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Game Preview: TBR @ MIN, 8:10pm, Friday, July 2, 2010 @Target Field

Rays, 46-32, 46-32 3rd, 2 GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: David Price (24, LHP, 11-3, 2.44)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (11-3) 99.2 83 34 27 38 84 8 2.44
2009 (10-7) 128.1 119 72 63 54 102 17 4.42
2008 (0-0) 14.0 9 4 3 4 12 1 1.93
Last 7 GS 5-2 45.0 44 20 16 18 40 6 3.20 54
2010-06-26 ARI W 8.0 7 2 2 1 11 1 113 70
2010-06-20 @FLA L 6.0 6 4 3 2 9 1 108 53
2010-06-15 @ATL W 5.0 8 3 2 3 7 0 113 45
2010-06-09 TOR W 6.0 4 1 1 5 4 0 104 59
2010-06-02 @TOR W 8.0 9 2 0 0 3 0 111 63
2010-05-28 CHW L 7.0 4 3 3 4 4 2 113 57
2010-05-23 @HOU W 5.0 6 5 5 3 2 2 88 34
Last 5 v.MIN 1-0 5.2 5 1 1 2 11 0 1.59 64
2009-05-30 MIN W 5.2 5 1 1 2 11 0 108 64
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-19   Road:   26-13   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  27-23   vsLHP:  19-9    1-Run:  12-12
 vsEast: 19-10   vsCntrl: 9-5    vsWest: 11-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 78 Thu, Jul  1  @MIN  W   5-4 (10)  46-32  3rd  2.0 gb
 77 Wed, Jun 30  @BOS  W   9-4       45-32  3rd  2.0 gb
 76 Tue, Jun 29  @BOS  L   5-8       44-32  3rd  3.0 gb
 75 Sun, Jun 27   ARI  L   1-2       44-31  3rd  3.0 gb
 74 Sat, Jun 26   ARI  W   5-3       44-30  2nd  2.0 gb
 73 Fri, Jun 25   ARI  L   0-1       43-30  2nd  3.0 gb
 72 Thu, Jun 24   SDP  W   5-3       43-29  2nd  2.0 gb
 71 Wed, Jun 23   SDP  L   4-5       42-29  2nd  2.5 gb
 70 Tue, Jun 22   SDP  L   1-2       42-28  2nd  1.5 gb
 69 Sun, Jun 20  @FLA  L   1-4       42-27  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
Twins, 43-36, 43-36 1st, 1 up

SP: Scott Baker (28, RHP, 6-7, 4.97)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (6-7) 96.0 111 53 53 19 83 15 4.97
2009 (15-9) 200.0 190 99 97 48 162 28 4.37
2008 (11-4) 172.1 161 66 66 42 141 20 3.45
Last 7 GS 2-3 40.2 47 23 23 7 36 8 5.09 48
2010-06-27 @NYM L 4.1 11 6 6 0 6 3 98 23
2010-06-22 @MIL L 6.0 9 5 5 0 7 1 98 41
2010-06-16 COL W 7.0 2 0 0 1 12 0 108 84
2010-06-10 KCR L 5.0 8 5 5 1 2 2 93 32
2010-06-04 @OAK ND 7.1 6 4 4 1 3 2 90 52
2010-05-30 TEX W 6.0 8 3 3 3 4 0 97 45
2010-05-25 NYY ND 5.0 3 0 0 1 2 0 50 62
Last 5 v.TBR 1-2 17.2 21 11 11 2 17 4 5.60 47
2009-05-29 @TBR L 5.2 7 4 4 0 4 2 96 43
2009-04-27 TBR L 6.0 6 4 4 1 7 0 99 50
2006-07-17 TBD W 6.0 8 3 3 1 6 2 92 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-15   Road:   18-21   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  28-24   vsLHP:  15-12   1-Run:  13-12
 vsEast:  7-11   vsCntrl:19-10   vsWest:  9-5  IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 79 Thu, Jul  1   TBR  L   4-5 (10)  43-36  1st  1.0 up
 78 Wed, Jun 30   DET  W   5-1       43-35  1st  1.5 up
 77 Tue, Jun 29   DET  W  11-4       42-35  1st  0.5 up
 76 Mon, Jun 28   DET  L   5-7       41-35  2nd  0.5 gb
 75 Sun, Jun 27  @NYM  L   0-6       41-34  1st  0.5 up
 74 Sat, Jun 26  @NYM  W   6-0       41-33  1st  1.5 up
 73 Fri, Jun 25  @NYM  L   2-5       40-33  1st  0.5 up
 72 Thu, Jun 24  @MIL  L   0-5       40-32  1st  0.5 up
 71 Wed, Jun 23  @MIL  L   3-5       40-31  1st  1.5 up
 70 Tue, Jun 22  @MIL  L   5-7       40-30  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jul 01, 2010 TBR  5 @MIN  4 (10)   W:Lance Cormier (3-1), L: Matt Guerrier (1-3), S: Rafael Soriano (19)

