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Game Preview: TEX @ TBR, 7:10pm, Monday, August 16, 2010 @Tropicana Field

Rangers, 67-49, 67-49 1st, 8½ up

SP: Cliff Lee (31, LHP, 10-5, 2.57)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (10-5) 161.1 141 51 46 9 137 9 2.57
2009 (14-13) 231.2 245 88 83 43 181 17 3.22
2008 (22-3) 223.1 214 68 63 34 170 12 2.54
Last 7 GS 2-2 57.2 49 20 19 3 48 4 2.97 64
2010-08-11 NYY ND 6.1 8 4 4 0 11 0 106 52
2010-08-06 @OAK W 8.0 7 1 1 0 8 0 112 72
2010-08-01 @LAA L 8.0 9 4 4 2 4 0 110 50
2010-07-27 OAK ND 9.0 5 1 0 0 13 0 118 88
2010-07-22 LAA W 8.1 5 2 2 0 4 1 99 69
2010-07-17 @BOS ND 9.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 105 72
2010-07-10 BAL L 9.0 9 6 6 0 2 3 95 47
Last 5 v.TBR 3-2 37.0 32 10 9 6 33 1 2.19 64
2010-05-16 @TBR L 8.0 5 2 2 1 10 0 109 73
2010-05-05 TBR L 8.0 10 5 4 0 5 0 113 49
2008-08-04 @TBR W 7.0 8 2 2 2 2 0 115 53
2008-07-11 TBR W 6.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 104 68
2007-07-01 TBD W 8.0 4 1 1 2 9 1 107 77
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-23   Road:   28-26   ExtrInn: 9-5 
 vsRHP:  47-33   vsLHP:  20-16   1-Run:  21-17
 vsEast: 12-18   vsCntrl:18-13   vsWest: 23-14 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
116 Sun, Aug 15   BOS  W   7-3       67-49  1st  8.5 up
115 Sat, Aug 14   BOS  L   1-3       66-49  1st  7.5 up
114 Fri, Aug 13   BOS  W  10-9 (11)  66-48  1st  8.5 up
113 Wed, Aug 11   NYY  L   6-7       65-48  1st  7.5 up
112 Tue, Aug 10   NYY  W   4-3 (10)  65-47  1st  8.5 up
111 Sun, Aug  8  @OAK  L   2-3       64-47  1st  7.5 up
110 Sat, Aug  7  @OAK  L   2-6       64-46  1st  8.5 up
109 Fri, Aug  6  @OAK  W   5-1       64-45  1st  9.5 up
108 Thu, Aug  5  @SEA  W   6-0       63-45  1st  8.5 up
107 Wed, Aug  4  @SEA  W  11-6       62-45  1st  8.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Rays, 71-46, 71-46 2nd, 1 GB, 6½ up in WC

SP: David Price (24, LHP, 15-5, 2.84)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (15-5) 145.2 122 53 46 59 133 10 2.84
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 4-2 46.0 39 19 19 21 49 2 3.72 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
2010-07-02 @MIN L 8.0 4 2 2 4 6 0 122 68
Last 5 v.TEX 0-2 13.1 12 14 14 10 11 2 9.45 40
2009-09-27 @TEX ND 5.0 6 5 5 2 4 1 94 37
2009-08-23 TEX L 7.0 3 3 3 3 4 0 114 60
2009-07-04 @TEX L 1.1 3 6 6 5 3 1 61 22
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-24   Road:   35-22   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  46-33   vsLHP:  25-13   1-Run:  19-20
 vsEast: 29-18   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 11-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
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
111 Sun, Aug  8  @TOR  L   0-1       67-44  2nd  2.5 gb
110 Sat, Aug  7  @TOR  L  11-17      67-43  2nd  1.5 gb
109 Fri, Aug  6  @TOR  L   1-2       67-42  2nd  0.5 gb
108 Thu, Aug  5   MIN  L   6-8       67-41  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 06, 2010 TBR  9 @TEX  5        W:Matt Garza (6-4), L: Rich Harden (3-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 05, 2010 TEX  6  TBR  1        W:Tommy Hunter (1-0), L: James Shields (5-4), S: none
Fri, Jun 04, 2010 TEX  9  TBR  6        W:C.J. Wilson (4-3), L: Wade Davis (5-5), S: Neftali Feliz (15)

