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Game Preview: TBR @ TOR, 1:07pm, Saturday, August 7, 2010 @Rogers Centre

Rays, 67-42, 67-42 2nd, ½ GB, 6½ up in WC

SP: James Shields (28, RHP, 10-9, 4.54)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (10-9) 142.2 158 79 72 32 133 22 4.54
2009 (11-12) 219.2 239 113 101 52 167 29 4.14
2008 (14-8) 215.0 208 94 85 40 160 24 3.56
Last 7 GS 4-2 43.2 46 22 22 10 41 6 4.53 51
2010-08-01 NYY W 7.1 4 0 0 1 11 0 116 80
2010-07-27 DET W 6.2 9 2 2 1 7 0 102 54
2010-07-21 @BAL W 6.1 8 4 4 1 1 1 93 41
2010-07-16 @NYY ND 6.0 4 3 3 3 5 2 96 54
2010-07-09 CLE L 6.1 6 4 4 1 9 2 106 53
2010-07-04 @MIN W 6.0 8 4 4 1 2 0 92 41
2010-06-29 @BOS L 5.0 7 5 5 2 6 1 109 37
Last 5 v.TOR 2-2 35.0 39 18 17 5 31 7 4.37 52
2009-09-18 TOR W 6.0 9 4 4 1 7 0 97 44
2009-08-25 @TOR W 6.2 8 3 3 2 5 2 93 49
2009-08-14 TOR L 8.0 8 5 5 0 7 2 111 53
2009-07-07 TOR ND 7.0 7 1 1 1 4 0 105 62
2009-07-01 @TOR L 7.1 7 5 4 1 8 3 108 53
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-23   Road:   33-19   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  43-30   vsLHP:  24-12   1-Run:  18-18
 vsEast: 27-15   vsCntrl:22-10   vsWest: 11-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
109 Fri, Aug  6  @TOR  L   1-2       67-42  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:21-9 
Blue Jays, 57-52, 57-52 4th, 10½ GB, 10 GB in WC

SP: Brad Mills (25, LHP, 1-0, 0.00)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-0) 7.0 2 0 0 3 4 0 0.00
2009 (0-1) 7.2 14 12 12 6 9 4 14.09
Last 7 GS 1-1 14.2 16 12 12 9 13 4 7.36 41
2010-07-28 BAL W 7.0 2 0 0 3 4 0 92 74
2009-06-27 PHI L 4.0 8 8 8 2 7 2 95 19
2009-06-18 @PHI ND 3.2 6 4 4 4 2 2 94 31
Has never faced TBR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-22   Road:   29-30   ExtrInn: 3-4 
 vsRHP:  49-37   vsLHP:   8-15   1-Run:  14-22
 vsEast: 23-17   vsCntrl:17-16   vsWest: 10-8  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
109 Fri, Aug  6   TBR  W   2-1       57-52  4th 10.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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)
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)
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 6-4; 2009 - TBR won 14-4; 2008 - TBR won 11-7; All-Time - TOR leads 107-106

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  5.36

FLA  4.44

SEA  3.27

RA/G

SDP  3.47

SEA  4.41

ARI  5.52

BA

J. Hamilton  .357

M. Mora  .283

B. Wood  .168

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

J. Keppinger  .356

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .643

R. Branyan  .458

B. Wood  .225

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.074

J. Giambi  .809

B. Wood  .411

ERA

J. Johnson  1.96

C. Billingsley  3.82

K. Millwood  6.05

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.19

M. Garza  6.89

M. Buehrle  3.92

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Rays Batters (4.99 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 59.Mills*
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 ··· 3/.000 4/2.250 6/1.267 5/1.850 1/2.000 7/.143 212/104 .254/.318/.386/.704 .728/.706 .723 55/.726 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP ··· 14/1.371 7/.762 7/1.238 3/.000 5/.800 12/.258 359/243 .236/.317/.330/.647 .654/.644 .642 79/.661 9/3 3/9
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 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 ··· 8/1.167 19/.977 15/.400 13/1.021 11/.700 15/.400 452/303 .302/.356/.485/.841 .683/.918 .840 87/.629 38/9 12/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 1/no AB 1/.000 263/222 .269/.384/.384/.768 .518/.815 .925 57/.747 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/.666 116/109 .219/.353/.469/.822 .000/.882 .921 69/.939 1/2 5/0
19.Kapler G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 6/.666 3/.666 4/.000 1/2.000 3/.333 135/31 .202/.284/.277/.561 .562/.553 .617 25/.410 1/1 2/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· 6/.333 7/.929 7/.572 5/1.600 2/1.000 10/.844 482/338 .287/.378/.488/.866 .968/.823 .787 100/.785 15/3 15/11
23.Pena* G/S/vP ··· 9/1.921 18/.774 12/.969 6/1.500 4/.250 11/.384 422/297 .212/.332/.441/.772 .686/.810 .710 69/.921 5/1 23/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 1/.000 1/2.000 2/4.000 1/.000 9/1.431 281/209 .264/.308/.415/.723 .854/.677 .738 51/.624 8/2 7/3
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 6/.367 107/59 .186/.324/.256/.580 .891/.333 .564 37/.439 0/0 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP ··· 10/.400 10/1.194 16/.467 3/1.000 6/1.667 17/.879 403/281 .233/.318/.407/.725 .901/.651 .719 77/.762 31/7 10/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· 8/1.500 5/1.100 9/1.056 5/.200 1/no AB 8/.750 438/308 .270/.369/.381/.750 .675/.775 .793 71/.605 22/2 6/1
IP 7.0 52.1 45.0 41.0 42.2 49.2 131.0 TOTAL .251/.336/.402/.738 .717/.748 .747 .716 137/35 102/63
ERA-K/9 0.00/5.1 2.75/5.7 2.20/7.2 4.39/9.4 3.59/9.5 3.99/8.1 3.44/7.7 4.07/7.5

