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Game Preview: TBR @ TOR, 7:07pm, Tuesday, June 1, 2010 @Rogers Centre

Rays, 34-18, 34-181st, 2½ up

SP: Jeff Niemann (27, RHP, 5-0, 2.37)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (5-0) 64.2 48 17 17 20 41 6 2.37
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 4-0 49.1 35 12 12 16 34 4 2.19 63
2010-05-27 CHW W 8.0 3 1 1 3 5 1 94 74
2010-05-22 @HOU W 7.0 4 2 2 1 5 1 97 65
2010-05-17 CLE ND 6.0 10 3 3 3 3 0 94 40
2010-05-11 @LAA W 7.1 6 2 2 2 4 0 111 60
2010-05-06 @SEA W 7.0 4 0 0 2 6 0 99 73
2010-04-30 KCR ND 7.1 3 1 1 4 3 0 88 67
2010-04-24 TOR ND 6.2 5 3 3 1 8 2 95 59
Last 5 v.TOR 2-1 27.0 26 15 14 7 18 4 4.67 50
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
2009-06-29 @TOR W 7.1 4 1 1 2 1 0 100 65
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-12   Road:   19-6    ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  18-12   vsLHP:  16-6    1-Run:   8-7 
 vsEast: 14-8    vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest: 10-4  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 52 Mon, May 31  @TOR  L   2-3       34-18  1st  2.5 up
 51 Sun, May 30   CHW  L   5-8       34-17  1st  3.5 up
 50 Sat, May 29   CHW  W   8-5       34-16  1st  4.5 up
 49 Fri, May 28   CHW  L   2-4       33-16  1st  3.5 up
 48 Thu, May 27   CHW  W   5-1       33-15  1st  4.5 up
 47 Wed, May 26   BOS  L   3-11      32-15  1st  3.5 up
 46 Tue, May 25   BOS  L   0-2       32-14  1st  4.5 up
 45 Mon, May 24   BOS  L   1-6       32-13  1st  5.5 up
 44 Sun, May 23  @HOU  W  10-6       32-12  1st  6.0 up
 43 Sat, May 22  @HOU  W   4-2       31-12  1st  5.0 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Blue Jays, 31-22, 31-223rd, 3½ GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Brian Tallet (32, LHP, 1-1, 6.11)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-1) 17.2 17 14 12 6 12 6 6.11
2009 (7-9) 160.2 169 99 95 72 120 20 5.32
2008 (1-2) 56.1 52 19 18 22 47 4 2.88
Last 7 GS 2-1 39.1 43 27 25 11 29 9 5.72 46
2010-04-17 LAA L 5.0 5 4 4 1 3 2 88 43
2010-04-12 CHW ND 6.0 8 6 6 2 3 2 102 33
2010-04-07 @TEX W 6.2 4 4 2 3 6 2 93 57
2009-09-27 SEA ND 7.0 5 3 3 2 6 3 110 59
2009-09-22 BAL ND 6.1 11 5 5 0 3 0 90 34
2009-09-16 @NYY ND 2.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 39 44
2009-09-11 @DET W 6.1 8 3 3 2 7 0 104 50
Last 5 v.TBR 0-1 14.2 28 18 18 5 9 1 11.05 25
2009-08-15 @TBR L 5.2 10 5 5 2 3 0 91 30
2009-07-25 TBR ND 6.0 7 5 5 1 2 0 94 39
2009-07-08 @TBR ND 3.0 11 8 8 2 4 1 84 7
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-11   Road:   16-11   ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  27-16   vsLHP:   4-6    1-Run:   7-9 
 vsEast:  9-7    vsCntrl:11-5    vsWest: 10-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 53 Mon, May 31   TBR  W   3-2       31-22  3rd  3.5 gb
 52 Sun, May 30   BAL  W   6-1       30-22  3rd  4.5 gb
 51 Sat, May 29   BAL  W   5-2       29-22  3rd  5.5 gb
 50 Fri, May 28   BAL  W   5-0       28-22  3rd  5.5 gb
 49 Wed, May 26  @LAA  L   5-6       27-22  4th  6.0 gb
 48 Tue, May 25  @LAA  L   3-8       27-21  3rd  6.0 gb
 47 Mon, May 24  @LAA  W   6-0       27-20  3rd  6.0 gb
 46 Sun, May 23  @ARI  W  12-4       26-20  3rd  7.0 gb
 45 Sat, May 22  @ARI  L   5-8       25-20  3rd  7.0 gb
 44 Fri, May 21  @ARI  L   6-8       25-19  3rd  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, May 31, 2010 TOR  3  TBR  2        W:Brandon Morrow (4-4), L: Matt Garza (5-4), S: Kevin Gregg (14)
Sun, Apr 25, 2010 TBR  6  TOR  0        W:David Price (3-1), L: Brandon Morrow (1-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 24, 2010 TBR  9  TOR  3        W:Dan Wheeler (1-0), L: Scott Downs (0-2), S: none
Fri, Apr 23, 2010 TOR  6 @TBR  5        W:Brett Cecil (1-0), L: Matt Garza (3-1), S: Kevin Gregg (5)

