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Game Preview: TBR @ TOR, 7:07pm, Friday, August 6, 2010 @Rogers Centre

Rays, 67-41, 67-41 2nd, ½ GB, 6½ up in WC

SP: Matt Garza (26, RHP, 11-5, 4.11)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (11-5) 135.2 123 63 62 42 106 20 4.11
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 4-0 46.1 35 21 21 7 33 8 4.08 57
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
2010-06-30 @BOS W 7.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 110 56
2010-06-24 SDP W 8.0 6 3 3 0 5 1 108 63
Last 5 v.TOR 2-2 32.2 34 11 11 14 35 1 3.03 56
2010-05-31 @TOR L 6.1 10 3 3 2 3 1 99 42
2010-04-23 TOR L 5.0 8 5 5 4 6 0 102 33
2009-09-19 TOR W 7.1 3 0 0 6 10 0 117 76
2009-08-16 TOR ND 5.0 8 1 1 2 7 0 103 52
2009-07-24 @TOR W 9.0 5 2 2 0 9 0 116 78
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-23   Road:   33-18   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  43-30   vsLHP:  24-11   1-Run:  18-17
 vsEast: 27-14   vsCntrl:22-10   vsWest: 11-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
108 Thu, Aug  5   MIN  L   6-8       67-41  2nd  0.5 gb
107 Wed, Aug  4   MIN  L   1-2 (13)  67-40  1st    Tied
106 Tue, Aug  3   MIN  W   6-4       67-39  1st  1.0 up
105 Mon, Aug  2   MIN  W   4-2       66-39  1st    Tied
104 Sun, Aug  1   NYY  W   3-0       65-39  2nd  1.0 gb
103 Sat, Jul 31   NYY  L   4-5       64-39  2nd  2.0 gb
102 Fri, Jul 30   NYY  W   3-2       64-38  2nd  1.0 gb
101 Thu, Jul 29   DET  W   4-2       63-38  2nd  2.0 gb
100 Wed, Jul 28   DET  W   7-4       62-38  2nd  2.0 gb
 99 Tue, Jul 27   DET  W   3-2       61-38  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:21-9 
Blue Jays, 56-52, 56-52 4th, 11½ GB, 11 GB in WC

SP: Brett Cecil (23, LHP, 8-5, 3.77)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (8-5) 112.1 98 49 47 36 79 10 3.77
2009 (7-4) 93.1 116 59 55 38 69 17 5.30
Last 7 GS 1-2 42.0 43 21 19 18 28 4 4.07 49
2010-07-31 CLE ND 6.0 5 1 1 5 5 0 114 58
2010-07-25 @DET ND 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 1 101 62
2010-07-19 @KCR ND 6.1 6 3 3 3 1 0 94 47
2010-07-08 MIN W 7.0 4 1 1 1 2 1 89 66
2010-07-02 @NYY ND 6.0 4 1 1 6 5 0 96 59
2010-06-27 @PHI L 4.2 10 7 5 1 5 0 97 24
2010-06-22 STL L 5.0 8 6 6 1 4 2 90 30
Last 5 v.TBR 3-1 23.2 19 12 11 10 20 6 4.18 53
2010-06-10 @TBR W 6.2 3 1 1 3 2 1 109 63
2010-04-23 @TBR W 6.2 6 4 4 1 8 2 94 53
2009-08-25 TBR L 3.1 6 6 5 3 3 2 76 26
2009-07-26 TBR W 7.0 4 1 1 3 7 1 99 69
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-22   Road:   29-30   ExtrInn: 3-4 
 vsRHP:  48-37   vsLHP:   8-15   1-Run:  13-22
 vsEast: 22-17   vsCntrl:17-16   vsWest: 10-8  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
108 Wed, Aug  4  @NYY  L   1-5       56-52  4th 11.5 gb
107 Tue, Aug  3  @NYY  W   8-2       56-51  4th 11.5 gb
106 Mon, Aug  2  @NYY  W   8-6       55-51  4th 11.5 gb
105 Sun, Aug  1   CLE  L   4-5       54-51  4th 12.5 gb
104 Sat, Jul 31   CLE  L   1-2       54-50  4th 12.5 gb
103 Fri, Jul 30   CLE  W   8-1       54-49  4th 11.5 gb
102 Wed, Jul 28   BAL  W   5-0       53-49  4th 12.0 gb
101 Tue, Jul 27   BAL  W   8-2       52-49  4th 12.0 gb
100 Mon, Jul 26   BAL  W   9-5       51-49  4th 13.0 gb
 99 Sun, Jul 25  @DET  L   5-6       50-49  4th 13.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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)
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)
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 6-3; 2009 - TBR won 14-4; 2008 - TBR won 11-7; All-Time - Tied 106-106

