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Game Preview: TBR @ CLE, 7:05pm, Friday, July 23, 2010 @Progressive Field

Rays, 57-37, 57-37 2nd, 3 GB, 7 up in WC

SP: Jeff Niemann (27, RHP, 8-2, 2.92)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (8-2) 123.1 100 41 40 37 90 16 2.92
2009 (13-6) 180.2 185 84 79 59 125 17 3.94
2008 (2-2) 16.0 18 12 9 8 14 3 5.06
Last 7 GS 2-2 43.1 41 19 18 15 39 8 3.74 54
2010-07-17 @NYY W 6.1 6 4 4 4 6 2 108 47
2010-07-11 CLE ND 5.0 6 3 3 0 4 0 70 47
2010-07-06 BOS W 6.0 4 1 0 3 5 0 107 64
2010-07-01 @MIN ND 6.2 6 3 3 2 5 1 104 53
2010-06-25 ARI L 7.1 6 1 1 2 8 1 106 68
2010-06-19 @FLA ND 6.0 4 2 2 1 7 2 89 62
2010-06-13 FLA L 6.0 9 5 5 3 4 2 99 35
Last 5 v.CLE 0-1 14.0 21 7 7 4 11 0 4.50 45
2010-07-11 CLE ND 5.0 6 3 3 0 4 0 70 47
2010-05-17 CLE ND 6.0 10 3 3 3 3 0 94 40
2009-05-28 @CLE L 3.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 52 48
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-20   Road:   31-17   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  35-26   vsLHP:  22-11   1-Run:  16-15
 vsEast: 25-13   vsCntrl:14-7    vsWest: 11-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 94 Wed, Jul 21  @BAL  W   5-4       57-37  2nd  2.5 gb
 93 Tue, Jul 20  @BAL  L  10-11(13)  56-37  2nd  2.5 gb
 92 Mon, Jul 19  @BAL  W   8-1       56-36  2nd  2.5 gb
 91 Sun, Jul 18  @NYY  L   5-9       55-36  2nd  3.0 gb
 90 Sat, Jul 17  @NYY  W  10-5       55-35  2nd  2.0 gb
 89 Fri, Jul 16  @NYY  L   4-5       54-35  2nd  3.0 gb
 88 Sun, Jul 11   CLE  W   6-5 (10)  54-34  2nd  2.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul 10   CLE  W   4-0       53-34  2nd  2.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul  9   CLE  L   3-9       52-34  2nd  3.0 gb
 85 Thu, Jul  8   CLE  W   5-2       52-33  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Indians, 40-55, 40-55 5th, 12½ GB, 17½ GB in WC

