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Game Preview: MIN @ CHW, 8:10pm, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @U.S. Cellular Field

Twins, 63-49, 63-49 1st, Tied

SP: Scott Baker (28, RHP, 9-9, 4.70)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (9-9) 134.0 148 70 70 28 113 18 4.70
2009 (15-9) 200.0 190 99 97 48 162 28 4.37
2008 (11-4) 172.1 161 66 66 42 141 20 3.45
Last 7 GS 3-3 42.1 48 23 23 9 36 6 4.89 49
2010-08-04 @TBR ND 8.0 3 0 0 1 7 0 105 82
2010-07-30 SEA W 5.1 7 3 3 4 2 0 86 40
2010-07-24 @BAL W 7.0 4 2 2 1 8 1 89 68
2010-07-19 CLE L 4.2 10 6 6 3 1 0 94 18
2010-07-08 @TOR L 6.0 7 5 5 0 4 2 91 42
2010-07-02 TBR W 7.0 6 1 1 0 8 0 101 69
2010-06-27 @NYM L 4.1 11 6 6 0 6 3 98 23
Last 5 v.CHW 3-1 31.1 25 12 12 7 21 4 3.45 56
2010-04-10 @CHW W 7.0 5 1 1 1 3 0 99 65
2009-07-28 CHW ND 6.0 4 1 1 0 6 1 115 66
2009-07-12 CHW W 6.1 6 5 5 1 4 1 97 44
2009-05-19 @CHW L 5.0 5 4 4 4 4 2 105 41
2008-09-23 CHW W 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 102 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-20   Road:   30-29   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  40-33   vsLHP:  23-16   1-Run:  19-17
 vsEast: 14-18   vsCntrl:29-16   vsWest: 12-5  IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
112 Sun, Aug  8  @CLE  W   5-4       63-49  2nd  0.5 gb
111 Sat, Aug  7  @CLE  W   7-2       62-49  2nd  1.5 gb
110 Fri, Aug  6  @CLE  L   6-7       61-49  2nd  1.5 gb
109 Thu, Aug  5  @TBR  W   8-6       61-48  2nd  1.5 gb
108 Wed, Aug  4  @TBR  W   2-1 (13)  60-48  2nd  1.5 gb
107 Tue, Aug  3  @TBR  L   4-6       59-48  2nd  1.5 gb
106 Mon, Aug  2  @TBR  L   2-4       59-47  2nd  1.0 gb
105 Sun, Aug  1   SEA  W   4-0       59-46  2nd  0.5 gb
104 Sat, Jul 31   SEA  W   4-0       58-46  2nd  0.5 gb
103 Fri, Jul 30   SEA  W   5-3       57-46  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:19-11
WhiteSox, 63-49, 63-49 1st, Tied

