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Game Preview: TBR @ HOU, 8:05pm, Friday, June 24, 2011 @Minute Maid Park

Rays, 41-34, 41-34 3rd, 3½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: James Shields (29, RHP, 7-4, 2.40)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (7-4) 112.2 86 33 30 27 108 12 2.40
2010 (13-15) 203.1 246 128 117 51 187 34 5.18
2009 (11-12) 219.2 239 113 101 52 167 29 4.14
Last 7 GS 3-3 52.0 41 19 16 14 57 7 2.77 64
2011-06-19 FLA W 9.0 4 1 0 0 10 0 110 87
2011-06-14 BOS W 9.0 5 0 0 3 5 0 110 79
2011-06-08 @LAA ND 7.0 7 3 3 3 8 0 101 56
2011-06-02 @SEA L 4.0 7 8 7 3 4 4 93 19
2011-05-28 CLE L 7.0 7 3 3 3 8 1 104 56
2011-05-22 @FLA W 9.0 3 0 0 1 13 0 126 93
2011-05-17 NYY L 7.0 8 4 3 1 9 2 102 55
Has never faced HOU as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-18   Road:   23-16   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  30-25   vsLHP:  11-9    1-Run:  12-6 
 vsEast: 15-12   vsCntrl:14-10   vsWest:  6-9  IL: 6-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 75 Wed, Jun 22  @MIL  W   6-3       41-34  3rd  3.5 gb
 74 Tue, Jun 21  @MIL  L   1-5       40-34  3rd  4.5 gb
 73 Mon, Jun 20  @MIL  W   8-4       40-33  3rd  4.5 gb
 72 Sun, Jun 19   FLA  W   2-1       39-33  3rd  4.5 gb
 71 Sat, Jun 18   FLA  W   7-4       38-33  3rd  4.5 gb
 70 Fri, Jun 17   FLA  W   5-1       37-33  3rd  5.5 gb
 69 Thu, Jun 16   BOS  L   2-4       36-33  3rd  5.5 gb
 68 Wed, Jun 15   BOS  L   0-3       36-32  3rd  4.5 gb
 67 Tue, Jun 14   BOS  W   4-0       36-31  3rd  3.5 gb
 66 Mon, Jun 13  @DET  L   1-2 (10)  35-31  3rd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Astros, 28-48, 28-48 6th, 13 GB, 13 GB in WC

SP: Wandy Rodriguez (32, LHP, 5-3, 2.88)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (5-3) 78.0 81 25 25 21 64 9 2.88
2010 (11-12) 195.0 183 95 78 68 178 16 3.60
2009 (14-12) 205.2 192 77 69 63 193 21 3.02
Last 7 GS 4-0 48.0 42 7 7 12 37 5 1.31 64
2011-06-18 @LAD W 6.0 7 0 0 1 6 0 103 63
2011-06-13 ATL W 6.0 2 0 0 4 5 0 95 69
2011-05-22 @TOR W 6.0 6 2 2 3 6 2 93 55
2011-05-17 @ATL ND 8.0 5 0 0 2 6 0 113 76
2011-05-11 CIN ND 7.0 10 3 3 0 4 2 114 49
2011-05-06 @PIT W 7.0 5 2 2 2 4 1 108 61
2011-04-30 MIL ND 8.0 7 0 0 0 6 0 114 74
Last 5 v.TBR 0-1 11.2 11 5 5 6 10 1 3.86 52
2010-05-22 TBR L 6.0 6 3 3 4 4 0 107 48
2008-06-21 @TBR ND 5.2 5 2 2 2 6 1 100 55
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-25   Road:   15-23   ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:  16-37   vsLHP:  12-11   1-Run:  10-13
 vsEast:  5-13   vsCntrl:13-22   vsWest:  7-10 IL: 3-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 76 Wed, Jun 22  @TEX  W   5-3       28-48  6th 13.0 gb
 75 Tue, Jun 21  @TEX  L   4-5 (11)  27-48  6th 14.0 gb
 74 Mon, Jun 20  @TEX  L   3-8       27-47  6th 13.5 gb
 73 Sun, Jun 19  @LAD  L   0-1       27-46  6th 13.0 gb
 72 Sat, Jun 18  @LAD  W   7-0       27-45  6th 13.0 gb
 71 Fri, Jun 17  @LAD  W   7-3       26-45  6th 13.0 gb
 70 Thu, Jun 16   PIT  L   4-5       25-45  6th 14.0 gb
 69 Wed, Jun 15   PIT  L   3-7       25-44  6th 14.0 gb
 68 Tue, Jun 14   PIT  L   0-1       25-43  6th 13.0 gb
 67 Mon, Jun 13   ATL  W   8-3       25-42  6th 13.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 23, 2010 TBR 10 @HOU  6        W:David Price (7-1), L: Brian Moehler (0-1), S: Rafael Soriano (13)
