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Game Preview: TBR @ DET, 1:05pm, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @Comerica Park

Rays, 69-44, 69-44 2nd, ½ GB, 6 up in WC

SP: Matt Garza (26, RHP, 11-6, 3.88)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (11-6) 143.2 127 65 62 42 110 20 3.88
2009 (8-12) 203.0 177 93 89 79 189 25 3.95
2008 (11-9) 184.2 170 83 76 59 128 19 3.70
Last 7 GS 3-1 46.1 33 20 18 7 32 7 3.50 59
2010-08-06 @TOR L 8.0 4 2 0 0 4 0 102 74
2010-07-31 NYY ND 7.0 5 4 4 1 9 2 109 59
2010-07-26 DET W 9.0 0 0 0 1 6 0 120 92
2010-07-20 @BAL ND 6.1 10 7 7 0 5 4 99 30
2010-07-10 CLE W 6.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 88 71
2010-07-05 BOS ND 3.0 7 4 4 2 1 1 84 28
2010-06-30 @BOS W 7.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 110 56
Last 5 v.DET 1-3 30.0 22 17 17 12 19 2 5.10 51
2010-07-26 DET W 9.0 0 0 0 1 6 0 120 92
2009-08-28 @DET L 5.0 5 6 6 3 5 1 88 35
2008-09-27 @DET ND 5.0 4 3 3 2 3 1 74 48
2007-09-25 @DET L 5.1 9 4 4 2 3 0 84 35
2007-09-14 DET L 5.2 4 4 4 4 2 0 98 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-23   Road:   35-21   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  45-31   vsLHP:  24-13   1-Run:  18-19
 vsEast: 27-17   vsCntrl:24-10   vsWest: 11-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
113 Tue, Aug 10  @DET  W   8-0       69-44  2nd  0.5 gb
112 Mon, Aug  9  @DET  W   6-3       68-44  2nd  1.5 gb
111 Sun, Aug  8  @TOR  L   0-1       67-44  2nd  2.5 gb
110 Sat, Aug  7  @TOR  L  11-17      67-43  2nd  1.5 gb
109 Fri, Aug  6  @TOR  L   1-2       67-42  2nd  0.5 gb
108 Thu, Aug  5   MIN  L   6-8       67-41  2nd  0.5 gb
107 Wed, Aug  4   MIN  L   1-2 (13)  67-40  1st    Tied
106 Tue, Aug  3   MIN  W   6-4       67-39  1st  1.0 up
105 Mon, Aug  2   MIN  W   4-2       66-39  1st    Tied
104 Sun, Aug  1   NYY  W   3-0       65-39  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Tigers, 54-59, 54-59 3rd, 10 GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (27, RHP, 12-7, 3.81)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (12-7) 151.1 130 65 64 54 140 10 3.81
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 3-2 48.1 47 18 18 18 47 3 3.35 57
2010-08-06 LAA L 7.0 7 4 4 2 2 1 113 47
2010-08-01 @BOS ND 7.0 6 3 3 3 8 0 123 58
2010-07-27 @TBR L 8.0 5 3 3 3 6 1 113 63
2010-07-22 TOR W 8.0 8 2 2 2 5 1 120 61
2010-07-17 @CLE ND 6.0 6 3 3 5 9 0 116 52
2010-07-09 MIN W 5.1 8 2 2 2 7 0 103 49
2010-07-03 SEA W 7.0 7 1 1 1 10 0 114 68
Last 5 v.TBR 3-1 35.0 28 13 13 10 31 4 3.34 60
2010-07-27 @TBR L 8.0 5 3 3 3 6 1 113 63
2009-09-04 @TBR W 8.0 4 1 1 1 7 0 126 76
2009-08-30 TBR W 8.0 6 3 3 3 4 2 125 59
2008-09-26 TBR W 5.0 5 2 2 3 8 0 113 54
2007-08-06 TBD ND 6.0 8 4 4 0 6 1 108 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-24   Road:   17-35   ExtrInn: 3-4 
 vsRHP:  36-45   vsLHP:  18-14   1-Run:  12-16
 vsEast: 11-12   vsCntrl:17-24   vsWest: 15-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
113 Tue, Aug 10   TBR  L   0-8       54-59  3rd 10.0 gb
112 Mon, Aug  9   TBR  L   3-6       54-58  3rd  9.0 gb
111 Sun, Aug  8   LAA  W   9-4       54-57  3rd  9.0 gb
110 Sat, Aug  7   LAA  L   1-10      53-57  3rd 10.0 gb
109 Fri, Aug  6   LAA  L   2-4       53-56  3rd  9.0 gb
108 Thu, Aug  5   CHW  L   4-6 (11)  53-55  3rd  9.0 gb
107 Wed, Aug  4   CHW  L   1-4       53-54  3rd  8.0 gb
106 Tue, Aug  3   CHW  W   7-1       53-53  3rd  7.0 gb
105 Tue, Aug  3   CHW  L   2-12      52-53  3rd  7.0 gb
104 Sun, Aug  1  @BOS  L   3-4       52-52  3rd  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30: 8-22
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 10, 2010 TBR  8 @DET  0        W:Jeremy Hellickson (2-0), L: Max Scherzer (7-9), S: none
Mon, Aug 09, 2010 TBR  6 @DET  3        W:David Price (15-5), L: Armando Galarraga (3-5), S: Rafael Soriano (32)
Thu, Jul 29, 2010 TBR  4  DET  2        W:David Price (14-5), L: Rick Porcello (4-9), S: Dan Wheeler (2)
Wed, Jul 28, 2010 TBR  7  DET  4        W:Jeff Niemann (9-3), L: Eddie Bonine (4-1), S: Rafael Soriano (28)
Tue, Jul 27, 2010 TBR  3  DET  2        W:James Shields (9-9), L: Justin Verlander (12-6), S: Rafael Soriano (27)
Mon, Jul 26, 2010 TBR  5  DET  0        W:Matt Garza (11-5), L: Max Scherzer (7-8), S: none

