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Game Preview: KCR @ NYY, 1:05pm, Saturday, July 24, 2010 @Yankee Stadium III

Royals, 41-55, 41-55 4th, 12½ GB, 16½ GB in WC

SP: Kyle Davies (26, RHP, 4-6, 5.45)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-6) 102.1 110 64 62 45 65 12 5.45
2009 (8-9) 123.0 122 76 72 66 86 18 5.27
2008 (9-7) 113.0 121 57 51 43 71 10 4.06
Last 7 GS 0-2 41.2 45 27 25 22 23 6 5.40 44
2010-07-19 TOR ND 7.0 10 3 3 0 5 1 93 50
2010-07-07 @SEA ND 6.0 4 3 3 4 5 2 111 53
2010-07-02 @LAA ND 7.2 7 1 1 3 3 0 115 61
2010-06-26 STL L 7.0 6 5 4 1 2 2 88 48
2010-06-20 @ATL ND 4.1 4 4 4 7 6 0 103 38
2010-06-15 HOU ND 3.0 6 6 6 2 1 0 70 22
2010-06-09 @MIN L 6.2 8 5 4 5 1 1 100 36
Last 5 v.NYY 1-0 9.2 13 6 6 4 5 1 5.59 42
2008-06-06 @NYY W 6.2 7 1 1 1 3 0 104 58
2007-08-04 @NYY ND 3.0 6 5 5 3 2 1 80 26
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-25   Road:   21-30   ExtrInn: 7-2 
 vsRHP:  32-43   vsLHP:   9-12   1-Run:  14-18
 vsEast:  9-12   vsCntrl:16-19   vsWest:  8-14 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 96 Fri, Jul 23  @NYY  L   1-7       41-55  4th 12.5 gb
 95 Thu, Jul 22  @NYY  L   4-10      41-54  4th 11.5 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Yankees, 61-34, 61-34 1st, 4 up

SP: Sergio Mitre (29, RHP, 0-1, 2.88)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-1) 25.0 16 9 8 9 15 3 2.88
2009 (3-3) 51.2 71 45 39 13 32 10 6.79
2007 (5-8) 149.0 180 88 77 41 80 9 4.65
Last 7 GS 2-4 35.1 42 30 24 10 25 8 6.11 42
2010-05-16 MIN ND 5.0 4 1 1 1 3 1 79 57
2010-05-10 @DET L 4.1 5 4 3 2 4 1 69 41
2009-09-15 TOR L 5.0 8 7 7 1 2 4 79 24
2009-09-06 @TOR L 4.1 11 11 9 2 5 0 97 4
2009-08-29 CHW W 6.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 73 72
2009-08-15 @SEA W 5.1 7 2 1 2 3 0 92 49
2009-08-10 TOR L 5.0 6 5 3 1 6 2 96 44
Last 5 v.KCR 0-1 6.1 12 6 6 1 1 0 8.53 25
2007-06-15 @KCR L 6.1 12 6 6 1 1 0 88 25
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-15   Road:   28-19   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  39-20   vsLHP:  22-14   1-Run:   9-6 
 vsEast: 22-12   vsCntrl:12-7    vsWest: 16-8  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 95 Fri, Jul 23   KCR  W   7-1       61-34  1st  4.0 up
 94 Thu, Jul 22   KCR  W  10-4       60-34  1st  3.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 23, 2010 NYY  7  KCR  1        W:A.J. Burnett (8-8), L: Brian Bannister (7-9), S: none
Thu, Jul 22, 2010 NYY 10  KCR  4        W:CC Sabathia (13-3), L: Bruce Chen (5-4), S: none

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
Season Series: 2010 - NYY over 2-0; 2009 - NYY won 4-2; 2008 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - NYY leads 258-174

