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Game Preview: NYY @ MIN, 8:10pm, Thursday, May 27, 2010 @Target Field

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Yankees, 28-18, 28-182nd, 3½ GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Javier Vazquez (34, RHP, 3-4, 6.69)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-4) 36.1 38 27 27 19 34 8 6.69
2009 (15-10) 219.1 181 75 70 44 238 20 2.87
2008 (12-16) 208.1 214 113 108 61 200 25 4.67
Last 7 GS 2-4 36.0 38 27 27 19 33 8 6.75 43
2010-05-21 @NYM W 6.0 1 0 0 2 6 0 70 74
2010-05-12 @DET L 7.0 5 2 2 2 7 0 97 64
2010-05-01 CHW ND 3.0 7 5 5 4 2 3 83 23
2010-04-25 @LAA L 3.2 5 5 5 3 3 1 78 31
2010-04-20 @OAK W 5.1 6 3 3 3 6 2 107 47
2010-04-14 LAA L 5.1 6 4 4 2 4 0 100 42
2010-04-09 @TBR L 5.2 8 8 8 3 5 2 98 23
Last 5 v.MIN 3-1 29.1 39 18 18 7 34 4 5.52 47
2008-09-23 @MIN L 4.0 7 5 5 1 3 1 78 30
2008-06-06 MIN W 5.1 9 4 4 2 4 2 109 36
2008-04-07 MIN W 7.0 7 3 3 1 8 0 98 58
2007-09-22 @MIN W 7.0 5 2 2 2 11 1 119 68
2007-09-07 MIN ND 6.0 11 4 4 1 8 0 106 41
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-6    Road:   15-12   ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  18-11   vsLHP:  10-7    1-Run:   3-4 
 vsEast: 12-7    vsCntrl: 7-5    vsWest:  8-4  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 46 Wed, May 26  @MIN  W   3-2       28-18  2nd  3.5 gb
 45 Tue, May 25  @MIN  W   1-0       27-18  2nd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Twins, 26-20, 26-201st, 1 up

SP: Nick Blackburn (28, RHP, 5-1, 4.50)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (5-1) 54.0 64 28 27 13 15 8 4.50
2009 (11-11) 205.2 240 103 92 41 98 25 4.03
2008 (11-11) 193.1 224 102 87 39 96 23 4.05
Last 7 GS 4-1 47.1 56 25 24 9 11 7 4.56 46
2010-05-21 MIL W 7.1 7 3 3 1 2 1 91 53
2010-05-16 @NYY W 7.0 9 3 3 1 4 0 104 50
2010-05-09 BAL W 7.0 4 0 0 2 0 0 100 67
2010-05-04 DET W 9.0 11 3 3 1 2 1 95 54
2010-04-24 @KCR ND 4.1 10 6 5 2 0 0 75 19
2010-04-17 KCR ND 5.0 7 5 5 1 3 2 73 35
2010-04-11 @CHW L 7.2 8 5 5 1 0 3 98 42
Last 5 v.NYY 1-1 25.1 33 18 15 10 17 4 5.33 43
2010-05-16 @NYY W 7.0 9 3 3 1 4 0 104 50
2009-05-16 @NYY ND 7.2 6 4 4 3 4 1 111 52
2008-08-12 NYY ND 4.2 6 4 4 3 5 1 102 38
2008-07-21 @NYY L 1.2 7 6 3 0 1 1 50 24
2008-06-01 NYY ND 4.1 5 1 1 3 3 1 71 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-9    Road:   12-11   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  17-15   vsLHP:   9-5    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast:  6-10   vsCntrl:15-8    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 46 Wed, May 26   NYY  L   2-3       26-20  1st  1.0 up
 45 Tue, May 25   NYY  L   0-1       26-19  1st  1.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, May 26, 2010 NYY  3 @MIN  2        W:Andy Pettitte (6-1), L: Jon Rauch (1-1), S: Mariano Rivera (10)
Tue, May 25, 2010 NYY  1 @MIN  0        W:A.J. Burnett (5-2), L: Brian Duensing (2-1), S: Mariano Rivera (9)
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
Season Series: 2010 - NYY leads 4-1; 2009 - NYY won 7-0; 2008 - NYY won 6-4; All-Time - NYY leads 1105-765