Sun, Sep 06, 2009 DET  5 @TBR  3        W:Edwin Jackson (12-6), L: Russ Springer (0-3), S: Brandon Lyon (3)
Sat, Sep 05, 2009 DET  8 @TBR  6        W:Bobby Seay (5-2), L: Grant Balfour (5-4), S: Brandon Lyon (2)
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 DET  4 @TBR  3        W:Justin Verlander (16-7), L: J.P. Howell (7-5), S: Fernando Rodney (32)
Mon, Aug 31, 2009 TBR 11 @DET  7        W:James Shields (9-10), L: Jarrod Washburn (9-8), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 6-0; 2009 - DET won 5-2; 2008 - TBR won 4-3; All-Time - TBR leads 50-45

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  5.31

FLA  4.48

SEA  3.24

RA/G

SDP  3.45

TOR  4.34

ARI  5.50

BA

C. Johnson  .366

A. McCutchen  .283

B. Wood  .167

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

A. Kearns  .357

B. Wood  .184

SLG

M. Cabrera  .627

B. Butler  .461

B. Wood  .224

OPS

J. Morneau  1.055

G. Sanchez  .813

B. Wood  .408

ERA

J. Johnson  1.97

C. Billingsley  3.82

B. Bannister  5.95

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.68

A. Sanchez  6.92

M. Buehrle  3.73

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

Rays Batters (5.04 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.70 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
53.Fien
G/S/vB
58.Galarraga
G/S/vB
21.Gonzalez
G/S/vB
41.Oliver*
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 8/.708 ··· 6/.750 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 1/no AB 227/114 .245/.319/.375/.694 .749/.663 .701 70/.684 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 20/.477 18/.478 3/.000 ··· 11/.282 1/.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/2.000 375/254 .245/.326/.342/.668 .699/.652 .681 94/.725 9/3 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 264/226 .262/.314/.393/.708 .743/.702 .793 57/.754 3/3 6/8
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 20/.700 22/.818 2/2.000 ··· 8/.250 2/5.000 ··· 3/.833 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB 466/315 .297/.352/.475/.826 .687/.892 .813 95/.538 38/9 12/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/3.000 280/234 .272/.382/.387/.769 .533/.817 .908 69/.764 3/0 3/4
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 6/.167 8/.375 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 29/18 .176/.483/.353/.836 1.379/.535 1.213 29/.836 0/0 1/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/4.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB 133/120 .211/.346/.468/.814 .000/.915 .879 81/.884 1/2 6/0
19.Kapler G/S/vP ··· 6/.200 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· 137/32 .207/.287/.289/.576 .556/.640 .641 27/.493 1/1 2/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 13/.891 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 10/1.933 1/.000 ··· 5/1.400 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 499/350 .288/.375/.485/.860 .955/.820 .781 111/.734 15/3 15/11
23.Pena* G/S/vP 17/.978 6/.000 5/1.400 ··· 8/.661 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 5/1.100 ··· ··· 422/297 .212/.332/.441/.772 .686/.810 .710 64/.976 5/1 23/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 284/209 .264/.308/.414/.722 .846/.677 .737 49/.698 8/2 7/3
