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Game Preview: DET @ CHW, 4:10pm, Saturday, September 18, 2010 @U.S. Cellular Field

Tigers, 73-74, 73-74 3rd, 15 GB, 15½ GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (27, RHP, 16-8, 3.48)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (16-8) 199.1 173 81 77 68 190 14 3.48
2009 (19-9) 240.0 219 99 92 63 269 20 3.45
2008 (11-17) 201.0 195 119 108 87 163 18 4.84
Last 7 GS 4-1 48.0 43 16 13 14 50 4 2.44 61
2010-09-12 BAL W 8.0 5 2 2 1 11 0 122 74
2010-09-07 CHW W 7.0 5 1 1 1 7 0 121 69
2010-09-02 @MIN ND 6.0 10 6 3 1 4 0 104 37
2010-08-27 @TOR ND 8.0 5 2 2 2 8 2 127 70
2010-08-22 CLE W 8.0 7 1 1 1 8 1 115 71
2010-08-17 @NYY L 5.0 5 3 3 5 5 1 114 45
2010-08-11 TBR W 6.0 6 1 1 3 7 0 119 60
Last 5 v.CHW 4-1 40.1 32 10 9 10 27 2 2.01 65
2010-09-07 CHW W 7.0 5 1 1 1 7 0 121 69
2009-10-04 CHW W 7.2 6 3 3 2 5 0 120 58
2009-07-24 CHW W 9.0 6 1 0 4 4 0 127 73
2009-06-10 @CHW W 9.0 6 1 1 1 9 1 122 79
2008-09-14 @CHW L 7.2 9 4 4 2 2 1 104 45
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   47-28   Road:   26-46   ExtrInn: 5-8 
 vsRHP:  50-55   vsLHP:  23-19   1-Run:  15-23
 vsEast: 16-19   vsCntrl:31-30   vsWest: 15-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
147 Fri, Sep 17  @CHW  W   9-2       73-74  3rd 15.0 gb
146 Wed, Sep 15  @TEX  L   7-11      72-74  3rd 15.5 gb
145 Tue, Sep 14  @TEX  L   4-11      72-73  3rd 14.5 gb
144 Sun, Sep 12   BAL  W   6-2       72-72  3rd 13.5 gb
143 Sat, Sep 11   BAL  L   3-5       71-72  3rd 13.5 gb
142 Fri, Sep 10   BAL  L   3-6       71-71  3rd 12.5 gb
141 Thu, Sep  9   CHW  W   6-3       71-70  3rd 12.5 gb
140 Wed, Sep  8   CHW  W   5-1       70-70  3rd 13.0 gb
139 Tue, Sep  7   CHW  W   9-1       69-70  3rd 13.0 gb
138 Mon, Sep  6   CHW  L   4-5 (10)  68-70  3rd 13.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
WhiteSox, 79-68, 79-68 2nd, 9 GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Lucas Harrell (25, RHP, 1-0, 4.50)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-0) 14.0 19 11 7 11 5 2 4.50
Last 7 GS 1-0 9.1 13 7 7 8 2 2 6.75 36
2010-09-12 KCR ND 3.1 9 6 6 3 1 2 86 16
2010-07-30 OAK W 6.0 4 1 1 5 1 0 98 56
Has never faced DET as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-32   Road:   39-36   ExtrInn: 6-9 
 vsRHP:  62-49   vsLHP:  17-19   1-Run:  23-21
 vsEast: 14-17   vsCntrl:30-37   vsWest: 20-11 IL:15-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
147 Fri, Sep 17   DET  L   2-9       79-68  2nd  9.0 gb
146 Thu, Sep 16   MIN  L   5-8       79-67  2nd  9.0 gb
145 Wed, Sep 15   MIN  L   3-9       79-66  2nd  8.0 gb
144 Tue, Sep 14   MIN  L   3-9       79-65  2nd  7.0 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Sep 17, 2010 DET  9 @CHW  2        W:Max Scherzer (11-10), L: Edwin Jackson (9-12), S: none
Thu, Sep 09, 2010 DET  6  CHW  3        W:Rick Porcello (9-11), L: Gavin Floyd (10-12), S: Ryan Perry (2)
Wed, Sep 08, 2010 DET  5  CHW  1        W:Jeremy Bonderman (8-9), L: John Danks (13-10), S: none
Tue, Sep 07, 2010 DET  9  CHW  1        W:Justin Verlander (15-8), L: Freddy Garcia (11-6), S: none
Mon, Sep 06, 2010 CHW  5 @DET  4 (10)   W:Chris Sale (1-1), L: Jose Valverde (2-4), S: none
Sun, Aug 15, 2010 DET 13 @CHW  8        W:Brad Thomas (5-1), L: J.J. Putz (5-5), S: none
Sat, Aug 14, 2010 DET  3 @CHW  2        W:Phil Coke (7-2), L: J.J. Putz (5-4), S: none
Fri, Aug 13, 2010 CHW  8  DET  4        W:Mark Buehrle (11-9), L: Jeremy Bonderman (6-8), S: none
Thu, Aug 05, 2010 CHW  6 @DET  4 (11)   W:Sergio Santos (1-0), L: Jose Valverde (1-3), S: none
Wed, Aug 04, 2010 CHW  4 @DET  1        W:Edwin Jackson (7-10), L: Armando Galarraga (3-4), S: Bobby Jenks (23)
Season Series: 2010 - tied 8-8; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - CHW won 12-6; All-Time - DET leads 1007-996

