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Game Preview: TBR @ KCR, 2:10pm, Sunday, October 3, 2010 @Kauffman Stadium

NOTE: Some stats are only updated through Friday, October 1, 2010. Site will be updated with yesterday's stats by 11:30am ET.

Rays, 96-66, 96-66 1st, Tied

SP: Wade Davis (24, RHP, 12-10, 4.07)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (12-10) 161.0 162 75 74 60 107 23 4.14
2009 (2-2) 36.1 33 19 15 13 36 2 3.72
Last 7 GS 3-1 39.2 39 15 14 12 30 3 3.18 54
2010-09-27 BAL L 6.1 7 3 3 1 2 0 89 48
2010-09-22 @NYY ND 2.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 31 57
2010-09-17 LAA ND 6.0 7 3 2 1 8 0 110 55
2010-09-11 @TOR W 7.0 7 1 1 3 6 1 108 62
2010-09-05 @BAL ND 5.0 6 4 4 3 5 1 103 41
2010-08-30 TOR W 7.2 6 2 2 0 3 1 91 62
2010-08-24 @LAA W 5.1 6 2 2 3 5 0 85 50
Last 5 v.KCR 1-0 7.0 3 0 0 3 5 0 0.00 73
2010-05-02 KCR W 7.0 3 0 0 3 5 0 102 73
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   49-32   Road:   47-34   ExtrInn:10-5 
 vsRHP:  60-46   vsLHP:  36-20   1-Run:  29-27
 vsEast: 42-30   vsCntrl:26-13   vsWest: 21-12 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Oct  3  @KCR  W   3-2 (12)  96-66  1st  1.0 up
161 Sat, Oct  2  @KCR  W   4-0       95-66  1st    Tied
160 Fri, Oct  1  @KCR  L   0-7       94-66  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Royals, 67-95, 67-95 5th, 27 GB, 23 GB in WC

SP: Sean O'Sullivan (22, RHP, 4-6, 5.49)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-6) 77.2 88 53 51 28 40 15 5.91
2009 (4-2) 51.2 60 34 34 16 29 12 5.92
Last 7 GS 2-2 35.2 46 28 27 16 16 8 6.81 39
2010-09-28 MIN W 6.0 5 1 1 6 1 0 114 53
2010-09-23 @CLE W 6.0 4 2 2 4 3 0 92 55
2010-09-18 CLE L 4.0 6 5 5 0 4 1 68 34
2010-09-12 @CHW ND 3.0 8 6 5 1 3 2 75 23
2010-09-06 @MIN L 4.2 7 5 5 5 4 2 97 29
2010-08-31 TEX ND 5.0 9 6 6 0 0 3 91 25
2010-08-25 @DET ND 7.0 7 3 3 0 1 0 105 52
Last 5 v.TBR 0-0 4.2 6 6 6 2 3 2 11.57 29
2009-08-10 TBR ND 4.2 6 6 6 2 3 2 91 29
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-43   Road:   29-52   ExtrInn:10-8 
 vsRHP:  55-71   vsLHP:  12-24   1-Run:  27-30
 vsEast: 17-18   vsCntrl:29-43   vsWest: 13-24 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Oct  3   TBR  L   2-3 (12)  67-95  5th 27.0 gb
161 Sat, Oct  2   TBR  L   0-4       67-94  5th 27.0 gb
160 Fri, Oct  1   TBR  W   7-0       67-93  5th 26.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:11-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Oct 02, 2010 TBR  4 @KCR  0        W:Chad Qualls (3-4), L: Kyle Davies (8-12), S: none
Fri, Oct 01, 2010 KCR  7  TBR  0        W:Bruce Chen (12-7), L: James Shields (13-15), S: none
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
Season Series: 2010 - KCR over 4-3; 2009 - TBR won 9-1; 2008 - TBR won 5-3; All-Time - TBR leads 59-46

