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Game Preview: BAL @ KCR, 2:10pm, Thursday, May 5, 2011 @Kauffman Stadium

Orioles, 14-15, 14-15 3rd, 3½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Chris Tillman (23, RHP, 1-2, 5.25)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-2) 24.0 27 14 14 8 16 2 5.25
2010 (2-5) 53.2 51 37 35 31 31 9 5.87
2009 (2-5) 65.0 77 40 39 24 39 15 5.40
Last 7 GS 2-3 37.0 34 20 20 11 26 6 4.86 50
2011-04-30 @CHW W 5.0 6 1 1 2 0 0 88 49
2011-04-18 MIN L 6.2 6 3 3 0 5 0 96 55
2011-04-13 @NYY L 1.2 9 6 6 1 2 1 57 14
2011-04-07 DET ND 4.2 6 4 4 2 4 1 97 38
2011-04-02 @TBR ND 6.0 0 0 0 3 5 0 101 74
2010-10-01 DET W 7.0 3 1 1 2 7 1 102 72
2010-09-24 @TOR L 6.0 4 5 5 1 3 3 86 46
Last 5 v.KCR 0-0 4.2 7 3 3 1 2 3 5.79 39
2009-07-29 KCR ND 4.2 7 3 3 1 2 3 93 39
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-8    Road:    7-7    ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:  12-8    vsLHP:   2-7    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  5-5    vsCntrl: 8-8    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Wed, May  4  @KCR  W   3-2       14-15  3rd  3.5 gb
 28 Tue, May  3  @KCR  L   5-6 (10)  13-15  4th  4.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-15
Royals, 16-14, 16-14 2nd, 4½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Bruce Chen (34, LHP, 3-1, 4.04)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (3-1) 35.2 38 17 16 12 19 7 4.04
2010 (12-7) 140.1 136 68 65 57 98 17 4.17
2009 (1-6) 62.1 74 42 40 25 45 12 5.78
Last 7 GS 4-1 44.2 40 17 16 14 26 7 3.22 55
2011-04-29 MIN ND 5.1 8 3 3 2 1 1 101 39
2011-04-24 @TEX L 4.1 7 6 6 3 2 3 83 24
2011-04-19 CLE W 7.0 6 2 2 3 5 0 102 59
2011-04-14 SEA W 8.0 6 1 0 1 1 0 101 68
2011-04-09 @DET W 6.0 3 0 0 1 7 0 82 72
2011-04-03 LAA ND 5.0 8 5 5 2 3 3 91 32
2010-10-01 TBR W 9.0 2 0 0 2 7 0 104 88
Last 5 v.BAL 1-0 10.0 15 6 5 5 10 2 4.50 44
2010-08-01 BAL W 5.0 7 3 2 3 4 1 101 44
2009-07-27 @BAL ND 5.0 8 3 3 2 6 1 99 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-6    Road:    3-8    ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  11-10   vsLHP:   5-4    1-Run:   8-4 
 vsEast:  1-1    vsCntrl: 9-8    vsWest:  6-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 30 Wed, May  4   BAL  L   2-3       16-14  2nd  4.5 gb
 29 Tue, May  3   BAL  W   6-5 (10)  16-13  2nd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, May 04, 2011 BAL  3 @KCR  2        W:Jake Arrieta (4-1), L: Kyle Davies (1-4), S: Kevin Gregg (6)
Tue, May 03, 2011 KCR  6  BAL  5 (10)   W:Tim Collins (2-1), L: Jason Berken (0-2), S: none

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)
Season Series: 2011 - tied 1-1; 2010 - KCR won 4-2; 2009 - Tied 4-4; All-Time - BAL leads 245-187

