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Game Preview: KCR @ CHW, 2:05pm, Sunday, September 12, 2010 @U.S. Cellular Field

Royals, 58-83, 58-83 4th, 25½ GB, 28 GB in WC

SP: Sean O'Sullivan (22, RHP, 2-5, 5.83)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (2-5) 58.2 65 39 38 17 29 12 5.83
2009 (4-2) 51.2 60 34 34 16 29 12 5.92
Last 7 GS 0-4 39.2 51 31 30 12 20 9 6.81 39
2010-09-06 @MIN L 4.2 7 5 5 5 4 2 97 29
2010-08-31 TEX ND 5.0 9 6 6 0 0 3 91 25
2010-08-25 @DET ND 7.0 7 3 3 0 1 0 105 52
2010-08-14 NYY L 5.1 8 4 4 2 5 3 97 39
2010-08-09 @LAA L 6.1 10 6 6 1 6 1 107 34
2010-08-04 @OAK L 5.1 6 4 3 2 4 0 113 44
2010-07-30 BAL ND 6.0 4 3 3 2 0 0 88 50
Last 5 v.CHW 0-1 5.0 6 4 4 0 3 1 7.20 42
2009-08-05 @CHW L 5.0 6 4 4 0 3 1 95 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-37   Road:   27-46   ExtrInn:10-7 
 vsRHP:  47-60   vsLHP:  11-23   1-Run:  26-29
 vsEast: 15-16   vsCntrl:24-34   vsWest: 11-23 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
141 Sat, Sep 11  @CHW  W   8-2       58-83  4th 25.5 gb
140 Fri, Sep 10  @CHW  L   3-4       57-83  5th 25.5 gb
139 Wed, Sep  8  @MIN  L   3-4       57-82  4th 25.5 gb
138 Tue, Sep  7  @MIN  L   3-10      57-81  4th 24.5 gb
137 Mon, Sep  6  @MIN  L   4-5       57-80  4th 23.5 gb
136 Sun, Sep  5   DET  W   2-1       57-79  4th 22.5 gb
135 Sat, Sep  4   DET  L   4-6       56-79  4th 22.5 gb
134 Fri, Sep  3   DET  L   5-9 (11)  56-78  4th 21.5 gb
133 Wed, Sep  1   TEX  L   3-4       56-77  4th 21.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 31   TEX  W  10-9       56-76  4th 20.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:11-19
WhiteSox, 78-64, 78-64 2nd, 6 GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Lucas Harrell (25, RHP, 1-0, 0.84)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-0) 10.2 10 5 1 8 4 0 0.84
Last 7 GS 1-0 6.0 4 1 1 5 1 0 1.50 56
2010-07-30 OAK W 6.0 4 1 1 5 1 0 98 56
Has never faced KCR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-28   Road:   39-36   ExtrInn: 6-9 
 vsRHP:  61-47   vsLHP:  17-17   1-Run:  23-21
 vsEast: 14-17   vsCntrl:29-33   vsWest: 20-11 IL:15-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
142 Sat, Sep 11   KCR  L   2-8       78-64  2nd  6.0 gb
141 Fri, Sep 10   KCR  W   4-3       78-63  2nd  5.0 gb
140 Thu, Sep  9  @DET  L   3-6       77-63  2nd  6.0 gb
139 Wed, Sep  8  @DET  L   1-5       77-62  2nd  5.5 gb
138 Tue, Sep  7  @DET  L   1-9       77-61  2nd  4.5 gb
137 Mon, Sep  6  @DET  W   5-4 (10)  77-60  2nd  3.5 gb
136 Sun, Sep  5  @BOS  W   7-5       76-60  2nd  3.5 gb
135 Sat, Sep  4  @BOS  W   3-1       75-60  2nd  3.5 gb
134 Sat, Sep  4  @BOS  W   3-1       74-60  2nd  3.5 gb
133 Wed, Sep  1  @CLE  W   6-4       73-60  2nd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Sep 11, 2010 KCR  8 @CHW  2        W:Kyle Davies (8-9), L: Edwin Jackson (9-11), S: none
Fri, Sep 10, 2010 CHW  4  KCR  3        W:J.J. Putz (7-5), L: Rob Tejeda (3-4), S: Chris Sale (2)
Sun, Aug 22, 2010 KCR  3  CHW  2 (10)   W:Sean O'Sullivan (2-4), L: Scott Linebrink (1-1), S: none
Sat, Aug 21, 2010 CHW  7 @KCR  6 (10)   W:J.J. Putz (6-5), L: Greg Holland (0-1), S: none
Sat, Aug 21, 2010 KCR  6  CHW  5 (11)   W:Jesse Chavez (5-3), L: Chris Sale (0-1), S: none
Sun, Jul 11, 2010 CHW 15  KCR  5        W:Tony Pena (3-1), L: Anthony Lerew (1-3), S: none
Sat, Jul 10, 2010 CHW  5  KCR  1        W:Gavin Floyd (5-7), L: Brian Bannister (7-7), S: none
Fri, Jul 09, 2010 CHW  8  KCR  2        W:Mark Buehrle (8-7), L: Bruce Chen (5-3), S: none
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 KCR  7  CHW  6        W:Zack Greinke (4-8), L: Jake Peavy (7-6), S: Joakim Soria (20)
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 CHW  4 @KCR  3        W:Gavin Floyd (3-7), L: Brian Bannister (7-6), S: J.J. Putz (2)
Season Series: 2010 - CHW over 9-8; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - CHW won 12-6; All-Time - CHW leads 334-291

