.51 43
2010-05-11 @LAA W 7.1 6 2 2 2 4 0 111 60
2009-08-12 @LAA ND 5.1 7 4 4 3 4 0 101 39
2009-06-10 LAA ND 3.2 7 5 4 3 3 0 91 29
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-24   Road:   39-24   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  48-35   vsLHP:  30-13   1-Run:  22-22
 vsEast: 29-18   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 18-8  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Tue, Aug 24  @LAA  W  10-3       78-48  1st    Tied
125 Mon, Aug 23  @LAA  W   4-3       77-48  1st    Tied
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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:20-10
Angels, 62-65, 62-65 3rd, 10 GB, 10 GB in WC

SP: Dan Haren (29, RHP, 8-12, 4.55)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (8-12) 182.0 208 99 92 34 168 28 4.55
2009 (14-10) 229.1 192 83 80 38 223 27 3.14
2008 (16-8) 216.0 204 86 80 40 206 19 3.33
Last 7 GS 1-4 47.0 53 23 23 7 35 7 4.40 51
2010-08-20 @MIN L 7.0 11 7 7 1 3 1 94 29
2010-08-15 TOR L 7.0 9 4 4 1 5 1 105 47
2010-08-10 KCR W 7.0 5 1 1 1 3 0 102 65
2010-08-05 @BAL ND 6.1 10 4 4 0 2 1 112 39
2010-07-31 TEX L 9.0 5 2 2 2 6 1 119 73
2010-07-26 BOS L 4.2 7 2 2 0 8 1 62 50
2010-07-21 NYM ND 6.0 6 3 3 2 8 2 110 54
Last 5 v.TBR 3-1 33.1 30 18 12 1 35 7 3.24 58
2007-08-26 @TBD L 6.0 4 5 3 0 10 2 104 58
2007-05-04 @TBD ND 7.0 4 2 2 0 9 1 102 70
2007-04-28 TBD W 7.1 7 3 2 0 7 1 100 61
2006-09-08 @TBD W 6.0 10 6 4 0 2 2 90 34
2006-08-11 TBD W 7.0 5 2 1 1 7 1 110 67
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-29   Road:   29-36   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  45-43   vsLHP:  17-22   1-Run:  18-16
 vsEast: 12-23   vsCntrl:17-19   vsWest: 22-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Tue, Aug 24   TBR  L   3-10      62-65  3rd 10.0 gb
126 Mon, Aug 23   TBR  L   3-4       62-64  3rd  9.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:11-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 24, 2010 TBR 10 @LAA  3        W:Wade Davis (10-9), L: Ervin Santana (13-9), S: none
Mon, Aug 23, 2010 TBR  4 @LAA  3        W:James Shields (12-11), L: Scott Kazmir (8-11), S: Rafael Soriano (38)
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
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 4-1; 2009 - LAA won 4-2; 2008 - TBR won 6-3; All-Time - LAA leads 71-44

