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Game Preview: TBR @ HOU, 2:05pm, Sunday, May 23, 2010 @Minute Maid Park

Rays, 31-12, 31-121st, 5 up

SP: David Price (24, LHP, 6-1, 1.81)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (6-1) 54.2 39 14 11 20 44 2 1.81
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 5-1 47.0 32 11 8 17 37 2 1.53 64
2010-05-18 CLE W 6.0 4 1 0 3 5 0 97 64
2010-05-12 @LAA W 6.1 7 3 2 3 6 0 111 52
2010-05-07 @OAK W 7.2 3 1 0 4 6 0 119 73
2010-05-01 KCR ND 6.0 4 2 2 1 1 0 107 56
2010-04-25 TOR W 9.0 4 0 0 1 9 0 108 87
2010-04-20 @CHW L 5.0 6 3 3 3 3 1 93 43
2010-04-14 @BAL W 7.0 4 1 1 2 7 1 109 70
Has never faced HOU as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-7    Road:   18-5    ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  16-7    vsLHP:  15-5    1-Run:   8-6 
 vsEast: 14-4    vsCntrl: 6-3    vsWest: 10-4  IL: 1-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 43 Sat, May 22  @HOU  W   4-2       31-12  1st  5.0 up
 42 Fri, May 21  @HOU  L   1-2       30-12  1st  4.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
Astros, 15-28, 15-286th, 10 GB, 10 GB in WC

SP: Bud Norris (25, RHP, 2-5, 6.75)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (2-5) 38.2 45 32 29 23 44 2 6.75
2009 (6-3) 55.2 59 29 28 25 54 9 4.53
Last 7 GS 2-4 36.0 39 29 26 19 41 2 6.50 44
2010-05-18 @LAD L 4.1 7 6 6 3 3 0 75 25
2010-05-13 @STL W 8.0 6 1 1 0 8 0 99 74
2010-05-07 SDP L 4.0 5 5 4 3 7 2 94 38
2010-05-02 @ATL L 4.2 8 7 7 4 3 0 96 19
2010-04-27 CIN L 5.0 6 5 5 4 6 0 95 37
2010-04-21 FLA ND 5.0 3 4 3 2 5 0 86 50
2010-04-15 @STL W 5.0 4 1 0 3 9 0 106 63
Has never faced TBR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-17   Road:    6-11   ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:  12-24   vsLHP:   3-4    1-Run:   6-6 
 vsEast:  2-7    vsCntrl: 9-6    vsWest:  3-14 IL: 1-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 43 Sat, May 22   TBR  L   2-4       15-28  6th 10.0 gb
 42 Fri, May 21   TBR  W   2-1       15-27  6th  9.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:11-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 22, 2010 TBR  4 @HOU  2        W:Jeff Niemann (4-0), L: Wandy Rodriguez (2-6), S: Rafael Soriano (12)
Fri, May 21, 2010 HOU  2  TBR  1        W:Brett Myers (3-3), L: Matt Garza (5-2), S: Matt Lindstrom (10)

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 - Tied 1-1; 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - HOU won 2-1; All-Time - HOU leads 6-2

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  5.63

FLA  4.48

HOU  2.93

RA/G

TBR  3.07

TOR  4.49

ARI  5.98

BA

J. Morneau  .377

  

C. Figgins  .200

OBP

J. Morneau  .489

  

J. Lopez  .240

SLG

J. Morneau  .695

  

C. Figgins  .258

OPS

J. Morneau  1.184

  

