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Game Preview: TBR @ OAK, 9:05pm, Saturday, August 21, 2010 @Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Rays, 74-48, 74-48 2nd, 1 GB, 7½ up in WC

SP: David Price (24, LHP, 15-5, 2.85)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (15-5) 151.2 127 55 48 64 141 10 2.85
2009 (10-7) 128.1 119 72 63 54 102 17 4.42
2008 (0-0) 14.0 9 4 3 4 12 1 1.93
Last 7 GS 4-1 44.0 40 19 19 22 51 2 3.89 55
2010-08-16 TEX ND 6.0 5 2 2 5 8 0 109 57
2010-08-09 @DET W 5.0 5 2 2 4 9 0 115 54
2010-08-04 MIN ND 7.0 5 1 1 2 7 0 119 68
2010-07-29 DET W 6.1 7 2 2 2 9 0 115 58
2010-07-24 @CLE W 7.0 3 3 3 4 5 1 105 60
2010-07-18 @NYY L 5.0 7 7 7 4 3 0 96 24
2010-07-07 BOS W 7.2 8 2 2 1 10 1 111 64
Last 5 v.OAK 1-0 7.2 3 1 0 4 6 0 0.00 73
2010-05-07 @OAK W 7.2 3 1 0 4 6 0 119 73
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-24   Road:   35-24   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  47-35   vsLHP:  27-13   1-Run:  19-22
 vsEast: 29-18   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 14-8  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
122 Fri, Aug 20  @OAK  L   4-5       74-48  2nd  1.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:18-12
Athletics, 61-60, 61-60 2nd, 7 GB, 12½ GB in WC

SP: Brett Anderson (22, LHP, 3-4, 2.89)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-4) 56.0 53 20 18 8 39 2 2.89
2009 (11-11) 175.1 180 94 79 45 150 20 4.06
Last 7 GS 2-3 39.0 36 14 13 5 27 2 3.00 55
2010-08-16 TOR L 6.0 7 3 2 1 5 2 103 52
2010-08-10 @SEA L 7.0 5 1 1 2 7 0 109 68
2010-08-04 KCR W 7.0 3 2 2 1 4 0 102 66
2010-07-30 @CHW L 5.1 10 5 5 0 1 0 91 29
2010-06-03 @BOS ND 2.0 5 2 2 0 1 0 36 39
2010-05-29 @DET W 5.2 3 0 0 0 4 0 70 67
2010-04-24 CLE ND 6.0 3 1 1 1 5 0 80 66
Last 5 v.TBR 1-0 10.0 7 4 2 1 8 2 1.80 58
2009-07-12 @TBR ND 4.0 3 0 0 1 3 0 50 58
2009-05-20 @TBR W 6.0 4 4 2 0 5 2 80 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-25   Road:   23-35   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  45-43   vsLHP:  16-17   1-Run:  20-12
 vsEast: 18-18   vsCntrl:16-14   vsWest: 19-18 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
121 Fri, Aug 20   TBR  W   5-4       61-60  2nd  7.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 20, 2010 OAK  5  TBR  4        W:Henry Rodriguez (1-0), L: Joaquin Benoit (0-2), S: Craig Breslow (2)
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
Season Series: 2010 - OAK over 4-3; 2009 - OAK won 6-4; 2008 - TBR won 6-3; All-Time - OAK leads 76-44