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 26/.091 205/.242 176/.209 189/.273 180/.226 208/.257 540/.250 .250  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Kapler
 Rodriguez
 Brignac
98/0/0/7
1/11/84/4
0/102/0/2
7/0/18/1
12/1/38/1
3/9/7/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .322 .714 .549 .750 .693 .710 .683 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 9/.222 77/.892 67/.597 75/.818 86/.684 94/.731 274/.526 .669
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 17/.369 128/.608 109/.521 114/.707 94/.700 114/.693 266/.849 .744
Home 26/.322 99/.527 66/.707 76/.653 85/.568 101/.841 245/.604
Last 28d days 26/.322 27/.833 28/.368 27/.733 35/.686 37/.851 99/.720
HR/SB/CS 0/1/0 6/5/1 2/3/0 2/5/1 4/2/0 5/3/1 13/4/5 93/44/26
Usage ········ o·X····o ····X·o· ····X·X· X···oX·· ··o····X ··X····X
Blue Jays Batters (4.67 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.81 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
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
59.Thayer
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
19.Bautista G/S/vP 9/.888 8/.542 1/4.000 1/.000 5/.000 ··· 9/.847 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 12/.523 455/372 .261/.374/.595/.969 .816/1.003 1.126 93/1.168 4/2 33/5
14.Buck G/S/vP 12/1.250 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 6/.334 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 13/.308 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 4/.000 246/196 .244/.309/.457/.766 .676/.782 .743 78/.787 1/0 11/9
5.Escobar G/S/vP 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 3/.333 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 379/296 .247/.327/.315/.643 .829/.593 .545 82/.689 5/2 3/11
21.Green G/S/vP 3/.000 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 29/.776 6/1.500 4/1.250 2/.500 3/2.334 ··· 1/.000 15/.734 2/.000 ··· 9/.597 392/302 .209/.284/.387/.671 .475/.727 .762 83/.849 1/1 16/5
15.Lewis* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· ··· 5/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 380/297 .272/.335/.444/.780 .667/.812 .773 75/.738 11/4 7/3
26.Lind* G/S/vP 28/1.135 3/.000 3/.666 13/.154 6/1.300 ··· ··· 8/1.125 1/.000 ··· 8/.875 431/327 .221/.283/.379/.662 .327/.772 .731 84/.747 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 11/.664 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 8/1.100 3/.000 8/.804 ··· 5/1.600 ··· ··· 9/.889 3/.000 2/2.500 3/.000 121/92 .275/.342/.422/.764 .355/.897 .845 26/.808 0/0 4/1
35.Overbay* G/S/vP 37/.963 8/.625 6/.167 8/.393 10/2.075 ··· 6/1.867 11/1.493 4/1.500 ··· 10/.900 429/334 .250/.332/.418/.750 .615/.790 .860 82/.758 1/0 12/4
45.Snider* G/S/vP 9/.555 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 32/.765 9/1.111 12/.250 8/1.250 7/.000 ··· ··· 16/.783 7/.929 1/2.000 18/.343 440/353 .273/.323/.525/.847 .654/.892 .977 87/.822 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 142.2 43.1 39.1 28.1 40.0 7.0 40.0 49.0 43.2 35.0 TOTAL .249/.312/.455/.767 .651/.798 .812 .823 36/13 167/56
ERA-K/9 4.54/8.4 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 /0.0 2.83/9.8 3.56/7.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 616/.274 173/.218 140/.136 121/.255 189/.313 27/.125 196/.356 204/.249 170/.184 / 140/.200 .240  Bautista
 Wells
 Wise
 Snider
 Lewis
 McCoy
 McDonald
 Lind
0/1/76/9
0/102/0/4
7/8/5/2
13/0/24/2
71/6/7/1
5/1/2/0
2/0/0/0
15/0/0/0
OPS .769 .607 .406 .686 .844 .472 .935 .765 .558 .643 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 334/.742 69/.746 66/.459 90/.492 103/.807 12/.705 95/1.008 85/.711 79/.643 / 26/.709 .712
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 282/.800 104/.511 74/.359 31/1.308 86/.887 15/.277 101/.867 119/.799 91/.486 / 114/.628 .690
Road 315/.775 94/.532 62/.469 42/.799 85/.787 / 78/.980 96/.703 79/.493 / 62/.834
Last 28d days 111/.673 26/.481 50/.559 29/.845 24/.741 27/.472 40/.742 20/.744 45/.648 / 28/.718
HR/SB/CS 22/6/3 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··· ··X····· ····X··· ··o·oo·o ········ ···X·Xoo ··o·o···

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.