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Game Preview: LAA @ TBR, 1:40pm, Sunday, September 19, 2010 @Tropicana Field

Angels, 72-76, 72-76 3rd, 11½ GB, 17½ GB in WC

SP: Scott Kazmir (26, LHP, 8-14, 5.99)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (8-14) 136.2 141 95 91 74 87 23 5.99
2009 (10-9) 147.1 149 85 80 60 117 16 4.89
2008 (12-8) 152.1 123 61 59 70 166 23 3.49
Last 7 GS 0-5 39.1 36 21 20 24 24 6 4.58 47
2010-09-14 @CLE L 5.2 7 4 4 3 3 2 104 39
2010-09-08 CLE ND 6.0 2 1 1 3 6 0 88 67
2010-09-03 @OAK L 5.2 2 2 2 6 3 0 101 54
2010-08-28 BAL L 5.2 8 4 4 2 3 1 99 38
2010-08-23 TBR L 5.1 5 4 3 4 4 1 103 44
2010-08-18 @BOS ND 5.0 8 4 4 3 2 2 97 34
2010-08-13 TOR L 6.0 4 2 2 3 3 0 88 56
Last 5 v.TBR 0-2 10.1 12 7 6 7 6 1 5.23 42
2010-08-23 TBR L 5.1 5 4 3 4 4 1 103 44
2010-05-11 TBR L 5.0 7 3 3 3 2 0 108 40
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-34   Road:   34-42   ExtrInn: 7-6 
 vsRHP:  53-52   vsLHP:  19-24   1-Run:  21-21
 vsEast: 14-27   vsCntrl:19-23   vsWest: 28-19 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
148 Sat, Sep 18  @TBR  L   3-4 (10)  72-76  3rd 11.5 gb
147 Fri, Sep 17  @TBR  W   4-3       72-75  3rd 10.5 gb
146 Thu, Sep 16  @CLE  L   2-3 (11)  71-75  3rd 11.5 gb
145 Wed, Sep 15  @CLE  W   7-0       71-74  3rd 11.0 gb
144 Tue, Sep 14  @CLE  L   3-4       70-74  3rd 11.0 gb
143 Sun, Sep 12   SEA  W   3-0       70-73  3rd 10.0 gb
142 Sat, Sep 11   SEA  W   7-4       69-73  3rd 10.0 gb
141 Fri, Sep 10   SEA  W   4-3 (14)  68-73  3rd 10.0 gb
140 Wed, Sep  8   CLE  W   4-3 (16)  67-73  3rd  9.5 gb
139 Tue, Sep  7   CLE  L   1-6       66-73  3rd  9.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Rays, 89-58, 89-58 2nd, ½ GB, 10½ up in WC

SP: Jeff Niemann (27, RHP, 10-6, 4.32)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. LAA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (10-6) 156.1 142 76 75 56 116 23 4.32
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 2-4 33.0 42 35 35 19 26 7 9.55 35
2010-09-12 @TOR ND 5.0 2 3 3 4 5 0 73 52
2010-09-06 @BOS L 1.2 4 6 6 3 4 2 65 24
2010-08-31 TOR L 5.0 7 7 7 2 3 1 80 26
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
Last 5 v.LAA 1-1 19.2 28 21 20 11 13 1 9.15 33
2010-08-25 @LAA L 3.1 8 10 10 3 2 1 76 3
2010-05-11 @LAA W 7.1 6 2 2 2 4 0 111 60
2009-08-12 @LAA ND 5.1 7 4 4 3 4 0 101 39
2009-06-10 LAA ND 3.2 7 5 4 3 3 0 91 29
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   46-28   Road:   43-30   ExtrInn: 9-5 
 vsRHP:  55-42   vsLHP:  34-16   1-Run:  28-26
 vsEast: 39-26   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 19-10 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
147 Sat, Sep 18   LAA  W   4-3 (10)  89-58  2nd  0.5 gb
146 Fri, Sep 17   LAA  L   3-4       88-58  2nd  0.5 gb
145 Wed, Sep 15   NYY  W   4-3       88-57  1st  0.5 up
144 Tue, Sep 14   NYY  L   7-8 (10)  87-57  2nd  0.5 gb
143 Mon, Sep 13   NYY  W   1-0 (11)  87-56  1st  0.5 up
142 Sun, Sep 12  @TOR  L   4-5       86-56  2nd  0.5 gb
141 Sat, Sep 11  @TOR  W  13-1       86-55  2nd  0.5 gb
140 Fri, Sep 10  @TOR  W   9-8       85-55  2nd  1.5 gb
139 Wed, Sep  8  @BOS  L   5-11      84-55  2nd  2.5 gb
138 Tue, Sep  7  @BOS  W  14-5       84-54  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Sep 18, 2010 TBR  4  LAA  3 (10)   W:Rafael Soriano (3-2), L: Bobby Cassevah (0-2), S: none
Fri, Sep 17, 2010 LAA  4 @TBR  3        W:Michael Kohn (1-0), L: Dan Wheeler (2-4), S: Fernando Rodney (11)
Wed, Aug 25, 2010 LAA 12  TBR  3        W:Dan Haren (9-12), L: Jeff Niemann (10-4), S: none
Tue, Aug 24, 2010 TBR 10 @LAA  3        W:Wade Davis (10-9), L: Ervin Santana (13-9), S: none
Mon, Aug 23, 2010 TBR  4 @LAA  3        W:James Shields (12-11), L: Scott Kazmir (8-11), S: Rafael Soriano (38)
Wed, May 12, 2010 TBR  4 @LAA  3        W:David Price (5-1), L: Jered Weaver (4-2), S: Rafael Soriano (9)
Tue, May 11, 2010 TBR  7 @LAA  2        W:Jeff Niemann (3-0), L: Scott Kazmir (2-3), S: none
Mon, May 10, 2010 LAA  5  TBR  4 (11)   W:Trevor Bell (1-0), L: Grant Balfour (0-1), S: none

