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Game Preview: HOU @ NYY, 1:05pm, Saturday, June 12, 2010 @Yankee Stadium III

Astros, 25-37, 25-375th, 10 GB, 10 GB in WC

SP: Wandy Rodriguez (31, LHP, 3-8, 4.95)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-8) 67.1 84 45 37 25 46 5 4.95
2009 (14-12) 205.2 192 77 69 63 193 21 3.02
2008 (9-7) 137.1 136 65 54 44 131 14 3.54
Last 7 GS 2-5 37.2 49 29 25 16 27 3 5.97 41
2010-06-07 @COL L 7.0 9 3 3 2 2 0 110 47
2010-06-02 WSN W 5.0 5 1 1 3 8 0 115 58
2010-05-28 @CIN L 3.1 8 8 8 2 5 2 86 15
2010-05-22 TBR L 6.0 6 3 3 4 4 0 107 48
2010-05-17 @LAD L 6.2 7 4 1 2 1 0 99 49
2010-05-12 @STL W 6.0 5 5 4 2 3 0 94 45
2010-05-06 ARI L 3.2 9 5 5 1 4 1 73 26
Last 5 v.NYY 0-1 5.0 6 5 5 3 1 1 9.00 33
2008-06-14 NYY L 5.0 6 5 5 3 1 1 88 33
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-20   Road:   11-17   ExtrInn: 4-1 
 vsRHP:  19-30   vsLHP:   6-7    1-Run:   9-8 
 vsEast:  5-8    vsCntrl:13-11   vsWest:  6-15 IL: 1-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 62 Fri, Jun 11  @NYY  L   3-4       25-37  5th 10.0 gb
 61 Thu, Jun 10  @COL  W   5-4       25-36  5th 10.0 gb
 60 Wed, Jun  9  @COL  W   6-2 (10)  24-36  5th 10.0 gb
 59 Tue, Jun  8  @COL  W   4-3       23-36  6th 10.0 gb
 58 Mon, Jun  7  @COL  L   1-5       22-36  6th 11.0 gb
 57 Sun, Jun  6   CHC  W   6-3       22-35  6th 11.0 gb
 56 Sat, Jun  5   CHC  L   5-8       21-35  6th 12.0 gb
 55 Fri, Jun  4   CHC  W   3-1       21-34  6th 11.0 gb
 54 Thu, Jun  3   WSN  W   6-4       20-34  6th 11.0 gb
 53 Wed, Jun  2   WSN  W   5-1       19-34  6th 11.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Yankees, 38-23, 38-232nd, 1 GB, 5½ up in WC

SP: Javier Vazquez (34, RHP, 5-5, 5.63)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (5-5) 56.0 51 35 35 27 52 11 5.63
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 3-3 39.1 31 20 20 19 36 7 4.58 52
2010-06-06 @TOR W 7.0 1 2 2 4 9 1 106 72
2010-06-01 BAL W 7.0 4 1 1 1 7 1 103 71
2010-05-27 @MIN L 5.2 8 5 5 3 2 1 112 32
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
Last 5 v.HOU 1-3 31.2 33 18 15 11 25 3 4.26 50
2009-09-08 @HOU W 7.0 3 0 0 4 9 0 110 76
2006-06-25 HOU ND 6.0 10 9 9 2 3 2 95 17
2005-08-03 HOU L 5.2 9 5 2 2 5 1 108 40
2005-05-17 @HOU L 7.0 7 1 1 0 5 0 103 64
2003-08-08 @HOU L 6.0 4 3 3 3 3 0 92 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-7    Road:   18-16   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  27-13   vsLHP:  11-10   1-Run:   5-6 
 vsEast: 18-10   vsCntrl:10-7    vsWest:  8-4  IL: 2-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 61 Fri, Jun 11   HOU  W   4-3       38-23  2nd  1.0 gb
 60 Thu, Jun 10  @BAL  L   3-4       37-23  2nd  2.0 gb
 59 Wed, Jun  9  @BAL  W   4-2       37-22  2nd  2.0 gb
 58 Tue, Jun  8  @BAL  W  12-7       36-22  2nd  2.0 gb
 57 Sun, Jun  6  @TOR  W   4-3       35-22  2nd  2.0 gb
 56 Sat, Jun  5  @TOR  L   2-3 (14)  34-22  2nd  2.0 gb
 55 Fri, Jun  4  @TOR  L   1-6       34-21  2nd  2.0 gb
 54 Thu, Jun  3   BAL  W   6-3       34-20  2nd  2.0 gb
 53 Wed, Jun  2   BAL  W   9-1       33-20  2nd  2.5 gb
 52 Tue, Jun  1   BAL  W   3-1       32-20  2nd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 11, 2010 NYY  4  HOU  3        W:Andy Pettitte (8-1), L: Brett Myers (4-4), S: Mariano Rivera (15)

