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Game Preview: MIN @ CHW, 8:10pm, Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @U.S. Cellular Field

Twins, 85-58, 85-58 1st, 6 up

SP: Francisco Liriano (26, LHP, 13-7, 3.24)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (13-7) 172.1 161 62 62 52 182 4 3.24
2009 (5-13) 136.2 147 93 88 65 122 21 5.80
2008 (6-4) 76.0 74 40 33 32 67 7 3.91
Last 7 GS 4-0 43.1 39 14 14 16 43 2 2.91 57
2010-09-07 KCR W 7.0 7 2 2 0 4 1 95 59
2010-09-01 DET ND 7.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 104 73
2010-08-26 @TEX W 7.0 5 2 2 1 6 0 99 64
2010-08-18 CHW ND 5.0 6 5 5 4 5 1 106 36
2010-08-12 @CHW W 5.2 7 1 1 2 4 0 106 53
2010-08-06 @CLE ND 4.2 7 4 4 6 6 0 109 34
2010-08-01 SEA W 7.0 2 0 0 2 11 0 109 82
Last 5 v.CHW 2-1 28.1 30 18 18 16 21 3 5.72 44
2010-08-18 CHW ND 5.0 6 5 5 4 5 1 106 36
2010-08-12 @CHW W 5.2 7 1 1 2 4 0 106 53
2010-07-16 CHW W 7.2 6 2 2 2 8 0 106 65
2010-04-09 @CHW ND 6.0 4 3 3 5 3 0 92 50
2009-05-20 @CHW L 4.0 7 7 7 3 1 2 90 18
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   48-23   Road:   37-35   ExtrInn: 9-4 
 vsRHP:  56-38   vsLHP:  29-20   1-Run:  30-21
 vsEast: 14-18   vsCntrl:40-20   vsWest: 23-10 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
143 Sun, Sep 12  @CLE  W   6-2       85-58  1st  6.0 up
142 Sat, Sep 11  @CLE  W   1-0 (12)  84-58  1st  6.0 up
141 Fri, Sep 10  @CLE  L   0-2       83-58  1st  5.0 up
140 Wed, Sep  8   KCR  W   4-3       83-57  1st  5.5 up
139 Tue, Sep  7   KCR  W  10-3       82-57  1st  4.5 up
138 Mon, Sep  6   KCR  W   5-4       81-57  1st  3.5 up
137 Sun, Sep  5   TEX  W   6-5       80-57  1st  3.5 up
136 Sat, Sep  4   TEX  W  12-4       79-57  1st  3.5 up
135 Fri, Sep  3   TEX  W   4-3       78-57  1st  4.0 up
134 Thu, Sep  2   DET  L   9-10(13)  77-57  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
WhiteSox, 79-64, 79-64 2nd, 6 GB, 7½ GB in WC

SP: John Danks (25, LHP, 13-10, 3.54)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (13-10) 185.2 162 78 73 62 144 14 3.54
2009 (13-11) 200.1 184 89 84 73 149 28 3.77
2008 (12-9) 195.0 182 74 72 57 159 15 3.32
Last 7 GS 2-2 45.1 48 23 20 16 35 6 3.97 51
2010-09-08 @DET L 6.0 8 5 2 3 4 0 94 43
2010-09-04 @BOS W 7.0 6 1 1 3 5 0 103 63
2010-08-28 NYY L 4.1 6 8 8 4 5 3 97 20
2010-08-22 @KCR ND 6.0 5 2 2 3 5 1 112 56
2010-08-17 @MIN ND 7.0 11 5 5 1 4 2 104 38
2010-08-11 MIN W 8.0 6 1 1 2 7 0 116 71
2010-08-06 @BAL ND 7.0 6 1 1 0 5 0 120 66
Last 5 v.MIN 2-1 34.0 41 17 16 9 25 2 4.24 50
2010-08-17 @MIN ND 7.0 11 5 5 1 4 2 104 38
2010-08-11 MIN W 8.0 6 1 1 2 7 0 116 71
2010-07-15 @MIN W 6.0 9 6 6 2 5 0 111 33
2010-05-12 @MIN L 7.0 7 3 3 3 3 0 109 51
2010-04-09 MIN ND 6.0 8 2 1 1 6 0 105 55
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-28   Road:   39-36   ExtrInn: 6-9 
 vsRHP:  62-47   vsLHP:  17-17   1-Run:  23-21
 vsEast: 14-17   vsCntrl:30-33   vsWest: 20-11 IL:15-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
143 Sun, Sep 12   KCR  W  12-6       79-64  2nd  6.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 CHW 11 @MIN  0        W:Mark Buehrle (12-9), L: Carl Pavano (15-8), S: none
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 MIN  7  CHW  6        W:Jeff Manship (1-0), L: Gavin Floyd (8-10), S: Matt Capps (31)
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 MIN  7  CHW  6 (10)   W:Ron Mahay (1-1), L: Matt Thornton (3-4), S: none
Thu, Aug 12, 2010 MIN  6 @CHW  1        W:Francisco Liriano (11-7), L: Gavin Floyd (8-9), S: none
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 CHW  6  MIN  1        W:John Danks (12-8), L: Glen Perkins (0-1), S: none
Tue, Aug 10, 2010 MIN 12 @CHW  6        W:Scott Baker (10-9), L: Freddy Garcia (10-5), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2010 - MIN over 10-5; 2009 - MIN won 12-6; 2008 - MIN won 10-9; All-Time - CHW leads 1074-989