SP: Freddy Garcia (35, RHP, 10-4, 4.54)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (10-4) 117.0 129 61 59 37 70 15 4.54
2009 (3-4) 56.0 56 27 27 12 37 4 4.34
2008 (1-1) 15.0 11 8 7 6 12 3 4.20
Last 7 GS 2-1 39.0 48 18 17 12 24 4 3.92 48
2010-08-05 @DET ND 6.2 5 1 1 4 4 1 103 60
2010-07-29 SEA W 6.0 7 3 3 0 3 0 99 49
2010-07-24 @OAK L 1.1 6 5 5 3 2 0 69 21
2010-07-18 @MIN ND 6.0 11 3 3 1 1 1 103 38
2010-07-07 LAA W 6.0 5 1 0 2 6 0 92 64
2010-07-02 @TEX ND 6.0 6 3 3 2 3 1 93 49
2010-06-26 CHC ND 7.0 8 2 2 0 5 1 94 58
Last 5 v.MIN 2-2 33.2 38 13 13 8 15 4 3.48 51
2010-07-18 @MIN ND 6.0 11 3 3 1 1 1 103 38
2010-05-11 @MIN W 7.0 9 2 2 2 3 1 96 52
2010-04-10 MIN L 7.0 3 2 2 5 4 1 95 62
2006-09-29 @MIN W 7.1 5 1 1 0 3 0 81 67
2006-08-18 @MIN L 6.1 10 5 5 0 4 1 105 37
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-20   Road:   30-29   ExtrInn: 3-6 
 vsRHP:  48-36   vsLHP:  15-13   1-Run:  19-15
 vsEast:  8-14   vsCntrl:20-21   vsWest: 20-11 IL:15-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
112 Mon, Aug  9  @BAL  L   2-3 (10)  63-49  1st    Tied
111 Sun, Aug  8  @BAL  L   3-4       63-48  1st  0.5 up
110 Sat, Aug  7  @BAL  W   4-2       63-47  1st  1.5 up
109 Fri, Aug  6  @BAL  L   1-2 (10)  62-47  1st  1.5 up
108 Thu, Aug  5  @DET  W   6-4 (11)  62-46  1st  1.5 up
107 Wed, Aug  4  @DET  W   4-1       61-46  1st  1.5 up
106 Tue, Aug  3  @DET  L   1-7       60-46  1st  1.5 up
105 Tue, Aug  3  @DET  W  12-2       60-45  1st  1.5 up
104 Sun, Aug  1   OAK  W   4-1       59-45  1st  0.5 up
103 Sat, Jul 31   OAK  L   2-6       58-45  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 18, 2010 MIN  7  CHW  6        W:Brian Duensing (3-1), L: Bobby Jenks (1-2), S: none
Sat, Jul 17, 2010 MIN  3  CHW  2        W:Carl Pavano (11-6), L: Mark Buehrle (8-8), S: none
Fri, Jul 16, 2010 MIN  7  CHW  4        W:Francisco Liriano (7-7), L: Gavin Floyd (5-8), S: Jesse Crain (1)
Thu, Jul 15, 2010 CHW  8 @MIN  7        W:John Danks (9-7), L: Alex Burnett (1-2), S: Bobby Jenks (20)
Wed, May 12, 2010 MIN  3  CHW  2        W:Carl Pavano (4-3), L: John Danks (3-2), S: Jon Rauch (9)
Tue, May 11, 2010 CHW  5 @MIN  2        W:Freddy Garcia (2-2), L: Kevin Slowey (4-3), S: Bobby Jenks (6)
Sun, Apr 11, 2010 CHW  5  MIN  4        W:Mark Buehrle (2-0), L: Nick Blackburn (1-1), S: Bobby Jenks (1)
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 MIN  2 @CHW  1        W:Scott Baker (1-1), L: Freddy Garcia (0-1), S: Jon Rauch (4)
Fri, Apr 09, 2010 MIN  4 @CHW  3 (11)   W:Brian Duensing (1-0), L: Tony Pena (0-1), S: Jon Rauch (3)

Wed, Sep 23, 2009 MIN  8 @CHW  6        W:Brian Duensing (5-1), L: Mark Buehrle (12-10), S: Joe Nathan (44)
Season Series: 2010 - MIN over 6-3; 2009 - MIN won 12-6; 2008 - MIN won 10-9; All-Time - CHW leads 1072-985