Wed, Aug 12, 2009 LAA 10  TBR  5        W:Jason Bulger (5-1), L: Grant Balfour (4-2), S: none
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 LAA  6  TBR  0        W:Ervin Santana (5-6), L: David Price (5-5), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 5-3; 2009 - LAA won 4-2; 2008 - TBR won 6-3; All-Time - LAA leads 73-45

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  5.33

ARI  4.46

SEA  3.18

RA/G

SDP  3.64

CHW  4.38

PIT  5.39

BA

J. Hamilton  .361

J. Reyes  .286

B. Wood  .159

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

J. Damon  .358

B. Wood  .183

SLG

J. Hamilton  .635

M. Prado  .469

B. Wood  .229

OPS

J. Morneau  1.055

R. Raburn  .820

B. Wood  .412

ERA

J. Johnson  2.30

J. Niese  3.76

P. Maholm  5.36

K/9IP

J. Lester  9.85

A. Burnett  7.03

M. Buehrle  4.12

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

Angels Batters (4.27 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Niemann
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
58.Hellickson
G/S/vB
57.McGee*
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
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 13/.431 5/2.550 3/.000 13/.608 12/.639 ··· ··· 2/.000 12/.667 ··· 5/2.800 618/435 .254/.351/.430/.782 .650/.839 .721 89/.704 21/10 18/6
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 7/.858 3/1.334 4/.000 4/.500 5/.800 ··· ··· 1/2.000 6/.533 2/.000 2/.000 572/412 .254/.306/.333/.639 .610/.650 .707 72/.362 20/8 5/20
25.Bourjos G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 132/106 .194/.231/.355/.586 .432/.624 .551 71/.620 5/1 3/1
12.Callaspo# G/S/vP 13/.432 4/.250 ··· ··· 6/1.167 ··· ··· 2/.000 5/.400 4/.000 1/.000 573/455 .271/.306/.382/.688 .613/.712 .683 97/.477 5/3 10/11
64.Conger# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/10 .100/.100/.100/.200 /.200 .222 10/.200 0/0 0/0
18.Frandsen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 160/111 .270/.316/.345/.661 .676/.654 .532 10/.000 2/0 0/6
48.Hunter G/S/vP 6/1.167 5/.400 12/1.417 2/.000 6/.583 ··· ··· 1/.000 8/1.214 3/.000 7/.829 583/412 .286/.362/.479/.841 .800/.857 .956 100/.774 9/12 21/3
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 10/1.414 3/.000 5/.600 ··· 3/3.333 ··· ··· 2/no AB 6/1.000 3/.000 5/1.400 600/434 .274/.309/.402/.711 .658/.731 .675 93/.693 12/4 10/10
5.Mathis G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.000 4/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/1.404 ··· 1/.000 201/156 .190/.212/.275/.487 .562/.466 .441 43/.370 3/0 3/7
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 13/.581 4/1.250 11/.673 4/1.167 8/1.357 ··· ··· ··· 21/1.309 2/.000 5/.400 524/384 .271/.360/.457/.816 .679/.868 .819 79/1.109 0/1 20/0
44.Napoli G/S/vP 10/1.600 1/.000 4/.500 2/2.000 4/1.167 ··· ··· 2/2.500 4/.250 1/.000 4/.250 471/339 .244/.321/.486/.806 1.056/.711 .781 72/.914 4/2 25/12
20.Rivera G/S/vP 2/1.000 5/.000 6/.000 1/.000 6/.666 ··· ··· 3/.666 3/1.666 4/2.250 8/.125 420/282 .253/.307/.403/.710 .722/.704 .814 54/.602 2/2 13/6
37.Trumbo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 1/.000 0/0 0/0
77.Willits# G/S/vP 4/.000 2/.000 4/.250 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/no AB 10/.522 1/.000 2/.500 166/118 .262/.344/.303/.647 .716/.620 .590 42/.560 2/4 0/1
46.Wilson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 100/81 .211/.276/.400/.676 .877/.624 .682 21/.508 0/0 4/1
