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Game Preview: TBR @ DET, 7:05pm, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @Comerica Park

Rays, 26-22, 26-22 1st, Tied

SP: Wade Davis (25, RHP, 4-4, 3.47)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-4) 57.0 54 22 22 26 26 6 3.47
2010 (12-10) 168.0 165 77 76 62 113 24 4.07
2009 (2-2) 36.1 33 19 15 13 36 2 3.72
Last 7 GS 4-2 44.2 41 16 16 22 19 6 3.22 52
2011-05-19 @TOR L 7.2 7 3 3 4 3 2 99 52
2011-05-14 BAL L 5.1 7 4 4 3 3 2 106 38
2011-05-08 @BAL W 5.0 4 3 3 5 3 1 100 45
2011-05-03 TOR ND 6.0 6 2 2 3 2 0 112 51
2011-04-27 @MIN W 6.2 7 2 2 3 5 0 107 54
2011-04-20 CHW W 7.0 6 1 1 2 2 1 99 61
2011-04-15 MIN W 7.0 4 1 1 2 1 0 100 64
Last 5 v.DET 0-0 7.0 3 1 1 1 9 1 1.29 75
2009-09-06 DET ND 7.0 3 1 1 1 9 1 105 75
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-13   Road:   15-9    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  19-17   vsLHP:   7-5    1-Run:   8-4 
 vsEast: 12-9    vsCntrl:12-7    vsWest:  1-4  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 48 Mon, May 23  @DET  L   3-6       26-22  1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Tigers, 24-23, 24-23 2nd, 7 GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (28, RHP, 4-3, 2.96)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-3) 73.0 46 26 24 21 71 8 2.96
2010 (18-9) 224.1 190 89 84 71 219 14 3.37
2009 (19-9) 240.0 219 99 92 63 269 20 3.45
Last 7 GS 3-2 50.0 33 18 16 14 50 6 2.88 64
2011-05-19 @BOS ND 8.0 6 3 3 0 9 2 114 67
2011-05-13 KCR W 8.0 2 1 1 3 7 0 105 78
2011-05-07 @TOR W 9.0 0 0 0 1 4 0 108 90
2011-05-02 NYY ND 6.0 8 3 3 4 8 0 127 48
2011-04-27 SEA L 6.0 5 4 3 3 8 1 114 53
2011-04-22 CHW W 7.0 4 3 3 0 8 3 117 65
2011-04-16 @OAK L 6.0 8 4 3 3 6 0 116 45
Last 5 v.TBR 4-1 35.0 26 10 10 13 32 3 2.57 62
2010-08-11 TBR W 6.0 6 1 1 3 7 0 119 60
2010-07-27 @TBR L 8.0 5 3 3 3 6 1 113 63
2009-09-04 @TBR W 8.0 4 1 1 1 7 0 126 76
2009-08-30 TBR W 8.0 6 3 3 3 4 2 125 59
2008-09-26 TBR W 5.0 5 2 2 3 8 0 113 54
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-8    Road:   12-15   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  12-19   vsLHP:  12-4    1-Run:   3-4 
 vsEast:  9-9    vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest:  6-7  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 47 Mon, May 23   TBR  W   6-3       24-23  2nd  7.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, May 23, 2011 DET  6  TBR  3        W:Charlie Furbush (1-0), L: Jeremy Hellickson (5-3), S: none

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)
Season Series: 2011 - DET over 1-0; 2010 - TBR won 6-1; 2009 - DET won 5-2; All-Time - TBR leads 50-47

