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Game Preview: TBR @ NYY, 4:10pm, Saturday, July 17, 2010 @Yankee Stadium III

Rays, 54-35, 54-35 2nd, 3 GB, 5 up in WC

SP: Jeff Niemann (27, RHP, 7-2, 2.77)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (7-2) 117.0 94 37 36 33 84 14 2.77
2009 (13-6) 180.2 185 84 79 59 125 17 3.94
2008 (2-2) 16.0 18 12 9 8 14 3 5.06
Last 7 GS 2-2 46.0 37 15 14 12 39 6 2.74 60
2010-07-11 CLE ND 5.0 6 3 3 0 4 0 70 47
2010-07-06 BOS W 6.0 4 1 0 3 5 0 107 64
2010-07-01 @MIN ND 6.2 6 3 3 2 5 1 104 53
2010-06-25 ARI L 7.1 6 1 1 2 8 1 106 68
2010-06-19 @FLA ND 6.0 4 2 2 1 7 2 89 62
2010-06-13 FLA L 6.0 9 5 5 3 4 2 99 35
2010-06-08 TOR W 9.0 2 0 0 1 6 0 114 88
Last 5 v.NYY 1-0 15.1 17 5 5 6 13 0 2.93 52
2009-10-03 NYY W 5.0 6 2 2 1 5 0 87 51
2009-09-09 @NYY ND 7.0 8 1 1 1 8 0 110 64
2009-05-07 @NYY ND 3.1 3 2 2 4 0 0 78 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-20   Road:   28-15   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  32-25   vsLHP:  22-10   1-Run:  15-14
 vsEast: 22-11   vsCntrl:14-7    vsWest: 11-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 89 Fri, Jul 16  @NYY  L   4-5       54-35  2nd  3.0 gb
 88 Sun, Jul 11   CLE  W   6-5 (10)  54-34  2nd  2.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul 10   CLE  W   4-0       53-34  2nd  2.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul  9   CLE  L   3-9       52-34  2nd  3.0 gb
 85 Thu, Jul  8   CLE  W   5-2       52-33  2nd  2.0 gb
 84 Wed, Jul  7   BOS  W   6-4       51-33  2nd  2.0 gb
 83 Tue, Jul  6   BOS  W   3-2       50-33  2nd  2.0 gb
 82 Mon, Jul  5   BOS  W   6-5       49-33  2nd  2.0 gb
 81 Sun, Jul  4  @MIN  W   7-4       48-33  3rd  2.0 gb
 80 Sat, Jul  3  @MIN  W   8-6       47-33  3rd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Yankees, 57-32, 57-32 1st, 3 up

SP: A.J. Burnett (33, RHP, 7-7, 4.75)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (7-7) 108.0 113 63 57 46 81 13 4.75
2009 (13-9) 207.0 193 99 93 97 195 25 4.04
2008 (18-10) 221.1 211 109 100 86 231 19 4.07
Last 7 GS 1-5 36.2 44 31 31 22 28 9 7.61 39
2010-07-07 @OAK W 7.0 5 2 2 2 3 0 110 60
2010-07-02 TOR ND 6.2 4 0 0 3 6 0 106 69
2010-06-26 @LAD L 3.0 6 6 6 6 5 0 79 22
2010-06-21 @ARI L 4.0 9 7 7 2 4 3 91 18
2010-06-16 PHI L 3.1 6 6 6 4 3 2 87 23
2010-06-10 @BAL L 6.2 8 4 4 1 5 1 95 46
2010-06-04 @TOR L 6.0 6 6 6 4 2 3 103 34
Last 5 v.TBR 4-1 31.2 28 12 10 13 21 2 2.84 55
2010-05-19 TBR L 6.2 9 6 6 4 4 1 116 32
2010-04-11 @TBR W 7.0 6 2 2 3 1 0 92 55
2009-10-04 @TBR W 5.0 7 2 1 1 3 1 84 49
2009-09-07 TBR W 6.0 4 1 1 3 8 0 99 65
2009-07-27 @TBR W 7.0 2 1 0 2 5 0 114 74
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-13   Road:   28-19   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  37-18   vsLHP:  20-14   1-Run:   9-6 
 vsEast: 21-11   vsCntrl:10-7    vsWest: 15-7  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 89 Fri, Jul 16   TBR  W   5-4       57-32  1st  3.0 up
 88 Sun, Jul 11  @SEA  W   8-2       56-32  1st  2.0 up
 87 Sat, Jul 10  @SEA  L   1-4       55-32  1st  2.0 up
 86 Fri, Jul  9  @SEA  W   6-1       55-31  1st  3.0 up
 85 Thu, Jul  8  @SEA  W   3-1       54-31  1st  2.0 up
 84 Wed, Jul  7  @OAK  W   6-2       53-31  1st  2.0 up
 83 Tue, Jul  6  @OAK  W   6-1       52-31  1st  2.0 up
 82 Mon, Jul  5  @OAK  W   3-1       51-31  1st  2.0 up
 81 Sun, Jul  4   TOR  W   7-6 (10)  50-31  1st  1.5 up
 80 Sat, Jul  3   TOR  W  11-3       49-31  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 16, 2010 NYY  5  TBR  4        W:Mariano Rivera (3-1), L: Randy Choate (2-3), S: none
Thu, May 20, 2010 TBR  8 @NYY  6        W:James Shields (5-1), L: Andy Pettitte (5-1), S: Rafael Soriano (11)
Wed, May 19, 2010 TBR 10 @NYY  6        W:Wade Davis (4-3), L: A.J. Burnett (4-2), S: Joaquin Benoit (1)
Sun, Apr 11, 2010 NYY  7 @TBR  3        W:A.J. Burnett (1-0), L: Randy Choate (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 NYY 10 @TBR  0        W:CC Sabathia (1-0), L: Wade Davis (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 09, 2010 TBR  9  NYY  3        W:David Price (1-0), L: Javier Vazquez (0-1), S: none

