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Game Preview: TBR @ KCR, 8:10pm, Friday, October 1, 2010 @Kauffman Stadium

Rays, 94-65, 94-65 1st, Tied

SP: James Shields (28, RHP, 13-14, 5.04)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (13-14) 198.1 234 121 111 49 186 34 5.04
2009 (11-12) 219.2 239 113 101 52 167 29 4.14
2008 (14-8) 215.0 208 94 85 40 160 24 3.56
Last 7 GS 2-3 39.2 53 28 26 9 43 5 5.90 44
2010-09-26 SEA L 6.0 8 5 5 2 6 1 99 40
2010-09-21 @NYY L 5.1 7 5 5 2 4 1 104 36
2010-09-15 NYY ND 6.1 8 1 1 2 8 0 117 59
2010-09-10 @TOR ND 5.0 7 5 4 0 4 2 83 39
2010-09-04 @BAL L 4.1 8 6 6 1 3 1 76 25
2010-08-29 BOS W 6.2 7 3 3 1 8 0 107 55
2010-08-23 @LAA W 6.0 8 3 2 1 10 0 103 55
Last 5 v.KCR 3-1 35.1 30 17 16 6 31 1 4.08 57
2009-08-02 KCR L 7.1 2 2 1 4 6 0 107 70
2009-07-17 @KCR ND 5.1 11 7 7 1 3 1 105 20
2009-06-04 KCR W 8.0 6 2 2 0 8 0 107 70
2008-07-06 KCR W 7.0 4 2 2 1 8 0 93 68
2007-07-06 @KCR W 7.2 7 4 4 0 6 0 106 55
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   49-32   Road:   45-33   ExtrInn: 9-5 
 vsRHP:  58-46   vsLHP:  36-19   1-Run:  28-27
 vsEast: 42-30   vsCntrl:24-12   vsWest: 21-12 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
159 Thu, Sep 30  @KCR  L   2-3       94-65  1st    Tied
158 Wed, Sep 29   BAL  L   0-2       94-64  1st  0.5 up
157 Tue, Sep 28   BAL  W   5-0       94-63  1st  0.5 up
156 Mon, Sep 27   BAL  L   0-4       93-63  1st  0.5 up
155 Sun, Sep 26   SEA  L   2-6       93-62  1st  0.5 up
154 Sat, Sep 25   SEA  W   9-1       93-61  1st  1.5 up
153 Fri, Sep 24   SEA  W   5-3       92-61  1st  0.5 up
152 Thu, Sep 23  @NYY  W  10-3       91-61  2nd  0.5 gb
151 Wed, Sep 22  @NYY  W   7-2       90-61  2nd  1.5 gb
150 Tue, Sep 21  @NYY  L   3-8       89-61  2nd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Royals, 66-93, 66-93 5th, 27 GB, 23 GB in WC