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  5.33

FLA  4.45

SEA  3.25

RA/G

SDP  3.47

SEA  4.34

ARI  5.54

BA

C. Johnson  .356

R. Theriot  .282

B. Wood  .167

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

R. Santiago  .357

B. Wood  .184

SLG

M. Cabrera  .632

T. Wigginton  .461

B. Wood  .224

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.060

M. Reynolds  .808

B. Wood  .408

ERA

J. Johnson  1.97

B. Arroyo  3.83

B. Bannister  5.95

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.68

T. Lilly  6.92

M. Buehrle  3.73

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

Twins Batters (4.93 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.03 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 43.Garcia
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
71.Linebrink
G/S/vB
57.Pena
G/S/vB
40.Putz
G/S/vB
49.Sale*
G/S/vB
46.Santos
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
68.Threets*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 102/56 .202/.240/.330/.570 .387/.722 .606 46/.746 0/0 2/3
12.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 109/83 .287/.358/.426/.784 .855/.762 .866 62/.841 3/1 1/0
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 32/.604 20/.739 7/.286 8/.125 4/1.167 ··· 1/.000 12/.432 1/.000 469/318 .273/.339/.424/.763 .910/.698 .722 110/.755 3/3 10/4
27.Hardy G/S/vP 9/.777 1/2.000 5/.400 6/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 253/179 .270/.311/.392/.703 .569/.757 .742 84/.898 1/0 4/3
1.Hudson# G/S/vP 21/.258 3/.333 11/.382 5/.400 6/1.100 ··· ··· 5/.933 2/1.000 366/230 .285/.355/.390/.745 .771/.729 .675 44/.790 7/2 4/4
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 12/1.767 11/.637 6/.000 3/1.667 4/.750 ··· ··· 12/.334 1/.000 415/281 .266/.342/.447/.789 .651/.853 .800 99/.794 0/1 15/4
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 33/1.076 14/.884 4/.250 5/1.100 7/.143 ··· ··· 23/.755 1/.000 423/259 .322/.395/.473/.868 .697/.976 .911 94/1.139 1/2 6/3
26.Morales# G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/3 .000/.200/.000/.200 .000/.333 .200 5/.200 0/0 0/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 36/.781 16/.192 6/.833 2/.500 6/.900 ··· 1/2.000 22/.272 ··· 348/215 .345/.437/.618/1.055 .966/1.113 1.205 / 0/0 18/1
24.Plouffe G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 32/30 .138/.133/.276/.409 .000/.439 .833 6/.833 0/0 1/1
8.Punto# G/S/vP 26/.400 7/.486 5/.800 4/1.167 6/1.333 ··· 1/.000 17/.508 1/.000 265/178 .251/.326/.316/.642 .669/.610 .607 36/.746 6/2 1/5
18.Repko G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 58/35 .314/.386/.608/.994 .654/1.224 1.002 49/1.062 0/1 3/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 12/.350 5/1.150 5/.400 4/.000 3/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 5/.333 1/.000 499/328 .269/.338/.357/.695 .719/.682 .574 97/.585 18/3 3/3
25.Thome* G/S/vP 26/.638 3/1.667 3/.000 1/.000 5/.933 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 232/174 .262/.388/.560/.948 .738/1.025 .910 57/1.008 0/0 14/0
19.Valencia G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 144/88 .333/.389/.424/.813 1.069/.656 .732 80/.886 1/0 1/1
21.Young G/S/vP 9/1.694 7/1.000 3/1.334 4/.000 2/.500 ··· 4/1.000 6/.666 ··· 415/283 .321/.352/.523/.875 1.000/.819 .861 112/.963 4/3 14/3
IP 117.0 40.1 37.1 58.0 41.1 1.0 36.1 44.0 9.1 TOTAL .282/.350/.434/.784 .759/.796 .775 .858 44/20 100/53
ERA-K/9 4.54/5.4 5.13/11.4 4.10/8.4 4.81/5.3 1.96/10.0 0.00/0.0 1.49/9.4 2.25/12.3 0.00/4.8 3.82/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (14-11-2)
 Mauer (36-13-4)
 Morales (0-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 503/.284 181/.269 162/.253 255/.269 158/.181 5/.333 158/.224 175/.204 35/.250 .256  Young
 Cuddyer
 Span
 Kubel
 Repko
 Casilla
102/0/0/7
0/2/66/5
0/107/0/5
16/0/50/5
0/5/9/1
0/1/0/0
OPS .812 .714 .757 .753 .491 .933 .596 .554 .536 .697
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 252/.801 95/.677 80/.902 107/.555 66/.637 2/1.000 62/.474 82/.416 13/.825 .695