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  5.43

DET  4.48

HOU  3.00

RA/G

SDP  3.15

TEX  4.55

ARI  6.06

BA

J. Morneau  .369

N. Morgan  .256

C. Pena  .189

OBP

J. Morneau  .487

J. Bartlett  .330

C. Lee  .236

SLG

J. Morneau  .675

B. Gardner  .381

C. Figgins  .255

OPS

J. Morneau  1.162

H. Matsui  .705

J. Lopez  .505

ERA

U. Jimenez  .88

J. Verlander  3.74

B. Morrow  6.66

K/9IP

B. Morrow  11.70

C. Sabathia  6.75

N. Blackburn  2.50

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Yankees Batters (5.43 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (3.96 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Blackburn
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
47.Liriano*
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 11/.000 ··· 5/.650 7/.286 13/.802 12/1.136 3/.000 1/.000 197/125 .339/.386/.572/.958 1.115/.872 1.043 107/.730 2/2 9/1
29.Cervelli G/S/vP 2/.000 1/4.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 6/.200 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 105/66 .333/.416/.425/.841 1.058/.713 .858 79/.810 0/0 0/2
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 8/.500 1/.000 3/2.667 1/.000 9/.889 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 182/128 .294/.372/.381/.753 .669/.790 .621 111/.751 17/2 2/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 16/1.169 1/.000 10/.700 8/.750 14/1.121 16/.688 4/.250 3/1.000 215/145 .279/.321/.413/.734 .858/.671 .577 120/.687 4/1 5/2
53.Miranda* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 31/27 .222/.323/.556/.878 1.167/.838 .282 31/.878 0/0 2/0
17.Moeller G/S/vP 5/2.050 ··· ··· 3/.333 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
19.Pena# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 42/33 .211/.244/.237/.481 .125/.563 .498 33/.557 1/0 0/1
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 12/.750 ··· 11/.697 8/3.321 13/.496 11/.741 ··· 2/.000 200/140 .285/.370/.471/.841 .883/.824 .742 106/.896 2/2 6/5
26.Russo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 18/7 .294/.333/.412/.745 .636/.929 .745 18/.745 0/0 0/1
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 15/.733 ··· 6/1.133 13/.708 17/.791 10/1.100 3/.333 1/5.000 166/98 .297/.382/.538/.920 .766/1.029 .980 82/1.019 0/0 8/1
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 11/2.018 ··· 10/1.178 4/.833 17/.610 ··· ··· 7/2.047 211/145 .210/.322/.370/.692 .831/.627 .646 115/.799 0/0 7/0
38.Thames G/S/vP 10/.311 ··· 9/.708 11/.282 15/1.400 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 75/36 .339/.453/.508/.962 1.050/.861 .893 55/.715 0/0 2/2
22.Winn# G/S/vP 3/1.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 16/.250 ··· 7/.857 71/60 .213/.300/.295/.595 .000/.716 .650 58/.705 1/0 1/0
IP 54.0 22.0 20.0 21.0 59.2 11.2 8.0 18.0 TOTAL .277/.361/.443/.804 .846/.783 .749 .792 31/9 52/25
ERA-K/9 4.50/2.5 2.86/7.8 5.85/6.8 1.71/5.6 3.17/8.9 5.40/10.0 3.38/5.6 3.00/6.5 3.87/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (17-2-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 228/.303 93/.263 86/.275 80/.183 249/.254 48/.244 33/.300 73/.275 .268  Gardner
 Swisher
 Winn
 Pena
 Thames
 Russo
24/25/0/3
0/0/39/1
18/0/11/1
0/0/2/0
13/0/4/0
5/0/0/0
OPS .846 .746 .838 .516 .674 .649 .877 .726 .741
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 106/.833 38/.817 33/1.194 34/.527 47/.447 24/.390 11/1.178 35/.887 .731