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 18/.634 5/.400 ··· 1/2.000 12/.250 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 107/59 .186/.324/.256/.580 .891/.333 .564 37/.439 0/0 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 11/1.545 10/1.167 1/.000 ··· 9/.333 2/.500 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 418/292 .233/.318/.407/.725 .909/.649 .719 87/.759 32/7 10/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 16/.250 3/1.000 6/.533 ··· 9/1.730 1/.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 457/322 .262/.360/.369/.729 .647/.757 .752 84/.497 22/3 6/1
IP 151.1 119.2 47.0 2.2 86.1 23.2 22.0 37.1 3.2 50.0 49.0 15.2 TOTAL .251/.337/.401/.737 .721/.744 .744 .707 138/36 104/64
ERA-K/9 3.81/8.3 4.96/6.5 2.68/7.9 10.12/0.0 4.48/4.0 4.18/3.8 7.36/7.4 4.58/7.2 2.45/2.4 4.50/3.6 2.76/9.6 6.89/5.2 4.45/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (28-10-6)
 Shoppach (14-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 627/.232 512/.274 198/.257 12/.364 367/.265 97/.244 102/.310 166/.289 21/.368 229/.313 198/.164 69/.323 .267  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Kapler
 Rodriguez
 Brignac
101/0/0/7
1/11/86/4
0/106/0/2
8/0/20/1
12/2/38/1
3/9/7/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .648 .750 .656 1.364 .785 .777 .910 .777 .850 .816 .548 .812 .745
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 372/.645 260/.852 90/.632 5/1.400 188/.826 48/.957 33/.983 60/.633 8/.804 93/.664 106/.581 27/.884 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 255/.651 252/.648 108/.676 7/1.333 179/.744 49/.619 69/.877 106/.851 13/.878 136/.922 92/.513 42/.772 .745
Home 304/.631 303/.719 112/.597 5/3.250 256/.713 60/.754 34/.915 95/.683 17/.937 116/.743 124/.536 53/.777
Last 28d days 151/.686 97/.782 44/.766 5/3.250 135/.862 52/.831 19/1.045 54/.713 4/.500 50/.997 52/.985 57/.892
HR/SB/CS 10/17/6 15/11/5 1/1/0 2/0/0 13/3/3 4/0/1 3/2/3 3/3/0 0/1/0 3/0/2 4/1/0 1/0/1 97/72/40
Usage ····X··· ···X···X XX···o·· ········ ·X····X· o··X···X ········ ·Xo·X··o ········ ·X·o···X ··o··X·· X·o··X·X
Tigers Batters (4.29 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
54.Ekstrom
G/S/vB
58.Hellickson
G/S/vB
55.Qualls
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
59.Thayer
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 208/189 .212/.300/.310/.609 .388/.631 .684 47/.483 2/1 4/3
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 3/.333 2/.000 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 371/279 .282/.342/.484/.826 1.085/.741 .906 104/.404 3/0 14/6
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 9/.555 6/.500 3/1.333 2/no AB 14/1.215 ··· 3/.000 6/.567 9/.985 6/.334 ··· 8/.250 472/360 .338/.426/.627/1.053 1.085/1.040 1.035 113/.978 2/3 26/10
18.Damon* G/S/vP 20/.413 6/.533 23/.913 9/.347 7/1.738 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 25/1.068 6/.333 ··· 8/1.250 424/325 .278/.365/.422/.787 .779/.789 .804 88/.798 7/1 7/2
Frazier G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 23/11 .227/.261/.273/.534 .333/.764 .545 23/.534 0/0 0/0
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 14/.540 8/.125 24/.728 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 253/188 .273/.332/.416/.748 .648/.782 .733 33/.476 1/2 5/4
