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Game Preview: BAL @ KCR, 8:10pm, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 @Kauffman Stadium

Orioles, 13-14, 13-14 3rd, 4½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Brad Bergesen (25, RHP, 0-3, 4.76)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-3) 22.2 25 15 12 6 16 4 4.76
2010 (8-12) 170.0 193 104 94 51 81 26 4.98
2009 (7-5) 123.1 126 52 47 32 65 11 3.43
Last 7 GS 1-5 38.2 40 24 21 13 22 7 4.89 47
2011-04-28 BOS ND 6.0 6 2 2 2 5 0 92 55
2011-04-23 NYY L 6.0 8 6 6 2 4 1 100 34
2011-04-17 @CLE L 5.0 6 3 2 0 3 2 88 48
2011-04-06 DET L 3.2 5 4 2 2 2 1 89 39
2010-10-03 DET L 7.0 4 3 3 0 4 1 89 61
2010-09-28 @TBR L 5.0 6 5 5 3 2 2 89 34
2010-09-21 @BOS W 6.0 5 1 1 4 2 0 105 56
Last 5 v.KCR 1-1 20.2 22 7 6 5 13 1 2.61 55
2010-07-31 @KCR ND 7.0 5 2 2 1 5 1 98 63
2010-05-17 KCR L 6.2 10 4 3 2 2 0 101 40
2009-07-30 KCR W 7.0 7 1 1 2 6 0 101 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-8    Road:    6-6    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:  11-8    vsLHP:   2-6    1-Run:   2-1 
 vsEast:  5-5    vsCntrl: 7-7    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 27 Mon, May  2  @CHW  L   2-6       13-14  3rd  4.5 gb
 26 Sun, May  1  @CHW  W   6-4       13-13  3rd  3.5 gb
 25 Sat, Apr 30  @CHW  W   6-2       12-13  3rd  3.5 gb
 24 Fri, Apr 29  @CHW  W  10-4       11-13  4th  3.5 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 28   BOS  L   2-6       10-13  5th  4.5 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 27   BOS  W   5-4       10-12  3rd  3.5 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 26   BOS  W   4-1        9-12  5th  3.5 gb
 20 Sun, Apr 24   NYY  L   3-6 (11)   8-12  5th  5.0 gb
 19 Sat, Apr 23   NYY  L   3-15       8-11  5th  4.0 gb
 18 Thu, Apr 21   MIN  L   1-3        8-10  3rd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-14
Royals, 15-13, 15-13 2nd, 4½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Jeff Francis (30, LHP, 0-3, 5.03)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-3) 34.0 46 21 19 4 17 4 5.03
2010 (4-6) 104.1 119 61 58 23 67 11 5.00
2008 (4-10) 143.2 164 84 80 49 94 21 5.01
Last 7 GS 0-3 37.0 52 26 23 4 18 6 5.59 42
2011-04-27 @CLE L 3.0 10 6 5 0 1 0 70 18
2011-04-22 @TEX L 4.0 9 6 5 1 2 2 88 23
2011-04-17 SEA L 6.1 6 3 3 0 1 0 100 50
2011-04-12 @MIN ND 7.0 8 3 3 1 5 0 100 53
2011-04-06 CHW ND 6.2 8 2 2 1 4 1 97 53
2011-04-01 LAA ND 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 1 99 66
2010-09-28 LAD ND 3.0 6 5 4 0 1 2 61 30
Last 5 v.BAL 0-2 13.0 14 7 7 3 14 2 4.85 52
2007-06-08 @BAL L 7.0 7 4 4 1 6 1 100 52
2005-06-19 @BAL L 6.0 7 3 3 2 8 1 104 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-5    Road:    3-8    ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  10-9    vsLHP:   5-4    1-Run:   7-3 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 9-8    vsWest:  6-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 28 Sun, May  1   MIN  W  10-3       15-13  2nd  4.5 gb
 27 Sat, Apr 30   MIN  W  11-2       14-13  2nd  4.5 gb
 26 Fri, Apr 29   MIN  W   4-3       13-13  2nd  4.5 gb
 25 Thu, Apr 28  @CLE  L   2-8       12-13  2nd  4.5 gb
 24 Wed, Apr 27  @CLE  L   2-7       12-12  2nd  3.5 gb
 23 Tue, Apr 26  @CLE  L   4-9       12-11  2nd  2.5 gb
 22 Sun, Apr 24  @TEX  L   7-8       12-10  2nd  1.5 gb
 21 Sat, Apr 23  @TEX  L   1-3       12-9   2nd  1.5 gb
 20 Fri, Apr 22  @TEX  L   6-11      12-8   2nd  1.5 gb
