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Game Preview: MIN @ BAL, 7:05pm, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

NOTE: Some stats are only updated through Monday, April 18, 2011. Site will be updated with yesterday's stats by 11:30am ET.

Twins, 6-11, 6-11 5th, 6 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Nick Blackburn (29, RHP, 1-2, 3.06)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-2) 17.2 22 8 6 4 10 2 3.06
2010 (10-12) 161.0 194 101 97 40 68 25 5.42
2009 (11-11) 205.2 240 103 92 41 98 25 4.03
Last 7 GS 2-5 43.0 46 22 20 10 23 7 4.19 49
2011-04-15 @TBR L 6.0 10 5 5 0 6 1 87 38
2011-04-09 OAK L 6.0 6 1 0 3 2 0 106 57
2011-04-03 @TOR W 5.2 6 2 1 1 2 1 93 52
2010-10-03 TOR L 7.0 3 2 2 1 6 2 96 68
2010-09-28 @KCR L 4.1 8 8 8 2 4 2 82 17
2010-09-22 CLE W 7.0 5 1 1 2 2 0 89 63
2010-09-17 OAK L 7.0 8 3 3 1 1 1 110 49
Last 5 v.BAL 1-2 16.2 22 10 9 4 2 5 4.86 41
2010-05-09 BAL W 7.0 4 0 0 2 0 0 100 67
2009-08-26 BAL L 5.2 9 4 3 2 0 1 97 35
2008-09-14 @BAL L 4.0 9 6 6 0 2 4 75 22
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-3    Road:    4-8    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   2-9    vsLHP:   4-2    1-Run:   4-5 
 vsEast:  4-8    vsCntrl: 1-1    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 17 Tue, Apr 19  @BAL  L   0-11       6-11  5th  6.0 gb
 16 Mon, Apr 18  @BAL  W   5-3        6-10  5th  6.0 gb
 15 Sun, Apr 17  @TBR  W   4-2        5-10  5th  6.0 gb
 14 Sat, Apr 16  @TBR  L   3-4        4-10  5th  6.0 gb
 13 Fri, Apr 15  @TBR  L   2-5        4-9   5th  5.0 gb
 12 Thu, Apr 14  @TBR  L   3-4 (10)   4-8   5th  4.0 gb
 11 Wed, Apr 13   KCR  L   5-10       4-7   5th  3.5 gb
 10 Tue, Apr 12   KCR  W   4-3 (10)   4-6   4th  3.5 gb
  9 Sun, Apr 10   OAK  L   3-5        3-6   4th  4.0 gb
  8 Sat, Apr  9   OAK  L   0-1        3-5   4th  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-11   Last 30: 6-11
Orioles, 7-9, 7-9 4th, 2½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: (2011, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
Last 7 GS
Has never faced MIN as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-4    Road:    3-5    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   6-6    vsLHP:   1-3    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  3-2    vsCntrl: 3-5    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 16 Tue, Apr 19   MIN  W  11-0        7-9   4th  2.5 gb
 15 Mon, Apr 18   MIN  L   3-5        6-9   4th  3.5 gb
 14 Sun, Apr 17  @CLE  L   2-4        6-8   3rd  3.0 gb
 13 Sat, Apr 16  @CLE  L   3-8        6-7   3rd  2.0 gb
 12 Fri, Apr 15  @CLE  L   2-8        6-6   3rd  1.0 gb
 11 Thu, Apr 14  @NYY  L   5-6 (10)   6-5   2nd  1.0 gb
 10 Wed, Apr 13  @NYY  L   4-7        6-4   1st    Tied
  9 Sun, Apr 10   TEX  L   0-3        6-3   1st  1.0 up
  8 Sat, Apr  9   TEX  L   1-13       6-2   1st  1.0 up
  7 Sat, Apr  9   TEX  W   5-0        6-1   1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-9    Last 30: 7-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 BAL 11  MIN  0        W:Jake Arrieta (2-1), L: Carl Pavano (1-2), S: none
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 MIN  5 @BAL  3        W:Francisco Liriano (1-3), L: Chris Tillman (0-2), S: Matt Capps (2)

