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Game Preview: NYY @ KCR, 2:10pm, Sunday, August 15, 2010 @Kauffman Stadium

Yankees, 72-44, 72-44 1st, 2 up

SP: A.J. Burnett (33, RHP, 9-9, 4.87)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (9-9) 133.0 142 78 72 54 100 17 4.87
2009 (13-9) 207.0 193 99 93 97 195 25 4.04
2008 (18-10) 221.1 211 109 100 86 231 19 4.07
Last 7 GS 3-2 38.2 38 17 17 13 28 4 3.96 51
2010-08-10 @TEX ND 7.0 6 3 3 2 4 1 112 55
2010-08-02 TOR L 4.2 8 8 8 2 4 2 95 18
2010-07-28 @CLE W 6.1 7 0 0 3 7 0 114 63
2010-07-23 KCR W 5.0 4 0 0 1 3 0 58 61
2010-07-17 TBR L 2.0 4 4 4 0 1 1 43 33
2010-07-07 @OAK W 7.0 5 2 2 2 3 0 110 60
2010-07-02 TOR ND 6.2 4 0 0 3 6 0 106 69
Last 5 v.KCR 3-1 32.2 21 9 6 13 27 2 1.65 62
2010-07-23 KCR W 5.0 4 0 0 1 3 0 58 61
2009-09-29 KCR ND 6.1 3 2 1 3 8 0 108 66
2008-04-25 @KCR L 7.1 8 5 3 3 6 0 102 49
2007-08-12 @KCR W 7.1 3 1 1 3 5 1 90 70
2007-04-09 KCR W 6.2 3 1 1 3 5 1 102 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-20   Road:   35-24   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  48-27   vsLHP:  24-17   1-Run:  13-10
 vsEast: 26-18   vsCntrl:18-10   vsWest: 17-9  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
116 Sat, Aug 14  @KCR  W   8-3       72-44  1st  2.0 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Royals, 48-69, 48-69 4th, 19 GB, 22½ GB in WC

SP: Bryan Bullington (29, RHP, 0-2, 4.85)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-2) 13.0 14 7 7 8 8 1 4.85
2009 (0-0) 6.0 7 2 2 6 5 0 3.00
2008 (0-2) 14.2 15 9 8 2 12 4 4.91
Last 7 GS 0-6 28.2 37 22 21 7 16 7 6.59 41
2010-08-10 @LAA L 6.0 5 3 3 1 4 0 91 53
2008-09-28 @CHW L 5.0 5 3 2 1 2 1 81 48
2008-09-13 KCR L 4.2 8 6 6 1 4 3 81 27
2007-09-30 STL L 5.0 5 2 2 1 3 1 78 51
2007-09-11 MIL L 5.0 7 3 3 1 2 1 67 42
2007-09-06 @STL L 3.0 7 5 5 2 1 1 63 24
Has never faced NYY as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   24-31   Road:   24-38   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  39-50   vsLHP:   9-19   1-Run:  19-23
 vsEast: 14-16   vsCntrl:16-22   vsWest: 10-21 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
117 Sat, Aug 14   NYY  L   3-8       48-69  4th 19.0 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 9-21
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 14, 2010 NYY  8 @KCR  3        W:Phil Hughes (14-5), L: Sean O'Sullivan (1-4), S: none
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
Season Series: 2010 - NYY over 5-2; 2009 - NYY won 4-2; 2008 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - NYY leads 261-176