Sun, Jun 15, 2008 NYY 13 @HOU  0        W:Chien-Ming Wang (8-2), L: Roy Oswalt (5-7), S: none
Sat, Jun 14, 2008 NYY  8 @HOU  4        W:Mike Mussina (10-4), L: Wandy Rodriguez (2-3), S: none
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 NYY  2 @HOU  1        W:Jose Veras (1-0), L: Doug Brocail (2-1), S: Kyle Farnsworth (1)
Thu, Jun 12, 2003 NYY  6  HOU  5        W:Antonio Osuna (2-2), L: Octavio Dotel (5-2), S: Mariano Rivera (7)
Wed, Jun 11, 2003 HOU  8 @NYY  0        W:Brad Lidge (4-0), L: Jeff Weaver (3-5), S: none
Tue, Jun 10, 2003 NYY  5  HOU  3        W:Mike Mussina (8-4), L: Wade Miller (4-7), S: Mariano Rivera (6)
Season Series: 2010 - NYY leads 1-0; 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - NYY won 3-0; All-Time - NYY leads 6-1

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  5.52

STL  4.48

PIT  3.25

RA/G

SDP  3.25

TEX  4.54

ARI  5.85

BA

R. Cano  .373

J. Willingham  .277

A. Ramirez  .168

OBP

J. Morneau  .470

B. DeWitt  .348

A. Ramirez  .232

SLG

J. Morneau  .657

Y. Betancourt  .435

C. Izturis  .242

OPS

J. Morneau  1.127

R. Doumit  .792

A. Ramirez  .517

ERA

U. Jimenez  1.16

J. Guthrie  3.83

G. Floyd  6.18

K/9IP

C. Kershaw  10.42

B. Cecil  6.58

N. Blackburn  2.27

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

Astros Batters (3.34 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Vazquez
G/S/vB
65.Hughes
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
17.Berkman# G/S/vP 25/.615 ··· 11/.773 9/.583 24/.810 ··· ··· 201/162 .243/.348/.399/.747 .447/.825 .686 109/.676 2/1 6/1
27.Blum# G/S/vP 8/1.025 ··· 5/.400 3/.000 27/1.025 6/.167 ··· 106/92 .245/.302/.296/.598 .298/.641 .605 43/.418 0/0 0/3
21.Bourn* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/2.000 ··· ··· 251/205 .273/.355/.336/.691 .452/.743 .622 103/.641 20/6 0/1
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/.600 48/36 .186/.239/.279/.518 .636/.479 .408 36/.711 0/0 1/0
77.Feliz G/S/vP 28/.561 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 12/.878 ··· ··· 216/170 .232/.255/.310/.565 .746/.516 .410 89/.587 1/1 2/7
8.Keppinger G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 4/1.750 1/.000 ··· ··· 230/173 .290/.339/.386/.725 .857/.682 .728 115/.771 1/1 1/4
45.Lee G/S/vP 13/1.058 ··· 3/.333 5/1.000 12/.955 12/.750 ··· 247/199 .220/.259/.384/.643 .792/.608 .565 105/.816 1/2 9/2
12.Manzella G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 180/141 .219/.273/.269/.541 .974/.424 .563 81/.626 0/1 1/7
4.Michaels G/S/vP 22/1.011 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/.333 3/.666 ··· 58/26 .179/.207/.304/.510 .438/.603 .377 30/.372 0/0 2/0
9.Pence G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 239/193 .263/.310/.424/.734 .903/.695 .723 107/.796 6/4 9/3
55.Quintero G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 129/110 .266/.295/.395/.690 .269/.762 .741 63/.801 0/0 3/1
18.Sullivan* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 7/1.143 13/1.000 ··· ··· 59/56 .173/.259/.231/.489 .000/.518 .533 23/.540 0/0 0/0
IP 56.0 69.2 11.1 25.0 16.1 21.1 18.1 TOTAL .236/.288/.337/.625 .648/.619 .583 .662 32/17 36/42
ERA-K/9 5.63/8.4 2.71/8.8 3.18/6.4 2.88/5.4 6.06/7.7 1.27/7.6 6.38/10.3 3.81/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (12-2-1)
 Quintero (21-14-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 238/.248 278/.218 51/.186 97/.186 73/.304 78/.127 89/.325 .244  Bourn
 Pence
 Lee
 Sullivan
 Michaels
0/58/0/7
0/0/59/5
60/0/0/3
10/1/3/0
11/7/1/0
OPS .812 .577 .616 .585 .893 .430 .909 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 128/.949 147/.625 30/.483 51/.569 34/1.151 38/.531 37/.999 .737
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 110/.662 131/.526 21/.829 46/.601 39/.677 40/.337 52/.851 .681
Home 69/.912 124/.631 27/.616 43/.589 35/1.019 36/.437 38/.988
