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Game Preview: TOR @ TBR, 7:10pm, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @Tropicana Field

Blue Jays, 68-63, 68-63 4th, 13 GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Ricky Romero (25, LHP, 10-8, 3.54)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (10-8) 172.2 158 78 68 64 148 13 3.54
2009 (13-9) 178.0 192 88 85 79 141 18 4.30
Last 7 GS 3-2 49.1 45 23 20 17 35 5 3.65 54
2010-08-26 DET L 5.2 4 6 3 5 4 2 98 42
2010-08-21 @BOS ND 7.0 9 4 4 1 8 0 117 50
2010-08-15 @LAA W 7.0 6 1 1 3 4 1 100 62
2010-08-10 BOS ND 6.0 8 5 5 2 4 1 110 38
2010-08-03 @NYY W 9.0 2 2 2 1 4 1 118 78
2010-07-27 BAL W 7.2 9 2 2 1 8 0 103 60
2010-07-22 @DET L 7.0 7 3 3 4 3 0 103 50
Last 5 v.TBR 1-1 21.0 17 6 6 11 16 1 2.57 59
2010-04-24 @TBR ND 7.0 6 2 2 3 3 1 105 57
2009-09-19 @TBR L 6.0 7 4 4 4 6 0 111 44
2009-07-01 TBR W 8.0 4 0 0 4 7 0 113 77
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-27   Road:   33-36   ExtrInn: 4-5 
 vsRHP:  57-46   vsLHP:  11-17   1-Run:  19-24
 vsEast: 29-23   vsCntrl:19-18   vsWest: 13-11 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Mon, Aug 30  @TBR  L   2-6       68-63  4th 13.0 gb
130 Sun, Aug 29   DET  L   4-10      68-62  4th 12.0 gb
129 Sat, Aug 28   DET  W   5-4       68-61  4th 11.0 gb
128 Fri, Aug 27   DET  W   3-2 (11)  67-61  4th 11.0 gb
127 Thu, Aug 26   DET  L   1-7       66-61  4th 12.0 gb
126 Wed, Aug 25   NYY  W   6-3       66-60  4th 11.5 gb
125 Tue, Aug 24   NYY  L   5-11      65-60  4th 12.5 gb
124 Mon, Aug 23   NYY  W   3-2       65-59  4th 11.5 gb
123 Sun, Aug 22  @BOS  L   0-5       64-59  4th 12.5 gb
122 Sat, Aug 21  @BOS  L   4-5 (11)  64-58  4th 11.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Rays, 81-50, 81-50 1st, Tied

SP: Jeff Niemann (27, RHP, 10-4, 3.67)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (10-4) 144.2 129 60 59 47 104 20 3.67
2009 (13-6) 180.2 185 84 79 59 125 17 3.94
2008 (2-2) 16.0 18 12 9 8 14 3 5.06
Last 7 GS 4-2 38.2 45 27 26 17 29 6 6.05 43
2010-08-25 @LAA L 3.1 8 10 10 3 2 1 76 3
2010-08-03 MIN W 7.0 8 3 3 2 4 1 104 51
2010-07-28 DET W 6.0 8 4 4 2 4 2 101 42
2010-07-23 @CLE L 5.0 5 2 2 3 4 0 83 50
2010-07-17 @NYY W 6.1 6 4 4 4 6 2 108 47
2010-07-11 CLE ND 5.0 6 3 3 0 4 0 70 47
2010-07-06 BOS W 6.0 4 1 0 3 5 0 107 64
Last 5 v.TOR 2-1 35.0 33 19 18 7 27 6 4.63 52
2010-06-08 TOR W 9.0 2 0 0 1 6 0 114 88
2010-06-01 @TOR ND 6.1 9 5 5 1 4 2 86 38
2010-04-24 TOR ND 6.2 5 3 3 1 8 2 95 59
2009-08-24 @TOR W 6.1 8 6 5 3 3 1 104 35
2009-07-26 @TOR L 6.2 9 5 5 1 6 1 94 41
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-25   Road:   39-25   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  50-36   vsLHP:  31-14   1-Run:  23-22
 vsEast: 32-19   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 18-9  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Mon, Aug 30   TOR  W   6-2       81-50  1st    Tied
130 Sun, Aug 29   BOS  W   5-3       80-50  1st    Tied
129 Sat, Aug 28   BOS  W   3-2 (10)  79-50  1st    Tied
128 Fri, Aug 27   BOS  L   1-3       78-50  1st    Tied
127 Wed, Aug 25  @LAA  L   3-12      78-49  1st    Tied
126 Tue, Aug 24  @LAA  W  10-3       78-48  1st    Tied
125 Mon, Aug 23  @LAA  W   4-3       77-48  1st    Tied
124 Sun, Aug 22  @OAK  W   3-2       76-48  2nd  1.0 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 30, 2010 TBR  6  TOR  2        W:Wade Davis (11-9), L: Brett Cecil (11-7), S: none
Sun, Aug 08, 2010 TOR  1  TBR  0        W:Brandon Morrow (9-6), L: Andy Sonnanstine (2-1), S: none
Sat, Aug 07, 2010 TOR 17  TBR 11        W:Brian Tallet (2-4), L: James Shields (10-10), S: none
Fri, Aug 06, 2010 TOR  2  TBR  1        W:Brett Cecil (9-5), L: Matt Garza (11-6), S: Kevin Gregg (25)
Thu, Jun 10, 2010 TOR  3 @TBR  2        W:Brett Cecil (7-2), L: Wade Davis (5-6), S: Kevin Gregg (15)
Wed, Jun 09, 2010 TBR 10  TOR  1        W:David Price (9-2), L: Shaun Marcum (5-3), S: none
Tue, Jun 08, 2010 TBR  9  TOR  0        W:Jeff Niemann (6-0), L: Brian Tallet (1-2), S: none
Wed, Jun 02, 2010 TBR  7 @TOR  3        W:David Price (8-2), L: Shaun Marcum (5-2), S: none
Tue, Jun 01, 2010 TBR  7 @TOR  6        W:Grant Balfour (1-1), L: Kevin Gregg (0-2), S: Rafael Soriano (15)
Mon, May 31, 2010 TOR  3  TBR  2        W:Brandon Morrow (4-4), L: Matt Garza (5-4), S: Kevin Gregg (14)
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 7-6; 2009 - TBR won 14-4; 2008 - TBR won 11-7; All-Time - TOR leads 109-107