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  5.44

DET  4.51

SEA  3.31

RA/G

SDP  3.51

COL  4.36

ARI  5.64

BA

J. Hamilton  .354

J. Werth  .280

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

B. DeWitt  .354

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .650

N. Walker  .463

B. Wood  .225

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.070

A. Gonzalez  .808

B. Wood  .411

ERA

J. Johnson  1.61

M. Talbot  3.89

N. Blackburn  6.53

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.01

K. Millwood  6.79

N. Blackburn  3.09

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

Royals Batters (4.30 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.13 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
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
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 75/54 .206/.267/.412/.678 .195/.866 .468 6/.500 1/0 3/2
30.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 2/.000 248/184 .297/.327/.381/.708 .673/.719 .734 73/.631 2/4 2/7
3.Betancourt G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/1.500 1/.000 6/.400 3/.666 ··· 348/271 .260/.281/.402/.683 .760/.661 .685 78/.707 0/1 7/12
46.Betemit# G/S/vP 6/.167 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 9/.873 2/.500 ··· 73/48 .385/.452/.677/1.129 1.510/.951 1.149 53/.978 0/0 4/0
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 107/55 .255/.295/.388/.683 .882/.506 .489 36/.871 6/3 2/2
16.Butler G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/1.350 2/2.500 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 410/328 .316/.383/.465/.848 .773/.866 .868 91/.834 0/0 9/4
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 376/285 .276/.309/.409/.718 .649/.747 .718 66/.640 3/1 8/7
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 4/1.500 ··· 3/2.334 8/.875 6/.200 3/1.334 5/1.000 1/.000 394/287 .318/.384/.443/.827 .725/.864 .802 77/.642 3/3 5/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 128/104 .233/.299/.276/.575 .928/.499 .499 19/.705 8/1 0/3
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 4/.500 9/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/.000 1/.000 42/39 .171/.310/.286/.595 2.333/.438 .580 4/.000 0/1 1/5
6.Guillen G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 5/.650 3/.333 ··· 21/.596 11/1.164 1/.000 391/306 .276/.338/.457/.796 .700/.820 .817 76/.741 1/0 15/1
18.Kendall G/S/vP 9/1.306 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 39/.916 4/.750 ··· 373/292 .276/.339/.321/.660 .773/.628 .605 91/.765 7/7 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 45/.608 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 6/1.167 2/0 0/1
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 8/.833 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 14/.453 5/.000 1/.000 411/307 .301/.347/.377/.724 .663/.746 .737 95/.779 28/12 3/3
IP 25.0 2.2 106.0 20.2 17.2 31.1 36.2 34.0 TOTAL .282/.336/.402/.738 .747/.735 .726 .739 61/34 62/77
ERA-K/9 2.88/5.4 3.38/10.0 3.99/7.9 3.92/7.0 4.08/6.1 5.74/7.5 0.98/8.6 4.76/10.3 3.93/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (76-29-4)
 Pena (5-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 97/.186 10/.222 434/.249 92/.288 76/.161 137/.281 132/.137 157/.291 .248  DeJesus
 Maier
 Bloomquist
 Guillen
 Ankiel
 Gordon
 Callaspo
 Betemit
 Podsednik
2/19/70/5
6/59/4/3
4/7/11/2
0/0/19/1
0/19/0/1
0/0/1/0
1/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
88/1/0/0
OPS .585 .522 .700 .805 .580 .831 .391 .783 .711
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 51/.569 5/.400 223/.747 34/.663 45/.468 62/1.066 63/.464 65/.908 .737
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 46/.601 5/.650 211/.652 58/.887 31/.753 75/.638 69/.326 92/.701 .692
Home 43/.589 10/.522 253/.814 55/.851 40/.682 75/.829 65/.394 82/.794
