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Game Preview: TBR @ OAK, 4:05pm, Sunday, August 22, 2010 @Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Rays, 75-48, 75-48 2nd, 1 GB, 8 up in WC

SP: Matt Garza (26, RHP, 12-7, 3.74)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (12-7) 156.1 139 68 65 47 124 21 3.74
2009 (8-12) 203.0 177 93 89 79 189 25 3.95
2008 (11-9) 184.2 170 83 76 59 128 19 3.70
Last 7 GS 3-2 49.0 32 16 14 8 40 7 2.57 64
2010-08-17 TEX W 7.0 5 0 0 2 10 0 102 75
2010-08-11 @DET L 5.2 7 3 3 3 4 1 106 44
2010-08-06 @TOR L 8.0 4 2 0 0 4 0 102 74
2010-07-31 NYY ND 7.0 5 4 4 1 9 2 109 59
2010-07-26 DET W 9.0 0 0 0 1 6 0 120 92
2010-07-20 @BAL ND 6.1 10 7 7 0 5 4 99 30
2010-07-10 CLE W 6.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 88 71
Last 5 v.OAK 0-2 18.2 18 9 9 9 21 2 4.34 52
2009-07-11 OAK L 6.1 7 3 3 1 7 1 105 53
2009-05-21 OAK ND 6.2 7 2 2 4 8 0 107 56
2009-04-25 @OAK L 5.2 4 4 4 4 6 1 107 47
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-24   Road:   36-24   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  47-35   vsLHP:  28-13   1-Run:  20-22
 vsEast: 29-18   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 15-8  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Sat, Aug 21  @OAK  W   5-4       75-48  2nd  1.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Athletics, 61-61, 61-61 2nd, 7 GB, 13½ GB in WC

SP: Dallas Braden (26, LHP, 8-8, 3.44)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (8-8) 136.0 131 59 52 26 86 13 3.44
2009 (8-9) 136.2 144 63 59 42 81 9 3.89
2008 (5-4) 71.2 77 36 33 25 41 8 4.14
Last 7 GS 4-2 48.0 45 20 15 11 32 3 2.81 56
2010-08-17 TOR W 7.0 3 2 1 2 5 0 104 68
2010-08-11 @SEA W 9.0 4 1 1 2 6 0 104 79
2010-08-06 TEX L 6.0 5 4 4 2 1 2 88 45
2010-07-31 @CHW W 9.0 8 2 2 1 5 1 111 67
2010-07-25 CHW W 6.1 5 3 3 2 5 0 98 54
2010-07-20 BOS ND 4.2 10 4 1 1 6 0 94 39
2010-06-22 CIN L 6.0 10 4 3 1 4 0 106 41
Last 5 v.TBR 3-1 31.2 23 12 12 10 19 1 3.41 56
2010-05-09 TBR W 9.0 0 0 0 0 6 0 109 93
2010-04-28 @TBR L 4.0 8 6 6 3 1 0 88 20
2009-07-11 @TBR W 6.0 5 2 2 2 6 0 90 58
2009-05-21 @TBR ND 7.0 6 3 3 2 4 1 97 55
2009-04-25 TBR W 5.2 4 1 1 3 2 0 84 56
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-26   Road:   23-35   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  45-43   vsLHP:  16-18   1-Run:  20-13
 vsEast: 18-19   vsCntrl:16-14   vsWest: 19-18 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
122 Sat, Aug 21   TBR  L   4-5       61-61  2nd  7.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 21, 2010 TBR  5 @OAK  4        W:Randy Choate (3-3), L: Craig Breslow (4-4), S: Rafael Soriano (36)
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
Season Series: 2010 - tied 4-4; 2009 - OAK won 6-4; 2008 - TBR won 6-3; All-Time - OAK leads 76-45

