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Game Preview: MIN @ TBR, 7:10pm, Monday, August 2, 2010 @Tropicana Field

Twins, 59-46, 59-46 2nd, ½ GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Carl Pavano (34, RHP, 13-6, 3.21)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (13-6) 148.2 131 55 53 22 83 15 3.21
2009 (14-12) 199.1 235 119 113 39 147 26 5.10
2008 (4-2) 34.1 41 23 22 10 15 5 5.77
Last 7 GS 5-0 52.1 41 15 14 8 28 4 2.41 62
2010-07-27 @KCR W 5.0 5 1 1 3 2 0 98 52
2010-07-22 @BAL W 9.0 5 0 0 1 4 0 102 80
2010-07-17 CHW W 9.0 7 2 2 0 6 1 104 71
2010-07-11 @DET W 7.2 6 3 3 1 6 0 104 60
2010-07-06 @TOR ND 6.1 8 6 6 0 2 3 77 35
2010-07-01 TBR ND 6.1 7 3 2 2 4 0 111 51
2010-06-26 @NYM W 9.0 3 0 0 1 4 0 110 84
Last 5 v.TBR 2-1 27.2 28 14 12 10 20 4 3.90 50
2010-07-01 TBR ND 6.1 7 3 2 2 4 0 111 51
2009-05-26 TBR W 7.0 4 1 1 2 6 1 92 69
2009-05-16 @TBR L 5.0 6 3 3 2 6 1 92 47
2008-09-14 TBR W 5.1 5 4 3 2 3 1 95 45
2008-09-03 @TBR ND 4.0 6 3 3 2 1 1 79 37
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-20   Road:   26-26   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  38-30   vsLHP:  21-16   1-Run:  17-16
 vsEast: 12-16   vsCntrl:27-15   vsWest: 12-5  IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
105 Sun, Aug  1   SEA  W   4-0       59-46  2nd  0.5 gb
104 Sat, Jul 31   SEA  W   4-0       58-46  2nd  0.5 gb
103 Fri, Jul 30   SEA  W   5-3       57-46  2nd  1.5 gb
102 Wed, Jul 28  @KCR  W   6-4       56-46  2nd  1.0 gb
101 Tue, Jul 27  @KCR  W  11-2       55-46  2nd  1.0 gb
100 Mon, Jul 26  @KCR  W  19-1       54-46  2nd  1.0 gb
 99 Sun, Jul 25  @BAL  W  10-4       53-46  2nd  1.0 gb
 98 Sat, Jul 24  @BAL  W   7-2       52-46  2nd  2.0 gb
 97 Fri, Jul 23  @BAL  L   2-3       51-46  3rd  3.0 gb
 96 Thu, Jul 22  @BAL  W   5-0       51-45  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Rays, 65-39, 65-39 2nd, 1 GB, 6½ up in WC

SP: (2010, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
Last 7 GS
Has never faced MIN as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-21   Road:   33-18   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  42-28   vsLHP:  23-11   1-Run:  18-16
 vsEast: 27-14   vsCntrl:20-8    vsWest: 11-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
104 Sun, Aug  1   NYY  W   3-0       65-39  2nd  1.0 gb
103 Sat, Jul 31   NYY  L   4-5       64-39  2nd  2.0 gb
102 Fri, Jul 30   NYY  W   3-2       64-38  2nd  1.0 gb
101 Thu, Jul 29   DET  W   4-2       63-38  2nd  2.0 gb
100 Wed, Jul 28   DET  W   7-4       62-38  2nd  2.0 gb
 99 Tue, Jul 27   DET  W   3-2       61-38  2nd  2.0 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 04, 2010 TBR  7 @MIN  4        W:James Shields (7-8), L: Nick Blackburn (7-6), S: Rafael Soriano (21)
Sat, Jul 03, 2010 TBR  8 @MIN  6        W:Randy Choate (1-2), L: Matt Guerrier (1-4), S: Rafael Soriano (20)
Fri, Jul 02, 2010 MIN  2  TBR  1        W:Scott Baker (7-7), L: David Price (11-4), S: Jon Rauch (18)
Thu, Jul 01, 2010 TBR  5 @MIN  4 (10)   W:Lance Cormier (3-1), L: Matt Guerrier (1-3), S: Rafael Soriano (19)

