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Game Preview: NYY @ KCR, 7:10pm, Saturday, August 14, 2010 @Kauffman Stadium

Yankees, 71-44, 71-44 1st, 2 up

SP: Phil Hughes (24, RHP, 13-5, 3.92)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (13-5) 128.2 119 57 56 37 110 16 3.92
2009 (8-3) 86.0 68 31 29 28 96 8 3.03
2008 (0-4) 34.0 43 26 25 15 23 3 6.62
Last 7 GS 3-3 40.2 41 21 21 10 29 8 4.65 50
2010-08-09 BOS L 6.0 6 2 2 1 3 0 114 54
2010-08-04 TOR W 5.1 4 1 1 2 5 0 99 59
2010-07-30 @TBR L 6.0 4 3 3 2 6 1 104 56
2010-07-25 KCR W 5.1 6 3 3 0 3 2 95 47
2010-07-20 LAA L 5.0 9 6 6 3 2 2 98 24
2010-07-09 @SEA W 7.0 6 1 1 0 5 0 109 66
2010-07-04 TOR ND 6.0 6 5 5 2 5 3 101 43
Last 5 v.KCR 1-1 13.0 19 12 12 6 10 3 8.31 36
2010-07-25 KCR W 5.1 6 3 3 0 3 2 95 47
2008-04-08 @KCR L 3.0 6 3 3 4 2 0 87 33
2007-08-04 KCR ND 4.2 7 6 6 2 5 1 92 29
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-20   Road:   34-24   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  47-27   vsLHP:  24-17   1-Run:  13-10
 vsEast: 26-18   vsCntrl:17-10   vsWest: 17-9  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
115 Fri, Aug 13  @KCR  L   3-4       71-44  1st  2.0 up
114 Thu, Aug 12  @KCR  W   4-3       71-43  1st  2.0 up
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Royals, 48-68, 48-68 4th, 18 GB, 21½ GB in WC

SP: Sean O'Sullivan (22, RHP, 1-3, 5.05)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-3) 35.2 34 21 20 9 19 4 5.05
2009 (4-2) 51.2 60 34 34 16 29 12 5.92
Last 7 GS 2-4 34.2 36 26 25 11 21 6 6.49 44
2010-08-09 @LAA L 6.1 10 6 6 1 6 1 107 34
2010-08-04 @OAK L 5.1 6 4 3 2 4 0 113 44
2010-07-30 BAL ND 6.0 4 3 3 2 0 0 88 50
2010-07-25 @NYY L 5.0 7 5 5 0 3 2 90 36
2010-07-20 @NYY W 6.0 2 2 2 3 4 1 85 61
2009-09-29 TEX W 5.0 3 2 2 0 3 1 65 56
2009-08-21 @TOR L 1.0 4 4 4 3 1 1 49 27
Last 5 v.NYY 1-1 11.0 9 7 7 3 7 3 5.73 49
2010-07-25 @NYY L 5.0 7 5 5 0 3 2 90 36
2010-07-20 @NYY W 6.0 2 2 2 3 4 1 85 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   24-30   Road:   24-38   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  39-49   vsLHP:   9-19   1-Run:  19-23
 vsEast: 14-15   vsCntrl:16-22   vsWest: 10-21 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
116 Fri, Aug 13   NYY  W   4-3       48-68  4th 18.0 gb
115 Thu, Aug 12   NYY  L   3-4       47-68  5th 18.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30: 9-21
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 13, 2010 KCR  4  NYY  3        W:Kyle Davies (6-7), L: Dustin Moseley (2-2), S: Joakim Soria (32)
Thu, Aug 12, 2010 NYY  4 @KCR  3        W:CC Sabathia (15-5), L: Bruce Chen (7-6), S: David Robertson (1)
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)
Season Series: 2010 - NYY over 4-2; 2009 - NYY won 4-2; 2008 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - NYY leads 260-176