SP: Bruce Chen (33, LHP, 11-7, 4.45)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (11-7) 131.1 134 68 65 55 91 17 4.45
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 3-1 39.2 35 18 18 16 22 6 4.08 50
2010-09-26 @CLE ND 6.2 4 0 0 3 3 0 119 66
2010-09-21 @DET W 6.0 4 3 3 1 1 2 89 52
2010-09-15 OAK W 5.0 6 3 3 1 2 1 90 44
2010-09-10 @CHW ND 7.0 4 1 1 1 4 1 115 68
2010-09-04 DET ND 4.2 6 4 4 3 6 1 102 39
2010-08-29 @CLE W 6.0 6 2 2 2 4 1 100 54
2010-08-23 @DET L 4.1 5 5 5 5 2 0 93 30
Last 5 v.TBR 1-1 31.1 26 16 15 8 16 9 4.31 52
2009-08-01 @TBR L 6.2 5 3 2 3 6 0 106 57
2006-05-31 TBD ND 4.0 6 5 5 0 0 3 72 30
2006-04-13 @TBD ND 7.2 5 5 5 1 4 4 110 52
2005-10-02 @TBD W 6.0 8 2 2 1 3 1 92 50
2005-09-17 TBD ND 7.0 2 1 1 3 3 1 100 69
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-41   Road:   29-52   ExtrInn:10-7 
 vsRHP:  54-69   vsLHP:  12-24   1-Run:  27-29
 vsEast: 16-16   vsCntrl:29-43   vsWest: 13-24 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
159 Thu, Sep 30   TBR  W   3-2       66-93  5th 27.0 gb
158 Wed, Sep 29   MIN  L   2-4       65-93  5th 28.0 gb
157 Tue, Sep 28   MIN  W  10-1       65-92  5th 27.0 gb
156 Mon, Sep 27   MIN  W  10-8       64-92  5th 28.0 gb
155 Sun, Sep 26  @CLE  L   3-5       63-92  5th 29.0 gb
154 Sat, Sep 25  @CLE  L   1-7       63-91  5th 29.0 gb
153 Fri, Sep 24  @CLE  L   3-7       63-90  4th 29.0 gb
152 Thu, Sep 23  @CLE  W   4-2       63-89  4th 29.0 gb
151 Wed, Sep 22  @DET  L   2-4       62-89  4th 29.5 gb
150 Tue, Sep 21  @DET  W   9-6       62-88  4th 28.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Sep 30, 2010 KCR  3  TBR  2        W:Zack Greinke (10-14), L: Matt Garza (15-10), S: Joakim Soria (43)
Sun, May 02, 2010 TBR  1  KCR  0        W:Wade Davis (3-1), L: Zack Greinke (0-3), S: Rafael Soriano (6)
Sat, May 01, 2010 KCR  4 @TBR  2 (11)   W:Rob Tejeda (2-2), L: Lance Cormier (2-1), S: Joakim Soria (7)
Fri, Apr 30, 2010 KCR  3 @TBR  2        W:Josh Rupe (1-1), L: Randy Choate (0-2), S: Joakim Soria (6)
Thu, Apr 29, 2010 TBR 11  KCR  1        W:Matt Garza (4-1), L: Luke Hochevar (2-1), S: none

Mon, Aug 03, 2009 TBR 10  KCR  4        W:Scott Kazmir (6-6), L: Zack Greinke (10-7), S: none
Sun, Aug 02, 2009 KCR  4 @TBR  1        W:Brian Bannister (7-7), L: James Shields (6-8), S: Joakim Soria (18)
Sat, Aug 01, 2009 TBR  7  KCR  1        W:Jeff Niemann (10-5), L: Bruce Chen (0-6), S: none
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 TBR  8  KCR  2        W:David Price (4-4), L: Sidney Ponson (1-7), S: none
Sun, Jul 19, 2009 TBR  4 @KCR  3        W:Grant Balfour (4-1), L: Jamey Wright (0-3), S: J.P. Howell (9)
Season Series: 2010 - KCR over 3-2; 2009 - TBR won 9-1; 2008 - TBR won 5-3; All-Time - TBR leads 58-45