Sun, Sep 27, 2009 TBR  7 @TEX  6        W:Randy Choate (1-0), L: Frank Francisco (2-3), S: Lance Cormier (2)
Sat, Sep 26, 2009 TEX 15  TBR  3        W:Kevin Millwood (12-10), L: Matt Garza (8-11), S: none
Fri, Sep 25, 2009 TEX  8  TBR  3        W:Derek Holland (8-12), L: James Shields (10-12), S: none
Sun, Aug 23, 2009 TEX  4 @TBR  0        W:Scott Feldman (13-4), L: David Price (6-6), S: none
Sat, Aug 22, 2009 TBR  5  TEX  4 (10)   W:Grant Balfour (5-2), L: Jason Grilli (1-3), S: none
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 TBR  5  TEX  3        W:Scott Kazmir (8-7), L: Dustin Nippert (4-2), S: J.P. Howell (15)
Sun, Jul 05, 2009 TEX  5  TBR  2        W:Scott Feldman (7-2), L: Matt Garza (6-6), S: Frank Francisco (14)
Season Series: 2010 - TEX over 2-1; 2009 - TEX won 6-3; 2008 - TBR won 6-3; All-Time - TEX leads 68-50

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  5.27

FLA  4.46

SEA  3.25

RA/G

SDP  3.41

LAD  4.38

ARI  5.45

BA

J. Jay  .365

H. Pence  .285

L. Valbuena  .163

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

E. Andrus  .357

B. Wood  .183

SLG

J. Hamilton  .636

S. Choo  .467

B. Wood  .223

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.063

C. Young  .813

B. Wood  .406

ERA

A. Wainwright  1.99

C. Richard  3.80

B. Bannister  5.95

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.68

B. Matusz  6.94

M. Buehrle  3.76

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

Rangers Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.84 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 14.Price*
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
58.Hellickson
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 7/.629 3/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 514/377 .273/.357/.316/.673 .704/.662 .692 106/.663 27/12 0/13
14.Arias G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 94/67 .275/.290/.330/.620 .706/.587 .624 8/.625 1/0 0/2
3.Blanco# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 96/65 .235/.305/.271/.576 .517/.604 .527 19/.488 0/2 0/5
41.Boggs# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 5/1.600 ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
29.Borbon* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 324/248 .270/.306/.350/.656 .634/.662 .598 34/.554 10/6 3/3
8.Cantu G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 7/1.286 ··· 6/1.267 ··· ··· 6/.833 12/.432 6/.500 ··· 5/.000 439/327 .265/.313/.403/.715 .706/.719 .724 59/.637 0/0 10/16
17.Cruz G/S/vP 6/1.917 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/3.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 318/222 .320/.381/.587/.968 1.023/.944 .840 94/.920 15/4 16/4
19.Davis* G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 113/82 .188/.265/.267/.533 .411/.578 .425 27/.708 2/0 0/2
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 5/.400 6/1.000 19/.903 2/.500 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· 11/1.245 9/1.112 ··· 6/2.833 463/341 .297/.346/.493/.838 .934/.805 .786 83/.532 4/5 21/2
12.Guzman# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 5/.800 4/.500 7/.857 ··· 3/1.500 383/256 .263/.309/.334/.643 .770/.582 .550 61/.306 4/2 2/10
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 6/.834 ··· ··· 2/.000 8/1.125 1/2.000 ··· 4/.500 484/330 .362/.412/.636/1.048 .734/1.196 .887 92/1.162 8/1 26/4