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  5.40

DET  4.50

SEA  3.25

RA/G

SDP  3.50

COL  4.35

PIT  5.43

BA

J. Hamilton  .359

D. Uggla  .286

B. Wood  .165

OBP

M. Cabrera  .437

I. Suzuki  .359

B. Wood  .190

SLG

M. Cabrera  .647

J. Posada  .471

R. Tejada  .207

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.084

J. Edmonds  .818

B. Wood  .410

ERA

C. Buchholz  2.21

D. Fister  3.73

B. Bergesen  5.55

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.93

A. Sanchez  6.99

M. Buehrle  4.00

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

Blue Jays Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.84 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Niemann
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
19.Bautista G/S/vP 15/.424 1/4.000 1/.000 5/.000 11/.829 6/.167 3/.000 13/.481 551/451 .266/.381/.617/.998 .864/1.027 .825 103/1.113 6/2 42/6
14.Buck G/S/vP 9/.611 4/.500 ··· 2/1.000 3/.666 3/1.000 2/.000 5/1.000 338/274 .281/.311/.483/.793 1.179/.701 .851 36/.629 0/0 14/1
5.Escobar G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 3/.333 4/1.417 ··· 2/.000 465/365 .255/.338/.321/.659 .807/.620 .698 89/.705 5/2 3/14
2.Hill G/S/vP 22/.511 4/1.250 4/.500 4/1.750 2/.000 17/.647 2/.000 9/.597 478/367 .212/.281/.396/.677 .472/.736 .606 93/.650 1/2 20/8
15.Lewis* G/S/vP 11/.909 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 5/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 453/357 .262/.332/.423/.755 .678/.776 .774 77/.587 15/5 8/3
26.Lind* G/S/vP 20/1.265 3/.666 15/.134 7/1.571 1/.000 10/.900 1/.000 8/.875 514/389 .233/.288/.412/.700 .329/.822 .609 90/.898 0/0 19/0
18.McCoy G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 59/41 .200/.254/.255/.509 .600/.470 .398 5/.400 4/1 0/1
6.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 11/.400 1/.000 4/.000 113/85 .259/.279/.481/.761 .852/.730 .664 31/1.087 1/0 4/3
8.Molina G/S/vP 3/.000 8/.804 ··· 5/1.600 ··· 11/.864 3/.000 4/.000 156/116 .254/.316/.366/.682 .387/.786 .688 40/.358 1/0 4/1
35.Overbay* G/S/vP 18/.944 6/.167 9/.583 10/2.075 7/2.381 13/1.205 4/1.500 10/.900 498/386 .247/.334/.428/.762 .733/.770 .712 76/.863 1/0 16/5
45.Snider* G/S/vP 6/.750 ··· 4/.500 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 215/176 .244/.307/.442/.749 .739/.751 .765 72/.573 3/2 8/2
10.Wells G/S/vP 18/.170 12/.250 9/1.111 7/.000 1/no AB 18/.807 7/.929 18/.343 522/418 .266/.318/.497/.815 .639/.856 .698 89/.587 5/3 23/0
1.Wise* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 4/1.000 67/59 .246/.258/.477/.734 .250/.802 .879 11/.182 3/0 3/0
IP 144.2 48.1 36.2 51.0 48.2 68.1 52.1 41.1 TOTAL .249/.313/.453/.766 .665/.793 .722 .735 44/16 198/77
ERA-K/9 3.67/6.5 1.49/11.9 4.42/8.3 4.06/3.4 7.58/7.6 4.21/5.9 1.72/7.7 3.05/9.4 3.63/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (36-13-1)
 Molina (17-14-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 600/.238 175/.146 155/.250 234/.299 232/.343 295/.245 199/.167 164/.204 .241  Bautista
 Wells
 Wise
 Snider
 Lewis
 McCoy
 McDonald
 Lind
0/1/95/11
0/122/0/4
8/13/8/2
27/0/28/2
81/7/7/1
5/2/2/0
2/0/0/0
15/0/0/0
OPS .709 .457 .665 .835 .919 .741 .506 .665 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 297/.761 82/.588 113/.514 129/.812 107/1.019 129/.695 95/.599 34/.669 .705
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 303/.659 93/.343 42/1.100 105/.864 125/.834 166/.775 104/.423 130/.664 .702
Home 305/.683 95/.432 97/.614 122/.897 130/.936 131/.786 106/.537 88/.567
Last 28d days 22/1.395 42/.759 44/.623 61/.724 38/.780 91/.678 29/.211 28/.786
