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Game Preview: DET @ TBR, 7:10pm, Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @Tropicana Field

Tigers, 51-47, 51-47 3rd, 3 GB, 9 GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (27, RHP, 12-5, 3.76)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (12-5) 129.1 112 55 54 46 124 8 3.76
2009 (19-9) 240.0 219 99 92 63 269 20 3.45
2008 (11-17) 201.0 195 119 108 87 163 18 4.84
Last 7 GS 5-1 43.1 47 20 20 15 50 3 4.15 54
2010-07-22 TOR W 8.0 8 2 2 2 5 1 120 61
2010-07-17 @CLE ND 6.0 6 3 3 5 9 0 116 52
2010-07-09 MIN W 5.1 8 2 2 2 7 0 103 49
2010-07-03 SEA W 7.0 7 1 1 1 10 0 114 68
2010-06-27 @ATL W 7.0 6 4 4 2 6 0 117 53
2010-06-22 @NYM L 2.0 5 5 5 3 2 0 61 25
2010-06-16 WSN W 8.0 7 3 3 0 11 2 116 67
Last 5 v.TBR 4-0 32.0 31 13 13 9 29 3 3.66 55
2009-09-04 @TBR W 8.0 4 1 1 1 7 0 126 76
2009-08-30 TBR W 8.0 6 3 3 3 4 2 125 59
2008-09-26 TBR W 5.0 5 2 2 3 8 0 113 54
2007-08-06 TBD ND 6.0 8 4 4 0 6 1 108 46
2006-08-01 @TBD W 5.0 8 3 3 2 4 0 91 41
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-17   Road:   16-30   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  34-37   vsLHP:  17-10   1-Run:  11-13
 vsEast: 10-5    vsCntrl:16-21   vsWest: 14-14 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 98 Mon, Jul 26  @TBR  L   0-5       51-47  3rd  3.0 gb
 97 Sun, Jul 25   TOR  W   6-5       51-46  3rd  2.0 gb
 96 Sun, Jul 25   TOR  L   3-5       50-46  3rd  2.0 gb
 95 Sat, Jul 24   TOR  L   2-3       50-45  3rd  2.5 gb
 94 Thu, Jul 22   TOR  W   5-2       50-44  2nd  2.0 gb
 93 Wed, Jul 21   TEX  W   4-1       49-44  2nd  2.5 gb
 92 Tue, Jul 20   TEX  L   0-8       48-44  2nd  3.5 gb
 91 Mon, Jul 19   TEX  L   6-8 (14)  48-43  2nd  2.5 gb
 90 Sun, Jul 18  @CLE  L   2-7       48-42  2nd  1.5 gb
 89 Sat, Jul 17  @CLE  L   1-2 (11)  48-41  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Rays, 60-38, 60-38 2nd, 3 GB, 7 up in WC

