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Game Preview: TBR @ TOR, 1:07pm, Sunday, September 12, 2010 @Rogers Centre

Rays, 86-55, 86-55 2nd, ½ GB, 8½ up in WC

SP: Jeff Niemann (27, RHP, 10-6, 4.28)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (10-6) 151.1 140 73 72 52 111 23 4.28
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 3-4 34.1 46 36 36 19 27 9 9.44 35
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
2010-07-17 @NYY W 6.1 6 4 4 4 6 2 108 47
Last 5 v.TOR 2-1 33.1 31 21 20 8 24 6 5.40 49
2010-08-31 TOR L 5.0 7 7 7 2 3 1 80 26
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-26   Road:   43-29   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  53-39   vsLHP:  33-16   1-Run:  25-23
 vsEast: 37-24   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 18-9  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
137 Mon, Sep  6  @BOS  L   5-12      83-54  2nd  2.5 gb
136 Sun, Sep  5  @BAL  L   7-8       83-53  2nd  2.5 gb
135 Sat, Sep  4  @BAL  L   4-8       83-52  2nd  2.5 gb
134 Fri, Sep  3  @BAL  W   4-1       83-51  2nd  1.5 gb
133 Wed, Sep  1   TOR  W   2-1       82-51  2nd  1.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 31   TOR  L   5-13      81-51  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Blue Jays, 72-70, 72-70 4th, 15 GB, 14½ GB in WC

SP: Shaun Marcum (28, RHP, 12-7, 3.55)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (12-7) 170.0 157 71 67 39 145 22 3.55
2008 (9-7) 151.1 126 60 57 50 123 21 3.39
2007 (12-6) 159.0 149 76 73 49 122 27 4.13
Last 7 GS 2-3 45.0 39 22 22 11 38 10 4.40 54
2010-09-07 TEX W 7.0 6 3 3 2 8 1 95 59
2010-09-01 @TBR ND 6.0 5 1 1 2 7 1 102 63
2010-08-27 DET ND 6.0 8 1 1 2 4 1 100 54
2010-08-22 @BOS L 7.0 4 3 3 0 6 1 91 63
2010-08-16 @OAK W 9.0 1 1 1 1 5 1 103 85
2010-08-11 BOS L 4.0 7 8 8 3 3 4 92 16
2010-08-04 @NYY L 6.0 8 5 5 1 5 1 97 40
Last 5 v.TBR 1-2 34.0 33 15 14 7 28 2 3.71 55
2010-09-01 @TBR ND 6.0 5 1 1 2 7 1 102 63
2010-06-09 @TBR L 4.0 10 7 7 1 3 1 68 16
2010-06-02 TBR L 8.1 10 5 4 0 2 0 112 47
2008-09-06 TBR ND 7.0 4 0 0 3 7 0 103 73
2008-05-07 TBR W 8.2 4 2 2 1 9 0 110 76
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-31   Road:   35-39   ExtrInn: 4-5 
 vsRHP:  61-51   vsLHP:  11-19   1-Run:  19-26
 vsEast: 31-28   vsCntrl:19-18   vsWest: 15-13 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
142 Sat, Sep 11   TBR  L   1-13      72-70  4th 15.0 gb
141 Fri, Sep 10   TBR  L   8-9       72-69  4th 15.0 gb
140 Thu, Sep  9   TEX  L   2-4       72-68  4th 15.0 gb
139 Wed, Sep  8   TEX  L   1-8       72-67  4th 14.5 gb
138 Tue, Sep  7   TEX  W   8-5       72-66  4th 13.5 gb
137 Mon, Sep  6   TEX  W   7-2       71-66  4th 14.5 gb
136 Sun, Sep  5  @NYY  W   7-3       70-66  4th 15.5 gb
135 Sat, Sep  4  @NYY  L   5-7       69-66  4th 16.5 gb
134 Fri, Sep  3  @NYY  L   3-7       69-65  4th 15.5 gb
133 Wed, Sep  1  @TBR  L   1-2       69-64  4th 14.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Sep 11, 2010 TBR 13 @TOR  1        W:Wade Davis (12-9), L: Ricky Romero (12-9), S: none
Fri, Sep 10, 2010 TBR  9 @TOR  8        W:Joaquin Benoit (1-2), L: Kevin Gregg (1-5), S: Rafael Soriano (42)
Wed, Sep 01, 2010 TBR  2  TOR  1        W:David Price (16-6), L: Shawn Camp (4-3), S: Rafael Soriano (40)
Tue, Aug 31, 2010 TOR 13 @TBR  5        W:Ricky Romero (11-8), L: Jeff Niemann (10-5), S: none
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
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 10-7; 2009 - TBR won 14-4; 2008 - TBR won 11-7; All-Time - Tied 110-110