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  5.38

FLA  4.48

SEA  3.24

RA/G

SDP  3.49

FLA  4.42

ARI  5.56

BA

J. Hamilton  .358

R. Theriot  .281

B. Wood  .168

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

R. Spilborghs  .357

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .646

J. Willingham  .461

B. Wood  .225

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.076

A. LaRoche  .813

B. Wood  .411

ERA

J. Johnson  1.96

C. Billingsley  3.82

K. Millwood  6.05

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.19

B. Myers  6.97

M. Buehrle  3.92

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Rays Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.32 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 27.Cecil*
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
28.Marcum
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 7/1.286 3/.000 4/2.250 6/1.267 4/2.417 1/2.000 7/.143 208/103 .253/.314/.382/.696 .705/.713 .707 54/.692 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 9/.444 14/1.371 7/.762 7/1.238 2/.000 5/.800 12/.258 355/242 .239/.321/.334/.655 .673/.647 .658 79/.731 9/3 3/9
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 6/.500 258/224 .264/.318/.397/.715 .762/.708 .812 56/.759 3/3 6/8
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 7/.714 8/1.167 19/.977 15/.400 13/1.021 11/.700 15/.400 452/303 .302/.356/.485/.841 .683/.918 .840 91/.630 38/9 12/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 1/no AB 1/.000 262/221 .271/.385/.385/.771 .518/.819 .934 56/.761 3/0 3/4
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 4/1.500 5/.800 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· 12/8 .111/.333/.111/.444 .500/.393 12/.444 0/0 0/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/.666 113/109 .226/.363/.484/.847 .000/.882 .992 66/.986 1/2 5/0
19.Kapler G/S/vP 10/.800 4/.000 6/.666 3/.666 4/.000 1/2.000 3/.333 132/31 .207/.290/.284/.575 .580/.553 .643 26/.472 1/1 2/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 11/1.414 6/.333 7/.929 7/.572 4/1.500 2/1.000 10/.844 478/337 .288/.379/.490/.869 .991/.819 .793 100/.797 15/3 15/11
23.Pena* G/S/vP 12/1.424 9/1.921 18/.774 12/.969 6/1.500 4/.250 11/.384 422/297 .212/.332/.441/.772 .686/.810 .710 70/.930 5/1 23/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.500 1/.000 1/2.000 2/4.000 1/.000 9/1.431 277/208 .260/.305/.409/.715 .817/.680 .721 51/.608 8/2 7/2
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 5/.400 2/.500 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 6/.367 105/59 .190/.330/.262/.592 .935/.333 .592 39/.415 0/0 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 11/.384 9/.444 10/1.194 16/.467 3/1.000 6/1.667 17/.879 399/280 .235/.318/.411/.729 .913/.654 .727 78/.779 31/7 10/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 11/.697 8/1.500 5/1.100 9/1.056 4/.250 1/no AB 8/.750 434/307 .270/.370/.383/.753 .676/.778 .798 71/.631 22/2 6/1
IP 112.1 51.1 45.0 41.0 41.2 49.2 131.0 TOTAL .252/.337/.403/.741 .722/.749 .752 .729 137/35 102/61
ERA-K/9 3.77/6.3 2.81/5.8 2.20/7.2 4.39/9.4 3.67/9.5 3.99/8.1 3.44/7.7 4.10/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (27-10-5)
 Shoppach (14-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 459/.234 202/.246 176/.209 189/.273 176/.225 208/.257 540/.250 .251  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Kapler
 Rodriguez
 Brignac
98/0/0/7
1/11/84/4
0/101/0/2
7/0/17/1
11/1/38/0
3/9/7/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .659 .725 .549 .750 .697 .710 .683 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 106/.385 76/.905 67/.597 75/.818 84/.702 94/.731 274/.526 .672
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 353/.746 126/.618 109/.521 114/.707 92/.693 114/.693 266/.849 .746
Home 171/.704 96/.544 66/.707 76/.653 81/.572 101/.841 245/.604
Last 28d days 81/.668 32/.911 28/.368 32/.657 36/.697 37/.851 99/.720