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 251/.822 86/.754 82/.609 148/.885 92/.385 3/.667 96/.678 93/.680 22/.372 .698
Home 229/.769 93/.677 85/.829 138/.714 75/.540 / 78/.476 82/.646 6/1.267
Last 28d days 95/.928 36/.809 31/.559 63/.834 32/.746 5/.933 36/.564 31/.545 28/.555
HR/SB/CS 15/12/3 3/8/0 7/5/0 7/2/3 3/3/1 0/0/0 0/1/1 1/3/0 0/1/0 82/65/29
Usage ····X··· ····Xo·· ·o····X· ···X··X· o·o·oo·· o··o···· o···X··· o·X·Xo·· ········
WhiteSox Batters (4.57 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Baker
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
39.Slama
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Beckham G/S/vP 8/.250 1/.000 ··· 4/1.250 4/1.750 7/1.071 2/.000 4/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 390/292 .251/.308/.368/.676 .666/.679 .687 86/1.008 4/6 6/10
27.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 81/58 .306/.375/.583/.958 1.209/.862 .947 32/1.113 1/0 6/1
25.Jones G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 3/.000 11/.384 5/1.600 4/1.000 9/.889 ··· 267/184 .201/.307/.437/.744 .830/.705 .823 47/.629 9/2 15/1
14.Konerko G/S/vP 30/.963 2/1.500 1/.000 16/.455 27/.662 17/1.269 9/.583 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 444/343 .302/.378/.579/.957 1.114/.912 1.146 106/1.003 0/1 28/4
7.Kotsay* G/S/vP 9/.222 1/2.000 1/4.000 4/2.000 5/.400 4/1.250 14/.357 1/.000 6/.334 ··· 282/260 .228/.305/.378/.683 .091/.733 .658 69/.605 1/2 7/0
18.Lillibridge G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.650 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 45/25 .318/.333/.568/.902 1.239/.640 1.034 22/.455 2/1 1/0
1.Pierre* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 3/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 7/.453 2/1.000 1/no AB 8/.708 ··· 500/365 .268/.338/.306/.644 .685/.629 .670 116/.740 43/14 1/1
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 23/.652 2/1.500 3/1.667 11/.573 20/.210 9/.444 13/1.000 5/.400 6/.733 ··· 353/266 .233/.270/.345/.616 .523/.645 .674 71/.424 1/3 6/1
20.Quentin G/S/vP 10/.311 3/.333 3/.666 9/.365 9/.619 7/1.214 3/.333 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 386/295 .230/.329/.483/.812 .738/.835 .977 81/.605 2/1 22/4
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 17/.364 1/.000 ··· 7/.286 8/.750 12/1.219 3/.000 1/.000 4/1.250 ··· 420/306 .286/.318/.423/.741 .737/.742 .749 103/.825 8/6 11/14
51.Rios G/S/vP 14/.445 3/.666 2/.000 11/.818 19/.950 12/.250 4/1.250 ··· 6/.334 ··· 443/334 .296/.345/.481/.827 .796/.837 .859 102/.656 24/12 17/2
24.Viciedo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 74/38 .297/.297/.500/.797 1.028/.579 1.100 34/.794 1/0 3/4
11.Vizquel# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 4/1.250 3/.000 5/.000 1/.000 11/.844 ··· 230/195 .293/.366/.348/.714 .561/.741 .724 73/.872 6/3 1/2
IP 134.0 41.0 51.0 46.1 50.1 140.2 32.0 25.2 41.1 4.2 TOTAL .262/.327/.421/.748 .744/.749 .808 .761 106/55 129/72
ERA-K/9 4.70/7.6 4.39/6.6 2.65/8.1 3.11/7.8 3.40/5.7 3.33/10.0 3.66/6.8 2.81/7.4 2.83/6.8 7.71/9.6 3.94/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (14-7-1)
 Pierzynski (46-20-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 566/.279 178/.293 220/.270 193/.225 204/.221 587/.247 132/.260 106/.253 175/.278 25/.300 .266  Jones
 Pierre
 Rios
 Kotsay
 Quentin
 Lillibridge
11/11/43/7
100/0/0/3
1/102/0/2
0/0/6/1
0/0/74/1
1/4/0/0
OPS .788 .835 .712 .657 .635 .635 .696 .730 .705 .990 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 282/.813 67/.942 106/.646 74/.819 78/.699 120/.473 63/.563 49/.736 88/.753 12/1.389 .718
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 284/.765 111/.773 114/.773 119/.558 126/.594 467/.678 69/.818 57/.724 87/.656 13/.657 .739
Road 282/.845 81/.855 95/.730 116/.633 110/.615 273/.704 78/.832 50/.691 93/.642 21/1.101
Last 28d days 106/.731 9/1.583 44/.455 44/.364 42/.637 135/.546 25/.812 30/.748 37/.826 25/.990
HR/SB/CS 18/3/4 4/2/0 5/2/1 3/3/0 5/1/1 2/8/2 5/3/1 3/0/1 3/0/1 1/1/0 102/54/24
Usage ·····X·· ········ ·o··XoX· ··o·oXoX ·o·o·XX· ···X···· ····o·oo ···o·ooo ··XX···· ···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.