SP: Fausto Carmona (26, RHP, 9-7, 3.65)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (9-7) 123.1 113 57 50 49 64 7 3.65
2009 (5-12) 125.1 151 97 88 70 79 16 6.32
2008 (8-7) 120.2 126 80 73 70 58 7 5.44
Last 7 GS 5-2 46.0 41 23 20 17 26 2 3.91 52
2010-07-17 DET W 7.0 6 3 3 6 3 0 118 50
2010-07-09 @TBR W 6.2 5 2 2 4 4 0 116 56
2010-07-04 OAK L 7.0 7 3 3 3 3 1 103 51
2010-06-29 TOR W 6.1 6 4 3 3 2 0 101 46
2010-06-24 @PHI L 4.0 9 7 5 0 0 0 80 20
2010-06-18 @PIT W 6.0 5 3 3 1 7 0 85 56
2010-06-12 WSN W 9.0 3 1 1 0 7 1 106 84
Last 5 v.TBR 2-1 24.0 20 18 17 18 20 0 6.38 45
2010-07-09 @TBR W 6.2 5 2 2 4 4 0 116 56
2010-05-17 @TBR ND 6.2 5 2 2 1 7 0 105 62
2009-05-25 TBR ND 1.1 3 5 5 5 3 0 62 26
2009-05-14 @TBR W 5.1 4 5 4 3 2 0 82 41
2008-08-05 @TBR L 4.0 3 4 4 5 4 0 83 39
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-22   Road:   19-33   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  28-38   vsLHP:  12-17   1-Run:  13-12
 vsEast: 10-14   vsCntrl:20-18   vsWest:  5-10 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 95 Wed, Jul 21  @MIN  L   0-6       40-55  5th 12.5 gb
 94 Tue, Jul 20  @MIN  W   4-3       40-54  5th 12.5 gb
 93 Mon, Jul 19  @MIN  W  10-4       39-54  5th 12.5 gb
 92 Sun, Jul 18   DET  W   7-2       38-54  5th 12.5 gb
 91 Sat, Jul 17   DET  W   2-1 (11)  37-54  5th 13.5 gb
 90 Sat, Jul 17   DET  W   4-3       36-54  5th 13.5 gb
 89 Fri, Jul 16   DET  W   8-2       35-54  5th 15.0 gb
 88 Sun, Jul 11  @TBR  L   5-6 (10)  34-54  5th 15.5 gb
 87 Sat, Jul 10  @TBR  L   0-4       34-53  5th 15.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul  9  @TBR  W   9-3       34-52  5th 14.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 11, 2010 TBR  6  CLE  5 (10)   W:Andy Sonnanstine (2-0), L: Kerry Wood (1-4), S: none
Sat, Jul 10, 2010 TBR  4  CLE  0        W:Matt Garza (10-5), L: Aaron Laffey (1-3), S: none
Fri, Jul 09, 2010 CLE  9 @TBR  3        W:Fausto Carmona (8-7), L: James Shields (7-9), S: none
Thu, Jul 08, 2010 TBR  5  CLE  2        W:Wade Davis (6-9), L: Jake Westbrook (5-5), S: Dan Wheeler (1)
Tue, May 18, 2010 TBR  6  CLE  2        W:David Price (6-1), L: David Huff (1-6), S: none
Mon, May 17, 2010 TBR  4  CLE  3 (11)   W:Andy Sonnanstine (1-0), L: Jamey Wright (1-2), S: none

Thu, May 28, 2009 CLE  2  TBR  1        W:Matt Herges (1-0), L: Jeff Niemann (4-4), S: Kerry Wood (8)
Wed, May 27, 2009 CLE 12  TBR  7        W:Greg Aquino (1-0), L: Andy Sonnanstine (3-5), S: Luis Vizcaino (1)
Tue, May 26, 2009 CLE  5  TBR  1        W:Carl Pavano (5-4), L: Matt Garza (4-3), S: none
Mon, May 25, 2009 CLE 11  TBR 10        W:Jeremy Sowers (1-2), L: Jason Isringhausen (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 5-1; 2009 - CLE won 5-3; 2008 - CLE won 5-2; All-Time - CLE leads 66-36

