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Game Preview: TBR @ ATL, 7:10pm, Thursday, June 17, 2010 @Turner Field

Rays, 41-24, 41-241st, Tied

SP: James Shields (28, RHP, 5-5, 4.55)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (5-5) 85.0 101 50 43 19 82 13 4.55
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 1-5 45.0 59 35 29 9 39 6 5.80 43
2010-06-11 FLA L 3.1 9 10 10 3 4 1 77 3
2010-06-05 @TEX L 7.0 10 6 3 1 4 1 106 42
2010-05-30 CHW L 5.1 11 7 7 1 3 2 108 20
2010-05-25 BOS L 8.0 4 2 2 2 5 0 107 69
2010-05-20 @NYY W 7.1 8 4 3 1 7 1 108 54
2010-05-15 SEA ND 8.0 6 2 2 0 10 1 93 72
2010-05-09 @OAK L 6.0 11 4 2 1 6 0 108 43
Has never faced ATL as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-15   Road:   23-9    ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  23-16   vsLHP:  18-8    1-Run:  10-8 
 vsEast: 18-9    vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest: 11-6  IL: 4-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 65 Wed, Jun 16  @ATL  L   2-6       41-24  1st    Tied
 64 Tue, Jun 15  @ATL  W  10-4       41-23  1st    Tied
 63 Sun, Jun 13   FLA  L   1-6       40-23  1st    Tied
 62 Sat, Jun 12   FLA  W   6-5       40-22  1st  1.0 up
 61 Fri, Jun 11   FLA  L   9-14      39-22  1st  1.0 up
 60 Thu, Jun 10   TOR  L   2-3       39-21  1st  2.0 up
 59 Wed, Jun  9   TOR  W  10-1       39-20  1st  2.0 up
 58 Tue, Jun  8   TOR  W   9-0       38-20  1st  2.0 up
 57 Sun, Jun  6  @TEX  W   9-5       37-20  1st  2.0 up
 56 Sat, Jun  5  @TEX  L   1-6       36-20  1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:17-13
Braves, 38-28, 38-281st, ½ up

SP: Tim Hudson (34, RHP, 6-2, 2.43)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (6-2) 85.1 69 24 23 30 36 6 2.43
2009 (2-1) 42.1 49 17 17 13 30 4 3.61
2008 (11-7) 142.0 125 53 50 40 85 11 3.17
Last 7 GS 4-1 47.0 38 12 11 18 20 2 2.11 58
2010-06-11 @MIN L 8.0 7 2 2 1 2 0 99 61
2010-06-06 @LAD ND 7.0 9 4 3 2 1 1 102 44
2010-06-01 PHI W 6.0 5 2 2 2 6 1 104 58
2010-05-27 @FLA ND 4.0 5 2 2 2 1 0 70 43
2010-05-21 @PIT W 8.0 3 0 0 4 3 0 109 75
2010-05-16 ARI W 8.0 3 1 1 1 6 0 105 77
2010-05-11 @MIL W 6.0 6 1 1 6 1 0 88 51
Last 5 v.TBR 2-1 33.1 37 21 17 9 25 3 4.59 48
2004-08-28 TBD W 7.0 4 4 2 1 4 0 96 60
2004-05-02 @TBD L 7.0 9 8 6 1 3 1 105 33
2003-08-29 TBD W 8.0 6 2 2 1 7 0 103 68
2002-05-30 @TBD ND 6.0 11 1 1 2 7 1 108 51
2002-05-24 TBD ND 5.1 7 6 6 4 4 1 98 30
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-7    Road:   18-21   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  27-17   vsLHP:  11-11   1-Run:  11-11
 vsEast:  9-11   vsCntrl:15-6    vsWest: 11-9  IL: 3-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 66 Wed, Jun 16   TBR  W   6-2       38-28  1st  0.5 up
 65 Tue, Jun 15   TBR  L   4-10      37-28  1st  0.5 up
 64 Sun, Jun 13  @MIN  W   7-3       37-27  1st  1.5 up
 63 Sat, Jun 12  @MIN  W   3-2       36-27  1st  1.5 up
 62 Fri, Jun 11  @MIN  L   1-2       35-27  1st  1.5 up
 61 Thu, Jun 10  @ARI  W  11-7       35-26  1st  2.5 up
 60 Wed, Jun  9  @ARI  L   1-2       34-26  1st  1.5 up
 59 Tue, Jun  8  @ARI  W   7-5       34-25  1st  2.0 up
 58 Mon, Jun  7  @ARI  L   4-7       33-25  1st  2.0 up
 57 Sun, Jun  6  @LAD  L   4-5 (11)  33-24  1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 16, 2010 ATL  6  TBR  2        W:Tommy Hanson (7-3), L: Wade Davis (5-7), S: none
Tue, Jun 15, 2010 TBR 10 @ATL  4        W:David Price (10-2), L: Kenshin Kawakami (0-9), S: none