HR/SB/CS 10/4/2 6/5/1 2/3/0 2/5/1 4/2/0 5/3/1 13/4/5 93/44/26
Usage ·····X·· ·X····o· ···X·o·· ···X·X·· ···oX··· ·o····X· ·X····X·
Blue Jays Batters (4.69 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.82 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
58.Hellickson
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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
19.Bautista G/S/vP 9/1.194 8/.542 1/4.000 1/.000 5/.000 ··· 9/.847 3/.000 3/.000 12/.523 452/369 .263/.376/.600/.976 .816/1.012 1.144 95/1.219 4/2 33/5
14.Buck G/S/vP 11/1.011 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 3/1.000 2/.000 5/1.000 304/243 .277/.309/.498/.807 1.139/.722 .745 56/.784 0/0 14/1
12.Encarnacion G/S/vP 9/.985 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 13/.308 1/.000 4/.250 4/.000 243/193 .243/.309/.454/.763 .676/.779 .735 79/.782 1/0 11/9
5.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 3/.333 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 376/293 .249/.330/.318/.648 .829/.600 .555 84/.738 5/2 3/11
21.Green G/S/vP 8/.661 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 23/9 .143/.217/.143/.360 .452/.222 .311 / 0/0 0/0
2.Hill G/S/vP 27/.847 6/1.500 4/1.250 2/.500 3/2.334 ··· 1/.000 15/.734 2/.000 9/.597 389/299 .211/.286/.390/.676 .475/.735 .777 84/.876 1/1 16/5
15.Lewis* G/S/vP 8/1.214 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· ··· 5/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 376/293 .275/.339/.450/.788 .667/.823 .791 76/.853 11/4 7/3
26.Lind* G/S/vP 31/.849 3/.000 3/.666 13/.154 6/1.300 ··· ··· 8/1.125 1/.000 8/.875 428/324 .218/.280/.377/.657 .327/.767 .722 85/.802 0/0 14/0
18.McCoy G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 54/36 .200/.259/.260/.519 .600/.479 .656 0/ 4/1 0/1
6.McDonald G/S/vP 8/.875 5/.750 4/.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 11/.400 1/.000 4/.000 86/62 .220/.238/.390/.628 .696/.601 .774 17/.412 1/0 2/1
8.Molina G/S/vP 10/.000 3/.000 8/.804 ··· 5/1.600 ··· ··· 9/.889 3/.000 3/.000 118/89 .283/.350/.434/.784 .355/.929 .893 27/.776 0/0 4/1
35.Overbay* G/S/vP 35/.589 8/.625 6/.167 8/.393 10/2.075 ··· 6/1.867 11/1.493 4/1.500 10/.900 426/331 .249/.332/.416/.748 .615/.788 .858 83/.752 1/0 12/4
45.Snider* G/S/vP 9/.347 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 148/124 .246/.318/.493/.810 .830/.806 .687 18/.833 3/1 7/0
10.Wells G/S/vP 27/.679 9/1.111 12/.250 8/1.250 7/.000 ··· ··· 16/.783 7/.929 18/.343 437/350 .275/.325/.529/.853 .654/.900 .992 89/.820 5/3 22/0
1.Wise* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 56/50 .278/.291/.556/.846 .333/.910 .500 25/.917 2/0 3/0
IP 135.2 43.1 39.1 28.1 40.0 7.0 40.0 49.0 43.2 35.0 TOTAL .249/.313/.457/.770 .651/.802 .819 .854 36/13 167/56
ERA-K/9 4.11/7.0 2.08/9.1 1.14/12.1 5.40/8.6 4.28/3.6 2.57/7.7 7.88/7.9 4.22/6.4 1.85/7.4 2.83/9.8 3.59/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (35-13-1)
 Molina (9-13-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 558/.243 173/.218 140/.136 121/.255 189/.313 27/.125 196/.356 204/.249 170/.184 140/.200 .240  Bautista
 Wells
 Wise
 Snider
 Lewis
 McDonald
 Lind
 McCoy
0/1/75/9
0/101/0/4
7/8/5/2
13/0/24/2
70/6/7/1
2/0/0/0
15/0/0/0
5/1/2/0
OPS .733 .607 .406 .686 .844 .472 .935 .765 .558 .643 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 247/.707 69/.746 66/.459 90/.492 103/.807 12/.705 95/1.008 85/.711 79/.643 26/.709 .712
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 311/.753 104/.511 74/.359 31/1.308 86/.887 15/.277 101/.867 119/.799 91/.486 114/.628 .695
Road 276/.775 94/.532 62/.469 42/.799 85/.787 / 78/.980 96/.703 79/.493 62/.834
Last 28d days 104/.586 31/.508 53/.526 29/.845 28/.799 27/.472 43/.813 20/.744 45/.648 28/.718
HR/SB/CS 20/6/4 1/1/2 3/1/0 2/1/1 2/3/1 1/0/0 5/4/0 9/2/0 3/3/0 4/1/1 116/54/21
Usage ·····X·· ········ X·o··oo· XX·o···o ·X······ ···X···· ·o·oo·o· ········ ··X·Xoo· ·o·o···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.