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  5.30

ARI  4.47

SEA  3.19

RA/G

SDP  3.51

CIN  4.31

PIT  5.36

BA

J. Hamilton  .361

B. Roberts  .286

B. Wood  .160

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

O. Vizquel  .358

B. Wood  .185

SLG

J. Thome  .635

R. Raburn  .469

B. Wood  .213

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.060

J. Edmonds  .818

B. Wood  .397

ERA

J. Johnson  2.30

W. Rodriguez  3.77

P. Maholm  5.37

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.95

A. Burnett  7.06

K. Kendrick  4.13

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

Twins Batters (4.84 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.24 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 50.Danks*
G/S/vB
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
41.Butera G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 124/66 .184/.215/.289/.504 .386/.607 .523 19/.108 0/0 2/3
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 16/.321 ··· ··· 6/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 152/115 .267/.324/.385/.710 .778/.688 .798 28/.464 5/1 1/4
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 48/1.389 ··· ··· 20/.739 8/.250 10/.967 5/1.267 2/1.000 2/.500 13/.558 2/.000 600/410 .273/.337/.416/.753 .895/.690 .731 101/.696 6/3 12/5
27.Hardy G/S/vP 11/.473 ··· ··· 2/1.000 7/.286 8/.929 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 330/235 .267/.315/.393/.708 .545/.774 .729 66/.727 1/1 6/8
1.Hudson# G/S/vP 21/.988 ··· ··· 4/.500 13/.481 7/.286 7/1.171 1/.000 ··· 6/.750 ··· 490/306 .278/.348/.386/.734 .739/.731 .688 92/.598 7/3 6/8
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 38/.816 ··· ··· 11/.637 9/.555 6/1.334 4/.750 1/no AB 1/.000 12/.334 2/.500 524/355 .256/.332/.438/.770 .656/.822 .787 78/.629 0/1 19/4
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 48/.836 ··· ··· 14/.884 7/.762 7/.762 8/.125 1/.000 ··· 24/.723 2/.500 550/341 .324/.400/.463/.863 .697/.967 .895 95/.760 1/3 8/3
26.Morales# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 18/16 .200/.278/.200/.478 .000/.543 .200 13/.580 0/0 0/0
24.Plouffe G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/32 .129/.125/.258/.383 .000/.409 .833 2/.000 0/0 1/1
8.Punto# G/S/vP 26/.398 ··· ··· 7/.486 5/.800 4/1.167 6/1.333 ··· 1/.000 17/.508 2/1.000 267/178 .253/.327/.318/.645 .677/.610 .607 2/1.000 6/2 1/5
18.Repko G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 110/67 .206/.294/.361/.654 .525/.737 .789 43/.341 2/2 3/0
37.Revere* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 1/.000 0/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 39/.921 ··· ··· 7/1.096 7/.286 6/.000 4/.750 ··· 1/2.000 6/.250 ··· 635/416 .264/.333/.349/.682 .713/.666 .583 103/.617 22/4 3/4
25.Thome* G/S/vP 9/.666 ··· ··· 4/1.250 3/.000 3/.333 5/.933 2/.000 3/.000 1/5.000 ··· 306/230 .277/.405/.635/1.040 .749/1.148 .947 53/1.322 0/0 23/0
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 8/.875 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.000 79/59 .239/.321/.418/.738 .209/.919 .435 26/1.004 1/1 1/2
