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Game Preview: TBR @ CLE, 7:05pm, Saturday, July 24, 2010 @Progressive Field

Rays, 57-38, 57-38 2nd, 4 GB, 6½ up in WC

SP: David Price (24, LHP, 12-5, 2.84)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (12-5) 120.1 102 45 38 47 103 9 2.84
2009 (10-7) 128.1 119 72 63 54 102 17 4.42
2008 (0-0) 14.0 9 4 3 4 12 1 1.93
Last 7 GS 4-3 45.2 44 21 19 20 50 3 3.74 55
2010-07-18 @NYY L 5.0 7 7 7 4 3 0 96 24
2010-07-07 BOS W 7.2 8 2 2 1 10 1 111 64
2010-07-02 @MIN L 8.0 4 2 2 4 6 0 122 68
2010-06-26 ARI W 8.0 7 2 2 1 11 1 113 70
2010-06-20 @FLA L 6.0 6 4 3 2 9 1 108 53
2010-06-15 @ATL W 5.0 8 3 2 3 7 0 113 45
2010-06-09 TOR W 6.0 4 1 1 5 4 0 104 59
Last 5 v.CLE 1-0 9.1 8 3 2 8 11 1 1.93 55
2010-05-18 CLE W 6.0 4 1 0 3 5 0 97 64
2009-05-25 @CLE ND 3.1 4 2 2 5 6 1 100 45
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-20   Road:   31-18   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  35-27   vsLHP:  22-11   1-Run:  16-15
 vsEast: 25-13   vsCntrl:14-8    vsWest: 11-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 95 Fri, Jul 23  @CLE  L   1-3  (7)  57-38  2nd  4.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Indians, 41-55, 41-55 4th, 12½ GB, 16½ GB in WC

SP: Mitch Talbot (26, RHP, 8-8, 3.89)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (8-8) 113.1 112 55 49 46 58 9 3.89
2008 (0-0) 9.2 16 12 12 11 5 3 11.17
Last 7 GS 1-4 39.2 44 24 20 19 26 1 4.54 46
2010-07-17 DET ND 5.0 6 1 1 2 4 0 105 53
2010-07-07 @TEX L 5.2 7 4 4 3 4 1 105 40
2010-07-02 OAK L 5.1 5 3 2 4 5 0 100 49
2010-06-27 @CIN W 7.0 3 1 1 3 5 0 100 69
2010-06-22 @PHI L 7.0 4 2 2 3 3 0 103 61
2010-06-16 NYM L 5.2 13 8 8 0 3 0 95 14
2010-06-10 BOS ND 4.0 6 5 2 4 2 0 99 34
Has never faced TBR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-22   Road:   19-33   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  29-38   vsLHP:  12-17   1-Run:  13-12
 vsEast: 11-14   vsCntrl:20-18   vsWest:  5-10 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 96 Fri, Jul 23   TBR  W   3-1  (7)  41-55  4th 12.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 23, 2010 CLE  3  TBR  1  (7)   W:Fausto Carmona (10-7), L: Jeff Niemann (8-3), S: Tony Sipp (1)
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
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 5-2; 2009 - CLE won 5-3; 2008 - CLE won 5-2; All-Time - CLE leads 67-36

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  5.44

DET  4.51

SEA  3.31

RA/G

SDP  3.51

COL  4.36

ARI  5.64

BA

J. Hamilton  .354

J. Werth  .280

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

B. DeWitt  .354

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .650

N. Walker  .463

B. Wood  .225

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.070

A. Gonzalez  .808

B. Wood  .411

ERA

J. Johnson  1.61

M. Talbot  3.89

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 (5.13 RS/G) vs. Indians Pitchers (4.81 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Talbot
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
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 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 5/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 173/77 .255/.302/.395/.697 .682/.754 .667 47/.833 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 4/.250 3/1.667 ··· ··· 27/.594 1/2.000 312/207 .238/.319/.335/.654 .654/.653 .645 67/.697 5/2 2/7
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 224/196 .282/.339/.417/.757 .863/.742 .790 41/.842 2/2 5/8
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/2.000 2/.500 6/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 39/.760 3/.000 395/259 .314/.370/.507/.877 .711/.963 .852 87/.938 33/8 11/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 231/195 .263/.385/.358/.743 .536/.782 .921 59/.585 3/0 3/4
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 71/70 .218/.394/.436/.831 .000/.844 1.053 63/.866 1/1 2/0
19.Kapler G/S/vP ··· 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 ··· 1/4.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 4/.250 4/.500 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/.666 2/.500 422/289 .302/.389/.516/.905 .986/.869 .821 99/.930 14/2 14/11
23.Pena* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/5.000 4/1.250 3/.333 8/.393 1/.000 ··· ··· 36/1.205 1/2.000 391/270 .208/.330/.428/.758 .663/.802 .705 87/.826 5/1 20/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 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 69/.679 7/2 6/2
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 82/43 .200/.346/.292/.638 .987/.329 .601 37/.444 0/0 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 2/.000 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 11/.384 3/.667 363/251 .229/.317/.392/.709 .926/.616 .731 71/.681 26/6 8/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/1.500 2/.500 6/.933 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 9/.777 2/1.000 408/282 .274/.376/.383/.760 .663/.796 .798 92/.631 19/2 5/1
IP 113.1 30.2 7.0 19.0 23.2 37.1 34.1 35.2 18.0 2.0 119.2 20.0 TOTAL .256/.341/.406/.748 .725/.758 .752 .767 117/29 88/58
ERA-K/9 3.89/4.6 5.28/6.2 0.00/5.1 2.37/6.2 4.18/6.1 2.41/7.7 3.67/5.8 4.79/10.1 4.50/7.5 13.50/13.5 4.74/5.1 6.30/8.1 4.44/5.8

