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Game Preview: NYY @ MIN, 7:10pm, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @Target Field

Yankees, 26-18, 26-182nd, 5 GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Andy Pettitte (38, LHP, 5-1, 2.68)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (5-1) 50.1 45 16 15 18 32 4 2.68
2009 (14-8) 194.2 193 101 90 76 148 20 4.16
2008 (14-14) 204.0 233 112 103 55 158 19 4.54
Last 7 GS 5-1 44.1 39 15 14 15 28 4 2.84 56
2010-05-20 TBR L 5.0 9 7 6 2 3 3 103 24
2010-05-15 MIN W 6.1 2 0 0 3 2 0 95 68
2010-05-05 BAL W 5.0 6 1 1 2 2 0 77 51
2010-04-30 CHW ND 6.0 7 4 4 2 3 1 97 43
2010-04-24 @LAA W 8.0 6 1 1 0 8 0 114 74
2010-04-18 TEX W 8.0 4 2 2 3 4 0 107 67
2010-04-13 LAA W 6.0 5 0 0 3 6 0 100 65
Last 5 v.MIN 4-0 33.1 34 11 10 7 17 2 2.70 55
2010-05-15 MIN W 6.1 2 0 0 3 2 0 95 68
2009-05-18 MIN W 6.2 12 4 4 1 3 1 105 36
2008-06-02 @MIN ND 7.0 10 5 4 0 2 1 94 41
2007-04-10 @MIN W 6.0 4 0 0 1 3 0 96 66
2003-04-19 @MIN W 7.1 6 2 2 2 7 0 98 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-6    Road:   13-12   ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  17-11   vsLHP:   9-7    1-Run:   1-4 
 vsEast: 12-7    vsCntrl: 5-5    vsWest:  8-4  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 44 Sun, May 23  @NYM  L   4-6       26-18  2nd  6.0 gb
 43 Sat, May 22  @NYM  L   3-5       26-17  2nd  5.0 gb
 42 Fri, May 21  @NYM  W   2-1       26-16  2nd  4.0 gb
 41 Thu, May 20   TBR  L   6-8       25-16  2nd  5.0 gb
 40 Wed, May 19   TBR  L   6-10      25-15  2nd  4.0 gb
 39 Tue, May 18   BOS  L   6-7       25-14  2nd  3.0 gb
 38 Mon, May 17   BOS  W  11-9       25-13  2nd  2.0 gb
 37 Sun, May 16   MIN  L   3-6       24-13  2nd  2.0 gb
 36 Sat, May 15   MIN  W   7-1       24-12  2nd  1.0 gb
 35 Fri, May 14   MIN  W   8-4       23-12  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Twins, 26-18, 26-181st, 1½ up

SP: Francisco Liriano (26, LHP, 4-3, 3.25)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-3) 52.2 50 19 19 17 52 2 3.25
2009 (5-13) 136.2 147 93 88 65 122 21 5.80
2008 (6-4) 76.0 74 40 33 32 67 7 3.91
Last 7 GS 4-3 46.2 46 16 16 12 49 2 3.09 58
2010-05-20 @BOS L 4.2 5 5 5 3 6 2 98 37
2010-05-15 @NYY L 6.0 9 3 3 0 7 0 101 49
2010-05-08 BAL L 6.0 10 5 5 1 3 0 94 34
2010-05-02 @CLE W 7.0 8 3 3 3 9 0 123 55
2010-04-27 @DET W 8.0 4 0 0 1 10 0 112 83
2010-04-21 CLE W 8.0 6 0 0 2 6 0 102 74
2010-04-15 BOS W 7.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 96 75
Last 5 v.NYY 0-2 17.1 20 10 7 8 18 2 3.63 49
2010-05-15 @NYY L 6.0 9 3 3 0 7 0 101 49
2009-07-09 NYY L 5.1 7 6 3 2 5 1 105 39
2009-05-15 @NYY ND 6.0 4 1 1 6 6 1 101 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-7    Road:   12-11   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  17-14   vsLHP:   9-4    1-Run:   7-5 
 vsEast:  6-8    vsCntrl:15-8    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 44 Sun, May 23   MIL  L   3-4       26-18  1st  1.0 up
 43 Sat, May 22   MIL  W   8-7 (12)  26-17  1st  2.0 up
 42 Fri, May 21   MIL  W  15-3       25-17  1st  1.0 up
 41 Thu, May 20  @BOS  L   2-6       24-17  1st    Tied
 40 Wed, May 19  @BOS  L   2-3       24-16  1st  1.0 up
 39 Tue, May 18  @TOR  L   2-11      24-15  1st  2.0 up
 38 Mon, May 17  @TOR  W   8-3       24-14  1st  2.0 up
 37 Sun, May 16  @NYY  W   6-3       23-14  1st  1.5 up
 36 Sat, May 15  @NYY  L   1-7       22-14  1st  1.5 up
 35 Fri, May 14  @NYY  L   4-8       22-13  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 16, 2010 MIN  6 @NYY  3        W:Nick Blackburn (4-1), L: Joba Chamberlain (1-2), S: Jon Rauch (10)
Sat, May 15, 2010 NYY  7  MIN  1        W:Andy Pettitte (5-0), L: Francisco Liriano (4-2), S: none
Fri, May 14, 2010 NYY  8  MIN  4        W:Joba Chamberlain (1-1), L: Scott Baker (4-3), S: none