Sun, Oct 04, 2009 NYY 10 @TBR  2        W:A.J. Burnett (13-9), L: Wade Davis (2-2), S: none
Sat, Oct 03, 2009 TBR  5  NYY  3        W:Jeff Niemann (13-6), L: Andy Pettitte (14-8), S: Grant Balfour (4)
Fri, Oct 02, 2009 TBR 13  NYY  4        W:David Price (10-7), L: CC Sabathia (19-8), S: none
Wed, Sep 09, 2009 NYY  4  TBR  2        W:Jonathan Albaladejo (5-1), L: Lance Cormier (2-3), S: Phil Coke (2)
Season Series: 2010 - tied 3-3; 2009 - NYY won 11-7; 2008 - NYY won 11-7; All-Time - NYY leads 136-72

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  5.41

TOR  4.53

PIT  3.21

RA/G

SDP  3.43

FLA  4.36

ARI  5.73

BA

J. Hamilton  .347

F. Lewis  .279

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

C. Hart  .354

B. Wood  .189

SLG

M. Cabrera  .648

L. Berkman  .452

B. Wood  .229

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.072

A. McCutchen  .804

B. Wood  .418

ERA

J. Johnson  1.70

H. Kuroda  3.87

S. Kazmir  6.92

K/9IP

B. Morrow  9.99

A. Burnett  6.75

N. Blackburn  3.15

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

Rays Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
G/S/vB
65.Hughes
G/S/vB
43.Marte*
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
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 6/.000 2/.000 2/.500 9/.873 2/.000 4/.000 161/68 .248/.300/.393/.693 .682/.749 .654 46/.761 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 30/.859 1/5.000 4/.500 2/1.000 5/.800 3/.000 285/185 .236/.317/.337/.654 .646/.658 .644 60/.702 4/2 2/7
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 8/.125 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 207/179 .265/.329/.365/.694 .863/.668 .672 34/.393 2/1 2/8
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 55/.842 6/.900 3/.666 11/.818 19/.889 1/.000 376/244 .322/.380/.519/.899 .729/.991 .890 82/1.100 31/8 11/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 211/177 .274/.393/.377/.771 .570/.810 1.019 56/.589 3/0 3/3
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 52/51 .175/.365/.325/.690 .000/.706 .889 52/.690 1/1 1/0
19.Kapler G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 3/.000 ··· 11/.364 3/1.000 114/24 .212/.301/.273/.574 .556/.638 .588 18/.528 1/1 1/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 32/.908 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 10/.856 ··· 393/264 .299/.382/.513/.895 .964/.861 .788 96/.767 13/2 13/11
23.Pena* G/S/vP 41/.450 6/3.500 18/.869 5/1.000 12/.083 1/.000 362/247 .201/.320/.411/.732 .640/.776 .643 83/.732 3/1 18/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 7/1.143 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 235/175 .265/.302/.425/.726 .806/.698 .762 80/.708 7/2 6/2
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 3/.333 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 74/38 .203/.342/.305/.648 1.019/.314 .615 38/.641 0/0 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 41/.517 8/.833 1/.000 1/.000 10/.600 3/.666 336/227 .234/.324/.397/.721 .924/.628 .760 69/.686 25/6 7/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 22/.937 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/4.000 2/1.500 377/256 .284/.383/.396/.780 .676/.821 .844 84/.642 19/2 5/1
IP 108.0 101.0 17.2 27.2 35.1 30.2 TOTAL .256/.341/.403/.744 .721/.756 .746 .721 110/28 79/57
ERA-K/9 4.75/6.8 3.65/8.1 4.08/6.1 6.18/7.1 1.02/8.7 5.28/10.3 3.80/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (25-10-4)
 Shoppach (9-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 479/.275 410/.239 76/.161 123/.298 128/.142 142/.298 .241  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Rodriguez
 Joyce
 Brignac
 Kapler
81/0/0/7
1/8/75/4
0/84/0/2
3/7/6/0
5/0/5/0
0/0/2/0
8/0/34/0
OPS .798 .668 .580 .871 .404 .806 .694