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

ARI  4.42

SEA  3.19

RA/G

SFG  3.60

LAA  4.34

PIT  5.40

BA

J. Hamilton  .361

J. Reyes  .285

B. Wood  .146

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

C. Rasmus  .360

B. Wood  .174

SLG

J. Hamilton  .635

H. Pence  .467

B. Wood  .208

OPS

J. Morneau  1.055

R. Raburn  .826

B. Wood  .382

ERA

F. Hernandez  2.27

R. Romero  3.79

Z. Duke  5.72

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.79

M. Cain  7.10

K. Kendrick  4.20

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Rays Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.27 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
56.Holland
G/S/vB
31.Hughes*
G/S/vB
59.Humber
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
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 304/148 .233/.311/.350/.661 .707/.631 .648 28/.697 0/0 6/1
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 21/6 .200/.238/.400/.638 .905/.000 .846 21/.638 0/0 1/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 5/1.150 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 3/2.667 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 524/340 .257/.327/.352/.680 .742/.646 .679 80/.743 11/6 4/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 320/271 .259/.306/.391/.697 .608/.712 .761 36/.732 3/3 8/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 23/.874 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 3/.666 ··· ··· 650/431 .308/.359/.496/.855 .717/.924 .852 101/1.001 46/10 18/2
11.Hawpe* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 2/.500 ··· ··· 338/241 .247/.340/.426/.766 .830/.738 .629 34/.782 2/1 9/1
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 400/342 .266/.376/.382/.758 .610/.782 .912 74/.668 4/0 5/5
27.Jennings G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 24/12 .190/.292/.333/.625 .879/.350 .899 21/.722 2/2 0/0
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 7/.629 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 132/110 .200/.341/.429/.769 .909/.743 .826 58/.899 1/0 7/1
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 252/226 .237/.361/.473/.835 .284/.901 .973 68/.870 2/2 10/2
3.Longoria G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 3/1.667 5/1.600 3/.666 ··· 661/459 .294/.372/.507/.879 .956/.845 .831 77/.832 15/5 22/14
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 4/1.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 140/71 .197/.274/.262/.536 .518/.494 .501 16/.205 0/1 1/4
23.Pena* G/S/vP 4/1.833 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.667 3/1.666 7/1.571 3/.000 ··· 571/385 .196/.326/.407/.733 .691/.753 .667 78/.516 5/1 28/6
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 370/238 .253/.310/.402/.711 .827/.648 .706 41/.433 13/3 9/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 182/82 .203/.317/.353/.670 .851/.443 .614 36/.845 0/0 5/2
2.Upton G/S/vP 8/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.000 2/.000 ··· 597/404 .239/.326/.427/.753 .923/.674 .746 94/.846 42/9 18/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 3/1.667 4/2.417 1/.000 ··· 646/439 .242/.349/.358/.707 .699/.698 .758 108/.724 24/3 10/4
IP 131.1 42.2 61.2 17.2 53.0 21.2 77.2 64.2 61.1 48.2 TOTAL .249/.335/.406/.741 .744/.740 .756 .759 170/47 159/91
ERA-K/9 4.45/6.2 6.12/6.1 5.98/6.4 7.13/10.2 4.08/4.9 4.15/6.6 5.91/4.6 1.53/9.6 4.84/4.8 5.18/5.5 5.04/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (41-12-7)
 Navarro (17-11-0)
 Shoppach (28-6-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 577/.265 196/.297 277/.282 83/.311 241/.282 94/.259 346/.280 264/.209 277/.304 217/.290 .278  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Joyce
 Upton
 Hawpe
 Jennings
 Baldelli
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Brignac
145/0/0/7
1/14/103/6
13/0/51/4
0/151/0/2
0/0/66/1
2/4/4/0
0/0/3/0
5/9/8/0
3/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .763 .846 .844 .878 .752 .637 .822 .553 .777 .810 .783
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 154/.794 107/.902 116/.893 40/.861 106/.724 44/.693 201/.783 149/.563 130/.797 110/.835 .787