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 (4.14 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Chen*
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 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 68/39 .293/.388/.362/.750 .798/.712 .878 68/.750 1/0 1/4
9.Fox G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/.000 27/11 .120/.185/.320/.505 .063/1.164 1.208 27/.505 0/0 1/0
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 16/1.831 1/.000 4/2.750 3/1.000 118/84 .274/.280/.393/.673 .807/.619 .450 93/.692 0/0 4/
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 5/.933 ··· 6/1.000 3/1.167 26/21 .208/.269/.208/.478 .800/.396 .533 22/.418 0/0 0/1
10.Jones G/S/vP 6/1.867 1/2.000 5/.200 3/.000 111/81 .248/.288/.426/.714 .907/.640 .505 88/.774 4/0 5/1
25.Lee G/S/vP 21/.983 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 127/91 .250/.331/.330/.661 .911/.566 .595 102/.676 1/0 2/1
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 6/.733 ··· 6/.167 4/.000 128/83 .216/.281/.319/.600 .542/.629 .632 103/.565 1/0 3/0
18.Pie* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 28/26 .250/.250/.321/.571 .000/.615 .500 17/.588 0/0 0/0
12.Reynolds G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 112/83 .194/.277/.357/.634 .327/.740 .741 90/.628 0/0 3/5
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 4/.000 2/2.000 126/82 .248/.294/.402/.695 .664/.720 .862 100/.627 3/0 3/3
30.Scott* G/S/vP 6/.834 ··· 4/.250 2/.500 89/67 .273/.348/.545/.894 .603/.989 .830 78/.969 0/1 6/0
32.Wieters# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 2/2.000 97/66 .233/.309/.430/.740 .833/.713 .681 75/.776 0/0 4/0
IP 35.2 11.1 12.2 10.2 TOTAL .240/.300/.383/.683 .679/.685 .679 .689 10/1 32/16
ERA-K/9 4.04/4.8 3.18/10.4 4.26/5.0 3.38/7.6 4.43/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Fox (2-0-2)
 Wieters (8-9-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 152/.273 47/.184 54/.234 45/.256 .275  Jones
 Markakis
 Pie
 Andino
 Scott
 Fox
0/28/0/3
0/0/29/3
18/2/0/1
2/0/0/0
20/0/0/0
4/0/0/0
OPS .833 .616 .652 .661 .793
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 43/.747 25/.796 28/.685 25/.778 .820
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 109/.862 22/.431 26/.617 20/.513 .770
Home 110/.812 29/.675 45/.638 31/.484
Last 28d days 128/.740 38/.568 32/.609 45/.661
HR/SB/CS 7/3/1 1/0/2 1/0/1 1/1/1 37/19/11
Usage ·····X·· ·X··o··o ·X···o·o ·X···Xo·
Royals Batters (5.10 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (4.59 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 24.Tillman
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 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 91/60 .262/.289/.548/.837 1.128/.693 .748 62/.977 6/1 5/4
24.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 ··· 3/.000 2/1.500 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 95/74 .325/.379/.482/.861 1.024/.815 .803 82/.885 3/0 1/3
16.Butler G/S/vP 2/.000 2/1.000 6/1.500 ··· 3/.666 5/.000 ··· 2/2.000 4/.750 130/94 .306/.423/.463/.886 .980/.852 .987 102/.809 1/1 3/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 3/.333 8/.875 4/.750 2/.000 ··· 5/.600 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 134/85 .279/.299/.426/.725 .537/.835 .728 102/.723 3/0 2/1
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/17 .188/.316/.188/.503 .000/.567 .786 19/.503 7/0 0/0
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 121/90 .219/.250/.263/.513 .509/.514 .466 91/.512 5/3 0/2
21.Francoeur G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 3/.000 2/1.500 13/1.163 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 126/93 .316/.357/.623/.980 1.291/.869 1.000 97/1.039 3/0 8/1
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.750 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 110/72 .231/.321/.286/.606 .637/.590 .555 88/.584 5/1 0/3
4.Gordon* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.833 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 133/87 .325/.383/.517/.900 .844/.931 1.050 102/.845 2/1 2/1
30.Ka'aihue* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 96/70 .195/.295/.317/.612 .453/.672 .595 68/.572 0/0 2/2
12.Maier* G/S/vP 2/3.000 ··· 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 ··· 1/no AB 4/1.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 51/31 .250/.314/.386/.700 .762/.661 .705 38/.644 0/0 1/1
15.Treanor G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 69/57 .196/.338/.321/.660 1.167/.559 .798 53/.580 1/0 2/2
IP 24.0 12.2 13.0 8.2 11.0 14.0 3.1 10.2 10.2 TOTAL .270/.336/.429/.765 .808/.747 .786 .760 36/7 26/22
ERA-K/9 5.25/6.0 3.55/5.7 5.54/9.0 8.31/9.3 2.45/8.2 5.14/8.4 16.20/10.9 7.59/4.2 2.53/10.1 4.45/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (11-5-1)
 Treanor (8-6-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 105/.278 51/.195 63/.291 39/.273 48/.220 59/.245 16/.286 52/.326 42/.158 .252  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Cabrera
 Maier
 Dyson
27/0/0/5
0/0/29/4
6/25/1/4
2/1/2/0
0/9/0/0
OPS .725 .706 .856 .848 .675 .820 .875 1.099 .554 .752
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 59/.558 27/.700 34/1.091 18/.333 25/.631 33/.656 11/.364 23/1.058 21/.403 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 46/.947 24/.701 29/.588 21/1.410 23/.713 26/1.033 5/2.467 29/1.134 21/.667 .793
Road 57/.761 31/.795 24/.702 22/.684 19/.868 28/.898 7/1.000 14/1.418 22/.527
Last 28d days 63/.848 39/.651 53/.993 30/.838 38/.628 44/.813 16/.875 35/1.252 33/.652
HR/SB/CS 2/0/1 2/2/0 2/1/0 2/1/0 1/0/1 3/0/0 1/0/0 5/0/0 2/0/0 39/10/9
Usage ····X··· ·X···X·o ·X·X··o· oo··X·X· X··X···o o··X·oX· ··o··o·o ··o···X· ·o··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.