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  5.31

ARI  4.42

SEA  3.17

RA/G

SDP  3.59

LAA  4.35

PIT  5.35

BA

J. Hamilton  .360

M. Mora  .285

B. Wood  .146

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

F. Cervelli  .359

B. Wood  .174

SLG

J. Hamilton  .636

J. Mauer  .467

B. Wood  .208

OPS

J. Morneau  1.055

T. Hunter  .822

B. Wood  .382

ERA

F. Hernandez  2.27

C. Richard  3.75

J. Bonderman  5.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.79

M. Cain  7.13

K. Kendrick  4.18

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

Rays Batters (4.95 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.22 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
56.Holland
G/S/vB
31.Hughes*
G/S/vB
59.Humber
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 2/.000 ··· ··· 7/.286 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 308/148 .230/.310/.346/.656 .696/.631 .638 31/.667 0/0 6/1
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 24/6 .174/.208/.348/.556 .748/.000 .708 23/.356 1/0 1/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 3/2.667 ··· 1/.000 9/.597 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 532/344 .254/.324/.350/.675 .725/.647 .670 81/.721 11/6 4/11
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 321/271 .259/.308/.391/.699 .622/.712 .766 36/.715 3/3 8/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· ··· 27/.731 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 658/434 .308/.357/.497/.855 .700/.935 .853 100/.954 47/10 19/2
11.Hawpe* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 342/244 .245/.339/.422/.761 .821/.735 .620 34/.609 2/1 9/1
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 404/346 .263/.372/.378/.750 .610/.772 .892 70/.548 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 ··· ··· 135/113 .196/.341/.421/.761 .909/.734 .805 60/.893 1/0 7/2
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 256/229 .237/.359/.479/.838 .273/.908 .975 65/.777 2/2 10/3
3.Longoria G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 2/2.500 5/1.600 3/.666 ··· 661/459 .294/.372/.507/.879 .956/.845 .831 68/.814 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 13/.258 0/1 1/4
23.Pena* G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· ··· 7/.953 ··· 1/.000 3/2.667 7/1.571 3/.000 ··· 578/388 .195/.324/.405/.729 .675/.755 .661 81/.538 5/1 28/6
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 377/242 .251/.309/.398/.707 .823/.642 .697 46/.456 13/3 9/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 185/82 .199/.311/.346/.658 .823/.443 .590 38/.797 0/0 5/2
2.Upton G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 12/.250 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 2/.000 ··· 605/408 .239/.325/.427/.752 .919/.673 .745 94/.833 42/9 18/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· ··· 9/.476 ··· ··· 2/.500 4/2.417 1/.000 ··· 649/439 .241/.349/.357/.706 .695/.698 .755 102/.729 24/3 10/4
IP 83.2 42.2 62.2 140.1 18.2 56.1 21.2 65.2 61.1 49.2 TOTAL .248/.334/.405/.738 .734/.740 .750 .721 171/47 160/92
ERA-K/9 5.49/4.6 6.12/6.1 5.89/6.5 4.17/6.3 6.75/11.1 3.83/5.4 4.15/6.6 1.78/9.7 4.84/4.8 5.07/5.6 5.00/6.5