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  5.30

LAA  4.48

SEA  3.22

RA/G

SDP  3.42

TOR  4.36

ARI  5.48

BA

J. Jay  .367

D. Uggla  .284

L. Valbuena  .167

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

L. Scott  .357

B. Wood  .184

SLG

J. Hamilton  .633

E. Hinske  .467

B. Wood  .224

OPS

J. Morneau  1.055

G. Sanchez  .816

B. Wood  .408

ERA

A. Wainwright  1.99

C. Billingsley  3.78

B. Bannister  5.95

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.68

A. Sanchez  6.92

M. Buehrle  3.76

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

Yankees Batters (5.30 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.O'Sullivan
G/S/vB
41.Bullington
G/S/vB
57.Chavez
G/S/vB
52.Chen*
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
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 ··· ··· 8/.250 20/.757 14/1.393 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 400/321 .239/.363/.421/.783 .564/.840 .685 86/.647 3/2 13/1
24.Cano* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 18/.567 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.500 8/.000 2/.500 1/.000 492/327 .326/.386/.554/.940 .917/.952 .954 105/.929 2/2 21/2
29.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 250/164 .250/.321/.310/.631 .737/.576 .586 39/.373 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 4/.250 ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/1.750 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 406/279 .282/.377/.380/.758 .717/.775 .707 78/.539 33/6 5/1
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 4/2.500 ··· 1/.000 9/1.000 5/.000 1/no AB 5/.000 ··· 2/1.000 13/.481 1/.000 1/no AB 345/233 .243/.310/.417/.727 .555/.813 .727 87/.785 10/0 10/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 6/.833 ··· 1/.000 37/1.146 4/.833 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/2.333 3/.666 2/.500 530/366 .282/.344/.394/.738 .901/.664 .629 116/.809 12/4 9/4
26.Kearns G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 3/2.334 7/.143 1/.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 367/240 .276/.357/.424/.781 .788/.777 .849 50/.888 4/1 9/4
53.Miranda* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 67/60 .230/.299/.443/.741 .619/.755 .284 13/.968 0/0 3/0
19.Pena# G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 107/84 .204/.240/.214/.455 .243/.509 .405 16/.500 5/0 0/4
20.Posada# G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· 28/.917 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 2/2.500 1/.000 1/.000 313/203 .251/.355/.446/.800 .883/.754 .646 71/.583 1/0 12/7
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 6/1.000 ··· 1/.000 29/.527 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 5/1.200 3/.666 2/3.000 472/328 .262/.333/.466/.799 .664/.856 .725 104/.716 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 6/.834 ··· ··· 12/.833 6/2.333 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 2/1.000 3/1.667 474/308 .296/.367/.528/.895 .831/.927 .931 104/.858 1/2 22/3
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 1/.000 18/2.369 6/1.166 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 4/.000 3/.667 2/2.000 514/359 .256/.364/.497/.860 .930/.831 .756 105/.978 0/1 26/2
38.Thames G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 18/.866 4/.500 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 5/.200 1/.000 ··· 137/57 .319/.401/.466/.867 .855/.886 .842 34/.928 0/0 4/3
IP 35.2 13.0 44.0 86.0 47.1 2.0 39.2 2.0 27.2 48.0 52.1 36.2 TOTAL .269/.349/.436/.785 .786/.784 .732 .772 70/20 135/57
ERA-K/9 5.05/4.8 4.85/5.5 5.32/7.0 4.50/6.7 3.23/7.2 4.50/4.5 4.99/5.2 0.00/4.5 9.76/6.2 2.06/9.8 3.96/5.0 5.15/3.9 4.98/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (39-8-2)
 Posada (53-10-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 149/.248 61/.280 192/.273 377/.267 200/.249 11/.375 183/.290 8/.286 137/.319 203/.238 231/.290 160/.294 .277  Gardner
 Swisher
 Granderson
 Thames
 Kearns
 Pena
 Curtis
 Russo
83/37/0/9
0/1/101/7
0/89/0/3
20/0/7/1
76/5/17/1
0/0/2/0
7/0/9/0
11/0/0/0
OPS .697 .803 .801 .762 .657 .920 .794 .804 1.001 .638 .725 .795 .783
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 88/.737 34/.932 75/.832 111/.812 98/.689 6/1.500 81/.668 5/.200 57/.945 111/.635 107/.798 82/.944 .789