Sun, Sep 20, 2009 TBR  3  TOR  1        W:David Price (9-7), L: Roy Halladay (15-10), S: J.P. Howell (17)
Sat, Sep 19, 2009 TBR  4  TOR  0        W:Matt Garza (8-10), L: Ricky Romero (12-9), S: none
Fri, Sep 18, 2009 TBR 11  TOR  4        W:James Shields (10-11), L: Scott Richmond (6-10), S: none
Wed, Aug 26, 2009 TOR  3  TBR  2        W:Brandon League (2-5), L: J.P. Howell (6-4), S: none
Tue, Aug 25, 2009 TBR  7 @TOR  3        W:James Shields (8-10), L: Brett Cecil (5-3), S: none
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 TBR 12 @TOR  7        W:Jeff Niemann (12-5), L: Roy Halladay (13-7), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - Tied 2-2; 2009 - TBR won 14-4; 2008 - TBR won 11-7; All-Time - TOR leads 105-102

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  5.67

LAA  4.49

HOU  3.04

RA/G

SDP  3.29

CHC  4.50

ARI  6.17

BA

J. Morneau  .377

O. Cabrera  .269

A. Ramirez  .162

OBP

J. Morneau  .493

P. Polanco  .342

A. Ramirez  .227

SLG

J. Morneau  .680

O. Hudson  .421

G. Beckham  .239

OPS

J. Morneau  1.173

R. Weeks  .774

A. Ramirez  .496

ERA

U. Jimenez  .78

C. Billingsley  3.74

J. Peavy  6.23

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.42

M. Cain  6.72

N. Blackburn  2.51

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Rays Batters (5.12 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
50.Lewis*
G/S/vB
28.Marcum
G/S/vB
17.Roenicke
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 5/.400 3/.000 3/2.334 5/1.100 3/2.667 1/2.000 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 85/34 .238/.271/.425/.696 .635/.790 .529 53/.613 0/0 4/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 8/.929 14/1.371 7/.762 7/1.238 2/.000 5/.800 ··· 12/.258 3/.000 212/131 .231/.327/.330/.657 .636/.669 .682 101/.653 3/2 1/6
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 5/1.150 3/.666 13/.154 7/.453 10/.000 9/1.413 ··· 3/.666 ··· 36/32 .242/.306/.333/.639 .500/.657 1.017 36/.639 1/0 1/1
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 118/107 .306/.364/.454/.818 1.010/.800 .782 63/.895 1/1 2/4
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 16/1.167 8/1.167 18/.742 13/.308 12/.969 11/.700 ··· 8/.250 2/2.000 225/137 .315/.369/.490/.859 .739/.933 .869 113/.800 16/4 4/0
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 110/88 .308/.418/.440/.858 .652/.909 1.143 71/.747 0/0 2/3
19.Kapler G/S/vP 9/.985 4/.000 6/.666 3/.666 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 82/18 .239/.321/.310/.631 .617/.675 .643 47/.619 1/1 1/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 11/1.122 6/.333 6/1.100 5/.400 2/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 3/2.667 224/142 .323/.388/.581/.969 .957/.975 .833 111/.856 10/2 10/7
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 15/.867 4/1.750 7/.286 3/.333 4/1.417 3/.333 ··· 8/.500 1/no AB 99/49 .184/.268/.230/.498 .475/.521 .458 41/.611 0/1 0/3
23.Pena* G/S/vP 15/.575 8/1.417 18/.774 11/.873 4/1.833 3/.000 ··· 9/.476 1/.000 211/135 .175/.299/.350/.649 .625/.662 .695 103/.549 2/1 8/3
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 94/67 .224/.272/.329/.601 .870/.485 .769 44/.661 0/1 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 12/1.027 8/.500 10/1.194 13/.398 2/1.500 5/2.000 ··· 10/.550 2/.000 194/124 .220/.304/.410/.715 .931/.599 .781 90/.660 15/4 6/2
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 11/1.273 6/1.100 5/1.100 8/1.225 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 3/.333 221/146 .302/.367/.443/.810 .606/.915 .893 107/.938 9/1 4/1
IP 17.2 28.0 24.0 20.2 23.1 21.1 15.0 73.0 12.2 TOTAL .256/.334/.409/.742 .698/.768 .758 .717 58/18 46/37
ERA-K/9 6.11/6.1 2.57/5.5 3.00/6.8 4.35/10.0 3.09/10.4 4.22/7.6 3.60/7.2 2.59/7.4 4.97/8.5 4.13/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (15-8-3)
 Navarro (8-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 77/.239 108/.232 96/.227 92/.280 96/.250 92/.259 58/.218 288/.216 62/.224 .246  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Kapler