Sun, May 31, 2009 MIN  3 @TBR  2        W:Nick Blackburn (5-2), L: Matt Garza (4-4), S: Joe Nathan (9)
Sat, May 30, 2009 TBR  5  MIN  2        W:David Price (1-0), L: Francisco Liriano (2-7), S: Randy Choate (2)
Fri, May 29, 2009 TBR  5  MIN  3        W:James Shields (4-4), L: Scott Baker (2-6), S: Randy Choate (1)
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 MIN  8  TBR  3        W:Nick Blackburn (2-1), L: Scott Kazmir (3-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 MIN  4  TBR  3        W:Joe Nathan (1-0), L: J.P. Howell (0-2), S: none
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 TBR  7 @MIN  1        W:Jeff Niemann (2-2), L: Scott Baker (0-3), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 3-1; 2009 - Tied 3-3; 2008 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - MIN leads 54-42

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  5.41

LAA  4.50

SEA  3.25

RA/G

SDP  3.47

FLA  4.37

ARI  5.63

BA

J. Hamilton  .362

M. Fontenot  .282

L. Valbuena  .164

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

V. Guerrero  .355

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .660

A. LaRoche  .461

B. Wood  .225

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.088

J. Buck  .807

B. Wood  .411

ERA

J. Johnson  1.96

C. Billingsley  3.78

K. Millwood  6.05

K/9IP

B. Morrow  9.96

E. Jackson  6.97

M. Buehrle  4.08

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

Twins Batters (4.93 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.82 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 81/40 .184/.203/.289/.492 .386/.599 .492 32/.510 0/0 1/1
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 4/.000 ··· 1/5.000 83/62 .282/.358/.423/.781 .812/.770 .916 36/.874 1/1 1/0
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 2/1.500 8/1.500 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 3/1.666 1/.000 437/295 .276/.343/.434/.777 .937/.705 .744 104/.894 2/2 10/3
27.Hardy G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 7/.715 ··· 8/.000 4/.500 229/162 .260/.300/.381/.681 .549/.735 .707 73/.853 1/0 4/3
1.Hudson# G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.650 1/.000 6/.533 7/.762 ··· 3/.000 2/2.500 362/229 .285/.356/.387/.743 .765/.729 .670 67/.853 7/2 4/3
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 5/.733 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 388/260 .259/.338/.424/.761 .673/.804 .745 97/.689 0/1 12/2
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 1/.000 5/.000 4/.750 1/.000 ··· 4/2.417 1/.000 2/2.500 393/239 .313/.382/.468/.850 .704/.944 .882 85/.997 1/2 6/3
26.Morales# G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 3/.000 0/0 0/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 1/.000 11/.546 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 3/.333 348/215 .345/.437/.618/1.055 .966/1.113 1.205 9/1.194 0/0 18/1
24.Plouffe G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 26/24 .130/.125/.174/.299 .000/.327 / 0/0 0/1
8.Punto# G/S/vP 2/1.000 5/.200 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 5/.400 265/178 .251/.326/.316/.642 .669/.610 .607 51/.595 6/2 1/5
18.Repko G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/2.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 42/25 .324/.405/.568/.972 .485/1.330 .981 37/.999 0/1 2/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 4/.500 2/1.000 2/1.000 474/309 .276/.348/.363/.711 .747/.692 .594 95/.650 18/3 3/3
25.Thome* G/S/vP 4/1.500 5/1.400 8/.393 6/.500 ··· 12/.916 1/.000 9/1.222 222/168 .258/.387/.549/.937 .658/1.036 .884 66/.823 0/0 13/0
19.Valencia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 113/64 .388/.442/.495/.938 1.045/.857 .919 60/1.102 1/0 1/1
21.Young G/S/vP 4/.500 6/.533 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.500 2/1.000 381/256 .335/.367/.551/.919 1.026/.868 .943 101/1.189 4/3 14/3
IP 43.1 37.1 25.1 36.0 38.2 49.0 42.2 33.1 TOTAL .283/.352/.434/.786 .761/.799 .778 .866 41/19 93/45
ERA-K/9 2.08/9.1 0.72/12.8 6.04/8.9 4.50/3.5 8.15/7.9 4.22/6.4 1.90/7.4 2.97/10.0 3.60/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (8-7-2)
 Mauer (36-13-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 173/.218 129/.115 108/.253 173/.324 191/.361 204/.249 164/.183 135/.200 .240  Young
 Cuddyer
 Kubel
 Span
 Repko
 Casilla
95/0/0/7
0/2/66/5
16/0/43/5
0/101/0/4
0/3/7/1
0/1/0/0
