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Game Preview: TBR @ HOU, 7:05pm, Saturday, June 25, 2011 @Minute Maid Park

NOTE: Some stats are only updated through Thursday, June 23, 2011. Site will be updated with yesterday's stats by 11:30am ET.

Rays, 42-34, 42-34 3rd, 2½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Wade Davis (25, RHP, 6-5, 4.57)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (6-5) 84.2 93 45 43 33 40 13 4.57
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 3-1 43.2 40 24 22 17 29 6 4.53 50
2011-06-12 @BAL W 6.0 8 5 4 1 3 2 97 40
2011-06-05 @SEA ND 7.0 5 5 5 1 4 0 108 50
2011-05-24 @DET ND 6.0 8 5 4 2 4 2 109 40
2011-05-08 @BAL W 5.0 4 3 3 5 3 1 100 45
2011-04-27 @MIN W 6.2 7 2 2 3 5 0 107 54
2011-04-09 @CHW L 6.0 5 2 2 3 4 0 103 55
2010-10-03 @KCR ND 7.0 3 2 2 2 6 1 104 67
Has never faced HOU as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-18   Road:   24-16   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  30-25   vsLHP:  12-9    1-Run:  12-6 
 vsEast: 15-12   vsCntrl:14-10   vsWest:  6-9  IL: 7-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 76 Fri, Jun 24  @HOU  W   5-1       42-34  3rd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Astros, 28-49, 28-49 6th, 14 GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Bud Norris (26, RHP, 4-5, 3.26)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-5) 94.0 79 42 34 35 95 10 3.26
2010 (9-10) 153.2 151 94 84 77 158 18 4.92
2009 (6-3) 55.2 59 29 28 25 54 9 4.53
Last 7 GS 2-2 46.1 32 19 14 18 39 5 2.72 59
2011-06-19 @LAD ND 6.0 1 0 0 1 5 0 99 74
2011-06-14 PIT L 7.0 6 1 1 2 9 0 109 68
2011-06-08 STL W 8.0 1 1 1 5 2 1 104 73
2011-06-02 @SDP W 6.0 6 4 4 2 6 0 111 48
2011-05-28 ARI L 5.0 7 6 2 2 4 1 102 39
2011-05-23 LAD ND 7.0 6 3 2 3 5 1 116 57
2011-05-13 NYM ND 7.1 5 4 4 3 8 2 111 57
Last 5 v.TBR 0-0 5.0 6 5 4 3 10 3 7.20 44
2010-05-23 TBR ND 5.0 6 5 4 3 10 3 114 44
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-26   Road:   15-23   ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:  16-38   vsLHP:  12-11   1-Run:  10-13
 vsEast:  5-13   vsCntrl:13-22   vsWest:  7-10 IL: 3-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 77 Fri, Jun 24   TBR  L   1-5       28-49  6th 14.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30:11-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 TBR  5 @HOU  1        W:James Shields (4-1), L: Wandy Rodriguez (4-4), S: none

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 - TBR over 1-0; 2010 - TBR won 2-1; 2009 -  0-0; All-Time - HOU leads 6-4