15.Inge G/S/vP 12/1.195 6/.583 13/1.021 ··· 4/.750 ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/.500 380/280 .252/.329/.392/.721 .737/.715 .785 41/.456 2/3 6/6
14.Jackson G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 452/329 .305/.353/.407/.760 .585/.825 .782 112/.769 16/4 1/5
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 157/143 .214/.256/.276/.532 .468/.537 .585 48/.539 2/0 2/3
12.Laird G/S/vP 10/.775 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 4/1.417 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 235/140 .192/.253/.268/.521 .487/.543 .581 49/.507 3/1 3/4
19.Larish* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 13/9 .154/.154/.154/.308 .500/.222 .333 13/.308 0/0 0/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 18/1.063 6/.666 17/.971 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.833 3/.666 ··· 6/2.600 365/284 .303/.378/.474/.852 1.171/.763 .889 38/.717 1/0 12/3
Peralta G/S/vP 19/1.000 11/.697 15/.533 1/.000 6/.334 ··· 2/.000 ··· 9/1.083 4/.833 1/2.000 5/.000 423/305 .240/.305/.385/.690 .792/.652 .554 82/.611 1/0 9/5
25.Raburn G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 1/no AB 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 218/129 .218/.295/.337/.632 .745/.553 .649 81/.624 1/1 3/5
28.Rhymes* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 59/48 .259/.310/.352/.662 1.100/.564 .555 59/.662 0/1 0/0
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 4/.250 6/.600 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/2.500 4/.000 ··· 3/.333 284/230 .278/.357/.335/.692 .817/.663 .670 64/.752 1/0 2/7
20.Sizemore G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 135/101 .205/.282/.282/.564 .379/.628 .569 20/.450 0/0 1/7
29.Worth G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 115/64 .255/.295/.358/.653 .766/.563 .714 38/.611 1/2 2/0
IP 143.2 43.1 41.2 30.0 40.1 7.1 14.0 42.2 54.1 44.2 2.0 36.2 TOTAL .266/.336/.404/.740 .773/.729 .761 .647 44/20 90/98
ERA-K/9 3.88/6.9 2.08/9.1 1.30/12.1 5.10/8.7 4.24/3.6 7.36/6.2 1.29/8.4 8.02/7.8 3.98/6.0 1.81/7.4 27.00/9.0 2.70/9.8 3.63/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (28-15-4)
 Laird (44-25-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 586/.237 173/.218 148/.136 129/.265 191/.315 36/.286 49/.130 210/.351 225/.242 173/.180 13/.538 146/.192 .241  Jackson
 Ordonez
 Boesch
 Kelly
 Raburn
 Damon
 Frazier
 Guillen
0/102/0/7
0/0/71/7
44/0/44/6
48/10/1/3
31/7/11/2
31/4/0/2
3/0/0/1
4/0/0/0
OPS .714 .607 .419 .701 .851 .738 .379 .937 .737 .548 1.385 .624 .706
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 257/.707 69/.746 70/.508 95/.509 104/.830 17/.643 22/.561 99/1.037 92/.677 80/.635 4/1.000 28/.708 .713
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 329/.719 104/.511 78/.341 34/1.298 87/.876 19/.821 27/.228 111/.850 133/.778 93/.475 9/1.556 118/.605 .699
Road 304/.734 94/.532 70/.489 50/.821 87/.805 17/.627 22/.273 92/.979 117/.660 82/.474 13/1.385 68/.777
Last 28d days 111/.597 23/.547 54/.556 36/.893 26/.809 4/.500 49/.379 54/.800 38/.649 45/.648 13/1.385 29/.519
HR/SB/CS 20/6/4 1/1/2 4/1/0 2/1/1 2/3/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 6/4/0 9/3/0 3/3/0 1/0/0 4/1/1 125/55/21
Usage ····X··· ········ oX···X·o ··oo·XX· ··o···X· o······· X······· ·X·X··o· ··X····· ·o·····X ···X···· ··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.