HR/SB/CS 20/13/1 5/1/0 2/1/1 5/3/1 6/5/1 10/6/0 3/3/0 5/1/1 138/65/23
Usage ·····X·· ·oX····o oooo···o ·····XX· o·o···oo ·····XX· ·oo····o ···o··o·
Rays Batters (4.98 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.41 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 24.Romero*
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
28.Marcum
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 7/.629 3/.000 3/2.334 4/2.250 7/1.071 5/1.850 2/1.000 7/.143 273/138 .236/.309/.351/.660 .711/.630 .690 69/.527 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 11/.586 15/1.269 5/.400 7/.762 7/1.238 3/.000 5/.800 12/.258 439/288 .249/.325/.339/.663 .693/.648 .660 90/.724 10/5 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 6/.500 278/237 .256/.306/.380/.686 .684/.685 .590 26/.235 3/3 6/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 12/.523 9/1.015 5/.000 19/.977 15/.400 13/1.021 11/.700 15/.400 538/357 .295/.347/.475/.822 .676/.896 .873 97/.696 41/9 15/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 3/2.667 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 1/no AB 1/.000 321/270 .280/.388/.396/.783 .582/.820 .642 64/.841 4/0 4/4
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 ··· 4/1.500 5/.800 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· 67/54 .160/.358/.300/.658 1.087/.571 .582 63/.662 0/0 2/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 178/159 .225/.365/.465/.830 .164/.916 .732 73/.717 2/2 7/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 9/1.167 7/.286 5/.900 7/.929 7/.572 5/1.600 2/1.000 10/.844 573/395 .297/.372/.514/.886 1.002/.834 .963 105/.908 15/5 19/12
23.Pena* G/S/vP 6/.334 10/1.700 8/.625 18/.774 12/.969 6/1.500 4/.250 11/.384 481/327 .214/.341/.447/.788 .734/.814 .850 59/.907 5/1 26/5
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 2/4.000 1/.000 9/1.431 321/221 .259/.310/.410/.720 .901/.638 .685 51/.753 10/3 8/5
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 6/.367 142/72 .186/.307/.314/.621 .795/.446 .622 41/.649 0/0 3/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 7/.286 10/.400 6/.000 10/1.194 16/.467 3/1.000 6/1.667 17/.879 491/335 .233/.320/.413/.733 .938/.642 .761 101/.755 37/7 13/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 10/1.181 8/1.500 2/.000 5/1.100 10/.929 5/.200 2/.500 8/.750 528/361 .251/.356/.352/.708 .660/.724 .697 101/.498 23/3 7/2
IP 172.2 60.2 6.2 51.2 50.1 48.1 60.1 157.0 TOTAL .250/.336/.403/.739 .737/.740 .740 .708 152/41 124/76
ERA-K/9 3.54/7.7 2.67/5.8 5.40/4.0 2.79/7.0 4.11/9.5 3.35/9.7 3.73/8.1 3.61/7.5 4.14/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (32-10-6)
 Shoppach (20-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 725/.246 240/.239 31/.308 205/.217 225/.254 205/.226 258/.276 645/.243 .251  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Brignac
118/0/0/7
1/12/93/5
0/124/0/2
9/0/32/2
4/9/8/0
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .681 .697 1.015 .606 .699 .692 .740 .691 .724
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 181/.759 89/.848 12/.350 76/.549 92/.793 98/.643 114/.785 330/.516 .678
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 544/.655 151/.609 19/1.438 129/.637 133/.638 107/.733 144/.704 315/.878 .752
Road 412/.726 120/.824 14/.685 119/.490 130/.797 101/.759 122/.637 350/.691
Last 28d days 114/.778 43/.589 31/1.015 29/.960 36/.438 29/.656 53/.848 131/.766
HR/SB/CS 13/3/5 7/6/1 2/1/0 3/3/0 2/5/1 4/2/0 6/3/1 20/5/6 124/55/29
Usage ····X··· o··Xo··o ·X·oo·o· ··Xo···o ··oo·X·· ··oX·X·o ·o··X·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.