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  5.29

ARI  4.45

SEA  3.19

RA/G

SDP  3.64

CHW  4.37

PIT  5.39

BA

J. Hamilton  .361

A. Rios  .286

B. Wood  .157

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

M. Joyce  .359

B. Wood  .181

SLG

J. Hamilton  .635

B. Conrad  .470

B. Wood  .223

OPS

J. Morneau  1.055

J. Jay  .819

B. Wood  .405

ERA

J. Johnson  2.30

J. Guthrie  3.74

P. Maholm  5.36

K/9IP

J. Lester  9.85

A. Burnett  7.03

M. Buehrle  4.12

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

Tigers Batters (4.59 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.37 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
13.Avila* G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 1/2.000 2/2.500 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 5/1.350 303/267 .215/.311/.317/.628 .471/.649 .628 68/.612 2/1 5/4
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 4/1.250 5/1.000 472/360 .262/.326/.430/.756 .991/.685 .628 68/.513 6/1 14/9
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 6/.167 13/1.098 10/.800 4/1.750 1/.000 4/1.250 8/.542 5/.400 608/457 .332/.424/.623/1.047 .970/1.068 1.053 93/.853 3/3 34/12
18.Damon* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/2.000 7/.286 5/1.400 3/.333 7/.953 3/.000 3/.333 10/1.600 5/1.400 559/430 .270/.359/.404/.763 .753/.765 .735 95/.734 10/1 8/2
15.Inge G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 19/.662 9/.476 3/.000 9/.583 1/.000 2/.000 8/1.333 2/4.000 520/380 .250/.323/.402/.725 .786/.702 .639 103/.631 3/3 11/8
14.Jackson G/S/vP 3/.666 1/no AB 3/.000 2/2.500 2/2.000 3/.333 2/.000 5/.800 1/.000 5/.200 611/447 .301/.357/.413/.770 .611/.828 .759 112/.777 24/5 4/6
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 220/198 .245/.274/.351/.625 .483/.639 .574 46/.652 3/0 6/5
12.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 7/.000 ··· 3/1.334 3/.333 1/2.000 276/165 .202/.262/.294/.556 .490/.600 .516 28/.789 3/1 5/5
27.Peralta G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· 11/.614 11/.728 10/.867 10/.522 1/.000 4/.750 21/.453 10/.956 559/401 .254/.315/.406/.721 .819/.684 .817 99/.867 1/0 14/6
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/1.750 5/.400 3/.000 5/.800 1/.000 2/.000 9/.777 6/1.334 348/221 .276/.343/.484/.827 .929/.769 .850 91/1.178 2/2 13/6
28.Rhymes* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 6/.583 173/135 .286/.331/.357/.688 .762/.667 .701 101/.707 0/1 0/3
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 3/1.334 3/1.667 4/.000 2/.000 1/.000 6/.666 3/1.167 346/277 .258/.333/.315/.648 .704/.634 .637 42/.425 1/1 2/8
20.Sizemore G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 139/101 .217/.296/.292/.588 .482/.628 .607 4/1.417 0/0 1/7
63.St. Pierre G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1 .250/.250/.250/.500 .667/.000 .500 4/.500 0/0 0/0
57.Wells G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 62/28 .368/.419/.561/.981 .820/1.184 1.203 53/1.057 0/0 2/0