3.Wood G/S/vP 5/.800 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.667 ··· 3/1.666 214/141 .159/.183/.229/.412 .408/.413 .375 25/.504 1/0 4/9
IP 156.1 50.1 55.1 41.2 58.2 30.0 0.1 53.1 75.2 59.1 43.2 TOTAL .251/.313/.395/.708 .687/.716 .713 .645 92/49 144/120
ERA-K/9 4.32/6.7 2.32/9.3 1.46/11.1 4.54/8.4 4.14/3.7 3.30/8.1 27.00/30.0 7.76/7.6 4.64/5.8 1.82/8.0 3.71/9.1 3.83/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Conger (0-1-0)
 Mathis (40-10-5)
 Napoli (52-19-5)
 Wilson (22-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 658/.241 204/.221 198/.141 176/.255 265/.286 124/.235 4/.000 256/.341 329/.251 225/.166 179/.215 .244  Bourjos
 Rivera
 Abreu
 Willits
 Hunter
 Matsui
 Callaspo
 Kendrick
 Frandsen
0/37/0/9
80/1/22/8
32/0/93/6
35/29/7/5
0/98/35/4
17/0/0/1
1/0/0/0
0/1/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .729 .625 .452 .693 .823 .647 .750 .919 .752 .512 .723 .716
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 327/.779 87/.770 94/.524 129/.526 151/.741 66/.880 2/ 121/1.036 150/.747 111/.588 40/.736 .723
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 331/.680 117/.518 104/.387 47/1.180 114/.929 58/.390 2/.500 135/.814 179/.756 114/.439 139/.720 .709
Home 329/.708 93/.664 105/.413 99/.622 136/.944 53/.522 4/.750 140/.915 144/.777 123/.504 95/.712
Last 28d days 80/1.068 31/.733 35/.533 29/.710 48/.822 25/1.378 4/.750 33/.736 57/.897 36/.431 19/1.088
HR/SB/CS 23/17/1 2/2/2 6/2/2 3/1/1 7/3/2 3/2/0 0/0/0 7/5/1 11/6/0 4/3/0 7/1/1 165/77/28
Usage ······X· oX·X·oo· ·X··ooo· ·o·o··X· oo··o··· ····X··· ····X··· o··oX··· ········ o··Xooo· oo··o··o
Rays Batters (5.05 RS/G) vs. Angels Pitchers (4.45 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Kazmir*
G/S/vB
70.Bell
G/S/vB
52.Bulger
G/S/vB
38.Cassevah
G/S/vB
65.Jepsen
G/S/vB
58.Kohn
G/S/vB
32.Palmer
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
45.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
62.Shields
G/S/vB
63.Thompson
G/S/vB
51.Walden
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· 4/.250 2/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 4/.250 1/.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· 286/143 .233/.309/.356/.665 .717/.631 .702 27/.520 0/0 6/0
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 6/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 13/6 .167/.231/.500/.731 1.429/.000 13/.731 0/0 1/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 14/.971 4/1.000 3/2.334 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 7/.629 1/2.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 487/319 .246/.319/.345/.664 .684/.654 .647 72/.675 10/6 4/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 299/254 .265/.311/.405/.716 .619/.732 .660 25/1.080 3/3 8/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 6/.900 4/1.417 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 9/1.056 1/.000 11/.000 2/.000 1/.000 601/397 .303/.356/.490/.846 .711/.914 .854 87/.936 43/10 15/2
11.Hawpe* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/2.333 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 326/232 .249/.340/.434/.775 .836/.748 .896 26/.762 2/1 9/1
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 1/2.000 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 363/309 .270/.378/.385/.763 .571/.796 .605 60/.754 4/0 5/5