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  5.37

ARI  4.51

SEA  3.23

RA/G

SDP  3.49

CIN  4.34

PIT  5.42

BA

J. Hamilton  .361

M. Young  .286

B. Wood  .162

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

M. Prado  .359

B. Wood  .188

SLG

J. Thome  .641

A. Gonzalez  .469

B. Wood  .216

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.062

V. Martinez  .817

B. Wood  .404

ERA

M. Latos  2.21

L. Hernandez  3.82

K. Correia  5.46

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.95

A. Burnett  7.06

K. Kendrick  4.13

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Rays Batters (5.11 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.53 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 28.Marcum
G/S/vB
30.Buchholz
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
50.Lewis*
G/S/vB
17.Roenicke
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 7/.143 ··· 3/.000 3/2.334 4/2.250 7/1.071 5/1.850 3/1.167 3/2.000 1/.000 281/141 .234/.311/.347/.657 .694/.640 .628 38/.413 0/0 5/0
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· 4/1.500 2/.000 4/.000 4/.833 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 9/3 .250/.333/.750/1.083 1.700/.000 1.083 9/1.083 0/0 1/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 14/.594 ··· 17/1.105 5/.400 7/.762 7/1.238 3/.000 6/.900 1/4.000 4/.000 472/308 .253/.328/.355/.683 .702/.672 .695 84/.770 10/6 4/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/1.750 2/.000 ··· 289/245 .260/.308/.379/.687 .634/.696 .774 22/.545 3/3 6/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 18/.398 ··· 9/1.015 6/.000 20/1.029 15/.400 14/.940 11/.700 ··· 3/1.167 579/379 .305/.357/.495/.852 .726/.918 .842 96/.972 42/10 15/2
11.Hawpe* G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.600 1/no AB 6/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 320/226 .254/.344/.442/.786 .836/.763 .643 21/.992 2/1 9/1
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 1/no AB ··· ··· 345/292 .279/.390/.401/.790 .583/.827 .929 56/.918 4/0 5/4
27.Jennings G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 8/5 .143/.250/.286/.536 1.000/.200 .900 8/.536 0/0 0/0
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· 4/1.500 6/.666 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 82/66 .194/.378/.371/.749 1.200/.656 .837 41/.852 0/0 3/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 204/182 .236/.368/.485/.852 .141/.946 .977 58/.914 2/2 8/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 13/.641 ··· 7/.286 5/.900 8/1.071 8/.500 6/1.667 2/1.000 1/.000 4/1.833 613/421 .294/.372/.511/.883 .976/.841 .818 97/1.033 15/5 21/14
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 16/.866 ··· 7/1.000 6/.500 7/.286 3/.333 5/1.467 4/.833 ··· 1/no AB 128/66 .205/.282/.277/.559 .549/.482 .528 7/.286 0/1 1/3
23.Pena* G/S/vP 14/.297 ··· 10/1.700 8/.625 19/.725 13/.891 7/1.571 5/.200 1/5.000 2/.000 518/349 .202/.330/.421/.751 .717/.767 .689 96/.652 5/1 26/6