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

ARI  4.51

SEA  3.23

RA/G

SDP  3.49

CIN  4.34

PIT  5.42

BA

J. Hamilton  .361

M. Young  .286

B. Wood  .162

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

M. Prado  .359

B. Wood  .188

SLG

J. Thome  .641

A. Gonzalez  .469

B. Wood  .216

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.062

V. Martinez  .817

B. Wood  .404

ERA

M. Latos  2.21

L. Hernandez  3.82

K. Correia  5.46

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.95

A. Burnett  7.06

K. Kendrick  4.13

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

Royals Batters (4.09 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.23 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Harrell
G/S/vB
47.Infante
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
52.Torres
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
30.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 2/1.000 3/1.666 3/.000 1/.000 4/1.250 2/.500 ··· 353/241 .287/.317/.350/.668 .611/.693 .677 52/.535 7/4 2/12
3.Betancourt G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/.393 5/.200 8/.000 3/.666 1/.000 3/2.667 2/.000 ··· 505/380 .260/.283/.415/.698 .751/.681 .686 91/.694 0/1 15/16
46.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 8/.661 6/1.300 5/.800 1/no AB 2/.500 ··· ··· 245/169 .305/.392/.531/.922 .977/.898 .850 93/.880 0/0 10/6
7.Blanco* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/5.000 7/1.000 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 217/161 .268/.349/.347/.696 .426/.794 .636 108/.747 10/3 1/1
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/.000 7/.286 5/.400 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 4/.500 ··· 180/101 .266/.298/.391/.688 .850/.567 .665 33/.926 8/5 3/5
16.Butler G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 11/.182 10/.733 10/.733 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 7/.000 ··· 584/459 .309/.377/.447/.823 .701/.855 .801 87/.727 0/0 11/5
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 /1.000// / 1/ 1/0 0/
11.Fields G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 21/8 .333/.333/.476/.810 1.000/.500 .917 21/.810 0/0 1/4
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 5/.400 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 245/193 .234/.298/.275/.572 .699/.539 .477 54/.666 14/2 0/4
4.Gordon* G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.000 3/1.000 5/.650 5/.200 1/no AB 1/.000 6/.333 ··· 208/154 .242/.325/.401/.726 .792/.702 .726 87/.795 1/4 7/7
25.Ka'aihue* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 121/90 .211/.289/.321/.610 .265/.733 .610 79/.743 0/1 3/2
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 4/.000 3/.333 8/.125 4/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 6/.533 ··· 375/300 .259/.329/.380/.708 .695/.711 .719 69/.721 1/2 5/5
22.May G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/4 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 7/.000 0/0 0/0
26.Miller G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 34/11 .250/.294/.313/.607 .668/.473 .579 34/.607 1/0 0/1
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.400 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 122/76 .252/.322/.327/.649 .557/.716 .658 59/.884 2/0 0/2
IP 10.2 1.2 52.2 48.2 79.0 48.0 14.2 45.0 49.1 10.2 TOTAL .274/.329/.393/.722 .689/.734 .706 .733 94/43 96/122
ERA-K/9 0.84/3.4 0.00/10.6 4.44/10.4 4.44/8.3 5.47/4.9 2.63/10.5 0.61/11.6 2.20/9.2 2.55/12.2 8.44/6.7 3.98/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 May (0-0-2)
 Pena (18-9-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 47/.263 7/.333 231/.260 207/.243 353/.275 190/.192 59/.143 201/.254 196/.209 57/.388 .261  Blanco
 Maier
 Bloomquist
 Gordon
 Betemit
 Miller
7/59/0/4
7/65/32/4
6/8/21/3
37/0/3/2
1/0/0/0
3/0/9/0
OPS .681 .762 .668 .742 .778 .548 .439 .682 .586 1.086 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 25/.625 4/1.000 120/.648 107/.920 165/.630 85/.666 24/.648 79/.532 90/.471 32/1.040 .713
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 22/.742 3/.333 111/.689 100/.547 188/.898 105/.450 35/.298 122/.783 106/.687 25/1.147 .715
Home 28/.495 3/.667 109/.642 102/.825 188/.824 95/.615 20/.411 94/.608 90/.681 17/1.315
Last 28d days 21/.862 7/.762 43/.471 35/.681 72/.707 15/.574 46/.473 31/.971 13/.731 25/1.338
HR/SB/CS 0/1/1 0/0/0 3/11/0 10/7/0 9/3/3 4/4/1 0/0/0 2/2/1 3/3/0 2/0/1 119/86/35
Usage ····X··· o···X··· ·······X o·····Xo X··X···· ·o······ ·X···X·X ··o····o ··o···X· ····X···
