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Game Preview: TOR @ KCR, 8:10pm, Wednesday, June 8, 2011 @Kauffman Stadium

Blue Jays, 31-30, 31-30 4th, 3½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Carlos Villanueva (27, RHP, 3-0, 2.72)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (3-0) 39.2 26 13 12 13 30 3 2.72
2010 (2-0) 52.2 48 27 27 22 67 7 4.61
2009 (4-10) 96.0 102 58 57 35 83 13 5.34
Last 7 GS 3-2 35.1 43 25 24 10 21 5 6.11 42
2011-06-03 @BAL W 5.1 6 2 2 1 0 0 90 47
2011-05-28 CHW ND 5.0 8 6 5 1 4 1 82 32
2011-05-23 @NYY W 5.0 2 1 1 1 5 0 75 63
2009-10-03 @STL W 5.0 5 4 4 3 4 0 87 42
2009-08-17 @PIT L 4.0 11 6 6 1 2 2 73 17
2009-08-12 SDP ND 5.2 5 2 2 2 4 0 91 53
2009-08-07 @HOU L 5.1 6 4 4 1 2 2 72 41
Has never faced KCR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-14   Road:   16-16   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  21-24   vsLHP:  10-6    1-Run:   8-12
 vsEast: 11-14   vsCntrl:12-8    vsWest:  7-6  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 61 Tue, Jun  7  @KCR  W   8-5       31-30  4th  3.5 gb
 60 Mon, Jun  6  @KCR  L   2-3 (11)  30-30  4th  4.5 gb
 59 Sun, Jun  5  @BAL  W   7-4       30-29  3rd  4.0 gb
 58 Sat, Jun  4  @BAL  L   3-5       29-29  4th  4.0 gb
 57 Fri, Jun  3  @BAL  W   8-4       29-28  3rd  3.0 gb
 56 Wed, Jun  1   CLE  L   9-13      28-28  4th  4.0 gb
 55 Tue, May 31   CLE  L   3-6       28-27  4th  3.0 gb
 54 Mon, May 30   CLE  W  11-1       28-26  4th  2.0 gb
 53 Sun, May 29   CHW  W  13-4       27-26  4th  3.0 gb
 52 Sat, May 28   CHW  W   9-8 (14)  26-26  4th  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Royals, 26-35, 26-35 4th, 9 GB, 7½ GB in WC

SP: Danny Duffy (22, LHP, 0-1, 4.43)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-1) 20.1 21 10 10 13 17 3 4.43
Last 7 GS 0-1 20.1 21 10 10 13 17 3 4.43 48
2011-06-03 MIN L 5.0 7 3 3 3 3 1 96 41
2011-05-29 @TEX ND 6.0 5 3 3 1 4 2 95 53
2011-05-24 @BAL ND 5.1 5 2 2 3 6 0 97 53
2011-05-18 TEX ND 4.0 4 2 2 6 4 0 94 44
Has never faced TOR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-19   Road:    6-16   ExtrInn: 7-6 
 vsRHP:  20-26   vsLHP:   6-9    1-Run:  12-9 
 vsEast:  5-6    vsCntrl: 9-16   vsWest: 11-11 IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 61 Tue, Jun  7   TOR  L   5-8       26-35  4th  9.0 gb
 60 Mon, Jun  6   TOR  W   3-2 (11)  26-34  4th  8.0 gb
 59 Sun, Jun  5   MIN  L   0-6       25-34  4th  9.0 gb
 58 Sat, Jun  4   MIN  L   2-7       25-33  4th  9.0 gb
 57 Fri, Jun  3   MIN  L   2-5       25-32  4th  9.0 gb
 56 Thu, Jun  2   MIN  L   2-8       25-31  4th  9.0 gb
 55 Wed, Jun  1   LAA  W   2-0       25-30  4th  9.0 gb
 54 Tue, May 31   LAA  W   7-3       24-30  4th  9.0 gb
 53 Mon, May 30   LAA  L   8-10      23-30  4th  9.0 gb
 52 Sun, May 29  @TEX  L   6-7       23-29  3rd  9.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 9-21
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jun 07, 2011 TOR  8 @KCR  5        W:Kyle Drabek (4-4), L: Vin Mazzaro (0-1), S: Jon Rauch (7)
Mon, Jun 06, 2011 KCR  3  TOR  2 (11)   W:Joakim Soria (4-3), L: Frank Francisco (1-3), S: none

Wed, Jul 21, 2010 KCR  5  TOR  2        W:Zack Greinke (6-9), L: Marc Rzepczynski (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (26)
Tue, Jul 20, 2010 TOR 13 @KCR  1        W:Jesse Litsch (1-4), L: Anthony Lerew (1-4), S: none