Last 28d days / 10/.522 103/.990 16/.813 15/.467 33/.535 33/.364 44/.638
HR/SB/CS 3/4/0 0/1/1 13/6/4 2/2/0 2/3/0 7/1/0 1/0/0 3/4/1 97/74/16
Usage o··X···· ···X···· ··o··X·· ········ ·o·X·X·· ··o··o·o ·oX··X·o
Yankees Batters (5.44 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Davies
G/S/vB
52.Chen*
G/S/vB
40.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
31.Hughes*
G/S/vB
47.Marte
G/S/vB
37.O'Sullivan
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 5/2.000 15/.607 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 6/.000 ··· 1/.000 409/262 .334/.391/.565/.956 .942/.965 .965 89/.826 2/2 18/1
29.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 219/140 .269/.344/.339/.683 .810/.612 .699 36/.515 1/0 0/4
27.Curtis* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 33/29 .290/.333/.484/.817 1.250/.755 1.400 28/.730 0/0 1/0
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 3/.667 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 348/235 .298/.394/.400/.794 .734/.822 .892 74/.697 26/6 5/1
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 23/1.335 7/.572 5/.000 4/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 11/.455 ··· ··· 278/176 .239/.304/.390/.695 .555/.778 .687 83/.538 7/0 7/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 5/1.200 34/1.191 4/.833 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 438/294 .271/.334/.387/.721 .912/.625 .825 94/.598 10/3 9/4
53.Miranda* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 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 20/.485 3/0 0/2
20.Posada# G/S/vP 2/.000 28/.917 2/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB 2/.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· 257/156 .273/.381/.495/.877 .948/.829 1.048 76/.835 0/0 11/4
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 5/2.550 26/.589 ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/1.000 3/1.334 1/.000 1/3.000 391/265 .278/.350/.500/.850 .715/.912 .929 94/.867 2/2 16/6
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 11/.573 9/.476 6/2.333 ··· ··· 3/1.666 3/.666 ··· 1/3.000 389/243 .303/.377/.536/.914 .884/.932 .899 92/1.027 1/1 17/3
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 2/no AB 15/2.738 6/1.166 ··· 1/no AB 3/.333 1/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 433/291 .260/.372/.473/.845 .968/.785 .903 95/1.159 0/1 18/1
38.Thames G/S/vP 5/.000 15/.916 3/.667 1/2.000 ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· ··· 110/46 .289/.391/.433/.824 .832/.814 .837 16/.946 0/0 3/2
IP 102.1 63.2 41.0 33.1 26.0 13.0 39.0 42.1 27.1 TOTAL .273/.356/.441/.797 .810/.790 .853 .795 54/17 111/46
ERA-K/9 5.45/5.7 4.38/7.5 2.41/6.8 4.86/5.7 7.62/5.9 2.08/4.2 2.31/10.6 3.61/5.1 5.27/3.3 4.91/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (34-6-2)
 Posada (37-9-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 450/.275 276/.248 168/.235 154/.288 120/.269 49/.156 165/.245 186/.292 116/.310 .273  Gardner
 Swisher
 Granderson
 Thames
 Russo
 Curtis
 Pena
65/32/0/7
0/0/81/6
0/70/0/3
18/0/5/1
11/0/0/0
4/0/6/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .778 .729 .626 .776 .881 .513 .670 .726 .860 .777
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 215/.819 79/.731 78/.673 71/.641 49/.782 22/.551 84/.736 81/.799 53/1.151 .786
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 235/.740 197/.728 90/.586 83/.880 71/.944 27/.481 81/.597 105/.669 63/.630 .769
Road 266/.798 153/.774 84/.630 83/.796 74/.843 35/.541 77/.742 100/.769 52/.988
Last 28d days 86/.718 118/.770 45/.552 40/.822 49/1.269 31/.522 51/.629 52/.855 36/1.238
HR/SB/CS 12/10/2 7/5/2 2/4/3 3/1/1 7/1/0 1/0/0 4/0/0 1/2/2 3/5/2 108/81/29
Usage ····X··· ·X····X· ····o·Xo Xo·X···· X··X·o·· ···X···· ··X·o·Xo o··X·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.