J. Lopez  .503

ERA

U. Jimenez  .99

J. Santana  3.72

J. Beckett  7.29

K/9IP

B. Morrow  11.80

S. Kazmir  6.70

N. Blackburn  2.50

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

Rays Batters (5.35 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.53 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 20.Norris
G/S/vB
73.Chacin*
G/S/vB
47.Fulchino
G/S/vB
22.Lindstrom
G/S/vB
37.Lyon
G/S/vB
39.Myers
G/S/vB
43.Sampson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 6/.666 ··· 73/27 .232/.260/.449/.710 .617/.875 .503 49/.678 0/0 4/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 4/.250 1/.000 189/114 .247/.328/.349/.677 .619/.717 .690 106/.699 3/2 1/6
9.Blalock* G/S/vP ··· 9/.666 2/2.000 1/.000 5/.200 ··· ··· 13/10 .308/.308/.308/.615 .000/.800 .800 13/.615 1/0 0/0
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/2.667 ··· 89/82 .284/.348/.444/.793 .452/.820 .743 56/.797 0/1 2/4
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 13/.000 ··· 2/.500 10/.600 4/.000 1/2.000 186/108 .321/.377/.509/.886 .825/.928 .901 102/.871 11/4 3/0
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.667 ··· 75/61 .339/.467/.458/.924 .812/.950 1.058 55/.774 0/0 1/3
19.Kapler G/S/vP ··· 4/.833 ··· 1/2.000 5/.666 ··· 1/.000 71/14 .258/.338/.323/.661 .686/.539 .616 42/.623 1/1 1/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 3/.333 2/.500 189/115 .319/.386/.578/.965 .929/.986 .825 107/.995 7/2 9/7
30.Navarro# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.666 3/.000 ··· 91/46 .188/.270/.238/.507 .503/.511 .458 42/.675 0/0 0/2
23.Pena* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 2/.000 6/.167 1/.000 173/109 .186/.306/.366/.672 .679/.667 .714 96/.541 2/1 7/3
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 71/47 .215/.268/.338/.606 .897/.451 .747 34/.579 0/1 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP ··· 5/1.400 ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 167/106 .220/.299/.393/.693 .861/.601 .791 89/.563 14/4 5/2
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· 6/.167 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 4/2.000 1/no AB 184/114 .301/.381/.417/.798 .653/.888 .868 102/.844 9/1 1/1
IP 38.2 4.1 14.2 19.1 18.1 61.0 18.0 TOTAL .258/.337/.410/.747 .706/.773 .747 .727 48/17 37/35
ERA-K/9 6.75/10.2 2.08/6.3 4.91/11.0 1.40/7.0 3.93/5.9 3.25/6.8 1.50/4.5 4.04/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (11-3-1)
 Navarro (8-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 181/.300 23/.364 64/.268 78/.260 77/.247 259/.283 73/.215 .266  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Kapler
 Brignac
 Rodriguez
42/0/0/5
0/2/36/3
0/42/0/1
4/0/21/0
0/0/1/0
1/4/0/0
OPS .819 .800 .833 .641 .669 .772 .630 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 69/.801 7/1.286 30/.880 36/.473 33/.703 112/.943 31/.421 .756
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 112/.827 16/.579 34/.789 42/.781 44/.645 147/.641 42/.771 .720
Home 85/.862 17/.849 39/.623 56/.712 51/.485 145/.857 39/.698
Last 28d days 120/.860 23/.800 38/.771 40/.641 39/.588 146/.766 40/.661
HR/SB/CS 2/3/1 0/0/0 3/1/1 1/2/1 1/1/0 6/5/4 1/0/0 30/30/13
Usage ····X··· ··X····· ··X·X··· ·o·o···· ·X·X·X·· ·X····X· X··X·o·o
Astros Batters (2.93 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.07 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
17.Berkman# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 14/1.731 1/3.000 8/.875 ··· 5/1.350 1/2.000 121/106 .233/.347/.437/.784 .481/.830 .703 96/.792 0/1 5/0
27.Blum# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 8/.500 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 7/.619 2/.000 72/64 .290/.319/.348/.667 .393/.699 .675 37/.610 0/0 0/2
21.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 173/146 .288/.363/.346/.709 .573/.732 .685 103/.630 15/4 0/1
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 21/15 .100/.100/.150/.250 .600/.133 .167 21/.250 0/0 0/0
77.Feliz G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.833 2/1.000 7/.143 8/1.250 149/122 .209/.235/.281/.515 .736/.467 .608 81/.399 1/1 1/5
8.Keppinger G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.666 ··· 4/.000 ··· 144/111 .280/.331/.371/.702 .960/.630 .641 83/.643 1/0 0/4
45.Lee G/S/vP ··· 5/1.800 11/1.364 ··· 3/.667 ··· 3/1.167 7/.453 170/140 .200/.241/.331/.572 .682/.548 .639 100/.693 1/2 5/2
12.Manzella G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 115/92 .186/.250/.235/.485 .714/.430 .558 64/.464 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 18/.284 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 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 159/133 .244/.258/.391/.649 .826/.615 .646 90/.750 2/3 6/2
55.Quintero G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 80/72 .231/.250/.282/.532 .000/.592 .627 50/.485 0/0 1/0
18.Sullivan* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/3.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 42/40 .200/.238/.250/.488 .000/.513 .452 23/.577 0/0 0/0
IP 54.2 18.1 7.0 11.1 17.0 17.0 19.0 13.2 TOTAL .226/.272/.318/.590 .652/.578 .610 .573 21/13 22/34
ERA-K/9 1.81/7.2 2.45/9.3 0.00/12.9 7.15/9.6 3.18/3.7 4.24/4.2 1.42/7.6 1.98/10.5 2.80/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (8-1-1)
 Quintero (14-9-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 219/.197 71/.209 23/.091 52/.255 77/.275 72/.224 72/.185 53/.146 .225  Bourn
 Pence
 Lee
 Sullivan
 Michaels
0/40/0/7
0/0/40/3
42/0/0/3
7/1/2/0
7/4/1/0
OPS .564 .572 .221 .733 .719 .726 .542 .518 .649
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 55/.458 29/.803 13/.397 39/.462 53/.791 37/.776 30/.497 10/.550 .662
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 164/.600 42/.417 10/.000 13/1.532 24/.564 35/.671 42/.571 43/.509 .635
Road 106/.660 38/.452 10/.200 13/.808 37/.536 32/.626 32/.423 25/.513
Last 28d days 105/.489 37/.603 23/.221 29/.252 43/.915 33/.797 43/.417 27/.425
HR/SB/CS 2/4/2 1/0/0 0/0/0 2/1/0 0/3/0 4/1/0 1/1/0 2/0/0 37/22/8
Usage ····X··· o···X··· ···o·X·· ··o·ooo· ···X·oo· ···XXo·· o·o··ooX ··o·ooo·

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.