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Game Preview: TBR @ OAK, 10:05pm, Friday, August 20, 2010 @Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Rays, 74-47, 74-47 2nd, 1 GB, 8 up in WC

SP: Jeremy Hellickson (23, RHP, 3-0, 1.35)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-0) 20.0 9 3 3 3 18 1 1.35
Last 7 GS 3-0 20.0 9 3 3 3 18 1 1.35 70
2010-08-15 BAL W 6.0 3 1 1 1 5 0 97 66
2010-08-10 @DET W 7.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 86 78
2010-08-02 MIN W 7.0 3 2 2 2 6 1 107 67
Has never faced OAK as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-24   Road:   35-23   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  47-34   vsLHP:  27-13   1-Run:  19-21
 vsEast: 29-18   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 14-7  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
121 Thu, Aug 19  @OAK  L   3-4       74-47  2nd  1.0 gb
120 Wed, Aug 18   TEX  W   8-6       74-46  1st    Tied
119 Tue, Aug 17   TEX  W  10-1       73-46  1st    Tied
118 Mon, Aug 16   TEX  W   6-4       72-46  1st    Tied
117 Sun, Aug 15   BAL  W   3-2       71-46  2nd  1.0 gb
116 Sat, Aug 14   BAL  W   7-3       70-46  2nd  2.0 gb
115 Fri, Aug 13   BAL  L   0-5       69-46  2nd  2.0 gb
114 Wed, Aug 11  @DET  L   2-3       69-45  2nd  1.5 gb
113 Tue, Aug 10  @DET  W   8-0       69-44  2nd  0.5 gb
112 Mon, Aug  9  @DET  W   6-3       68-44  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Athletics, 60-60, 60-60 2nd, 7 GB, 13½ GB in WC

SP: Vin Mazzaro (23, RHP, 6-5, 3.71)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (6-5) 94.2 96 47 39 36 62 12 3.71
2009 (4-9) 91.1 120 61 54 39 59 12 5.32
Last 7 GS 2-3 45.0 43 20 18 15 31 5 3.60 53
2010-08-15 @MIN L 6.0 7 2 1 3 3 0 101 52
2010-08-09 @SEA L 7.0 5 3 3 2 5 0 113 58
2010-08-03 KCR ND 6.0 5 2 1 2 5 1 104 59
2010-07-29 @TEX L 5.1 12 7 7 1 3 2 99 18
2010-07-24 CHW W 6.0 3 2 2 3 5 1 102 60
2010-07-18 @KCR W 7.2 7 1 1 1 5 0 107 65
2010-07-09 LAA ND 7.0 4 3 3 3 5 1 107 59
Last 5 v.TBR 0-1 5.0 7 3 2 2 2 1 3.60 43
2009-07-10 @TBR L 5.0 7 3 2 2 2 1 102 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-25   Road:   23-35   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  44-43   vsLHP:  16-17   1-Run:  19-12
 vsEast: 17-18   vsCntrl:16-14   vsWest: 19-18 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
120 Thu, Aug 19   TBR  W   4-3       60-60  2nd  7.0 gb
119 Wed, Aug 18   TOR  W   5-4       59-60  2nd  8.0 gb
118 Tue, Aug 17   TOR  W   6-2       58-60  3rd  9.0 gb
117 Mon, Aug 16   TOR  L   1-3       57-60  3rd 10.0 gb
116 Sun, Aug 15  @MIN  L   2-4       57-59  3rd 10.0 gb
115 Sat, Aug 14  @MIN  L   0-2       57-58  3rd  9.0 gb
114 Fri, Aug 13  @MIN  L   3-4       57-57  3rd  9.0 gb
113 Wed, Aug 11  @SEA  W   5-1       57-56  3rd  8.0 gb
112 Tue, Aug 10  @SEA  L   0-2       56-56  3rd  9.0 gb
111 Mon, Aug  9  @SEA  L   1-3       56-55  2nd  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 OAK  4  TBR  3        W:Trevor Cahill (13-5), L: Dan Wheeler (2-1), S: Jerry Blevins (1)
Sun, May 09, 2010 OAK  4  TBR  0        W:Dallas Braden (4-2), L: James Shields (4-1), S: none
Sat, May 08, 2010 OAK  4  TBR  2        W:Ben Sheets (2-3), L: Wade Davis (3-2), S: Andrew Bailey (6)
Fri, May 07, 2010 TBR  4 @OAK  1        W:David Price (4-1), L: Gio Gonzalez (3-2), S: Rafael Soriano (8)
Wed, Apr 28, 2010 TBR 10  OAK  3        W:James Shields (3-0), L: Dallas Braden (3-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 TBR  8  OAK  6        W:Wade Davis (2-1), L: Ben Sheets (1-2), S: Rafael Soriano (5)