 19 Thu, Apr 21   CLE  W   3-2       12-7   2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 01, 2010 KCR  5  BAL  4        W:Bruce Chen (6-5), L: Kevin Millwood (2-11), S: Joakim Soria (29)
Sat, Jul 31, 2010 KCR  4  BAL  3        W:Zack Greinke (7-10), L: David Hernandez (5-8), S: Joakim Soria (28)
Fri, Jul 30, 2010 KCR  7  BAL  5        W:Blake Wood (1-2), L: Alfredo Simon (2-2), S: none
Thu, Jul 29, 2010 BAL  6 @KCR  5 (11)   W:David Hernandez (5-7), L: Blake Wood (0-2), S: Alfredo Simon (15)
Tue, May 18, 2010 BAL  4  KCR  3 (10)   W:Alfredo Simon (1-1), L: Bryan Bullington (0-1), S: none
Mon, May 17, 2010 KCR  4 @BAL  3        W:Kyle Davies (3-2), L: Brad Bergesen (3-3), S: Joakim Soria (10)
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 BAL  7  KCR  3        W:Brad Bergesen (7-5), L: Luke Hochevar (6-4), S: none
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 BAL  7  KCR  3        W:Matt Albers (2-4), L: Rob Tejeda (1-1), S: Jim Johnson (2)
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 KCR  4 @BAL  3 (11)   W:Jamey Wright (1-3), L: Danys Baez (4-4), S: Joakim Soria (17)
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 KCR  5 @BAL  3        W:Rob Tejeda (1-0), L: Matt Albers (1-4), S: Joakim Soria (16)
Season Series: 2011 -  0-0; 2010 - KCR won 4-2; 2009 - Tied 4-4; All-Time - BAL leads 244-186

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
Orioles Batters (4.15 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.89 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 26.Francis*
G/S/vB
41.Jeffress
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
38.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
11.Andino G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 59/33 .314/.397/.392/.789 .840/.745 1.026 59/.789 1/0 1/3
9.Fox G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 27/11 .120/.185/.320/.505 .063/1.164 1.208 27/.505 0/0 1/0
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 4/2.000 ··· 4/2.750 2/1.500 113/82 .274/.274/.398/.673 .774/.634 .431 97/.742 0/0 4/
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 11/.546 ··· 5/.800 2/2.000 22/19 .200/.273/.200/.473 1.333/.328 .545 22/.473 0/0 0/0
10.Jones G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.200 3/.000 101/75 .228/.267/.424/.691 .831/.638 .405 85/.781 3/0 5/1
25.Lee G/S/vP 15/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 117/84 .248/.325/.333/.658 .936/.556 .578 101/.678 1/0 2/1
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 3/2.334 ··· 5/.200 3/.000 118/76 .217/.288/.302/.590 .583/.592 .616 102/.536 1/0 2/0
18.Pie* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 24/22 .292/.292/.375/.667 .000/.727 .667 16/.750 0/0 0/0
12.Reynolds G/S/vP 21/1.026 ··· 1/.000 ··· 103/77 .176/.252/.352/.604 .323/.699 .695 88/.617 0/0 3/4
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 4/.000 2/2.000 121/77 .250/.298/.402/.699 .664/.728 .885 104/.635 3/0 3/3
30.Scott* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.250 2/.500 79/62 .246/.316/.507/.824 .384/.945 .694 72/.912 0/1 5/0
32.Wieters# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/2.000 89/61 .241/.326/.456/.782 .833/.774 .768 75/.761 0/0 4/0
IP 34.0 10.2 11.2 9.1 TOTAL .237/.295/.384/.679 .670/.682 .669 .689 9/1 30/13
ERA-K/9 5.03/4.5 3.38/10.1 4.63/3.8 3.86/7.7 4.48/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Fox (2-0-2)
 Wieters (7-8-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 151/.324 44/.171 50/.233 40/.263 .275  Markakis
 Jones
 Pie
 Andino
 Scott
 Fox
0/0/27/3
0/26/0/3
17/2/0/1
2/0/0/0
19/0/0/0
4/0/0/0
OPS .828 .611 .666 .695 .798