IP 14.0 1.2 52.2 53.1 82.0 50.2 17.2 46.1 51.2 11.2 TOTAL .269/.339/.415/.753 .774/.746 .738 .770 62/24 132/124
ERA-K/9 4.50/3.2 0.00/10.6 4.44/10.4 4.39/8.3 5.27/5.2 3.02/10.7 1.02/11.7 2.53/9.5 3.14/12.2 10.03/6.9 4.12/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (40-19-6)
 Laird (52-29-3)
 St. Pierre (0-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 68/.339 7/.333 231/.260 226/.248 361/.269 205/.206 71/.167 210/.257 210/.214 65/.418 .264  Boesch
 Jackson
 Kelly
 Raburn
 Damon
 Wells
44/0/69/9
0/135/0/8
63/11/2/4
58/7/20/3
33/4/0/2
6/3/18/2
OPS .930 .762 .668 .759 .761 .577 .469 .691 .611 1.147 .722
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 41/.960 4/1.000 120/.648 118/.933 168/.617 92/.712 30/.699 84/.524 97/.502 35/1.072 .720
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 27/.886 3/.333 111/.689 108/.566 193/.876 113/.465 41/.305 126/.809 113/.708 30/1.231 .724
Home 49/.916 3/.667 109/.642 121/.845 196/.790 110/.661 32/.483 103/.632 104/.721 25/1.410
Last 28d days 42/1.169 7/.762 37/.438 42/.733 52/.729 18/.789 47/.517 26/.825 20/.683 33/1.403
HR/SB/CS 2/1/1 0/0/0 3/11/0 11/8/1 9/3/3 4/4/1 0/0/0 2/2/1 3/3/0 2/0/1 125/90/36
Usage ·····X·· ······o· ········ XX·o·Xo· ··X···X· ·X·o·X·o X·o··X·X ··X··X·· ·X·X·o·· X·······
WhiteSox Batters (4.69 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.59 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
38.Bonderman
G/S/vB
40.Coke*
G/S/vB
43.Figaro
G/S/vB
58.Galarraga
G/S/vB
45.Perry
G/S/vB
55.Schlereth*
G/S/vB
36.Thomas*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
34.Weinhardt
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Beckham G/S/vP 9/.472 6/1.133 2/1.500 2/.000 9/.583 5/.400 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 2/.000 498/374 .252/.317/.378/.695 .667/.705 .748 67/.740 4/6 9/12
27.Castro G/S/vP 3/1.000 6/.167 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 115/86 .294/.348/.520/.868 1.011/.819 .853 20/.387 1/0 7/1
30.de Aza* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/3 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 3/.000 1/1 0/0
17.Flowers G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/3 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 3/.000 0/0 0/0
25.Jones G/S/vP 6/1.133 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· 7/1.286 2/1.500 315/222 .227/.333/.487/.820 .894/.789 .922 34/1.214 9/2 19/3
14.Konerko G/S/vP 38/.329 49/1.095 2/.000 2/.000 21/1.590 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/2.334 584/453 .323/.402/.604/1.006 1.126/.972 1.184 90/1.176 0/1 37/6
7.Kotsay* G/S/vP 21/.243 21/.476 3/.666 1/no AB 11/1.080 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 1/5.000 340/314 .233/.303/.375/.678 .077/.729 .613 31/.601 1/3 8/1
18.Lillibridge G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/no AB 4/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 66/41 .262/.273/.492/.765 1.192/.512 .638 12/.417 4/2 2/1