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  5.43

CHW  4.51

SEA  3.33

RA/G

SDP  3.51

COL  4.35

ARI  5.63

BA

J. Hamilton  .353

D. Eckstein  .279

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

N. Walker  .355

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .650

J. Edmonds  .458

B. Wood  .225

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.070

A. Gonzalez  .805

B. Wood  .411

ERA

J. Johnson  1.61

G. Floyd  3.87

N. Blackburn  6.53

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.01

K. Millwood  6.79

N. Blackburn  3.09

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

Rays Batters (5.17 RS/G) vs. Indians Pitchers (4.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 55.Carmona
G/S/vB
57.Ambriz
G/S/vB
58.Gomez
G/S/vB
56.Herrmann
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
54.Perez
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
46.Sipp*
G/S/vB
38.Smith
G/S/vB
51.Talbot
G/S/vB
40.Todd
G/S/vB
37.Westbrook
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 5/.650 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 5/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 172/77 .256/.304/.397/.702 .690/.754 .674 50/.809 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 15/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 4/.250 2/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 27/.594 1/2.000 310/206 .240/.321/.337/.658 .661/.657 .653 69/.735 5/2 2/7
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 7/.572 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 222/194 .279/.338/.417/.755 .863/.739 .786 39/.834 2/1 5/8
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 13/.968 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/2.000 2/.500 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 39/.760 3/.000 392/257 .317/.373/.511/.884 .717/.971 .865 84/.973 33/8 11/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 6/.533 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 228/193 .267/.390/.364/.754 .552/.791 .949 56/.619 3/0 3/3
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 12/.334 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 69/68 .226/.406/.453/.859 .000/.873 1.124 65/.921 1/1 2/0
19.Kapler G/S/vP 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 123/28 .222/.303/.306/.609 .605/.618 .643 27/.696 1/1 2/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 13/.684 1/4.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 4/.250 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 2/.500 419/287 .304/.389/.519/.908 .981/.875 .826 101/.932 14/2 14/11
23.Pena* G/S/vP 15/.515 2/.500 ··· 2/5.000 4/1.250 3/.333 8/.393 ··· ··· ··· ··· 36/1.205 1/2.000 388/268 .209/.330/.431/.761 .669/.802 .709 89/.844 4/1 20/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 5/.200 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 243/181 .258/.297/.413/.710 .803/.678 .729 74/.697 7/2 6/2
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 82/43 .200/.346/.292/.638 .987/.329 .601 42/.415 0/0 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 13/.862 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 2/.000 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 11/.384 3/.667 361/249 .230/.319/.394/.713 .926/.621 .739 74/.670 26/6 8/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 13/.408 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/1.500 2/.500 6/.933 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 9/.777 2/1.000 405/280 .277/.379/.387/.766 .670/.802 .810 93/.667 19/2 5/1
IP 123.1 30.2 7.0 19.0 23.2 37.1 34.1 33.2 18.0 113.1 2.0 119.2 20.0 TOTAL .257/.343/.409/.751 .728/.762 .759 .781 116/28 88/57
ERA-K/9 3.65/4.7 5.28/6.2 0.00/5.1 2.37/6.2 4.18/6.1 2.41/7.7 3.67/5.8 5.08/9.9 4.50/7.5 3.89/4.6 13.50/13.5 4.74/5.1 6.30/8.1 4.48/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (26-10-4)
 Shoppach (12-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 516/.248 145/.352 26/.208 75/.271 107/.253 161/.194 156/.319 151/.248 78/.212 479/.265 11/.333 515/.280 93/.263 .275  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Kapler
 Rodriguez
 Joyce
 Brignac
84/0/0/7
1/8/80/4
0/89/0/2
11/0/34/0
3/7/6/0
