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Game Preview: TEX @ TBR, 7:10pm, Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @Tropicana Field

Rangers, 67-50, 67-50 1st, 8 up

SP: Tommy Hunter (23, RHP, 9-1, 3.38)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (9-1) 74.2 73 30 28 18 38 13 3.38
2009 (9-6) 112.0 113 55 51 33 64 13 4.10
2008 (0-2) 11.0 23 20 20 3 9 4 16.36
Last 7 GS 4-1 38.1 40 20 20 9 18 12 4.70 48
2010-08-13 BOS ND 3.0 6 4 4 0 0 4 50 31
2010-08-05 @SEA W 6.1 8 0 0 2 5 0 102 60
2010-07-30 @LAA L 3.0 8 8 8 1 1 2 64 11
2010-07-25 LAA W 6.1 3 3 3 1 1 2 71 55
2010-07-20 @DET W 7.0 3 0 0 2 3 0 92 72
2010-07-15 @BOS W 6.2 5 2 2 2 1 2 108 55
2010-07-08 BAL ND 6.0 7 3 3 1 7 2 86 52
Last 5 v.TBR 2-0 19.1 15 5 5 5 10 3 2.33 59
2010-06-05 TBR W 9.0 5 1 1 0 4 1 117 77
2009-08-22 @TBR ND 5.0 7 3 3 2 1 2 95 40
2009-07-03 TBR W 5.1 3 1 1 3 5 0 90 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-23   Road:   28-27   ExtrInn: 9-5 
 vsRHP:  47-33   vsLHP:  20-17   1-Run:  21-17
 vsEast: 12-19   vsCntrl:18-13   vsWest: 23-14 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
117 Mon, Aug 16  @TBR  L   4-6       67-50  1st  8.0 up
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Rays, 72-46, 72-46 1st, Tied

SP: Matt Garza (26, RHP, 11-7, 3.92)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (11-7) 149.1 134 68 65 45 114 21 3.92
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 2-2 45.0 34 20 18 8 31 8 3.60 57
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
2010-07-05 BOS ND 3.0 7 4 4 2 1 1 84 28
Last 5 v.TEX 2-2 31.1 27 19 19 9 35 4 5.46 52
2010-06-06 @TEX W 5.2 6 4 4 2 4 1 108 43
2009-09-26 @TEX L 4.2 6 7 7 3 8 2 100 29
2009-08-22 TEX ND 7.0 6 3 3 0 7 1 110 60
2009-07-05 @TEX L 5.0 7 5 5 2 7 0 102 38
2008-08-15 @TEX W 9.0 2 0 0 2 9 0 119 90
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-24   Road:   35-22   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  46-33   vsLHP:  26-13   1-Run:  19-20
 vsEast: 29-18   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 12-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
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
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 TBR  6  TEX  4        W:Lance Cormier (4-3), L: Cliff Lee (10-6), S: Rafael Soriano (34)
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)
Season Series: 2010 - tied 2-2; 2009 - TEX won 6-3; 2008 - TBR won 6-3; All-Time - TEX leads 68-51