22.Morel G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 13/10 .250/.308/.833/1.141 1.667/.967 1.511 13/1.141 0/0 2/0
1.Pierre* G/S/vP 7/1.285 10/.200 2/.000 ··· 13/.879 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.333 3/.000 670/497 .273/.339/.315/.654 .674/.647 .675 116/.586 58/18 1/1
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 46/1.014 38/.810 6/.334 1/.000 15/.600 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/1.167 ··· 466/348 .271/.302/.390/.692 .615/.717 .733 78/.950 3/4 8/3
20.Quentin G/S/vP 27/.805 ··· 3/.667 2/2.500 16/.392 5/.200 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 494/372 .236/.330/.477/.807 .752/.823 .938 74/.703 2/2 25/8
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 25/.520 12/.750 2/1.000 2/.000 15/.354 6/1.167 ··· 2/1.000 3/.333 3/1.334 570/424 .281/.309/.431/.740 .747/.737 .754 98/.616 12/8 17/17
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 9/.347 28/.893 ··· ··· 6/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 4/.833 1/no AB 289/232 .308/.415/.483/.899 .807/.919 .920 66/.847 1/1 9/3
51.Rios G/S/vP 12/.944 25/.720 4/.500 1/2.000 15/.833 4/.833 ··· ··· 2/1.000 3/.000 587/448 .286/.336/.464/.799 .722/.824 .787 98/.798 33/13 21/4
23.Teahen* G/S/vP 38/.451 32/1.306 1/.000 ··· 15/.641 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 229/192 .254/.325/.380/.705 .393/.767 .670 49/.552 3/5 4/10
24.Viciedo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 1/no AB 86/44 .271/.279/.447/.726 .881/.576 .902 4/.833 1/0 3/4
11.Vizquel# G/S/vP 10/.600 31/.913 4/.250 ··· 9/.347 2/.500 ··· 4/.000 10/.777 1/2.000 357/294 .283/.353/.344/.697 .578/.723 .633 86/.658 10/6 2/3
IP 199.1 157.0 59.1 11.0 126.1 54.0 12.0 60.2 61.0 24.0 TOTAL .268/.332/.426/.758 .743/.763 .804 .760 143/71 168/106
ERA-K/9 3.48/8.6 5.04/6.2 2.88/7.3 7.36/2.5 4.27/4.5 4.17/6.7 4.50/6.0 4.30/3.6 3.10/9.0 7.50/6.4 4.31/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (21-9-1)
 Flowers (0-0-0)
 Pierzynski (64-25-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 829/.233 676/.269 250/.257 53/.318 539/.261 233/.265 57/.300 272/.296 252/.185 112/.337 .262  Jones
 Rios
 Pierre
 Kotsay
 Quentin
 Ramirez
 de Aza
 Lillibridge
 Teahen
11/15/60/8
1/135/0/6
135/0/0/4
0/0/8/2
0/0/96/2
48/0/0/2
0/1/1/0
1/5/1/0
0/0/4/0
OPS .649 .762 .651 .946 .759 .745 .848 .789 .594 .873 .733
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 477/.654 354/.901 114/.603 21/1.024 275/.768 84/.543 22/1.146 114/.641 135/.679 40/.603 .732
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 352/.642 322/.614 136/.692 32/.891 264/.750 149/.853 35/.665 158/.899 117/.502 72/1.010 .734
Road 409/.684 319/.845 118/.742 29/.970 206/.918 112/.861 30/1.030 138/.859 111/.615 47/.993
Last 28d days 151/.596 112/.685 34/.732 46/.865 123/.773 49/.670 27/.634 29/.683 35/.945 30/.655
HR/SB/CS 14/23/7 22/12/7 1/1/0 1/1/0 17/4/3 6/7/1 2/2/0 4/0/2 5/3/1 2/1/1 129/92/48
Usage ·····X·· ···X···· ·····o·o ···o···· ··X····X o·X···o· ··oo···o ······X· ··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.