Sun, Jun 25, 2006 ATL  4 @TBD  1        W:Chuck James (1-0), L: Mark Hendrickson (4-8), S: Jorge Sosa (1)
Sat, Jun 24, 2006 TBD  3  ATL  2        W:Tim Corcoran (1-0), L: Lance Cormier (2-3), S: Chad Harville (1)
Fri, Jun 23, 2006 ATL  4 @TBD  3 (11)   W:Jorge Sosa (2-9), L: Chad Harville (0-1), S: none
Sun, Jun 29, 2003 ATL  2 @TBD  0        W:Russ Ortiz (10-4), L: Jorge Sosa (1-6), S: John Smoltz (29)
Sat, Jun 28, 2003 TBD  9  ATL  7        W:Victor Zambrano (5-4), L: Shane Reynolds (5-3), S: Lance Carter (13)
Fri, Jun 27, 2003 ATL  8 @TBD  2        W:Horacio Ramirez (7-2), L: Geremi Gonzalez (3-4), S: none
Tue, Jul 17, 2001 ATL  4  TBD  0        W:Greg Maddux (12-5), L: Tanyon Sturtze (4-8), S: none
Mon, Jul 16, 2001 TBD  6 @ATL  5        W:Victor Zambrano (2-1), L: Steve Karsay (1-2), S: Esteban Yan (9)
Season Series: 2010 - Tied 1-1; 2009 -  0-0; 2008 -  0-0; All-Time - ATL leads 14-6

