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Game Preview: KCR @ NYY, 7:05pm, Thursday, July 22, 2010 @Yankee Stadium III

Royals, 41-53, 41-53 4th, 11 GB, 16 GB in WC

SP: Bruce Chen (33, LHP, 5-3, 4.06)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (5-3) 57.2 50 28 26 28 47 6 4.06
2009 (1-6) 62.1 74 42 40 25 45 12 5.78
2007 (0-0) 10.0 11 11 8 6 7 3 7.20
Last 7 GS 3-3 39.1 37 21 20 15 29 6 4.58 49
2010-07-17 OAK ND 5.2 9 4 4 1 4 0 83 38
2010-07-09 @CHW L 3.1 6 3 3 1 1 1 65 36
2010-07-03 @LAA W 7.1 2 1 1 1 3 1 94 72
2010-06-27 STL W 5.0 2 2 2 4 5 1 105 56
2010-06-21 @WSN L 6.0 3 2 2 4 3 2 96 57
2010-06-16 HOU L 5.2 5 4 3 3 6 0 86 48
2010-06-10 @MIN W 6.1 10 5 5 1 7 1 99 39
Last 5 v.NYY 0-2 19.2 37 26 23 10 19 11 10.53 30
2006-08-04 NYY ND 5.0 9 3 3 2 4 1 92 39
2006-04-23 @NYY L 4.0 10 5 3 1 2 2 90 27
2005-09-27 NYY ND 4.0 7 7 7 4 3 3 97 19
2005-09-22 @NYY L 5.1 5 5 4 1 8 2 92 47
2005-07-04 @NYY ND 1.1 6 6 6 2 2 3 43 18
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-25   Road:   21-28   ExtrInn: 7-2 
 vsRHP:  32-42   vsLHP:   9-11   1-Run:  14-18
 vsEast:  9-10   vsCntrl:16-19   vsWest:  8-14 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 94 Wed, Jul 21   TOR  W   5-2       41-53  4th 11.0 gb
 93 Tue, Jul 20   TOR  L   1-13      40-53  4th 12.0 gb
 92 Mon, Jul 19   TOR  W   5-4 (10)  40-52  4th 11.0 gb
 91 Sun, Jul 18   OAK  L   6-9       39-52  4th 11.0 gb
 90 Sat, Jul 17   OAK  L   5-6       39-51  4th 11.0 gb
 89 Fri, Jul 16   OAK  L   1-5       39-50  4th 11.0 gb
 88 Sun, Jul 11  @CHW  L   5-15      39-49  4th 10.5 gb
 87 Sat, Jul 10  @CHW  L   1-5       39-48  4th 10.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul  9  @CHW  L   2-8       39-47  4th  9.0 gb
 85 Wed, Jul  7  @SEA  W   7-3       39-46  4th  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Yankees, 59-34, 59-34 1st, 2½ up

SP: CC Sabathia (29, LHP, 12-3, 3.13)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (12-3) 138.0 116 52 48 45 110 12 3.13
2009 (19-8) 230.0 197 96 86 67 197 18 3.37
2008 (17-10) 253.0 223 85 76 59 251 19 2.70
Last 7 GS 6-0 52.2 39 12 10 18 41 0 1.71 65
2010-07-16 TBR ND 7.0 8 4 3 4 6 0 113 49
2010-07-11 @SEA W 7.0 6 1 1 1 1 0 96 61
2010-07-06 @OAK W 7.2 7 1 1 3 10 0 118 68
2010-07-01 SEA W 8.0 5 2 1 2 4 0 117 68
2010-06-25 @LAD W 8.0 4 1 1 3 7 0 115 74
2010-06-20 NYM W 8.0 4 0 0 2 6 0 100 78
2010-06-15 PHI W 7.0 5 3 3 3 7 0 113 59
Last 5 v.KCR 3-2 35.0 36 11 11 4 29 2 2.83 58
2009-04-11 @KCR W 7.2 6 0 0 0 6 0 108 73
2008-05-31 @KCR L 8.0 8 4 4 0 4 1 102 54
2008-05-03 KCR L 6.1 10 4 4 1 4 0 103 40
2008-04-22 @KCR W 6.0 4 0 0 2 11 0 102 73
2007-09-28 @KCR W 7.0 8 3 3 1 4 1 96 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-15   Road:   28-19   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  38-20   vsLHP:  21-14   1-Run:   9-6 
 vsEast: 22-12   vsCntrl:10-7    vsWest: 16-8  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 93 Wed, Jul 21   LAA  W  10-6       59-34  1st  2.5 up
 92 Tue, Jul 20   LAA  L   2-10      58-34  1st  2.5 up
 91 Sun, Jul 18   TBR  W   9-5       58-33  1st  3.0 up
 90 Sat, Jul 17   TBR  L   5-10      57-33  1st  2.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 KCR  4 @NYY  3        W:Jamey Wright (3-5), L: Damaso Marte (1-3), S: Joakim Soria (30)
Tue, Sep 29, 2009 NYY  4  KCR  3        W:Brian Bruney (5-0), L: Kyle Farnsworth (1-5), S: none
Mon, Sep 28, 2009 NYY  8  KCR  2        W:Chad Gaudin (6-10), L: Luke Hochevar (7-12), S: none
Sun, Apr 12, 2009 KCR  6  NYY  4        W:Juan Cruz (1-0), L: Phil Coke (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (3)
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 NYY  6 @KCR  1        W:CC Sabathia (1-1), L: Horacio Ramirez (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 10, 2009 NYY  4 @KCR  1        W:Andy Pettitte (1-0), L: Sidney Ponson (0-1), S: Mariano Rivera (1)
Sun, Aug 17, 2008 NYY 15  KCR  6        W:Mike Mussina (16-7), L: Brian Bannister (7-12), S: none
Sat, Aug 16, 2008 NYY  3  KCR  2 (13)   W:David Robertson (3-0), L: Jeff Fulchino (0-1), S: none
Fri, Aug 15, 2008 KCR  4 @NYY  3        W:Leo Nunez (4-1), L: Mariano Rivera (4-5), S: Joakim Soria (33)
Mon, Jun 09, 2008 KCR  3 @NYY  2        W:Yasuhiko Yabuta (1-0), L: Mariano Rivera (2-2), S: Joakim Soria (14)
Season Series: 2010 -  0-0; 2009 - NYY won 4-2; 2008 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - NYY leads 256-174