19.Valencia G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· ··· 245/160 .329/.367/.434/.802 1.016/.692 .619 73/.777 2/0 2/3
21.Young G/S/vP 36/.777 ··· ··· 7/1.000 5/.800 6/.500 2/.500 1/.000 5/1.200 7/.858 3/1.667 536/368 .297/.328/.477/.805 .897/.765 .790 96/.515 4/4 16/4
IP 185.2 14.0 1.2 52.2 50.0 79.0 49.0 15.2 46.1 50.1 10.2 TOTAL .276/.344/.425/.769 .740/.783 .752 .667 57/26 124/75
ERA-K/9 3.54/7.0 4.50/3.2 0.00/10.6 4.44/10.4 4.32/8.3 5.47/4.9 2.57/10.5 0.57/12.0 2.14/9.5 2.50/12.3 8.44/6.7 3.99/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (19-13-2)
 Mauer (45-19-4)
 Morales (0-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 761/.233 68/.339 7/.333 231/.260 213/.249 353/.275 194/.193 64/.151 206/.249 200/.210 57/.388 .262  Young
 Kubel
 Span
 Cuddyer
 Repko
 Tolbert
 Revere
 Casilla
132/0/0/10
16/0/72/6
0/138/0/5
0/2/66/5
3/6/28/3
0/0/1/0
0/1/0/0
0/1/0/0
OPS .640 .930 .762 .668 .753 .778 .547 .456 .671 .590 1.086 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 239/.715 41/.960 4/1.000 120/.648 112/.929 165/.630 86/.658 25/.675 83/.505 92/.460 32/1.040 .716
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 522/.605 27/.886 3/.333 111/.689 101/.554 188/.898 108/.457 39/.322 123/.788 108/.704 25/1.147 .717
Home 383/.604 49/.916 3/.667 109/.642 108/.844 188/.824 99/.610 25/.457 99/.588 94/.685 17/1.315
Last 28d days 105/.808 42/1.169 7/.762 43/.471 41/.750 72/.707 19/.557 51/.490 32/.823 10/.322 25/1.338
HR/SB/CS 14/5/6 2/1/1 0/0/0 3/11/0 10/8/1 9/3/3 4/4/1 0/0/0 2/2/1 3/3/0 2/0/1 121/87/36
Usage ·····X·· ·X····X· ··o···X· ········ ·Xo····· ··X··X·· ·X·o···· ·X·X···X ·X··o··· ·o··o··· ······X·
WhiteSox Batters (4.73 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (3.97 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
44.Flores*
G/S/vB
51.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
17.Neshek
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Beckham G/S/vP 12/.786 1/.000 2/2.500 5/.933 ··· 2/1.000 4/1.750 4/1.000 ··· 3/.666 490/370 .254/.318/.382/.700 .679/.707 .760 76/.754 4/6 9/12
27.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 112/83 .300/.349/.530/.879 1.011/.832 .876 22/.671 1/0 7/1
30.de Aza* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 2/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 2/.000 1/1 0/0
17.Flowers G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 2/.000 0/0 0/0
25.Jones G/S/vP 13/.763 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 2/.000 7/.453 3/.000 4/1.000 1/.000 9/.889 312/219 .228/.333/.491/.824 .894/.794 .931 40/1.202 9/2 19/3
14.Konerko G/S/vP 23/1.141 2/1.500 3/.000 18/.402 ··· 5/2.400 30/.662 1/.000 6/.500 2/.000 571/447 .322/.399/.598/.997 1.110/.966 1.173 96/1.195 0/1 36/5
7.Kotsay* G/S/vP 4/1.250 1/2.000 1/4.000 6/1.333 2/.000 11/.664 5/.400 1/.000 1/.000 8/.750 336/310 .236/.307/.380/.687 .077/.739 .632 37/.556 1/3 8/1
18.Lillibridge G/S/vP 6/.650 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 63/38 .274/.286/.516/.802 1.192/.553 .706 14/.714 4/2 2/1