27.Jennings G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/8 .273/.333/.364/.697 1.250/.393 .000 12/.697 1/1 0/0
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 12/.639 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 5/1.000 ··· ··· 96/80 .227/.385/.493/.879 1.200/.824 .908 46/1.163 0/0 6/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 221/199 .232/.357/.459/.816 .141/.896 .668 63/.816 2/2 8/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 6/.334 4/1.000 ··· 2/.500 4/.000 1/no AB ··· 7/.857 1/.000 1/5.000 2/.500 1/3.000 638/442 .294/.373/.505/.878 .955/.843 .928 92/.849 15/5 21/14
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.666 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· 3/.000 1/5.000 ··· 133/67 .200/.281/.270/.551 .549/.493 .623 12/.282 0/1 1/3
23.Pena* G/S/vP 9/.611 3/3.334 ··· ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· 7/1.857 1/no AB 12/.969 2/2.500 2/.500 537/363 .202/.331/.420/.752 .694/.779 .816 85/.615 5/1 27/6
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 7/1.464 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 351/234 .257/.312/.411/.723 .851/.659 .734 43/.720 11/3 9/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 9/.625 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 164/78 .190/.309/.328/.637 .803/.452 .647 35/.487 0/0 4/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 5/2.100 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· 5/.400 2/.000 1/.000 556/379 .236/.323/.422/.745 .892/.678 .740 91/.792 40/8 17/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 6/.400 4/.250 2/5.000 2/3.000 4/1.000 1/no AB ··· 5/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 594/402 .241/.349/.358/.707 .704/.694 .649 95/.606 24/3 10/2
IP 136.2 61.0 22.0 16.2 52.1 16.1 28.0 62.0 43.1 46.0 15.2 10.0 TOTAL .249/.335/.408/.743 .736/.746 .730 .761 160/45 149/83
ERA-K/9 5.99/5.7 4.72/6.6 5.32/9.4 3.78/4.3 4.47/10.0 2.20/7.7 5.14/4.5 4.21/7.0 4.36/7.3 5.28/7.6 1.15/6.3 1.80/16.2 4.16/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (36-11-7)
 Navarro (16-11-0)
 Shoppach (25-6-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 621/.266 273/.312 103/.271 81/.306 228/.249 75/.232 134/.296 278/.263 190/.248 217/.254 59/.164 41/.216 .256  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Joyce
 Upton
 Hawpe
 Brignac
 Jennings
 Baldelli
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
134/0/0/7
1/13/100/6
13/0/42/4
0/140/0/2
0/0/66/1
0/0/2/0
1/3/2/0
0/0/1/0
5/9/8/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .833 .792 .851 .793 .675 .662 .822 .742 .714 .762 .529 .617 .737
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 134/.789 150/.811 50/.887 45/1.019 130/.692 40/.787 59/.785 138/.720 87/.909 108/.612 29/.317 24/.625 .722
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 487/.845 123/.769 53/.819 36/.523 98/.653 35/.513 75/.844 140/.765 103/.559 109/.907 30/.744 17/.588 .750
Road 386/.866 172/.825 58/.893 31/1.192 110/.667 37/.775 52/.788 114/.725 94/.722 115/.729 29/.563 21/.556
Last 28d days 126/.757 75/.727 5/2.400 29/.869 46/.672 28/.520 19/.440 58/.769 24/1.026 20/.255 20/.259 36/.611
HR/SB/CS 23/11/4 2/10/2 3/2/2 0/0/0 2/5/1 0/1/2 1/1/1 4/9/1 4/1/0 6/4/3 2/0/0 1/1/0 139/119/39
Usage ····X··· ········ ········ X·o·X··· o·o····X ·X··o··· ···X···· XX····Xo ·······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.