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Game Preview: TBR @ MIN, 4:10pm, Saturday, July 3, 2010 @Target Field

Rays, 46-33, 46-33 3rd, 2 GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Wade Davis (24, RHP, 5-9, 4.68)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (5-9) 82.2 83 43 43 38 57 13 4.68
2009 (2-2) 36.1 33 19 15 13 36 2 3.72
Last 7 GS 1-6 37.0 44 26 26 14 23 7 6.32 42
2010-06-27 ARI L 7.1 4 2 2 3 5 1 104 64
2010-06-22 SDP L 4.1 4 2 2 5 1 0 103 43
2010-06-16 @ATL L 5.0 7 3 3 0 5 0 81 46
2010-06-10 TOR L 7.0 7 3 3 1 7 1 105 57
2010-06-04 @TEX L 3.1 9 8 8 0 3 2 65 13
2010-05-29 CHW W 6.1 6 3 3 2 2 2 110 49
2010-05-24 BOS L 3.2 7 5 5 3 0 1 97 24
Has never faced MIN as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-19   Road:   26-14   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  27-24   vsLHP:  19-9    1-Run:  12-13
 vsEast: 19-10   vsCntrl: 9-6    vsWest: 11-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 79 Fri, Jul  2  @MIN  L   1-2       46-33  3rd  2.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Twins, 44-36, 44-36 1st, 1 up

SP: Francisco Liriano (26, LHP, 6-6, 3.47)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (6-6) 98.2 97 38 38 27 106 2 3.47
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 2-3 46.0 47 19 19 10 54 0 3.72 57
2010-06-28 DET L 6.0 9 6 6 2 6 0 95 34
2010-06-23 @MIL L 5.0 7 3 3 1 7 0 77 47
2010-06-17 COL L 7.0 5 3 3 3 6 0 97 58
2010-06-11 ATL W 8.0 5 1 1 0 11 0 105 79
2010-06-05 @OAK ND 7.0 5 1 1 2 10 0 101 71
2010-05-31 @SEA W 6.0 8 3 3 0 7 0 99 51
2010-05-26 NYY ND 7.0 8 2 2 2 7 0 112 58
Last 5 v.TBR 2-1 26.1 22 8 7 9 20 1 2.39 59
2009-05-30 @TBR L 4.0 7 4 4 3 3 1 93 32
2009-04-28 TBR ND 6.2 7 2 2 2 3 0 96 53
2008-09-21 @TBR W 7.0 5 1 1 4 7 0 110 66
2006-07-18 TBD W 8.2 3 1 0 0 7 0 111 83
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-15   Road:   18-21   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  28-24   vsLHP:  16-12   1-Run:  14-12
 vsEast:  8-11   vsCntrl:19-10   vsWest:  9-5  IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 80 Fri, Jul  2   TBR  W   2-1       44-36  1st  1.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 02, 2010 MIN  2  TBR  1        W:Scott Baker (7-7), L: David Price (11-4), S: Jon Rauch (18)
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
Season Series: 2010 - Tied 1-1; 2009 - Tied 3-3; 2008 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - MIN leads 54-40