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  5.24

FLA  4.43

SEA  3.25

RA/G

SDP  3.42

LAD  4.38

ARI  5.45

BA

C. Johnson  .365

J. Loney  .285

L. Valbuena  .163

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

S. Castro  .357

B. Wood  .183

SLG

J. Hamilton  .634

M. Reynolds  .466

B. Wood  .223

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.066

R. Spilborghs  .812

B. Wood  .406

ERA

A. Wainwright  1.99

C. Richard  3.80

B. Bannister  5.95

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.68

B. Myers  6.91

M. Buehrle  3.76

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

Rangers Batters (4.99 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.84 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
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 11/.550 3/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 519/379 .276/.362/.318/.680 .723/.664 .706 106/.683 27/14 0/13
14.Arias G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/4.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 96/69 .280/.295/.355/.650 .706/.628 .693 10/.900 1/0 0/2
3.Blanco# G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 98/65 .230/.299/.264/.563 .483/.604 .497 21/.440 0/2 0/5
41.Boggs# G/S/vP 8/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.500 5/1.600 ··· ··· ··· 4/2 .000/.250/.000/.250 .000/.500 .250 4/.250 0/0 0/0
29.Borbon* G/S/vP 8/.393 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 324/248 .270/.306/.350/.656 .634/.662 .598 30/.498 10/6 3/3
8.Cantu G/S/vP 11/.182 2/.000 7/1.286 ··· 6/1.267 ··· ··· 6/.833 12/.432 6/.500 ··· 6/.667 443/328 .265/.312/.406/.718 .686/.729 .729 60/.661 0/0 10/16
17.Cruz G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/3.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 318/222 .320/.381/.587/.968 1.023/.944 .840 89/.952 15/4 16/4
19.Davis* G/S/vP 8/.625 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 113/82 .188/.265/.267/.533 .411/.578 .425 23/.604 2/0 0/2
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 12/1.117 6/1.000 19/.903 2/.500 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· 11/1.245 9/1.112 ··· 7/2.314 467/342 .297/.347/.492/.839 .940/.802 .787 87/.546 4/5 21/2
12.Guzman# G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 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 60/.311 4/2 2/10
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 14/.453 2/.500 1/.000 3/1.167 6/.834 ··· ··· 2/.000 8/1.125 1/2.000 ··· 4/.500 488/330 .362/.413/.634/1.046 .737/1.196 .887 91/1.088 8/1 26/4
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 26/.573 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 26/.525 10/4 6/6
11.Molina G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.666 14/1.174 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 9/1.444 ··· 4/.500 ··· 5/.400 325/238 .247/.299/.336/.635 .896/.543 .637 61/.508 0/0 5/4
18.Moreland* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 45/37 .289/.400/.395/.795 .661/.825 .569 45/.795 2/0 1/0
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 22/.723 4/.500 1/.000 2/.000 3/3.500 ··· ··· ··· 7/.572 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 318/221 .274/.341/.427/.768 .683/.806 .718 75/.956 9/1 8/1
2.Teagarden G/S/vP 2/1.500 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 4/2.417 ··· 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 20/.932 9/.611 ··· 1/.000 5/.800 ··· ··· 5/1.000 10/1.000 9/.333 ··· 4/.000 529/387 .288/.340/.477/.817 .911/.783 .663 101/.808 3/2 19/16
IP 149.1 43.1 43.2 31.2 44.2 9.0 20.0 44.2 59.1 46.2 2.0 39.1 TOTAL .276/.341/.425/.766 .730/.781 .703 .741 94/40 120/95
ERA-K/9 3.92/6.9 2.08/9.1 1.24/12.4 4.83/8.2 4.03/3.6 6.00/7.0 1.35/8.1 7.86/7.4 4.10/5.8 1.74/7.5 27.00/9.0 2.97/9.4 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 614/.240 173/.218 155/.136 137/.261 206/.303 41/.242 71/.136 217/.353 248/.235 179/.174 13/.538 156/.207 .241  Murphy
 Hamilton
 Cruz
 Borbon
 Guerrero
 Moreland
 Guzman
 Boggs
49/3/42/7
81/36/0/7
2/0/73/3
0/92/0/2
1/0/12/1
0/0/2/0
0/0/8/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .720 .607 .426 .702 .837 .639 .380 .950 .728 .529 1.385 .672 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 266/.703 69/.746 73/.544 100/.508 117/.804 22/.485 32/.488 102/1.020 109/.635 83/.610 4/1.000 30/.656 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 348/.733 104/.511 82/.324 37/1.273 89/.879 19/.821 39/.291 115/.889 139/.795 96/.460 9/1.556 126/.676 .706