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  5.63

COL  4.54

PIT  3.23

RA/G

SDP  3.30

CHC  4.42

ARI  5.79

BA

R. Cano  .370

J. Drew  .277

A. Ramirez  .168

OBP

J. Morneau  .452

A. LaRoche  .349

A. Ramirez  .232

SLG

M. Cabrera  .648

S. Drew  .445

C. Izturis  .244

OPS

J. Morneau  1.069

J. Bay  .801

A. Ramirez  .517

ERA

U. Jimenez  1.16

Z. Greinke  3.94

M. Scherzer  6.14

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.29

B. Sheets  6.61

N. Blackburn  2.66

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Rays Batters (5.31 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (3.98 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 15.Hudson
G/S/vB
43.Chavez
G/S/vB
11.Kawakami
G/S/vB
46.Kimbrel
G/S/vB
50.Martinez
G/S/vB
54.Medlen
G/S/vB
58.Moylan
G/S/vB
34.O'Flaherty*
G/S/vB
39.Venters*
G/S/vB
13.Wagner*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 4/.500 112/41 .245/.277/.396/.673 .648/.786 .563 40/.589 0/0 4/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 214/133 .228/.324/.326/.650 .636/.658 .669 35/.442 3/2 1/6
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 24/.599 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.350 ··· 5/.400 57/50 .264/.316/.358/.674 .286/.731 .881 46/.707 1/1 1/1
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 164/139 .300/.360/.420/.780 .781/.779 .731 80/.820 2/1 2/6
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 12/.833 ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 279/176 .297/.355/.474/.829 .711/.895 .834 103/.735 23/4 6/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 149/119 .285/.403/.423/.825 .507/.906 1.092 78/.753 1/0 3/3
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 283/180 .316/.385/.564/.949 .937/.955 .822 103/.900 10/2 12/9
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 114/54 .212/.291/.293/.584 .549/.533 .552 27/.882 0/1 1/3
23.Pena* G/S/vP 25/.560 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.000 1/.000 ··· 265/171 .196/.306/.427/.732 .703/.748 .679 101/.807 2/1 15/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 146/105 .276/.315/.455/.770 .827/.747 .770 78/.888 3/1 4/1
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 33/15 .200/.364/.240/.604 .972/.210 .611 24/.551 0/0 0/0
2.Upton G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 252/165 .235/.329/.412/.741 .977/.625 .777 90/.821 20/5 6/3
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 279/180 .310/.377/.442/.819 .645/.905 .916 105/.916 9/1 5/1
IP 85.1 23.1 73.1 7.1 4.2 61.1 26.1 25.2 29.0 25.1 TOTAL .261/.338/.418/.757 .708/.783 .757 .776 75/20 63/49
ERA-K/9 2.43/3.8 7.33/8.5 4.42/6.1 1.23/16.0 3.86/9.6 3.23/6.5 3.42/8.9 2.10/7.7 1.55/9.9 1.42/13.5 3.75/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (18-9-3)
 Navarro (8-7-0)
 Shoppach (7-2-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 344/.224 103/.269 323/.276 35/.148 17/.176 242/.267 120/.273 102/.220 122/.188 102/.170 .245  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Rodriguez
 Brignac
 Blalock
62/0/0/7
1/3/57/4
0/63/0/2
2/7/0/0
0/0/2/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .617 .843 .816 .565 .529 .716 .743 .605 .550 .554 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 162/.692 37/.997 149/.853 16/.517 5/.400 113/.704 38/1.041 49/.512 45/.478 23/.224 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 182/.549 66/.758 174/.785 19/.588 12/.583 129/.727 82/.622 53/.692 77/.592 79/.652 .690
Home 103/.552 43/.685 121/.751 17/.371 / 86/.761 34/.720 44/.578 64/.579 43/.533
Last 28d days 138/.603 24/.725 132/.792 17/.435 17/.529 125/.775 51/.859 40/.839 54/.537 40/.396
HR/SB/CS 6/3/5 5/0/0 9/5/2 0/3/0 1/0/0 8/2/0 1/7/1 1/0/0 0/1/0 2/0/0 51/38/16
Usage ·····X·· ········ ·X·····X ·X······ ······Xo ···X···· o···o·oX ····o··X X··Xo·X· ····X·X·
Braves Batters (4.88 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.78 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Blanco* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 18/13 .467/.556/.533/1.089 1.100/1.084 1.548 18/1.089 1/0 0/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 21/.703 4/.000 4/.500 ··· 5/.400 16/.626 2/.000 5/1.650 216/144 .253/.313/.330/.643 .624/.652 .589 83/.822 3/1 2/2
26.Conrad# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 56/46 .275/.327/.549/.876 .311/.998 .727 24/.696 3/0 3/0
19.Escobar G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 222/163 .253/.355/.305/.660 .712/.641 .563 108/.787 5/0 0/7
25.Glaus G/S/vP 9/.222 3/.000 14/1.143 2/2.500 1/no AB 10/1.000 4/1.167 11/.384 271/188 .286/.380/.494/.874 1.009/.817 .922 108/.973 0/0 13/5
22.Heyward* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 270/185 .267/.385/.480/.865 .735/.927 .855 122/.769 4/4 10/4
18.Hicks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/3 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 3/.000 0/0 0/0
20.Hinske* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 9/.476 6/.000 3/.333 2/.000 6/1.133 2/2.500 136/126 .322/.390/.579/.968 .633/.995 1.062 68/.925 0/0 5/1
4.Infante G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.334 7/1.262 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 148/103 .314/.351/.387/.738 .542/.821 .936 57/.734 3/1 1/7
10.Jones# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 4/3.667 ··· ··· 9/.756 217/146 .234/.378/.366/.744 .780/.726 .878 76/.743 3/0 4/6
16.McCann* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 224/162 .261/.384/.413/.797 .643/.857 .754 81/.785 3/1 6/6
14.Prado G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/3.000 309/219 .338/.379/.470/.849 .777/.879 .963 121/.873 1/3 6/2
8.Ross G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 3/.667 72/30 .293/.414/.379/.794 .817/.756 .969 35/1.056 0/1 0/1
IP 85.0 28.1 15.2 17.0 27.2 32.1 23.2 20.2 TOTAL .264/.353/.398/.751 .681/.781 .808 .791 32/13 53/56
ERA-K/9 4.55/8.7 1.91/9.2 0.57/12.6 5.29/10.1 3.90/3.6 4.45/5.3 1.52/8.0 3.48/9.6 3.50/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 McCann (31-11-2)
 Ross (7-5-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 372/.289 111/.219 54/.100 73/.227 127/.297 138/.266 90/.181 84/.203 .244  Cabrera
 Hinske
 Infante
 Heyward
 Blanco
39/17/8/4
21/0/0/0
3/0/0/0
0/0/60/0
7/6/0/0
OPS .802 .569 .327 .636 .840 .780 .522 .679 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 199/.773 42/.677 24/.258 56/.427 69/.889 60/.793 34/.531 14/.786 .708
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 173/.835 69/.505 30/.381 17/1.374 58/.782 78/.769 56/.516 70/.659 .702
Road 183/.772 58/.510 22/.468 23/.638 55/.707 53/.709 44/.491 39/.793
Last 28d days 111/.936 44/.558 31/.408 21/.396 50/1.035 66/.840 21/.381 31/.970
HR/SB/CS 13/5/2 1/0/1 1/1/0 2/1/1 2/3/1 5/1/0 1/1/0 3/1/1 67/33/18
Usage ·····X·· ·X··X··· ···Xo·X· o·····oo ·X·X·X·X Xo···X·o ····o··· X··X··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.