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 11/2.036 ··· 6/.666 2/.000 2/.500 3/.666 3/2.667 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 345/231 .256/.312/.412/.724 .856/.659 .712 56/.744 11/3 9/5
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 6/.367 ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/1.000 3/1.667 1/.000 3/.000 2/5.000 2/1.000 160/77 .187/.304/.328/.632 .790/.459 .632 46/.475 0/0 4/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 20/.812 ··· 12/.334 6/.000 10/1.194 16/.467 3/1.000 7/1.429 1/no AB 3/1.666 531/359 .238/.325/.430/.755 .911/.682 .754 96/.845 39/7 17/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 8/.750 ··· 10/1.600 2/.000 5/1.100 11/.830 5/.200 3/.667 2/1.000 4/.250 567/382 .249/.357/.367/.723 .714/.729 .738 94/.733 24/3 10/2
IP 170.0 10.0 64.1 9.1 53.1 54.2 51.0 64.0 18.2 17.2 TOTAL .251/.338/.410/.748 .745/.750 .757 .797 157/43 142/80
ERA-K/9 3.55/7.7 4.50/8.1 2.94/5.9 3.86/3.9 2.70/6.9 4.12/9.0 3.18/9.4 3.52/8.3 6.75/7.2 4.58/8.6 4.26/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (34-10-6)
 Navarro (15-9-0)
 Shoppach (25-5-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 695/.242 43/.278 260/.247 40/.257 213/.219 244/.256 216/.220 277/.276 82/.270 80/.209 .254  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Joyce
 Upton
 Hawpe
 Baldelli
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Brignac
 Jennings
128/0/0/7
1/13/98/6
11/0/38/3
0/134/0/2
0/0/64/1
0/0/1/0
4/9/8/0
3/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
0/2/1/0
OPS .695 .937 .714 .848 .608 .709 .682 .738 .841 .666 .733
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 351/.518 18/.833 99/.879 16/.464 80/.546 101/.795 103/.655 122/.802 33/.903 33/.517 .690
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 344/.880 25/1.014 161/.615 24/1.106 133/.643 143/.651 113/.705 155/.689 49/.799 47/.772 .759
Home 322/.691 27/.885 134/.626 19/1.254 89/.738 102/.544 111/.612 144/.817 36/1.050 37/.588
Last 28d days 132/.621 / 50/.573 40/.848 24/1.017 41/.644 26/.839 52/.768 6/2.833 18/.556
HR/SB/CS 22/5/8 2/0/3 7/7/1 2/1/0 3/3/0 3/5/1 4/2/0 6/4/1 4/0/0 1/0/0 133/60/33
Usage ····X··· ········ ·X··oo·· ·oo···oX ··o····· ·o··o··X ·X··o·X· ·X·o··o· X······· ·X·X··X·
Blue Jays Batters (4.66 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.05 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
54.Ekstrom
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
9.Arencibia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 24/18 .208/.208/.500/.708 .000/.944 1.154 8/.250 0/0 2/0
19.Bautista G/S/vP 18/.472 8/.542 2/4.500 1/.000 6/.834 1/.000 ··· 11/.829 7/.453 4/.000 13/.481 599/492 .264/.384/.617/1.001 .848/1.034 1.187 108/1.165 7/2 46/7
14.Buck G/S/vP 12/.712 2/.000 4/.500 1/5.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 5/.600 4/.000 5/1.000 375/302 .275/.304/.493/.797 1.227/.690 .731 71/.752 0/0 18/2
5.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 4/1.417 ··· 2/.000 490/384 .260/.342/.333/.674 .805/.639 .649 79/.731 5/2 4/17