Sun, Jul 25, 2010 MIN 10 @BAL  4        W:Kevin Slowey (9-5), L: Jake Arrieta (3-3), S: none
Sat, Jul 24, 2010 MIN  7 @BAL  2        W:Scott Baker (8-9), L: Brian Matusz (3-11), S: none
Fri, Jul 23, 2010 BAL  3  MIN  2        W:Jeremy Guthrie (4-10), L: Anthony Slama (0-1), S: Alfredo Simon (14)
Thu, Jul 22, 2010 MIN  5 @BAL  0        W:Carl Pavano (12-6), L: Kevin Millwood (2-9), S: none
Sun, May 09, 2010 MIN  6  BAL  0        W:Nick Blackburn (3-1), L: Brian Matusz (2-3), S: none
Sat, May 08, 2010 MIN  6  BAL  1        W:Scott Baker (4-2), L: Kevin Millwood (0-4), S: none
Sat, May 08, 2010 BAL  7 @MIN  3        W:Jeremy Guthrie (1-4), L: Francisco Liriano (4-1), S: none
Thu, May 06, 2010 BAL  2 @MIN  0        W:Brad Bergesen (2-2), L: Carl Pavano (3-3), S: Alfredo Simon (3)
Season Series: 2011 - tied 1-1; 2010 - MIN won 5-3; 2009 - BAL won 3-2; All-Time - BAL leads 944-934

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 2011 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

For the 2010 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2011 season. Player Stats for the 2010 season. We will switch to 2011 stats on May 1st.

Twins Batters (2.94 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (4.38 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Accardo
G/S/vB
49.Berken
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
57.Rapada*
G/S/vB
59.Rupe
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 155/89 .197/.237/.296/.533 .453/.591 .528 23/.391 0/0 2/5
12.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 2/2.000 3/.000 ··· 170/132 .276/.331/.395/.726 .813/.702 .751 43/.370 6/1 1/5
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.333 1/no AB 6/.334 4/.000 1/.000 3/.666 4/.000 675/460 .271/.336/.417/.753 .875/.700 .722 65/.608 7/3 14/6
27.Holm G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 7/.714 / /
38.Hughes G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/3 .286/.286/.714/1.000 .500/1.667 1.000 21/.429 0/1 1/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.500 2/.000 3/.333 3/1.167 3/.000 4/1.167 3/1.334 582/399 .249/.323/.427/.750 .655/.792 .753 65/.846 0/1 21/5
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.250 3/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 348/215 .345/.437/.618/1.055 .966/1.113 1.205 56/.552 0/0 18/1
18.Repko G/S/vP 1/.000 3/1.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 146/89 .228/.324/.346/.671 .523/.767 .842 7/.571 3/2 3/0
2.Span* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 4/.000 1/.000 705/462 .264/.331/.348/.679 .696/.670 .602 71/.770 26/4 3/4
25.Thome* G/S/vP 1/no AB 6/.834 ··· 7/1.262 9/.476 3/.333 4/1.250 ··· 340/246 .283/.412/.627/1.039 .769/1.154 .958 46/.554 0/0 25/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 100/79 .230/.293/.379/.672 .198/.797 .401 29/.536 1/1 1/2
19.Valencia G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 322/211 .311/.351/.448/.799 .967/.713 .658 67/.602 2/0 7/6
21.Young G/S/vP 5/1.800 2/1.000 1/2.000 4/1.167 2/1.000 1/.000 5/2.050 1/2.000 613/419 .298/.333/.493/.826 .927/.781 .841 63/.566 5/4 21/4
IP 6.2 62.1 24.2 59.0 26.1 9.0 9.2 44.0 TOTAL .232/.283/.315/.598 .526/.633 .583 .598 7/0 5/10
ERA-K/9 8.10/4.0 3.03/6.5 4.01/11.3 3.51/8.8 3.42/7.5 4.00/5.0 5.59/7.4 2.86/11.2 4.29/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (21-16-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 34/.400 262/.270 106/.205 254/.237 117/.296 39/.188 49/.341 174/.220 .250  Young
 Kubel
 Repko
 Cuddyer
 Span
 Casilla
 Tolbert
149/0/0/12
16/0/83/7
6/6/39/5
0/2/66/5
0/153/0/5
0/1/0/0
0/0/1/0
OPS 1.004 .728 .629 .712 .722 .708 .925 .594 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 16/1.255 95/.632 38/.849 124/.732 56/.668 21/.195 20/.683 81/.747 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 18/.801 167/.780 68/.495 130/.692 61/.773 18/1.402 29/1.109 93/.465 .776
Home 31/1.039 144/.791 60/.695 137/.636 53/.825 13/.657 19/.964 106/.630
Last 28d days 26/.850 33/.438 21/.969 26/1.052 25/.986 4/.000 37/.851 17/.243
HR/SB/CS 0/1/0 5/2/2 1/2/0 4/2/0 2/0/1 2/0/0 1/0/0 5/1/0 19/5/4
Usage ··X·o·o· X··X·X·· ···X·X·· ·X···X·· ·····X·· ·X······ o···X··· ··X·o···