Sat, May 22, 2010 TBR  4 @HOU  2        W:Jeff Niemann (4-0), L: Wandy Rodriguez (2-6), S: Rafael Soriano (12)
Fri, May 21, 2010 HOU  2  TBR  1        W:Brett Myers (3-3), L: Matt Garza (5-2), S: Matt Lindstrom (10)
Sun, Jun 22, 2008 HOU  3 @TBR  2        W:Brandon Backe (5-8), L: Scott Kazmir (6-3), S: Jose Valverde (18)
Sat, Jun 21, 2008 TBR  4  HOU  3        W:Dan Wheeler (2-3), L: Doug Brocail (2-3), S: none
Fri, Jun 20, 2008 HOU  4 @TBR  3        W:Roy Oswalt (6-7), L: Matt Garza (5-4), S: Jose Valverde (17)
Sun, Jun 08, 2003 HOU  2  TBD  1        W:Tim Redding (4-4), L: Victor Zambrano (2-4), S: Billy Wagner (19)
Sat, Jun 07, 2003 HOU  5  TBD  4        W:Kirk Saarloos (2-0), L: Al Levine (2-3), S: Billy Wagner (18)
Fri, Jun 06, 2003 HOU 11  TBD  8        W:Octavio Dotel (5-1), L: Travis Harper (0-4), S: Billy Wagner (17)
Season Series: 2011 -  0-0; 2010 - TBR won 2-1; 2009 -  0-0; All-Time - HOU leads 6-3

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 (4.11 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Rodriguez*
G/S/vB
58.Abad*
G/S/vB
66.Del Rosario
G/S/vB
52.Escalona*
G/S/vB
59.Lopez
G/S/vB
54.Melancon
G/S/vB
43.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 159/132 .177/.229/.211/.440 .317/.464 .357 53/.546 2/0 1/5
22.Damon* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 305/219 .266/.317/.411/.728 .644/.761 .838 109/.695 7/4 8/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 239/181 .239/.295/.358/.653 .498/.701 .679 46/.720 16/7 3/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 168/149 .224/.298/.336/.633 .635/.632 .688 60/.619 1/1 3/2
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 98/55 .212/.277/.365/.641 .703/.600 .577 23/.392 4/5 3/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 253/211 .309/.372/.534/.905 .810/.924 .874 82/.523 4/0 10/0
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 207/168 .337/.396/.455/.851 .590/.916 .793 81/.803 1/2 3/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 6/.733 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 191/150 .226/.325/.396/.721 .486/.782 .806 90/.756 1/1 6/5
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 166/103 .212/.299/.404/.703 .963/.544 .608 57/.596 4/2 3/6
16.Ruggiano G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 58/38 .340/.368/.566/.934 1.011/.894 .993 53/.965 1/1 3/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 119/56 .194/.294/.330/.624 .754/.480 .609 38/.911 0/0 4/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· 290/219 .219/.303/.359/.663 .666/.661 .728 99/.471 19/4 8/2
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 ··· 318/230 .264/.341/.475/.816 .836/.816 .851 110/.798 7/1 9/4
IP 78.0 15.2 33.1 11.2 31.2 36.1 13.2 TOTAL .242/.310/.388/.698 .693/.700 .720 .674 68/29 68/35
ERA-K/9 2.88/7.4 6.32/6.3 4.59/5.7 2.31/7.7 2.27/7.4 1.98/7.7 3.29/13.1 4.49/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (35-7-4)
 Shoppach (9-9-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 331/.265 78/.294 151/.286 47/.225 134/.248 149/.235 57/.240 .266  Joyce
 Fuld
 Upton
 Ruggiano
 Johnson
 Damon
 Zobrist
 Rodriguez
9/0/60/5
53/4/3/3
0/71/0/3
13/2/2/1
1/1/0/0
12/0/0/0
0/0/20/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .736 .857 .747 .651 .667 .621 .781 .766
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 80/.634 34/.508 56/.810 27/.574 50/.877 60/.621 28/.747 .821