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 8/1.096 6/.834 ··· 1/.000 4/2.250 ··· ··· 2/.500 11/.764 1/.000 1/5.000 6/1.833 342/261 .298/.387/.418/.805 .969/.754 .730 31/.751 10/4 6/6
11.Molina G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 14/1.174 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 9/1.444 ··· 4/.500 ··· 4/.000 321/237 .243/.294/.329/.623 .873/.537 .609 61/.398 0/0 5/4
18.Moreland* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 43/35 .306/.419/.417/.835 .661/.877 .619 43/.835 2/0 1/0
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 4/.000 4/.500 1/.000 2/.000 2/3.500 ··· ··· ··· 7/.572 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 314/220 .272/.335/.423/.758 .657/.803 .696 75/.943 9/1 8/1
2.Teagarden G/S/vP 3/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 55/34 .130/.231/.348/.579 .865/.379 .727 22/1.089 0/0 3/2
15.Treanor G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 211/141 .225/.304/.352/.656 .461/.755 .660 3/.000 1/1 5/2
10.Young G/S/vP 5/1.350 9/.611 ··· 1/.000 5/.800 ··· ··· 5/1.000 10/1.000 9/.333 ··· 4/.000 526/387 .290/.342/.480/.822 .932/.783 .671 103/.823 3/2 19/16
IP 145.2 43.1 43.2 31.2 44.1 9.0 20.0 43.2 59.1 45.2 2.0 38.2 TOTAL .276/.340/.424/.764 .729/.779 .699 .749 94/38 120/95
ERA-K/9 2.84/8.2 2.08/9.1 1.24/12.4 4.83/8.2 4.06/3.7 6.00/7.0 1.35/8.1 7.83/7.6 4.10/5.8 1.77/7.3 27.00/9.0 2.79/9.5 3.62/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (66-19-3)
 Teagarden (11-3-2)
 Treanor (33-16-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 609/.226 173/.218 155/.136 136/.261 204/.305 41/.242 71/.136 213/.348 248/.235 176/.177 13/.538 153/.197 .240  Murphy
 Hamilton
 Cruz
 Borbon
 Guerrero
 Moreland
 Guzman
48/3/42/7
81/35/0/7
2/0/73/3
0/92/0/2
1/0/12/1
0/0/2/0
0/0/8/0
OPS .650 .607 .426 .697 .838 .639 .380 .931 .728 .538 1.385 .643 .706
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 146/.567 69/.746 73/.544 99/.500 115/.806 22/.485 32/.488 100/1.026 109/.635 82/.618 4/1.000 30/.656 .709
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 463/.676 104/.511 82/.324 37/1.273 89/.879 19/.821 39/.291 113/.848 139/.795 94/.470 9/1.556 123/.641 .703
Home 288/.587 79/.694 85/.375 84/.631 117/.863 24/.639 49/.431 118/.906 131/.786 94/.595 / 82/.533
Last 28d days 107/.623 19/.669 53/.496 38/.765 34/.703 9/.222 71/.380 48/.795 44/.539 48/.606 13/1.385 32/.702
HR/SB/CS 10/9/4 1/1/2 4/1/0 2/1/1 3/3/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 6/4/0 10/6/0 3/3/0 1/0/0 5/1/1 129/59/21
Usage ······X· ········ Xo···oX· ·oo·o··o ·XX····o ··X··o·· X····X·· ····o·X· ·X·····X o·····o· ········ o···o··X
Rays Batters (4.97 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.12 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Lee*
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
48.Lewis
G/S/vB
52.Mathis
G/S/vB
57.Nippert
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
G/S/vB
64.Ogando
G/S/vB
28.Oliver*
G/S/vB
46.Strop
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 9/.777 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 5/.933 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 5/1.200 243/127 .248/.322/.374/.696 .760/.661 .716 82/.699 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 16/.646 1/.000 4/.833 1/.000 2/.000 5/1.000 5/1.100 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 3/1.667 388/263 .245/.323/.340/.663 .718/.636 .660 89/.652 9/3 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 267/229 .259/.311/.389/.700 .743/.692 .608 54/.568 3/3 6/8
