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Game Preview: NYY @ KCR, 8:10pm, Thursday, August 12, 2010 @Kauffman Stadium

Yankees, 70-43, 70-43 1st, 1½ up

SP: CC Sabathia (29, LHP, 14-5, 3.14)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (14-5) 166.0 150 65 58 56 131 13 3.14
2009 (19-8) 230.0 197 96 86 67 197 18 3.37
2008 (17-10) 253.0 223 85 76 59 251 19 2.70
Last 7 GS 4-2 49.2 55 19 15 19 38 1 2.72 54
2010-08-07 BOS W 8.0 6 2 2 1 4 1 101 65
2010-08-01 @TBR L 6.2 8 3 3 3 3 0 112 46
2010-07-27 @CLE L 7.0 9 4 2 3 5 0 123 49
2010-07-22 KCR W 6.1 11 4 3 4 9 0 120 42
2010-07-16 TBR ND 7.0 8 4 3 4 6 0 113 49
2010-07-11 @SEA W 7.0 6 1 1 1 1 0 96 61
2010-07-06 @OAK W 7.2 7 1 1 3 10 0 118 68
Last 5 v.KCR 3-2 34.1 39 12 11 7 34 1 2.88 56
2010-07-22 KCR W 6.1 11 4 3 4 9 0 120 42
2009-04-11 @KCR W 7.2 6 0 0 0 6 0 108 73
2008-05-31 @KCR L 8.0 8 4 4 0 4 1 102 54
2008-05-03 KCR L 6.1 10 4 4 1 4 0 103 40
2008-04-22 @KCR W 6.0 4 0 0 2 11 0 102 73
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-20   Road:   33-23   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  47-26   vsLHP:  23-17   1-Run:  12-9 
 vsEast: 26-18   vsCntrl:16-9    vsWest: 17-9  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
113 Wed, Aug 11  @TEX  W   7-6       70-43  1st  1.5 up
112 Tue, Aug 10  @TEX  L   3-4 (10)  69-43  1st  0.5 up
111 Mon, Aug  9   BOS  L   1-2       69-42  1st  1.5 up
110 Sun, Aug  8   BOS  W   7-2       69-41  1st  2.5 up
109 Sat, Aug  7   BOS  W   5-2       68-41  1st  1.5 up
108 Fri, Aug  6   BOS  L   3-6       67-41  1st  0.5 up
107 Wed, Aug  4   TOR  W   5-1       67-40  1st    Tied
106 Tue, Aug  3   TOR  L   2-8       66-40  2nd  1.0 gb
105 Mon, Aug  2   TOR  L   6-8       66-39  1st    Tied
104 Sun, Aug  1  @TBR  L   0-3       66-38  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Royals, 47-67, 47-67 4th, 17 GB, 17 GB in WC

SP: Bruce Chen (33, LHP, 7-5, 4.44)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (7-5) 81.0 80 43 40 36 62 9 4.44
2009 (1-6) 62.1 74 42 40 25 45 12 5.78
2007 (0-0) 10.0 11 11 8 6 7 3 7.20
Last 7 GS 3-3 39.2 47 23 22 11 23 5 4.99 46
2010-08-07 @SEA W 7.0 3 1 1 0 4 1 92 71
2010-08-01 BAL W 5.0 7 3 2 3 4 1 101 44
2010-07-27 MIN L 5.1 11 6 6 3 1 0 113 20
2010-07-22 @NYY L 6.0 9 5 5 2 6 1 102 38
2010-07-17 OAK ND 5.2 9 4 4 1 4 0 83 38
2010-07-09 @CHW L 3.1 6 3 3 1 1 1 65 36
2010-07-03 @LAA W 7.1 2 1 1 1 3 1 94 72
Last 5 v.NYY 0-3 24.1 40 25 22 10 23 9 8.14 34
2010-07-22 @NYY L 6.0 9 5 5 2 6 1 102 38
2006-08-04 NYY ND 5.0 9 3 3 2 4 1 92 39
2006-04-23 @NYY L 4.0 10 5 3 1 2 2 90 27
2005-09-27 NYY ND 4.0 7 7 7 4 3 3 97 19
2005-09-22 @NYY L 5.1 5 5 4 1 8 2 92 47
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-29   Road:   24-38   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  38-49   vsLHP:   9-18   1-Run:  18-22
 vsEast: 13-14   vsCntrl:16-22   vsWest: 10-21 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
114 Wed, Aug 11  @LAA  L   1-2 (10)  47-67  4th 17.0 gb
113 Tue, Aug 10  @LAA  L   1-3       47-66  4th 17.0 gb
112 Mon, Aug  9  @LAA  L   4-6       47-65  4th 16.0 gb
111 Sun, Aug  8  @SEA  L   2-3       47-64  4th 16.0 gb
110 Sat, Aug  7  @SEA  W   2-1       47-63  4th 16.0 gb
109 Fri, Aug  6  @SEA  L   1-7       46-63  5th 16.0 gb
108 Wed, Aug  4  @OAK  L   3-4       46-62  4th 15.5 gb
107 Tue, Aug  3  @OAK  W   3-2       46-61  4th 14.5 gb
106 Mon, Aug  2  @OAK  L   0-6       45-61  4th 15.0 gb
105 Sun, Aug  1   BAL  W   5-4       45-60  4th 14.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 9-21
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 25, 2010 NYY 12  KCR  6        W:Phil Hughes (12-3), L: Sean O'Sullivan (1-1), S: none
Sat, Jul 24, 2010 KCR  7 @NYY  4        W:Kyle Davies (5-6), L: Sergio Mitre (0-2), S: Joakim Soria (27)
Fri, Jul 23, 2010 NYY  7  KCR  1        W:A.J. Burnett (8-8), L: Brian Bannister (7-9), S: none
Thu, Jul 22, 2010 NYY 10  KCR  4        W:CC Sabathia (13-3), L: Bruce Chen (5-4), S: none