OPS .607 .360 .689 .876 .950 .765 .559 .645 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 69/.746 62/.403 84/.514 95/.842 93/1.008 85/.711 75/.633 26/.709 .712
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 104/.511 67/.321 24/1.386 78/.916 98/.896 119/.799 89/.497 109/.629 .695
Home 79/.694 67/.260 66/.627 88/.964 113/.930 108/.816 85/.621 73/.484
Last 28d days 34/.598 45/.388 21/1.026 24/1.121 44/.969 26/1.093 45/.728 31/.674
HR/SB/CS 1/1/2 3/1/0 2/1/1 2/3/1 5/4/0 9/2/0 3/3/0 4/1/1 113/52/21
Usage ····Xo·o ·oo·oo·o ···o·o·· ········ o·o··X·· ········ Xoo·oX·o ···X····
Rays Batters (5.06 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.05 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Pavano
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
39.Slama
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 10/.200 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 2/2.500 11/.404 5/1.400 4/.750 1/.000 ··· 196/94 .261/.318/.398/.716 .706/.757 .724 46/.795 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 12/.473 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 5/1.000 3/1.333 ··· 2/.000 ··· 341/231 .239/.321/.328/.649 .642/.653 .639 71/.699 9/2 2/9
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 248/214 .270/.323/.409/.731 .762/.726 .647 54/.750 2/3 6/8
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 26/.865 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 6/.334 12/.606 12/.606 2/3.000 2/1.000 ··· 433/289 .309/.362/.495/.856 .698/.934 .876 89/.791 38/9 12/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 251/212 .271/.382/.381/.763 .547/.804 .618 56/.707 3/0 3/4
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/4.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 100/97 .232/.370/.512/.882 .000/.913 .796 66/.953 1/1 5/0
19.Kapler G/S/vP 5/.650 ··· ··· 3/1.167 5/.400 8/.804 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 129/31 .212/.297/.292/.589 .599/.553 .512 27/.551 1/1 2/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 12/.258 1/.000 2/2.000 1/2.000 4/1.417 11/.637 4/.750 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· 460/322 .291/.380/.499/.879 .999/.829 .968 99/.892 14/3 15/11
23.Pena* G/S/vP 14/.650 1/2.000 2/.000 3/1.666 2/1.000 10/.567 10/.522 5/.000 4/.000 ··· 422/297 .212/.332/.441/.772 .686/.810 .837 87/.994 5/1 23/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 5/1.800 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 262/196 .259/.298/.403/.702 .753/.684 .683 52/.469 7/2 6/2
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 8/2.083 9/.347 17/.661 2/3.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 98/56 .203/.333/.278/.612 1.000/.331 .626 36/.418 0/0 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 11/1.273 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 5/.200 13/.917 5/1.800 1/2.000 ··· ··· 382/266 .226/.314/.390/.704 .920/.613 .680 77/.639 28/6 8/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 10/1.125 ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/.500 8/.393 4/.500 2/.500 2/.500 ··· 427/300 .272/.371/.384/.755 .676/.782 .704 77/.632 22/2 6/1
IP 148.2 41.0 47.0 43.1 46.2 136.0 31.0 23.2 39.1 3.0 TOTAL .254/.338/.405/.744 .724/.752 .735 .748 131/32 98/60
ERA-K/9 3.21/5.0 4.39/6.6 2.68/7.5 3.12/7.9 2.89/6.0 3.18/9.9 3.48/6.7 2.66/7.2 2.97/6.6 9.00/6.0 3.93/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (27-10-4)
 Shoppach (12-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 585/.238 178/.293 203/.274 179/.226 190/.225 561/.243 127/.261 98/.253 166/.277 16/.357 .268  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Rodriguez
 Joyce
 Brignac
 Kapler
94/0/0/7
1/11/84/4
0/97/0/2
3/9/6/0
7/0/13/0
0/0/2/0
11/1/37/0
OPS .649 .835 .717 .652 .612 .623 .672 .728 .702 1.080 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 283/.683 67/.942 95/.673 67/.787 73/.712 114/.463 59/.580 45/.734 84/.756 7/1.429 .725
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 302/.617 111/.773 108/.756 112/.571 117/.549 447/.666 68/.752 53/.722 82/.647 9/.819 .734
Road 309/.624 81/.855 78/.748 102/.622 96/.569 247/.684 73/.798 42/.679 84/.631 12/1.300
Last 28d days 143/.639 25/1.231 40/.592 36/.253 33/.557 124/.575 28/.719 27/.605 36/.750 16/1.080
HR/SB/CS 15/22/3 4/2/0 5/1/1 3/1/0 3/1/1 2/8/2 4/3/1 3/0/1 3/0/1 1/0/0 96/48/20
Usage ·····X·· ········ ··oo·o·o ··X·oX·· X·X·X··· X·····X· ·····XX· ·Xo·oX·o o···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.