Mon, Jul 19, 2010 KCR  5  TOR  4 (10)   W:Kyle Farnsworth (3-0), L: Kevin Gregg (0-4), S: none
Wed, Apr 21, 2010 KCR  4 @TOR  3 (10)   W:Rob Tejeda (1-1), L: Scott Downs (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (4)
Tue, Apr 20, 2010 TOR  4  KCR  3        W:Shawn Camp (1-0), L: Kyle Davies (1-1), S: Kevin Gregg (4)
Mon, Apr 19, 2010 TOR  8  KCR  1        W:Brandon Morrow (1-1), L: Brian Bannister (0-1), S: none
Sun, Jun 07, 2009 TOR  4  KCR  0        W:Roy Halladay (10-1), L: Kyle Davies (2-6), S: none
Sat, Jun 06, 2009 KCR  6 @TOR  2        W:Luke Hochevar (1-2), L: Scott Richmond (4-3), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - tied 1-1; 2010 - Tied 3-3; 2009 - KCR won 4-3; All-Time - TOR leads 175-171

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
Blue Jays Batters (4.92 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.10 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
32.Mazzaro
G/S/vB
59.Paulino
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
38.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Arencibia G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 189/141 .249/.307/.491/.798 1.205/.662 .733 83/.833 0/0 10/2
19.Bautista G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 7/.971 4/.250 2/.000 1/3.000 244/193 .348/.500/.727/1.227 1.215/1.230 1.092 110/1.171 5/2 20/2
11.Davis G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 178/139 .268/.299/.387/.686 .899/.629 .564 100/.775 18/8 1/2
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.600 6/.167 1/.000 ··· 169/125 .258/.296/.371/.667 .537/.713 .631 56/.743 1/0 1/11
5.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 10/.100 ··· ··· 262/200 .286/.364/.438/.802 1.089/.713 .687 111/.900 2/1 7/6
2.Hill G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/1.500 3/.333 6/.167 1/.000 189/153 .246/.286/.326/.611 .516/.634 .675 102/.693 8/0 1/2
26.Lind* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 6/2.467 3/.000 3/.666 1/5.000 157/116 .317/.350/.563/.914 .829/.946 .973 17/1.412 1/1 10/2
18.McCoy G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 58/33 .245/.310/.340/.650 .510/.741 .670 13/.748 2/1 1/0
8.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 75/58 .333/.405/.455/.860 1.279/.728 .767 25/1.105 2/0 1/1
28.Nix G/S/vP ··· 3/1.666 11/1.182 3/1.167 1/2.000 3/1.666 108/86 .196/.278/.361/.639 .909/.573 .642 54/.493 3/0 3/3
16.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 6/.833 4/.833 3/.000 4/1.250 225/163 .281/.311/.443/.754 .748/.756 .735 114/.754 8/5 5/0
20.Rivera G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/1.000 3/.666 3/.000 ··· 222/172 .241/.311/.347/.658 .920/.585 .671 95/.726 2/2 4/1
IP 20.1 10.0 11.1 30.2 27.0 26.2 TOTAL .263/.331/.425/.756 .849/.728 .716 .803 58/23 68/41
ERA-K/9 4.43/7.5 0.00/11.7 17.47/5.6 3.82/7.3 5.33/6.7 2.70/7.8 4.68/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (34-11-6)
 Molina (16-4-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 90/.276 40/.143 65/.463 127/.270 119/.257 108/.222 .271  Bautista
 Rivera
 Patterson
 Nix
 Davis
 McCoy
0/0/52/5
13/0/4/2
27/23/0/2
1/0/0/0
0/36/6/0
0/3/1/0
OPS .869 .421 1.265 .713 .747 .631 .783
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 21/.783 16/.543 35/1.511 47/.623 58/.627 49/.554 .807