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 259/.785 212/.723 45/.468 59/1.033 61/.480 61/.901 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 220/.812 198/.611 31/.753 64/.721 67/.336 81/.741 .675
Home 198/.719 229/.769 40/.682 61/.907 61/.421 67/.848
Last 28d days 97/.840 79/.909 20/.478 38/.766 44/.414 41/.688
HR/SB/CS 13/24/3 11/6/3 2/3/0 6/1/0 1/0/0 3/3/1 87/64/13
Usage ········ ·······X ········ ·······X o······· o······o
Yankees Batters (5.33 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.87 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Niemann
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
24.Cano* G/S/vP 7/.286 4/1.750 12/.416 3/.000 11/.673 21/.571 ··· 3/1.334 382/242 .335/.387/.561/.948 .923/.963 .948 88/.664 2/2 17/1
29.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 207/129 .266/.338/.333/.672 .821/.583 .677 37/.417 0/0 0/4
27.Curtis* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 27/24 .200/.259/.320/.579 1.000/.523 .750 27/.579 0/0 0/0
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 6/.533 3/.000 1/no AB 2/.500 4/.000 4/.500 2/.000 1/3.000 324/219 .307/.398/.412/.809 .746/.839 .939 74/.793 25/6 5/1
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 8/.250 2/no AB 3/.333 5/1.600 6/.750 7/.453 3/.333 3/.000 254/160 .240/.308/.406/.714 .554/.813 .727 83/.606 7/0 7/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 6/2.033 12/.817 24/.382 1/.000 7/.453 28/.767 5/1.000 17/.732 409/272 .270/.336/.386/.722 .876/.642 .845 95/.612 9/3 8/4
53.Miranda* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 54/47 .204/.278/.408/.686 .619/.695 .876 3/.000 0/0 2/0
19.Pena# G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 3/.333 6/.666 ··· 2/.000 91/71 .195/.239/.207/.446 .284/.488 .470 21/.461 3/0 0/2
20.Posada# G/S/vP 2/1.000 5/2.750 15/1.600 2/2.500 5/1.000 13/.154 2/.000 5/.900 237/143 .266/.376/.477/.853 .914/.811 1.028 74/.663 0/0 10/2
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 4/1.000 11/.495 15/.652 4/2.250 7/1.096 17/1.162 3/.333 8/.250 363/243 .269/.344/.478/.822 .708/.876 .877 92/.828 2/2 14/6
26.Russo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 53/26 .188/.250/.229/.479 .500/.451 .325 2/.000 1/0 0/1
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 10/.650 ··· 10/1.500 2/2.000 11/.489 24/.878 2/2.500 3/2.667 365/226 .303/.380/.534/.915 .893/.928 .899 95/.995 1/1 16/3
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 9/.222 11/1.000 1/no AB 4/.833 5/.933 16/1.188 5/1.000 4/2.000 404/268 .253/.361/.462/.824 .946/.763 .865 94/1.092 0/1 17/1
38.Thames G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 1/.000 ··· 5/.600 3/.000 3/.000 1/.000 103/46 .294/.398/.447/.845 .870/.814 .881 9/1.222 0/0 3/2
IP 117.0 38.2 28.2 23.0 35.0 45.1 33.2 28.2 TOTAL .270/.353/.435/.788 .801/.781 .841 .744 51/17 102/43
ERA-K/9 2.77/6.5 2.09/9.1 0.94/12.9 6.26/9.4 4.37/3.6 4.17/6.0 1.60/7.7 3.14/10.3 3.61/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (31-5-2)
 Posada (30-7-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 470/.220 153/.217 99/.118 96/.233 166/.319 187/.247 128/.168 118/.210 .241  Swisher
 Gardner
 Granderson
 Thames
 Pena
 Russo
 Curtis
0/0/76/6
59/32/0/5
0/64/0/3
18/0/5/1
0/0/2/0
11/0/0/0
3/0/5/0
OPS .647 .603 .387 .655 .865 .754 .513 .645 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 221/.705 56/.714 44/.482 75/.488 90/.842 72/.749 50/.549 20/.639 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 249/.596 97/.537 55/.315 21/1.315 76/.893 115/.756 78/.490 98/.646 .698
Road 221/.665 81/.530 44/.475 35/.760 78/.759 79/.665 62/.428 51/.792
Last 28d days 104/.643 35/.686 41/.504 22/.686 30/.913 29/.905 31/.605 28/.459
HR/SB/CS 14/10/1 1/1/2 3/1/0 2/1/1 2/3/1 8/2/0 2/3/0 3/1/1 97/47/21
Usage ·····X·· o····oX· X····XX· X····o·X o·····oX ·····X·X ·····o·· o····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.