Sun, May 31, 2009 MIN  3 @TBR  2        W:Nick Blackburn (5-2), L: Matt Garza (4-4), S: Joe Nathan (9)
Sat, May 30, 2009 TBR  5  MIN  2        W:David Price (1-0), L: Francisco Liriano (2-7), S: Randy Choate (2)
Fri, May 29, 2009 TBR  5  MIN  3        W:James Shields (4-4), L: Scott Baker (2-6), S: Randy Choate (1)
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 MIN  8  TBR  3        W:Nick Blackburn (2-1), L: Scott Kazmir (3-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 MIN  4  TBR  3        W:Joe Nathan (1-0), L: J.P. Howell (0-2), S: none
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 TBR  7 @MIN  1        W:Jeff Niemann (2-2), L: Scott Baker (0-3), S: none
Sun, Sep 21, 2008 MIN  4 @TBR  1        W:Francisco Liriano (6-3), L: Andy Sonnanstine (13-8), S: Joe Nathan (38)
Sat, Sep 20, 2008 TBR  7  MIN  2        W:Scott Kazmir (12-7), L: Kevin Slowey (12-11), S: none
Fri, Sep 19, 2008 TBR 11  MIN  1        W:Edwin Jackson (12-11), L: Nick Blackburn (10-10), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - TBR leads 1-0; 2009 - Tied 3-3; 2008 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - MIN leads 53-40