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 69/.897 24/.345 30/1.020 80/.767 61/.855 59/.696 .765
Home 44/.965 30/.459 45/1.351 74/.696 91/.591 71/.497
Last 28d days 90/.869 40/.421 45/1.351 73/.497 56/.844 52/.612
HR/SB/CS 3/7/2 0/0/0 3/4/1 3/4/0 4/0/1 3/3/3 74/45/23
Usage ·X····X· X······· ·X····X· ·X·X·X·· o·o·X··X
Royals Batters (4.39 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Villanueva
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
29.Dotel
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
34.Rzepczynski*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 7/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/2.000 181/129 .217/.261/.398/.659 .955/.543 .643 73/.411 10/1 5/8
24.Betemit# G/S/vP 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 2/.000 3/.333 193/151 .297/.358/.419/.776 .573/.834 .715 81/.707 3/1 2/5
16.Butler G/S/vP ··· 4/1.500 8/.375 2/.500 4/.250 3/.000 6/.666 3/1.000 258/201 .300/.399/.418/.817 1.039/.757 .866 108/.818 1/1 4/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 2/.000 11/.091 2/2.000 6/.334 9/.555 4/.000 1/.000 5/.650 273/191 .275/.319/.434/.753 .656/.790 .707 112/.744 7/1 7/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/1.400 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 234/179 .208/.241/.241/.482 .577/.453 .489 92/.404 7/4 0/5
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 4/.833 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.667 20/.461 2/2.000 258/200 .272/.314/.468/.782 1.047/.703 .787 107/.578 6/0 9/2
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 197/154 .241/.319/.295/.614 .623/.612 .600 65/.672 8/2 0/3
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.500 5/.400 6/1.100 2/.000 3/1.667 2/.500 1/no AB 275/187 .280/.350/.463/.814 .797/.822 .899 120/.783 5/2 7/1
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 4/.500 2/.000 30/21 .333/.467/.458/.925 .730/1.006 .978 14/.762 0/0 0/0
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 1/5.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 2/2.500 101/72 .233/.287/.378/.665 .656/.668 .616 39/.742 0/0 3/2
15.Treanor G/S/vP 3/3.500 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 137/113 .211/.363/.294/.657 .806/.626 .726 57/.602 1/1 2/3
IP 39.2 28.1 16.0 16.1 25.2 25.0 24.2 26.0 TOTAL .259/.325/.392/.717 .745/.708 .730 .676 59/14 46/38
ERA-K/9 2.72/6.8 4.45/4.5 4.50/11.2 6.06/9.4 2.10/8.1 1.80/7.2 3.65/5.8 2.42/8.0 3.94/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (21-11-1)
 Treanor (24-12-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 155/.188 120/.288 73/.200 78/.294 110/.204 99/.209 99/.209 106/.215 .250  Cabrera
 Francoeur
 Gordon
 Maier
7/53/2/6
0/0/59/6
57/0/0/6
2/3/4/0
OPS .562 .814 .733 .891 .642 .525 .668 .602 .720
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 76/.488 62/.888 30/1.245 52/.912 51/.484 56/.426 55/.607 56/.472 .760
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 79/.632 58/.732 43/.438 26/.845 59/.775 43/.657 44/.727 50/.746 .685
Road 82/.415 53/.710 48/.756 38/.785 49/.495 36/.343 48/.737 50/.534
Last 28d days 78/.647 46/.883 24/.523 41/1.099 44/.671 34/.389 42/.720 41/.847
HR/SB/CS 3/3/0 3/2/1 3/0/0 4/6/0 3/5/0 0/1/2 4/1/0 1/1/1 56/50/15
Usage ····X··· ·o····X· ·o·o···X ·o····oo ·Xo·X·X· ·Xo···X· o·X···X· ·o··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.