22.Morel G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/4 .143/.143/.571/.714 1.667/.000 1.250 7/.714 0/0 1/0
1.Pierre* G/S/vP 14/.665 2/.000 6/.800 2/1.500 8/1.196 9/.500 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 9/.873 650/485 .273/.339/.314/.653 .667/.648 .674 118/.670 55/17 1/1
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 15/.829 2/1.500 4/1.250 13/.481 2/.000 9/.666 21/.200 5/.400 6/1.133 8/.804 453/343 .268/.300/.383/.682 .605/.707 .717 79/.905 3/4 7/3
20.Quentin G/S/vP 13/.788 3/.333 3/.666 11/.495 ··· 11/.182 10/.550 3/1.334 2/1.000 4/.000 481/367 .236/.333/.477/.810 .720/.836 .952 70/.705 2/2 24/8
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 18/1.088 1/.000 3/1.666 8/.250 ··· 1/.000 9/.666 1/.000 1/3.000 6/1.833 552/412 .280/.308/.425/.732 .751/.726 .740 101/.632 9/8 16/17
99.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 5/.200 ··· 4/.250 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 4/2.167 273/223 .309/.407/.478/.885 .800/.903 .889 53/.714 1/1 8/3
51.Rios G/S/vP 18/.555 3/.666 5/.650 13/.693 1/.000 5/.600 22/.814 ··· 4/1.833 6/.334 573/441 .291/.340/.473/.814 .762/.829 .817 104/.826 33/13 21/3
23.Teahen* G/S/vP 18/.470 1/.000 3/2.334 8/.000 5/.650 4/1.000 11/.819 6/.900 4/.666 ··· 224/187 .260/.332/.390/.722 .393/.789 .704 55/.680 3/5 4/10
24.Viciedo G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 85/43 .262/.271/.440/.711 .881/.542 .880 3/.333 1/0 3/4
11.Vizquel# G/S/vP 8/.375 1/no AB 3/.000 3/.000 3/.333 13/1.138 6/.833 1/.000 ··· 12/.764 344/291 .288/.358/.348/.706 .608/.724 .647 89/.718 9/6 2/2
IP 172.1 42.1 66.0 61.2 28.2 39.2 62.1 26.0 5.1 52.1 TOTAL .269/.332/.426/.759 .744/.763 .808 .786 136/70 162/101
ERA-K/9 3.24/9.5 4.46/6.4 2.73/7.1 2.63/8.2 3.14/6.0 3.40/9.3 3.47/4.8 2.77/7.6 5.06/6.8 3.44/7.1 3.78/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (19-9-1)
 Flowers (0-0-0)
 Pierzynski (63-25-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 721/.247 185/.292 281/.277 249/.210 128/.264 165/.196 253/.226 109/.265 24/.158 224/.274 .265  Jones
 Rios
 Pierre
 Quentin
 Ramirez
 Kotsay
 Lillibridge
 Teahen
 de Aza
11/14/60/8
1/132/0/4
131/0/0/3
0/0/93/2
48/0/0/2
0/0/8/2
1/5/1/0
0/0/3/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .641 .834 .723 .609 .816 .659 .645 .757 .544 .693 .721
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 157/.515 70/.934 135/.653 102/.650 66/.893 45/.358 94/.686 51/.768 6/.533 112/.775 .715
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 564/.677 115/.776 146/.786 147/.582 62/.732 120/.771 159/.620 58/.747 18/.548 112/.612 .725
Road 328/.686 81/.855 107/.662 138/.567 77/.803 60/.668 134/.599 53/.748 11/.697 108/.630
Last 28d days 106/.639 7/.750 40/.649 44/.578 13/1.449 15/.649 30/.889 2/1.500 6/.750 35/.382
HR/SB/CS 4/10/3 4/2/0 6/3/2 4/5/1 5/0/1 5/3/1 7/1/1 3/0/1 0/1/0 3/0/1 124/68/32
Usage ······X· ········ ··o··X·o ··X····o ··o····o ·o······ ··o····o ·o······ ······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.