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

BOS  5.51

DET  4.51

PIT  3.20

RA/G

SDP  3.38

FLA  4.42

ARI  5.65

BA

R. Cano  .353

G. Jones  .280

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .443

R. Braun  .353

A. Ramirez  .247

SLG

M. Cabrera  .628

A. McCutchen  .451

L. Valbuena  .245

OPS

J. Morneau  1.059

J. Mauer  .806

T. Manzella  .513

ERA

U. Jimenez  1.83

Z. Greinke  3.94

K. Davies  6.06

K/9IP

J. Weaver  10.27

A. Harang  6.73

N. Blackburn  3.11

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Rays Batters (5.06 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Baker
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
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 8/.583 4/1.833 4/.750 1/.000 133/56 .244/.286/.398/.684 .697/.714 .639 34/.668 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 3/1.334 3/1.333 ··· 2/.000 258/170 .220/.308/.323/.631 .581/.657 .623 46/.515 3/2 2/7
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 190/162 .277/.342/.387/.729 .863/.707 .679 61/.587 2/1 2/7
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 9/1.413 ··· 2/.000 6/.334 9/.583 10/.733 1/no AB 1/2.000 324/214 .317/.378/.491/.869 .701/.954 .903 84/.903 29/8 7/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 189/159 .271/.397/.387/.784 .507/.837 1.019 76/.673 3/0 3/3
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 6/.834 ··· 1/.000 2/3.500 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 23/23 .188/.435/.250/.685 /.685 .974 23/.685 1/1 0/0
19.Kapler G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 3/1.167 5/.400 5/.900 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 97/23 .214/.302/.274/.576 .547/.669 .593 8/.250 1/1 1/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 6/2.000 1/.000 1/2.000 3/1.167 8/.625 2/.000 2/.000 1/3.000 342/232 .292/.368/.502/.870 .946/.835 .753 103/.684 12/2 12/10
23.Pena* G/S/vP 9/.444 ··· 3/1.666 2/1.000 10/.567 10/.522 5/.000 3/.000 323/218 .199/.316/.412/.728 .658/.762 .659 102/.916 2/1 16/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 192/143 .258/.296/.410/.706 .772/.683 .686 89/.771 6/2 5/1
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 9/.476 ··· 7/2.457 9/.347 14/.718 2/3.000 2/.500 ··· 51/26 .263/.420/.421/.841 1.405/.343 .893 38/.834 0/0 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 1/2.000 4/.000 10/1.225 5/1.800 1/2.000 ··· 297/202 .226/.320/.402/.722 .995/.601 .754 88/.722 24/6 7/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.667 5/.650 4/.500 2/.500 1/.000 336/229 .296/.381/.415/.797 .693/.838 .891 101/.697 14/2 5/1
IP 96.0 34.2 32.0 37.1 98.2 22.0 17.0 31.0 TOTAL .255/.339/.402/.741 .721/.751 .747 .732 98/28 70/54
ERA-K/9 4.97/7.8 3.12/7.0 4.22/7.6 1.93/6.5 3.47/9.7 4.09/7.0 2.12/5.8 2.61/6.7 3.89/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (23-10-3)
 Shoppach (9-2-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 408/.288 147/.256 141/.252 150/.209 411/.257 92/.267 70/.250 125/.264 .266  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Brignac
 Kapler
 Rodriguez
72/0/0/7
1/6/68/4
0/74/0/2
4/0/2/0
0/0/2/0
7/0/30/0
3/7/4/0
OPS .811 .739 .754 .573 .653 .676 .742 .687 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 194/.817 57/.688 54/.911 58/.659 82/.405 45/.501 31/.637 64/.764 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 214/.805 90/.759 87/.656 92/.519 329/.718 47/.848 39/.820 61/.606 .748
Home 204/.685 82/.697 55/.810 68/.641 203/.626 39/.511 42/.645 61/.714
Last 28d days 98/.927 42/.949 40/.728 49/.817 136/.614 37/.658 26/.686 35/.543
HR/SB/CS 15/2/2 2/2/0 3/1/0 2/1/1 2/6/2 3/3/1 3/0/1 3/0/1 76/40/16
Usage ····X··· o···X··· o··X··o· oo·XX··· ···X···· o···X·o· Xoo·X··· XX·····o
Twins Batters (4.68 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 14.Price*
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
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
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 49/25 .178/.213/.267/.479 .356/.598 .586 16/.695 0/0 1/1
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 8/1.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 322/219 .263/.329/.415/.744 .978/.641 .814 89/.576 2/1 7/3
1.Hudson# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 5/.650 ··· 6/.533 ··· 2/.000 2/2.500 282/182 .283/.354/.386/.740 .772/.722 .851 60/.526 6/1 3/3
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 5/.733 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 281/198 .262/.349/.447/.795 .744/.815 .844 88/.968 0/0 10/2
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 4/1.750 1/.000 4/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 4/2.417 1/.000 2/2.500 296/183 .300/.375/.431/.806 .745/.843 .774 97/.728 1/2 3/3
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 10/.600 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 2/.000 3/.333 327/205 .348/.443/.616/1.059 1.025/1.080 .918 93/.791 0/0 16/1
8.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 5/.400 210/140 .258/.337/.330/.666 .634/.657 .711 89/.832 5/0 1/5
18.Repko G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 5/3 .400/.400/.400/.800 1.000/.667 2.000 5/.800 0/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 4/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 366/243 .281/.354/.389/.742 .741/.743 .943 108/.820 16/1 3/3
25.Thome* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 5/1.400 8/.393 5/.600 12/.916 ··· 9/1.222 148/109 .242/.378/.533/.912 .555/1.058 .848 32/1.278 0/0 8/0
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 53/39 .217/.288/.326/.615 .148/.793 .839 40/.727 0/1 1/2
19.Valencia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 50/30 .304/.360/.326/.686 .628/.724 .937 42/.723 1/0 0/0
21.Young G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 6/.533 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 269/181 .296/.331/.482/.813 .778/.829 .846 91/.903 3/2 9/3
IP 99.2 33.1 22.2 19.0 30.2 41.2 28.2 24.1 TOTAL .272/.345/.418/.763 .747/.771 .796 .762 34/10 67/41
ERA-K/9 2.44/7.6 1.62/8.9 0.79/12.7 6.16/9.9 4.70/3.5 3.67/5.8 1.57/8.2 3.33/10.4 3.57/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (5-5-1)
 Mauer (31-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 414/.225 128/.205 78/.123 81/.233 145/.310 171/.241 107/.160 99/.193 .241  Young
 Cuddyer
 Kubel
 Span
 Repko
69/0/0/6
0/2/62/4
16/0/23/3
0/78/0/3
0/0/2/1
OPS .648 .551 .372 .666 .849 .716 .486 .649 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 102/.531 46/.616 32/.363 64/.490 78/.840 66/.738 40/.447 16/.679 .700
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 312/.686 82/.514 46/.378 17/1.374 67/.859 105/.702 67/.507 83/.643 .700
Road 214/.734 72/.479 36/.402 27/.847 73/.756 79/.665 54/.398 48/.801
Last 28d days 112/.700 35/.457 42/.548 17/.627 44/.838 63/.649 21/.238 29/.852
HR/SB/CS 8/7/4 1/1/2 2/1/0 2/1/1 2/3/1 6/2/0 2/3/0 3/1/1 83/45/20
Usage ·····X·· oX····o· oo··X··· oo··o·o· o·X····· ··X····· o····o·o ··o·····

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.