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  5.38

CHW  4.51

SEA  3.31

RA/G

SDP  3.46

COL  4.36

ARI  5.65

BA

J. Hamilton  .353

R. Brignac  .279

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

L. Scott  .355

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .643

J. Guillen  .461

B. Wood  .225

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.060

N. Walker  .808

B. Wood  .411

ERA

J. Johnson  1.62

G. Floyd  3.87

N. Blackburn  6.53

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.01

M. Garza  6.84

N. Blackburn  3.09

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

Royals Batters (4.34 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Sabathia*
G/S/vB
63.Albaladejo
G/S/vB
65.Hughes
G/S/vB
48.Logan*
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
30.Aviles G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 4/.000 1/.000 240/179 .298/.329/.382/.711 .621/.740 .742 73/.616 2/4 2/7
3.Betancourt G/S/vP 8/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/1.500 1/.000 5/.500 3/.666 ··· 340/266 .263/.285/.406/.690 .792/.663 .699 78/.668 0/1 7/12
46.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 8/1.000 2/.500 ··· 64/43 .368/.438/.684/1.122 1.524/.945 1.142 44/.936 0/0 4/0
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP 25/.628 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 102/53 .234/.277/.362/.639 .811/.486 .376 31/.755 5/3 2/2
16.Butler G/S/vP 23/.820 ··· 5/1.350 2/2.500 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 401/323 .314/.382/.467/.849 .760/.869 .870 90/.817 0/0 9/4
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 373/285 .275/.308/.410/.718 .648/.747 .719 71/.671 3/1 8/7
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 56/.777 ··· 3/2.334 8/.875 6/.200 3/1.334 5/1.000 1/.000 392/287 .320/.386/.446/.831 .740/.864 .810 83/.669 3/3 5/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP 3/1.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 128/104 .233/.299/.276/.575 .928/.499 .499 19/.705 8/1 0/3
6.Guillen G/S/vP 21/.488 ··· 5/.650 3/.333 ··· 21/.596 11/1.164 1/.000 382/301 .278/.339/.461/.799 .662/.835 .825 75/.754 1/0 15/1
18.Kendall G/S/vP 18/.778 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 39/.916 4/.750 ··· 364/287 .269/.331/.316/.646 .770/.612 .578 86/.737 6/7 0/9
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 250/201 .251/.323/.359/.681 .752/.663 .724 53/.579 0/1 3/3
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 39/28 .242/.333/.303/.636 .764/.582 .508 10/.900 2/0 0/1
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 9/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 14/.453 5/.000 1/.000 402/302 .300/.347/.378/.725 .670/.745 .740 94/.811 25/12 3/2
IP 138.0 1.2 106.0 20.2 17.2 30.1 36.2 33.1 TOTAL .281/.335/.402/.737 .739/.737 .725 .728 56/34 62/73
ERA-K/9 3.13/7.2 5.40/5.3 3.99/7.9 3.92/7.0 4.08/6.1 5.93/7.7 0.98/8.6 4.86/10.3 3.98/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (76-29-3)
 Pena (5-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 557/.232 7/.333 434/.249 92/.288 76/.161 133/.282 132/.137 155/.295 .247  DeJesus
 Maier
 Bloomquist
 Guillen
 Betemit
 Podsednik
2/18/70/5
6/59/4/3
4/7/10/2
0/0/19/1
1/0/0/0
86/1/0/0
OPS .649 .762 .700 .805 .580 .842 .391 .794 .710
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 130/.737 3/.667 223/.747 34/.663 45/.468 61/1.084 63/.464 65/.908 .741
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 427/.622 4/.833 211/.652 58/.887 31/.753 72/.637 69/.326 90/.718 .687