7/0/6/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .663 .968 .522 .740 .701 .668 .776 .845 .764 .737 .899 .782 .816 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 277/.634 70/.701 12/.523 34/.855 36/.948 62/1.011 67/.824 64/.805 19/.850 215/.659 5/.400 247/.762 47/.669 .769
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 239/.698 75/1.219 14/.522 41/.643 71/.569 99/.463 89/.735 87/.874 59/.735 264/.795 6/1.167 268/.797 46/.955 .765
Home 281/.686 75/.750 26/.522 27/.605 38/.445 81/.551 52/.818 67/.709 20/.261 242/.831 / 233/.748 51/1.022
Last 28d days 113/.709 44/.851 26/.522 39/.797 11/.873 42/.511 44/.636 35/.479 30/.241 102/.684 11/.899 124/.771 23/.558
HR/SB/CS 7/21/3 5/1/0 0/0/0 2/1/2 1/0/0 4/6/0 1/4/0 6/5/2 3/1/0 9/2/8 0/2/0 13/11/7 3/3/0 75/72/27
Usage ·····X·· ·X··X··· ····X··· ···X·oX· ···X·X·· ··o··X·· ··o··Xo· ···X··X· ··o··oo· ·····X·· ·X·X···· ·X····X· ········
Indians Batters (4.16 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.98 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Niemann
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
23.Brantley* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 101/85 .163/.220/.217/.437 .192/.485 .472 65/.449 2/1 1/1
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP 3/1.334 3/2.167 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.000 6/.833 ··· 1/.000 158/102 .278/.316/.354/.670 .673/.668 .710 9/.347 1/2 1/6
4.Crowe# G/S/vP 5/.800 ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 3/.666 256/190 .260/.315/.349/.664 .538/.707 .627 89/.660 10/2 1/2
16.Donald G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 2/2.000 186/144 .272/.324/.420/.744 .802/.727 .656 63/.805 2/1 2/9
47.Duncan G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 99/64 .284/.364/.500/.864 .812/.893 1.247 45/.900 0/0 5/0
8.Gimenez G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 11/8 .200/.200/.300/.500 1.000/.286 .500 11/.500 0/0 0/0
48.Hafner* G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/1.500 9/1.000 2/.500 4/1.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 303/209 .254/.360/.410/.770 .595/.853 .937 61/.708 1/1 8/0
20.Hernandez# G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 2/.000 1/.000 63/47 .246/.270/.295/.565 .321/.646 .454 29/.527 1/0 0/1
26.Kearns G/S/vP 6/1.467 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 18/1.485 5/.800 5/.650 4/1.250 323/218 .267/.350/.411/.760 .689/.795 .695 72/.632 4/1 8/4
7.LaPorta G/S/vP 2/1.500 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/1.500 ··· 2/.500 207/141 .267/.338/.401/.739 .682/.764 .652 76/1.039 0/0 5/0
25.Marte G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.667 90/64 .188/.267/.338/.604 .607/.603 .715 43/.526 0/2 3/7
12.Nix G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 156/103 .221/.292/.414/.706 .625/.745 .712 98/.820 0/0 7/5
2.Peralta G/S/vP 5/2.000 11/.697 13/.616 1/.000 6/.334 9/1.083 3/1.167 4/.000 358/258 .253/.316/.400/.716 .752/.701 .644 75/.628 1/0 7/5
41.Santana# G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 3/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 153/102 .282/.431/.547/.978 .641/1.147 .855 102/.905 2/0 6/2
IP 123.1 41.0 31.2 24.1 36.0 49.0 35.2 30.2 TOTAL .249/.325/.384/.709 .656/.731 .708 .736 47/18 79/81
ERA-K/9 2.92/6.6 2.20/9.0 0.85/12.8 6.29/8.9 4.50/3.5 4.22/6.4 2.02/7.8 2.93/10.0 3.72/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Gimenez (6-1-0)
 Santana (15-8-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 499/.221 161/.212 110/.117 101/.244 173/.324 204/.249 138/.180 125/.200 .243  Crowe
 Duncan
 Nix
 Kearns
 Brantley
 LaPorta
 Hernandez
13/47/0/5
13/0/7/3
2/0/1/1
64/5/14/1
7/16/0/0
7/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .659 .591 .387 .670 .876 .765 .544 .621 .712
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 240/.731 61/.704 49/.430 80/.514 95/.842 85/.711 56/.606 22/.596 .716
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 259/.593 100/.520 61/.354 21/1.315 78/.916 119/.799 82/.503 103/.626 .709
Road 250/.687 89/.516 55/.456 40/.788 85/.787 96/.703 72/.499 58/.724
Last 28d days 105/.705 37/.677 41/.383 25/.802 37/.955 39/1.073 38/.747 29/.494
HR/SB/CS 16/11/1 1/1/2 3/1/0 2/1/1 2/3/1 9/2/0 2/3/0 3/1/1 105/51/21
Usage ·····X·· ··X··oo· ·Xo··XX· ·oo·o·X· ··o··Xo· ····XX·· ·oX····· ··oo··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.