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 251/.769 44/1.163 95/.710 20/.753 84/.539 89/.621 29/.815 .735
Home 138/.742 36/1.002 76/.773 26/.519 74/.786 62/.542 41/.893
Last 28d days 49/.585 9/.444 56/.729 32/.693 46/.741 51/.683 57/.781
HR/SB/CS 9/5/1 3/1/0 3/5/1 1/3/0 1/1/1 2/3/1 3/1/0 88/68/17
Usage ·····X·· ··o··o·o ··X····· ··o·o··o ·o··oo·X ·X·X···· ··o··o··
Astros Batters (3.99 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
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
12.Barmes G/S/vP ··· 12/1.545 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 196/144 .215/.303/.326/.628 .547/.658 .455 100/.600 0/0 3/3
11.Bourgeois G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 99/58 .354/.374/.427/.801 .976/.679 .941 42/.619 17/3 0/0
21.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 330/244 .284/.353/.392/.744 .623/.788 .751 108/.795 32/3 1/2
22.Corporan# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 35/22 .125/.171/.125/.296 .490/.186 .276 35/.296 0/0 0/2
16.Downs G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 93/75 .282/.387/.577/.964 .347/1.120 1.121 31/1.255 0/0 5/2
23.Johnson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 268/198 .242/.280/.401/.681 .574/.718 .581 97/.782 2/2 6/8
8.Keppinger G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 5/.650 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 104/80 .323/.350/.404/.754 1.125/.636 .673 99/.751 0/1 1/2
45.Lee G/S/vP 3/2.500 7/1.429 8/.125 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 307/233 .265/.313/.396/.708 .922/.641 .729 109/.803 3/1 5/3
4.Michaels G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· 3/.000 6/.533 5/.650 ··· 2/.000 ··· 75/38 .211/.253/.282/.535 .714/.353 .614 40/.608 0/0 1/0
9.Pence G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 310/233 .321/.361/.497/.858 .707/.907 .923 84/.948 4/0 9/4
36.Sanchez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 188/144 .255/.313/.315/.628 .622/.628 .611 24/.499 2/0 1/6
46.Towles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 133/89 .197/.280/.325/.605 .561/.627 .649 53/.467 0/0 3/4
29.Wallace* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 275/217 .292/.383/.419/.803 .540/.877 .951 92/.723 1/1 4/5
IP 112.2 26.2 29.0 8.2 35.2 23.0 26.1 33.2 TOTAL .260/.317/.377/.694 .683/.698 .715 .699 64/12 42/60
ERA-K/9 2.40/8.6 3.38/8.4 2.17/6.2 9.35/7.2 3.28/7.1 3.91/6.3 2.73/3.8 5.88/2.7 3.61/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Corporan (11-3-1)
 Towles (30-4-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 438/.214 109/.157 112/.217 43/.351 138/.187 98/.207 118/.252 144/.287 .235  Pence
 Lee
 Bourn
 Bourgeois
 Michaels
0/0/70/6
57/0/0/6
0/72/0/2
18/8/6/1
15/0/3/1
OPS .622 .503 .555 .861 .597 .656 .707 .916 .686
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 229/.636 46/.509 47/.697 18/.627 63/.591 50/.701 37/.558 73/1.062 .678
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 209/.607 63/.497 65/.462 25/1.050 75/.602 48/.608 81/.765 71/.771 .692
Road 198/.699 58/.610 68/.623 27/.794 86/.829 52/.691 47/.695 94/.952
Last 28d days 144/.709 36/.504 51/.542 34/.971 40/.628 40/.658 44/.600 40/1.082
HR/SB/CS 12/0/2 0/5/1 1/1/0 1/0/0 3/3/0 3/2/0 1/5/1 10/1/2 70/44/16
Usage ····X··· ·····X·X ·o·X··oo ··oX··Xo ···X·ooo ··oX·o·· ··o··X·· ··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.