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 26/.560 1/.000 4/.500 6/.750 3/.666 4/.000 5/.400 ··· 4/2.417 ··· 13/.648 483/328 .300/.352/.477/.829 .682/.897 .852 92/.585 39/9 13/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 289/242 .270/.384/.382/.766 .548/.809 .646 67/.804 3/0 3/4
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 8/.542 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 7/.286 41/30 .111/.390/.222/.612 1.379/.381 .330 41/.612 0/0 1/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 146/133 .223/.349/.479/.829 .000/.920 .760 83/.861 1/2 6/1
19.Kapler G/S/vP 13/.245 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 140/32 .210/.288/.290/.578 .560/.640 .493 22/.372 1/1 2/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 15/.414 2/.000 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 4/1.250 6/1.000 ··· 3/5.000 ··· 6/.000 516/365 .286/.370/.484/.855 .963/.810 .924 108/.665 15/3 15/11
23.Pena* G/S/vP 27/.760 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 6/2.467 1/.000 ··· 8/.875 ··· 8/.375 422/297 .212/.332/.441/.772 .686/.810 .837 45/.815 5/1 23/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 289/211 .263/.306/.414/.720 .852/.670 .705 47/.753 8/2 7/4
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 5/.400 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/2.000 114/64 .209/.348/.352/.700 .973/.489 .733 36/.854 0/0 3/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 18/.860 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 3/2.667 6/2.067 6/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 7/.286 435/305 .238/.326/.408/.735 .924/.657 .741 84/.825 33/7 10/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 10/.400 3/.333 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 7/1.571 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 7/.929 473/335 .256/.361/.361/.722 .652/.744 .697 80/.485 22/3 6/1
IP 161.1 51.2 51.1 148.1 22.1 42.0 47.0 26.1 48.2 4.0 149.1 TOTAL .251/.337/.401/.738 .730/.742 .734 .692 140/36 107/69
ERA-K/9 2.57/7.6 3.48/9.2 3.86/10.4 3.28/9.1 6.04/4.0 5.36/8.4 1.53/5.7 1.03/8.6 2.40/10.0 6.75/9.0 3.19/7.0 3.81/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (29-10-6)
 Shoppach (17-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 630/.230 207/.193 216/.253 615/.219 100/.337 204/.314 183/.200 106/.174 189/.232 19/.313 622/.213 .244  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Joyce
 Upton
 Kapler
 Brignac
 Rodriguez
105/0/0/7
1/11/86/4
8/0/24/2
0/110/0/2
12/2/39/1
0/0/2/0
3/9/7/0
OPS .582 .561 .691 .635 1.017 .906 .513 .484 .626 1.109 .623 .706
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 135/.709 94/.460 90/.548 307/.637 45/.843 91/.954 59/.660 36/.471 86/.523 7/.429 125/.318 .694
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 495/.546 113/.644 126/.785 308/.633 55/1.163 113/.867 124/.443 70/.490 103/.716 12/1.583 497/.702 .713
Road 321/.572 71/.278 96/.623 345/.612 45/1.296 78/.807 88/.486 45/.461 98/.707 3/.333 228/.654
Last 28d days 154/.571 41/.409 30/.723 141/.654 12/.432 / 34/.485 30/.517 39/1.038 3/2.667 122/.631
HR/SB/CS 9/2/2 4/0/0 5/9/1 15/10/3 7/1/2 6/11/0 1/3/1 1/4/0 3/6/3 1/1/0 8/14/8 117/88/29
Usage ····X··· o·X·XX·· ····XX·· ·X·····X ········ ········ ·oo·oo·X ·oX·oo·· ··X·oo·o o······· X····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.