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 (4.12 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.94 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 20.Norris
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 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 77/63 .149/.171/.203/.374 .368/.374 .374 32/.355 2/0 1/5
22.Damon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 149/105 .292/.349/.460/.809 .757/.831 .809 62/.801 7/4 8/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 103/77 .217/.294/.359/.653 .336/.753 .653 23/.698 16/7 3/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 3/2.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 75/62 .277/.373/.385/.758 .685/.771 .758 33/.825 1/1 3/2
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 55/30 .180/.226/.260/.486 .598/.414 .486 21/.372 4/5 3/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 110/91 .299/.373/.536/.909 .544/.989 .909 41/.562 4/0 10/0
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 111/86 .333/.378/.451/.829 .320/.987 .829 56/.606 1/2 3/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 98/75 .271/.347/.518/.865 .524/.969 .865 48/.813 1/1 7/5
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 90/54 .229/.281/.349/.630 .658/.611 .630 37/.485 5/2 3/6
16.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 45/30 .366/.386/.512/.899 .900/.898 .899 40/.937 1/1 3/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 72/38 .190/.278/.270/.548 .676/.429 .548 29/.806 0/0 4/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 139/101 .264/.353/.397/.749 1.025/.655 .749 60/.561 20/4 9/2
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 1/.000 157/108 .314/.372/.514/.886 .949/.876 .886 69/.872 7/1 9/4
IP 94.0 15.2 33.1 11.2 31.2 36.1 15.2 TOTAL .260/.324/.408/.732 .707/.742 .732 .675 37/15 29/35
ERA-K/9 3.26/9.1 6.32/6.3 4.59/5.7 2.31/7.7 2.27/7.4 1.98/7.7 2.87/12.6 4.61/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (8-2-1)
 Shoppach (3-6-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 361/.221 77/.299 132/.296 41/.206 118/.269 123/.228 61/.218 .265  Joyce
 Upton
 Ruggiano
 Fuld
 Johnson
 Damon
 Zobrist
 Rodriguez
6/0/27/2
0/33/0/2
9/2/2/1
24/2/3/1
1/1/0/0
8/0/0/0
0/0/13/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .658 .869 .761 .560 .716 .568 .702 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 190/.838 33/.524 51/.741 23/.431 45/.983 53/.465 30/.695 .824
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 171/.453 44/1.163 81/.771 18/.722 73/.553 70/.643 31/.707 .722
Home 239/.616 36/1.002 76/.773 26/.519 74/.786 62/.542 48/.798
Last 28d days 101/.440 8/.500 47/.716 31/.531 43/.796 36/.572 55/.745
HR/SB/CS 10/6/4 3/1/0 2/4/1 0/3/0 1/1/1 1/2/1 3/1/0 78/63/15
Usage ·····X·· ······o· ········ ·····o·· ·····oo· ········ X·····o·
Astros Batters (3.95 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.79 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
12.Barmes G/S/vP ··· 12/1.545 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 167/126 .219/.307/.342/.650 .536/.688 .439 87/.606 0/0 3/3
11.Bourgeois G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 86/53 .349/.372/.422/.794 .938/.705 .941 29/.517 17/3 0/0
21.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 297/223 .274/.345/.387/.732 .510/.806 .753 94/.808 32/3 1/2
22.Corporan# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 29/22 .111/.138/.111/.249 .452/.186 .229 29/.249 0/0 0/2
16.Downs G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 88/73 .284/.386/.554/.940 .421/1.050 1.121 28/1.119 0/0 5/2
23.Johnson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 239/179 .239/.276/.403/.679 .582/.711 .601 83/.868 2/2 6/8
8.Keppinger G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 5/.650 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 95/78 .289/.319/.356/.675 1.059/.586 .621 90/.668 0/1 1/2
45.Lee G/S/vP ··· 7/1.429 8/.125 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 277/212 .267/.321/.400/.721 1.015/.631 .710 96/.802 3/1 5/3
4.Michaels G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 6/.533 5/.650 ··· 2/.000 ··· 59/31 .182/.237/.273/.510 .803/.233 .599 27/.605 0/0 1/0
9.Pence G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 292/218 .313/.356/.485/.841 .709/.886 .900 84/.924 4/0 9/4
36.Sanchez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 172/129 .247/.307/.307/.614 .638/.604 .604 22/.449 2/0 1/6
46.Towles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 124/83 .213/.301/.352/.653 .605/.676 .649 48/.520 0/0 3/4
29.Wallace* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 249/199 .310/.403/.446/.849 .567/.923 .944 78/.849 1/1 4/5
IP 84.2 26.2 29.0 8.2 35.2 23.0 26.1 33.2 TOTAL .258/.317/.379/.696 .688/.699 .706 .704 56/8 39/60
ERA-K/9 4.57/4.3 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 4.86/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Corporan (8-2-0)
 Towles (31-4-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 164/.264 50/.256 60/.236 27/.273 76/.273 46/.231 45/.189 94/.268 .235  Lee
 Pence
 Bourn
 Bourgeois
 Michaels
56/0/0/6
0/0/66/6
0/65/0/2
18/8/3/1
11/0/3/1
OPS .805 .662 .612 .794 .864 .758 .550 .952 .720
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 83/.705 24/.564 32/.720 10/.600 37/.951 23/.876 18/.476 51/1.183 .731
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 81/.905 26/.756 28/.500 17/.938 39/.782 23/.614 27/.594 43/.702 .711
Road 164/.805 50/.662 60/.612 27/.794 76/.864 46/.758 45/.550 94/.952
Last 28d days 55/.795 21/.429 36/.574 18/.978 25/.885 25/.701 25/.633 35/1.090
HR/SB/CS 5/0/2 0/2/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 3/2/0 2/2/0 0/0/0 8/0/1 40/11/8
Usage ········ ········ ··o·X··· ···oX··· ····X··· ···oX··· ···o···· ···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.