Wed, Sep 30, 2009 KCR  4 @NYY  3        W:Jamey Wright (3-5), L: Damaso Marte (1-3), S: Joakim Soria (30)
Tue, Sep 29, 2009 NYY  4  KCR  3        W:Brian Bruney (5-0), L: Kyle Farnsworth (1-5), S: none
Mon, Sep 28, 2009 NYY  8  KCR  2        W:Chad Gaudin (6-10), L: Luke Hochevar (7-12), S: none
Sun, Apr 12, 2009 KCR  6  NYY  4        W:Juan Cruz (1-0), L: Phil Coke (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (3)
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 NYY  6 @KCR  1        W:CC Sabathia (1-1), L: Horacio Ramirez (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 10, 2009 NYY  4 @KCR  1        W:Andy Pettitte (1-0), L: Sidney Ponson (0-1), S: Mariano Rivera (1)
Season Series: 2010 - NYY over 3-1; 2009 - NYY won 4-2; 2008 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - NYY leads 259-175

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  5.33

FLA  4.52

SEA  3.22

RA/G

SDP  3.46

TOR  4.39

ARI  5.47

BA

J. Jay  .372

J. Cust  .283

B. Wood  .167

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

J. Posada  .359

B. Wood  .184

SLG

M. Cabrera  .629

M. Byrd  .465

B. Wood  .224

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.057

N. Markakis  .815

B. Wood  .408

ERA

J. Johnson  1.97

C. Richard  3.83

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

Yankees Batters (5.33 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.24 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Chen*
G/S/vB
41.Bullington
G/S/vB
57.Chavez
G/S/vB
40.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
31.Hughes*
G/S/vB
59.Humber
G/S/vB
47.Marte
G/S/vB
37.O'Sullivan
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
53.Texeira
G/S/vB
38.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
17.Berkman# G/S/vP 20/.757 ··· 7/.286 14/1.393 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 396/317 .238/.361/.419/.780 .564/.836 .675 90/.607 3/2 13/1
24.Cano* G/S/vP 15/.607 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.500 4/.250 6/.000 1/.000 1/.000 482/320 .329/.388/.562/.950 .925/.963 .974 104/.972 2/2 21/2
29.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 246/162 .255/.326/.316/.642 .756/.584 .605 39/.492 1/0 0/7
27.Curtis* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 47/40 .256/.319/.395/.714 .714/.714 .539 20/.900 0/0 1/0
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/1.750 ··· 1/2.000 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 402/275 .282/.376/.378/.754 .717/.770 .699 82/.528 32/6 5/1
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 7/.572 ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· 5/.000 ··· 2/1.000 4/2.500 12/.523 ··· 1/no AB 336/226 .239/.306/.415/.722 .518/.824 .714 86/.732 10/0 10/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 34/1.191 ··· ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.833 2/2.500 2/1.000 2/.500 520/359 .280/.343/.394/.737 .905/.660 .623 116/.755 12/4 9/4
26.Kearns G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 7/.143 ··· 2/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 360/235 .272/.356/.415/.770 .740/.786 .831 53/.793 4/1 8/4
53.Miranda* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 67/60 .230/.299/.443/.741 .619/.755 .284 16/.779 0/0 3/0
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 107/84 .204/.240/.214/.455 .243/.509 .405 17/.500 4/0 0/4