Home 253/.550 7/.762 253/.814 55/.851 40/.682 71/.848 65/.394 80/.817
Last 28d days 149/.553 7/.762 103/.990 25/.838 15/.467 39/.635 36/.333 46/.636
HR/SB/CS 12/11/2 0/1/1 13/6/4 2/2/0 2/3/0 7/1/0 1/0/0 3/4/1 97/69/16
Usage ·····X·· ·X······ ·X······ o··X···· ········ ·X·X···· o··o·o·· X··X·o··
Yankees Batters (5.38 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Chen*
G/S/vB
40.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
31.Hughes*
G/S/vB
47.Marte
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
53.Texeira
G/S/vB
38.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cano* G/S/vP 12/.473 3/.000 ··· ··· 6/.000 ··· ··· 400/257 .333/.390/.567/.957 .944/.964 .966 89/.789 2/2 18/1
29.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 215/137 .273/.349/.344/.694 .821/.622 .721 36/.500 1/0 0/4
27.Curtis* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 29/26 .259/.310/.481/.792 1.000/.766 1.667 26/.686 0/0 1/0
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 339/231 .299/.393/.399/.792 .745/.814 .893 73/.671 26/6 5/1
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 4/.500 5/.000 2/.000 ··· 11/.455 ··· ··· 270/173 .238/.305/.393/.698 .557/.780 .693 82/.528 7/0 7/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 30/1.112 4/.833 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 428/288 .272/.335/.383/.718 .886/.634 .824 94/.596 10/3 8/4
53.Miranda* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 63/56 .228/.302/.456/.758 .619/.774 .936 12/.879 0/0 3/0
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 92/72 .193/.236/.205/.441 .284/.481 .462 21/.461 3/0 0/2
20.Posada# G/S/vP 25/.842 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· 249/152 .267/.373/.486/.859 .917/.821 1.022 73/.739 0/0 11/3
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 23/.534 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 381/258 .270/.344/.483/.827 .707/.882 .883 93/.819 2/2 15/6
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 5/.400 6/2.333 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 384/242 .302/.377/.536/.912 .897/.922 .896 95/.971 1/1 17/3
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 12/3.031 6/1.166 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 423/284 .256/.366/.471/.837 .951/.783 .891 94/1.136 0/1 18/1
38.Thames G/S/vP 12/1.117 3/.667 ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· ··· 106/46 .287/.396/.437/.833 .848/.814 .855 12/1.053 0/0 3/2
IP 57.2 41.0 32.0 24.2 39.0 41.1 26.2 TOTAL .271/.354/.438/.792 .805/.786 .846 .758 54/17 109/45
ERA-K/9 4.06/7.3 2.41/6.8 4.50/5.6 6.93/5.8 2.31/10.6 3.70/5.2 4.73/3.4 4.82/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (33-6-2)
 Posada (33-9-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 247/.236 168/.235 145/.278 111/.255 165/.245 183/.296 111/.295 .271  Swisher
 Gardner
 Granderson
 Thames
 Russo
 Curtis
 Pena
0/0/80/6
63/32/0/5
0/68/0/3
18/0/5/1
11/0/0/0
4/0/5/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .701 .626 .758 .863 .670 .731 .822 .772
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 70/.751 78/.673 65/.619 43/.731 84/.736 80/.791 50/1.115 .782
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 177/.682 90/.586 80/.863 68/.943 81/.597 103/.684 61/.598 .763
Road 124/.729 84/.630 74/.762 65/.808 77/.742 97/.780 47/.916
Last 28d days 89/.708 49/.548 33/.743 40/1.293 55/.625 49/.878 35/1.179
HR/SB/CS 6/5/2 2/4/3 3/1/1 7/1/0 4/0/0 1/2/2 3/5/2 106/81/29
Usage ····X··· ··o·Xo·· ·X······ ·X·o···· X·o·Xo·· ·X·X···· ·X··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.