SP: James Shields (28, RHP, 8-9, 4.90)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (8-9) 128.2 145 77 70 30 115 22 4.90
2009 (11-12) 219.2 239 113 101 52 167 29 4.14
2008 (14-8) 215.0 208 94 85 40 160 24 3.56
Last 7 GS 2-4 42.2 44 27 27 10 33 9 5.70 48
2010-07-21 @BAL W 6.1 8 4 4 1 1 1 93 41
2010-07-16 @NYY ND 6.0 4 3 3 3 5 2 96 54
2010-07-09 CLE L 6.1 6 4 4 1 9 2 106 53
2010-07-04 @MIN W 6.0 8 4 4 1 2 0 92 41
2010-06-29 @BOS L 5.0 7 5 5 2 6 1 109 37
2010-06-23 SDP L 7.0 6 4 4 1 7 2 96 55
2010-06-17 @ATL L 6.0 5 3 3 1 3 1 82 52
Last 5 v.DET 2-0 27.2 32 14 13 3 24 5 4.23 51
2009-09-05 DET ND 6.1 8 6 6 1 5 2 96 37
2009-08-31 @DET W 7.0 10 5 4 1 6 2 108 44
2008-09-28 @DET ND 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 53
2008-08-03 DET ND 6.1 9 2 2 1 4 0 111 50
2007-08-08 @DET W 7.0 5 1 1 0 9 1 103 72
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-20   Road:   33-18   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  38-27   vsLHP:  22-11   1-Run:  16-15
 vsEast: 25-13   vsCntrl:17-8    vsWest: 11-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 98 Mon, Jul 26   DET  W   5-0       60-38  2nd  3.0 gb
 97 Sun, Jul 25  @CLE  W   4-2       59-38  2nd  3.0 gb
 96 Sat, Jul 24  @CLE  W   6-3       58-38  2nd  3.0 gb
 95 Fri, Jul 23  @CLE  L   1-3  (7)  57-38  2nd  4.0 gb
 94 Wed, Jul 21  @BAL  W   5-4       57-37  2nd  2.5 gb
 93 Tue, Jul 20  @BAL  L  10-11(13)  56-37  2nd  2.5 gb
 92 Mon, Jul 19  @BAL  W   8-1       56-36  2nd  2.5 gb
 91 Sun, Jul 18  @NYY  L   5-9       55-36  2nd  3.0 gb
 90 Sat, Jul 17  @NYY  W  10-5       55-35  2nd  2.0 gb
 89 Fri, Jul 16  @NYY  L   4-5       54-35  2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Jul 26, 2010 TBR  5  DET  0        W:Matt Garza (11-5), L: Max Scherzer (7-8), S: none

Sun, Sep 06, 2009 DET  5 @TBR  3        W:Edwin Jackson (12-6), L: Russ Springer (0-3), S: Brandon Lyon (3)
Sat, Sep 05, 2009 DET  8 @TBR  6        W:Bobby Seay (5-2), L: Grant Balfour (5-4), S: Brandon Lyon (2)
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 DET  4 @TBR  3        W:Justin Verlander (16-7), L: J.P. Howell (7-5), S: Fernando Rodney (32)
Mon, Aug 31, 2009 TBR 11 @DET  7        W:James Shields (9-10), L: Jarrod Washburn (9-8), S: none
Sun, Aug 30, 2009 DET  4  TBR  3        W:Justin Verlander (15-7), L: Grant Balfour (5-3), S: Fernando Rodney (29)
Sat, Aug 29, 2009 TBR  3 @DET  1        W:David Price (7-6), L: Nate Robertson (1-1), S: J.P. Howell (16)
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 DET  6  TBR  2        W:Rick Porcello (11-8), L: Matt Garza (7-9), S: none
Sun, Sep 28, 2008 TBR  8 @DET  7 (11)   W:Edwin Jackson (14-11), L: Chris Lambert (1-2), S: Jason Hammel (2)
Sat, Sep 27, 2008 DET  4  TBR  3        W:Aquilino Lopez (4-1), L: Jeff Niemann (2-2), S: Fernando Rodney (13)
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 1-0; 2009 - DET won 5-2; 2008 - TBR won 4-3; All-Time - Tied 45-45