 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 346/.280 196/.297 280/.278 608/.254 85/.303 246/.276 94/.259 264/.209 277/.304 217/.290 .277  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Joyce
 Upton
 Hawpe
 Baldelli
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Brignac
 Jennings
147/0/0/7
1/14/103/6
13/0/52/4
0/153/0/3
0/0/66/1
0/0/4/0
5/9/8/0
3/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
2/4/5/0
OPS .822 .846 .834 .735 .856 .741 .637 .553 .777 .810 .779
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 201/.783 107/.902 117/.884 161/.756 40/.861 111/.701 44/.693 149/.563 130/.797 110/.835 .785
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 145/.874 89/.778 163/.798 447/.727 45/.851 135/.772 50/.587 115/.541 147/.759 107/.782 .774
Home 139/.822 121/.863 130/.855 304/.778 45/.772 121/.717 55/.538 158/.517 136/.771 133/.685
Last 28d days 115/.910 33/.803 38/.488 131/.531 22/.727 37/.550 29/.838 26/.237 / 30/.767
HR/SB/CS 15/15/1 6/7/4 11/1/1 17/5/7 3/1/0 3/2/1 1/2/0 4/1/1 3/4/3 6/10/3 176/136/55
Usage ····X··· ·······X o··o·Xo· ·X····X· o···o··· X······X ·····X·· ··o··o·· ········ ····X···
Royals Batters (4.17 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.01 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Davis
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 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 9/1.111 ··· 3/1.666 442/319 .305/.335/.415/.750 .642/.791 .783 103/.985 14/5 8/14
3.Betancourt G/S/vP 3/.000 7/.429 12/.606 1/no AB 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 12/.878 1/.000 6/.500 583/443 .260/.288/.407/.695 .778/.669 .684 99/.639 2/3 16/18
46.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 310/222 .303/.384/.520/.904 .930/.894 .982 86/.799 0/0 13/10
7.Blanco* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/1.000 ··· 1/.000 268/205 .280/.357/.360/.717 .448/.801 .765 76/.793 11/4 1/1
16.Butler G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.450 4/1.750 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 14/.940 2/2.000 8/.000 673/538 .320/.391/.473/.864 .727/.897 .883 104/.999 0/0 15/6
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 60/50 .226/.305/.434/.739 .300/.835 .872 60/.739 9/1 1/2
11.Fields G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 1/5.000 50/28 .306/.320/.490/.810 1.136/.545 .833 41/.842 0/0 3/5
17.Getz* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 4/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 248/196 .237/.302/.277/.579 .699/.548 .713 12/.764 15/2 0/4
4.Gordon* G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 9/.000 ··· 1/.000 276/206 .215/.318/.346/.664 .704/.650 .674 84/.580 1/5 8/7
25.Ka'aihue* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/1.500 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 201/154 .220/.305/.401/.706 .754/.690 .813 93/.854 0/1 8/2
12.Maier* G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 7/.286 1/2.000 1/.000 416/332 .260/.330/.374/.704 .659/.715 .681 53/.666 3/2 5/5
22.May G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 39/29 .189/.205/.216/.421 .200/.501 .501 36/.458 0/1 0/0
26.Miller G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 60/33 .236/.300/.345/.645 .745/.565 .661 37/.680 1/0 1/1
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 169/116 .261/.315/.346/.662 .509/.733 .650 67/.768 2/0 1/3
IP 168.0 55.1 60.1 44.2 62.0 16.1 36.1 5.0 59.0 81.0 62.1 48.1 TOTAL .275/.332/.401/.732 .700/.743 .756 .784 112/49 120/137
ERA-K/9 4.07/6.1 2.28/9.1 1.34/11.2 4.23/8.1 3.92/4.4 3.31/5.5 3.47/8.2 1.80/10.8 7.32/7.5 4.44/5.6 1.73/8.2 3.35/8.6 3.80/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 May (7-2-4)
 Pena (28-12-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 695/.260 222/.216 213/.145 186/.253 277/.282 68/.214 149/.232 20/.118 278/.344 355/.259 232/.161 193/.203 .245  Blanco
 Maier
 Dyson
 Gordon
 Betemit
 Miller
8/66/3/4
8/65/42/4
0/14/0/2
54/0/3/2
2/0/0/0
3/0/16/0
OPS .768 .619 .453 .690 .811 .570 .666 .426 .904 .761 .502 .678 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 384/.784 100/.771 101/.507 137/.533 160/.719 34/.538 81/.906 11/.697 134/1.039 164/.738 115/.566 44/.663 .726
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 311/.749 122/.496 112/.405 49/1.162 117/.936 34/.599 68/.391 9/.111 144/.778 191/.780 117/.439 149/.682 .702
Road 300/.776 122/.579 101/.507 82/.799 139/.699 35/.605 89/.743 11/.455 126/.911 206/.747 102/.519 88/.700
Last 28d days 92/.704 45/.683 33/.502 27/.929 27/.309 21/.496 38/1.015 20/.426 38/.760 47/.904 25/.377 26/.728
HR/SB/CS 23/11/4 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·· X··o···· X····X·· X··o·o·o ·o···o·· ·o····o· X······· o·oo··o· o··o·oX· X······· ····o··· ·oo···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.