WhiteSox Batters (4.68 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.27 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.O'Sullivan
G/S/vB
41.Bullington
G/S/vB
57.Chavez
G/S/vB
52.Chen*
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
31.Hughes*
G/S/vB
59.Humber
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
38.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Beckham G/S/vP 4/.750 1/2.000 3/.000 6/.000 1/2.000 5/.800 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 486/366 .253/.317/.382/.699 .679/.706 .759 77/.725 4/6 9/12
27.Castro G/S/vP ··· 3/2.334 1/.000 3/.666 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 112/83 .300/.349/.530/.879 1.011/.832 .876 22/.671 1/0 7/1
30.de Aza* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 1/.000 1/1 0/
17.Flowers G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 1/.000 0/0 0/0
25.Jones G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· 12/.606 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 311/218 .226/.331/.477/.809 .894/.772 .901 39/1.087 9/2 18/3
14.Konerko G/S/vP 2/1.500 6/1.500 2/2.000 19/1.186 1/2.000 4/1.833 4/.500 9/.222 4/.000 567/443 .318/.397/.584/.981 1.110/.946 1.140 97/1.103 0/1 34/5
7.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 1/.000 19/1.339 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 5/.400 1/no AB 336/310 .236/.307/.380/.687 .077/.739 .632 42/.735 1/3 8/1
18.Lillibridge G/S/vP ··· 4/1.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 62/37 .279/.290/.525/.815 1.192/.568 .731 13/.769 4/2 2/1
22.Morel G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/1.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/3 .167/.167/.667/.833 1.667/.000 1.667 6/.833 0/0 1/0
1.Pierre* G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.666 3/.666 6/.334 1/3.000 6/.533 3/1.334 2/.000 1/no AB 645/480 .273/.340/.315/.655 .667/.650 .678 119/.672 54/17 1/1
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 2/1.500 2/1.000 2/.000 17/1.496 ··· 8/.875 3/1.334 14/.774 1/2.000 449/340 .270/.300/.385/.686 .598/.713 .724 80/.976 3/4 7/3
20.Quentin G/S/vP 2/.000 1/2.000 3/1.000 5/.933 ··· 4/.250 5/1.000 7/.929 1/.000 481/367 .236/.333/.477/.810 .720/.836 .952 75/.717 2/2 24/8
10.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 6/1.250 3/.666 5/.000 1/.000 5/.400 4/.500 6/.167 2/.000 548/408 .278/.306/.424/.730 .751/.723 .736 102/.657 9/8 16/18
99.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 19/1.074 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 269/219 .304/.401/.476/.877 .800/.894 .871 49/.660 1/1 8/3
51.Rios G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.666 3/.000 22/.332 1/.000 4/.500 5/.400 5/.650 2/.000 569/437 .289/.339/.473/.812 .762/.828 .814 105/.812 33/13 21/3
23.Teahen* G/S/vP ··· 6/2.000 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 3/.666 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 221/184 .259/.332/.391/.723 .393/.791 .706 52/.681 3/5 4/10
24.Viciedo G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 84/42 .265/.274/.446/.720 .881/.555 .898 2/.500 1/0 3/4
11.Vizquel# G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/1.750 4/1.500 1/2.000 1/.000 340/287 .287/.356/.348/.704 .608/.722 .642 90/.702 9/6 2/2
IP 58.2 35.1 54.1 113.2 13.1 49.0 15.2 59.0 42.0 TOTAL .268/.332/.425/.756 .743/.760 .804 .786 135/70 159/102
ERA-K/9 5.83/4.4 6.11/5.9 6.46/6.8 4.67/6.7 7.43/7.4 4.22/4.8 2.87/8.0 1.68/9.8 5.14/4.5 5.02/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (19-9-1)
 Flowers (0-0-0)
 Pierzynski (62-24-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 257/.275 163/.310 249/.289 504/.272 64/.309 221/.284 65/.246 242/.219 187/.304 .279  Jones
 Rios
 Pierre
 Ramirez
 Kotsay
 Quentin
 Lillibridge
 Teahen
11/13/59/8
1/131/0/4
130/0/0/3
48/0/0/2
0/0/8/2
0/0/93/2
1/5/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .819 .855 .871 .776 .888 .755 .555 .578 .816 .787
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 149/.830 84/.887 102/.897 140/.843 31/.772 97/.665 28/.690 134/.593 93/.950 .794
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 108/.804 79/.819 147/.853 364/.750 33/.992 124/.822 37/.449 108/.559 94/.689 .780
Road 165/.798 64/.890 138/.821 253/.705 32/.938 114/.757 20/.644 99/.633 74/.903
Last 28d days 83/.928 77/1.115 57/1.160 127/.816 45/.874 35/.567 57/.521 36/.310 27/.944
HR/SB/CS 12/11/1 4/7/4 10/1/0 14/5/7 2/1/0 3/1/1 0/2/0 4/0/1 4/9/3 155/119/50
Usage ·····X·· ········ ····X··· ·X·····X ····o··o ·····X·o ·······X X·····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.