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 61/.641 27/.644 117/.782 266/.741 102/.626 5/.400 102/.888 3/1.667 80/1.039 92/.642 124/.664 78/.641 .778
Home 39/.499 21/1.086 84/.815 200/.802 108/.652 5/.650 89/.779 / 60/1.179 114/.583 107/.692 89/.672
Last 28d days 122/.744 38/.604 51/.925 130/.873 38/.839 11/.920 51/.883 8/.804 38/1.559 47/.560 69/.730 54/.824
HR/SB/CS 4/6/1 1/1/2 8/1/0 10/5/6 2/4/5 0/0/0 3/1/1 0/0/0 8/1/0 4/0/0 1/3/3 3/9/3 128/98/40
Usage ····X··· ···X···· X·o·oX·· ·X····X· ····Xo·· ·X······ ·······X ···X···· ········ Xo····o· ·X··oo·· o·X···o·
Royals Batters (4.12 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.10 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 65.Hughes
G/S/vB
63.Albaladejo
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 2/3.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/1.000 146/98 .229/.301/.389/.691 .436/.815 .788 77/.687 1/1 4/3
30.Aviles G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/.500 4/.000 2/.000 2/2.000 298/208 .297/.326/.367/.693 .636/.717 .669 70/.648 5/4 2/12
3.Betancourt G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 5/1.150 1/.000 3/.000 6/.400 3/.666 ··· 3/1.667 407/309 .264/.285/.411/.696 .788/.668 .669 82/.714 0/1 10/14
46.Betemit# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.500 8/.536 9/.873 2/.500 1/2.000 3/.000 145/96 .336/.414/.516/.929 1.014/.889 1.045 86/.760 0/0 4/4
7.Blanco* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 100/78 .281/.360/.315/.675 .568/.705 .860 34/.520 6/2 0/1
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 2/1.500 4/.250 143/72 .248/.284/.353/.637 .801/.483 .765 49/.660 6/4 2/2
16.Butler G/S/vP 5/1.350 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 6/.500 490/384 .309/.380/.463/.842 .732/.871 .841 107/.770 0/0 11/4
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 6/.333 443/344 .275/.307/.393/.700 .631/.724 .707 87/.568 3/1 8/9
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 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 16/.625 3/3 5/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP 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 6/.666 1/.000 11/.000 1/.000 5/1.350 1/.000 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 114/86 .218/.298/.406/.704 .730/.694 .755 76/.719 1/1 5/5
6.Guillen G/S/vP 7/.453 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 5/1.733 21/.596 11/1.164 1/.000 18/.461 438/341 .255/.314/.429/.743 .621/.775 .713 73/.493 1/0 16/1
25.Ka'aihue* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/25 .114/.184/.114/.298 .397/.247 .542 34/.273 0/0 0/0
18.Kendall G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.334 12/1.283 39/.916 4/.750 1/.000 46/.393 442/345 .260/.323/.304/.626 .774/.583 .696 93/.536 9/7 0/12
12.Maier* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 6/.167 299/234 .259/.336/.373/.708 .661/.721 .701 61/.777 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 4/1.750 ··· ··· 1/2.000 11/.989 15/.421 5/.000 1/.000 21/.929 504/373 .308/.354/.392/.746 .656/.779 .683 116/.824 34/13 5/5
IP 128.2 2.2 28.1 17.2 35.1 38.1 42.1 41.1 27.0 TOTAL .275/.330/.393/.722 .702/.729 .747 .662 77/37 76/95
ERA-K/9 3.92/7.7 3.38/10.0 2.86/7.6 4.08/6.1 3.82/5.1 6.10/7.3 1.06/7.7 3.92/10.7 5.00/9.0 3.87/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (90-36-4)
 Pena (8-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 526/.245 10/.222 117/.223 76/.161 141/.222 173/.297 157/.156 186/.261 124/.255 .248  DeJesus
 Maier
 Bloomquist
 Gordon
 Blanco
 Ankiel
 Guillen
 Betemit
 Callaspo
 Podsednik
2/19/70/5
7/64/14/3
5/8/19/2
15/0/3/1
7/35/0/1
0/37/0/1
0/0/22/1
1/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
106/4/0/0
OPS .687 .522 .646 .580 .682 .864 .435 .723 .787 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 273/.773 5/.400 50/.465 45/.468 70/.650 80/.954 72/.519 75/.885 63/.697 .743
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 253/.598 5/.650 67/.782 31/.753 71/.714 93/.783 85/.364 111/.622 61/.864 .691
Road 205/.546 / 44/.608 36/.456 66/.520 83/.922 84/.495 92/.717 58/.576
Last 28d days 116/.754 10/.522 35/.325 / 44/.891 50/.845 29/.572 44/.446 31/.701
HR/SB/CS 16/10/4 0/1/1 2/2/0 2/3/0 5/7/0 8/1/0 1/0/0 3/4/1 4/6/0 117/95/19
Usage ····X··· ········ X··ooX·o ········ ··o····· ··X··o·X ··oX·oo· ·o·X·X·· o·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.