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 423/.752 89/.778 161/.809 43/.894 135/.772 50/.587 145/.874 115/.541 147/.759 107/.782 .779
Home 273/.843 121/.863 127/.877 43/.810 116/.738 55/.538 139/.822 158/.517 136/.771 133/.685
Last 28d days 124/.682 33/.803 35/.532 24/.750 35/.671 38/.717 115/.910 29/.212 / 33/.803
HR/SB/CS 17/5/7 6/7/4 11/1/1 3/1/0 3/2/1 1/2/0 15/15/1 4/1/1 3/4/3 6/10/3 175/135/55
Usage ····X··· ·····X·· ·o·Xo··· ··o····· ·····X·· ···X···X ··X····X o··o···o ········ ··X···X·
Royals Batters (4.19 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.03 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
54.Ekstrom
G/S/vB
58.Hellickson
G/S/vB
57.McGee*
G/S/vB
55.Qualls
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
30.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/1.000 ··· 2/2.500 433/311 .309/.337/.418/.756 .648/.797 .795 98/1.005 13/5 8/14
3.Betancourt G/S/vP 20/.566 6/.500 12/.606 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 11/.773 1/.000 6/.500 575/436 .259/.285/.406/.691 .773/.665 .675 99/.558 2/2 16/18
46.Betemit# G/S/vP 2/.500 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 310/222 .303/.384/.520/.904 .930/.894 .982 91/.804 0/0 13/9
7.Blanco* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 259/197 .273/.354/.348/.702 .456/.781 .738 71/.731 11/4 1/1
16.Butler G/S/vP 12/1.045 5/.450 3/.667 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/.795 2/2.000 7/.000 664/530 .318/.389/.469/.858 .733/.888 .872 103/1.004 0/0 15/6
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 53/43 .217/.308/.413/.721 .300/.829 .873 53/.721 8/1 1/2
11.Fields G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/5.000 42/21 .317/.333/.537/.870 1.190/.536 .943 37/.935 0/0 3/5
17.Getz* G/S/vP 7/.715 ··· ··· 2/.000 4/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 248/196 .237/.302/.277/.579 .699/.548 .713 15/.593 15/2 0/4
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 12/.334 4/.250 2/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 9/.000 ··· 1/.000 272/202 .215/.319/.348/.666 .704/.653 .679 88/.607 1/5 7/7
25.Ka'aihue* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 193/147 .221/.301/.407/.707 .771/.686 .823 93/.905 0/1 8/2
12.Maier* G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 6/.334 1/2.000 1/.000 412/330 .258/.328/.373/.701 .650/.713 .674 57/.604 2/2 5/5
22.May G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 39/29 .189/.205/.216/.421 .200/.501 .501 39/.421 0/1 0/0
26.Miller G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 60/33 .236/.300/.345/.645 .745/.565 .661 41/.730 1/0 1/1
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 161/109 .260/.313/.349/.662 .519/.731 .648 64/.788 2/0 1/3
IP 198.1 54.0 58.1 43.1 60.2 15.1 35.1 4.1 57.1 78.2 61.1 47.0 TOTAL .274/.331/.400/.731 .702/.741 .754 .776 112/49 120/137
ERA-K/9 5.04/8.4 2.33/9.0 1.39/11.1 4.36/8.1 4.01/4.0 3.52/5.9 3.57/8.4 2.08/10.5 7.53/7.5 4.58/5.6 1.76/8.2 3.45/8.6 3.81/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 May (7-2-4)
 Pena (27-12-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 871/.289 218/.221 209/.143 183/.256 273/.286 64/.208 145/.230 17/.071 277/.346 342/.253 232/.161 190/.207 .244  Blanco
 Maier
 Gordon
 Dyson
 Miller
 Betemit
8/66/1/4
7/65/42/4
53/0/3/2
0/12/0/2
3/0/16/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .816 .632 .447 .694 .819 .555 .661 .378 .908 .753 .502 .689 .712
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 480/.775 97/.797 100/.512 136/.537 157/.734 33/.519 78/.895 9/.619 134/1.039 157/.746 115/.566 43/.680 .724
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 391/.863 121/.500 109/.388 47/1.180 116/.931 31/.592 67/.397 8/.125 143/.784 185/.758 117/.439 147/.692 .701
Road 436/.868 118/.600 97/.496 79/.814 135/.710 31/.576 85/.738 8/.375 125/.919 193/.732 102/.519 85/.727
Last 28d days 124/.895 45/.731 31/.435 27/.892 31/.337 17/.423 46/1.080 17/.378 41/.890 34/.882 25/.377 26/.846
HR/SB/CS 34/10/3 3/2/2 6/2/2 3/1/1 7/3/2 0/1/0 5/2/0 0/0/0 7/5/1 11/6/0 4/3/0 7/1/1 174/86/29
Usage ····X··· ·o····X· ···X··X· ·o·o·oo· ···o···· ····o··o ········ oo··o··o ·o·oX··· ·······o ··o···o· o···oX··

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.