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2011 season. Player Stats for the 2010 season. We will switch to 2011 stats on May 1st.

Orioles Batters (4.06 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.88 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Blackburn
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
61.Hacker
G/S/vB
37.Hoey
G/S/vB
56.Hughes*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
11.Andino G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 66/46 .295/.333/.459/.792 .900/.738 1.064 22/.823 1/1 2/1
9.Fox G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 211/94 .217/.261/.384/.645 .556/.755 .457 16/.750 0/0 7/2
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 12/.417 4/1.000 1/.000 4/.833 ··· ··· 19/1.052 3/.000 643/476 .300/.345/.496/.841 .932/.810 .881 67/.612 4/5 29/2
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 7/.858 6/.334 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 513/361 .230/.277/.268/.545 .504/.559 .515 19/.551 11/5 1/9
10.Jones G/S/vP 6/.533 3/1.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 7/.310 621/457 .284/.325/.442/.767 .666/.804 .827 59/.647 7/7 19/7
25.Lee G/S/vP ··· 12/.584 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 10/.775 ··· 626/452 .260/.347/.428/.774 .777/.773 .798 68/.612 1/3 19/7
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 9/.555 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.250 5/.933 9/1.378 709/499 .297/.370/.436/.805 .906/.762 .801 69/.603 7/2 12/3
18.Pie* G/S/vP 4/2.417 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 308/241 .274/.305/.413/.718 .676/.730 .816 18/.556 5/2 5/1
12.Reynolds G/S/vP 3/.000 6/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 596/427 .198/.320/.433/.753 .913/.694 .863 60/.665 7/4 32/18
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 6/1.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 8/.286 9/.777 261/192 .278/.354/.391/.745 .801/.726 .705 71/.774 12/2 4/3
30.Scott* G/S/vP 9/1.000 9/.958 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 517/403 .284/.368/.535/.902 .787/.935 1.091 41/.721 2/0 27/3
32.Wieters# G/S/vP 4/.833 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 502/372 .249/.319/.377/.695 .564/.744 .670 51/.749 0/1 11/5
IP 161.0 73.0 56.1 32.2 21.2 TOTAL .235/.294/.377/.671 .632/.683 .721 .671 4/1 17/8
ERA-K/9 5.42/3.8 2.47/7.3 /0.0 /0.0 3.83/5.4 3.31/7.7 /0.0 5.82/5.8 4.71/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Fox (6-3-0)
 Wieters (53-24-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 692/.302 305/.265 / / 252/.273 139/.268 / 98/.337 .263  Jones
 Pie
 Markakis
 Guerrero
 Fox
 Scott
0/149/0/12
70/9/2/9
0/0/159/7
1/0/17/1
13/0/0/1
14/0/0/0
OPS .839 .688 .730 .768 .938 .759
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 347/.843 146/.654 / / 115/.674 62/.776 / 32/.657 .711
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 345/.836 159/.719 / / 137/.775 77/.761 / 66/1.080 .798
Road 328/.968 122/.639 / / 125/.764 65/.633 / 48/.983
Last 28d days 77/.790 39/.626 7/.571 4/.000 28/.989 22/.489 33/1.078 26/.448
HR/SB/CS 25/5/4 6/3/2 // // 3/3/1 4/1/1 // 3/2/1 20/11/5
Usage ····X··· ·XoX·o·X X······· ·X······ o···o·oo ·o·X···o X··X·X·o ··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.