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  5.47

ARI  4.48

SEA  3.31

RA/G

SDP  3.48

LAD  4.39

ARI  5.66

BA

B. Posey  .368

J. Upton  .280

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

J. Bautista  .357

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .647

J. Drew  .464

B. Wood  .225

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.067

M. Reynolds  .812

B. Wood  .411

ERA

J. Johnson  1.61

B. Cecil  3.89

N. Blackburn  6.66

K/9IP

B. Morrow  9.96

A. Harang  6.73

N. Blackburn  3.03

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Tigers Batters (4.44 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.90 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 6/1.166 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 179/160 .206/.291/.313/.603 .388/.627 .522 41/.436 2/0 4/3
26.Boesch* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 314/235 .310/.376/.527/.902 1.224/.795 .836 89/.657 3/0 12/5
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 18/1.132 5/.400 3/1.333 ··· 14/1.215 9/.985 5/.400 8/.250 410/316 .347/.420/.647/1.067 1.168/1.037 1.024 89/1.149 2/3 24/9
18.Damon* G/S/vP 21/.857 5/.400 22/.955 7/.143 7/1.738 25/1.068 4/.250 8/1.250 377/289 .279/.371/.423/.794 .844/.779 .736 79/.906 7/1 6/2
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 16/1.376 8/.125 22/.797 2/.000 2/.500 3/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 246/184 .280/.337/.427/.764 .659/.800 .767 64/.658 1/2 5/4
15.Inge G/S/vP 11/.384 6/.583 11/1.233 ··· 4/.750 3/.000 2/.500 3/.500 354/259 .263/.342/.413/.755 .779/.747 .643 57/.893 2/3 6/6
14.Jackson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 390/285 .316/.365/.429/.794 .570/.876 .777 94/.875 16/4 1/5
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 137/123 .206/.250/.254/.504 .468/.507 .492 38/.487 1/0 1/3
12.Laird G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 212/130 .182/.243/.260/.503 .462/.528 .441 43/.407 2/1 3/4
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 6/2 .167/.167/.167/.333 .500/.000 6/.333 0/0 0/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 14/.742 6/.666 17/.971 ··· 2/.000 6/.833 3/.666 6/2.600 365/284 .303/.378/.474/.852 1.171/.763 .804 80/.726 1/0 12/3
25.Raburn G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 4/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.500 165/92 .204/.274/.333/.608 .763/.484 .584 40/.488 1/1 2/3
28.Rhymes* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/7 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 7/.000 0/0 0/0
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 9/1.000 5/.750 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 2/.500 252/208 .272/.351/.327/.678 .761/.661 .709 56/.702 1/0 2/6
20.Sizemore G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 127/93 .193/.276/.266/.542 .379/.604 .510 12/.167 0/0 1/7
29.Worth G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 102/60 .250/.280/.365/.645 .720/.592 .613 43/.653 1/1 2/0
IP 128.2 42.0 33.1 24.2 36.0 49.0 37.2 31.1 TOTAL .270/.339/.415/.753 .788/.742 .712 .725 42/17 81/88
ERA-K/9 4.90/8.0 2.14/8.8 0.81/12.7 6.20/8.7 4.50/3.5 4.22/6.4 1.91/8.1 3.16/10.1 3.66/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (20-13-2)
 Laird (40-18-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 559/.278 166/.219 117/.127 103/.250 173/.324 204/.249 145/.178 129/.211 .241  Ordonez
 Jackson
 Boesch
 Damon
 Raburn
 Kelly
 Guillen
0/0/71/7
0/88/0/5
44/0/29/4
30/4/0/2
21/6/8/1
42/9/1/0
4/0/0/0
OPS .792 .598 .398 .676 .876 .765 .539 .677 .707
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 297/.780 63/.747 56/.448 81/.508 95/.842 85/.711 60/.617 23/.811 .718
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 262/.804 103/.504 61/.354 22/1.349 78/.916 119/.799 85/.485 106/.649 .697
Home 244/.813 72/.681 55/.319 61/.601 88/.964 108/.816 66/.595 67/.531
Last 28d days 106/.780 42/.691 45/.440 25/.891 31/.907 33/1.011 41/.637 30/.772
HR/SB/CS 22/6/3 1/1/2 3/1/0 2/1/1 2/3/1 9/2/0 2/3/0 4/1/1 107/51/21