Thu, Jul 09, 2009 NYY  6 @MIN  4        W:Jonathan Albaladejo (4-1), L: Francisco Liriano (4-9), S: Mariano Rivera (23)
Wed, Jul 08, 2009 NYY  4 @MIN  3        W:A.J. Burnett (8-4), L: Anthony Swarzak (2-3), S: Mariano Rivera (22)
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 NYY 10 @MIN  2        W:CC Sabathia (8-5), L: Scott Baker (6-7), S: none
Mon, May 18, 2009 NYY  7  MIN  6        W:Andy Pettitte (4-1), L: Glen Perkins (1-3), S: Phil Coke (1)
Sun, May 17, 2009 NYY  3  MIN  2 (10)   W:Alfredo Aceves (2-0), L: Jesse Crain (2-2), S: none
Sat, May 16, 2009 NYY  6  MIN  4 (11)   W:Alfredo Aceves (1-0), L: Craig Breslow (1-2), S: none
Fri, May 15, 2009 NYY  5  MIN  4        W:Jose Veras (2-1), L: Joe Nathan (1-1), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - NYY leads 2-1; 2009 - NYY won 7-0; 2008 - NYY won 6-4; All-Time - NYY leads 1103-765

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  5.47

CHC  4.48

HOU  2.96

RA/G

TBR  3.17

CHC  4.52

ARI  6.04

BA

J. Morneau  .383

C. Pennington  .224

C. Pena  .186

OBP

J. Morneau  .497

H. Kendrick  .289

J. Lopez  .241

SLG

J. Morneau  .701

M. Scutaro  .330

C. Figgins  .259

OPS

J. Morneau  1.199

H. Kendrick  .637

J. Lopez  .505

ERA

U. Jimenez  .99

M. Talbot  3.73

J. Beckett  7.29

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.01

C. Wilson  6.75

N. Blackburn  2.50

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Yankees Batters (5.47 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (3.96 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cano* G/S/vP 10/.633 ··· 5/.650 6/.334 12/1.136 3/.000 1/.000 190/122 .335/.384/.572/.956 1.075/.895 1.046 104/.815 2/2 9/1
29.Cervelli G/S/vP 3/.000 1/4.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 98/63 .354/.426/.451/.877 1.145/.727 .925 76/.835 0/0 0/2
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 6/.666 1/.000 2/5.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 174/124 .294/.372/.373/.745 .640/.788 .595 107/.737 17/2 2/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 10/1.278 1/.000 10/.700 8/.750 16/.688 4/.250 2/1.500 206/142 .276/.320/.396/.716 .811/.671 .534 116/.656 4/1 4/2
53.Miranda* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 27/24 .261/.370/.652/1.023 1.667/.952 .452 27/1.023 0/0 2/0
17.Moeller G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 42/33 .211/.244/.237/.481 .125/.563 .498 33/.557 1/0 0/1
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 9/.611 ··· 10/.775 8/3.321 11/.741 ··· 2/.000 192/137 .291/.375/.485/.860 .945/.828 .766 102/.904 2/2 6/4
26.Russo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/5 .300/.364/.400/.764 .333/1.350 .764 11/.764 0/0 0/1
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 13/.802 ··· 6/1.133 13/.708 10/1.100 3/.333 ··· 158/95 .299/.389/.526/.914 .780/1.007 .977 79/.950 0/0 7/1
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 13/.648 ··· 9/1.319 4/.833 ··· ··· 6/2.067 202/141 .209/.327/.378/.705 .870/.631 .663 110/.829 0/0 7/0
38.Thames G/S/vP 12/1.773 ··· 9/.708 11/.282 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 72/36 .357/.472/.536/1.008 1.148/.861 .993 56/.875 0/0 2/2
22.Winn# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 16/.250 ··· 7/.857 71/60 .213/.300/.295/.595 .000/.716 .650 58/.705 1/0 1/0
IP 52.2 22.0 19.0 20.0 11.2 8.0 17.0 TOTAL .279/.364/.444/.809 .852/.788 .753 .805 31/9 50/24
ERA-K/9 3.25/8.9 2.86/7.8 6.16/6.6 1.80/5.8 5.40/10.0 3.38/5.6 2.65/6.9 3.96/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (14-2-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 218/.251 93/.263 83/.286 76/.191 48/.244 33/.300 69/.262 .270  Gardner
 Winn
 Swisher
 Pena
 Thames
 Russo
24/23/0/3
18/0/11/1
0/0/37/1
0/0/2/0