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 (4.19 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.28 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
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 17/.978 24/.875 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 187/137 .269/.308/.434/.742 .702/.758 .861 111/.749 6/1 7/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 185/133 .229/.279/.347/.626 .535/.659 .705 100/.390 12/5 2/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.500 99/88 .211/.283/.356/.638 1.045/.591 .624 55/.762 0/1 2/1
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 75/44 .258/.306/.409/.715 .818/.639 .617 45/.806 4/3 2/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 6/1.167 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 163/140 .357/.423/.615/1.039 .561/1.117 .951 95/1.251 3/0 7/0
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 18/.944 6/1.100 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 118/101 .349/.415/.443/.859 .588/.908 .978 87/.906 1/2 1/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 16/.980 2/.500 1/.000 6/1.166 ··· ··· 92/78 .221/.337/.403/.740 .464/.790 .924 86/.779 1/0 2/1
45.Lopez# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 1/2.000 7/1.096 79/50 .213/.253/.333/.586 .670/.537 .624 19/.440 1/1 2/2
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 101/61 .209/.320/.419/.739 1.086/.516 .680 50/.684 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 20/.800 3/.000 1/.000 2/3.000 ··· ··· 81/39 .167/.247/.250/.497 .575/.411 .448 45/.455 0/0 2/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 14/1.488 4/.750 2/.500 2/1.500 ··· 3/.667 183/139 .247/.328/.438/.766 .730/.776 .848 98/.870 8/3 7/0
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 19/.222 2/.000 1/.000 5/.800 ··· ··· 199/144 .260/.347/.503/.850 .806/.866 .881 112/.934 5/1 8/3
IP 73.0 16.2 5.1 9.0 15.0 21.0 TOTAL .241/.309/.395/.704 .688/.709 .745 .746 44/18 45/19
ERA-K/9 2.96/8.8 7.02/7.5 11.81/3.4 10.00/8.0 3.00/4.2 3.43/9.0 4.09/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (27-5-2)
 Shoppach (6-7-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 282/.178 77/.313 28/.400 49/.342 65/.241 90/.228 .249  Joyce
 Fuld
 Upton
 Ruggiano
 Damon
 Zobrist
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
8/0/38/3
38/4/3/3
0/45/0/2
0/1/1/1
10/0/0/0
0/0/15/0
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
OPS .560 .752 1.150 .958 .817 .639 .704
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 151/.581 36/.802 14/1.095 18/1.214 29/.561 56/.765 .726
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 131/.536 41/.699 14/1.196 31/.808 36/1.031 34/.431 .682
Home 142/.592 28/.863 8/.875 20/.929 25/.526 52/.648
Last 28d days 141/.500 41/1.149 / 37/1.135 36/.906 52/.710
HR/SB/CS 8/5/1 1/1/1 0/0/1 1/1/0 3/0/1 2/1/1 39/31/16
Usage ····X··· X··o···X ········ ··o··o·o ··o··o·· Xo·X····
Tigers Batters (4.32 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.73 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Davis
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 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 146/111 .286/.354/.516/.870 .790/.895 .900 79/.831 2/0 6/1
26.Boesch* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 173/129 .266/.329/.396/.726 .869/.678 .721 87/.550 3/2 3/1
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/.000 9/.611 9/1.056 4/.500 6/1.166 ··· ··· 9/.985 204/146 .313/.436/.546/.982 .959/.991 .858 104/.923 0/1 8/4
15.Inge G/S/vP 3/.000 4/1.167 7/.453 10/.675 9/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 161/106 .208/.270/.292/.562 .686/.499 .502 81/.513 0/0 1/5
14.Jackson G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 205/140 .226/.280/.344/.624 .719/.579 .607 107/.709 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 4/.833 6/2.067 9/.756 12/.788 8/.500 ··· ··· 13/.490 133/98 .303/.368/.496/.864 .688/.922 .601 68/1.017 0/0 4/0
27.Peralta G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.650 8/.661 10/1.200 13/.686 ··· ··· 9/1.083 166/111 .295/.355/.503/.859 .856/.860 .897 80/.983 0/1 7/2
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.250 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 154/97 .204/.248/.345/.593 .672/.548 .656 69/.437 1/0 4/4
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 3/.000 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 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 67/43 .211/.318/.228/.546 .858/.373 .708 67/.546 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 57.0 17.1 15.1 2.1 23.1 14.1 15.0 25.2 TOTAL .252/.322/.392/.714 .729/.708 .701 .715 16/7 40/30
ERA-K/9 3.47/4.1 3.63/7.3 1.76/5.3 7.71/7.8 3.47/6.2 3.77/7.6 3.60/4.2 4.21/2.8 3.54/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (24-15-2)
 Martinez (7-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 247/.252 73/.155 60/.232 9/.143 89/.203 56/.170 71/.279 104/.292 .235  Jackson
 Boesch
 Raburn
 Wells
 Kelly
0/47/0/3
14/0/24/2
35/0/2/1
0/1/25/1
3/4/8/1
OPS .743 .501 .576 .393 .616 .538 .807 .857 .685
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 105/.700 29/.595 23/.536 4/.000 42/.698 30/.460 20/.667 50/1.094 .686
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 142/.774 44/.436 37/.595 5/.833 47/.544 26/.626 51/.851 54/.639 .683
Road 113/.784 37/.718 31/.707 9/.393 55/.844 25/.423 22/.775 59/.878
Last 28d days 138/.825 45/.578 32/.648 9/.393 52/.610 28/.577 37/.799 80/.912
HR/SB/CS 6/0/2 0/5/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 1/1/0 1/2/0 1/4/0 6/1/2 41/33/12
Usage ····X··· X·o·oo·o ·····o·o X··o···· ···X·o·X o·oo·oo· ··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.