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Game Preview: TBR @ HOU, 8:05pm, Friday, May 21, 2010 @Minute Maid Park

Rays, 30-11, 30-111st, 5 up

SP: (2010, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
Last 7 GS
Has never faced HOU as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-7    Road:   17-4    ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  16-6    vsLHP:  14-5    1-Run:   8-5 
 vsEast: 14-4    vsCntrl: 6-3    vsWest: 10-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 41 Thu, May 20  @NYY  W   8-6       30-11  1st  5.0 up
 40 Wed, May 19  @NYY  W  10-6       29-11  1st  4.0 up
 39 Tue, May 18   CLE  W   6-2       28-11  1st  3.0 up
 38 Mon, May 17   CLE  W   4-3 (11)  27-11  1st  2.0 up
 37 Sun, May 16   SEA  W   2-1       26-11  1st  2.0 up
 36 Sat, May 15   SEA  W   3-2       25-11  1st  1.0 up
 35 Fri, May 14   SEA  L   3-4       24-11  1st  1.0 up
 34 Wed, May 12  @LAA  W   4-3       24-10  1st  1.5 up
 33 Tue, May 11  @LAA  W   7-2       23-10  1st  1.0 up
 32 Mon, May 10  @LAA  L   4-5 (11)  22-10  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:22-8 
Astros, 14-27, 14-276th, 9½ GB, 9 GB in WC

SP: (2010, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
Last 7 GS
Has never faced TBR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-16   Road:    6-11   ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:  11-23   vsLHP:   3-4    1-Run:   5-6 
 vsEast:  2-7    vsCntrl: 9-6    vsWest:  3-14 IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 41 Thu, May 20   COL  L   0-4       14-27  6th  9.5 gb
 40 Wed, May 19   COL  W   7-3       14-26  6th  9.0 gb
 39 Tue, May 18  @LAD  L   3-7       13-26  6th 10.0 gb
 38 Mon, May 17  @LAD  L   2-6       13-25  6th  9.0 gb
 37 Sun, May 16  @SFG  L   3-4       13-24  6th  8.0 gb
 36 Sat, May 15  @SFG  L   1-2       13-23  6th  7.5 gb
 35 Fri, May 14  @SFG  L   2-8       13-22  6th  7.5 gb
 34 Thu, May 13  @STL  W   4-1       13-21  6th  6.5 gb
 33 Wed, May 12  @STL  W   9-6       12-21  6th  7.5 gb
 32 Tue, May 11  @STL  W   6-3       11-21  6th  8.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 22, 2008 HOU  3 @TBR  2        W:Brandon Backe (5-8), L: Scott Kazmir (6-3), S: Jose Valverde (18)
Sat, Jun 21, 2008 TBR  4  HOU  3        W:Dan Wheeler (2-3), L: Doug Brocail (2-3), S: none
Fri, Jun 20, 2008 HOU  4 @TBR  3        W:Roy Oswalt (6-7), L: Matt Garza (5-4), S: Jose Valverde (17)
Sun, Jun 08, 2003 HOU  2  TBD  1        W:Tim Redding (4-4), L: Victor Zambrano (2-4), S: Billy Wagner (19)
Sat, Jun 07, 2003 HOU  5  TBD  4        W:Kirk Saarloos (2-0), L: Al Levine (2-3), S: Billy Wagner (18)
Fri, Jun 06, 2003 HOU 11  TBD  8        W:Octavio Dotel (5-1), L: Travis Harper (0-4), S: Billy Wagner (17)
Season Series: 2010 -  0-0; 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - HOU won 2-1; All-Time - HOU leads 5-1

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  5.78

CHC  4.57

HOU  2.98

RA/G

SDP  3.10

TEX  4.55

ARI  6.00

BA

I. Suzuki  .349

  

C. Figgins  .190

OBP

K. Youkilis  .459

  

A. Jones  .275

SLG

M. Cabrera  .603

  

C. Figgins  .252

OPS

K. Youkilis  1.053

  