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  5.37

FLA  4.45

SEA  3.29

RA/G

SDP  3.41

COL  4.32

ARI  5.43

BA

J. Jay  .361

O. Hudson  .286

L. Valbuena  .160

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

D. Freese  .361

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .642

M. Montero  .467

R. Tejada  .206

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.079

M. Byrd  .818

B. Wood  .404

ERA

R. Halladay  2.16

M. Scherzer  3.73

K. Millwood  5.63

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.82

C. Carpenter  6.98

M. Buehrle  3.82

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Rays Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Angels Pitchers (4.65 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 24.Haren
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
51.Walden
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/1.857 4/.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· 1/no AB ··· 263/134 .240/.313/.361/.673 .747/.624 .641 79/.585 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 9/.222 4/1.000 2/2.500 3/.666 1/.000 7/.629 1/2.000 2/2.000 ··· 424/279 .250/.326/.342/.668 .694/.655 .666 95/.687 10/4 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 274/233 .252/.303/.378/.681 .684/.680 .775 37/.194 3/3 6/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 22/.637 4/1.417 5/.600 1/.000 ··· 8/1.196 1/.000 11/.000 1/.000 524/348 .297/.349/.473/.822 .678/.894 .777 107/.656 41/9 14/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 1/.000 308/257 .275/.388/.380/.768 .582/.805 .893 66/.878 4/0 3/4
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· 5/1.000 ··· 55/42 .150/.364/.250/.614 1.087/.490 .800 55/.614 0/0 1/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 163/147 .233/.362/.489/.851 .129/.937 .956 74/.868 2/2 7/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 3/1.000 4/.000 ··· 6/1.000 1/.000 1/5.000 1/3.000 555/384 .293/.371/.515/.887 1.009/.833 .807 111/.859 15/4 19/12
23.Pena* G/S/vP 12/1.500 3/3.334 2/no AB 3/1.667 ··· 4/2.000 1/no AB 12/.969 1/.000 461/314 .211/.338/.436/.774 .685/.817 .727 49/.824 5/1 24/5
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 312/218 .266/.313/.420/.732 .929/.647 .774 62/.840 9/2 8/5
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 8/.714 ··· 2/.500 ··· 133/70 .200/.321/.336/.657 .893/.442 .615 44/.750 0/0 3/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 15/1.400 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 3/.333 ··· 5/.400 ··· 474/325 .237/.325/.417/.742 .961/.646 .710 103/.876 36/7 12/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 9/.236 4/.250 3/.667 2/2.000 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 508/348 .257/.363/.362/.725 .678/.740 .730 81/.550 23/3 7/2
IP 182.0 42.2 38.1 43.0 11.0 50.2 40.0 41.2 2.0 TOTAL .252/.337/.405/.742 .744/.741 .739 .723 150/38 118/76
ERA-K/9 4.55/8.3 5.48/6.7 3.52/9.2 4.19/10.0 3.27/6.5 3.91/6.4 3.60/7.9 5.62/7.8 4.50/13.5 4.38/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (31-10-6)
 Shoppach (20-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 780/.286 198/.324 161/.201 185/.242 52/.268 223/.245 171/.233 200/.267 10/.333 .261  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Brignac
 Rodriguez
114/0/0/7
1/11/91/5
0/119/0/2
8/0/29/2
0/0/2/0
4/9/8/0
OPS .785 .816 .677 .663 .705 .724 .670 .805 .844 .755
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 349/.819 102/.763 44/.367 101/.673 24/.905 102/.720 75/.911 97/.668 7/.762 .744
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 431/.758 96/.871 117/.793 84/.652 28/.524 121/.727 96/.497 103/.929 3/1.000 .763
Home 429/.745 52/.800 105/.652 96/.636 27/.723 134/.736 79/.618 88/.874 5/1.000
Last 28d days 152/.732 89/.703 34/.512 27/.638 40/.615 37/.445 44/.824 27/.433 10/.844
HR/SB/CS 28/16/8 1/6/1 5/3/1 2/4/1 0/0/0 4/8/1 3/1/0 6/3/3 0/0/0 127/97/31
Usage ····X··· ···X···X X··X···· ·o···oX· oo··o·X· ·o·o·o·· ·X·X··X· o·o····· X·X·····
Angels Batters (4.42 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.82 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
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 10/.450 3/.000 12/.666 12/.639 2/.000 11/.727 ··· ··· 5/2.800 537/368 .261/.354/.433/.787 .666/.844 .899 96/.897 16/9 15/6
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 7/.858 4/.000 4/.500 5/.800 1/2.000 6/.533 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 508/357 .267/.322/.357/.679 .607/.709 .596 93/.602 18/8 5/16
25.Bourjos G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 69/54 .175/.235/.302/.537 .414/.572 .457 69/.537 3/1 1/0
12.Callaspo# G/S/vP 10/.311 ··· ··· 3/2.333 2/.000 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 484/374 .288/.324/.408/.732 .662/.758 .728 87/.844 4/1 9/9
48.Hunter G/S/vP 3/.666 12/1.417 2/.000 6/.583 ··· 7/1.404 3/.000 ··· 7/.829 492/341 .289/.366/.481/.847 .832/.854 .687 80/.790 9/11 18/2
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 7/1.214 4/.750 ··· 2/4.000 2/no AB 4/.500 3/.000 ··· 4/1.750 516/367 .278/.311/.414/.725 .686/.740 .782 85/.836 11/4 10/9
5.Mathis G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 5/.900 ··· ··· 1/.000 161/119 .196/.214/.294/.508 .604/.475 .548 38/.211 2/0 3/5
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 11/.282 10/.744 4/1.167 8/1.357 ··· 19/1.245 2/.000 ··· 5/.400 454/329 .262/.341/.433/.775 .638/.828 .794 72/.881 0/1 16/0
44.Napoli G/S/vP 8/1.000 3/.333 2/2.000 3/1.667 2/2.500 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 401/284 .248/.317/.471/.787 1.040/.685 .791 63/.694 3/2 20/10
20.Rivera G/S/vP 2/1.000 6/.000 1/.000 5/.800 3/.666 3/1.666 4/2.250 ··· 7/.000 375/252 .257/.309/.416/.726 .704/.736 .637 54/.669 2/2 12/5
77.Willits# G/S/vP 2/.000 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/no AB 8/.661 ··· ··· 2/.500 125/84 .291/.361/.327/.688 .734/.666 .683 18/.833 1/3 0/1
46.Wilson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 82/69 .213/.263/.427/.689 1.154/.591 .743 22/.667 0/0 4/0
3.Wood G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 190/126 .163/.185/.219/.404 .419/.396 .451 6/.167 1/0 3/8
IP 141.1 46.1 34.1 49.0 47.1 65.2 50.1 2.0 40.1 TOTAL .257/.318/.402/.719 .698/.728 .713 .721 78/44 124/98
ERA-K/9 3.12/6.5 1.36/12.2 4.72/8.4 4.22/3.5 7.80/7.4 4.11/5.8 1.79/7.9 27.00/9.0 3.12/9.2 3.59/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mathis (30-9-3)
 Napoli (46-18-5)
 Wilson (16-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 578/.231 166/.135 148/.256 225/.297 227/.347 278/.235 192/.172 13/.538 161/.208 .239  Rivera
 Abreu
 Willits
 Bourjos
 Hunter
 Matsui
 Callaspo
79/1/17/8
16/0/93/6
26/25/6/5
0/18/0/4
0/97/16/3
17/0/0/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .685 .426 .684 .843 .931 .724 .519 1.385 .678 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 287/.757 77/.532 108/.519 127/.826 105/1.020 122/.691 89/.627 4/1.000 32/.714 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 291/.615 89/.336 40/1.163 98/.864 122/.856 156/.747 103/.428 9/1.556 129/.670 .694
Road 273/.688 80/.488 58/.758 103/.780 102/.894 147/.666 93/.472 13/1.385 76/.780
Last 28d days 30/.826 43/.566 43/.650 52/.735 40/.737 74/.599 39/.391 13/1.385 32/.683
HR/SB/CS 19/12/1 4/1/0 2/1/1 5/3/1 6/5/1 10/6/0 3/3/0 1/0/0 5/1/1 133/64/23
Usage ·oo·X·o· ·o·oo·oo X···oXo· oo·X··o· X····X·· ·oXo··o· ········ o····o··

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.