Last 28d days 99/.601 130/.719 15/.277 41/.514 50/.923 41/.568 35/.548
HR/SB/CS 11/2/2 4/2/1 1/1/0 3/4/0 5/1/0 1/0/0 3/2/1 62/39/8
Usage ·····X·· ···X···· ·o···oo· ·······X ·o····X· X·o··o·· ···o··X·
Yankees Batters (5.52 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.81 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Rodriguez*
G/S/vB
48.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
73.Chacin*
G/S/vB
41.Daigle
G/S/vB
47.Fulchino
G/S/vB
22.Lindstrom
G/S/vB
37.Lyon
G/S/vB
39.Myers
G/S/vB
53.Wright*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cano* G/S/vP ··· 6/1.000 12/.382 ··· 4/.500 3/.000 1/.000 9/.347 1/.000 264/172 .373/.417/.610/1.027 1.050/1.015 1.021 110/1.061 2/2 12/1
29.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 155/100 .281/.371/.344/.715 .913/.607 .654 89/.529 0/0 0/2
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 1/4.000 ··· ··· ··· 225/158 .314/.395/.423/.817 .787/.830 .973 90/.836 21/4 3/1
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 8/.661 2/.500 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 144/95 .254/.336/.452/.788 .620/.879 .941 53/.964 5/0 4/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 26/1.144 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 12/.432 12/.878 1/2.000 286/196 .292/.343/.420/.763 .913/.691 .963 120/.824 6/2 6/4
17.Moeller G/S/vP 9/.347 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 3/.666 ··· 12/9 .182/.250/.364/.614 1.000/.472 .500 12/.614 0/0 0/0
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 55/44 .200/.226/.220/.446 .100/.524 .459 22/.571 2/0 0/1
20.Posada# G/S/vP ··· 7/.572 20/.900 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 9/1.083 6/.533 1/5.000 138/92 .277/.377/.496/.873 .955/.829 .975 41/.523 0/0 6/2
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/2.667 ··· 24/1.142 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 5/.800 8/1.958 2/3.500 255/178 .290/.361/.482/.843 .864/.835 1.067 100/.829 2/2 8/5
26.Russo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 41/20 .194/.275/.250/.525 .450/.600 .282 39/.554 1/0 0/1
33.Swisher# G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 8/.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.167 ··· 238/150 .302/.392/.532/.924 .821/.983 .926 97/.937 0/0 10/1
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 12/.350 8/1.125 10/.956 ··· ··· 5/1.800 3/2.167 12/1.017 2/3.000 280/192 .227/.343/.391/.734 .798/.704 .783 116/.695 0/0 9/0
38.Thames G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 92/43 .280/.391/.413/.805 .861/.736 .864 37/.635 0/0 2/2
IP 67.1 13.1 12.1 3.0 22.0 26.1 26.2 87.2 5.0 TOTAL .280/.363/.442/.805 .828/.794 .895 .788 40/12 65/28
ERA-K/9 4.95/6.2 7.43/7.4 1.46/8.0 0.00/0.0 7.77/9.4 3.08/7.5 3.04/6.4 3.18/7.2 5.40/5.4 4.42/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (19-3-1)
 Moeller (3-1-2)
 Posada (17-4-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 304/.316 60/.255 56/.255 12/.250 99/.302 117/.305 114/.233 372/.269 22/.350 .276  Gardner
 Granderson
 Swisher
 Thames
 Pena
 Russo
33/28/0/4
0/36/0/3
0/0/54/1
16/0/5/1
0/0/2/0
11/0/0/0
OPS .825 .843 .616 .500 .889 .746 .637 .716 1.109 .759
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 65/.735 29/.616 21/.586 3/.667 39/.830 55/.616 51/.616 164/.817 3/1.000 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 239/.850 31/1.049 35/.633 9/.444 60/.920 62/.857 63/.652 208/.635 19/1.127 .766
Road 178/.834 21/1.162 19/.551 4/.000 40/1.059 42/.619 51/.759 169/.647 18/1.268
Last 28d days 129/.894 16/1.295 40/.578 12/.500 45/1.034 47/.907 53/.711 174/.640 22/1.109
HR/SB/CS 5/5/6 3/0/0 0/1/0 0/1/0 4/1/1 1/3/1 1/1/0 6/6/4 2/0/0 48/41/19
Usage ····X··· ····o··· oo····o· ·o··o··· ······o· ···X·o·o ·oXo·o·· X····X·· ······X·

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.