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  5.31

FLA  4.48

SEA  3.32

RA/G

SDP  3.44

SEA  4.29

ARI  5.47

BA

J. Hamilton  .356

J. Buck  .286

L. Valbuena  .160

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

M. Cairo  .358

B. Wood  .180

SLG

M. Cabrera  .647

B. Hall  .462

B. Wood  .219

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.082

M. Byrd  .815

B. Wood  .399

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 (3.88 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Braden*
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 10/.633 2/.000 ··· 7/.429 ··· ··· 7/.000 2/.000 255/131 .248/.319/.372/.691 .768/.639 .673 78/.621 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 15/.667 2/1.000 3/.666 4/.250 ··· ··· 4/1.500 3/.000 411/273 .249/.324/.342/.666 .687/.655 .661 92/.684 10/3 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 274/233 .252/.303/.378/.681 .684/.680 .775 47/.261 3/3 6/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 22/.485 3/.000 12/.900 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 510/341 .299/.351/.478/.829 .668/.908 .787 106/.676 40/9 14/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 2/.500 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 303/253 .271/.386/.378/.765 .582/.801 .890 68/.803 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 80/.810 1/2 6/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 17/.627 2/.000 4/.583 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 5/.650 542/378 .292/.373/.511/.883 1.036/.818 .797 111/.863 15/3 18/12
23.Pena* G/S/vP 17/.309 5/.000 8/1.042 6/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.500 448/308 .213/.335/.443/.777 .676/.824 .731 49/.924 5/1 24/5
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 305/216 .263/.307/.416/.723 .889/.653 .755 58/.793 9/2 8/4
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 126/67 .204/.331/.340/.670 .903/.464 .639 40/.749 0/0 3/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 20/.671 2/no AB 6/1.167 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/.333 8/.536 461/318 .240/.328/.415/.742 .942/.657 .709 93/.883 35/7 11/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 12/.955 5/1.600 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 8/.393 495/342 .259/.366/.367/.733 .689/.747 .746 78/.570 23/3 7/2
IP 136.0 40.1 5.0 55.1 15.1 3.2 29.1 47.2 TOTAL .252/.338/.404/.742 .742/.742 .739 .719 147/36 115/74
ERA-K/9 3.44/5.7 4.02/8.7 7.20/1.8 3.58/9.1 3.52/9.4 2.45/9.7 4.91/8.9 3.40/6.0 3.56/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (31-10-6)
 Shoppach (19-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 550/.255 184/.287 25/.435 226/.207 66/.214 18/.231 130/.248 202/.247 .243  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Rodriguez
 Brignac
111/0/0/7
1/11/89/5
0/116/0/2
8/0/28/2
4/9/8/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .687 .786 .915 .656 .611 .796 .771 .725 .690
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 134/.709 79/.607 10/1.156 80/.662 25/.653 5/1.600 49/.978 61/1.063 .693
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 416/.679 105/.931 15/.757 146/.652 41/.586 13/.444 81/.656 141/.592 .689
Home 338/.659 95/.749 21/.762 110/.620 38/.415 14/.906 70/.624 105/.532
Last 28d days 115/.574 30/1.081 12/.667 43/.879 29/.429 4/.500 34/.779 18/.675
HR/SB/CS 13/1/1 6/1/0 0/1/0 7/4/1 1/5/0 0/0/0 4/1/0 4/1/1 114/64/25
Usage ····X··· ·ooo··X· ·····X·· XX··X··o ·o·X·X·· ········ ···XX·X· X··o··o·
Athletics Batters (4.03 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
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 4/.500 3/.666 ··· ··· 7/1.096 ··· ··· 1/.000 522/370 .279/.388/.400/.789 .870/.755 .837 94/.803 5/2 5/10
6.Buck* G/S/vP 3/2.667 5/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 48/38 .167/.255/.286/.541 .500/.552 .604 10/.000 1/0 1/0
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 10/.422 10/.633 1/.000 7/.286 ··· ··· 14/.742 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 222/155 .285/.347/.461/.808 .953/.743 .896 104/.862 21/2 5/2
32.Cust* G/S/vP 10/.425 5/.400 ··· 7/.000 ··· ··· 17/.782 1/.000 ··· 4/1.500 270/226 .270/.393/.441/.834 .541/.897 .898 76/.600 1/1 9/1
11.Davis G/S/vP 2/3.500 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.500 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 403/292 .267/.303/.373/.676 .851/.611 .663 93/.639 36/7 5/3
14.Ellis G/S/vP 8/.250 13/.749 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 3/.333 10/.800 6/.334 ··· 6/.567 328/251 .263/.332/.332/.664 .654/.668 .531 87/.597 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 8/.542 4/1 1/1
5.Kouzmanoff G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 9/.583 3/.000 4/.000 ··· 2/.500 487/362 .256/.292/.383/.675 .771/.642 .705 92/.519 1/1 10/10
19.Larish* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 13/9 .154/.154/.154/.308 .500/.222 .333 7/.286 0/0 0/0
2.Pennington# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/1.500 ··· ··· 6/.334 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 436/331 .262/.336/.381/.717 .601/.755 .684 74/.769 20/4 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
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 7/.286 6/.000 ··· 6/.900 ··· 2/.000 15/1.321 ··· ··· 4/.500 391/291 .246/.304/.383/.687 .548/.733 .742 90/.504 3/1 12/8
30.Tolleson G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 20/10 .300/.300/.300/.600 .600/.600 .615 16/.625 0/0 0/1
IP 156.1 45.0 34.0 47.1 10.1 46.0 64.2 48.1 2.0 40.0 TOTAL .256/.321/.373/.694 .696/.694 .703 .617 109/26 73/85
ERA-K/9 3.74/7.1 1.40/12.4 4.76/8.5 4.18/3.6 5.23/7.9 8.02/7.6 4.18/5.7 1.68/7.5 27.00/9.0 3.15/9.2 3.63/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Powell (8-7-0)
 Suzuki (51-14-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 642/.238 162/.139 147/.258 217/.293 47/.216 223/.352 272/.235 184/.169 13/.538 160/.210 .240  Gross
 Davis
 Cust
 Crisp
 Buck
31/9/34/5
27/66/17/3
9/0/3/3
0/49/0/2
10/0/3/0
OPS .710 .437 .689 .824 .605 .947 .723 .514 1.385 .683 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 281/.683 75/.547 107/.525 123/.820 25/.470 104/1.031 120/.686 85/.595 4/1.000 32/.714 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 361/.730 87/.344 40/1.163 94/.829 22/.762 119/.875 152/.748 99/.445 9/1.556 128/.676 .697
Road 332/.744 76/.515 57/.773 95/.732 17/.627 98/.929 141/.661 85/.457 13/1.385 75/.792
Last 28d days 138/.497 45/.539 44/.715 44/.625 15/.277 44/.849 68/.585 39/.423 13/1.385 31/.706
HR/SB/CS 21/6/4 4/1/0 2/1/1 4/3/1 0/0/0 6/4/1 10/6/0 3/3/0 1/0/0 5/1/1 132/63/23
Usage ····X··· ·X·o··Xo oo·ooo·o ·oXo·o·X ····X··· X··o·X·· ··X····X o··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.