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 43/.587 25/.796 26/.657 23/.848 .827
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 108/.923 19/.388 24/.673 17/.485 .772
Home 78/.646 26/.676 41/.652 26/.500
Last 28d days 125/.887 39/.542 36/.789 40/.695
HR/SB/CS 4/3/1 1/0/2 1/0/1 1/1/1 35/18/11
Usage ·····X·· ··o··o·· ···o·o·· ···Xo···
Royals Batters (5.18 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Bergesen
G/S/vB
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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Aviles G/S/vP 7/.572 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 83/52 .250/.280/.539/.820 1.128/.644 .710 61/.856 6/1 5/4
24.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 1/3.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 87/66 .333/.391/.480/.871 1.024/.822 .810 74/.900 3/0 1/3
16.Butler G/S/vP 11/.637 2/1.000 5/1.400 ··· 2/1.000 5/.000 ··· 2/2.000 3/1.000 121/85 .320/.438/.490/.928 .980/.908 1.070 98/.883 1/1 3/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 2/.000 8/.875 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 125/77 .283/.304/.433/.737 .548/.857 .750 99/.745 2/0 2/1
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/17 .188/.316/.188/.503 .000/.567 .786 20/.503 7/0 0/0
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 114/83 .222/.248/.269/.516 .509/.519 .467 90/.538 5/2 0/1
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 12/1.125 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 117/84 .308/.350/.579/.930 1.291/.789 .920 94/.951 3/0 6/1
17.Getz* G/S/vP 9/1.267 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 105/68 .244/.337/.302/.639 .656/.629 .605 89/.617 5/1 0/3
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 6/1.167 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 124/80 .339/.395/.545/.940 .884/.971 1.134 99/.905 2/1 2/1
30.Ka'aihue* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 92/66 .205/.308/.333/.641 .453/.717 .634 70/.601 0/0 2/2
12.Maier* G/S/vP 10/1.067 ··· 1/3.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 11/7 .375/.545/.750/1.295 .500/1.571 1.457 10/1.457 0/0 0/0
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 47/27 .238/.298/.357/.655 .762/.579 .632 40/.589 0/0 1/1
15.Treanor G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/54 .204/.338/.333/.672 1.167/.569 .828 50/.592 1/0 2/2
IP 22.2 11.2 11.2 7.1 10.0 13.1 3.1 10.2 9.2 TOTAL .274/.341/.432/.773 .818/.752 .800 .764 35/6 24/21
ERA-K/9 4.76/6.3 3.09/5.4 5.40/10.0 9.82/9.9 2.70/9.0 4.73/8.8 16.20/10.9 7.59/4.2 2.79/9.3 4.52/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (10-5-1)
 Treanor (8-6-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 98/.275 46/.189 55/.286 35/.310 44/.237 55/.224 16/.286 52/.326 39/.171 .255  Gordon
 Cabrera
 Francoeur
 Maier
 Dyson
25/0/0/5
6/23/1/4
0/0/27/2
2/1/2/0
0/9/0/0
OPS .832 .631 .853 .958 .709 .786 .875 1.099 .599 .759
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 64/.910 25/.708 30/1.082 15/.400 23/.689 32/.677 11/.364 23/1.058 20/.425 .730
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 34/.681 21/.549 25/.588 20/1.500 21/.723 23/.935 5/2.467 29/1.134 19/.737 .791
Road 27/.759 26/.679 16/.620 18/.872 15/1.015 24/.837 7/1.000 14/1.418 19/.616
Last 28d days 98/.832 41/.573 45/1.012 32/.951 39/.716 47/.743 16/.875 48/1.199 33/.652
HR/SB/CS 4/0/0 1/2/0 2/1/0 2/1/0 1/0/1 3/0/0 1/0/0 5/0/0 2/0/0 37/9/8
Usage ····X··· ···X·o·· ·X··o··· ··X·X··· ·X···oo· ·X·oX·X· o··o·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.