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 122/.856 55/.695 53/.623 46/.507 202/.730 24/.899 22/.747 38/.577 .748
Home 112/.752 54/.729 33/.816 34/.344 117/.626 22/.385 11/.664 32/.874
Last 28d days 121/.668 58/.841 43/.887 38/.642 139/.823 27/.872 17/.412 32/.861
HR/SB/CS 8/0/1 0/2/0 3/1/0 1/1/1 2/3/1 2/1/0 2/0/1 2/0/1 44/20/10
Usage ·····X·· ····X··X ·o·oX·X· X···X··· X·····X· ····o··· ·····X·· o···X·o·
Twins Batters (4.83 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (3.98 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Vazquez
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 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 29/14 .179/.179/.214/.393 .467/.308 .692 20/.450 0/0 0/1
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 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 39/.953 5/.900 9/.819 3/1.667 2/.000 1/no AB 6/.000 3/.000 205/141 .273/.337/.432/.768 .977/.678 .852 106/.713 2/0 5/0
27.Hardy G/S/vP 10/.700 ··· ··· 2/1.000 6/1.800 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 115/87 .243/.289/.393/.682 .493/.742 .618 29/.759 0/0 3/0
23.Harris G/S/vP 12/.637 3/.000 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 ··· 5/.650 3/.666 97/62 .176/.268/.247/.515 .441/.560 .444 46/.377 0/0 1/0
1.Hudson# G/S/vP 18/.834 ··· 1/.000 10/.971 12/.916 17/.971 6/.334 ··· 204/135 .293/.366/.381/.748 .699/.772 .778 102/.758 4/0 2/2
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 26/.791 4/1.417 6/1.133 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 7/1.571 4/1.167 156/115 .217/.340/.318/.658 .533/.694 .593 73/.640 0/0 3/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 30/.700 3/.000 9/.730 10/.700 2/.000 ··· 8/.750 4/.250 160/102 .340/.406/.482/.889 .906/.878 .802 69/.874 1/0 2/1
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 47/1.347 3/3.334 14/1.417 11/1.255 2/2.500 7/1.096 8/.500 4/.250 197/123 .369/.487/.675/1.162 1.047/1.236 1.089 106/1.200 0/0 11/0
8.Punto# G/S/vP 29/.705 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 6/.334 3/1.167 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 6/.000 3/1.167 219/152 .287/.375/.383/.758 .911/.691 .961 113/.863 13/1 1/1
25.Thome* G/S/vP 25/.996 6/.750 ··· 7/.143 6/1.500 ··· 22/1.000 2/.000 98/71 .241/.388/.494/.881 .619/.992 .745 46/.752 0/0 5/0
21.Young G/S/vP 17/1.034 6/.733 3/2.334 ··· 3/.000 ··· 7/.714 4/.250 149/103 .263/.315/.436/.752 .861/.705 .738 82/.807 2/1 4/1
IP 36.1 49.2 10.2 9.1 22.0 10.0 15.1 15.2 TOTAL .273/.355/.417/.772 .787/.764 .773 .768 25/4 38/12
ERA-K/9 6.69/8.4 2.72/8.9 5.06/5.0 3.86/6.8 2.86/4.9 7.20/3.6 1.76/6.5 6.32/10.9 3.80/6.9

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 159/.275 197/.202 49/.310 44/.216 86/.195 44/.341 57/.154 77/.328 .249  Span
 Cuddyer
 Young
 Kubel
 Casilla
0/46/0/3
0/1/43/3
37/0/0/2
13/0/4/2
0/1/0/0
OPS .865 .555 .861 .692 .595 1.068 .517 .938 .712
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 81/.981 102/.682 19/1.026 24/.610 45/.648 21/1.333 30/.567 32/1.053 .765
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 78/.749 95/.428 30/.762 20/.800 41/.532 23/.826 27/.462 45/.863 .673
Road 116/.768 128/.498 28/.690 18/.774 47/.575 22/.864 36/.500 42/.912
Last 28d days 66/.704 128/.631 37/.905 23/.604 69/.634 21/1.333 29/.649 51/.881
HR/SB/CS 8/2/2 3/2/1 1/0/0 1/1/0 3/4/0 5/1/0 1/0/0 3/1/1 46/34/6
Usage ·····X·· ····X··· ···o···o ·····o·· ···Xo··· ····X·X· oo···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.