Sun, Jul 12, 2009 OAK  7 @TBR  3        W:Michael Wuertz (5-1), L: Dan Wheeler (3-2), S: Andrew Bailey (10)
Sat, Jul 11, 2009 OAK  7 @TBR  2        W:Dallas Braden (7-7), L: Matt Garza (6-7), S: none
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 TBR  6  OAK  0        W:Jeff Niemann (8-4), L: Vin Mazzaro (2-5), S: none
Thu, May 21, 2009 TBR  6  OAK  5        W:Joe Nelson (1-0), L: Brad Ziegler (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - tied 3-3; 2009 - OAK won 6-4; 2008 - TBR won 6-3; All-Time - OAK leads 75-44

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  5.32

FLA  4.43

SEA  3.28

RA/G

SDP  3.37

FLA  4.33

ARI  5.52

BA

J. Hamilton  .353

H. Pence  .285

L. Valbuena  .163

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

I. Suzuki  .357

B. Wood  .183

SLG

M. Cabrera  .649

A. Jones  .466

B. Wood  .223

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.082

M. Young  .815

B. Wood  .406

ERA

A. Wainwright  2.06

J. Verlander  3.77

B. Bannister  5.95

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.49

M. Cain  6.96

M. Buehrle  3.82

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

Rays Batters (5.02 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.87 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Mazzaro
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
52.Bonser
G/S/vB
57.Bowers*
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
63.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
15.Sheets
G/S/vB
50.Wolf
G/S/vB
48.Wuertz
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/.000 2/.000 247/128 .248/.321/.372/.693 .757/.655 .676 74/.676 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 2/.000 5/.000 2/1.000 3/.666 ··· 3/.333 ··· 6/1.167 ··· 4/1.500 2/.000 402/269 .250/.327/.342/.668 .699/.653 .666 90/.719 10/3 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1.833 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 274/233 .252/.303/.378/.681 .684/.680 .775 50/.348 3/3 6/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.666 2/.000 12/.900 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 501/337 .301/.353/.483/.836 .677/.913 .800 106/.684 39/9 14/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.350 ··· ··· ··· 299/250 .274/.391/.383/.774 .595/.810 .914 68/.877 4/0 3/4
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 6/1.133 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 50/38 .114/.360/.200/.560 1.214/.387 .736 50/.560 0/0 1/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 154/139 .219/.344/.461/.805 .133/.887 .866 83/.781 1/2 6/1
19.Kapler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 140/32 .210/.288/.290/.578 .560/.640 .641 17/.364 1/1 2/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 4/.583 ··· 3/.333 ··· 5/.600 ··· 4/.000 5/.650 534/374 .295/.376/.511/.887 1.029/.827 .802 112/.820 15/3 17/11
23.Pena* G/S/vP 3/2.667 2/.500 5/.000 8/1.042 ··· 5/.400 ··· 5/.650 ··· 1/.000 6/.500 440/304 .214/.334/.444/.779 .663/.831 .732 49/.939 5/1 24/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 301/216 .259/.301/.403/.704 .828/.653 .714 58/.674 8/2 7/4
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 122/66 .202/.333/.343/.677 .917/.472 .651 40/.749 0/0 3/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 3/1.667 5/.400 2/no AB 6/1.167 ··· 1/no AB ··· 5/1.200 ··· 3/.333 7/.619 452/314 .244/.330/.422/.752 .968/.661 .727 89/.926 35/7 11/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/2.667 4/.750 2/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 6/.334 ··· 2/.000 8/.393 487/339 .258/.368/.361/.729 .657/.754 .739 79/.558 22/3 6/1
IP 94.2 40.1 39.2 5.0 14.0 53.2 14.1 119.1 3.2 29.1 46.1 TOTAL .253/.338/.404/.743 .737/.746 .741 .725 144/36 112/71
ERA-K/9 3.71/5.9 1.56/6.5 3.86/8.8 7.20/1.8 4.50/11.6 3.19/8.9 3.77/9.4 4.53/6.3 2.45/9.7 4.91/8.9 3.50/5.8 3.56/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (29-10-6)
 Shoppach (17-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 408/.265 156/.206 181/.287 25/.435 62/.218 218/.204 63/.226 511/.267 18/.231 130/.248 198/.253 .243  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Joyce
 Upton
 Kapler
 Rodriguez
 Brignac
109/0/0/7
1/11/88/5
8/0/27/2
0/114/0/2
12/2/39/1
4/9/8/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .735 .551 .770 .915 .779 .635 .643 .813 .796 .771 .741 .691
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 186/.744 65/.553 77/.624 10/1.156 21/1.206 79/.653 23/.716 264/.801 5/1.600 49/.978 60/1.084 .697
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 222/.727 91/.548 104/.886 15/.757 41/.568 139/.625 40/.602 247/.825 13/.444 81/.656 138/.605 .687
Home 159/.620 91/.555 92/.718 21/.762 39/.701 102/.574 35/.452 276/.685 14/.906 70/.624 101/.554
Last 28d days 133/.726 / 29/1.080 12/.667 4/.250 40/.742 26/.481 / 7/.286 37/.706 23/.664