20.Posada# G/S/vP 28/.917 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 4/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 309/199 .255/.359/.452/.812 .883/.771 .665 76/.734 1/0 12/7
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 26/.589 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 6/1.000 3/1.334 2/1.000 2/3.000 462/321 .264/.335/.473/.808 .679/.862 .739 103/.748 3/3 18/6
26.Russo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 53/26 .188/.250/.229/.479 .500/.451 .596 / 1/0 0/1
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 9/.476 ··· ··· 6/2.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.834 3/.666 1/.000 2/2.500 468/305 .293/.363/.528/.890 .812/.930 .923 108/.854 1/1 22/3
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 15/2.738 ··· ··· 6/1.166 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 6/.533 2/.000 2/no AB 2/2.000 504/352 .259/.367/.501/.868 .946/.835 .768 104/1.038 0/1 26/2
38.Thames G/S/vP 15/.916 ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· ··· 133/56 .321/.406/.473/.879 .863/.904 .865 30/.989 0/0 4/3
IP 81.0 13.0 42.0 47.1 1.0 39.2 2.0 27.2 35.2 46.0 50.1 35.2 TOTAL .269/.349/.437/.786 .782/.788 .734 .783 68/19 134/57
ERA-K/9 4.44/6.9 4.85/5.5 5.57/7.1 3.23/7.2 9.00/0.0 4.99/5.2 0.00/4.5 9.76/6.2 5.05/4.8 2.15/10.0 4.11/5.2 5.30/3.8 5.01/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (39-7-2)
 Posada (49-10-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 353/.260 61/.280 184/.279 200/.249 6/.500 183/.290 8/.286 137/.319 149/.248 195/.237 222/.297 156/.303 .277  Gardner
 Swisher
 Granderson
 Thames
 Kearns
 Curtis
 Russo
 Pena
81/37/0/8
0/1/99/7
0/87/0/3
20/0/7/1
75/5/15/1
7/0/9/0
11/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .746 .803 .819 .657 1.167 .794 .804 1.001 .697 .644 .741 .817 .785
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 106/.787 34/.932 70/.873 98/.689 4/2.000 81/.668 5/.200 57/.945 88/.737 106/.666 103/.796 78/.998 .791
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 247/.729 27/.644 114/.785 102/.626 2/.000 102/.888 3/1.667 80/1.039 61/.641 89/.616 119/.694 78/.641 .779
Home 176/.776 21/1.086 76/.859 108/.652 / 89/.779 / 60/1.179 39/.499 106/.590 98/.723 85/.708
Last 28d days 133/.844 38/.604 47/.997 48/.738 6/1.167 51/.883 8/.804 38/1.559 122/.744 48/.598 60/.788 54/.926
HR/SB/CS 9/5/5 1/1/2 8/0/0 2/4/5 0/0/0 3/1/1 0/0/0 8/1/0 4/6/1 4/0/0 1/3/3 3/8/3 127/96/39
Usage ····X··· ·X······ o·oX···· ··Xo···X ········ ·····X·· ·X······ ········ ··X····X ····o··· ··oo···X X···o··o
Royals Batters (4.13 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Sabathia*
G/S/vB
63.Albaladejo
G/S/vB
65.Hughes
G/S/vB
48.Logan*
G/S/vB
43.Marte*
G/S/vB
45.Mitre
G/S/vB
61.Park
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
39.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/3.500 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/1.000 143/95 .227/.301/.391/.691 .436/.820 .794 74/.688 1/1 4/3
30.Aviles G/S/vP 6/1.167 ··· 2/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/.500 4/.000 2/.000 2/2.000 290/204 .295/.324/.367/.691 .619/.721 .665 70/.608 4/4 2/11
3.Betancourt G/S/vP 11/.000 ··· 4/.000 5/1.150 1/.000 3/.000 6/.400 3/.666 ··· 3/1.667 400/306 .263/.285/.411/.696 .824/.658 .667 82/.787 0/1 10/14
46.Betemit# G/S/vP 4/1.417 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 2/.500 8/.536 9/.873 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 138/92 .328/.406/.508/.914 1.014/.867 1.017 79/.718 0/0 4/2