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  5.32

ATL  4.50

SEA  3.26

RA/G

SDP  3.42

TOR  4.38

ARI  5.45

BA

J. Jay  .373

K. Johnson  .284

B. Wood  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

J. Posada  .358

B. Wood  .183

SLG

J. Hamilton  .639

P. Burrell  .467

B. Wood  .223

OPS

J. Morneau  1.055

J. Posada  .814

B. Wood  .406

ERA

A. Wainwright  1.99

D. Fister  3.86

B. Bannister  5.95

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.68

B. Myers  6.91

M. Buehrle  3.76

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

Yankees Batters (5.32 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.23 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 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
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 ··· 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 ··· 1/.000 18/.567 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.500 7/.143 8/.000 3/1.667 1/.000 497/332 .324/.384/.553/.937 .917/.947 .946 106/.873 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 ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/1.800 ··· 1/2.000 6/.733 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 410/282 .285/.378/.385/.763 .729/.778 .719 78/.585 33/6 5/1
14.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 9/1.000 5/.000 2/.500 5/.000 ··· 2/1.000 7/2.143 13/.481 2/.000 1/no AB 350/238 .242/.308/.424/.732 .555/.818 .736 88/.814 10/0 11/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 37/1.146 4/.833 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 9/.777 3/2.333 3/.666 2/.500 535/370 .281/.343/.392/.735 .895/.663 .625 116/.791 13/4 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 46/.891 4/1 9/4
53.Miranda* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 67/60 .230/.299/.443/.741 .619/.755 .284 12/.917 0/0 3/0
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 111/87 .206/.241/.216/.456 .232/.514 .414 20/.500 5/0 0/4
20.Posada# G/S/vP ··· ··· 28/.917 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 7/.953 2/2.500 2/.500 1/.000 318/208 .252/.358/.456/.814 .883/.776 .678 72/.644 2/0 13/7
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 29/.527 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 9/1.444 5/1.200 4/1.750 2/3.000 477/333 .268/.338/.492/.829 .664/.897 .781 105/.810 4/3 21/6
26.Russo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 53/26 .188/.250/.229/.479 .500/.451 .596 / 1/0 0/1
33.Swisher# G/S/vP ··· ··· 12/.833 6/2.333 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 9/.958 3/.666 3/.666 3/1.667 479/313 .296/.367/.526/.893 .831/.924 .926 104/.842 1/2 22/3
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 18/2.369 6/1.166 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 9/.347 4/.000 4/1.250 2/2.000 519/364 .258/.364/.495/.860 .930/.830 .757 105/.983 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 31/.971 0/0 4/3
IP 13.0 44.0 86.0 48.1 4.0 40.1 2.0 27.2 41.0 48.0 53.1 36.2 TOTAL .269/.349/.439/.788 .785/.790 .741 .783 73/20 140/57
ERA-K/9 4.85/5.5 5.32/7.0 4.50/6.7 3.17/7.5 6.75/4.5 4.91/5.1 0.00/4.5 9.76/6.2 5.27/5.3 2.06/9.8 4.22/4.9 5.15/3.9 5.00/6.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 61/.280 192/.273 377/.267 203/.244 19/.313 186/.291 8/.286 137/.319 174/.263 203/.238 238/.296 160/.294 .277  Gardner
 Swisher
 Granderson
 Thames
 Kearns
 Pena
 Curtis
 Russo
84/37/0/9
0/1/102/7
0/90/0/3
20/0/7/1
76/5/17/1
0/0/2/0
7/0/9/0
11/0/0/0
OPS .803 .801 .762 .646 .921 .792 .804 1.001 .767 .638 .755 .795 .787
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 34/.932 75/.832 111/.812 98/.689 12/.833 82/.686 5/.200 57/.945 107/.797 111/.635 113/.814 82/.944 .792
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 27/.644 117/.782 266/.741 105/.607 7/1.000 104/.870 3/1.667 80/1.039 67/.720 92/.642 125/.703 78/.641 .783
Home 21/1.086 84/.815 200/.802 111/.633 13/.808 92/.774 / 60/1.179 64/.777 114/.583 114/.754 89/.672
Last 28d days 38/.604 42/.753 130/.873 41/.769 19/.921 54/.870 8/.804 32/1.568 147/.819 47/.560 70/.859 54/.824
HR/SB/CS 1/1/2 8/1/0 10/5/6 2/4/5 1/0/0 3/1/1 0/0/0 8/1/0 7/9/1 4/0/0 2/3/3 3/9/3 133/101/40
