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Game Preview: TBR @ DET, 7:05 pm, Monday, May 23, 2011 @Comerica Park

Rays, 26-21, 26-21 1st, Tied

SP: Jeremy Hellickson (24, RHP, 5-2, 3.18)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (5-2) 51.0 42 19 18 21 36 4 3.18
2010 (4-0) 36.1 32 14 14 8 33 5 3.47
Last 7 GS 5-1 45.1 36 16 15 19 26 3 2.98 56
2011-05-18 @TOR W 5.2 5 4 3 3 6 0 89 48
2011-05-13 BAL W 9.0 4 0 0 1 3 0 120 81
2011-05-07 @BAL W 5.0 3 0 0 5 4 0 92 60
2011-04-28 @MIN W 6.1 7 3 3 1 3 1 107 49
2011-04-22 @TOR ND 7.0 6 3 3 2 6 1 94 57
2011-04-17 MIN L 7.0 6 4 4 2 3 1 97 50
2011-04-11 @BOS W 5.1 5 2 2 5 1 0 98 46
Last 5 v.DET 1-0 7.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 0.00 78
2010-08-10 @DET W 7.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 86 78
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-13   Road:   15-8    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  19-17   vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   8-4 
 vsEast: 12-9    vsCntrl:12-6    vsWest:  1-4  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 47 Sun, May 22  @FLA  W   4-0       26-21  1st    Tied
 46 Sat, May 21  @FLA  L   3-5       25-21  1st    Tied
 45 Fri, May 20  @FLA  L   3-5       25-20  1st  0.5 up
 44 Thu, May 19  @TOR  L   2-3       25-19  1st  1.0 up
 43 Wed, May 18  @TOR  W   6-5       25-18  1st  2.0 up
 42 Tue, May 17   NYY  L   2-6       24-18  1st  2.0 up
 41 Mon, May 16   NYY  W   6-5       24-17  1st  3.0 up
 40 Sun, May 15   BAL  L   3-9       23-17  1st  2.0 up
 39 Sat, May 14   BAL  L   0-6       23-16  1st  2.0 up
 38 Fri, May 13   BAL  W   3-0       23-15  1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Tigers, 23-23, 23-23 2nd, 7 GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Phil Coke (28, LHP, 1-5, 3.88)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-5) 48.2 46 26 21 15 29 3 3.88
2010 (7-5) 64.2 67 29 27 26 53 2 3.76
2009 (4-3) 60.0 44 34 30 20 49 10 4.50
Last 7 GS 1-3 39.2 40 21 17 11 22 2 3.86 49
2011-05-18 @BOS ND 7.0 3 0 0 1 4 0 78 74
2011-05-11 @MIN ND 5.2 5 2 2 2 3 0 85 52
2011-05-06 @TOR L 6.0 11 4 4 0 5 0 79 39
2011-05-01 @CLE ND 6.0 4 2 2 2 4 0 97 58
2011-04-26 SEA L 4.1 8 7 7 0 4 2 70 23
2011-04-19 @SEA L 3.2 6 6 2 4 0 0 89 29
2011-04-14 @OAK W 7.0 3 0 0 2 2 0 94 71
Has never faced TBR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-8    Road:   12-15   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  11-19   vsLHP:  12-4    1-Run:   3-4 
 vsEast:  8-9    vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest:  6-7  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 46 Sun, May 22  @PIT  W   2-0       23-23  2nd  7.0 gb
 45 Sat, May 21  @PIT  L   2-6       22-23  2nd  7.0 gb
 44 Fri, May 20  @PIT  L   1-10      22-22  2nd  6.0 gb
 43 Thu, May 19  @BOS  L   3-4       22-21  2nd  5.0 gb
 42 Wed, May 18  @BOS  L   0-1       22-20  2nd  5.0 gb
 41 Mon, May 16   TOR  L   2-4       22-19  2nd  4.5 gb
 40 Sat, May 14   KCR  W   3-0       22-18  2nd  3.5 gb
 39 Fri, May 13   KCR  W   3-1       21-18  2nd  4.0 gb
 38 Wed, May 11  @MIN  W   9-7       20-18  2nd  4.5 gb
 37 Tue, May 10  @MIN  W  10-2       19-18  2nd  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 DET  3  TBR  2        W:Justin Verlander (13-7), L: Matt Garza (11-7), S: Jose Valverde (22)
Tue, Aug 10, 2010 TBR  8 @DET  0        W:Jeremy Hellickson (2-0), L: Max Scherzer (7-9), S: none
Mon, Aug 09, 2010 TBR  6 @DET  3        W:David Price (15-5), L: Armando Galarraga (3-5), S: Rafael Soriano (32)