2.Hill G/S/vP 24/.467 6/1.500 5/1.000 5/.400 5/2.400 ··· ··· 2/.000 17/.647 2/.000 9/.597 521/402 .214/.281/.406/.687 .449/.754 .744 96/.704 1/2 23/9
3.Hoffpauir G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 33/21 .200/.250/.233/.483 .606/.411 .417 2/.000 0/0 0/0
15.Lewis* G/S/vP 14/.857 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 469/368 .260/.329/.415/.744 .643/.773 .724 65/.536 16/5 8/3
26.Lind* G/S/vP 23/1.228 3/.000 4/.500 16/.126 8/1.357 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 11/.818 2/.000 8/.875 555/418 .228/.281/.409/.690 .338/.809 .779 91/.569 0/0 21/0
18.McCoy G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 73/49 .188/.233/.232/.465 .619/.392 .550 19/.316 4/1 0/1
6.McDonald G/S/vP 2/2.500 5/.750 4/.500 ··· 3/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 13/.500 1/.000 4/.000 134/101 .248/.280/.488/.768 .766/.769 .919 43/1.018 2/1 6/4
8.Molina G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 8/.804 ··· 5/1.600 ··· ··· ··· 11/.864 3/.000 4/.000 166/124 .252/.315/.377/.693 .418/.788 .714 31/.702 1/0 5/2
35.Overbay* G/S/vP 18/.944 8/.625 7/.143 10/.522 10/2.075 ··· ··· 7/2.381 13/1.205 4/1.500 11/.808 530/415 .249/.335/.446/.781 .726/.797 .841 72/.984 1/0 19/5
45.Snider* G/S/vP 8/.700 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.750 1/.000 3/.333 253/208 .244/.300/.436/.736 .638/.758 .669 80/.609 5/3 9/3
10.Wells G/S/vP 21/.293 9/1.111 13/.231 9/1.111 8/.375 ··· ··· 1/no AB 19/.763 8/1.357 18/.343 567/457 .270/.326/.514/.841 .614/.893 .968 99/.867 5/3 27/0
1.Wise* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 5/.800 101/88 .268/.290/.433/.723 .641/.734 .431 39/.605 4/0 3/0
IP 151.1 45.1 51.1 40.1 56.2 12.1 29.2 50.2 75.2 55.1 43.1 TOTAL .249/.313/.456/.769 .655/.800 .812 .758 50/18 223/88
ERA-K/9 4.28/6.6 2.58/9.1 1.58/11.4 4.69/8.7 4.29/3.3 4.38/7.3 3.34/8.2 7.82/7.5 4.64/5.8 1.63/8.1 3.32/9.1 3.84/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (2-2-0)
 Buck (40-16-1)
 Molina (18-15-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 636/.245 186/.230 185/.144 171/.255 259/.292 54/.227 120/.223 246/.350 329/.251 210/.168 172/.196 .245  Bautista
 Wells
 Wise
 Snider
 Lewis
 McCoy
 McDonald
 Lind
0/1/98/11
0/132/0/5
8/14/14/2
38/0/28/2
82/7/10/1
6/2/3/0
2/0/0/0
15/0/0/0
OPS .737 .649 .460 .694 .838 .602 .615 .930 .752 .509 .649 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 318/.787 79/.783 87/.553 125/.517 146/.759 28/.495 63/.816 116/1.036 150/.747 102/.577 39/.613 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 318/.689 107/.550 98/.378 46/1.209 113/.938 26/.718 57/.397 130/.836 179/.756 108/.446 133/.659 .715
Road 307/.769 107/.615 90/.490 74/.808 129/.701 24/.610 71/.736 116/.922 185/.730 100/.458 84/.736
Last 28d days 58/1.296 13/1.316 30/.641 35/.681 55/.837 13/.490 49/.953 33/.927 81/.828 34/.359 19/.691
HR/SB/CS 23/17/1 2/2/2 6/1/0 3/1/1 7/3/1 0/0/0 3/2/0 6/5/1 11/6/0 3/3/0 5/1/1 158/74/24
Usage ·····X·· ···X·X·X ·X····o· ·X·X··o· ···X·ooo o···o··· ····X··X ·o·o··o· ·····X·· ·o······ o··oo·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.