13/0/4/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .660 .746 .870 .528 .649 .877 .663 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 41/.317 38/.817 31/1.276 32/.563 24/.390 11/1.178 32/.744 .727
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 177/.745 55/.695 52/.635 44/.502 24/.899 22/.747 37/.593 .755
Home 86/.575 54/.729 30/.905 30/.354 22/.385 11/.664 28/.736
Last 28d days 108/.838 58/.841 40/.958 34/.681 27/.872 17/.412 28/.730
HR/SB/CS 2/3/1 0/2/0 3/1/0 1/1/1 2/1/0 2/0/1 1/0/1 42/20/10
Usage ·····X·· ···X··X· ··oX·X·o ···X···· ···o···X ····X··X ···X·o··
Twins Batters (4.89 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.02 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Pettitte*
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 26/14 .160/.160/.160/.320 .333/.308 .600 19/.316 0/0 0/1
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 43/33 .257/.381/.343/.724 1.267/.543 .571 37/.796 0/1 0/0
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 16/.975 5/.900 9/.819 3/1.667 2/.000 1/no AB 5/.000 2/.000 197/136 .274/.340/.434/.774 .939/.704 .874 102/.725 2/0 5/0
27.Hardy G/S/vP 12/.333 ··· ··· 2/1.000 6/1.800 1/.000 ··· ··· 108/83 .250/.299/.400/.699 .556/.741 .651 22/.864 0/0 3/0
23.Harris G/S/vP 19/.947 3/.000 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 ··· 5/.650 2/1.000 91/59 .188/.275/.263/.537 .483/.568 .485 43/.424 0/0 1/0
1.Hudson# G/S/vP 17/.812 ··· 1/.000 10/.971 12/.916 17/.971 6/.334 ··· 196/131 .306/.381/.399/.780 .745/.797 .859 98/.827 4/0 2/2
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 4/.250 4/1.417 6/1.133 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 7/1.571 3/.333 152/111 .214/.336/.310/.645 .533/.678 .565 72/.603 0/0 3/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 14/.895 3/.000 9/.730 10/.700 2/.000 ··· 8/.750 3/.333 152/98 .346/.414/.496/.911 .939/.895 .844 62/.910 1/0 2/1
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 13/.923 3/3.334 14/1.417 11/1.255 2/2.500 7/1.096 7/.572 3/.000 189/118 .383/.497/.701/1.199 1.096/1.264 1.159 98/1.271 0/0 11/0
8.Punto# G/S/vP 8/.500 2/.000 4/.750 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 2/1.000 98/68 .218/.268/.287/.555 .366/.574 .696 70/.490 3/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 7/.453 3/1.167 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 5/.000 2/.500 210/147 .272/.365/.367/.732 .870/.672 .923 108/.789 12/1 1/1
25.Thome* G/S/vP 31/.576 6/.750 ··· 7/.143 6/1.500 ··· 21/.976 2/.000 97/70 .241/.381/.494/.875 .619/.984 .729 49/.672 0/0 5/0
21.Young G/S/vP 16/1.251 6/.733 3/2.334 ··· 3/.000 ··· 6/.834 3/.333 141/98 .264/.319/.440/.759 .798/.743 .752 77/.794 2/1 4/1
IP 50.1 49.2 10.2 9.1 22.0 10.0 13.1 14.0 TOTAL .276/.358/.421/.779 .792/.773 .789 .768 22/4 38/12
ERA-K/9 2.68/5.7 2.72/8.9 5.06/5.0 3.86/6.8 2.86/4.9 7.20/3.6 2.03/7.4 7.07/12.2 3.93/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (4-3-1)
 Mauer (12-7-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 201/.253 197/.202 49/.310 44/.216 86/.195 44/.341 51/.170 69/.333 .251  Span
 Cuddyer
 Young
 Kubel
 Casilla
0/44/0/3
0/1/41/2
35/0/0/2
13/0/4/2
0/1/0/0
OPS .680 .555 .861 .692 .595 1.068 .554 .954 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 51/.461 102/.682 19/1.026 24/.610 45/.648 21/1.333 27/.582 28/.958 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 150/.759 95/.428 30/.762 20/.800 41/.532 23/.826 24/.523 41/.953 .681
Road 54/.602 128/.498 28/.690 18/.774 47/.575 22/.864 30/.563 34/.937
Last 28d days 92/.840 128/.631 37/.905 23/.604 69/.634 21/1.333 27/.699 43/.895
HR/SB/CS 4/0/0 3/2/1 1/0/0 1/1/0 3/4/0 5/1/0 1/0/0 3/1/1 46/31/6
Usage ·····X·· ···X···· ··o···o· ····o··· ··Xo···· ···X·X·· ····X··X ····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.