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 479/.265 145/.352 26/.208 75/.271 107/.253 161/.194 156/.319 158/.236 78/.212 11/.333 515/.280 93/.263 .273  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Rodriguez
 Joyce
 Brignac
 Kapler
85/0/0/7
1/8/81/4
0/90/0/2
3/7/6/0
7/0/6/0
0/0/2/0
11/0/34/0
OPS .737 .968 .522 .740 .701 .668 .776 .813 .764 .899 .782 .816 .763
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 215/.659 70/.701 12/.523 34/.855 36/.948 62/1.011 67/.824 67/.764 19/.850 5/.400 247/.762 47/.669 .764
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 264/.795 75/1.219 14/.522 41/.643 71/.569 99/.463 89/.735 91/.848 59/.735 6/1.167 268/.797 46/.955 .762
Home 242/.831 75/.750 26/.522 27/.605 38/.445 81/.551 52/.818 74/.654 20/.261 / 233/.748 51/1.022
Last 28d days 102/.684 44/.851 26/.522 33/.740 11/.873 39/.557 42/.668 42/.420 30/.241 11/.899 124/.771 23/.558
HR/SB/CS 9/2/8 5/1/0 0/0/0 2/1/2 1/0/0 4/6/0 1/4/0 6/5/2 3/1/0 0/2/0 13/11/7 3/3/0 75/73/28
Usage ······X· ··X··X·· ·····X·· ····X·oX ····X·X· ···o··X· ···o··Xo X···X··X ···o··oo ··X·X··· ··X····X ········
Indians Batters (4.15 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.97 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 14.Price*
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 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 105/88 .168/.231/.221/.452 .180/.506 .503 69/.470 2/1 1/1
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· 3/2.167 1/no AB 2/1.000 3/.000 6/.833 ··· 1/.000 162/105 .291/.327/.372/.699 .698/.698 .791 13/.801 1/2 1/6
17.Choo* G/S/vP 5/.400 2/1.000 4/1.250 4/.000 5/.400 9/.555 1/.000 ··· 357/223 .286/.389/.474/.863 .633/1.012 1.046 28/1.113 12/4 13/4
4.Crowe# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 4/1.750 259/193 .265/.319/.370/.689 .538/.740 .681 87/.733 10/2 2/2
16.Donald G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 3/3.000 189/147 .273/.324/.430/.755 .802/.741 .681 66/.833 2/1 2/10
47.Duncan G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 99/64 .284/.364/.500/.864 .812/.893 1.247 43/.946 0/0 5/0
8.Gimenez G/S/vP ··· ··· 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/.000 2/1.500 9/1.000 2/.500 4/1.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 306/212 .251/.356/.405/.762 .595/.839 .917 63/.684 1/1 8/0
20.Hernandez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 2/.000 1/.000 64/47 .242/.266/.290/.556 .301/.646 .441 26/.471 1/0 0/1
26.Kearns G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 18/1.485 5/.800 5/.650 4/1.250 323/218 .267/.350/.411/.760 .689/.795 .695 67/.619 4/1 8/4
7.LaPorta G/S/vP 5/.933 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/1.500 ··· 3/.333 210/144 .263/.333/.395/.728 .682/.747 .632 79/.997 0/0 5/0
25.Marte G/S/vP ··· 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 6/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 156/103 .221/.292/.414/.706 .625/.745 .712 94/.807 0/0 7/5
2.Peralta G/S/vP 5/.200 11/.697 13/.616 1/.000 6/.334 9/1.083 3/1.167 5/.000 361/261 .251/.313/.396/.709 .752/.693 .630 74/.590 1/0 7/5
41.Santana# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 3/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 156/105 .280/.436/.542/.978 .641/1.144 .857 100/.889 2/0 6/3
IP 120.1 41.0 31.2 24.2 36.0 49.0 35.2 31.1 TOTAL .249/.325/.386/.711 .657/.734 .712 .740 47/18 80/83
ERA-K/9 2.84/7.7 2.20/9.0 0.85/12.8 6.20/8.7 4.50/3.5 4.22/6.4 2.02/7.8 3.16/10.1 3.73/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Gimenez (6-1-0)
 Santana (16-9-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 502/.228 161/.212 110/.117 103/.250 173/.324 204/.249 138/.180 129/.211 .244  Choo
 Crowe
 Duncan
 Nix
 Kearns
 LaPorta
 Hernandez
 Brantley
0/0/79/6
14/47/0/5
13/0/7/3
2/0/1/1
64/5/14/1
7/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
7/17/0/0
OPS .656 .591 .387 .676 .876 .765 .544 .677 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 128/.537 61/.704 49/.430 81/.508 95/.842 85/.711 56/.606 23/.811 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 374/.696 100/.520 61/.354 22/1.349 78/.916 119/.799 82/.503 106/.649 .708
Road 270/.724 89/.516 55/.456 42/.799 85/.787 96/.703 72/.499 62/.834
Last 28d days 88/.694 37/.677 41/.383 27/.818 37/.955 39/1.073 34/.681 33/.741
HR/SB/CS 9/9/4 1/1/2 3/1/0 2/1/1 2/3/1 9/2/0 2/3/0 4/1/1 106/51/21
Usage ·····X·· ···X··oo ··Xo··XX o·oo·o·X ···o··Xo ·····XX· ··oX···· o··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.