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  5.28

LAA  4.44

SEA  3.30

RA/G

SDP  3.42

FLA  4.30

ARI  5.50

BA

J. Hamilton  .354

M. Fontenot  .286

L. Valbuena  .160

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

J. Damon  .357

B. Wood  .180

SLG

M. Cabrera  .646

H. Pence  .465

B. Wood  .219

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.078

R. Ludwick  .814

B. Wood  .399

ERA

A. Wainwright  2.06

J. Verlander  3.77

B. Bannister  5.95

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.49

R. Wells  6.99

M. Buehrle  3.82

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Rays Batters (5.02 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.87 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Anderson*
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
52.Bonser
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
63.Rodriguez
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 4/1.250 2/.000 ··· 6/.000 ··· ··· 7/.000 2/.000 251/131 .243/.316/.365/.681 .750/.639 .653 78/.638 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 4/.000 2/1.000 3/.666 4/.250 ··· ··· 4/1.500 2/.000 406/272 .250/.326/.344/.670 .693/.657 .668 90/.676 10/3 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 274/233 .252/.303/.378/.681 .684/.680 .775 50/.348 3/3 6/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 12/.900 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 505/340 .300/.352/.481/.833 .672/.911 .795 105/.681 40/9 14/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 303/253 .271/.386/.378/.765 .582/.801 .890 72/.832 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 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 158/143 .223/.354/.462/.816 .133/.898 .887 83/.804 1/2 6/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 5/.400 2/.000 4/.583 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 5/.650 538/378 .293/.374/.506/.880 1.029/.818 .789 111/.828 15/3 17/11
23.Pena* G/S/vP 5/1.600 5/.000 8/1.042 5/.400 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.500 444/308 .212/.333/.441/.774 .663/.824 .724 49/.823 5/1 24/5
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 301/216 .259/.301/.403/.704 .828/.653 .714 54/.688 8/2 7/4
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 2/2.500 1/.000 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 122/66 .202/.333/.343/.677 .917/.472 .651 36/.781 0/0 3/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 5/.000 2/no AB 6/1.167 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/.333 7/.619 456/317 .242/.329/.419/.748 .960/.659 .719 89/.908 35/7 11/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 2/1.000 5/1.600 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 8/.393 491/342 .258/.367/.367/.734 .692/.747 .748 78/.566 22/3 7/2
IP 56.0 40.1 5.0 54.2 15.1 3.2 29.1 46.1 TOTAL .252/.338/.403/.741 .737/.743 .737 .712 145/36 113/73
ERA-K/9 2.89/6.3 4.02/8.7 7.20/1.8 3.13/9.0 3.52/9.4 2.45/9.7 4.91/8.9 3.50/5.8 3.55/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (31-10-6)
 Shoppach (17-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 228/.249 184/.287 25/.435 221/.201 66/.214 18/.231 130/.248 198/.253 .242  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Brignac
 Rodriguez
110/0/0/7
1/11/88/5
0/115/0/2
8/0/28/2
0/0/2/0
4/9/8/0
OPS .612 .786 .915 .626 .611 .796 .771 .741 .689
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 57/.679 79/.607 10/1.156 79/.653 25/.653 5/1.600 49/.978 60/1.084 .693
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 171/.589 105/.931 15/.757 142/.611 41/.586 13/.444 81/.656 138/.605 .687
Home 117/.561 95/.749 21/.762 105/.557 38/.415 14/.906 70/.624 101/.554
Last 28d days 103/.675 32/1.140 12/.667 43/.685 29/.429 4/.500 37/.706 15/.830
HR/SB/CS 2/4/3 6/1/0 0/1/0 6/4/1 1/5/0 0/0/0 4/1/0 4/1/1 112/62/25
Usage ····X··· ooo··X·X ····X··· X··X··o· o·X·X··o ········ ··XX·X·· ··o··o··
Athletics Batters (4.03 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.84 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 14.Price*
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
54.Ekstrom
G/S/vB
58.Hellickson
G/S/vB
55.Qualls
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
10.Barton* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 7/1.096 ··· 1/.000 518/370 .274/.383/.396/.780 .840/.755 .820 94/.764 4/2 5/10
6.Buck* G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 45/38 .179/.273/.308/.580 .714/.552 .661 7/.000 1/0 1/0
4.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· 10/.633 ··· 7/.286 ··· 4/.500 ··· 14/.742 1/.000 3/.333 218/155 .286/.349/.466/.814 .984/.743 .910 105/.876 20/2 5/2
32.Cust* G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 ··· 7/.000 ··· 3/1.666 ··· 17/.782 ··· 4/1.500 266/225 .275/.398/.450/.848 .582/.901 .928 76/.618 1/1 9/1
11.Davis G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 2/.000 4/.500 1/.000 2/.000 399/291 .267/.304/.374/.678 .856/.614 .667 89/.646 36/7 5/3
14.Ellis G/S/vP ··· 13/.749 ··· 4/1.250 ··· ··· 2/.500 10/.800 6/.334 6/.567 324/250 .260/.330/.326/.657 .609/.671 .511 87/.549 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 12/.444 4/1 1/1
5.Kouzmanoff G/S/vP 3/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 8/.661 3/.000 4/.000 2/.500 483/361 .258/.294/.385/.679 .787/.643 .716 92/.538 1/1 10/10
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 13/9 .154/.154/.154/.308 .500/.222 .333 13/.308 0/0 0/0
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 4/1.250 ··· ··· 3/1.500 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 6/.334 ··· 1/3.000 435/330 .263/.337/.382/.719 .601/.758 .687 77/.765 20/4 3/18
35.Powell# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 96/69 .217/.305/.289/.594 .699/.554 .535 18/.180 1/0 1/3
8.Suzuki G/S/vP ··· 6/.000 ··· 6/.900 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 15/1.321 ··· 4/.500 387/290 .248/.305/.386/.691 .553/.736 .750 90/.536 3/1 12/8
30.Tolleson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 17/10 .353/.353/.353/.706 .857/.600 .800 13/.769 0/0 0/1
IP 151.2 45.0 33.0 47.1 10.1 26.1 45.0 64.2 47.1 40.0 TOTAL .256/.322/.374/.696 .698/.695 .706 .622 107/26 73/85
ERA-K/9 2.85/8.4 1.40/12.4 4.91/8.2 4.18/3.6 5.23/7.9 2.05/8.6 8.20/7.4 4.18/5.7 1.71/7.6 3.15/9.2 3.62/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Powell (8-7-0)
 Suzuki (49-14-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 634/.227 162/.139 143/.258 217/.293 47/.216 99/.172 220/.358 272/.235 181/.172 160/.210 .240  Gross
 Cust
 Davis
 Crisp
 Buck
31/9/34/5
9/0/3/3
26/66/17/3
0/48/0/2
10/0/2/0
OPS .654 .437 .695 .824 .605 .470 .961 .723 .523 .683 .704
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 152/.587 75/.547 105/.515 123/.820 25/.470 48/.650 104/1.031 120/.686 83/.610 32/.714 .711
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 482/.675 87/.344 38/1.234 94/.829 22/.762 51/.301 116/.899 152/.748 98/.450 128/.676 .699
Road 321/.708 76/.515 53/.797 95/.732 17/.627 50/.506 95/.962 141/.661 82/.474 75/.792
Last 28d days 105/.668 48/.547 40/.738 44/.625 15/.277 99/.470 41/.918 68/.585 40/.489 31/.706
HR/SB/CS 10/9/5 4/1/0 2/1/1 4/3/1 0/0/0 2/2/0 6/4/1 10/6/0 3/3/0 5/1/1 132/61/23
Usage ····X··· X·o··Xo· o·ooo·oo oXo·o·XX ···X···X 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.