7.Blanco* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 94/74 .277/.362/.313/.675 .628/.688 .889 28/.486 3/2 0/1
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP 28/.773 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 4/.250 139/71 .233/.270/.333/.603 .776/.447 .708 49/.553 6/3 2/2
16.Butler G/S/vP 27/.847 ··· 5/1.350 2/2.500 ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 5/.600 482/380 .309/.378/.458/.835 .749/.857 .825 107/.705 0/0 10/4
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 6/.333 443/344 .275/.307/.393/.700 .631/.724 .707 95/.605 3/1 8/9
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 58/.749 ··· 3/2.334 8/.875 6/.200 4/1.500 3/1.334 5/1.000 1/.000 8/1.625 394/287 .318/.384/.443/.827 .725/.864 .857 24/.417 3/3 5/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP 3/1.333 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 4/.500 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 187/145 .225/.292/.266/.558 .742/.506 .746 63/.537 11/2 0/4
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 19/.329 1/.000 6/.666 10/.000 1/.000 5/1.350 1/.000 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 106/83 .215/.302/.409/.710 .670/.722 .778 68/.731 1/1 5/5
6.Guillen G/S/vP 25/.638 1/.000 7/.453 4/.250 ··· 5/1.733 21/.596 11/1.164 1/.000 18/.461 438/341 .255/.314/.429/.743 .621/.775 .713 81/.458 1/0 16/1
25.Ka'aihue* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 30/22 .103/.133/.103/.237 .250/.232 26/.195 0/0 0/0
18.Kendall G/S/vP 22/.790 ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/1.334 12/1.283 39/.916 4/.750 ··· 45/.402 433/340 .260/.325/.305/.629 .764/.592 .707 93/.540 9/7 0/11
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 6/.167 292/231 .265/.340/.381/.722 .708/.724 .729 58/.833 0/2 4/3
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 59/37 .173/.254/.212/.466 .427/.489 .553 24/.426 2/0 0/1
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 13/.385 ··· 4/1.750 ··· 1/2.000 11/.989 15/.421 5/.000 1/.000 21/.929 494/365 .304/.349/.390/.739 .651/.772 .683 115/.810 34/12 5/5
IP 166.0 2.2 128.2 27.1 17.2 35.1 38.1 42.1 41.0 26.1 TOTAL .275/.329/.392/.721 .704/.727 .746 .649 73/36 75/91
ERA-K/9 3.14/7.1 3.38/10.0 3.92/7.7 2.96/7.3 4.08/6.1 3.82/5.1 6.10/7.3 1.06/7.7 3.95/10.5 5.13/9.2 3.87/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (88-35-4)
 Pena (8-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 681/.245 10/.222 526/.245 114/.230 76/.161 141/.222 173/.297 157/.156 183/.253 122/.260 .247  DeJesus
 Maier
 Bloomquist
 Gordon
 Blanco
 Ankiel
 Guillen
 Callaspo
 Podsednik
 Betemit
2/19/70/5
7/63/12/3
5/8/18/2
13/0/3/1
7/33/0/1
0/36/0/1
0/0/22/1
1/0/0/0
104/4/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .677 .522 .687 .665 .580 .682 .864 .435 .705 .802 .712
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 156/.718 5/.400 273/.773 48/.485 45/.468 70/.650 80/.954 72/.519 74/.867 63/.697 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 525/.665 5/.650 253/.598 66/.795 31/.753 71/.714 93/.783 85/.364 109/.604 59/.895 .687
Road 365/.746 / 205/.546 41/.656 36/.456 66/.520 83/.922 84/.495 89/.681 56/.598
Last 28d days 157/.788 10/.522 116/.754 32/.356 / 44/.891 50/.845 32/.581 44/.316 29/.754
HR/SB/CS 13/14/2 0/1/1 16/10/4 2/2/0 2/3/0 5/7/0 8/1/0 1/0/0 3/4/1 4/6/0 116/91/18
Usage ····X··· ········ ··X····X ·ooX·o·o ········ o······· X··o·X·· oX·oo··o ·X·X···X X·X··X··

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.