Thu, Jul 29, 2010 TBR  4  DET  2        W:David Price (14-5), L: Rick Porcello (4-9), S: Dan Wheeler (2)
Wed, Jul 28, 2010 TBR  7  DET  4        W:Jeff Niemann (9-3), L: Eddie Bonine (4-1), S: Rafael Soriano (28)
Tue, Jul 27, 2010 TBR  3  DET  2        W:James Shields (9-9), L: Justin Verlander (12-6), S: Rafael Soriano (27)
Mon, Jul 26, 2010 TBR  5  DET  0        W:Matt Garza (11-5), L: Max Scherzer (7-8), S: none
Sun, Sep 06, 2009 DET  5 @TBR  3        W:Edwin Jackson (12-6), L: Russ Springer (0-3), S: Brandon Lyon (3)
Sat, Sep 05, 2009 DET  8 @TBR  6        W:Bobby Seay (5-2), L: Grant Balfour (5-4), S: Brandon Lyon (2)
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 DET  4 @TBR  3        W:Justin Verlander (16-7), L: J.P. Howell (7-5), S: Fernando Rodney (32)
Season Series: 2011 -  0-0; 2010 - TBR won 6-1; 2009 - DET won 5-2; All-Time - TBR leads 50-46

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
Rays Batters (4.21 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Coke*
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
21.Gonzalez
G/S/vB
45.Perry
G/S/vB
55.Schlereth*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Damon* G/S/vP ··· 23/.913 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 182/135 .265/.306/.429/.735 .638/.769 .854 106/.736 6/1 7/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 181/132 .228/.278/.347/.625 .558/.649 .706 96/.381 12/5 2/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 98/87 .211/.276/.356/.631 1.045/.583 .608 54/.750 0/1 2/1
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 73/44 .250/.300/.406/.706 .804/.639 .596 43/.797 4/2 2/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 161/139 .355/.422/.617/1.039 .589/1.110 .950 93/1.258 3/0 7/0
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 5/.200 6/1.100 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 117/100 .352/.419/.448/.866 .588/.917 .995 86/.917 1/2 1/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 2/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 6/1.166 ··· ··· 88/77 .227/.341/.413/.754 .573/.781 .961 82/.797 1/0 2/1
45.Lopez# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 1/2.000 7/1.096 76/50 .222/.263/.347/.610 .749/.537 .696 16/.527 1/1 2/2
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 97/60 .217/.323/.434/.757 1.137/.526 .706 46/.716 3/1 1/1
16.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/4 .000/.400/.000/.400 /.250 .400 5/.400 0/0 0/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/3.000 ··· ··· 78/39 .171/.244/.257/.501 .588/.411 .452 42/.460 0/0 2/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 1/.000 3/1.000 2/.500 2/1.500 ··· 2/.500 178/137 .252/.326/.447/.772 .753/.777 .865 93/.885 7/3 7/0
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 6/.533 1/.000 1/.000 5/.800 ··· ··· 195/143 .260/.349/.509/.858 .816/.873 .897 108/.952 5/1 8/3
IP 48.2 15.2 5.1 9.0 15.0 20.0 TOTAL .241/.309/.398/.707 .698/.709 .752 .753 43/17 45/19
ERA-K/9 3.88/5.4 7.47/7.5 11.81/3.4 10.00/8.0 3.00/4.2 2.70/9.4 4.11/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (27-5-2)
 Shoppach (6-6-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 204/.247 73/.328 28/.400 49/.342 65/.241 83/.216 .250  Joyce
 Fuld
 Ruggiano
 Upton
 Damon
 Zobrist
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
8/0/37/3
37/4/3/3
0/1/1/1
0/44/0/1
10/0/0/0
0/0/14/0
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
OPS .676 .776 1.150 .958 .817 .612 .707