HR/SB/CS 12/3/1 3/3/1 5/1/0 0/1/0 4/0/1 6/4/1 1/5/0 18/13/9 0/0/0 4/1/0 4/1/1 111/61/25
Usage ····X··· ········ oo··X·X· ···X···· ········ ··X··o·· ·X·X··o· ········ ········ ·XX·X··· ·o··o···
Athletics Batters (4.03 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Hellickson
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
54.Ekstrom
G/S/vB
55.Qualls
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
59.Thayer
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 7/1.096 ··· ··· 1/.000 514/367 .273/.382/.397/.779 .846/.752 .820 95/.775 4/2 5/10
6.Buck* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 41/34 .200/.300/.343/.643 .714/.624 .756 3/.000 1/0 1/0
25.Carson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 42/9 .195/.190/.293/.483 .494/.444 .178 23/.445 1/0 1/0
22.Carter G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/14 .000/.050/.000/.050 .167/.000 20/.050 0/0 0/1
4.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· 11/.455 10/.633 ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· 14/.742 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 213/150 .288/.352/.473/.825 .984/.756 .933 105/.895 19/2 5/2
32.Cust* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 4/.250 ··· 7/.000 ··· ··· 17/.782 ··· ··· 4/1.500 262/221 .274/.397/.437/.834 .582/.885 .902 77/.723 1/1 8/1
11.Davis G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 395/287 .267/.305/.375/.679 .856/.614 .668 85/.648 36/7 5/3
14.Ellis G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 12/.697 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 2/.500 10/.800 6/.334 ··· 6/.567 323/249 .260/.328/.326/.654 .609/.668 .507 91/.532 4/4 2/2
18.Gross* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 3/1.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 200/161 .240/.289/.306/.595 .476/.621 .560 17/.721 4/1 1/1
28.Jackson G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 7/.572 ··· 4/.833 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 241/195 .236/.336/.327/.663 .743/.645 .679 17/.686 6/1 2/1
5.Kouzmanoff G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 8/.661 3/.000 4/.000 ··· 2/.500 479/357 .256/.292/.384/.677 .787/.639 .711 93/.569 1/1 10/10
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 13/9 .154/.154/.154/.308 .500/.222 .333 13/.308 0/0 0/0
2.Pennington# G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/3.000 ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· 1/3.000 431/326 .261/.336/.378/.713 .601/.751 .676 78/.710 19/4 3/18
35.Powell# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 96/69 .217/.305/.289/.594 .699/.554 .535 18/.180 1/0 1/3
7.Rosales G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/5.000 ··· 1/5.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 279/178 .271/.321/.400/.721 .794/.681 .635 22/.511 2/2 7/2
8.Suzuki G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 5/.000 ··· 6/.900 ··· 1/.000 15/1.321 ··· ··· 4/.500 383/286 .251/.308/.390/.698 .553/.747 .764 91/.650 3/1 12/8
21.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 9/.708 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 331/257 .294/.342/.383/.725 .623/.754 .798 / 1/1 1/0
30.Tolleson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 14/7 .429/.429/.429/.857 .857/.857 1.143 10/1.000 0/0 0/0
26.Watson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 33/33 .200/.273/.367/.639 /.639 .742 25/.584 0/0 1/0
IP 20.0 43.1 44.0 32.2 47.0 10.1 45.0 64.2 47.1 2.0 40.0 TOTAL .257/.322/.374/.696 .699/.695 .707 .649 105/26 72/83
ERA-K/9 1.35/8.1 2.08/9.1 1.23/12.5 4.96/8.3 4.21/3.6 5.23/7.9 8.20/7.4 4.18/5.7 1.71/7.6 27.00/9.0 3.15/9.2 3.62/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Powell (8-7-0)
 Suzuki (48-14-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 71/.136 173/.218 156/.135 142/.260 215/.296 47/.216 220/.358 272/.235 181/.172 13/.538 160/.210 .240  Gross
 Sweeney
 Cust
 Jackson
 Davis
 Crisp
 Watson
 Carson
 Rosales
 Carter
 Buck
31/9/34/5
0/1/80/4
9/0/3/3
52/0/0/3
25/66/17/3
0/47/0/2
12/0/0/0
4/1/10/0
5/0/0/0
6/0/0/0
10/0/1/0
OPS .380 .607 .423 .701 .832 .605 .961 .723 .523 1.385 .683 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 32/.488 69/.746 73/.544 104/.520 121/.834 25/.470 104/1.031 120/.686 83/.610 4/1.000 32/.714 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 39/.291 104/.511 83/.320 38/1.234 94/.829 22/.762 116/.899 152/.748 98/.450 9/1.556 128/.676 .701
Road 22/.273 94/.532 70/.489 52/.815 93/.749 17/.627 95/.962 141/.661 82/.474 13/1.385 75/.792
Last 28d days 71/.380 12/.817 46/.507 39/.758 42/.657 15/.277 48/.999 68/.585 43/.454 13/1.385 31/.706
HR/SB/CS 1/0/0 1/1/2 4/1/0 2/1/1 4/3/1 0/0/0 6/4/1 10/6/0 3/3/0 1/0/0 5/1/1 131/59/23
Usage ····X··· ········ ·o··Xo·· ·ooo·oo· Xo·o·XX· ··X···X· ·o·X···· X····X·· ·o·oo··· ········ o··oo···

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.