 Brignac
 Rodriguez
51/0/0/5
0/3/45/3
0/50/0/1
5/0/25/0
0/0/2/0
2/6/0/0
OPS .834 .660 .610 .761 .719 .707 .622 .598 .693 .693
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 22/.318 41/.712 30/.620 34/.847 44/.663 38/.635 26/.751 159/.439 25/.560 .618
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 55/1.058 67/.628 66/.605 58/.715 52/.763 54/.746 32/.515 129/.799 37/.785 .739
Home 49/.935 59/.571 38/.788 33/.595 38/.569 53/.729 23/.798 160/.613 23/.465
Last 28d days / 51/.685 46/.523 38/.433 50/1.049 40/.618 44/.616 128/.581 51/.790
HR/SB/CS 6/3/0 3/3/1 1/2/0 1/4/0 2/0/0 1/0/1 2/0/0 5/2/3 0/0/0 37/25/16
Usage o··o·o·· o····X·o ·····o·o X·oX···· ···o···· ·····o·· ···X···· ······X·
Blue Jays Batters (5.17 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.42 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
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
19.Bautista G/S/vP 9/.611 7/.453 1/4.000 1/.000 4/.000 3/.000 1/.000 11/.455 221/180 .251/.371/.601/.972 .758/1.021 .938 99/1.219 3/1 16/3
14.Buck G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/1.000 1/.000 5/1.000 150/127 .259/.307/.518/.825 1.217/.747 .914 65/.871 0/0 8/0
12.Encarnacion G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 4/.250 4/.000 85/65 .222/.306/.569/.875 .427/.970 .571 48/1.033 1/0 7/6
11.Gonzalez G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 5/.650 7/1.857 3/.000 4/.000 15/.667 214/170 .265/.299/.515/.814 .523/.892 .823 96/.669 1/0 11/9
2.Hill G/S/vP 14/.428 6/1.500 3/1.667 1/no AB 3/2.334 15/.734 1/.000 9/.597 173/137 .179/.283/.371/.654 .450/.705 .931 108/.584 1/0 8/2
15.Lewis* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 171/138 .296/.333/.491/.824 .895/.806 .822 103/.890 4/2 3/0
26.Lind* G/S/vP 13/1.356 3/.000 3/.666 10/.200 6/1.300 8/1.125 ··· 8/.875 221/168 .225/.285/.390/.675 .313/.792 .708 99/.598 0/0 8/0
18.McCoy G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 46/31 .190/.261/.262/.523 .733/.427 .656 9/.000 4/1 0/0
6.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 5/.750 4/.500 ··· 2/.000 11/.400 1/.000 4/.000 47/33 .250/.267/.409/.676 .462/.764 .480 10/.844 0/0 0/0
8.Molina G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 8/.804 ··· 5/1.600 9/.889 3/.000 3/.000 54/37 .286/.352/.306/.658 .301/.826 .490 30/.804 0/0 0/0
35.Overbay* G/S/vP 12/1.167 7/.429 5/.200 8/.393 9/2.042 11/1.493 3/1.000 10/.900 212/167 .212/.289/.386/.675 .444/.742 .871 101/.729 1/0 7/3
7.Reed* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 7/.286 ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 16/14 .200/.250/.400/.650 .500/.643 .650 11/.636 1/0 1/0
10.Wells G/S/vP 12/.258 8/.875 12/.250 8/1.250 6/.000 16/.783 5/.650 17/.181 219/174 .305/.356/.600/.956 .601/1.041 1.118 100/.852 2/0 13/0
IP 64.2 22.0 11.0 13.2 20.2 23.0 20.1 18.0 TOTAL .245/.311/.472/.783 .594/.834 .822 .798 22/5 89/28
ERA-K/9 2.37/5.7 2.05/8.6 0.00/12.3 6.59/8.5 4.79/3.5 3.52/5.1 1.33/7.1 3.00/9.0 3.18/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (21-6-0)
 Molina (4-10-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 256/.209 87/.207 36/.059 60/.255 97/.318 97/.244 76/.174 70/.172 .232  Wells
 Bautista
 Lewis
 Reed
 Lind
 McCoy
0/50/0/2
0/1/26/1
30/5/4/1
5/0/2/0
9/0/0/0
5/1/2/0
OPS .602 .550 .170 .700 .852 .743 .512 .571 .674
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 128/.688 35/.700 18/.284 46/.479 60/.763 48/.729 31/.480 12/.450 .661
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 128/.519 52/.452 18/.056 14/1.418 37/.994 49/.755 45/.532 58/.593 .686
Road 142/.570 41/.416 15/.133 14/.740 41/.608 32/.626 33/.410 32/.661
Last 28d days 139/.570 41/.520 31/.098 25/.470 50/.995 47/.743 28/.218 37/.653
HR/SB/CS 6/4/1 1/0/0 0/0/0 2/1/1 1/3/0 4/1/0 1/1/0 2/0/1 52/26/13
Usage ····X··· ·o·X·o·· o·oo··X· ooo·oo·· ·····X·X ·X···X·X ··o····· o·X·oo··

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.