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 73/.514 34/.851 14/1.095 18/1.214 29/.561 51/.733 .725
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 131/.762 39/.703 14/1.196 31/.808 36/1.031 32/.422 .688
Home 46/.860 24/.958 8/.875 20/.929 25/.526 45/.602
Last 28d days 121/.735 37/1.241 / 37/1.135 39/.828 45/.671
HR/SB/CS 3/3/2 1/1/1 0/0/1 1/1/0 3/0/1 2/1/1 39/30/15
Usage ····X··· ··o···X· ········ ·o··o·o· ·o··o··· o·X·····
Tigers Batters (4.28 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Hellickson
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
43.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
74.Howell*
G/S/vB
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
27.Ramos*
G/S/vB
36.Russell
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 142/109 .290/.350/.524/.874 .844/.883 .911 79/.791 2/0 6/1
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 169/126 .267/.331/.393/.725 .891/.670 .718 87/.550 3/2 3/1
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/.000 8/.542 9/1.056 4/.500 6/1.166 ··· ··· 9/.985 200/142 .313/.435/.550/.985 .959/.995 .859 104/.907 0/0 8/3
15.Inge G/S/vP 2/.000 4/1.167 7/.453 9/.597 9/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 158/104 .211/.269/.296/.565 .674/.509 .507 81/.536 0/0 1/5
14.Jackson G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 201/137 .224/.279/.344/.623 .719/.577 .605 107/.682 6/2 3/1
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 50/48 .239/.286/.326/.612 1.000/.595 .237 28/.576 2/0 0/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· 5/1.850 9/.756 12/.788 8/.500 ··· ··· 13/.490 129/94 .302/.364/.491/.856 .688/.913 .552 64/1.009 0/0 4/0
27.Peralta G/S/vP 2/.000 4/.250 8/.661 10/1.200 13/.686 ··· ··· 9/1.083 162/107 .295/.352/.507/.859 .856/.860 .898 80/.983 0/1 7/2
25.Raburn G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 4/.250 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 154/97 .204/.248/.345/.593 .672/.548 .656 73/.412 1/0 4/4
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 3/.667 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 69/51 .293/.344/.397/.740 .561/.804 .684 38/.976 0/0 1/1
20.Sizemore G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 63/40 .208/.323/.226/.549 .803/.403 .750 63/.549 1/0 0/1
57.Wells G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 54/20 .245/.315/.367/.682 .552/.906 .613 21/.649 0/0 1/1
IP 51.0 17.1 15.1 1.0 23.1 14.0 15.0 25.2 TOTAL .251/.321/.391/.711 .729/.704 .693 .698 16/6 39/29
ERA-K/9 3.18/6.4 2.60/7.3 1.76/5.3 0.00/9.0 3.47/6.2 3.86/7.1 3.60/4.2 4.21/2.8 3.47/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (23-14-2)
 Martinez (7-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 214/.219 69/.125 60/.232 4/.000 89/.203 55/.174 71/.279 104/.292 .235  Jackson
 Boesch
 Kelly
 Raburn
 Wells
0/46/0/3
14/0/23/2
3/4/8/1
35/0/2/1
0/1/24/1
OPS .690 .415 .576 .000 .616 .548 .807 .857 .681
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 100/.764 27/.470 23/.536 2/.000 42/.698 29/.477 20/.667 50/1.094 .678
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 114/.624 42/.377 37/.595 2/.000 47/.544 26/.626 51/.851 54/.639 .684
Road 129/.744 33/.556 31/.707 4/.000 55/.844 24/.442 22/.775 59/.878
Last 28d days 105/.560 41/.440 32/.648 4/.000 52/.610 27/.601 37/.799 80/.912
HR/SB/CS 4/3/0 0/5/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 1/1/0 1/2/0 1/4/0 6/1/2 40/33/11
Usage ····X··· ·o·oo·o· ····o·o· ··o····· ··X·o·X· ·oo·oo·o ·o·····X ··X····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.