Usage ····X··· ·X·o·oX· ··X····X X····Xo· X·X····· X······· ····X··· ········ X····X·· ·Xo····o X·X··oo· ·o·X···o
Royals Batters (4.11 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.09 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
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 4/.000 ··· 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 ··· 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 16/.376 ··· 7/.572 5/1.150 1/.000 3/.000 6/.400 3/.666 1/.000 3/1.667 411/313 .266/.287/.412/.699 .788/.672 .676 82/.764 0/1 10/14
46.Betemit# G/S/vP 18/.833 1/.000 6/1.500 2/.000 2/.500 8/.536 9/.873 2/.500 1/2.000 3/.000 149/100 .348/.423/.545/.968 1.014/.947 1.135 90/.834 0/0 5/4
7.Blanco* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 5/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 105/83 .266/.343/.298/.641 .568/.660 .777 39/.451 6/2 0/1
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· ··· 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 12/.500 ··· 8/1.214 2/2.500 ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 6/.500 494/388 .309/.379/.463/.842 .732/.870 .839 106/.789 0/0 11/4
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 7/.429 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 6/.333 446/344 .278/.309/.395/.704 .654/.724 .716 86/.607 3/1 8/9
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 13/.490 ··· 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 11/.545 3/3 5/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· 5/.400 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 191/149 .220/.286/.260/.546 .742/.492 .704 63/.486 11/2 0/4
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 14/.703 1/.000 9/.666 12/.000 1/.000 5/1.350 1/.000 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 118/89 .219/.297/.400/.697 .704/.693 .736 80/.707 1/1 5/5
6.Guillen G/S/vP 12/.500 1/.000 7/.453 4/.250 ··· 5/1.733 21/.596 11/1.164 1/.000 18/.461 439/342 .254/.313/.428/.741 .621/.773 .709 70/.456 1/0 16/1
25.Ka'aihue* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 42/28 .154/.214/.154/.368 .516/.294 .717 38/.353 0/0 0/0
18.Kendall G/S/vP 16/1.206 ··· 6/.334 ··· 3/1.334 12/1.283 39/.916 4/.750 1/.000 46/.393 446/349 .260/.322/.303/.625 .774/.582 .692 92/.519 9/7 0/12
12.Maier* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 4/.250 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 6/.167 303/238 .256/.334/.368/.703 .661/.713 .690 61/.765 0/2 4/3
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 60/38 .170/.250/.208/.458 .427/.475 .530 25/.408 2/0 0/1
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 15/.896 ··· 4/1.750 ··· 1/2.000 11/.989 15/.421 5/.000 1/.000 21/.929 509/377 .311/.357/.394/.751 .667/.782 .683 116/.829 34/14 5/5
IP 133.0 2.2 134.2 28.2 17.2 36.1 38.1 42.1 42.0 27.0 TOTAL .275/.329/.393/.722 .703/.728 .746 .664 77/37 77/95
ERA-K/9 4.87/6.8 3.38/10.0 3.94/7.3 2.83/7.5 4.08/6.1 3.72/5.2 6.10/7.3 1.06/7.7 3.86/10.7 5.00/9.0 3.86/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (93-36-4)
 Pena (8-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 589/.278 10/.222 554/.250 119/.229 76/.161 144/.217 173/.297 157/.156 188/.258 124/.255 .248  DeJesus
 Maier
 Bloomquist
 Gordon
 Blanco
 Ankiel
 Guillen
 Callaspo
 Podsednik
 Betemit
2/19/70/5
7/64/15/3
5/8/19/2
16/0/3/1
7/36/0/1
0/37/0/1
0/0/22/1
1/0/0/0
107/4/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .811 .522 .695 .653 .580 .667 .864 .435 .714 .787 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 308/.820 5/.400 292/.772 52/.487 45/.468 73/.623 80/.954 72/.519 76/.871 63/.697 .742
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 281/.802 5/.650 262/.612 67/.782 31/.753 71/.714 93/.783 85/.364 112/.616 61/.864 .691
Road 336/.825 / 233/.582 46/.626 36/.456 69/.496 83/.922 84/.495 94/.700 58/.576
Last 28d days 97/.828 10/.522 144/.771 30/.205 / 47/.831 45/.948 28/.593 39/.419 31/.701
HR/SB/CS 17/28/5 0/1/1 17/10/4 2/2/0 2/3/0 5/7/0 8/1/0 1/0/0 3/4/1 4/6/0 118/95/19
Usage ····X··· ········ X····X·· oX··ooX· ········ o··o···· ···X··o· ···oX·oo o·o·X·X· ·o·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.