Home 282/.692 79/.694 85/.375 85/.639 119/.860 24/.639 49/.431 122/.941 131/.786 97/.576 / 85/.589
Last 28d days 110/.501 12/.817 49/.537 37/.766 33/.639 9/.222 71/.380 52/.888 44/.539 44/.444 13/1.385 31/.858
HR/SB/CS 21/6/4 1/1/2 4/1/0 2/1/1 3/3/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 6/4/1 10/6/0 3/3/0 1/0/0 5/1/1 129/59/23
Usage ·····X·· ········ ·Xo···oX o·oo·o·· o·XX···· ···X··o· ·X····X· X····o·X ··X····· oo·····o ········ oo···o··
Rays Batters (4.97 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Hunter
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 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 5/.933 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· 5/1.200 247/128 .248/.321/.372/.693 .757/.655 .708 80/.691 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 5/.400 1/.000 4/.833 1/.000 2/.000 5/1.000 5/1.100 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 3/1.667 392/263 .245/.322/.339/.661 .711/.636 .656 87/.647 9/3 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 267/229 .259/.311/.389/.700 .743/.692 .608 48/.491 3/3 6/8
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 10/.522 1/.000 4/.500 6/.750 3/.666 4/.000 5/.400 ··· 4/2.417 ··· 13/.648 487/328 .299/.351/.475/.826 .677/.897 .845 95/.588 39/9 13/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 4/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 289/242 .270/.384/.382/.766 .548/.809 .646 61/.805 3/0 3/4
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 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/.000 ··· ··· 146/133 .223/.349/.479/.829 .000/.920 .760 80/.807 1/2 6/1
19.Kapler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 140/32 .210/.288/.290/.578 .560/.640 .493 19/.433 1/1 2/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 10/.422 2/.000 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 4/1.250 6/1.000 ··· 3/5.000 ··· 6/.000 520/365 .285/.369/.482/.852 .950/.810 .917 106/.685 15/3 15/11
23.Pena* G/S/vP 9/1.333 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 6/2.467 1/.000 ··· 8/.875 ··· 8/.375 426/297 .213/.333/.440/.773 .691/.810 .837 43/.785 5/1 23/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 293/211 .263/.306/.411/.717 .834/.670 .699 51/.731 8/2 7/4
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 5/.400 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/2.000 117/64 .202/.339/.340/.680 .910/.489 .696 39/.780 0/0 3/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 8/.500 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 3/2.667 6/2.067 6/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 7/.286 439/305 .238/.326/.409/.735 .919/.657 .742 82/.819 33/7 10/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 9/.444 3/.333 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 7/1.571 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 7/.929 477/335 .259/.363/.363/.726 .668/.744 .707 77/.522 22/3 6/1
IP 74.2 51.2 51.1 148.1 22.1 42.0 47.0 26.2 48.2 4.0 149.1 TOTAL .251/.337/.400/.737 .727/.741 .732 .683 140/36 107/69
ERA-K/9 3.38/4.6 3.48/9.2 3.86/10.4 3.28/9.1 6.04/4.0 5.36/8.4 1.53/5.7 1.01/8.4 2.40/10.0 6.75/9.0 3.19/7.0 3.83/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (29-10-6)
 Shoppach (17-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 312/.252 207/.193 216/.253 615/.219 100/.337 204/.314 183/.200 107/.172 189/.232 19/.313 622/.213 .245  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Joyce
 Upton
 Kapler
 Rodriguez
 Brignac
106/0/0/7
1/11/87/5
8/0/24/2
0/111/0/2
12/2/39/1
3/9/7/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .723 .561 .691 .635 1.017 .906 .513 .479 .626 1.109 .623 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 159/.851 94/.460 90/.548 307/.637 45/.843 91/.954 59/.660 37/.458 86/.523 7/.429 125/.318 .693
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 153/.594 113/.644 126/.785 308/.633 55/1.163 113/.867 124/.443 70/.490 103/.716 12/1.583 497/.702 .712
Road 109/.723 71/.278 96/.623 345/.612 45/1.296 78/.807 88/.486 46/.450 98/.707 3/.333 228/.654
Last 28d days 85/.995 41/.409 30/.723 141/.654 9/.347 / 34/.485 31/.499 35/1.121 3/2.667 122/.631
HR/SB/CS 13/3/1 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····· ········ ········ ··oo·oo· o·oX·oo· ···X·oo· ·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.