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  5.48

DET  4.54

PIT  3.19

RA/G

SDP  3.34

FLA  4.42

ARI  5.64

BA

R. Cano  .347

A. Soriano  .279

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .438

R. Braun  .352

A. Ramirez  .242

SLG

M. Cabrera  .628

A. Jones  .448

L. Valbuena  .245

OPS

J. Morneau  1.045

J. Guillen  .801

T. Manzella  .513

ERA

J. Johnson  1.82

Z. Greinke  3.94

N. Blackburn  6.02

K/9IP

J. Weaver  10.27

J. Cueto  6.75

N. Blackburn  3.11

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Rays Batters (5.01 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.00 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
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 8/.583 ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/1.833 4/.750 1/.000 137/59 .254/.299/.405/.704 .715/.736 .680 38/.743 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· 3/.666 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 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 194/166 .277/.340/.384/.724 .863/.702 .672 62/.577 2/1 2/8
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 9/.583 ··· 2/.000 6/.334 10/.733 1/no AB 2/1.000 329/218 .318/.378/.493/.872 .695/.960 .906 85/.956 29/8 7/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 190/160 .276/.400/.391/.791 .507/.845 1.031 73/.734 3/0 3/3
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/3.500 2/.500 ··· ··· 26/26 .158/.385/.211/.595 /.595 .729 26/.595 1/1 0/0
19.Kapler G/S/vP 5/.900 ··· 3/1.167 5/.400 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 97/23 .214/.302/.274/.576 .547/.669 .593 8/.250 1/1 1/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 8/.625 1/.000 1/2.000 3/1.167 2/.000 2/.000 1/3.000 346/235 .292/.367/.502/.869 .937/.837 .754 103/.684 12/2 12/10
23.Pena* G/S/vP 10/.567 ··· 3/1.666 2/1.000 10/.522 5/.000 4/.000 327/222 .196/.312/.406/.718 .658/.746 .642 102/.916 2/1 16/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 196/147 .264/.301/.418/.718 .772/.700 .709 90/.762 6/2 5/1
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 14/.718 ··· 8/2.083 9/.347 2/3.000 2/.500 ··· 55/30 .238/.389/.381/.770 1.405/.292 .695 42/.741 0/0 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 10/1.225 ··· 1/2.000 4/.000 5/1.800 1/2.000 ··· 297/202 .226/.320/.402/.722 .995/.601 .754 85/.750 24/6 7/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 5/.650 ··· 1/2.000 3/.667 4/.500 2/.500 2/.500 341/234 .292/.379/.410/.788 .693/.825 .873 102/.681 14/2 5/1
IP 98.2 34.2 32.1 37.1 22.0 17.0 32.0 TOTAL .255/.338/.402/.740 .721/.748 .744 .738 98/28 70/55
ERA-K/9 3.47/9.7 3.12/7.0 4.18/7.8 1.93/6.5 4.09/7.0 2.12/5.8 2.53/6.5 3.86/6.5

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 411/.257 147/.256 143/.256 150/.209 92/.267 70/.250 130/.264 .266  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Brignac
 Kapler
 Rodriguez
73/0/0/7
1/7/68/4
0/74/0/2
4/0/3/0
0/0/2/0
7/0/30/0
3/7/5/0
OPS .653 .739 .758 .573 .676 .742 .687 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 82/.405 57/.688 55/.932 58/.659 45/.501 31/.637 68/.770 .707
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 329/.718 90/.759 88/.649 92/.519 47/.848 39/.820 62/.596 .748
Home 203/.626 82/.697 57/.817 68/.641 39/.511 42/.645 66/.712
Last 28d days 109/.643 41/.974 37/.602 49/.817 37/.658 26/.686 36/.565
HR/SB/CS 2/6/2 2/2/0 3/1/0 2/1/1 3/3/1 3/0/1 3/0/1 76/40/16
Usage ····X··· ·o···X·· oo··X··o ·oo·XX·· ·o···X·o ·Xoo·X·· oXX·····
Twins Batters (4.65 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.82 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
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 ··· 1/.000 8/1.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 325/219 .260/.326/.411/.737 .947/.641 .799 92/.556 2/1 7/3
1.Hudson# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 5/.650 ··· 6/.533 ··· 2/.000 2/2.500 286/182 .280/.352/.382/.734 .755/.722 .835 64/.511 6/1 3/3
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.733 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 284/198 .263/.349/.445/.794 .741/.815 .840 87/.960 0/0 10/2
7.Mauer* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 4/2.417 1/.000 2/2.500 300/183 .297/.373/.426/.799 .730/.843 .761 96/.717 1/2 3/3
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 10/.600 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 2/.000 3/.333 331/205 .343/.438/.607/1.045 .990/1.080 .895 96/.750 0/0 16/1
8.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 5/.400 213/140 .254/.332/.324/.656 .605/.657 .690 88/.801 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 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 4/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 370/243 .279/.353/.387/.740 .733/.743 .935 107/.851 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 28/1.219 0/0 8/0
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 53/39 .217/.288/.326/.615 .148/.793 .839 35/.782 0/1 1/2
19.Valencia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 53/30 .333/.396/.354/.750 .785/.724 1.039 41/.793 1/0 0/0
21.Young G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 6/.533 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 272/181 .296/.331/.484/.815 .786/.829 .849 90/.918 3/2 9/3
IP 82.2 33.1 22.2 19.0 30.2 41.2 28.2 24.1 TOTAL .271/.344/.416/.760 .739/.771 .789 .758 34/10 67/41
ERA-K/9 4.68/6.2 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 3.56/7.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 360/.263 128/.205 78/.123 81/.233 145/.310 171/.241 107/.160 99/.193 .240  Young
 Cuddyer
 Span
 Kubel
 Repko
70/0/0/6
0/2/63/4
0/79/0/3
16/0/23/3
0/0/2/1
OPS .784 .551 .372 .666 .849 .716 .486 .649 .698
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 192/.790 46/.616 32/.363 64/.490 78/.840 66/.738 40/.447 16/.679 .696
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 168/.777 82/.514 46/.378 17/1.374 67/.859 105/.702 67/.507 83/.643 .699
Road 133/.790 72/.479 36/.402 27/.847 73/.756 79/.665 54/.398 48/.801
Last 28d days 100/.709 35/.457 39/.556 17/.627 44/.838 63/.649 21/.238 29/.852
HR/SB/CS 13/7/4 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····

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.