Usage ·····X·· ·o····X· ·oX··Xo· ···o·oo· ······o· ········ ·oo··oX· ···o··oo
Rays Batters (5.12 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
38.Bonderman
G/S/vB
40.Coke*
G/S/vB
53.Fien
G/S/vB
58.Galarraga
G/S/vB
21.Gonzalez
G/S/vB
41.Oliver*
G/S/vB
45.Perry
G/S/vB
55.Schlereth*
G/S/vB
36.Thomas*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
34.Weinhardt
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 177/81 .263/.313/.406/.719 .682/.799 .733 49/.824 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 17/.412 18/.478 2/.000 ··· 9/.222 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 322/217 .243/.328/.337/.665 .654/.670 .674 73/.787 9/2 2/7
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 230/201 .278/.335/.425/.759 .830/.749 .693 41/.917 2/3 6/8
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 16/.750 22/.818 1/2.000 ··· 5/.400 2/5.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 408/271 .311/.367/.510/.876 .706/.961 .927 95/.878 34/9 12/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 235/199 .268/.387/.366/.753 .536/.794 .575 54/.634 3/0 3/4
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 82/81 .227/.378/.470/.848 .000/.860 .675 67/.959 1/1 3/0
19.Kapler G/S/vP ··· 6/.200 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· 123/28 .222/.303/.306/.609 .605/.618 .554 27/.696 1/1 2/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 9/1.111 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/2.071 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 435/302 .293/.382/.501/.883 .986/.839 .987 103/.884 14/3 14/11
23.Pena* G/S/vP 13/.770 6/.000 4/1.250 ··· 8/.661 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 403/281 .204/.325/.426/.751 .657/.793 .798 90/.822 5/1 21/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 247/185 .258/.296/.410/.707 .803/.674 .691 65/.690 7/2 6/2
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 18/.634 5/.400 ··· 1/2.000 12/.250 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 89/50 .194/.330/.278/.607 .987/.323 .620 44/.418 0/0 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 11/1.545 10/1.167 1/.000 ··· 7/.429 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 371/259 .227/.315/.390/.705 .926/.613 .680 74/.636 27/6 8/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 12/.166 3/1.000 5/.650 ··· 6/2.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 421/294 .271/.372/.385/.756 .676/.785 .705 96/.638 19/2 6/1
IP 129.1 108.2 41.1 2.2 69.0 17.1 22.0 29.2 3.2 42.1 44.2 9.2 TOTAL .254/.340/.406/.746 .724/.756 .739 .769 123/32 93/58
ERA-K/9 3.76/8.6 5.05/6.3 2.40/7.0 10.12/0.0 4.43/4.3 3.12/4.7 7.36/7.4 4.55/7.0 2.45/2.4 4.46/3.6 1.81/9.3 4.66/3.7 4.33/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (26-10-4)
 Shoppach (12-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 538/.233 467/.278 172/.252 12/.364 290/.260 66/.241 102/.310 129/.259 21/.368 192/.302 174/.150 38/.278 .262  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Kapler
 Rodriguez
 Joyce
 Brignac
88/0/0/7
1/9/84/4
0/93/0/2
11/0/34/0
3/7/6/0
7/0/7/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .652 .761 .625 1.364 .753 .749 .910 .726 .850 .795 .482 .649 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 313/.658 238/.854 80/.622 5/1.400 146/.858 34/.853 33/.983 44/.600 8/.804 75/.665 96/.511 13/.558 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 225/.643 229/.666 92/.628 7/1.333 144/.650 32/.648 69/.877 85/.781 13/.878 117/.883 78/.451 25/.695 .728
Road 262/.689 209/.796 73/.689 7/.286 90/.969 35/.814 68/.905 56/.838 4/.500 93/.889 63/.430 8/1.196
Last 28d days 115/.720 99/.885 37/.606 12/1.364 91/.859 27/.776 79/1.003 31/.499 21/.850 33/.795 52/.788 38/.649
HR/SB/CS 8/12/4 14/11/5 1/1/0 2/0/0 9/3/2 3/0/1 3/2/3 2/2/0 0/1/0 2/0/2 3/1/0 0/0/0 82/60/31
Usage ····X··· ·X·····X ·X···o·o ······X· ·X····X· X······X ········ ··o····X ········ ooo···o· ·X··oX·X ·oo····X

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.