C. Figgins  .562

ERA

U. Jimenez  .99

A. Burnett  3.86

M. Scherzer  7.29

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.01

A. Sanchez  6.57

N. Blackburn  2.51

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

Rays Batters (5.49 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 39.Myers
G/S/vB
73.Chacin*
G/S/vB
47.Fulchino
G/S/vB
22.Lindstrom
G/S/vB
37.Lyon
G/S/vB
43.Sampson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 72/26 .235/.264/.456/.720 .617/.911 .518 52/.677 0/0 4/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 179/107 .248/.330/.357/.686 .646/.714 .708 102/.749 3/2 1/5
9.Blalock* G/S/vP ··· 9/.666 2/2.000 ··· 5/.200 ··· 11/8 .273/.273/.273/.545 .000/.750 .667 11/.545 1/0 0/0
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 84/77 .263/.333/.408/.741 .452/.766 .647 56/.693 0/1 2/4
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 13/.000 ··· 1/no AB 10/.600 ··· 176/101 .316/.376/.510/.885 .787/.954 .902 101/.854 10/4 3/0
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 71/57 .333/.451/.456/.907 .812/.930 1.034 59/.878 0/0 1/3
19.Kapler G/S/vP ··· 4/.833 ··· 1/2.000 5/.666 1/.000 68/14 .250/.324/.317/.640 .662/.539 .580 42/.617 1/1 1/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 1/no AB 180/109 .323/.389/.589/.977 .925/1.009 .836 107/1.040 7/2 9/7
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.666 ··· 87/45 .184/.271/.224/.494 .463/.523 .434 38/.664 0/0 0/2
23.Pena* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 164/103 .194/.305/.381/.686 .691/.683 .745 96/.562 2/1 7/3
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 68/44 .226/.279/.355/.634 .897/.484 .814 35/.601 0/1 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP ··· 5/1.400 ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· 162/104 .224/.296/.401/.698 .855/.613 .805 92/.586 13/3 5/2
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· 6/.167 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 174/107 .289/.363/.396/.759 .631/.839 .799 101/.779 8/0 1/0
IP 54.0 4.1 14.2 18.1 17.1 17.0 TOTAL .257/.333/.412/.745 .701/.773 .743 .735 45/15 37/33
ERA-K/9 3.67/6.5 2.08/6.3 4.91/11.0 1.47/7.4 4.15/5.2 1.59/4.8 4.14/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (10-3-1)
 Navarro (8-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 229/.287 23/.364 64/.268 74/.261 72/.235 68/.213 .265  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Rodriguez
 Kapler
 Brignac
40/0/0/5
0/2/34/3
0/40/0/1
1/3/0/0
4/0/20/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .768 .800 .833 .649 .660 .628 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 95/.892 7/1.286 30/.880 33/.519 29/.733 28/.347 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 134/.681 16/.579 34/.789 41/.750 43/.613 40/.811 .726
Home 115/.870 17/.849 39/.623 52/.729 46/.450 34/.703
Last 28d days 144/.773 23/.800 41/.707 42/.693 36/.523 38/.661
HR/SB/CS 6/4/3 0/0/0 3/1/1 1/1/1 1/1/0 1/0/0 30/27/11
Usage ····X··· X·····X· X·X···X· ·o·····X ·X·X···· ·X·o·o··
Astros Batters (2.98 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.12 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
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
17.Berkman# G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 14/1.731 1/3.000 8/.875 ··· 5/1.350 1/2.000 113/98 .227/.336/.412/.749 .481/.793 .642 97/.767 0/1 4/0
27.Blum# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 8/.500 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 6/.733 2/.000 68/60 .308/.338/.369/.707 .393/.747 .745 33/.686 0/0 0/2
21.Bourn* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 165/138 .290/.368/.352/.720 .573/.746 .701 105/.669 14/4 0/1
36.Cash G/S/vP 6/.583 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 18/12 .059/.059/.118/.176 .600/.000 .000 18/.176 0/0 0/0
77.Feliz G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.833 2/1.000 7/.143 8/1.250 145/118 .215/.241/.289/.530 .736/.483 .639 86/.523 1/1 1/5
8.Keppinger G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.666 ··· 4/.000 ··· 136/103 .274/.328/.363/.691 .960/.610 .616 84/.618 1/0 0/4
45.Lee G/S/vP 3/1.000 4/2.250 11/1.364 ··· 3/.667 ··· 3/1.167 7/.453 162/132 .197/.241/.329/.570 .682/.543 .640 97/.727 1/2 5/2
12.Manzella G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 109/86 .196/.255/.247/.502 .714/.447 .590 66/.546 0/1 1/6
4.Michaels G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 3/.667 34/15 .182/.206/.394/.600 .526/.695 .700 19/.269 0/0 2/0
26.Navarro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 1/.000 0/0 0/
9.Pence G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 151/125 .250/.265/.405/.670 .826/.638 .685 91/.836 2/3 6/1
55.Quintero G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 76/68 .243/.263/.297/.560 .000/.627 .694 50/.525 0/0 1/0
18.Sullivan* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/3.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 40/38 .211/.250/.263/.513 .000/.541 .483 25/.664 0/0 0/0
IP 56.2 17.1 7.0 11.1 17.0 17.0 18.0 13.2 TOTAL .228/.274/.321/.596 .652/.583 .621 .615 20/13 21/32
ERA-K/9 2.38/7.6 2.60/9.4 0.00/12.9 7.15/9.6 3.18/3.7 4.24/4.2 1.50/7.5 1.98/10.5 2.83/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (6-0-1)
 Quintero (13-8-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 226/.217 67/.206 23/.091 52/.255 77/.275 72/.224 69/.194 53/.146 .228  Bourn
 Pence
 Lee
 Sullivan
 Michaels
0/38/0/7
0/0/38/3
40/0/0/3
7/1/2/0
6/4/1/0
OPS .634 .576 .221 .733 .719 .726 .567 .518 .656
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 123/.578 27/.788 13/.397 39/.462 53/.791 37/.776 29/.516 10/.550 .665
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 103/.694 40/.438 10/.000 13/1.532 24/.564 35/.671 40/.601 43/.509 .647
Road 118/.608 34/.445 10/.200 13/.808 37/.536 32/.626 29/.469 25/.513
Last 28d days 110/.665 33/.617 23/.221 30/.244 47/.935 33/.797 40/.450 28/.409
HR/SB/CS 5/2/3 1/0/0 0/0/0 2/1/0 0/3/0 4/1/0 1/1/0 2/0/0 36/21/8
Usage ····X··· ··X···o· ·o·X··o· o·ooo·o· ·X·oo·X· ·XXo···· o··ooX·· o·ooo·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.